LINDLEY, John (1799-1865) and Sir Joseph PAXTON (1801-1865)
Paxton's Flower Garden
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850-1853. 3 volumes, quarto. (10 3/8 x 8 inches). 108 hand-coloured lithographic plates by L. Constans, wood-engraved illustrations.
Contemporary half green morocco and green cloth covered boards, spine with wide semi-raised bands tooled in gilt on each band, yellow endpapers, gilt edges
Lovely botanical periodical by Lindley and Paxton with hand-coloured plates.
"It was stated at the commencement of this work that its design was to supply, in monthly parts, as full an account of all the New and remarkable Plants introduced into cultivation as is necessary to the Horticulturalist ... It was expected that by this means the English reader would be able by degrees, by mere reference to the indexes of matter which will accompany each part, to ascertain the real Horticultural value of the numberless so-called novelties with which the lists of dealers are crowded" (Preface).
Great Flower Books (1990) p.114; Nissen BBI 1498.