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12/04/2024

Cacti

View larger image of 'The Cactus Family'Anderson -  The Cactus Family
A very substantial last book from this distinguished academic derived from his more than 45 years research on Cacti. It is primarily an A-Z of the genera, with concise descriptions and commentary on 125 genera and 1810 species, illustrated with more than 1000 colour photos. There are introductory sections on their features, ethnobotany, conservation, cultivation and classification. 2001 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 776 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has wear and small edge tears, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Backeberg -  Cactus Lexicon
Still a classic, with many hundreds of plants described. 828 pages including 280 pages of photos, with about 25% in colour. 1977 English edition of the 1976 German edition. 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to spine of dust jacket which they almost always have but otherwise in remarkably better condition than usually found in, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Backeberg -  Die Cactaceae
The classic monumental work first published 1958 – 62 in 6 volumes, with over 4000 pages and 3500 mainly monochrome illustrations. German language. 9 ½ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 1 only - mainly Opuntyias and Tephrocacti, Original edition with poor dust jacket with very obvious tape repair. Body of the book is quite reasonable., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Barthlott -  Cacti
Whilst it covers the usual range of topics for such a book, such as cultivation and species to grow, this book is unusual for other topics it goes into, such as their uses, the photomicrographs of seeds, pollen and spines, and the inclusion of more epiphytic cacti than most other books. 249 pages including 84 pages of colour photos. 1979 8 ¼ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket in a neatly applied self adhesive clear plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae'Barthlott & Hunt -  Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae
Largely based on research from the 1970s, this book has 86 pages of SEM pictures, 4 species per page with an overall picture and close-up of each, to illustrate the variation within the seeds of these plants. These are supported by an introductory section, descriptions of each specie’s seeds, and a survey of other literature relating to the subject. 2000 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 173 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Bloom, Edward -  Collectors' Cacti
Although published a while ago, this book still has much useful information on the more challenging and desirable Cacti species and has some impressive pictures of ex habitat plants before such activities were banned. 1960 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 123 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Borg -  Cacti
Although somewhat outdated, it is still a useful classic. 512 pages and 63 pages of B&W photos. 1970 4th edition 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , 1976 printing with dust jacket in much better condition than usual with very little fading or wear, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Britton & Rose -  The Cactaceae
The Dover reprint of the 1937 second edition, the four volumes combined in to two books, of this classic with 137 plates and 1142 text-figs etc. 11 x 8 1054 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Ex library books with just small number labels on front of cover and spine and stamps inside front and back cover. Slight wear and small tears to edges of dust jackets., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jackets abd some wear to boared and their corners. Volume numbers neatly written on the spines, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Craig -  The Mammillaria Handbook
Classic book on the subject still with useful information today Originally published 1945 with many B&W photos. 390 pages 10 x 6 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1973 EP reprint, Slight wear to the dust jacket but much better than usual, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original edition, No dust jacket - as published?, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1979 EP reprint, A couple of 1/2 inch tears and edge wear to dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original edition, No dust jacket - as published? Bump to corner and slight marks but generally better than usual, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cullmann & Gotz & Groner -  The Encyclopedia of Cacti
An introductory book which doesn’t pitch itself at a low level. About one third is introduction to growing the plants, and the rest an A-Z of Cacti to grow with good colour illustrations. 340 pages 1984 10 ¾ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Catch to bottom of front of dust jacket which also has some edge wear but generally very good, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Innes & Glass -  Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Cacti
Many colour photos - typically 4 - 6 per page, of both plants in habitat and cultivation make this an interesting book. Covers a wider range of plants than the Preston-Mafham illustrated dictionary, especially columnar plants and epiphytes. 320 pages 1991 11 ¼ x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Different imprint under just the title "Cacti" but contents identical. Dust jacket in good plastic cover. Slight wavyness to edge of pages, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Innes, Clive -  Cacti
Written by a well known personality of the hobby who started the reference collection at Ashington, this book gives his selection of species worth growing, well illustrated with colour photos. 1990 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some edge wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. (RRP £16.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Lawrie, Ian -  Coryphantha and Associated Genera
A useful booklet not just on Coryphantha but also Escobaria, Cumarinia, Neobesseya, Neolloydia, Normanbokea, Gymnocactus, Thelocactus and Pelecyphora. Numerous B&W illustrations. 1988 8 ¼ x 6 72 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Loflin, Brian & Shirley -  Texas Cacti
A field guide to the area, with an introduction to the area and the plants followed by the detailed information organised by plant shape with a full page colour photo sometimes with additional thumb images on one side and descriptions and distribution map on the opposite page. 9 ¼ x 6 291 pages 2009
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fading to the spine and adjacent area, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Lowell, Sue -  Cactus Flowers
A small book with quite a number of mainly full page colour photos with accompanying text. 2005 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ 64 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Lutz -  Feldliste Eberhard Lutz 1986 bis 1999. Sonderheft 1999 des A.f.M.
Lutz field numbers 1-673 for USA native cacti. 2 photos German 1999 8 ¼ x 6 55 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Mace -  Notocactus
A good introduction to this genus pre merger with Parodia, with habitat and cultivation information as well as B&W photos and sketches. Still useful. 1975 & 1978 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 87 pages plus separate 8 page supplement (included in later printings) Comb bound
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: Later version including the supplement of 25 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Marsden -  Mammillaria - Cacticulture series book II
Leans heavily on Craig's book, but with the addition of overly extensive notes on cultivation. A-Z treatment. 6 colour photos, 19 photos. 1957 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 407 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , In remarkably good condition for its age - which they aren't usually! Dust jacket in neat plastic cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , In remarkably good condition for its age - which they aren't usually!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Pilbeam -  Mammillaria - a Collector's Guide
The first of his books on Mammillaria, this is still a popular book giving descriptions, habitat and cultivation details, well illustrated with B&W photos plus 8 pages of colour photos. 165 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos. 1981 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to spine otherwise in better condition than usual, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Pilbeam -  Sulcorebutia and Weingartia - a Collector's Guide
A good guide to these colourful easy to flower cacti, with descriptions of the species and mono photos of many forms not illustrated in colour. 144 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos. 1985 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Maybe the very slightest fading to the spine of the dust jacket but otherwise almost like new - Slight fading to spine of dust jacket otherwise in better condition than usual., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Pilbeam & Weightman -  Mammillaria - A Colour Supplement
The colour photos issued 1981 – 1987, to complement Pilbeam's Mammillaria – A Collector’s Guide 1987 6 x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Preston-Mafham -  Cacti - The Illustrated Dictionary
Packed with good quality colour photos, 6 to a page, covering the "Globular" species. 224 pages 1991 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Almost like new, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket in a neatly applied self adhesive clear plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to the spine and catch and small tear to spine of dust jacket and some other edge wear. Body of book is very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Taylor -  The Genus Echinocereus
A Kew Monograph, this gives Nigel Taylor's view of the genus with both technical information of each specie plus interesting and useful information for the grower. 160 pages plus 12 colour plates of paintings by Christabel King. 1985 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , In very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Yetman, David -  The Great Cacti - Ethnobotany & Biogeography
A book devoted to the tall columnar cacti which looks at not just the species and their botany but also their uses and history, well illustrated with over 300 colour photos. Over 100 species are covered, with 75 in greater detail. An easy read and injects enthusiasm for these plants. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 297 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £67), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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