20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
In 1851, Benjamin Samuel Williams published a series of articles under the title “Orchids for the Millions.” Together with Robert Warner, Williams went on to write his magnum opus, The Orchid Album, published in 11 volumes from 1882 to 1897. The illustrations—hand-tinted lithographs on royal quarto pages measuring 10 by 12 inches—are by John Nugent Fitch, a printmaker who often worked for the Linnean Society. For this set of notecards, four exceptional plants were selected from a copy of The Orchid Album in the collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Lælia grandis tenebrosa
Cattleya labiata foleyana