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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott

The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar (first edition, 1966)

Published: The Trustees, The Aloes Book Fund, Mbabane, Swaziland, September 1966

Edition: First

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Colour photographic dustjacket, green cloth-boards, gilt-embossed design to the upper panel and gilt-embossed design and lettering to the spine, green-and-white head- and tail-bands, aloe design reversed out of green to the endpapers, 2-colour map of author's travels in Africa as frontispiece, xxii + 537 pp of b/w-illustrated text and 3 indexes + 106 plates from the author's colour photographs - all printed on gloss-art paper.

CONDITION. This is a very good copy overall. The well-repaired dustjacket is edge-chipped and rubbed at the folds. The boards are bright, though lightly edge-rubbed. The endpapers are bright and clean except for a discreet ownership name and year on the front paste-down and a slight lifting of the rear paste-down from the lower board. The contents, including the plates, are complete, unmarked and undiscoloured. 

  • Jacket Condition: Good +
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 275 x 210 x 45; 2.2 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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