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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 03 May 2023

Bryden, H A

Wild Life in South Africa (first edition, 1936)

A book of information and anecdote for sportsmen and naturalists about bird and beast in South Africa

Published: George G Harrap & Company, London, Bombay and Sydney, 1936

Edition: First

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This copy is in the (rare) dust jacket, which is complete but chipped, and now preserved in a Brodart sleeve. The front flap [unclipped: 15/-] notes:

  • "The scope of this book is wide. It includes birds as well as animals, ranging from cuckoos, jacanas, honey guides, and pigeons to giraffes [illustrated on the frontispiece], mountain zebras, lions, leopards, and the various kinds of antelope. Interesting chapters describe South African salt-pans and the sea-birds of the Cape of Good Hope, while Charles John Andersson, comrade of Sir Francis Galton on their expedition to Lake Ngami in the eighteen-fifties, is rescued from oblivion in the chapter entitled 'A forgotten South African Hunter'."

Pale-green cloth-boards with black design and lettering to the spine, plain cream endpapers, frontispiece and 283 pp of prelims and text (divided into 30 chapters) printed on heavy cream wove paper.

CONDITION. This is a very good, complete and unmarked copy of one of Bryden's less famous (but no less interesting) books.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair, chipped, now protected
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 220 x 150
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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