THE CRIMSON WATER-LILY.
A Stove Aquatic, from the E. INDIES, belonging to the Natural Order of WATER-LILIES.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
This brilliant aquatic, though an old inhabitant of our gardens, is still a rarity, appearing only in first class collections. Nor has it been fortunate in the artists who have attempted to fix its likeness on paper, the early figure in the " Botanist's Repository " is particularly unsatisfactory. We have, therefore, gladly availed ourselves of the opportunity of producing a true representation of a fine specimen which flowered in March last at Syon.
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.
Condition: Excellent Vibrant color.