4to. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. 128 pp. Title page in red and black. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slight wear to head and tail of spine. Minor edge wear and a little foxing of flyleaves and preliminaries, but otherwise a very good copy. 1961 gift inscription on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 60 colour plates. Account of orchids and their cultivation by Swiss born botanist, Walter Kupper (1874-1953), who worked in Germany. The work, first published in Zurich in 1952 as Orchideen is beautifully illustrated by Walter Linsenmaier (1917-2000), Swiss artist and entomologist.
[Stock No. 27396]