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Puydt, E. de
Les orchidees. Histoire iconographique avec une revue descriptive des especes cultivees en Europe.
Paris, Rothschild, 1880. 4°, circa 28 x 19 cm., Title, VIII, 348 pp., 50 coloured plates and 244 illustrations in the text. A little later half-calf with a leather intarsia of a flower on the spine Stafleu-C. 8410; Nissen, BBI 1572. - First edition with 50 beautiful plates printed in colour and then hightened by hand. The plates show the entire plants (not only the blossom) in rich detail. There is a review of all the species that can be found in Europe and chapters about: organographie, classification, geographie, collections, commerce, emploi, culture etc. - Nice copy in a beautiful binding, inside minor browning, plates clean and in fresh colours, spine a little faded, minor rubbing, very decorative. [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek [Germany]
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