PELMAMA Virtual Book Shop
Books on South African Art and Art History
An updated research library is available in Basel, by appointment, with over
1000 files and hundreds of books and publications, going back to the late 50's,
relating to the South African art scene.
For better viewing, please click on images!
Duplicate books in perfect condition on South African art and art history,
mainly out of print, are available through our office in Basel,
but only to museums or public libraries in Switzerland or Germany,
subject to meeting costs of posting.
African based parties are requested to refer to the SA Book Sellers
Association's list at
For a listing of the monographs available to researchers for viewing in Basel, per October,
2014 list, click on this link!
Lists of other titles in Basel to follow shortly (SA Art History, other
Refer also to:
Out-of-print limited editions
Here is a list of out-of-print limited editions still available:
(b. 1908 Ancona, Italy, d. 2002 Johannesburg, RSA)
Publ.: 1974 Gallery 21 Book Publishers, London & Johannesburg
Author: Natalie Knight
Introduction by: Dr Albert Werth
38 col. + 43 b/white plates
Fine Arts: paintings + assemblages + mosaics + orig.
Limited ed. of 250, numbered and signed by the artist
with original litho (image on request)
(ed. 250), numbered + signed by the artist - only 3 copies left, ex
(b. 1907 Ronaszek, Hungary, d. 1992 Johannesburg, RSA)
"BORBEREKI Sculptures in semi-precious stones"
Publ.: 1981 Gallery 21 Johannesburg
Author: F.F. Haenggi
Introduction by: Zoltan Borbereki + Daniel Kovacs
33 col. + 12 b/white plates
Fine Arts: sculptures in stone and bronze
Limited ed. "A" and "B" of 100 ea., numbered + signed by the artist
with original woodcut:
Xhosa with painted face (image available on request)
Pondo with tribal wear
only 2 copies of "A" edition left, ex Basel.
(b. 1923 Winburg OFS, South Africa)
Publ.: 1988 Struik Winchester, Cape Town
Author: Andrée Bosch/Johann de Waal
Foreword by: Hym Rabinowitz
more than 200 col. + numerous b/white plates
Fine Arts: ceramics (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain) - a tribute to
South Africa's greatest ceramic artist
Standard ed. of 2500, no. 266 (in addition, there is a Collector's ed.
of 100 copies)
only 1 copy left, ex Basel - reserved for ceramics museums only
(b. 1949 East London, CP, South Africa)
"LAST LETTERS from the wilderness"
Publ.: 1978 Joburg Records
English + Afrikaans
Text: ©Ramsay Mackay
Illustrations: ©Norman Catherine
15 col. + numerous b/white plates
Fine Arts: airbrush & drawings
Poetry + short stories about S.A.
The companion piece of an L.P. titled BOSBOKRAND by Ramsay Mackay
Standard ed., signed by Norman Catherine
Only 3 copies left ex Basel.
Page last updated 20th September, 2016