WARNER (Robert) et LINDEN (Jean-Jules)

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WARNER (Robert) et LINDEN (Jean-Jules)
2 illustrated books devoted to the ORCHIDES, incomplete.
- WARNER (Robert) and Benjamin Samuel WILLIAMS. Select
Orchidaceous Plants. London, Lovell Reeve & Co, 1862-1865 and [1865]-1868. 2 large series in-folio, in sheets under printed covers (2 issues of the second series under first series covers).
Either: for the first series, 10 issues, each comprising 4 explanatory sheets, with iv introductory pp. at the head of the first issue, vi pp. and 4 introductory sheets at the head of the last issue, attached the subscription prospectus; for the second series, 4 issues, each comprising 3 explanatory sheets. Defects in the covers and in some of the sheets. SUPERB COLOUR ILLUSTRATION OF WALTER HOOD FITCH AND JAMES ANDREWS, comprising 52 lithographed plates enhanced with hand-colours, some with eraser, i.e. 40 plates for the first series, and 12 for the second (without the last 27 plates).
The last 9 issues of the second series (published until 1875) and the extremely rare third illustrated series of 39 plates (published from 1877 to 1891) are missing.
- LINDEN (Jean-Jules) et alii. Pescatorea. Iconography of orchids from the collection of M. Pescatore, at the château de la Celle-st-Cloud.
Brussels, Ghent and Leipzig, Charles Muquardt's bookshop, 1854-1855. 10 deliveries under printed covers, i.e. : (40) ff. or 4 ff. per delivery; used covers and sheets with sometimes marginal folds. BELLE ILLUSTRATION EN COULEURS DE FRANÇOIS DE TOLLENAERE ET ÉDOUARD MAUBERT, 40 plates lithographed and hand-coloured. Missing are the 2 last completed issues to be published in 1860, which include a total of 8 plates.
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