Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Botany SCHEUCHZER, J.J. - Kupfer-Bibel, in welcher die Physica Sacra, oder beheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft deren in Heil. Schrifft vorkommenden natürlichen Sachen, deutlich erklärt und bewährt. Anbey zur Erläuterung und Zierde des Wercks in künstlichen Kupfer-Tafeln ausgegeben und verlegt durch Johann Andreas Pfeffel, Kayserlichen Hof- Kupferstecher? http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10062&s_currency= SCHEUCHZER, J.J.

Kupfer-Bibel, in welcher die Physica Sacra, oder beheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft deren in Heil. Schrifft vorkommenden natürlichen Sachen, deutlich erklärt und bewährt. Anbey zur Erläuterung und Zierde des Wercks in künstlichen Kupfer-Tafeln ausgegeben und verlegt durch Johann Andreas Pfeffel, Kayserlichen Hof- Kupferstecher?

Augsburg und Ulm, gedruckt bey Christian Ulrich Wagner, 1731-1735. 4 volumes. Folio (385 x 245mm). Leaves (27), pp. 1-276; Leaves (4), pp. 277-676; Leaves (4), pp. 1-738; Leaves (4), pp. 739-1426, with 2 mezzotint engraved portraits of Scheuchzer and Pfeffel, engraved frontispiece and 760 engraved plates on 758 leaves. The rainbow plate partly coloured as is correct. Contemporary vellum, spines with gilt lettering.

First edition. A very fine copy with the plates in excellent impressions of Scheuchzer's 'magnum opus', a detailed elucidation of events in the Bible in terms of physics, medicine and natural history. "The 'Physica Sacra' functioned as part library and part printed cabinet of curiosity. Through textual synthesis of hundreds of scientific, historical, and technological studies applied to specific bible verses, Scheuchzer harmonized Bible stories with contemporary debates about zoology, botany, geography, mathematics, astronomy, and biology. Scheuchzer's analysis of Bible verses included dramatic engravings of landscapes, fossils, exploded object views, and detailed architectural schematics, all with the express purpose of deciphering the mysteries and miracles of the Old and New Testaments. Descriptive borders with dissected flora and fauna, skeletons, tools, coins, and cameos surround the principle explanatory images. Many of the elaborate border images encroach on the principle frame, creating an intimate and immediate connection between the explanatory text, narrative scene, object, and bible verse; a space devoid of division between the natural, artificial, and divine" (S. Stillo. Information Networks in Johann Jakob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra). "In Scheuchzer's gigantic work, 'Physica sacra', the Baroque attains, philosophically as well as artistically, its high point and its conclusion. It is the last of those elegant works which do not really contain illustrations to the text but which are, in effect, composed of splendid plates with a text to accompany them. The best engravers of the time took part? and made the whole splendor of Baroque chalcography appear once more"(Faber du Faur p. 472). "bringen alles, was sonst im botanischen, zoologischen, astronomischen, emblematischen und religiösen Tafelwerk vorliegt ... Die von J.D. Preissler geschaffenen, abwechselnden Nebenzierrate gehören zu den phantasievollsten Leistungen ihrer Gattung. So bildet die Scheuchzersche Kupferbibel wirklich einen Höhepunkt der Augsburger graphischen Kunst des 18. Jahrhunderts, gleichzeitig ein wichtiges Denkmal des Tafelwerkes und die Ueberleitung zum illustrierten Buche, vor allem zur illustrierten Bibel" (Lank-Oehler I, 32). "Wo immer in der Bibel ein Tier, eine Pflanze, Metalle, Versteinerungen, Naturphänomene oder heilige Bauwerke Erwähnung finden, werden sie von Scheuchzer unter Berücksichtigung der damals bekannten wissenschaftliche Literatur ausführlich erörtert" (Leu p. 108). The plates were designed by Johann Melchior Füssli, famous Swiss artist and the thematic borders by J.D. Pfeffel. 26 engravers were involved mostly from Augsburg or Nürnberg. 23 plates in the 4th volume show snakes only. Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (Zürich 1672-1733) was a famous Swiss scientist and is considered the founder of paleobotany and his "Herbarium diluvianum' remained the standard work through the nineteenth century. Among a great number of publications his 'Natur-historie des Schweizerlandes, Helvetiae stoicheiographia' and 'Homo diluvii testis' are best known. Nissen ZBI, 3661. Also see U.B. Leu (editor). Natura Sacra. Der Frühaufklärer Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733). Zug 2012.

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GREW, N. - The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10048&s_currency= GREW, N.

The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society.

London, W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682. Folio (316 x 193mm). pp. (16), (6), 24, (10), 1-212 & (217)-304, 19 index, 1 blank and 83 (5 double-page) engraved plates. Contemporary (or somewhat later) calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettered red label (outer corners rubbed).

First edition. "First to observe sex in plants - the birth of microscopic anatomy of plants" (Horblit 43b). "First complete edition of Grew's chief work which gained him the reputation of being one of the most distinguished scientists of the 17th century. A portion of it had already been published as 'The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun' in 1672?' (Hunt 362). "Along with Malpighi - whose work Grew knew of and admired - Grew is considered the founder of plant anatomy, and this revised collected edition of three earlier treatises (The anatomy of vegetables begun, An idea of a phytological history propounded [1673], and The comparative anatomy of trunks [1675]) represents the first textbook on the subject. Grew's pioneering investigations into how organs and tissues are formed during plant growth 120led to the conception of the plant as a coordinated developing structure and marked the beginning of efforts to link structure and development. He related plant morphology to underlying principles of anatomical structure, and showed that morphological entities could be defined not only by their function, but also by their structure, mode of origin, and development. Along with Malpighi, Grew was the first to investigate internal plant anatomy: with the aid of the microscope, he demonstrated that all plants have a characteristic ordered inner structure, (illustrated in his accurate and beautiful plates) and that all plant tissues could be broadly divided into 'lignous' (fibrovascular) and 'pithy' (parenchymatous) categories. He showed that the 'cells' first observed by Robert Hooke made up the normal structure of the parenchyma, and came very close to recognizing the universal cellular structure of plants. He believed that a plant's sexual organs were contained in its flowers, and recognized the stamen to be a male organ" (Hook & Norman, The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine, 946). The engraved plates are of great beauty and precision. A fine copy of this rare book. Provenance: Label of 'Tixall Library'. The famous book collection of Frederick Augustus Talbot Clifford Constable sold by Sotheby's in 1899 and the present book was probably purchased by W. Junk, Berlin, whose label is also found on the inside of the front-cover together with a label of P.G. Lowe. Name of F.M. Andrews in the upper margin of title. Hunt 362; Horblit 43b. Our collation agrees with both copy's. There is a gap in pagination between 212 and 217 as in all copies.

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ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE BELGE ET ÉTRANGÈRE http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10011&s_currency= ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE BELGE ET ÉTRANGÈRE

publiées par la Commission Royale de Pomologie, instituée par S.M. le Roi des Belges. 8 volumes. Bruxelles, F. Parent 1853-1860. Large-4to (340 x 260mm). With 384 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth, original publishers printed boards.

A fine copy of one of the rarest pomological publications. "Of all the pomological publications, published around the middle of last century this is without doubt the most important one and also the most beautiful" (Hortus Belgicus 67). "Die Königliche Pomologische Kommission, 'La Commission royale de Pomologie', die vorwiegend aus A. Royer, A. Bivort und L. de Bavay bestand, hat die grossartigste und umfangreichste pomologische Gemeinschaftsarbeit Belgiens veröffentlicht: 'Annales de Pomologie Belge et étrangère' ... in acht Bänden mit 384 schönen Tafeln, die jede einzelne Obstsorte in natürlicher Grösse und Farbe mit Blättern und Zweig darstellen. In der Einleitung zum ersten Band befindet sich eine beachtenswerte Abhandlung von A. Bivort über die 'Théorie Van Mons'" (Martini p. 132). In the 19th century Belgium became the center of flower and fruit cultivation on the continent and a number of important periodicals and monographs were published, which belong to the most beautiful on this subject. "Pendant le XIXe siècle, la Belgique occupe en Europe, et même dans le monde, une place prédominante... Des centaines de nouvelles variétés de poires seront créés par des amateurs belges. Sociétés locales, concours, revues spécialisées entretiennent la stimulation chez nos pomologues et font connaître l' excellence de leur savoir-faire'' (Bogaert-Damin & Piron, Livres de Fruits? p. 186). The chief contributors are A. Royer, A. Bivort, L. de Bavay and C.H. Hennau. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I p. 138; Hortus Belgicus 67.

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FORSSKAL, P. & NIEBUHR, C. - Flora AEgyptiaco-Arabica. Sive descriptiones plantarum, quas AEgyptum inferiorum et Arabiam felicem. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10010&s_currency= FORSSKAL, P. & NIEBUHR, C.

Flora AEgyptiaco-Arabica. Sive descriptiones plantarum, quas AEgyptum inferiorum et Arabiam felicem.

Hauniae, ex Offina Mölleri, 1775. 4to (255 x 205mm). pp. 32, cxxvi, (2), 219, (1), with hand-coloured engraved map of Yemen by J. Haas after Niebuhr. Recent half cloth, with leather gilt lettered label.

First edition, published posthumously, of Forsskal's great flora of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. "Peter Forsskal was born in Helsingfors and studied in Uppsala and Göttingen. He joined a Swedish expedition to the near East. Forsskal collected extensively in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and died of the plague at Jerim, in Yemen. The sole survivor of the expedition, Carl Niebuhr, saw Forsskal's manuscript through the press, the most important of these documents was the 'Flora aegyptiaco-arabica" (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p.151). Forsskal was one of Linnaeus's most famous travelling apostles. "First edition of this pioneer work by the great botanist Forsskal, which substantially increased knowledge about the vegetation in the areas he visited. The author proposed 50 new genera, half of which are still valid. He gave original morphological descriptions of the species he observed" (Hünersdorff, Coffe a bibliography pp. 517-518). According to Carl Christensen in his publication 'Index to Pwer Forsskal: Flora Aegytiaco-Arabica...' published in the 'Dansk Botanisk Arkiv' 700 new species are described. Title with tiny marginal loss of paper at the lower right corner. An unusual copy with the map hand-coloured, this map is usually plain. A clean copy with the engraved armorial bookplate Le Proux and a much later bookplate of C. Delaby. Stafleu & Cowan 1819.

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PFEIFFER, L. & OTTO, F.120 - Abbildung und Beschreibung blühender Cacteen. Figures des Cactées en fleur peintes et lithographiées d'après nature. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10004&s_currency= PFEIFFER, L. & OTTO, F.120

Abbildung und Beschreibung blühender Cacteen. Figures des Cactées en fleur peintes et lithographiées d'après nature.

Cassel, T. Fischer, (1838-)1843-1850. 2 volumes (bound in 1). Large-4to (330 x 260mm). With 60 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates and explanatory text. Contemporary half cloth, spine with blue boards.

"Die einzige Iconographie der Cacteen - wenigstens bis zum Jahre ihres Abschlusses - die vollständig ist. Sehr selten." (Junk. Rara, p. 68). "Eine halb-kolorierte und eine ganz-kolorierte Ausgabe gibt es von dem immer noch geschätzten und zu einem Rarissimum gewordenen Werk von L. Pfeiffer und F. Otto 'Abbildung (!) blühender Cacteen' (2 Bände, 1843-44 mit 60 Quart-Tafeln)" (W. Junk. 50 Jahre Antiquar p. 172). This rare work (consisting of 12 parts with 5 plates each) was issued in 2 editions: partly coloured (flowers only) and fully coloured. The above copy has 3 plates fully, and the remaining plates partly coloured. As all copies, some moderate foxing due to the quality of the paper. Text both in German and French. Provenance: Bookplates of the following well-known botanical authors: Maria Theresa Earle, H.M. Roan, Leonard E. Newton and J. Callé (from the library of J. Callé Editor (1951-1965) 'Cactus'). Great Flower Books, p. 70; Nissen BBI, 1524; Stafleu & Cowan 7817.

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NISSEN, C. - Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9998&s_currency= NISSEN, C.

Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern.

Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. München/ Robert Wölfle, Zürich/ l'Art Ancien, Olten/Weiss-Hesse, 1956. Folio (500 x 360mm). With 51 original leaves from herbals, all with illustration, many hand-coloured. In the original cloth box; the text in printed wrappers.

One of only 100 copies produced. It is the only work on herbals ever made which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography, and a history of early botany of almost 100 pages. The superb leaves are for example taken from the: Herbarius Patavi (Passau, J. Petri, 1485); Gart der Gesuntheit (Mainz, Peter Schöffer, 1485); Ortus Sanitatis. (Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491); Brunschwig. Liber de arte distilandi de Simplicibus (Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1500); as well as leaves from the famous books by Brunfels, Roesslin, Ryff, Fuchs, Bock, Dioscorides, Lonitzer, Mattioli, Dodoens a.o. All leaves in passe-partout.

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HOUTTUYN, M. - Houtkunde, behelzende de afbeeldingen van meest alle bekende, in- en uitlandsche houten die tot den huis- en scheepsbouw.... Abbildung in- und Ausländischer Höltzer.../ A representation of Inland and Foreign wood.../ Réprésentation des Bois, des arbes & arbrisseaux tant du Pays qu'Etrangers.../ Icones Lignorum exoticorum et nostratium.... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9997&s_currency= HOUTTUYN, M.

Houtkunde, behelzende de afbeeldingen van meest alle bekende, in- en uitlandsche houten die tot den huis- en scheepsbouw.... Abbildung in- und Ausländischer Höltzer.../ A representation of Inland and Foreign wood.../ Réprésentation des Bois, des arbes & arbrisseaux tant du Pays qu'Etrangers.../ Icones Lignorum exoticorum et nostratium....

Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1773-1795. 4to (305 x 245mm). With engraved hand-coloured frontispiece and 106 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, each with a page of explanation. Contemporary red half morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine with green gilt lettered label, supplement unbound.

A large uncut and fine copy with the very rare supplement. The most attractive book on wood ever published. It contains over 600 cross-sections of European and exotic woods and is a guide to the identification of woods by their grains and colours. Sepp based his work on Michael Seligmann's 'Abbildung in- und ausländischer Hölzer' Nuremberg 1773-78. He added 42 plates showing timbers from the West Indies, drawn from the Cabinet of Reverend Hazeu at Rotterdam. Finally Martinus Houttuyn was enlisted to describe 80 specimens of timber in his own collection, then to prepare notes and indexes in five languages and a supplement. As the book was issued in parts, whenever a suite of plates had been engraved and coloured, copies are found in varying degrees of completeness. The text is in Dutch, English, German, French and Latin. As the book was published over a long period complete copies as the present one are a great rarity. The final title 'Houtkunde, behelzende afbeeldingen van meest alle bekende, in- en uitlandsche houten die tot den huis- en scheepsbouw...' published in 1791 is different from the one published in 1773 when the work started 'Afbeelding van In- en Uitlandsche houten, zo wel van boomen als heesters....'. For this reason the work is sometimes quoted under this title. Landwehr, Studies in Dutch books with coloured plates, gives a detailed collation of the work, which matches exactly with our copy. The complete English title is: 'A representation of inland and foreign wood, as well trees and shrubs, which are collected by lovers of natural history in their cabinets of natural curiosities for use and pleasure. According to their inward properties and natural colours'. The rare supplement, with a printed title has some slight staining at the outer upper and lower corner of the printed title. Nissen BBI, 939, Landwehr 84; Pritzel 4291.

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(REDOUTÉ, P.J.). - A large and very attractive early 19th century non signed watercolour of a Papaver somniferum, http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9980&s_currency= (REDOUTÉ, P.J.).

A large and very attractive early 19th century non signed watercolour of a Papaver somniferum,

or Opium poppy in the style of Pierre Joseph Redouté.

Framed watercolour 55 x 50 cm. Redouté made several drawings of papavers very similar to the present one. He was the most celebrated flower painter of his day and the here offered watercolour is very skillfully executed and similar to his work.

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BELON, P. - De arboribus coniferis, resiniferis, aliis quoque nonnullis sempiterna fronde virentibus, cum earundem iconibus ad vivum expressis.... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9961&s_currency= BELON, P.

De arboribus coniferis, resiniferis, aliis quoque nonnullis sempiterna fronde virentibus, cum earundem iconibus ad vivum expressis....

Paris, E. Corrozet, 1553. 4to (198 x 148mm). ff. (8), 32 with 8 woodcuts in the text. Recent marbled boards.

First edition. The first work on coniferous trees and one of the first botanical books to cover a single species. Belon was the first to name all cone-bearing trees 'coniferae' a term which was followed by Gesner. Descriptions are given of the various species, including their locations, and he cites authorities such as Dioscorides. The work contains illustrations of Cedrus major, Picæ arboris figura, Pinus, Icon Pinastri, Laricis figura, Sapini arboris delineatio, Abies foemina, and Cupressus. Pierre Belon (1517-1564) was one of the most orginal naturalist of the Renaissance. "He was one of the first explorer-naturalists; and between 1546 and 1550 he undertook long voyages through Greece, Asia, Judaea, Egypt, Arabia and other foreign countries... Belon's observations were generally correct. He looked at the world as an analyst devoted to detail. He succeeded in winning the confidence of the great and was famous during his lifetime" (DSB). The woodcuts are excellent. Inner and outer margin with wormhole not affecting the text. Three issues appeared, the other two with imprint of Cavellat or Benoît Prevost. Johnston 73; Nissen BBI, 141.

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VINCENT, H.A. - Collection de 24 Bouquets de Fleurs. Dessinés et gravés d'après nature... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9955&s_currency= VINCENT, H.A.

Collection de 24 Bouquets de Fleurs. Dessinés et gravés d'après nature...

Paris, chez l'éditeur, 1835. 4to (280 x 210mm). With a fine pictorial title and 24 plates, all stipple engravings, printed in colour with extensive hand-finishing, engraved by Lambert after drawings by Madame H. Vincent. Contemporary calf-backed boards, spine gilt.

Very scarce suite of plates of floral bouquets by Madame Henriette Vincent (1786-1830) pupil of VanSpaendonck and Redouté, the most famous flower painters of the period. This fine suite of plates is very much in the tradition of their best work. The plates are stipple engraved and printed in colours with fine handfinishing. 'Two other pupils of van Spaendonck, madame Vincent and Antoine Chazal, used colour printed stipple engravings to noteworthy advantage. Each is responsible for one work whose plates are rather small but of such consummate loveliness that they enhance the reputation and distinction of the French school' (Dunthorne p. 34). Madame Vincent exhibited flowers in watercolours at the 1814, 1819, 1822 and 1824 Paris Salon. Dunthorne 322 quotes only an incomplete copy with 22 plates. Not in any of the usual bibliographies.The followings flowers are shown: Rose de Provins, Rose blanche, Campanules, Pois de Santeur; Campanules bleu et blanc, Lys St. Jacques; Rose Capucine, Narcisse, Réséda, Chrisantemun; Renoncules, Jacinthe Phlox; Coquelicot Double, Pensée; Tulipe Capucine; Rose à cent feuilles, Pavot, Narcisse; Rose Blanche, Jiroflée; Tigridia Pavonia, Immortelle; Rose à cent feuilles, Reine Marguerite, Narcisse; Oeillet, Bouton d'or Double; Soleil vivace, Myosotis; Reine Marguerite, Fuschia; Campanules Doubles, Jasmin; Belle de Jour, Coquelourde; Rose Ponpon, Iris; Rose Jaune du Levant, Grande Pensée des Alpes; Lys du Japon, Taraspic; Althoea, Glaïeul; Lys blanc, Rose à cent feuilles; Lys Orangé, Ephémere de Virginie; Oreille-d'Ours, Lys-pompon, Muguet; Anémone, Oeillet Dinde; Rose de Provins, Belle de jour.

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SCHAEFFER, J.C. - Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg? http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9947&s_currency= SCHAEFFER, J.C.

Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg?

Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 20, with 1 folded handcoloured engraved plate (Together with) IDEM. Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zweyfaltern. Nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln. Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (6), 54, with 2 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Kalchartiges Bergmeel in einer Steinkluft ohnweit Regensburg entdecket. Regensburg, Zunkel, (1757). 4to. pp. (4), 38. IDEM. Die Blumenpolypen der süssen Wasser, beschrieben mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1755. pp. (6), 54, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Die Armpolypen in den süssen Wassern um Regensburg. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 84, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Die grünen Armpolypen. Die geschwänzten und ungeschwänzten zackigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1755. 4to. pp. (6), 94, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Epistola ad illustrem Imper. Reg. Academiam Roveredensem. De Studii Botanici Faciliori ac Tutiori Methodo. Cum Specimine Tabularum Sexualium et Universalium in hunc finem elaboratarum Aerique incisarum.. Regensburg, Zunckel, (1758). 4to. pp. (2), 14, with 2 engraved tables. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering and red label.

All first editions, especially his publication "Kalchartiges Bergmeel?" is a great rarity. Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-1790) was a Bavarian clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the age of Enlightenment. His interest was broad and apart from publishing the most beautiful early iconography on fungi he published on birds, entomology and paper-making, however most of his works describe the fauna and flora of South Germany. A few pages with some marginal worming. Nissen ZBI, 3630; 3633; Cobres p. 757 no. 33; Nissen ZBI, 3623; 3621; 3622; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) IV, 1822.

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DEN GROTEN HERBARIUS - MET AL SIJN FIGUREN DIE ORTUS SANITATIS GENAEMT IS OM DIE CRACHTEN VÃ ALLE CRUYDEN TE WETENÉ?. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9946&s_currency= DEN GROTEN HERBARIUS

MET AL SIJN FIGUREN DIE ORTUS SANITATIS GENAEMT IS OM DIE CRACHTEN VÃ ALLE CRUYDEN TE WETENÉ?.

Antwerpen, (Claes) de Grave, June 1526. Folio (270 x 195mm). 188 Leaves, with over 400 woodcuts. Early 20th century red morocco, richly gilt decorated sides, gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt edges.

ONE OF TWO COMPLETE COPIES KNOWN (see Hunt 24). The copy of F.W.T. Hunger, famous collector of early herbals, with his bookplate. His library was auctioned in 2 catalogues by Menno Herzberger in 1952. The present copy was number 31 of the first catalogue and sold to Rosenthal (according to manuscript note written in our catalogue). F.W.T. Hunger (1874-1952) 'devoted himself exclusively to the history of botanical sciences, and especially to the classical and 16th century herbals? In 1917 he was called to the University at Leyden, as a Lecturer? later on he became Director of the Institute for the History of medicine and Biology at that town. In his quality of botanico-historian he published numerous articles about prominent scientists of the past?' (From the introduction of the auction catalogue). First two leaves with paper repair at the outer margin with loss of some letters, the following two leaves with paper repair at the outer margin, followed by a few leaved with minor repair at corner(s), last leaf probably taken from a shorter copy, browned and some paper damage with loss of a very few letters. At the end bound in 10 final leaves of the 1533 edition by C. de Grave of the same work. Apart from the mentioned defects a good copy, with some occasional browning. An incomplete copy of the present edition was offered in the famous Klebs catalogue 'A catalogue of early herbals?. of Dr. Karl Becher' by L'Art Ancien in 1925. The present work is a Dutch translation of the 'Gart der Gesundheit' first published by Peter Schoeffer in 1485. It is the second edition by Claes de Grave. "In Dr. Klebs's opinion the 'Gart der Gesundheit' was a landmark in the history of botanical illustration, one which marked perhaps the greatest single step ever made in that art; its delineations of plants, breaking away from the traditional stylized woodcut, were not only unsurpassed, but unequalled for nearly half a century. Textually, too it was an original concept, giving a compendium of the whole pharmacy of the early printed works?" (Hunt 5). "Claes de Grave's book is a literal translation of the German edition by Peter Schöffer (Mainz 1485)..."(Botany in the Low Countries, 7) Nissen BBI, 2290; Hunt 24; Nijhoff-Kronenberg 1052; Botany in the Low Countries (end of the 15th century - ca. 1650), 7.

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DREVES, J.F. & HAYNE, F.G. - Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9944&s_currency= DREVES, J.F. & HAYNE, F.G.

Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature.

Leipzig, Voss et Compagnie, 1802. 5 volumes. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. xii, 40; xii, 44; xii, 44; xii,40; x, 38, with 125 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards (recent paper spines).

The excellent plates were engraved by J.S. Capieux, an artist of great talent who illustrated some of the finest botanical works in Germany of the period. He illustrated a great number of Johann Hedwig's and Georg Franz Hoffmann's works on cryptogams. Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'. A German edition 'Getreue Abbildungen und Zergliederung deutscher Gewächse appeared from 1794-1801. The colouring of the plates is detailed and refined. A fine copy. Provenance: Bookplate of the Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library, with cancellation stamp. Nissen BBI, 529; Dunthorne 96.

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VALENTINI, M.B. - Historia simplicium reformata, Musei Museorum titulo antehâc in Vernaculâ edita... Accedit India Literata. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9943&s_currency= VALENTINI, M.B.

Historia simplicium reformata, Musei Museorum titulo antehâc in Vernaculâ edita... Accedit India Literata.

Francofurti ad Moenum, Officina Zunneriana, 1716. Folio (350 x 215mm). 2 parts bound in one. pp. (26), 664, (16), engraved title-vignette and 30 (some double page) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with gilt lettered label, Cancell MartisB 1716 with gilt lettering on front-cover.

First edition. An abridged Latin edition of his famous 'Museum Museorum, oder vollständige Schau-Bühne aller Materialien und Specereyen'. Translated by Johann Conrad Becker and edited by Christoph Vern. Valentini (the author's son). Valentini's 'Museum of museums', is a comprehensive survey of European Wunder-Kunst- & Schatzkammern and the most valuable contribution to Wunderkammer studies. Valentini was the personal physician to the Margrave of Assia and professor of experimental science and medicine. The second part of the present work has the following title: 'India Literata, seu dissertationes epistolicae de Plantis, Arboribus, Gemmis aliisque rarioribus?. Ab Europaeis curiosis et eruditis, Cleyero, Rumphio, Herberto de Jager, ten Rhyne, Kaempfero aliisque in India reciprocatae?' and is a compilation from Rumph, Kaempfer, Ten Rhyn and others on the rarities, mostly botanical, of the East Indies. A very fine and beautifully bound copy of this rare work. Provenance: Bookplate of Bibliotheca Pharmacia JMH van de Sande. Nissen BBI, 2036.

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STERBEECK, F. VAN. - Theatrum Fungorum oft het tooneel der Campernoelien. Waer inne vertoont wort de gedaente, ken-teeckens, natuere, crachten, voetsel, deught ende ondeught; mitsgaders het voorsichtigh schoonmaken ende bereyden van alderhande Fungien... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9942&s_currency= STERBEECK, F. VAN.

Theatrum Fungorum oft het tooneel der Campernoelien. Waer inne vertoont wort de gedaente, ken-teeckens, natuere, crachten, voetsel, deught ende ondeught; mitsgaders het voorsichtigh schoonmaken ende bereyden van alderhande Fungien...

Antwerpen, Joseph Jacobs, 1675. 4to (200 x 155mm). pp. (38), 396, (20), with engraved frontispiece,1 folded engraved portrait and 36 (many folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 5 compartments (splits to upper joints, but firm).

Scarce first edition, a reissue appeared 1712. "First edition of the first separate general work onfungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties. L'Escluse has done a study called 'Fungorum in Pannonis Observatorum Historia' which was first published as part of his 'Rariorum Plantarum Historia', 1601. However, according to Nissen, L'Escluse's original manuscript for this treatise with its eighty-seven original drawings had been lost by the publisher, so they had to use other illustrations for the 1611 edition, and these were quite inaccurate. Afterwards the lost manuscript reappeared and Sterbeeck used it as a basis for his work, adding much new material of his own" (Hunt 341). "Frans van Sterbeeck, a Flemish priest of noble extraction, was born and died in Antwerp where he lived for the greater part of his life. During the eight years following his ordination in 1655, while suffering from a chronic illness, he returned his attention to botany, with particular reference to fungi and soon became a recognized expert. He was on friendly terms with other Flemish botanists and in May 1663 was visited by John Ray who admired the rare plants in van Sterbeeck's garden. It was in 1672 that Adriaan David, an Antwerp pharmacist and amateur botanist (he contributed a sonnet to the collection of adulatory tributes to the author which prefaces the 'Theatrum fungorum'), took the celebrated 'Code de l'Éscluse' (then owned by Dr. Syen, professor of botany at Leiden University) to van Sterbeeck who made considerable, if somewhat surreptitious, use of it as a source of illustrations for ther 'Theatrum fungorum' in which he claimed to have based all but a few figures on direct observation from nature" (Ainsworth, Introduction to the history of mycology pp 48-49). The manuscript was lost again for a period of 2 hundred years and is now in the Leiden University library. The elaborate frontispiece shows baskets full of mushrooms and in the middle of a crowd most probably van Sterbeeck picking a mushroom out of a basket. Very clear and strong impressions of the plates. Hunt 341; Nissen BBI, 1892.; Hortus Belgicus 34.

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STERBEECK, F. VAN. - Citricultura oft Regeringhe der uythemsche Boomen en te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurieren en Andere... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9940&s_currency= STERBEECK, F. VAN.

Citricultura oft Regeringhe der uythemsche Boomen en te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurieren en Andere...

Antwerpen, J. Jacops, 1682. 4to (210 x 160mm). pp. (xl), 1-74, (2), 75-296 (26), with engraved frontispiece, engraved coat-of-arms on inserted leaf after title, and 14 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering in 5 compartments (a bit rubbed).

First edition of Sterbeeck's rare treatise on the culture of citrus fruit in the Low Countries. 'Van Sterbeeck was a Jesuit priest... His book about citrus fruit and other exotic plants starts with five congratulatory poems, some in Flemish, some in Latin, all by various local worthies praising their friend for his achievement. The extra leaf between pages 74 and 75 contains another poem, in couplets, called "Weeninge van Adam", a lament for Eden, following a chapter of speculation on the identity of Adam's apple, the forbidden fruit - an apple, a fig, or even a banana? A lengthy bibliography and list of contents follow before the main text, a first part on oranges, a second on citrons and grapefruit, a third on lemons, and a fourth on exotic trees, grafting, and pests. The last section deals with pomegranates, passionflowers, laurels, cinnamon, and the oleander... The part of the book on the management of exotic trees, indoors in winter or out of doors in summers, describes how to keep them happy in tubs or pots, and even how to cope with insects, mice, or rats in greenhouses. The whole book is dedicated to Justus de Nobelaer, Knight, whose palatial greenhouse is described on page 167, where Commelin's is also mentioned' (Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona pp. 186-7). It is De Nobelaer's arms which appear on the engraved plate, and he may have borne some of the expense of publication. Raphael also notes that Sterbeeck records in his preface that he lent his notes to his friend Jan Commelin, who made use of them for his 'Nederlantze Hesperides', which appeared in 1676; he mentions this fact in order that the readers don't suspect him of plagiarising the earlier work. The Oak Spring copy contains a portrait, which is not mentioned in the collations given in Nissen, Stafleu, and Hunt, but was certainly issued in at least some of the copies. The frontispiece was designed by Charles Emmanuel Biset and engraved by Frans Ertinger, who also signed the coat-of-arms plate. Sterbeeck (1630-93) was an Antwerp-born priest and botanist; he also wrote the earliest work solely devoted to fungi, 'Theatrum fungorum', 1675. Frontispiece with tiny old marginal paper repair not touching the illustration. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Jean Nicolas Georges Bockenhemer. Hunt 365; Nissen BBI, 1893; Raphael, An Oakspring Pomona, 70; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 13013.

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DODONAEUS, R. - Cruydt-Boeck ... volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: Met Biivoegsels achter elck Capittel, vvt verscheyden Cruydtbeschryvers: Item in't laetste een Beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche Gewassen, meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clvsivs. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9938&s_currency= DODONAEUS, R.

Cruydt-Boeck ... volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: Met Biivoegsels achter elck Capittel, vvt verscheyden Cruydtbeschryvers: Item in't laetste een Beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche Gewassen, meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clvsivs.

Leyden, inde Plantijnsche Druckerije van F. van Ravelingen, 1618. Folio (350 x 215mm). pp. (32), 1495, (56), with engraved pictorial title and 1470 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum over boards, covers with centre-piece and 2 brass clasps, spine in 8 compartments with red gilt lettered label.

A splendid copy in its original binding with its original brass claps. Second and enlarged edition of this monumental Dutch herbal. "A masterwork what botany in the Dutch speaking countries is concerned" (Botany in the Low Countries no. 37). It is a translation of his 'Stirpium historiae pemtades sex' first published by Plantin at Antwerp in 1583. The first edition of the 'Cruydt-Boeck' was published in 1608. The 'Cruydt-Boeck' must not be confused with his earlier published 'Cruydeboeck' of 1554 and 1563 which was based on Fuch's herbal. "This edition contains more woodcuts than the preceding, as well as new descriptions of exotic plants taken from the works of Prosper Alpinus and Fabius Columna." (Menno Herzberger. Herbals? from the Hunger collection 209). Rembert Dodonaeus (1517-1585), Flemish physician and botanist, was one of the three great Flemish botanists in the second half of the 16th century, the others being Clusius and Lobel. Dodonaeus graduated from the University of Louvain in 1535. After working in Malines as a physician he moved to Vienna to assume the post of personal physician to Emperor Maximilian II, later he moved to Prague when Rudolph II succeeded Maximilian. In 1582 Dodonaeus was appointed professor of botany at the University of Leiden. The 'Cruydt-Boeck' has been the most important and popular herbal in the Dutch language. Nissen BBI, 518; Pritzel 2345.

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DILLENIUS, J.J. - Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9937&s_currency= DILLENIUS, J.J.

Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (410 x 250mm). Leaves (6); 1, with engraved frontspiece portrait and 325 etched plates. Contemporary calf, richly decorated gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border, inside dentelles (slightly rubbed).

A nicely bound copy of noble provenance. The copy of the Earl of Caledon with his armorial bookplate. Second edition, a reissue, without the original text, but with an index of Linnaean names. The first edition was published in London in 1732. A very fine and clean copy of 'the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden' (Henrey) and a major work for the pre-Linnaean taxonomy of South African plants. "Johann Jacob Dillenius (originally Dillen) (1684-1747) (was) a German botanist from Darmstadt, who was brought to England in 1721 by William Sherard to help with the latter's projected revision of Caspar Bauhin's 'Pinax' of 1623 ... About this time, William Sherard's brother James, who had a flourishing medical practice in London, purchased a country estate at Eltham in Kent. William spent a good deal of time on the property and, assisted by Dillenius, built it up into one of the leading gardens in England. When William died in 1728 he endowed a chair of botany at Oxford with the provisio that Dillenius should be the first incumbent. He also left his herbarium, library and manuscript to the University. At the insistance of James Sherard, Dillenius embarked on an account of the more interesting plants growing at Eltham, with the result that he did not take up residence at Oxford until 1734. The resulting 'Hortus Elthamensis', London 1732, appeared in two handsome folio volumes with 324 (sic; 325 is in fact the correct number) plates drawn and engraved with great fidelity by Dillenius himself. Their superb quality may be seen from the two examples reproduced herewith. Many South African plants are illustrated, particularly succulents, including an almost complete coverage of the 'Mesembryanthemums' then known in cultivation. The illustrations are important in typifying many Linnaean names and, unlike Bradley, Dillenius made herbarium specimens, which are preserved in the herbarium of the Botany Department, Oxford' (Gunn & Godd, Botanical exploration of South Africa pp. 63-4). Dillenius's name was memorialised by Linnaeus in the genus 'Dillenia', a genus of Australian and Asian evergreen plants. The present copy has the engraved portrait of Johannes Alberti (dated 1745) bound in. Other copies do not have this portrait. Alberti (1698-1762) was the Rector Magnificus of the Leyden University, and Prof. of Theology with a broad interest in science and literature. The fine engraved armorial bookplate 'Earl of Caledon' with crown, elephant and mermaid on inside front-cover and blind stamp 'Heirlooms Caledon' with crown on title. James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon (1730-1802) made his career in the East India Company's civil service. Henrey 643; Great Flower Books p. 55; Nissen BBI, 492; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.

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SÉJOURNÉ, A. - Champignons des environs de Blois. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9930&s_currency= SÉJOURNÉ, A.

Champignons des environs de Blois.

Blois circa 1880. 2 volumes. Folio (360 x 270mm). A collection of 161 very fine watercolours of mushrooms of the Blois area (Loire valley). Loose in 2 contemporary red half calf bindings, spines with gilt lines and the following lettering Champignons *1* A. Séjourné and Champignons *2* A. Séjourné.

A unique and well preserved collection of highly finished watercolours of the fungi of the Loire valley and of great scientific interest. The first album contains 100 highly finished drawings. At the head of each drawing (with the exception of 11 drawings) the following is written in pen 'Champignons des environs de Blois A. Séjourné' and at the foot of the drawing the Latin name is mentioned as well as the exact location, for example 'Forêt de Blois' or 'Sous les peuplier des Ponts Chartrains comestible'. Of the other 11 drawings 4 have no text, the others have the text written in pencil. The second volume contains 61 watercolours as well as one photo. 10 of these have no text. The quality of the drawings is exceptionally fine and scientifically accurate. Abbé A. Séjourné was born at Herbault 1843 and died 1900 at Blois. E. Boudier the famous French mycologist wrote the following necrology about him in the Bull. de la Societé Botanique de France in 1900. "Né à Herbault en 1813, il est mort à Blois, le 1 novembre dernier (1900), sans avoir jamais quitté son département? Il fit ses études au Petit et au Grand Séminaire de Blois et montra beaucoup de goût pour la musique, le dessin et les sciences naturelles? Il aimait surtout la botanique et on lui doit la découverte de nombreuses localités de plantes rares dans son département, stations citées en grande partie dans la Flore de Loir-et-Cher de M. Franchet, son ami? En relations avec tous les botanistes de son département, l'abbé Séjourné était membre de la Société botanique de France depuis un certain nombre d'années, de la Société mycologique et de quelques autres Sociétés. Il aimait à s'occuper, en la saison, de Champignons et en avait dessiné un certain nombre. D'un caractère aimable et enjoué, il était très estimé?" The plates are numbered 1 to 162 at the right upper corner.

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LEEUWENHOEK, A. VAN. - Ontledingen en Ontdekkingen Van het begin der Planten in de Zaden van Boomen: Waar uit bewesen werd; Dat yder Boom of Plant zijn rol voor Manneken en Wijfken speelen moet. Als mede dat Dieren van verscheiden aard met malkanderen verzamelende, noodzakelijk moeten Schepsels voortbrengen, die noch na de Vader noch na de Moeder gelijken, enz. Vervat in twee Brieven?. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9919&s_currency= LEEUWENHOEK, A. VAN.

Ontledingen en Ontdekkingen Van het begin der Planten in de Zaden van Boomen: Waar uit bewesen werd; Dat yder Boom of Plant zijn rol voor Manneken en Wijfken speelen moet. Als mede dat Dieren van verscheiden aard met malkanderen verzamelende, noodzakelijk moeten Schepsels voortbrengen, die noch na de Vader noch na de Moeder gelijken, enz. Vervat in twee Brieven?.

Leyden, C. Boutesteyn, 1697. 4to (200 x 155mm). pp. 77, with 1 folded engraved plates and 25 engravings in the text.

Second issue. Comprises letters 46 and 47 sent to the Royal Society. "Collected letters of the Dutch pioneer in microscopy, the first to describe bacteria, red blood corpuscles, spermatozoa"(Horblit 65). "The fourth great founder of microscopic biology, the largely self-taught Dutchman Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria and studied the structure of wood and seeds, he sent the first of his many botanical letters to the Royal Society in August 1675" (E. L. Greene, Landmarks of Botanical history p. 973). Dobell 7a.

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FERRARI, G.B. - Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9911&s_currency= FERRARI, G.B.

Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori.

Distinta in Quattro Libri e trasportata dalla lingua Latina nell'Italiana ... Roma, P.A. Facciotti,1638. Small-4to (225 x 165mm). pp. (12), 520, (28), with engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 45 very fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum.

First and only Italian edition. The beautifully engraved plates depict plants, garden plans, allegorical and botanical subjects by the famous Italian artists Guido Reni, A.M. Variana, and P. Cortona. It is for the delicate plates that the present work is well-known. The work contains the first descriptions and figures of several now well-known Cape-bulbs. Nissen BBI, 620.

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CANDOLLE, A.P. DE. - Icones Plantarum Galliae Rariorum nempè incertarum aut nondum delineatarum. Fasciculus I, cum tabulis 50 aeneis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9909&s_currency= CANDOLLE, A.P. DE.

Icones Plantarum Galliae Rariorum nempè incertarum aut nondum delineatarum. Fasciculus I, cum tabulis 50 aeneis.

Paris, (H. Agasse & Bernard), 1808. Folio (335 x 255mm). pp. viii, 16 with 50 engraved plates by Turpin (some by Poiteau) and engraved by Plée and Plée fils. Contemporary green half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering (rubbed).

The rare first edition, only one fascicle was issued. A reissue appeared in 1853. "Candolle's atlasof rare French plants was illustrated by Pierre Turpin, who modeled his style after van Spaëndonck and Redouté; Blunt calls him 'possibly the greatest natural genius of all French botanical painters of his day' and notes that 'his drawings of botanical details have rarily been surpassed'"(Norman 395). Nissen BBI, 322; Stafleu & Cowan 989.

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REDOUTE, P.J. & THORRY, C.A. - Les Roses peintes par P.J. Redouté ... décrites par C.A. Thorry. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9907&s_currency= REDOUTE, P.J. & THORRY, C.A.

Les Roses peintes par P.J. Redouté ... décrites par C.A. Thorry.

Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1824. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (235 x 155mm). With 160 colour-printed engraved plates, partly finished by hand. Contemporary green half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering.

A fine copy of the rare first 8vo-edition of the most famous book on roses. It was first published in folio from 1817 to 1824 with 169 plates, and was followed by 3 octavo editions. Pierre Joseph Redouté is one of the most famous flower painters of the Western civilisation. Through him the long tradition of botanical book illustration reaches under the patronage of Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon I, its climax. His best known work is 'les Roses'. "Redouté started painting his 'Roses' at Malmaison. Joséphine, whose full name, as we know, was Marie-Joséphe-Rose, had an ardent interest in these flowers, and around 1810 she was growing several hundred of varieties in her gardens, a collection unique for its time. The 'Roses' is still another, and this time posthumous, tribute to Joséphine's contributions to the arts of horticulture and botanical illustration. She did not live to see the book produced, but in many respects the plates are still Joséphine's roses" (A catalogue of Redoutéana pp. 25-26). 'Les figures, réduites et gravées de nouveau par les plus habiles artistes, seront toutes également bien coloriées sous les yeux de M. Redouté? Cette nouvelle édition, aussi soignée que la première?' (Introduction p. 4). Great Flower Books 71; Nissen BBI, 1599.

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LINDLEY, J. - Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9903&s_currency= LINDLEY, J.

Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers.

London, James Ridgway and Sons, (1837-) 1838 (-41). Folio (545 x 360mm). pp. (xiv, 78), with a handcoloured lithographed frontispiece, dedication to the Duke of Devonshire, and 49 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine in 7 compartments, marbled sides (some skilfull old repairs).

One of the finest orchid books ever published. Nearly all plates are after drawings by Miss Drake, and lithographed by M. Gauci. These two also collaborated on Bateman's 'Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala'. In the 1800s numerous new genera and species of orchids were introduced in the European glasshouses and herbaria, so that the terminology of the orchidaceous plants became increasingly confusing. John Lindley "developed a system of enumerating all the known orchids of the world, thus becoming known as 'the father of modern orchidology'... In his position as orchid authority for British horticulture, Lindley began receiving a steady stream of material for study and types and duplicates of numerous new genera and species from all parts of the world... The orchids were his particular favorites, and the various works he wrote on them will probably be regarded as the most favorable specimens of what he has done and what he could do; and let us own that there are few botanists who would not be glad to have written them, as there are few whose botanical career has been more useful than that of John Lindley." (Reinikka. History of the Orchid, pp. 153-159). John Lindley (1799-1865), botanist and horticulturalist attracted at an early age the attention of Sir Joseph Banks who employed him as an assistant librarian. Through him he came into contact with most of the major botanists of his day. He was also partly in charge of the garden at Cheswick which was being formed by William Spencer Cavendish, the sixth Duke of Devonshire. In 1829 he was appointed Professor of Botany at the University College London, an appointment he was to hold for the next 30 years. Together with James Bateman he became the most important orchidologist of the 19th century in England. As usual with this book some occasional very light foxing. Nissen BBI, 1205; Great Flower Books p. 65.

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. - Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, capitaine de Vaisseau. Publié par ordonnance de Sa Majesté. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9900&s_currency= DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S.

Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, capitaine de Vaisseau. Publié par ordonnance de Sa Majesté.

Paris, Tastu, 1830-35. Text volumes only: Botanique: Vol. 1: par A. Lesson & A. Richard. Paris 1832. pp. (6), 376. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine. Vol. 2: par A. Richard. Paris 1834. pp. (6), lvi, 167. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine. Zoologie: Vol. 1: par Quoy & Gaimard. Paris 1830. pp. (4). xlx, 268. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt lettered spine.

The complete text of the botanical section and the first volume of four of the zoological section. The subtitle of the first botanical text volume is 'Essai d'une flore de la Nouvelle-Zélande'. This important voyage was one in a great series undertaken by the French government in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for scientific and political purposes. Old stamp on title pages.

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. - Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9898&s_currency= DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S.

Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only: Zoologie. Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 4. Paris 1853. Description des Insectes par Emile Blanchard. pp. (6), 422. Contemporary half calf (worn). Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique. Paris 1848 & 1854. 2 vols. pp. xv, 458, (1), with 1 folding plate & pp. (iv), 218, (1). Publisher's printed blue boards. Hydrographique. Vol. I. Paris 1845. pp. iv, 332, with 2 folded plates. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 2. Paris 1851. pp. xxxii, 240. Publisher's printed blue boards. Botanique. Paris 1845 & 1853. 2 vols. pp. (4), xiv, 549 & pp. 96. Contemporary half calf.

The complete text volumes of the Geology, Hydrography, Botany section. The zoological section lacks 2 vols. Scientifically the most rewarding of the French expeditions and of any other expedition before. The charts, collections of anthropology, zoology and botany of the Pacific region, which were brought home, were to be unsurpassed in the period after Cook, and contributed much to the knowledge of that region.

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RUMPHIUS, G.E. - Engraved portrait of Georg Everhard Rumphius. Amsterdam 1741. 387 x 245mm. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9892&s_currency= RUMPHIUS, G.E.

Engraved portrait of Georg Everhard Rumphius. Amsterdam 1741. 387 x 245mm.

The engraving has been mounted on old paper and on the verso is written a text in English by an oldhand about the importance of this famous botanist. The portrait served as a frontispiece to the first volume of Rumphius' 'Herbarium Amboinense'.

He would become known as Plinius Indicus (the Pliny of the Indies). In 1652 Rumphius enlisted with the Dutch East Indies Company and took up residence in Amboina in 1653. His sight was failing and by 1670, when his great work was ready for publication, he had become blind. His bad fortunes continued when in 1674 his wife was killed in an earthquake, and in 1687 a fire destroyed his library including his original drawings. These were drawn anew by his son Paul, and in 1692 the manuscript of the first six volumes was sent to Holland for publication, but the ship carrying it was destroyed by the French. Copies of the manuscript for the complete work did not reach Holland until 1697, where it languished for 32 years in the archives of the Dutch East Indies Company. It was Jan Burmann who rescued it and prepared it for publication.

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HALES, S. - Statica de Vegetaili, ed analisi dell'aria. Tradotta dall'Ingelese con varii annotazioni. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9888&s_currency= HALES, S.

Statica de Vegetaili, ed analisi dell'aria. Tradotta dall'Ingelese con varii annotazioni.

Napoli, Giuseppe Raimandi, 1756. 8vo (228 x 150mm). pp. (10), 368, with printer's device on title and 20 engraved plates. Contemporary boards (a bit worn).

First Italian edition. An uncut copy. "The first complete account of the physiology of plants, including the reaction with air and movements of the sap" (Horblit 45a, for the first English edition of 1727).

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SCHLECHTER, R. - Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus. Eine kritische Besprechung der Orchideen Ost-Asiens. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9882&s_currency= SCHLECHTER, R.

Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus. Eine kritische Besprechung der Orchideen Ost-Asiens.

Dahlem bei Berlin, Verlag des Repertoriums, 1919. 8vo (252 x 165mm). pp. (4), 319. Publisher's printed wrappers.

Stafleu & Cowan 10.781. Important contribution to orchids of China and Japan by a famous orchidologist. Published as 'Beihefte 4, Repert. Sp. nov. Regn. veg.' Some damage to frontwrapper.

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HAYNE, F.G. - Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9880&s_currency= HAYNE, F.G.

Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können.

Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers (& Nicolai'sche Buchhandlung), 1805-1837. 13 volumes (bound in 6). 4to (273 x 230mm). With 1 lithographed portrait and 624 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform black half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt ornaments and lettering, cloth sides (some minor skilful repair to spines).

One of the finest German works on medical plants. Gottlob Friedrich Hayne (1763-1832) was a German botanist and pharmacist as well as professor of pharmaceutical botany in Berlin and a contemporary of C.L. Willdenow. Hayne published several botanical works of which some together with Friedrich Guimpel. The present work of which the plates according to Stafleu are 'beautifully coloured... showing only one species (mostly phanerogams; some cryptogams)' is Hayne's major work. After Hayne's death volume 12 and 13 were edited by J.F. Brandt and J.T. Ratzeburg. The elaborate plates are almost all by Friedrich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist and engraver and professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Guimpel illustrated some of the finest botanical works of the period such as Willdenow's impressive work 'Hortus Berolinensis'. Six years after volume 13 had been published J.F. Klotzsch brought out 24 lithographed plates, as a kind of supplement. This supplementary volume remained unfinished and is mostly not present. Volume 13 is, as is often the case, the early issue, without the preface by Hayne's widow and the general index. Great Flower Books, p. 58; Nissen BBI, 815; Stafleu & Cowan 2508.

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REGNAULT, N.F. - La Botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde ou collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9878&s_currency= REGNAULT, N.F.

La Botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde ou collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts.

Avec des notices instructives pulsées dans les auteurs les plus célèbres, contenant la description,le climât, la culture, les propriétés et les vertus propres à chaque plante. Précédé d'une introduction à la botanique, ou dictionaire abregé des principaux termes emploiés dans cette science. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1774. 3 volumes. Large folio (488 x 366mm). With 3 handcoloured engraved titles and 472 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels and 5 raised bands, marbled sides.

First edition. According to Blunt "Perhaps the most impressive French botanical book of the period is François Regnault's 'La Botanique' with nearly five hundred hand-coloured etchings. Many of these plates are the work of Genéviève de Nangis Regnault. The book deals with useful and decorative plants, and the author engagingly described the potato 'as possibly the only good thing that ever came out of America'". Regnault was a French physician and botanist and his wife drew and engraved most of the plates. Our copy contains the 'Table des Maladies' and 'Table des noms des Plantes' bound at the end of volume 3. There is some occasional slight discolouration to the paper, last 25 leaves of third volume with small damage at the outer margin. Great Flower Books, p. 72: "A very impressive book"; Dunthorne 256; Nissen BBI, 1600 (erroneously quoting 475 plates); Stafleu & Cowan 8810.

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SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J.M. Fürst Von. - Monographia generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9848&s_currency= SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J.M. Fürst Von.

Monographia generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi.

Düsseldorf, Arnz; Bonn, Cohen, 1836-1863. 4to (315 x 245mm). 7 parts bound in 3 volumes. With 352 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates and explanatory text. Contemporary half calf, spines in 3 compartments with gilt lettering.

First and only edition. A foundation work on succulents, describing many South African species. Prince Joseph Maria von Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck (1773-1861) was born at Castle Dyck near Düsseldorf. He was closely associated with the French botanists and botanical artists of the Napoleonic period. "His friendship for Redouté, the painter, who illustrated de Candolle's 'Plantarum Succulentarum Historia' led Salm-Dyck to devote himself thence-forward to the study of succulent plants. He took lessons in drawing and painting from his friend, and began to develop a living collection of succulents at Dyck...' (Curtis Botanical Magazine Dedications p. 67). Soon his collection of living succulent plants at Schloss Dyck became famous throughout Europe and was unrivalled at his time. "Das Buch blieb, wie gesagt, durch den Tod des Autors unvollständig, so dass der sicher beabsichtigte General-Index nicht erschienen ist... Die 'Monographia', seit langem vergriffen, ist, da die Nachfrage immer grösser wurde, rapide im Preis steigend, zumal vollständige Exemplare... geradezu verschwunden sind..."(Junk 'Rara' p. 109). William T. Stearn published an annotated index to the work. The excellent plates are hand-coloured lithographs of drawings by the author and are always partly coloured. Wilhelm Junk gives an exact collation of the work which agrees with the above offered copy. The work is a great rarity and we have only offered 2 copies during the last decades. In our catalogue 276 we offered Prince Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck's own copy priced fl. 120.000 (about Euro 55.000). Due to the quality of the paper the book has some browing and foxing throughout. Kerkham, Southern African Botanical Literature, no. 577; Junk Rara pp. 107-109; Nissen BBI, 1720; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 10.129.

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SOWERBY, J. - Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9828&s_currency= SOWERBY, J.

Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

London, printed by J. Davis and sold by the Author, 1797-1803, (1815). 3 volumes, bound in 2. Folio(320 x 200mm). With 440 hand-coloured engraved plates on 436 leaves. Contemporary binding with new richly gilt ornamented and lettered spines and old marbled boards.

The most attractive illustrated English work on mycology ever published, and a famous classic in its field. It was Sowerby himself who did the drawing and engraving of the plates, which are all beautifully handcoloured. James Sowerby sometimes printed the plate in a colour other than black. Our copy includes the rare supplement which is often lacking. "James Sowerby dedicated his 'Coloured figures of English fungi' to Sir Joseph Banks and J.E. Smith jointly. 'To the first of these gentleman', wrote Sowerby 'I have great obligations for granting me access to the first library in the world, as well as most ready assistance in any enquiry whatever relating to natural history'" (Henry, British Botanical and Horticultural Lit. II, p. 263). Provenance: Armorial engraved bookplate with crown and monogram on inside cover. Nissen BBI, 1874; Stafleu & Cowan 12.490.

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HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK. - Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9821&s_currency= HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK.

Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.

Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820. Vol. I (Atlas). Folio (540 x 360mm). With printed floral wrapper to the 14th part and 38 stipple engraved plates, printed in colours and finished by hand. Plates loose in a recent cloth folding box.

The complete atlas of the first volume has 71 plates. We offer the following plates: 1-19, 23, 31-36, 39-42, 49, 51, 54, 57, 60-61, 63-64. Dunthorne 136; Great Flower Books p. 59; Nissen BBI, 901; Stafleu & Cowan 2911.

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STERBEECK, F. VAN. - Theatrum Fungorum oft het tooneel der Campernoelien. Waer inne vertoont wort de gedaente, ken-teeckens, natuere, crachten, voetsel, deught ende ondeught; mitsgaders het voorsichtigh schoonmaken ende bereyden van alderhande Fungien... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9812&s_currency= STERBEECK, F. VAN.

Theatrum Fungorum oft het tooneel der Campernoelien. Waer inne vertoont wort de gedaente, ken-teeckens, natuere, crachten, voetsel, deught ende ondeught; mitsgaders het voorsichtigh schoonmaken ende bereyden van alderhande Fungien...

Antwerpen, Joseph Jacobs, 1675. 4to (198 x 160mm). pp. (38), 396, (20), with engraved frontispiece,1 folded engraved portrait and 36 (many folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettered red label (tiny tear at head of spine).

Scarce first edition, a reissue appeared 1712. "First edition of the first separate general work onfungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties. L'Escluse has done a study called 'Fungorum in Pannonis Observatorum Historia' which was first published as part of his 'Rariorum Plantarum Historia', 1601. However, according to Nissen, L'Escluse's original manuscript for this treatise with its eighty-seven original drawings had been lost by the publisher, so they had to use other illustrations for the 1611 edition, and these were quite inaccurate. Afterwards the lost manuscript reappeared and Sterbeeck used it as a basis for his work, adding much new material of his own" (Hunt 341). "Frans van Sterbeeck, a Flemish priest of noble extraction, was born and died in Antwerp where he lived for the greater part of his life. During the eight years following his ordination in 1655, while suffering from a chronic illness, he returned his attention to botany, with particular reference to fungi and soon became a recognized expert. He was on friendly terms with other Flemish botanists and in May 1663 was visited by John Ray who admired the rare plants in van Sterbeeck's garden. It was in 1672 that Adriaan David, an Antwerp pharmacist and amateur botanist (he contributed a sonnet to the collection of adulatory tributes to the author which prefaces the 'Theatrum fungorum'), took the celebrated 'Code de l'Éscluse' (then owned by Dr. Syen, professor of botany at Leiden University) to van Sterbeeck who made considerable, if somewhat surreptitious, use of it as a source of illustrations for ther 'Theatrum fungorum' in which he claimed to have based all but a few figures on direct observation from nature" (Ainsworth, Introduction to the history of mycology pp 48-49). The manuscript was lost again for a period of 2 hundred years and is now in the Leiden University library. The elaborate frontispiece shows baskets full of mushrooms and in the middle of a crowd most probably van Sterbeeck picking a mushroom out of a basket. Very clear and strong impressions of the plates. Hunt 341; Nissen BBI, 1892.; Hortus Belgicus 34.

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PLANTS OF WESTERN JAPAN. - (Chûshoto okonomi no bunezu). Japanese exceptionally long horizontal painted scroll (11.5 meters by 26 cm.) showing 62 species of plants of Western Japan. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9793&s_currency= PLANTS OF WESTERN JAPAN.

(Chûshoto okonomi no bunezu). Japanese exceptionally long horizontal painted scroll (11.5 meters by 26 cm.) showing 62 species of plants of Western Japan.

End 18th or beginning 19th century. Colour painted on mulberry paper, with Japanese calligraphy, mounted on a wooden roller, endpaper decorated with gold and backed with silk, modern cotton tie, housed in a modern wooden box.

A very unusual long botanical scroll, showing 62 different species, each depiction of a plant measures 26 x 17,5 cm. The plants are beautifully painted and heightened with white, showing flowers, foliage and roots and occasionally details of plants. "Has any nation equaled the Japanese as flower lovers?... The affinity of painting and calligraphy is not surprising when it is realized that the Far-Eastern culture, at least until recent times, the sole implement for writing, painting and drawing was the brush? These brushes were used with ink and water-based pigments on silk or paper" (Brindle & White, Talking in flowers: Japanese botanical art pp. 7-11). In fine condition.

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BERTUCH, F.J. - Bilderbuch für Kinder enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenständen aus dem Reiche der Natur, der Künste und Wissenschaften; alle nach den besten Orginalen gewählt, gestochen, und mit einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen, und den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet./ Porte-Feuille des Enfants, melange interessant d'Animaux, Plantes, Fleurs, Fruits, Mineraux... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9791&s_currency= BERTUCH, F.J.

Bilderbuch für Kinder enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenständen aus dem Reiche der Natur, der Künste und Wissenschaften; alle nach den besten Orginalen gewählt, gestochen, und mit einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen, und den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet./ Porte-Feuille des Enfants, melange interessant d'Animaux, Plantes, Fleurs, Fruits, Mineraux...

Weimar, im Verlage des Landes-Industrie Comptoirs, (1792)-1830. 4to (235 x 190mm). 12 volumes. With1186 handcoloured engraved plates. Later uniform half calf, spines with gilt lines and ornaments and red gilt lettered red label

An attractive uniformly bound copy of the finest natural history encyclopaedia ever made for children. The work was published in 237 parts over a long period, for this reason complete copies are very rare, especially the last published volume. Friederich Bertuch 1747-1822 was one of the most important publishers of the period, in 1790 he established the famous 'Landes Industrie Comptoirs', publishing in 1791 Goethe's work on Optics as well as many other works of importance. "Bertuch's picture-book was the crest of the wave of educational children's books on science which can be traced back to the 'Orbis pictus' of Comenius, first published in 1658. The plates were produced by Ludwig Ebner, C. Ermer, Theodor Götz, Ludwig Hess, Conrad Horney, J.B. Hoessel, C. and G. Starcke... and other Weimar artists under the direction of Melchior Kraus and Johann Heinrich Lips" (Nissen p. 77). Volume 12 with some occasional worming in the upper margin. The plates are of a very high quality and all beautifully handcoloured. The text is both in German and French. Nissen, Bestiaries p. 77; Nissen ZBI 340. Seebass, Kinderbücher, 180.

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HILL. J. - Eden: or, a complete body of gardening. Containing plain and familiar directions for raising the several useful products of garden, fruit, roots and herbage; from the practice of the most successful gardeners, and the result of a long experience. Together with the culture of all kinds of flowers... Including the care and culture of the pleasure-garden. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9787&s_currency= HILL. J.

Eden: or, a complete body of gardening. Containing plain and familiar directions for raising the several useful products of garden, fruit, roots and herbage; from the practice of the most successful gardeners, and the result of a long experience. Together with the culture of all kinds of flowers... Including the care and culture of the pleasure-garden.

London, T. Osborne, S. Crowder, H. Woodgate, (1756-) 1757. Folio (422 x 255 mm). pp. (2), iv, ii, 714, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 60 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering (skilful repair to upper hinge and head of spine, new corners).

First edition. One of the very few copies with superb gouache handcolouring of the plates. One of the most attractive English botanical illustrated works and according to G.E. Fussell in 'More OId English Farming Books' the plates are 'very fine'. "The publication of 1756-7 contains a fine frontispiece, etched and engraved by C. Crignion from drawings by Samuel Wale. It is entitled: 'The Genius of Botany explaining to a gardener the characters of plants, while Flora & Pomona offer him their choicest products, as award of his labour'. The book is illustrated with sixty plates with a number of figures of plants on each. In a notice regarding the work in 'The Public Advertiser' of 16 November 1757, we read: 'The drawings have been all made from nature by Dr. Hill, and the greatest part of the plates engraved by his own hand'. In the same notice it is stated: 'There are some sets curiously coloured from nature, to be had of the proprietors'. .. 'Eden' contains descriptions and cultural details concerning the various products of the garden under the time of the year in which they flower or fruit.,, the phrase name used by Linnaeus for each plant is given, and each is referred to its place in that author's system, which is explained. Advice is offered on what to do each month in the kitchen, flower, and fruit garden...." (B. Henry, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, II. pp. 95-96). Nissen BBI, 880; Dunthorne 129. Hunt 559; Stafleu & Cowan 2770.

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CRESCENTIIS, P. DE. - New Feldt und Ackerbaw, darinen deutlich begriffen wie man auss rechtem Grund der Natur auch langwiriger erfahrung in 15 Bücher beschrieben... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9774&s_currency= CRESCENTIIS, P. DE.

New Feldt und Ackerbaw, darinen deutlich begriffen wie man auss rechtem Grund der Natur auch langwiriger erfahrung in 15 Bücher beschrieben...

Franckfurt am Mayn, durch Peter Schmid in verlegung Sigmund Feyrabends, 1583. Folio (333 x 210mm). pp. (12, last leaf blank), 566, (12), title printed in black and red with large woodcut and numerous woodcuts in the text and 1 large folded woodcut of a horse, printer's woodcut device at end. Contemporary green coloured vellum, with large gilt coat of arms on frontcover.

An attractively bound and fine copy of the rare first editon of a compilation of Crescentiis' work with that of Estienne & Liebault and Jacques du Fouilloux, a work with splendid woodcuts. "Kompilation aus Crescenzi, den 'Siben Bücher von dem Feldbau' von Estienne und Liébault, Strassburg 1579, sowie dem 'New Jag und Weydwerck Buch' (des J. Du Fouilloux) von 1582" (Nissen). Deals with farming and gardening, animal husbandry, wine growing, fishing, bee-keeping and hunting. The fine woodcuts are by Christoph Maurer and Tobias Stimmer and depict besides botanical subjects, hunting and agricultural scenes. The work is composed as follows: 1. Vom Ackerbaw; 2. Von Mitteln und Arzeneyen; 3. Von allerley Thieren; 4. Von Acker und Fruchtfeldern; 5. Wie man der Weinreben ordentlich warten; 6. Distillierung; 7. Wie man soll sein Garten? zurichten; 8. Von dem Lustgarten; 9. Von Wiesen und Matten; 10. Von den Bienen, oder Immen; 11. Vom Otter und Biberjagt; 12. Vom adelichen Weydwerck; 13. Von Anfang der Jagten, auch vom Jäger; 14. Von der Wölff Eygenschaftt; 15. Vom Brotbacken. Provenance: Oval old library stamp on title, library label of Schloss Pfannberg with crown and shelfnumber on free endpaper, on inside frontcover large engraved bookplate 'Ex Bibliotecha... Ferdinandi Hoffman... Baronis in Grunpuhel...'; on inside backcover engraving with lion and fountain 'Tomaso Baratti e Francesco Damiani a s. Salvador al Pozzo d'Oro in Venetia'. Nissen ZBI, 988a; Lindner page 155.

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OS, G.J.J. VAN. - Still life with a variety of flowers. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9770&s_currency= OS, G.J.J. VAN.

Still life with a variety of flowers.

Watercolour, 315 x 250mm., signed 'G.J.J. Van Os f ', in ink in left lower corner, framed.

Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os (The Hague 1782 - Paris 1861) was a well known flower painter and pupil of his father Jan van Os. In 1822 he moved to Paris, where he worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory. He also painted landscapes but is best known as a flower painter. He made many of the flower illustrations for Jan Kops 'Flora Batava', the most important and beautifully illustrated flora of the Netherlands. The present bouquet shows roses, an iris, forget-me-not, peonies, chrysanthemums, a passion flower and some others.

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BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT. - A mid-17th century German Flower manuscript with 118 watercolours brightly painted in gouache on 117 leaves. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9768&s_currency= BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT.

A mid-17th century German Flower manuscript with 118 watercolours brightly painted in gouache on 117 leaves.

(Saxony ca. 1650). Folio (315 x 200mm). Contemporary vellum, upper cover with gilt lettered monograph H. H. and Date 1665.

This is a very attractive and interesting early botanical album, displaying exotics, perennials andgarden flowers in full bloom, when the majority of published works were still concentrating on herbs. The manuscript is numbered 1 to 117, one leaf 48 is not present and 111 is numbered twice, there is one extra watercolour on the verso of leaf 64. Seven leaves have representations of tulips (fol. 40-44, 86, 94), at least six others show American plants, including Ficus indica major and Yucca gloriosa, 8 leaves show beautiful carnations, 3 crocusses, plate 21 Corona Imperialis/ Käyserkron ( Fritillaria imperialis) is particularly attractive. The nomenclature of the plants is mostly in Latin and occasionally in German. Many of the plants depicted in the present florilegium also figure in the famous Hans Simon Holtzbecker florilegium for the major Barthold Moller of Hamburg, albeit in a very different way. Both florilegia were painted at the same period. A list of the plants depicted in this interesting manuscript can be sent on request. Occasional offsetting from some of the drawings onto the next page. The paper is watermarked 'Z' or 'Zittaw' (thus obviously Zittau) suggesting the origin of the manuscript in the region of Saxony. Ex libris Henrich Götting from Flensberg (1786-1863) on inside frontcover.

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JORDAN, A. & J. FOURREAU. - Icones ad floram Europae novo fundamento instaurandam spectantes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9765&s_currency= JORDAN, A. & J. FOURREAU.

Icones ad floram Europae novo fundamento instaurandam spectantes.

Paris, Savy, 1866-1903. 3 volumes. Folio (400 x 305mm). With 501 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lettering.

This is one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated and detailed botanical works. The edition must have been very small and no fully coloured copy has been offered for sale since many decades. The famous de Belder collection had a complete copy but only the first 280 plates coloured. We sold a copy of the first 2 vols in 1980. The first 2 volumes are by Claude Thomas Alexis Jordan and Jules Fourreau. The publication was interrupted by the death of Fourreau on Dec. 1870 at the battle of Nuits during the Franco-German war. Publication was not resumed until 1903 by Camille A. Jordan who published the final third volume. The 3 volumes were published as 100 fascicles over 37 years. Claude Thomas Alexis Jordan (1814-1897) was a French botanist and according to Stafleu 'whose extremely narrow species concept led to 'jordanism' and Jordan-species (jordanons) vs. Linnaean species'. "The drawings? are also admirable, and from a botanical point of view beyond praise: ? Jordan, Alexis and Fourreau, Jules, 'Icones ad floram Europae?, illustrative of 606 microspecies (jordanons) for the most part distinguished only by minute and subtle characters and thus needing scrupulous accuracy for their portrayal"(Blunt & Stearn p. 269). For his research Alexis Jordan had a huge private experimental garden that he gradually increased to 12,000 square meters with 400 flower beds containing approximately 50,000-60.000 plants. He likewise created one of the largest herbariums known to exist. The exquisitely hand-coloured engraved plates are by C. Delorme, J. Fourreau, P. Gallaud and A Mignot. An attractive uniformly bound copy in mint condition. Stafleu & Cowan 3416; Grat Flower Books 61; Nissen BBI, 1008.

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KLOTZSCH, F. & A. GARCKE. - Die botanischen Ergebnisse der Reise seiner königl. Hoheit des Prinzen Waldemar von Preussen in den Jahren 1845 und 1846. Durch Dr. Werner Hoffmeister, Leibarzt S.K.H. auf Ceylon, dem Himalaya und an den Grenzen von Tibet gesammelte Pflanzen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9754&s_currency= KLOTZSCH, F. & A. GARCKE.

Die botanischen Ergebnisse der Reise seiner königl. Hoheit des Prinzen Waldemar von Preussen in den Jahren 1845 und 1846. Durch Dr. Werner Hoffmeister, Leibarzt S.K.H. auf Ceylon, dem Himalaya und an den Grenzen von Tibet gesammelte Pflanzen.

Berlin, Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R. Decker), 1862. Folio (338 x 265mm). pp. (8), 164 with 100 lithographed plates. Later half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments and lettering.

A very rare and beautifully produced work, commissioned by Royal patronage and printed in a limitededition. The text of the present work was written by Johann Friedrich Klotzsch and August Garcke and the plants were collected by Werner Hoffmeister. Werner Hoffmeister, a medical doctor was part of the Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1817-1849) expedition to India. Prince Waldemar had been in close contact with Alexander von Humboldt who characterised him as follows: "A deep admiration for the beauty of nature, an inner longing for achieving something Great and to explore distant lands might have prompted the young Prince to travel to East-India". During the expedition Werner Hoffmeister, only 26 years of age, was killed in a battle. The expedition returned with a comprehensive herbarium of plants, meticulously pressed and annotated by Hoffmeister. It included 456 species, of which 108 were new to science, and 270 genera of plants. The botanist J. F. Klotzsch and August Garcke were engaged to work and describe the material collected in India. 16 years after Prince Waldemar returned from India, the Prince had died 3 years after his return, the book was published. Prince Adalbert of Prussia, the brother of Waldemar, commissioned the work to be published. The fine plates are by C.F. Schmidt. Provenance: Stamp of Reinhold Ludewig on title. Stafleu & Cowan 3746; Nissen BBI, 1070.

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KÜTZING, F.T. - Tabulae Phycologicae oder Abbildungen der Tange. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9746&s_currency= KÜTZING, F.T.

Tabulae Phycologicae oder Abbildungen der Tange.

Nordhausen, gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1845-1871. 19 volumes. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With 1900(one plate is a drawing) lithographed plates, printed in one colour and explanatory text. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines with gilt letterering.

A very scare work printed in a very small edition. No complete copies have been offered for sale since decades. Dr. W. Junk offered a complete copy in his Rara catalogue and priced it M. 1000 one of the most expensive items in his catalogue. A few copies were issued with the plates coloured by the author. The present copy has an important provenance and has the bookplate of Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), famous German botanical traveller. Friedrich Traugott Kützing (1807-1893) was a German algologist and teacher at Nordhausen. "In the Tabulae, each volume of which contains 100 plates engraved by Kützing himself, 4,407 species and forms, exclusive of diatoms and desmids, were illustrated. Even today this work still continues to be the best reference on the habit of many species of algae" (D.S.B.). "Das Werk ist ganz auf Kosten des Verf. Erschienen? Aber alle Arbeit und alles Risico in jeder Beziehung lastete auf dem Autor, der trotz der politischen so ungünstigen Jahrzehnte des Erscheinens des Werkes und trotz vieler persönlicher Unglücksfälle - es ist ergreifend, was er darüber im Vorwort des XI. Bandes schreibt - seine Aufgabe in verhältnismässig raschem Tempo zu Ende führte. Denn die Tabulae' sind - eine Seltenheit bei einem derartig grossen Unternehmen, und noch dazu bei einem, das nur den einen Verfasser hat, - zu Ende gebracht worden? Das Werk ist ausserordentlich selten geworden, besonders aber die letzten Bände" (Junk. Rara p. 139). The book has occasional foxing especially to the text, the plates printed on thicker paper are less affected. Provenance: Bookplate of C.F.Ph. Martius and library and cancelled stamp on titles. Stafleu & Cowan 3978 'The book is very rare'. Nissen BBI, 1108.

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TULASNE, L.R. & C. - Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, ea documenta et icones potissimum exhibens quae varia fructuum et seminum genera in eodem fungo simul aut vicissim adesse demonstrent. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9744&s_currency= TULASNE, L.R. & C.

Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, ea documenta et icones potissimum exhibens quae varia fructuum et seminum genera in eodem fungo simul aut vicissim adesse demonstrent.

Parisiis, in Imperiali Typographeo excudebatur, 1861-1865. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 260mm.). pp. xxviii, 242, with 2 vignettes and 5 engraved plates; pp. xix, (1), 319, with 2 vignettes and 34 engraved plates; pp. xvi, 221, with 2 vignettes and 22 engraved plates. Recent brown half morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines in 6 compartments.

First and only edition of one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated works on mycology. Louis René Tulasne and his brother Charles cooperated in a life-long study of botany. Charles was an artist of unusual dexterity, and he made the illustations of the above work. They represent the finest on the subject and have never been excelled, and are almost of a surrealistic nature. "Their magnum opus was the 'Selecta Fungorum Carpologia' in three magnificent quarto volumes published in 1861-1865, in which they demonstrated the pleomorphism of ascomycetes which had been denied by some contemporary mycologists. They depicted for the first time the conidia, perithecia, and asci of many important parasitic ascomycetes" (Reed. A short history of Plant Sciences p. 272). "Sehr selten in der lateinischen Erstausgabe. Die Tafeln von Charles Tulasne mit detaillierten Mikrozeichnungen zählen zu den feinsten Darstellungen der mykologischen Literatur" (Volbracht 2136). An English edition was published in 1931. A beautifully bound and fine copy from the libarary of Nils Fries with his bookplate. The present copy was sold to him by our company in 1975 and Prof. Fries had it attractively bound. Volumes 2 and 3 have the original printed wrappers bound in. Old library stamp on half titles. Nissen BBI, 2010; Stafleu & Cowan, 15.315.

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TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. - First series, volumes 1-7 (all published). London, W. Bulmer/ W. Nicol, 1812-1830. [and] Second series, volumes 1-3 (all published). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9725&s_currency= TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.

First series, volumes 1-7 (all published). London, W. Bulmer/ W. Nicol, 1812-1830. [and] Second series, volumes 1-3 (all published).

London, W. Nicol, 1835-1848. 10 volumes. 4to (282 x 220mm). With 7 engraved titles and 176 engravedplates of which 93 (some double-page) superbly hand-coloured. Contemporay uniform green morocco, spines with gilt lines and lettering.

A rare and fine complete set of the most important and beautiful British pomological journal, founded by Sir Joseph Banks, John Wedgwood and others in 1804. It is illustrated with many superb fruit plates by the best artists of the period such as Franz Bauer, Will. Hooker, Miss Drake, C. Lindley, Lady Boughton, showing peaches, strawberries, apricots, cherries, gooseberries etc. ''When the Horticultural Society of London looked for an artist to embellish their prestiguous 'Transactions...', q.v., Hooker impressed its Drawing Committee with a previous work, 'Paradisus Londinensis...', and received the appointment. For 20 years, he loyally contributed many flower... and superb fruit plates...' (Janson, Pomona's Harvest p. 299). Many of the fine plates are handcoloured aquatint engravings. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of William Scurfield Grey. Nissen BBI, 2387; Pritzel 10860; Dunthorne 142.

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CHEVALLIER, F.F. - Original 5 page manuscript by François Fulgis Chevallier; the prospectus for his 'Histoire des Hypoxylons description des genres et des espèces qui forment cette grande tribudes Végétaux et séparement en un volume, histoire des Graphidées'. (Together with:) http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9722&s_currency= CHEVALLIER, F.F.

Original 5 page manuscript by François Fulgis Chevallier; the prospectus for his 'Histoire des Hypoxylons description des genres et des espèces qui forment cette grande tribudes Végétaux et séparement en un volume, histoire des Graphidées'. (Together with:)

51 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS by P. Duménil to illustrate the above work and 3 proof plates and an engraved portrait of the author.

François Fulgis Chevallier intended to publish 20 parts, however only 4 parts with 21 plates were published between 1824 and 1827. Chevallier (1796-1840) was a French botanist of some renown, the author of 2 mycological books and a popular flora of the Paris area.The superb original watercolours, of which 43 are signed 'P. Duménil' are of a high artistic quality. The drawings, all but two within a frame, measure approx. 11,5 x 16cm. and are painted on quarto sheets, only 2 watercolours on small paper. All plates with two small perforation holes in the margin, not affecting the illustrations. Paul Chrétien Romain Constant Duménil (1779-1859), was a well-known natural history painter. He published in 1859 the 'Nouveau manuel complet de peinture d'histoire naturelle'. He further supervised the illustrations for Tussac's famous 'Flore des Antilles', and made illustrations for Persoon's 'Mycologia Europaea' and also Chevalier's other work 'Flore générale des environs de Paris'. He also illustrated numerous zoological and entomological works such as Poey's 'Centurie de lépidoptères de Cuba'; Godart & Duponchel's 'Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France'; Laplace's 'Voyage autour du monde'. Nissen lists 32 works with illustrations by Duménil.

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THUNBERG, C.P. - Icones Plantarum Japonicarum, quas in insulis Japonicis annis 1775 et 1776 collegit et descripsit... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9719&s_currency= THUNBERG, C.P.

Icones Plantarum Japonicarum, quas in insulis Japonicis annis 1775 et 1776 collegit et descripsit...

Uppsala, J.F. Erdman, 1794-1805. Folio (430 x 275mm). Only 10 of 50 engraved plates, loose.

The 10 plates are from the first edition of Thunberg's rare sequel and counterpart to his 'Flora Japonica' (1784). This work contains some of the first Western illustrations of Japanese species, and is a landmark work, along with the 'Flora', for the Linnaean botany of Japan. Thunberg visited Japan disguised as a Dutchman. He was confined to the Dutch trading post built on a tiny artificial island, and was reduced to examining the forage plants brought from the mainland to feed the domestic animals. He was able to make only limited excursions to the mainland, but nonetheless managed to assemble a remarkable accurate picture of the Japanese flora. The 'Icones' illustrates 'inter alia' several Japanese species of 'Acer', including the highly variable 'Acer palmarum', here illustrated for the first time. The following plates are depicted: Arum Serratum; Salix japonica; Scilla japonica; Sterculla tomentofa; Ilex japonica; Celastrus alatus; Prenanthes debilis; Arnica japonica; Rubus palmatus; Quercus glabra. The last plate with small marginal paper damage. The plates are uncut. Nissen BBI, 1960; Stafleu & Cowan 14364.

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KERNER, J.S. - Abbildung aller Oekonomischen Pflanzen. Siebenter Band. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9718&s_currency= KERNER, J.S.

Abbildung aller Oekonomischen Pflanzen. Siebenter Band.

Stuttgart, gedruckt in der Herzoglichen Buchdrukerei, 1794. 4to (290 x 235mm). With hand-coloured engraved title vignette and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half green calf, spine with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

The work was published in 8 volumes from 1786-1796, of which we offer the 7th volume. The lower margins of the first 5 leaves have been cut away without loss of text. An attractive and rare work on 'economic' plants, including fruit, herbs, food plants, plants used in medicine, dyeing, etc. The plates were drawn and etched by the author (1755-1830), a botanist and botanical artist at the Württemberg Carl's Universität, Stuttgart. According to the list of subscribers only 100 copies were issued. The plates are in mint condition. Dunthorne 164; Great Flower Books p. 62; Nissen BBI, 1034

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JAUBERT, H.F. & SPACH, E. - Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9696&s_currency= JAUBERT, H.F. & SPACH, E.

Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium.

Paris, Roret, 1842-1857. 5 volumes. Large-4to (350 x 260mm). With 500 engraved plates. Contemporaryhalf calf, spines with 2 black gilt lettered labels and gilt lines, marbled sides (slightly rubbed).

A fine copy of this very scarce flora of the Near East (from Greece eastward to Afghanistan and southward to Abyssinia). "This fine work owes its origin to an expedition made in 1839 by the French politician and botanist Count François Hippolyte Jaubert (1798-1874), and his friend Charles F.M. Texier (1802-1871), the archeologist, to Asia Minor. On his return Jaubert decided to publish illustrations of the new and little known species of plants he had collected, with some collected by earlier travellers ... The best botanical artists of Paris - J. and F. Gontier, E. Lesèble, de Ligniville, Maubert, Riocreux, Willy, Mlle. Champeaux, Mesdames Gouffé, Hublier and Spach - were employed for the plates ... All beautifully and accurately drawn and engraved. Historically the most interesting are a number by Claude Aubriet ... Nicolas Robert and Pierre Redouté. Jaubert planned and directed the work and even wrote part of the text, but most of this was done by Edouard Spach" (Journal Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. I, 9). Edmond Boissier the famous author of 'Flora Orientalis' considered the 'Illustrationes' "par le soin apporté à la partie descriptive et par la beauté des figures, un des livres les plus precieux pour la Flore d'Orient". Our copy does not have the large folded map, but instead has 10 maps inserted from another work such as 'Carte de la monarchie des Hebreux sous Salomon ou le Royaume d'Israel', 'Carte de l'empire des Perses', 'Carte du Nord de la Judée ou Terre Sainte', 'Carte du Paradis Terrestre' and 'Carte de la Syrie'. First title with 2 repaired cut out pieces, and another page with 1 repaired cut out piece, all without loss of text. The work is always prone to foxing however the present copy is better than other copies we have sold in the past. Provenance: Library stamp on free endpaper of H. Demirez Bibliyotegi 1952. Nissen BBI, 958; Stafleu & Cowan 3303.

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