Bateman, Jas. (James), 1811-1897Alternative names
The original volume, an elephant folio published over seven years (1837-1843), weighed 38 pounds. While the 40 plates were magnificent, the text was difficult to read due to the size of the volume.
From the description of The orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala : photocopy of text, indexed and published by R.M. Hamilton as a readable reprint in the Series Orchid History Reference Papers No. 16, 1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500264