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10/04/2017

Aussie-NZ Plants

Adams & McGregor -  Shell Guide to Australian Wildflowers
For those familiar with the UK Shell Nature Guides, this follows the same type of format. 12 paintings of different habitats showing their flowers are accompanied by a list of the flowers plus some information about them. 48 pages No date – late 50’s? 11 ¼ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Allan, Moore, Edagr & Healy -  Flora of New Zealand - 3 volumes
The three volumes, with authors Allan, Moore & Edgar and Healey & Edgar respectively, which give detailed descriptions and distributions of the native plants. 1961, 1970 and 1980 respectively 8 ½ x 5 ½ 1085, 354 and 220 pages respectively
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , All with dust jackets with minimal wear for their age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Baglin & Mullins -  Australian Wild Flowers
Over 100 colour photos arranged by family, with descriptions for each. An interesting brief guide to their native plants. 112 pages 1969 6 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Baker -  Wildflowers of Western Australia.
30 pages of colour photos of the plants, plus a two page introduction, give a good feel for the region. 1971 10 ¼ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Beek & Foster -  Wild Flowers of South Australia
30 pages of colour photos of the plants, plus a two page introduction, give a good feel for the region: 1972 10 ¼ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Bennett & Dundas -  Bushland plants of Kings Park
Descriptions of the plants to be found in the park, along with attractive composite colour plates of paintings of them. 1988 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Blackall -  How to know Western Australian Wildflowers parts 1+2
A key to the plants, using numerous sketches which give the books their charm. They have been printed in various editions.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Parts 1-3 reprinted in one softbound volume, and part 4 in hardback - around 1000 pages in all, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: A key to the plants, using numerous sketches which give the books their charm. 459 pages plus 19 plates of colour photos in total. part 1 1954 part 2 1956 8 ½ x 5 ½, Part1&2 the pair, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Blombery -  What Wildflower is That?
An A-Z picture encyclopaedia with brief details of each plant illustrated. A more comprehensive guide to the native plants. 304 pages 750+ colour photos. 1972 10 ½ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Brooker & Kleinig -  Field Guide to Eucalypts volume 1 South Eastern Australia
A concise introduction covers the bark, leaves, flowers and fruit and keys are provided for each state. Around 240 plants are described one per page with distribution map and large photo of the overall tree and smaller of flower, fruit and bark. 1990 revised edition (originally published 1983) 10 ½ x 7 ½ 299 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fault to the surface laminate of the dust wrapper which has caused some wrinkles, and some fading to the spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Clyne -  Wildflowers of New South Wales
30 pages of colour photos of the plants, plus a two page introduction, give a good feel for the region. 1973 10 ¼ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Clyne -  Wildflowers of the Outback.
30 pages of colour photos of the plants, plus a two page introduction, give a good feel for the region. 1973 10 ¼ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Costermans -  Native trees and shrubs of South Eastern Australia
A very detailed book which starts by giving an overview to the basic factors which impact vegetation and selected area with guides to the identification of the main species, followed by more detailed descriptions of the species. Well illustrated with ma ny sketches, black and white and colour photos. 1981 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 422 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Quite a worn dust jack with some tears, and the body of the book is a bit worn and there are a few handwritten notes in the text., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Costin, Gray, Totterdell & Wimbush -  Kosciusko Alpine Flora
Detailed chapters on the environment and plant communities start this book, followed by descriptions of the species by family, all well illustrated with 350 colour photos and a number of B&W photos, map etc. 1979 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 408 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cronin -  Key Guide to Australian Wildflowers
Guide to 600 species, charmingly illustrated with colour paintings. 224 pages 1987 9 x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cronin, Leonard -  Australian Wildflowers
An updated edition of the Author’s 1987 “Key Guide”, with revisions to plant names etc. Covers 600 species with brief descriptions, charmingly illustrated with colour paintings. 2000 224 pages 9 x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cubitt and Payne -  Wild Malaysia
An absolutely stunning book of this region which whilst including much more than just plants, does have more coverage than many books of this type. Wonderful colour photos. 208 pages 1999 13 x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some wear to the dust jacket. (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Dutton -  An Australian Wildflower Diary
A watercolour plate of plants in flower for each month, and a selection of poetry from a number of authors, make this a somewhat different book. 64 pages 1982 9 ½ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Erickson, Rica -  Orchids of the West
Many species of Western Australian Orchids are described, and quite of lot of their habitat and other chatty information is also given. Illustrated with 21 colour plates of paintings and by the author as well as B&W sketches. 1951 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 109 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight loss of edge of dust wrapper, and a couple of 1/2 in closed tears., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Fisher & Ward -  New Zealand Ferns in your Garden
Introductory sections cover what is a fern, cultivation and propagation etc, before the plants are described and illustrated with black and white paintings. 1976 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 111 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight tear to the dust jacket, but otherwise very good for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Galbraith -  Collins Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of SE Australia
Describes over 3000 species. 450 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos illustrating 368 species, 1977 7 ¾ x 5
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Gardner -  Wildflowers of Western Australia - Original softback
The “Original” large format version, with 112 full page colour illustrations of mostly watercolours but also some photographs. A classic early Australian plant book. 116 pages 12 x 9 ½.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1947 papercover edition of the 1935 original, with the cover somewhat broken on the spine and quite worn and corners slightly bent, but the book is securely intact., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Gardner -  Wildflowers of Western Australia
The “Second” incarnation of this classic, with many colour plates of paintings from the first edition plus many additional colour photos arranged by family, with plenty of information about them. 164 pages 1959 9 ½ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Spiral bound hard cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.00
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Gardner -  Wildflowers of Western Australia - Original hardback
The “Original” large format version, with 112 full page colour illustrations of mostly watercolours but also some photographs. A classic early Australian plant book. 116 pages 12 x 9 ½.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW (as issued?) Slight marking to the cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Harris -  Wild Flowers of Australia
67 colour plates, with 3 or four plant paintings per plate, along with brief information on each plant. A classic book which remained in print for many years. 206 pages 1938 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1951 reprint No dw, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Hodgson & Paine -  A Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers - volume 1
Nearly 400 plants are described and illustrated – 4 species to each double page – and there is a useful section which explains the meaning of many botanical terms. 1971 7 ½ x 5 251 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Holliday -  A Field Guide to Australian Native Flowering Plants: Melaleucas
Around 65 species and cultivars are described, with a page of description and a near full page colour photo. 256 pages 1989 7 ½ x 5 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight marks to front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Holliday & Hill -  Field Guide to Australian Trees
Over 100 species described, with a page of description and a near full page colour photo. 229 pages 1974 revised edition 7 ½ x 5 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Australian Succulent Plants'Kapitany, Attila -  Australian Succulent Plants
The author is a Succulent Plant Nurseryman based in Australia, and has set out to provide more information on them and stimulate interest in their cultivation by writing and publishing an attractive book on the subject. Knowledge of their cultivation is almost unknown, and this book doesn’t have the answers but aims to encourage experimentation and the collation of successful techniques. A very wide range of plants are covered, from tropical Hoyas and Dischidias through orchids and halophytes through to more “desert” type plants such as Calandrinias organised by growth type – ground, ephiphytes (including rock dwellers), shrubs and trees, and is extremely well illustrated with many colour photos. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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Kelly & Chipendale & Johnson -  Eycalypts vol 1
82 pages of descriptions by Chippendale and Johnston of the 250 species illustrated, plus 250 pages of colour paintings by Kelly, reproduced full page. 1969 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 expanded edition with 368 pages with and additional 30 species - 1989 printing, Fold across corner of front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Laing & Blackwell -  Plants of New Zealand 1st and 5th
The fifth edition of this classic work describing the plants by family with many B&W photos and 8 coloured plates. 1950 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 499 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust wrapper, and some wrinkling to page edges., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Lochman -  Wildflowers of Western Australia
Primarily a book of strikingly good colour photos, arranged by area, with a one page description of each area. 112 pages 1998. 11 ¾ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Mark & Adams -  New Zealand Alpine Plants
Several hundred plants described and illustrated. 262 pages including 118 plates of colour paintings of the plants. 1973 This is the original hardback edition, with much larger pages and the illustrations also reproduced much larger than the later softcover edition. 11 x 10 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust Wrapper very worn, and torn from top to bottom on spine, yet in spite of this it is almost all there!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Martin -  Flora of new Zealand
Fourth edition of this book, first published in 1929, gives an account of the plants with many B&W photos. 1961 7 ½ x 5 335 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust wrapper slightly worn, but overall a very good copy for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Metcalf -  Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs
Covers over 450 species of NZ trees and shrubs including cultivars, and provides much useful information about their cultivation. Many B&W and 48 colour photos. 1972 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 292 pages plus 10 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 19755 second edition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Hebes - A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera'Metcalf, Lawrie -  Hebes - A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera
The Author is a well known authority on New Zealand plants, and here gives chapter and verse on these useful and attractive plants from their habitat and classification, through their uses. The main part goes through the species and cultivars, and their relatives Heliohebe, Parahebe and Chionohebe. An authoritative book well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 260 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket, and four pages have a fold across them. (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Morcombe -  Wildflowers of the North and Centre
64 pages of good quality colour photographs, plus information about the plants and habitat. 111 pages 7 ¼ x 5
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Morcombe -  Australia's Wildflowers
180 colour illustrations plus 30 line drawings, arranged by geographical region, with quite a detailed description of each area. 128 pages 1970 11 x 8
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1978 edition., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Morcombe -  Wild Australia
Covers animals as well as plants, with sections on Eucalypts, Banksias, Mistletoes and Western Wildflowers – about a third of the book. Numerous photos, half in colour. 122 pages 1966. 11 x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Morcombe -  Wildflowers of Australia
Over 100 colour photos arranged by plant type – trees, shrubs etc. 112 pages 1974 11 ¼ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight tears in DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: 1984 cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Morcombe -  Australia's Western Wildflowers
130 very good colour photos (I find his pictures very attractive), many line drawings and B+W photos, some showing bird/animal/insect associations. Plenty of information about the plants and habitat, and attractive to browse. 112 pages 1968 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nicholson, Na & Hugh -  Australian Rainforest Plants
A first selection of plants with descriptions and reasonably large pictures for the size of the book. 1985 – third edition 1990 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 72 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight bump to the corner, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nicholson, Nan & Hugh -  Australian Rainforest Plants III
A further selection of plants with descriptions and reasonably large pictures for the size of the book. 1991 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 72 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Philipson & Hearn -  Rock Garden Plants of the Southern Alps
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Pieroni -  Discovering Wildflowers of Western Australia
Typically 5 attractive colour paintings to a page along with descriptions make this an appealing book. 11 ½ x 8 ¼ No date – late 80’s? 46 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: Small mark on front cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Rigby -  Australian Wildflowers - combined vol
Combines the New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Outback and Western Australia volumes of the Rigby Series. 192 pages 1976 10 ¼ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Rolsh -  Wildflowers of the Western State
Divided up into plant types, this is packed with good quality colour photographs. 36 pages No date - recent. 11 x 8
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Sainsbury -  A Field Guide to Isopogons and Petrophiles
A very well produced photographic field guide to these interesting plants which after a brief description of the genus, gives a full page to describing each specie, along with a full page of one or more very good colour photos. 141 pages 8 ½ x 5 ½ 1987
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Smart & Gibbon & Sutherland -  Wild Flowers of Australia
68 pages of good colour photos, many full page. 1984 11 ¾ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Stepnell & James -  Australian Native flowers
After a brief introduction to the plants of Australia, over 125 species are illustrated with a good quality colour photo and brief comments. 63 pages 1986 11 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Sulman -  Some Familiar Wild Flowers
An early attempt to make the public aware of the range of Australian plants. 60 pages with 65 B+W photos No date - circa 1920 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Urban, Anne -  Wildflowers & Plants of Central Australia
A compact book organised by family with concise descriptions and colour photos. 1990 7 ¾ x 5 ½ 239 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Van der Mast & Hobbs -  Ferns for New Zealand Gardens
Background information on ferns is followed by cultivation, propagation and uses before describing a wide range suitable for gardens illustrated with colour photos. 1998 9 ¾ x 7 95 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Weare -  Australian Wildflowers
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Wollaston -  Our Wattles
A character book, with narrative about the plants in a chatty format. 76 pages plus 12 full page colour photos. No date - 1920s? 8 x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW (as issued?) slight discoloration to front c, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Wrigley & Fagg -  Australian Native Plants fifth edition
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £50), New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £50), New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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