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[EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA]
Gately House [Two Brochures on This Small Museum]
(East London: East London Museum, no date). . 1. Cover title: 'GATELY HOUSE. Officially opened by Mr. A.J.B. de Klerk, Cape Provincial Secretary, 1st April 1967.' 330 x 205 mm; side-stitched card wrappers; pp. 5 + 5; text in English and Afrikaans. 2. Cover title: 'Gately House. East London's Town House.' 210 x 150 mm; paper wrappers; pp. 16; some illustrations. Some foxing and a little soiling. Fair. "Gately house is a Town House unique in South Africa in that virtually all that is displayed was acquired by the original owners over the years. It was built by Mr. John Gately in 1878 and was lived in by his family until the death of his last surviving child, Margaret, in 1966.".
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Book number: 9863
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.17 | JP¥ 570]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: Social History. Kaffraria. Border Region. Port Rex

 
[JANSENVILLE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE]
Jansenville 150 Jaarfees/Year Festival 1855-2005. Land Van Die Noors, Tuiste Van Die Angora
(Jansenville: Jansenville Festival Committee, 2005). . 210 x 145 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. 32; black-and-white photographs. Text in English and Afrikaans. Commemorative brochure for the Janseville 150 Anniversary. Lower wrap a bit indented. Very good condition..
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Book number: 5582
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.46 | JP¥ 712]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . Great Karoo. Noorsveld

 
[LIONS CLUB OF UITENHAGE]
The Lions Souvenir Book of Uitenhage
(Uitenhage: Lions Club of Uitenhage, 1973). . 248 x 162 mm; rexine backed pictorial card wrappers; pp. 108; black-and-white photographs; advertisements. A little spotting. Very good condition. Articles on various aspects of Uitenhage by a variety of contributors..
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Book number: 5947
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.16 | JP¥ 1780]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape

 
[GREY HIGH SCHOOL]
Old Greys' Union Centenary 1893 - 1993
(Port Elizabeth: The Grey Institute Development Trust, 1993). . 297 x 210 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 96; numerous illustrations. Very good condition. "The Old Greys' Union is celebrating its centenary and it is our privilege as Heads of the respective Schools to be associated with the Grey and its Alumni. The Union's objective has been to produce a brochure that will interest and maintain a connection between someone who was at Grey in 1920 and the boy who matriculated in 1992. The Grey has a fascinating history and a network of alumni that makes this Institution the dynamic one it is." - From the Foreword.
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Book number: 10535
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.93 | JP¥ 1424]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . . . Boys' . Sir George .

 
[MEURANT, LOUIS HENRI]
Zamenspraak Tusschen Klaas Waarzegger en Jan Twyfelaar, over Het Onderwerp Van Afscheiding Tusschen de Oostelyke en Westelyke Provincie
(Cape Town: South African Library, 1973) 0869680064. . South African Library Reprint Series 3. Original pale blue boards, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pp. (vi) + 74 + (iii). Spine slightly tanned; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. 'Moontlik onder invloed van "Kaatje Kekkelbek", wat in November 1838 met groot sukses in Grahamstad opgevoer is en op 4 Maart 1839 in The South African Sentinel verskyn het, plaas Meurant van 31 Oktober 1844 tot in 1850 in sy blad 'n groot aantal briewe en samesprake in Afrikaans, meestal deur homself geskryf. Sy bedoeling daarmee was om die laglus op te wek en sy blad populêr te maak, maar in die briewe en samesprake is ook ernstige sake behandel omdat Meurant ingesien het dat die grensboere Afrikaans veel makliker as Nederlands sou verstaan.' - From the introduction, by J. du P. Scholtz.
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Book number: 11077
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 US$ 25.86 | JP¥ 2848]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . Early Printing

 
ALLEN, GEOFFREY & DAVID
Clive's Lost Treasure
(London: Robin Garton, 1978) 0906030072. . 4to; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 103 + (i); colour plates; maps; facsimile. Dustwrapper every so slightly rubbed; some light foxing to edges, endpapers and outermost leaves. Very good condition. "Faced with the challenge of driving the French from India, Robert Clive booked a passage in the East Indiaman Dodington for his voyage out in 1755. At the last moment he switched ships but left in Dodington the major part of his wealth - £3,000 in gold coin. Also aboard the ship was a company of 200 soldiers, and her valuable cargo included 36,000 ounces of silver in pieces of eight. In her hold were cannon, for the defence of India, sent on the orders of George II. The ship struck Bird Island off Port Elizabeth. Only 23 men survived and they remained there for eight months while a sloop was built from the wreckage. In great physical hardship, troubled by both mutiny and piracy, the survivors sailed some 800 miles north to Lourenço Marques. Over two centuries later a team of divers headed by David Allen found the fabled wreck of the Dodington. Their salvage work was perilous for Clive's gold was jealously 'guarded' by Great White Death Sharks. Dodington is the first British East Indiaman to have been salvaged and the find has been hailed as a major archaeological triumph.".
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Book number: 9687
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 US$ 8.4 | JP¥ 926]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . Sir . Indiamen. Shipwreck. . Survival. . Algoa Bay.

 
ALLEN, GEOFFREY & DAVID
The Guns of Sacramento
(London: Robin Garton, 1978) 0 906030 06 4. . 4to; original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 81 + (iv); maps; photographic plates in monochrome and full colour. Slight loss to head of dustwrapper's spine panel. Very good condition. "The Portuguese galleon Sacramento was one of the great men o' war of the seventeenth century. Built by Royal commission of teak, this thousand ton Leviathan mounted some 60 guns. But it was the massive bronze cannon in her hold, cast in Macao for the defence of Portugal, that made her maiden voyage in 1617 so vital. As with many of the great ships in history, her potential was never realised. Weighed down with her cargo, a freak storm drove her on to the rocks off Port Elizabeth, where she broke up. With her loss, Portuguese global strategy suffered an irrevocable reverse. David Allen traced and salvaged the Sacramento, bringing 40 bronze cannon ashore in spite of considerable interference. Research has brought to light the astonishing account of the surviving crew members who trekked 1,000 miles up the hostile African coast to safety.".
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Book number: 7734
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.93 | JP¥ 1424]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: Mariners. Shipwreck. . Algoa Bay. . Salvage. Cannons.

 
ANONYMOUS
Richard Gush of Salem
(Grahamstown: C.A.P.A.B. and Rhodes University Drama Department, 1970). . 246 x 163 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 16); illustrations, including one of the original cast. Damp-staining. Good. A brochure to accompany Guy Butler's commissioned play "Richard Gush of Salem"..
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Book number: 9739
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.46 | JP¥ 712]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: 1820 . Albany Settlers. Frontier

 
ANONYMOUS ARTIST
Graham's Town, the Capital of the Eastern Province of the Cape Colony [Hand-Coloured Woodcut from 'the Illustrated London News' of March 22, 1851]
(London: Herbert Ingram, 1851). . Lithograph, with later wash. Image area: 150 x 240 mm; Dimensions of recent mount surround: 270 x 358 mm. Near-fine condition. The view is of Grahamstown within thirty years of the arrival of the 1820 Settlers. No longer merely a garrison on the eastern frontier of the colony, it is also filled with houses and larger buildings, a last outpost of civilization..
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Book number: 11117
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 US$ 45.25 | JP¥ 4985]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: 1820 . Albany . Graham's . . Good Hope

 
ATTWELL, ERIC
Port Elizabeth Opera House - the First 100 Years
(no place: Cape Performing Arts Board, c. 1992). . 8vo; original purple boards; spine gilt; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 130; several photographic illustrations. Previous owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Near fine condition. The history of the hub of Port Elizabeth's cultural life, a theatre venue which hosted many international stars of the stage, and provided an early platform for the talent of Athol Fugard. £10.00.
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Book number: 3637
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.93 | JP¥ 1424]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . . Local . .

 
BACKER, W. (EDITOR)
The Economic Development of the Transkei. Papers Read During a Symposium Presented by the Fort Hare Economic Society at the University of Fort Hare on 14-15 August, 1969
(Alice: The University of Fort Hare, 1969). . Editor's signed presentation bookplate mounted to front free endpaper. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. viii + 107; tables. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn and soiled; trace of soiling to fore-edge of upper board; a little spotting to edges, endpapers and outermost leaves. Good condition. At the time of this book's publication, the Transkei homeland was looked upon in apartheid South Africa as a model of the Bantustan system. Subjects covered: The Economics of Developing Countries with special reference to the Transkei; External Assistance to the Public Sector; Education and Economic Development; Agriculture's Contribution to the Economic Development of the Transkei; Employment Opportunities for Graduates offered by the Transkei; Financial and Capital Aid to the Private Sector with special Reference to the Xhosa Development Corporation; Future Prospects with regard to the Economic Development of the Transkei..
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Book number: 6482
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 22.62 | JP¥ 2492]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: Separate . Bantustans. Homelands Policy. . .

 
BAINES, THOMAS
The Landing of the British Settlers in Algoa Bay in the Year 1820
(Port Elizabeth: King George VI Art Gallery, no date). . 420 x 575 mm (outer dimensions); 380 x 535 mm (image dimensions). Full-colour reproduction of the 1852 oil on canvas by Thomas Baines, the original of which is in the possession of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, formerly the King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. The image is printed on 215 gsm China Embossed Natural paper, is in fine condition, and ideal for framing. This famous picture illustrates a moment from the seminal event in the history of Eastern Cape settlement: the landing of the first sizable contingent of English settlers on the subcontinent. At the foot of the rise above the Bay are the tents that would shelter the 1820 Settlers temporarily, along with the wagons for their conveyance to the hinterland. The flag of the garrison at Fort Frederick is visible at the crest of the hill overlooking the scene. In the foreground, lighters laden with Settler men, women and children are battling through the waves from the notoriously unsafe anchorage. Cormorants soar above the waves, and swoop down. A breathtaking scene..
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Book number: 5479
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 US$ 25.86 | JP¥ 2848]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . . Age Sail.

 
BAINES, THOMAS
Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay from the Anchorage
(Port Elizabeth: King George VI Art Gallery, no date). . 305 x 500 mm (outer dimensions); 270 x 390 mm (image dimensions). Full-colour reproduction of the 1874 oil on canvas by Thomas Baines, the original of which is in the possession of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, formerly the King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. The image is printed on 215 gsm China Embossed Natural paper, is in fine condition, and ideal for framing. Visible in the far distance is the burgeoning settlement of Port Elizabeth, with the Donkin Reserve, its pyramid and lighthouse, just discernable at the top of the rise above the Bay. In the foreground, lighters are conveying passengers to and from shipping in choppy seas. There are at least three steamers, besides several sailing vessels, at anchor. Gannets are plunging into the waves. A vivid and evocative picture..
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Book number: 5477
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.16 | JP¥ 1780]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . . Age Sail.

 
BAINES, THOMAS
Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay
(Port Elizabeth: King George VI Art Gallery, no date). . 305 x 500 mm (outer dimensions); 270 x 390 mm (image dimensions). Full-colour reproduction of the 1848 oil on paper on canvas by Thomas Baines, the original of which is in the possession of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, formerly the King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. The image is printed on 215 gsm China Embossed Natural paper, is in fine condition, and ideal for framing. Visible in the backgrond is the settlement of Port Elizabeth - little more than a village at this stage - with the Donkin Reserve's pyramid and lighthouse discernable at the top of the rise above the Bay. In the foreground, a lighter is conveying passengers in very stormy seas. The sailing vessels are straining at anchor in a high wind. Sea birds skim the waves. A vivid and evocative picture..
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Book number: 5478
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.16 | JP¥ 1780]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . . Age Sail.

 
BERGH, J.S. (EDITOR)
Historia. Jaargang 31 Nr. 3. November 1986
(Pretoria: Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika, 1986). . 240 x 165 mm; card wraps; pp. 82. Very good condition. In this issue: Die veranderende grondbesettingspatroon van die Ngqikastam gedurende die 19de eeu - J.S. Bergh; Indian railway labour in Natal, 1876-1895: The biggest Indian work force in the colony - D.H. Heydenrych..
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Book number: 5484
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.17 | JP¥ 570]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: . Ngqika. Xhosa. Indians

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