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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Palgrave, Keith Coates (painted by Olive H. Coates Palgrave)

Trees of Central Africa

Published: National Publications Trust - Rhodesia & Nyasaland, Printed in Glasgow, 1957

Edition: Second Impression

Reserve: $40


Estimate: $50-70

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Original mid yellow boards with gilt lettering to spine. Descriptions by Keith Coates Palgrave with photographs by Deric and Paul Coates Palgrave.

The Trees of Central Africa are among the outstanding glories of its Territories, and represents a lifetime of work, and a labour of love of nature by Mrs. Olive H. Coates Palgrave.

This is the first publication by the National Publications Trust, a body formed in 1954, for the purpose of presenting, from time to time, books such as this. The Trust has received gratifying support and subscriptions from many individuals and organisations.

In order to bring the work within the limit of one volume, a selection has been made of 110 indigenous trees of Central Africa, each of which is illustrated in colour.

Half- Title, Colour Frontispiece, Title, Dedication, Foreword, Preface, Artist's Appreciation, Contents, Introduction, National Publications Trust. xxvii. Map. 466 pages text with illustrations.

Good reference working copy. Slight cocking to boards. Ownership inscription to front pastedown.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 32 x 24.5cm - 3kgs

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