1882,J.N. FITCH & WARNER'S ORCHIDS H/C SACCOLABIUM GP

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  • Sold Date: Jul 20, 2010
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Title

The Orchid Album.

Author

Warner Robert

Date

1882-1897

Sizes

9" 1/4 x 11" 1/4 (23,5x28,5 cm)

Descri ption

Original hand colored / hand finished print. Colors very intense and fresh. First edition.

Other plates

Other Plates .

The Warner's Orchid Album.

1883

These prints are from an extremely rare work of beautifully hand colored orchid prints from the first edition of Robert Warner and Thomas Moore's orchid Album.

Important work with splendid plates published periodically by B.S. Williams at the Victoria and Paradise Nurseries from 1882 until 1897. The selection of orchids is largely based on the discoveries made during the 19th century in the wild and offers an unparalleled record of all the best orchid varieties before the impact of the 'captive-bred' hybrids.

The Orchid Album was illustrated by the master illustrator of orchids, John Nugent Fitch. His original drawings are in the Natural History Museum, South Kensington. The brilliance of the colors in this very RARE FIRST edition are unsurpassed.

References include Nissen BBI 2107; Pritzel 10668, Great Flower Books,p.80; 187; Stafleu 6282.

The prints in excellent condition, and measures approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 11 1/4 inches
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