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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Auriol Batten

Flowers of Southern Africa

Published: Southern Book Publishers, Johannesburg, 1988

Edition: First edition

Reserve: $45


Estimate: $50 - 60

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Dustjacket has two patches of tape shadow to front panel and four patches on the back panel. Tape burn to reverse from previous plastic overwrap taped on, light sunning to the dustjacket, owner's name to verso front end paper.

#2662 of a limited edition of 4000 Standard English copies.

Pages xv + 401 + xvi-xxxi, one hundred colour plate paintings by the author, depicting the flowers life-size, superimposed on a finely penciled background depicting their habit as well as habitat. Accompanying text gives a wealth of information on each plant.

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

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