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Pedrono, Miguel The Tortoises and Turtles of Madagascar
. 983812124X Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp vi, 147, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Madagascar has a rich and diverse reptile fauna including several species of chelonians that are found nowhere else. It is home to such spectacular species as the Radiated Tortoise, Astrochelys radiata, the Spider Tortoise, Pyxis arachnoides, and the Ploughshare Tortoise, Astrochelys yniphora; which is considered to be the world’s rarest tortoise and one of the most endangered reptiles. The Tortoises and Turtles of Madagascar is the first book to cover all the living and extinct chelonians of Madagascar. This book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide covering every known aspect of their natural history. Recent field studies that have been carried out by the author and others to provide a better understanding of these species’ ecology are synthesised in this publication. Practical species accounts provide accurate details of species identification, distribution, ecology and conservation, and are complemented by numerous beautiful photographs of Malagasy tortoises and turtles in the wild. Up-to-date information on the status of their populations is also presented, and there are details on the best sites to observe tortoises and turtles in Madagascar.] (Book ref. 004718) £35.00
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Sharman, Annie The Martyrs' Isle or Madagascar: The Country, the People and the Missions
London: London Missionary Society, 1909. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Red cloth with black/gold decoration, bright covers only slightly marked, presentation endpaper browned, some light foxing prelims, 74 pages, 83 b/w illustrations. Written for children from a Christian missionary viewpoint, but with some interesting historical sketches and many photographs of Madagascar and its inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century. (Book ref. 2761) £9.25
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Amos, William H. Wildlife of the Islands
New York: Harry N Abrams, 1980. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0810917637 Bright pictorial dustjacket, orange cloth, 231 pages, approx 175 colour illustrations, appendix with b/w illustrations, index. The author spent a third of his life on islands in different parts of the world. As a biologist, he has long been intrigued by island ecosystems. A Chanticleer Press Edition. (Book ref. 2712) £7.50
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Collar, N.J. & Stuart, S.N. Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands: The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book Part I.
Cambridge: International Council for Bird Preservation & International Union for Conservation of Nature & Natural Resources, 1985. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 2880326044 Third edition, red cloth, 8vo, xxxiv + 761 pages, 12 colour plates by Norman Arlott, appendices, index, references, bibliographies. Fine unmarked copy in like dustjacket. The decision to prepare a Red Data Book on the birds of Africa and its related islands was taken at a meeting of ICBP delegates to the Fifth Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in August 1980. The feeling was that a "regional" book would be of greater local impact and usefulness than the "global" books that had preceded it. (Book ref. 1969) £10.00
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Frere, Suzanne Madagascar : Panorama de l'Androy.
Paris: Aframpe, 1958. 1st. Edition. 200pp, large paperback 250 x 185 mm/broché. .30 planches hors-texte en noir, 3 planches hors-texte en couleurs, 2 cartes et 60 tableaux et diagrammes. 30 full-page colour plates, 2 maps, 60 tables and diagrams Couverture illustrée en couleurs.Illustrated front cover (colour). Pages non-coupées. Pages are uncut. Unmarked, as NEW except minorshelf wear. Social and ethnographic portrait of the Antandroy people in the arid southern tip of Madagascar. First Edition. O13B (Book ref. 12281) £35.00
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1995, HMSO, , 0117728179,Four Books - total 1672pp, + four volumes of maps, As new in d/ws, , The official British Naval Staff History of the War in the Far East, 1941-1945, which, until its publication, was only available to key naval personnel on a 'Restricted' basis. Volumes I/II: Sets the strategic scene with Chapters on the Japanese Navy, War Plans, the Plan to Defeat Japan, The initial stages of the War, Pearl Harbor, Loss of Philippines, Fall of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies, loss of Malaya, The Battles of the Coral Sea, Midway, and the Aleutians. Volume III: Madagascar, the Japanese Submarine Offensive, Operations in the Solomons Islands 1942-1944, Guadalcanal, The campaign in New Guinea 1942-44. Volume IV/V: The reconquest of Burma, US operations in the Central Pacific - The Carolines, The Marshalls, and The Marianas - plus defeat of the Japanese Submarines in the Indian Ocean, and Allied Naval Operations against Japanese Shipping. Volume VI: The Advance to Japan - Leyte Gulf and the liberation of the Philippines, the Assault on Iwo Jima, The Invasion of Borneo, the Capture of Okinawa, and the final Air Assault on Japan. An extremely scarce set in 'as new' condition, with dustwrappers. (Book ref. 22776-01) £207.00
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Barbieri, Gian Paolo Madagascar
Germany: Taschen, 1997. 1st Thus. /d/w. 33.5 Cms x 27 Cms 3822882623 Hardback, unpaginated, 56 full-page (some double-page spread) black & white photographs of Madagascar & its people. Internally VG+. boards with light wear to base, wrapper poor. *NB: this item is extremely heavy & will incur a higher rate of postage - please email for details.* (Book ref. 015054) £10.00
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Gordon-Brown, A (Editor): Year Book & Guide to East Africa 1956 (including Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Portuguese East Africa, the Congo, Nyasaland, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles)
London: Robert Hale, 1956 Hardback, first edition, very good tight condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original red clothboards with gilt blocking to front and spine - spine faded and bumping to edges, 410 pages + 16 pages colour maps, + adverts: 78 pp at rear + 26 pp at front (shipping lines, beer, hotels, etc) including index, b/w photo and line illustrations, folding colour map in front pocket, town plans and route maps, original bookmark dark blue ribbon - carded Standard Bank of South Africa, colour frontis of Mount Kenya. (Book ref. 2335) £15.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 9, No 1, March 2002
Alcedo Publishing, 2002 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed, 80 pages, colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour plate to front (African green broadbill) and back cover (Shoebill/ Great Blue Turaco); Contents include - New Birds for Nigeria; Cape Parrot; Nigerian Ornithological Institute; Bird Tracks in Madagascar; Birds of Aldabra, Seychelles; New to Africa - Chatham Albatross; Conservation Work in the Albertine Rift; Bird Observations in Rodrigues; African bird recorders; Red-footed Falcon in the Gambia (Book ref. 2919) £12.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 3, No 1, March 1996
Alcedo Publishing, 1996 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed and creased at bottom front right hand corner, 68 pages including 5 pages b/w adverts, 2 full page colour plates plus 3 pages colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, full colour photo illustrations to front (white-winged flufftail) and back cover (Madagascar Red Owl); contents include - Indigobirds; Illadopsises; Oxpeckers; Seychelles Species list; Birding in Kieni Forest (Book ref. 2912) £12.00
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ATTENBOROUGH (D).: Journeys to the Past. Travels in New Guinea, Madagascar and the Northern Territory of Australia. [The second 'Zoo Quest' omnibus]
Lutterworth Press, Guildford, [1981] 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs (many full-page) in the text, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in the d/w. A companion volume to 'The Zoo Quest Expeditions', this second Zoo Quest omnibus contains abridged versions of the three original volumes 'Zoo Quest to Madagascar', 'Quest in Paradise' and 'Quest under Capricorn'. (Book ref. 18763) £32.00
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Howe Sonia E. The Drama of Madagascar
London: Methuen, 1938. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,359. 2 plates. 2 folding maps at end. The theme of the book is the role played by Madagascar in history and in particular the interrelation between Europe and Madagascar. (Book ref. 14439) £10.00
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Brown, Mervyn A History of Madagascar
Damien Tunnicliffe, 1995. Soft cover. Fair. 095062845x 408pp.+ 16 pages of b/w pictures. Almost entirely clean, but with slight corner curling. Madagascar consulate stamp and name on ffep. Some soiling to closed page edges. Cover has some wear, particularly corners. Based on "Madagascar Rediscovered" (1978) but partially rewritten and with four extra chapters, taking it up to 1993. (Book ref. 010171) £30.40
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Folk-lore Being the Quarterly Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society Volume LXIII December1952
London: William Glaisher Limited, 1952. Card Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 8vo The major articles are "St. Martha and the Dragon" by Mrs Gutch and "The Geomancer in China, with some reference to Geomancy as observed in Madagascar". (Book ref. 004609) £7.00
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Nicolai, M: Paleontologie de Madagascar; XXIX, Etude de Quelques Gisements Fossiliferes du Sud-Ouest de Madagascar; [In French]:
Paris, Masson et Cie, Annales De Paleontologie, t. XXXVI, 1950. SOFTBACK original rear wrapper, stapled, top edge unopened, pp. [ii], 143-168, pls. 6, sm. 4to. (11" x 8.75"), ex-academic library, stamps on title-page and verso of last page, no. on title-page, otherwise a fine clean sound copy. (Book ref. 6010) £40.00
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Jolly, Alison; Oberle, Philippe & Albignac, Roland Madagascar (Key Environments series)
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1984. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 0080280021 Well illustrated in black and white, large 8vo, pp xviii, 239, a very good copy in slightly faded dustwrapper. [From the library of the garden designer Jim Russell, with his bookplate designed by Felix Kelly.] (Book ref. 006559) £25.00
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Hiney, Tom On The Missionary Trail - The Classic Georgian Adventure of Two Englishmen, Sent on a Journey Around the World, 1821-1829
London, Chatto & Windus, 2000. Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 367pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is near fine, apart from darkened block edges which have a little patch of white on right edge. Dustwrapper has just a little bumping to top of spine and corners. Price clipped from front flap. An enthralling narrative of one of the most remarkable and exotic of missonary journeys ever undertaken. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Missionary, Madagascar, Tahiti, Mauritius (Book ref. 4464) £8.50
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Reeve, Simon Tropic of Capricorn - circling the world on a southern adventure
London, BBC Books, 2008. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 376pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is a little bumped at top of spine. TV tie-in book, detailing the author's Eastward journey around the Tropic of Capricorn Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Capricorn, Australia, Madagascar, Chile (Book ref. 4420) £6.50
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Shervinton, K.: The Shervintons.Soldiers of Fortune. Shervinton of Madagascar; Shervinton of Salvador and Tom Shervinton N.N.C
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 8vo Dec. Cloth . 1st Edn Illus. vii, 280 pp Covers shewing wear; backstrip wrinkled; Library label verso f..cover ; ; stamp prelims and plates; ink no's on title page; shelf no. on backstrip; browning ; e.p's dusty and some foxing. (Book ref. 38619) £75.00
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Facts on File. 1991. pp.224,illus.colour,maps,small folio. 1st and only edition. Excellent coverage of the natural history of this unique island. A fine unmarked hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 3430) £30.00
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