The Old Company’s Garden.At the Cape and its Superintendents.


The history of the Europeans in South Africa begins with a garden.Says Professor R. H. Compton of Kirstenbosch,in the forword to this important book.Here is the first accurate and detailed desciption of this gardens foundation and development under Jan van Riebeeck and his superintendents.As a botanical study of early flower and vegetable culltivation at the Cape the book is unique.Its interesting story reflects the growth of the early settlement into a flourishing colony.



H/b in reasonably clean boards,a little edge-rubbed,with some damp-staining,along the a rather tatty and torn illustrated d/w,but with no loss.Size 9×6 pp 20+188,inc,indexes of plant names,personal names,bibliography,plates,page maps,plus f/o map of garden layout.with frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding firm.Internaly clean and bright throughout.Some slight staining to e/p’s.and very slightly age-browned throughough. A poor–v/g clean copy.


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