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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Codd, L E (editor); Herrat March, Fay Anderson, Rhona Collett and others (artists)*

The Flowering Plants of Africa (Vol 42 only) (half-bound in green-calf)

A magazine containing coloured figures with descriptions of the indigenous flowering plants of Africa

Published: Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria, 1972/1973

Edition: First thus

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*Other artists were Aleida van der Merwe, Cythna Letty, Jillian Hulme, Jill Kington, Margo L Branch, Vera Voortman, Ann Miller, Blythe Pascoe and J H T Kempton.

The title-pages of these volumes include a reproduction of an engraving of succulents and the Union Buildings by Cythna Letty and K A Lansdell. 

This volume was dedicated to Anna Amelia Obermeyer-Mauve, a former Curator of the Transvaal Museum Herbarium and a Senior Professional Officer in the Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

It contains plates 1641-1680 and is beautifully bound (by an unnamed bookbinder): half-bound in green calf with five raised bands and gilt-lettering to the spine, green faux leather sides, [6] + 40 single-sided colour plates + unpaginated pp of text and index.

CONDITION. Unmarked and as new except for lightly foxed endpapers and page-edges.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 250 x 195
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: fontein@wol.co.za
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