De Luxe Collector's Edition No. 192 of 250 copes, signed by the author. Full page colour paintings of all aloes described and many small black-and-white sketches. The 139 species of Aloe found in South Africa are clearly described and beautifully illustrated for both scientific study and non-scientific but enthusiastic aloe lovers who want to know everything about the aloes they grow or enjoy. This includes laws concerning aloes, aloe infections and diseases and their control, flowering times and propagation. Pages [i-vi]vii-xxvii pp 1-144 including index, glossary and identification of natural hybrids. Dark green full leather covered boards, gilt aloe design on front cover. Red paste-on title patch with gilt title on spine. Leather scratched away in small patches on spine, lower edges of front, spine and back covers. Corners bumped with leather loss, some small spots on front cover. Light foxing on half-title page, otherwise book tightly bound and clean, all plates clean and bright. Very Good condition. Illustrated endpapers.
- Size: 250 x 190 x 25 mm
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