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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Mary Gunn and L.E. Codd

Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa

Introductory volume to the Flora of Southern Africa. An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in southern Africa from the days of the East India Company unti modern times.

Published: A.A. BALKEMA, Cape Town, 1981

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $40


Estimate: $50 - 60

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Bottle-green cloth over board with giltspine titling and colophon to front board; all clear, clean and bright, retailer's penciled pricing to front end paper, frontispiece plate tipped in.

Pages xiv + 400 in two parts: PART I - HISTORICAL OUTLINE UP TO ABOUT 1750; PART II - DICTIONARY OF PLANT COLLECTORS with biographical details and photograph where available.

All illustrations with the exception of the frontispiece are monochrome.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: Quarto

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