The Orchid Growers Manual, Sixth Edition
Descriptions of the best species and varieties of orchidaceous plants
“Together with their times of flowering, and most approved modes of treatment; Also, plain and practical instructions relating to the general culture of orchids; and remarks on the heat, moisture, soil, and seasons of growth and of rest best suited to the several species.”
Written by Benjamin Samuel Williams, F.R.H.S.
Sixth Edition, London, 1885. Enlarged and Revised
Published at Victoria and Paradise Nursery. Upper Holloway
* 660 page volume filled with orchid species and variety descriptions. 147 Illustrations, including multiple double-page fold outs.
* Overall size is 5 ½” wide x 7 1/2” tall. Approximately 2 1/4” thick.
* Originally published in green cloth with gilt decoration, this copy was made into a special personal library book. Luxuriously rebound by RC Annandale Bookseller and Stationer (est 1888) in dark green ¾ leather with marble cover pages. Endpapers are same marble paper and edges of pages are also treated with marbling. No other pages are changed. Within the last few decades, the spine has been replaced, keeping all pages tight and intact.
This is one of the best editions of this marvelous orchid growing manual. Very rare.
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