Ranunculaceae - Anemone. 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. Ranunculaceae
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Found worldwide,
but most common in temperate and cold areas of the northern hemisphere. The family contains many ornamental plants, some of which are of medicinal value.
Ranunculaceae - 8 species
From: Die Pflanzenwelt by Otto Warburg.
Leipzig & Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1921, new impression, volume 2, plate 3. Chromolithograph with outlines and captions of figures on flimsie (170 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 16.668.
Ranunculaceae - 8 species. From: Die Pflanzenwelt by Otto Warburg.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus - Delphinium (Aconitum) napellus
From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Paris, Hachette, 1886, volume 2. Chromolithograph by Portail after Auguste Faguet (sheet 230 x 310 mm).
€ 65
Auguste Faguet produced delicate botanical wood-engravings of great accuracy for the works of Henri Ernest Baillon. For the Dictionnaire de botanique, published from 1876-1892 in 34 fascicles, he also made 32 fine chromolithographed plates, which came out with each fascicle without additional text (2 contained no plate).
* Nissen BBI 61 & p. 150; Stafleu & Cowan 253.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus - Delphinium (Aconitum) napellus From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus
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 72. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1790, 1. edition, volume 1. Engraving (sheet 160 x 213 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 30
William Woodville is noted for his early advocacy of the theory of vaccination and for these excellent volumes on Medical Botany (Hunt). This work contains systematic and general descriptions of all the plants in the catalogues of the materia medica published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and is illustrated with excellent plates drawn and engraved by James Sowerby (Henrey).
* Pritzel 10.398; Dunthorne 334; Nissen BBI 2183; Great flower books p. 81; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 + I p. 30.
Ranunculaceae - Aconitum napellus. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Ranunculaceae - Actaea japonica - Pityrosperma acerinum
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. Sythoff, 1858, volume 1, plate 6. Chromolithograph by L. Stroobant after Q.M.R. Ver Huell (sheet 175 x 267 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Ranunculaceae - Actaea japonica - Pityrosperma acerinum 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).
Ranunculaceae - Adonis vernalis
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 36. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after Abraham Jacobus Wendel (sheet 224 x 302 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 130
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; Stafleu & Cowan 18.090; Nissen BBI 2174; Landwehr 213.
Ranunculaceae - Adonis vernalis. From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Ranunculaceae - Adonis vernalis
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1891, January - June, volume 39, plate 797. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 283 x 218 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.
Ranunculaceae - Adonis vernalis. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone
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 14. Copper-plate engraving (leaf ca. 253 x 185 mm; impression 207 x 138 mm). Latin text on verso. Slightly browned.
€ 165
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone
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 17. Copper-plate engraving (leaf ca. 218 x 142 mm; impression 218 x 142 mm). Latin text on verso. Two small corners torn, hardly affecting image and light marginal stain.
€ 135
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone angulosa ?
From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
London, Reeve, 1865, volume 91, plate 5518. Hand-coloured lithograph by Walther Hood Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
"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.
  Ranunculaceae - Anemone angulosa ? From: Curtis's botanical magazine, comprising the plants of the Royal gardens of Kew and other botanical establishments in Great Britain; with suitable descriptions by Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone apennina + Anemone ranunculoides
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, 1831, volume 4, plate 338. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 75
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 & Stearn pp. 180 + 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone apennina - Anemone ranunculoides. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone coronaria
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 51. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after Abraham Jacobus Wendel (sheet 224 x 302 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 175
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone coronaria. From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone coronaria Gloire de Nantes + Ponceau + Mauve clair
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1886, July - December, volume 30, plate 564. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 283 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 130
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone coronaria Gloire de Nantes + Ponceau + Mauve clair. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone caroliniana
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 42. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone caroliniana From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone hepatica
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1876, volume 2, plate 12. Chromolithograph (sheet 251 x 160 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 30
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone hepatica. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone narcissiflora
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 434. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
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 & Stearn pp. 180 + 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone narcissiflora. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1822, volume 4, plate 248. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 243 x 300 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
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. 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; Great flower books p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa
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 433. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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 & Stearn pp. 180 + 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa varieties
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1887, July - December, volume 32, plate 618. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 220 x 283 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 110
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa (varieties). From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa
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 6. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Marginally stained and 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone nemorosa. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone patens - Anemone patens var. nuttalliana
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 13. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Marginally slightly stained and 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone patens - Anemone patens var. nuttalliana From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone pulsatilla
From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Paris, Hachette, 1876, volume 1. Chromolithograph by Portail after Auguste Faguet (sheet 230 x 310 mm). Slightly browned.
€ 45
Auguste Faguet produced delicate botanical wood-engravings of great accuracy for the works of Henri Ernest Baillon. For the Dictionnaire de botanique, published from 1876-1892 in 34 fascicles, he also made 32 fine chromolithographed plates, which came out with each fascicle without additional text (2 contained no plate).
* Nissen BBI 61 + p. 150; Stafleu & Cowan 253.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone pulsatilla. From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone pulsatilla
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1887, July - December, volume 32, plate 623. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after painting by Miss E. Lowe (sheet 220 x 283 mm). Illustrated 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. … (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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone pulsatilla. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone ranunculoides
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 460. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 242 x 297 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
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.
 Ranunculaceae - Anemone ranunculoides. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica
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 108. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 168 x 257 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone japonica. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica varieties
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 6. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after Abraham Jacobus Wendel (sheet 224 x 302 mm). Slight stain in corner. Text enclosed.
€ 130
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica varieties From: Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van boomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in de Nederlandsche tuinen by Heinrich Witte.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 74. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone japonica From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica varieties
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1886, July - December, volume 30, plate 554. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 283 mm; slightly foxed). Text enclosed.
€ 90
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone scabiosa - Anemone japonica varieties From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Anemone sylvestris - Anemone alba
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, 1831, volume 4, plate 337. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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 & Stearn pp. 180 + 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone sylvestris - Anemone alba. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone thalictroides ? - Thalictrum anemonoides
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 30. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 30
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.
Ranunculaceae - Anemone thalictroides - Thalictrum anemonoides. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia
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 37. Copper-plate engraving (leaf ca. 208 x 142 mm; impression 204 x 148 mm). Latin text on verso.
€ 155
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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia aurea + Aquilegia coerula
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1876, volume 2, plate 10. Chromolithograph (sheet 160 x 251 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha - Aquilegia aurea. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia caerulea - Aquilegia macrantha
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 531. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia caerulea - Aquilegia macrantha From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha
From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Paris, Hachette, 1886, volume 2. Chromolithograph by Portail after Auguste Faguet (sheet 230 x 310 mm). Slight foxing.
€ 60
Auguste Faguet produced delicate botanical wood-engravings of great accuracy for the works of Henri Ernest Baillon. For the Dictionnaire de botanique, published from 1876-1892 in 34 fascicles, he also made 32 fine chromolithographed plates, which came out with each fascicle without additional text (2 contained no plate).
* Nissen BBI 61 & p. 150; Stafleu & Cowan 253.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha. From: Dictionnaire de botanique by Henri Ernest Baillon and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha varieties
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1893, volume 19, plate 14. Chromolithograph (sheet 157 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha (varieties). From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha
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 7. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia chrysantha. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia eximia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1188. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 242 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia formosa - Aquilegia eximia. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia formosa
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1853, volume 8, plate 795. Chromolithograph by L. Stroobant finished by hand (sheet 159 x 238 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.
* Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2254; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia formosa. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia glandulosa - Aquilegia jucunda var. macroceras
From: Annales de la Société royale d'Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d'horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Gent, Local de la Société (Casino), etc., 1847, volume 3, plate 150. Hand-coloured lithograph by Car. Morren (sheet 165 x 248 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.
  Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia glandulosa - Aquilegia jucunda var. macroceras From: Annales de la Société royale d'Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d'horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia glandulosa - Aquilegia jucunda
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 535. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Slight offset. 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia glandulosa - Aquilegia jucunda From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia moorcroftiana - Aquilegia kanaoriensis
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1854, volume 4, plate 366. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia moorcroftiana - Aquilegia kanaoriensis From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia moorcroftiana - Aquilegia kanaoriensis
Apocynaceae -
Hoya variegata ?
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 by W.-H. de Vriese and Morren 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia moorcroftiana - Aquilegia kanaoriensis Apocynaceae - Hoya variegata ? From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia skinneri
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1845, volume 1. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 238 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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia turczaninovii ? - Aquilegia leptoceras
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume 3, plate 296. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 235 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia turczaninovii - Aquilegia leptoceras. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia 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 461. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 280 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 95
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). From 1880 Henry George Moon’s plant portraits dominated the pages of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication. Renowned for his lifelike paintings of orchids, Moon appealed to Robinson because of his ability to sketch flowers in a graceful, naturalistic style. The subtle colourings of his paintings and simple arrangement of flowers were very unlike the more stylised renderings that appeared in competitors’ publications. The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firms G. Severeyns and J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Ranunculaceae - Aquilegia (varieties). From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).