London, South Kensington
29 April 2004
GEERT, Auguste van (d. 1938). Iconography of Indian Azaleas. Comprising Figures and Descriptions of the Best Varieties Old and New. Gent: Hoste and Van Geert, 1882. 4° (285 x 210mm). 36 chromolithographed plates by and after P. Stroobant. (Occasional very light foxing in some margins), contemporary green half morocco (a few minor scuffmarks).
A rare work on Azaleas that was apparently published simultaneously in German, French and English. The work consists of 36 plates of the best available varieties of Azaleas, each faced by a leaf of explanatory text by contemporary experts (V. Cuvelier, Fr. Desbois, Jos. Vervaene jr., Paul de Schryver and van Geert himself). Nissen BBI 697; Stafleu & Cowan VI, 15.905.
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