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Orchids

Arditti ed -  Orchid Biology - Reviews and Perspectives II
This volume has articles on: Reminiscences of an Orchid Search, Review of Orchid Flora of China, Orchid Mycorrhiza, Biology of orchids and Euglossine Bess, Carbon Fixation in Orchids, Mineral Nutrition of Orchids, Flower Induction and Physiology in Orchids and Orchid Seed Germination and Seedling Culture. 1982 10 ½ x 7 ½ 390 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust wrapper with fading to the spine and many tears. First few pages have a wrinkle across part of them., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Arditti ed -  Orchid Biology - Reviews and Perspectives IV
This volume has articles on: Orchidology in Southeast Asia, Major Patterns and Processes in Orchid Evolution, Pollination in Orchis, Orchid Stomata, Velamen and Exodermis of Orchid Roots, Development of pollen etc in Orchids, Respiration in Orchids and Orchid diseases . 1987 10 ½ x 7 ½ 349 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Slipper Orchids of Vietnam'Averyanov, Cribb, Ke Loc & Hiep -  Slipper Orchids of Vietnam
A marvellous book which first gives an overview of the flora before describing the known species, well illustrated with colour photos of the plants and their habitats, maps, sketches etc 2003 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 308 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Orchid Species Culture - Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance'Baker & Baker -  Orchid Species Culture - Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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View larger image of 'Orchid Species Culture - Dendrobium'Baker & Baker -  Orchid Species Culture - Dendrobium
An encyclopaedia of cultivation information for this popular Genus of Orchids. 1996 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 852 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Now out of print, , New
Price: £(GBP)150.00
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Ball -  Southern African Epiphytic Orchids
After brief introductory sections the major part of the book describes each species, along with a distribution map, on one page with a full page set of botanical illustrations on the opposite page. 1978 13 ½ x 9 ¼ 247 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight tears and wear to the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman -  Orchids of Sarawak
Quite a long introduction gives the background of the environment, history etc to the plants before giving keys and detailed descriptions of the genera and species. Illustrated with 33 plates of colour photos, plus many in the introductory sections. 2001 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 584 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £79), New
Price: £(GBP)62.50
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Birk, Lance -  The Paphiopedilum Growers Manual
The book starts by describing the species then in cultivation, illustrated with a colour photo of the flower, and in some cases with habitat pictures when available. The rest of the book covers cultivation, breeding etc. 1983 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust wrapper - as published?, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Braem -  Cattleya Volumes 1&2
A detailed look at the Brazilian Bifoliate and unifoliate Cattleyas, well illustrated with sketches, B&W and colour photos and wonderful colour paintings. Text in English and German. 190 pages in total 9 ½ x 6 ½ 1986
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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View larger image of 'Wild orchids of the Northeastern United States'Brown & Folsom -  Wild orchids of the Northeastern United States
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.5), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cash -  Slipper orchids
A comprehensive account of these plants covering cultivation, descriptions and hybrids. 228 pages plus 56 pages of good colour photos, mainly 4 to a page. 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 1991
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Jean Linden – Explorer/ Master of the Orchid'Ceulemans, Nicole -  Jean Linden – Explorer/ Master of the Orchid
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
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'The Classic Cattleyas'Chadwick & Chadwick -  The Classic Cattleyas
Written by a father and son team, who are well known in the American society and now run a nursery, this book describes the larger flowered species and cultivars, how to cultivate them and future hybridising possibilities. 2006 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 251 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood -  Orchids of Borneo Volume 1
Provides an introduction to the series and covers 100 species mainly of horticulture importance with detailed descriptions, sketches and other information. 22 plates of colour photos. 1994 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 401 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A new copy with some wear to the dust jacket and fold across the frontispiece page. (RRP £52), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Price: £(GBP)39.00
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Clayton, Dudley -  The Genus Coelogyne - a synopsis
The book tries to bring together all the information available on this widely distributed Asian genus and whilst it provides key and detailed descriptions it does try to do so in a way helpful to growers. 24 plates of colour photos. 2002 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 316 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £54), New
Price: £(GBP)47.50
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Comber, J B -  Orchids of Java
A very brief introduction to the area and a key to the species precede the detailed species descriptions with colour photos. 1990 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 406 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £21), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'The Genus Cypripedium'Cribb -  The Genus Cypripedium
A classic book on these popular hardy orchids by a renowned author, which covers their history, morphology, ecology etc as well as their cultivation before going through each of the then recognised species. Well illustrated with 26 full page reproductions of botanic art plates by a number of artists, and 98 colour photos. 1997 9 ¼ 6 301 pages plus 27 pages of colour photos and 26 pages of colour plates.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A new copy of the second printing of the original edition - a surprisingly rare book., , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Cribb & Hermans -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar
A chunky field guide which starts with a brief introduction to the habitats followed by keys. The major part of the book is 1 – 5 colour photos on one page with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 456 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £60), New
Price: £(GBP)48.00
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View larger image of 'A Very Victorian Passion - The Orchid Paintings of John Day'Cribb & Tibbs -  A Very Victorian Passion - The Orchid Paintings of John Day
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £49.95), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Cribb & Whistler -  Orchids of Samoa
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 24 pages of colour photos. 1996 9 ½ x 6 141 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £22), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East'Delforge -  Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments:  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Du Puy & Cribb -  The Genus Cymbidium
In the well known and successful Kew Botanical Magazine Monograph format, this book starts with sections on the plants botany, cultivation, taxonomy, hybridising etc before going on to describe the species along with other information, sketches, distribution maps , colour photos and botanic art. 2007 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 369 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £60), New
Price: £(GBP)48.50
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Duperrex & Dougoud -  Orchidees d'Europe
Around 100 species are describes and illustrated with sketches, and 32 colour photos . French 1955 7 x 5 239 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Erickson, Rica -  Orchids of the West
Many species of Western Australian Orchids are described, and quite of lot of their habitat and other chatty information is also given. Illustrated with 21 colour plates of paintings and by the author as well as B&W sketches. 1951 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 109 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight loss of edge of dust wrapper, and a couple of 1/2 in closed tears., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Orchidelirium'Feinstein & Hesse -  Orchidelirium
An outsize volume of close up photos of Orchid flowers, taken by an accomplished photographer, allowing the details of the colouring and form of the flowers to be easily appreciated. There is a brief introduction to the book by Robert Hesse, otherwise it’s just the pictures with the plants name. 2007 13 ¼ x 11 ¼ 128 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids of the British Isles'Foley & Clarke -  Orchids of the British Isles
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Originally published at £45,  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'Growing Orchids in your Garden'Friend -  Growing Orchids in your Garden
Covers all possible aspects, from tropical to temperate gardens, growing in the ground, pots or epiphytically and well illustrated with colour photos. Written by a long time orchid enthusiast who has travelled the world with his interest. 2004 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 218 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)16.00
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View larger image of 'Fragrant Orchids A Guide to Selecting, Growing, and Enjoying'Frowine, Steven -  Fragrant Orchids A Guide to Selecting, Growing, and Enjoying
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World'Gerritsen & Parsons -  Masdevallias - Gems of the Orchid World
A comprehensive book on these striking Orchids, which starts with their history in cultivation, through botany, growing, propagation and hybridisation, showing, relates genera and their classification before describing selected species and hybrids, very well illustrated with colour photos. l 2005 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 299 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids'Griffiths, Mark -  Orchids
Telling the history of the introduction of exotic Orchids to cultivation, this is a substantial book sumptuously illustrated with large (many full or near full page) reproduction of the paintings commissioned by the RHS since 1897 of their award winning plants. 2002 12 ¾ x 11 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'Vandas and Ascocendas and Their Combinations with Other Genera'Grove, David -  Vandas and Ascocendas and Their Combinations with Other Genera
Looks at the many hybrids that have been produced within this group of orchids, from the history of their production through the theory of their hybridisation and the criteria for the desired floral outcome. 1995 10 ½ x 7 ½ 241 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos and watercolours.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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Halx -  Uber einige Bastarde von Ophrys cretica
Reprint from OPTIMA with 2 pages of colour photos of forms. German. 1977 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 14 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: A bit worn and slight fold, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Huntleyas and Related Orchids'Harding, Patricia -  Huntleyas and Related Orchids
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 10 ½ x 7 ½ 260 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £88), New
Price: £(GBP)72.50
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Hermjakob, Gerd -  Orchids of Greece and Cyprus
33 forms from those found native in the area are given brief descriptions and illustrated with good colour photos for the time of publication. 1974 10 ½ x 8 ¼ About 70 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Hsiang, Rue-Chih -  Phalaenopsis Superior Parentages
A wonderful colour photo gallery of the best species and cultivars to use in breeding programmes. Text English and Chinese. 1987 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 332 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust wrapper - as published?, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)110.00
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Jezek, Zdenek -  The Complete Encyclopedia of Orchids
An attractive encyclopedia of the plants, with brief descriptions and a colour photo. Although most of the book covers the tropical species, about 30 pages are devoted to the terrestrial temperate species. 2003 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 304 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids of South Africa: A Field Guide'Johnson, Bytebier & Starker -  Orchids of South Africa: A Field Guide
The introduction sections cover their environments, floral regions, biomes and vegetation types of South Africa, and their naming, structure, reproduction and conservation. Each genus is given a brief introduction and picture before the main part of the book to help determine which genus a plant belongs to, before they are detailed alphabetically by genus. Each species is described along with distribution map, and well-illustrated with usually 3-5 colour photos. 2015 9 ½ x 6 ½ 536 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Keenan, Philip -  Wild Orchids across North America
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Koopowitz -  Orchids & their Conservation
An overview of the biology, ecology, distribution, destruction and conservation of orchids across the world. 2001 10 x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust wrapper, New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Kramer -  Botanical Orchids
This book concentrates on the species first introduced in to cultivation, rather than the later hybrids, and covers their botany, environment and cultivation before detailing with many attractive species, all well illustrated with sketches and many colour photos and pictures. 1998 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 222 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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La Croix -  African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation
The book aims to give all the information on habitat and cultivation details about species available in the trade and others known to be in cultivation, plus some not yet in cultivation but of potential value. The Authors lived in Africa for a number of years, and then grew them in Western Scotland. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 379 pages plus 44 pages of colour photos. Timber Press.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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la Croix, Isobyl -  The New Encyclopedia of Orchids
An attractive and authoritative book covering 1500 species in 350 genera selected by the well respected author which presents their latest classification. As well as descriptions and habitat information there is cultivation advice, well illustrated with many good colour photos. 2008 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 524 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight tear and wear to the dust jacket (RRP £40), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Dendrobium & its relatives'Lavarack, Harris & Stocker -  Dendrobium & its relatives
The first part of this book looks at the classification, evolution, ecology and cultivation of the plants, whilst the second part describes and illustrates over 400 species, including at least one in each of the 48 subgroups of Dendrobium, including the most popular as well as lesser known species. 2000 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 287 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of Vanuatu
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 8 pages of colour photos. 1989 9 ½ x 6 171 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £18), New
Price: £(GBP)14.50
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 16 pages of colour photos. 1991 9 ½ x 6 334 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)28.00
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View larger image of 'The Cape Orchids'Liltved and Johnson -  The Cape Orchids
A magnificent two volume production to do justice to the more than 20 years of research that has been done on these plants in their habitat. Significant introductory sections cover biomes, history of botanical exploration, Harry Bolus, morphology, inter-relationship with fire, pollination and hybridisation, and cultivation before going on to describe the genera and species which are divided between terrestrial and epiphytic. Accounts of people who have been significant contributors to the knowledge of these plants are also interspersed amongst the accounts. Very well illustrated with colour photos, many of a good size, and many colour reproductions of botanical illustrations. 2012 12 x 9 ½ 1022 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)300.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa'McMurtry, Grobler, Groble & Burns -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa
Starting by looking at their habitats, the book then goes on to give thumbnail descriptions of the genera to be found in the area. Each specie is given two pages, with description, distribution map, ecology and conservation status on one page with a series of colour photos on the opposite page showing overall form of the flower, close ups and variation. And added bonus is the 8 pages of colour botanical illustrations. 8 ½ x 6 484 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Millar & Mackay -  Orchids of Papua New Guinea
Described as “a first effort to produce a pictorial and geographical record of some of the orchids” the book is based on Millar’s extensive travelling through the area. Brief introduction to the area before descriptions of 203 species and the areas they grow in and illustrated with 270 colour photos by Roy and Margaret Mackay. 1999 11 ½ x 8 ½ 118 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump to corner, wear and fading to dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Vandas'Motes -  Vandas
Covers the history, cultivation, hybrids etc of these beautiful plants. 140 pages plus 48 pages of well reproduced colour photos. 1997 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Now out of print, New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Flora's Orchids'Nash & La Croix -  Flora's Orchids
A beautiful overview of the family which explains what an orchid is, and then goes through 1500 species with descriptions, all well illustrated with over 1500 good colour photos. In slip case. 2005 12 x 9 ¼ 368 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £40), New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Nilsson & Mossberg -  Orchids of Northern Europe
After a brief introduction to orchids, the main part of the book is 58 colour plates of paintings, with a description of the species opposite. 1979 8 x 4 ¾ 136 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Orchid Society of Great Britain -  Journal
Quarterly Journal of the Society
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Vol 29 (1980) issue 3 to Vol 32 (1983) issue 1. 11 issues in all. Occasion slight staining to covers., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Orchid Society of South East Asia -  Orchid Growing in the Tropics
A very well illustrated introduction to growing the plants, aimed at the newer grower, and whilst primarily aimed at those in warmer climes it has much of interest for those of us less lucky temperaturewise! 1993 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 207 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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View larger image of 'A Compendium of Miniature Orchids 2 volumes'Parsons & Gerritsen -  A Compendium of Miniature Orchids 2 volumes
This large and attractively produced book will probably be the last word on the subject! Full of information from these two well known experts plus many good sized colour photos. 2013 12 ¼ x 10 1188 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)70.00
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Pridgeon - editor -  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
Describes and illustrates with a colour photo over 1100 species. 1992 12 ¼ x 9 ½ 304 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Poor dust jacket (RRP £22.5), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Rentoul, J N -  The Specialist Orchid Grower
Aimed at the reasonably experienced general grower who wishes to move on to a more specialist collection, this book provides guidance from an accomplished Australian grower. 208 pages 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 1987
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Rentoul, J N -  Growing Orchids - The Hybrid Story
The last book in the series from this noted Australian grower, this book looks at the history of the hybrids which have been produced over the year, and provides pedigrees for many plants. 74 pages of colour photos. 1991 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 200 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slightly worn cover (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Richter, Walter -  Orchid Care
An introductory guide to cultivation and breeding the plants, well illustrated with sketches, B&W and colour photos. 212 pages 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 1972
 
Cover: Hardback
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Rittershausen -  Orchids in colour
After an introduction to the main genera, 105 species are illustrated with a colour photo either half or full page, with adjacent description. 1979 7 ¾ x 6 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Rittershausen -  The Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids
Covers all aspects of the plants and their uses, well illustrated with colour photos, and written by the people who have done so much to popularise them. 159 pages 2001 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: American printing, identical to UK edition,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Rittershausen, Wilma & Brian -  A Gardener's Directory of Orchids
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to the cover (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Schoser, Gustav -  Orchid Growing Basics
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Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Ultimate Orchid'Sheehan, Thomas -  Ultimate Orchid
Published by Dorling Kindersley in association with The Smithsonian Institute and the American Orchid Society, this is a book with stunning photographs arranged by genus, giving habitat and cultivation information on many of the most attractive species. 2001 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera'Sheehan, Tom & Marion -  An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera
The magnificent culmination of 25 years work, this book covers over 150 genera. Each is given a full page of description, distribution, cultivation etc, and opposite a full page of botanical drawings of a specie beautifully painted by Marion. A brief introduction covers the overall picture on Orchids. 1994 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 421 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids of Asia - 3rd expanded edition'Soon, Teoh Eng -  Orchids of Asia - 3rd expanded edition
A much expanded edition of a classic book which covers not only orchids native to Asia but also those which have been introduced. Over 500 good colour photos now enhance the book, along with sound cultivation advice. 2005 10 x 10 367 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £31.99), New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'The Orchid Paintings of Franz Bauer'Stewart & Stearn -  The Orchid Paintings of Franz Bauer
After an introductory section about Bauer, the first Kew Botanical Artist, and another on the structure and function of Orchid flowers, the main part of the book is 63 colour reproductions of almost all of his completed orchid paintings, mostly full page. 160 pages 1993 11 14/ x 8 ¾
 
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View larger image of 'Angraecoid Orchids - Species from the African Region'Stewart, Hermans & Campbell -  Angraecoid Orchids - Species from the African Region
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £52.5), New
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Stewart, Joyce -  Orchids
A good introductory book which covers the basics of cultivation, and helps with the selection of what to grow. Well illustrated with colour photos. Revised 2000 edition (original edition 1988). 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 124 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Summerhayes -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Orchidaceae (Part 1)
A technical book which describes the genera and species with a few sketches. 1968 10 ¾ x 6 ¼236 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Somewhat worn and with a bump to one corner., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Tibbs -  Orchids a practical guide to care and cultivation
A good introductory guide to growing the plants, with cultivation advice as well as suggestions on what to grow, all well illustrated. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Vermeulen -  Orchids of Borneo volume 2
Covers the first 100 species of Bulbophyllum species to be found in the area, with detailed descriptions and botanical sketches and 19 plates of colour photos. 1991 10 ½ x 7 ½ 342 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £42), New
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Webster, Patsy -  The Orchid Genus Book
An attempt by an amateur to make sense of the Orchid family, its classification and cross references to the sources of information available. Whilst technical, it is written for the enthusiast non technical person. 1992 11 x 8 ½ approx 200 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Spiral bound, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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View larger image of 'The Cattleyas and their Relatives vol 6 - The South American Encyclia species'Withner -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives vol 6 - The South American Encyclia species
Whilst a somewhat technical book, there is plenty of readable information about these plants. 194 pages plus 28 pages of 72 colour photos. 2000 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'The Cattleyas and their Relatives: The Debateable Epidendrums'Withner & Harding -  The Cattleyas and their Relatives: The Debateable Epidendrums
A sequel to Withner’s six books on Cattleyas and their relatives, this volume looks at those species which have not yet been split off from the main genus, an gives what information is known about them and what still needs to be ascertained. 2004 10 ½ x 7 ½ 300 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos with 98 illustrations.
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'The Dendrobiums'Wood, Howard -  The Dendrobiums
Will there ever be a more comprehensive book on the Dendrobiums? This substantial book is the culmination of 50 years of Orchid growing, and 20 years to produce this book. It covers all you would wish to know, from their evolution, botany, habitats and cultivation through to their classification. 659 colour illustrations complete the feast. 2006 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 996 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slightly bumped or slight damage to dust wrapper copy, New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Wood, J J -  Orchids of Borneo volume 4
Covers a number of species to be found in the area, with detailed descriptions and botanical sketches and 25 plates of colour photos. Also includes errata and nomenclatural changes from the previous volumes and a revised classification scheme and new keys. 2003 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £59), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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