• Africana items now on auction

    From Ian Balchin@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jan 27 15:01:23 2018

    We have put 19 items on auction. All items relate to Africa,
    particularly Natural History (birds) and Rhodesia (Rhodesiana Reprint
    Library, Gold & Silver Series, and Oppenheimer Series).

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    Lot 152
    #26070 Leslie Brown & Dean Amadon.
    Country Life Books / Hamlyn, London, 1968.
    2 volumes in slipcase.

    An exhaustive work aiming to bring together all available knowledge on
    the diurnal birds of prey of the world. Covers such variables as range,
    voice, habits, food, breeding &c. All species illustrated.

    Lot 154
    # 21586 Leslie H. Brown, Emil K. Urban, Kenneth H. Newman, C. Hilary
    Fry, & Stuart Keith. THE BIRDS OF AFRICA.
    Academic Press / Nigel Helm, 1982-2000.

    A full 7-volume set of this definitive work. Arrangement is by order
    and not geographically.

    Lot 155
    #22249 William J. Burchell. (Ed. Helen M. McKay).
    Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1938.
    Volume 1. A limited edition, Copy No. 283 of 300.

    The Bachapins Of Litakun. Collotype Reproductions With Descriptive Text.

    Lot 156
    #26065 Ivan R. Dale & P.J. Greenway. KENYA TREES AND SHRUBS.
    Buchanan's Kenya Estates / Hatchards, Nairobi, 1961.

    A comprehensive record of indigenous Kenya trees and shrubs of +6'. 31 full-colour plates by Joy Adamson plus 80 photographs, 110 pages of
    drawings. Enables professionals and laymen alike to identify the woody
    flora of Kenya.

    Lot 157
    #25665 Henry Faulkner. ELEPHANT HAUNTS.
    Hurst & Blackett, London, 1868.

    Being A Sportsman's Narrative Of The Search For Dr Livingstone With
    Scenes Of Elephant, Buffalo, And Hippopotamus Hunting.

    Lot 158
    #25666 Frederick Roderick Noble Findlay. BIG GAME SHOOTING AND TRAVEL
    T. Fisher Unwin. London 1903, London, 1903.

    An Account Of Shooting Trips In The Cheringoma And Gorongoza Divisions
    Of Portuguese South-East Africa And In Zululand. With Chapters By Olive Schreiner And S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner.

    Lot 159
    #26066 Douglas Goode. (Ed. John Comrie-Greig). CYCADS OF AFRICA. Struik-Winchester, Cape Town, 1989.

    Stunning artwork of 54 species. A complete review of the genus
    Encephalartos published to date and includes all known species of this distinctly African group as well as the sole living representative of
    the genus Stangeria. It also includes a single species of Cycas -
    endemic to Madagascar but introduced to East Africa by Arab traders
    some centuries ago. The artists has specialised in the painting of
    cycads for over 20 years. Illustrates the cycads as well as the details
    of cones & seeds &c.

    Lot 160
    #26069 Tony Harris & Graeme Arnott. SHRIKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
    True Shrikes, Helmet-Shrikes, And Bush-Shrikes, Including The Batises
    And Black-Throated Wattle-Eye.
    Struik Winchester, Cape Town, 1988.

    Warm authorial inscription by Graeme Arnott on title page dated " 'Feb
    '9' ".

    Lot 161
    #26063 P.A.R. Hockey, W.R.J. Dean, & P.G. Ryan.
    Africa Geographic / John Voelker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 2005.

    Illustrated by Ingrid Weiersbye, Graeme Arnott, Penny Meakin, Ronald
    Cook, Chris van Rooyen, A. Barlow, & A. Clarkson.
    The definitive reference work for the subcontinent (South Africa,
    Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique). 80 new coloured plates,
    substantial reference and index section. Rarely less than a dense page
    or more on each species (from around 500 to 4500 words for each

    Lot 162
    #26062 rik Holm & Eugene Marais. FRUIT CHAFERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniini).
    Ekoglide, Hartebeestpoort, 1992.

    Signed by both authors on title page. 164 coloured illustrations on 32
    plates serve as a guide to identification of species along with
    distribution maps and line drawings. This monograph is accessible to
    both the layman and the professional entymologist, includes an up to
    date synonymy, bibliography, whereabouts of type material and the first comprehensive key to the taxa.

    Lot 163
    #25964 Barbara Lindop. (Ed. Mona de Beer). GERARD SEKOTO.
    Dictum, Randburg, 1988.

    An extensive collection of his work from around 1938 to the 1980s.
    Author lived in exile in France for more than 40 years. 21pp
    autobiographical outline contributed by the painter.
    Note: this is the full 1st edition, not the reduced 64pp softcover with
    the same cover picture.

    Lot 164
    #26068 Terry Oatley & Graeme Arnott. ROBINS OF AFRICA.
    Acorn Books / Russel Friedman, Randburg, 1998.

    Signed by Graeme Arnott on title page.

    Lot 165
    #26064 Gerhard L. Prinsloo, & Vivienne M. Uys (Eds). INSECTS OF
    Essa, Hatfield, 2015.

    The most comprehensive account of phytophagous insects of cultivated
    plants and natural pastures in South Africa published. Covers Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and
    Zimbabwe and relevant to most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Deals
    with the plant-eating insects that damage field crops, deciduous,
    subtropical, and other fruits. In all 75 cultivated plants, or related
    groups, are dealt with. Full accounts of over 416 important pests plus
    277 of lesser importance. Including scientific & common names, origin & distribution, identification, host plant range, damage, natural
    enemies, management, and key references in the literature. 860 colour
    images depicting adults and immature stages, damage symptoms. Extensive glossary of terms.

    Lot 166
    #25502 Dante Gabriel Rossetti. THE KELMSCOTT LOVE SONNETS OF DANTE
    A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1954.

    Edited With An Introductory Essay By John Robert Wahl.

    Lot 167
    Rowland Ward, London, 1893.

    Being The Narrative Of The Last Eleven Years Spent By The Author On The
    Zambezi And It's Tributaries; With An Account Of The Colonisation Of Mashunaland And The Progress Of The Gold Industry In That Country

    Lot 168
    #26059 Books of Rhodesia. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY.
    Silver Series. Volumes 1 to 24 inclusive.
    Books of Rhodesia, Bulawayo, 1975-1979.

    A full set of 24 volumes. all 8vo. many with very attractive decoration
    on the front board. The Rhodesiana Reprint Library facsimile editions
    include new information and illustrations with each volume. The books
    are set in context and biographical information on the author is
    supplied, in many instances additional appendices are provided.

    Lot 169
    #26033 Books of Rhodesia. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY.
    Gold Series. Volumes 1 to 36 inclusive.
    Books of Rhodesia, Bulawayo, 1968-1974.

    A full set of 36 volumes.

    Lot 170
    #25987 J.P.R. Wallis, I. Schapera, Constance E. Fripp, & V.W. Hiller.
    (Eds). THE OPPENHEIMER SERIES. Nos 1 to 9.
    Chatto & Windus, London, 1945-1956.

    A full set of 13 volumes.

    Lot 171
    #26067 Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, & David J.Pearson.
    BIRDS OF KENYA. And Northern Tanzania.
    Russel Friedman, Halfway House, 1996.

    Covers 1114 species found in this region, including 1040 of Tanzania's
    recorded species and 85% of Uganda's recorded species. Illustrated by
    Dale Zimmerman, Ian Wills, & Douglas Pratt. A detailed reference work.


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