• Africana items on antiquarianauctions.com Auction #79

    From Ian Balchin@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 19 13:40:52 2019
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    We list 8 africana lots on this auction starting Thursday 21st November

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    Lot 246
    Being The Naval History Of Mauritius From 1715 To 1810
    R.W. Brooks. Government Printer, Port Louis, 1944 1st edition

    This is the limited 'Mauritius" edition. Copy No. 46 of 150 copies
    only. With Foreword by His Excellency The Governor Of Mauritius Sir
    Wilfred Jackson.

    Half blue leather over cloth with gilt bands. The spine has 4 raised
    bands with gilt anchor device betweeen them. The front board shows blind-stamped sailing ship. coloured frontis with tissue guard, 30
    plates and 3 folding plans.

    Lot 277
    AFRICAN HEAVY ARTILLERY From July, 1915, The Date Of It's Formation At
    Cape Town, To the 11th November, 1918, When "Cease Fire!" Sounded At
    Lesdain, On The Escault Canal, Near Tournai, Belgium .
    no publisher, place, or date given.(obviously) post 1918. Assumed
    published by the SAHA.

    Ownership inscription to ffep: "S.J. de Kock, 'Observer Gunner', 71st
    Battery, S.A.H.A." (listed in Battery Roll). Includes 'Sectors of the
    Battle Areas ...' where the battery was in action, decorations,
    appointments, casualties, Battery Roll.

    Original gilt on leather boards. aeg. 55pp illustrated.

    Lot 278
    AFRICA SOUTH OF THE ZAMBESI. A Description Of The Bushmen, The
    Hottentots, And Particularly The Bantu, With Fifteen Plates And
    Numerous Folklore Tales Of These Different People.
    Swan Sonnenschein, Bloomsbury, 1910.

    Theal's 'History of Southern Africa' contains a great deal of relevant information scattered throughout the different chapters in the many
    volumes of that work. This volume collects the scattered chapters,
    memoranda, folklore, etc. and arranges them in proper order with the
    addition of much new material.

    Lot 279
    #27376 Edgar N. Barclay
    BIG GAME SHOOTING RECORDS Together With Biographical Notes And
    Anecdotes On The Most Prominent Big Game Hunters Of Ancient And Modern
    Witherby, London, 1932.

    Covers many species of game throughout the world, individual chapters
    for many African species. Makes clear the enormous amounts of game
    destroyed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Lot 280
    #27309 John A. Chalmers. TIYO SOGA: A Page Of South African Mission
    David Bryce, Grahamstown, 1878. 2nd revised edition

    The frontis portrait shows the usual (printed) inscription from Soga.
    On the reverse of the frontis has been pasted a second half-title page
    with the inscription "To my dear wife who aided and encouraged me in
    all my endeavors to write this simple yet touching story. John
    Chalmers, Grahamstown, 23rd November 1977".

    Lot 282
    #27380 Jan van Riebeeck (Ed. H.B. Thom). JOURNAL OF JAN VAN RIEBEECK
    A.A. Balkema for the Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town, 1952, 1954, 1958.
    1st editions.

    Publication commemorated the landing of Van Riebeeck at the Cape in
    1652 - 300 years previously.
    Volume 1 1651-1655
    Volume 2 1656-1658
    Volume 3 1659-1662

    Lot 283
    #27379 Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin.
    MONUMENTAL BRASSES OF CORNWALL. Sixty Two Illustrative Plates Wth
    Descriptive, Genealogical, And Heraldic Notes.
    Printed for the Author by Spottiswoode & Co, London, 1882.

    Annotations and additional material present in this copy appear to be
    related to the early Tregarthen family.

    Lot 284
    #27385 C.G. Finch-Davies. (Intro. Dr Alan Kemp). THE BIRD PAINTINGS OF

    The Introduction is a biography of Finch-Davies and is expanded beyond
    that originally written by that author as published earlier by the
    Transvaal Museum. There are 99 full page colour plates in addition to
    the frontis.
    Winchester Press, Johannesburg, 1984.


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