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The Important Bird Areas of Southern Africa, Barnes, Keith N. (Ed)
1 Barnes, Keith N. (Ed) The Important Bird Areas of Southern Africa
Birdlife South Africa, Johannesburg 1998 0620234237 / 9780620234238 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Paperback 
394 pages (complete). A comfortable, competent copy. The covers have some user wear about the edges. They are otherwise healthy and sure. The page trims have storage and handling marks. Within, front and end papers have some foxing. By far the pages are clean, clear, confident, diligent, very certain. fk 
Price: 22.80 USD
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First Folio of South African Birds - 12 Colour Plates, Bird, Allan (text)
2 Bird, Allan (text) First Folio of South African Birds - 12 Colour Plates
The South African Natural History Publications Company (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg 1959 First Edition Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover Findlay, Dick (artist) Signed
Folio of 12 colour plates (loose), plus descriptive text. Inscribed and signed by Dick Findlay on the front page (dated: Feb. 1962). First series; first printing. The covers have a clear cellophane protective cover. The covers are worn about all edges and along the spine. Although a little fragile, it is secure. The contents are loose from the covers. The frontis and end pages are tanned and crisp. The text pages are mildly marked by age. They are affable, clean, clear. The plates have some tanning about the edges but the bodies are fresh. The plates are vivid, gentle, vibrant, calming, most suitable for framing and decorative use, healthy and sound. fk 
Price: 142.50 USD
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First Atlas of Bird Distribution in the Orange Free State, Earlé, Roy ; Grobler, Nick ; Toit, Hester du ; Wet, Mariana de
3 Earlé, Roy ; Grobler, Nick ; Toit, Hester du ; Wet, Mariana de First Atlas of Bird Distribution in the Orange Free State
National Museum, Bloemfontein 1987 0947014268 / 9780947014261 Softcover Fair No Jacket Softcover Bleeden, Cess 
428 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The manila card covers have a clear plastic protective cover (worn but healthy). The covers are creased, worn and marked. They are placid and patient. Within, the contents have considerable evidence of avid use throughout. The early and later pages are marked from use and storage. They also have handling wear. Nonetheless, the contents are by far clean, clear, generous, thorough, diligent, certain, more than competent. fk 
Price: 6.65 USD
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A First Guide to South African Birds, Gill, E Leonard
4 Gill, E Leonard A First Guide to South African Birds
Maskew Miller Limited, Cape Town 1936 First Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover Signed
223 pages (complete). A gently aging copy. Included: a card signed by (and for his sister Marion) Leonard Gill on one side and a photograph of a "baby wagtail in nest on our balcony" on the other side. Also included is a much foxed and worn typed information sheet (in Afrikaans) on the "Spotted Starling". The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (worn and scuffed). The dj itself, is worn and marked. It is passive. The boards have corner wear and scuffing. They are secure. Within, the book is foxed throughout from age and storage. However, it is affable, devotedly conceived and produced, clear, the illustrations are clear and genial. A still useful and giving book. fk 
Price: 10.45 USD
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The Prime Origins Guide To Best Birding In Kruger: The Essential Companion To Birding In The Kruger National Park, Hilton-Barber, Brett & Arthur, Lou
5 Hilton-Barber, Brett & Arthur, Lou The Prime Origins Guide To Best Birding In Kruger: The Essential Companion To Birding In The Kruger National Park
Prime Origins, Cape Town 2005 0620375094 / 9780620375092 First Edition Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Paperback Signed
350 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Brett Hilton-Barber on the frontispage (dated: August 2007). A healthy copy. The covers have user wear about the edges, some creasing. They are otherwise sure and secure. The contents are agreeably clean and clear. They are bright, fresh, confident, generous, vividly illustrated - as if barely used throughout. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Birds of Prey of Southern Africa, Kemp, A.C. Dr.
6 Kemp, A.C. Dr. Birds of Prey of Southern Africa
Winchester Press, Johannesburg 1980 0620045787 / 9780620045780 Limited Hardcover Fine Very Good Hardcover Finch-Davies, Claude Gibney 
339 pages (complete). Numbered 1176 of a limited edition of 1700 copies. A stunning book. The book has a cardboard slipcase, the glue for which has dried away. The book is nonetheless well protected. The dustjacket is smart, fresh and healthy. The spine has some mild wear from storage. The boards are handsome and sound and sure. Within, the contents are in near immaculate condition. The illustration plates are vivid, detailed and diligent. The pages are bright, fresh, clean, clear, bountiful and breathlessly beautiful. fk 
Price: 199.50 USD
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Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa, Maclean, Gordon Lindsay
7 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa
The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town 1985 062007681X / 9780620076814 5th Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover Newman, Kenneth ; Lockwood, Geoff Signed
848 pages (complete). SIGNED by GORDON MACLEAN, KENNETH NEWMAN, GEOFF LOCKWOOD on the title page. A smart copy. The dustjacket has light shelving wear about the edges, it has very shallow scuffing. The boards are most handsome, smart. The contents are gratifying. The end papers have some light wear. Otherwise, the pages are pleasingly clean and clear, diligent and dedicated. The illustrations are bright, fresh, vibrant, vivacious. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges may be required. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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Biology of the Jackass Penguin 'Spheniscus Demersus' (L.) at St Croix Island, South Africa - Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Port Elizabeth, Randall, Rodney Michael
8 Randall, Rodney Michael Biology of the Jackass Penguin 'Spheniscus Demersus' (L.) at St Croix Island, South Africa - Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Port Elizabeth
The Author 1983 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
262 pages (complete). Thesis. A confident copy. The boards are healthy if lightly scuffed. The early and later pages are flecked with foxing from storage conditions. The pages are most diligent, studious, clean, clear, assured. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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The Birds of South Africa, Roberts, Dr Austin
9 Roberts, Dr Austin The Birds of South Africa
1940 2nd impression Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Lighton, Norman C K 
463 pages (complete). Second impression of first edition. A benign, kindly copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj has wear and rubbing. It is secure and sure. The colours are fresh, the appearance is agreeable. The blue cloth covered boards are mild-mannered and healthy. Within, the contents are most pleasing. There are signatures from a previous owner. The pages are clean, comfortable, clear, genial, welcoming, the colours bright, diligent and devoted. fk 
Price: 332.50 USD
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Life-History Notes on East Cape Bird Species: 1940-1990 - 2 Vols, Skead, C. J
10 Skead, C. J Life-History Notes on East Cape Bird Species: 1940-1990 - 2 Vols
Algoa Regional Services Council, Port Elizabeth 1995 0620194146 / 9780620194143 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Two volumes (complete). A sound, steady set. An extraordinary set of books that are intensely detailed observations of Eastern Cape birds. Note: the ISBN is for Volume 1, the reference number and price is for both. Rebound. The blue boards of both books are tidy, smart. The gilt stamped titling is a little worn but otherwise benevolent. The front pastedowns have ex-libris plates affixed. The frontispages have gift inscriptions (not from the author). There is very mild evidence of storage conditions particularly to the aft of the books. Volume 1: 1037 pages plus index. The page trims have some storage and handling marks, a splattering of foxing. The early and later pages are splashed with light spots of foxing. Otherwise, the pages are benign, placid, clean, clear, very certain. Volume 2: ISBN: 0620212896 : Bird Biology : 1352 pages. As with the previous volume the trims have storage foxing. A few early and later pages are also flecked with foxing. Otherwise, the pages are diligent, devoted, bountiful, clean and clear. fk 
Price: 475.00 USD
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