Ecuador: Andes Editores, 1994. First Edition. Large 4to. 161,  pp. Chiefly striking color reproductions of a variety of orchids of Ecuador. Prologue by Manuel Esteban Mejia; editing and design by Pablo Corral Vega and Nicolas Svistoonoff. Black cloth in color printed dustjacket. A fine copy; as new. Item #20848
"Ecuador possesses an immense bio-diversity, the variety of orchids testifies to that. The presence of these flowers is a thermometer of health and wholeness. When the orchids disappear, there remains little time before the forest crashes in, before life is exhausted, before hope runs out. ...Nicholas the artist, speaks to us of the need to preserve the enchanted world, to save it, to not be dammed to die in the infernao we are building." - dustjacket flap.