A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.
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Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine since the issue of the 'First Century'. London, L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large-4to (315 x 245mm). pp. viii, with 100 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Publisher's blindpressed green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and frontcover.
The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era
Bateman was one of the most famous orchidologists of the last century. His gigantic publication "Orchidacea of Mexico and Guatamala" being the most famous. The present work is a selection of orchids most worthy of cultivation as published in Curtis' Botanical Magazine, with a revised and in many cases re-written text. However here published on large paper to avoid the necessity of folding. The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era. The first hundred plates "A Century of Orchidaceous Plants" were published by W.J. Hooker and are an independant work. A fine copy of this scarce work. One endpaper and the half title with tear repaired. A very fine and clean copy.
Provenance: Bookplate of Denis I. Duveen.
Nissen BBI, 87; Stafleu & Cowan 344.