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Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants (1834-1849)
by Sir Joseph Paxton

With engravings or lithographs from drawings by F.W. Smith & S. Holden

Published by Orr & Smith/W.S. Orr & Co., London

Original, fine hand-coloured engravings and lithographs
approx. 6¼x 9 inches on beautiful woven paper
Original text provided whenever possible.


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Paxton

Sir Joseph Paxton
(1803-1865)

Paxton was a hugely talented man. He started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire.
His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth House served as a model for his design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851.
Incredibly, he designed this giant, intricate building in less than 9 days on a piece of blotting paper.
The building itself was erected in just six months, with 293,655 panes of glass, 330 huge iron columns and 24 miles of gutters.
These days he is best remembered for his very high quality botanical periodicals such as Paxton’s Magazine of Botany which was published in 16 volumes from 1834-49.
Paxton’s prints tend to be harder to find and more expensive than other 19th century botanicals.
If you look in galleries in cities such as London you will often see similar prints by Paxton for sale for many hundreds of US Dollars.

Haliconia bicolor
Haliconia bicolor

Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus

$65

Oxyura chrysanthemoides
Oxyura chrysanthemoides

$65

Alstrameria acutifolia-aurea
Alstroemeria acutifolia-aurea

Strophanthus dichotomus
Strophanthus dichotomus

$65

Mimulus puniceus
Mimulus puniceus

$70

Wilsenia Maura
Wilsenia Maura

$70

Manettia cordifolia
Manettia cordifolia

$70

Solanum angustifolium
Solanum angustifolium

$70

Fuschia globosa elegans
Fuschia globosa elegans

Barbacinia purpurea
Barbacinia purpurea

Stanhpea eburnea
Stanhopea eburnea

$90

Mimulus Harrisonia
Mimulus Harrisonia
(Harrison's Mimulus)

$50

Mimulus Smithii
Mimulus Smithii
(Mr. Smith's Monkey Flower)

$60

Davisia latifolia
Davisia latifolia
(Broad-leaved Davisia)

$45

Capsicum ustulatum
Capsicum ustulatum
(Burning Capsicum,
or True Chili)

$75

Marica Sabini
Marica Sabini

$65

Rhodochiton volubile
Rhodochiton volubile
(Purple Twining Rhodochiton)

Escallonia montevidensis
Escallonia montevidensis
(Montevideo Escallonia)

$40

Sinningie guttata
Sinningie guttata

$55

Chelone centranthifolium
Chelone centranthifolium
(Valerian-leaved Chelone)

$55

Gesneria Cooperi
Gesneria Cooperi

$55

Siphocampulus bicolor
Siphocampulus bicolor

$65

Muraltia stipulacea
Muraltia stipulacea
(Stipular Milk-wort)
Muraltia Heisteria
(Heister's Muraltia)

$60

Daviesia ulicina
Daviesia ulicina
(Furze-like Daviesia)

$55

Calendrina grandifloria
Calendrina grandifloria

$65

Calceolaria viscosissima
Calceolaria viscosissima

$60

Ascelpias tuberosa
Ascelpias tuberosa

$45

Epacris grandiflora
Epacris grandiflora

Gesneria Selloi
Gesneria Selloi
(Dr. Sellow's Gesneria)

$55

Anigozanthos coccineus
Anigozanthos coccineus
(Scarlet Anigozanthos)

$35

Hibiscus Lindlei
Hibiscus Lindlei

$75

Epacris Impressa
Epacris Impressa

$45

Epacris Impressa
Ipomopsis picta

$55

Boronia Serrulata, Verbena melendris
Boronia Serrulata
Verbena melendris


$55

Schizanthus Priestii
Schizanthus Priestii

$45

Liatris Borealis
Liatris Borealis

$55

Dryandra longifolia
Dryandra longifolia
(Long-leaved Dryandra)

Verbena Tweedieana
Verbena Tweedieana
(Mr. Tweedie's Scarlet Vervain)

$50

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