18 December 2002
WOOLWARD, Florence (1854-1930). The Genus Masdevallia, issued by the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., Chiefly from Plants in his Collection of Orchids at Newbattle Abbey... with additional notes by F.C. Lehmann. London: Lyne & Sons for R.H. Porter, 1890-96.
Nine parts in one volume, 2o (445 x 315 mm). 87 hand-colored lithographic plates by M. & N. Hanhart after F.C. Lehmann, J. Barbosa Rodriquez and Woolward (one double-page), double-page map and 61 wood-engraved text illustrations, errata leaf, directions to the binder slip. Nineteenth-century brown half morocco gilt, marbled boards, top edge gilt, others uncut, spine gilt-stamped "M.H.S." at foot. Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1892-6; binding; stamps).
FIRST EDITION, one of 250 copies only. Great Flower Books, p.152; Nissen BBI 2185; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 18.284.
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