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Agricultural Who's Who of Southern Africa

By: N/A

Price: $95.00


Undated, possibly published in the 1950s. There is no mention of an editor or publisher, and there is also no title page. Based on the spine, it appears to be volume I. The boards are quite shelf rubbed and edge worn. The corners are knocked inwards, and the label on the spine is peeling at the corners. Despite this, the boards remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. The edges of the... View more info

Botanical Characters of the Maize Plant (Code Leaflet No 3 (Nature Study)) (Being a reprint from the Transvaal Agricultural Journal)

By: Burtt-Davy, Joseph

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Transvaal Education Department, Pretoria, 1909


Complete. A placid copy of this booklet by the excellent Burtt-Davy. Burtt-Davy had been appointed, in 1903, botanist and agrostologist with the newly founded Transvaal Department of Agriculture. He started a collection of Transvaal plants of which he already had an intimate knowledge of the subject. These first specimens came from Meintjieskop, Irene and a trip to the western Transvaal - at the time of his retirement in 1913, his collected specimens numbered 14,000. T... View more info

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Renishaw: The Story of Crookes Brothers

By: Hocking, Anthony

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Hollards, Bethulie, 1992

Edition: First Edition


320 pages (complete). A sturdy, handsome copy. The book is housed in a laminated board slipcase. This has some light sunning, wear and even lighter handling marks. It is sound. The laminated boards are smart. The corners and edges have some very shallow knocks. Otherwise, the boards shine with health. The contents are most gratifying - even if a touch patrician. They are very tight and assured, very clean and clear, benevolent and generous - as if new throughout... View more info

The Planting and Cultivation of the Maize Crop (Farmers' Bulletin 84)

By: Burtt-Davy, Joseph

Price: $30.40

Publisher: Transvaal Department of Agriculture, 1909

Inscription: Signed


11 pages (complete). The pamphlet signed by Joseph Burtt-Davy on the front page. Burtt-Davy was an extraordinary man: in 1903, he was appointed botanist and agrostologist with the newly founded Transvaal Department of Agriculture. He started a collection of Transvaal plants of which he already had an intimate knowledge of the subject. These first specimens came from Meintjieskop, Irene and a trip to the western Transvaal - at the time of his retirement in 1913, his col... View more info