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    AUD $28.00

    The Life of the Elephant by Bradley Smith

    Hamlyn, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, with only very minor tears or chips and other minor signs of shelf-wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Birds; Elephants; ISBN: 0600354539. ISBN/EAN: 9780600354536. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 11409. . 9780600354536


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    $20.00

    Just elephants.; Preface by His Majesty the Emperor Bao Dai by Bazé, William

    London: Elek, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Some foxing and wear to exterior; boards oddly silverized (oxidized?); in a VG- edge-worn DJ with a bit of tape reinforcement to DJ verso.. Octavo in color-illus DJ; 244 p. illus. 23 cm. Elephants, Indochina; Elephant hunting. // Translation of : Un quart de siècle parmi les éléphants.


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    £239.40

    No More The Tusker by G G Rushby

    W. H. Allen, London, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. ‘This fascinating chronicle of elephant hunting is by a man with adventure in his blood. He has been professional ivory hunter, coffee planter, and gold miner. He has encountered man-eating tigers and lions the latter once ate over a thousand people in thirteen years. He was Deputy Game Warden of Tanganyika, and took Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands on a hunting safari. He controlled what he considers to be the two best Game Reserves in the territory — Rungwa Reserve (where he found cave drawings), and Lake Rungwa Controlled Area with its marvellous bird life. It is one of the breeding grounds for flamingos and pelicans, with an abundance of hippo. Mr. Rushby is closely concerned with the technicalities (and sometimes the mystique) of elephant hunting. He knows a great deal about elephant behaviour, the training of hunters, the types of weapon to choose, and the dramatic superstitions surrounding the profession. He tells of the great hunters of the pastsome of whom pre-dated the earliest explorations in the territory, and at least two of whom are reputed to have reached Victoria Falls before Livingston. He is no sentimentalist. He gives the facts, knowledgeably and entertainingly, and his story makes a real contribution to the work of the Game Reserves.’ Book - in Very Good brown boards with gilt lettering - some bumping to the extreme top corner of the front board & extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some spotting/browning to the paste downs & to the rear free end paper, slight spotting to the free front end paper, some browning to the edge of pages 49, 65, 113, 127, 128/9, 159/163, 173/179 otherwise clean and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Good - some wear & slight loss to the extreme edges and corners all repaired to verso. Also has publisher's review slip. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 205 pages. With 12 black and white pages of photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Elephants; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8746..


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    $12.00

    Elephant Bill by Williams, Lt.-Col. J. H

    London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. Ninth Impression. With a Foreword by Field-Marshall Sir William Slim. Green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. B/w Frontispiece, Photographs. Drawings & Maps. pp.320 plus a B/w photo at the rear of the author with one of his nineteen dogs. Gift inscription on front pastedown. Contents clean, binding square and firm. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    $50.95

    Coming of Age with Elephants by Poole, Joyce

    White Lotus Press, 1996. Paperback. Very Good. Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.


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    £13.30

    Elephant Bill by Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams

    Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952. Hardcover. Acceptable/Acceptable. 1952. Seventh Impression. 320 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over green cloth with gilt lettering. Contains photographic plates. Board corner is covered with mould. Losses to jacket spine ends. Mostly clean pages with light tanning throughout, and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Former owner's name on front endpaper, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Some minor dog-eared corners. Occasional finger marking throughout. Peeling paste-down. Slightly cracked guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Light tanning along spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Chipped dust jacket has a few moderate creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning and foxing. Rubbing with shelf wear. Flaps are unclipped.


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    AUD $15.00

    Elephants Majestic Creatures of the Wild by Shoshani, Jeheskel (Consulting Editor); Knight, Frank(Illustrations)

    Surry Hills, NSW: RD Press. 1992. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with colour photographs and colour & black & white drawings. 240 pages . 1st Edition (Australia). Hardback.


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    $10.00

    Elephant Bill by Williams, Lt.-Col. J. H

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1950. Hardcover, 250 pages. Good condition in a Fair dust jacket. Size 8.5"x5.5". "An informal study of the habits and accomplishments of the elephants that haul teak in Burma. Many elephants - the brave ones, the wise ones, the murderous ones, and the jokers - spring to life in these pages." Includes map endpapers, and b&w photo illustrations. Book has moderate handling/shelfwear. Spine is slightly cocked. Text is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has chips, closed tears, and sunned spine; enclosed in mylar cover..


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    AUD $15.00

    Ivory Knights. Man, Magic and Elephants by Gordon, Nicholas

    London: Chapmans. 1991. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 206 pages About the fight to save the African elephants from ivory poachers . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    $95.00

    End of the Game by Beard, Peter

    Chronicle Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 087701521x . Hardcover. 1988. Chronicle Books. Owners inscription on endflap and price clipped, else Book and Dust Jacket are in FINE condition. ; 10.80 X 9.60 X 0.90 inches; 286 pages .


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    $44.34

    THE ASTONISHING ELEPHANT by Shana Alexander

    Random House, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. True first edition, very fine as new. Dust jacket has a Brodart cover. A comprehensive text on all elephants.


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    $97.00

    Elephant Bill by Williams, J.H., Lt.-Col

    Hardcover. 250 pp. Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York (1950). First Edition. Later Printing. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with minor edgewear to cloth boards. Appears mostly unread. Straight and square boards and corners. Softened spine ends. DJ has one tear at top front panel near spine, and moderate chipping at extremities. Near Fine/Very Good. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.


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    AUD $22.00

    The African Elephant. Twilight in Eden by DiSilvestro, Roger L

    New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1991. Large Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spijen a little sunned but clear & now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 206 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    £5.00

    Coming of Age with Elephants by Joyce Poole

    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Good. Spine creased, page edges tanned. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.


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    AUD $14.00

    Elephants and Egotists In Search of Samorn of the Adelaide Zoo by Sumerling, Patricia

    Mile End, SA: Wakefield Press. 2016. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 196 pages Samorn, the Adelaide Zoo's last elephant, was adored by generations of zoo visitors. A gift from the Thai government in 1956, she survived until 1994. Elephants and Egotists is a tribute to Samorn, but also tells of other elephants sent to South Australia and the colourful characters who decided their fate. Provides insight into the vexed history of Zoos and elephants. . 1st Edition. Softcover.


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    $8.75

    Coming of Age With Elephants by Poole, Joyce

    Trafalgar Square, 1996. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    $150.00

    Babar And The Succotash Bird by De Brunhoff, Laurent

    New York: Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED. First printing. NEW/Fine in Fine dust jacket, mylar protected. An un-read copy. Small wrinkle at the back end paper. Publisher's promotional sticker to front dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A beautiful bird with sparkling colors and magical powers visits Babar's son, Alexander, in the middle of the night. SIGNED BY DE BRUNHOFF. 38 pages; 12.5 x 9 inches; color illustrations throughout.


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    $3.89

    Coming of Age with Elephants : A Memoir by Joyce Poole

    Hyperion Press, 1996. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


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    $22.50

    Dear elephant, sir by Walker, Clive. Antrobus, Sally

    Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine DJ. Some chipping and scuffing to DJ.. 12mo (over 6 " - 7 " tall) in brown DJ; 150 p. : ill. ; 18 x 25 cm. African elephant -- Africa, Southern. Wildlife conservation -- Africa, Southern. Natural history -- Africa, Southern.


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    AUD $80.08

    Elephant Parade Singapore by de Zeeuw, Marieke – Project manager

    Elephant Parade, Singapore, 2011. Edition Unstated. Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographs. second-hand copy, no damage to describe, apart from a foxing mark on the half title page. no annotations, profusely illustrated with elephants that were offered by Sotheby's at Elephant Parade's first ever Asian installation and fundraising auction. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 262 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Elephants; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 9490725102. ISBN/EAN: 9789490725105. Inventory No: 0279649. . 9789490725105 This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..


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    $100.00

    Elephant Bill by J.H. Lt. Col. Williams

    Great Britain: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. Lt-Col Williams has devoted more than twenty years of his life to Asian Elephants. There is constant interest and excitement on every page. Foreword by Field-Marshal Sir William Slim. Black and white photos. Dustwrap scuffed and chipped on edges with small tears.. Ninth Impression 1953. Hard Cover. Fair/Poor. 9 Ins X 6 Ins.


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