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Franz Bauer | Illustrations of orchidaceous plants, 1830-1838

Franz Bauer | Illustrations of orchidaceous plants, 1830-1838

Franz Bauer | Illustrations of orchidaceous plants, 1830-1838

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Franz Bauer


Illustrations of orchidaceous plants… with notes and prefatory remarks by John Lindley. London: James Ridgway, 1830-1838


FIRST EDITION, small folio (360 x 270mm.), 35 hand-coloured lithographed plates, contemporary half morocco, some slight spotting


ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE ORCHID BOOKS. ABPC records only two copies at auction.


This is one of three books in which Bauer figures as author, although the text is entirely by Lindley. Bauer’s plates, lithographed by Hullmandel, represent dissections of floral parts for establishing taxonomic characters for generic and specific determination.


LITERATURE:

Nissen BBI 98 (calling for 2 parts and 20 plates only); Stafleu TL2 365

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