All Books

Bosch (A.) & de Waal (J.) text & van Heerden (W.) photo. ESIAS BOSCH,
191pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., slipcase, Cape Town, 1988. R2500
The life and work of South African potter and ceramicist Esias Bosch (1923-2010).
162pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town & Pretoria, 1984. R250
A history of the Cape Government Railways, from its beginnings in 1860 to Union in 1910, when the system was taken over by the South African Railways.
Cole (E.) photo & text HOUSE OF BONDAGE,
192pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 1967. R1500
Introduction by Jospeh Lelyveld. "Notes on the Life of Ernest Cole (1940-1990) by Gunilla Knape.
Thomas Flaherty worked with Ernest Cole on the text.
Ernest Cole (1940-1990) was born near Pretoria. He worked for Drum magazine from 1958 to 1960, before working as a freelance photographer. He left South Africa in 1966 to live in exile, carrying with him thousands of photographs documenting life in apartheid South Africa in the 1960s.
Courtney-Clarke (M.) photo. & text NDEBELE, the art of an African tribe
188pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, New York, (1986) 2002. R450
Foreword by David Goldblatt. Includes chapters on painting, beadwork and ceremonies, “umuzi” (the kraal), gateways, motifs, gables, windows & interiors.
Davids (A.) THE MOSQUES OF BO-KAAP, a social history of Islam at the Cape
236pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 1980. R350
Social worker, teacher, historian and author Achmat Davids covers the history of Islam at the Cape from 1652 to 1800, the cemeteries dispute of 1858 to 1886, the Auwal mosque, the Palm Tree mosque, the Nurul Islam Mosque and Jamia or Queen Victoria mosque, Mosque Shafee, the Nurul Mohmedia mosque and the two Hanafee mosques.
de Jager (E.) IMAGES OF MAN, contemporary South African black art and artists, a pictorial and historical guide to the Collection of the University of Fort Hare housed in the De Beers Centenary Art Gallery
220pp, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Alice, 1982. R750
Includes Julian Motau, Cyprian Shilakoe, Gladys Mgudlandlu, John Muafangejo, Sydney Kumalo, Stanley Nkosi, Gerard Bengu, Tito Zungu, Johannes Segogela, Noria Mabasa, Tommy Motswai, Nat Mokgosi, Lucky Sibiya, Michael Zondi, Dan Rakgoathe, Azaria Mbatha, Durant Sihlali, George Msimang, George Pemba, Gerard Sekoto, Lucas Sithole, and many others.
Goldblatt (D.) photo. & Gordimer (N.) text LIFETIMES UNDER APARTHEID,
115pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 1986. R1250
David Goldblatt's photographs are accompanied by extracts from Nadine Gordimer's novels and stories.
Gordimer (N.) A SPORT OF NATURE,
341pp., hardback, d.w., signed by author on title page, Cape Town, 1987. R550
Lewcock (R.) EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA, a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837
451pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w. a little worn and marked, Cape Town, 1963. R1500
This study of South African buildings from 1795 to 1937 that includes a description of the interaction of the architectures of the English and the Dutch, analyses the sources of the various foreign stylistic influences, deals with the evolution of construction and building organisation, the scope of town planning before 1950, and the heterogeneous character of South African architecture.
Milton (J.) THE EDGES OF WAR, a history of Frontier Wars (1702-1878)
304pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1983. R250
An account of the many wars between the Xhosa, the Boers, and later the British settlers that took place along the eastern frontier of the Cape Colony during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Mostert (N.) FRONTIERS, the epic of South Africa's creation and the tragedy of the Xhosa people
1355pp., maps, hardback, d.w., New York, 1992. R850
A history of the nine wars that took place on the eastern Cape frontier between the European colonizers and the Xhosa people.
Norwich (O.) NORWICH'S MAPS OF AFRICA, an illustrated and annotated carto-bibliography, bibliographical descriptions by Pam Kolbe, revised and edited by Jeffrey C. Stone
408 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Second Edition, Vermont, (1983) 1997. R1500
A revised edition of Oscar Norwich's illustrated guide to maps of Africa, based on his own collection. The index provides a guide to the names of the engravers, publishers and cartographers appearing on the maps. In this edition Dr Jeffrey Stone has added a new historical introduction, an expanded bibliography and an appendix on linen-backed folding maps. The text has been re-set.
Schoeman (K.) ONLY AN ANGUISH TO LIVE HERE, Olive Schreiner and the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902
239pp., illus., map, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1992. R450
Karel Schoeman on Olive Schreiner's life during the Anglo-Boer War, using her largely unpublished letters and other contemporary sources
Szalay (M.) ed. THE MOON AS SHOE/ DER MOND ALS SHUH, drawings of the San, drawings and watercolours by Diä!Kwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma and Da / zeichnungen der San, zeichnungen und aquarelle von DiäKwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma und Da
311 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback,, Zurich, 2002. R950
Catalogue of the exhibition, Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich, 2002 and the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.

Contributions by Megan Biesele, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Elias Canetti, Janette Deacon, Keith Dietrich, Mathias G.Guenther, Roger L.Hewitt and Miklós Szalay.

Drawings and watercolours from 1875-1881 made by six informants of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

Text in English & German.
Woodward C.) ORIENTAL CERAMICS AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1652-1795, an account of the porcelain trade of the Dutch East India Company with particular reference to ceramics with the V.O.C. Monogram, the Cape Market, and South African collections
228 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town & Rotterdam, 1974. R850
[Boucher (M.) & Penn (N.) eds.] BRITAIN AT THE CAPE, 1795 to 1803
263pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., No. 67 of an edition limited to 125 copies bound in half leather, Brenthurst Second Series No. 9, Johannesburg, 1992. R1750
Examines Britain's first occupation of the Cape through eye-witness accounts, personal and trade letters, government reports, contemporary maps, title-deeds, military orders, reproductions of paintings and other artworks, town and building plans, portraits and proclamations