Denzil Carr was an engineer by profession and a tree-lover and, from there, botanist, by choice. Many who shared his passion will remember the kilometre-long island of indigenous trees in Rivonia Road, Sandton, which he planted, cultivated and propagated for the pleasure of residents and motorists. Carr became an acknowledged authority on South Africa\'s two largest tree families, the Acacias and the Combretaceae (see the next lot), while he also wrote a now scarce monograph on tree propagation and cultivation.
The varnished dustjacket (unclipped: R20) is by the author; it is protected in heavy plastic. The green Skivertex-boards, gilt to the spine, are in original condition. Both front and back (plain) endpapers and the three or four adjacent leaves are foxed. The 323 pp of text, glossary and index include monochrome illustrations throughout as well as a 7-pp colour section.
This is a very good copy.
- Jacket Condition: Good to Very Good
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 270 x 220