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Orchids, flowers of romance and mystery / text by Jack Kramer ; foreword by Anthony West ; photographs by Guy Burgess, Joyce R. Wilson, and others

Kramer, Jack (1927-?). Burgess, Guy. Wilson, Joyce P (Illus. )

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ISBN 10: 0810902702 / ISBN 13: 9780810902701
Published by New York : H. N. Abrams, 1975
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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.; 309 pages; Description: 309 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 30 cm. Subjects: Orchids --Pictorial works --Orchid culture. Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 307. Abundantly photo illustrated throughout. Summary: In the kingdom of flowers, orchids are the undisputed glamour queens. Their elegance of form, vitality, and almost sinister exoticism give them the haunting beauty and endless fascination of a great femme fatale. This book will be a joy to orchid lovers everywhere. Its illustrations present a stunning panorama of the whole orchid family. The text is an engrossing bird's-eye view, written in crisp layman's language, of the structure and biological processes of orchids, the history of orchid cultivation, their geographical distribution, and the colorful lore that surrounds them. Enhanced by an extensive bibliography, and an international list of suppliers, this volume will delight anyone who has ever grown a plant. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 88580

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Title: Orchids, flowers of romance and mystery / ...

Publisher: New York : H. N. Abrams

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Pictures a wide variety of orchids from around the world, and discusses structure, biology, history, distribution and lore

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