Papaveraceae - Meconopsis villosa ? - Cathcartia villosa From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor). Papaveraceae
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Occurring in temperate and subtropical climates. Most are herbaceous plants, but a few are shrubs and small trees. Outstanding for its many garden ornamentals and pharmaceutically important plants.
Papaveraceae - Bocconia frutescens
From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Paris, Brunet, 1775-1780. Engraving with plant names (uncut sheet 260 x 420 mm). Text missing.
€ 110
This print is among 1200 plates from this most extensive work, published from 1775-1780 by the extremely prolific author Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807, also spelled as Buch’oz or Buc’hoz). He was a French physician and naturalist who served as physician to the king of Poland. He left his post to pursue his interest in natural history and published vast illustrated folios on botany, books on mineralogy, agriculture, ornithology and medicine. The attractive plates are mostly based on original drawings in the Collection des Vélins of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Artists’ names on the the copper-engravings seldom occur and as engraver Fessard is sometimes mentioned.
* Pritzel 1325; Dunthorne 59; Blunt & Stearn pp. 158-160; Nissen BBI 287; Stafleu & Cowan 876; Johnston 524.
Papaveraceae - Bocconia frutescens. From: Histoire universelle du règne végétal, ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et économique de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe; … by Pierre Joseph Buchoz.
Papaveraceae - Chelidonium majus
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 21. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Marginally soiled. Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Papaveraceae - Chelidonium majus. 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.
Papaveraceae - Dendromecon rigida
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1411. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Margianal light stain. 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.
  Papaveraceae - Dendromecon rigida From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Papaveraceae - Ehrendorferia chrysantha - Capnorchis chrysantha
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1852-1853, volume 8, plate 820. Chromolithograph (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.
Papaveraceae - Ehrendorferia chrysantha - Capnorchis chrysantha From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Papaveraceae - Ehrendorferia chrysantha - Dicentra chrysantha
Iridaceae
- Iris spuria subsp. notha - Iris notha
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1853, volume 3. Hand-coloured lithograph by G. Severeyns (sheet 152 x 236 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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 III pp. 592-593.
Iridaceae - Iris spuria subsp. notha - Iris notha Papaveraceae - Ehrendorferia chrysantha - Dicentra chrysantha From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Papaveraceae - Eschscholzia californica
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 461. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
Papaveraceae - Fumaria officinalis
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1807, volume 2, plate 127. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 195
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 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. 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.
Papaveraceae - Fumaria officinalis. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Papaveraceae - Hunnemannia fumariifolia
From: The British flower garden; containing coloured figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy flowering plants, … by Robert Sweet.
London, W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1828, volume 3, plate 276. Hand-coloured engraving by Weddell after E.D. Smith (sheet 143 x 232 mm). Marginal small repaired tear. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 40
Ranks with Curtis's Botanical magazine and Andrews's Botanist's repository in respect of the abundance and variety of its illustrations. Features plants from all parts of the world cultivated in British gardens.
* Pritzel 9077; Dunthorne 293; Nissen BBI 1923; Great flower books p. 77; Stafleu & Cowan 13.545; Johnston 872.
Papaveraceae - Hunnemannia fumariifolia. From: The British flower garden; containing coloured figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy flowering plants, … by Robert Sweet.
Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Diclytra spectabilis
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 16. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after Abraham Jacobus Wendel (sheet 224 x 302 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 135
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.
Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Diclytra spectabilis From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Dicentra spectabilis
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume 3, plate 258. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 237 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.
  Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Dicentra spectabilis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Dielytra spectabilis
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.
Papaveraceae - Lamprocapnos spectabilis - Dielytra spectabilis From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).
Papaveraceae - Meconopsis villosa ? - Cathcartia villosa
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 167. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
  Papaveraceae - Meconopsis villosa ? - Cathcartia villosa From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor). 
Papaveraceae - Papaver nudicaule - Papaver croceum
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1830, volume 57, plate 3035. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 140 x 227 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.
Papaveraceae - Papaver nudicaule - Papaver croceum. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Papaveraceae - Papaver nudicaule varieties
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1884, July - December, volume 26, plate 464. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 150
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.
Papaveraceae - Papaver nudicaule (varieties). From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Papaveraceae - Papaver somniferum
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 265. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Papaveraceae - Papaver somniferum. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Papaveraceae - Romneya coulteri
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1884, July - December, volume 26, plate 465. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 280 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 135
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.
Papaveraceae - Romneya coulteri ? From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).