Saxifragaceae - Astilbe rubra. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others. Saxifragaceae
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Cosmopolitan in distribution but native primarily to northern cold and temperate regions. Species of Saxifraga are known for their tenacious ability to grow and thrive on exposed rocky crags and in fissures of rocks.
Saxifragaceae - Astilbe japonica - Hoteia japonica
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 6. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 251 mm). Text enclosed. Ownership stamp.
€ 35
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.
Saxifragaceae - Astilbe rivularis
From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1867, volume 3, plate 41. Chromolithograph (sheet 173 x 263 x mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
A beautifully illustrated monthly journal about Dutch garden plants and indoor plants. Only 3 volumes were published. With extensive contributions by its editor C.A.J.A. Oudemans and C. Glijm, J.B. Groenewegen, J.H. Krelage and H. Witte. The decorative chromolithographed plates by A.J. Wendel and others lithographed by Emrik & Binger, Marriën & Amand, G. Severeyns, L. Stroobant, etc.
* Jackson p. 479; Nissen BBI 1477; Stafleu & Cowan 7148.
Saxifragaceae - Astilbe rivularis. From: Neerland’s plantentuin. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van sierplanten voor tuin en kamer by Cornelius Antoon Jan Abraham Oudemans (editor) and others.
Saxifragaceae - Astilbe rubra
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 1207. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 242 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.
Saxifragaceae - Astilbe rubra. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Saxifragaceae - Bergenia purpurascens - Saxifraga purpurascens
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1401. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 162 x 247 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.
  Saxifragaceae - Bergenia purpurascens - Saxifraga purpurascens From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Saxifragaceae - Escallonia macrantha ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1851, volume 6, plate 632. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 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.
* Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2254; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Saxifragaceae - Escallonia macrantha ?
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., 1849, volume 5, plate 280. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 246 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
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.
Saxifragaceae - Escallonia macrantha. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Saxifragaceae - Escallonia macrantha ?
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., 1849, volume 5, plate 280. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 169 x 257 mm). Paper slightly discoloured. Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Saxifragaceae - Escallonia macrantha. From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Saxifragaceae - Heuchera sanguinea ?
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1884, July - December, volume 26, plate 463. Chromolithograph (sheet 217 x 280 mm). Illustrated text enclosed.
€ 70
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.
Saxifragaceae - Heuchera sanguinea. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga adscendens
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 116. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 60
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga adscendens. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga camposii
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, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6640. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga camposii 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga cotyledon
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1443. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 245 mm). 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.
  Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga cotyledon pyramidalis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga cuneifolia + Saxifraga × geum
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 114. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed and browned around figures. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 50
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga cuneifolia + Saxifraga geum. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga diversifolia
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, L. Reeve, 1882, volume 108, plate 6603. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Nugent Fitch (sheet 152 x 250 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of 'figures' of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.
* Pritzel 2007; Dunthorne 88; Nissen BBI 2350; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Hunt 689; Henrey 472; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.
  Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga diversifolia 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga fortunei
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1887, July - December, volume 32, plate 605. Chromolithograph by G. Severeyns after painting by Miss E. Lowe (sheet 220 x 283 mm). Illustrated 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. … (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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga fortunei. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga furcata ?
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 117. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed. 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 pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga furcata. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga geranioides
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 119. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly browned around figure. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 55
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga geranioides. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga granulata
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 197. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 65
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). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga granulata. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga granulata
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1794 [-1795], 1. edition, supplement, plate 232. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 174 x 227 mm). Slight offset. Text enclosed.
€ 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga granulata. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga hypnoides + Saxifraga cespitosa
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 120. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed and browned around figures. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 50
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga hypnoides + Saxifraga caespitosa. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga leucanthemifolia ?
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1830, volume 57, plate 2959. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 140 x 227 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga leucanthemifolia. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga paniculata - Saxifraga aizoon
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 115. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed and browned around figure. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 50
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga paniculata - Saxifraga aizoon 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga rotundifolia
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1798, volume 12, plate 424. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 143 x 237 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga rotundifolia. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga rotundifolia
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 113. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly foxed. Text enclosed.
€ 55
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga rotundifolia. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga stolonifera - Saxifraga sarmentosa var. tricolor
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 10. Chromolithograph (sheet 168 x 257 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 50
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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga sarmentosa x tricolor superba. 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).
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1828, volume 5, plate 322. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 243 x 300 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites
From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
London, the author, [1775-] 1777-1798. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 320 x 502; impression 117 x 188 mm). Text missing.
€ 100
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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites. From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites + Saxifraga petraea + Saxifraga exarata
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, 1829, volume 2, plate 118. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Slightly browned around figures. Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 55
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga tridactylites + Saxifraga petraea + Saxifraga exarata. 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.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga virginiensis
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 19. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 173 x 253 mm). Slight foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Saxifragaceae - Saxifraga virginiensis. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.