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)


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

Nature Illustrated. Flowers, Plants and Trees. 1550-1900.

From the collections of The New York Public Library.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-220.00)

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)

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’

Succulents in the Veld

Slight foxing to endpapers.

Succulents in the Veldt

Dust jacket in fair condition, well worn on edges . Some foxing and previous owners inscription to endpapers. Firm copy

The Aloes of South Africa.

Minor shelfwear to board edges. Foxing to pastedowns, free end pages and fore-edges. DW has small area of loss to top of spine; two large closed tears and creasing. Some chipping and small nicks to top edge. Contents are clean and tightly bound.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

The Annals of the Bolus Herbarium

‘Contributing to our knowledge of the vegetation of South Africa’. Botanical articles and reviews of books and papers on botanical subjects. 1914 to 1928. Volumes 1 to 4 in 15 parts. Lacks part 2 of Volume 3. 6 parts are loose in folders. Black-and-white and some colour illustrations. Slight browning to edges of some covers. Minor fraying to some spines. Pages clean and sound. Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa

Introducing a fascinating group of plants – their history, ecological adaptations, life forms and associations within the different plant communities. B&w photographs and sketches.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants (2 Vols of 2)

No dust jackets. Green skivitex covers in good condition with minor staining. Volume one’s spine cracked internally, and repaired with cellotape. Volume one: Dicotyledons ISBN 0621028541 published 1975; volume two: Gymnosperms and Monocotyledons ISBN 0621028630 published 1976.

The Springing of the Year

A South African Country diary. Delightful illustrations.

The Way to Kirstenbosch

Volume 18 of the Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. A look at the history of Kirstenbosch and other Botanic gardens in South Africa. Some highlighting from a previous owner.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Thomas Baines: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa.

Paintings from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Natural History Museum, London. Edited by Michael Stevenson. A few small nicks on the top edges of the boards.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Trees of South Africa

Various black and white and colour illustrations throughout. Text is clean and clear. Front fep has large open tear to the top. Fold-out map of The Indigenous High Forests of South Africa at the back. Boards are in good condition with slight edge wear. DW shows significant wear and soiling with chipping to the corners and edges, slight insect damage and several small open tears. Large item, may incur extra postage.

Trees of South Africa.

Delux edition signed by both author and illustrator. Numbered 42 of 200 copies. A book not only for the botanist but for the layman who is interested in South Africa’s varied tree life. Leather spine with bright gilt lettering over marbled boards. Some edgewear. Previous owner’s signature on fep. Stiff card wraps marked, scuffed and age-toned with some loss to spine and folds. Contents clean with colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. Tightly bound.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Welwitschia – Paradox of a Parched Landscape

The welwitschia remains the crown jewel of the plant kingdom. Nearly a century and a half after its discovery in the Namib desert.
To Darwin it was ‘the platypus of the Plant Kingdom’.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-550.00)

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