405
405

BOTANY, ESPECIALLY SOUTH AFRICAN, THE PROPERTY OF JOHN VENN, SINGAPORE

Warner, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, and Thomas Moore
THE ORCHID ALBUM, COMPRISING COLOURED FIGURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW, RARE, AND BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS. LONDON: B.S. WILLIAMS, 1882–1897
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8,00012,000
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405

BOTANY, ESPECIALLY SOUTH AFRICAN, THE PROPERTY OF JOHN VENN, SINGAPORE

Warner, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, and Thomas Moore
THE ORCHID ALBUM, COMPRISING COLOURED FIGURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW, RARE, AND BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS. LONDON: B.S. WILLIAMS, 1882–1897
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Warner, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, and Thomas Moore
THE ORCHID ALBUM, COMPRISING COLOURED FIGURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW, RARE, AND BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS. LONDON: B.S. WILLIAMS, 1882–1897
FIRST EDITION, 4to (300 x 239mm.), 528 (on 527) lithographed plates by and after John Nugent Fitch, partly hand-coloured, partly colour-printed, plates 9/10 constitute one folding plate, contemporary green calf, some spotting, mainly to text
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Literature

Great Flower Books, p.80; Nissen BBI 2107; Stafleu TL2 6282

Catalogue Note

The obituary of Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume 9 states “In 1881 he commenced his magnum opus, the Orchid Album, which as projected with the idea of supplying a demand for illustrations of orchidaceous plants, with botanical descriptions of the plants figured, and notes on their cultivation… its appearance was hailed with great satisfaction in horticultural circles throughout the world, and it numbers amongst its subscribers nearly all lovers of orchids and many of our leading and most influential horticulturalists”.

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