Boraginaceae - Myosotis scorpioides [?] - Myosotis elegantissima. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors). Boraginaceae
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Includes a variety of shrubs, trees and herbs. Most members of this family have hairy leaves.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium europaeum
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, 1833, volume 6, plate 517. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium europaeum. 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.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium indicum
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1816, volume 43, plate 1837. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium indicum. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium arborescens - Heliotropium peruvianum + Heliotropium angiospermum - Heliotropium parviflorum
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, 1833, volume 6, plate 520. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slight foxing. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 55
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.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium arborescens - Heliotropium peruvianum + Heliotropium angiospermum - Heliotropium parviflorum 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.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium Albert Delaux
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1883, volume 9, plate 3. Chromolithograph (sheet 170 x 257 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.
* not in Nissen BBI.
Boraginaceae - Heliotropium Albert Delaux. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Boraginaceae - Lithodora fruticosa - Lithospermum fruticosum
Caryophyllaceae - Dianthus carthusianorum
Emile Paré - Dianthus semperflorens
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, 1866, volume 16, plate 2. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 250 mm). Text (partly in photocopy) enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Caryophyllaceae - Dianthus carthusianorum - Dianthus semperflorens. Boraginaceae - Lithospermum rosmarinifolium - Lithospermum fruticosum. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Boraginaceae - Lycopsis arvensis
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1807, volume 2, plate 92. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 200
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision. When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the ed
itor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. Most plates in the first 3 volumes were illustrated by Georg Jacob Johann van Os. He was born in 1782 in The Hague and settled in Paris in 1826, where he worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory and was a painter of flower and fruit pieces, still lifes, etc. These early, finely engraved plates are exquisitely coloured by hand. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Sam Segal: Flowers and nature pp. 250-251 (Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os); Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Boraginaceae - Lycopsis arvensis. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Boraginaceae - Myosotidium hortensium - Myosotidium nobile
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1858 (1861), volume 13, plate 1320. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 165 x 253 mm). Lower part waterstained. Text enclosed.
€ 25
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.
  Boraginaceae - Myosotidium hortensium - Myosotidium nobile From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Louis van Houtte and others.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis alpestris Stern von Zürich
From: Die Gartenwelt. Illustriertes Wochenblatt für den gesamten Gartenbau by Max Hesdörffer (editor).
Leipzig, Richard Carl Schmidt, 1915, volume 19. Chromolithographed plate by Johanna Beckmann (sheet 223 x 285 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
The artist and poet Johanna Beckmann was well-known for her silhouette paintings for the royal porcelain factory and her paper-cuttings. At the turn of the century she started to work for the gardener and publisher Max Hesdörffer. For his Gartenwelt she painted the fine colour-plates.
* Nissen BBI 2295n.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis alpestris Stern von Zürich. From: Die Gartenwelt. Illustriertes Wochenblatt für den gesamten Gartenbau by Max Hesdörffer (editor).
Boraginaceae - Myosotis arvensis
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 397. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 243 x 300 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 115
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis arvensis. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.Boraginaceae - Myosotis arvensis. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis azorica
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 340. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 164 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis azorica. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Boraginaceae - Myosotis caespitosa
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 566. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 235 x 293 mm with light fold). Text in photocopy.
€ 40
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis caespitosa. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis discolor subsp. canariensis ? - Myosotis versicolor
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 631. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 250 x 305 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis discolor subsp. canariensis ? - Myosotis versicolor From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Boraginaceae - Myosotidium nobile
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1886, July - December, volume 30, plate 575. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 283 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 120
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.
Boraginaceae - Myosotidium nobile. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Boraginaceae - Myosotis scorpioides ? - Myosotis elegantissima
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, 1881, volume 7, plate 9. Chromolithograph (sheet 250 x 166 mm). Text enclosed. Ownership stamp in margin.
€ 70
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.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis scorpioides [?] - Myosotis elegantissima. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Boraginaceae - Myosotis scorpioides ? - Myosotis elegantissima
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1881, volume 7, plate 9. Chromolithograph (sheet 252 x 165 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
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.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis scorpioides [?] - Myosotis elegantissima. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Boraginaceae - Myosotis stricta
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 448. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 240 x 298 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Boraginaceae - Myosotis stricta. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Boraginaceae - Nama extraaxillaris - Hydrolea extra-axillaris
From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Gent, Local de la Société (Casino), etc., 1846, volume 2, plate 79. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 168 x 256 mm). 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.
Hydrophyllaceae - Hydrolea extra-axillaris. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Boraginaceae - Onosma tenuiflora - Onosma rupestre
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1832, volume 19, plate 1880. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 145 x 207 mm). Text missing.
€ 50
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.
Boraginaceae - Onosma tenuiflora - Onosma rupestre From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
Boraginaceae - Phacelia minor var. campanularia - Phacelia campanularia
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1899, January - July, volume 55, plate 1206. Chromolithograph by J.L. Goffart after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 223 x 285 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Boraginaceae - Phacelia minor var. campanularia - Phacelia campanularia From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Boraginaceae - Phacelia whitlavia ? - Whitlavia grandiflora
From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, (1868), plate 27. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after Abraham Jacobus Wendel (sheet 224 x 302 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 150
Heinrich Witte, a Dutch gardener, was assistant curator and head-curator at the Leiden botanical garden from 1855-1898. The decorative colour-plates depict the most attractive Dutch garden plants, shrubs and trees of its time, finely lithographed by G. Severeyns of Brussels after paintings by Abraham Jacobus Wendel.
* Pritzel 10.366; Nissen BBI 2174; Stafleu & Cowan 18.090; Landwehr 213.
Boraginaceae - Phacelia whitlavia - Whitlavia grandiflora ? From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria angustifolia ?
From: Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne.
Berlin, the author, 1809, volume 2, plate 43. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 130
The beautifully hand-coloured and highly decorative plates of medical plants, each showing one species, are engraved by Peter Haas. The complete werk with 624 colour-plates was published from 1805-1846 and is extremely rare. The author, a German botanist and pharmacist at Berlin, lived from 1763-1832.
* Pritzel 3864; Nissen BBI 815; Great flower books p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508.
Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria angustifolia. From: Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne.Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria angustifolia. From: Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne.
Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria officinalis ?
From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1834, new edition, volume 5, plate 286. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed
€ 40
Most attractive French medical flora. The beautiful plates are by Pierre Jean François Turpin and by E. Panckoucke, pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté and wife of the publisher. "Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. …” (Blunt & Stearn). This is a new edition in larger format with ample margins.
* Pritzel 1679; Dunthorne 78; Blunt & Stearn p. 180; Great flower books p. 53; Nissen BBI 349; Stafleu & Cowan 1091.
Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria officinalis ? From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria officinalis ?
From: Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne.
Berlin, the author, 1809, volume 2, plate 44. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 130
The beautifully hand-coloured and highly decorative plates of medical plants, each showing one species, are engraved by Peter Haas. The complete werk with 624 colour-plates was published from 1805-1846 and is extremely rare. The author, a German botanist and pharmacist at Berlin, lived from 1763-1832.
* Pritzel 3864; Nissen BBI 815; Great flower books p. 58; Stafleu & Cowan 2508.
  Boraginaceae - Pulmonaria officinalis. From: Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum bullatum ?
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1832, volume 19, plate 1862. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 145 x 207 mm). Text missing.
€ 55
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.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum tauricum - Symphytum bullatum. From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum caucasicum
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1832, volume 59, plate 3188. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 144 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.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum caucasicum. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum officinale
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 1, plate 40. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum officinale. 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.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum officinale
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1794 [-1795], 1. edition, supplement, plate 215. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 174 x 227 mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 75
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 1522 & I p. 30.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum officinale
Boraginaceae - Symphytum tauricum ?
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1816, volume 43, plate 1787. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Boraginaceae - Symphytum tauricum. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gent, Louis van Houtte, 1852, volume 8, plate 755. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 232 mm). 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.
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1852, volume 2, plate 132. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana
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 7. Chromolithograph (sheet 172 x 260 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Boraginaceae - Wigandia urens - Wigandia caracasana From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.