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Original hand-coloured copperplate engravings from The Botanical Register
by Sydenham Edwards, published by James Ridgway, et. al., in London between 1815-1847.

Sheet size varies from year to year, but is approx. 5.5 x 9 inches (1820s volumes) and about 6 x 10 inches (1840s). Image sizes vary.
Each print is accompanied by original 1 page description in English (when available).

Edwards, Sydenham. The Botanical Register
Published in London by James Ridgway, 1815
-1847

Sydenham Teast Edwards was the son of a Welsh schoolmaster. He accompanied William Curtis on his botanical travels as an artist and worked with Curtis many years on the Botanical Magazine.
Following a disagreement with Curtis in 1815 he started a rival publication, The Botanical Register illustrated with detailed hand coloured copper plate engravings.
The detailed Latin scientific descriptions show that Edwards was aiming his work at an international academic audience as well as plant lovers in his own country.
The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.

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Streak-flowered Stork's-bill
PLATE 1
(1820)
PELARGONIUM striatum
Streak-flowered Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
A few fox marks and edge/corner wear; soft age-toning of paper.
$35
Toad-skinned Gongora
PLATE 2
(1841)
GONGORA bufonia
Toad-skinned Gongora
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
Soiling and corner wear lower left, just outside of plate mark (could be covered if closely matted/mounted).
$40
Neptunia (?)
PLATE 3
(1846)
[NEPTUNIA oleracea]
[Neptunia plena]
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
Faint spot lower margin outside of plate mark; slightly narrow left margin, but ample for mounting/matting. Text not available for this plate.
$45
Broad-leaved Euthales
PLATE 3
(1847)
EUTHALES macrophylla
Broad-leaved Euthales
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
Soiling and corner wear lower left, outside of plate mark (could be covered if closely matted/mounted).
$40
Marsh Crane's-bill
PLATE 3
(1820)
GERANIUM palustre
Marsh Crane's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper.
$45
Bur-parsley leaved Heron's-bill
PLATE 6
(1820)
ERODIUM caucalifolium
Bur-parsley leaved Heron's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper.
$45
Fragrant Martynia
PLATE 6
(1841)
MARTYNIA fragrans
Fragrant Martynia
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
Slight edge wear
$55
Comtess de Vanes' Stork's-bill
PLATE 7
(1820)
PELARGONIUM Vandesiae
Comtess de Vanes' Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper; a few fox marks outside of plate mark in right margin.
$45
Cloth-leaved Stork's-bill
PLATE 9
(1820)
PELARGONIUM pannifolium
Cloth-leaved Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper.
$45
Blister-leaved Stork's-bill
PLATE 11
(1820)
PELARGONIUM pustulosum
Blister-leaved Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper; minor edge wear
$45
Nepal Crane's-bill
PLATE 12
(1820)
GERANIUM Nepalense
Nepal Crane's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper
$45
Broad-stemmed Deutzia
PLATE 13
(1847)
DEUTZIA staminea
Broad-stemmed Deutzia
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Captain Munro's Primrose
PLATE 15
(1847)
PRIMULA Munroi
Captain Munro's Primrose
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Striped-flowered Stork's-bill
PLATE 16
(1820)
PELARGONIUM lineatum
Striped-flowered Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper; paper loss left margin (shows as black in scan) easily covered once matted/mounted.
$45
Sessile-flowered Sobralia
PLATE 17
(1841)
SOBRALIA sessilis
Sessile-flowered Sobralia
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$55
Bushy Stork's-bill
PLATE 19
(1820)
PELARGONIUM dumosum
Bushy Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper; paper loss left margin (shows as black in scan) easily covered once matted/mounted.
$45
Three-leaved Herons'-bill
PLATE 23
(1820)
ERODIUM hymenodes
Three-leaved Herons'-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper
$45
Mrs. Seymour's Stork's-bill
PLATE 37
(1820)
PELARGONIUM Seymouriae
Mrs. Seymour's Stork's-bill
S. Watts after E.D. Smith
Soft age-toning of paper; mild foxing
$45
Ray-fruited Saintfoin
PLATE 37
(1847)
ONOBRYCHIS radiata
Ray-fruited Saintfoin
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Downy Spiraea
PLATE 38
(1847)
SPIRAEA pubescens
Downy Spiraea
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Greek Trichonemes
PLATE 40
(1847)
TRICHONEMATA Graeca
Greek Trichonemes
G. Barclay after W. Herbert
$50
Violet-scented Cleisotstome
PLATE 41
(1847)
CLEISOSTOMA ionosmum
Violet-scented Cleisotstome
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$55
Downy Bindweed
PLATE 42
(1841)
CALYSTEGIA pubescens
Downy Bindweed
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$50
Canary Rosewood
PLATE 43
(1841)
CONVOVULUS scoparius
Canary Rosewood
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Tube-flowered Salvia
PLATE 44
(1841)
SALVIA tubifera
Tube-flowered Salvia
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$45
Lilac-flowered Ruellia
PLATE 45
(1846)
RUELLIA lilacina
Lilac-flowered Ruellia
G. Barclay after Miss Drake
$55
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