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The pomologist Thomas Andrew Knight, president of the Horticultural Society of London (1811-1838), first called attention to hybrid vigor in apples and pears. He sent many new varieties to America early in the nineteenth century, including the "Old Quining," a variety of cider apple. In his treatise on apple and pear cultivars, the plates were hand-colored.

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Avocado Breadfruit Pawpaw Tropical Fruit Flower Chart Food Botanical Lithograph Illustration For Your Vintage Kitchen 115

Avocado, Breadfruit and Pawpaw, a botanical illustration of fruit from a volume of edible plants and herbs, early 1970s. Lithograph

Passiflora quadrangularis decaisneana. Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe v.8 (1852-53). A Gand :chez Louis van Houtte, éditeur,1845-1880.

Rosa gallica Mordant De Launay, F., Loiseleur-Deslongchamps, J.L.A., Herbier général de l’amateur,(1817-1827). Illustration contributed by Natural History Museum, London, U.K.

Magnolia lennei 1845 Louis Van Houtte Botanical Prints Tulip, Peony, Camellia, Magnolia

Reproduction of illustrations that were commissioned by the Parisian seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie in the late 1800

Banana Tree. Ehret Botanical Prints from The Natural History of Barbados 1750.

Fuchsia.Illustration taken from ‘Illustrierte Garten-Zeitung’ by Albert Courtin, Karl Mueller. Published 1864 by E. Schweizerbart.The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical GardenBiodiversity Heritage Library.