I have always loved books, to read, to collect, and finally to write, unfortunately a bit belatedly for that novel and first time best seller. But that’s only my fault. Four children, and four grandchildren later, two research, with no fiction readers! So I must try to sell my personal special collections to anyone who will really appreciate them. Three are listed below.
Zane Grey, one of the greatest authors of “Cowboy” thrillers and tales of the 20th century, was also one of the best known American Big Game Anglers of his time, always in competition with Ernest Hemingway, his contemporary, but certainly his superior when it came to personal fishing adventures and achievements. This very old Zane Grey book collection, almost certainly the only one of its kind in Southern Africa, is quite unique and consists of the following titles:
Tales of Fishes
Tales of Southern Rivers
Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas
Tails of Swordfish and Tuna
Tales of the Anglers El Dorado, New Zealand
Tales of Tahitian Waters
An American Angler in Australia
Tales from a Fisherman’s Log
Adventures of a Deep-Sea Angler (By his brother and fishing partner)
SHARK, the Killer of the Deep (Soft cover)
Including, The Book of Camps and Trails.
Seven are First Editions, one a concurrent First Edition, and three undated but very old.
The price is R7500 including delivery in South Africa, possibly negotiable.
Wilbur Smith was a personal friend, and it would have been difficult to have tried to e4mulate him. So perhaps that is why there is no novel from JWW!
In his case 45 to date hereof and probably more to come. All First editions, all, including dust covers, in excellent condition, all best sellers, translated into 26 Languages with total sales not far short of 150 million copies! A very special man, both as an author and a person, whilst the best story teller at the dinner table that I have ever come across!
The price is R12, 500 for the whole collection, possibly negotiable.
John Masters Trilogy about The First World War
Hard Covers, Edition Not Known (Probably First)—Mint Condition, including Jackets. Published by Michael Joseph, 1979, 1980, 1981.
Now God be Thanked – Copyright 1979.
Heart of War – Copyright 1980.
By the Green of the Spring – Copyright 1981.
These are an Unbelievable read!!
Price: R950 including delivery in South Africa