Field Guide to the Eastern & Southern Cape Coasts

Hundreds of line drawings spread over 560 pages. Also 50 colour plates and numerous b&w photos. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in this coastal region.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Buzzards and Sundry Raptors

Beautiful prints: 7x Buzzards: Crested Serpent Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Black-Collared Hawk and the Rufous Crab-Hawk. 6 Raptors: Yellow-billed Kite, African Marsh Harrier, African Goshawk, Secretary Bird, ornate Hawk-eagle and the Pied Harrier.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Falcons.

Beautiful prints: Pale Chanting Goshawk, African Peregrine Falcon, Laggar Falcon, ?Hen Harrier/Goshawk, Pied Harrier, Gabar Goshawk, Little Sparrowhawk, Rock Kestrel, Black-shouldered Kite and the Black-shouldered Kite (juvenile).

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Night Jars and Owls.

Beautiful prints: 1 x Nightjars – Great Potoo. 8 x Owls – Northern Hawk Owl, Cape Eagle Owl, Black-banded Owl, Spectacled Owl, Crested Owl, Juvenile Spectacled Owl, Snowy Owl and the Eurasian Pygmy Owl. Missing the Spotted Eagle Owl

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Freshwater Fishes of the Zambesi River, Lake Kariba, Pungwe, Sabi, Lundi and Limpopo Rivers

With a map and numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Some wear to edges of covers with minor chipping to head and tail of spine and corners. Bookseller’s sticker on front pastedown. Some ink marginalia on title page. Otherwise clean and sound.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Genera Palmarum – A Classification of Palms Based on the Work of Harold E. Moore, Jr.

A thorough work on the Palm tree genus, The morphology, anatomy, ecology and evolution of the palm trees are discussed in great detail. The book includes several black and white and colour photographs.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

A set of the three reports compiled after the geological survey of Natal and Zululand in 1901. Includes black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Gladiolus in Tropical Africa

A study in the systematics, biology and evolution of the genera. Fully illustrated with colour plates and representative sketches and maps. Bound in brown, cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Book and dust jacket very good, dust jacket with small scratch to outer edge of front panel.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Guide to the Birds of Madagascar

A thorough and exciting field guide to Madagascar’s unique bird life. Text is clean and clear with 40 full colour plates. Boards and DW show very little wear.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-990.00)

Hints for the Formation of a Fresh-Water Aquarium.

Circa late 1850/1860s. Embossed pattern on boards with beautiful gilt device and decorated spine. Detailed illustrations of plants, insects and fishes in b&w. 2 colour illustration (one as frontispieces, the other between page 124 and 125) as frontispiece. Front end pages split at the gutter and well as between title page and the list of illustrations page. Light scattered foxing.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

History of Botany. (1530-1860)

Prize-giving award to previous owner on front fep which is heavily browned. Gilt lettering and device bright and clear. Some heavy foxing on last 2 pages and paste-downs. Some untrimmed pages.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

In Korean Wilds and Villages

Tape repairs to the title page/frontis piece, page 20/21. Several plates/pages detached from binding. Binding is shaken. Previous owner’s inscription to ffep and name inked to page 9.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Itinerario de uma vlagem a Caca dos Elephantes.

Text in Portuguese. Green card wraps with edge-wear. Pages uncut. Closed and open tears to spine cover. Foxing to page edges with some foxing scattered throughout text.

Price – $180.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Larves de Coleopteres

Text: French. (English: Larvae of the Coleoptera, a monograph consisting of beetles and weevils) presented to the Linneenne Society of Lyon on February 14, 1875. It is the largest order of insects, representing about 40 percent of the known insect species. Previous owner’s name of front paste-down. Some splitting to front and rear end-papers. Some browning to pages and edges with a small stain between page 259 and 286. Some minor foxing. 14 plates of drawings.

Price – $290.00 (ZAR-2400.00)

Life Histories of the South African Lycaenid Butterfllies

Ex libris of previous owner pasted to the half title. Previous bookseller’s label to the bottom of front paste down. Pages 17 – 24 is slightly dog-eared. DW shows general wear (especially along the edges), scuffing and slight chipping.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Marine Shells of Southern Africa

“A clearly written and carefully illustrated guide to the marine shells of the coast of Southern Africa.” Light foxing to front and rear prelims. b&w photographs.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Mashesha: The Making of a Game Ranger

The author’s account of his formative years of wildlife conservation.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Namib Flora; Swakopmund to the Giant Welwitschia via Goanikontes

A well illustrated description of flora found in the Namib desert.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Natural History of British Butterflies (2 volume set)

Vol I & II. : A complete, original, descriptive account of the life-history of every species occurring in the British Islands, together with their habits, descriptive account of the life-history of every species occurring in the British Islands, time of appearance, and localities. And illustrated With sixty full-page plates in colour, and four in black and white. Home made DW in poor condition. Previous owner’s name in pencil to the front feps. dated 1929. Pages show slight foxing. Boards show slight edge wear. Large items, will incur extra postage.

Nature Illustrated. Flowers, Plants and Trees. 1550-1900.

From the collections of The New York Public Library.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Natuurkundige En Ophelderende Aanmerkingen Over Het Eerste En Tweede Deel Van J. F. Martinet’s Katechismus Der Natuur

Cancelled library stamp on the fep and half title. The book is in remarkably good condition for its age.

Nesting Birds. The Breeding Habits of South African Birds.

Exploring the breeding habits of Southern African birds with details of courtship, nest construction, eggs, chicks and their care. Profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Neue und wenig bekannte Planzen Deutsch-Sudwest-Afrikas

Description of various South-West African plants with specific focus on succulents. With b/w photographic reproductions to rear. Blue-green card wraps. Ink inscription to rear of text. Leaves lightly age toned.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Palms for South African Homes and Gardens.

Front card wrap has crease line. Pencil marginalia throughout with some ink markings at the Index of Palms. Foxing to page edges. Contents well bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)


An informative, practical guide to palms of the world.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)