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Alpine Plants: Figures and Descriptions of some of the
Most Striking and Beautiful of the Alpine Flowers
by David Wooster, F.R.H.S.
published by Bell and Daldy, London (1872)

These exquisite wood engravings were made from multiple blocks, prepared and printed by Benjamin Fawcett, based on the watercolor paintings of A. Francis Lydon

ORIGINAL XYLOGRAPHS (COLOR WOOD ENGRAVINGS) OVER 140 YEARS OLD
SHEET SIZE: APROX. 6.5 X 9.5 INCHES
TITLES IN LATIN • DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NOT AVAILABLE
Paper is consistently an off-white creamy color, though it may appear otherwise in scans.
There is some light, unobtrusive foxing on a few of the plates. Please consult scans.

This is a gorgeous collection of wood engraved prints. Lydon and Fawcett, the artist and engraver for this work, did the wood engravings for some of other truly wonderful 19th century color plate books,
such as Francis Morris's History of British Birds and Houghton's British Fishes. These plates are not chromolithographs, though they were executed at a time when chromolithography was becoming dominant.

Please click on a thumbnail to see the entire plate. Please examine the enlargements carefully as they will show any flaws or signs of aging. In an attempt to deter image theft we have placed a digital watermark on the images.
Of course this watermark does not appear on the actual print.


Plate I

LYCHNIS VISCARIA SPLENDENS
CYPRIPEDIUM CALCELUS


$35

  


Plate II

LINARIA ORIGANIFOLIA
SEMPERVIVUM ARACHNOIDEUM
AQUILEGIS PYRENAICA


$30

  


Plate V

SEDUM REFLEXUM
ASTER ALPINUS


$30

  


Plate VII

MAZUS PUMILIO
GERANIUM CINEREUM
ERICA MACKAIANA


$30

  


Plate VIII

CAMPANULA PULLA
SEDUM PALLIDUM ROSEUM

$30

  

FUNKIA UNDULATA
Plate IX


FUNKIA UNDULATA

$35

  


Plate X

CARDAMINE TRIFOLIA
PRIMULA DENTICULATA
ACAENA MICROPHYLLA


$30

  


Plate XI

SAXIFRAGA LONGIFOLIA VERA

$25

  


Plate XIII

DRABA AIZOIDES
IBERIS BUBANI
SEDUM TURGIDUM


$30

  


Plate XIV

MENZIESA POLIFOLIA
PARNASSIA PALUSTRIS


$35

  

GENTIANA ANDREWSII
Plate XV

GENTIANA ANDREWSII

$45

  


Plate XVI

MERENDERA BULBOCODIUM
POLYGONUM VACCINIFOLIUM


$35

  


Plate XVII

SEDUM SEXANGULARE
MENZIESIA CAERULEA
SCILLA BIFOLIA RUBRA


$30

  

GENTIANA ANDREWSII
Plate XV

GENTIANA ANDREWSII

$45

  


Plate XIX

PRIMULA LONGIFLORA
GALANTHUS PLICATUS

  

$40

CAMPANULA CARPATICA ALBA
Plate XXI

CAMPANULA CARPATICA ALBA

$45

  


Plate XXII

CROCUS BORYANUS
DRYAS OCTOPETALA


$40

  


Plate XXIII

SCUTELLARIA ALPINA LUPULINA
STENACTIS SPECIOSA

$40

  


Plate XXIV

ANDROMEDA HYPNOIDES
POLYGALA PAUCIFOLIA
CHEIRANTHUS ALPINUS

$30

  

CROCUS NUDIFLORUS
Plate XXV

CROCUS NUDIFLORUS
CROCUS SPECIOSUS

$45

  


Plate XXVI

THYMUS AZUREUS
CAMPANULA GARGANICA


$35

  


Plate XXVII

ANDROMEDA TETRAGONA
CYCLAMEN COUM VERNUM


$35

  


Plate XXVIII

SAXIFRAGA AIZOON
SILENE SCHAFTA


$30

  


Plate XXX

SEDUM EWERSII
PRIMULA AMAENA


$35

  

LEUCOJUM VERNUM
Plate XXXII

LEUCOJUM VERNUM

$45

  

LEUCOJUM VERNUM
Plate XXXII [b]

  

LEUCOJUM VERNUM

$10
[Trimmed, with vertical crease. dog-ear crease lower left, and stain upper right]   

  

 


Plate XXXIII

ERYTHEAEA AGGREGATA
CROCUS SIEBERI


$40


Plate XXXIV

LINUM SALSOIDES
AQUILEGIA CANADENSIS


$35

  


Plate XXXV

BULBOCODIUM VERNUM
NARCISSUS MINOR


$45


  


Plate XXXVI

FUMARIA DENSIFLORA

$35

  


Plate XXXVII

ARTEMESIA ALPINA
CAMPANULA HOSTIL


$35

  


Plate XXXVIII

ANDROSACE VILLOSA
SAXIFRAGA OPPOSITIFOLIA



Plate XL

DIANTHUS GALLICUS
CORTUSA MATTHIOLI


$35

  


Plate XLI

NARCISSUS JUNCIFOLIUS
MENZIESIS EMPETRIFORMIS


$40

  


Plate XLII

LYCHNIS LAGASCAE
VERONICA NUMMULARIA


$40

  


Plate XLIII

CAMPANULA MURALIS
AUBRIETIA DELTOIDEA


$30

  


Plate XLIV

DRABA GLACIALIS
PRIMULA VISCOSA


$35

  


Plate XLV

ERINUS ALPINUS
CROCUS AUCHERI


$40

  


Plate XLVII

MYOSOTIS EUPICOLA
DAPHNE CNEORUM


$35

  


Plate XLVIII

POLYGALA CALCAREA
SILEN ACAULIS


$35

  


Plate L

PRIMULA GLAUCESCENS
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS


$35

  


Plate LI

PENTSTEMON OVATUM

$40

  


Plate LII

LINUM FLAVUM
HOUTONIA CAERULEA


$35

  


Plate LIII

MYOSOTIS DISSITIFLORA
PRIMULA FARINOSA


$35

  


Plate LIV

CORONILLA MINIMA
LITHOSPERMUM PROSTRATUM


$35

  

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