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The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (1843) - Bateman, J.

The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (1843) - Bateman, J.

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12/29/2013

 
Encouraged
 
and
 
assisted
by
 
his
 
father
 
in
 
hia
 
botanical
 
proclivities,
 
Bateman
 
sent
 
out
 
to
Demerara
 
at
 
the
 
end
 
of
 
I833
 
a
botanical
 
collector
 
named
 
Colley,
 
chiefly
 
to
 
search
 
for 
orchids.
 
bout
 
sixty
 
species
 
reached
 
this
 
country
 
alive,
 
of
 
-which
 
a
 third
 
were
 
new.
 
ne
 
of
 
these
was
 
given
 
the
 
name
 
Batemannia
 
Colleyi
by
 
Dr*
 
Lindley,
 
thus
 
commemorating
 
at
 
once
 
both employer
 
and
 
collector.
 
ateman
 
contributed
 
an
account
 
of
 
the
 
expedition,
 
based
 
on
 
Colley's
 
report,
 
to
 
Loudon's
 
Gardeners'
 
Magazine
 
for
 
1835.
 
nI83U
he
 
be-
 
came
 
acquainted
 
with
 
G.
 
Ure
 
Skinner,
 
a
 
merchant
 
living
 
in
 
Guatemala,
 
who
 
sent
 
him
 
many
 
living
 
orchids.
 
n
 
less
 
than
 
ten
 
years
 
the
 
finest
 
orchids
 
of
 
Guatemala
were
 
in
 
cultivation
 
in
 
England,
 
having
 
first
 
flowered
 
at
 
Knypersley*
 
His
 
Orchidaceae
 
of
Mexico
 
and
Guatemala
,
 
perhaps
 
the
 
greatest
 
botanical
 
book
 
in
 
point
 
of
 
size
 
ever
 
published,
 
was
 
issued
 
in
 
parts
 
from
 
I837
 
to
 
181+3,
 
It
 
consists
 
of
forty
 
elephant
 
folio
 
plates,
 
with descriptions
 
and
 
cultural
 
hints,
 
besides
 
numerous
 
sketches
 
by
Cruikshank«
 
ne
 
of
 
these
 
represents
 
the
 
i
 
opening
of
 
a
 
box
 
supposed
 
to
 
contain
 
orchids,
 
from
 
which
 
issue
 
a
 
pair
 
of
 
c
 
gigantic
 
cockroaches,
 
grown 
fat
 
on
 
the
 
original
 
contents,
 
andwhich
are
 
chased
by
the
 
gardener's
 
family
 
and
assistants.
 
he
 
edition
 
was
 
limited
 
to
 
125
 
copies
 
at
 
twenty 
guineas
 
each.
 
Curtis*
s
 
Botanical
 
Magazine
 
Dedications
 
1827-1927.
 
1931:!*3-4i
 
WftK
 
Bateman
 
(J.)
 
The
 
Orchidaceae
 
of
 
Mexico
 
and
 
Guatemala,
 
pp.
 
VIII,
 
i|,12,
 
l+o.
 
with
 
I4.0
 
fine
 
hand-colored
 
plates,
 
large
 
folio.
 
(l837-l8i+3
 
)
 
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A
 
good
 
copy
 
oft
 
he
 
most
 
imposing
 
of
 
Orchid
 
books
 
s
 
usual*
 
the
 
text
 
and
 
some
 
of
 
the
 
plates
 
are
 
rather
 
spotted.
 
This
 
occurs
 
in
 
all
 
copies
 
and
 
appears
 
to
 
be
 
due
 
to
 
a
 
defect
 
in
 
the
 
paper
.
 
The
 
work
 
has
 
become
 
extremely
 
scarce,
 
which
 
is
 
hardly
 
surprising
 
as
 
only
 
125
 
copies
 
were
 
issued.
 
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Wheldon
 
&
 
Wesley's
 
Catalogue
 
No.
 
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