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African Violets; Their Colourful Kin and Friends
Simpson, A. G. W.,
Murray Book Distributors, Propriety Ltd, Ultimo, New South Wales, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 850 grammes; 156 pages, and index. Photographic endpapers, both different, the front endpaper showing a species of African violet and on the rear endpaper a photograph of a cultivar ( foliage plant ]. The first 16 pages of the book are beautiful, coloured photographs of various types of African violets. The text is illustrated with both coloured and black-and-white photography. Green coloured boards with the gilt writing on the spine along with small gilt printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. Rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Shelfwear to the lower book edges. Photographic dust wrapper, showing a photograph of a species of African violets, with pink and yellow writing on the front panel and spine. Small yellow printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. A book on growing, cultivating, exhibiting and enjoying the wonderful indoor plants -- the African violets and its kin. . This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; Inventory No: 0104459. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104459  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Wild-Flowers; A Popular Introduction to the Wild-Flowers of Australia -- with Notes on Their Characteristics and Localities of Where They May Be Found
Not Stated,
Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1934. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 32 pages, foreword by P. H. R. St. John. The text is illustrated with 28 illustrations of which 16 are in full colour, either photographic or illustration. Illustrated front cover, with green titles to the front panel. A small book put out in the 1930s about the availability and growing habits of native wildflowers of Australia. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing along the spine. The book panels are foxed, had handling marks and have monor stains. The staples of the book have become rusted. Internally the text is crisp and bright with just some rust stains in the middle of the book around the staples. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; Inventory No: 0106733. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106733  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Daffodils
Jacob, Joseph Rev.,
T.C & E.C. Jack , Edinburgh, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: T. Ernest Waltham . Edition Unstated. X, 116pp., last blank, introduction by the Reverend W. Wilks, introduction by author, list of illustrations, and index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece, showing two types of daffodils -- Elegance and Gloria Mundi. Within the text there are another seven coloured illustrations, each with two types of daffodil flower shown. Illustrated front cover, showing two types of daffodils, against a green background, with green writing on the front panel and spine. Fore edge of paper and lower edge of paper has been hand cut. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Underlying webbing/board can be seen in places. The boards are rubbed, faded and somewhat scuffed. Illustration is likewise. The spine is particularly rubbed and faded and there has also been some sun damage. Browning to the endpapers and to the internal pages as well. Occasional foxing spot throughout. An early 20th century book about the history and growing of daffodils. Part of the Present-day Gardening series -- number 4. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: T. Ernest Waltham . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; Inventory No: 0102980. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102980  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Garden Trees and Shrubs in Australasia
Sergeant, Harold [ Anthos ],
Colorgravure Publication, Melbourne, 1952. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 256 pages, introduction by author, acknowledgements, general index. Illustrated endpapers, being a stylised garden design. Coloured photographic frontispiece, showing " Lake in the Garden of ' Burnham Beeches ', near Sassafras.". The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and the occasional black and white line drawing. Maroon coloured boards with self embossed illustration of a tree to the lower front panel edge and self embossed title to the top quarter of the front panel. Gilt writing on the spine along with small gilt illustration of a tree. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Shelfwear to the lower book edges and dust marks to the top. The front and back panel had become patchy. Offset tanning and browning to the endpapers. The internal papers have become slightly age toned. Illustrated dust wrapper [ wraparound ), showing a stylised 1950s house and garden, with white and yellow writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing and slight chipping to the dust wrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. A little loss to both the top and bottom spine edges. A few small close tears to the top dust wrapper edge. Creasing and rubbing to both the top and bottom edges. Rubbing marks to the dust wrapper panels and there is a small rub mark to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. The spine has become a sun darkened. There is a crease runs the full length of the rear fold over panel. Both the front and back rear fold over panel have become a little yellowed. Inserted loosely into the book are numerous other articles on gardening. A book about gardening for Australian and New Zealand conditions circa 1950. Revised Edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; Inventory No: 0104533. Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104533  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Colour Dictionary of Camellias
Macoboy, Stirling,
ISBN: 0701814993
Lansdowne Press, Dee Why West, New South Wales, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.335 kg.; X, 11-208 pages, preface by Julius Nuccio, Chaney Trail (Nursery), California, an introduction and explanation by author, glossary, bibliography, general index, cultivar index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing details from Coromandel Screen of Ch'ing period, "Camellias and Muscovy Ducks". The text is illustrated with numerous colour and the occasional black-and-white photographs and the occasional black-and-white illustration. Pale yellow coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing and bumping to the backstrip edges and book corners. Colour photographic front cover, with a green background with white and yellow titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a little fading to the backstrip. Colour photographs of author to the rear fold over panel. This book is an essential volume for every admirer, every would-be grower of these stunning cold-weather flowers. It deals with almost 2,000 species and cultivars from many times and many places, describes over 1,000 of them in detail, and illustrates more than 400 in rich, lifelike colour. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; ISBN: 0701814993. ISBN/EAN: 9780701814991. Inventory No: 0108878. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108878  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Flower-Show Guide; Complete Directions for Exhibiting, Staging, Judging
Wertsner Wood, Anne,
M. Barrows and Company, New York, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. 208pp., last blank, editor's foreword, foreword by John C. Wister and index. Pink coloured boards with silver writing on the spine. Bumping to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Some marks to the cloth of the board on the front panel. Browning and foxing to the paper edges. Offset tanning to the endpapers along with some foxing. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing some forms for a flower show, with pink overlay and black writing on front panel and spine. Dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and quite scruffy. Corners are rubbed and shipped. The top and bottom dustwrapper edge are creased and there is a 1.5 "tear in the top spine edge. Sunning has caused fading to the spine and to the top edge of the front panel. There is grubby marks and foxing marks noticeable on the dustwrapper most noticeable on the verso. Inserted loosely into the book is original receipt for book purchase and a small article on gardening. A guide to the presentation, judging and setting up of a flower show circa 1950. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Natural History -- Botany ; Inventory No: 0102183. Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102183  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Native Flowers of Victoria
Pescott, Edward E. [Edgar],
George Robertson & Company , Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, 1914. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Herbert Dickins and Photographs . Edition Unstated. V, 6-120 pages, last two pages blank, introduction by Professor A. J. Ewart, list of coloured plates, list of photo engravings, glossary and index. Colour illustrated, tipped in, frontispiece by Herbert Dickins showing 2 Victorian wildflowers. Within the text they are another three coloured tipped in plates by the same illustrator along with 56 black-and-white photographs. Green coloured cloth boards with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. The dating of this book is courtesy of The National Library of Australia website. A look at Victorian native flowering plants. Rubbing and bumping to the backstrip edges and to the book corners, the underlying board is visible to the lower book corners. Light rubbing and darkening of the cloth of the boards. Heavy browning and foxing to the text block edges. Heavy foxing and offset tanning to the endpapers and browning and foxing throughout the text. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Herbert Dickins and Photographs . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Botany ; Australia; Inventory No: 0107517. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107517  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wild Flower Diary; A Memorial Volume Compiled from Articles Published in the 'Junior Age' During Periods 1960 -- 64 are
Waddell, Winifred,
ISBN: 0959849300
Native Plants Preservation Society of Victoria, Maryborough, Victoria, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. First Edition. XI, 150 pp., foreword by Geoffrey N. Christensen, biographical note, editors introduction, some books were further reading, index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece by Elisabeth Cochrane, and the numerous illustrations used within the text are also done by the same illustrator. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. All edges of the book are slightly rubbed and there are dust marks to the same edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Elisabeth Cochrane, with white background with black titles on the front panel and spine. The corners of the dustwrapper are slightly creased and wrinkled. There is a 0.25" tear on the top spine gutter on front panel and some grubby marks to the back panel. A republishing of articles written by the author for children in the early 1960s for a newspaper about the natural plants [and fauna] to be found in and around Victoria. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Essays ; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers ; Diaries; Australia; Natural History -- Botany . ISBN: 0959849300. ISBN/EAN: 9780959849301. Inventory No: 0100973. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100973  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wildflower Diary: A Memorial Volume Compiled from Articles Published in the 'Junior Age' During Periods 1960 -- 64 are
Waddell, Winifred,
ISBN: 0959849300
Native Plants Preservation Society of Victoria, Maryborough, Victoria, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. First Edition. XI, 150 pp., foreword by Geoffrey N. Christensen, biographical note, editors introduction, some books were further reading, index. Coloured illustrated frontispiece by Elisabeth Cochrane, and the numerous illustrations used within the text are also done by the same illustrator. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Elisabeth Cochrane, with white background with black wrting on the front panel and spine. The previous owner had protected the book with plastic, and unfortunately the sticky tape glued has browned, leaving marks on both fold over flaps, and opposite on the free end pages. Otherwise without damage. A republishing of articles written by the author for children in the early 1960s for a newspaper about the natural plants [and fauna] to be found in and around Victoria. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elisabeth Cochrane. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Australiana; Journalism; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers; Natural History -- Botany. ISBN: 0959849300. ISBN/EAN: 9780959849301. Inventory No: 0223675. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
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Wildflowers of Tasmania
KIng, H. J. & Burns, T. E.,
The Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1968. First Edition
 softcover softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g.; 106pp., The text is illustrated with coloured photographs of wildflowers described. Illustrated covers, being flowers found in Tasmania. A little wear to the book edges; previous owner's name at top of first page, bookplate pasted to onside of rear cover, sticker shadow on front cover,. A small guide to the wildflowers of Tasmania. Part of the "The Jacaranda Press" series of Wildflower Guides of Australia -- this being number 5. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Botany ; Australia; Inventory No: 0272657. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.90 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Wildflowers of the Central Australia
Chippendale, Thelma M,
ISBN: 0725402881
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1975. First Edition
 softcover softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g.; 106pp., foreword by George Chippendale, introduction by author, bibliography. The text is illustrated with coloured photographs of wildflowers described. Illustrated covers, being flowers found within Central Australia, with white background and the writing on the front panel and spine. A small guide to the wildflowers of Central Australia. Part of the "The Jacaranda Press" series of Wildflower Guides of Australia -- this being number 4. this is the pocket edition first printed in 1968. It is a soft cover with sewn binding, slightly over opened at pages 12/13, no other damage, no annotations. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Botany ; Australia; ISBN: 0725402881. ISBN/EAN: 9780725402884. Inventory No: 0280301. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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Wildflowers of the Central Australia
Chippendale, Thelma M,
The Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1968. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g.; 106pp., foreword by George Chippendale, introduction by author, bibliography. The text is illustrated with coloured photographs of wildflowers described. Illustrated covers, being flowers found within Central Australia, with white background and the writing on the front panel and spine. Scuffing and grubby marks to the panels and there is some creasing to the front panel. A little wear to the book edges. A small guide to the wildflowers of Central Australia. Part of the "The Jacaranda Press" series of Wildflower Guides of Australia -- this being number 4. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Botany ; Australia; Inventory No: 0102918. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Wildflowers of the Central Australia
Chippendale, Thelma M,
The Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1968. First Edition
 softcover softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g.; 106pp., foreword by George Chippendale, introduction by author, bibliography. The text is illustrated with coloured photographs of wildflowers described. Illustrated covers, being flowers found within Central Australia, with white background and the writing on the front panel and spine. A little wear to the book edges; previous owner's name at top of first page. A small guide to the wildflowers of Central Australia. Part of the "The Jacaranda Press" series of Wildflower Guides of Australia -- this being number 4. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Botany ; Australia; Inventory No: 0272656. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Wildflowers of the Western State
Not Credited,
Rolsh Productions , Albany -- Western Australia, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Edition Unstated. III, 4-39 pages, botanical names, common names, and descriptions and scientific index. The text is illustrated with colour photographs of Western Australian wildflowers. Colour photographic covers with black background with yellow and white titles to the front panel. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing to both the book edges and book panels. In this book 147 of Western Australia's wildflowers are illustrated with wonderful colour photographs. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Natural History -- Botany ; Local History -- Western Australia; Inventory No: 0107433. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107433  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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