Book Auctions

ABC Bookshop / Great Books is a small internet auction house.  We specialise in regular auctions of Africana books, maps, prints and ephemera.  Subjects that are covered in our auctions include TRIBAL PEOPLE, ART, SCIENCES, ORNITHOLOGY, BOTANY, BIG GAME HUNTING, TRAVEL & EXPLORATION, MISSIONS, HISTORY, MILITARY, BIOGRAPHY, LITERATURE.  Books may range from a couple of hundred years old to those published in the last decade.

Most auctions last over a week and bids may be emailed or sent by sms.  Auctions are sent out by email (our Newsletter) and are hosted on our auction page.  The high bidder at closing time on final auction day is the winner.  Delivery charges are extra.  Prices are in South African Rands.  If a bid is received within ten minutes of closing time, then that lot goes into overtime and the previous bidder gets ten minutes to respond and so on, until one of the bidders declines to bid further.  My decision on the winner is final.



Lot #34/25 Cowries and their relatives of Southern Africa
Ended at: 245 days 1 hour 39 minutes 55 seconds ago

This auction has been sold to T.W.S. at R750.00 .

Lot #34/25 Cowries and their relatives of Southern Africa: a study of the Southern African Cypraeacean and Velutinacean gastropod fauna by William Rune Liltved. A fine work on the cowrie shells found on & off the beaches of the Cape & Natal. Fantastic photography. This is a revised & expanded edition of the first edition, 1989. Loosely inserted is a supplementary pamphlet. (Cape Town), Gordon Verhoef, Seacomber Publications, 2000. Second revised edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 224, colour photos, black / white diagrams, tables, maps. VG. Reserve price: R440.00 bids welcome