Abercrombie’s Practical Gardener or Improved System of Modern Horticulture.

A scarce early example of the Cloete Crest is pasted on the front paste-down. Daniel J Cloete (1800-1879) was probably the first to use it. Browning, toning, scattered foxing throughout. Missing tail-band. The author (1726-1806) was a Scottish horticulturist. He found employment in the Kew Royal Gardens and later set up as a market gardener at Hackney. He was asked by Lochyer Davis, a publisher, to write a work on practical gardening. His initial success was followed by a work of practical guides that achieved much popularity – his “Gardeners Pocket Journal” reached a 35th edition.

Price – $88.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Baron von Ludwig and the Ludwig’s-burg Garden.

“A chronicle of the Cape from 1806 to 1848 with an appendix showing some of the horticultural introductions of Baron von Ludwig.” Front and back pastedowns and feps discoloured. DW is sunned and slightly foxed with minor wear. Otherwise a clean and well bound copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Between Woodbush and Wolkberg – Googoo Thompson’s Story.

Googoo Thompson’s memoirs of her particular corner of the Limpopo Province.




Price – $19.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Garden Ornament

A picture book of a collection of 30 years of photography by Country Life, of gardens and architectural designs. With numerous black and white photographs.



Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

Henwood’s South African “Inquire Within”

Worn paper wraps. Numerous printed advertisements. With sections on cookery, bee-keeping, dressmaking, toilet hints, gardening, photography and more. Published c. 1910

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-360.00)