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Jeppe -  Aloes - Pride of South Africa
Primarily a picture book, mostly of plants in habitat, half each in B&W and colour, with limited information. 1974 9 x 6 ¾ 24 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Germishuizen ed -  Bothalia 28 part 2
A range of articles concerning South African Plants, including 5 new species of Lachenalia and a revision of them in the Eastern Cape, and obituaries for David Hardy and Barend Barkhuizen. 1998 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 297 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hammer -  Piante Grasse Speciale 1995
Devoted to succulents, almost exclusively Mesembs but also bulbine, haworthias, and adromischus. 103 really good colour photos Text dual English and Italian 1995 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar'Moat & Smith -  Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar
This outsize book starts by looking at the history of the vegetation of the area, followed by explaining how the current task was carried out. The numerous types of vegetation are then described and illustrated along with other relevant information about them and there are maps of temperature and rainfall for the area by month. The actual vegetation maps then occupy 36 of the full size pages following which there is a very long place name index. Dual English and French. 2007 17 x 12 124 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £120), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'The Genus Lachenalia'Duncan, Graham -  The Genus Lachenalia
A really comprehensive monograph on these varied and amenable to cultivation plants. Starting with their discovery and introduction to cultivation we are then taken through their cultivation, propagation, their relationship to the environment, biology, phylogeny and taxonomy with key. Each of the recognised 133 taxa are given detailed descriptions, history and distribution with map and one or more colour photos of the plants in habitat. 39 taxa are complemented with colour plates of botanic illustrations by a number of artists, and a comprehensive list of references and glossary complete this substantial book. 2012 10 x 7 ¾ 479 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £130), New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar'Cribb & Hermans -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar
A chunky field guide which starts with a brief introduction to the habitats followed by keys. The major part of the book is 1 – 5 colour photos on one page with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 456 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £70), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Taylor ed -  New or Noteworthy Species from Socotra and Abd Al Kuri. Hooker's Icones Plantarum Vol. VII-Part IV
28 plants are described in some detail, and illustrated with detailed sketches. 1971 9 ¼ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide To The Plants Of Northern Botswana'Heath & Heath -  Field Guide To The Plants Of Northern Botswana
This is aimed to be both a practical and authoritative guide to the plants found by the two authors in their conservation work. Although based on the Selinda area of the Okavango Delta many of the plants will be found in adjacent areas. The 500+ plants are grouped in to four sections, the largest section being for plants not in the following thre sections - Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns combined with Aquatic plants. The first section is organised by flower colour, then by plant family and genus. For each species there is a page with several colour photos illustrating plant habit, flower, leaf fruit etc, along with common names, concise description, habitat, uses etc. 2009 9 ½ x 6 ½ 593 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £85), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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: Slight fading to spine of dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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van Wyk -  Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Covers the 125 species found within South Africa, with a description and distribution map on one page and typically 3 colour photos on the page opposite. 302 pages 1996 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Herre -  The Genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae
A classic on the subject, with an introduction to the history of the plants, and then an A-Z of the genera recognised at the time with a page of description and distribution map, plus a full page illustration of a specie, mostly in colour. 316 pages 1971 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket in plastic cover neatly applied so it is in far beter condition than many examples., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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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: Softcover
Comments: A set of the loose photos which have been put in to clear plastic envelopes which are bound in 4 A5 binders and labelled on the front the alphabetic species range included – a very neat job!, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Hewitt -  The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents
An attractively presented book which gives good guidance on what to grow and how to do it, well illustrated with many colour photos. 1993 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary'Sajeva & Costanzo -  Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary
Whilst maybe not quite so polished as the Preston-Mafham volume on cacti, with its 1200 colour photos it is a very useful book none the less for its illustrations of many of the “other” succulents at an affordable price. 239 pages 1995 Cassell 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Quite a faded dust jacket to spine and also to edges of front and back and some edge wearespecially to the top and bottom of spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Preston-Mafham -  Madagascar
A superb book which, although mostly covering the animal life of the island, does have a 20 page section that concentrates on the plants. Very well illustrated with many good colour photos from this expert wildlife photographer. 1991 12 ¼ x 9 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cole -  Lithops - Flowering Stones
The original edition of the most significant book on the genus in recent years by the well know expert, covering all aspects and well illustrated with colour photos. 254 pages 1988 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Epiphyllum'Leue -  Epiphyllum
An attractive book showing many of the marvellous hybrids on 85 pages of good colour photos, 1 – 3 a page. Limited history, cultivation etc information in both English and German. 1987 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 125 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar'Rauh, Werner -  Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar
These are the marvellous two volumes from the person who knew the islands so well for forty years starting from the time before the large scale loss of habitat really took hold. Volume 1 covers the North and central Plateau areas of succulent plants, and volume 2 continues in to the southern and southwest areas. A wide variety of plants are included, many highly regarded by Cactus etc growers whilst a few of the zerophytic species may be unfamiliar but none the less fascinating. These large format volumes are sumptuously illustrated with many good colour photos, and are a delight to look at. 12 ¼ x 9 ¼ Volume 1 1995 - 343 pages, Volume 2 1998 - 385 pages Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being "bumped" in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Set of two volumes, , New
Price: £(GBP)90.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 1 only, Slight bump to corner, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 2 ONLY, Very slight knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Snijman -  The Genus Haemanthus
A revision of the genus which recognises 21 species. Each is described along with distribution and observations on each species. There are 24 colour paintings, all but one by Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst, are outstanding. of very attractive botanical art. Introductory sections cover morphology, geography, ecology and habitat, flowering , seed dispersion, evolution, cytology and hybrids. 1984 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 139 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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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: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight war to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Hardy & Fabian -  Succulents of the Transvaal
The 56 attractive full page colour paintings by Anita Fabian, which illustrate over 100 species, are accompanied by description and habitat information from David Hardy. 1992 12 x 9 138 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Schuster -  The World of Cacti
An attractively produced book that after an introduction to their habitat and cultivation goes through the genera grown by hobbyists, including some of the less commonly seen and more difficult ones. Well illustrated with many good colour photos. 1990 10 ½ x 7 ½ 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Van Der Walt & Vorster -  Pelargoniums of Southern Africa - 3 volume set
50 species are illustrated in each volume, with full page colour reproductions of paintings by Ellaphie Ward Hillhorst, and a description of the plant is given on the opposite page (2 pages in volumes 2 & 3). Vol 1 119 pages 1977, vol 2 166 pages 1981, vol 3 165 pages 1988 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Volumes 1 & 3 are ex library with a red label inside the front cover along with a stamp of the library name, which is also inside the back cover. Otherwise I've seen no other library marks. All three are in good quality plastic covers which aren't stuck to the book but in volume one there is some staining from adhesive tape attached to the plastic only but has touched the book. Volume 1 is the original printing. Body of the books are good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)225.00
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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: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Chahinian, Juan -  The Sansevieria Trifasciata Varieties
An attractively produced account of the many variants of this popular plant, written by the president of the International Sansevieria Society, with descriptions and good colour photos of each. Uncommon. 1986 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 109 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1 inch tear to top right back of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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View larger image of 'Succulent Compositae'Rowley, Gordon -  Succulent Compositae
This is Gordon’s attempt to popularise a group of somewhat overlooked plants, and whilst subtitled “A grower’s guide to the succulent species of Senecio & Othonna”, as you’d expect he does also cover the history and morphology of the plants in his easy going manner. The succulent species and forms are individually covered in detail and are illustrated with colour photos and the occasional reproduction of an historic print. 1994 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 238 pages Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions - revised edition with colour photos'Spain, John -  Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions - revised edition with colour photos
A well regarded book, based on N American experience, which discusses the growing conditions and plant selection criteria before describing the plants which have proved hardy, or marginally so. 1997 8 ½ x 5 ½ 71 pages plus 4 pages of colour photos illustrating 24 species.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Aeonium in Habitat and Cultivation'Schulz, Rudolf -  Aeonium in Habitat and Cultivation
As usual from this self publishing author, this is a well researched and produced book on these plants, which many people have one or more of but are perhaps under appreciated. All species are covered – not just the Canary Island/Madeira ones which his field research is based on. This is a highly illustrated book, which helps with identification, and also covers all the basics from history, habitats, cultivation, uses (including outside for milder climates) and propagation etc. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 216 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket has fading dorn the spine and adjacent part of front cover, otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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View larger image of 'The Genus Echeveria'Pilbeam, John -  The Genus Echeveria
Another book from this popular author on a likewise genus which has been in need of a book of this nature for a long time, this concentrates on the species (as opposed to the Schulz book which is only on the cultivars). Primarily an A-Z of the 140 species, giving original description source, distribution, description and cultivation information, all well illustrated with over 450 colour photos and 17 distribution maps. 2008 11 x 8 ¼ 330 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)39.00
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight catch to top of back of dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)42.50
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Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)48.00
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View larger image of 'Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance'Dimmitt, Joseph & Palzkill -  Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance
A welcome book on these increasingly popular flowering and architectural plants. Although it isn’t a formal revision of the genus, the authors take a splitters view of the species and each is described with habitat, cultivation and flower detail. A large part – about 1/3rd – is devoted to the current hybrids and there are quite long chapters on culture and propagation. Written by three enthusiasts who have good experience of growing the plants, the book is well illustrated with 490 colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Jatropha'Pritchard ed Lawant -  Jatropha
A useful book on a poorly known Genus, it is based on the draft started by Albert Pritchard who had seen plants in habitat and cultivated as wide a range of species as was possible. With Albert’s death Pjotr Lawant completed it and brought it up to date in the same style that Albert had used. 71 more or less succulent species are covered, along with cultivation, glossary, literature, list of all species and synonyms with a good number of colour photos, historic botanic illustrations and sketches. 2017 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 100 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Euphorbia Journal'Strawberry Press -  Euphorbia Journal
Issued in 10 volumes, sumptuously produced with numerous colour illustrations. 1984-94 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 3 154 pages, Slight knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 8 154 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 9 250 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 10 242 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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