8 December 2015
BLUME, Karl Ludwig (1796-1862). Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'archipel Indien et du Japon. Amsterdam: C.G.Sulpke, 1858-.
2° (430 x 286 mm). Mounted on guards throughout, half-title. Additional hand-colored lithographic title and 70 lithographic plates, including 56 hand-colored and one double-page as issue, by G. Severeyns after T.Bik, Blume, Gordon, Latour, van Raalten and A.J. Wendel. (Occasional offsetting.) Late 19th century red morocco gilt, edges gilt, by Belz-Niedrée.
FIRST EDITION, separate issue. A very attractive work on the orchids of the Malay Archipelago. This work was also issued simultaneously, with a Latin title, as a supplement to the author's Flora Javae. Great Flower Books p. 50; Nissen BBI 175; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 569.
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