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Maund, Benjamin

The Botanic Garden, consisting of highly finished representations of hardy ornamental flowering plants, cultivated in...


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  • London
  • 1825
  • Book
  • Book
  • 1825-(51). 4to. Contem. half-leather, spine and edges gilt.
  • 21.5 x 18,5 cm (8.5 x 7,25 inches).
  • Nissen, BBI 2222; Stafleu-C. 5712.
  • 13200
  • A good copy in uniform bindings.

Article description

Article description

13 volumes illustrated with 310 (312) hand colored engravings. In total 1240 hand colored flowering plants. Each plate with four fine hand coloured flowers by S. Watts engraved after E. Maund, Mills and Ed. Smith. Illustrated with beautiful hand colored engravings of flower pictures. Each plate is illustrated with four engravings of flowering plants, followed by a detailed description of each plant on a separate text page. The last two plates of volume 13 were not bound into this volume, the text is ending with the description of plate no. 1240. It seems, that the last two plates of volume 13 were not bound into that volume, after the description of plate no. 1240 the following text pp. 97-140,Simplification of protective structures in out-door gardening' by R. Errington is bound to the end of the volume. All plates throughout finely hand coloured and clean. Benjamin Maund (1790–1863) was a British pharmacist, botanist, printer, bookseller, fellow of the Linnean Society (1827) and publisher of the Botanic Garden and The Botanist. He served on the committee of the Worcestershire Natural History Society where he started a monthly botanical publication. Starting in 1825, Maund produced The Botanic Garden from his press at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. The 13 volumes of this periodical depicted with great delicacy ornamental flowering plants cultivated in the Royal Gardens and was dedicated to the young Queen Victoria. Eminent botanical artists such as Augusta Innes Withers, Edwin D. Smith, Mrs. Edward Bury and Maund's own daughter contributed to the work. The work was published by Baldwin, Cradock & Joy of London. (Wikipedia)

Nissen, BBI 2222; Stafleu-C. 5712.

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