Colchicaceae - Colchicum. From: Hortus floridus. In quo rariorum & minus vulgarium florum icones ad vivam veramque formam accuratissime deliniatae. Et secundum quartuor anni tempora divisae exhibentur. Incredibile labore ac diligentia by Crispijn vande Passe d.J. Colchicaceae
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Colchicum autumnale and Gloriosa superba are members of this family, which is distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Characterized by the presence of alkaloids.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum
From: Hortus floridus. In quo rariorum & minus vulgarium florum icones ad vivam veramque formam accuratissime deliniatae. Et secundum quartuor anni tempora divisae exhibentur. Incredibile labore ac diligentia by Crispijn vande Passe d.J.
[Arnhem & Utrecht, Johannes Janssonius, 1614-1616], plate [1]9. Copper-plate engraving (leaf ca. 255 x 158 mm; impression 207 x 138 mm). Latin text on verso. Wormhole in upper margin and browned.
€ 150
Crispijn vande Passe the Younger (1589-1667/1670) came from a celebrated family of Dutch engravers. His Hortus floridus, published when he was but twenty-five years of age, is an oblong quarto volume containing upwards of two hundred engraved plates of garden flowers. "The most striking feature of the figures is the degree of atmosphere that has been achieved with so difficult and mechanical an instrument as the burin. A comparison with the work of Sweert or Besler makes this doubly apparent, and even the best plates of de Bry look a little stiff and formal beside those of the Hortus Floridus. In many of de Passe's plates the plants are shown growing in the soil, the artist's eye-level being chosen so low that the flat Dutch landscape gives place to a plain sky against which the flowers and leaves are firmly patterned. … Delightful touches of humour enliven de Passe's work: bees and butterflies hover about the flowers; insects crawl among the leaves; a little mouse gnaws contentedly at an uprooted corm. …" (Blunt & Stearn) Savage states: "A comparison between the Hortus Floridus and similar contemporary works results in acknowledging that Chrispijn vande Pas the Younger is facile princeps. …"
* Pritzel 6972; Spencer Savage: The Hortus Floridus of Crispijn vande Pas the Younger, 1923; Blunt & Stearn pp. 97-102; Nissen BBI 1494; Hunt 199; Johnston 160.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum. From: Hortus floridus. In quo rariorum & minus vulgarium florum icones ad vivam veramque formam accuratissime deliniatae. Et secundum quartuor anni tempora divisae exhibentur. Incredibile labore ac diligentia by Crispijn vande Passe d.J.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum alpinum
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 and fold in corner. Without text as issued.
€ 30
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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum alpinum. 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.
Colchicacea - Colchicum autumnale
From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Paris, Hachette, 1891, volume 3. Chromolithograph by Portail after Auguste Faguet (sheet 230 x 310 mm). Slight foxing.
€ 65
Auguste Faguet produced delicate botanical wood-engravings of great accuracy for the works of Henri Ernest Baillon. For the Dictionnaire de botanique, published from 1876-1892 in 34 fascicles, he also made 32 fine chromolithographed plates, which came out with each fascicle without additional text (2 contained no plate).
* Nissen BBI 61 & p. 150; Stafleu & Cowan 253.
Colchicacea - Colchicum autumnale. From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale
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 and fold in corner. 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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale. 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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale
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 25. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Marginally foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 70
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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale. 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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1793, 1. edition, volume 3, plate 177. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 172 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 1521 & I p. 30.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 435 + 435*. Hand-coloured engravings by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 55
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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum autumnale. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum bulbocodium - Bulbocodium vernum
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11, plate 1149. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 168 x 254 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
  Colchicaceae - Bulbocodium vernum From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum montanum - Merendera bulbocodium
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 and fold in corner. Without text as issued.
€ 30
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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum montanum - Merendera bulbocodium 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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum neapolitanum
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 and fold in corner. Without text as issued.
€ 30
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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum neapolitanum. 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.
Colchicaceae - Colchicum variegatum
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1856, volume 11, plate 1153. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 165 x 254 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.
  Colchicaceae - Colchicum variegatum From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Gloriosa modesta - Littonia modesta
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 859. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 152 x 243 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.
Liliaceae - Littonia modesta. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Gloriosa superba - Gloriosa rothschildiana
From: Flora and sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland, tree or flower; new and rare plants, trees, shrubs, and fruits; the garden beautiful, home woods, and home landscape by William Robinson (editor).
London, the editor, 1904, volume 2, no. 17. Chromolithograph after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 233 x 320 mm). Slightly foxed. Finely illustrated uncut text of half issue enclosed.
€ 85
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). Of the well-produced monthly journal Flora and sylva, printed on hand-made paper, only 3 volumes with 66 colour-plates after paintings by Henry George Moon were published.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 238-240; Nissen BBI 2251.
Colchicaceae - Gloriosa superba - Gloriosa rothschildiana From: Flora and sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland, tree or flower; new and rare plants, trees, shrubs, and fruits; the garden beautiful, home woods, and home landscape by William Robinson (editor).
Colchicaceae - Gloriosa superba - Methonica leopoldii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 163-164. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 247 x 337 mm with folds). 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.
  Liliaceae - Methonica leopoldii From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Gloriosa superba - Methonica virescens var. plantii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 863. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 247 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.
  Colchicaceae - Gloriosa superba - Methonica virescens var. plantii From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 862. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 247 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.
  Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca
From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).
London, Whittaker, 1853, volume 23. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 133 x 215 mm, slight offset). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Harrison was the gardener and nurseryman at Wortley Hall near Sheffield, and edited The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine of practical gardening. A total of 27 volumes were published between 1833 and 1854. At least one hand-coloured lithographic plate was issued with each monthly magazine.
* Pritzel 3789; Nissen BBI 2229n.
Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca. From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).
Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca
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 408. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 145 x 243 mm, narrow right margin). Text enclosed.
€ 25
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.
Colchicaceae - Sandersonia aurantiaca. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).