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Hooker. Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. 1855

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 2,000 GBP

Hooker. Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. 1855

Hooker. Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. 1855

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,000

GBP

Property from the Library at Spetchley Park


HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON


Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. London: Lovell Reeve, 1855


FIRST EDITION, folio (500 x 365mm.), printed title, lithographed title within hand-coloured floral border, 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, list of subscribers, original green cloth, contents loose (gutta percha perished), dampstaining to binding and first part of text and plates, spotting, somewhat worn 


Hooker's second book on Himalayan plants includes two plates of orchids: Cyrtosia (Erythrorchis) Lindleyana and Vanda Cathcarti. Of the first, Hooker writes, "The subject of the present plate is certainly the most remarkable orchid in the Himalaya, if not in all India, and belongs to a small genus, native of the Eastern Himalaya, the Khasia mountains, and the Malayan Islands."


LITERATURE:

Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI 910


PROVENANCE:

Ellen Ann Willmott (1858–1934), Warley Place, Essex; posthumous sale in these rooms, 1-3 April 1935, lot 239

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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