Edwards, Sydenham

The Botanical Register: Each Number is to Consist of Eight Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants: Accompanied by Their History and Mode of Treatment: The Designs to be Made from Living Plants.

Vol. 1 (1815)-v, 14 (1828). 14 v. London: Printed for James Ridgway by S. Gosnell, 1815- 1828. Monthly. Text by J. B. Ker and John Lindley. Engraving by J. Watts and others; original illustrations by M. Hart and others. Printer varies: v. 11-14 printed by J. Moyes. Contains 1224 plates of hand-colored engravings numbered 1-1216, some nos. with two plates; 116 of the plates are folded. Description based on: Vol. 9, no. 97 (Mar. 1st, 1823); title from cover. References: Johnston, S. H. Cleveland coll. 784. Vols. 9-12 begin with March issue. Vol. 9, no. 97 (Mar. 1st, 1823)-no. 108 (Feb. 1st, 1824) consists of plates and text no. 690-777; v. 10, no. 109 (Mar. 1, 1824) - no. 120 (Feb. 1, 1825) consists of plates and text no. 868- 955; v. 12, no. 133 (Mar. 1, 1826)-no. 141 (Nov. 1, 1826) consists of plates and text no. 956-1021. Special Collections has text of most issues of v. 9-12 in original paper covers; the majority of the plates are missing. Continued by: Edwards' Botanical Register.

The botanical description is given for each plant, including Latin description, classification, and references.  Then there is an essay telling about the specific plant whose illustration is given, including when it last bloomed, how it was grown, and where it is located.  Information is also given about the introduction of new species

Subjects: Rare garden plants, periodicals; Pictorial works; Greenhouse plants; Great Britain.


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