Botany

1 . ADAMS  J   Wild Flowers of the Northern Cape

Fine botanical illustrations. 173 species illustrated with index. 175pp. Good condition in stiff card covers. Cape Nature Conservation 1976. #983     

 

2 . ADAMSON  R  S   Notes on the Vegetation of the Kamiesberg

Investigations into the flora of a region which has a much higher rainfall than the surrounding Sandveld and Namaqualand.. 25pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in wraps. Botanical Survey 1938 1st ed. #209     

 

3 . BODLEY  E   West Coast Splendour

Little booklet featuring the botanical art of Elise Bodley and a few of the local spring flowers. 29 pp including sketch map, flower paintings and descriptions. Good condition in wraps. Caltext no date. #832     

 

4 . BURKE  A   Wild Flowers of the Southern Namib

Botanical guide to the region north of the Orange, which is similar to a large degree to that south of the river. 88 pp with colour phots and dwgs. Very good in softcover. Namibia Scientific Society 2004 2nd ed. #764     

 

5 . COWLING  R  M, ROUX  P  W eds   The Karoo Biome: a Preliminary Synthesis Part 2

Synthesis of all that is known of the vegetation and prehistory of this arid and largest part of the subcontinent. 133 pp with maps and diags. Good condition in A4 softcover. CSIR Report No 142 1987. #873     

 

6 . COWLING  R  M, ROUX  P  W & PIETERSE  A  J  H   The Karoo Biome: a Preliminary Synthesis Part 1

Synthesis of all that is known of the physical environment of this arid and largest part of the subcontinent. 115 pp with maps and diags. Good condition in A4 softcover. CSIR Report No 124 1986. #872     

 

7 . COWLING  R, PIERCE  S & PATERSON-JONES  C   Namaqualand – a Succulent Desert

A fine volume on the succulent flora of the region, magnificently illustrated by Paterson-Jones’ photography.. 156 pp with colour photographs.. Very fine condition in hafl calf and slipcase, special sponsor’s copy presented to Leslie Hill, sgd by all three authors.. Fernwood Press 1999 1st ed. #331     

 

8 . D’EWES  D   Veld Splendour

A slim volume of the botanical splendours of some eight regions in South Africa, of which Namaqualand is one.. pp 106-168. Good condition in laminated overs, slightly marked on back. Caltex 1969. #140     

 

9 . DELPIERRE  G  R & DU PLESSIS  N  M   The Winter-growing Gladioli of South Africa

Describes the wealth of species in the genus, which populates the winter rainfall region stretching mainly up the West Coast into Namaqualand. 71 pp with numerous colour photos. Good condition with torn dw. Tafelberg 1974. #901     

 

10 . DREYER  G & VAN JAARSVELD  E   Gerhard Dreyer’s Wild Flowers

Stunning photographic work on mainly West Coast and Namaqualand flower splendour. Unpaginated. Very good condition in laminated hardcover. Sunbird Publishing 2003. #961     

 

11 . DU PLESSIS  E & MASON  H   Western Cape Sandveld Flowers

An early standard work on the flora of the region.. 203 pp with colour plates by Mason. Fine condition, de luxe ed in full calf, sgd by artist, no 142/300. Struik 1972 1st ed. #132     

 

12 . ELIOVSON  S   Namaqualand in Flower

The renowned gardening writer takes a trip through the wonderland of the Cape in Spring.. 128 pp illustrated in colour. Good condition, no dw. Macmillan 1972 1st ed. #127     

 

13 . ELIOVSON  S   Namaqualand in Flower

Good condition in softcover. Macmillan  1977 2nd ed. #128     

 

14 . HALL  H   Plant Collecting in the Richtersveld

A ten-page article covering Hall’s experiences during various plant collecting trips to the Richtersveld, from 1948 onwards, in the company of noted botanists like Compton, Reynolds and scientist Chatles Koch.. pp 230-239 with bw illustrations. In worn softcover. African Wild Life Vol 7 No 3 1953. #564     

 

15 . HANSEN  S   Wild Flowers of South Africa & Namaqualand FloralWorld  Heritage Site

Something of a travelogue to introduce the visitor to the wonders of the Namaqualand spring flowers primarily, as well as other Cape locations with a wealth of such displays. 187 pp illustrated lavishly in colour. Very good condition in quarto hardcover with dw. Evergreen Press 2011. #946     

 

16 . HUTCHINSON  J   A Botanist in Southern Africa

A  Kew botanist travels round South Africa, making collections for the famous herbarium, accompanied by local botanists. Includes a collecting trip to Namaqualand and Bushmanland.. 686 pp with bw illustrations. Ex library copy with stamps, a bit shook in worn covers, o/w good condition.. P R Gawthorn 1946 1st ed. #274     

 

17 . ISAAC  W  E   Studies of South Africa Seaweed Vegetation: West Coast from Lamberts Bay to the Cape of Good Hope.

Contribution on West Coast algal populations.. 115-152 pp with bw plates and dwgs.. Good condition in  wraps. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa Vol XXV part 2 1937. #374     

 

18 . JEPPE  B & DUNCAN  G   Spring and Winter Flowering Bulbs of the Cape

A beautifully illustrated guide to over 400 species of geophytes found in the Western Cape and Namaqualand. 143 pp with some bw and many colour illustrations, maps on endpapers. Very fine condition, halfbound in green leather with marbled boards and matching slipcase by Peter Carstens, sgd by both authors. Oxford University Press 1989 1st ed, collectors’ edition no 29/100. #739     

 

19 . JOYCE  P   Flower Watching in the Cape

The scenic routes throughout the year, including all the floral regions of the Cape; as well as the spring-flower displays of the West Coast and Namaqualand. 96 pp with colour illustrations and maps. Mint condition in softcover. Struik 2004 repr. #717     

 

20 . JOYCE  P   Flower Watch – a Guide to the Cape’s Floral Wonders

A guide to the different regions of the Cape, including Namaqualand and the West Coast, giving the best times to enjoy the wealth of flowers. 96 pp with colour illustrations. Good condition in softcover. Struik 1999 1st ed. #732     

 

21 . LE ROUX  A & SCHELPE  E  A  C  L  E   Namaqualand and Clanwilliam – SA Flower Guide #1

The first of these handy regional flower guide published by the Society. 173 pp illustrated throughout in colour. Good condition in softcover, slight wear. South African Botanical Society 1981 1st ed. #171     

 

22 . LE ROUX A, WAHL  Z et al   Namaqualand

Revised and enlarged third ed of this important work on the floral treasures of the region. 336 pp with colour photos. Very good condition in stiff plastic-covered covers. SA Wildflower Guide No 1, Botanical Society of SA 2005 3rd ed. #787     

 

23 . LEFFERS  A   Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle

Traditional plant use by the Jul’Hoansi tribe in NE Namibia. A number of the species mentioned occur in the northern regions of Namaqualand.. 202 pp with colour illustrations. Softcover. Gamsberg Macmillan 2003. #755     

 

24 . MANNING  J & GOLDBLATT  P   Niewoudtville – Bokkeveld Plateau and Hantam, SA Flower Guide #9

Descriptive of the wealth of geophytes that abound, as well as numerous other flowering plants. 204 pp illustrated in colour. Mint condition in paperback. South African Botanical Society 1997 1st ed. #172     

 

25 . MANNING  J & GOLDBLATT  P   West Coast: S A Wild Flower Guide #7

Field guide for the west coast region of the famous spring flower display.. 240 pp with colour illustrations. Mint in plastic-covered soft cover. Darling Wild Flower Society/ South African Botanical Society 2000 2nd imp (1996). #270     

 

26 . PARKER  R & LOMBA  B   Renosterveld – a Wilderness Exposed

A fine tribute to this dwindling sub-type of vegetation which occurs within the Fynbos flora; the authors have recorded the march of history over these fertile regions which are being swallowed up by human encroachment – a fascinating read. 179 pp with numerous colour photos by Lomba. Mint condition in oblong small quarto hardcover with dw. LR Publishers 2009 1st ed. #825     

 

27 . PEARSON  H  H  W   List of the Plants collected by the Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition 1908-9 + 1910-11

Part of the results of a scientific expedition to the Namaqualand region.. pp192 – 273 with bw illustrations. Good condition in wraps. Annals of the SA Mus Vol IX part IV 1915. #213     

 

28 . PEARSON H H W   List of Plants collected on the Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition – Notes on localities visited by the Percy Sladen memorial Expedition to the Kamiesberg, Gifberg & Oliphant’s River Mountains, September 1911

Part of the results of a scientific expedition to the Namaqualand region; an overview of the flora of these montane regions.. pp 129-192. Annals of the SA Mus. Vol IX Part III, 10 1913. #489     

 

29 . PEARSON  H  H  W   On the Collection of Dried Plants obtained in South West Africa by the Percy Sladen memorial Expedition 1908-11

This volume contains mainly the itinerary of the expedition, along with remarks on thealtitude and vegetation of the regions traversed.. pp 1 – 19 plus map. photocopy. Annals of the South African Museum Vol IX part 1 1911. #689     

 

30 . PEARSON  H  H  W   On the Collection of Dried Plants obtained in South West Africa by the Percy Sladen memorial Expedition 1908-11

This volume concludes the itinerary and commences with the listing of the plant species found in the generi Portulacaceae, Capparidaceae, Polygalaceae, Anacardaciae, Crassulaceae, and Gentianaceae.. pp 20 – 59. photocopy. Annals of the South African Museum Vol IX part 2 1912. #690     

 

31 . PEARSON  H  H  W & HUTCHINSON J   List of Plants collected in the Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition 1908 – Compositae

Part of the results of a scientific expedition to the Namaqualand region.. pp355-448. Good condition in wraps. Annals of the SA Mus. Vol IX part vi, 16 1917. #211     

 

32 . PHILLIPS E P   Contributions to the Flora of South Africa

Part of the results of a scientific expedition to the Namaqualand region, dealing with Geraniaceae, Proteaceae, Droseraceae, Ficoideae etc. pp 91-127 with bw illustrations. Very good condition in wraps. Annals of the SA Mus. Vol IX Part III, 5, 7, 9 1913. #212     

 

33 . ROBERTS  B  R & FOURIE  J  H   Common Grasses of the Northern Cape

A small guidebook for use by the stock farmer.. 130 pp with drawings by Beverly Walpole. Good condition in limp covers. N Cape Livestock Co-op Ltd 1975 1st ed. #23     

 

34 . SCHOLTZ   The Palynology of the Upper Lacustrine Sediments of the Arnot Pipe Banke, Namaqualand

Investigations into the pollens found in a kimberlite pipe lake sediment.. 109 pp with numerous bw ill. Mint cond in wraps. Annals of SA Mus 1985. #24     

 

35 . SPALDING  G  H   Index to ‘A Botanist in South Africa’ by J Hutchinson

Separately commissioned index to a valuable work on botanical exploration of South Africa. 53 pp. Photocopy. California Arboretum 1953. #395     

 

36 . TAYLOR  H  C   Cederberg Vegetation and Flora

An overview of the floristic characteristics of this important catchment area in the drier NW Cape.. 75 pp with bw illustrations and fold-out charts. Good condition in soft cover. National Botanical Institute – Strelitzia  No 3 1996. #225     

 

37 . VAN BREDA  P  A  B  & BARNARD  S  A   Veld Plants of the Winter Rainfall Region

A catalogue of economically important plants to the stock farmers in the winter-rainfall region, along with tips on veld improvement and management. Bilingual Afrikaans/English text. 210 pp with distribution maps and colour photos. Good condition in A4 softcover. Department of Agricultural Development, Bulletin 422 1991. #936     

 

38 . VAN DER MERWE  H   Wild Flowers of the Roggeveld and Tanqua

Impressive guide to over a thousand species of flowering plants found in the region, all illustrated with short descriptions.. 205 pp with colour photos. Very good condition in softcover, sgd by author. Privately published 2010 1st ed. #935     

 

39 . VAN ROOYEN  G, STEYN  H & DE VILLIERS R   Cederberg: S A Wild Flower Guide #10

Regional field guide to the flowering plants of this montane region.. 256 pp with colour illustrations. Mint condition in plastic covered softcover. South African Botanical Society 1999 1st ed. #271     

 

40 . VAN ROOYEN  N   Flowering Plants of the Kalahari Dunes

Field guide to some 236 of the commonly encountered plants of this N Cape and Botswana region. Contains much information on nutritional and medicinal uses. 216 pp with numerous colour photos. Good condition in softcover. Ekotrust 2001. #898     

 

41 . VAN WYK  A  E & SMITH  G  F   Regions of Floristsic Endemism in Southern Africa

A review of the flora of different regions, with an emphasis on succulents. A large part of the book deals with the flora of the Succulent Karoo, which extends into Namaqualand and Bushmanland and the Kamiesberg region.. 199 pp with colour illustrations and maps. Mint condition in hardcover with dw.. Umdaus 2001 1st ed. #330     

 

42 . WEST COAST REGIONAL SERVICES COUNCIL   Flower Regions along the West Coast – Information Guide

Booklet with information on areas of interest and amenities, as well as numerous adverts advertising local businesses. 64 pp with mainly colour illustrations and sketch map. In worn wraps, fair condition. West Coast Regional Services Council 1990-1991. #842     

 

43 . WIJNANDS  D  O, WILSON  M  L & TOUSSAINT VAN HOVE  T eds   Jan Commelin’s Monograph on Cape Flora

A previously unpublished monograph by a respected early Dutch botanist, on the plants collected and illustrated by Claudius during Simon van der Stel’s voyage to the Copper Mountains in Namaqualand in 1685. Contains descriptions in original Dutch, with English translations, as well as a summary of the journal of the voyage. A must for the collector of Africana botanical literature.. 110 pp with bw plates, some fold-out. Mint condition in skivertex with gilt on spine and front boards.. Privately published 1997 1st ed. #423     

 

44 . WILLIAMSON  G   Richtersveld – the Enchanted Wilderness

In-depth investigation of this mountain desert, its history, people, topography, climate, fauna and flora. Poor photography or reproduction is the one thing that detracts from this fine book.. 258 pp with colour illustrations and maps. Mint condition, special sponsors edition No B, presented to Leslie Hill, in half calf with marbled boards in slipcase.. Umdaus 2000 1st ed. #332