Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van bomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in Nederlandsche tuinen.
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, (1868). Folio (310 x 235 mm). pp. (2), x, 316, vii, (1), with chromolithographed frontispiece of 'flora' and 79 chromolithographed plates. Original gilt- and blind-stamped full green cloth.
A fine copy of one of the finest Dutch flowerbooks of the 19th century; wellknown for the beautifulchromolithographed plates by Severyns after drawings by Wendel. Nearly all depict flowers in magnificent colours. Undoubtedly G. Severyns was the most gifted and most prominent lithographer of Belgium in the 19th century, he started his firm already in 1829 and remained the leading printing-establishment for nearly a whole century. Heinrich Witte (1825-1917) was head curator at the Leyden botanical garden and wrote some 47 titles on horticulture. Printed title with insignificant paper repair at the inner margin. Nissen BBI, 2174; Pritzel 10366; Stafleu & Cowan 18.090.
Item nr. 9939
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