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From: "sharon marshall" <>
Subject: [ZA-IB] Books
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 20:51:40 +0200
Some books which listers might find of interest- from Select Books' latest
Dale, Mrs [Emme]. MRS DALE'S DIARY, 1857-1872; edited by Joyce Murray. Cape
Town: A.A. Balkema, 1966.
156 p.: port. as frontis. Pict. cloth. R 125
Mrs Dale was the wife of Dr Dale, Superintendent of Education in the Cape
Colony for thirty years. The diaries are a record of their family life from
1857 to 1872.
14 Greenland, Cedryl. THE STORY OF PEERS' CAVE. Cape Town: C.
35 p.: ill., ports., map. Stiff paper wraps with porthole to
title page illustation. R 200
The Peers family explored and excavated the cave above Fish Hoek. Among
their finds were Stone Age implements, skeletons and a skull that was named
"Fish Hoek Man".
42 Becker, Dave. ON WINGS OF EAGLES: South Africa's military
aviation history. Durban: Walker-Ramus Trading, for the SAAF, [1999-].
288 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), advertising. 4to. Pict. paper
covered boards, d.w. R 300
Becker is South Africa's leading aviation writer. His overview includes well
chosen photographs. This book is seldom seen. See illustration.
68 Du Toit, S.J. NEW LIFE FOR THE OLD HOME OF SIR ROBERT STANFORD: an
architectural and historical overview of the first house of the village of
Stanford. Stanford: Stanford Tourism Bureau, .
10 p.: ill., ports. Stiff paper wraps. R 50
72 Glover, Michael. RORKE'S DRIFT: a Victorian epic. London: Leo
xi, 146 p.: ill., ports., plan, map on endpapers. Paper covered
boards, d.w., price clipped. R 135
Lieutenant Chard and his men, although outnumbered 45 to one, defended the
hospital at Rorke's Drift from Zulu attack following the defeat of the main
British invading force at Isandlwana. A record eleven Victoria Crosses were
awarded for that night's battle and Rorke's Drift has become a byword for
bravery- the Zulu impis who repeatedly attacked across open ground sharing
equally with the defenders in that appellation.
81 Hockly, H.E. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820 IN
SOUTH AFRICA. 2nd ed., 2nd impression. Cape Town: Juta, 1966.
284 p.: ill., frontis., ports., maps on endpapers. Paper covered
boards, d.w. slightly rubbed. Cellotape marks on endpapers. Ownership
signature on front free endpaper. R 275
82 Holden, William C. HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF NATAL. Facsimile
reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1963.
viii, 463, 12 p.: ill. (some col.), folding maps. (Africana
collectanea series; vol. 4). Skivotex. Ownership signature on front free
endpaper. Reprint of the 1855 edition. No. 371 of an edition limited to 750
copies. R 250
90 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan & White, Violet. SOME FRONTIER
FAMILIES: biographical sketches of 100 Eastern Province families before
1840. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1968.
303 p.: ill. Paper covered boards, d.w. Some spotting on
preliminary pages & page edges. One of an edition limited to 1000 copies.
102 Philipps, Thomas. PHILIPPS, 1820 SETTLER: his letters; edited
by Arthur Keppel-Jones in consultation with Philipps' great grand-daughter,
E.K. Heathcote. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1960.
371 p.: frontis., genealogical table, 2 maps on endpapers.
110 Redgrave, J.J. PORT ELIZABETH IN BYGONE DAYS. Cape Town: The
Rustica Press, 1947.
xiii, 552 p: ill., col. frontis., 3 folding maps. Cloth, d.w.
with chip out of spine. Cellotape marks on endpapers. Signed & dated
inscription from Redgrave on front free endpaper. See illustration.
112 Roberts, Brian. KIMBERLEY: turbulent city. Cape Town: David
Philip, in association with the Historical Society of Kimberley and the
Northern Cape, 1976.
x, 413 p.: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. Two ownership
signatures on front free endpaper. R 100
114 Schauder, Colin D. THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF BETHELSDORP. Port
Elizabeth: The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, 1970.
25 p.: ill., frontis, ports., plan. Pict. cloth. Some spotting
on endpapers. No. 165 of an edition limited to 500 copies. R 125
118 Sheffield, T. THE STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT: with a sketch of
Grahamstown as it was and Grahamstown as it is, together with a list of the
original Dutch and Huguenot settlers and of the British settlers of 1820;
compiled from the most authentic authorities. 3rd ed., enlarged and
illustrated; with a centenary chapter by A.W. Wright. Grahamstown: Grocott &
327 p.: ill., ports. Cloth, slightly worn on corners.
126 Storrar, Patricia. GEORGE REX: death of a legend.
Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1974.
240 p.: ill., ports. as frontis., genealogical chart on
endpapers. Paper covered boards, d.w. R 250
Patricia Storrar investigates the story of George Rex of Knysna, whose
parentage was long a matter of speculation- he was rumoured to be the son of
King George III and a young Quaker girl, Hannah Lightfoot.
185 Owen, Francis. THE DIARY OF THE REV. FRANCIS OWEN: missionary with
Dingaan in 1837-38, together with extracts from the writings of the
interpreters in Zulu, Messrs. Hulley and Kirkman; edited by Sir Geo. E.
Cory. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1926.
189 p. (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; 7).
Pict. cloth. Spotting on preliminary pages & page edges. R 850
215 Brown-Lowe, Robin. THE LOST CITY OF SOLOMON AND SHEBA.
Sparkford: Sutton Publishing, 2003.
288 p.: ill. Hardcover, d.w. R 395
Brown-Lowe uses DNA evidence to revise understanding of the Great