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65/2657 Botany Sander F
65/2657 [Botany]. Sander, F. Reichenbachia. Orchids illustrated and described by -. First and Second Series. St. Albans, F. Sander & Co., 1888-1894, 4 vols., 192 chromolithogr. plates by J. MANSELL after H.G. MOON, later unif. cl. w. use of contemp./ orig. (?) giltlettered cl.

- Plate 15 and 85 of the 1st series and 15 and 55 of the 2nd series replaced with well executed watercolour copies after the original plates; a few text lvs. w. (repaired) (sm.) tears, mostly in margins; first vol. upper outer corner of lvs. sl. dam./ bumped; lacking all tissue guards; plates partly w. some adhering from opposite textleaf. Professionally rebound w. use of orig. cl.

= Sumptuous work with splendid plates by Henry George Moon, considered to be one of the richest reference sources on orchids ever produced (wikipedia). Nissen BBI 1722. From the library of Ben E. Singer, The American Orchid Society with his bookplate on all upper pastedowns. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.

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