Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 343 pages (complete). A beautiful, copy. The dust jacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The green boards are very good. The gilt titling and decoration are fresh. Beyond these the pages are very clean, crisp and clear, and a neat inscription of the previous owner, the illustrations are vivid, vibrant. Due to weight postal adjustments may be required.
Botanical and biographical notes and explanations by Prof. A Bayer. Katharine Saunders accompanied her husband James to settle in Natal in 1854. He was involved in the setting up of the Tongaat Sugar Plantation. She was excited by the wealth of indigenous flora of Natal and produced a wonderful collection of paintings of the flowers of the area. She also despatched many specimens to friends with connections at Kew. Hence, the Kew bulletin of 1901 reports that Katharine Saunders contributed 426 specimens to the Kew museum between 1881 and 1889. One of the most string of her paintings is the Haemanthus Katharinae, Plate 17. Pages:1-343 106 full page colour plates of Katharine Saunders’ flower paintings, other pencil drawings, family photographs and paintings of her house and surrounds. Frontispiece photograph of Katharine Saunders