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BAIN, Andrew Geddes. Journals of Andrew Geddes Bain. Trader, explorer, soldier, road engineer and geologist. Cape Town, 1949. Cloth. With maps and plates. XXXIX, 264 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 30. - Andrew Geddes Bain is best known for his building of Cape roads and passes. His diaries, from 1826 to the 1840s, were both working journals and accounts of his experiences and descriptions of the people he encountered in the course of his work. This volume includes his chronicle of his journey in 1826 to the northern Cape. [Boeknr.: 32780 ]

€ 25,00

BARNARD, Anne. The Cape journals of Lady Anne Barnard 1797-1798. Edited by A.M. Lewin Robinson with Margaret Lenta and Dorothy Driver. Cape Town, 1993. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XIX,431 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 24. - The journals are invaluable in the light which they cast on 'the interesting domestic particulars of life in Cape Town', dealing with matters which male writers ignored. In addition, her place in society, as wife to the secretary of the first British governor of the Cape and the latter's official hostess, gave her access to a wide range of classes and people. Although carefully censored, her journals, enhanced by the quality of her writing, give a unique of view of life at the Cape at the end of the 18th century. [Boeknr.: 34550 ]

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BARNARD, Anne. The Cape diaries of Lady Anne Barnard 1799-1800. Edited by Margaret Lenta and Basil le Cordeur. Cape Town, 1999. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jackets. With illustrations. XXXV,368; X,328 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 29-30. - The Cape Diaries are the private and unrevised records on which Lady Anne based her Journals. Consequently they express Lady Anne's uncensored views on a wide variety of topics, social and political. She offers valuable insights into the social constraints upon women at the time. [Boeknr.: 34544 ]

€ 40,00

BRADLOW, Frank R. The Van Riebeeck Society 1918-1978. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1978. Wrappers. 18 pp. [Boeknr.: 34557 ]

€ 15,00

BRINK, Carel Frederik & Ensign Johannes Tobias RHENIUS. The journals of Brink and Rhenius being the journal of Carel Frederik Brink of the journey into Great Namaqualand (1761-2) made by Captain Hendrik Hop and the journal of ensign Johannes Tobias Rhenius (1724). Transcribed, translated and edited with an introduction, brief lives and footnotes by E.E. Mossop. Kaapstad, 1947. Cloth. With plates and 4 folding maps. XIV, 160 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 28. - Hendrik Hop was a Stellenbosch farmer who led a pioneering journey into Namaqualand. The account of the journey is told by the Cape surveyor and map-maker, Carel Brink. Accompanying this record is the brief journal of the trading journey of Johannes Rhenius of Berlin, made nearly 40 years before that of Hop. His account is of particular interest because of his encounters with Khoi people distant from the Cape settlement. [Boeknr.: 32764 ]

€ 25,00

CHENU DE CHALEZAC, Guillaume. Guillaume Chenu de Chalezac, the 'French boy'. The narrative of his experiences as a Huguenot refugee, as a castaway among the Xhosa, his rescue with the Stavenisse survivors by the Centaurus, his service at the Cape and return to Europe, 1686-9. Edited by Randolph Vigne. Cape Town, 1991. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXII,174 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 22. - The 15-year-old 'French boy' was wrecked on he Ciskei coast in 1687, and spent a year living in the household of a Xhosa chief. The worlds of the Huguenot diaspora, the great days of Indian Ocean trading, the Cape's pivotal position in the struggle for mastery, and the awakening interest of the Dutch in the 'Terra de Natal' form a many-layered basis to this first full account of the Xhosa and their way of life since European settlement in South Africa began. [Boeknr.: 34547 ]

€ 25,00

CLOETE, Hendrik. Hendrik Cloete, Groot Constantia and the VOC 1778-1799. Documents from the Swellengrebel Archive. Edited and introduced by G.J. Schutte. English translation by N.O. van Gylswyk and D. Sleigh. Cape Town, 2003. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XV,336 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 34. - Hendrik Cloete, the owner of Groot Constantia from 1778, extended the manor house and improved and marketed the celebrated Constantia wines. This volume, the correspondence between Cloete and Hendrik Swellengrebel jr follows his attempt o obtain the concession from the Dutch East India Company to freely trade and market his famous wines. This material enables the reader to take a close look behind the scenes of Cape politics and economic history and to learn of the daily life and work of the winemakers of Groot and Klein Constantia in the late eighteenth century. [Boeknr.: 34545 ]

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CREALOCK, John. The frontier war journal of Major John Crealock 1878. A narrative of the Ninth Frontier War by the assistant military secretary to Lieutenant General Thesiger. Edited and introduced by Chris Hummel. Cape Town, 1989. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XIX,195 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 19. - Major John North Crealock (1837-1895) fought in a number of colonial wars, including the Indian Mutiny and the Anglo-Zulu War. This volume is a detailed account of the warfare conducted against the Xhosa in the last phases of the frontier war of 1877-1878. Opinionated and inefficient, Crealock nevertheless gives a sober account of the military situation. [Boeknr.: 34556 ]

€ 25,00

FRASER, Maryna. (Ed.). Johannesburg pioneer journals 1888-1909. Cape Town, 1985. Cloth. With plates. XVI,267 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 16. - Produced to commemorate Johannesburg's centenary, this volume explores the social history of the mining town in its pioneer days. [Boeknr.: 34535 ]

€ 25,00

GARRETT, Edmund. The Garrett papers edited with an introduction by Gerald Shaw. Cape Town, 1984. Cloth. With plates. (12),152 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 15. - In 1895 Edmund Garrett (1865-1907) was appointed editor of the Cape Times and remained there during the crucial period of the Jameson Raid, the lead-up to the South African War. A staunch imperialist, he formed close relationships with Sir Alfred Milner, Governor of the Cape, and with Dr Jane Waterston. His letters to his cousins give an intimate and lively account of life in Cape Town until 1899. [Boeknr.: 34536 ]

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HALE, Frederick. (Ed.). Norwegian missionaries in Natal and Zululand. Selected correspondence 1844-1900. Cape Town, 1996. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XVI,222 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 27. - The Norwegian Missionary Society established its first permanent stations north of the Tugela in the 1840s. The Zulu Lutheran Church which developed from conversions in the 1860s only really developed after the conquest of Zululand in 1879. The Norwegian missionaries were strategically located to view changes in Zulu culture and civilisation and their letters and reports comprise a rich and detailed historical source. [Boeknr.: 34549 ]

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HAMELBERG, Hendrik Antonie Lodewijk. Die dagboek van H.A.L. Hamelberg (1855-1871). Uitgegee en toegelig deur F.J. du T. Spies. Kaapstad, 1952. Cloth. With plates. XX, 275 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 33. - H.A.L. Hamelberg was a Hollander who visited the Cape in 1855, remaining there for six months. Subsequently he undertook a journey from Cape Town to Bloemfontein where he spent about seven years. The journal covers the earlier events in more detailHamelberg (1826-1896) was one of the founders of Oranje-Vrystaat, South Africa. [Boeknr.: 32763 ]

€ 25,00

HILDER, Albert Edward. A Canadian mounted rifleman at war, 1899-1902. The reminiscences. Cape Town, 2000. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXX,179 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 31. - Hilder's writings are rare accounts of the Canadian action in the war as seen from the perspective of the mounted infantry. No other substantial descriptions of these units have been published, despite the fact that these men made up over 50% of Canadian soldiers recruited to serve in the war. [Boeknr.: 34546 ]

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INNES, James Rose. Selected correspondence (1884-1902). Cape Town, 1972.Cloth. With folding map and 5 plates. 366 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 3. - Sir James Rose Innes (1855 -1942) was the Chief Justice of South Africa from 1914 to 1927 and, in the view of many, its greatest ever judge. Before becoming a judge he was a member of the Cape Parliament, the Cape Colony's Attorney-General, and a prominent critic of Cecil John Rhodes. [Boeknr.: 34528 ]

€ 25,00

KIRBY, Percival R. Andrew Smith and Natal. Documents relating to the early history of that province. Selected, edited and annotated by Percival R. Kirby. Cape Town, 1955 Cloth. With folding map. 253 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 36. - Andrew Smith, a British doctor, journeyed to Natal in 1832. Includes an account of his visit to Dingane and notes on the different tribal groups which he encountered, the Cape Town Merchants' Memorial of 1835 and some of the records of the South African Land and Emigration Association. [Boeknr.: 32776 ]

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KOTZÉ, D.J. (Ed.). Letters of the American missionaries 1835-1838. Cape Town, 1950 Cloth. With maps and plates. 294 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 31. - The Americans concentrated initially on the Matabele in the Transvaal, and on Natal. Their arrival coincided with the Great Trek and Boer expansion north and east so they were well placed to observed developments in Voortrekker society and its impact on indigenous societies. [Boeknr.: 32779 ]

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KRAUSE, Ludwig. The war memoirs of commandant Ludwig Krause 1899-1900. Edited by Jerold Taitz with Ken Gillings and Arthur Davey. Cape Town, 1995. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,163 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 26. - In 1899 Ludwig Krause left his legal practice in the Transvaal to fight on behalf of the Boers. Krause's memoirs are remarkable for their clarity and descriptive power. Their value is enhanced by his outspoken and sometimes pungent opinions, not only of some of his British foes, but of some of Kruger's adherents. [Boeknr.: 34553 ]

€ 25,00

LANE, Jack. The war diary of Burgher Jack Lane, 16 November 1899 to 27 February 1900. Cape Town, 2001. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. LVII,161 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 32. - Jack Lane was placed in charge of the ammunition in the main laager of General Piet Cronjé. He saw action at Magersfontein, outside Kimberley and eventually at Paardeberg where he was captured and sent to St Helena. [Boeknr.: 34542 ]

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LIVINGSTONE, David. David Livingstone South African papers 1849-1853. Edited by I. Schapera. Cape Town, 1974. Cloth. With folding map and 3 plates. (16),187 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 5. - Concerned primarily with South African racial and missionary affairs as well as comments on traders. His bitter prejudice against the Boers emerges clearly, as do his conflicts with other missionaries., but his insights into local societies are nonetheless revealing. [Boeknr.: 34529 ]

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MALAN, François Stephanus. Die konvensie-dagboek van sy edelagbare François Stephanus Malan 1908-1909. Uitgegee en toegelig met inleiding en voetnote deur J.F. Preller. Engelse vertaling deur A.J. de Villiers. Kaapstad, 1951 Cloth. With plates. 276 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 32 - François Stephanus Malan ( 1871- 1941) was a Cape delegate to the National Convention in Durban, which negotiated the terms of the Union of South Africa. [Boeknr.: 32778 ]

€ 25,00

McKIERNAN, Gerald. The narrative and journal of Gerald McKiernan in South West Africa 1874-1879. Edited, with introduction & notes by P. Serton. Cape Town, 1954 Cloth. With folding map and plates. 193 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 35.- Gerald McKiernan was an American trader, operating in South West Africa in the last decade before German colonial rule. The manuscript consists of a narrative of 5 years' travel in Africa, from 1875 to 1879, and a diary which he kept from 1877 to 1879. The author travelled widely, probably reaching well into Angola. [Boeknr.: 32777 ]

€ 25,00

MERRIMAN, John Xavier. Selections from the correspondence of J.X. Merriman (1870-1890). Edited by Phyllis Lewsen with introduction & footnotes. Kaapstad, 1960-1969. 4 volumes. Cloth. With maps and plates. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 41,44,47,50. - John X. Merriman's (1841-1926) was one of the most brilliant politicians at the Cape. His long political career spanned most of the major political events of the late-19th and early 20th-century, culminating in the prime minister's office just before Union in 1910. [Boeknr.: 32771 ]

€ 65,00

MOLTENO, Percy Alport. Selections from the correspondence of Percy Alport Molteno 1892-1914. Edited by Vivian Solomon. Cape Town, 1981. Cloth. With plates. (14),367 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 12. - Percy Molteno (1861-1937) was a son of Sir John Molteno, first prime minister of the Cape Colony. Trained as a lawyer, he married the daughter of Sir Donald Currie, the shipping magnate, and went to work for his father-in-law in England. He remained passionately interested in the political life of the colony and conducted a wide-ranging correspondence with many of its leading luminaries. [Boeknr.: 34539 ]

€ 25,00

PALGRAVE, William Coates. The commissions of W.C. Palgrave. Special emissary to South West Africa 1876-1885. Cape Town, 1990. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,441pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 21. - William Coates Palgrave (1833-1897) was active in South West Africa (Namibia) over a period of 25 years. As Special Commissioner to Hereroland and Namaland, he undertook 5 consecutive commissions to that country on behalf of the Cape government. This volume, containing the official journals, or minutes and reports produced during the commissions, records the life of a country on the brink of colonisation. [Boeknr.: 34554 ]

€ 25,00

PARAVICINI DI CAPELLI, Willem Bartholomé Eduard. Reize in de binnen-landen van Zuid-Africa. Gedaan in den jaare 1803. Uitgegee en toegelig met inleiding, voetnote, sketskaarte en verkorte weergawe in het Engels deur W.J. de Kock. Kaapstad, 1965. Cloth. With folding map and plates. XXXIII,290 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 46. - Paravicini di Capelli (1778-1848) was an artillery-captain at the time of the Batavian Republic and aide-de-camp of the Cape governor, General Jan Willem Janssens. He travelled with the governor into the interior, keeping an official journal as well as his own, and was active in preparations of the Cape against attack by the British, travelling widely during this period. [Boeknr.: 32761 ]

€ 35,00

RICHARDSON, Lawrence. Selected correspondence (1902-1903). Edited by Arthur M. Davey. Cape Town, 1977. Cloth. With maps and plates. 219 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 8. - Lawrence Richardson (c.1869-1953), a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), was involved in two fact-finding and humanitarian missions to South Africa in the wake of the South African War. [Boeknr.: 34531 ]

€ 25,00

RIOU, Edward. The last voyage of the Guardian, lieutenant Riou, commander 1789-1791. Edited with an introduction by M.D. Nash. Cape Town, 1989. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIX,243 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 20. - The Guardian sailed from Spithead in September 1789 with stores for Britain's new colony in New South Wales. Thirteen days out from the Cape of Good Hope she struck an iceberg that tore away her rudder and most of her keel. Half the ship's company took to the boats, only one of which survived the stormy 1300-mile voyage back to the Cape. A month later, through exemplary courage and seamanship and against all probabilities, the crippled Guardian herself sailed into Table Bay. The full and fascinating story of the Guardian's voyage is told here in the ship's logs and letters. [Boeknr.: 34555 ]

€ 25,00

ROSS, Edward. Diary of the siege of Mafeking October 1899 to May 1900. Edited by Brian P. Willan. Cape Town, 1980. Cloth. With plates. 260 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 11. - Edward Ross, Mafeking's auctioneer, is best-known for his role in the production of banknotes during the siege. His diary is amongst the finest of the many accounts of the siege, recording the activities of Mafeking's residents as well as the military aspects of the siege. [Boeknr.: 34540 ]

€ 25,00

SCHOEMAN, Karel. (Ed.). Griqua records: the Philippolis captaincy, 1825-1861. Compiled and edited. Cape Town, 1994. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. XXXIV,330 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 25. - This volume comprises a collection of official and semi-official documents relating the Captaincy which existed at Philippolis in the modern Free State from 1826 to 1861, when it was transferred to Kokstad, Griqualand East. They provide a comprehensive picture of a poorly-documented aspect of the history of the Northern Frontier. [Boeknr.: 34551 ]

€ 25,00

SOMERVILLE, William. Narrative of his journeys to the Eastern Cape frontier and to Lattakoe 1799-1802. With a bibliographical introduction and a historical introduction and notes by Edna and Frank Bradlow. Cape Town, 1979. Cloth. With maps and plates. (6),255 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 10. - William Somerville, an Edinburgh doctor, accompanied the invading forces of Major-General Craig when the British took the Cape in 1795. He remained at the Cape for some years, accompanying Major-General Dundas to the eastern districts during the height of conflict on the frontier. Subsequently he accompanied an expedition to the Orange River. On both occasions he recorded the cultures of the indigenous people whom he met, and the flora and fauna. [Boeknr.: 34541 ]

€ 25,00

STANFORD, Walter. The reminiscences of Sir Walter Stanford, 1850-1929. Edited with introduction & footnotes by J.W. Macquarrie. Kaapstad, 1958-1962. 2 volumes. Cloth. With maps and plates. XXVIII,221; XI,270 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 39,42. - Sir Walter Stanford served for many years in the Native Affairs Department of the Cape Colony, retiring in 1907, when he began to write his memoirs. The first volume describes his youth, education at Lovedale College and his work in the Native Affairs Department during the 1870s, concluding with the Cape Native Laws and Customs Commission in 1881-3. Stanford's second volume records his life in Pondoland as chief magistrate, up to its annexation, the impact of the South African War, the creation of Ndabeni, Cape Town's first location and the Native Affairs Commission of 1904. [Boeknr.: 32772 ]

€ 40,00

SWELLENGREBEL, Hendrik. Briefwisseling van Hendrik Swellengrebel Jr oor Kaapse sake 1778-1792. Uitgegee met inleiding en aantekeninge deur G.J. Schutte. Met 'n opsomming in Engels deur A.J. Böeseken, bygestaan deur H.M. Robertson. Cape Town, 1982. Cloth. With plates. (10),462 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 13. - Hendrik Swellengrebel Jr (1734-1803) was the son of Hendrik Swellengrebel who served as governor for a number of years and retained extensive properties there. The younger Swellengrebel lived a comfortable life in the Netherlands, but visited the Cape between 1776-1777. Thereafter he retained an interest in Cape affairs. He became associated with the rebel Cape Patriot movement and did much to promote its economy. His letters contain much information on the social history of the colony in the last quarter of the 18th century. [Boeknr.: 34538 ]

€ 30,00

TAS, Adam. The diary of Adam Tas 1705-1706. Edited by Leo Fouché and revised by A.J. Böeseken. English translation by J. Smuts. Cape Town, 1970. Cloth. With 4 maps and plates. (16),403,(10) pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 1. - Adam Tas (1668 - 1722) was a community leader in the Cape Colony at the turn of the 17th century, and is best known for his role in the conflict between Cape Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel (son of the former Governor Simon van der Stel) and the "free burghers" at the Cape of Good Hope. [Boeknr.: 34526 ]

€ 30,00

THOMPSON, George. Travels and adventures in Southern Africa. Edited, with notes by Vernon S. Forbes. Kaapstad, 1967-1968. 2 volumes. Cloth. With maps and plates. XXXV,187; XIV,277 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 48-49. - George Thompson, who arrived in the Cape about 1818, was a successful merchant in Cape Town. He married a Dutch woman and travelled widely in southern Africa in the early years of the 19th century. [Boeknr.: 32769 ]

€ 45,00

THUNBERG, Carl Peter. Travels at the Cape of Good Hope 1772-1775. Based on the English edition London 1793-1795. Edited by V.S. Forbes. Translation from the Swedish revised by J. & I. Rudner. Contributions to the foreword by I. Rudner & J. Rourke. Cape Town, 1986. Cloth. With maps and plates. XLVIII,366 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 17. - Carl Peter Thunberg (1743 -1828), a Swedish naturalist, entered the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a surgeon. He stayed three years at the Cape and has been called 'the father of South African botany'. [Boeknr.: 34534 ]

€ 30,00

TINDALL, Joseph. The journal of Joseph Tindall, missionary in South West Africa 1839-55. Edited with introduction & footnotes by B.A. Tindall. Cape Town, 1959 Cloth. With maps and plates. X,221 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 40. - Joseph Tindall, a Wesleyan missionary, worked in South-West Africa, initially with Jonker Afrikaner in Damaraland. His journal includes much information about local customs and conflicts between Damara groups. [Boeknr.: 32774 ]

€ 25,00

VALENTIJN, François. Description of the Cape of Good Hope with the matters concerning it, Amsterdam 1726. Edited and annotated by P. Serton, Maj. R. Raven-Hart, W.J. de Kock. Final editor E.H. Raidt. Introduction by P. Serton. English translation by Maj. R. Raven-Hart. Cape Town, 1971-1973. 2 volumes. Cloth. With 14 maps and plates. XVII,367;306 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 2,4. - Valentyn visited the Cape several times over a period of almost 30 years and observed the changes occurring in the fledgling colony over this time. As a passionate observer of facts rather than a true scientist, his work is packed with information. [Boeknr.: 34527 ]

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WANGEMANN, Theodor. Maléo en Sekoekoeni. Vertaal uit die Duits deur J.F.W. Grosskopf. Uitgegee en toegelig deur G.P.J. Trümpelmann met 'n opsomming in Engels vertaal deur A. Ravenscroft. Kaapstad, 1957 Cloth. With plates. XXV,185 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, first series, 38. - Theodor Wangemann was a director of the Berlin Missionary Society who came out to South Africa in 1866 to visit the mission stations throughout the country. This work, one of several which Wangemann wrote and a typical example of nineteenth-century German missionary literature, describes mission work in the Lydenburg district of the northern Transvaal. [Boeknr.: 32775 ]

€ 25,00

WATERSTON, Jane Elizabeth. The letters of Jane Elizabeth Waterston 1866-1905. Edited by Lucy Bean and Elizabeth van Heyningen with an introduction by Elizabeth van Heyningen. Cape Town, 1983. Cloth. With plates. (12),304 pp. Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 14. - Jane Elizabeth Waterston (1843 -1932) was a Scottish teacher and the first woman physician in Southern Africa. [Boeknr.: 34537 ]

€ 25,00


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