6th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration Catalogue – 8 April to 31 July 1988

Black and white illustrations. Minor wear and tear to the pictorial covers. Book plate sticker to front cover.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Photographic Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa

Colour photographs with descriptions and distribution maps. Previous owner’s stamp.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

A Revision of the Genus Haemanthus L (Amaryllidaceae)

Journal of South African Botany. Supplementary Volume No. 12. Red boards with gilt lettering in very good condition. Includes 23 colour plates, 9 b/w illustrations and 23 distribution maps. Previous owner’s name in red ink on fep. Minor foxing to page edges and last few free end pages. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

A Vision of Eden. The Life and Work of Marianne North

A richly illustrated biography of this well renowned British botanical artist.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Argitektoniese Skoonheid in Kaapstad Se Kompanjiestuin 1777-1805. With a Summary in English

‘With a summary in English’. An interesting and scarce account of the Company Gardens and their development. With many black and white illustrations and photographs. Boards are covered with clear, protective plastic and with clear tape to the endpapers.

Argitektoniese Skoonheid in Kaapstad Se Kompanjiestuin 1777-1805. With a Summary in English

‘With a summary in English’. An interesting and scarce account of the Company Gardens and their development. With many black and white illustrations and photographs. Previous owner’s name in ink to the verso of front fep.

Bagatelle Et Ses Jardins

No published date, though probably published early 20th century. Text in French. Text is still clear with some age toning. Contains numerous black and white plates.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Beautiful Gardens of South Africa

Full-Colour photographic illustrations of various gardens throughout South Africa. DW shows only minor bends along the edges.

Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa. Edition 2. Strelitzia 26.

An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora. Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors (some with b&w photographs) and their activities in southern African from the days of the East India Company until the modern times.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Das Kapland

“Insonderheit das Reich der Kapflora, das Waldgebiet und die Karroo”. With numerous illustrations.

Die Stapelieae van Suidelike Afrika / The Stapelieae of Southern Africa

Largely pictorial volume with b/w and some colour illustrations. Issued w/o dust juacket, bound in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt device to top board. Slight scuffing to boards and spotting to top edge. Endpapers lightly browned. A very good copy.


Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1300.00)

Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa.

An illustrated book designed to guide the traveller to the most colourful flora which are to be seen either along or near the main highways. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

Ex-library. Previous owner’s name on fep. Includes five hundred illustrations in black and white and forty-eight plates in colour. Some foxing to feps




Price – $40.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Field Guide to the Eastern & Southern Cape Coasts

Hundreds of line drawings spread over 560 pages. Also 50 colour plates and numerous b&w photos. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in this coastal region.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Flower Paintings of Katharine Saunders.

Amply illustrated with full colour plates. Botanical and Biographical Notes and Explanations by Emeritus Prof. A Bayer. Some areas of the top and lower edge of the dust jacket are reinforced by tape. Some creasing. A number of closed tears and nicks and light discolouration to spine. A 4 cm tear with some loss to the top edge of spine. Small mark to upper LH corner of rear panel.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Flower Paintings of Katharine Saunders.

With botanical and biographical notes and explanations by Emeritus Prof A Bayer. 106 colour plates.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Flowerless Plants, Part II. of an Introduction to Structural Botany

Ex-library. Includes 127 illustrations and a glossary. Odd Volume.

Gladiolus in Tropical Africa

A study in the systematics, biology and evolution of the genera. Fully illustrated with colour plates and representative sketches and maps. Bound in brown, cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Book and dust jacket very good, dust jacket with small scratch to outer edge of front panel.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa

Descriptions and illustrations of the 300 most important grasses in Southern Africa, with more than 800 colour photographs.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa

Descriptions and illustrations of the 300 most important grasses in Southern Africa, with more than 800 colour photographs.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

In Qua Potus Coffeae, Leviter Adumbratur, quem consens. nobil. Nec non Exper. Ord. Med. In illustriad salam lyceo, Sub Praesidio

An original Linnean dissertation, complete with one plate.A medico-botanical study of coffee as a beverage, of the coffee plant (Coffea arabica L.), and of the harvesting and preparation of coffee beans. An historical review of the use of the beverage is given, noting that Europe’s first “Coffee House” was opened in Marseilles in 1671. The preparation of different kinds of coffee, utilising many other ground seeds as flavourants, is described. The account treats it to be more important for medicinal usage than as a beverage , noting it to be an anti-aphrodisiac, noxious to mental illness, and responsible for excessive flatulence and indigestion (allegedly sometimes fatal) when ingested to excess. Linnaeus reported that headaches are frequently relieved by drinking coffee. Signature in ink and old catalogue number in pencil to the front page. Fraying to page edges.


Price – $340.00 (ZAR-3400.00)

Indian Hemp. A Social Menace.

Donald McI. Johnson, M.A., M.B. (1903-1978) was moved to write this little book due to what he saw as a complacent and ignorant medical profession in the face of a dangerous new drug. “It is the object of this book to remedy this situation…” It includes a brief history of Indian hemp, examines its prevalence in Great Britain and the United States and discusses the wider social implications of its use.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Kirstenbosch


Contains over 130 colour plates. Dw shows some scuffing and some edge wear, particularly to the corners and spine.

Les Legumineuses du Gabon: Memoires de L’Institut D’Etudes Centrafricaines. No. 1

Thick card wraps discoloured on the edges. Back cover loose. A work on the flora of Gabon.

Price – $48.00 (ZAR-480.00)