THE ROSY AIR-PLANT.
A Hothouse Epiphyte from the EAST INDIES, belonging to the Natural Order of ORCHIDS.
Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:
THIS noble plant occurs not uncommonly in gardens under the erroneous name of Aerides affine, and has been figured as such. in the Botanical Magazine. It is, however, essentially distinct, as will be shown presently. We first saw it, some years since, in the possession of Messrs. Loddiges, with whom a dark variety was marked No. 1530, India. Since that time it has appeared in many collections. The specimen now figured was from Mr. Conrad Loddiges................
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.