[Freeville, NY: Lilliput Press, 2001.]. One of thirty copies designed, printed, and bound by Schwartzott. Signed and numbered by her on the colophon. With twenty-eight illustrations of orchids hand-colored by the artist. The designs are from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century botanical texts. A fine copy. Half green suede over marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers. In a matching marbled paper slipcase. With an original Carol Schwartzott bookmark/business card laid in, with pencil note “Greg, Thanks” by Schwartzott. Twelvemo. 60, [10, bibliography] pp. Item #17179
With information on the geographical distribution of orchids, different species of orchids, and how to cultivate the plants. Schwartzott adds information on the cultural importance of orchids, especially their popularity during the nineteenth century “orchid craze.”.
Schwartzott (b. 1945) is the founder of the Lilliput Press. She has been creating artists books since the 1970s. Her most recent productions include The Garden (2021), which was made in both miniature and full-size editions, and India’s Love Lyrics (2021), compiled by Laurence Hope.