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Gordon Rowley

Pierre-Joseph Redouté — “Raphael of the succulents”.

Many thanks to Gordon Rowley and to Roy Mottram (on behalf of the British Cactus and Succulent Society of Grate Britain) for the authorization to reproduce this article.

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This article was publihed in The Cactus and Succulent Society Journal 1956-7. It is a detailed study of the plates of l'histoire des plantes grasses by Redouté and (de) Candolle. Beside an historical overview, the reader will find a list of synonyms (of the '50s!) to the names used by (de) Candolle.

Iconographie Descriptive des Cactées — Introduction to Strawberry Press Edition

Many thanks to Gordon Rowley and to Strawberry press (Helen Fellenbaum and David Schwartz, and… †Hermann) for the authorization to reproduce this text.

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As indicated in the title above, this is the introduction to the high quality fac simile edition of Lemaire's work. A masterpiece of historical knowledge by Gordon, a nice introduction to the full size reproduction of the most complete set of Lemaire's plates (1 plate more than in our e-library!).

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