this picture is from the website of Jan Meemelink, Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink, Mankesstraat 6, NL-2597 CN Den Haag <>

Paeonia clusii. From: Curtis’s botanical magazine. Edited by Arthur William Hill. London, The Royal Horticultural Society & Bernard Quaritch, 1940, volume 162 (plate 9594). Hand-coloured lithograph by Lilian Snelling (sheet 157 x 252 mm). (Meemelink)

"The first and most important botanical magazine made up of ‘figures’ of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics, paralleling the indigenous plants …" (Hunt). "A delightful work pictorially, never excelled as a periodical, most carefully coloured and a source of lasting interest and information" (Dunthorne). Started by William Curtis in 1787 publication still continues.

* Dunthorne 88; Great flower books pp. 83-84; Nissen BBI 2350; Hunt 689; Stafleu & Cowan 1290.