1862, Murray, 1st ed. vi, 365,  pp. plus 32- page publisher's advertisements dated December, 1861. Illus., folding plate. Freeman 800. Asa Gray is quoted in the Life and Letters of Charles Darwin as saying, if the orchid-book (with a few trifling omissions) had appeared before the 'Origin' the author would have been canonised rather than anathematised by the natural theologians Very good condition.