Book ID: 77621
The Orchid in Lore and Legend. Transl. by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Ed. by M. Griffiths. 2000. 18 col. photogr. 167 b/w photogr. 224 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Berliocchi presents the adventures and scientists who introduced orchids, discusses their place in the arts, from literature to magiccuisine, accounts of the most important genera and their cultivation.Illustrated with engravings of the period and botanical paintings.