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156 p.: ill., ports., map. Paperback. Signed & dated by Alexander on title page. R 125
The Sani Pass breaches the Drakensberg escarpment on the border of Natal and snakes its way into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho- not a route for the faint-hearted! 2 Alexander, F.L. ART IN SOUTH AFRICA = KUNS IN SUID-AFRIKA: painting, sculpture and graphic work since 1900 = skilderkuns beeldhoukuns en grafiek sedert 1900. Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1940.
171 p.: ill. (some col.), ports. 4to. Cloth, frayed along top edge with chip to top of spine. Name & address on front free endpaper. Signed by Alexander on title page and by Elsa Marshall, May Hillhouse, Nell Kaye, Molly D'Arcy Thompson, Katrine Harries, Enslin du Plessis and Maggie Laubser on half title page. R 1000
3 Aronson, Theo. ROYAL AMBASSADORS: British Royalties in Southern Africa, 1860-1947. Cape Town: David Philip, 1975.
144 p.: ill., genealogical table as frontis., map. Paper covered boards, d.w. Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Signed by Aronson on title page. R 125
4 Axelson, Eric [translator & ed.]. VASCO DA GAMA: the diary of his travels through African waters, 1497-1499. Somerset West: Stephan Phillips, 1998.
102 p.: ill. (some col.), ports. (1 col. as frontis.), maps (some col.). Paper covered boards, d.w. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Signed by Axelson on front free endpaper. R 200
A day-to-day narrative of the struggle to find the sea route to India, detailing the hardships encountered by the sailors on their epic voyage. 5 Bailey, John. WAR CLOUDS AND HONEYMOONS. Cape Town: Privately published, 1994.
viii, 93 p.: ill., frontis., ports., maps (1 on endpapers). 4to. Paperback. Signed by Bailey on title page. R 200
The golden age of sea travel between the Needles and Table Bay on a Union-Castle mailship is recalled though the use of diaries, contemporary news reports and photographs. 6 Blaiberg, Philip. LOOKING AT MY HEART. London: Heinemann, 1969.
130 p.: ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated by Blaiberg and Chris Barnard on title page. R 1000
Blaiberg was the second recipient of a human donor heart, the operation being performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard and his team. 7 Boeseken, Anna. SLAVES AND FREE BLACKS AT THE CAPE, 1658-1700. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977.
208 p.: maps on endpapers. Paper covered boards, d.w. browned along edges & with spotting to page edges. Signed by Boeseken on half title page. R 600
Dr Boeseken worked for many years in the State Archives and her great knowledge of the Dutch, the VOC and early Cape history enabled her to produce a number of books on the early settlement of the Cape. 8 Bosman, Herman Charles & Mynhardt, Patrick [comp.] CELEBRATING BOSMAN: a centenary selection of Herman Charles Bosman's stories; compiled by Patrick Mynhardt. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2005.
219 p. Paperback. Signed & dated at Groot Marico with an inscription from Mynhardt on title page. R 100
9 Breytenbach, Breyten. DOG HEART: a travel memoir. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1998.
204 p.: ports. Paperback with endflaps. Ownership details on half title page. Signed & dated inscription from Breytenbach on title page. R 250
Breytenbach's "celebration of the Boland of his youth, with the gathered experience of the years…" Endflap. 10 Bulpin, T.V. LOST TRAILS OF THE TRANSVAAL; line illustrations by A.A. Telford and C.T.A. Maberly. 4th ed. Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1983.
474 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., map on endpapers. Pict. paper covered boards. Signed by Bulpin on title page. R 500
"This book represents the combined material of several earlier works: LOST TRAILS OF THE LOW VELD; THE GOLDEN REPUBLIC; STORM OVER THE TRANSVAAL and LOST TRAILS OF THE TRANSVAAL (1956 edition). Much new material has also been added…" Author's note. 11 Castell, Robin. ST HELENA ILLUSTRATED, 1502-1902. Limited ed. Cape Town: National Book Printers Group, 1998.
 p.of text, 172 p. of ill. (some col.), ports., maps. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards, with gilding, d.w. Signed inscription from Castell on front free endpaper. R 200
12 Cloete, Stuart. TURNING WHEELS. 11th impression. London: St James Place, 1974.
380 p. Paper covered boards. Signed inscription from Tiny Cloete on title page. R 50
A classic novel of the Great Trek. Tiny was Cloete's wife. 13 Coates Palgrave, Olive H. TREES OF CENTRAL AFRICA: painted by Olive H. Coates Palgrave; descriptions by Keith Coates Palgrave; photographs by Deric and Paul Coates Palgrave. 2nd impression. Salisbury: National Publications Trust, 1957.
xxvii, 466 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), col. frontis., map. 4to. Cloth, d.w. browned & with chips to edges of spine. Name on fornt free endpaper. Signed by Olive, Keith, Deric and Paul Coates Palgrave on verso of title page. R 900
Consists of "...water colour paintings of one hundred and ten of the trees met in the Federation of Central Africa…each coloured plate is accompanied by a habitat photograph of the tree." Introduction. Also includes the indigenous names of the trees and their medicinal uses, where known. 14 Cole, Barbara. THE ELITE: the story of the Rhodesian Special Air Service. De luxe ed. Durban: Three Knights, 1984.
449 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., maps. Full leather, a.e.g. Skivertex slip case with SAS badge in metal laid down on front cover. Book mark present. No. 1101 of an edition limited to 1500 copies. Signed by Cole on preliminary page. R 3000
15 Damant, D.G. THE DAMANTS AND THEIR PARTY: the 1820 Settlers from Norfolk. [Port Elizabeth]: The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth, [198-].
144 p.: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. with some insect damage along edges. Newspaper cutting laid down on front free endpaper. Cover subtitle: Some account of an enterprising family and the Settlers they brought to South Africa. No 115 of an edition limited to 250 copies. Signed by Damant on title page.
The Damant family settled in the Gamtoos Valley and party members founded the towns of Hankey and Somerset East. One of the scarcer 1820 Settler histories. 16 Daniels, Eddie. THERE AND BACK: Robben Island 1964-1979. Cape Town: Mayibuye Books, 1998.
251 p.: ill., ports. (Mayibuye history and literature series; no. 83). Paperback. Signed & dated inscription from Daniels on half title page. R 150
Daniels, a member of the Liberal Party of South Africa, was banned, detained, imprisoned and banned again because of his opposition to apartheid. He served a 15 year sentence on Robben Island in the company of Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada and others. 17 D'Aubrey, Jeannette D. PRELIMINARY GUIDE TO THE SHARKS FOUND OFF THE EAST COAST OF SOUTH AFRICA. Durban: South African Association for Marine Biological Research, 1964.
95 p.: ill. (Investigational report; no. 8). Paperback. Spotting to page edges & preliminary pages. Signed inscription from D'Aubrey on title page. R 100
18 Davids, Achmat. THE HISTORY OF THE TANA BARU: the case for the preservation of the Muslim cemetry [sic] at the top of Longmarket Street. Cape Town: Committee for the Preservation of the Tanu Baru, 1985.
xiii, 161 p.: ill., plans. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated inscription from Davids on front free endpaper. R 550
The Tana Baru Cemetery is the oldest existing Muslim Cemetery in South Africa, probably already in use in 1772. It is the final resting place of the pioneers of Islam in South Africa. 19 De Vries, Gerry. WINGFIELD: a pictorial history. [Cape Town: G. de Vries], 1991.
310 p.: ill., ports., plan. Pict. paper covered boards. No. 629 of an edition limited to 1500 copies. Signed by De Vries on front free endpaper. R 350
Wingfield Airfield was first the Cape Town Municipal Aerodrome, then AFS Wingfield under the SAAF, before being used as a Fleet Air Arm base by the Royal Navy. After WWII, the airfield reverted to being the municipal airport for a while. The history of Wingfield is synonomous with the history of flight in South Africa, including pioneering attempts at commercial aviation. 20 Fisher, John. THAT MISS HOBHOUSE: [the life of a great feminist]. London: Secker & Warburg, 1971.
286 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.). Cloth, d.w. price clipped. Signed & dated inscription from Fisher on front free endpaper. R 400
21 Franklin, Margaret. THE STORY OF GREAT BRAK RIVER. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1975.
248 p.: ill., ports., folding genealogical table, maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. rubbed on corners. Signed by Franklin on title page. R 350
22 Fugard, Athol. THE CAPTAIN'S TIGER: a memoir for the stage. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1999.
64 p. Paperback. Signed inscription from Fugard on half title page. R 100
23 Gordimer, Nadine. GET A LIFE. London: Bloomsbury, 2006.
187 p. Paperback. Signed by Gordimer on half title page. R 150
In this novel, illness leads to the re-evaluation of various lives and relationships. An ecologist undergoes radiation therapy and has to leave his wife and child for a while to avoid contaminating them. 24 Green, Lawrence G. AT DAYBREAK FOR THE ISLES. Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1950.
220 p.,  leaves of ill.: col. folding frontis., ports., maps on endpapers. Cloth, d.w. frayed on edges. Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Name stamp on half title & title pages. Signed by Green on the half title page. R 400
"The book covers a century and a thousand miles of coastline… reveals vividly the lives of some of the most remote people under the South African flag." Endflap. Concentrates on the West Coast and the islands off Namibia. Some of the islands are named Possession, Albatross, Panther, Roast Beef, Plum Pudding, Elephant, Dassen, Seal and Bird. 25 Green, Lawrence G. THUNDER ON THE BLAAUWBERG: a book of rare, strange and curious episodes inspired by a storm; personal experiences, encounters with unusual characters, mysteries and legends. Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1966.
259 p.,  p. of plates: ill., col. frontis., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed by Green on a preliminary page. R 350
26 Gross, Fanny A. WHO HANGS THE HANGMAN?: a modern approach to punishment. Cape Town: Juta, 1966.
xv, 198 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. slightly frayed along the edges. Signed & dated inscription from Gross on front free endpaper. R 125
Gross, a South African attorney, was educated in South Africa and the United States. She examines the harsh sentences handed down by South African courts: in the four years preceding the publication of this work, nearly 400 people had been hanged. 27 Hart, Peter. A BOWLFUL OF NAMES. Cape Town: The Historical Society of Cape Town, 2011.
108 p.: ill., ports. Paperback. Signed by Hart on title page. R 150
Hart continues his study of the origin of street names in Cape Town, with his focus now on the City Bowl and surrounds, including Gardens, Tamboerskloof, Vredehoek and the Foreshore. 28 Heese, H.F. GROEP SONDER GRENSE. Cape Town: University of the Western Cape, 1984.
viii, 89 p.: genealogical tables. 4to. Pict. paper wraps. Signed by Heese on title page. R 750
One of the most important publications to challenge apartheid. Published during the height of opposition to apartheid and two years before the second State of Emergency. Hans Heese drew on the substantial body of genealogical literature that had grown up around the well kept archives of the N.G. Church (of which his father, J.A. Heese, was archivist). Heese did not reveal anything new, but what he did was to set out plainly (names and dates) when intermarriages had taken place between black and white at the Cape. The reaction to his book was emotional in some quarters and legal threats and worse were aimed at him. Of particular note was that one of the ancestors of Ds. Andries Treurnicht (leader of the Conservative Party which opposed any liberalisation of government policies) was named in the book as having married "Victoria van die Kaap". Jan Hoon, Conservative MP for Kuruman and one of the most implacable opponents of liberalism in South Africa, publically announced his intention to sue Heese. Heese invited Hoon to meet him in the Cape Archives and look at the records with him. The case never came to court! This book shook the foundation of one of the basic tenets upon which apartheid was founded. This slim paperback is scarce in this condition. One of the most important publications in South Africa since 1948. 29 Heitman, Helmoed-Romer. SOUTH AFRICAN ARMS & ARMOUR: a concise guide to armaments of the South African Army, Navy and Air Force. Cape Town: Struik, 1988.
192 p.: ill. (some col.). Pict. paper covered boards with small tear to lower edge of spine. Name & address on front endpaper. Signed inscription from Heitman on verso of front free endpaper. R 150
30 Hey, S.A. THE RAPTURE OF THE RIVER: the autobiography of a South African fisherman. Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1957.
258 p., [81 p. of plates]: ill., (chiefly ports.,1 as frontis.). Cloth, d.w. frayed and rubbed along spine & edges, but extremely unusual to be present. Signed by Hey on a preliminary page. No. 161 of an edition limited to 200 copies. R 5000
Based on Hey's carefully kept fishing diaries, recording happy days on rivers, lakes and estuaries in different parts of South Africa over a period of fifty years. As the author of several government Blue Books on inland fisheries, Hey had the unique opportunity of visiting all the worthwhile waters. He grew up in the Border region and started work at the Department of Post and Telegraphs as a teenager. He worked in the Department for the next 47 years, enjoying postings all over South Africa (always close to good fishing spots!). In 1925, the Union Government initiated a survey of all inland waters and Hey was appointed to fulfil the task, despite his lack of formal scientific training. He described every river, stream and vlei in South Africa and as a result the government was able to stock rivers and dams with fish in a more efficient manner. "If you only ever collect one [fishing] book, let it be RAPTURE OF THE RIVER. There will never be another that sums up the soul of South African fly fishing as brilliantly". Paul Curtis, FISHING THE MARGINS, p. 113. 31 Hulsman, Belinda. SILENCE OF THE SAN: a collection of poetry on the Bushman of Southern Africa; written and illustrated by Belinda Hulsman; edited by P.J. Harpur and C.A.L. Harpur. Cape Town: Mallard Publishers, 1994.
86 p.: ill. Paperback. Signed by Hulsman on a preliminary page. R 100
32 Jacobsen, W.B.G. THE FERNS AND FERN ALLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Durban: Butterworths, 1983.
542 p.: ill, tables, range maps, col. map on endpapers. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. Some spotting to endpapers. Signed by Jacobsen on title page.
Describes 338 species, sub-species and varieties of these non-flowering plants of southern Africa. 33 Jaffer, Zubeida. OUR GENERATION. Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2003.
164 p.,  p. of plates: ill., ports. Paperback. Signed & dated by Jaffer on half title page. R 150
Jaffer was an anti-apartheid activist who, after being arrested, suffered at the hands of her captors. She recalls the physical and emotional highs and lows of her life. 34 Kendall, Frances & Louw, Leon. SOUTH AFRICA: the solution. Bisho: Amagi, 1986.
xvi, 237 p.: ill., maps. Paperback. Signed & dated inscription from Kendall & Louw on half title page. R 100
Kendall & Louw wrote extensively on South Africa from a liberal perspective. 35 Kloppers, Hannes. VELDWAGTER! Johannesburg: Janssonius & Heyns, 1967.
288 p.: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated by Kloppers, Harry Kirkman & Rocco Knoebel on front free endpaper. R 175
Kloppers worked at Skukuza under Harry Kirkman, who was a friend and colleague of the much younger Kloppers. The book includes both his experiences and his memories of Kirkman. Knoebel was head of the Parks Board. 36 Koenig, Oskar. SNORTY THE RHINO; with an introduction by Stuart Cloete. Cape Town: Oskar Koenig, 1965.
50 p.: ill., col. frontis. Cloth, d.w. frayed along edges & with tear. Signed inscription from Koenig on front free endpaper. R 50
37 Le Roux, P.J. UIT DIE KOUP: 'n outobiografie van 'n seun wat in die Koup grootgeword het. Stellenbosch: De Oewer, 2004.
225 p.: ports. Paperback. Signed & dated by Le Roux on preliminary page.
After you have passed bustling Matjiesfontein and Laingsburg and before you get to the large towns of Leeu Gamka and Beaufort West, you pass the (now deserted) station of Koup on the N1. It is in the centre of the area called the Koup, which incorporates most of the Karoo. Le Roux grew up on a farm in this area and became a teacher there. 38 Levinson, Olga. DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT: the story of August Stauch and his times. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1983.
172 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., maps. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated inscription to a prospective miner who had a sea diamond concession at Hondeklipbaai in the late 1970s. R 1100
Stauch was a railway worker who stumbled across diamonds at an outpost in the desert area near Luderitz. Levinson follows the fortunes of Stauch and his family, as well as tracing the history of diamonds and of South West Africa / Namibia. 39 Levitt, Wilfred. TIME FOR MURDER. Johannesburg: Justified Press, 1990.
199 p. Paperback. Inscibed & dated with the author's compliments. R 75
Levitt lived in Cape Town and the novel is set in one of its suburbs. 40 McIntyre, Donald. A CENTURY OF "BISHOPS": the Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa. De luxe ed. Cape Town: Juta, 1950.
136 p.: ill. (some col.), col. frontis., ports., folding plan. Half calf, worn at top of spine, & cloth with gilding. Signed by McIntyre and the then principal, H. Kidd. No. 36 of an edition limited to 110 copies. R 400
"Bishops" is the second oldest school in South Africa, established on 15 March 1849. The standard edition is seen fairly regularly, but the de luxe edition is seldom found- copies being tightly held by ODs! 41 Meadows, Keith. SOMETIMES WHEN IT RAINS: white Africans in black Africa. Hillside: Thorntree Press, 2000.
x, 376 p.,  p. of plates: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. frayed along edges. Signed by Meadows on title page. R 350
A collection of biographies of eleven white Africans, passionate about their country, who left their stamp on Rhodesia / Zimbabwe. 42 Naude, Adele. RONDEBOSCH & ROUND ABOUT. Cape Town: David Philip, 1973.
111 p.: ill., frontis., ports. (South African yesterdays; 2). Paper covered boards, d.w. Inscription from Adele on front free endpaper and signed by Naude on title page. R 175
A personal account of growing up in Rondebosch. 43 Ovenstone, Rosemary. DONNA OF HIGH NOON. Cape Town: T.V. Bulpin, [197-]?
94 p.: ill. Pict. paper covered boards. Signed inscription from Ovenstone on title page. R 75
Donna was a baby donkey, resident of the farm High Noon, outside Cape Town. 44 Parkes, Margaret & Williams, V.M. KNYSNA, THE FORGOTTEN PORT: the maritime story. Knysna: Emu Publisher, 1988.
xiii, 234 p.: ill., ports., maps (2 on endpapers). Paperback, slight spotting on page edges. No. 409 of an edition limited to 500 copies. Signed by Parkes & Williams on verso of front free endpaper. R 500
Mesdames Parkes and Williams distilled their rich knowledge of the area into a much sought after classic of local history. 45 Pennington, Ken. PENNINGTON'S BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA; edited by C.G.C. Dickson; with the collaboration of D.M. Kroon. Subscriber's ed. Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1978.
670 p.: col. ill. (1 folding), port. as frontis., folding map. 4to. Quarter leather & cloth with raised bands & title label on spine. Some slight insect damage to cloth. Signed & dated by Dickson & Kroon on title page. No. 51 of an edition limited to 300. R 1750
See also standard edition in FLORA AND FAUNA section. 46 Pettifer, Terry. NO PUNCHES PULLED. Johannesburg: Full House Productions, 2000.
178 p. : ill., ports. Paperback. No. 116 of a limited edition. Signed inscription from Pettifer; Brian Mitchell, "World Champ" and Harald Volbrecht "The Hammer". R 150
Charlie Weir, Pierre Fourie, Gerry Coetzee, Brian Mitchell, Sugarboy Malinga, Hawk Makepula, Cassius Baloyi, Johnny du Plooy, the Toweel Brothers, Roddy Berman and other South African boxing personalities appear in these pages. 47 Picton-Seymour, Desiree & Webster, R.I.B. WESTERN PROVINCIAL: an album of paintings & drawings of the Western Cape; text by R.I.B. Webster. De luxe ed. Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1952.
80 p.: ill. (some col.). Full black leather. No. 126 of an edition limited to 250 copies. Signed by Picton-Seymour & Webster on a preliminary page. R 250
48 Pienaar, Francois & Griffiths, Edward. RAINBOW WARRIOR; with Edward Griffiths. New & revised ed. London: CollinsWillow, 2000.
384 p.,  p. of plates: col. ill., ports. Paperback. Signed by Pienaar on title page. R 500
49 Podlashuk, Fredagh. OUR LIVES AT BELLINGHAM (BELLINCHAMP): the first thirty-eight years, 1943-1981. Privately published, [198-].
56 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., plans. Paperback. Signed inscription from "Fredagh" on verso of front cover. R 200
Bellingham is a wine estate in Franschhoek. 50 Ramphele, Mamphela. A BED CALLED HOME: life in the migrant labour hostels of Cape Town; photographs by Roger Meintjes. Cape Town: David Philip, 1993.
152 p.: ill., ports. Paperback, corners creased Signed inscription from Ramphele on half title page. R 200
Dr Ramphele highlights the conditions under which the hostel dwellers lived and the ramifications of their living conditions on their lives. 51 Ramphele, Mamphela. A LIFE. Cape Town: David Philip, 1995.
224 p.,  p. of ports. Paperback. Signed & dated inscription from Ramphele on a preliminary page. R 150
Studying to be a medical doctor at the University of Natal Medical School, Ramphele was drawn into the circle of activists centred around Steve Biko of the Black Consciousness Movement. She was serving a banning order when he was killed, and when this was lifted in the early 1980s she moved into the world of academia and writing. After her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town she took up a position at the World Bank. 52 Rive, Richard. "BUCKINGHAM PALACE" DISTRICT SIX. Cape Town: David Philip, 1986.
198 p. Cloth, d.w. Signed & dated inscription from Rive on title page.
Rive grew up in District Six. His academic achievements included a doctorate from Oxford and he was a prolific, well-respected author and playwright. 53 Roderigues, Jan. DIE VELDWAGTERS VERTEL VERDER: 'n bundel ware bosverhale wat die hare laat rys. Gezina: J.A. Roderiques, 2003.
244 p.,  p. of plates: ill. (some col.), ports. Paperback, front cover creased. Signed by Roderigues on title page. R 250
Roderigues interviewed a number of experienced game rangers to collate these true stories, some of which might dissuade you from ever viewing game in our national parks again! 54 Roderigues, Jan. THE GAME RANGERS: seventy-eight authentic stories from the African bush. English ed. Innesdale: J.A. Roderiques, 1992.
215 p.: ill., ports. Paperback. Originally published in Afrikaans in 1992. Signed by Roderigues on title page. R 200
55 Sampson, Anthony. MANDELA: the authorised biography. London: HarperCollins, 1999.
xxvi, 678 p.: ill. (chiefly ports)., map. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated inscription from Sampson on front free endpaper. R 450
Sampson (1926-2004) worked for DRUM magazine and got to know Nelson Mandela well before he was imprisoned. The cover photograph was taken by Annie Leibovitz and the book won the Alan Paton Award. 56 Saron, Gustav & Hotz, Louis [eds.]. THE JEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA: a history. Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1955.
xvii, 422 p.,  p. of plates: ill., ports., folding map. Cloth, worn along bottom edge, d.w. browned on spine & frayed on edges. Signed inscription from Saron on half title page. R 250
149 p.: chiefly ill. (some col.), port. as frontis. Cloth, faded on spine, d.w. Signed & dated inscription from the artist on frontis. R 850
58 Smith, Ian Douglas. THE GREAT BETRAYAL: the memoirs of Ian Douglas Smith. London: Blake Publishing, 1997.
xi, 418 p.: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. Smith's signature laid down on title page. Accompanied by the Order of Service [4 p.: col. ports] for Smith's funeral in November 2007; and a photocopy of a letter from Hector Macdonald addressed to all those who had purchased the book. R 1200
Smith (1919-2007) was a crucial figure in Central Africa post WWII and his role in leading Rhodesia into UDI is well known. This book allows one to understand his beliefs, and the influence of his upbringing on his later life. Hector Macdonald was the Chief Justice of Rhodesia and the letter (dated 1 July 1998) defends Macdonald against Smith's allegations that he was a "traitor" due to his position during negotiations. The Order of Service reflects a simple family funeral without pomp and ceremony. 59 Smith, Wilbur. ELEPHANT SONG. London: Macmillan, 1991.
451 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed by Smith on title page. R 550
60 Sparks, Allister. THE MIND OF SOUTH AFRICA: [the story of the rise and fall of apartheid]. London: Heinemann, 1990.
xviii, 424 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed by Sparks on title page.
"It is surely the definitive work on South African attitudes…" Donald Woods. Seldom seen in hardback. 61 Speight, W.L. SWEPT BY WIND AND WAVE. Cape Town: Howard Timmins, [195-].
224 p. Cloth, d.w. Browning to page edges. Signed inscription from Speight on half title page. R 175
Tales of the seas around South Africa from the earliest days to the WWII. 62 Stiff, Peter. SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER: [Rhodesia's no-holds-barred Intelligence war]. Alberton: Galago, 1985.
352 p.: ill., ports., plans. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed & dated inscription from Peter [Stiff] on title page. R 300
63 Tabor, George. THE CAPE TO CAIRO RAILWAY & RIVER ROUTES: and the principal hotels en route through Africa. London: Genta Publications, 2003.
v, 324 p.: ill., ports., maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed by Tabor on title page. R 450
More than a century ago, Rhodes dreamed of joining the Cape to Cairo by means of a railway. The idea was never achieved and Tabor shows how it could have been done, and could still be done if political will existed. Superbly illustrated. 64 Van der Post, Laurens. FEATHER FALL: an anthology; edited by Jean-Marc Pottiez; assisted by Jane Bedford. London: Chatto & Windus, 1994.
xviii, 269 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. Signed personal inscriptions from Van der Post in green pen; and Jane & one other on title page. R 400
A collection of Van der Post's writings, lectures and unpublished work. 65 Walker, Michael. THE GOLDEN YEARS: a postcard memoir of the Kalk Bay - Muizenberg Municipality, 1895-1913. Revised ed. St James: M. Walker, 1997.
160 p.: ill., plans. Pict. paper covered boards. Signed by Walker on front endpaper. Originally published in 1996. R 300
66 Walker, Michael. THE GOLDEN YEARS: a postcard memoir of the Kalk Bay - Muizenberg Municipality, 1895-1913. Final ed. St James: M. Walker, 1998.
234 p.: ill., plans. Pict. paper covered boards. Signed by Walker on front endpaper. Originally published in 1996. R 350
67 Willcox, A.R. ROCK PAINTINGS OF THE DRAKENSBERG: Natal and Griqualand East. 2nd enlarged ed. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1973.
96 p.: col. ill., col. frontis. 4to. Quarter leather with cloth & gilding. No. 95 of an edition limited to 275 copies. Signed by Willcox on verso of title page.