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Anthophilus, I. [J. G. Mueller?]
Wohlbewährtes Garten-Buch, worinnen nicht nur von vielen seltenen Geheimnissen sondern auch von den Pflanzen, Blumen, und andern Garten-Gewächsen, auch der Baum-Zucht von allerhand ordinären, wie auch besonderes von Zwerg-Bäumen nützliche Anzeige und gründliche Nachricht ertheilet wird von Isodorus Antophilus. Aus dem franzósischen übersetzt, und mit Kupfern versehen.
Luzern und Strassburg, gedruckt auf Kosten guter Freunde, 1758. 8vo (18.0 x 11.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black. [iv], 370, [vi] pp.; eight engraved plates with 12 figures. Chapters with woodcut vignettes. Original wooden panel with paper cover. Printed label on the spine.
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A very rare work dealing with horticulture and trees: Only four copies recorded in OCLC
Horti Medi...
Commelin, J. and C. Commelin
Horti Medici Amstelodamensis rariorum Tam Orientalis, quam Occidentalis Indiae, aliarumque peregrinarum Plantarum. Magno studio ac labore, sumptibus civitatis Amstelodamensis, longâ annorum Serie collectarum, descriptio et icones. Ad vivum aeri incisae. Beschryvinge en curieuse afbeeldingen van rare vreemde Africaansche, Oost-West-Indische en andere gewassen vertoont in den Amsterdamsche Kruyd-Hof. Met groote moeyte en arbeid op stads-kosten in vele jaren aangewend, en by een versameld door Casparus Commelin M. D. en botanicus Horti Medici.
Amsterdam, P. Blaeu, J. Blaeu and [the widow of] Abraham van Someren (1697, 1701). Two parts in two. Folio (near matching at 39.8 x 26.2 cm and 40.0 x 25.5 cm). Part I: Latin half title; Latin title in two colours with title vignette; Dutch title (do.); engraved allegorical frontispiece showing the virgin of Amsterdam in a foreign (subtropical) landscape amidst exotic people offering plants as gifts; coat-of-arms of Joannes Huydecoper, and that of Joannes Commelin, dedication leaves (Latin and Dutch) to the mayors of Amsterdam; [8], 220 pp., 110 engraved plates showing 112 numbered plants with explanatory text leafs in Latin and Dutch, each with floral vignette at the end of each description. Part II: Latin half title, allegorical frontispiece, showing Theophrastus teaching botany in the real Hortus garden, with the houses along the Nieuwe Herengracht canal in the background, Dutch title page, dedication page (to the mayors of Amsterdam, and to the trustees of the Hortus). Coat-of-arms of Franciscus de Vroede (senator of the Hortus), Joannes Huydecoper (curator) and Gerbrandus Pancras (do.). [4], 224, [4] pp., and 113 plates, numbered up to 112 with fig. 4 in two different states (on recto and verso of one leaf), as intended. Thus, in total: two frontispieces, five coats-of-arms and 225 numbered plates on 222 leaves. Both volumes in contemporary vellum, but not an exact match.
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A homage to one of the oldest, most beautiful, and most influential horti in Europe
The Botani...
Curtis, W.
The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed... To which are added, their names, class, order, generic and specific characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their places of growth, and times of flowering: together with the most approved methods of culture. A work intended for the use of such ladies, gentlemen, and gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the plants they cultivate. Volumes 1-53 and index.
London, for the author, [1787]-1793-1826. 4to (24.5 x 15.5 cm). With 2709 hand-coloured engraved plates (over 150 of these folding and a few uncoloured). A complete set of the first and second series. Bound in contemporary green half calf with gilt lettering and marbled boards.
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Complete first two series of the longest running botanical journal in history
Histoire e...
Deleuze, [J. P. F.]
Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.
Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp.; three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]. Uniform contemporary full tree calf. Spines with gilt lines and vignettes, two red morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges yellow.
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An attractive, contemporary bound copy
The Botani...
Edwards, S.
The Botanical Register: or ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery. Volumes 1-33 [AND] the appendix by John Lindley being the systematic index and sketch of the vegetation of the Swan river colony in Australia. [All published].
London, J. Ridgway, 1815-1847. 34 volumes. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.3 cm). Text and 2,707 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and three plain engravings for a total of 2,710 plates, plus nine hand-coloured engraved plates in the appendix. Very nice half green morocco bindings by Bernard Middleton. Spines with five raised bands, gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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A complete set including the rare appendix and bound by Middleton
Des divers...
Fouquier, M. and A. Duchêne
Des divers styles de jardins. Modèles de grandes et petites résidences. Sur l'art décoratif des Jardins. Jardins Européens et jardins orientaux.
Paris, Emile Paul, 1914. Large 4to (31.3 x 24.3 cm). Title in red and black; [vi], 216, [i] pp.; one fine frontispiece showing King Louis XIV with De Louvois and Le Nôtre, in Versailles in 1690 by E. Allegrain. Numerous fine phototypes. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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Jacques Gréber's special copy of a grand, richly illustrated work on gardens
Atlas d'hy...
Gard, M.
Atlas d'hybrides artificiels de Cistes ( Cistus T.) obtenus par E. Bornet à la Villa Thuret à Antibes. Compenant 41 planches, dont 5 en couleurs horse texte, d'après les photographies de E. Bornet et les aquarelles de Riocreux, précédées de la description de ces hybrides.
Paris, G. Dion, 1933. Large 4to (36.1 x 25.2 cm). 99 pp.; 41 plates of which five in full colour. Original printed wrappers. In a marbled slipcase (37.0 x 26.6 x 2.6 cm).
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A crisp copy with fine full-colour plates are after water-colours by Riocreux
Familie de...
[Manuscript on cacti]
Familie der Cacteen.
Switzerland, unpublished, 1893-1905. Folio. (ca. 38 x 28 cm). 24 pp. of hand-written text, including an Eintheilung nach Förster, and loose sheets (some on grey paper) with original hand-coloured illustrations of various Cacteae, similar succulents, and a few other plants, many after specimens in the Botanischer Garten Basel. Text in contemporary paper wrappers.
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Wonderful original 19th-century watercolours of cacti
Morren, C. (ed.)
l'Horticulteur Belge, Journal des Jardiniers et Amateurs. Volumes 1-5. [All published].
Bruxelles, Bureau du Journal and Établissement Encyclographique, 1833-1837. Five volumes in five. 4to (24.2 x 15.5 cm). Numerous text engravings and 119 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards, spines with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt pattered spine feet, compartments with blind-tooled vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare complete set of this finely hand-coloured botanical series
Munting, A.
Naauwkeurige beschryving der aardgewassen, waar in de veelerley aart en bijzondere eigenschappen der boomen, heesters, kruyden, bloemen, met haare vrugten, zaden, wortelen en bollen, neevens derzelver waare voort-teeling, gelukkige aanwinning, en heylzaame genees-krachten, na een veel-jarige oeffening en eigen ondervinding, in drie onderscheide boeken, naauwkeuriglijk beschreeven worden; foor den heer Abraham Munting, In zijn leeven, hoogleraar der genees- en kruydkunde in de vermaarde Akademie te Groeningen. Nu eerst nieuwelijks uitgegeeven, en met meer dan 250 afbeeldingen, all naer 't leeven geteekend en konstiglijk in 't koper gesneeden, vercierd. Met nodige registers verrijkt. [Nauwkeurige beschryving der aard-gewassen].
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, and Utrecht, François Halma, 1696. Folio (39.5 x 25.4 cm). Half title [ Aardgewassen ], engraved frontispiece title [ Aard-Gewassen ] with full page allegorical engraving Rerum Magistra by Goeree and engraved by I. Baptist; second title page with full title in red and black, and engraved vignette Cultior his vita est , half title to second part; 563 pp. [(xxxiv), 465 (with 930 numbered columns), (lxiv)]; 245 engraved plates (on 244 sheets). Chapters with large, engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Spine with seven raised bands and burgundy morocco label with intrinsic gilt borders and gilt title. Front and back with blind-ruled borders and center arabesque.
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A fine complete copy in a contemporary vellum binding
Les plante...
Rothschild, J. (ed.)
Les plantes a feuillage coloré. histoire - description - culture - emploi des espèces les plus remarquables pour la décoration des parcs - jardins - serres - appartements. Deuxième édition ... Nouvelle série.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1872. 4to (26.2 x 18.5 cm). viii, 124 pp.; 60 fine chromolithographed plates, 60 text engravings. Contemporary crimson quarter calf over red pebbled cloth (by J. Huss). Spine with five raised bands. Compartment rich gilt and with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A seldom-seen addition
Sypesteyn, C. H. C. A. Jhr. van
Oud-Nederlandsche Tuinkunst. Geschiedkundig overzicht van de Nederlandsche tuinarchitectuur van de 15de tot 19de eeuw.
Den Haag, Martinus Nijhoff, 1910. 8vo (22.2 x 15.2 cm). xii, 339 pp., 111 text figures. Original pictorial cloth.
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A very nice, near mint copy of this well-illustrated Dutch garden book