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)

Succulent Flora of Southern Africa. A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the indigenous succulents.

Small stain on front fep. Contents clean and tightly bound with minor foxing specks on rear pre-lims. Paste-downs have ghosting from cellotape.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-750.00)

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)

The Crowded Life of a Hermit.

Observations and memoirs of a bush dweller in Rufiji, Tanganyika. Book is printed on South African war-time paper. Front and back boards sun bleached. Corners buckled. Foxing on a few pages. Feps stained. Pages still well-bound.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Fauna of South Africa (6 volumes)

Green cloth covers in good condition displaying minor wear. Copies are slightly foxed, marked and stained in places. Bookplates on pastedown endpapers. Mammals: vol. 1 Primates, Carnivora and Ungulata published 1900; vol. 2 Rodentia, Chiroptera, Insectivora, Cetacea and Edentata published 1901. Birds: vol. 1 published 1900; vol. 2 published 1901; vol. 3 Picarians, Parrots, Owls and Hawks published 1903; vol. 4 Game-birds, Shore-birds and Sea-birds published 1906.

The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa

Introducing a fascinating group of plants – their history, ecological adaptations, life forms and associations within the different plant communities. B&w photographs and sketches.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Fisherman’s Handbook. Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout with Notes on Coarse Fishing.

Reprint with corrections. An authoritative and comprehensive work. 85 drawings by Colin Gibson. 8 colour plates of various flies, 32 photographs and numerous diagrams.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Flowering Plants of Africa 126

“A magazine containing coloured figures with descriptions of the indigenous flowering plants of Africa.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)