The Pomological Magazine; or Figures and descriptions
of the most important varieties of Fruit cultivated in Great
Britain. Pub. John Linley 1828-1830.
The first three volumes (1828-1930) of the magazine were
illustrated by Augusta Innes Baker Withers who was botanical
artist to Queen Adelaide. She exhibited her work at the gallery
of the Horticultural Society and worked as an illustrator for
Curtis's Botanical Magazine. She was one of the artists for James
Batemann's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (1837-1841) which
is still considered to be onwe of the great botanical books of
the nineteenth century.
John Lindley was the first secretary at the Royal Horticutural
Society, where he was able to keep informed of new varieties
of fruit and to inform the public about significant new varieties
by publishing The Pomological Magazine.