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Offline Roger Fisher

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Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« on: December 13, 2007, 16:43:29 »
Briza are planning to have this book on the shelves by the time of the Gardinex show in April 2008. They will put up pre-orders on their website soon - see www.briza.co.za. The first three hundred orders received will be for numbered and signed copies. The book is to be hardbound and will run to about 200 pages and sell for R299 (which I think is a fair price). Dirk Swanevelder has written the body of the text and I have authored text blocks and helped source illustrations, the most unique of which are the coloured pencil drawings by South Africa's first Black botanical artist, Sibonello Chiliza, and the first time all six species have been depicted in their entirety by the same hand. The book is profusely illustrated and has a hansomely illustrated section on the anatomy of the Clivia. HOWEVER, WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD PHOTOS OF C gardenii HABITAT! The language is plain and the style informal and the text accessible. There is an illustrated section on the named cultivars.

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nuture
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 17:47:58 »
Ok, this sounds promising.  :good:

I love hand illustration too. Please put me as #1 on the pre-order list! ;-)

I will go see if the website is ready to accept orders!

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paul michael
Brooklyn, NYC USA
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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nuture
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 11:34:46 »
I would be very interested in a numbered and signed copy.

Mike Falconer

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 01:47:05 »
Thanks for the heads-up.
I have written the publisher and asked to be placed on the list.
I certainly hope that the artist also signs the book.
Best,
John
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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008, 09:49:47 »
Does anyone knoe where I can get hold of one?

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008, 12:56:02 »
I have also searched the Briza website with no luck - please help?
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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008, 13:37:13 »
I tried to order the book in February.
This was their reply:

Please make enquiries nearer to May as it is only expected then and it is diificult to keep backorders so far ahead of time - David
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To: books@briza.co.za
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:04 PM
Subject: pre-order of book


 ISBN: 978-1-875093-61-8
EXTENT: 208 pages
FORMAT: 240 X 210 mm
Hard Cover 400 full colour photographs, botanical drawings, maps.

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008, 17:30:08 »
Folks
PATIENCE!!!
Like all good things, this takes time.
Briza had to get ten books into press by the time of the Gardenex Show and the Clivia - Nature and Nurture went onto the back burner.
I've sen the latest proofs and it is going to be a stunning production.
We'll get there eventually.
But thanks for the anticipated support
Regards
Roger

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 01:38:38 »
I see they now list it for release March 01, 2009

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 06:27:12 »
Well, there I've learnt something!

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 21:28:37 »
Well, let's hope the schedule holds!
vrede,
paul michael
Brooklyn, NYC USA

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 01:21:05 »
There is a question though.
I assumed that when I originally wrote them that I would have a copy reserved.
Should I anticipate that this is not true and contact them again?
As to the desire to have both the author and artist sign the book, what should I do?
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John
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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2009, 07:47:49 »
Folks
As co-author I should be able to tell you what's going on but I've seen so many deadlines come and go that I can't be of any help. The economic meltdown has also not helped the costs of production.
As soon as I get a clear indication - that is once we've okayed the FINAL proofs - I'll do an update.
I'll also do my best to see that you early birds get the signed and numbered copies.
Thank's for your support
Regards
Roger

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2009, 19:00:49 »
Here are the pre order forms for Nature & Nurture
Gideon Scheepers
www.cliviaforum.co.za
083 233 5144

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Re: Clivia - Nature and Nurture
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009, 06:23:56 »
Gideon
Thanks for this!
Even if you have contacted the publishers before with a pre-order I suggest you do it again using this form.
Regards
Roger

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