William Curtis Botanical Magazine 1st Edition Prints 1787

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Lupinus Perennis. Perennial Lupine.
CFE231
$49
Sale Price: $25
Dodecatheon Meadia. Mead's Dodecatheon, or American Cowslip.
CFE232
$49
Sale Price: $25
Scilla Campanulata. Bluebell
CFE233
$45
Sale Price: $25
Convolvulus Purpureus. Purple Bindweed,
or Convolvulus Major.
CFE234 $45

Sale Price: $25
Campanula Carpatica. Carpatian Bell-Flower.
CFE235
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Convolvulus Nil. Azure Convolvulus.
CFE236
$45
Sale Price: $25
Hyacinthus Racemosus. Starch Hyacinth.
                                CFE237
$45
Sale Price: $25
45Vetch. CFE237 $45
Convolvulus tricolor. Small Convolvulus or Bindweed. CFE238 $45
Sale Price: $25
Pulmonaria Virginica. Virginia Lungwort.
CFE239
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Limodorum Tuberosum. Tuberous-Rooted Limodorum. CFE240 $45
Sale Price: $25
Campanula Speculum. Venus's Looking-Glass.
CFE241
$45
Sale Price: $25
Clematis integrifolia. Entire-leaved Clematis, or Virgins-Bower. CFE242 $45
Sale Price: $25
Tradescantia Virginica. Virginian Tradescantia, or Spiderwort.
CFE243
$45
Sale Price: $25
Hyacinthus Racemosus. Starch Hyacinth.
CFE244
$45
Sale Price: $25
Sisyrinchium Irioides. Iris-Leav'd Sisyrinchium.
CFE245
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Nigella damascena. Garden Fennel-flower, Love in a mist, Devil in a Bush.
CFE246 $25
Phlox Divaricata. Early-Flowering Lychnidea.
CFE247 $25
Centaurea montana. Greater Blue-bottle.
CFE248
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Sanguinaria Canadensis. Canada Puccoon, or Bloodwort.
CFE249
 $35
Sale Price: $17
7
EEpidendrum Cochleatum. Two-Leav'd Epidendrum.
CFE250 
$35
Sale Price: $17
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Anemone Sylvestris, Snowdrop Anemony.
CFE251
$45
Sale Price: $25
Azalea Nudiflora var. Coccinea. Scarlet Azalea.
CFE252
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Stapelia variegata. Variegated Stapelia.
CFE253
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Fuchsia Coccinea. Scarlet Fuchsia.
CFE254
$45
Sale Price: $25
Polygonum Orientale. Tall Persicaria.
CFE255
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Mesembryanthemum Bicolorum. Two-Coloured Fig-Marigold.
CFE256
 $35
Sale Price: $17
7
Sempervivum arachnoideum. Cobweb Houseleek.
CFE257
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Pelargonium Bicolor. Two-Coloured Crane's-Bill.
CFE258
$45
Sale Price: $25
Silene Pendula. Pendulous Catchfly.
CFE260
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Geranium Peltatum. Ivy-Leaved Geranium.
CFE261
 $35
Sale Price: $17
7
Pelargonium Glutinosum. Clammy Crane's Bill.
CFE262
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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Pelargonium Cordifolium. Heart-Leaved Geranium.
CFE259
$45
Sale Price: $25
Geranium Anemonefolium. Anemone-Leav'd Geranium.
CFE263
 $35
Sale Price: $17
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William Curtis Botanical Magazine 1st Edition Prints 1787

Those of you who love Curtis as much as we do will be pleased to see that we are offering a selection of all the greatest prints from the original 1st edition. This was the heyday of Curtis Botanical Magazine, when William Curtis himself was the guiding light and his band of buddies were the illustrators. As it was a new enterprise, following the Flora Londinensis, which had not been a commercial success, it was not printed in huge numbers. Consequently, these true first editions are hard to find, with the later reprinting being more common.

These early volumes are particularly prized for their lavish, beautifully hand colored large illustrations principally by the youthful Sydenham Teak Edwards, with a few in the early years by James Sowerby and William Kilburn. Though some say the later Edwards of the Botanical Register are superior, we are convinced that Edwards poured his creative energy into the early years of the Curtis Botanical Magazine & his talent was largely spent by the time he left to start his own magazine. There is a formulaic quality to the Edwards that the Curtis, with their freshness and beauty of line, rarely have. Even now, after a lifetime of Curtis prints, we are still left in awe of their beauty. Some of the early prints are among the best in the entire work.

The condition of these prints is remarkable for a work that is over 220 years old, with strong plate marks and dates. There is little or no foxing, with characteristic strong plate marks and brilliant hand colouring. The first six volumes of this run are on the characteristic early chain lined paper, which is darker in color than the later volumes. Each single measures approximately 5 ½ inches by 9 inches. Prints are accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text. The genuine first edition of the Curtis is becoming exceedingly rare and we have not seen a set for over 6 years, so we consider it very fortunate to revisit this perennial favourite.


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