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)

The Flowering Plants of Africa 145 & 146

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

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Flowering Plants of Africa 147 & 148

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

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-260.00)

The Game-Birds & Water-Fowl of South Africa

From the preface: ” In this volume I have endeavoured to give descriptions of the Game-Birds and Water-fowl found within South African limits – that is to say, south of a line drawn through the Zambesi River from east to west.

I trust that in all cases the illustrations will be sufficient to enable the sportsman readily to identify any Game-Bird he may shoot. It must be remembered, however, that immature birds often differ very much from those in adult plumage; I regret it was not possible to figure the birds in every stage.

With regard to the habits of many species, I am greatly indebted to Serg. C.G. (Finch) Davies, Cape Mounted Riflemen, whose excellent field work has been of the greatest help to me. All notes referring to Pondoland and Griqualand have been communicated to me by him.”

65 bright colour plates by Davies. Condition is very Good. Foxing throughout, but plates remain largely unsullied.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Game-Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon. Ducks and their Allies (Swans, Geese and Ducks). Vol 1.

Bound in quarter leather with raised bands. Gilded top page edges and title on spine. Boards are marked. General appearance commensurate with its age. Marbled feps. Includes 30 colour plates by H. Gronvold, G.E. Lodge, and J.G. Keulemans. Foxing throughout. Inscription “The Game Birds of India – the Ducks. Presented to the Wamda Duck Club by Colonel T…ton H.G.O. Bridgeman – July 1st, 1924.”

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

The Knysna Elephants and their Forest Home

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The Leopard.

Shelfwear to board edges with foxing and browning to pastedowns, feps and page edges. Personal inscription and faint stamp mark on fep. Scattered foxing throughout contents and photographs. DW has loss to spine and folds with browning, foxing and staining.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)

The Living Shores of Southern Africa.

Explores the interplay between marine life forms and their environment and deals with the major groups of plants and invertebrate animals. Over 100 colour plates and numerous line drawings. Some edge-wear. Personal inscription on front fep. Otherwise a clean and tightly bound copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The Living Shores of Southern Africa.

Edgewear to boards. Foxing and browning to pastedowns. Previous owner’s name on fep. Ink stain to a few page edges towards the end. Foxing on the inside and flaps of DW with minor chipping and two small tears on base of DW spine. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Mammals of South Africa

Foreward by Lt.-Col. J Stevenson-Hamilton. A comprehensive book on the mammals of South Africa. Supplemented with beautiful colour plates illustrating well over 200 different kinds of mammals.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Mammals of South Africa (Two Volume Set)

Vol. I. : Primates, Carnivora and Ungulata. With a map and illustrations. Vol. II. : Rodentia, Chiroptera, Insectivora, Cetacea and Edentata. With illustrations. Volume I. published 1900, Volume II. published 1901. Bindings are fairly unstable, with several signatures detaching from the book blocks. Previous owner’s stamp and signature to the endpapers of Vol. I. Ex libris pasted to the front paste down of Vol. II. Text is clear but somewhat age toned. Boards show general wear and damage. Significant soiling to the spine of Volume II. Stamp to the front boards of Vol. II.

Price – $280.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Migration and Conservation of Salmon

A scientific report on the biology of salmon.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Romance of the Moa

Booklet on the discovery, history and description of the notorious, recently extinct giant, flightless Moa bird of New Zealand, with numerous monotone illustrations. Bound in brown card wraps. Some foxing to first few pages, else VG.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Stone Age Cultures of Northern Rhodesia

With particular reference to the cultural and climactic succession in the upper Zambezi valley and its tributaries. Illustrated in black and white.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Vredefort Structure. Meteorite Impact! The Danger from Space and South Africa’s Mega-Impact.

“The rich geological, archaeological, cultural and botanical heritage presented by the Vredefort region. Includes a guide to more than 20 sites that highlight the heritage of this area which has recently been proclaimed a World Heritage Site in July 2005.”

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Thomas Baines: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa.

Paintings from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Natural History Museum, London. Edited by Michael Stevenson. A few small nicks on the top edges of the boards.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Tierleben in Sudwest Afrika.

Text: German. Translation: Animal life in South West Afrika. A guide to the zoology of the country. Published circa 1961. Includes illustrations and b/w photographs.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Trees of South Africa.

Delux edition signed by both author and illustrator. Numbered 42 of 200 copies. A book not only for the botanist but for the layman who is interested in South Africa’s varied tree life. Leather spine with bright gilt lettering over marbled boards. Some edgewear. Previous owner’s signature on fep. Stiff card wraps marked, scuffed and age-toned with some loss to spine and folds. Contents clean with colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. Tightly bound.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Trees of the Kruger National Park. Vols 1 and 2.

Numerous colour plates and b&w illustrations. Both volumes have light specks of foxing to paste-downs with foxing and browning to top and fore-edge. Vol 2 has clear tape down the front gutter as well as ghosting of the colour photographs and some scattered foxing.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Walvischvaarten, Overwinteringen en Jachtbedrijven in Het Hooge Noorden: 1633 – 1635

A collection of texts and notes as observed by S.P. L’Honoré Naber. Includes fold-able maps and inserted reprints.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Welwitschia – Paradox of a Parched Landscape

The welwitschia remains the crown jewel of the plant kingdom. Nearly a century and a half after its discovery in the Namib desert.
To Darwin it was ‘the platypus of the Plant Kingdom’.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Xenopus Laevis: a Bibliography

Published for the University of Cape Town. Inscribed by author on front fep. Text clean and binding tight. Boards slightly marked and spine discoloured. Top edge of spine chipped.