Quagga Rare Books and Art has two shops. One in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, Cape Town and the other in the winelands town of Stellenbosch. Specialising in out of print and antiquarian books. Quagga also sells maps, engravings and works of art.
Sold recently at Stellenbosch and Kalk Bay:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, first edition, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Barrows Travels, Paterson’s Cape Travels. Works by Kenneth Baker, Peter Clarke, Cecil Skotnes, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie Laubser, David Hockney, J K Mohl and John Piper. Tribal artifacts carrying interesting provenance. Londinum Feracissimi Angliiae Regni Metropolis (1574 map of London) and other maps from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Books signed by Olive Schreiner, General Louis Botha, Alan Paton and Nelson Mandela.
Photographs by Elliott, Goldblatt and other daguerreotypes and early photographs.
Our two shops always carry an interesting and diverse selection of items.
Our website www.quaggabooks.co.za launched in 2008 and has continued to receive an increasing number of hits as has the subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter. We are now hosting regular small auctions and some serious bargains have been had! 2010 has brought with it a continued enthusiasm for us at Quagga, to unearth the rare and unusual. We undertake valuations of anything from a single item to collections and libraries. We also provide a book search service.