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 Birds of South Africa: a Guide to 142 Species

Purnell pocket guides. Illustrated by colour drawings. Designed for practical use in the field by amateur ornithologists and nature enthusiasts. Text clean; five sheets of one gathering have not been stitched and are loose. Top corner of p 36 not cut properly in production. Remnants of label on front fep. Lamination on front hinge of spine lifting.

The Book of Beasts: Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century


Ink inscription to the front fep. Text clean. DW shows some wear and chipping, especially along the edges.

The Book of Birds: Five Centuries of Bird Illustrations

Binding slightly loose. Significant tearing to dust-jacket. Black & White and colour illustrations.

The Book of the Spider : From Arachnophobia to the Love of Spiders





Price – $9.00 (ZAR-70.00)

The Butterflies of Southern Africa

3 volume set . No dust jackets . Text and illustrations in very good condition . Book plate pasted in free endpaper of all 3 volumes . Some tape marks to endpapers in volume 3.

The Canaries, Seedeaters and Buntings of Southern Africa

Includes photographs and colour plates of birds.


Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The Cocker Spaniel, as a Companion, Show Dog and Working Dog , It’s Care, Management and History

The Complete Book of Southern African Birds

760pp, illustrated with colour photographs.






Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia

Text is clean and clear with maps and various other illustrations. Cover shows little wear.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

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 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 Gazetteer of Sikhim

The Gazetteer of Sikhim

The House Fly, A Slayer of Men

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

“The Southern African coastline has excited marine biologists and oceanographers for generations. A great deal of research has been undertaken, winning international acclaim, but it has remained locked away in scientific journals, largely inaccessible to the layman. In the Living Shores of Southern Africa, Professor George Branch writes with a vitality born of his great enthusiasm for the sea, and in doing so shares with the widest audience the excitement of marine biology and the adventure of recent discoveries.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

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 (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 Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern Africa.

Being an account of their medicinal uses, chemical composition, pharmacological effects and toxicology in man and animal. Remnants of perhaps a bookplate or label on front pastedown. Contents and plates clean and tightly bound.


Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1400.00)