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THE SHOWY GRAMMATOPHYL

(GBAMMATOPHYLLUM SPECIOSUM.)

ORIGINAL PRINT

 [PLATE 69.]  

Date: 1851-1852

A Stove Epiphyte, from the MALAY ARCHIPELAGO, belonging to the Order of ORCHIDS.

Excerpt from text, which is included along with a copy of the Title Page:

AT last is realised the long cherished wish to see this in flower. After years of patience, Mr. Loddiges succeeded in persuading it to expand a few blossoms last summer, all of which were in a monstrous state except one. Nevertheless they enabled' our artist to prepare the accompanying figure which gives some idea of what the plant is; only the flowering scape proceeded from the top instead of the bottom of the stem, whence it arises if in a natural condition..........................

Order#: PAX-69

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.

Price: $89.99

 

 

 

 

 

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