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Bulliard, P.
Euphorbia peplus [from the Herbier de la France]
Paris, published by the author/artist, 1781. 4to-sized (29.6 x 20.4 cm). Single leaf, early colour printing. Printed surface 22.8 x 16.9 cm.
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A fine and rare, 18th-century, early colour-printed plate
Camus, E. and P. Bergon and A. Camus.
Monographie des orchidées de l'Europe, de l'Afrique septentrionale, de l'Asie mineure et des provinces Russes transcaspiennes.
Paris, Jacques Lechevalier, 1908. 4to (27.2 x 21.0 cm). 484 pp.; 32 lithographed plates. Cloth with gilt-titled morocco label on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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A peculiar and little-known work on orchids
Curtis, W.
Sarcochilus luniferus. [Burmese yellow orchid].
London, L. Reeve, 1889. 8vo-sized (25.8 x 16.3 cm). Hand-coloured lithographed plate. Printed on one side.
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A very nice orchid plate from Curtis' Botanical Magazine
The Botani...
Edwards, S.
The Botanical Register: or ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery. Volumes 1-33 [AND] the appendix by John Lindley being the systematic index and sketch of the vegetation of the Swan river colony in Australia. [All published].
London, J. Ridgway, 1815-1847. 34 volumes. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.3 cm). Text and 2,707 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and three plain engravings for a total of 2,710 plates, plus nine hand-coloured engraved plates in the appendix. Very nice half green morocco bindings by Bernard Middleton. Spines with five raised bands, gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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A complete set including the rare appendix and bound by Middleton
Morren, C. (ed.)
Cypripedium hirintissimum Hooker, and C. macranthum Swartz [Orchids from La Belgique horticole. Journal des serres et des vergers].
Liége, published by the editor, 1857. 8vo-sized (23.6 x 15.2 cm).
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Two beautiful orchids, finely drawn after nature
Morren, C. (ed.)
Sarcanthus teretifolius Lindl. [Orchid from La Belgique horticole. Journal des serres et des vergers].
Liége, published by the editor, 1860. 8vo-sized (23.7 x 15.5 cm).
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A beautiful orchid illustration - over 150 years old
Morren, C. (ed.)
Dendrobium farmeri Paxt. [Orchid from La Belgique horticole. Journal des serres et des vergers].
Liége, published by the editor, 1860. 8vo-sized (23.7 x 15.5 cm).
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A fine orchid illustration
Morren, C. (ed.)
l'Horticulteur Belge, Journal des Jardiniers et Amateurs. Volumes 1-5. [All published].
Bruxelles, Bureau du Journal and Établissement Encyclographique, 1833-1837. Five volumes in five. 4to (24.2 x 15.5 cm). Numerous text engravings and 119 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards, spines with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt pattered spine feet, compartments with blind-tooled vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare complete set of this finely hand-coloured botanical series
Les orchid...
Puydt, E. de
Les orchidées. Histoire iconographique. Organographie, classification, géographie, collections, commerce, emploi, culture. Avec une revue descriptive des espèces cultivées en Europe. Ouvrage orné de 244 vignettes et de 50 chromolithographies dessinées d'après nature.
Paris, Rothschild, 1880. Royal 8vo (27.6 x 18.0 cm). viii, 348 pp.; 50 fine chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, and 244 figures in the text. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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Most beautiful plates of the most beautiful orchids
Royal Bota...
[Various authors]
Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except one in the original edition. Text; over 2200 lithographed or heliographic plates, partly hand-coloured. Bound in early 20th century green buckram with gilt title on spines; one volume (the anniversary volume) in portfolio with front wrapper mounted, one volume (XI-1) unbound, as issued, one volume (XIV-2; the last) in brown cloth.
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An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany