Biography

1 . AURET  A ( DRIES )   Deur Swaarkry Gebrei

The author spent parts of his youth in Alexander Bay, Kleinzee, Citrusdal and Aurora among other places, later ministering to his flock in the Western Cape. 150 ppwith bw photos and map. Good condition in softcover, sgd by author on tp. Privately published 2008 1st ed. #771     

 

2 . AURET A  G   Kronkelpad van Garies tot Napier

Continuation of the author’s autobiography relating his experiences as priest in various communities in Namaqualand, West Coast, Namibia and finally in Napier. Afri9kaans text. 228 pp with colour and bw illustrations. Good in softcover. Privately published 2016 5th imp. #971     

 

3 . AURET  A G   Kort Duskant Moedverloor

Snippets and anecdotes about the writer’s parishioners and other peoploe he encountered during his working life in Namaqualand, West Coast, Namibia and Southern Cape. Afrikaans text. 174 pp. Good in softcover. Privately published 2016 4th imp. #972     

 

4 . BAKER  E  A   The Golden Thread

The author worked in the fishing industry on the West Coast between Lambert’s Bay and Port Nolloth. These are his memoirs interspersed with his spiritual experience and feelings. 162 pp with vignettes. Very good condition in hardcover; ltd ed no 17/40 inscr by author on eps. Privately published 1994. #891     

 

5 . BARNARD  C  J   Robert Jacob Gordon se Loopbaan aan die Kaap

A short biography of the noted military man and explorer, including his journeys to the Orange River.. 319-446 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Worn covers, o/w good. Archives Yearbook 1950 pt 1. #441     

 

6 . BARNARD LADY A   Letters and Journals

Contains description of her trip to Saldanha. 246 pp with bw illustrations. Very poor condition, back adrift, foxing. Maskew Miller ca 1924. #153     

 

7 . BERGH  K  J  M   Kay’s Memories

Memories of a Yankee Gal who came out to South Africa in the early fifties, married a pioneer rooibos tea farmer, and who lived in the Lamberts Bay-Clanwilliam area for some decades.. 287 pp with bw and colour photos. Very good condition in hardcover, inscr by author on tp. Privately published >2005. #814     

 

8 . BERTONI  M   Diamonds & Dust

Experiences of a young man around the diamond town of Oranjemund and the plant at Affenrücken, as well as a few episodes in Namaqualand. 200 pp with bw photos. Good condition in softcover. Equilibrium Books 2008. #826     

 

9 . BIRTWHISTLE  N  A   William Threlfall – A study in Missionary Vocation

A biography of the hapless missionary, dealing mainly with his missionar training and exploits prior to his short service in Namaqualand, which ended with his murder.. 168 pp with frontis. Good condition in hardcover, with tatty dw. Oliphants 1966 1st ed. #347     

 

10 . BORCHERDS  P  B   An Autobiographical Memoir

Borcherds accompanied Truter & Somerville on their expedition to the Orange River and held many magisterial positions in the early 19th century. 500 pp with two plates. Re-bound in linen, eps replaced. Africana Connoisseurs Press Facs Rep 1861 1st ed. #10     

 

11 . BRANCA  S   Die Leeu van die Noordweste

The author, a direct descendant of Dr W P Steenkamp, has written a dramatised biography of her noted ancestor, who was a larger than life figure among the people of Namaqualand. Afrikaans text. 307 pp. Good condition in softcover. Privately published 2002. #926     

 

12 . BROADBENT  S   Missionary Martyr of Namaqualand

An early biography of the Wesleyan missionary who, along with his Nama companions, was murdered when venturing into the wilds.. 174 pp plus ads, with frontis. Covers a bit worn, o/w good condition in hardcover 16mo size, ownership of Ridgill on eps, as well as a note re contents referring to B Shaw.. Wesleyan Conference Office ca 1865 3rd ed. #327     

 

13 . BURGER  J  J  G   Jare wat was

Memoirs of a youth spent in the Citrusdal region in the upper Olifants valley. Afrikaans text. 157 pp with bw photos. Good condition perfectbound in softcover. Privately published 2002 rev ed. #820     

 

14 . BURMAN  J   The Man in My Boots

Reminscences of an eventful life. Contains chapters on the history Bowesdorp and Bridgetown, as well as Cedarberg experiences.. 126 pp with dwgs by Grogan. Very good condition in laminated hardcover. Human & Rousseau 1994. #313     

 

15 . CARSTENS  J   A Fortune Through My Fingers

The story of the discovery of diamonds on the West Coast near Kleinzee in Namaqualand. Both the author and his father were involved in the search, and the author worked with Merensky to explore the riches of these coastal fields.. 185 pp with bw illustrations, dedication by the author on tp. Grubby covers, o/w good condition, no dw. Timmins 1962 1st ed. #12     

 

16 . CHEESEMAN  T   The Story of William Threlfall

The author, himself a missionary at Leliefontein for four years, sketches not only the unhappy fat of Threlfall, but also gives some  account of Jacob Links and Johannes Jager, who died with the missionary.There is also background to the mission in Namaqualand, as well as some account of the locals.. 164 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition. Methodist Publishing Office 1910 1st ed. #235     

 

17 . CONRADIE  W  J   Ondervindingen van een Jonge Predikant in Namakwaland

Charming account of life in a huge arid parish, mainly around Garies, at the turn of the century. Dutch text… 64 pp with bw illustration. Good condition in slightly worn linen covered softcover. Longmans Green 1909 1st ed. #236     

 

18 . DE KOCK  W  J et al eds   Dictionary of South African Biography Vols I-V

Invaluable reference work, Vol V is in Afrikaans.. Very good condition. HSRC 1968-1981. #170     

 

19 . EBNER  J  L   Reise nach Sued Afrika und Darstellung meiner waehrend acht Jahren daselbst als Missionar unter den Hottentotten gemachten Erfahrungen

The author worked at Bezondermeid & Kookfontein ( later Steinkopf),and Pella, as well as working among the Bondelswarts at Warmbad, under the aegis of the London Missionary Society after training with the Berlin Mission. He remained in Namaqualand and Namibia between 1812-1820, after which he returned to Germany.. 318 pp with frontis. Mint condition in hardcover. Fines Mundi ( L Oehmigke ) 2009 facsimile repr. #570     

 

20 . EWART  J & GORDON-BROWN  A  ed   James Ewart’s Journal

Interesting social history of a young lieutenant on garrison duty at the Cape in the years 1811-1814. He made a trip up the West Coast as far as Piquetberg and then over the mountains to Tulbagh.. 137 pp with colour plates. De luxe ed in full calf, with dw, ltd ed no 96/100, good condition, needs eps. Struik 1970. #348     

 

21 . GORDON  R  E   Honour Without Riches

The story of the Archibald family in Eastern Cape and on the Namaqualand Copper Mines.. 408 pp with bw illustrations and loose family tree. Fine condition with dw. T W Griggs & Co 1978 1st ed. #13     

 

22 . GREEN  L  G   A Giant in Hiding

The story of Frank Wightman, of solo sailing fame in the yacht Wylo, which ended up being moored in Langebaan Lagoon on the West Coast for a number of years, while he lived on board.. 220 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition in hardcover with dw. Timmins 1970 1st ed. #299     

 

23 . GROBBELAAR  P  W   Skrywers in Beeld – C Louis Leipoldt

Mainly photographic biography of the noted man of letters from Clanwilliam.. 102 bw illustrations with captions. Good condition in laminated hardcover, ex library copy with stamps. Tafelberg 1980 1st ed. #358     

 

24 . GUTSCHE  T   The Bishop’s Lady

The story of Sophy Gray, wife of Robert Gray, Bishop of Cape Town. She travelled widely with her husband, and visits to Port Nolloth, Clanwilliam and the Hantam were included in their itineraries. In addition she designed churches for both the above towns among many others.. 240 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Good condition with tatty dw.. Timmins 1970 1st ed. #459     

 

25 . HANCOCK  W  K   Smuts – the Sanguine Years

This volume includes the noted general’s  Boer War experiences, which include the Namaqualand campaign.. 619 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition. Cambridge 1962 1st ed. #146     

 

26 . HAUMAN  R   Van Riga tot Drakenstein

The story of Eduardt Christian Haumann and his descendents. In particular, Johannes Stephanus, 1845 – 1925, became the first dominie stationed in Bowesdorp and later Clanwilliam,  while others resided on the West Coast and in Bushmanland.Afrikaans text. 148 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in hardcover with vg dw. Privately Published 1987. #899     

 

27 . HEESE  H  F   Groep Sonder Grense

The author threw a hand-grenade into the apartheid establishment with this title in 1985, when he suggested that the ‘coloured’ component of the Afrikaner nation was much, much larger than previously acknowledged, and that many of the leading proponents of apartheid were in fact descendants of slaves. Afrikaans text. 160 pp. Very good in softcover. Protea 2005. #896     

 

28 . JACKSON  A   Trader on the Veld

Adventurous life mainly at the village of Draghoender in Bushmanland, at the end of last century. 76 pp. Mint. Balkema 1958 1st ed. #14     

 

29 . JACKSON  J  M   Mission Namaqualand

Short biography of Barnabas Shaw of Leliefontein Mission, his work and sojourn among the Namaquas. Contains a summary of subsequent work at the mission, as well as a memoir of one of the wives of an incumbent. 80 pp with dwgs. Good condition in softcover. Wesley Society of South Africa 2009. #924     

 

30 . JOWELL  P   Joe Jowell of Namaqualand

A memoir of a modern-day Jewish pioneer of Namaqualand and his trading and transport empire.. 312 pp with bw and colour illustrations. Mint copy, std edition, qtrbound in beige linen and leatherette. Fernwood Press 1994 1st ed. #123     

 

31 .  KALAHARI MAC  [ MACDONALD  F]   Agter die Skerms met die Rebelle

The author was part of Maritz’s group of rebels in the 1914 Rebellion in the NW Cape… 164 pp. Poor condition. L & S Boeksentrum 1949 1st ed. #183     

 

32 . KLING  H   Onder die Kindere van Cham

The author worked as a missionary among the Steinkopf congregation, as well as among the Herero near Okahandja. In addition he has related some of the history of early missionary endeavour in Namaqualand, like that of Schmelen and Olpp. Afrikaans text.. 350 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in hardcover, no dw.. Nasionale Pers 1932 1st ed. #344     

 

33 . KLOPPERS  H   Gee My ‘n Man

The story of the le Riche family and the beginnings of the Kalahari National Park. Afrikaans text. An uncommon title.. 209 pp with bw illustrations and fold-out map. Good condition in hardcover with worn dw. Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel 1970. #966     

 

34 . LEHMANN  O   Look Beyond the Wind

Biography of the noted geologist Hans Merensky, who played a leading part in opening up the diamond mines of Namaqualand.. 183 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition with worn dw. Timmins 1955 1st ed. #16     

 

35 . LEUNENDE CHRISTEN   Oom Willie van Namakwaland

A short biography of  W L Steenkamp, a respected churchman of Namqualand.. 60 pp with bw illustrations. In worn wraps. NGK 1960 1st ed. #182     

 

36 . ‘ LEUNENDE CHRISTEN ‘   Waar die Kokerboom Luister

Biography of Rev Dr Izak van Niekerk of Namaqualand and his work among the coloured community.. 88 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition. C S V Boekhandel 1948 1st ed. #221     

 

37 . LEUNENDE CHRISTEN   Ds W L Steenkamp van Namakwaland

A short biography of  W L Steenkamp, a respected churchman of Namqualand.. 60 pp with bw illustrations. Mint condition booklet in wraps. NGK 1997 repr. #759     

 

38 . LOUBSER  F   Land van die Kokerboom

The story of Kakamas and the Gordonia region in years past, as seen through the eyes of a young schoolteacher.. 138 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition, no dw. Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel 1956 1st ed. #38     

 

39 . LOUW  E ( ELI )   Oor My Pad

Autobiography of noted Loeriesfontein farmer, lawyer, mayor and parliamentarian, who rose to ministerial rank. Afrikaans text. 250 pp with bw & colour illustrations. Very good condition in softcover. AndCork 2009. #933     

 

40 . LUCKHOFF  A  D   Pieter Malan van Namakwaland

Biography of respected church member of the Namaqualand community. Afrikaans text. 59 pp with bw illustrations. Good in wraps. Privately published 1947. #767     

 

41 . MAEDER  G  A   Uit de Oude en Nieuwe Afrikaanse Doos

The author was a pastor in the Karoo, Luederitz and Ladybrand OFS for many years, and visited the Labour Colony at Kakamas a few times. The books contains several chapters on Kakamas. Dutch text.. 182 pp with portrait. Fair condition in marked hardcover, light foxing.. van de Sandt de Villiers 1917. #421     

 

42 . MALHERBE  V  C   Krotoa, called Eva, a Woman Between

Study of a controversial character, the Khoi woman who became one of van Riebeeck’s interpreters and accompanied some of the expeditions he sent to explore the northwest. She later married the explorer van Meerhof and ended her days banned to Robben Island.. 59 pp in wraps. Good condition. UCT 1990. #105     

 

43 . McKINNON  J   Tapestry of Lives

A chronicle of women’s lives in the 17th century; the role of San and Khoi women and a short biography of Krotoa, van Riebeeck’s interpreter, among others. 126 pp with bw illustrtations. Very good condition in softcover. Kwela Books 2004. #836     

 

44 . METROWICH  F  C   Scotty Smith

The story of the notable stock thief and robber, called the ‘ Robin Hood of the North Western Cape and Kalahari’.. 248 pp with frontispiece and maps as eps. Excellent condition with vg dw. Books of Africa 1962 1st ed. #41     

 

45 . MOISTER  W   Barnabas Shaw – the Story of his life and missionary labours

A popular, inspirational biography of this Namaqualand missionary. Includes a brief account of other Wesleyan Missions in South Africa. 216 pp with ads, text illustrations. Hinges poor, some waterstain on gilt decorated covers, textblock a little loose. Wesleyan Conference Office 1877. #40     

 

46 . MULLER M  & STEENKAMP  W   Die Steenkamps van Karos

The authors trace their family’s roots from the Netherlands to the farm Karos on the banks of the Gariep in the vicinity of Kenhardt. Afrikaans text. 65 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition in wraps, inscr by one of the authors on tp. Privately published ca 1976. #938     

 

47 . NAUDE  C  P   Ongebaande Wee – die Geskiedenis van James Benjamin Bassingthwaighte

Very interesting history of one of Namibia’s English pioneers. He spent some time on the Namaqualand copper mines at Spektakel, and these experiences are described in a few chapters. Afrikaans text.. 143 pp. Good condition in hardcover, no dw. Juta 1931 1st ed. #345     

 

48 . NEL  E   Van Blomfontein na Papkuilsfontein to Sewefontein

A mishmash of Nel family genealogy, personal anecdotes and area history of part of the Hantam and Roggeveld, where the author’s family farmed. An amateurish production, lacking proper organization. Afrikaans text.. Unpaginated, ie each chapter is separately paginated; with bw illustrations.. Mint condition in wraps, A4 size, sgd by author. Privately published no date. #335     

 

49 . NELSON  P  G   A Mayor of Malmesbury Looks Back

Memoirs of leading citizen who played a role in business, civic and parliamentary affairs for Malmesbury during his fifty years of residence in the town. 154 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition in slightly waterstained covers. Paarl Printing ca 1950. #909     

 

50 . NIENABER  P  J   Leipoldt in Beeld en Woord

Biographical contribution on this noted  South African writer, poet and naturalist, who was born in Clanwilliam.. 143 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition with dw, ex library copy with stamps. Perskor 1980 1st ed. #142     

 

51 . NIENABER  P  J   C. Louis Leipoldt – Eensame Veelsydige NOT IN COLLECTION

An anthology of appreciation and critique of Leipoldt’s work as poet, dramatist and writer, as well as biographical contributions on this missionary’s son from the Cedarberg.. 416 pp with bw illsutrations. Good condition in hardcover, no dw, ex institutional library.. Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel 1948 1st ed. #337     

 

52 . PIETERSE  C  L   So Vlak le die Gisters

Rustic reminiscences of a childhood on farms in Bushmanland and the Hantam. Afrikaans text. 120 pp with dwgs by Fred Mouton. Very good condition in softcover. EFJS Drukkers 2003 1st ed. #763     

 

53 . PIFER  D   Innocents in Africa

Author’s father was manager at Kleinzee and Oranjemund diamond mines; included are childhood reminiscences of these places.. 338 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition with dw. Granta Books 1994 repr. #147     

 

54 . ROOD  B   Uit die Waaisand en die Kalkklippe

Well-known writer on matters culinary, relates her childhood impressions of life on the West Coast, farming and aspects of Afrikaner folk-culture of the first half of the 20th century. Afrikaans text.. 86 pp with bw illustrations and dwgs. Mint condition in oblong 8vo softcover. Tafelberg 2001. #427     

 

55 . RUDNER  I   Ten Paces Behind

Autobiography of Ione and Jalmar Rudner, two amateur archaeologists and art historians who spent their lives tracing rock art and logging lithic remains from prehistoric sites. Much of their work was done over the West Coast, Cedarberg, Namaqualand and Bushmanland, as well as further afield in Namibia and as far as Angola.. 361 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in softcover, inscribed by author on prelims. Africana Publishers 2015. #955     

 

56 . RUPPING  A  D   Kalahari Stories

Simplistically written memoirs of the author’s youth among the dunes and dry rivers. Afrikaans text. 183 pp with dwgs and bw illustrations. Good condition in A4 ringbound softcover. Privately published 2009. #851     

 

57 . SARRISAM  G ( ENGELBRECHT  G )   Vonke uit die Koeroeklip

Growing up during hard times on a Sandveld farm near Wallekraal, the author regales with wonderful tales and descriptions that stretch the Afrikaans language to new dimensions.. 256 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in softcover. Privately published 2006. #919     

 

58 . SARRISAM  G  ( ENGELBRECHT  G )   As Murasies kon praat – Ware Verhale uit Namakwaland

More pithy kontrei-stories set in the hostile, drought-stricken regions of Namaqualand. Afrikaans text. 192 pp. Very good condition in softcover. Privately published 2008. #920     

 

59 . SCHAMBERGER  P ed   Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities

Wonderful book which traces each and every Jew and his livelihood in the Platteland towns of the Western Cape, Bushmanland, Namaqualand etc. 528 pp with bw illustrations. Fine condition in softcover. SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth 2004 1st ed. #778      

 

60 . SCHAPERA  A   Golden Days in Namaqualand

Nostalgic memoirs of one of the Schapera brothers who were born or lived in Namaqualand, and were traders and representatives in villages like Bowesdorp, Garies, and Springbok during the 1920’s. 218 pp. Softcover A4. Namaqualand Tourism Development Co 2001. #492     

 

61 . SCHOEMAN  K   Die Kort Sendingloopbaan van Sophia Burgmann 1805-1812

A work on the early missionary presence among the Namaqua; Burgmann married Christiaan Allbrecht and worked at his side at Silverfontein, near Springbok, until her death. Afrikaans text.. 97 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition in softcover. S A Library 1994. #396     

 

62 . SCULLY W C   Further Reminscences of a S African Pioneer

One and a half chapters deal with his experience while a magistrate in Springbok. 384 pp with bw illustrations. Covers scarred, light foxing. T Fisher Unwin 1913. #110     

 

63 . SCULLY  W  C   Unconventional Reminiscences

Further chapters and fragments of the writer, magistrate and poet’s eventful life, gleaned from a number of other publications. Conatins another chapter on his Namaqualand experiences.. 276 pp. Good in softcover. Penguin 2006. #766     

 

64 . SHAW  B   Memorials of South Africa

A pioneer Wesleyan missionary’s work at Leliefontein in Namaqualand, where he founded the mission settlement. Though his memoirs are mainly spiritual in nature, there are some nuggets of information on the region and its inhabitants.. 346 pp with engraved frontis and map. Re-bound in half maroon calf with marbled boards, eps replaced. Bookplate and signature of M W Spilhaus in prelims, as are some of her pencilled marginalia in the margins. J Mason, Hamilton, Adams & Co 1840 1st ed. #46     

 

65 . SILVERMAN  B   Memoirs of a Pioneer in the Fish Canning Industry of South Africa

Story of a young Jew from Riga who emigrates to SA after the Boer War and becomes one of the pioneers of the West Coast fishing and crayfish industry. 77 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in faux Burgundy calf, inscribed by the author and the man himself on the frontis protrait. Balkema 1956 1st ed. #868     

 

66 . SIMON  J  M   Bishop for the Hottentots

The establishment and building of the Pella Roman Catholic Mission and the satellite missions  in Namaqualand, which became the diocese of Keimoes – the largest in the world… 235 pp with portrait. Good condition no dw. Benziger Bros. 1959 1st ed. #83      

 

67 . SIMONS  P  B   The Life and Work of Charles Bell

Adventurous life of a man with many talents. Includes accounts of his commissions to the Kamiesberg to investigate land problems in 1840 and  to the copper mines in 1855 in his capacity as surveyor-general. Several of his artistic works are of Namaqualand subjects.. 176 pp with colour and bw illustrations and dwgs.. Mint condition with dw. Fernwood Press 1998 1st ed. #129     

 

68 . SIMONS  P  B   John Blades Currey 1850-1900

The story of the young Englishman who was to become inextricably embroiled in the diamond industry and with C J Rhodes and J X Merriman in politics. Contains a chapter on his stay at the Namaqualand copper mines and another about a trip to Pella through Bushmanland in the 1850’s.. 275 pp with bw & colour text illustrations and plates, large 4to format. Very good condition with slightly worn dw. Brenthurst Press 2nd Series No 2 1986 1st ed. #249     

 

69 . SLABBERT  H   Van Skotland tot Vanrhynsdorp

Family history of the van der Meulen family, mainly in the Vanrhynsdorp area and in the Swartland. Includes childhood memoirs. Part English, part Afrikaans text.. 112 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in hardcover. the author 1981 1st ed. #273     

 

70 . STEENKAMP  W  P   I Conclude

Memoirs of dominee, doctor, hunter and parliamentarian of an illustrious Namaqualand family.. Slight reference to his roots in Namaqualand.. 218 pp with bw portrait. Good condition. Juta 1947 1st ed. #163     

 

71 . STODEL  J   The Jackpot Story

The author’s family owned a hunting farm south of the Langebaan Lagoon, which is now part of the West Coast National Park; on which there are a few chapters.. 196 pp with bw plates. Good condition, with tatty dw. Timmins 1965 1st ed. #17     

 

72 . STORRAR  P & KOMNICK  G   Colossus of Roads

The story of Thomas Bain and his work on the roads and passes of the Cape. Includes some mention of his work in Namaqualand in passing.. 108 pp with bw and colour illustrations and maps. Covers worn and chipped, textblock fine.. Murray & Roberts 1984 1st ed. #130     

 

73 . STRYDOM  H   For Volk and Fuhrer

The life of Robey Leibbrandt. He was landed secretly near Kleinzee on his return from Germany to foment a pro-German rebellion.. 281 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition with dw. J Ball 1982 1st ed. #169     

 

74 . TRUEPER  U   Die Hottentottin

The short life of Zara Schmelen, the Nama woman who was instrumental in teaching her German missionary husband Johann, the Nama language at the Komaggas mission. German text.. 195 pp with bw illustrations. Mint condition in softcover. Ruediger Koeppe 2000 ?. #272     

 

75 . TRUEPER  U   The Invisible Woman – Zara Schmelen

The short life of Zara Schmelen, the Nama woman who was instrumental in teaching her German missionary husband Johann, the Nama language at the Komaggas mission.. 118 pp with bw illustrations and map. Softcover A4. Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Lives, Legacies, Legends #4 2006. #751     

 

76 . UYS  C  B   My Friend Adventure

The author psent an adventurous life, despatch-riding in the Herero and Hottentot Wars in SWA, then building dams and bridges. Two chapters deal with bridging the Olifants River at Klawer and building irrigation works and canals.. 216 pp with bw illustrations. Good with tatty dw. Timmins 1960 1st ed. #256     

 

77 . UYS  T   Namakwaland, my Hartland

The author lived and worked in and around the region for eighty years. These are a collection of pithy anecdotes, memoirs, a treasury of history and folk-culture. Afrikaans text. 240 pp with dwgs. Fine condition in softcover. Privately published ca 2004. #780     

 

78 . UYS  T   Namakwalandse Gabbagoed

The author lived and worked in and around the region for eighty years. A further collection of pithy tales. Includes a description of the development of McDougall’s Bay. Afrikaans text. 148 pp with dwgs. Fine condition in softcover. Privately published ca 2005. #781     

 

79 . UYS  T   Hoor Wat Se die Katlagter

More Namaqualand memoirs; this time a mixture of “Kookskermstories” and ‘Kontreistories’ . Afrikaans text. 208 pp with dwgs. Fine condition in softcover, sgd by author on tp. Privately published 2006. #782     

 

80 . UYS  T   Hoeka se Dinge uit Toeka se Tyd

More Namaqualand tales of the hunt for riches, the beauties of nature and the inventiveness of the people of the region . Afrikaans text. 188 pp with dwgs. Fine condition in softcover, sgd by author on tp. Privately published 2008. #783     

 

81 . UYS  T   Eenkantland

An anthology of Theunis Uys’ best Namaqualand reminiscences. Afrikaans text, with an introduction by Dana Snyman.. 212 pp. Good condition in softcover. Suiderkruis Boeke 2012. #947     

 

82 . VAN NIEKERK  A  A  J   Boetie van Boesmanland

Fragments from the childhood of the author of numerous books on his beloved Namaqualand. 72 pp with map inside cover. Very good condition in softcover. Klipbok 1993 1st ed. #702     

 

83 . VAN RENSBURG  D  J   My Joernaal

Harrowing experiences of a trekboer in the latter half of the 19th century in the Greater Karoo, Bushmanland and Namaqualand. Afrikaans text. with colour and bw illustrations and map. Mint in softcover. privately published 2006 2nd imp. #850     

 

84 . VAN ROOYEN  E   Met Eie Sikspens

The author recounts memories of a youth spent along the Orange River in the little town of Kakamas. Afrikaans text.. 238 pp. Very good condition in softcover. Tafelberg 1994. #416     

 

85 . VAN WYK  C  B   Gannabos: Jeugherinneringe

Memoirs; the author spent his youth on the family farm in the middle of a triangle formed by the towns of Niewoudtville, Loeriesfontein and Calvinia.. 108 pp. Mint condition in laminated boards. The author 2001 1st ed. #265     

 

86 . VENTER  F  A   Die Middag voel na Warm As

Noted Afrikaans author’s farming experiences near Vredendal on the Olifants River and his interaction with his coloured farmworkers. Afrikaans text.. 126 pp. Good condition with dw, except for sellotape marks on eps. Tafelberg 1977 3rd imp. #217     

 

87 . VENTER  F  A   Kambrokind

The author recounts his childhood on three farms in Bushmanland and the Northern Karoo. When drought struck, his family was forced to  trek into Gordonia, to the banks of the Orange/Gariep River and later into the Kalahari.. 272 pp. Rubbed covers o/w good. Tafelberg 1979 1st ed. #258     

 

88 . WARNER B   Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer-Artist, his Cape Years

An account of the artist’s work on S A locations between 1835 and 1845. Includes his travels in the NW Cape and Bushmanland. 144 pp with 70 illustrations. Mint with dw, sgd by author on tp. Balkema 1983. #728     

 

89 . WEIDNER  P   The World Owes you Nothing

The author spent his life prospecting and mining in Namibia and Namaqualand. The Swartkops Sillimanite-Corundum mine near Pella is part of his holdings.. 96 pp with bw illustrations. Good condition in hardcover with tatty dw. Privately Published ca 1960 1st ed. #180     

 

90 . WICHT  J   A History of the Wicht Family and their farm Blouwaterbaai in Saldanha Bay 1943-2003

Interesting history of influential West Coast family, on whose farm the Saldanha iron-ore terminal was built, while they played major parts in the local society and economy.. 170 pp with hundreds of colour and bw photos. Very good condition in laminatyed hardcover. Privately published 2003. #907     

 

91 . WILSON  M et al   Homage to Winifred Hoernle

A number of contributions centering around the noted anthropologist. 45 pp. Good condition in wraps. Race Relations Journal Vol XXII No 4 1955. #835     

 

92 . ZOELLNER  L   Die Nasate van die Rynse Sendelinge in Suid Afrika

A valuable contribution towards the missionary histories in the NW Cape, including all the missions and their incumbents from earliest times. Afrikaans text.. 303 pp with colour frontis and bw illustrations.. Fine condition in hardcover with dw. Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing 1991. #341