Orchids Their Description and Cultivation
By Charles H. Curtis
(Author of Orchids for Everyone, printed in 1910).
Forward by Lord Aberconway. CBE. V.M.H
Published by Putnam and Company, Ltd. Stated as First Published 1950. Printed by Harrison and Sons, Ltd. Printers to His Majesty the King.
- 274 pages including 78 photographic plates, 30 of them colored. All in bright, clean condition.
- A wonderful introduction to growing and caring for various types of orchids. Charles Curtis wanted to dispel the notion that orchids were for the rich, or that they were too difficult to grow. He devoted decades to the Royal Horticultural Society and Kew Gardens
Dustjacket printed on textured paper and in fair condition. Rubbing and faint tears around edges and spine is darker than front/back. DJ is clipped to remove price inside.
- Printed on laid paper and hardbound in a green cloth cover. Book on Very Good condition, binding tight with no loose or torn pages. Front and spine embossed with gold lettering and image of Ladyslipper orchid. Front endpaper shows previous owner’s bookstamp but otherwise is clean.
- Overall dimensions 10” x 7 ¾” x 2 ¼”.
The author shares his many years of experience growing orchids, while coming across in terms the average grower or gardener understands. Suggestions for growing, flowering, culture etc are very helpful for both novices and experienced collectors.
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