Les Orchidees de la Belgique et du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg
Gand [Ghent]: De C. Annoot-Braeckman, 1875. A lovely copy of this first edition. Recent half dark green leather with green marbled boards and gilt titles. Original soft covers are bound into the book. Gift inscription from the author to the half title page. The binding is in excellent condition with just a touch of rubbing to it. The original soft cover is a little creased and has the publication date in crayon to the top edge. The book itself is a touch darkened. Although the recent binding is solid, the books opens easily to the title page. There is a damp stain to the top of the last 4 pages (not affecting text). Text is in French. Nb. This is a Guide to the Orchids of Belgium, but there are no illustrations (and none called for) in this book. 87 pages. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).