Chapter 1: Memoir
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ABERCROMBIE, H R
The Secret History of South Africa or Sixty-Five Years in the Transvaal
Central News Agency Ltd. Johannesburg. 1952, 2nd E. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 298 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is yet passive and secure. The brown boards have some light shelving wear to the corners. The back board has a storage crease. The boards are otherwise sound and steady. The contents are mild-mannered, patient. They are clean, clear, convivial, contented, assured, amiable, tight, unblemished. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 33nt
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92 | £UK 82.25 | JP„ 10771]

 
ADAMSON, JOY
Born Free : A Lioness of Two Worlds (with Extracts from George Adamson's Letters)
Collins & Harvill Press, London. 1960, 3rd impression. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 160 pages (complete). A RARE copy SIGNED by JOY ADAMSON (on the title page). Third impression (April 1960) of first edition (March 1960). This is perhaps, one of the most loved of books - the story of Elsa the lioness. Joy Adamson was murdered in 1980 and George Adamson was murdered in 1989 - but their legacy is legendary. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself, has wear about the edges, has mild scuffing, and some handling and storage marks. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are attractive despite wear to the edges and corners. The pages are comfortable and congenial. There are very occasional handling and age marks. By far and in general, the pages are companionable and eager to be read. fk. Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: btvf
USD 170.00 [Appr.: EURO 156.25 | £UK 139.75 | JP„ 18310]

 
AHRENS, F W
From Bench to Bench : Reflections, Reminiscences and Records
Shuter & Shooter (Pty). Ltd. Pietermaritzburg. 1948, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 198 pages (complete). Inscribed to "The Right Honourable Mr Justice E F Watermeyer" who was Chief Justice of South Africa from 1943-1950, signed by Ahrens with his compliments (dated: Johannesburg, 29.1.51). Ahrens also signed the frontis portrait of him. A placid copy. The boards have storage sunning about the edges, some wear and scuffing. They are secure and steady. The contents are benign. There are very occasional storage marks, otherwise the pages are mild-mannered, clean, clear, congenial, genial. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 38hp
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.25 | £UK 28.75 | JP„ 3770]

 
ALBUQUERQUE, J MOUSINHO DE
Mocambique 1896-1898
Manoel Gomes, Editor, Lisbon. 1899, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 365 pages plus 49 pages notes and appendices (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A passive copy of this memoir from the man who installed Portuguese colonial administration and order throughout Mocambique. Half-leather, marbled boards. The leathered corners and spine have wear to all edges and corners and seams. Stamped gilt titling and decoration (benign) on the spine. The boards are scuffed and rubbed and marked. The boards are assured and healthy. The contents have been tanned from age throughout. They are however, clean, clear, certain, patrician, earnestly dutiful. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15kx
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.5 | £UK 57.5 | JP„ 7539]

 
ALBUQUERQUE, JOAQUIM MOUSINHO DE
Mousinho de Albuquerque - 2 Volumes
Divisao de Publicacoes e Biblioteca Agencia Geral das Colonias, Republica Portuguesa Ministerio das Colonias, Lisbon. 1935, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes. In Portuguese throughout. Benign copies of the memoirs of the Portuguese colonial soldier and administrator who quelled rebellions and set up colonial peace in MoƧambique. Volume I: Livro das Campanhas. 441 pages. The thin card covers have many handling and shelving marks and wear (particularly about the edges). They are steady and sure. The paper edges are untrimmed. The contents are pleasing. The early pages have splashes of foxing. Otherwise, the contents (including folded maps), are neat, comfortable, clean and clear. Volume II: MoƧambique 1896-1898. Pub: 1934. 462 pages plus appendices. The title page has a sprawling previous owner signature. The covers and pages are very similar to that of Volume I. They are comfortable, benevolent and most pleasing. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 10ld
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 275.75 | £UK 246.5 | JP„ 32312]

 
ALSTON, MADELINE
Sunbirds and Jacarandas : A Bird-Lover in Rhodesia
Juta & Co. Limited, Cape Town and Johannesburg. 1951, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 178 pages (complete). Signed by Madeline Alston on the frontispage (dated: April 14th-15th 1953). Included is a most charming, handwritten letter from Alston to Mrs Kitty Packer (who later donated the book to the P E Club Library for which there is a label on the frontispage). The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is genteel. It has wear, tear, scuffing and handling marks. The contents are placid, mild-mannered. There are occasional flushes of foxing. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, assured, decorous. fk. Good/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: 69ie
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46 | £UK 41.25 | JP„ 5385]

 
CUMMING OF ALTYRE, ROUALEYN GORDON
Five Years' Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa; with Notices of the Native Tribes and Savage Animals (the Lion Hunter of South Africa)
John Murray, London1. 1888, New Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 373 pages (complete). From the library of Lord Carew (4th Baron Carew): bookplate on front pastedown, and (shakily) signed by, and as Carew on the first free page (dated: Sept 25th 1890). A much owned copy. The boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams and to the head and foot of the spine. The boards have scuffing, handling marks. They are secure and placid. The contents have much evidence of avid use throughout. There are many (pencilled) annotations. The end papers have wear and residue marks. The pages have user wear, some handling / ownership marks. Despite all of this, the pages are comfortable, clear-faced, convivial, clean, tidy, companionably agreeable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 4nd
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 49.5 | JP„ 6462]

 
AMERY, JULIAN
Approach March;: A Venture in Autobiography
Hutchinson. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091132703). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 456 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Amery (as 'Julian') on the frontispage (dated: 11/x/73). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, handling marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have storage wear and marks about the edges. They are steady, sound, placid. The contents are in excellent condition. The papertrims have very slight shelving marks. The pages are clean, clear, eloquent, confident, unabashed. fk. Very Good/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: 64ie
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.5 | £UK 65.75 | JP„ 8617]
Catalogue: Memoir
Keywords: 0091132703

 
AMORIM, FERNANDO MANUEL FONSECA
Segredos, Mem??Rias E Algumas Est??Rias
Imprensa Universitada, Maputo. 2003, Limited. Softcover, with dust jacket. 115 pages (complete). Inscribed by Fonseca on the title page (dated: Maputo, 22 Novembro 2003). In Portuguese throughout. One of a limited run of 100 copies. The covers are placid with some light user wear about the edges and corners. The contents are neat, tidy, clean, clear, mild-mannered. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: bord
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.5 | JP„ 2154]

 
AMOSOFF, PROF N ; ST. GEORGE, GEORGE (TRANSL)
Russian Surgeon
Neville Spearman, London. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 223 pages (complete). A decent, sound copy of this memoir by the legendary Ukrainian surgeon. The dustjacket is mild-mannered with light shelving wear and scuffing. The boards are assured with shallow edge knocks. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, clean, clear, healthy. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: byik
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.75 | JP„ 862]
Catalogue: Memoir

 
AYLWARD, ALFRED
The Transvaal of Today : War, Witchcraft, Sport, and Spoils in South Africa
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1881, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 323 pages plus folded map (complete). A comfortable copy of Aylward's mischievous memoir. Aylward, a self-styled Fenian, was known, by all sides wherever he found himself, to be unscrupulous with his values and loyalties. Fond of rebellion and ill-discipline he even yet had an extraordinary adventurous life fleeing from assassination, experiencing imprisonment and insurrection, hoping to establish the occasional republic whilst also being pro-Boer in the midst of the Natal Colony's capital (he was editor of the Natal Witness). The boards have amiable wear about all corners, edges and seams. They are scuffed, rubbed and marked from handling and shelving. They are even yet sound and steady. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The page edges have handling and shelving wear. The pages themselves are clean, clear, contented, convivial, certain, companionable, keen. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 54ls
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.5 | £UK 65.75 | JP„ 8617]

 
BAKKES, CHRISTAAN
In Bushveld and Desert: Ma Game Ranger's Life
Human & Rousseau. 2008, First Edition. (ISBN: 0798149280). Softcover. The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed.Cocked.It is internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 295 pages. [B.K.]. Very Good.
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Book number: opbd
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 | £UK 15.75 | JP„ 2046]
Keywords: 0798149280

 
BALDWIN, WILLIAM CHARLES
African Hunting and Adventure from Natal to the Zambesi Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &C. From 1852 to 1860
Richard Bentley, London. 1863, Second Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Wolf, James ; Zwecker, J B. 451 pages (complete). A most clubbable copy. Fully bound in burgundy morocco. Marbled end papers, marbled paper trims. The front face has the emblem of 'The Temple School' stamped in gilt. The boards have gilt borders. The spine has five ridges. The boards are worn about all edges from shelving. They are scuffed, rubbed, a little marked. The spine is sunned and worn. It is secure and fit. The boards are steady and sound. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Alpheus Fuller Williams, who for nearly fifty years worked with De Beers Diamond Company as a principal manager, in Kimberley. The plate illustrations is a drawing of the front of his house, Vergenoeg, in Muizenberg. The first free page has a previous owner signature, and a prize giving inscription (dated 1866). All illustration plates are present. Some are tinted. The contents are gently aging. They have rashes of mottling and foxing here and there. They are otherwise very certain, very confident, clean, clear, at times bold, at times evocative, gratifying and generous. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cfgl
USD 198.00 [Appr.: EURO 182 | £UK 162.75 | JP„ 21326]
Keywords: Wolf, James ; Zwecker, J B

 
BARKER, JIM
Paradise Plundered : The Story of a Zimbabwean Farm
The Author, Harare. 2007, First Edition. (ISBN: 0797424466). Softcover, with dust jacket. 364 pages (complete). A passive copy of this memoir of Barker's eviction from his Karoi farm in Zimbabwe. The covers are tidy, clean, healthy. The contents are benign. The glued binding is a little weakened fore and aft. The initial pages have some handling wear, handling marks. The security of the early pages is a little fragile. However, the contents are clean, clear, assured, convivial, companionable, very confident. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 60ko
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 49.5 | JP„ 6462]
Keywords: 0797424466

 
BARNARD, CHRISTIAAN ; BREWER, CHRIS (ED)
The Second Life: Memoirs
Vlaeberg, Cape Town. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0947461388). Softcover, with dust jacket. 407 pages (complete). Signed by both Christiaan Barnard and Chris Brewer. A smart, bold copy. The covers are neat with some very, very light user wear about the edges. Within, the contents are in excellent, pleasing condition. The pages are very clean, clear, certain, generous and engaging. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: btia
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 110.25 | £UK 98.75 | JP„ 12925]
Keywords: 0947461388

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