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Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in 100 Objekte - Oorlogsmuseum van die Boererepublieke (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Johan Van Zyl Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in 100 Objekte - Oorlogsmuseum van die Boererepublieke (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Johan Van Zyl; War Museum of The Boer Republics 1
R290 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Die 25-jarige Lammie de Villiers van die Pretoria-kommando het op Spioenkop gesterf. Die leerstewels wat hy gedra het – en ook generaal Christiaan de Wet se saal, ’n rare velduniform van die ZAR Staatartillerie, en die kerse wat die Boervrou Kotie Steenkamp by haar gehad het toe sy in die veld geleef het, is van die objekte in hierdie boek.

Die volle drama van die Anglo-Boereoorlog word werklik en persoonlik in hierdie versameling ikoniese objekte uit die Oorlogsmuseum se versameling. Die boek volg grootliks die kronologiese verloop van die oorlog, maar lig ook sekere temas uit, waaronder Boere- en Britse wapens, mediese sorg en die vernaamste rolspelers in die konflik.

Die 100 ikoniese items word aangevul deur aangrypende historiese foto’s. ’n Verdere 200 bykomende objekte is ingesluit om die storie te help vertel van ’n oorlog wat ’n onuitwisbare merk op die Suid-Afrikaanse landskap gelaat het.

Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition): David Pearson Provenance Research in Book History - A Handbook (Hardcover, New edition)
David Pearson
R1,408 R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Save R317 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Since this handbook was first published in 1994, interest in the book as a material object, and in the ways in which books have been owned, read and used, has burgeoned. Now established as a standard reference work, this book has been revised and expanded with a new set of over 200 colour illustrations, updated bibliographies and extended international coverage of libraries and online resources. It covers the history and understanding of inscriptions, bookplates, ink and binding stamps, mottoes and heraldry, and describes how to identify owners and track down books from particular collections via library and sale catalogues. Each section features an evaluated bibliography listing further sources, both online and in print. Illustrated examples of the many kinds of ownership evidence which can be found in books are also shown throughout. Relevant to anyone seeking to identify previous owners of books, or trace private libraries, this title will also support the work of all book historians interested in the history of reading or the use of books and in the book as a material object. An essential handbook for anyone working in provenance research.

The Official Red Book (Spiral bound): R. S Yeoman The Official Red Book (Spiral bound)
R. S Yeoman; Edited by Jeff Garrett, Q.David Bowers, Kenneth Bressett
R315 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R68 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Birds - The Art of Ornithology (Boxed Set) (Loose-leaf): Jonathan Elphick Birds - The Art of Ornithology (Boxed Set) (Loose-leaf)
Jonathan Elphick 1
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This beautiful box set is drawn from the unrivalled collection of images at the Natural History Museum, London. It includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural history artists ever published including Audubon, Gould, MacGillivray and Bauer. They are complemented by Jonathan Elphick's detailed text, which interweaves ornithological science, art history, biography and travel to create a vivid picture of the lives of both the artists and the birds they painted. Jonathan Elphick's book is accompanied by 36 stunning frameable prints (333 x 260 mm), pictured below, which have been reproduced directly from the original artworks held by the Museum.

World Cup 1970-2018 - Panini Football Collections (English & Foreign language, Paperback): Panini World Cup 1970-2018 - Panini Football Collections (English & Foreign language, Paperback)
Panini 1
R789 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R151 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since 1970 a collection of Panini stickers has accompanied each FIFA World Cup, held every four years. Each Panini album is not just a practical guide to the various rounds of the tournament, but it also provides a valuable visual archive of all the teams and their memorable matches. The book tells the story of the World Cup through the faces of its stars. Three thousand champions spanning the last forty years - the famous and the not so famous, the worshipped and the not so worshipped - all of whom have shared a desire to give their very best and bring soccer glory to their own nations. For fans of statistics and trivia, the albums (always brought out before matches are played) have been rounded off with charts and tables of the results of that year. Text in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover): Jeff Fisher Words On Paper - Reflections Of An Incurable Collector (Hardcover)
Jeff Fisher 3
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If you like true stories about real people, are intrigued by serendipity, curious about curiosities, or maybe you are a collector yourself, then this book is for you.

The collecting and researching of any collectable is an intense and pleasurable pastime. The author’s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.

The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know about; with others, only their names may be familiar. There’s Admiral Nelson, and the Duke of Wellington; there are queens Elizabeth I and II and kings George III, IV and VI; presidents Eisenhower, Kruger, and Mandela are here; prime ministers Botha, Hertzog and Smuts; explorers Scott and Shackleton. There’s Faraday and De la Rey, and many more, including two controversial giants of history – Napoleon and Rhodes.

The chapters need not be read in any set order, although there is an underlying thread linking them to the life of the author that enabled this eclectic collection to evolve in the way it did.

British Coins Market Values 2019 (Paperback): Guy Thomas British Coins Market Values 2019 (Paperback)
Guy Thomas 1
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The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins Hardcover 2020 73rd Edition (Hardcover): R. S Yeoman The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins Hardcover 2020 73rd Edition (Hardcover)
R. S Yeoman; Edited by Jeff Garrett, Q.David Bowers, Kenneth Bressett
R349 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R77 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Werner's Nomenclature of Colours - Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Minerology, Anatomy and the Arts (Hardcover):... Werner's Nomenclature of Colours - Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Minerology, Anatomy and the Arts (Hardcover)
Patrick Syme; From an idea by Abraham G. Werner
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First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomic guide to colour which been cherished by naturalists and anthropologists for over two centuries. In the late 1790's Abraham Gottlob Werner devised his own standardised colour scheme, which allowed the writer to describe even the subtlest of chromatic differences with consistent terminology. His scheme was then adapted by an Edinburgh flower painter, Patrick Syme, who traced the actual minerals described by Werner, and used them to create the colour charts found in the book. In the pre-photographic age, almost all visual details had to be captured using the written word, and scientific observers could not afford any ambiguity in their descriptions. These included Charles Darwin, for whom Werner's Nomenclature was an indispensable tool during his seminal voyage on the Beagle. Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a charming artefact from the age of explorers, which continues to be treasured by artists and scientists alike.

Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised... Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins
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The Great Pretender - A Catalogue of Chaos and Creativity (Paperback): Nick Perry The Great Pretender - A Catalogue of Chaos and Creativity (Paperback)
Nick Perry
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`Give me three years and we'll be millionaires,' Nick challenged his long-suffering family in 1980, when cash was king. `I've got an idea that's going to take us to the top.' Tinkering with alchemy in an old stable he shared with a Shire horse, Nick discovered how to create the most convincing antique replicas ever made. He started by selling a few of his netsukes on a market stall at the Birmingham Rag Market and met extraordinary and eccentric people, the risk-taking gamblers with fast tongues. Each had their own money-spinning ideas; you name it, he replicated it for the wheeler-dealers chasing the dream. When Nick and his crew reached the rarefied circles of the London art world he realised he could be dangerously out of his depth. This is the unlikely and often hilarious story of where nothing but enthusiasm and self-belief can take you.

Collectors' Coins: Great Britain 2018 British Pre-Decimal Coins 1760 - 1970 - British Pre-Decimal Coins 1760 - 1970... Collectors' Coins: Great Britain 2018 British Pre-Decimal Coins 1760 - 1970 - British Pre-Decimal Coins 1760 - 1970 (Paperback, 43rd Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins 1
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British coins, their values and varieties, 1760 - 1970. CCGB2018 has fully updated valuations and contains more variety details on British coins than any other publication. With comprehensive listings of all British coins from the fractional farthing to the gold Five Pound coins, including all guineas and their fractions. Varieties are listed and described in detail, accurate market values in up to five states of preservation and annual mintage numbers. It includes the usual wealth of information about the coin weights, sizes and designers. The publisher believes this to be the most detailed coverage of the subject matter available.

2019 Collect British Stamps (Paperback): Hugh Jefferies 2019 Collect British Stamps (Paperback)
Hugh Jefferies
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Historic Notices of Towns in Greece, and in Other Countries, That Have Struck Coins (Paperback): Stephen Weston Historic Notices of Towns in Greece, and in Other Countries, That Have Struck Coins (Paperback)
Stephen Weston
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Historic Notices of Towns in Greece, and in Other Countries, That Have Struck Coins (Hardcover): Stephen Weston Historic Notices of Towns in Greece, and in Other Countries, That Have Struck Coins (Hardcover)
Stephen Weston
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Medal Yearbook 2019 (Paperback): John Mussell Medal Yearbook 2019 (Paperback)
John Mussell 1
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British Stamp Market Values 2019 (Paperback): Guy Thomas British Stamp Market Values 2019 (Paperback)
Guy Thomas 1
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Your Vintage Keepsake - A Csa Guide to Costume Storage and Display (Paperback): Margaret T. Ordonez Your Vintage Keepsake - A Csa Guide to Costume Storage and Display (Paperback)
Margaret T. Ordonez
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From family heirlooms to vintage purchases, almost everyone has some item of beautiful clothing or some treasured accessory worthy of preservation. The choices made in storing and displaying costume collectibles will determine not only their longevity but also their future value. This concise, clear guide by Margaret Ordonez is issued by the Costume Society of America, whose members bring their collective expertise to bear on consumers' most frequent and most crucial questions about costume care. In simple and unambiguous terms, Your Vintage Keepsake offers options for storage, guidelines for prevention and treatment--such as vacuuming garments to remove dust and minimize insect damage--and instructions for displaying apparel and accessories, even under glass.

Gun Digest 2018 (Paperback, 72nd Edition): Jerry Lee Gun Digest 2018 (Paperback, 72nd Edition)
Jerry Lee
R751 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R213 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Official Blue Book - Handbook of United States Coins 2020 77th Edition (Paperback): R. S Yeoman The Official Blue Book - Handbook of United States Coins 2020 77th Edition (Paperback)
R. S Yeoman; Edited by Q.David Bowers, Kenneth Bressett
R251 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R56 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Coin Folders Dimes - Mercury, 1916-1945 (Hardcover): Whitman Publishing Coin Folders Dimes - Mercury, 1916-1945 (Hardcover)
Whitman Publishing
R93 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R23 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thanks to the Statehood Quarter Program, coin collecting has never been more popular. And to take advantage of this new interest in the hobby, we're giving our complete line of Whitman Classic Coin Folders a beautiful new look.
-- Multi-million dollar cover updates for the entire Whitman line
-- True-to-life foil colors reflect and beautifully represent the coins each folder holds -- e.g. Copper foil for Lincoln Cents, Silver foil for Jefferson Nickels.
-- Traditional Whitman blue vinyl matches past Whitman products.

Jewels & Jewellery (Paperback, Revised): Clare Phillips Jewels & Jewellery (Paperback, Revised)
Clare Phillips
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Jewels and Jewellery surveys splendid early medieval pieces and superb examples of Renaissance, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and 21st-century jewellery. Exquisitely detailed photography reveals both rare and precious stones as well as the elaborate techniques of the jeweller's craft such as chasing, enamelling and cameo. Claire Phillips considers the history of Western jewellery in three parts, first exploring the materials used by jewellers, then turning to the development of styles in jewellery from the Middle Ages to today, before exploring the ways in which jewellery has been hallmarked, distributed and worn over recent centuries. The book concludes with a glossary, bibliography and list of key designers. Showcasing pieces by Cartier, Tiffany and Liberty, this beautiful volume is the ultimate guide to the history of Western jewellery.

The Girl of Ink & Stars (Paperback): Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Girl of Ink & Stars (Paperback)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave 1
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Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize & the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 'Absolutely loved it from start to finish' TOM FLETCHER 'I read it, I loved it' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure' EMMA CARROLL Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Kiran Millwood Hargrave's debut novel has all the makings of a modern classic.

Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano, Marin, and Humboldt Mineral & Hot Springs (Paperback): John C Burton, John Louder Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano, Marin, and Humboldt Mineral & Hot Springs (Paperback)
John C Burton, John Louder
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100 Midcentury Chairs - and their stories (Hardcover): Lucy Ryder Richardson 100 Midcentury Chairs - and their stories (Hardcover)
Lucy Ryder Richardson
R422 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R119 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930-1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes, plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes - you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a `chair timeline', showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike. Word count: 50,000

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