Hottentots-Holland Tot Hermanus : Veldblomgids Van Suid-Afrika 5

Signed by Lee Burman, Anne Bean and Jose Burman. Previous owner’s name in ink to the title page. Colour plates throughout. Binding is shaken with signatures detaching from spine piece. Covers show some wear.

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)


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)

Life Histories of the South African Lycaenid Butterflies

No dust jacket. Blue skivitex covers in good condition displaying minor wear and tear, with a sunned spine. Minor damage to front endpaper.

Medicinal Plants of South Africa.

A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients. Very good clean copy.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Medicinal Poisonous and Edible Plants in Namibia

Originally published in 1996 as “Heil-, Gift- und essbare Pflanzen in Namibia”. Six hundred entries with Latin and vernacular plant names. With 128 illustrations from original drawings by the author.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1800.00)


Descriptions with chapters on cultivation and general ecology. Text in English, German and Dutch

Neue und wenig bekannte Pflanzen Deutsch-Sudwest-Afrikas. Unter besonderer Berucksichtigung der Succulenten: mit 64 Lichtdruckbildern in naturlicher Grobe.

Text in German. Printed photographs of new and little known plants in German South West Africa. Some wear and tear to printed card wraps. First page of photographs is creased and has small closed tear. Self-published by the author who was the botanist of the Imperial Government of German South West Africa at the time.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Neue und wenig bekannte Planzen Deutsch-Sudwest-Afrikas

Description of various South-West African plants with specific focus on succulents. With b/w photographic reproductions to rear. Blue-green card wraps. Ink inscription to rear of text. Leaves lightly age toned.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Ontwerpen, Aanleggen en Beplanten van Tuinen

Two-volume set in Dutch. Past owner’s name in ink on title page but otherwise text is clean and whole, binding tight. Covers lightly sunned at ends of spine and corners softened. DWs have browned spines, chips and tears at top and bottom of spines, with adhesive tape reparis on inside of dw for vol. 1.

Oor Die Plante Groei Van Suidwes-Afrika

Well illustrated guide to the botany of South West Africa.

Well illustrated guide to the botany of South West Africa.

Palms for South African Homes and Gardens.

Front card wrap has crease line. Pencil marginalia throughout with some ink markings at the Index of Palms. Foxing to page edges. Contents well bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)


An informative, practical guide to palms of the world.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Plant Hunting in China

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

Plant-Hunting in China: a History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches

End papers are foxed, with slight random foxing to parts of the text. Text is clear, with a full colour frontispiece, 14 black and white plates and three maps. Previous owner’s name with date in ink to the front fep. Boards are in very good condition with slight wear and bumping. DW shows wear, scuffing, chipping, small tears and minor losses.

Plantkundig Woordenboek voor de Boomen van Java – Met Korte Aanteekeningen Over de Bruikbaarheid van het Hout

A botanical dictionary, dealing specifically with the plants and trees of Java and their usefulness to man.

Book condition: Good.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Poisonous Plants in South African Gardens and Parks: A Field Guide

Field guide to poisonous plants, illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in laminated, pictorial paper covered boards. Boards with extensive writing indentations. Edges yellowed. A good reading copy.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Porte-Greffes et Producteurs-Directs: Caracteres – Aptitudes

Library stamps to the fep’s and title pg. Some light pencil underlining. Text in French. Photo illustrations. Leather spine with marbled boards and ep’s.

Proteas, Know Them and Grow Them

Foreword by Prof H.B Rycorft, Director of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Remarkable Trees of the World

The author’s second book on trees, this edition covering 60 new and interesting specimens. Illustrated by the author’s own photographs in full colour.

Price – $11.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Sketch of the Flora of South Africa

Limp covers in firm condition displaying wear and staining, with an inscription to J.H. De Villiers, first Chief Justice of South Africa, inscribed by the author on the top edge. Booklet has been folded down the middle. Off-print from the ‘Official Handbook of the Cape of Good Hope’

South African Parasitic Flowering Plants.

Minor shelf wear and bumping to boards. Previous owner’s name penned on feps. Browning to paste-downs and feps. Two small tears and minor chipping to top edge of DW with scuff marks to folds. Contents and colour photographs clean and tightly bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

South African Poisonous Plants : Being Notes on South African Plants Poisonous to Stock, with Particulars of Symptoms and Treatment

Preface date 1909. On cover: Presented by Lennon Limited 1931.

South African Succulents: Mesembryanthemum and Some Allied Genera

“Limp covers in firm condition displaying some wear and staining, with a previous owner’s name inscribed on the front top edge. No date of publication indicated, presumably circa 1928. Being chapter VI of the First Book of Wild Flowers. (Second Print)””.”””