Western Cape

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State of the Cape of Good Hope in 1822 - W. Bird

State of the Cape of Good Hope in 1822 by W. Bird is a facsimile reprint, Volume XIX in the Africana Collecteana series published by Struik.

R225.00
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Geskiedenis van Malmesbury - J. P. Blaauw

Geskiedenis van Malmesbury: Grepe uit die Geskiedenis van die Dorp en Distrik by J. P. Blaauw was written to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the municipality of Malmesbury (1860-1960) and contains anecdotes and history of the town of Malmesbury and its surrounding districts.

Contains mostly Afrikaans text with some chapters in English.

R90.00
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Ceres van Gister en Eergister - Francois Botma

Ceres van Gister en Eergister by Francois Botma describes the history of the town of Ceres in the Western Cape.

Afrikaans Text.

R90.00
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The False Bay Story - Jose Burman

The False Bay Story by Jose Burman is his third book on the sea approaches to the Western Cape. This one concentrates on the people of Simon's Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, the Strand and Gordon's Bay. Includes 110 illustrations (in colour & monochrome), charts & maps

R300.00
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Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape - Jose Burman

Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape by Jose Burman is not only a guide to different walks and longer trails the hiker can take it is also filled with facts and anecdotes about the various areas and trails. Illustrated in colour and with sketch maps.

R75.00
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Cradle of Commerce - Margaret Cairns

Cradle of Commerce: The Story of Block B by Margaret Cairns was privately published in 1974 by Woolworths to commemorate the opening of its new store in Block B. The book describes the History of Block B, situated in Cape Town

R120.00
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Track and Trackless - P. R. Coates

Track and Trackless: Omnibuses and Trams in the Western Cape by P. R. Coates traces the development and decline of a colourful era of road transport. His research also included material from libraries and archives all over the world.

R300.00
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The Cape Kitchen - Mary Alexander Cook

The Cape Kitchen by Mary Alexander Cook describes the old kitchens of the Cape: how they were built and fitted out. Here for the first time a well-known writer and cultural historian gives fascinating accounts of old methods and utensils, many of which have not been used for years and are quite unknown to the modern housewife. From brandsolders and hearth irons to soap and candle-making the author treats each subject with the devoted precision of the true enthusiast.  Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs.

R180.00
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The Lion Mountain - Mona de Beer

The Lion Mountain by Mona de Beer enables the reader to explore the marine suburbs on the Atlantic coast stretching from Mouille Point in the north to Hout Bay in the south. It is an important work of local history.  Signed by the author on the title page.

R300.00
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Robben Island - Simon A. De Villiers

Robben Island:Out of Reach, Out of Mind is an unusual book in that it stresses for the first time the part Robben Island has played in the history of South Africa. It will be of use to the student of society and of interest to the general reader because it stresses the difference between the crude methods of the past with the more enlightened practices accepted today as a matter of course.

R300.00
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Stellenbosch: 1679 - 1929 - Dorpsraad

Stellenbosch: 1679 - 1929 presents a collection of essays by various influential authorities on the subject of Stellenbosch, its history and culture. Essays vary between Afrikaans and English texts. Included is a foreword by the mayor of the day, C. M. Neethling.

R300.00
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The story of Great Brak River - Margaret Franklin

The story of Great Brak River by Margaret Franklin traces the development of the area through the activities of the Searle family, of which she is a member, as well as being the wife of Chairman of the Searles Group (c.1975)

R400.00
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The Old Houses of the Cape - Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook

The Old Houses of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook is a comprehensive survey with pictures and desciptive text of the existing houses and farm buildings in the traditional Dutch style of the 18th century. This copy is number 190/200 of the deluxe edition bound in quarter brown leather and signed by the authors.

R1,250.00
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The Old Buildings of the Cape - Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook

The Old Buildings of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook is essentially the revised second edition of the authors' first book entitled The Old Houses of the Cape published in 1965. It is the definitive survey on the extant buildings in the area. Illustrated with 400 photos, 154 site and house plans, 32 house plans and 10 area maps. The introductory chapter on the Cape Gable now has 112 diagrams of gables.

R1,400.00
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The Story of Hottentots Holland - Peggy Heap

The Story of Hottentots Holland: Social History of Somerset West, the Strand Gordon's Bay and Sir Lowry's Pass Over Three Centuries by Peggy Heap presents a comprehensive regional history on the region known as Hottentots Holland, regarding the social and cultural developments, and includes 42 illustrations, mostly old photographs, that supplement the text and contribute to the atmosphere of the past.

R400.00
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The First Son of South Africa to be Premier - Basil T. Hone

The First Son of South Africa to be Premier by Basil T. Hone tells the story of Thomas Scanlen, who served as the Cape Colony's Prime Minister for three years. The story of this man and the politics of a century ago will help readers understand the reasons why the problems southern Africa faces today are difficult, complex and delicate.

This copy has been signed by the author.

R150.00
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Valley of the Simonsberg - Douglas Houston

Valley of the Simonsberg by Douglas Houston is a description of the history, farms and farming activities in the Simonsberg valley in the Western Cape

R150.00
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Men of Good Hope - R. F. M. Immelman

Men of Good Hope: 1804-1954 by R. F. M. Immelman presents the story of the Cape of Good Hope and of the men who made it. It is a story of enterprise crowned with success, beginning with the founding of the settlement on Table Bay in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company.

This copy has been inscribed by the author.

R135.00
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Guide to the Peers' Cave - H.S. Jager

Guide to the Peers' Cave - Tunnel Cave and Rock Shelters at Skildergat, Fish Hoek edited by H.S. Jager is a publication (booklet) that greatly assisted the general public in a keener appreciation of this branch of scientific research whilst making the caves more accessible. This fourth edition includes several photos, drawings and maps.

R75.00
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The Parliament of the Cape - Ralph Kilpin

The Parliament of the Cape: Being a narrative of the Parliament and councils of the Cape of Good Hope from the founding of the colony by Jan Van Riebeeck in 1652 to the Union of South Africa in 1910 to which is added a list of governors from 1652 to 1910 and a complete list of members from 1652 to 1910 by Ralph Kilpin, who was a clerk-assistant of the Union House of Assembly and author of the book The Old Cape House. First published as The Romance of a Colonial Parliament in 1930, it was reissued in 1938 entitled The Parliament of the Cape.

R150.00
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Victorian Life at the Cape, 1870-1900 - Catherine Knox

Victorian Life at the Cape, 1870-1900 by Catherine Knox follows the footsteps of the early Cape Victorians and takes the reader back on a fond personal visit to a young city where the seeds of our tomorrows were sown. This is a presentation copy, signed by the author and the illustrator - presented to Alan Tew, Past District Governor of District 9350 

R375.00
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Victorian Life at the Cape 1870-1900 - Catherine Knox

Victorian Life at the Cape 1870-1900 by Catherine Knox is a fascinating and beautifully-presented social history. "Wealth and poverty, the decrepit and the very new, peril and charm . vibrant contrasts thronged the streets of late Victorian Cape Town, that bustling meeting-place of nations. Progress brought steamships, a modern harbour, a railway station, telegrams, weekly mail, telephones, horseless carriages. The mineral revolution spelt Eldorado for some while others could only eke out an existence on the beach or the mountain.

R150.00
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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.

R200.00
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Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa - Ronald Lewcock

Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa by Ronald Lewcock describes the interaction between British and Dutch architecture and discusses the major trends that have influenced architecture in South Africa. The author also analyses the sources of various foreign stylistic influences. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and line drawings.

R800.00
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Table Mountain - C A Luckhoff

Table Mountain by C A Luckhoff describes this landmark in all its glory. The author consider everything from the history, geology, flora and mountaineering to the management of the mountain. Illustrated throughout in b&w

R125.00

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