The Migration and Conservation of Salmon

A scientific report on the biology of salmon.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Mountain Tortoise

The Insight Series. Minor foxing to top page edges. Previous owner’s name inscribed on fep. Very good clean and tight copy. Informative book for children.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Mountains of the Mind: a Fantastic Journey Into Reality

Full page black-and-white and colour photographs throughout. Previous owner’s ex libris pasted to the front fep. DW shows small closed tear to the top, back edge.

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Book in near fine condition with slipcase in very good condition.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Natural History of Palms.

A detailed study of palms with reference to geography and evolution as well as a classification of palms. Illustrated by 24 pages of half-tones and 133 line drawings. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Old Company’s Garden at the Cape and it’s Superintendents.

Historical account of early Cape botany. Tanning imprint to front and back end papers. General wear and tear to edges of boards.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Reptile Fauna of the Kruger National Park

222pp illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. Ex library.

Price – $20 (ZAR-100)

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 Rowland Johns Dog-book

Presentation inscription in ink on front fep. A little light foxing on fore edges of pages. Corners of boards bumped and some staining on front board and spine. DW foxed with tears and pieces missing round spine.

The Shadow of the Dam

Ex-library copy. The construction of the Kariba Dam and what was there before. An account of the people and animals that inhabited the valley before the waters covered it.

Price – $7.00 (ZAR-70.00)

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)

The White Rhino Saga.

Foreward by Alan Paton. An exciting and moving story of a dedicated and brave preservationist who is devoted to the land and to a most remarkable animal, the rhino. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

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)

Travels in the Cape The Years 1853-1855

A fine copy of the Swedish naturalist J.F. Victorin’s account of his stay in the Cape.
Translated from the first Swedish edition by Jalmar and Ione Rudner. Some slight staining to the end papers otherwise an excellent copy.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-230.00)

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)

Uncanny Country

A booklet on the various thermal springs on the New Zealand islands. Bound in olive green, pictorial card wraps and illustrated in b/w. Corners slightly turned up and creaing along the wrapper edges, else VG.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

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)

Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrkas 1905-1906. Band 1. Abteilung 1-7 mit 31 tafeln und 848 seiten; Band 2 Abteiling 8-14 mit 19 tafeln und 844 seiten; Band 3 Abteiling 15-22 mit 37 tafeln und 636 seiten.

Inscribed by the author. 3 volumes issued with the support of the Swedish Academy of Sciences. Amongst the results of the expedition was a collection of more than 59 000 animals representing more than 4300 species of which more than 1400 were entirely new discoveries. 87 plates and 135 illustrations in text. Light grey boards with chipping of paper covering to spine and corners. Corners bumped. Some pages uncut. Contents clean. Binding good.

Price – $900.00 (ZAR-9500.00)

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.