Paxton’s Flower Garden Prints 1884

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PFG151 $
The Crimson Water Lily
Nymphaea rubra
PFG155 $75
Deep Blood Coloured Moutan
Moutan officinalis astrosanguinea
PFG158 $65
Many Spiked Billbergia
Billbergia polystachya
Ceylon Rhododendron
Rhododendron rollissonii
Andre's Anthurium
Anthurium andraeanum
PFG163 $55
Ciliated Rhododendron
Rhododendron ciliatum
PFG166 $65
Copious Flowered Crab
Pyrus malus floribunda
The Hybrid Crenate Cactus
Phyllocactus speciosissimo-crenatus
PFG152 $65
Double Chinese Peach Trees
Amygdalus persica flore semipleno
PFG169 $45
Drummond's Side Saddle Flower, Florida
PFG173 $85
Dwarf Crimson Chinese Azalea
Azalea amoena
PFG178 $45
Retuse Echeveria
Echeveria retusa
PFG175 $45
Mysore Hexacentre
Hexacentris mysorensis
PFG179 $45
Long-flowered Centranth
Centranthus macrosiphon
PFG180 $45
Splendid aeschynanth
Aeschynanthus splendidus
PFG181 $45
Boronia Elatior, Australia
PFG182 $55
Close-headed Bejaria
Bejaria coarctata
PFG183 $35
Dampier's Clianthe
Clianthus dampieri, New Holland
PFG184 $55
Box-leaved Cantua
Cantua buxifolia
PFG185 $45
Bland Amaryllis
Amaryllis blanda
PFG186 $75
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Paxton’s Flower Garden Prints 1884

An illustrious English horticulturist, Joseph Paxton was born in 1801. Without formal education, his dedication to horticulture eventually earned him a seat in the House of Commons and a knighthood. His Magazine of Botany series, published in 16 volumes from 1834-1849 have become highly prized for their brilliant colors and the outstanding beauty of the plants illustrated. With Professor Lindley, he also published Paxton’s Flower Garden, usually found in three volumes with 108 hands colored plates.

It is from this much rarer and larger work that we are offering these chromolithographs with hand finishing and gum arabic. It is a work distinguished by the artistry and graceful composition of the plates, which also retain the beautiful and intense coloring that the Magazine of Botany is noted for. Each print is large at approximately 8 ½ by 11 inches and is accompanied by the relevant descriptive text whenever possible. The condition of these prints is excellent, with the paper a bright color & almost entirely free of foxing. Please inspect the image carefully, as it is very accurate. These prints are about 133 years old and some of the most vivid and unusual prints of this entire epoch.

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