Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): South African Literature
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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
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[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$ 19.53 | JP¥ 2131]
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
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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
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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$ 19.53 | JP¥ 2131]
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¥ 710]
Keywords: . . Literary Criticism. Poetry.

 
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$ 15.63 | JP¥ 1705]
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¥ 568]
Keywords: Urbanisation. Africans. Tribalism. Africa. Novels. Race. Racism

 
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
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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 8.5 US$ 9.12 | JP¥ 994]
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$ 10.42 | JP¥ 1136]
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
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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
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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.

 
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 15 US$ 16.28 | JP¥ 1776]
Keywords: Magazines. Apartheid. for Art' Sake

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