Benjamin S. Williams, 1894. The Orchid Grower's Manual, Seventh Edition. London: Victoria and Paradise Nurseries.

Size: About 180 Megabytes. 890 pages.

The following volumes were scanned and electronically prepared by Stephen Manza of . In order to make these available for download, it was necessary for me to compress them further, and accept some loss in quality. If you are interested in the original, higher resolution files, please contact Stephen at the afore-mentioned address.

Despite some compression, these works remain quite large. I suggest that, rather than clicking on the links below, you click your RIGHT mouse button on the link and select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." from the pop-up menu.

Even the smaller files will take quite a while to download. Expect to let your computer download for at least 20 minutes, an hour for larger files.


All books provided above are believed to have expired copyrights and be in the public domain. If you have reason to believe that this is not the case for any item listed, please contact me and I will glady remove it.
Desbois, F., 1898. Cypripedium, Selenipedium & Uropedium, Monographie. France: F. Meyer.

Size: About 80 Megs. 270 pages.  TEXT IN FRENCH!

Lindley, J.H.1830-1840 The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants.

Size: About 27 Megs.

1887-94 Veitch, J. & Sons A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants, Volume 1

Size: About 59 Megs

1887-94 Veitch, J. & Sons A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants, Volume 2

Size: About 69 Megs

1927 Sander Sander's Orchid Guide, Revised (1927) Edition

Size: About 20 Megs

The Gardens of the Sun: or a Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago, by F.W. Burbidge, 1880

Size: About 18 Megs