London, South Kensington
6 April 2001
PUYDT, Paul Emile de. Les Orchidées. Histoire iconographique ... Avec une revue descriptive des espèces cultivées en Europe, Paris: J. Rothschild, 1880. 8°, half title, title in red and black, 50 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, 244 wood-engraved illustrations, some full-page (first gathering, plates 28, 29 and 47 detached, faint marginal browning to plates, text lightly browned or spotted), contemporary half cloth, original printed wrappers bound in (lightly rubbed, front wrapper detached); bookplate of Nils Rosén. FIRST EDITION. Nissen BBI 1572.
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