1100. [Botany - Orchids]

WARNER, Robert; WILLIAMS; Benjamin Samuel; MOORE, Thomas

The orchid album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare and beautiful orchidaceous plants.

London, B.S. Wiliams, 1882-1897

11 vol., 4to; 528 pl. (some offsetting).

Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in gilt and black, flat spines, a.e.g. Good copy.

This nice illustrated album containing all 528 hand-coloured lithographic plates by John Nuget Fitch (1840-1927) depicts numerous orchid varieties. Robert Warner (1815-1896) was the author of "Select Orchidaceous Plants", Benjamin Samuel Williams (1822-1890) was the author of "The Orchid-Growers" manual'. The descriptions were written by Thomas Moore (1821-1887), curator of the Chelsea Botanic Gardens.
Ref. Nissen (BBI) 2107.
Prov. James Mast de Maeght (1943-2020), Belgian entomologist and botanist (mod. bookpl. in all vol.).

€ 4.000 / 5.000

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