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Image for The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

By: Barnes, Keith N

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Avian Demography Unit, University of Cape Town / BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3ji

ISBN: 0620254998

Condition: Very Good


169 pages (complete). An agreeable copy. The covers have some wear, sunning, scuffing, marks. They are benign and secure. The contents are most pleasing. They are bright, fresh, conscientious, clean, clear, confident. fk View more info

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The Important Bird Areas of Southern Africa

By: Barnes, Keith N. (Ed)

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Birdlife South Africa, Johannesburg: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bsxt

ISBN: 0620234237

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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First Folio of South African Birds - 12 Colour Plates

By: Bird, Allan (text)

Price: $142.50

Publisher: The South African Natural History Publications Company (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: ceke

Condition: Good


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, ... View more info

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Calburn's Birds of Southern Africa: paintings, field sketches and field notes

By: Calburn, Simon

Price: $266.00

Publisher: Purnell, Cape Town etc: 1969

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 79qu

Condition: Near Fine


250 pages plus index (complex). Hand-numbered 90 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Simon Calburn has signed the front pastedown. Most especially the frontispage has an ORIGINAL, SIGNED, coloured illustration of three Black Korhaan (Afrotis afra). Signed by Calburn and dated 1969. This is fresh, gentle, as new! Full leather with stamped gilt illustration and titling. The book has a clear plastic protective dustjacket. The edges have shelving wear. There are som... View more info

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First Atlas of Bird Distribution in the Orange Free State

By: Earlé, Roy ; Grobler, Nick ; Toit, Hester du ; Wet, Mariana de

Price: $6.65

Publisher: National Museum, Bloemfontein: 1987

Seller ID: byum

ISBN: 0947014268

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Bird Paintings of C.G. Finch-Davies

By: Finch-Davies, C G ; Kemp, Dr Alan Kemp (intro)

Price: $137.75

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1984

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 43lf

ISBN: 0620074590

Condition: Near Fine


312 pages (complete). Numbered 3353 of a limited edition of 5026 copies. A wonderful copy. The book is housed in a caramel cloth covered slipcase. Illustration plate affixed to the front (a little worn at the edges and a little scuffed). The slipcase has genial wear to the edges and corners from shelving. There are mild handling, shelving, storage marks. The slipcase is otherwise healthy, sturdy, sound. The boards are serene, elegant, healthy. The contents are in... View more info

Notes on South African Accipitres (From The Ibis for April 1920, pp 409-438)

By: Finch-Davies, Lieut C G

Price: $427.50

Publisher: The Ibis: 1920

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 68pa

Condition: Good


29 pages (copy). A UNIQUE copy of this very rare pamphlet. The front cover is intimately INSCRIBED and SIGNED by FINCH-DAVIES: "With Love from Claude". Signature authenticated. Not only is Finch-Davies' signature rarely found, but the use of first name only is exceptional. The ink is clear. The covers of the pamphlet have much wear, creasing, scuffing all about. They remain benign, secure. The spine is much worn. It is sure and efficient. The contents h... View more info

Some Notes on Hieraaetus Ayresi Gurney Sen. (Lophotriorchis Lucani Sharpe et auctorum) (From The Ibis for April 1919, pp 168-179)

By: Finch-Davies, Lieut C G

Price: $427.50

Publisher: The Ibis: 1919

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 69pa

Condition: Good


11 pages (complete). A UNIQUE copy of this very rare pamphlet. The front cover is intimately INSCRIBED and SIGNED by FINCH-DAVIES: "Beatrice - from Claude May 1919". Signature authenticated. Not only is Finch-Davies' signature rarely found, but the use of first name only is exceptional. The ink is a little faded but is still clear. The covers of the pamphlet have much wear, creasing, scuffing all about. They remain benign, secure. The spine is much worn. ... View more info

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Our Wagtails

By: Gill, Leonard & Marion

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Central News Agency, Limited, South Africa: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31ly

Condition: Very Good


40 pages (complete). A placid copy of this rather sweet book about visiting wagtails. Inscribed (in pencil): "With Best Wishes from the Authors December 1949". The covers are grubby. They have wear, handling and storage marks. They are however, steady and sure. The contents are mildly aged. They have spots of foxing fore and aft. The pages are comfortable, convivial, clean and clear, certain. fk View more info

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Waterbirds of Southern Africa

By: Ginn, Peter; McIlleron, Geoff

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Chris van Rensburg Publications: 1982

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 83kp

ISBN: 0908393954

Condition: Near Fine


143 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 44 of a limited edition of 150 copies. Signed by both Ginn and McIlleron on the loose certification sheet. Paper wrapping (tidy). Full leather boards with stamped gilt borders and titling. The boards are handsome, healthy, fresh. The papertrims have gilding. This is bright, fresh. The contents are most pleasing. They are tight, keen, fresh-faced, clean, clear, generous, bountiful - as if new throughout! fk View more info

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Sketches of South African Bird-Life

By: Haagner, Alwin ; Ivy, Robert H

Price: $14.25

Publisher: T Maskew Miller, Cape Town: 1914

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 8jc

Condition: Good


301 pages (complete). Ex-library (Peddie Public Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, stamps, labels, annotations, wear, marks, use. A benign copy. The boards have much wear and marks all about. The gilt decoration and titling are bold. The boards are steady, sure. The contents have much evidence of repeated eager use throughout. The pages have handling marks, some occasional aging marks. They are mildly worn. The pages are however, placid, competent, c... View more info

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The Prime Origins Guide To Best Birding In Kruger: The Essential Companion To Birding In The Kruger National Park

By: Hilton-Barber, Brett & Arthur, Lou

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Prime Origins, Cape Town: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 50hn

ISBN: 0620375094

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Waders of Southern Africa

By: Hockey, Phil

Price: $40.85

Publisher: Struik Winchester: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30jj

ISBN: 0947430458

Condition: Fine


288 pages (complete). A most gratifying copy. The book is housed in a thick board slipcase. Illustrated laminated boards that are very smart, clean, healthy. The dustjacket of the book is fresh, very pleasing. The blue cloth boards are elegant, handsome. Within, the contents are in immaculate condition. They are very clean and clear, bright and energetic, vivid and most generous - as if brand new throughout! Please note that due to the weight of the book, should ... View more info

Image for Gamebirds & Waterfowl of South Africa: a collection of 68 water-colours by CG Finch-Davies, originally commissioned to illustrate Lt-Col Boyd Robert Horsbrugh's 1912 volume 'The Game-Birds and Water-Fowl of South Africa'

Gamebirds & Waterfowl of South Africa: a collection of 68 water-colours by CG Finch-Davies, originally commissioned to illustrate Lt-Col Boyd Robert Horsbrugh's 1912 volume 'The Game-Birds and Water-Fowl of South Africa'

By: Horsbrugh, Patrick (foreword); Kemp, Dr Alan; Barnicoat, F C

Price: $237.50

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1986

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 83qu

ISBN: 0620095229

Condition: Fine


190 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 30 of a limited collectors' edition of 250 copies. Signed by Alan Kemp on the title page. Half leather. Marbled boards. A wonderful, tranquil copy. Included: publisher's blad for the book, associated press clippings. The book is housed in an ivory cloth covered slipcase (marbled edges, leathered lips). The case is scuffed, marked and worn from handling and shelving. The boards are most handsome and healthy. Gilt titling. The co... View more info

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Birds of Prey of Southern Africa

By: Kemp, A.C. Dr.

Price: $199.50

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1980

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: bvtw

ISBN: 0620045787

Condition: Fine


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, f... View more info

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The Birds of Southern Africa

By: Kemp, Alan.

Price: $109.25

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1982

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 70lv

ISBN: 0620056789

Condition: Near Fine


489 pages (complete). A healthy copy. Numbered 2545 of a limited edition of 3026 copies. Included: publisher's blad for the book. The dustjacket has some sunning about the edges, some wear about the edges, corners, seams. There is scuffing and user marking. However, the dj is secure, comfortable. The brown boards are handsome, hale, sturdy. The papertrims have storage marks. The contents are most pleasing. The plates are immaculate, exquisite. They are fine, cle... View more info

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Birds of Southern Africa

By: Kemp, Dr Alan (text)

Price: $237.50

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1982

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 82qu

ISBN: 0620056770

Condition: Near Fine


489 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 30 of a limited collectors' edition of 250 copies. Signed by Alan Kemp on the title page. Inscribed to Roydon C Peden (whose ex-libris plates and stamp appear on the front pastedown and frontispage). Half leather. Marbled boards. A wonderful copy. The book is housed in an earth coloured slipcase (a little scuffed). The leather lips are worn. The case is sound, assured. The boards and leathered corners and spine are wonderfully ... View more info

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The Birds of Prey of Southern Africa

By: Kemp, Dr Alan (text)

Price: $427.50

Publisher: Winchester Press, Johannesburg: 1980

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 57qy

ISBN: 0620045779

Condition: Fine


339 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 30 of a limited collectors' edition of 200 copies. Quarter leather, marbled boards. Inscribed to Roydon Peden. Signed by Kemp on the title page. On the final page (blank), Peden wrote a short notation: "... I paid for this volume R350.00 + 4% GST R364.00. I went over to Pretoria and met Alan Kemp at the Transvaal Museum and he very kindly signed all my copies of Finch Davis's Birds & was impressed that I had gathered all the ... View more info

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Voels van die Krugerwildtuin en ander Nasionale Parke / Birds of the Kruger and other National Parks - 4 Vols

By: Labuschagne, R J ; Merwe, Dr N J van der ;

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Nasionale Parkeraad van Suid-Afrika, Pretoria / National Parks Board of South Africa: 1958

Seller ID: 34jj

Condition: Fine


Four volumes of this journal bound together (complete). The casual boards have some light sunning, fading. The cloth spine has storage marks and wear. Boards and spine are healthy and steady. The contents are in excellent condition. The journals are exceptionally fresh and vivid. The illustration are vibrant, striking, most pleasing. The pages are clean, clear, certain, very generous, smart and tidy. fk View more info

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African Handbook of Birds - 2 v

By: Mackworth-Praed, C W; Grant, Captain C H B

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Longmans, London: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40ow

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. A benign set of books. Varying details. Vol 1: Series Two - Vol 1: "Birds of the Southern Thirds of Africa". Pub 1962. The dustjacket has wear, creasing, scuffing, marks all about. It is comfortable. The front board has a clipped copy of the title pasted at the top. The boards are placid. They have mild wear from shelving. They have mild shelving sunning. They have mild handling and shelving marks. They are steady and sound. The contents... View more info