Chapter 1: Natural History
found: 14 books

 
The Cape Naturalist - Vol 1 - Nos 1-6
Cape Natural History Club. 1934. Hardcover. Six issues. Bound together most handsomely. Issues from Vol. 1, No. 1, 1934 to Vol 1, No 6, 1939. Each issue is separated by bonded paper. Quarter leather binding. Marbled boards. The boards are only lightly marked from shelving, only very lightly corner-worn. The leather spine is fresh, clubbable. The covers of each issue are marked and worn from age and shelving. The early pages of the issues are a little foxed and worn. The contents-pages in general, are benign, assiduous, clean, convivial, assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 86le
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 82.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 10368]

 
AMATEUR ANGLER
By Meadow and Stream : Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Places
Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London. 1896, Limited. Hardcover. 134 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. Hand-numbered 66 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Boards with vellum spine. Printed on Van Gelder's handmade paper. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from handling. The spine too is marked and worn by handling and shelving. They are benign and comfortable. Included: a complimentary card from Clarke's Bookshop in Cape Town with a message to Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and collector). The pages are very clean and clear, attractive, generous, certain, appealing. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 31lh
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 78.25 | £UK 69.25 | JP¥ 9850]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
AUSTOKER, J
Natural History in Pictures As Published in the Cape Argus
Cape Argus. Softcover. Complete. An album collection of a series of broad panelled 'comic style' Natural History histories within a South African context, published by the Cape Argus. No publication/ issue date, but almost certainly from late 60s, very early 70s. In general pleasing, good condition. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bmog
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2074]

 
BREHM, A E
Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine Allgemeine Kunde Des Thierreichs - Funfter Band
Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Hildburghausen. 1869. Hardcover. 841 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A stout copy. Quarter leather. The boards are worn, scuffed, marked about all edges, corners and both faces. The spine (gilt titling, decoration, four ridges) has wear and scuffing. It is fit and efficient. The boards are thick, steady, sound. Marbled papertrims, end-papers. The front pages have some doodle-marks. The earlier pages of the volume have storage stains about the edges. The engraved illustrations are thrillingly clear, busy, detailed. They bristle with life and energy. Whilst the contents have evidence of age, use throughout, the pages are firm, tight, clean and clear, more than competent, confident, assured, generous, orderly. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 56qj
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 82.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 10368]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
BUFFON, GEORGES
Morceaux Choisis de Buffon, Ou Recueil de Ce Que Ses Ecrits on de Plus Parfait Sous le Rapport Du Style Et de L'Eloquence
Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris. 1807. Hardcover. 326 pages plus advertising pages (complete). In French throughout. A comfortably aged copy. Pocket sized. The boards have wear to all corners, edges, seams from handling, storage, age. The spine body and faces have scuffing, wear, marks. The spine is decorated (scruffy) and evocative. The end papers are benign. The contents are very lightly tanned throughout from age. There are handling marks, some very general age marks. In general, and by far, the pages are mild-mannered, amiable, clean and clear, competent, certain, companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20px
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37 | £UK 33 | JP¥ 4666]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
DARWIN, CHARLES; ZOUTEVEEN, DR H HARTOGH HEIJS VAN
De Afstamming Van Den Mensch, En de Seksueele Teeltkeus - 2 Vols
Ijkema & Van Gijn, Delft. 1871, First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). In Dutch throughout. First Dutch translation. Very RARE. The books are benign and assured. Gilt titling and black stamped decoration. Volume I: The boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed, marked by hand and shelving, wrinkled (from production?). The papertrims have flecks of foxing and are dulled. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. They are also freckled with foxing here and there, throughout. The pages are also clean, clear, comfortable, confident. Volume 2 (pub: 1872): The boards are scuffed, marked, worn all about from handling, shelving and storage. The boards are steady and sure. The contents are generally pleasing. There are occasional smears, sprinkles of foxing. Overwhelmingly, the pages are bright, clean, clear, conscientious, careful, smart. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 3sd
USD 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 533.75 | £UK 474 | JP¥ 67393]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
DISTANT, W L
A Naturalist in the Transvaal
R H Porter, London. 1892, First Edition. Hardcover. 277 pages plus five coloured plates (complete). A pleasingly comfortable copy. The boards have some shelving wear about the edges and corners, some scuffing, storage marks. The spine is sunned and rubbed from handling, there is wear to the head and foot. The seams are worn, but have been repaired. The gilt titling is placid. The illustration is clear and evocative. Within, the contents are agreeable. The frontispage (tanned) has a previous owner signature. There are some few age-related marks and spots fore and aft. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, certain, confident, congenial, conscientious, fresh-faced, gratifyingly healthy. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 98la
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 287.5 | £UK 255.25 | JP¥ 36289]

 
EVANS, DR I B POLE
Roadside Observations on the Vegetation of East and Central Africa on a Journey from Pretoria to Kenya Colony May 27th to September 10th 1938 (Botanical Survey Memoir No 22)
Department of Agriculture, Union of South Africa. 1948, First Edition. Softcover. 305 pages (complete). The book includes a compliments slip signed by Pole Evans. A much owned, most inconsiderately stored copy. The covers are much worn, torn, marked, scuffed all about. The covers are stoic. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. There is wear (the front map has been repaired at some stage), handling creases, handling marks, annotations. Nonetheless, the pages are benign, congenial, clear, competent, assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Poor/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 19mo
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.75 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3629]

 
MINSHULL, J ; KLEIN, DR HERMAN J AND THOMÉ, DR (TRANS)
God's Glorious Creation ; or, the Mighty Marvels of Earth, Sea, and Sky. The Earth's Place in the Universal Plan. Wonders of the Water. Wonders of the Land. Wonders of the Atmosphere.
Ward, Lock and Co. London and New York. 1884, First Edition. Hardcover. 382 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The boards are amiably decorated and titled. They retain the energy of the original intention and production. They are worn, scuffed and marked all about. They are secure. Within, the contents have wear and aging. The frontis and end papers are marked from age and handling. In general, however, the pages are bright and expectant. There are small age spots here and there. However, the pages are generous in nature and intent, certain, placid. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwjr
USD 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.25 | JP¥ 3733]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
KINGSLEY, JOHN STERLING (ED)
The Riverside Natural History - 6 Volumes
Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. London. 1888, First Edition. Hardcover. Six volumes (complete). A stout, confident set. Each has an ex-libris plate (for Herbert Wilson with family arms) on the front pastedowns. Green boards with black stamped decoration. Gilt titling. The boards are benign with some shelving wear about the edges, corners, seams. The spines have shelving wear to head and foot, scuffing along the body, dulling. The boards are scuffed, marked by hand and storage, some dulling. They are steady, sound, sure. Volume I: Lower Invertebrates. Guttering along first free page is cracked. The book's security is unaffected. The pages are wonderfully clear, the colour plates are vibrant, bright. Volume II: Crustacea and Insects. Front pastedown has manufacturing wear. Condition as with volume I. Volume III: Fishes and Insects. No frontispiece or title page (as intended??). Boards and spine as with volume I. The contents are fresh, secure, very confident and clean. Volume IV: The Birds. Boards and spine are as with volume I. Within, the front pastedown has wear. The title page, frontispiece and contents page bundle is loose (and included). The contents are placid, clean, clear, assiduously tidy, generously produced. Volume V: Mammals. Boards and spine as with volume I. Title page has some short tears. The frontispiece was stuck to the tissue guard with consequent injury (slight) to the illustration. The contents are smart, clean, clear, agreeable. Volume VI: Man. Boards and spine are as with volume I. The frontispiece has the tissue guard stuck to it. The contents page has a short closed tear. The plate listing page has a biro scribble mark. Otherwise, the pages are benign, placid, certain, convivial, diligent. Please note that due to weight of the set, should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 82rh
USD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 492.75 | £UK 437.5 | JP¥ 62209]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
LAMALLE, M DUREAU DE
Memoire Sur le Grand Gorille Du Gabon, Troglodytes Gorilla, Determinant la Limite de la Navigation D'Hannon, le Long de Cotes de L'Afrique Occidentale (Extrait Des Annales Des Sciences Naturelles, 3e Serie, T. XVI)
Victor Masson, Paris. 1851. Softcover. 11 pages (complete). In French throughout. The mémoire is held within a faux snakeskin board portfolio. This is very smart and agreeably healthy. Title-label on the front. The booklet - one of the first of its kind about the gorilla (the species was only named in 1847) itself is aged, worn, marked. The paper was to determine whether the gorilla was the quadrumane reported by Hannibal. Lamalle judges the gorilla to be so (it is now thought that Hannibal saw Chimpanzees). The covers, despite the wear etc, are benign and secure. The pages too, have evidence of avid use throughout. There are age spots, tanning to the (untrimmed) edges, handling marks. However, they are also clear, certain, benign, diligent, earnest, competent, intriguing. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 67mx
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.25 | £UK 109.5 | JP¥ 15552]

 
LOYD, LEWIS R W (COMPILER)
Lundy : Its History and Natural History
Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1925, First Edition. Hardcover. 248 pages (complete). A placid, calm copy. The boards have storage wear, scuffing and marks. They are sure and sound. Within, the contents have some mild age-related marks here and there, but these are of a mild nature. The pages are clear, thick, creamy, contented, generous, assured. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bqhw
USD 63.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.75 | £UK 46 | JP¥ 6532]
Catalogue: Natural History

 
SMITH, SIR ANDREW
Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa : A Facsimile Reprint of the Original Work Published in London During 1849 - 3 Volumes
Winchester Press, Johannesburg. 1977, Limited. (ISBN: 0620013729). Hardcover. 3 volumes (complete). Please note that the ISBN and reference number refer to all three volumes. Each volume is hand-numbered. The set is hand-numbered 216 of a limited set of 350. The three volumes are fully bound in brown leather with stamped gilt borders, decoration and titling (all very clubbable). The spine has five ridges. The boards and spine are handsome and very healthy. The paper trims have shelving marks, storage spots. A most companionable set. Volume I: Mammals ; 268 pages. The pages do have storage related tanning about some edges. The early pages have some flushes of tanning. Otherwise, the pages are hale, strong, clean, clear, stately, grand. Volume 2: Birds ; 494 pages. The contents are as with volume 1. Most pleasing. Vol 3: Reptiles, Fish and Invertebrates; 614 pages. The early and later pages have storage / age-related spotting, blushes of tanning about the edges. The illustrations in each volume are fresh, bright, vivid, visceral, sharply-detailed. A magisterial set. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 65jw
USD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 739.25 | £UK 656.25 | JP¥ 93314]
Keywords: 0620013729

 
WOOD, W
Zoography; or, the Beauties of Nature Displayed. In Select Descriptions from the Animal, and Vegetable, with Additions from the Mineral Kingdom. Systematically Arranged - Vol 1
Cadell and Davies, in The Strand, London ; Richard Taylor and Co. London (printer). 1807, First Edition. Hardcover. 572 pages (complete). A RARE copy of this fascinating, early book of Natural History. Volume One only. The book is held in the Royal Collection, The Met and The British Museum. It's illustrations are of particular importance and interest. Wood, a trained surgeon, but also better known for his sea shells, was a vivid writer. This tale about the hyaena: "One night, at a feast near the Cape, a trumpeter who had got himself well filled with liquor, was carried out of doors in order to cool and sober him. The scent of him soon attracted a tiger-wolf, which threw him on his back, and dragged him along with him like a corpse, and consequently a fair prize, up towards Table mountain. Mean time, however, our drunken musician awaked, sufficiently sensible to know the danger of his situation, and to sound the alarm with his trumpet, which he carried fastened to his side. The wild beast, as may easily be imagined, was not less frightened in his turn, and the trumpeter escaped. It has been very properly remarked, that any but a trumpeter, in such a situation, would have furnished the animal with a supper." Bound in quarter leather. The marbled boards have wear, marks, scuffing. They are steady and sound. The leathered spine and corners also have wear, but are benign and benevolent. The contents are most agreeable. They do have neat pencilled annotations, but are clean, clear, just a little aged, confident, generous, neat, companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cfgg
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.25 | £UK 109.5 | JP¥ 15552]

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