Mesembryanthema

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

Namaqualand. A Succulent Desert

A look at the history and flora of this unique area. Numerous colour photographs. Previous owner’s bookplate to the fep causing some cockling.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-320.00)

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)

Palms.

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)

Proteas. A (SASOL) Field Guide to the Proteas of Southern Africa.

The updated edition of this useful guide. Previous owner’s stamp to verso of front wrap. Numerous colour photographs and illustrations.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

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 Poisonous Plants. Notes on South African Plants Poisonous to Stock with particulars of Symptoms and Treatment.

Pamphlet illustrated with 16 half-tone plates. Much of these notes were made by the writer while travelling through various districts in the Cape Colony and then elaborated on from the various agricultural Journals published by the Governments of the South African colonies as well as farmers, many of whom kindly forwarded specimens of plants. Includes notes on poisoning and the treatments which can help.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Succulent Flora of Southern Africa. A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the indigenous succulents.

Small stain on front fep. Contents clean and tightly bound with minor foxing specks on rear pre-lims. Paste-downs have ghosting from cellotape.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-750.00)

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)