Plumbaginaceae - Limonium minus bellidis minoris folio From: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des plantes by Denis Dodart & Nicolas Robert. Plumbaginaceae
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Consists of perennial herbs and shrubs. Economically important mainly for its many garden ornamentals.
Plumbaginaceae - Acantholimon glumaceum
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1852, volume 7, plate 677. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 250 mm). Text missing.
€ 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.
Plumbaginaceae - Acantholimon glumaceum. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Armeria maritima
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 450. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Armeria maritima. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Plumbaginaceae - Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago larpentae
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 307. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 158 x 241 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.
Plumbaginaceae - Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago larpentae From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago larpentae
From: Maandschrift voor tuinbouw.
Dordrecht, Blusse en Van Braam, [1846-1852]. Hand-coloured lithograph by F. Böger (sheet 160 x 240). Slight offset. Text missing.
€ 35
Plumbaginaceae - Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago larpentae From: Maandschrift voor tuinbouw.
Plumbaginaceae - Goniolimon eximium - Statice eximia
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., 1847, volume 3, plate 126. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 169 x 258 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice eximia. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Plumbaginaceae - Limonium minus bellidis minoris folio ?
From: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des plantes by Denis Dodart & Nicolas Robert.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1676. Engraving by and after Abraham Bosse (sheet 407 x 537 mm; impression 312 x 418 mm; lower margin slighly stained). Text missing.
€ 250
"First edition of one of the great books in the history of botanical illustration, where all the technical resources of engraving were utilized in presenting the plants as accurately as possible" (Hunt). "This volume, a large folio, was planned as the prelude to a vast work whose publication was delayed for many years. Its thirty-nine plates were engraved from drawings by Robert, made for the most part from life; … In this more exacting task he was now assisted, or perhaps directed, by the engraver Abraham Bosse …" (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 2341; Blunt & Stearn pp. 110-111; Nissen BBI 502; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 343.
  Plumbaginaceae - Limonium minus bellidis minoris folio From: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des plantes by Denis Dodart & Nicolas Robert.
Plumbaginaceae - Limonium sinense - Statice fortunei
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 92. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 245 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
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Plumbaginaceae - Limonium spathulatum - Statice spathulata
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 451*. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Limonium spathulatum - Statice spathulata From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago auriculata - Plumbago capensis
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1819, volume 5, plate 417. Hand-coloured engraving by S.Watts after M. Hart (sheet 134 x 228 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
* Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago auriculata - Plumbago capensis From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago indica - Plumbago rosea
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, 1863, volume 13, plate 13. Chromolithograph (sheet 160 x 242 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago indica - Plumbago rosea From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago zeylanica
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1845, volume 27, plate 31. Hand-coloured engraving by G. Barclay after Miss Drake (sheet 139 x 238 mm). A bit cropped. Text enclosed.
€ 50
Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
* Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Blunt pp. 214-216 (Drake); Nissen BBI 2379; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago zeylanica. From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice fruticans ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 323. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 161 x 241 mm with very 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.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice fruticans. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice imbricata ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 320-321. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 242 x 327 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 135
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.
* Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2254; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice imbricata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice limonium ?
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 451. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice limonium. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice limonium
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 612. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 250 x 305 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 80
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice limonium. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice reticulata ?
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, C.E. Sowerby, 1836, 2. edition, volume 3, plate 452. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 128 x 218 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
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.
Plumbaginaceae - Statice reticulata. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.