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L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, May 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 45-54pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLI: Dendrobium lamellatum, Lindl. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLII: Smilax argyrea, L. Lind. et E. Rod. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, February 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 15-24pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize-winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CXLV: Bomarea sororia, N.E. Brown. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by J. P. De Pannemaeker.PL.CXLVI: Cryptophoranthus dayanus, Rolfe. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, August 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 75-84 pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize-winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLVII: Peperomia metallica, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLVIII: Dichorisandra angustifolia, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, July 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 65-74 pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLV: Tradescantia superba, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLVI: Heloconia spectabilis, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, April 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 35-44pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize-winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CXLIX: Brownea macrophylla, Masters. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by J. L. Goffart. PL.CL: Epidendrum mantinianum, Rolfe. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, March 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 25-34pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates. Pl.CXLVII: Tradescantia reginae, L. Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CXLVIII: Dieffenbachia olbia, L. Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, October 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 95-104 pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLXI: Sarcochilus borneensis, Rolfe. Illustration by A Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLXII: Dieffenbachia Picturata , Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, January 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. [1-4] 5-14pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize-winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CXLIII: Lathryus Odoratus Hybridus Illustration by M.L. Travers, chromolithograph by J. P. De Pannemaeker.PL.CXLIV: Mormodes buccinator, Lindl. var. Aurantiacum, Rolfe. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, November 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps.105-114 pp., with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLXIII: Anthrurium Andreanum J. Lind. var Wambekeanum. Illustration by A Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLXIV: Coleus Blumei Benth. Varietates Novae. Illustration rendered from nature and chromolithography by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, September 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 85- 94pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLIX: Dieffenbachia meleagris, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLX: Labisia smaragdina, Linden et Rodigas. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, June 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 55-64pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates. Pl.CLIII: Cyrtosperma ferrox, L. Linden et N.E. Brown. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLIV: Cirrhopetalum medusae, Lindl. Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

L\'Illustration Horticole
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L'Illustration Horticole

By Linden, J[ean]. Linden, Lucien. Rodigas, Emile.

Ghent:: Gand, imp. Eug. Vanderhaeghen,, December 1892.. First printing. Fine. L'Illustration Horticole. Revue Mensuelle Des Plantes Les Plus Remarquables Des Introductions Nouvelles et Des Faits Les Plus Interessants De L'horticulture Propriete De Le Societe Anonyme L'horticulture Internationale. Fine. Folio. (10.75 x 14 inches). Gray printed wraps. 115-128pp. with 2 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's adverts printed on wraps. A fine monthly horticultural review introducing the most notable plants and flowers; both prize- winning specimens and newly discovered plants from the far reaches of the globe, brought forth to Europe for taxonomy and cultivation, with a particular attention paid to showy-leaved plants and Orchids. Also included are reviews of newly published horticulture periodicals, and news from the world of Nineteenth Century horticultural exploration and discovery. Produced under the direction of Jean Jules Linden, Lucien Linden and Emile Rodigas, and in collaboration with eminent botanists and horticulturists, this monthly magazine contains two glorious folio-sized chromolithographed plates.Pl.CLXV: Begonia Cinnabarina (Hybrida) var. Albo-Vittata; Illustration and chromolithograph by P. De Pannemaeker. PL.CLXVl: Stenandrium x Beeckmanianum; Illustration by A. Goossens, chromolithography by P. De Pannemaeker. Printed Wraps

$225.00

Plate 17.  Cuphea Llavea. Cuphea viscosissima. Cuphea lanceolata
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Plate 17. Cuphea Llavea. Cuphea viscosissima. Cuphea lanceolata

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). Collinsia parviflora; native botanical plant to Washington State. The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 27. Phlox Drummondi, Leptosiphon densiflorus, Leptosphon androsaceus
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Plate 27. Phlox Drummondi, Leptosiphon densiflorus, Leptosphon androsaceus

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 5. Ranunculus Monspeliacus, Ranunculus gramineus, Ranunculus ampleaicaulis, Ranunculus acris flore pleno, Ranunculus Aconitifolis, Ranunculus Parnassifolius [Buttercup]
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Plate 5. Ranunculus Monspeliacus, Ranunculus gramineus, Ranunculus ampleaicaulis, Ranunculus acris flore pleno, Ranunculus Aconitifolis, Ranunculus Parnassifolius [Buttercup]

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 41. Velthemia glauca, Bessera elegans, Brodiaea grandi-flora, Camassia esculeuta, Calliprora lutea, Puschkinia Scilloides
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Plate 41. Velthemia glauca, Bessera elegans, Brodiaea grandi-flora, Camassia esculeuta, Calliprora lutea, Puschkinia Scilloides

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 29. Clintonia pulchella, Isotoma axillaris, Lobelia hypocrateriformis, Lobelia ramosa, Lobelia gracilis, Lobelia gracilis var. rosea
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Plate 29. Clintonia pulchella, Isotoma axillaris, Lobelia hypocrateriformis, Lobelia ramosa, Lobelia gracilis, Lobelia gracilis var. rosea

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life.Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist.Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture.Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets.A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79).The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books.The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor.The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria.As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 26. Sceptranthus Drummondii, Cooperia chlorosolen, Oporanthus lutea,  Sternbergia colchiciflora,  Haylockia pucilla
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Plate 26. Sceptranthus Drummondii, Cooperia chlorosolen, Oporanthus lutea, Sternbergia colchiciflora, Haylockia pucilla

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 20. Dianthus chinensis [The Chinese Pink], Agrostemma coeli, Limnanthes Douglasii
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Plate 20. Dianthus chinensis [The Chinese Pink], Agrostemma coeli, Limnanthes Douglasii

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 1. Platystemon leiocarpus, Garridella Nigellastrum, Adonis autumnus (Pheasant's Eye)
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Plate 1. Platystemon leiocarpus, Garridella Nigellastrum, Adonis autumnus (Pheasant's Eye)

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$195.00

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