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The Woodlands Orchids, Described and Illustrated with Stories of Orchid-Collecting

BOYLE, Frederick;

Published by . London, Macmillan and Co, 1901, First Edition., 1901
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4to [24 x 19 cm]; ix, 274 pp, 16 chromolithographed plates including the frontis from paintings by J. L. Macfarlane, portrait of J. Coles, index. orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title on cover and spine, gilt vignette of orchid on cover, a. e. g., cover slightly rubbed, minor foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, hinges cracking but firm, endpaper inscription, very good copy, interior excellent. Boyle wrote several books on orchids, of which this is his scarcest and most attractive, especially the colored plates. The stories of how the orchids were found are quite interesting. Most chapters include lists and descriptions of numerous orchid species and hybrids. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 35. The plates include Zygo-Colax, Laelias, Cattleyas, Lycaste, Cypripediums, Odontoglossums. A picture of this book is available on request. Bookseller Inventory # A11679

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Title: The Woodlands Orchids, Described and ...

Publisher: . London, Macmillan and Co, 1901, First Edition.

Publication Date: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

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