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SMITH, Frederick William.

The florists' magazine:

A register of the newest and most beautiful varieties of florists' flowers.

Stock Code
106750
London, Orr and Smith, 1836
£3,750

A fine collection of the most popular garden plants. Frederick Smith was a botanical illustrator who also contributed to Paxton's Magazine of Botany. Includes seven tulip plates.

Originally published in parts from 1834-36, this edition has 12 extra plates. The preface states that the work was to consist of 72 engravings but only 60 (including title-vignettte) are mentioned in the list of illustrations-

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Description

Large paper copy, 4to, (31.7 x 23.4 cm); hand-coloured engraved title page vignette, 59 hand-coloured engraved plates, some plates weakening at platemarks, plate 30 dust-soiled in upper margin; contemporary green half morocco gilt, spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt edges, spine faded, extremities rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.

Bibliography

Pritzel 8730; Stafleu TL2 12.194.

Stock ID:106750

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