18 December 2002
LINDEN, Jean-Jules Linden (1817-1898). Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées. Brussels: M.Hayez, 1860.
Volume I (all published), 2o (450 x 320 mm). Half-title, 48 hand-colored lithographic plates by F. Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert. (Dampstained throughout, with offsetting and discoloration to most plates.) Contemporary half morocco gilt (broken). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society (bookplates; stamps).
FIRST EDITION of this important large format work on a wide-ranging selection of the most beautiful orchids then in cultivation, originating from all the tropical regions of the world. The work is named in honor of J.-P. Pescatore of St.Cloud, one of the earliest orchid amateurs. Great Flower Books p.65; Nissen BBI 1196; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4622.
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