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23/06/2020

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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
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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
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Chapman, Martin & Auger -  Cacti & their cultivation
This is the book which started me growing Cacti – by its straightforward advice on getting plants to flower by selecting what to grow and how to look after it – and it worked on a window sill! 13 full page colour photos to whet your appetite supplemented by quite a few in black and white – but it is the advice that makes the book! 1971 10 x 6 206 pages
 
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Innes & Wall -  Cacti, succulents and bromeliads. A Wisley Gardening Companion
Brings together the 3 earlier texts: Innes, Cacti (1987 & 1992), Innes, Succulents (1989), and Wall & Innes, Air plants & other bromeliads (1988 & 1994). 142 colour photos, 9 text-figs 1995 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 192 pages
 
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Andersohn -  Cacti and Succulents
An attractively produced book covering all aspects of the plants and hobby, from habitat through cultivation and selected species, well illustrated. 8 ½ x 7 ¾ 1983 312 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A rather worn copy with some small edge tears, Second hand book – please see important information
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Transvaal Wild Flowers
134 composite colour plates of paintings of the plants are the heart of this book, with description on the opposite page. Over 700 species from 400 genera are illustrated. Although an expanded soft bound edition under the title “Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa” has subsequently been published, this larger format book does greater justice to the illustrations. 1982 12 x 9 292 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to the dust jacket which also has a number of small edge tears., Second hand book – please see important information
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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: A poor copy, with the cover very creased and some marks, but the contents are clean, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight folding to cover, , Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Mason -  Western Cape Sandveld Flowers
85 composite colour plates of her attractive paintings form the basis of the book, with description on the page opposite. 1972 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 203 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Surface wear to the dust jacket which is in a neat plastic cover, but otherwise in very good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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Lind & Tallantire -  Flowering Plants of Uganda
A good field guide type of book. 257 pages plus 14 pages of colour paintings and numerous line drawings. 1962 7 ¾ x 5
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Quite a worn cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Lighton -  Cape Floral Kingdom - revised edition
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Letty -  Wild Flowers of the Transvaal
174 colour plates of botanical paintings by Cythna Letty provide the basis of the book, with the text provided by Dyer/Verdoorn/Codd. A classic. 1962 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 362 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some small tears to the edge of the dust wrapper, which also has slight damp staining and fading to spine and is in neat plastic cover. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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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, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
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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
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Jackson -  Wild Flowers of Table Mountain
160 good colour photos make up half this book, which along with good descriptions and a brief introduction to Table Mountain, make this a very good book. 120 pages. 1977 11 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
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Rice & Compton -  Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope
The appeal of the book is the 250 coloured plates of attractive paintings. Brief information about the Cape region. 1950. 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust wrapper very worn, torn and damp stained, and in a protective plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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Eliovson -  Wild flowers of Southern Africa
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some small tears to the edge of the dust jacket but otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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Eliovson -  Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa
Over 100 species illustrated with a colour photograph, plus some information about each plant. 253 pages. 1969 smaller format edition. 9 ¾ x 7
 
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Jeppe -  Natal Wild Flowers
A lovely book which describes 284 of the more showy wild flowers of the region, and illustrates them with the authors attractive watercolours in composite full page colour plates. 1975 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 118 pages plus 56 pages of colour plates
 
Cover: Hardback
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Paterson-Jones -  Cape Floral Kingdom
Primarily a lavishly illustrated account with good photos of the plants of this area, with a limited but informative account of them. 144 pages 1997 10 ¼ x 9
 
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Bolus & Barclay & Steer -  A Second Book of South African Flowers
Gives a great deal of information on a wide range of SA plants in a character book of the 30’s. 214 pages with about 40 colour and 40 b&w plates. 1936 9 ¾ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Quite a worn and faded cover and no dust jacket as published, Second hand book – please see important information
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Plowes & Drummond -  Wild flowers of Rhodesia
A useful book on the plants of this area, on which there is very little, with a brief introduction followed by 193 plants described with colour photos on the opposite page. 1976 6 ½ x 8 ½ Around 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide'Crouch, Klopper & Burrows -  Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Building on the earlier book by Burrows, this weighty field guide style book starts with brief guidance on how to use it to identify plants, with almost the entire book given over to the descriptions of 321 species with description and distribution map on one page and colour photos on the opposite one. Arranged by family, Lycophytes are also covered. 2011 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 776 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Catch to bottom of spine which has broken the plastic cover of the book and torn the surface of the spine for about 3/4 inch. Also the bottom of the pages has some marks. (RRP £27.5), New
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Rousseau -  Protaceae of South Africa
Numerous colour photographs follow a brief introduction to the family. 110 pages 1970 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
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Roux & Schelpe -  Namaqualand and Clanwilliam
No 1 in the South African Wild Flower Guides (original edition). After a brief introduction, about 270 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 173 pages 1981 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
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Trauseld -  Wild flowers of the Natal Drakensberg
A great many plants are illustrated with a colour photo on the left hand side of over 100 pages – typically 8 to a page but sometimes less when a larger picture is incorporated, with a concise description on the other page. 1969 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 220 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ust jacket in self adhesive clear protective cover which has slight uneveness, Second hand book – please see important information
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Barthlott -  Cacti
Whilst it covers the usual range of topics for such a book, such as cultivation and species to grow, this book is unusual for other topics it goes into, such as their uses, the photomicrographs of seeds, pollen and spines, and the inclusion of more epiphytic cacti than most other books. 249 pages including 84 pages of colour photos. 1979 8 ¼ x 5 ½
 
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Haustein -  Cactus handbook
Nearly 500 species are described, each with a colour photo mainly 4 to a page. 320 pages 1988 8 ½ x 6
 
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Innes -  Complete Handbook of Cacti & Succulents
Includes a wide range of species, including many of the less common succulent species, as well as cultivation information. 224 pages including 16 pages of colour photos. 1977 10 x 7 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Popular Exotic Cacti in Colour'Lamb -  Popular Exotic Cacti in Colour
The “Old Timers” in the hobby will smile when they see this one! Although published as long ago as 1975, the full colour photos are very well reproduced for the time at full page size for each of the 100 cactus and other succulent species described. An excellent book for the person new to growing these plants, showing many of the more attractive and easily grown plants as well as some to aspire to as experience grows. And just look at those plant names – oh the nostalgia for pre the more recent reclassifications! A supply of new books unearthed recently! 176 pages 1975 8 x 6
 
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Comments: , New
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Anderson, Miles -  The World Encyclopedia of Cacti & Succulents
Miles Anderson is an American C&S Nurseryman, and in this book assisted by Terry Hewitt of Holly Gate, it cover the whole gamut of the C&S world, with a good emphasis on the “other” succulents and less common cacti, attractively produced and well illustrated. 256 pages 1998 9 x 7
 
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Walker -  Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal
An attractively produced book of many of the flowers from the area illustrated with delicate paintings along with descriptions, uses etc. 1996 12 x 8 ¼ 241 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Uneven fading to front cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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Pearse -  Mountain Splendour - Wild Flowers of the Drakensberg
After a brief introduction to the geology and ecology of the Drakensberg Mountains, the book then presents a good guide to the plants, with one page giving descriptions and the opposite page typically 2 – 5 colour photos of the plants. 1978 11 ½ x 9 239 pages.
 
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