"The Orchid Grower's Manual" by Benjamin Samuel Williams + Henry Williams, 1894 — Seventh and Final Edition, VERY RARE!
Publisher: Victoria and Paradise Nurseries, London 1894
The book is in overall EXCELLENT condition — boards and binding are well preserved and solid, especially for a book of this age and SIZE... The pages are crisp and clean with numerous illustrations of orchids some suitable for framing (which would be a shame, due to the excellent preservation of the book). Previous owner's name and name stamp on first blank page and small notation on the last blank page.
VERY RARE edition. Seventh and final edition, 1894, of this very large and complete tome of orchid-growing. Complete title:
The Orchid-Grower's Manual, Descriptions of the Best Species and Varieties of Orchidaceous Plants in Cultivation; Together with Notices of Their Times of Flowering, and Most Approves Modes of Treatment; Also, Plain and Practical Instruction Relating to the General Culture of Orchids; And Remarks on the Heat, Moisture, Soil, Seasons of Growth and of Best Best Suited to the Several Species and Varieties.
796 numbered pages. Contains numerous illustrations throughout the heavy tome.
By Benjamin Samuel Williams, F.L.S., F.R.H.S. By Henry Williams, F.L.S., F.R.H.S.