Chapter 1: Biography
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Men of the Times: Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover. 646 pages (complete). A resolutely grandiose copy. Half-leather. The boards are much worn all about. The back boards have been subjected to damp storage conditions with the consequences of staining, wear. The spine has wear, chapping. The leather corners are stained and worn. The boards are scuffed, dulled, marked, worn. However, the boards and spine are steady, assured, secure. Papertrims are gilded (a little scuffed and worn but still bright). The final pages have been protected by the sturdiness and soundness of the boards. The consequences of the damp are slight and shallow and thin. The early pages have slight smears of handling and storage marks, some creases. However, beyond these distractions, the contents are exceptionally bright, clean, clear, diligent, conscientious, certain, assured, bold, fresh, unblemished and are most agreeable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20rz
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 324.75 | £UK 294 | JP¥ 40059]

 
Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg etc. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover. 646 pages (complete). Very heavy. "Who's Who" format. A venerable copy. The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed and scarred all about. Half leather: worn, elderly, tired. The boards are robustly steady. Spine has wear, marks. It is fit and secure. Within, the contents are resolutely benign. Paper edges trimmed in gilt (placid, luxe). There is evidence of repeated, avid use throughout the book. First two pages have been photocopied. The early pages are much worn. The contents are nonetheless magisterial, dutiful, clear, clean (mostly), confidently comfortable, tidy, well poised for reference and resource. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24jm
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 341.75 | £UK 309.25 | JP¥ 42168]

 
BEZUIDENHOUT, ADRI
John Love
Res Publica (Pty) Ltd. Pretoria. 1970, First Edition. Hardcover. 189 pages (complete). A rare copy of this biography of the Rhodesian Racing Driver, John Love. A comfortable copy. The orange cloth covered boards are steady and sure. They have some wear, scuffing and marks. The contents have evidence of ownership here and there. Meanwhile, the pages and illustrations (colour and b/w) are clear, tight, clean, thrilling, pleasing. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 22hv
USD 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 119.75 | £UK 108.25 | JP¥ 14759]

 
BIRKBY, CAREL
The Pagel Story
Howard B Timmins, Cape Town / Hodder & Stoughton, London and Cape Town. 1948, First Edition. Hardcover. 242 pages (complete). A decent copy of this biography of the South African circus master. The boards are steady and mild-mannered. They have some wear about the edges, some light scuffing and sunning about the edges. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. The frontis and end papers have foxing. The pages are agreeably healthy. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, comfortable, convivial, amiable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 100kf
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 38.75 | JP¥ 5271]

 
TYNDALE-BISCOE, DAVID
Sailor Soldier
The Author. 2006, 2nd Edition. (ISBN: 0620327529). Softcover. 302 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The covers are neat, tidy, with barely any wear about the edges. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are very clean, very clear, very bright, most gratifying - as if new throughout! fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 1hq
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 38.75 | JP¥ 5271]
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DOUDART DE LA GREE, MARIE-LOUISE; STIFTER, HERBERT (TRANS)
Ich War Vermeer: Die Falschungen Des Han Van Meederen
Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag. 1968. Hardcover. 236 pages (complete). In German throughout. A placid copy. The centre coloured illustration has wear from storage conditions. The spine has storage marks. The boards are healthy, sound. The contents are clean, clear, confident, convivial. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 10rx
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 | £UK 4.75 | JP¥ 633]
Catalogue: Art - Biography

 
DOUDART DE LA GREE, MARIE-LOUISE; STIFTER, HERBERT (TRANS)
Ich War Vermeer: Die Falschungen Des Han Van Meederen
Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag. 1968. Hardcover. 236 pages (complete). In German throughout. A placid copy. The centre coloured illustration has wear from storage conditions. The spine has storage marks. The boards are healthy, sound. The contents are clean, clear, confident, convivial. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 11rx
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 | £UK 4.75 | JP¥ 633]
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IREMONGER, F A
William Temple - Archbishop of Canterbury : His Life and Letters
Geoffrey Cumberledge Oxford University Press, London etc. 1948, 2nd Impression. Hardcover. 663 pages (complete). A sound copy. The blue boards have scuffing, wear. They are benign and comfortable. The contents are pleasingly mellow. They are clean, clear, generous, congenial, diligent. fn. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20jc
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 527]
Catalogue: Biography

 
KENNET, BASIL
Lives and Characters of the Ancient Grecian Poets
Abel Swall, London. 1697, First Edition. Hardcover. Two parts in one volume (complete). At some stage the book was rebound in full leather (consequently the end papers are more recent). Please also note that pages 53-83 are damaged at the bottom corner. However, the damage has only intruded on the text at the last five pages. Otherwise, the book is gratifyingly aged. The leather boards have some light wear and storage marks. They are otherwise healthy and handsome. The spine has a shallow crease along its length. This is unobstructive. All illustrations are present. The contents do show their age, and there is ample evidence of avid use. The pages have flushes, spots, smears of foxing and age marks. However, and more importantly in this amenable book, the pages are by far clean, clear, comfortable, hale, certain, mild-mannered, conscientious, proud, companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14po
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 102.5 | £UK 93 | JP¥ 12650]

 
KRÜGER, D W
Paul Kruger - 2 Volumes
Dagbreek-Boekhandel (Edms) Bpk. Johannesburg. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes. In Afrikaans throughout. A pleasant set. Publication details as for Volume I. The set is smart, tidy, very healthy. Volume 1: "1825-83". The contents are orderly, neat, very clean and clear, tight and very sure. Volume 2: "1883-1904" - Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel Bpk. Johannesburg - 1963. Condition as for Volume 1. Please note that due to the combined weight of the books, should the set need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 23ie
USD 47.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.5 | JP¥ 4955]

 
IWAN-MULLER, E B
Lord Milner and South Africa
William Heinemann, London. 1902, First Edition. Hardcover. 751 pages (complete). Of NOTE: a SIGNED letter from LORD MILNER to C J Saywell (a part-time journalist obviously trying his luck with Milner!) is pasted on the front pastedown. The frontispage has Saywell's annotation: "Saywell, Criterion Hotel, Aliwal North, CP, 6.9.'11". A much owned copy. The boards are worn about all edges, corners and seams. The spine is also worn at head and foot and along its length. However, the spine is still fit and efficient. The boards have scuffing, handling and storage marks. The boards are sure and comfortable. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. The page edges have wear, handling and storage marks. The title page has an open tear at the spine edge. The front pages in particular have handling, usage marks. In general and by far, the pages are clean, clear, contented, certain, diligent, competent, able, very occasionally marked from storage, hand and age, assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14ou
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 128.25 | £UK 116 | JP¥ 15813]

 
MURRAY, WILFRID G R (HIS SON)
Murray the Dictionary-Maker - a Brief Account of Sir James a H Murray, Lld, Dcl, Dlitt, Phd - the Chief Editor of the Oxford (or New) English Dictionary
Rustica Press Ltd. Wynberg, Cape Town. 1943, First Edition. Hardcover. 128 pages (complete). A SCARCE and comfortable copy of this short biography of the extraordinary James Murray of the first OED. Wilfrid, one of his eleven children, became the first registrar at the new University of Cape Town. The boards have some light marks and shelving wear. They are otherwise as pleasing as khaki can be. They are healthy, steady. The contents are most gratifying. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, unblemished, certain, companionable, amiable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15rr
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 38.75 | JP¥ 5271]
Catalogue: Biography

 
PRETORIUS, WILLEM
Kerkorrel
Tafelberg-uitgewers. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0624042006). Softcover. 142 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. An affectionate tribute to the iconic radical Afrikaans performer, anti-apartheid activist and journalist. Softcover with flaps. The covers are neat, tidy with very light scuffing. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, smart, convivial, welcoming. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 22jg
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 17.25 | JP¥ 2319]
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PRETORIUS, WILLEM
Kerkorrel
Tafelberg-uitgewers. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0624042006). Softcover. 142 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. An affectionate tribute to the legendary radical Afrikaans performer and journalist, Johan Rabie. Softcover with flaps. The covers are very smart and neat. The contents are smart, neat, bright, amiable, clean and clear, companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 23jg
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 17.25 | JP¥ 2319]
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PENNELL, E R AND J
The Life of James Mcneill Whistler - 2 Volumes
William Heinemann, London / J B Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1908, Limited. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). Hand-numbered (by the publisher, Heinemann) and signed by William Heinemann, the publisher. A most pleasing set. Half-leather. Japon paper. Volume I: 316 pages. Caramel coloured morocco with gilt borders. Very plain boards. The leathered corners and spine have some scuffing, shelving wear and marks. They are benign and clubbable. The boards are marked and worn about the edges from shelving. They are steady and sound. The contents are most pleasing. The end papers have storage marks and smudges. The pages are thick, luxe. The tissue separator-sheets are fresh. The illustrations benevolent. The pages are very clean, clear, very confident, most generous, very smart. Volume II: please note that this volume has neither the limitation certification nor Mr Heinemann's signature. 327 pages. The leathered corners and spine are pleasingly healthy. There is shelving wear to the edges and corners. The simple boards have scuffing, wear from shelving. They are steady and assured. The contents are also most gratifying. Two lithographs (fresh-faced and joyful). The pages are convivial, very clean and clear, smooth and rich to the touch, pleasing to the eye, handsome, serene. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 23mt
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 427 | £UK 386.75 | JP¥ 52710]
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