First edition. No. 249 of 1,000 copies.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1885. With 24 full page colour plates, all present.
Small folio, original gold coloured pebbled cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and brown, lettered in brown and gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Spine ends and corners with some wear,a few plates loose but present, else fine.
The first U. S. colour plate book on orchids.