Their Botany and Culture
by Alex D. Hawkes
Peter Owen Limited, 1961 [First Edition], colour frontispiece, b/w photographs and illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, edges a little rubbed, foxing to end-papers, price-clipped dustjacket rubbed and worn with small tears, chips and creases and discolouration, some closed tears, tight in binding (see photographs)
'Reaching beyond the limited coverage of earlier popular books on orchids, this book discusses not only the well known 'commercial' types but the newly popular 'botanical' plants. It is the most authoritative and up-to-date work available for a field that is constantly evolving under pressure of enthusiastic study and experimentation, and which includes one-and-a-half million orchidists in various areas of the world.'