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Green (Lawrence G.)


Published: 1933 – 1972, London & Cape Town,

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A complete collection of first editions of all the author's works published between 1933 and 1972 as listed below. 

Also included are four of the six titles which were originally published in South Africa and were published later in England under different titles.

38 volumes in all:

Published in England: 

The Coast of Treasure, 1933, Putnam

Great African Mysteries, 1935, Stanley Paul

Secret Africa, 1936, Stanley PaulThe Coast of Diamonds, 1937, Stanley Paul

Strange Africa, 1938, Stanley Paul

Old Africa Untamed, 1940, Stanley Paul

Published in South Africa: 

Where Men Still Dream, 1945, Howard Timmins (Signed)

So Few Are Free, 1946, Howard Timmins

Tavern of the Seas, 1947, Howard Timmins (Signed)

To The River's End, 1948, Howard Timmins

In The Land of the Afternoon, 1949, Howard Timmins

At Daybreak for the Isles, 1950, Howard Timmins

Growing Lovely, Growing Old, 1951, Howard Timmins

Lords of the Last Frontier, 1953, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Under a Sky Like Flame, 1954, Howard Timmins

Karoo, 1955, Howard Timmins

There's a Secret Hid Away, 1956, Howard Timmins

Beyond the City Lights, 1957, Howard Timmins

South African Beachcomber, 1958, Howard Timmins (Signed)

These Wonders to Behold, 1959, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Eight Bells at Salamander, 1960, Howard Timmins

Great North Road, 1961, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Something Rich and Strange, 1962, Howard Timmins

A Decent Fellow Doesn't Work, 1963, Howard Timmins (Signed)

I Heard the Old Men Say, 1964, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Almost Forgotten Never Told, 1965, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Thunder on the Blaauwberg, 1966, Howard Timmins (Signed)

On Wings of Fire, 1967, Howard Timmins (Signed)

Full Many a Glorious Morning, 1968, Howard Timmins

Harbours of Memory, 1969, Howard Timmins (Signed)

A Giant in Hiding, 1970, Howard Timmins

A Taste of the South- Easter, 1971, Howard Timmins (Signed)

When the Journeys Over, 1972, Howard Timmins

Published in UK under different titles:

Panther Head, 1955, Stanley Paul, UK

The Drums of Time, 1956, Stanley Paul, UK

Old Africa's Last Secrets, 1961, Putnam, UK

Like Diamond Blazing, 1967, Robert Hale, UK


Author's Post-War Guide, 1947, Allen & Unwin

All are in dust jackets with the exception of: The Coast of Treasure, Secret Africa, The Coast of Diamonds and Old Africa Untamed. Most dust jackets show some wear or fraying (all are covered with mylar or plastic) and some page edges are foxed but overall this is a good set. 

Two of the pre-1940 title, Strange Africa and Great African Mysteries, have very striking dust jackets - see photographs below.

N.B. This large set will require special packing and dispatch by the art packers Post Net of Hermanus with the attendant additional costs. 

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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