In response to frequent requests by members to make long out-of-print volumes available again, HiPSA is re-publishing selected volumes from its First and Second Series.

To distinguish these from the originals, the reprints are quite different in appearance – they are A5-sized paperbacks with light blue paper covers. In no way are they meant to compete with the originals. Their chief value lies in their content, which again becomes available to the public after many decades. Copies may be purchased from HiPSA. (Delivery may take some time as reprinting is done in batches of ten).


Vol Short Title Vol Short Title
I-1 Reports of De Chavonnes and of Van Imhoff, on the Cape I-15 Journals of Wikar, Janz & Van Reenen 1760-1799
I-2 Mentzel ‐ Biography of Rudolph Siegfried Allemann I-16  Isaacs – Travels in Eastern Africa Vol I
I-3 De Mist ‐ Memorandum for the administration at the Cape I-17  Isaacs – Travels in Eastern Africa Vol II
I-4 Mentzel ‐ A geographical description of the Cape Vol I I-18 Die Joernaal van Dirk Gysbert van Reenen, 1803
I-5 Collectanea, Vol. I I-24  Teenstra – Reize over de Kaap de Goede Hoop 1830
I-6 Mentzel ‐ A geographical description of the Cape Vol II I-25 Mentzel ‐ A geographical description of the Cape Vol III
I-7 The Diary of the Rev. Franscis Owen I-27 Goldswain’s Chronicals – Vol I
I-8 The Wreck of the Grosvenor I-29 Goldswain’s Chronicals – Vol II
I-9 Die Dagboek van Hendrik Witbooi 1884‐1906 II-6 Sparrman – Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope – Part I
I-12 Expedition Journals of  Olof Bergh & I Schrijver 1682-89 II-7 Sparrman – Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope – Part II
I-14 The early Cape Hottentots

Excerpts  of  the Reprints are given below. If you require more information about the Original Publication click on the illustration.



The prices of reprints for members in Southern Africa and members in other countries are summarised in the table below. Postage and packaging costs are to be added.

Vol Short Title Local Members Local Non-Members Foreign Members Foreign Non-Members
I-1 De Chavonnes R165 R210 R260 R340
I-2 Mentzel – Allemann R165 R210 R260 R340
I-3 De Mist R200 R260 R320 R415
I-4 Mentzel (I) R165 R210 R260 R340
I-5 Collectanea R200 R260 R320 R415
I-6 Mentzel (II) R165 R210 R260 R340
I-7 Owen R175 R225 R275 R360
I-8 The Wreck of the Grosvenor R175 R225 R275 R360
I-9 Witbooi R200 R260 R320 R415
I-12 Bergh and Schrijver R245 R320 R395 R510
I-14 Early Cape Hottentots R175 R225 R275 R360
I-15 Wikar R245 R320 R395 R510
I-16 Isaacs (I) R225 R295 R360 R470
I-17 Isaacs (II) R225 R295 R360 R470
I-18 Van Reenen R245 R320 R395 R510
I-24 Teenstra R245 R320 R395 R510
I-25 Mentzel (III) R245 R320 R395 R510
I-27 Goldswain Vol I R200 R260 R320 R415
I-29 Goldswain Vol II R200 R260 R320 R415
II-6 Sparrman Part I R245 R320 R395 R510
II-7 Sparrman Part II R245 R320 R395 R510

Prices for Bookshops are available on request.


Please request an invoice if ordering several volumes: Postage depends on weight of books

Please note that full payment must be made before any items are supplied. Payment details are given at the bottom of the page. However, we will need to contact you once we have calculated postage to inform you of the total amount due.


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Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
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Branch Code: 02 090 9
Account Number: 07 051 2035
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