Collectables & Antiques

Front cover of The Postage Stamp - An Exciting Investment Prospect by L. H. Ahrens
The Postage Stamp - An Exciting Investment Prospect - L. H. Ahrens

The Postage Stamp - An Exciting Investment Prospect by L. H. Ahrens describes the hobby of postage stamp collecting, and includes all the fascinating aspects.

ZAR90.00 
Front Cover of Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers by Maurice Daumas
Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers - Maurice Daumas

Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and their Makers by Maurice Daumas is a scholarly work with three major segments: Instrument making Industry in the Seventeenth Century, Contributory Factors in the Evolution of the Instrument-Making Industry, and The Instrument-Making Industry in the Eighteenth Century. It is illustrated by 151 b&w photos and lines drawings of instruments and makers.

ZAR450.00 
Front Cover of Encyclopedia of Antique scientific instruments by John FitzMaurice Mills
Encyclopedia of Antique Scientific Instruments - John FitzMaurice Mills

Encyclopedia of Antique Scientific Instruments by John FitzMaurice Mills is a comprehensive record of antique scientific instruments. There are more than 700 entries arranged alphabetically, covering not only the objects but also the inventors and makers. Illustrated throughout mostly in b&w.

ZAR300.00 
Front cover of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward Fitzgerald

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward Fitzgerald includes 12 beautiful illustrations in colour by Edmund Dulac. Since the collected poems of eleventh- and twelfth-century Persian philosopher Omar Khayyám were first translated into English in 1859 by Patrick Fitzgerald, the Rubáiyát has become one of the most popular books of verse in the world.

ZAR1,250.00 
Front Cover of Drawing Instruments 1580-1980 by Maya Hambly
Drawing Instruments 1580-1980 - Maya Hambly

Drawing Instruments 1580-1980 by Maya Hambly is the definitive work on mechanical drawing instruments. Many illustrations in colour and black & white.

ZAR650.00 
Spine of Early Scientific Instruments by Nigel Hawkes
Early Scientific Instruments - Nigel Hawkes

Early Scientific Instruments by Nigel Hawkes covers in some detail 73 instruments, their place in the development of scientific technology, and explains the principles of function of each. Well illustrated in full colour.

ZAR125.00 
Front Cover of Africana Repository by R F Kennedy
Africana Repository - R F Kennedy

Africana Repository by R F Kennedy contains much information of primary importance to everyone interested in books about South Africa. Reference is made to Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, Scandinavian and English writers on South Africa from the time of the Portuguese navigators until the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. Illustrated in b&w.

ZAR145.00 
Front cover of The Cape Copper-smith by Marius le Roux
The Cape Copper-smith - Marius le Roux

The Cape Copper-smith: A survey of the copper-smiths who worked at the Cape of Good Hope from 1662 onwards with particular reference to the materials, tools and techniques they employed by Marius le Roux provides information on those craftsmen who made the gleaming copper and brass utensils which formed such an essential part of the early Cape housewife's kitchen.

ZAR200.00 
Front Cover of A Century of Model Trains by Allen Levy
A Century of Model Trains - Allen Levy

A Century of Model Trains by Allen Levy is concerned with illustrating how commercial manufacturers interpreted the changes that occurred during the period 1870 - 1970, both in the style of contemporary railways and in the social and economic conditions in which they had to sell their products. Includes over 500 illustrations in colour and b&w.

ZAR300.00 
Front Cover of Maps of Africa by Oscar I Norwich
Maps of Africa - Oscar I Norwich

Maps of Africa by Oscar I Norwich is the standard work on maps of Africa. Exploration of the fascinating dark continent through the eyes of the explorers and mapmakers who presented each piece of newly discovered information to the world. This book is based on the author's own collection.

ZAR1,800.00 
Front Cover of The Book of Penny Toys by David Pressland
The Book of Penny Toys - David Pressland

The Book of Penny Toys by David Pressland is about toys that were sold for a penny, principally in the years between 1895 and 1914. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs.

ZAR175.00 
Front Cover of The Art of the Tin Toy by David Pressland
The Art of the Tin Toy - David Pressland

The Art of the Tin Toy by David Pressland is an authoritative historical reference for tin toys, which had their beginnings in the Industrial Revolution, and often depicted vehicles of the era. Included here are images and information related to American, French, German, English, and Japanese manufacturers, including trademarks useful in identification. The book is meant to be the companion volume to Allen Levy's "A Century of Model Trains," this author has deliberately omitted the great majority of toy trains.

ZAR300.00 
Front Cover of Marine Navigation Instruments by Jean Randier
Marine Navigation Instruments - Jean Randier

Marine Navigation Instruments by Jean Randier is a superbly illustrated book covering dead reckoning including dromoscopes, compasses; pilotage as an art; celestial navigation including astrolabes, quadrants, reflecting circles, etc; measuring time at sea; hydrography, geodesy, terrestrial astronomy; observing and forecasting the weather, with excellent description of the instruments and how they were used.

ZAR185.00 
Front Cover of Great Books and Book Collectors by Alan G Thomas
Great Books and Book Collectors - Alan G Thomas

Great Books and Book Collectors by Alan G Thomas highly readable and profusely illustrated account of great books through the ages, telling the stories of how they were produced, how they survived, the people who produced them and the great collectors who rediscovered and preserved them. Illustrated in colour and b&w.

ZAR175.00 
Front Cover of Collecting Microscopes by Gerard L'E. Turner
Collecting Microscopes - Gerard L'E. Turner

Collecting Microscopes by Gerard L'E. Turner provides a unique guide to the aspiring collector of these useful and often fascinating instruments. This book concludes with an invaluable chapter on practical advice for the collector, a full bibliography, and index. For further guidance, Christie's Auction House estimates are given of the auction prices, likely to be realised by instruments illustrated in the text, of which there are 102. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w.

ZAR180.00 
Front Cover of Antique Scientific Instruments by Gerard L'E Turner
Antique Scientific Instruments - Gerard L'E Turner

Antique Scientific Instruments by Gerard L'E Turner (an internationally recognised authority on the subject) provides an interesting survey including instruments for astronomy, time telling, navigation, drawing, calculating, optical, scales, medical, etc. The final chapter has practical advice for collectors including dating antique instruments. 40 pages of colour photos and b&w illustrations.

ZAR65.00