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Author
LOUDON, Jane.
Title
The Ladies' flower-garden or ornamental annuals.
Published
London: William Smith, 1840.
Description
FIRST EDITION. 4to., 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates, some heightened with gum arabic, tissue guards, occasional spotting, stain to lower margin of plate 25, affecting captions, but with no loss, contemporary black half morocco gilt, red morocco title label, elaborate gilt decoration to spine, gauffered edges, marbled end papers, bookseller label to front pastedown, light, general wear, a very good copy.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontis. Plate 26. Broussonet's trailing Bindweed / The minor Convolvulus / The Night-flowering Ipomoea / Sicilian Convolvulus / The Beard-bearing Ipomoea / Peacock Convolvulus / The Mexican Ipomoea / Guinea Bindweed / The Scarlet Ipomoea / The Quamoclit, or winged Ipomoea.
2. Plate 1. Smooth-fruited Platystemon / Nigella-like Garidella / Autumnal Flos Adonis.
3. Plate 3. Slender Larkspur / Double-flowered Rocket Larkspur / Purple Rocket Larkspur / White Rocket Larkspur / Branching Larkspur.
4. Plate 2. Dwarf Nigella / The involucred Nigella / The Spanish Nigella / The white Spanish Nigella / The common Love in a Mist / The oriental, or yellow Nigella.
5. Plate 4. The horrid, or New Holland Poppy / The Bristle-pointed, or Grecian Poppy / The naked-stemmed, or Siberian Poppy / The Opium, or garden Poppy / The Corn Poppy / The Persian Poppy.
6. Plate 5. Purple Horned Poppy / Yellow Horned Poppy / Scarlet Horned Poppy / The White-flowered Prickly Poppy / The common or Mexican Prickly Poppy.
7. Plate 6. Californian Eschscholtzia / Saffron-coloured Eschscholtzia / Linear-leaved Platystigma.
8. Plate 7. The Sow-thistle-leaved Francoa / The common Francoa / The blue Didiscus or Trachymene / The procumbent Hypericum.
9. Plate 8. The wine -stained Godetia / The scallloped-leaved Evening Primrose / The ruddy Godetia / The agreeable Godetia / The trailing Evening Primrose / The wallflower-leaved Evening Primrose / The four-angled Evening Primrose / The rose-coloured and white Godetia / Drummond's Evening Primrose / Count Romanzow's Godetia / The neat Evening Primrose.
10. Plate 9. The pretty Clarkia / The white variety / The elegant Clarkia / The rose-coloured variety / The rhomboid Clarkia / The neat Eucharidium.
11. Plate 10. Orange Loasa, or Chilian Nettle Plant / Ambrosia-leaved Loasa / Mr. Place's Loasa / The showy Blumenbachia / The Golden Bartonia.
12. Plate 11. The striped annual, or ten-week Stock / The double-flowered purple variety / Double-flowered white variety / Double-flowered brick-red variety / The Virginian Stock.
13. Plate 12. The common purple candy tuft / The new scarlet candy tuft / The white variety / The dwarf Candy tuft / The Rocket candy tuft.
14. Plate 13. Large-flowered Vesicaria / Slender Vesicaria / Arkansas Cabbage / Hyacinth-like Strepanthus / Mr. Walker's Schizopetalon / The upright Heliophilia / The Arabian Heliophilia / The spring Wall Cress / The Sweet Alyssum.
15. Plate 15. The common Flax / Berendieri's yellow Flax / The crowned Malesherbia / The linear-leaved Malesherbia / The five-leaved Cleome / The spiny Cleome / The blotched Sun-rose.
16. Plate 14. The common Heartsease / The yellow Heartsease / Hybrids and varieties of Heartsease.
17. Plate 16. The African Bladder Ketunia / White Malope / Rhomboid-leaved Palavia / Large-flowered Crimson Malope / Common Lavatera / The white Musk Mallow.
18. Plate 17. La Llave's Cuphea / The most clammy Cuphea / The lanceolate-leaved Cuphea.
19. Plate 18. The showy Calandrinia / The two-coloured Calandrinia / The sand Calandrinia / The large-flowered Calandrinia.
20. Plate 19. Five-wounded Catchfly / Pendulous Silene / Purple Catchfly / Lobel's Catchfly / Evening Silene / Painted Silene / Cowherb Soapwort.
21. Plate 20. The Chinese Pink / Smooth Rose Campion, or Rose of Heaven / Douglas's Limnanthes.
22. Plare 21. The beautifully-marked large Nasturtium / The dark red variety / The lesser Narsturtium / The double-flowered variety / The canary bird flower.
23. Plate 22. The changeable Lupine / Mr. Cruikshank's Lupine / The dwarf Lupine / The meagre-leaved Lupine / The common yellow Lupine.
24. Plate 23. The sweet Pea / The Tangier Pea / The Chickling Vetch / The Jointed or winged Pea / The Crimson Grass Vetch / The Earth pea / The Saintfoin-like Vetch / Dark Purple Vetch / Dark Crimson Winged Pea / Black-flowered Lotus / Rose-coloured Milk Vetch / The Egyptian Bean.
25. Plate 24. The Nipal Balsam / The Marvel of Peru / The Touch-me-not.
26. Plate 25. Lilac Pimpernel / Broad-leaved Blue Pimpernel / Paradoxical Nolana / Spinach-leaved Nolana / Prostrate Nolana.
27. Plate 27. Drummond's Phlox / The dense-flowered Leptosiphon / The Androsace-like Leptosiphon.
28. Plate 28. The cluster-flowered Gilia / The white variety / The Millfoil-leaved Gilia / The three-coloured Gilia / The two-coloured Gilia / The slender-flowered Gilia.
29. Plate 29. The pretty Clintonia / The axil-flowered Isotoma / The salver-shaped Lobelia / The Branching Lobelia / The slender Lobelia / The Pink variety.
30. Plate 30. The large-flowered Venus's Looking-glass / The forked branch Campanula / The spreading Bell-flower / Venus's Looking-glass / Lorey's Campanula, or new Venus's Looking-glass.
31. Plate 36. The China-aster, five varieties.
32. Plate 31. The Mexican Ageratum / The scarlet Cacalia / The Amellus-like Kaulfussia / The Great Cape Marigold / The Chamomile-like Sphenogyne / The Yellow Hawkweed / The Chrysanthemum-like Oxyura / The Scentless Lonas / Drummond's Calliopsis / The showy Sphenogyne / The Dyer's Coreopsis / The trailing Sanvitalia / The Golden Baeria / Mr. Atkinson's Calliopsis / The broad-rayed Callichroa / The smooth Lasthenia / Arabian Chamomile.
33. Plate 32. Slender-leaved Cosmea / Red Hawkweed / The elegant Madia / The golden Chrysanthemum / The three- coloured Chrysanthemum / Stem-clasping Dracopis / Drummond's Gaillardia / French Marigold / The Jacobaea, or purple Ragwort / The Coltsfoot-leaved Ragwort / The large-flowered Bur-marigold.
34. Plate 34. Captain Mangle's Rhodanthe / The slender Podolepis / The shining Morna / The Snowy Morna / Two-coloured Everlasting / Large-flowered Everlasting / The common Everlasting / The double purple Xeranthemum / The white Xeranthemum.
35. Plate 35. Revolute-flowered Zinnia / Large-flowered Zinnia / Sulphur-coloured Zinnia / Whorl-leaved Zinnia / Crimson Zinnia / White Zinnia / Violet-coloured Zinnia / Scarlet Zinnia / Yellow Zinnia.
36. Plate 33. The Blush Centuary / The white sweet Sultan / The purple sweet Sultan / The yellow sweet Sultan / The Corn Bluebottle and varieties / The winged Ammobium.
37. Plate 37. Baron Wrangel's Eutoca / The clammy Eutoca / Mr. Menzies' Eutoca / Captain Franklin's Eutoca / The dotted Nemophila / The eared-leaved Nemophilia / The showy Nemophilia / The Phacelia-like Nemophilia.
38. Plate 38. Vine-leaved Phacelia / Cluster-flowered Phacelia / Tansy-leaved Phacelia / Horn of Plenty / Larger Honeywort / Southern Viper's Bugloss.
39. Plate 39. The blunt-calyxed Physostegia / Blue Amethystea / Hoary Dragon's-head / Smooth Molucca Balm /
Leafy Sage / Wrinkled or Chinese Mazus.
40. Plate 40. The Horny Martynia / Pink Martynia / Yellow Martynia.
41. Plate 41. Large-flowered Collinsia / Various-leaved Collinsia / Two-leaved Collinsia / Small-flowered Collinsia.
42. Plate 42. Pinnate-leaved Schizanthus / Spreading Schizanthus / Dwarf Schizanthus / Scarlet Schizanthus / Mr. Priest's Schizanthus / Mr. Strachan's Schizanthus / Paints Salpiglossis / Purple Salpiglossis / Straw-coloured Salpiglossis.
43. Plate 43. Sad-coloured Toad-flax / Branching or Broom-like Toad-flax / Glandular Snapdragon / Three-leaved Snapdragon / Showy Toad-flax / American Toad-flax / Abundant-flowered Nemesia.
44. Plate 44. Large-flowered Browallia / Tall Browallia / Dwarf-spreading Browallia / Abundant Monkey-flower / Scarlet Painted-cup / Heart leaved Torenia / Linear-leaved Mask-flower.
45. Plate 45. Virginian Tobacco / Pointed-leaved Tobacco / Night-flowering Tobacco / Many valved Tobacco / Long-flowered Tobacco / Clammy Tobacco / Persian or Shiraz Tobacco / Mr. Langsdorff's Tobacco.
46. Plate 46. The Tatula or Purple Thorn-apple / The Horny-stemmed Thorn-apple / The Alkekengi or Kite-flower / Clammy Saracha / Desfontaine's Nightshade / The Bell-shaped Solanum.
47. Plate 47. Common White Petunia / Purple Petunia / White Thunbergia / Common winged Thunbergia / Common Black Henbane / The golden Henbane.
48. Plate 48. Cluster-flowered Lesser Centuary / Perfoliate-leaved Yellow-wort / The angular Pladera / Five-flowered Gentian / Snow Gentian / Bitter Gentian / Sea-shore Lesser Centuary / Common Lesser Centuary.
References
Nissen 1234
Hand coloured plates
48
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Botany, British Isles, Natural history
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1195