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10/04/2017

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Giddy -  Cycads of South Africa
A fascinating account of these ancient plants, with all the usual information you would expect and sketches of many of the leaves of species. 122 pages including 30 pages of colour photos. 1974 12 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear, chipping, small tears and small pieces missing to the dust jacket and slight bowing to boards., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Seeds, Sex and Civilisation'Thompson, Peter -  Seeds, Sex and Civilisation
Most people just want to grow plants well, but others like to have a greater understanding of various aspects about them. This book takes a seeds oriented view in its widest sense, from their own purpose of reproduction and evolution, but also mankind’s relationship with plants and the importance of seeds to us. The author was at Kew and was involved with laying the early foundations of the seed bank which is now such an important element of their work. Well illustrated with colour photos. 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 272 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Little, Hilary -  Patagonian Mountain Flower Holidays
For those considering venturing to this remote area this book will provide helpful information on where to go, how to do it and what might be seen. 2014 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 287 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: , Slightly damaged binding resulting in some wrinkling of pages., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Dyer -  The Cycads of Southern Africa
Bothalia Volume VIII part 4
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some loss to the surface of the front cover from removal of price label., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)80.00
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Liden & Zetterlund -  Corydalis - a Gardener's Guide and a Monograph of the Tuberous Species
Both a monograph and a gardener’s guide, this book looks at the tuberous varieties along with a selection of non tuberous ones with brief sections on their botany, history, cultivation, pests etc The majority of the book is keys, descriptions with distributions along with cultivation information for each section along with 127 colour photos. 1997 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Blamey & Fitter -  Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland
The wonderful paintings by Marjorie Blamey are accompanied by the text of Richard Fitter – a long standing noted keen botanist - and his son (a professor of Biology) has provided the distribution maps. The plants are arranged by family, and the result is both an attractive and practical identification guide. 2003 8 ½ x 5 ½ 482 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition 2013,  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Digital Plant Photography'Davies, Adrian -  Digital Plant Photography
For those who would like to improve their photography of plants and gardens this book starts with the equipment available, field and studio techniques, processing pictures, advanced techniques and ideas for subjects and projects. Many good size colour photos. 2013 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Smith et al -  List of Southern African Succulent Plants
Arranged by family, this book gives a brief introduction to each family, along with a distribution map, and in many cases a sketch of an example plant. This is then followed by a list of genera and species. 175 pages plus 8 pages of colur reproductions of plants. 1997 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear especially to the corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Anon -  Some Protected Wild Flowers of the Cape Province
244 charming colour reproductions of paintings. The 1967 version of the book with additional plates. 5 ½ x 4 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , The hardbound edition, with no DW (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket as published, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Evans, Ronald -  Handbook of Cultivated Sedums
The detailed description of many species, with sketches, along with cultivation, habitat and botanical information make this a remarkable study. 1983 7 x 10 345 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very good - No dust wrapper (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Onderstall -  Transvaal Lowveld and Escarpment
No 4 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 350 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 222 pages 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , 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)10.00
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Shearing & van Heerden -  Karoo South African Wild Flower Guide 6
Around 400 plants are briefly described and illustrated in a composite colour painting on the opposite page – typically 4 to 6 to a page, in a useful field guide style book which also briefly describes the local features which influence the botany. 1994 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Cape Peninsula'Kidd -  Cape Peninsula
94 colour plates of paintings, arranged by month, plus descriptive notes of this popular area of South Africa for plants. 1950 8 ½ x 5 ¼ .
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  1983 revised edition in as new condition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 revised edition in as new condition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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Manning & Goldblatt -  West Coast
No 7 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 600 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 240 pages 1996 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Delpierre & Du Plessis -  The Winter-growing Gladioli of South Africa
.After a brief view of the taxonomy, conservation and cultivation of the plants the major part of the book is a gallery of colour photos with concise descriptions. 1974 8 ¾ x 7 ¾ 71 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Moriarty -  Outeniqua Tsisikamma & Eastern Little Karoo
No 2 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 80 composite colour plates of paintings illustrate numerous species along with a description. 206 pages 1982 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1997 updated edition with 223 pages including 10 additional colour plates., , New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Wild flowers of Northern South Africa
This is an expanded edition of their 1982 Transvaal Wild Flowers. 472 pages including 220 pages of colour plates of composite paintings by Anita Fabian. 1997 9 x 7
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., Some fading/discolouration to the book cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region'Pooley -  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
Illustrates about 2400 species with a colour photo, typically 6 - 10 per page, with description and distribution map on the opposite page. Includes the Drakensberg. Remarkably comprehensive. 630 pages 1998 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Second impression 2005, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Roux & Schelpe -  Namaqualand
No 1 in the South African Wild Flower Guides (revised edition). After a brief introduction, about 340 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 215 pages 1988 revised edition. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Greatly expanded Third Edition 2005 with around 580 species and 336 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Burman & Bean -  Hottentots Holland to Hermanus
No 5 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 360 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 219 pages. 1985 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Van Wyk & Malan -  Wild flowers of the Highveld
A compact field guide style book which describes more than 900 species arranged by colour giving concise descriptions and most illustrated with a colour photo. Brief introduction to the area and technical aspects. Second edition 1997 (first published 1988) 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 353 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Mustart, Cowling, Albertyn & Paterson-Jones -  Southern Overberg - South African Wild Flower Guide 8
Around 500 plants are briefly described and illustrated with a colour photo on the opposite page – typically 4 to 6 to a page, in a useful field guide style book which also briefly describes the local features which influence the botany. 1997 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 270 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa'Manning & Paterson-Jones -  Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa
After a brief introduction to the regions and their climates, the main part of the book is a photographic account of nearly 900 of the more common and most conspicuous wildflowers to be seen. Grouped by region – Grassland & Savannah, Fynbos (the largest) and Namaqualand, each section has an introduction to the region, followed by the plants grouped by colour, 3 or 4 to a page, with a good colour photo by Colin Paterson-Jones, description and distribution map. 2003 Briza Publications 9 ½ x 6 ½ 352 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Codd, L E -  The South African Species of Kniphofia
A technical publication which primarily looks at the taxonomy of the 45 recognised species plus a few subspecies with detailed descriptions, distribution maps, black and white photos plus 27 full page colour botanical illustrations. Bothalia Volume 9 parts 3 & $ 150 pages 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 1968
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Knocks to corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Struik (Publisher) -  Wild Flowers of South Africa
A colourful picture album arranged by plant family. Paperback 127 pages with 406 colour photos. 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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