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)

The Migration and Conservation of Salmon

A scientific report on the biology of salmon.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

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.