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22/09/2021

Cacti

View larger image of 'Threatened Cacti of Mexico'Anderson Montes & Taylor -  Threatened Cacti of Mexico
Looks at 52 species thought to be threatened giving a review based on field study. Well illustrated with colour photos. 136 pages 1994 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
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Cover: Softcover
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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: Original edition of volume 2 Cereoideae (Hylocereeae - Cereeae (Austorcereinae)), Its quite worn and the spine has split slightly but appears to be holding OK. No dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Reprint edition, Spines very faded but little other fault with them still with original cardboard slip case, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)120.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original edition, Fairly worn - about average for it age. No dust jackets., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)150.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 5 only reprint edition. Cereoideae - Echinocactus through t Mamillaria via many of the more popular Genera, With slip case, New
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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, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
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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
 
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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, In good condition with dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , Dust jackets in lightweight clingilm like plastic covers which aren't very neat but will come off easily if desired. Fading to spines of dust jackets which are a bit worn but better than often, Second hand book – please see important information
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Buxbaum -  Morphology of Cacti
Published in three parts in the early 50’s, and goes into great detail on the subject, with many fine drawings. 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 223 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Just the first part on roots and stems, Two previous woners names on front cover, and slight bump to corner otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Copiapoa'Charles -  Copiapoa
A well illustrated account with colour photos from an enthusiastic specialist on the subject. 80 pages 1998 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Slight fading to spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight imperfection to back of cover, New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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View larger image of 'Gymnocalycium in Habitat and Culture'Charles, Graham -  Gymnocalycium in Habitat and Culture
A welcome new book on a popular genus of Cacti from a well known author in the Cactus Plant World. Based on his extensive experience of cultivating these plants and observing them in habitat, the book is written in his usual informative and easy to read style. After brief introductory sections on their history, characteristics, classification, cultivation, habitat and distribution, the bulk of the book covers the 56 species that he recognises. For each species and recognised sub-species there is a full description, etymology (meaning of the species name), distribution with a map, conservation status, history, commentary and cultivation information. The 624 colour illustrations cover the typical countryside they live in as well as plants in habitat, historic illustrations and plants in cultivation, and show some of the variation in the species. Final sections cover further reading, references, chromosome counts, cristate and variegated plants and Graham’s collection numbers. All that the grower would want. 2009 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 288 pages
 
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Comments: , New
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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: 1979 EP reprint, Slight fading to spine of dust jacket and slight discolouration to the edges of some of the pages. But generally better than usual., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1965 Micro Methods reprint, A poor copy with no dust jacket and fairly worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , A poor copy with dust jacket very worn and text block well used, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus
An attractively produced book on these popular plants, translated from the Italian, which presents the Authors’ view of the classification of these plants (including those previously in Gymnocactus), with many recently discovered forms and illustrated with over 360 colour photos, mainly of the plants in habitat. 12 x 8 ½ 2005 254 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Echinocactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Echinocactus
Following on quickly from their Epithelantha book, this one looks at plants towards the opposite end of the size scale! It starts with the history of the plants, geographical distribution, ethnobotany and uses (anyone for Echinocactus “Marmalade”?) before going on to the species including “Homolocephala”. There are descriptions, distribution with map, ecology and cultivation, and each is preceded with a narrative of the author’s experiences when seeing the plants in habitat. Final sections look at general cultivation considerations, pests, propagation and bibliography. Well illustrated with many colour photos mainly in habitat, many large format. Translated from the Italian edition. 2011 9 ½ x 6 ½ 86 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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Fearn & Percy -  Choice Mammillarias
The first author is the owner of Abbey Brook Nurseries in the UK, one of the UK’s longest running Cactus etc nurseries, and the second author worked with him. An A-Z of the most popular and attractive species at that time, with descriptions and other information along with a black and white photo. 1986 second edition (originally 1979) with the number of species increased from 50 to 60. 88 pages 7 ¼ x 4 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover, New
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Haselton -  Epiphyllum handbook. An introduction to the Orchid Cacti
2003 Xerox facsimile of the 1951 reissue (first published 1946) - so the photos are not reproduced as well as the original, 162 text-figs (mainly photos), A comprehensive guide to the epicacti. This is the third reissue of the 1951 version in a spiral binding. 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 231 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Hunt, David -  A New Review of Mammillaria Names
1987 Reprinted in consolidated form from volumes 1 – 5 of Bradleya. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 128 pages
 
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Comments: , Some wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: , , New
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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: , Fading to spine and top front of dus tjacket. Slightly wavy pages., Second hand book – please see important information
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Johnson, Matthew -  Cacti, other Succulents, and Unusual Xerophytes of Southern Arizona
A compact non-technical pocket guide to around 80 plants, one per page with description and 1 – 3 photos, plus a brief guide to the area. 2004 8 x 4 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
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Kattermann -  Eriosyce
A comprehensive revision of mainly what have previously be known as Neoporteria/Neochilenia, and somewhat controversial especially for that! Well illustrated with colour photos and sketches. 176 pages 1994 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fading to spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of '100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language'Kiesling & Demaio -  100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language
And updated and expanded edition of the book first published in 2005 – this time Roberto Kiesling has teamed up with Pablo Demaio. The first few pages cover what is a cactus and other basic information, and a few at the end are on cultivation. But the vast majority of the book is details about the plants. 29 species get a full page colour photo with text and supplementary colour photos on the opposite one, whereas the rest get just a single whole page with text and colour photos. The vast majority of the photos are of plants obviously in habitat with some equally obviously in cultivation, and some indeterminate! Spanish 2018 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Knebel -  Phyllokakteen. Ein Buch von Züchtung und Pflege schöner Blumen. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Werner Engelhardt
German edition of Phyllocactus (1949), first published in 1951. 16 photos, 1 photo portrait German 2003 Reprint 8 ¼ x 6 Epric photocopy reprint spiralbound with poor photos. 90 pages
 
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Knebel -  Phyllocactus. Compiled by Werner Engelhardt. Edited by Gertrude W. Beahm
Biography of Curt Knebel (first published 1949) and a brief history of his nursery. Checklist of his hybrid epiphylls, and notes on cultivation1 photo, 1 graphic. 2003 Reprint 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 63 pages
 
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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: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Taxonomy of the Cactaceae - English Edition'Lode, Joel -  Taxonomy of the Cactaceae - English Edition
The classification of the Cacti has always been controversial, and this latest attempt will no doubt cause a lot of discussion! The author has taken what DNA studies have been made to date and tried to present them in an understandable fashion and then gives his current assessment – which he accepts will change with further refinement of the techniques and the understanding they give. Whilst this is inevitably somewhat technical there is plenty to interest those less concerned with these details. The first volume starts with an introduction as to how plants are named, the recent history of cactus taxonomy, plant relationships and convergence. There then follows a more detailed look at how classification is approached along with all its challenges, how cacti originated, pollination and dispersal and evolution. Whilst inevitably it is technical, it is presented in a way which people interested in the subject will be able to absorb. And it isn’t lengthy – this is just the first 40 pages. The accepted genera are divided across the two volumes, and for each accepted genus starts with the meaning of the name, altitude and description followed by his comments on the classification. Then the species he accepts, habitat, distribution. There are some colour photos in with this text, but the majority of the colour photos – a mix of habitat and cultivation - are in a separate section at the end of the appropriate volume forming about half of the book. The book is attractively presented and a pleasure to browse, and you don’t have to be obsessed with the plants classification to get a lot of out the book – but there is no cultivation advice other than the habitat and altitude data. English edition 12 x 8 ½ Volume 1 667 pages, volume 2 719 pages plus separate index of 44 pages
 
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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
 
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Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum'Pavlica & Saeki -  Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum
This is a book like no other! It is a visual celebration of the fantastic variation that has been bred in to Astrophytums – body form, variegation, flowers - primarily in Japan but more recently in the Czech Republic. And in addition it covers the people involved in it, techniques for hybridisation and propagation especially to accelerate their growth. 1603 colour illustrations 314 pages English 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
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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: , Spine of dust jacket very faded but otherwise in better condition than usually found in,, Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , Dust jacket faded dwon spine and across the top front., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'A Sulco Gallery'Pilbeam & Hunt -  A Sulco Gallery
Primarily a pictorial update since Pilbeam’s earlier book on Sulcorebutias, along with useful comments, this is an attractively produced book. 11 x 8 ½ 2004 64 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus'Pilbeam, John -  Echinocereus
This well known and respected author does it again, and produces a book for the grower of these popular and attractive plants. Their distribution is covered in some detail with 8 pages of full page maps which shows which states of the USA and Mexico each taxon is found in. Cultivation and classification are covered before going on to consider each taxon, which are based on the New Cactus Lexicon with some more recent additions which the author thinks have merit. Concise descriptions (as the author believes there has been a lot of detail published elsewhere) are given for each along with comments, with colour photos, many in quite large format. 2011 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Mammillaria: Now & Again'Pilbeam, John -  Mammillaria: Now & Again
This book is a follow up to his classic 1999 book, but in a much more informal manner. It gives the author’s views on the new taxa since then and the ever changing opinions based on DNA, field and other studies, plus his own experiences and views – which he is never short of! Illustrated with many colour photos both in habitat and cultivation. 2017 11 x 8 ½ 242 pages
 
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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: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to spine of dust jacket and top of the front. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: , Some edge wear to the dust jacket, especially along the top, Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: In very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Mediolobivia - Kaktusy Special German Language'Šeda & Sedlák -  Mediolobivia - Kaktusy Special German Language
A colourful special on the plants in this group within the Rebutias – depending on whichever classification you may accept! Descriptions plus many colour photos German Language. 2011 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Yellow Flowering Sulcorebutia - Kaktusy Special German Language'Slaba -  Yellow Flowering Sulcorebutia - Kaktusy Special German Language
The title is a bit of a tease as you will also see photos of other coloured flowers, but it concentrates on the predominantly yellow species. Descriptions and plenty of colour photos. German Language. 2012 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Epiphyllum volume 2'Supplie -  Epiphyllum volume 2
A second selection of 550 colour photos arranged A-Z and includes the parentage of 45 new hybrids. 2007 8 ½ x 6 80 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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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: , Slight discolouration to the dust jacket otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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