Iridaceae - Crocus vernus (11 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Iridaceae
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Perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plant, taking its name from the genus Iris.
Almost worldwide in distribution and one of the most important families in horticulture.
Iridaceae - Babiana disticha
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
London, T. Curtis, 1803, volume 17, plate 626. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 143 x 240 mm). Slightly browned. 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.
* Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Iridaceae - Babiana disticha. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
Iridaceae - Babiana spathacea
From: Curtis's botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
London, T. Curtis, 1803, volume 17, plate 638. Hand-coloured engraving by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Teast Edwards (sheet 134 x 230 mm, right margin cropped). 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.
* Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
Iridaceae - Babiana spathacea From: Curtis's botanical magazine by John Sims (editor).
Iridaceae - Bobartia indica - Xyris altissima
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1833, volume 19, plate 1900. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 145 x 208 mm). Text missing.
€ 40
A total of 20 volumes of this periodical were published from 1817-1833. The beautiful engravings 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.
* Pritzel 5559; Dunthorne 187; Nissen BBI 2228; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4914; SABLIT 765; Johnston 806.
Xyridaceae - Bobartia indica - Xyris altissima. From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries by Conrad Loddiges.
Iridaceae - Crocosmia aurea var. imperialis + maculata - Tritonia aurea
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1893, July - December, volume 44, plate 936. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by Champion Jones (sheet 220 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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. … (Blunt & Stearn). The beautiful colour-plates of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication, 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.
Iridaceae - Crocosmia aurea x imperialis - Tritonia aurea + maculata. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Iridaceae - Crocus
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 24. Copper-plate engraving (leaf ca. 250 x 160 mm; impression 207 x 137 mm). Latin text on verso. Wormhole in upper margin and partly browned/spotted.
€ 140
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.
Iridaceae - Crocus. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus biflorus subsp. tauri - Crocus tauri + Crocus fleischeri + Crocus cyprius + Crocus chrysanthus + Crocus biflorus
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. 13. Chromolithograph after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 320 x 235 mm). Finely illustrated uncut text of half issue 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). 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus tauri + Crocus fleischeri + Crocus cyprius + Crocus chrysanthus + Crocus biflorus. 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).
Iridaceae - Crocus minimus
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 (sheet ca. 260 x 375 mm). Marginally partly slightly stained. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus nudiflorus - Crocus medius + Crocus etruscus + Crocus ochroleucus + Crocus biflorus - Crocus weldeni + Crocus speciosus
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1886, July - December, volume 30, plate 571. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 283 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Iridaceae - Crocus nudiflorus + Crocus etruscus + Crocus ochroleucus + Crocus biflorus + Crocus speciosus
Iridaceae - Crocus nudiflorus
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 (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.
Iridaceae - Crocus nudiflorus. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus sativus
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 164. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.
Iridaceae - Crocus sativus. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 446. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 240 x 298 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 160
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.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus 11 varieties
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1865-1867, volume 16, plate 1680-1681. Chromolithographs finished by hand (2 sheets 255 x 167 mm). 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.
  Iridaceae - Crocus vernus (11 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus (11 varieties) From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus + Crocus vernus var. albiflora
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 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus + Crocus vernus x albiflora. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus + Crocus vernus x albiflora. 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.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus Le majestueux
From: Annales d'horticulture et de botanique, ou flore des jardins du royaume des Pays-Bas, et histoire des plantes cultivées et ornementales les plus intéressantes des possessions Néerlandaises aux Indes orientales, en Amérique et du Japon by Philipp Franz von Siebold & Willem Hendrik de Vriese (editors).
Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, 1862. Chromolithograph (sheet 173 x 263 mm). Text by J.H. Krelage enclosed.
€ 45
The Annales d'horticulture et de botanique, a monthly was published from 1858-1862 in 5 volumes by the Dutch royal horticultural society, Société royale d'horticulture des Pays-bas. It is important for the publications on the exotic flora of Indonesia and Japan.
* Nissen BBI 2211; Stafleu & Cowan V p. 587.
Iridaceae - Crocus vernus Le majestueux. From: Annales d'horticulture et de botanique, ou flore des jardins du royaume des Pays-Bas, et histoire des plantes cultivées et ornementales les plus intéressantes des possessions Néerlandaises aux Indes orientales, en Amérique et du Japon by Philipp Franz von Siebold & Willem Hendrik de Vriese (editors).
Iridaceae - Crocus versicolor
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 (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.
Iridaceae - Crocus versicolor. 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.
Iridaceae - Cypella herbertii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 537. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 239 mm). Slight offset. 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.
Iridaceae - Cypella herberti. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Iridaceae - Cypella herbertii + Herbertia pulchella
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1899, January - July, volume 55, plate 1205. Chromolithograph by J.L. Goffart after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 223 x 285 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.
Iridaceae - Cypella herberti + Herbertia pulchella. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Iridaceae - Dietes bicolor
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 70. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 164 x 247 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.
Iridaceae - Moraea bicolor - Dietes bicolor. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).