Great Flower Books, p. 48; Nissen BBI 89; Stafleu TL2 342." /> BATEMAN, JAMES. The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837-1843]. <I>Elephant folio, 729 x 534 mm. (28 11/16 x 21 in.), contemporary hardgrained red morocco gilt, g.e., by J. Wright, hinges and spine worn, upper joint badly cracked, plates 9, 16, 29 and 40 with trifling foxing, title foxed, dedication leaf, text leaf to plate 39, final leaf and the slips creased, blank endleaves creased, most severely at front and partly torn.</I> One of 125 copies, ornamental lithographed title-page by J. Brandard, 40 hand-colored lithographed plates drawn on stone by Maxim Gauci after Miss S.A. Drake (16), Mrs. Augusta Withers (21), Miss Jane Edwards (1), and Samuel Holden (1), one plate unsigned, one uncolored plan of epiphyte houses and 38 tailpiece wood-engraved vignettes, 2 by George Cruikshank, "Addenda et Corrigenda" and "Directions to the Binder" slips bound in at end. Blunt & Stearn, pp. 249-252; <I>Great Flower Books</I>, p. 48; Nissen <I>BBI</I> 89; Stafleu TL2 342. | Christie's