Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

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Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Buck Rogers » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:37 pm

Posting on behalf of a friend, what is the monetary value of this book?

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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Neurotoxic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:51 pm

Awesome book buck, i have one just like it. Dont know what the value is though.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby warbot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:01 pm

What date was it published? I have a book here "A field guide to Snakes of Southern Africa" - "Nature Lover's library"
1st edition - 1970
2nd 1974
reprinted 1978

yours, I think was printed in 1962 - Cape Town and London print
there is an older one printed in 1912.

Just some history on that, its worth about R 50 - R60 to a R 100 maybe?
I paid R 40 for mine and I have another 3 here all in the same time range, print wise.

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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby marc bt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:03 pm

That is definitly something i have to invest in, books!( Snake books that is;))
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby warbot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:22 pm

I am currently sitting with +- 40 books, and 2 accidental doubles lol
3 frog books one with sounds.
and the rest snakes!

there is a few I still want to get but money is a problem as books has gotten very expensive!
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Superciliaris » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:31 pm

I was offered R2000 for my copy , but I refused to sell.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Neurotoxic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:47 pm

Now you speaking my language Superciliaris! I heard the book has a little value to it but not too certain...
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby warbot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:53 pm

R 2000! wow! that is unbelievable! so how much is mine worth?
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Buck Rogers » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:06 pm

Warbot, I'll give you R100 for yours.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Neurotoxic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:08 pm

Ye warbot, you said you had 3 copies. Ill take one to for R100 aswell. You aleast making a +-50% profit.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby warbot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:16 pm

LOL! not after what I heard here! R 2000 for a book?!

My other one is a Struik publishing - August 1986 "Slange"
"Poisonous South African Snakes and snakebites" - issued by the department of health in 1978.

these are my other 2 oldies.
I paid 40 for the fist one mentioned here and 45 for the second.

I don't think I'll sell them anyway, you won't get it again.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Cornelius » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:49 am

Well if you wanted to sell them you just shot yourself in the foot.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far , something rarer than ability.
It is the Ability to recognise Ability

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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby JPWittstock » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:12 am

R2000-00??? you should have taken that fools money and run.
The recent reprints are unfortunately not rare and not worth anywhere near R2000-00 in monetary terms.
They are however a sentimental possession and as such people do place a value on them.
If you want a true value go book it out from the library and phone them a few days later saying you lost it, ask them how much is the replacement cost that you have to pay. (Nasty i know, but effective)

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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby arcadies » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 pm

ISBN 0908387040
Publisher: Delta Books, 1983
South Africa: Delta Books, 1983. A very good hard cover edition in brown cloth, binding is tight & strong, no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket is complete & not priceclipped, 1cm tear at bottom of back board, creasing & agecolouring predominately around jacket ends, a nice copy. Photos supplied upon request. Due to weight postal adjustment may be reqd.. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9!" - 12" tall.
R693,33

Hardcover, ISBN 0908387040
Publisher: Delta Books, South Africa, 1983
A very good hard cover edition in brown cloth, binding is tight & strong, no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket is complete & not priceclipped, 1cm tear at bottom of back board, creasing & agecolouring predominately around jacket ends, a nice copy. Photos supplied upon request. Due to weight postal adjustment may be reqd.; includes dustjacket
R625,89

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Title is Fitzsimons' Snakes Of Southern Africa
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Revised and updated ed, with addendum, fine in fine d w. Jonathan Ball and AD Donker 1990 R755,36 - R927,31
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Fooble » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:19 pm

Just whilst on the topic

i have a book titled :

" A filed Guide To Snakes Of Southern Africa - V. F.M Fitz Simons"
Collins - St James Place London 1970

It Has Black And White Photographs and Colour drawings/prints in it.
Also covered in a brown cloth/binding.
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