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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Skaife, Dr S H (author and illustrator); Edward Cole (cover illustration)

What Animal Is That? Ford Guide to Animal Recognition in Southern Africa

Published: Ford Motor Company of South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Not stated [1950s]

Edition: First

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This is a rare copy of what may have been one of the most successful promotional brochures to have been thought up by the publicity department of a South African vehicle manufacturer (in this case, the Ford Motor Company) in the years following the second world war, when tourism - to, among other places, the Kruger National Park - started to pick up again.

Small landscape 48 pp self-covered saddle-stitched colour brochure in which the notable naturalist Dr S H Skaife illustrated and described more than forty of the more frequently seen antelopes and other mammals in the Park. The main colour illustrations and captions are supplemented by b/w sketches and captions of identifying details, including size comparisons with either a 6 ft man or a man's hand. (See the images.)

CONDITION. The covers are spine- and edge-chipped, with 2 staple marks at the font and a small black stain on the back. The contents are complete, unmarked and unfoxed.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 150 x 210
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: fontein@wol.co.za
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
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