Monograph And Iconograph Of Native British Orchidaceae
With fifty-seven coloured plates from water-colour drawings of living plants by hilda m. godfery
12.5 x 10.5 inches. Small folio. pp. xvi, 259. Frontis & 57 colour plates, 9 monochrome plates plus illustration of artist, all with tissue guards. Original blue cloth, top edge gilt. Addenda et Corrigenda loosely slipped in. Preserved in original dust-wrapper. Fine Colonel Godfery's extraordinarily comprehensive monograph and iconograph of the British Orchids has been the standard work for many years. However, since the advent of genetical inquiry, some of the science has now been reassessed. The book remains a fantastic achievement stunningly illustrated by Hilda M Godfery, the author's wife to whom the book is dedicated. Extremely difficult to find in the original dust jacket.
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