Australian Orchids (2 Volumes)
48cm x 34cm. [xiv, 374, viii, 272] pages, 2 volumes, colour illustrations. Half green leather, green cloth, 5 false raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative rules, marbled endpapers, shipping cartons.
Facsimile of the earliest book devoted to Australia’s orchids, originally published in the 1880s, with facsimile wrappers bound in. Signed by FitzGerald’s grandson, this is number 257 of 350 copies, with the original shipping cartons.
Minor foxing to edges and pastedowns, and to preliminaries of Volume 1. Volume 1: Soiling to first wrapper. Very minor rub to rear endpaper. Volume 2: Bump to crown fore-edge corner. Minor mark to rear endpaper. Original shippping cartons in Good Condition, worn and rubbed. Very Good Condition.