Auction 151

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Saturday, 27 April 2024 at 10:30 am - After sale

Lot 545 F Sander. Reichenbachia. Orchids …

Reichenbachia. Orchids illustrated and described ... with the assistance of scientific authority. First (und) Second Series. 4 Bde. Mit 192 farblithogr. Tafeln. St. Albans, F. Sander / London, Sotheran u.a., 1888-1894. Gr.-Fol. Weinrote HMaroquinbde. d. Zt. mit farblich etw. abweichenden Lwd.-Deckeln, marmor. Schnitt, goldgepr. RTiteln, RVerg. u. goldgepr. DTiteln (berieben, bestoßen, tls. fleckig, Gelenke tls. beschabt u. etw. eingerissen, Kapitale z.T. mit kl. Beschädigungen u. Fehlstellen, 2 Bde. leicht schief gelesen).


Naturwissenschaften – Nissen BBI 1722. - Great Flower Books, S. 75. - Stafleu-Cowan TL2 10.219. - Bd. 1: 116 S., Taf. 1-48. - Bd. II: 106 S., Taf. 49-96. - Second Series Bd. I: 104 S., Taf. 1-48. - Second Series Bd. II: 113 S., Taf. 49-96. - Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Standardwerk der Orchideenkunde in 4 Bänden mit chromolithogr. Tafeln von G. Leutzsch, J. Mansell u. J.L. Macfarlanenach nach Zeichnungen von H.G. Moon, W.H. Fitch u. A.H. Loch. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, einige Seidenhemdchen des 1. Bds. mit kl. Einrissen, 2nd Series mit abweichendem Vorsatzpapier und an den Gelenken verstärkt, tls. (vorwiegend erste u. letzte Bll.) etw. stockfleckig, ein fl. Vorsatz lose, 1 Taf. mit hinterlegten Läsuren im Außenrand, 1 Textbl. mit hinterlegtem Riss, Taf. sonst in insg. wohlerhaltenem Zustand.

Natural Sciences – With 192 fine chromolithogr. plates. Contemp. half leather with cloth boards (slightly different in colour in each series), marbled edges, gilt stamped titles to spines and front boards, and spine gilt (rubbed, bumped, partially stained, joints partly chafed and somewhat teared, end of spines partially with small defects, 2 vols. read slightly askew). - An "important and authoritative work for orchid growers" (Great Flowers Books). Named in honour of the botanist and celebrated orchidologist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889). "By modern standards the work was of a monstrous size ... Where the orchid was concerned, Sander never spared himself, but even so, the care lavished on the Reichenbachia still provokes astonishment. Apart from the elegance of Moon's drawings, the technical standards would have been a tribute to any large printing house. The blocks were hand-made, out of wood, and the chromolithographs were produced by the use of as many as twenty inks. The cost to Sander was enourmous, and it is said to have been well over GBP 7,000 ... It is no wonder that Sander often remarked in later years that the project almost ruined him" (A. Swinson, Frederick Sander: The Orchid King, 1970). - Each plate protected with a tissue guard, and predomonanty finished by hand with gum arabic or added colour. - Minor browning due to paper, some tissue guards of vol. 1 with slight tears, partially with offset due to added colour, the 2nd series with different marbled endpapers and with reinforced inner hinges, some foxing (predominantly first and last leaves), 1 free endpaper loose, 1 plate with backed defects in the margin, 1 text shee with backed tear, plates in overall fine condition, overall well preserved set.

Post Auction Price: 5000 €

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