The first edition of Orchids has the letters ABCDEFG on the last page. © Copyright 1970 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. Published by Golden Press, New York, N.Y. Cover price is $1.25. The number on the spine is 24027. Listed as a Golden Nature Guide.
The first cover change to Orchids deletes the white stripe at the top of the book. Copyright date is 1970 with a cover price of $2.95. Letter code on page 160 is HIJKL. One illustration from the previous edition has been deleted. (image #2)
Next is a background color change to Orchids. Copyright date is 1970 with a cover price of $2.95. Letter code on page 160 is IJKL. (image #3)
The last edition of Orchids is a stated revised edition. And another background color change. Stated on copyright page: Revised Edition, 1989. On the title page it states: Revised by Alec M. Pridgeon. No price or publishers number can be found anywhere. This title may of been published especially for the American Orchid Society. My copy has the letters ABCDEFG on page 160. The inside front cover tells how to become a member of the American Orchid Society. (image #4)
The next book shown on this page is the German version of Orchids titled Orchideen. © 1970 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. © 1973 Delphin Verlag, Stuttgart und Zürich. Printed in Italy by O.G.A. Mondadori, Verona. The cover art is virtually the same as the early Golden Press editions. Bunte Delphin Bücherei Nr. 24. (last image)
The last book shown is the Dutch version of Orchids titled Orchideeën. © Copyright 1970 by Western Publishing Co. Inc., Alle rechten voorbehouden. ISBN 90 243 0831 3. D-1972 0001-55. Zuid-Nederlandse Uitgeverij, Antwerpen Centrale Uitgeverij, Harderwijk. From the Natuurgids series.
Out of print.