This large first-and-last-edition book arrived in a padded envelope the other day.
My friend Don had mentioned it: Weeds of Crops and Gardens in Southern Africa, published in 1985. I remember 1985. My braces were off, my contacts were in, and I had my first modeling contract.
I bought it with a click of a mouse. You know me. I like weeds. And I love this book. The illustrations are beautiful - the artist is Barbara Jeppe. I'd love to own some of her prints. I wonder where her originals live? If they live.
Each entry tells you what the weed is, what pestilential effects it has, and how to kill it.
And, occasionally, which bits of it are edible.