Asparagaceae - Dracaena goldieana From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker. Asparagaceae
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Large and very diverse family with many genera and thousands of species. Ranging from the edible, such as the vegetable asparagus, to ornamentals such as the yucca.
Asparagaceae - Agave potatorum - Agave saundersii
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5493. Hand-coloured lithographby Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Agave potatorum - Agave saundersii From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Agave univittata
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6655. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Agave univittata From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Albuca bracteata - Ornithogalum longibracteatum
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1832, volume 18, plate 1789. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 145 x 207 mm). Text missing.
€ 60
The beautiful hand-coloured engravings of this periodical are by George Cooke from drawings by George Loddiges, William Loddiges and others. They depict plants growing in the Hackney nursery, founded by Conrad Loddiges and bearing his name. The establishment became famous for its many rare plants. A total of 20 volumes were published from 1817-1833.
* Pritzel 5559; Dunthorne 187; Nissen BBI 2228; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4914; SABLIT 765; Johnston 806.
Asparagaceae - Albuca bracteata - Ornithogalum longibracteatum From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
Asparagaceae - Albuca fastigiata
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgway, 1818, volume 4, plate 277. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 155 x 241 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 45
Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis's Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward's botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
* Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Blunt pp. 214-216 (Drake); Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
  Asparagaceae - Albuca fastigiata From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Asparagaceae - Albuca nelsonii
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6649. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 250 x 310 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 90
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Albuca nelsonii From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Aloe elegans - Aloe abyssinica var. peacockii
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6620. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Aloe elegans - Aloe abyssinica var. peacockii From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Aloe perfoliata
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1793, 1. edition, volume 3, plate 202. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 173 x 227 mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 80
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 & I p. 30; Stafleu & Cowan 18.272; Johnston 603.
Asparagaceae - Aloe perfoliata From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Asparagaceae - Anthericum liliago - Phalangium liliago
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1832, volume 5, plate 432. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Asparagaceae - Anthericum liliago - Phalangium liliago From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Asparagaceae - Anthericum liliago - Phalangium liliago
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 55
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Anthericaceae - Anthericum liliago - Phalangium liliago. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1832, volume 5, plate 496. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed.
€ 65
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Great flower books p. 61; Nissen BBI 988; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Aphyllanthaceae - Aphyllanthes monspeliensis. From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Asparagaceae - Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 55
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Aphyllanthaceae - Aphyllanthes monspeliensis. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus acutifolius
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus acutifolius. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus albus
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 35
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus albus. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus maritimus - Asparagus scaber
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus scaber. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus officinalis
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 490. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby’s English botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith, … (Henrey II p. 141). The plates of the second or small edition of 12 volumes are mostly restrikes of the plates of the first edition, arranged in sytematic order and including supplementary plates. Most of the plates thus bear a double enumeration and are often not so fully coloured as those of the first edition. James Sowerby was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history.
* Great flower books p. 76; Nissen BBI 2225; Henrey 1369; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus officinalis. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus officinalis + Asparagus officinalis var. maritima
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printings with hand-coloured flower detail (2 sheets ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 60
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus officinalis + Asparagus officinalis x maritima. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus officinalis + Asparagus officinalis x maritima. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus tenuifolius
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Asparagus tenuifolius. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Bellevalia ciliata - Hyacinthus azureus
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1889, July - December, volume 36, plate 713. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 287 x 223 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 110
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). From 1880 Henry George Moon’s plant portraits dominated the pages of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication. Renowned for his lifelike paintings of orchids, Moon appealed to Robinson because of his ability to sketch flowers in a graceful, naturalistic style. The subtle colourings of his paintings and simple arrangement of flowers were very unlike the more stylised renderings that appeared in competitors’ publications. The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Asparagaceae - Bellevalia ciliata - Hyacinthus azureus From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Asparagaceae - Beschorneria tubiflora
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1854, volume 4, plate 334. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 164 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Lemaire (1800-1871), was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. He worked in Belgium as editor of several important botanical publications, such as the Flore des serres and l'Illustration horticole. Le jardin fleuriste was published from 1851 to 1854 in 4 volumes and is beautifully illustrated, sometimes with large folding plates, which have double numbers. It has a definite preference for the exotic plants, suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. In the first half of the 19th century colour-printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.
* Pritzel 10.776; Nissen BBI 2338; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4376.
Agavaceae - Beschorneria tubiflora. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor). Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1854, volume 4, plate 334.
Asparagaceae - Beschorneria yuccoides subsp. dekosteriana - Beschorneria bracteata
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6641. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Beschorneria yuccoides subsp. dekosteriana - Beschorneria bracteata From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Bessera elegans
From: l’Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Paris, H. Cousin, 1839, volume 1, plate 15. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 153 x 235 mm). Slightly browned. Text missing.
€ 40
* Pritzel 5201; Stafleu & Cowan 4374.
Asparagaceae - Bessera elegans From: l’Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Asparagaceae - Bessera elegans - Bessera miniata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 424. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 167 x 253 mm). Slightly Stained. Text enclosed.
€ 55
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Alliaceae - Bessera elegans - Bessera miniata From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Bessera elegans - Bessera miniata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 424. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 158 x 241 mm). Offset and slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 50
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Alliaceae - Bessera elegans - Bessera miniata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Brimeura amethystina - Hyacinthus amethystinus
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus amethystinus. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Brimeura fastigiata - Hyacinthus fastigiatus
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus fastigiatus. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Camassia quamash subsp. quamash - Camassia esculenta
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume 3, plate 275. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 162 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Asparagaceae - Camassia esculenta From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Convallaria majalis
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 491. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 35
One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby’s English botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith, … (Henrey II p. 141). The plates of the second or small edition of 12 volumes are mostly restrikes of the plates of the first edition, arranged in sytematic order and including supplementary plates. Most of the plates thus bear a double enumeration and are often not so fully coloured as those of the first edition. James Sowerby was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Henrey 1369; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Convallariaceae - Convallaria majalis. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Asparagaceae - Convallaria majalis
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 60
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Nissen BBI 444 & I p. 248; Blunt & Stearn p. 142.
Asparagaceae - Convallaria majalis From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Convallaria majalis
From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1865, volume 1, plate 11. Chromolithograph (sheet 172 x 260 mm). Lower part slightly waterstained. Text enclosed.
€ 35
A beautifully illustrated monthly journal about Dutch garden plants and indoor plants. Only 3 volumes were published. With extensive contributions by its editor C.A.J.A. Oudemans and C. Glijm, J.B. Groenewegen, J.H. Krelage and H. Witte. The decorative chromolithographed plates by A.J. Wendel and others lithographed by Emrik & Binger, Marriën & Amand, G. Severeyns, L. Stroobant, etc.
* Jackson p. 479; Nissen BBI 1477; Stafleu & Cowan 7148.
Asparagaceae - Convallaria majalis From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Asparagaceae - Cordyline congesta - Charlwoodia fragrantissima
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1854, volume 4, plate 399. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
Lemaire (1800-1871), was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. He worked in Belgium as editor of several important botanical publications, such as the Flore des serres and l'Illustration horticole. Le jardin fleuriste was published from 1851 to 1854 in 4 volumes and is beautifully illustrated, sometimes with large folding plates, which have double numbers. It has a definite preference for the exotic plants, suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. In the first half of the 19th century colour-printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.
* Pritzel 10.776; Nissen BBI 2338; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4376.
  Agavaceae - Cordyline dracaenoides - Charlwoodia fragrantissima. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Cordyline metallica
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1872, volume 22, plate 26. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 243 mm). Text by enclosed.
€ 45
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan pp. 592-593.
Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Cordyline metallica From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Asparagaceeae - Cordyline fruticosa - Dracaena terminalis stricta
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1862-1865, volume 15, plate 1538-1539. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 327 x 255 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 125
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Dracaenaceae - Dracaena terminalis stricta From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Dracaena casanovae
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1874, volume 21, plate 181. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 348 mm with fold) by L. Stroobant after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 90
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Dracaena casanovae From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Dracaena troubetzkoi
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1874, volume 21, plate 187. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 338 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 75
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Dracaena troubetzkoi From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Cordyline densicoma
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1874, volume 21, plate 190. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 263 x 345 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 75
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Asparagaceae - Cordyline fruticosa - Cordyline densicoma From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Dasylirion acrotrichum
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1448. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 246 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Asparagaceae - Dasylirion acrotrichum From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Dipcadi serotinum - Uropetalon serotinum
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly lightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Dipcadi serotinum - Uropetalon serotinum. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Dracaena aubryana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1862-1865, volume 15, plate 1522-1523. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 255 x 330 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 130
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Dracaenaceae - Dracaena aubryana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Dracaena goldieana
From: l’Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], 1878, volume 25, plate 300. Chromolithograph by P. de Pannemaker finished by hand (sheet 352 x 267 mm with fold). Text enclosed.
€ 70
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
Dracenaceae - Dracaena goldieana. From: l’Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Aletris fragrans
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed. London, 1808, volume 27, plate 1081. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 292 x 247 mm with folds). Slight offset. Text missing.
€ 100
The first and most important botanical magazine made up of ‘figures’ of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants … (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290; Johnston 577.
Dracenaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Aletris fragrans. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Dracaena lindeni
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1880, volume 27, plate 384. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 267 x 356 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 80
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
 Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Dracaena lindeni From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
 Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Dracaena massangeana
From: Revue de l'horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1882, volume 8, plate 8. Chromolithograph (sheet 161 x 252 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
  Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Dracaena massangeana From: Revue de l'horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Asparagaceae - Dracaena fragrans - Dracaena massangeana
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1882, volume 8, plate 8. Chromolithograph (sheet 161 x 252 mm). Text enclosed. Some imperfecions.
€ 20
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Dracaenaceae - Dracaena massangeana. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Asparagaceae - Dracaena goldieana
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6630. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
 
Asparagaceae - Dracaena lentiginosa
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1870, volume 17, plate 35. Tinted lithograph partly in colour (sheet 265 x 180 mm). Text missing.
€ 30
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Asparagaceae - Dracaena lentiginosa From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Drimia elata - Drimia altissima
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5522. Hand-coloured lithograph by Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Drimia elata - Drimia altissima From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Drimia altissima
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1808, volume 27, plate 1074. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 285 x 246 mm with folds). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 95
The first and most important botanical magazine made up of ‘figures’ of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants … (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290; Johnston 577.
Asparagaceae - Drimia altissima. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Asparagaceae - Drimia maritima - Urginea scilla
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 50
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Urginea scilla. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.

Asparagaceae - Drimia maritima - Urginea scilla
From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Gera-Utermhaus, Fr.Eugen Köhler, 1887, 1. edition, volume 2, plate 162. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
Köhler’s magnum opus was published in parts from 1883-1898. The first volume was finished in 1887, eight years after his death. The set of three volumes with 283 colour-plates was a noteworthy achievement and included European plants of medicinal interest. From the botanical standpoint the finest and most useful series of illustrations of medicinal plants (Great flower books). The beautiful colour-plates after illustrations by Walther Müller and C.F. Schmidt, which were skillfully rendered in lithography by E. Günther.
* Nissen BBI 1085; Great flower books p. 62; Stafleu & Cowan 3806.
Asparagaceae - Drimia maritima - Urginea scilla From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Asparagaceae - Drimia undata - Urginea undulata
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 40
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Urginea undulata. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Eriospermum proliferum - Eriospermum folioliferum
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1824, volume 10, plate 795. Hand-coloured engraving by S.Watts after M. Hart (sheet 152 x 236 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
Asparagaceae - Eriospermum proliferum - Eriospermum folioliferum From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Asparagaceae - Eucharis amazonica
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1216-1217. Chromolithograph (247 x 333 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 100
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Amaryllidaceae - Eucharis amazonica From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Eucharis amazonica + Eucharis sanderi + Eucharis candida
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1885, volume 11, plate 18. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 253 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Amaryllidaceae - Eucharis grandiflora - Eucharis amazonica + Eucharis sanderii + Eucharis candida. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Asparagaceae - Eucharis candida
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1853, volume 8, plate 788. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 158 x 238 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Amaryllidaceae - Eucharis candida. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Eucharis × grandiflora
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 957. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 245 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Amaryllidaceae - Eucharis grandiflora From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Furcraea longaeva - Fourcroya longaeva
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5519. Hand-coloured lithographby Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 250 x 283 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 95
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Furcraea longaeva - Fourcroya longaeva From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Furcraea selloa - Furcraea lindenii
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1874, volume 21, plate 186. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 346 x 263 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 65
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Asparagaceae - Furcraea selloa - Furcraea lindenii From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Asparagaceae - Furcraea parmentieri - Furcraea bedinghausii
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1863, volume 13. Lithograph by L. Severeyns-Michel (sheet 158 x 243 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan pp. 592-593.
Agavaceae - Furcraea bedinghausii. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Asparagaceae - Hosta plantaginea - Funkia grandiflora
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 158-159. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 247 x 347 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 165
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Hostaceae - Funkia grandiflora From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus fastigiatus
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6663. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus fastigiatus From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides hispanica - Scilla campanulata
From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Gand [Gent], Local de la Société (Casino), etc., 1846, volume 2, plate 48. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 170 x 257 mm). Slightly warped. Text enclosed.
€ 45
Belgian horticultural journal, published from 1845-1849 by the Royal Agricultural and Botanical Society of Gent, organizer of the famous flower shows in Gent, Gentse Floraliën, since 1809. Started and edited by Charles Morren at the same time as the more successful competitor Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe of the nurseryman Louis van Houtte.
* Nissen BBI 2212; Great flower books p. 84.
Asparagaceae - Scilla hispanica - Scilla campanulata. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides hispanica subsp. hispanica - Endymion patulus
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Scilla hispanica - Endymion patulus. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides italica - Scilla italica
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly lightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Scilla italica. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Scilla nutans
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1797, volume 11, plate 377. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 133 x 230 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
The first and most important botanical magazine made up of ‘figures’ of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants … (Hunt). A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Asparagaceae - Scilla festalis - Scilla nutans. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Endymion nutans
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Scilla festalis - Endymion nutans. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis 4 varieties
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1226-1229. Chromolithographs finished by hand (4 sheets 163 x 248 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 160
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (4 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (4 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (4 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (4 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis 3 varieties
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1460-1462. Chromolithographs finished by hand (3 sheets 163 x 246 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 120
The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
  Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (3 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (3 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis (3 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis subsp. orientalis - Hyacinthus albulus
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis - Hyacinthus albulus. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis subsp. orientalis - Hyacinthus provincialis
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 45
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus orientalis - Hyacinthus provincialis. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Bellevalia romana
From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Lyon, 1876. Nature-printing with hand-coloured flower detail (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. Without text as issued.
€ 50
The plates are reproductions of actual specimens and give the appearance of the plants very accurately. The flower details are separately drawn at the bottom of most plates and hand-coloured. … for though the photoxygraphic plates of the twenty-five volumes of the Herbier de la Flore Française of Louis Antoine Cusin (1824-1901) and Edme Ansberque (1828-1905), published at Lyons between 1867 and 1876, are of considerable botanic importance, they are aestetically disappointing (Blunt & Stearn p. 142). However the plants are carefully selected and nicely arranged.
* Fischer, E.: Zweihundert Jahre Naturselbstdruck 96; Blunt & Stearn p. 142; Nissen BBI 444 + I p. 248.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus romanus - Bellevalia romana. From: Herbier de la flore française by Louis Antoine Cusin & Edmonde Ansberque. Procédé de reproduction dit phytoxygraphique. Publié sous le patronage du Service du Parc et des Jardins de la ville de Lyon.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Charles Dickens
From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Haarlem, Loosjes, (1896-) 1901 (-1902), plate 58. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 273 x 364 mm). Text missing.
€ 100
One of the famous later Dutch flower books with fine chromolithographed plates by A. Goossens and printed by J.L. Goffart, successor of G. Severeyns at Brussels.
* Nissen BBI 2256.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Charles Dickens. From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Haydn
From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Haarlem, Loosjes, (1896-) 1901 (-1902), plate 13. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 273 x 359 mm). Text missing.
€ 100
One of the famous later Dutch flower books with fine chromolithographed plates by A. Goossens and printed by J.L. Goffart, successor of G. Severeyns at Brussels.
* Nissen BBI 2256.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Haydn. From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Ida
From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Haarlem, Loosjes, (1896-) 1901 (-1902), plate 10. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 273 x 359 mm). Text missing.
€ 100
One of the famous later Dutch flower books with fine chromolithographed plates by A. Goossens and printed by J.L. Goffart, successor of G. Severeyns at Brussels.
* Nissen BBI 2256.
Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus Ida. From: Florilegium Harlemense. Gekleurde afbeeldingen met beschrijving van bol- en knol-gewassen uitgegeven onder toezicht van het hoofdbestuur der Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur … Colored plates with descriptions of bulbous and tuberous rooted plants … Planches coloriées de plantes bulbeuses et tuberculeuses … Kolorierte Abbildungen schönblühender Zwiebel- und Knollengewächse …
Asparagaceae - Liriope spicata - Ophiopogon spicatus
Compositae
- Waitzia tenella
Flacourtiaceae - Berberidopsis corallina
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1863, volume 13, plate 11. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 248 mm; lower part unobtrusively waterstained). Text enclosed.
€ 50
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan pp. 592-593.
Flacourtiaceae - Berberidopsis corallina. Convallariaceae - Liriope spicata - Ophiopogon spicatus. Compositae - Waitzia tenella. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Asparagaceae - Liriope spicata - Ophiopogon spicatus
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1885, volume 11, plate 21. Chromolithograph (sheet 253 x 167 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Convallariaceae - Liriope spicata