Rubiaceae - Catesbaea - The lily-thorn, cassida insects, spotted cavy, and guinea pig. From: Encyclopaedia londinensis, or universal dictionary of arts, sciences and literature. Compiled by John Wilkes and edited by John Jones. Rubiaceae
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Herbs, shrubs and trees found primarily in the tropics. Cinchona and Coffea are of economic use. Ornamentals include Gardenia and Ixora.
Rubiaceae - Asperula odorata
From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
London, the author, [1775-] 1777-1798. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 323 x 508; impression 213 x 237 mm). Text missing.
€ 110
Though William Curtis was not one of the great scientists, his name is writ large in English botany. Trained as an apothecary, he turned to gardening and then the description and illustration of plants. In his Flora londinensis he presented an impressive record of wildflowers growing within ten miles of London, including many no longer found there; and in his Botanical Magazine (1786 to date) he offered those exotics which Englishmen were pleased to grow in their gardens. … this splendid, complicated, basic English flora … (Hunt). Most of the plates are unsigned, but the artists involved were James Sowerby, Sydenham Teast Edwards and William Kilburn.
* Pritzel 2004; Dunthorne 87; Blunt p. 185; Nissen BBI 439; Great flower books p. 54; Hunt 650; Henrey 595; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.
Rubiaceae - Asperula odorata. From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia hogarthi ? + Bouvardia Sang Lorrain + Bouvardia Triomphe de Nancy
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1886, volume 12, plate 1. Chromolithograph (sheet 165 x 258 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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia hogarthi + Bouvardia Sang Lorrain + Bouvardia Triomphe de Nancy. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia laevis - Bouvardia flava
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1845, volume 1, plate 38. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 235 mm). Slight browning and offset. Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia laevis - Bouvardia flava From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia leiantha
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1852, volume 2, plate 139. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia leiantha. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia longiflora
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 123. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 70
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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia longiflora From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia × oriana ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1265. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 240 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia x oriana. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia splendens
From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Paris, H. Cousin, 1841, volume 2, plate 60. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 153 x 241 mm). Text enclosed (partly missing). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Lemaire was a French botanist, noted for his publications on Cactaceae. He also edited several important horticulture journals of his time and contributed greatly to their content. l'Horticulteur universel was published from 1839-1845.
* Pritzel 5201; Stafleu & Cowan 4374.
  Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia splendens From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia angustifolia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 904. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 159 x 243 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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia angustifolia. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia houtteana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855, volume 10, plate 1024. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia houtteana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia triphylla
From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Paris, H. Cousin, 1841, volume 2. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 153 x 240 mm). Text enclosed. Text enclosed.
€ 65
Lemaire was a French botanist, noted for his publications on Cactaceae. He also edited several important horticulture journals of his time and contributed greatly to their content. l'Horticulteur universel was published from 1839-1845.
* Pritzel 5201; Stafleu & Cowan 4374.
  Rubiaceae - Bouvardia ternifolia - Bouvardia triphylla From: l'Horticulteur universel, journal général des jardiniers et amateurs by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Président Cleveland
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1889, volume 15, plate 2. Chromolithograph (sheet 172 x 257 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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Président Cleveland. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Président Garfield + Alfred Neuner
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1883, volume 9, plate 8. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 258 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.
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Président Garfield + Alfred Neuner. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Alfred Neuner
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, 1881, volume 28, plate 437. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 177 x 273 mm) after F. de Pannemaeker. 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.
  Rubiaceae - Bouvardia Alfred Neuner From: l'Illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins by Éduard André (editor) and published by Jean Jules Linden.
Rubiaceae - Carapichea ipecacuanha - Cephaelis ipecacuanha
From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Gera-Utermhaus, Fr.Eugen Köhler, 1887, 1. edition, volume 2, plate 105. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). 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.
Rubiaceae - Cephaelis ipecacuanha. 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.
Rubiaceae - Catesbaea spinosa
From: Encyclopaedia londinensis, or universal dictionary of arts, sciences and literature. Compiled by John Wilkes and edited by John Jones.
London, J. Wilkes, 1800. Hand-coloured engraving by J. Pass (sheet 230 x 295 mm; marginal tears). Text missing
€ 90
Rubiaceae - Cephalanthus occidentalis
From: Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche boomen en heesters by Johan Carl Krauss.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802 [-1808]. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 230 x 284 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
Rare Dutch work on shrubs and trees, with splendid, highly finished plates, showing details as fruits, flowers, branches, seeds, etc. The work was orginally published in 21 parts, each containing 6 plates, but publication was discontinued because of insufficient sales. The author (1759-1826) was a German-born professor of medicine at Leiden.
* Pritzel 4872; Nissen BBI 1102; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 98; Stafleu & Cowan 3927.
Rubiaceae - Cephalanthus occidentalis. From: Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche boomen en heesters by Johan Carl Krauss.
Rubiaceae - Chassalia curviflora var. ophioxyloides - Psychotria ambigua
From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Madras, P.R. Hunt for the author, 1850, volume 2, plate 127. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 65
Wight, a British surgeon, arived in India in 1819, with no training as a botanist. He became superintendent of the Botanic garden of Madras from 1826-1828. By the time he finally retired in 1853 he had described nearly 3000 species of Indian plants.This beautifully illustrated work on the Indian flora was published in 250 copies only.
* Nissen BBI 2141; Great flower books p. 81; Stafleu & Cowan 17.579.
  Rubiaceae - Chassalia curviflora var. ophioxyloides - Psychotria ambigua  From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, … by Robert Wight.
Rubiaceae - Chiococca alba - Periclymenum racemosum, flore flavescente, fructo niveo
From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
London, the author, 1732. Engraving by the author (uncut, unpressed sheet 300 x 485 mm; impression 194 x 273 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 100
James Sherard (1666-1738), botanist and apothecary, had gardens famous for rare plants at Eltham, south of Greenwich. Dillenius made the gardens memorable through excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself. They were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus (Hunt).
* Pritzel 2285; Dunthorne 94; Nissen BBI 492; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 637; Henrey 643; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.

Rubiaceae - Chiococca alba - Periclymenum racemosum, flore flavescente, fructo niveo. From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.

Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya
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 367. 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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya + Cinchona pubescens - Cinchona succirubra + Cinchona officinalis
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 79 I, 79 II + 79 III. Three chromolithographed plates (sheet 220 x 298 mm). Slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 150
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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya + Cinchona succirubra + Cinchona officinalis. 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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya + Cinchona succirubra + Cinchona officinalis. 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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona calisaya + Cinchona succirubra + Cinchona officinalis. 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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona officinalis - Cinchona condaminea
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, 1869, volume 19, plate 15. Chromolithograph (sheet 160 x 250 mm). Extensive text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
  Rubiaceae - Cinchona officinalis - Cinchona condaminea From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren. 
Rubiaceae - Cinchona officinalis - Cinchona condaminea
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 288. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona officinalis - Cinchona condaminea. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona - Kina-inzameling in de bosschen van Carabaija (Peru). Vallei van San Juan del oro.
From: Tuinbouw-flora van Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen; bevattende de geschiedenis en afbeeldingen van nieuwe of merkwaardige planten, bloemen, vruchten, mededeelingen omtrent de kultuur in haren geheelen omvang, in betrekking tot Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen by Willem Hendrik de Vriese.
Leiden, A.W. Sythoff, 1855, volume 2. Tinted lithograph (sheet 247 x 158 mm). Slightly foxed. Extensive text enclosed.
€ 75
Only 3 volumes were published from 1855-1856 of this finely illustrated work about the horticulure and floriculture of especially Indonesia. The fine plates are by J. v. Aken, A. Brouwer, Q.M.R. Ver Huell and A.J. Wendel, lithographed by A.J. Bos, Riocreux, P.W.M. Trap, A.J. Wendel and Wohlfart. The author, Willem Hendrik de Vriese (1806-1862), a Dutch botanist, studied medicine in Leiden, practicing and lecturing in Rotterdam, was professor of botany in Amsterdam and travelled in the Dutch East Indies from 1858-1861.
* Nissen BBI 2089; Great flower books p. 80; Stafleu & Cowan 16.422; Landwehr 210.
Rubiaceae - Cinchona - Kina-inzameling in de bosschen van Carabaija (Peru). Vallei van San Juan del oro. From: Tuinbouw-flora van Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen; bevattende de geschiedenis en afbeeldingen van nieuwe of merkwaardige planten, bloemen, vruchten, mededeelingen omtrent de kultuur in haren geheelen omvang, in betrekking tot Nederland en zijne overzeesche bezittingen by Willem Hendrik de Vriese.
Rubiaceae - Cruciata laevipes - Galium cruciatum
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 346. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 239 x 294 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 95
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.
Rubiaceae - Cruciata laevipes - Galium cruciatum From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Rubiaceae - Euclinia longiflora - Gardenia devoniana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1847, volume 3, plate 191. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 155 x 235 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
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.
Rubiaceae - Euclinia longiflora - Gardenia devoniana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Exostema longiflorum - Oxyanthus versicolor
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 148. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 163 x 247 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.
Rubiaceae - Exostema longiflorum - Oxyanthus versicolor From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Rubiaceae - Exostema sanctae-luciae - Cinchona floribunda
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 291. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slight marginal foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Rubiaceae - Exostema sanctae-luciae - Cinchona floribunda. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet
Rubiaceae - Galium album subsp. album - Galium erectum
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2067. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm; impression 85 x 141 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 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.
Rubiaceae - Galium album subsp. album - Galium erectum From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 387. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 240 x 304 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine
From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
London, F.P. Nodder, [1793], volume 3, plate 104. Hand-coloured engraving by Frederick Polydore Nodder (sheet 133 x 222 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1777-1800), Botanic Painter to Queen Charlotte, made illustrations for Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden, and a number of delicate little plates for T. Martyn’s Flora Rustica … (Blunt). The plates were not only drawn and engraved by Nodder, but also coloured under his direction. Thomas Martyn was professor of botany at Cambridge.
* Pritzel 5929; Dunthorne 196; Blunt p. 151; Nissen BBI 1291; Great flower books p. 67; Hunt 721; Henrey 1023; Stafleu & Cowan 5570.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine. From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1794 [-1795], 1. edition, supplement, plate 269. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 174 x 227 mm). Text enclosed (partly in photocopy).
€ 65
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 1522 & I p. 30.
Rubiaceae - Galium aparine. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Rubiaceae - Galium palustre
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 386. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 245 x 304 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.
Rubiaceae - Galium palustre. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Rubiaceae - Galium verrucosum - Valantia aparine
From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
London, F.P. Nodder, 1794, volume 4, plate 122. Hand-coloured engraving by Frederick Polydore Nodder (sheet 135 x 222 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 35
Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1777-1800), Botanic Painter to Queen Charlotte, made illustrations for Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden, and a number of delicate little plates for T. Martyn’s Flora Rustica … (Blunt). The plates were not only drawn and engraved by Nodder, but also coloured under his direction. Thomas Martyn was professor of botany at Cambridge.
* Pritzel 5929; Dunthorne 196; Blunt p. 151; Nissen BBI 1291; Great flower books p. 67; Hunt 721; Henrey 1023; Stafleu & Cowan 5570.
Rubiaceae - Galium verrucosum - Valantia aparine From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
Rubiaceae - Galium verum
From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
London, the author, [1775-] 1777-1798. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 315 x 427; impression 148 x 257 mm). Text missing.
€ 140
Though William Curtis was not one of the great scientists, his name is writ large in English botany. Trained as an apothecary, he turned to gardening and then the description and illustration of plants. In his Flora londinensis he presented an impressive record of wildflowers growing within ten miles of London, including many no longer found there; and in his Botanical Magazine (1786 to date) he offered those exotics which Englishmen were pleased to grow in their gardens. … this splendid, complicated, basic English flora … (Hunt). Most of the plates are unsigned, but the artists involved were James Sowerby, Sydenham Teast Edwards and William Kilburn.
* Pritzel 2004; Dunthorne 87; Blunt p. 185; Nissen BBI 439; Great flower books p. 54; Hunt 650; Henrey 595; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.
Rubiaceae - Galium verum. From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
Rubiaceae - Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia florida var. fortuniana
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 177. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 163 x 247 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 70
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.
  Rubiaceae - Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia florida var. fortuniana From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.