Solanaceae - Datura stramonium. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others. Solanaceae
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Utilized by humans as an important source of food, spice and medicine. Species are often rich in alkaloids whose toxicity to humans and animals ranges from mildly irritating to fatal.
Solanaceae - Alona coelestis ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1845, volume 1, plate 28. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 x 235 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.
Solanaceae - Alona coelestis. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Anthocercis viscosa
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1830, volume 57, plate 2961. 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.
Solanaceae - Anthocercis viscosa. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Solanaceae - Atropa belladonna
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1790, 1. edition, volume 1. Engraving (sheet 160 x 213 mm). Slight foxing and inkstained corner. Text enclosed.
€ 25
"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; Great flower books p. 81; Nissen BBI 2183; Hunt 716; Henrey 1521 & I p. 30.
Solanaceae - Atropa belladonna. 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.
Solanaceae - Browallia jamesonii ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1849, volume 5, plate 436. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 163 x 238 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.
Solanaceae - Browallia jamesoni. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Browallia jamesonii ?
Verbenaceae - Verbena junius ?

From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).
London, Whittaker, 1849, volume 17. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 133 x 215 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 45
Harrison was the gardener and nurseryman at Wortley Hall near Sheffield, and edited The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine of practical gardening. A total of 27 volumes were published between 1833 and 1854. At least one hand-coloured lithographic plate was issued with each monthly magazine.
* Pritzel 3789; Nissen BBI 2229n.
Solanaceae - Browallia jamesonii + Verbenaceae - Verbena junius [?]. From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).Solanaceae - Browallia jamesonii + Verbenaceae - Verbena junius [?]. From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).Solanaceae - Browallia jamesonii + Verbenaceae - Verbena junius [?]. From: The floricultural cabinet, and florists' magazine by Joseph Harrison (editor).
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia americana
From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
London, 1797, volume 11, plate 393. 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.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia americana. From: The botanical magazine; or flower-garden displayed by William Curtis.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia brasiliensis - Franciscea acuminata
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 140. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 160 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.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia brasiliensis - Franciscea acuminata From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea lindeniana
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, 1865, volume 15, plate 16. Chromolithograph by F. de Tollenaere and P. Vervoort (sheet 160 x 247 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 40
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.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea lindeniana From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers founded by Charles François Antoine Morren and edited by Charles Jacques Édouard Morren.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea eximia
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855, volume 10, plate 1037. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 240 mm). 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.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea eximia From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea calycina
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 19. Chromolithograph (sheet 157 x 244 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 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.
Solanaceae - Brunfelsia pauciflora - Franciscea calycina. 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).
Solanaceae - Capsicum annuum
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 127. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
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.
Solanaceae - Capsicum annuum. 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.
Solanaceae - Capsicum annuum
From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
London, James Phillips, 1793, 1. edition, volume 3, plate 144. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 175 x 226 mm). Part of text enclosed.
€ 90
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.
Solanaceae - Capsicum annuum. From: Medical botany by William Woodville.
Solanaceae - Capsicum nigrum ? - Capsicum bicolor
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1816, volume 43, plate 1835. 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.
Solanaceae - Capsicum nigrum - Capsicum bicolor. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Solanaceae - Cestrum aurantiacum
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 by L. Stroobant (sheet 162 x 239 mm). Slight offset and browning. 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.
Solanaceae - Cestrum aurantiacum. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Cestrum aurantiacum - Cestrum regelii
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1854, volume 9, plate 946. Chromolithograph by L. Stroobant 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.
Solanaceae - Cestrum aurantiacum - Cestrum regelii From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Cestrum bracteatum
From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
London, 1830, volume 57, plate 2974. Hand-coloured engraving by William Jackson Hooker (sheet 140 x 227 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.
Solanaceae - Cestrum bracteatum. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine; or flower garden displayed.
Solanaceae - Cestrum diurnum - Jasminoides Laureolae folio, flore candido, interdiu odorato
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 232 x 364 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 110
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.
Solanaceae - Cestrum diurnum - Jasminoides Laureolae folio, flore candido, interdiu odorato. From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
Solanaceae - Cestrum elegans - Habrothamnus elegans
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1846, volume 2, plate 82. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 165 x 250 mm). Slightly browned. 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.

Solanaceae - Cestrum elegans - Habrothamnus elegans From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Cestrum fasciculatum - Habrothamnus fasciculatus
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 237 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.
Solanaceae - Cestrum fasciculatum - Habrothamnus fasciculatus From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Cestrum laurifolium - Cestrum angustifolium
From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries … by Conrad Loddiges.
London, C. Loddiges & Sons, etc., 1822, volume 7, plate 618. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 156 x 207 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
A total of 20 volumes of this periodical were published from 1817-1833. The beautiful engravings are by George Cooke from drawings by George Loddiges, William Loddiges and others. They depict plants growing in the Hackney nursery, founded by Conrad Loddiges and bearing his name. The establishment became famous for its many rare plants.
* Pritzel 5559; Dunthorne 187; Nissen BBI 2228; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4914; SABLIT 765; Johnston 806.
Solanaceae - Cestrum laurifolium - Cestrum angustifolium From: The botanical cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of plants from all countries … by Conrad Loddiges.
Solanaceae - Cestrum nocturnum - Jasminoides folio Pishamenis, flore virescente, noctu odoratissimo
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 183 x 252 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 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; Nissen BBI 492; Great flower books p. 55; Hunt 637; Henrey 643; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.
Solanaceae - Cestrum nocturnum - Jasminoides folio Pishamenis, flore virescente, noctu odoratissimo. From: Hortus elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornatissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard ... by Johann Jacob Dillenius.
Solanaceae - Chaenesthes lanceolata ?
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1848, volume 4, plate 309. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 160 x 241 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.
* Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2254; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Solanaceae - Iochroma lanceolata - Chaenesthes lanceolata. From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Datura innoxia - Datura meteloides
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1857, volume 12, plate 126. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 164 x 247 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.
  Solanaceae - Datura innoxia - Datura meteloides From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura hummatu
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., 1846, volume 2, plate 100. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 170 x 255 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.
Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura hummatu From: Annales de la Société royale d’Agriculture et de Botanique de Gand, Journal d’horticulture by Charles Morren (editor).
Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura humilis
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855-1856, volume 10, plate 972. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 164 x 257 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.
Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura humilis From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura fastuosa
From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1861, volume 14, plate 1457 . Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 246 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.
  Solanaceae - Datura metel - Datura fastuosa From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Solanaceae - Datura stramonium
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1807, volume 2, plate 154. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 225 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 250
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision. When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. Most plates in the first 3 volumes were illustrated by Georg Jacob Johann van Os. He was born in 1782 in The Hague and settled in Paris in 1826, where he worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory and was a painter of flower and fruit pieces, still lifes, etc. These early, finely engraved plates are exquisitely coloured by hand. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Sam Segal: Flowers and nature pp. 250-251 (Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os); Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Solanaceae - Datura stramonium. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Solanaceae - Datura stramonium
From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
London, the author, [1775-] 1777-1798. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 320 x 490). Text missing.
€ 180
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.
Solanaceae - Datura stramonium. From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
Solanaceae - Datura stramonium
From: Flora londinensis: or plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London … by William Curtis.
London, the author, 1817-1828, 2. edition. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 292 x 487 mm; impression 255 x 350 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 125
"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.
  Solanaceae - Datura stramonium From: Flora londinensis: or plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London … by William Curtis.