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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
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Jeppe -  South African Aloes
The 1974 second expanded edition which describes 139 “varieties” (species and forms) and each is illustrated with an attractive colour botanical art plate (some are two per page) by this accomplished artist. Originally 1969 10 x 6 ¾ 150 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Stewart & Campbell -  Orchids of Kenya
The epiphytic, terrestrial and liane Orchids of Kenya are described, with about 2/3rds of them illustrated by colour photos. Many of the species grow in adjacent countries, and this wider distribution is covered. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to the dust jacket spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Rowley -  Haworthia Drawings of John Thomas Bates
Starts with biographical information about Bates, along with his plants. The major part of the book is a selection of his drawings covering the years 1933 to 1945. 1985 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 58 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Some foxing (brown marks) to the cover, especially the back., Second hand book – please see important information
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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
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Cover: Card
Comments: Slight water wrinkling and marks to the front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Fagan, Damian -  Canyon Country Wildflowers
Over 190 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo in this field guide style book. 1998 9 x 5 ¾ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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Zohary, Michael -  Geobotanical Foundations of the Middle East
A pioneer and very thorough book based on the author’s 40 years studying the vegetation of the area. Two volumes in a single hardback book. Maps and black and white photos with a few colour plates. 1973 10 x 7 723 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Somewhat worn in a plain paper dust wrapper, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'The Cape Orchids'Liltved and Johnson -  The Cape Orchids
A magnificent two volume production to do justice to the more than 20 years of research that has been done on these plants in their habitat. Significant introductory sections cover biomes, history of botanical exploration, Harry Bolus, morphology, inter-relationship with fire, pollination and hybridisation, and cultivation before going on to describe the genera and species which are divided between terrestrial and epiphytic. Accounts of people who have been significant contributors to the knowledge of these plants are also interspersed amongst the accounts. Very well illustrated with colour photos, many of a good size, and many colour reproductions of botanical illustrations. 2012 12 x 9 ½ 1022 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Madagascar The Red Island'Kouwenhoven -  Madagascar The Red Island
This is largely a visual celebration of this fascinating country, with an introductory chapter on its history followed by chapters on each geographical area. Covers the people, culture, animals and plants with many colour photos and quite a lot of commentary. 11 ½ x 9 ½ 159 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some wear to the dust jacket and fading to the spine., New
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White, Dyer & Sloane -  The Succulent Euphorbieae
Classic book on the subject - an erudiate, exhaustive account, never since equalled, 26 colour plates, 1102 text-figs (mainly photos). 1941 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 2 volumes 990 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some signs of foxing, and slight bump to corners but otherwise a good set, Second hand book – please see important information
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Marshall & Bock -  Cactaceae
Produced as a supplement to Britton & Rose’s volumes to include all the more recently described genera. Many good sketches and black and white photos along with the updated information. 1941 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 227 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Weniger -  Cacti of the South-West
Much admired for the very detailed data recorded of the plants of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, but with a rather strange and narrowly defined nomenclature. 184 good sized colour photos. 1972 11 ¾ x 9 ½ 249 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Quite a worn and torn dust jacket, and the body of the book somewhat worn., Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has been protected by plastic cover which is taped to inside flyleaf of cover with staiiing, but it has stopped the worst of the wear and tears which copies usually have and this one has only slight wear for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
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Comments: , Some wear to dust jacket, including slight scores and catch to edge., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
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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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View larger image of 'Grass Aloes in the South African Veld'Craib, Charles -  Grass Aloes in the South African Veld
Quite a long introduction section describes not only the expected aspects of taxonomy, growth cycles, pollination and seed dispersal, but also the role of fire and changes to habitat, but also the background to the botanical illustration and habitat sketches. Each species is given a very comprehensive description including habitats, growth cycle and cultivation, and illustrated with a beautiful full page colour botanical art illustration by Gillian Condy. On heavier paper than the Cotyledon book and in a slip case. Again a magnificent Umdaus Press production. 2005 12 ¾ x 9 ¼ 156 pages
 
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Comments: , New
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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
 
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Reynolds, Gilbert -  The Aloes of South Africa
Still a classic of it’s time, well illustrated with many photos, mainly B&W as well as a number of colour photo plates which depend on the edition.. 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 526 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original 1950 edition with 77 colour plates, No dust jacket and cover in a neatly applied clear self adhesive cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Benson -  Cactaceae, in Lundell, C. L., Flora of Texas 2(2).
Completes Benson's trilogy of regional cactus floras, prior to launching his magnum opus on the cacti of USA. 14 graphic botanical plates with analysis, 1969 10 x 7 97 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Cover: Softcover
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Gunn & Codd -  Botanical Explorations of Southern Africa
The first 70 pages are an historical outline up to about 1750, whilst the rest is a dictionary of the Plant Collectors. 1981 11 x 8 400 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some slight tears to the edge of the front dust cover, which is somewht worn., Second hand book – please see important information
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Boissevain & Davidson -  Colorado Cacti
Sub titled "An illustrated Guide Describing All of the Native Colorado Cacti" there are detailed descriptions and 45 illustrations, mainly black and white photos but also cross sections of flowers and spines. 1940 10 ¼ x 7 73 pages
 
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Berger, Alwin -  Stapelieen und Kleinien
Keys, detailed descriptions and sketches. German 1910 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ 433 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Split to the inner binding but intact. Genrally good for its age but with inevitable wear over the years., Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Dyer, R A -  Flora of Southern Africa volume 27 part 4 - Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
Key to the species with detailed descriptions and other information with sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fold down the front of the dust jacket, which also has some wear and slight catch., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'The Smallest Kingdom'Fraser, Mike & Liz -  The Smallest Kingdom
I have been a fan of the authors’ two previous books – the charming paintings by Liz and the engrossing text by Mike. This time it is just on the plants, and chronicles the botanical exploration of the Cape, the people who did it and features the main groups of plants which have been introduced to cultivation. In addition to Liz’s paintings there are also many contemporary illustrations and some colour photos. 2011 11 ½ x 9 ¾ 220 pages
 
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Comments: ,  (RRP £28), New
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Bravo-Hollis & Sanchez-Mejorada -  Las Cactaceas de Mexico
Scarce important work with detailed descriptions illustrated with a mix of a few in colour and most black and white. Spanish. Three volumes 1978/1991/1991 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 743/404/643 pages
 
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Nobel -  Remarkable Agaves and Cacti
A classic book by a well known author, which looks at how they have been used in the past, their physiology and how they function, and their future uses. Illustrated with diagrams and black and white photos, plus 4 pages of colour photos. 1994 9 ¼ x 6 166 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Praeger -  An Account of the Genus Sedum as found in cultivation
1967 reprint of 1920-21 original. After brief introductory section on history, distribution, cultivation etc the main part of the book is detailed descriptions of the plants, accompanied by detailed botanical drawings. 9 x 6 ¼ 314 pages.
 
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Engelmann, George -  Cactaceae of the Boundary
One of the great classics! 78 pages plus 75 pages of attractive and detailed drawings. 1859 11 x 8 ½
 
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Comments: 1986 quality reprint of 1859 original, £40 until the end of February 2017, Second hand book – please see important information
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Humphrey, Robert -  The Boojum and it's Home
A fascinating look at this distinctive plant and its ecology. 90 B&W photos, tables and maps. 1974 9 x 6 214 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: In remarkaby good condition., Second hand book – please see important information
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