Australian Ferns and Fern Allies
by D. L. Jones & S. C. Clemesha
A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1977, colour photographs throughout, in text drawings and illustrations throughout, decorated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0589071971
Near Fine Condition, old pricing in biro on front endpaper, previous owners gift insicription scribbled out on title page, minor edge and shelf wear to book and jacket
'The book covers some 312 species of ferns and fern allies, giving details, where known, of distribution, habitat, cultivation and means of identification. A black and white line drawing accompanies each species. Related plants are grouped where possible into chapters. The remainder, which includes the bulk of the ferns, are gathered together in one large chapter and arranged in alphabetical order to make for ease of location and identification. Lists of Australian ferns and fern allies, their classifications and common synonyms are included to further aid in the identification of species.
There are sixty-one colour illustrations of unusual or indigenous species. Most of these are in-situ shots taken by B. Gray but a number of close-ups by E. R. Rotherham are included to show details not usually seen. The text has been compiled by D. L. Jones and S. C. Clemesha and D. L. Jones did the line drawings.'