Botanical & Gardening

Front Cover of Flowers of Southern Africa by Auriol Batten
Flowers of Southern Africa - Auriol Batten

Flowers of Southern Africa by Auriol Batten is  superb collection of paintings of the beautiful wild flowers of the land famous for the richness of its flora. One hundred colour plates show the flowers life-size, superimposed on a finely pencilled background depicting their habit as well as their habitat. The accompanying text gives the reader a wealth of information on each plant. This copy is number 2945 of 4000 copies.

R1,250.00
Front cover of Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies by J. E. Burrows
Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies - J E Burrows

Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies by J E Burrows represents the culmination of eighteen years of fern collecting throughout southern Africa and into the remotest corners of this subcontinent. It is a comprehensive work covering all 343 known species of the region and including also some of the naturalised introduced species. Every species is illustrated with excellent colour photography and there are over 800 individual line illustrations, showing salient diagnostic characteristics and providing extensive insight into this fascinating group of plants.

R1,350.00
Front Cover of Damaraland Flora by Patricia Craven & Christine Marais
Damaraland Flora - Patricia Craven & Christine Marais

Damaraland Flora by Patricia Craven & Christine Marais introduces interesting plants to travellers and Namibians in the Damaraland area. Illustrated with line drawings and watercolour sketches.

R135.00
Front Cover of Namib Flora by Patricia Craven & Christine Marais
Namib Flora - Patricia Craven & Christine Marais

Namib Flora by Patricia Craven & Christine Marais describes a route out of Swakopmund, with mileage to turnoffs, giving botanical and general historical information along the way. Plants illustrated in colour and b&w drawings.

R135.00
Front cover of The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants: Volume I by R. A. Dyer
The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants: Volumes I & II - R. A. Dyer

The Genera of Southern African Flowering Plants: Volumes I & II by R. A. Dyer is a revision and bringing up-to-date of the original "Genera of South African Flowering Plants" by Dr E. P. Phillips. Partly due to the increase in the number of genera dealt with, it was decided to divide the "Genera" into two volumes, dealing separately with the Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons.

R450.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.29 - 30: Plates 1121 - 1200 : 1952 - 55 by R. Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.29-30: Plates 1121-1200: 1952-55 - R Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.29-30: Plates 1121-1200: 1952-55: A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R. Allen Dyer. Contains 80 coloured plates.

R1,200.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.31 - 32: Plates 1201 - 1279 : 1956 - 58 by R. Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.31-32: Plates 1201-1279: 1956-58 - R Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.31-32: Plates 1201-1279: 1956-58: A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R Allen Dyer. Contains 80 coloured plates.  Bound in full leather.

R900.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.33 - 34: Plates 1281 - 1360 : 1959 - 61 by R. Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.33-34: Plates 1281-1360: 1959-61 - R Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.33-34: Plates 1281-1360: 1959-61: A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R Allen Dyer. Bound in full leather, includes 80 colour plates.  

R900.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.35-36: Plates 1361-1440 : 1962 - 64 by R Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.35-36: Plates 1361-1440: 1962-64 - R Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.35-36: Plates 1361-1440: 1962-64:  A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R Allen Dyer. Bound in full leather, includes 80 colour plates. The gilt lettering on the spine incorrectly states the plates end at no 11420 because part 2 of vol 36 has been bound in before part 1.  

R900.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vol 28: Plates 1081-1120: 1950 - 51 by R. Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vol 28: Plates 1081-1120: 1950-51 - R. Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vol 28: Plates 1081-1120: 1950-51: A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R. Allen Dyer.  Contains illustrations by Cythna Letty.  Bound in half green leather with raised bands.

R450.00
Front Cover of Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.27 - 28: Plates 1041 - 1116 : 1948 - 51 by R. Allen Dyer
Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.27-28: Plates 1041-1116: 1948-51 - R. Allen Dyer

Flowering Plants of Africa: Vols.27-28: Plates 1041-1116: 1948-51: A Magazine Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions of the Indigenous Flowering Plants of Africa by R. Allen Dyer. Bound in full leather, includes 80 colour plates.

R1,200.00
Front Cover of Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode
Cycads of Africa - Douglas Goode

Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode is a reference work on the genus Encaphalartos that includes all the known species of this distinctly African group as well as the sole living representative of the genus Strangeria. It also includes one species of cycad endemic to Madagascar, but introduced to coastal East Africa by Arab traders some centuries ago.

R900.00
Front Cover of Ferns of the Witwatersrand by Florence D. Hancock & Annabelle Lucas
Ferns of the Witwatersrand - Florence D. Hancock & Annabelle Lucas

Ferns of the Witwatersrand by Florence D. Hancock & Annabelle Lucas is a guide to identifying indigenous species of ferns found on the Witwatersrand.

R120.00
Front Cover of The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa by D. Meredith
The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa - D. Meredith

The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa by D. Meredith made botanical history at the time by adequately describing all the tribes of South African grasses and illustrates them in one volume. Contains numerous colour plates as well as illustrations and photographs

R400.00
Front cover of The Tulip by Anna Pavord
The Tulip - Anna Pavord

The Tulip by Anna Pavord is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm.

R60.00
Front cover of Three Thousand Million Years of Plant Life in Africa by Edna P. Plumstead
Three Thousand Million Years of Plant Life in Africa - Edna P. Plumstead

Three Thousand Million Years of Plant Life in Africa by Edna P. Plumstead is No.11 in the series of Alex du Toit Memorial lectures and describes the fossil record of plants occuring in Africa throughout time.

R120.00
Front Cover of Succulents In The Veld by Rolf Rawe
Succulents In The Veld - Rolf Rawe

Succulents In The Veld by Rolf Rawe is a detailed study of succulent plants, giving climactic conditions and descriptions of plants, illustrated with 88 b&w and 48 colour plate illustrations; the author explains how the various succulents grow in their natural environment - facts of great practical use for gardeners and collectors.

R150.00
Front Cover of Butterfly Gardening in South Africa by Jill Reid
Butterfly Gardening in South Africa - Jill Reid

Butterfly Gardening in South Africa by Jill Reid is written for gardeners and nature lovers. Part 1 introduces butterflies, part 2 advises on the best plants for your area and part 3 describes the most common butterflies that occur in SA. Illustrated with the author's colour paintings.

R60.00
Front Cover of The Aloes of South Africa by Gilbert Westacott Reynolds
The Aloes of South Africa - Gilbert Westacott Reynolds

The Aloes of South Africa by Gilbert Westacott Reynolds is written for everyone interested in South African plants. It traces the history of the discovery of the Aloes against a background of the early exploration of the Cape, and of areas further afield. Has become established as a standard work of reference. Illustrated with b&w and colour photos.

R600.00
Front Cover of Margaret Robert's Book of Herbs by Margaret Roberts
Margaret Robert's Book of Herbs - Margaret Roberts

Margaret Robert's Book of Herbs: Medicinal and Culinary uses of Herbs in South Africa by Margaret Roberts details herbal home remedies for minor ailments and includes kitchen recipes, pot-pourris, insect repellents and beauty aids.

R250.00
Front cover of Growing Herbs with Margaret Roberts
Growing Herbs with Margaret Roberts - Margaret Roberts

Growing Herbs with Margaret Roberts: A Guide to Growing Herbs in South Africa is concerned with the many and varied uses of herbs and although its main purpose is to instruct us on how to design a herb garden and grow our own fragrant, culinary and medicinal herbs, much of the text is devoted to their fascinating uses.

R350.00
Spine of Flowering Trees and Shrubs for use in South Africa by T R Sim
Flowering Trees and Shrubs for use in South Africa - T R Sim

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for use in South Africa by T R Sim is an early guide to trees for the gardener in SA. Line drawings and b&w photos.

R120.00
image of Curtis's Botanical Magazine: Volume 173 by Turrill, W. B.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine: Volume 173 - W. B. Turrill

Curtis's Botanical Magazine: Containing Coloured Figures with Descriptions and Observations on the Botany History and Culture of Choice Plants Volume 173 by W. B. Turrill consists of four parts, published from 1960-1962

R275.00
Front Cover of Trees & Shrubs of the Witwatersrand, Magaliesberg & Pilanesberg by Joan van Gogh & John Anderson
Trees & Shrubs of the Witwatersrand, Magaliesberg & Pilanesberg - Joan van Gogh & John Anderson

Trees & Shrubs of the Witwatersrand, Magaliesberg & Pilanesberg  by Joan van Gogh & John Anderson is not only an artistic work but also a an accurate and pratical guide for botanist and layman. It contains 150 vivid clour paintings of trees and shrubs supplemented by field data. It covers the characteristic features of the bark, leaves , fruit and flowers of each of  the 159 indigenous species known to occur in the area.

R120.00
Front Cover of Gasterias of South Africa by E J van Jaarsveld
Gasterias of South Africa - E J van Jaarsveld

Gasterias of South Africa by E J van Jaarsveld (an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of succulents) describes the the recognised Gasteria species which has been reduced to 16. Descriptions of these gasterias, together with 6 interesting variations are complemented by watercolours and colour photos. Written for the scientist and lay person alike.

R1,250.00

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