South African Wild Flowers for the Garden : How to Grow Them, Identify Them and Use Them for Effect. Bulbs, Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Succulents.


Completely revised. Contains 407 colour and black and white photographs. Dw shows some wear and tears. Large book, will incur extra postage.

Succulent Flora

Numerous black-and-white and colour photos.

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 Complete Gardening Book

With some pen and pencil marginalia.

The Complete Gardening Book – Revised Seventh Edition

Text clean and binding tight. Fore edges of pages marked. DW stained and scuffed with chipping to top and bottom edges of spine.

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 Genus Babiana

No dust jacket. Green cloth covers in good condition with minor edge wear. Supplementary Volume No. III of The Journal of South African Botany.

The Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Southern Africa.

Being an account of their medicinal uses, chemical composition, pharmacological effects and toxicology in man and animal. Remnants of perhaps a bookplate or label on front pastedown. Contents and plates clean and tightly bound.


Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

The Natural History of Palms.

A detailed study of palms with reference to geography and evolution as well as a classification of palms. Illustrated by 24 pages of half-tones and 133 line drawings. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Springing of the Year

A South African Country diary. Delightful illustrations.

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)

Timber: The Great Investment

Pamphlet advertising the Rapid Growth Timber Investments, Limited. Prospectus for securing shares pasted in on back endpaper. The company had interests in citrus growing and forestry in the Lydenburg district of the former Transvaal Province, South Africa. Covers a little sunned and corners bent. Some foxing on pages of text.

Trees and Shrubs of The Witwatersrand

Witwatersrand University Press. 1974. Dust jacket torn and fixed with tape on edges. Slight foxing.

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)

Veld Plants of Southern Africa.

Beautifully illustrated volume. Illustrated by M C vd R Ginn and Jane Kelly. Errata – Plate 12 note tipped in on verso of title page. Small blue bookseller’s label on front flap of dustjacket. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

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)

Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

De Luxe Collector’s edition, copy number 166 of 300. Signed by the artist. 203pp, many full page colour plates.

Price – $70 (ZAR-750)

Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

No dust jacket. Green skivitex covers in good condition with an edge worn spine. De luxe collector’s edition. Limited to three hundred copies. This copy is no. 269.

Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

Illustration from Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

Illustration from Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

Wild Flowers of Natal

Two volume set: Coastal region (1975), Inland region (1978). DWs minimally scuffed.

Wild Flowers of Natal (Inland Region)

Previous owner’s name inked to the ffep. Text is clean and clear with black and white and colour plates throughout.




Price – $26.00 (ZAR-260.00)