Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Cryptogams GREVILLE, R.K. - Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9537&s_currency= GREVILLE, R.K.

Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, gilt edges.

A fine set of this beautifully illustrated work on Scottish fungi which was published in 72 monthlyparts with 5 plates each and was intended as a continuation of Sowerby's 'English Botany'. "Das Werk gehört zu den für die Pilzsystematik bedeutenden colorierten Tafelwerke" (Dörfelt & Herklau, Die Geschichte der Mykologie p. 350). Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology. "Greville beautifully illustrated this work, and the treatment is also of high quality. New species were described, and a number of new combinations proposed...' (Margadant p. 131). Provenance: Armorial bookplate of John Dunkin (1782-1846) who was an English topographer. Nissen BBI, 757; Stafleu & Cowan 2160.

Order-nr. 9537

EUR 3,200.00










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HOFFMANN, G.F. - Enumeratio Lichenum Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustrata. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9512&s_currency= HOFFMANN, G.F.

Enumeratio Lichenum Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustrata.

Erlangae, Wolfgang Walther, 1784. 3 parts. 4to (265 x 210mm). pp. (2), 1-46; pp. (2), 47-78; (2), 79-102, with 22 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spine with red label.

The first systematic contributions to Lichens in Germany were made by Hoffmann (1760-1826). 'Georg Franz Hoffmann was born in 1760 in Marktbreit and studied botany in Erlangen, where he also became interested in lichens. After successful studies, he was offered a professorship in Erlangen in 1787 where he started working on lichens, but was subsequently called to the botany chair in Göttingen in 1792. Here he became a very popular professor among the students, known for his excellent lectures, but he left this position to take up the botany chair in Moscow in 1804. He is known foremost for his publications on lichens from his time in Germany...' (Kärnefelt, Scholz and others, Lichenology in Germany: past, present and future p. 5). A fine and uncut copy, the plates are after drawings by the author. Nissen BBI, 889.

Order-nr. 9512

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HEDWIG, J. - Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7115&s_currency= HEDWIG, J.

Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta.

Lipsiae, ex officina Breitkopfio - Haerteliana, 1798. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xii, 268, with 1 plainplate of instruments and 42 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments (repair at head of spine).

Second enlarged edition. The first edition was published in St.Petersburg in 1784 with 37 plates. 'Epochmaking' work by the founder of modern bryology. Hedwig "succeeded in describing in great detail the organs of reproduction and sometimes also the processes of fertilization of some of the algi, fungi, bryophytes and pteridophytes. He published his results in his 'Fundamentum historiae naturalis muscorum frondosorum' of 1782 and especially in his epochmaking 'Theoria generationis et fructificationis plantarum cryptogamicarum' (Stafleu p. 255). The works were "illustrated by the most accurate and beautiful figures of cryptogams yet produced by anyone" (Morton). Small tear in plain plate. Text a bit browned. Stafleu & Cowan 2526.

Order-nr. 7115

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DILLENIUS, J.J. - Historia Muscorum: A General History of Land and Water, &c. Mosses and Corals, containing all the known Species, exhibited by about 1000 figures, on 85 large royal 4to copperplates, collected, drawn and engraved in the best, manner from the originals... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6762&s_currency= DILLENIUS, J.J.

Historia Muscorum: A General History of Land and Water, &c. Mosses and Corals, containing all the known Species, exhibited by about 1000 figures, on 85 large royal 4to copperplates, collected, drawn and engraved in the best, manner from the originals...

London, J. Millan, 1768. 4to (290 x 235mm). pp. (2), 13, (1), 10, with 85 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with 6 raised bands, gilt lettered label and floral ornaments.

Jacob Johann Dillenius (1684-1747) was a British botanist of German birth, Sherardian professor of botany at Oxford. Third edition, the first was published in 1741. "...in 1741 he published his most important book, 'Historia muscorum', in which he introduced a new classification of the lower plants (some features of which system are still in use this day). In his desire to be definitive Dillenius put a prodigious amount of work into this book, which meets the high standards demanded by more modern taxonomy" (DSB). "Les descriptions de Dillenius sont brèves mais l'illustration est bien plus précise que dans presque tous les ouvrages antérieurs, et de nombreux détails sont parfaitement identifiables (feuilles, opercules, coiffes, etc...). Les planches montrent avec fidélité de nombreuses espèces de muscinées, ce qui permettait, enfin, de les identifier. D'où les nombreuses éditions de cet ouvrage recherché déjà au moment de sa parution"(De Sloover & Bogaert-Damin, 'Les Muscinéed du xvie au xixe siecle' p. 99). Provenance: Bookplate of Dr. J.M.W. Baumanni 'Natura doceri' with engraved insects and foliage. Stafleu & Cowan 1472.

Order-nr. 6762

EUR 1,400.00










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STURM, J. & J.W. - Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6716&s_currency= STURM, J. & J.W.

Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers or old wrappers

Apart from 4 text leaves which are lacking in the section on phanerogams and replaced by photocopies, and 11 text leaves and the last 2 parts 35 & 36 (containing plates 49-72 and explanatory text) of the section on fungi and also replaced by (coloured) photocopies, a complete set of this rare work. The 'Deutschlands Flora' is composed in 3 different sections. The first one 'Phanerogamen' has 96 parts with 1440 handcoloured engraved plates, the second section 'Cryptogamen' has 31 parts with 416 handcoloured engraved plates and the third part 'Pilze' has 36 parts with 480 coloured plates. A complete set has not been on the market since decades. Jacob Sturm (1771 -1848) may be considered the most famous engraver of entomological and botanical scientific publications in Germany at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. During this period Nürnberg still was the centre of fine natural history book production in Germany. Sturm became a great collector of insects and founded the Nürnberg Society for Natural History. His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details and enjoyed a great popularity among naturalists. As most of his works were published in a small format, they could be purchased by a larger public. "The book contains... neat and attractive little engravings, no more than 5 in. by 3 1/2 in. in size... He thus deliberately chose this minute format in order to make a knowledge of the German flora available by pictures to as many as possible and as cheaply as possible. Despite their smallness, they carry a surprising amount of detail. Jacob Sturm learnt his art from his father, Johann Georg Sturm, who was also a Nuremberg engraver" (Blunt & Stearn p.258-260). Junk 'Rara' I p. 68; Hilpert 'Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm, den Ikonographen der deutschen Flora und Fauna', p. 18.

Order-nr. 6716

EUR 10,000.00










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