looking for pre-1910 bulb books

johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 23:45:37 PST
How about:

Brunfels - Herbarum Vivae Eicones
Gesner - perhaps not books, paintings
Clusius- populariser of the tulip, lots of books
Parkinson: Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris, 1629, many plates of bulbs
C van de Pas: Hortus Floridus, wonderful engravings, many of bulbs,
including a mouse nibbling a Crocus sativus corm
Hildebrandt: Monographie der Gattung Cyclamen
Maw: Monograph of the Genus Crocus - superb plates
Elwes: Monograph of the Genus Lilium, with folio plates by W.H. Fitch -
Curtis: Botanical Magazine, & why not Plate 1, Iris persica: could have a
series to the present day, including for example the plate of Lachenalia
sargeantii in the latest issue
van Houtte: Flore des Serres - many interesting bulbs featured
Herbert - works on Amaryllidaceae
Thornton: Temple of Flora
Burbidge: A little book of Daffodils
Ferdinand Bauer: Illustrationes florae Novae Hollandiae
Sibthorp & Smith: Flora Graeca (ills. by Ferd. Bauer)
von Siebold: Flora Japonica
Schott: Icones Aroidearum

Dutch flower paintings if possible

These are ones that spring to mind: what an amazing exhibition it could be!

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

Website: http://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Glattstein" <jglatt@ptd.net>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 2:40 AM
Subject: [pbs] looking for pre-1910 bulb books

> I'm looking for suggestions for historically important, beautifully
> illustrated pre-1910 books. Here's why.

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