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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fwd: Christmas 2011 Orchid Books
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:25


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Author: Keith Larkin
Date: 21 Nov 2011 1955
Subject: Christmas 2011 Orchid Books

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Keith A Very
Victorian Passion − The Orchid Paintings of John Day

Cribb & Tibbs

Based on the wonderful watercolour paintings by John Day, a Victorian
collector of Orchids who painted not just his own plants but those from
other collections at a time when many of these plants were being introduced
to cultivation. The illustrations are supplemented with information on the
plants by two well known orchid experts making the book not just an
attractive album for those who enjoy botanic art but also useful to Orchid
growers. 2004 8 ½ x 12 464 pages Hardback £20 (RRP 49.95)

Special Offer! " Just £17.50 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £15
with £50+ until the end of December 2011

Orchid Species Culture − Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance

Baker & Baker

Another marvellous book from this duo giving so much information for the
successful cultivation and identification of these popular orchids. 2006
11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 992 pages Hardback " slight wear to the dust jacket £30 (RRP
£55)

Special offer " Just £25 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £22.50
with £50+ until the end of December 2011

Jean Linden
" Explorer/
Master of the Orchid

Ceulemans

Recounts the life of the Belgian plant explorer and nurseryman Jean Linden
who with his son did a great deal to popularise Orchids in the 19th Century,
and produced the marvellous >Lindenia" of wonderful colour illustrations.
Well illustrated with contemporary pictures, including colour prints from a
number of publications. 2006 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 237 pages Hardback £ 35 (RRP £
64)

Special Offer! " Just £30 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £25 with
£50+ until the end of December 2011

Fragrant Orchids A Guide to Selecting, Growing, and Enjoying

Frowine

Fragrance might not be an attribute we normally associate with orchids, but
the author describes and illustrates with a colour photo 110 of the best and
more easily available and amenable for cultivation. More than 450 species
and hybrids are listed by attributes. 2005 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 200 pages Hardback
(RRP £20) £12.50

Special offer " Just £10 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £8.50 with
£50+ until the end of December 2011

Orchids of the British Isles

Foley & Clarke

A marvellous book which for each of the 55 species recognised as native
gives a full description, along with botanical history, biology, habitats,
distribution and conservation requirements. The variation of the species
and hybrids are also covered, and many good photos show both the general
form of the plant and the details of its flowers. Orchid biology and
taxonomy are also covered. 2005 10 ¾ x 8 390 pages Hardback (RRP £35)
£30.00

Special offer " Just £25 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £22.50
with £50+ until the end of December 2011

Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Delforge

More than 520 species are described and illustrated with 1270 colour photos,
along with introductory sections on anatomy, taxonomy etc and keys make this
a most comprehensive account of the plants. 2006 7 ¾ x 5 640 pages
Laminated hardback (RRP£29.99) £22.50

Special offer! " Just £20 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £18.50
with £50+ until the end of December 2011

Please note may be US imprint from Timber press with different cover

Angraecoid Orchids − Species from the African Region

Stewart, Hermans & Campbell

An authoritative account of these plants, which looks at their botany,
cultivation, and in detail at their classification with descriptions and
colour photos. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 431 pages Hardback £ 35 (RRP £ 52.50)

Special offer " Just £30 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £25 with
£50+ until the end of December 2011

Huntleyas and Related Orchids

Harding

The first book to treat these attractive plants in such detail, it provides
the grower with all the information they need to select which plants to grow
" aided by 48 pages of colour photos − and how to grow them. 2008
½ 260 pages Hardback (RRP £25) £17.50

Special offer " Just £15 when bought with £20+ of other books, or £13.50
with £50+ until the end of December 2011

For a really special Christmas Present I

Linden

Just occasionally I come across something quite exceptional, and I think
this comes in to that category. The originals on which these volumes are
based were a monthly publication running from 1885 " 1906, and had high
quality illustrations of species along with descriptions. This is a high
quality facsimile reprint of the original illustrations, along with an
English translation of the text, published in 1993 in five volumes. 814
full page colour plates and one or two pages of descriptions, distribution,
history etc per plate. I have been fortunate to find a few NEW copies of
this fabulous set of books. Please note that this set weighs around 15kg.
1993 13 x 9 ¾ 2300 pages Hardback New £350

I click
here to view them along with the many other
Orchid
books I have listed.

And a few recent second hand arrivals

Ball − Southern African Epiphytic Orchids

Bennett − The Tropical Asiatic Slipper Orchids

Cash − Slipper orchids

Cribb − The Genus Paphiopedilum

Davies & Huxley − Wild Orchids of Britain and Europe

Duperrex & Dougoud − Orchidees d'Europe

Halx − Uber einige Bastarde von Ophrys cretica

Hermjakob − Orchids of Greece and Cyprus

Koopowitz & Hasegawa − Novelty Slipper Orchids

Millar & Mackay − Orchids of Papua New Guinea

Piers − Orchids of East Africa − second revised and enlarged edition

Stewart & Campbell − Orchids of Tropical Africa

Summerhayes − Flora of Tropical East Africa − Orchidaceae (Part 1)

And finally ....

Just a couple of my general plant books which might be of interest

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The Naming
of Names

Pavord Softback £8.50 (RRP £16.99)

Special offer " Just £5 when bought with £20+ of other books until the end
of December 2011

Flower Hunters
" Gribbin
Softback £6.50 (RRP £9.99)

Special offer " Just £5 when bought with £20+ of other books until the end
of December 2011

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The full list of quality books that I have in stock at tempting prices can
be seen at www.keithsplantbooks.co.uk
where you can either browse online by section if you

P S If you don<t wish to continue receiving these occasional updates please
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Tricia

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

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