Succulents - Cacti

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Praeludia...
Commelin, C.
Praeludia botanica ad publicas plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702. ex auctoritate Nobilissimorum & Amplissimorum D. Consulum auspicatur. His accudent plantarum exoticarum, in praeludiis botanicis recensitarum, icones & descriptiones.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (25.1 x 20.2 cm). [viii], 86 pp., with 33 engravings pasted on folded leaves (one double-sized). Rebacked contemporary half goatskin with original speckled boards and original hand-stamped endpapers.
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€8,500.00
A very rare and important work on exotic plants in which the Geranium Africanum is depicted for the first time
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Switzerland, unpublished, 1893-1905.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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€1,500.00
Wonderful original 19th-century watercolours of cacti
l'Horticul...
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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€3,200.00
A rare complete set of this finely hand-coloured botanical series