Pteridophytes
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Vascular cryptogams comprising ferns and fern allies.
Adiantaceae - Adiantum bausei ?
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1880, volume 27, plate 399. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 180 x 274 mm) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 45
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Adiantaceae - Adiantum bausei ? From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Adiantaceae - Adiantum capillus-veneris
Schizaeaceae - Lygodium microphyllum
- Ophioglossum scandens
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.
€ 65
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.
Adiantaceae - Adiantum capillus-veneris Schizaeaceae - Lygodium microphyllum - Ophioglossum scandens 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.
Adiantaceae - Adiantum edgeworthii
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1877, volume 24, plate 285. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 177 x 264 mm) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 40
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Adiantaceae - Adiantum edgeworthii From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium resiliens - Asplenium parvulum
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 2, plate 17. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium resiliens - Asplenium parvulum
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium trichomanes
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 1, plate 41. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium trichomanes From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium yunnanense - Aspidium fontanum
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2024. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm; impression 85 x 148 mm). Text enclosed. Slight foxing.
€ 35
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). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Aspleniaceae - Asplenium yunnanense - Aspidium fontanum From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Dryopteridaceae - Aspidium acrostichoides ?
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 2, plate 38. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Light marginal foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Dryopteridaceae - Aspidium acrostichoides ? From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Dryopteridaceae - Dryopteris filix-mas - Polystichum filix-mas
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 4, plate 32e-f. Hand-coloured lithograph and plain lithograph (2 sheets 215 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.

Dryopteridaceae - Dryopteris filix-mas - Polypodium filix-mas
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1807, volume 2, plate 120. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Dryopteridaceae - Dryopteris filix-mas - Polypodium filix-mas From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Dryopteridaceae - Dryopteris filix-mas - Aspidium filix-mas
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 81. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Slightly foxed. 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.
Dryopteridaceae - Dryopteris filix-mas - Aspidium filix-mas 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.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum arvense
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 400. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 243 x 305 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum arvense
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2020. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm). Text enclosed. Slight foxing.
€ 40
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). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum arvense From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum fluviatile - Equisetum limosum
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 465. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 244 x 302 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum fluviatile - Equisetum limosum From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum palustre
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2021. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm). Text enclosed. Slight foxing.
€ 40
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). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum palustre From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum palustre
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 455. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 238 x 297 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
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.
Equisetaceae - Equisetum palustre From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Lomariopsidaceae - Elaphoglossum crinitum - Hymenodium crinitum
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gent, Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 936-937. Chromolithograph by L. Stroobant finished by hand (sheet 340 x 242 mm with folds). 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.
Lomariopsidaceae - Elaphoglossum crinitum - Hymenodium crinitum From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodiella inundata - Lycopodium inundatum
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 440. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 243 x 297 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodiella inundata - Lycopodium inundatum From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodium clavatum
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 4, plate 28a. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 215 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodium clavatum  From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodium clavatum
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 49. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Slightly foxed. 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.
Lycopodiaceae - Lycopodium clavatum
Ophioglossaceae - Ophioglossum vulgatum
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 428. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Ophioglossaceae - Ophioglossum vulgatum 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.
Osmundaceae - Todea africana
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1870, volume 17, plate 38. Lithograph (sheet 180 x 260 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 30
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Osmundaceae - Todea africana From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Osmundaceae - Todea intermedia ?
From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Gand [Gent], E. & S. Gyselynck, 1877, volume 24, plate 290. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 354 x 265 mm with fold) after F. de Pannemaeker. Text enclosed.
€ 65
One of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals, published over 43 years. From 1854-1868 edited by Charles Lemaire and published by Ambroise Verschaffelt. In 1869 the Verschaffelt Établissement was bought up by Jean Jules Linden and the editorship went to Éduard André and ended in 1896. The work is finely illustrated by the Belgian lithographers L. & P. Stroobant who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2343; Stafleu & Cowan II p. 834 & III p. 43.
  Osmundaceae - Todea intermedia ? From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Polypodiaceae - Pleopeltis squalida - Polypodium incanum
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 1, plate 4. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Marginally stained and slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Polypodiaceae - Pleopeltis squalida - Polypodium incanum From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 439. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 240 x 300 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium hyperboreum ?
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2023. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm; impression 87 x 117 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
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). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium hyperboreum ? From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare
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 278. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 2, plate 41. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Rather foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 20
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Polypodiaceae - Polypodium vulgare  From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Selaginellaceae - Selaginella martense var. variegata
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, 1866, volume 16, plate 9. Chromolithograph (sheet 160 x 250 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 30
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.
Selaginellaceae - Selaginella martense var. variegata From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.