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A Survey of Race Relations in South Africa 1959-1960
Horrell, Muriel [ Compiler ],
South African Institute of Race Relations, Johannesburg, 1961. first South African Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. first South African Edition. XVI, 310 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, and index. Plain text covers, with black and white stripe and yellow background with black and white titles to the front panel and yellow to the backstrip. The South African government released a survey of race relations on a yearly basis, this being for the year 1959-1960. Bumping and rubbing and creasing to the book corners and to the lower backstrip edge. Reading creases to the backstrip. The results of insect activity can be seen to the front edge of the front panel. The book panels have become yellow, stained and quite marked. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page.. Browning to the verso of the card covers and very light browning to the internal pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; History -- South Africa ; Inventory No: 0106159. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106159  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Every Secret Thing; My Family, My Country
Slovo, Gillian,
ISBN: 0316639982
Little, Brown and Company, London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. VI, 282 pages, acknowledgements. Black coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gray titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author's parents (colourised in a sepia toned photograph), against a white background with brown and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. On the rear dustwrapper panel is a reproduction of a newspaper showing the author and her two sisters as young children. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. The autobiography the author who grew up in South Africa at the height of the apartheid system. Her parents were active against the regime -- her mother being a journalist and her father being a pivot of the South African Communist Party and the ANC military wing. It's a story of growing up where being a parent was secondary to political views and of fear. It is also the story of her parents relationship and its consequences and fallout. the book is second-hand, there is no damage to describe to either the dust jacket or the binding and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; History -- South Africa ; Biography -- Arts; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0316639982. ISBN/EAN: 9780316639989. Inventory No: 0244779. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0244779  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Every Secret Thing; My Family, My Country
Slovo, Gillian,
ISBN: 0316639982
Little, Brown and Company, London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. VI, 282 pages, acknowledgements. Black coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gray titles to the backstrip. Light browning to the text block edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author's parents (colourised in a sepia toned photograph), against a white background with brown and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. On the rear dustwrapper panel is a reproduction of a newspaper showing the author and her two sisters as young children. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. The autobiography the author who grew up in South Africa at the height of the apartheid system. Her parents were active against the regime -- her mother being a journalist and her father being a pivot of the South African Communist Party and the ANC military wing. It's a story of growing up where being a parent was secondary to political views and of fear. It is also the story of her parents relationship and its consequences and fallout. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- South Africa ; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0316639982. ISBN/EAN: 9780316639989. Inventory No: 0107951. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107951  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Jan Christian Smuts
Smuts, J. C.,
Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, 1952. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. First Edition. 720 g.; XVI, 568 pages, introduction by author, biographical summary, bibliography and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of General J. C. Smuts. Within the text there are another 23 pages of black-and-white photography and five maps. Black coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping and slight rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. The underlying board is visible to the lower book corners. Heavy browning of the top text block edge and lighter browning of the other text block edges. Browning and foxing to the endpapers and the foxing is present for the first few and last few pages of the book. Previous owners details to the top edge of the free front and paper. Browning of the internal text. The biography of one of South Africa's senior early statesman General J. C. Smuts, as seen by his son. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; History -- South Africa ; Biography -- Military; Inventory No: 0107590. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107590  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mission Improbable: A Piece of the South African Story
Rosenthal, Richard,
ISBN: 086486390X
David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 500 g; X, 300 pages, indexed. Includes facsimiles of correspondence. Photographic illustrated paperback binding. Foreword by Thabo Mbeki. The book has been read, and has minor rubbing and creasing of the paperback binding. . In his foreword the Deputy President hails the telling at last, after years of confidentiality, of this remarkable story of a peace mission undertaken by a South African lawyer in the late 1980s, in the personal quest for a negotiated settlement between the national government of PW Botha and the ANC, in the hope of avoiding anarchy and civil war. Excepted secretly as an intermediary by State President PW Botha, and by the ANC outside the country, Richard Rosenthal engaged in two years of "secret diplomacy". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- South Africa; Africa; ISBN: 086486390X. ISBN/EAN: 9780864863904. Inventory No: 0219052. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0219052  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Thank God We Kept the Flag Flying; The Siege and Relief of Ladysmith 1899-1900
Griffith, Kenneth,
ISBN: 0091205409
Hutchinson of London, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XIII, 398pp., acknowledgements, listed illustrations, preface by author, introduction by author, bibliography and index. Mustard coloured endpapers. Coloured illustrated frontispiece, showing "Le Lion Anglais et le taureau Boer"from a French satirical magazine. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white contemporary photographs, modern photographs, illustrations, maps and facsimiles of advertisements. Mustard coloured boards with gilt illustration and gilt writing on the spine. Corners of the book are slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are bumped. Some marks to the cloth of the boards and browning to the paper edges. The spine is somewhat "loose". The history of the seeds and subsequent belief of Ladysmith in South Africa during the second Boer War. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- British; 19th Century ; History -- South Africa ; ISBN: 0091205409. ISBN/EAN: 9780091205409. Inventory No: 0101475. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101475  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Story of South Africa; An Account of the Historical Transformation of the Dark Continent by the European Powers and the Culminating Contest between Great Britain and the South African Republic in the Transvaal War
Ridpath, John Clark and Ellis, Edward S.,
Oceanic Publishing Company, Sydney, 1899. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XVI, 17-832 pages, publisher's preface, list of full page half-tone illustrations. At the beginning of the text is a double page, colour, map of South Africa, Orange Free State and the Cape Colony. According to the list of illustrations there should be a coloured frontispiece of Lord Roberts -- but it is not where it should be, and there doesn't appear to be any pages missing. The text is illustrated with 153 halftone photographs/illustrations throughout the text. The first such illustration is a photograph of Queen Victoria, as an old lady. The book is quarter bound in red leather with green coloured cloth boards. Gilt embossed illustration and titles to the front board. Embossed decoration and gilt titles to the backstrip. Marbling to all text block edges. Rubbing and some bumping to the book corners and backstrip edges. The underlying board is visible to the top corner of the front board. Though there have been some rubbing and fading to the letter portions of the binding and bumping to both the top and bottom of edges. Rubbing to the cloth of the boards along with few stains. Light browning to the endpapers and to the internal text. Previous owner's name to the free front endpaper. The book is in great shape for its age. The history of South Africa, from the first Portuguese colonisation up to the Boar War. This book is interesting in as much at the time of the book's publication the war in South Africa was still very much a going concern and the outcome was yet to be decided. Also of interest is Queen Victoria was still reigning monarch of England and her colonies. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- South Africa ; Inventory No: 0109076. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109076  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the sudden assignment being a record of service in Central Africa during the last controversial years of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1961 -- 1963
Alport, Lord Cuthbert,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Maps. First Edition. 650 g; 256 pages, last page blank, includes frontispiece photograph in black-and-white, five maps, timetable, and index. Photographic illustrated dust jacket reproduces in colour the frontispiece. Ownership inscription of Professor Julian Phillips on front paste down, along with original bookseller's sticker. Minor rubbing to the top edge of the dust jacket, and some darkening of the spine of the same. The text is clean, free of inscription, and the base edge of the boards showed minimal rubbing. The author's book is a personal document, which is at the same time a contribution to contemporary history and a study of the problems of diplomacy and government. It gives a first-hand picture of the actions and reactions of the man on the spot and puts into perspective many matters which have puzzled people in Britain and overseas. It is also an adventure story written by someone who having played a part in troubled in controversial times, can regard his experiences without either bitterness or regret. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- South Africa; History -- Africa; Africa; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0219676. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0219676  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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