[SCHMELEN, Rev. J.H.]. Annoe Kayn Hoeaati Haka Kanniti, Nama-Kowapna Gowayhiihati... Cape Town: W. Bridekirk, 1831. 12° (175 x 105mm). Original half calf, ms. spine label. Provenance: J. Th. Hahn (1842-1905), philologist, Nama linguist, inscribed on title-page. RARE CAPE TOWN PRINTING of the Four Gospels translated into the Nama language. Laidler 458.
Together with 9 other Cape Town imprints on Language and Theology, inluding:
A.D. JARDINE. A Fragment of Church History, at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town: Printed by W. Bridekirk, 1827. 8° (210 x 135mm). Modern boards, (title spotted). The rise and progress of the Presbyterian Church by the Librarian of the Cape Town Public Library. Laidler 316. William PARKER. The Jesuits Unmasked; an illustration of the existing evils of Popery in a Protestant Government, duly exemplified in Letters from the Cape of Good Hope,... London: L.B. Seeley, 1823. 8° (215 x 138mm). Contemporary black half calf gilt, all edges gilt, 1 leaf ads. FIRST EDITON with manuscript notes throughout, possibly by the author, updating the printed text. Mendelssohn II, 139.
Rev. Henry TINDALL. A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Namaqua-Hottentot Languages. Cape Town: A.S. Robertson, et al, . 8° (218 x 135mm). Original printed blue wrappers, (cover detached), blue cloth fold-down box. Mendelssohn II, 502.
W.H.I. BLEEK. A Comparative Grammar of South African Languages. Part I. Phonology [ - Part II]. Cape Town: J.C. Juta, 1862, 1869. 8° (230 x 145mm). Uncut in modern tan half morocco gilt, (first title-page restored). All published. Mendelssohn I, 133. [and another copy of Part I:] 8° ( 220 x 140mm). Original printed wrapper, (detached).
Kereste Morena oa Rona Tse 'Ngoliloeng ki Mareka le Yoanne. Cape Town: Printed by Richert and Pike, 1839. 8° (208 x 137mm). Contemporary cloth and boards. Translated by E.C. & S.R. for the French Foreign Missions Society.
Martin LUTHER. Omukanda uOka-kate''ismo kanini... m'O'hikuanjama (A Bantu-Dialect of Northern Ovamboland.) Capetown: W.A. Richards, 1893. 12° (180 x 123mm). Original cloth gilt.
A Letter to the Members of the Church in the Diocese of Capetown. By the Bishop of Capetown. Cape Town: Pike and Byles, 1867. 8° (215 x 140mm). Unbound, stitched as issued.
Rev. Thomas L. HODGSON. A Record of Religious Experience... Cape Town: Saul Solomon & Co., 1850. 8° (193 x 120mm). Original printed wrappers, (soiled). (10)