Resumen

There are a few famous examples of seldom seen botanical periodicals. The orchid plates published in journals like Curtiss Botanical Magazine and Edwards's Botanical Register have been reprinted, but many others are known only from the originals locked away in libraries. A good example is Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, published in 20 volumes with 2000 plates between 1817 and 1833. The history of this journal and its content must be seen in relation to the Loddiges - Sons Nursery, in Hackney.