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Creator:
Sweet, Robert, 1783-1835, author.
Title(s):

Flora Australasica, or, A selection of handsome, or curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands : containing coloured figures and descriptions of some of the choicest species most proper for the conservatory or greenhouse, and many of which will endure the cold of our climate, in the open air, with a very little protection; with magnified dissections of their most essential parts, their names, descriptions, & a full account of the best method of cultivation and propagation : the greater part are handsome evergreen shrubs, and may produce sweet-scented flowers; and as they are generally of free growth, and easily managed, they may be considered as the most desirable plants for cultivation : in one volume / by Robert Sweet, F.L.S. author of Hortus Suburbanus Londoniensis, Hortus Britannicus, Botanical cultivator, The British flower garden, Geraniaceæ, Cistineæ, The florist's guide, The British warblers, &c. ; the drawings by E.D. Smith, F.L.S. botanical artist.

Additional Title(s):

Selection of handsome, or curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands

Published/Created:
London : James Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly, 1827-28.
London : Tilling, Printer, Grosvenor row, Chelsea,
Physical Description:
[114] pages, 56 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK431 .S94 1827
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engravings by S. Watts; after E.D. Smith.
Descriptions of plants from Australia and the South Seas which had been brought from England.
Plates hand-colored.
Each illustrated plate accompanied by a facing leaf of descriptive text.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Johnston, S.H. Cleveland herbal, botanical, and horticultural collections, 929
Pritzel, G.A. Thesaurus literaturae botanicae omnium gentium (1872-1877 edition), 9081
Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration, 1924
Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 1144
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original green embossed cloth; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Botany -- Australia -- Pictorial works.
Botany -- Australia.
Botany -- Oceania -- Pictorial works.
Botany -- Oceania.
Horticulture -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1827-1828.
Contributors:
Smith, Edwin Dalton, 1800- artist.
Watts, S. (Stephen), active 19th century, engraver.
Ridgway, James, publisher.
Tilling, John, printer.
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