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WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Stewart, Joyce, et al
61 Stewart, Joyce, et al WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Johannesburg, South Africa Macmillan South Africa 1982 086954070x / 9780869540701 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
307pp., line-drawn map endpapers (different front and rear). Colour plate frontispiece, plus like plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a neat, closed tear, and colour fading on spine. Southern Africa is home to some 430 species of orchid, the 'Royal Family of Plants'. By design, the descriptions in this book are brief, allowing the reader, book in hand, to easily identify the orchids in their natural state . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Introduction, Structure, Scientific Names, Distribution, more. Part 2/ Orchid Genera and Species. Glossary, Checklist, more. Index. Book weight approx. 1.13 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 51.70 AUD
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BRITISH FERNS AND MOSSES, Taylor, Peter
62 Taylor, Peter BRITISH FERNS AND MOSSES
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1960 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
231pp., botanical colour-art frontispiece, plus 14 unpaginated, like-art plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Artwork by Ann V. Webster. Numerous b/white line-drawn intext illustrations by same. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain, original green cloth boards undamaged. Text-block top edge tinted, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped, with nominal colour-fading on spine, and laminate bubbling. This stand-alone, Volume 5 in the 'Kew Series' of British Plants, focusses on a group of plants that were engrossing to previous generations of gardeners, and are somewhat lost to current botanists. This volume, attempting to correct that anomoly, is suitable for the beginner through to the more advanced pteridologist. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Key to Species, British Ferns, British Mosses, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 345g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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TROWEL AND ERROR : Notes from a Life on Earth, Titchmarsh, Alan
63 Titchmarsh, Alan TROWEL AND ERROR : Notes from a Life on Earth
London Hodder & Stoughton 2002 0340734620 / 9780340734629 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 322pp., plus 4 x 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "With the engaging charm, warm humour and down-to-earth style that made him Britain's favourite television gardener and a popular TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh has written 'a touch of the memoirs' . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Backword, 42 chapters, Afterword, Photographic Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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FERNS OF VICTORIA AND TASMANIA with Descriptive Notes and Illustrations of the 119- Native Species, Wakefield, N.A. (Revised by J.H. Willis)
64 Wakefield, N.A. (Revised by J.H. Willis) FERNS OF VICTORIA AND TASMANIA with Descriptive Notes and Illustrations of the 119- Native Species
Victoria, Australia Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1975 Revised Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi), + 80pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates including frontispiece (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, identifying line-drawings throughout (H.B. Williamson, et al). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated stiff card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and lightly soiled on plain rear wrap. Textblock unmarked. This handbook/identification/field guide has been revised and expanded to describe additional species and fern allies. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Filmy Fern Family, Treefern Families, Maidenhair Family, Polypody Family and Others, Ground-Fern Family, Fan-Ferns, Coral-Ferns and Comb-Ferns, Fern-Like Plants, Clubmoss Families, Quillworts and Forkferns, Index to Popular and Scientific Names. Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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COMMON PLANTS AS NATURAL REMEDIES, Wickham, Cynthia
65 Wickham, Cynthia COMMON PLANTS AS NATURAL REMEDIES
London, England Frederick Muller 1982 0584104758 / 9780584104752 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., recto-page colour-art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Foxing specks to textblock head and endpapers, tanned strip to free endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has several small foxing spots to reverse. "This atrractive book gives an account of the healing and nutritional properties of some sixty common plants, and their uses, particularly in herbal medicine and homeopathy. Most of the plants offer an inexpensive treatment for minor ailments, or have tonic or cosmetic properties. Recipes, tisanes and other concoctions are given for those species which are benign and safe to use . . . " Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 18.03 AUD
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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PLANT PROPAGATION, Wright, Robert C. M., and Titchmarsh, Alan
66 Wright, Robert C. M., and Titchmarsh, Alan THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PLANT PROPAGATION
London Ward Lock 1982 0706359941 / 9780706359947 Revised Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
180pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates and b/white sketch and line drawings; mostly demonstrative. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean, and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with slight colour fading on spine. A reliable, practical guide demonstrating all the most useful ways of increasing plants from cuttings and seeds, to the more complicated forms of budding and grafting used with roses and fruit trees . . . Contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 555g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS : A Manual for Their Propagation, Cultivation and Use in Landscaping, Wrigley, John W, and Fagg, Murray
67 Wrigley, John W, and Fagg, Murray AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS : A Manual for Their Propagation, Cultivation and Use in Landscaping
Sydney Collins 1984 0002165759 / 9780002165754 Second Edition, Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Murray Fagg 
512pp., unpaginated colour plates, plus b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout by Murray Fagg. Second Edition, reprinted (with alterations). Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on, mildly bumped at head. Plain green boards nominally bumped, in-production surface striation to rear cloth panel. Leaves clean, unmarked. Illustrated French-fold dustjacket negligibly creased only. "A most significant contribution to Australian horticulture and an indispensable reference for everyone interested in growing native plants." Contents include: Selected Geographic Data for Australia, Foreword, Key to Symbols, Introduction, 17 chapters, Parts of a Flower, Glossary, Appendix, References, Index. Book weight approx. 2.15 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.06 AUD
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FOREST TREES OF AUSTRALIA, [Contributors]
68 [Contributors] FOREST TREES OF AUSTRALIA
Canberra, ACT, Australia Forestry and Timber Bureau, Commonwealth of Australia 1967 Second Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 4to (small) 
230pp., colour map endpapers, with legend. Colour plate frontispiece, plus 10 other similar plates (all called-for plates extant). B/white halftone plates (montage of specie: leaf, fruit, bark and tree full view) accompanied by line-drawn distribution map. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title and illustration. Head and heel of spine, plus foredge corners, bumped, else original black cloth boards good. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Just fair, art-illustrated (C.B.Hamilton) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, creased and torn, 40% of plain rear flap missing . . . First published 1957. This second impression of the Second Edition coincides with the World Symposium on man made forests held in Australia in 1967. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Descriptions, Hardwood Genera, Softwood Genera, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 660g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Illustrated Guide 1930., [Staff Writers]
69 [Staff Writers] THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Illustrated Guide 1930.
London His Majesty's Stationary Office 1930 Softcover, Oblong 24mo Good+ 
64pp., oblong format, double column text. Intext, b/white halftone plates throughout, some botanical, others of general vistas, plus a fold-out grid map. Book clean. Spine firm. General soiling on last text page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit corners bumped. Printed grey pressings wrapper [advertisement inners] lightly soiled and bumped. Although Kew House Gardens existed in a form, it is the widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales, the Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, mother of George III, who is credited with the founding of a botanical, as distinct from, a purely horticultural establishment, in 1759-60. Contents include a description of the gates, objects of interest to be found at different seasons, and index. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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