WARNER (ROBERT)  Select Orchidaceous Plants, 2 vol. [First and Second Series], 1862-1875
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WARNER (ROBERT) Select Orchidaceous Plants, 2 vol. [First and Second Series], 1862-1875
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WARNER (ROBERT)
Select Orchidaceous Plants, 2 vol. [First and Second Series], half-titles, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after W.H. Fitch and J. Andrews, spotting to 8 plates in second volume, early half morocco, t.e.g., rubbed [Nissen BBI 2108; Great Flower Books, p.80], folio, Lovell Reeve, 1862-1875

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  • Robert Warner (c.1815-1896) was an orchid grower from Cheltenham in Essex. "The present publication is designed to present the lovers of Orchids with portraits of such of the most beautiful and recent acquisitions among the cultivated forms of this remarkable race of plants... it is intended that our illustrations shall present not only accurate but highly-finished portraits of the most interesting of the species." Benjamin S. Williams wrote the notes on culture. A third series was issued in 1877-1891.
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