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Dicksonia Culcita
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Dicksonia Culcita

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca.1856 - 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approx. 10 x 6 in. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting. Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. .

$25.00

Lastrea dilatata Chanteriae
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Lastrea dilatata Chanteriae

By NATURE PRINTING)

London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light toning and faint spotting to outer edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XXIV from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

$685.00

Aspidium Filix-mas Swartz
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Aspidium Filix-mas Swartz

By NORTH AMERICAN FERNS) Faxon, C.E. (illus)

1879.. Color lithograph, sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Faint toning to upper edge, 1/4 inch tear to lower left edge (outside image area), very good clean condition. A striking illustration of a fern with botanical details by artist C.E. Faxon, beautifully lithographed by Armstrong & Company in Boston, from the publication THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA by Daniel Cady Eaton. Plate XLI. .

$55.00

Aspidium Rigidum, Var. Argutum, D. C. Eaton
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Aspidium Rigidum, Var. Argutum, D. C. Eaton

By NORTH AMERICAN FERNS) Faxon, C.E. (illus)

1879.. Color lithograph, sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Soft crease and 1/8 inch tear to mid left edge (outside image area), very good clean condition. A striking illustration of two ferns with botanical details by artist C.E. Faxon, beautifully lithographed by Armstrong & Company in Boston, from the publication THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA by Daniel Cady Eaton. Plate XLVI. .

$55.00

Euonymus Japonica Aurea Variegata.  Maranta Micans
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Euonymus Japonica Aurea Variegata. Maranta Micans

By BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS) Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

1861.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approx. 10 x 6 in. Light toning to paper, but very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Beautiful leaved plants," printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. .

$20.00

Lastrea dilatata
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Lastrea dilatata

By NATURE PRINTING)

London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

$685.00

Scolopendrium vulgare
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Scolopendrium vulgare

By NATURE PRINTING)

London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch abrasion to mid lower edge (outside image and text area); good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

$645.00

Pteris Longifolia, L. Pteris Serrulata, L. fil
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Pteris Longifolia, L. Pteris Serrulata, L. fil

By NORTH AMERICAN FERNS) Faxon, C.E. (illus)

1879.. Color lithograph, sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Faint toning to lower edge, very good clean condition. A striking illustration of two ferns with botanical details by artist C.E. Faxon, beautifully lithographed by Armstrong & Company in Boston, from the publication THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA by Daniel Cady Eaton. Plate LXXVIII. .

$55.00

A. Woodsia ilvensis. B. W. alpina
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A. Woodsia ilvensis. B. W. alpina

By NATURE PRINTING)

London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Scattered foxing, 1 1/2 inch tear to right lower edge. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

$385.00

Hymenophyllum Unilaterale. Var. Ramosum
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Hymenophyllum Unilaterale. Var. Ramosum

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca. 1865- 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approximately 9 3/4 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting. Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. A plant common throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, plus native to Norway, South Africa, and New Zealand. .

$25.00

Croton Variegata
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Croton Variegata

By BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS) Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

1861.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approx. 10 x 6 in. Light toning to paper, but very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Beautiful leaved plants"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. .

$25.00

Lastrea foenisecii
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Lastrea foenisecii

By NATURE PRINTING)

London.: Bradbury & Evans.. 1855 - 1856.. Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ..., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved...The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art. .

$685.00

Phegopteris Polypdiodes, Fee. Aspidium Juglandifolium, Kunze
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Phegopteris Polypdiodes, Fee. Aspidium Juglandifolium, Kunze

By NORTH AMERICAN FERNS) Faxon, C.E. (illus)

1879.. Color lithograph, sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Faint toning to upper edge, very good clean condition. A striking illustration of two ferns with botanical details by artist C.E. Faxon, beautifully lithographed by Armstrong & Company in Boston, from the publication THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA by Daniel Cady Eaton. Plate LXXV. .

$55.00

Osmunda Regalis
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Osmunda Regalis

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca. 1865- 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approximately 9 3/4 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting, small spot to upper right edge (outside image area). Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. Native of Great Britain. .

$25.00

Davallia Pentaphylla
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Davallia Pentaphylla

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca. 1865- 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approximately 9 3/4 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting. Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. Native of Malayan Archipelago and Java. .

$25.00

Davallia Immersa. -- Apex of Frond
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Davallia Immersa. -- Apex of Frond

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca. 1865- 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approximately 9 3/4 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting. Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. Native of the East Indies, Northern India, Nepal, etc. .

$25.00

Davallia Ornata. -- Pinna
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Davallia Ornata. -- Pinna

By Lydon, A.F. (designed and engraved by)

Ca. 1865- 1860.. Color wood-engraving, sheet size approximately 9 3/4 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Light creasing at right edge from binding - this would be covered by matting. Very good condition. From E.J. Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic"; printed by Benjamin Fawcett who is noted for the very fine quality of the color wood-engraving process in which his firm specialized. Beautifully detailed and brilliant in color, striking in the simplicity of design. Native of Singapore and Borneo. .

$25.00

Aspidium Cristatum Swartz
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Aspidium Cristatum Swartz

By NORTH AMERICAN FERNS) Faxon, C.E. (illus)

1879.. Color lithograph, sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Faint toning to lower edge (affecting title), very good clean condition. A striking illustration of a fern with botanical details by artist C.E. Faxon, beautifully lithographed by Armstrong & Company in Boston, from the publication THE FERNS OF NORTH AMERICA by Daniel Cady Eaton. Plate LXVI. .

$55.00

1. Marsh Buckler Fern... 2. Brittle Bladder Fern... 3. Mountain Bladder Fern... 4. Sea Spleenwort... 5. Sea Spleetwort
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1. Marsh Buckler Fern... 2. Brittle Bladder Fern... 3. Mountain Bladder Fern... 4. Sea Spleenwort... 5. Sea Spleetwort

By BOTANICAL) Heath, Francis George

1885.. Chromolithograph, image 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches on sheet 15 x 11 1/2 inches (38.5 x 29cm). Very good condition. Large strikingly designed image, showing four fern varieties. From Francis George Heath's "The Fern Portfolio" with informational text sheet, which lists habitats and distribution. .

$145.00

Broad Buckler Fern - Lastrea Dilatata
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Broad Buckler Fern - Lastrea Dilatata

By BOTANICAL - FERNS) Heath, Francis George

1885.. Chromolithograph, image 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches on sheet 15 x 11 1/2 inches (38.5 x 29cm), with accompanying text sheet. Very good condition. Large strikingly designed image, showing a single frond from this fern variety. From Francis George Heath's "The Fern Portfolio" with informational text sheet, which lists habitats and distribution. .

$145.00

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