By Steve Manning. Travel back in time to the early days of orchid discovery, collection, commerce, and botanical description. Whether your favorite orchid growers are local, domestic, or international, the stories behind the routes taken by early orchids and their cultivators makes for fascinating reading!
Many first-hand accounts, famous color prints and documents, plus lively text fill each page. The open pages shown above cover Nathaniel Ward and his introduction of "The Wardian Case" as well as a section on Cattleya loddigesii.
Signed and unsigned copies available. 2010. Hardcover. 669 pages.
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