Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia biloba From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor). Goodeniaceae
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Distributed mostly in Australia, except for the genus Scaevola which is pantropical. Its species are found across most of Australia, being especially common in arid and semi-arid climates.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia linarioides - Leschenaultia arcuata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume 3, plate 219. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 235 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia linarioides - Leschenaultia arcuata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia biloba
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1884, July - December, volume 26, plate 460. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 95
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 firms G. Severeyns and J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia biloba From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia biloba var. huntsii
From: l’Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt.
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1858, volume 5, plate 189. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 170 x 255 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 Lemaire worked for Ambroise Verschaffelt, in which period he edited this journal. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André.
* Pritzel 5205; Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia biloba var. huntsii From: l’Illustration horticole, journal spécial des serres et des jardins by Charles Lemaire (editor) and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia laricina - Leschenaultia splendens
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 176. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 163 x 247 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.
Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia laricina - Leschenaultia splendens From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.