Roberts Birds of South Africa

No dust jacket. Blue colth covers in excellent condition. Very good firm copy

Roberts Birds of South Africa / Revised By G R McLachlan and R Liversidge

Contains numerous colour plates. Text and binding in clean strong condition. Spine of dw quite worn, with some open and closed tears. Edges of DW also shows some wear and light scuff marks to the front.

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 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)

Shells of Southern Africa – 527 Species Described and Illustrated in Full Colour



Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Skuas and Jaegers : A Guide to the Skuas and Jaegers of the World

Text is clean and clear with black and white and colour illustrations. Boards and DW in near fine condition.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Snakes of Southern Africa

“A fully illustrated and authoritative book represents the results of a lifetime of work by the author. Dealing comprehensively with one hundred and thirty-seven snakes that have been identified in the territory south of a line from the Zambesi to the Cunene Rivers.” With numerous colour and monochrome plates and maps.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Snakes of Southern Africa

“A fully illustrated and authoritative book represents the results of a lifetime of work by the author. Dealing comprehensively with one hundred and thirty-seven snakes that have been identified in the territory south of a line from the Zambesi to the Cunene Rivers.” With numerous colour and monochrome plates and maps.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Snakes of Southern Africa

“A fully illustrated and authoritative book represents the results of a lifetime of work by the author. Dealing comprehensively with one hundred and thirty-seven snakes that have been identified in the territory south of a line from the Zambesi to the Cunene Rivers.” With numerous colour and monochrome plates and maps.

Price – $45.00 (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 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 Shells: A Collector’s Guide

527 Species described and illustrated in full colour. Laminated pictorial paper boards. Binding slightly loose, else VG.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

South African Shells: A Collector’s Guide

In this book, 527 species are described and illustrated in full colour.

Price – $13 (ZAR-160)

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 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)

Special Publication of the Royal Society of South Africa : Robert Broom Commemorative Volume

Ex-library copy; stamps on front endpaper and p. 9, ink numbers on back endpaper. Spine only in very poor condition; front cover sound with small ink marks, back cover has slight water damage at fore edge. Text in excellent condition.

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)

Tales From Some Eastern Jungles

Rebacked, with new endpapers but original cloth covered boards. Text is clear but with some foxing throughout. Pages are untrimmed.



Price – $15.00 (ZAR-120.00)

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 African Fish Eagle

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 Africa: Volume I

Text is clean and clear. Numerous black and white and full colour plates throughout. Boards and DW show minimal wear. Large item, will incur extra postage.