Grasses and Pastures of South Africa - D. Meredith (editor) 1955 - Central News Agency, Johannesburg - First Edition A large and comprehensive work in two parts - ‘A Guide to the Identification of Grasses in South Africa’ by Lucy Chippindall, and ‘Pasture Management in South Africa’ by J. D. Scott, J. J. Theron, D. Meredith and others.

In a unique and elegant binding, initially ‘J.K. 97’, with what appear to be handmade paper end leaves incorporating wild grasses. Housed in matching bespoke marbled slipcase.

Illustrated throughout with full page colour plates and in-text black and white photographs, folding colour maps bound in at the rear.
  Provenance: With the engraved bookplate of the Colwal Library collection.

Quarto (binding size 25.1x19.5cm), pp. [8] xvi 771 [1] [6].
  Finely bound and initialled J.K. 97 in full green morocco, spine lettered ruled and decorated in gilt, decorated with horizontal grasses motif in gilt to both upper and lower covers, green pastedowns illustrated with grasses in white, green endpapers, all edges trimmed.   Condition: Fine in fine binding   Ref: 111329   Price: HK$ 6,000