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Hutchins, D E, and others

Reports of the Conservators of Forests for the Year 1899

Published: Department of Agriculture, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, 1900

Edition: First

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Hutchins was an eminent Conservator of Forests, and he authored the valuable "Journal of a Forest Tour" in 1892.

This extraordinarily detailed report runs to ii + 113 pp, starting with Part I (by Hutchins): Western Conservancy, Cape Town:

" . . . [more than 17 tons of seed were sown over more than 673 acres, against more than 15 tons] over 570 acres last year; 1,733,241 Seedlings and Transplants have been planted, in pits space 4 x 4 and 5 x 5, over 679 acres . . . to encourage Tree-planting 409,579 young trees have been soslde to the public [for a trifle over one half-penny each] against 349,582 sold last yeara. Seed valued at [more than 226 pounds] has been sold to the public at cost price, against [more than 412 pounds] sold last year."

And so on for 27 pp + a further 13 pp of appendixes.

Then follow Parts II (Midlands Conservancy: C B McNaughton), III (Eastern Conservancy: J Storr Lister) and IV (Transkei Conservancy: A W Heywood)

The centre of the front cover page is punctured, with small tears, and the damage is mirrored on pp i/ii, with the loss of a small amount of paper. The contents are brittle, with sunning towards the page edges, but everything is clearly readable.

  • Jacket Condition: (Limp covers)
  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 330 x 205
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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