We have put the following 8 items on auction. Note the last item, a signed
copy of Nelson Mandela's LONG WALK TO FREEDOM at an especially low price.

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This is their auction #54 which runs from 6th October at 16.30 GMT until
13th October at 16.30 GMT. The Preview starts this Friday 23rd October.

We have the following items on offer:

Lot 70
#25089 Colin Coetzee. FORTS OF THE EASTERN CAPE.

Copy No.33. Signed by Author and dated 31/8/1995 This is an extensive
scholarly work detailing the location, construction, and history of forts,
fortifications, posts, bridges, prisons, earthworks. watchtowers, guard
houses, hospitals, cemeteries, signal towers, roads etc. Effectively all
British military works & structures built in the Eastern Cape during the 19thC
are detailed here Illustrated with coloured photographs, maps, plans,
sketches. Numerous appendices, extensive list of sources. A major work on
South African military history.

Gilt title decorated red cloth boards. 695pp illustrated colour. 4to.

Lot 34.

3 volumes of this weekly magazine, devoted to the Boer War. Extensively

Black and White Publishing Company, (14 October 1899 to June 30 1900).

3 volumes bound original green half calf over textured boards. all edges

Lot 27
#24470 Walter Battis. TRANSVAAL KLOOF

An early etching 163mm x 149mm impressed onto 203mm x 160mm thin card

Signed 'W.W. Battiss 1929'. At this time Battis was probably in

Lot 26
#24469 Walter Battiss. FOOK ISLAND BANKNOTE

Pencil design on thin card for Fook Island 2 Aks banknote. 128mm x

The design features various pictorial elements, and the border is made up of
fooklore wording "fly to Fook Island on an albatross, come away by dolphin
...". Wording on rear reads "Prof. Walter Battis. Pretoria" in matching style
to that of signature on lot 27.

Lot 22
#22160 Major-General Francis W. Stubbs HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT,

Henry S. King (Vols. 1 $ 2. & W.H. Allen (Vol. 3)., London., 1877, 1877, 1895. 

Authors own copies with his bookplate to Volume 1 and the following
inscription ffep: "Private copy for information and additions". The neat
correctional and informational annotations throughout the three volumes are in
the same hand, and appeared in a later printing. There are tipped-in new
handwritten paragraphs, tables, appendices, etc. Scarce anyway, this is a
unique set. Handwriting verified.

Lot 21

Mason, Hamilton & Adams. and Thomas Riley. London 1841.

Combines a history of the country with accounts of the Author's travels and
work as a Weslyan missionary in Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechuanaland,
the Cape, also throughout Albany and Kaffraria. Includes much other
information, including a brief account of the missionary William
Threllfall who was murdered in Namaqualand, 1825.

Lot 20
#24840 Constantinus Tischendorf VETUS TESTAMENTUM

… Emendatius Edidit, Argumenta Et Locos Novi Testamenti Parallelos Notavit,
Omnem Lectionis Varietatum Codicum Vetustissimorum Alexandrini, Ephraemi Syri,
Friderico-Augustani Subjunxit, Prolegomenis Et Epilegomenis Instruxit.

Editio Quarta. Identidem Emandata, Prolegomenis Passimque Etiam Commentariis
Ex Codice Sinaitico Aliisque Auctis.

2 volumes. half leather over marbled boards. 5 raised bands, gilt on black
title label. 616pp & cxii + 682pp. 8vo.

Lot 19
#22793 Nelson Mandela LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Little, Brown & Company, London, 1994 

Gilt on quarter black leather over green cloth boards top edge gilt, 630pages,
illustrated, 8vo., excellent custom dark green leather slipcase. No dust
wrapper as issued.

Copy No.445 of 1000. Signed by Nelson Mandela. Note that this limited edition
with the publisher's limitation page automatically carries an authentic
Mandela signature. There is no need for so-called 'authentication
certificates' as offered with many of the standard editions purportedly signed
by Mandela. This is a genuine Mandela signature, there is no way it could be

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