There are 57 books in this catalogue.
The Blue Nile
Book Number: 65131
Hamish Hamilton, London. 1962 8vqo. cloth hardcover. 308pp. index. b/w illus. fold-out maps. very good+, light foxing to endpapers. / very good clipped d/w.
The Chronicles of a Contractor
Book Number: 63963
African Book Society, Bulawayo, 1996. 8vo. hardcover. 264pp. b/w illus. folding colour map. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Crocodiles' Eggs and Other Misadventures in East Africa
Book Number: 47839
Book Guild Ltd August 1993 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 164pp near fine, d/w front flap creased. Each chapter relates to a country visited duing the authors six month trip in 1990.
Zuma's Bastard: Encounters With A Desktop Terrorist
Essa, Azad - Foreword by Ferial Haffajee
Book Number: 61735
8vo. Softcover. 173pp. Very good. With writing adapted from and inspired by the Accidental Academic--a provocative thought-leader blog that challenged the assumptions of contemporary South Africa--this book tackles race and religion, provides an alternative take on the enigma of Julius Malema, tosses fresh insight into the Israel-Palestine conflict, and vents the frustrations and fears of the next generation. It is a collection of critical, irreverent and insightful writings from a man who belongs to "the next generation" - the generation of South Africans who have lived their lives largely outside of apartheid in a democratic country. It expresses the frustrations and concerns of this generation. But it also offers up an incredible amount of hope and positivity - it's like a breath of very welcome and long overdue fresh air.
The Arms Deal in Your Pocket
Book Number: 51058
Jonathan Ball, South Africa 2008. 8vo. hardcover. 357pp. Very good+.
Narrative of a journey to the Zoolu country, in South Africa. By Captain Allen F. Gardiner, R.N., undertaken in 1835.
Allen F. Gardiner
Book Number: 52965
Printed London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. Published by W. Crofts 1836 8vo. 412pp. original tooled leather boards, with gilt decoration to front and rear board and gilt title and decorations to spine. Top of spine is worn, spine and spine fold, and edges of the front and rear boards are rubbed to reveal orginal colour leather. Marbled end pages. Some of the plates have been torn and repaired with no loss. The end pages are aged, but un-foxed and not toned. The copy has toning and foxing throughout. The tissues have been removed from all the illustrations. The lithograph illustrations were all printed by C Hullmandel, and some are Onstone by T M Boyne, others are hand coloured, these appear to have been printed seperately and then added to blank pages in the book, so some of the lithographs have deteriorated around the edges, but the blank page they were put on is not. There is no title page. Fold-out Map at rear is torn in half, with loss and a piece missing from the bottom of the half that is there. Altogether this book is an interesting relic, it is in very solid condition, the pages are not brittle, but are toned throughout.
Etosha; life & death of an African plain
Reardon, Mitch & Margot
Book Number: 4043
New Holland Press London. 1988. First ed. 4to. Cloth. Hardcover. 160pp. Colour photographs throughout. Near fine ( owner's inscription on fl. / near fine d/w.
Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, an Old Vister
Lewis, Ethelreda (editor)
Book Number: 6832
London: Jonathon Cape, 1928 8vo. Maroon & black rweb pattern cloth. Hardcover. 320pp. B/w frontis. 1 b/w plate at rear. Good, light wear to spine ends. / no d/w.
About Blady: A Pattern of Our Time
Van Der Post, Laurens
Book Number: 29342
London Chatto and Windus, 1991 8vo hardcover 255pp. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w. A true story of people, events, themes and relationships which have formed a special pattern in Laurens van der Post's life. It combines fantasy with personal experience, imaginative contemplation with a dramatic narrative as the story gathers pace towards the climax of Blady's race.
The Splendid Outcast - The African Stories of Beryl Markham
Book Number: 30807
Hutchinson, London 1987 8vo. Blue cloth with title stamped in red on spine. Tipped on Colour frontis missing from front of front board, otherwise excellent copy in new condition. Stories from Kenya - Something I remember, The Captain and His Horse, The Splendid Outcast, Brothers are the Same, Appointment in Khartoum, Your Heart Will Tell You, The Transformation, The Quitter. 139pp
Bill Bryson's African Diary
Book Number: 31869
Transworld Publishers Ltd 2002 Small 8vo hardcover 64pp colour illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight.
Venture to the Interior
van der Post, Laurens
Book Number: 33003
Hogarth Press 1952 8vo. hardcover. 241pp. b/w frontis. very good, foxing to endpapers. / good d/w.
The Hunter and the Whale
van der Post, Laurens
Book Number: 34119
Hogarth Press 1967 first edition. 8vo. hardcover. 312pp. very good+. / very good+. d/w.
Freedom for My People
Matthews, Z. K.
Book Number: 34307
David Philip 1983 8vo softcover 253pp index, b/w illus. very good.
The Tattooed Map
Book Number: 36937
Chronicle Books, USA, 1995 Square 8vo. hardcover. colour illus, fold-out maps. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Book Number: 39519
Covos-Day Books, 2000 8vo. hardcover. 464pp. index, b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
Book Number: 42302
Bloomsbury 1989 8vo hardcover 290pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Kingsley's 1893 West African route up the Ogooue River is retraced by a modern-day adventurer. As she travels in the footsteps of others, she reflects on the different faces of interpretive writing, selective recollection, and the disparity between fact and fiction. But ultimately this is Alexander's own story of discovery and can be read and enjoyed as such.
I Dreamed of Africa
Book Number: 45277
Penguin May 1991 8vo hardcover 316pp colour illus. very good. / Very good d/w. Both a dream fulfilled and personal tragedy are revealed in this moving memoir. As a child living in Italy, the author was fascinated with Africa. Then, in 1972 at 25, divorced and with a young son, she visited Kenya with her then-fiance, Paolo Gallmann.
A Walk With a White Bushman
Post, Laurens Van Der
Book Number: 51714
Chatto & Windus 1986 8vo hardcover 326pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. / very good d/w. The author shared a deep-rooted attachment to Europe, Africa and Japan and this is a testament to his commitment to writing and initiating cultural and political commentaries on the issues and personalities of his time.
Book Number: 53487
Andrew Dakers Limited, London, 1954 Large 8vo. hardcover. 223pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Book Number: 54422
Michael Joseph, London, 1954. 8vo. hardcover. 236pp. b/w illus. Very good, owner's details on fep. / Very good d/w.
THE OTHER NILE
Book Number: 56116
Viking, London 1986 8vo. hardcover. 239pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, bookplate & owner's inscription on fep. / Very good d/w with small tear on top corner.
Jock of the Bushveld
Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy. Illustrated by E. Caldwell
Book Number: 56271
Longmans Green & Co. 1952 8vo hardcover 475pp, b/w illus. very good, small owner's name on fep.