Title Grass: A Story of Frankenwald
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition fair
Edition First Edition
Publisher Cape Town Oxford University PRess 1969
Seller ID 9929
Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. xx, 212. Brown boards with silver lettering on spine. Includes index, b/w photos and illustrations. Jacket is well-worn with numerous chips and tears, with original price in rand on the lower front flap. Boards have light discoloration on spine where tears in jacket let light in. Plant physiologist Edward "Eddie" Roux was an opponent of apartheid, an advocate for education and active in the Communist Party of South Africa. A professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Roux lost his job when the government banned him for his political activities. 'Grass,' which was published posthumously, and edited by the author's wife, Winifred M. Roux, tells the story of ecologists seeking to squeeze agriculture from a desolate landscape. From the library of the late Sonoran desert biologist Thomas Cox, who lived and worked in Lesotho, Africa, in the 1960s (his name is written on the front pastedown). Dust jacket present. First Edition.