Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

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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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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby arcadies » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:58 pm

London, Collins, 1970., 1st edn. 8vo pp 221. Hardcover Cloth, 12 col. illustrations, 20 b/w pls & 7 figs. R380,40
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:23 pm

I'll pay u 450 for Fitzsimons' Snakes Of Southern Africa.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby gaboon69 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:06 pm

There is a signed copy at TVL Museum. I wouldnt mind owning that copy. R20 000 perhaps?
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:21 pm

Ja sometimes I wish I owned a zoo to fund my bookbuying
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Sly » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:46 pm

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Hi Chaps, anybody got an idea what the value of this one is: 1910 Edition Original, in very good condition
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby gartersnake » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:08 am

That belongs in a glass cupboard Deon, ancient!
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby monopeltis » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:02 am

I'll give you R1000
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby glasbyb » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:08 am

If you guys are really keen on older books a good idea is to keep an eye on charity book shops. I picked up several at our charity book shop for under ten rand each.
Fitzsimons 1970 for R3.
Exotic aquarium fish, William T Innes 1948 for R5
Not animal related but got The Mystery Book for R2-50 (This one is valued at almost R400-00)
Our South African Birds edited by Dr Austin Roberts, not dated but the forward was written in 1941. All illustrations are old tobacco cards- R2.
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Re: Fitzsimons' snakes of Southern Africa

Postby Sly » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:01 am

Hi guys not looking to sell, just was wondering what the value of such books besides been a welcome addition to our bookshelf.
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