Auction 111, Lot 715

"[Lot of 2] Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants", Paxton, Joseph

Subject: Botanicals

Period: 1839-40 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

6.7 x 9.5 inches
17 x 24.1 cm

Two complete issues of this important nineteenth century botanical magazine. Included in this lot are No. LVIII and No. LXXX each with four plates. The plates feature several beautiful exotic specimens including orchids. Published in 16 volumes from 1834-1849 by Sir Joseph Paxton, the Magazine of Botany is a predecessor to today's horticultural magazines. The magazine contained descriptions of flowering plants, as well as advice for the gardener. It is highly prized for the brilliant colors of the plates and the beauty of the plants illustrated. Each fine engraving was hand colored, and treated with an egg white wash to preserve the color.


Condition: A

Plates very good with some light foxing to text and covers chipped. Front cover of 1839 issue detached.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/8/2005