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SA Auction #95 begins on 11 Nov 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 09 Nov 2021

Clancey, P A (author and illustrator)

ONE Gamebirds of Southern Africa (1967); TWO Rare Birds of Southern Africa (1985)

ONE Being a guide to all the major sporting birds of Africa south of the Cunene, Okavango and Zambezi Rivers

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  • Although an immigrant to South Africa, Clancey became perhaps South Africa's greatest combination of bird writer and bird artist - a combination testified to by these two volumes, which were published 18 years apart
  • A heavy lot (about 3.1 kg)


  • American Elsevier Publishing Company, New York, 1967, first edition; 250 x 190 x 30 mm; 1.0 kg; colour-illustrated laminated unclipped ($15.75) dustjacket, blue cloth-boards, gilt design to the upper panel and gilt lettering to the spine; blue-and-white head- and tail-bands; plain endpapers; 12 [inserted] colour plates, 35 line drawings and 10 maps; xviii/224 pp of prelims, text and index
  • Condition: the dustjacket is edge-chipped with a 1 cm tear at the foot of spine and rubbed at the back; the binding and boards are fine; and the contents are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured 


  • Winchester Press, Johannesburg, 1985, first edition; 280 x 225 x 50 mm; 2.1 kg; clear-plastic-protected laminated unclipped wrap-around colour-illustrated dustjacket; full-bound in unlettered blue cloth-boards; blue head- and tail-bands; plain blue endpapers; xii/512 pp on matt art paper of colour frontispiece, prelims, preface, list of the 74 full-page colour plates printed with the text, topography of a bird, introduction, text, references, marginal cases of rarity, glossary and index
  • Condition: the protected dustjacket is fine; the rounded binding is tight and the boards are very good, with the foot of the spine lightly shelf-rubbed; the endpapers are unmarked; and the contents are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
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