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KRAUSS, J.C.
Afbeeldingen der fraaiste, meest uitheemsche Boomen en Heesters. Die tot versiering van Engelsche bosschen en tuinen, op onzen grond, kunnen geplant en gekweekt worden; benevens de beschrijving van derzelver kenmerken, voortkweeking, nuttigheden en andere bijzonderheden, ingericht om aan de liefhebbers van zodanige bosschen of tuinen de kennis van dezelve zo aangenaam als nuttig the maken.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802. 4to (295 x 240mm). With hand-coloured title vignette and 126 exquisitely hand-coloured engraved plates, each with an explanatory text-leaf. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 comaprtments, with gilt ornaments and a red gilt lettered label (head of spine a bit chipped).

A fine copy in an attractive binding of the first and only edition of this rare Dutch work on trees, with highly finished plates engraved by J.C. Sepp en Zoon. The work was published in 21 parts each containing 6 plates, but 'publication was discontinued because of insufficient sales' (Stafleu). Johan Carl Krauss (1759-1826) was a German-born professor of medicine at Leiden. "One of the very few books in Dutch on trees in the first half of the 19th century" (Landwehr 98). The colouring of the plates is exquisite and shows trees, shrubs etc with their flowers and fruit and makes it one of the most beautifully illustrated works of the period. Great Flower Books p. 63; Landwehr 98; Nissen BBI, 1102; Stafleu & Cowan 3927.
 


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