Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
This beautiful plant has been raised from New Holland seeds, by Messrs. Veitch of Exeter, under the name of Kennedya speciosa; and received th.e large silver medal of the Horticultural Society when exhibited in Regent Street, in April last; an honour never conferred upon any new plants, except such as are of surpassing value as objects of cultivation.
Size: 8 ˝” x 11”
Paxton produced The Magazine of Botany, and Register of
Flowering Plants. This series of magazines was published in London 1834-1849.
During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare
three-volume work: PAXTON’S FLOWER GARDEN. Represented are many exotic species
especially fine Orchids. They are often compared to the early volumes of Warner
and Williams, Orchid Album. The print offered for sale here is from this first
edition, which is a completely different product to the 1882 color printed
edition frequently found. These prints were produced using a zincographic
process along with hand coloring and have the plate markings Pinx & Zinc.