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Front cover of Narrative of an Exploratory Tour of the Cape of Good Hope by Arbousset and Daumas
Narrative of an Exploratory Tour of the Cape of Good Hope - Arbousset & Daumas

Narrative of an Exploratory Tour of the Cape of Good Hope by Arbousset and Daumas presents a fascinating account of a tour taken by two French Protestant Missionaries who were settled in Basutoland, to that part of South Africa between the Orange and the Vaal Rivers. Limited edition copy No. 248/750.

ZAR 600.00
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Town Furniture Of The Cape - Baraitser & Obholzer

Town Furniture Of The Cape by Michael Baraitser & Anton Obholzer provides detailed information on the finely crafted period furniture at the Cape. It is a culmination of years of research in both South Africa and Europe, during which the authors completed a painstakingly thorough survey of Cape furniture in all major public collections. In the gathering of information and illustrative material, they also collaborated with auction galleries both locally and abroad.

ZAR 650.00
Front cover of Cape Country Furniture by Michael Baraitser and Anton Obholzer
Cape Country Furniture - Michael Baraitser & Anton Obholzer

Cape Country Furniture: A Pictorial Survey of Regional Styles, Materials and Techniques in the Cape Province of South Africa by Michael Baraitser and Anton Obholzer is a pictorial representation of Cape country furniture, and incorporates background information from previous editions, to comprehensively detail identification, dating and specific districts of origin.

Introduction by Mary Alexander Cook

 

ZAR 450.00
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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.

ZAR 150.00
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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 with photography by Kobus du Plessis

Afrikaans Text.

ZAR 120.00
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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.

ZAR 75.00
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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

ZAR 300.00
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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

ZAR 300.00
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Baai van Diamante - Pieter Coetzer

Baai van Diamante: Die Geskiedenis van Alexanderbaai 1926 tot 1989 by Pieter Coetzer is the history of Alexander Bay, a town in the extreme north-west of South Africa, also known as the region of Little Namaqualand. It is located on the southern bank of the Orange River mouth. It was named for Sir James Alexander, who was the first person to map the area whilst on a Royal Geographical Society expedition into Namibia in 1836.

Afrikaans text.

ZAR 250.00
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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.

ZAR 300.00
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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.

ZAR 1,250.00
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.

ZAR 150.00
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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

ZAR 150.00
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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.

ZAR 75.00
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 

ZAR 375.00
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.

ZAR 200.00
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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.

ZAR 800.00
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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

ZAR 125.00
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: An Inquiry into the Sources of Cape Architecture & a Survey of Built-in Early Cape Domestic Woodwork 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.

ZAR 7,000.00
Front Cover of The Cape House And Its Interior by Obholzer, Baraitser & Malherbe
The Cape House And Its Interior - Obholzer; Baraitser; Malherbe

The Cape House And Its Interior by Obholzer, Baraitser & Malherbe is the first comprehensive survey of the architecture of the early Cape of Good Hope, considered by many art-historians to be the major South African contribution to world culture. However, little has been written about its roots, the existent decorative build-in woodwork such as doors, screens and cupboards and their metal fittings such as locks, hinges and escutcheons.

ZAR 4,500.00
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Vintage Cape Town - C. Pama

Vintage Cape Town: Historic houses and families in and around the old Cape by C. Pama is the story of the interrelationships between the old architecture and the occupants of Cape Town

ZAR 450.00
Front cover of John Blades Currey edited by Phillida Brooke Simons
John Blades Currey - edited by Phillida Brooke Simons

John Blades Currey, 1850 -1900 - edited by Phillida Brooke Simons publishes the memoirs of Curry for the first time. Arriving from England in 1850 he tried soldiering, copper-mining and farming before going into the civil-service. In this position he introduced the first diamond to Europe and was blamed for the diggers rebellion in 1875. He went on to become a council to Cape premiers Rhodes and Merriman.

ZAR 750.00
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

ZAR 150.00
Front cover of Cape Views and Costumes by A. H. Smith
Cape Views and Costumes - A. H. Smith

Cape Views and Costumes by A. H. Smith handles the interest and varied collection of water-colours by the important Africana artist Henry Clifford de Meillon preserved in the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg.

Part of a limited printing of 1000 copies, this being part of the 850 copies bound in cloth. Includes separate booklet entitled De Meillon's People of Colour.

ZAR 1,500.00
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.

ZAR 2,250.00

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