Lot 45 of 168:
Austin Roberts The Mammals of South Africa  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$60
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Mammals of South Africa

Author:
Roberts, Austen

Place:
South Africa

Publisher:
The Trustees of the Mammals of South Africa Book Fund

Date:
1951

Description:

Seven hundred pages. Profusely illustrated with 24 vibrant color plates 54 photographic plates, and 138 tables, maps, and index. Edited by Dr. R. Bigalke, Dr. V. FitzSimons, and Prof. D. E. Malan. Foreword by Lt. Col. J. Stevenson-Hamilton. Half green leather over green cloth boards with raised spine bands, leather corners, double blind rules at spine bands and transitions, gilt stamped antelope head on spine, gilt stamped zebra head on front cover; all edges gilt; endpapers illustrated with a menagerie of South African fauna and flora. Copy no. 148 of 500.

The limitation page is ink-stamped 148 with the autograph signature of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of "the Mammals of South Africa" Book Fund. Laid in is a compliments card of the Trustees of "The Mammals of South Africa" Book Fund, also in-stamped "148" and requesting acknowledgement of safe receipt of the volume. This is the final publication of Dr. Austin Roberts (1883-1948), following The Birds of South Africa was published from the original manuscript of Dr. Austin Roberts after his death, with the correction of minor errors done by an Editorial Sub-committee, which included Dr. V. FitzSimons, the well-known herpetologist. With a foreword by Lt.-Col. J. Stevenson-Hamilton, noted wildlife conservationist.

Donated by Churchill Book Collector, San Diego CA.


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Condition:
Wear to spine ends, corners and hinges; tenderness at front hinge; condition approaches very good overall.


 
Item number:
308342
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