Palms. An informative, practical guide to palms of the world: their cultivation, care and landscape use.

Minor bumping and shelfwear to board edges. Free end page removed. Previous owner’s name on half title page. Foxing to top and front edges of pages. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Plant Hunter’s Paradise

Travels and exploration in the mountains and valleys of Burma and adjacent areas, including the unexplored country on the Burma-Tibet frontier, in 1922, 1926 and 1930-31. In a readable way this famous botanical explorer describes plants, nature and native customs. There are appendices on zoological specimens collected and new plants he introduced to Europe that he found in Burma. Tinted top-edge. Light scattered foxing in areas. 2 fold out maps and 13 b&w photographs. Untrimmed pages on lower edge. Circa 1937/1938

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Priest’s Eggs of Southern African Birds

Revised by Prof. J. M. Winterbottom. With colour plates. 235pp with index.

Price – $30 (ZAR-400)

Sea Shells of Southern Africa

Comprehensive introductory guide to the sea shells likely to be found on the shores of Southern Africa. Extensively illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in blue, paper covered boards with gilt titles to spine. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with only slight sunning to jacket spine.

Price – $64.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Sea Shells of Southern Africa

Over 600 species are covered in detail, most illustrated in full colour.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1300.00)

Sea Turtles

Their natural history and conservation.

Seaweeds of the South African West Coast.

Red card boards with white label and 1.5cm tear to base of spine. Text good but pages damp-rippled. Tidemarks to back and front end pages. Number stamp 900473 in black ink on title page. Includes colour photographs and diagrams. Contents are tightly bound.

Price – $47.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Some Dreams Come True

Fading to spine and edges of boards. Black-and-white plates throughout. Binding slightly shaken. Back and front endpapers split from feps.

South African Bird Names Explained.

Unlocking a wealth of fascinating information about our remarkable and diverse southern African bird life.
Illustrations by Duncan Butchart. Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the S.A. Ornithological Society.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

South African Nature Notes Essays of a South African Naturalist

Some of the pages are slightly foxed. Contains numerous black and white photographs. Boards show minor wear.

South-African Butterflies : a Monograph of the Extra-Tropical Species

Incomplete set : Volumes 1 & 2 only. Ex libris of Newcastle Government School to the front fep’s. Some foxing noted, especially to the first few and last few pages. School label fixed to the front boards of both books. Contains several colour plates and maps. One closed and one open tear to the fold-out map in volume 1.

Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies

“A book designed to enable students, gardeners and plant enthusiasts to identify easily any fern that they might encounter in wandering through the veld or forest.” There are scattered pencil marginalia throughout. Full of b&w illustrations and colour photographs.

Price – $480.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Southern African Spiders: An Identification Guide

A field guide to the spiders of Southern African, fully illustrated in b/w and colour. Includes numerous bits of related ephemera.

Price – $11 (ZAR-130)

Study of the Volcano Nyiragongo. A Progress Report issued by the Institute Des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.

Title page is in French and English. Text: English. Exploration of the National Albert Park – Vulcanological study mission. No. 2. Incudes b&w photographs of the crater and a fold out map.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Synopsis of the Cracidae

Monograph on this bird species. The Cracidae are an ancient group related to the Australasian Mound-builders. They are sometimes united with these in a distinct order, “Craciformes”, but this is not supported by more recent research which suggests that either is a well-marked, basal lineage of Galliformes. Sclater is also part author of “Book of Antelopes” (see Mendelssohn)

Price – $89.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Synopsis of the Edible Fishes at the Cape of Good Hope.

‘The author’s chief guide for this ichthyological essay was through personal observation, the accounts of the local fisherman and nature herself.’ At the time of publication there had been little attention paid to this part of natural history of the fishes that inhabited our bays, namely Table Bay, False Bay and the coast of Hottentot’s Holland Mountains. Price – $135.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture.

A Cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honeybee; bees, hives, honey, implements, honey plants, etc. Facts gleaned from the experience of thousands of beekeepers and verified in the authors’ apiary.

Price – $40 (ZAR-450.00)

The Adventures of a Lion Family and other Studies of Wild Life in East Africa.

Introduction by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Includes illustrations. Ex-school library copy with stamps on ffep, Forward and page 191. Previous owner’s name on ffep. Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Angler in Wales, or Days and Nights of Sportsmen. (volume 2 of 2 only)

Foxing and tide marks to the frontis, otherwise internally very good. Quarter black leather over worn marbled boards.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Arcturus Adventure

An account of the New York Zoological Society’s first oceanographic expedition. With 77 illustrations, photographs and maps.

The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding. Three Volumes

Three volume set. Part 1 : Loons to Sandpipers (1983). Part 2 : Gulls to Dippers (1985). Part 3 : Old World Warblers to Sparrows (1985).

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate (3 Vols of 3)

Black cloth covers in firm condition displaying wear and staining, with volume 3’s spine and covers particularly discoloured. Well used copies. Completed and edited by W.L. Scater.

The Butterflies of Southern Africa. 3 of 4 volumes.

Part 1 – Papilionidae and Pieridae (1949); Part 2 – Nymphalidae: Danainae and Satyrinae (1955); Part 3 – Nymphalidae: Acraeinae (1963). (Part 4 which is missing is titled Nymphalidae Nymphalinae, published 1979). Includes a signed letter from the author. Vol 1 has b&w plates while Vol 2 and 3 have colour plates. Edge-wear to all volumes. Spine of Vol 1 has split on the one side and fragile on the spine edges. Boards have some marks, scratches and evidence of insect damage. Unevenly darkened. Light foxing to the end papers.

Price – $330.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Cairngorm Mountains

Green buckram boards with gilt decoration. Slight lean to the spine. Previous owner’s name to the verso of the fep.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Canaries, Seedeaters and Buntings of Southern Africa

Includes photographs and colour plates of birds.


Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)