A.C. van Eeden “Lilium Longiflorum” Haarlem: A.C. van Eeden & Co., ca. 1875. Folio. Chromolithographs by G. Severeyns. Excellent condition.
A series of brightly colored prints illustrating the most familiar and appealing of garden flowers. In this early and lavish version of a Dutch bulb catalogue, each variety of tulip, lily, iris, hyacinth, etc. is arranged in a graceful grouping of several flowers, something like a natural bouquet. The clusters are in turn set against a darkened neutral background that accentuates the deep greens and full colors of the blossoms. A fine addition to the rich compendium of antique botanical prints.