THE FAUNA OF SOUTH AFRICA. W. L. Sclater, Arthur C. Stark.


Edited by W. L. Sclater. Six volumes, comprising: THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA, by Arthur C. Stark. In four volumes. Pp. xxx+322+xiv+324(last blank)+[4](advertisements)+xviii+416+xviii+546(last blank), frontispiece portrait with tissue guard Volume II, text figures, coloured folding map at end of Volume II, publisher's slip tipped-in at title page Volume I, bibliography, indices; [together with] MAMMALS, by W. L. Sclater. In two volumes. Volume One: PRIMATES, CARNIVORA AND UNGULATA. Pp. xxxii+324, text figures (some full page), coloured folding map, bibliography; Volume Two: RODENTIA, CHIROPTERA, INSECTIVORA, CETACEA and EDENTATA. Pp. xii+242(last blank)+28(publisher's catalogue), text figures, index; all volumes with pictorial series title page and floral patterned endpapers; med. 8vo; uniformly bound in green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, lightly marked and worn, the spine cloth lightly damp stained at head of Volume III of the Birds, the final volume professionally underbacked; t.e.g., others uncut; new (plain) endpapers to final volume, but retaining the patterned free endpapers (which both have neat paper repairs to fore-edge); hinges cracking (strengthened in final volume), some pencil and ink annotations, several newscuttings tipped-in or laid on (some of which have been partially removed), a little light foxing, a few damp stains, slight soiling and offsetting; R. H. Porter, London, 1900-1906. * With a little related ephemera loosely inserted. Tipped-in at the front of the first two Bird volumes is a carbon copy of a typed presentation sheet, stating that this set was presented to F. J. Lawrence (whose pencilled signature is on the upper free endpaper of Volume III of the Birds volumes) in December 1902, by members of a committee formed to organise a series of lectures associated with the University of the Cape of Good Hope. Names of the Committee Members and Lecturers are included on the sheet. Item #131032

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