Lot #30/17 Botanical exploration of Southern Africa: an illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora
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Lot #30/17 Botanical exploration 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 until modern times by Mary Gunn & L.E. Codd. A very useful, well illustrated, reference work on explorers & botanists in South Africa & their botanical collections, published works, botanical art, etc.. Most of the book consists of a biographical dictionary. Introductory volume to the "Flora of South Africa," published for the Botanical Research Institute. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1981. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xiv,(i),400, colour frontispiece, portraits, photos, illustrations, facsimiles. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, faint toning on end-papers. VG. Reserve price: R800.00 bids welcome

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