Australian Rain-forest Trees: Including notes on some of the tropical rain forests and descriptions of many tropical species
23cm x 15cm. xvi, 468 pages, black and white illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket.
A friend and colleague of the author of this book says touchingly in a foreword that W.D. Francis writes so originally and dedicatedly about trees that the book “must make a strong appeal to botanists, foresters, and that ever-growing circle of Australians who take a general interest in trees and, in fact, all that pertains to plant life.” So good was his work, first published in 1929, that this manual has been updated and renewed here over a half-century later.
Minor foxing and tanning. Bookplate and name of I & B Sunderland, Mount Nebo. Clipped jacket with chip to front panel and slight discolouration to spine. Good Condition.