Linden L´illustration horticole with flower plates
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FINE FLOWER PLATES. LINDEN, JEAN JULES and others. L´illustration horticole. Revue mensuelle des serres et des jardins... 4me série, 2me-6me volume (together 60 original parts in 59 issues). Gand (Ghent) 1882-86.
4to (267x180 mm.). 50 double page chromolithograph plates and 116 chromolithograph plates, mostly orchids, also some fruits and palmtrees, garden plans, and design for garden buildings, 24 woodengravings (a few plates with some creases, some dampstains, mostly to margins, some slight foxing or offsetting to some plates, a few tissue-papers with some holes or tears). Publisher´s original printed paper wrappers, a few minor tears. 59 issues.
L´Illustration horticole was a monthly periodical and is by many considered to be one of the finest botanical periodicals of the second half of the 19th century. It is lavishy illustrated with chromolithograph plates. Jean Jules Linden (1817-98), the editor, was also a orchid grower and collector. A large part of the illustrations were made after drawings by Alphonse Goossens (1866-1944), best known for his work in Cogniaux´s Dictionnaire iconographique des orchidees (1896-1907).