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  • The Botanical Cabinet – George Loddiges Engraved by Cooke – August 1824

    The Botanical Cabinet – George Loddiges Engraved by Cooke – August 1824

    The Botanical Cabinet was a long running monthly publication of which this is a rare monthly fasicule (a separately published instalment of a book or work) containing some plants from Australia.

    Full Title … Part LXXXVIII to be continued monthly of the Botanical Cabinet, consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants from All Countries; with a short Account of Each, Directions for Management etc by Condrad Loddiges & Sons – The Plates by George Cooke.

    Each part was to contain ten plates (which this does) and ten parts were to represent a complete volume. In original card wrapper 18cm by 12cm in very good condition.

    Printed by Wilson of Greville Street, London and published by the John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill; Longman, Hurst etc Paternoster-Row; Rivington on the Mall and at Loddiges establishment at Hackney.

    The plants presented and described from Australia comprise Epacris Purpurascens, the Hibbertia Grossularlaefolia found by Mr Brown near King George’s Sound and the Gevillea Sericea. Other plants come from Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, Bohemia etc all drawn by G Loddiges and engraved by George Cooke.

    Joachim Conrad Loddiges (1738-1826) born in Saxony and emigrated to Britain at the age of 19. He took up a job as gardener and in his forties bought a small seed business. In the 1770’s he started encouraging explorer’s and travelers to collect plants and seeds for him and soon gained a reputation for the exotic. The nursery really took off under son George Loddiges (1786-1846) who was the mastermind behind this publication. George built the largest hothouse in the world and became a Fellow of the Microscopical, Linnean, Horticultural and Zoological Societies. His influence spread overseas … including the first Botanical Gardens at Adelaide. The Loddiges were the first to import rhubarb into Britain.

    Rare Botanical Publication in this Form with Australian Plants – 1824

    $180.00

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  • Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    This is the hard back version of the very good compilation of key prints and their makers in the years up to 1850. Published by MacMillan, Melbourne in 1975. Landscape quarto, 139 pages heavily illustrated, obviously! Pretty good condition in a complete protected dust jacket.

    And what an extraordinary record they are … where would we be with only the narrative? Every State and subject is covered selecting the very best items.

    The images that go with the story!

    $40.00

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  • Forest Pimelea (Australian) – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Forest Pimelea (Australian) – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Forest Pimelea “Pimelea sylvestris” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    A native of the southern coast of New Holland, where it was originally found by Dr. Brown, and more recently by Mr. Baxter. A hardy and very pretty greenhouse shrub, easily increased by cuttings.

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    $120.00

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  • Clammy Anthocercis – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Clammy Anthocercis – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Clammy Anthocercis “Anthocercis viscosa” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    Original hand coloured engraving … beautifully executed

    A native of the southern coast of New Holland, where it was first found by Dr. Brown. It is a handsome shrub, with dark green neat leaves.

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    $90.00

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  • Long-stalked Pimelea – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Long-stalked Pimelea – Sarah Drake – 1833

    Long-stalked Pimelea “Pimelea hispida” (1833) by Sarah Drake.

    Original hand coloured engraving in fine condition … beautifully executed … very fine work.

    A beautiful little shrub, native of the south-west coast of New Holland, where it was originally discovered by Dr. Brown.

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    $90.00

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