Mimetes: An Illustrated Account of Mimetes Salisbury and Orothamnus Pappe, Two Notable Cape Genera of the Proteaceae (limited to 500 numbered copies each signed by the author and artist)
By Rouke, John Patrick
Pp. xvi, 174; 14 full page color plates from paintings by Thalia Lincoln each signed in pencil by the artist, numerous other black-and-white figures, and portraits. One-quarter leather over green cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on the front board, spine leather with four raised bands, housed in the publisher’s gray cloth-covered folding case, lettered in brown on the top cover, elephant folio (660 x 490 mm). This printing was limited to 500 copies. The first 50 copies are presentation copies, and the remaining copies are numbered 50 to 500, this being copy no. 120. Each copy of this limited edition is signed by the author, John Patrick Rouke and by the artist, Thalia Lincoln on the limitation page. Mimetes, the pagoda, is a genus of evergreen shrubs or small trees 0.5–6 meters (1.6–19.7 feet) high, with thirteen species assigned to the family Proteaceae. This genus, as with other proteas, is popular with nectivorous birds such as the Cape sugarbird and several sunbird species. All species of Mimetes are endemic to the Cape Region of South Africa (from Wiki). Orothamnus or marsh rose is a monotypic fynbos genus in the family Proteaceae occurring in the Kogelberg and Kleinrivier Mountains of Hottentots-Holland in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is an erect, sparsely branched shrub to 5 meter tall and was first depicted by Jean Villet, a Capetonian artist and dealer in natural history specimens (from Wiki). No ownership marks. This book weighs 36 pounds; it will require extra postage in the USA and worldwide.
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|A fine copy in the original gray cloth case that is slightly edge-worn.