Top reads for March – Week 1

Dear Reader
My sincere apologies for the long delay in following up my blog, but now I am ready to carry on. I am a retired librarian and my love for books started me on hunting for and selling second-hand books, especially Africana, Afrikaans books and English books published in South Africa. This “Hobby” has kept me extremely busy the past few years. Not only do I scour bazaars, flea markets, second-hand book shops, charity shops, etc. for specific books and am based in Cape Town, I keep on finding treasures in the most surprising places. Do you know that your local library also sell unwanted books? The best treasure trove I found was in a “Friends of the library” sale in a neighbouring town who had a box of wonderful Africana under a table, classified as “foreign books”.
The old saying in Afrikaans “elke skewe pot kry ‘n deksel” is so true: people collect books because of their love of an area (especially Karoo people), their predilection in reading genres (crime, war) or their high regard for a specific author (the late Hennie Aucamp).
Please tell me what you like/need/ want ….
Here is a selection of books I found the most interesting and which is for sale on my BOB site, http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/2261314/PoggioBooks

Principles of the law of sale and lease.Kahn, Havenga, Lotz et al. 2nd edition.

law-of-sale-and-leas-001

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H Strafkamp in die berge
Oorlogroman Sub-titel: Lotgevalle van twee Duitsers in Sowjet – Rusland. Vertaal uit Duits.

strafkamp-in-die-berge

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Wording deur T C Pienaar Graaff-Reinet boere Rebellie geskiedenis.

wording

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Laat Vrugte deur C M Van der Heever Landelike roman Laat Vrugte beeld die mens se stryd teen die natuur, die drang om te leef en te oorheers, maar ook die wete dat alle aardse ding en ook alles verganklik is.

laat-vrugte

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Losing my virginity by Richard Branson autobiography firstly and secondly how Virgin became a famous brand name. Photographs.

losing-my-virginity

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Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 by F Pretorius FIRST EDITION
Outlines the course of the war, through the formal first stages to the guerrilla struggle of the ‘bitter enders’.

anglo-boereoorlog-pretorius-001

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Voetslaan in Suid-Afrika deur Helmke Hennig

Behandel onder meer: die regte toerusting, die voor- nadele van sekere toerusting, volledige lyste van noodsaaklike toerusting, raad om die rugsak te pak, kookgereedskap en resepte , kerninligting oor bekende roetes, kaarte, inligting oor klubs en organisasies vir die stapper, en ’n lys van aanbevole leesstof.

voetslaan-in-suid-afrika

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Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik

Tells the story of this flamboyant artist from his humble beginnings to the spectacular highs and lows of his later career. Illustrations, biographical data and copies of some of his paintings and their backgrounds.

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Stel self jou testament op deur A Meyer et al.
‘n Praktiese handleiding wat jou deur al die stappe van ‘n boedels opstel, neem.

stel-self-jou-testamentop

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Haunted by Sian Hall ghosts spirits of South Africa.
Haunted incidents in the veld, farms, spectral hoarders, haunted public places, psychic pets, ominous lights, ghosts lost in time haunted houses and ghostly sounds are examined.

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Kaap van Slawe deur Marthinus van Bart
“Die Britse slawebedryf van 1562 tot 1910, met spesiale verwysing na die Kaap die Goeie Hoop vanaf 1680”.

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