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Bolus (Harry)

THE ORCHIDS OF THE CAPE PENINSULA

Published: Darter Bros. & Co., Cape Town, 1918

Edition: Second enlarged edition

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Second (Enlarged) Edition: xxxiii +142 pages and 119 lithographic plates each partly hand coloured, foxing mainly on the page edges, original green cloth titled gilt on the upper cover and spine –slight scuff marks on the upper cover, a very good copy.

From the preface: The first edition was published in the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, volume V, part I, 1888 and contained 36 plates. This edition was edited by Harriet M.L. Bolus and Alice M. Greene, the publication being delayed by the First World War. All the species recorded from the Cape Peninsula are figured here except Acrolophia sphaerocarpa (schltr. and Bolus) and Pterygodium bifidum Schltr. of which no specimens have been found by us or by any other living collector to our knowledge.'

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (250 x170mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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