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Old 01-08-2008, 10:02 PM
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Great collective library, folks!

I only have a few:

Ortho's All About Orchids

The Orchid Specialist by David Squire

Vandas - Their Botany, History and Culture by Martin Motes ...had Dr Motes sign this one the last time he spoke at our meeting

Your First Orchid by Stephen R. Batchelor (AOS Book)

You Can Grow Phalaenopsis (Revised Edition II) by Mary Noble

Botanica's Orchids (over 1200 species listed)

Now that I've seen all of your lists, I see a few I'd like to get eventually. Thanks
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Withner series on Cattleyas, but it might be tough to find, eh?
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I loved Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean!!! It's an amazing true book - tons of orchid history and interesting orchid information. If you love orchids, you will love this book. It is written spectacularly! I highly recommend it. (Not so much a how-to/care book for orchids)

-Kimberly
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Hi,
I got in the mail, Masdevallias, gems of the orchid world. Very beautiful book. Sue, if you are reading this, I would get it. I know you like them!


I also got Bulbophyllums and their allies, a growers guide. Very nice book!
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I just picked up a new book while waiting for my husband to go through his Lowe's ritual

It's:
Miracle-Gro Complete Guide To Orchids...and it is phenomenal!!!

They go through descriptions of temps, lighting, potting materials, mountings, pests, diseases, propogation, how to choose a plant and what to look for specifically, orchid name abbreviations and then has an entire encyclopedic section of orchids with pictures and descriptions for growing each of them.

I'm sure I haven't listed everything the book has...there's SO much!

I'm thrilled with this one!
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Of real interest to me over the years has been Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Philodota, Phragmipedium, Pleione, by Margaret L. Baker and Charles O. Baker.This book was published in 1991 by Timber Press, ISBN 0-88192-189-0.
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Anyone out there collect antique orchid books?( pre 1920 or so).?
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Default Oncidium/Odontoglossum culture by C.&M. Baker in limited preview

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Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance
Author: Charles O. Baker
ISBN: 0881927759
Pages: 992
Date: 2006
Price: $55.97
Species: 1300
Rating: Very excellent
Notes: Precise distribution and climate information. Their Dendrobium book is impossible to find for less than $500 and I have no idea why Timber Press doesn't reprint it. Also, not sure why they haven't published an Orchid Species Culture: Cattleya Alliance book as Mr. Baker already has most of the data. If you'd love to have more of Mr. Baker's books give Timber Press a call and let them know that you are interested in buying more books from Mr. Baker.
To the forum admin. : Please remove this post without notice if there is any doubt concerning copyright or legal issue...


Some really good parts of this great book are available in preview with the permission of the publishers and authors, according to Google books (for reading only, no printing, no copying) at this link:

Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium ... - Google Book Search

You can go through the table of content and see if the page is online.
The chapter about diseases is also excellent !

Note that it is better to buy the book (if you can) to encourage the authors to continue their excellent work...
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Here's my list (been collecting orchid books for 30 years).
1. AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY AWARDS QUARTERLY, VOL. 15, NO. 1 - VOL. 27, NO. 4.
2. 1990 AWARDS ANNUAL A.O.S. N.c.: American Orchid Society: 1992.
3. ORCHIDS, NO. 4. [Japanese}.
4. ORCHIDS, NO. 5. [Japanese].
5. ORCHIDS, NO. 6. [Japanese].
6. [Japanese]. Small Book of Colored Pictures.
7. Alcock, John: AN ENTHUSIASM FOR ORCHIDS: SEX AND DECEPTION IN PLANT EVOLUTION. Oxford.
8. Bateman, James: THE ORCHIDACEAE OF MEXICO AND GUATEMALA. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (limited edition reprint).
9. Burbidge, F. W.: COOL ORCHIDS AND HOW TO GROW THEM; WITH A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF ALL THE BEST SPECIES IN CULTIVATION. Robert Hardwicke.
10. Burdett, Fred D. (ed. Percy J. King): THE ODYSSEY OF AN ORCHID HUNTER. Herbert Jenkins.
11. Christenson, Eric A.: PHALAENOPSIS: A MONOGRAPH. Timber Press.
12. Cribb, Philip: THE GENUS PAPHIOPEDILUM. Natural History Publications.
13. Cribb, Philip J. and Carlyle A. Luer, eds.: THESAURUS WOOLWARDIAE: ORCHIDS OF THE MARQUIS OF LOTHIAN. Missouri Botanical Gardens (bound in green leather).
14. Cribb, Phillip: THE FORGOTTEN ORCHIDS OF ALEXANDRE BRUN. New York: Grove Press.
15. Cullen, J[ames], ed.: THE ORCHID BOOK: A GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF CULTIVATED ORCHID SPECIES. Cambridge University Press.
16. Darwin, Charles: THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS. The University of Chicago Press.
17. Dressler, Robert L.: PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE ORCHID FAMILY. Cambridge University Press.
18. Erdmann, Duane J.: NOTES ON THE SUBGENUS BRACHYPETALUM OF THE GENUS PAPHIOPEDILUM. No publisher's info.
19. Escobar [Restrepo], Rodrigo, ed.: 7TH WORLD ORCHID CONFERENCE SOUVENEIR PROGRAM. No publisher's info.
20. Escobar R[estrepo], Rodrigo, ed. (photo. Jorge Mario Munera B.): NATIVE COLUMBIAN ORCHIDS. 5 volumes. Compania Litographica Nacional S. A.
21. Fitch, Charles Marden: ALL ABOUT ORCHIDS. Doubleday.
22. Fowlie, J[ack] A.: THE GENUS LYCASTE: ITS SPECIATION, DISTRIBUTION, LITERATURE, AND CULTIVATION - A MONOGRAPHIC REVISION. Day Printing Corp
23. Fowlie, J[ack] A. (illustr. Mrs. Rosalie Roth): THE BRAZILIAN BIFOLIATE CATTLEYAS AND THEIR COLOR VARIETIES. THEIR SPECIATION, DISTRIBUTION, LITERATURE, AND CULTIVATION - A MONOGRAPHIC REVISION. Day Printing Corporation
24. Freed, Hugo: ORCHIDS AND SERENDIPITY. Prentice-Hall.
25. Frowine, Steven A.: MINIATURE ORCHIDS. Timber Press.
26. Gerritsen, Mary E. and Ron Parsons: MASDEVALLIAS: GEMS OF THE ORCHID WORLD. Timber Press.
27. Gould, John: JOHN GOULD'S HUMMINGBIRDS. Wordsworth Editions Ltd (many pictures of orchids).
28. Grosvenor, Gilbert M., ed.: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, APRIL 1971 (VOL. 139, NO. 4.) National Geographic Society.
29. Grubb, Roy: SELECTED ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS. Roy and Ann Grubb (limited edition w/ folio of prints).
30. Hansen, Eric: ORCHID FEVER: A HORTICULTURAL TALE OF LOVE, LUST, AND LUNACY. Pantheon Books.
31. Hermans, Johan and Clare: AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST ON THE GENUS DRACULA. The Orchid Digest Corporation.
32. Holladay, Ken and Will[iam Ames] Rhodehamel: A DRACULA CULTURE GUIDE. The Pleurothallid Alliance.
33. Hunt, P[eter] Francis (illustr. Mary A. Grierson): ORCHIDACEAE. The Bourton Press (limited edition).
34. Hunt, P[eter] Francis and Mary Grierson: THE COUNTRY LIFE BOOK OF ORCHIDS. Country Life Books.
35. Jarosy, I. R., ed.: ORCHIDS. THE EMERALD SERIES, VOLUME 5. Oswald Wolff.
36. Kelleher, Jo (illustr. Gerard Brender a Brandis): INTRIGUING MASDEVALLIAS. HGH Publications.
37. Kramer, Jack: GROWING HYBRID ORCHIDS INDOORS. Universe Books.
38. Kramer, Jack (ed. Kathryn L. Arthurs): HOW TO GROW ORCHIDS. Lane Publishing.
39. Kramer, Jack (ed. Philip Edinger): HOW TO GROW ORCHIDS. Lane Books.
40. Kramer, Jack (illustr. Andrew R. Addison): GROWING ORCHIDS AT YOUR WINDOW. Hawthron Books.
41. Lindley, John: SERTUM ORCHIDACEUM. A WREATH OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDACEOUS FLOWERS. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (limited edition reprint)..
42. Logan, Harry Briton: ORCHIDS YOU CAN GROW. Hawthorne Books.
43. Luer, Carlyle A.: ICONES PLEUROTHALLIDINARUM. 29 volumes. Missouri Botanical Gardens.
44. Luer, Carlyle A. (illustr. Stig Dalstrom): A TREASURE OF MASDEVALLIA: A MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS MASDEVALLIA. 8 volumes unbound. Missouri Botanical Gardens.
45. Luer, Carlyle A. and W. Koniger (illustr. C[arlyle] A. Luer, H. Schildhauer, Anne Marie Trechslin): THESAURUS MASDEVALLIARUM: A MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS MASDEVALLIA. 21 volumes unbound. Verlag Helga Koniger.
46. Luer, Carlyle and Rodrigo Escobar (illustr. Stig Dalstrom): THESAURUS DRACULARUM: A MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS DRACULA. Missouri Botanical Gardens (bound in two volumes, green leather).
47. McClements. John, ed.: PLANTS ALIVE: THE MAGAZINE FOR PLANT PEOPLE, AUG. 1977. Plants, Inc.
48. McDonald, Elvin (illustr. Kathleen Bourke): THE COMPLETE BOOK OF GARDENING UNDER LIGHTS. Popular Library.
49. McQueen, Jim and Barbara: MINIATURE ORCHIDS. The Text Publishing Company.
50. Millar, Andree: ORCHIDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Australian National University Press.
51. Miner, Harriet Stewart: ORCHIDS, THE ROYAL FAMILY OF PLANTS, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM NATURE. Lee and Shepard.
52. Miura, Jiro: [MINIATURE CATTLEYAS]. [Japanese].
53. Nelson, Charles and John Lyons: JOHN LYONS AND HIS ORCHID MANUAL Incl. facs. of ON THE MANAGEMENT OF ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS, WITH A CATALOGUE OF THOSE IN THE COLLECTION OF J. C. LYONS, LADISTON. Boethius Press (extra limited edition).
54. Nicholls, W. H. (illustr. W. H. Nicholls): ORCHIDS OF AUSTRALIA DRAWN IN NATURAL COLOUR BY W. H. NICHOLLS WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. Georgian House.
55. Noble, Mary: YOU CAN GROW ORCHIDS. Mary Noble.
56. Noble, Mary (illustr. Marion Ruff Sheehan): YOU CAN GROW CATTLEYA ORCHIDS. Mary Noble McQuerry.
57. Noble, Mary (illustr. Marion Ruff Sheehan): YOU CAN GROW PHALAENOPSIS ORCHIDS. Mary Noble.
58. Northen, Rebecca T[yson]: HOME ORCHID GROWING. D. Van Nostrand.
59. Northen, Rebecca Tyson: HOME ORCHID GROWING. Van Nostrand Reinhold.
60. Northen, Rebecca Tyson: MINIATURE ORCHIDS. Van Nostrand Reinhold.
61. Orchid Society of Southeast Asia: ORCHID GROWING IN THE TROPICS. Times Editions.
62. Orlean, Susan: THE ORCHID THIEF: A TRUE TALE OF BEAUTY AND OBSESSION. Random House.
63. Peterson, Richard, et al., eds.: AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY BULLETIN, VOLUME 46, NO. 1 - VOLUME 71, NO. 12. The American Orchid Society
64. Piers, Frank: ORCHIDS OF EAST AFRICA. J. Cramer.
65. Pridgeon, Alec M., et al., eds: GENERA ORCHIDACEARUM: VOLUME 3, ORCHIDOIDEAE (PART TWO) VANILLOIDEAE. Oxford University Press.
66. Reeve, T. M. and P. J. B. Woods: A REVISION OF DENDROBIUM SECTION OXYGLOSSUM (ORCHIDACEAE). HMSO.
67. Rhodehamel, William A[mes] et al., ed.: THE PLEUROTHALLID ALLIANCE NEWS: VOLUME I, NUMBER 1 - VOLUME XX, NUMBER 4 (JANUARY 1989 - WINTER 2008). The Pleurothallid Alliance.
68. Rhodehamel, William Ames (illustr. Carlyle A. Luer): A MASDEVALLIA CULTURE GUIDE. William Ames Rhodehamel
69. Rittershausen, Brian and Wilma: ORCHIDS AS INDOOR PLANTS. Blandford Press.
70. Rittershausen, Wilma and Brian: THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING ORCHIDS. Timber Press.
71. Rittershausen, Wilma, ed.: THE ORCHID REVIEW: VOL. 102, NO. 1196 - VOL. 104, NO. 1212. The Royal Horticultural Society.
72. Roberts, June Carver: BORN IN THE SPRING: A COLLECTION OF SPRING WILDFLOWERS. Ohio University Press.
73. Sheehan, Tom and Marion: AN ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF ORCHID GENERA. Timber Press.
74. Shuttleworth, Floyd S[tephen], et al. (illustr. Elmer W. Smith): ORCHIDS. Golden Press.
75. Skelsey, Alice: ORCHIDS. Time-Life Books.
76. Stewart, J[oyce] (illustr. E. F. Hennessy): ORCHIDS OF AFRICA: A SELECT REVIEW. Houghton Mifflin.
77. Stewart, Joyce, et al.: WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Macmillan South Africa.
78. Summerhayes, V. S.: WILD ORCHIDS OF BRITAIN WITH A KEY TO THE SPECIES. Collins.
79. Taylor, Peter: ORCHIDS. Crescent Books.
80. Thoerle, Lisa (illustr. Lynn O'Shaughnessy): MASDEVALLIA AND AFFILIATES. The Pleurothallid Alliance.
81. Various Authors: Orchid Culture Pamphlets. Various Publishers (bound in yellow cloth).
82. Wilshaw, H. S.: ORCHID STAMP COLLECTING, VOL. I 1935-1981. H. S. Wilshaw.
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I can't recommend any orchid books, but I can give you some recommendations from my personal library!

1984-George Orwell:Classic, relevant.

Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro:cheesy sounding name, wonderful amazing book. My personal favorite. READ IT IF YOU'RE LIVING (or dead)

Gone With The Wind: Pretty self explanatory
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