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P.E.N.
P.E. N. 1960: New South African Writing and a Survey of Fifty Years of Creative Achievement
(Johannesburg, the South African P.E.N. Centre, 1960). . Dustwrapper frayed, pp. 100, text in double columns, errata slip. Very slight browning. 'Surveys of creative English writing in South Africa during the past half century - from the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910 to its fiftieth anniversary in 1960 - constitute a special feature of this volume, which has been produced by the South African Centre of the International P.E.N. Club. These surveys cover half a century of achievement by South African writers in poetry, drama and the novel. new stories, essays, poems and translations by South African writers appear in this book for the first time. All the writers are members of the South African P.E.N. Centre.' Includes contributions by Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Anthony Delius, etc..
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Book number: 2942
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.41 | JP¥ 1147]
Keywords: . .

 
[VARIOUS AUTHORS]
The African Monthly. A Magazine Devoted to Literature, History, Exploration, Science, Art, Poetry, Fiction, &C. No. 14, Vol. III. January, 1908.
(Grahamstown: African Book Company, 1908). . 246 x 157 mm; side-stitched printed wraps; pp. (viii) + [113-224] + (viii); adverts. Cover slightly foxed and spine a little sunned; some wear to spine extremities; short tear to bottom edge of upper wrapper and preliminary advertisements; regular browning, owing to paper stock used. Good condition. Highlights of this number include H. W. A. Hopf's article on one of the most talked-about subjects of the day, the "Native Labour Question", H. A. Bryden's biographical article on Samuel Baker, entitled "After Big Game with Rifle and Sword", and the second part of Cullen Gouldsbury's three-part tale "Maturin's Marriage"..
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Book number: 3539
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 19.52 | JP¥ 2150]
Keywords: .. Bryden. . . Hunting. Gouldsbury

 
ABRAHAMS, PETER
The Path of Thunder
(Cape Town: David Philip, 1984). . 185 x 120 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. 262. A little brown spotting. Very good condition..
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Book number: 3483
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]

 
ADAMS, (REV.) H.C.
Perils in the Transvaal. A Tale of the Zulu and First Boer War
(London, Griffith Farran Browne & Co, no date, SABIB suggests [190-?]). . 8vo; original decorative red cloth stamped in gilt, black and brown, rather rubbed and faded; corners bumped; pp. 384, frontispiece. Prize-label and past owner's discreet hand-stamp on front pastedown; scattered mild foxing. Boys' fiction after the G.A. Henty and Bertram Mitford formula..
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Book number: 1839
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 19.52 | JP¥ 2150]
Keywords: ' . Adventure. Deeds Daring. . Novels

 
ADEY, DAVID, AND OTHERS (COMPILERS)
Companion to South African English Literature
(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1989) 086852039X. . 8vo; original orange boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 220; photographic portraits. School reference library handstamp to pastedowns and title page; trace of spotting to edges. Very good condition. "The Companion is the latest and most complete reference work on South African literature and covers a period of almost two hundred years, from 1795 to 1986. The Companion includes articles on over 450 authors, journals, important works and composite articles on the following: African-language Literature; Africana; Afrikaans Literature; Anthologies; Awards and Prizes; Banned Books; Biography; Black Consciousness; Black Theatre; Boer War Writing; British Settlers of 1820; Censorship; Criticism; Dictionaries; Education; Expatriate Literature; Exploration; History; Humour and Satire; Libraries and Museums; New Black Poetry; Periodicals; Popular Literature; Press and Publishing; Prose Commentary; Short Stories; Translations and Zimbabwean Literature. The Companion will be an invaluable reference for academics, scholars, librarians and the serious reader of South African Literature.".
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Book number: 10559
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 19.52 | JP¥ 2150]
Keywords: . . . Novels. . . . Apartheid. Writers. Literary .

 
ALEXANDER, PETER
Roy Campbell. A Critical Biography
(Cape Town: David Philip, 1982) 090839649X. . 8vo; original brown cloth; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 277, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "Peter Alexander has written this biography with the full support of the poet's late widow, and he has been given access to all Campbell's papers. He examines the man behind the myth and presents a sensitive and moving portrait of a life split by conflicting loyalties, of a lonely and often unhappy man whose problems were largely self-created. He discusses the magnificent and under-rated poems, from Campbell's early lyric work to forceful satires like The Georgiad, and the superb translations of St. John of the Cross; and by his examination of Campbell's tormented life, he shows why Campbell wrote as he did. In replacing myth with fact this biography tells a story more extraordinary than any of Campbell's own tall tales.".
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Book number: 11349
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.51 | JP¥ 717]
Keywords: . . Literary Criticism. Poetry.

 
ALLENDE, ISABEL
The Stories of Eva Luna
(London, Hamish Hamilton, 1991). . Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 227. Very good condition. "'Tell me a story you have never told anyone before. Make it up for me.' Thus Rolf Carlé addresses his lover Eva Luna, and she weaves for him stories of passion and sensitivity, love and death. She demonstrates her artistry for making the most colourful characters come alive and depicts the richness of life amidst the poor and barren landscapes of South America. Her imagination makes foreign emotions indelibly familiar; the longing of her characters for their hearts' desire becomes our longing; the tragedy and pain of life is tempered with hope.".
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Book number: 1819
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.51 | JP¥ 717]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: American . Short

 
ALLFREY, EMILY (TRANS.)
The Bride of Messina
(London, Trübner & Co, 1876). . Translated from the German of Schiller in English verse. 12mo, original brown cloth, insect-scarred, pp. (vii) + 110. Front endpapers stuck together, upper hinge weakened, light foxing. Fair condition. Inscribed 'from the author,' [i.e. Emily Allfrey]..
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Book number: 2443
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.51 | JP¥ 717]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Translation.

 
VAN ALPHEN, J.C.
Jan Venter, S.A. P. A Plain Narrative of Everyday Life at a South African Police out-Station
(Cape Town, Maskew Miller, no date). . Original paper on boards, unevenly sunned, some worming in the gutters only, pp. (ix) + 338 + (1: colophon), frontispiece. Some foxing and marginal staining. Inserted loose is a one-page, small quarto letter from the author to Rev. Noel Roberts, requesting the return of 'that little notebook on speed-writing which I gave you at Lichtenburg about the middle of 1934...' Foreword by Theo G. Truter: 'Mr. van Alphen, as a magistrate, has come into intimate touch with the farming community and the Police. In this tale of veld life he has endeavoured faithfully to portray life on a police outstation.'.
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Book number: 3179
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.62 | JP¥ 1720]
Keywords: Africa. . Fiction. Novels. .

 
ALTMAN, PHYLLIS
The Law of Vultures
(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1987) 0868521256. . 200 x 130 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 206. Spine a bit sunned. Edges browned. Very good condition. "William Plomer, then a reader for Jonathan Cape, proclaimed the brilliance of The Law of Vultures when he accepted it for publication in 1952. The critics endorsed this judgment, and hailed Phyllis Altman's novel as a true successor to Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Altman, like Paton, is deeply concerned with the fate of rural blacks uprooted from tribal life, trying to adapt to industrial urban society. The tragedy of Thabo Thaele, in the novel, is of injustice and the apparent futility of seeking redress.".
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Book number: 5632
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]
Keywords: Urbanisation. Africans. Tribalism. Africa. Novels. Race. Racism

 
ANONYMOUS
The Arabian Nights Entertainments: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories. In Three Volumes
(London, Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington et al, 1821). . 3 volumes 12mo; gilt-bordered calf with black title labels on spine in each case; bindings very worn, with backstrip of each volume in state of partial disintegration; marbled endpapers; pp. xxiv + 502, iv + 479, (iv) + 470; engraved title page (dated 1820) and facing plate in each volume; prelims. rather foxed; some pages creased; variable browning throughout. Fair condition. A portable three-volume English edition of Galland's translation into French..
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Book number: 1766
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 146.75 US$ 162.69 | JP¥ 17918]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Folklore. . Leather . Sindbad

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUDONYM)
De Levensgeschiedenis Van J.H. Brand; Met Platen
(Amsterdam, Pretoria, Johannesburg, J.H. de Bussy; Cape Town, H.A.U.M, 1914). . Original decorative cloth, lightly rubbed, pp. (v) + 119 + ( 4: advertisements), frontispiece portrait, a few plates. Some foxing and browning, ex-library, with hand-stamp on the front free endpaper and verso of title-page..
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Book number: 2600
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.62 | JP¥ 1720]
Keywords: Africa. . Orange State. Boer Republics. Novels. President .

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUD.)
Macht en Recht. Een Verhaal Uit Den Transvaalschen Vrijheidsoorlog Van 1880 - 1881. Eerste Deel
(Amsterdam & Cape Town, Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgewers-Maatschappij v/h Jacques Dusseau & Co, no date, circa 1904). . Original red cloth, rather worn and marked, pp. (iii) + 194 + (2: index), a few plates (one detached). Ownership inscription dated 1904 and stamps on the endpapers, a little foxing, a few marks and a pencil doodle in the text. Novel set during the First Anglo-Boer War. Dutch text..
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Book number: 2596
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 9.11 | JP¥ 1003]
Keywords: Africa. Transvaal. of Independence. Boer . Fiction. Novels.

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUD.)
Swart en Wit . 'n Verhaal Uit Die Vrystaatse Basoeto-Oorlog;... Afrikaanse Bewerking Deur Dr. P.C. Schoonees;... Met Drie Prenjies en Portret Van Die Skrywer
(Cape Town, H.A.U.M. v/h. Jacques Dusseau & co, 2nd Afrikaans edition, 1939). . Original cloth, pp. vi + 180 + (2: publisher's advertisements), frontispiece, plates..
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Book number: 2597
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.41 | JP¥ 1147]
Keywords: Novels. Fiction. Boers. Africa. Orange Free State. Basutoland. Basutos. Lesotho. Basuto War.

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUD.)
Tusschen Berg en Zee. Een Verhaal Uit Den Strijd Der Boeren in Natal Van 1838 - 1841
(Amsterdam and Cape Town, Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers-Maatschappij, v/h Jacques Dusseau & Co, no date, circa 1904). . Original red cloth, unevenly faded, small number written in pen at base of spine, patterned endpapers, pp. (iii) + 204 + (3: chapter-index), frontispiece portrait of Andries Pretorius, a few plates. Some browning, binding slightly slack, owner's inscription dated 1904, and owner's stamp on the front endpapers. Plates illustrate: 'The Vow' and 'The Battle of Congella.' Dutch text. This volume is part of the 'Zuid Afrikaanse Historie-Bibliotheek.'.
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Book number: 2598
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.62 | JP¥ 1720]
Keywords: Africa. Republic . Voortrekkers. Great Trek. . Novels.

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUD.)
Een Vader Des Volks. Een Verhaal Uit de Oranje-Vrijstaat Ten Tijde Van President Brand
(Pretoria, J.H. de Bussy, 1918). . Original red cloth, blocked in black and gilt, very slightly marked, patterned endpapers, pp. vi + 205 + (1: publisher's advertisement), frontispiece, a few plates. Publisher's advertising leaflet inserted loose. Very light browning. Dutch text. This volume is part of the 'Zuid Afrikaanse Historie-Bibliotheek.'.
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Book number: 2595
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.62 | JP¥ 1720]
Keywords: Africa. Orange Free State. Boer Republics. . . Novels.

 
D'ARBEZ (PSEUD.)
Voor Land en Volk. Een Verhaal Uit de Jaren 1842 - 1848
(Pretoria, 2nd impression, 'In vereenvoudige spelling,' 1920). . Original decorative red cloth, blocked in black and gilt, patterned endpapers, pp. (vi) + 232 + (2: publisher's advertisements), frontispiece, a few plates. Publisher's four-page advertising insert present. Novel, set in Natal, shortly after its takeover from the Dutch by the British. Culminating in the Battle of Boomplaats (1848)..
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Book number: 2599
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Keywords: . Voortrekkers. Great Trek. Africa. . Novels.

 
VARIOUS AUTHORS
Tales from "Blackwood". Volumes V and VI (in One Volume)
(Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. [ca 1850]). . 12mo; half calf with marbled boards; spine ornately gilt, with lettering-pieces to second and third compartments; marbled edges and endpapers; 'Tales' individually paginated. Cover rubbed and worn; lower joint starting at head; hinges tender; 'WITHDRAWN' stamp to flyleaf; foxed throughout. Good working copy. Contents of Volume V as follows: Adventures in Texas, abridged from the German of Sealsfield, by Frederick Hardman (1843); How we got Possession of the Tuileries, by Professor Aytoun (1848); Captain Paton's Lament, by J. G. Lockhart (1819); The Village Doctor, by Countess D'Arbouville (1849); A Singular Letter from Southern Africa, by 'the Ettrick Shepherd' (1829). Contents of Volume VI as follows: My Friend the Dutchman, by Frederick Hardman (1847); My College Friends - No. II: Horace Leicester (1845); The Emerald Studs, by Professor Aytoun (1847); My College Friends - No. III: W. Wellington Hurst (1846); Christine: a Dutch Story, by Frederick Hardman (1847); The Man in the Bell (1821). Of particular interest in this collection is 'A Singular Letter from Southern Africa', by James Hogg, 'the Ettrick Shepherd', renowned as the author of 'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner'. Considering that Hogg never left Scotland, it is unclear where he obtained the material for the 'singular letter' from 'William Mitchell', but it is tempting to speculate that 1820 Settler Thomas Pringle, with whom Hogg was involved in the early days of the Blackwood's Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, may have been the source..
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Book number: 8810
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.5 US$ 32.54 | JP¥ 3584]
Keywords: 's .

 
AYLMER, FELIX
Dickens Incognito
(London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959). . 8vo; original blue boards; dustwrapper a little foxed and sunned; old price marking on front free endpaper; endpapers somewhat browned and foxed; pp. 95, incl. appendix; frontispiece portrait; map. Good condition. "A small clue, with implications that the experts had overlooked, drew Felix Aylmer into the plot of a Dickens story even more complex and extraordinary than any the novelist published. For Dickens did not write it; he lived it. He was himself the shadowy central figure in an underworld of his own making, outwitting the law in the intricacies of his private life. When he found the relief of divorce denied him and the lady he could never make his wife finally consented to share his home, a part of his life became that of an outlaw. Of this he left few traces, some of which have been picked up during the past quarter of a century. But the most incredible details, which would have played havoc with his public reputation if society had known them, were concealed behind such a carefully woven veil of secrecy that they might never have come to light if a series of apparently meaningless notes had not caught Mr Aylmer's eye and stirred his memory.".
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Book number: 1967
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 US$ 8.46 | JP¥ 932]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Charles . Biography. Enlish . Lives

 
BAINES, NANCY (ACTING EDITOR)
Contrast 11. South African Quarterly. March 1965. Volume 3 No. 3
(Cape Town: S.A. Literary Journal Ltd, 1965). . 216 x 138 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 96; some adverts.; monochrome illustrations by contemporary South African artists. Wrappers very slightly rubbed; backstrip flaking a little at head. Very good condition. Eleventh issue of this landmark South African literary journal, which gave a voice to many English and Afrikaans writers. This number includes the work of Anthony Delius, Jack Cope, S. V. Petersen, Adam Small, and Richard Rive..
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Book number: 6539
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 16.27 | JP¥ 1792]
Keywords: Magazines. Apartheid. for Art' Sake

 
BAINES, NANCY (EDITOR)
Contrast 14. South African Quarterly. November 1966. Volume 4 No. 2
(Cape Town: S.A. Literary Journal Ltd, 1966). . 214 x 136 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 95 + (i); some adverts.; monochrome illustrations by contemporary South African artists. Wrappers a bit rubbed; lower cover slightly soiled; some spotting. Good condition. Fourteenth issue of this landmark South African literary journal, which gave a voice to many English and Afrikaans writers. This number includes the work of Hennie Aucamp, Don Maclennan, Uys Krige, Geoffrey Haresnape, Richard Rive and K. William Kgositsile, one of the few Black African writers to be featured by the journal..
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Book number: 6540
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 16.27 | JP¥ 1792]
Keywords: Magazines. Apartheid. for Art's Sake

 
BARLOW, ARTHUR
Kivet of the Bush
(Bloemfontein, A.C. White, 1950). . Pictorial dustwrapper, very slightly frayed, original brown cloth, pp. 120, text-illustrations, few colour plates. Text lightly browned, light foxing on the endpapers. 'A story for children of all ages, not only those living in South Africa. Kivet, the little Bushman of the Great Fish River, lived on the farm "Mimosa Glen". Whilst the story is in part fantasy, many of the incidents are based on historical facts.'.
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Book number: 2464
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.41 | JP¥ 1147]
Keywords: . Fiction.

 
BARNARD, DAPHNE
Thoza's Story
(Cape Town: Kwela Books, 1996). . 210 x 137mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. (vi) + 96. As new. "Thoza Gumede's happiness is shattered by a car accident in which her husband is killed and her daughter seriously injured. Fortunately, a wealthy businessman and old school friend, Ben Jolobe, enters her life again. Ben has not forgotten Thoza's singing talent. But then the wicked Nunu with the long nails returns from America. Could she be behind the mysterious turn of events that threatens Thoza's happiness? A romantic love story that will hold your interest till the last page.".
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Book number: 3510
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.51 | JP¥ 717]
Keywords: . Novels. Xhosa People

 
BEAKE, LESLEY
The Strollers
(Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman, 1987) 0636010562. . 211 x 137 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 104; map. Very good condition. Concerning this book, which was the winner of the Maskew Miller Longman Young Africa award for 1987, the judges said: "This is a lovely slice-of-life tale that should appeal to both boys and girls across a wide social spectrum. It is down to earth and memorable, with good doses of humour. It is gripping, but the tension is not created by extraordinary adventures, but by the challenge of everyday survival for some on the streets of Cape Town.".
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Book number: 5833
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]
Keywords: . Street People. Children's Fiction

 
DE BEER, L.
Half Hours of Leisure in South Africa. A Holiday Book
(Amsterdam and Cape Town, Jacques Dusseau & Co, no date, preface dated 1896). . 12mo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered, a little scuffed and lightly soiled, pp. 252 + iv. Text block detached from the case; fair reading copy only. Short, amusing, sketches, illustrative of South African life. Essays, verse and narrative fiction..
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Book number: 2606
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]

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