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Category: All Categories: Garden and Horticulture: Orchids and Bromeliads
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1.
Bechtel, Helmut, with Phillip Cribb and Edmund Launert  
Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species, The, 3e : (3rd Edition, 2nd Printing, 1998)

Publisher: MIT Press; Cambridge, Mass: 1998.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Third Edition; Second Printing Hardcover ISBN: 0262023393 585 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Very large hardcover, black boards, 2 indexes, bibliography, glossary, text in 3 columns, 62 b/w line drawings, 864 species shown in high-quailty color photos on glossy plates, in alphabetical order, with captions. ; Copyright 1981. This is 3rd edition, 1992, 2nd printing, 1998. Photos by Helmut Bechtel, Mark Clements, Paul and Jenne Davies, David Menzies and others. ; Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. No other defects.

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2.
Bingham, Marjorie T.  
Orchids of Michigan : Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bulletin Number 15, March, 1939

Publisher: Cranbrook Institute of Science; Bloomfield Hills, Mich: 1939.
Very Good+ Softcover 110 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Pinkish-orange stiff covers, index, bibliography, list of distribution by county, outline of how to identify orchids, small map, 88 pages of text + 32 b/w photos and 6 full-color illustrations on 22 plates, with captions. ; Almost no wear, but covers lightly sunned around edges. Glossy pages bright and clean, text pages slightly yellowed from age. No other defects. ; Cranbrook Institute of Science Bulletin Series; Vol. 15

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3.
Kramer, Jack:  
Botanical Orchids and how to grow them.

Publisher: Woodbridge, Garden Art Press, 2003 (reprint).
222pp with numerous full colour illus. "The names of those early orchid hunters are preserved today in the Latin names by which the orchids they discovered are still known, In the last two decades orchids have been subject to extensive hybridisation in the search for novelty and ever more fantastic colours and shapes; indeed thousands upon thousands of hybrids have appeared. Jack Kramer concentrates on the original botanical orchids as they appeared in nature and their habitats. These orchids had waned in popularity with the introduction of the new hybrids and were also at risk in many cases of extinction as their natural habitats were despoiled and ravaged by man. Fortunately, new cloning techniques have rescued such endangered species from oblivion. This book addresses the technical needs of the novice orchid enthusiast in choosing species appropriate to the climate and facilities available, as well as guiding the beginner in the basics of orchid cultivation. ‘The lesson to be learned is that you can successfully raise orchids as long as you select the species appropriate to your growing environment, whether that is a conservatory, greenhouse, garden room or window-silI in your home.’ A major feature of the book is the Gallery of Orchids which covers over 350 different botanical orchids, many of them illustrated. Botanical Orchids contains practical advice, history and easy to use reference material and will be a welcome addition to the gardener’s library." Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 11 x 8 1/2 inches

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4.
Orlean, Susan.  
The Orchid Thief.

Publisher: Random House, NY [1998].
xi, 284 p. "...John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer... and three Seminole Indians were arrested with rare orchids they had stolen... Orlean followed Laroche through swamps and into the eccentric world of Florida's orchid collectors... learned the history of orchid collecting, discovered an odd pattern of plant crimes in Florida, and spent time with Laroche's partners, a tribe of Seminole Indians who are still at war with the United States." stock#23861.

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5.
Stearn, William T:  
John Lindley 1799-1865, Gardener-Botanist and Pioneer Orchidologist

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors Club and Royal Horticultural Society, 1999 (Bicentenary Celebration Volume).
232pp with 42 colour and 29 b/w illus. The foremost British orchidologist of the 19th century : John Lindley is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids. He established more than 120 genera of Orchidaceae. He was, however, also an administrator, professor, horticulturalist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist. This volume has contributions by leading specialists on Lindley. Fine cond ; fine cond d/w . 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

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