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Le Jardin Fleuriste, Journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques.
Gand, chez les éditeurs et E. Gyselynck, 1851-1854. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (234 x 165 mm). With 430 fine chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spines, marbled sides. A fine copy of this rare work on garden flowers. Lemaire was the editor of several important botanical publications such as the 'Flore des Serres' and 'l'Illustration Horticole'. He was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. Van Houtte invited him to come to Belgium to edit his 'Flore des Serres'. He however returned to Paris in poverty after Linden bought up the Verschaffelt Établissement and gave the editorship of the 'l'Illustration Horticole' to E. André./The 'Jardin Fleuriste' is a beautifully illustrated work, containing many large folded plates, which have double numbers, sothat the actual number of plates is 408. In the first half of the 19th century colour printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.//Stafleu & Cowan 4376.
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