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Wild Flowers of the Transvaal

by Letty, Cythna

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(Pretoria: Trustees of the Wild Flowers of the Transvaal Book Fund, 1962). Text by R.A. Dyer, Inez C. Verdoorn and L.E. Codd. Foreword by Dr. Louisa Bolus. 4to; original coarse green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and with flower device to upper cover; no dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xiv + 362, incl. index; 174 colour plates. Cloth… Read more
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I Drank the Zambezi

by Loveridge, Arthur

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(London: Lutterworth Press, 1954). 8vo; original green cloth, lettered on spine; no dustwrapper (though pen-portrait of author from dustwrapper panel retained and loosely inserted); endpaper map; pp. (xvi) + 296, incl. index; plates. Cloth lightly rubbed and a little sunned on backstrip; some foxing to endpapers and edges. Good to very good condition. "Arthur Loveridge is an English naturalist who,… Read more
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Memories of a Game-Ranger

by Wolhuter, Harry

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(Johannesburg: The Wild Life Protection Society of South Africa, 1961). 8vo; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (xvi) + 313 + (iii), incl. index; frontis. portrait; plates and illustrations in text. Boards lightly rubbed and tanned; gift inscription to half-title; slightest damp-ripple to prelims. Good condition. "I suppose there can… Read more
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(London: Collins & Harvill Press, 1960). First edition. 8vo; original pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. 160; colour frontis; plates. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed, with some edge tears, and earlier owner's tape repairs; small patch of deletion fluid over name on front free endpaper. Good condition. "This book records the extraordinary relationship with a Kenya lioness established by… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Frandsen Publishers, 1988) 0620119918. 8vo; original salmon-coloured boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxii + 192; text illustrations; colour plates. Dustwrapper lightly sunned on spine panel; occasional fox spot; earlier owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Very good condition. "CRY FOR THE LIONS, destined to become a classic in its field, leaves one with a… Read more
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A Field Guide to the Natal Drakensberg

by Irwin, Pat, with John Akhurst & David Irwin

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9780949966452
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(Durban: Natal Branch of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa, 1985) 0949966452. 210 x 145 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 249, incl. index; folding maps; colour plates; numerous line drawings, diagrams and keys. Very slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The purpose of this book is to introduce and bring to the notice of the visitor to the Drakensberg… Read more
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(London: Collins & Harvill Press, 1961). 8vo; original pictorial boards; endpaper map; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. 146; colour frontis; plates. Earlier owner's tape repairs to edgeworn dustwrapper, which has some loss to bottom edge of lower panel; some fox spots to edges. Very good condition. "BORN FREE will always remain one of the great animal stories, as… Read more
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The Leopard's Tale

by Scott, Jonathan

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9780241114445
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(London: Elm Tree Books, 1988) 0241114446. 4to; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spone; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; profusely illustrated with the author's line drawings and full-colour photographs. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; short tear to bottom edge of upper panel; trace of foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "'Even before I first set foot… Read more
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Leopard

by Hinde, Gerald

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9780002199360
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(London: HarperCollins, 1992) 000219936X. Signed by the author-photographer on the half-title. 4to; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; lavishly illustrated with pictures by this award-winning wildlife photographer. Some spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "The leopard has the ability to live almost amongst man, and yet elude him continuously. It… Read more
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Ride a Rhino

by Denis, Michaela

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(London: W. H. Allen, 1959). 8vo; original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. 215; plates, some of which in full colour. Short tear to top edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; gift inscription to front free endpaper; some fox spots to edges. Very good condition. "In Ride a Rhino, Michaela writes about the… Read more
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(London: Viking, 1991) 0670834777. 8vo; original green boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ix + (i) + 145; maps; full-colour plates. Light browning to edges; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Concern for the future of the lion and the shrinking African wilderness which is his home compelled Gareth Patterson to embark on a remarkable 25… Read more
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Savuti: The Vanishing River

by Walker, Clive

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9781868123650
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(Johannesburg: Southern, 1991) 1868123650. Signed by the author-illustrator on the title page. 4to; original black boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pictorial endpapers; pp. (xiv) + 129; wildlife sketches; colour photographs. Edges lightly sunned; some fox spots to top edge. Very good condition. "Through his evocative words, drawings and photographs Clive Walker conveys… Read more
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Lion

by Smuts, G. L.

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9780869541227
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(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1983) 0869541226. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. 295, incl. index; colour plates; photographs and line drawings in text; maps. A little minor foxing to edges and reverse of dustwrapper, which is very slightly sunned on spine panel. Very good condition. "Lion takes… Read more
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On Safari. The Story of My Life

by Denis, Armand

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(London: Collins, 1963). 8vo; original yellow boards, with gilt-on-black lettering to spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); endpaper maps; pp. 320; plates. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn and a little rubbed to lower panel; trace of foxing to edges. Good condition. "Four-tusked elephants and semi-legendary gorillas, okapis and lions, crocodiles and snakes of sorts never seen in zoos, are brought into… Read more
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(Port Elizabeth: sponsored publication, [2005]). 297 x 210 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 61 (upper cover included in pagination); full-colour photographs. Slightly rubbed. Good to very good condition. Spectacular photographs and informative text on the larger marine fauna of Algoa Bay. "Algoa Bay is one of the largest bays in Africa, its mouth measuring 90 km from Cape Recife… Read more
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(Pretoria: Protea Book House, 2010) 9781869193904. Tall 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 149; liberally illustrated with full-colour photographs. Fine condition. "The Kaokoveld, one of the world's most forbidding wastes, is host to an assortment of animals that have found ways of surviving in this hostile environment. Here giraffes go entirely without water and rhinos climb towering mountains in search of… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1988) 086977719X. Folio; original pale boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 112, incl. index; full-page colour leaf and fruit illustrations; line drawings illustrating growth form; distribution maps and habitat diagrams. Merest trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. "In this book, artist Joan van Gogh illustrates the magnificent trees and shrubs of the Witwatersrand, Magaliesberg and… Read more
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A Field Guide to the Eastern Cape Coast

by Lubke, Roy, with Fred Gess and Mike Bruton (editors)

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9780947058128
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(Grahamstown: Wildlife Society of Southern Africa, 1988) 0947058125. 239 x 165 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (xviii) + 520, incl. index; folding maps; colour plates; numerous line drawings, tables and maps in text. Wrappers rather curled and somewhat rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on title page. Good condition. "The Eastern Cape, because of the complexities of its climate, geology, topography and… Read more
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Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand

by Lucas, Annabelle (author) and Barbara Pike (illustrator)

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(Cape Town: Purnell and Sons, 1971) 36000122. Signed on the title page by both the author and illustrator. 4to; pictorial boards; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 113 (including index); 16 colour plates; numerous black-and-white sketches. Some light tape marks to endpapers; earlier owner's name and small scuff to front free endpaper; gift inscription to half-title. Very good condition. "This… Read more
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(Port Elizabeth: Bluecliff Publishing, 1997) 0620204346. 210 x 148 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 120, incl. index; maps; photographs in colour and monochrome. Light curl to corners. Very good condition. "For the specialist and the enthusiast there is much to be gleaned from the up to date check lists provided of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and common plants. The… Read more
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