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(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1980) 086954098X. 190 x 120 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. xii + 242; colour plates, with Park distribution maps for each species. Wrappers a little rubbed, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to fore-corners of upper cover; earlier owner's name signed inside upper cover; occasional fox spot; trace of damp-stain to inside of lower cover. Good condition. Afrikaans text. "'n… Read more
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(Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1924). Reprinted from Annals of the Transvaal Museum, Vol. X, Part II 1924. 250 x 158 mm; paper wrappers; pp. [77-86]; tables. Wrappers detached but present; light wear; some fox spots. Good. A discussion of several taxonomic difficulties applying to certain South African bird species. .
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([Centre d'Etudes Ornithologiques Bourgogne], 1970). Offprint from "L'Oiseau et R.F.O.", No. 1 of 1970. Author's presentation inscription to Colonel Jack Vincent, Director of the Natal Parks Board, on upper cover. 242 x 162 mm; saddle-stitched paper wrappers; pp. [48-68]; diagram. Wrappers partially sunned, and tearing slightly at staples. Good condition. French text. A study of the now critically endangered Mascarene… Read more
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(Alice: The Fort Hare University Press, 1951). Fort Hare Papers, Vol. 1, November, 1951, No. 6. 250 x 185 mm; printed card wrappers; pp. [303-396]; detailed line drawings of the species explored, with accompanying descriptive text. Lightly tanned and rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Uncommon. Belated attention is being paid to neglected black contributors to southern African ornithology,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1969). 4to; original blue cloth, with gilt secretarybird icon to upper cover and gilt lettering to spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 248 + (viii); full-colour plates; line drawings and colour illustrations in text. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; trace of foxing. Very good condition. "This is a book about the watching and drawing of birds in action.… Read more
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A Check List of the Birds of Southern Rhodesia with Data on Ecology and Breeding

by Smithers, Reay H.N., Michael P. Stuart Irwin & Mary L. Paterson

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([Bulawayo]: Rhodesian Ornithological Society, 1957). Small quarto; original red cloth with gilt spinetail device to upper cover, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ix + (i) + 175; colour frontispiece and one colour plate, fold-out map. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and rather edgeworn; trace of foxing to endpapers and edges; loosely inserted "Additions and Corrections to the Check List… Read more
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(London: Zoological Society of London, 1933). Ownership inscription in pencil by Jack Vincent, dated July 1933, to upper cover. Jack Vincent accompanied Hubert Lynes on collecting expeditions, and is credited with the discovery of the Namuli apalis, later becoming first director of the Natal Parks Board. Offprint from "Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London" published in March of 1933.… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Hugh Keartland, 1965). Folio; original yellow cloth, with grey lettering to spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; unpaginated (but pp. 57); beautiful studies of twelve South African bird species, with brief accompanying text. Dustwrapper partially sunned and edgeworn; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Norman Neumann, although self-taught, shows a remarkable delicacy of touch coupled with an acute artistic… Read more
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Black Eagle Fly Free

by Cottrell, J. A.

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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1970) 360001009. From the library of renowned ornithologist Gordon Maclean, with his ownership inscription to the half-title. 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (x) + 154; colour plates. Some tape marks to dustwrapper flaps and endpapers; a little foxing. Good condition. "The author ... has made a detailed four-year… Read more
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The Bald Eagle and its economic status

by Imler, Ralph H., and E. R. Kalmbach

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(Washington, DC: United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1955). 231 x 150 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. iv + 51; photographs; artwork; tables; map. Lightly rubbed. Very good condition. "As a background for better understanding the economics of the bald eagle, this paper assembles information concerning its characteristics and life history. Included are data on range,… Read more
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Birds of the Lowveld

by Ginn, Peter

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9780582641136
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(Salisbury: Longman Rhodesia, 1974) 0582641136. A volume in the Bundu Series. 212 x 136 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 103, incl. index; colour plates; line drawings in text. Wrappers slightly rubbed and sunned. Very good condition. An excellent introduction to the birds of various Zimbabwe Lowveld habitats, these being Rural gardens, Cultivated areas, Natural pans, River bed and river… Read more
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Roberts Birds of South Africa

by McLachlan, G. R., and R. Liversidge (revision)

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(Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, 1978) 0620005750. Fourth Edition, First Impression. 8vo; original green rexine, lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xxxii + 660, incl. index; colour plates; diagrams; distribution maps. Some light foxing to endpapers and edges. Good condition. "The main feature of this new edition is the complete rearrangement… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand Bird Club, 1986) 0620104880. Number 13 in the Southern Birds series of site guides. 205 x 143 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. 69; habitat photographs; maps. Loosely inserted, once-folded brochure on Lapalala, which includes a large map of the area. Very good condition. "Lapalala Wilderness is a privately owned nature reserve of 18140 hectare in the Waterberg Mountains… Read more
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The Partridge

by MacPherson, H. A., and others

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(London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894). From the library of Colonel Jack Vincent, first director of the Natal Parks Board and discoverer of the Namuli apalis, with his lammergeyer bookplate to the front free endpaper. 8vo; pictorial tan cloth, blocked in red and black; pp. (viii) + 276 + publisher's catalogue; plates; illustrations in text. Boards rubbed and bumped; two… Read more
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Shell Guide to East African Birds

by Williams, J. G.

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([Nairobi]: Shell Petroleum, no date). 184 x 228 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 28); full-colour plates of birds in their various habitats, with accompanying descriptive text to the facing verso. Very good condition. The habitats illustrated are Fresh-water Lakes and Swamps, Rivers and Riverine Forest, Alkaline Lakes, East African Coast, Rain Forest, Highland Forest, Acacia Woodland, Miombo… Read more
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New Forms of African Birds

by Roberts, Austin

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(Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1929). Reprinted from Annals of the Transvaal Museum, Vol. XIII, Part II 1929. 250 x 163 mm; paper wrappers; pp. [71-81]; tables. Wrappers detached but present; light wear; some fox spots. Good condition. "The following new forms of birds have recently come to light in the course of studying new material acquired by the Transvaal Museum: PHASIANIDAE… Read more
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Wings of the Wild

by von Michaëlis, H.

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(Cape Town: Central News Agency, 1953). Small 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 107; colour plates; line drawings in text. Dustwrapper rather foxed and a little edgeworn; tape marks to dustwrapper flaps and endpapers; some foxing to endpapers and edges. Good condition. "Even without the many delightful and masterly executed illustrations,… Read more
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Birds of the Etosha National Park

by Jensen, R. A. C., and C. F. Clinning

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(Windhoek: Nature and Conservation Division of the South West Africa Administration, 1976). 208 x 148 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 64; colour photographs. Upper cover a bit sunned adjacent to spine; a little foxing. Very good condition. Excellent coverage of Etosha's various habitats, and the bird species to look out for in each. .
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Koedoe 13. 1970

by National Parks Board of Trustees (publishers)

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(Pretoria: National Parks Board of Trustees, 1970). 238 x 164 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. (iv) + 184; photographs, line drawings, maps and tables, incl. folding. Very good condition; cover lightly sunned; previous owner's name inside upper wrap; some light foxing. A highlight of this issue is Gordon Maclean's 21-page report on the Pygmy Falcon, based on observations of… Read more
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Priest's Eggs of Southern African Birds

by Winterbottom, J. M. (revision)

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(Johannesburg: Winchester Press, 1971) 0620000457. Small 4to; original cream boards, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xii + 235, incl. index; full-colour plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; some foxing to reverse of dustwrapper, endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. "Professor Winterbottom's careful revision of Priest's work, re-entitled Eggs of Southern African Birds, is… Read more
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