This is the true First Edition since Marshall, the present Publisher, holds the Copyright and the author was based at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Lavish illustrated dj. Book has my attractive bookplate on the title page. Lavish illustrated eps; 4 pp of foreword; full page illustration of 59 species together with botanical information on the facing page; from p127 to the end at p 159 there is a general text on orchid growing in Europe in the 1890s, with monochrome text illustrations. This book with its magnificent illustrations is truly a treasure. Please expect extra postage. Illus. by BRUN, ALEXANDRE.