Western Cape

Front cover of Geskiedenis van Malmesbury by J. P. Blaauw
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.

ZAR90.00 
Front Cover of Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape by Jose Burman
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.

ZAR75.00 
Front cover of Cradle of Commerce by Margaret Cairns
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

ZAR120.00 
Front cover of The Cape Kitchen by Mary Alexander Cook
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.

ZAR180.00 
Front Cover of The Lion Mountain by Mona de Beer
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.

ZAR300.00 
Front cover of Stellenbosch: 1679 - 1929
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.

ZAR300.00 
 Front Cover of the story of Great Brak River by Margaret Franklin
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)

ZAR400.00 
Front Cover of The Old Houses of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook
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.

ZAR1,250.00 
Front cover of The Story of Hottentots Holland by Peggy Heap
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.

ZAR400.00 
Front cover of The First Son of South Africa to be Premier by Basil T. Hone
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.

ZAR150.00 
Front cover of Valley of the Simonsberg by Douglas Houston
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

ZAR150.00 
Front cover of Guide to the Peers' Cave by H.S. Jager
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.

ZAR75.00 
Front cover of Victorian Life at the Cape, 1870-1900 by Catherine Knox
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 

ZAR375.00 
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 Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa by Ronald Lewcock
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.

ZAR800.00 
Front Cover of Table Mountain by C A Luckhoff
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

ZAR125.00 
Spine of The Cape House and its Interior by A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe
The Cape House and its Interior - A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe

The Cape House and its Interior by A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe the standard work on the subject. Illustrated with 1600 illustrations, 8 in colour. This copy is the deluxe edition, bound in full leather and signed by Obholzer and Malherbe. Number 54 out of 100.  With a slip case.

ZAR7,500.00 
Front cover of Gentleman's Walk by Hymen W. J. Picard
Gentleman's Walk - Hymen W. J. Picard

Gentleman's Walk: The Romantic Story of Cape Town's Oldest Streets, Lanes and Squares by Hymen W. J. Picard dresses the factual story of Cape Town's streets, lanes and squares in the colourful robe of South Africa's historical background.

ZAR350.00 
Front cover of A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand by John M Smalberger
A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand - John M Smalberger

A History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand by John M Smalberger is a history of Namaqualand and its mines from the 1600s till the 1930s

ZAR150.00 
Front Cover of Bokaap ... Faces and Facades by Lesley and Stephen Townsend
Bokaap ... Faces and Facades - Lesley and Stephen Townsend

Bokaap ... Faces and Facades by Lesley and Stephen Townsend explores, through photographs and archival material, the architecture, history and peoples of this area. The history and story of Cape Town's Malay Quarter, Bokaap, which has the largest concentration of pre-1840 architecture in S Africa, and the project to restore and conserve it. Lesley Townsend's b/w photographs vividly evoke this fascinating area and its range of historic buildings. Other illustrations are drawings and archive maps and photographs.

ZAR2,250.00 
Front cover of Simon's Town: A Postcard History 1900-1913 by Michael Walker
Simon's Town - Michael Walker

Simon's Town: A Postcard History 1900-1913 by Michael Walker provides a visual record through the medium of postcards of the history of Simon's Town at the turn of the century. Copy signed by author.

ZAR300.00