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10/04/2017

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View larger image of 'Adromischus'Pilbeam, Rodgerson & Tribble -  Adromischus
An accomplished volume on these attractive and poplar succulent plants, written by three enthusiasts for them, and well produced to “The Cactus File” usual high standards of which it is volume 3. 1998 9 ½ x 6 ½ 104 pages
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
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Gentry -  Agave Family in Sonora
A detailed look at the plants, well illustrated with B&W photos and sketches. 1972 9 x 5 ¾ 195 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear to the cover, especially corners, and slight fading to the spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Reynolds -  The Aloes of Nyasaland
The smallest of the books on Aloes by the author – and the scarcest. Follows the pattern of his first Aloe book, “The Aloes of South Africa“ with detailed descriptions and illustrations both photos and drawings. 1954. 8 ½ x 5 ½ 54 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Small stain to front cover, and slight fold to back cover and bump to corner, otherwise in remarkably good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Halliday, P -  Noteworthy Species of Kleinia
Around 25 species and forms are described in detail along with distribution and other useful information with detailed botanical drawing. Introduction includes a key. 1988 9 ½ x 6 135 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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
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View larger image of 'A Wildlife Guide to Chile'Chester, Sharon -  A Wildlife Guide to Chile
With many people going to Chile these days many have a wider interest in the natural history than just the Cacti and this chunky book is small enough to be conveniently taken in to the field to identify, birds, animals, the other plants and marine life. Introductory sections give background information, and there is quite a long section of the floristic zones before giving botanical descriptions for selected plants. 2008 8 ½ x 5 ½ 392 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Small Opuntias'Pilbeam & Partridge -  Small Opuntias
For a long time Opuntias were regarded as easy rampant beginner’s plants that quickly outgrow their space, rarely flowered and often have unforgiving spines. But with the many explorations in recent times a wide range of plants have come in to cultivation which answer most of these issues – except perhaps the painful spines in all cases! So this book is aimed at the average grower to show them what is now available and what it looks like with many colour photos a mix of habitat and cultivated plants. Their popularity has soared in recent times and this attractively produced book will no doubt boost that somewhat. Arranged by genus overall information is given for each before providing brief information of the suggested species and illustrating them. 2016 11 x 8 ½ 136 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Ritter -  Kakteen in Sudamerika
Published in four volumes as follows: 1: Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, 2: Argentina, Bolivia, 3: Chile, 4: Peru, Field number list, & general index. Total 1692 pages and 1416 photos (mainly B&W) Numerous descriptions, including new taxa, all in German. Essential for the dedicated South American Cactus fan. 1979-81 8 x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Full set of volumes 1-4, Some wear and the spines are a bit discoloured and creased, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)80.00
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View larger image of 'Teratopia'Rowley, Gordon -  Teratopia
Gordon’s intriguingly titled book on the oddities in the succulent plant world. He’s coined the word Teratopia (taken from an historic term) to cover all the abnormal plant forms - cristates, monstrous, chimeras all the other unusual forms that seem to be more commonly produced in succulent plants. And it is a fascinating book. As you’d expect Gordon provides the latest information on what causes these growth forms, and the remaining mysteries to be solved. Both habitat and cultivated plants are covered, with a section on special needs in cultivation for these plants. Whilst it has much information, the bulk of the book is a visual tour with colour photos of these plants in habitat and cultivation, supplied by many people across the world, with an enormous range of forms from all the succulent genera where they occur. As usual from Cactus & Co, the book is tremendous value, and its appeal won’t be just to those who are currently enthusiasts for these plants, but also to those who are succulent enthusiasts and those who would like a greater understanding of how plants develop and grow. 2006 12 x 8 ½ 287 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Taylor, Nigel -  The Genus Melocactus
1991 Reprinted from volume 9 of Bradleya. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 80 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The New Cactus Lexicon'Hunt et al -  The New Cactus Lexicon
Thoughtfully divided in to two volumes for ease of handling, the smaller contains the descriptions of all known genera and species. And for the conservative Cactus grower (and you know who I mean!) you already knew about the main Genera changes – Parodia including Notocactus, Echinopsis including Lobivia and Trichocereus etc. And don’t forget that it means having to remember how to correctly spell fewer Genera! But it isn’t lumping for lumping sake – I noticed Mammilloydia candida unlumped from Mammillaria and Cumarinia odorata still recognised (this latter may be as a hybrid). But the real gem is the second volume which illustrates all the recognised species of cacti, either in habitat or of known wild origin – over 2500 pictures in all. They are grouped in look-alike order to help you identify plants. And it is such a joy to browse that you will very soon be smoothed into accepting the new classification the book propounds, and maybe encouraging you to try some of those more obscure plants that perhaps you haven’t seen before. In all it is a wonderful and comprehensive set of two books which celebrates the entire Cactus family, with illustrations covering all the genera and species like they have never been before. 2006 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ Text volume 373 pages, Illustration volume 526 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)150.00
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Tolken -  Flora of Southern Africa - Crassulaceae
A well researched and somewhat technical review of the family, published as Volume 14 of Flora of Southern Africa. 1985 9 ½ x 7 244 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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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)15.00
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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: Full set of 10 volumes, Some fading to the spines of the dust jackets, and some slight bumping to corners as so often these books have., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)220.00
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Comments: Vol 1 130 pages, Slight bump to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Comments: Vol 2 154 pages, Slight bump to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Comments: Vol 2 154 pages, Some fading to the edge of the front and spine of the dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Vol 3 154 pages, Slight knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Comments: Vol 3 154 pages, Slight wear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Comments: Vol 5 162 pages, Knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Comments: Vol 5 162 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Comments: Vol 6 154 pages, Bumped corners and surface wear, New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Comments: Vol 7 170 pages, Bump to a corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Comments: Vol 7 170 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Comments: Vol 8 154 pages, Bump to corner and wear to dust jacket surface, New
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 9 250 pages, Bump to a corner and surface score to front of dust cover, New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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: Reprint edition, In exceptionally good condition - almost as new, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)300.00
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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
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Lemaire, Charles -  Iconographie Descriptive Des Cactees
A full size facsimile of the copy held in the Natural History Museum of the 16 plates and associated text of their copy, with an introduction by Gordon Rowley to put the work into context of the time it was produced – the 1830’s and 40’s. 1993 20 ¼ x 13 81 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Zappi -  Pilosocereus - The Genus in Brazil
A thorough review of the genus, whilst somewhat technical, has plenty to interest. Well illustrated with colour and B&W photos, as well as attractive botanical sketches. 160 pages. 1994 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket from storage, New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: New book but with slight wear, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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: , The volume 3/4 lack a dust jacket, and that of volume 1/2 is quite worn., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Rebutia'Pilbeam -  Rebutia
A well illustrated account with colour photos from an enthusiastic specialist on the subject. 160 pages 1997 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Slight fading to spine during storage, New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Comments: Very scarce, especially new., Slight wear from over 15 years of storage., New
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View larger image of 'The Genus Turbinicarpus in San Luis Potosi'Grupo San Luis -  The Genus Turbinicarpus in San Luis Potosi
This publication from the Italian Society Cactus & Co follows the high standards they have recently set After a 15 page introduction covering history, distribution etc of the group, most of the rest is a species/ssp catalogue and finishes with a brief cultivation section. 147 pages, more than 150 good colour pictures. 2004 Cactus & Co 11 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
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: Fading to spine of the dust jacket, which also has some wear but the body of the book is very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cerutti & Starosta -  Cacti
A general book on cacti, the main feature being the stunning colour photos, mainly large format, which take up a large portion of the book. 128 pages 1996 11 ¼ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some fading to spine and back of dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Haworthia Revisited'Bayer -  Haworthia Revisited
The start of his latest revision (there are now four updates as well) is a superbly produced book, very well illustrated with colour photos and distribution maps, and includes extracts from his 1976 and 1982 books. 250 pages 1999 10 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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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: , Some wear to the dust jacket, and slightly wavy page edges, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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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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Comments: Some wear especially to the corners, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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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
 
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Comments: , New
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Breuer, Zimmer, & Gilmer & Thomas -  Schumannia 2
Consists of 3 articles. The first by Breuer on Haworthia in German, the second by Zimmer on seed germination and temperature, and the last by Gilmer & Thomas on Tephrocactus in German with an English translation, with many colour photos, sketches, maps etc. 1998 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 141 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Gertel & Latin -  Sulcorebutien - Kleinode aus Bolivien
Primarily an album of colour photos – a mixture of habitat and cultivation typically 8 to a page – arranged by species with an introduction for each which show the range of variability within each of the species. German language 2010 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 320 pages One of the series of books published by the German Society which were only available to members so not commonly available.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fold across front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Horst & Uebelmann -  Feldnummerliste
Listed by both number, genus/specie and location. 8 pages of colour photos. 1996 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 204 pages
 
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Comments: , , New
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Supplie, Frank -  Epiphyllum volume 1
The first tranch on these attractive and popular flowering cacti, with 550 colour photos arranged A-Z and includes Joyc Carr hybrids and some species, with a brief chapter on cultivation in both English and German. 2007 8 ½ x 6 80 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Sulcorebutia 2008'Horacek, Ladislav -  Sulcorebutia 2008
The author has travelled to Bolivia 15 times to see these plants, and this is his view of them. The main part (about 200 pages) is in Czech, and starts with an overview and distribution maps, followed by species and variety descriptions. There is then 65 pages of English translation of the descriptions. 230 colour photos and 10 distribution maps. 2008 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 287 pages
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Native Cacti of California'Benson -  Native Cacti of California
Sixteen pages of colour photos, plus numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps etc make this a very detailed look at these plants. 1969 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 243 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust cover protected with a neat plastic cover, and generally very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1993 printing, , New
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Rowley -  Pachypodium & Adenium - Cactus File Handbook 5
Another of the attractively produced Cactus File Handbooks from a very popular author which gives the botany of them and cultivation before going through the species then known. Very well illustrated with many colour photos. 1999 10 ½ x 7 ½ 80 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight catch togood top of front of dust jacket otherwise very, Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , New
Price: £(GBP)39.00
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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: , Very slight wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Quite a worn dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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Pilbeam -  Gymnocalyciums - A Collector's Guide
A much sought after book by this popular author which reviews the species, and in addition to the colour photos illustrates the spine clusters of each species with a B&W photo. 191 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos. 1995 11 ¼ x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some wear to the edges and marks to the surface of the dust wrapper, but otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Discocactus'Buining -  Discocactus
Describes and illustrates 36 species of this interesting genus with 60 colour photos and many other illustrations. 224 pages 1980 8 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear or bend to book from storage, New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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: Softcover
Comments: Slight imperfection to back of cover, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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: Original edition, Edges of spine becoming frayed (no dust jacket as published?) Body of book reasonable for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Luckhoff -  The Stapelieae of South Africa
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Pilbeam -  Mammillaria
The final (?) word from this author, at least surely in book form! As usual, authoritatively and entertainingly written and well illustrate by Bill Weightman. 376 pages 1999 Cactus File Handbook 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Quite a worn dust jacket with some fading to the spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Very slight wear to dust jacket from storage, New
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Rowley -  Haworthia Drawings of John Thomas Bates
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , In much better condition than usually encountered, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Some foxing (brown marks) to the cover, especially the back., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
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View larger image of 'Cacti and Succulents in Habitat'Preston-Mafham -  Cacti and Succulents in Habitat
Ever wanted to know how these plants survive in habitat? Then this book gives a fascinating visual and narrative account. 159 pages with over 170 colour photos. 1995 9 ½ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £10.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Haworthia and Astroloba - a collector's guide'Pilbeam -  Haworthia and Astroloba - a collector's guide
Written in an easy to read style, this book covers these popular small growing succulents, with cultivation etc information as well as descriptions of the species and mono photos of many forms not illustrated in colour. 167 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos. 1983 10 x 7 ½
 
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Comments: In better condition than usually found in, with slight wear to dust cover edge and very slight spine fading., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Fading to spine of dust jacket and some edge wear but otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Dust cover protected by a plastic cover, which has been neatly taped to the inside of the dust jacket with blue tape top and bottom which also is visible on the outside of the dust cover. Some quite evident fading to the edge of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: A copy in extremely good condition - much better than usually seen, with the dust wrapper in a protective plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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Nobel -  Environmental Biology of Agaves and Cacti
An academic study of how cacti and agaves respond to their environmental factors, looking in detail at Agave deserti, Ferocactus acanthodes and Opuntia ficus-indica. Many text figures including some B&W photos. 1988 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 270 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Small tear to dust jacket, 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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1 inch tear to back of dust wrapper and slight edge wear, Second hand book – please see important information
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Werdermann, Dr E -  Brazil and Its Columnar Cacti
An account of an expedition to discover the Cacti growing in the area, followed by detailed descriptions of the columnar cacti encountered. 89 black and white photos. English translation of the 1933 German original. 1942 10 ¼ x 7 122 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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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: Deluxe edition with slip case, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Rowley -  Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia A Grower's Guide
Another fascinating book from this author which covers all aspects of history, habitat, botany, cultivation and species that you would expect, all well illustrated. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 80 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumped corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Bayer, Bruce -  The New Haworthia Handbook
His second book on the subject, presenting must information in a very readable and well presented fashion. 1982 9 ½ x 6 ½ 124 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Somewhat worn and bump to corner., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Weniger -  Cacti of Texas and neighbouring states. A field guide
Very detailed descriptions of cacti of the American southwest. 187 colour photos 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 356 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Walther -  Echeveria
A pioneering monograph which the author did not live to see published, which is based on his many years of study of the plants including visits to see them in habitat in Mexico. With detailed descriptions and many mainly monochrome photos and sketches and a number of colour botanic art plates. 1972 10 ¼ x 7 426 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket - as published? - and cover in a neatly applied clear self adhesive cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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View larger image of 'Caudiciform & Pachycaul Succulents'Rowley, Gordon -  Caudiciform & Pachycaul Succulents
This is the book that helped recruit more people to the swelling ranks of those growing these remarkable plants – the beautiful and the ugly! As ever Gordon covers ground not often covered by others in his easy style, and looks at the various types of caudiciforms and lavishly illustrates many in this large format book. 1988 10 x 10 282 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: Some wear to the surface and edge of dust jacket and slightly wavy pages, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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Eggli, Urs -  A Monographic study of the genus Rosularia
Fine scholarly work dealing with a neglected genus, for both growers and botanists. 37 photos in 5 colour plates, 61 text-figs 1988 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 119 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Ferocactus'Pilbeam & Bowdery -  Ferocactus
The well known author of many Cactus etc books teamed up with the person who has probably cultivated more of these plants in the UK to a size impractical for most of us, and pooling their knowledge of cultivation and habitat have provide this well written and attractively illustrated account of these somewhat overlooked genus of plants to show what can be achieved in cultivation. Deserves to make the plants more popular. 2005 10 x 7 ½ 116 pages
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Nel, G C -  Lithops
An early classic on these fascinating plants. 43 colour plates and numerous B&W illustrations. 1946 10 x 7 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust jacket with tears and parts missing, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Reynolds, G W -  The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar
197 species are described, each illustrated in B&W photos, along with 106 colour photos. Still a classic on these plants after more than 40 years. 1966 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 537 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Small tears to top of dust wrapper on spine which is also slightly faded, and a few small marks. Otherwise very good for its age/, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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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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Benson, Lyman -  The Cacti of the United States and Canada
A monumental book on these plants, well detailed and with many B&W photos and sketches and 194 colour photos. 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ 1044 pages 1982
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some wear to dust jacket, including slight scores and catch to edge., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)85.00
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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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Scott, Charles -  The Genus Haworthia - a taxonomic revision
An alternative view of the classification of the plants from Bayer’s, well illustrated with many B&W and colour photos. 1985 10 ½ x 8 ¼ 190 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to the spine of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Barkhuizen -  Succulents of Southern Africa
An overall survey of the plants grouped by family, describing the main genera and species along with many photos, about half in colour. 11 x 8 ½ 1978 222 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A copy with dust wrapper in much better condition than they usually are wth very little wear, and slightly wavy pages, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust wrapper has a number of tears and small losses, and the body of the book is a bit worn, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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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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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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
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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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View larger image of 'Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Smith & Crouch -  Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A useful compact introduction to 240 of the more common succulent plants of the area, typically 2 species to a page, with description, one or more colour photos and distribution map. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carruthers & Ginns -  Echeverias
Concentrates on this attractive genus of leaf succulents, with information on habitat and cultivation as well as the species and cultivars. 100 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos. 1973 9 ¾ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: In better condition than usually found, 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)5.00
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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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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
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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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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 '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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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust cover with fading, several small tears and an area at the bast of the spine missing., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops'Stephenson, Ray -  Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops
The authoritative book on the genus, written by an enthusiast and most knowledgeable person on these plants. The book starts with the uses and cultivation of the plants, then on to their morphology and distribution and the plant family they belong to and the relationship with other genera. The bulk of the book is detailed descriptions, distribution and cultivation of each species, illustrated with many B&W photos and sketches, and 20 pages of colour photos. 1994 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 335 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada'Ingram, Stephen -  Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada
A really attractive book which covers 60 species and is more than a field guide in that it looks at the natural history of these plants, including origins, ecology, conservation, cultivation and where to see them. 262 colour photos and 16 botanical watercolours illustrated them, and there are 52 range maps. 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 244 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Glen & Hardy -  Aloaceae (First part): Aloe. Flora of Southern Africa 5(1), Fascicle 1
Reclassifies Aloe by the addition of two new Section names, and new status for nine others, and recognizes 199 species. The graphic plates are all reproductions in monochrome, taken from the colour renderings in Flowering Plants of Africa. 1 portrait, 26 graphic plates, 147 distribution maps 2000 9 ½ x 7 172 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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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
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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View larger image of 'Succulents for the Garden'Schulz & Kapitany -  Succulents for the Garden
Written by two Australian nurserymen, this is a well illustrated account of what plants to grow and where to grow them. Many good size and quality photos. 2000 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina'James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza -  A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina
Subtitled “Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina", this is the very readable account of the Authors’ travels through the countries searching for the plants, and giving interesting insights about them on the way. A remarkable book. 2002 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 306 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti'Subik & Kunte -  The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti
This book is divided into sections by country, with only brief sections on cultivation and cultivars. All the illustrations - typically 2 or 3 per page, but some full page - are in colour, and many are of plants in habitat. Descriptions, cultivation and other information are given for each plant. Although there are a few typographical errors, this is none the less a very interesting book, and great value for money. 288 pages 2003 9 ½ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Smith -  Mesembs of the World
A well illustrated account of these succulent plants, with half the pages devoted to colour photos, along with good information of each genera. 405 pages 1998 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated illustrated hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £25), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents in Nature'Guglielmone & Costanzo -  Succulents in Nature
A rather different and interesting book which looks at the concerns over succulent plant conservation. A brief introduction considers the evolution of succulent plants followed by the places and environments where they occur in the world. The areas of the world where they occur are then each considered in detail with their individual factors with final sections considering the risks and hotspots – places where there are unusually large numbers of species. Well illustrated with many interesting colour photos and maps. 2012 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 128 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.00
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Hammer & Barnhill -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld
First edition
 
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 '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
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Cactus d'Argentine'Lambert -  Cactus d'Argentine
A French language book (go on, you do remember learning it at school!) which has many good quality colour photos. 1993 9 ¾ x 7 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second expanded edition 1997 with 340 pages, Slight wear to dust jacket from nearly 20 years of storage., New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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