Two of our auction books get a mention in Di Wemyss’ article Going, Going, Gone in the May issue of South African Garden and Home.

Two of our auction books get a mention in Di Wemyss’ article Going, Going, Gone in the May issue of South African Garden and Home. The article is a beginner’s guide to buying and selling at all types of auction, showing that online auctions and the incorporation of social media are becoming accepted ways of trading. We hope you continue to enjoy participating in our auction.

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We are working hard to get ready for our next exhibition and catalogue of Medical and Scientific books. We will keep you informed.

ONLINE AUCTION

Our mini auction will end at 5pm on Friday 11 May 2012. Please note that postage will be calculated separately, according to your location and requirements.

The following books are on offer this month:

The world displayed; or a curious collection of voyages and travels (Volume 9 only)

The world displayed; or a curious collection of voyages and travels (Volume 9 only)
Reserve: R350.00
Contains a chapter on the voyage of Peter Kolben to the Cape of Good Hope...
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Henry M. Stanley the African Explorer

Henry M. Stanley the African Explorer
Reserve: R200.00
Inscription in ink to the front fep, dated April 5, 1890. Illustrations include a map, 12 full-page plates and various other in black and white.
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Guide to the Acacias of South Africa

Guide to the Acacias of South Africa
Reserve: R150.00
A guide for easy identification of these distinctive African thorn trees.
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Imaging and Imagining
Reserve: R120.00
Catalogue documenting the Grahams Gallery annual exhibition of important South African Art.
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The Portuguese in South Africa

The Portuguese in South Africa
Reserve: R250.00
A detailed history of Portuguese influence in South and Southern Africa.
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With the 2nd Cape Corps thro’ Central Africa

With the 2nd Cape Corps thro’ Central Africa
Reserve: R2 000.00
The “Coloured” fighting force in Nyasaland and East Africa.
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Ardmore: An African Discovery

Ardmore: An African Discovery
Reserve: R450.00
"This finely illustrated story of the people and art of the Ardmore studio in Kwa Zulu Natal is a tribute to the award winning artists and their remarkable achievements"
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Women and Art in South Africa

Women and Art in South Africa
Reserve: R200.00
Paperback. Illustrated with 50 pages of full colour plates and many black and white figures.
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Van Riebeeck Society: A complete set of the first series, vols. 1 – 50

Van Riebeeck Society: A complete set of the first series, vols. 1 – 50
Reserve: R6 000.00
Complete sets of the first series are quite scarce.
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, in twenty-six volumes

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, in twenty-six volumes
Reserve: R650.00
A great piece of Victorian literature.
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Cape Silver & Silversmiths

Cape Silver & Silversmiths
Reserve: R880.00
An authoritive book on the work of silversmiths at the Cape of Good Hope from the late 17th to mid-19th century.
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A Colossus of Roads

A Colossus of Roads
Reserve: R280.00
A well-researched and informative book on the work of Thomas Charles John Bain (1830-1893)...
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The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion

The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion
Reserve: R650.00
This is the first edition of a work later revised by Skinner. This edition is considered to have superior illustrations.
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Natal Plants

Natal Plants
Reserve: R5 000.00
Descriptions and figures of Natal indigenous plants with notes...
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Van Essche

Van Essche
Reserve: R7 000.00
Limited edition 173/750. Includes the lithograph “Seated Nude”.
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Scramble for Africa 1876-1912

Scramble for Africa 1876-1912
Reserve: R240.00
Dust jacket in very good condition with very minor creasing to edges. 32 pages of black and white illustrations and 21 Maps.
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Dictionary of South African Biography

Dictionary of South African Biography
Reserve: R1 800.00
Essential background references for South African notables from early colonial times.
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Kromdraai: Claerhout

Kromdraai: Claerhout
Reserve: R800.00
“As an artist he is largely self-taught and had maintained a close affinity with his native Belgium and the expressionist painters who worked there early in this century.”
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Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa

Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa
Reserve: R2 500.00
A facsimile reprint of the original work published in London during 1849. 3 volumes. Limited edition 77/350.
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Versamelde Werke van C.J. Langenhoven – XIV vols

Versamelde Werke van C.J. Langenhoven - XIV vols
Reserve: R500.00

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Smuts: 1. The Sanguine Years 1870-1919; 2. The Fields of Force 1919-1950

Smuts: 1. The Sanguine Years 1870-1919; 2. The Fields of Force 1919-1950
Reserve: R490.00
Definitive biography on Smuts.
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Three Centuries of South African Art. Fine Art, Applied Arts, Architecture

Three Centuries of South African Art. Fine Art, Applied Arts, Architecture
Reserve: R490.00
From the jacket flat: “ This book brings together the fine art, architecture and applied arts of South Africa....”
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Hildagonda Duckitt’s Book of Recipes

Hildagonda Duckitt’s Book of Recipes
Reserve: R170.00
A brief biography of Hilda’s life, followed by a collection of recipes.
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SOME NEW STOCK

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The Book of Beer
The Book of Beer
ZAR 160

The Boer War, Illustrated edition
The Boer War, Illustrated edition
ZAR 280

Images of Metal: Post-War Sculptures and Assemblages in South Africa
Images of Metal: Post-War Sculptures and Assemblages in South Africa
ZAR 420


The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa
The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa

ZAR 450


Suid Afrikaanse Kookkuns Vereenvoudigd
Suid Afrikaanse Kookkuns Vereenvoudigd

ZAR 340


Leipoldt’s Cape Cookery
Leipoldt’s Cape Cookery

Recipes and historical info on food at the Cape. Recipes include porcupine crackling , creamed tortoise and Flamingo supreme.
ZAR 180


Only an Anguish to Live Here: Olive Schreiner and the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Only an Anguish to Live Here:
Olive Schreiner and the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.
ZAR 380


The American Shakers and Their Furniture with Measured Drawings of Museum Classics
The American Shakers and Their Furniture with Measured Drawings of Museum Classics

Text is clean and clear with black and white plates and drawings throughout.
ZAR 250


Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa - 1505 to Present
Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa - 1505 to Present

ZAR 550


Vanishing Cultures of South Africa: Changing Customs in a Changing World
Vanishing Cultures of South Africa: Changing Customs in a Changing World

Exquisite full colour plates throughout, featuring ten major South African ethnic groupings, as well as several smaller sub-groups.
ZAR 290


Essential Frank Lloyd Wright
Essential Frank Lloyd Wright

ZAR 270

 

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