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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Bolus, L., and S. H. Skaife

Nature Notes [9 volumes]

Published: The Speciality Press of South Africa, Cape Town, 1923-1931

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Nine 4to volumes; original green cloth, lettered in black on upper cover in each case; numerous illustrations, including tipped-in, colour botanical and zoological studies on card. Each volume has the journals for that year, generally ten in number. There are 92 consecutive issues in all. Covers a bit rubbed; some insect damage to cloth here and there; joints a little fragile in second and seventh volumes; bookplate to front pastedown in each case; some minor foxing. Very good condition.

"Because of her training as a teacher, Louisa Bolus did everything in her power to inculcate a knowledge and love of the indigenous flora and of nature study among children and laymen by publishing, inter alia, popular articles in Nature Notes and the Journal of the Botanical Society of South Africa." - DSAB V, p. 61. Sidney Harold Skaife (1889-1976) was a renowned entomologist and author, who did much to popularise wildlife study in South Africa through his writings, also helping to establish national parks and nature reserves. This is a remarkable collection of beautifully-illustrated natural history journals, covering the immense variety of South African vegetation and wildlife.

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 4to
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 073 290 2830 / 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal, Secure card facilities
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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