Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Floras / Plantgeography 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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WILLKOMM, M. - Illustrationes Florae Hispaniae insularumque Balearium. Figures de Plantes nouvelles ou rares décrites dans le Prodromus Florae Hispanicae ou récemment découvertes en Espagneet aux îles Baléares, accompagnées d'observations critiques et historiques. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9865&s_currency= WILLKOMM, M.

Illustrationes Florae Hispaniae insularumque Balearium. Figures de Plantes nouvelles ou rares décrites dans le Prodromus Florae Hispanicae ou récemment découvertes en Espagneet aux îles Baléares, accompagnées d'observations critiques et historiques.

Stuttgart, Librairie de E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1881-1892. 2 volumes. Folio (344 x 265). pp. (2), vii, 156; pp. vii, 156 with 183 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering

First and only edition of this rare work. The text is in French and Spanish. Moritz Willkomm (1821-1895) was a German botanist and explorer, and travelled in Spain and Portugal during the years 1844-1874. He became professor of Botany at a.o. Leipzig, Dorpat and Prague and was an authority on the botany of the Iberian peninsula. The beautifully handcoloured plates were drawn by the author. "His excellent coloured drawings mostly depict new and little-known plants of Spain. Portugal and the Balearic Islands, the flora of south-west Europe being his life-long interest" (Blunt p. 261). Faint library stamp on titles with deaccession stamp. A fine copy. Great Flower Books 81; Nissen BBI, 2165; Stafleu & Cowan 17.861.

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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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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=9820&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 (520 x 345mm). 30 stipple engraved plates, printed in colours and finished by hand. Recent half cloth.

The complete atlas of the first volume has 71 plates. We offer the following plates: 1-4, 6, 9-19, 23, 25, 32, 34-36, 40-42, 51, 57, 60-61, 64. Dunthorne 136; Great Flower Books p. 59; Nissen BBI, 901; Stafleu & Cowan 2911.

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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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ITÔ IHEI. - Chikinsõ.(Summary of earth's beauty, Illustrated treatise of flowers, including maple leaves). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9792&s_currency= ITÔ IHEI.

Chikinsõ.(Summary of earth's beauty, Illustrated treatise of flowers, including maple leaves).

Edo, 1733. 3 series published in 20 volumes. 8vo (155 x 110mm). With numerous splendid woodcuts anddescriptive text. Original stitched blue wrappers, with Japanese labels (preserved in a recent Japanese style cloth box).

A rare complete set of this beautifully illustrated work on Japanese plants. "There are many other early Japanese flora which are of interest and importance because of their illustrations, but only a few can be briefly mentioned. The 'Chikinsõ' (summary of the earth's beauty) by Itõ Ihei, in 20 volumes, was published in three series between 1710 and 1733. It contains hundreds of illustrations of flowers, many in habitat groups with name tags attached to them. The illustrations vary considerably in quality between the series, but in general those of the first series are the best" (R.C. Rudolph. Illustrated botanical works in China and Japan, published in 'Bibliography & Natural History', Lawrence, Kansas 1966). The first series, 8 vols, was published in 1710, the second also 8 vols in 1719 and the remaining 4 are the supplementary vols, in 1733. The present copy agrees with Edgren, Catalogue of the Nordenskiöld collection, no. 802, were all volumes were published in 1733 'but this edition seems to have been published together with the supplement in 1733'. "The artist of this first series seems to have laid out a whole group of specimens (representing a habitat) more or less overlapping each other, and to have drawn all together. Each kind is represented with a nametag attached. The general effect is not unlike that of the illustrations in Parkinson's 'Paradisus''' (Barlett & Shohara. Japanese Botany during the period of wood-block printing). A very fine set, one supplement volume with some worming in the lower margin. Edgren, Nordenskiöld Coll. 802; Kerlen 666 (only suppl. vols); Barlett & Shohara p. 122.

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BOISSIER, E. - Flora Orientalis sive enumeratio plantarum in Oriente a Graecia et Aegypto ad Indiae fines hucusque observatarum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9785&s_currency= BOISSIER, E.

Flora Orientalis sive enumeratio plantarum in Oriente a Graecia et Aegypto ad Indiae fines hucusque observatarum.

Basileae, H. Georg, 1867-1888. 6 volumes (including supplement). Royal-8vo (235 x 145mm). pp. xxxiv, 1017; 1159; 1033; 1276; 868; xxxiii, 466, with 1 portrait (of Boissier) and 6 plates (including 1 map). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, marbled sides.

Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810-1885) was a prominent Swiss botanist and explorer and collected extensively in Europe, North Africa and western Asia. On occasion accompanied by his daughter Caroline and her husband."Pierre-Edmond Boissier's work and personality never cease to impress. Most conspicuous perhaps is his rich taxonomic output, which can be compared only with that of A.P. de Candolle and George Bentham. More than 6000 new species were described by Boissier ... his fundamental 'Flora Orientalis' contains descriptions of 11.681 species ..." (Taxon, oct. 1970). "A model of good floristic exposition, comparable to other works of the Candollean school... Boissier's flora ever since has represented a foundation for regional floristic research and flora-writing... So well satisfied were user needs by 'Flora Orientalis' that until the mid-twentieth century there was little apparent demand for up-to date works... The introductory section in volume 1 incorporates chapters on botanical exploration, floristic regions... Volume 6, the Supplementum, edited by Boissier' s associate Robert Buser following the author' s death in 1885, comprises additions and corrections to the five volumes of the main work (Frodin, D.G. Guide to standard floras of the world pp. 693 & 695). A very attractive uniformly bound copy. Stafleu & Cowan 611.

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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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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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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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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=9686&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 (-1840). Folio (485 x 335mm, 2 text vols & 525 x 355mm, atlas). 22 parts bound in 3 volumes. With 1 lithographed title (a garland of flowers), 3 uncoloured plates of instructions and 100 (of 111) plates, 98 of them stipple-engravings of which 93 printed in colours and finished by hand, and two (nos. 20 and 22) coloured lithographs, engraved by Bollinger, Clar, Dumbte, Guimpel, Haas, Krethlow, Meyer, Schubert and Wachmann after drawings by G.W. Voelker and Hoffmansegg, French and Latin text. Recent blind pressed calf, spines in 6 compartments.

One of the most complete copies to come on the market. It lacks 11 plates but has more text than the Kenneth K.Mackenzie, Horticultural Society of New York, Robert de Belder copy (Christie's New York 4 June 1997), which was the most complete copy to come on the market since decades. Only edition of this rare work, the technical and artistic equal of any of the 19th century flower books, and a work that has escaped the notice of historians of botanical illustration. It was produced by Count Hoffmannsegg, contemporary of Redouté, whose work it rivals. In our opinion it surpasses the latter's 'Jardin de la Malmaison', perhaps technically the finest of Redouté's oeuvres. The preface confidently predicts 'we are certain that, despite the fact that this will be the first such work to be published in Germany, it will bear comparison with other floras, and even with all similar works published to this day', a boast that it more than fulfils. All plates illustrate species newly discovered and previously undescribed, drawn from living specimens by Hoffmannsegg or from his herbarium specimens by Voelker. In the present copy plates 66, 103, 104, 105, 106 are plain. The following plates are not present in our copy: 24, 26, 65, 68, 74, 75, 77, 83, 98, 99 and 101. The text of the second volume is so rare that Stafleu leaves open the collation of parts 17-21. In our copy only 8 text leaves are not inserted, which makes it text wise one of the most complete copies. The atlas had the printed wrapper bound in of the 6th part, a printed title to the plates was not published. Pages 437-504 loosely inserted. Dunthorne 136; Great Flower Books p. 59; Nissen BBI, 901; Stafleu & Cowan 2911.

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CARNIOLA (KRAIN)- FLOWERS OF CARNIOLA. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS - A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9682&s_currency= CARNIOLA (KRAIN)- FLOWERS OF CARNIOLA. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS

A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola.

Folio (550 x 390mm). 30 sheets of original watercolours by ? A. Guaiz, the first with the arms of the Duchy of Carniola (Krain) surmounted by the imperial crown, with dates 1283-1883, surrounded by a garland and signed by the artist. Housed in a velvet-covered box with the monogram of Franz Joseph I.

A unique work on the flowers of Carniola, which comprises parts of present-day Slovenia. The watercolours are of a very high standard and painted by a skilled artist. The artist's name on the first plate is difficult to read. The plants have captions in Slovenian, Latin and German. One of the plates show the Carniolan Primrose or 'Primula Carniolica' a plant which grows in hardly accessible areas and is only found in Slovenia, where it is nowadays protected. Another figures the Carniolan Lily 'Lilium Carniolicum', a lily native to the Balkans. The plants are painted on thick boards and are all well preserved and fresh.

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SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E. - Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9620&s_currency= SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E.

Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas.

Romae, apud Vinc. Poggioli R.C.A. Typographum, 1818. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xv, (1), 351 with 10 folded engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with black gilt lettered label. (Together with:) SEBASTIANI, A. Romanarum Plantarum fasciculus primus & Romanarum Plantarum fasciculus alter. Accedit enumeratio plantarum sponte nascentium in ruderibus Amphitheatri Flavii. Romae, typis de Romanis/ typis Pauli Salviucci et Filii, 1813-1815. 2 parts (all published). 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. 14, with 4 engraved folded plates; pp. (2), 81, with engraved title vignette showing the 'Amphitheatrum Flavium' and 6 (4 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (covers loose)

Antonio Sebastiani (1782-1821) was an Italian botanist and professor of botany and director of the Rome botanical garden. The second work has a personal dedication of the author to Abbate Scarpellini. The first part of the second work has some damp staining. Stafleu & Cowan 11.581; 11.579 & 11.580.

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REICHENBACH, H.G.L. - Iconographia Botanica seu Plantae criticae. Icones Plantarum Rariorum et minus rite cognitarum, florae europaeae..../ Kupfersammlung kritischer Gewächse oder Abbildungen seltener und weniger genau bekannter Gewächse der Flora Europa's, als Kupfersammlung und Supplement, vorzüglich zu den Werken von Willdenow, Schkuhr, Persoon, Römer und Schultes, gezeichnet und nebst kurzer Erläuterung herausgegeben. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9615&s_currency= REICHENBACH, H.G.L.

Iconographia Botanica seu Plantae criticae. Icones Plantarum Rariorum et minus rite cognitarum, florae europaeae..../ Kupfersammlung kritischer Gewächse oder Abbildungen seltener und weniger genau bekannter Gewächse der Flora Europa's, als Kupfersammlung und Supplement, vorzüglich zu den Werken von Willdenow, Schkuhr, Persoon, Römer und Schultes, gezeichnet und nebst kurzer Erläuterung herausgegeben.

Leipzig, F. Hofmeister, 1823-1832. 10 volumes. 4to (242 x 190mm). With 1000 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blue half cloth, marbled sides and spines with lettered label.

First and only edition. The rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work. Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879) was a well known German botanist and ornithologist and a prolific author and able botanical artist. 564 of the plates are after drawings by Reichenbach, 192 by Reichenbach and Hummitsch, 243 by Hummitsch and a small number by other artists. This beautifully produced work was issued with plain and handcoloured plates; only a very few copies were published in coloured state. Text both in Latin and German. Small circular stamp M.H.S. on all plates not affecting the illustration. Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society bookplate in all volumes. Nissen BBI, 1602; Stafleu & Cowan 8876; Johnston 870; Great Flower Books p.73.

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POLLINI, C. - Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae Septentrionalis exhibit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9604&s_currency= POLLINI, C.

Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae Septentrionalis exhibit.

Veronae, Typis et expensis Soc. Typogr., 1822-1824. 3 volumes. 8vo (225 x 145mm). (I) pp. xxxv, 535, with 2 engraved folded plates; (II) pp. 754, with 6 engraved folded plates; (III) pp. 898, with 4 engraved folded plates. Original printed wrappers.

Ciro Pollini (1782-1833) was an Italian botanist and physician and curator of the Verona botanical garden. Stafleu & Cowan 8145.

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NOCCA, D. & BALBIS, J.B. - Flora Ticinensis seu enumeratio plantarum quas in peregrinationibus multiplicibus plures per annos solertissime in Papiensi agro peractis observarunt, et collegerunt. Adduntur regionos Ichnographia, plantarum vel novarum vel minus cognitarum icones... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9603&s_currency= NOCCA, D. & BALBIS, J.B.

Flora Ticinensis seu enumeratio plantarum quas in peregrinationibus multiplicibus plures per annos solertissime in Papiensi agro peractis observarunt, et collegerunt. Adduntur regionos Ichnographia, plantarum vel novarum vel minus cognitarum icones...

Ticini (Pavia), ex Tipographia Joannis Jacobi Capelli, 1816-1821. 2 vols. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (4), 8, 9, (1, blank), cxxxix, (1, blank), 409, (5), 1 folded engraved map, with engraved plates 1-10; pp. (2), xvi, 393, (1, blank), 36, with engraved hand-coloured plates 11-28. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and red gilt lettered labels.

Very scarce work on the flora of Northern Italy, particularly of the plants growing in the area of Pavia. According to Stafleu & Cowan only the second volume has the plates coloured, which is also the case in the present copy. Domenico Nocca (1758-1841) was an Italian clergyman and botanist, professor of botany and director of the botanical gareden at Pavia. Co-author Giovanni Batista (1765-1831) was an Italian physician and botanist at Torino, pupil of Allioni. The colouring of the plates is excellent. Stafleu & Cowan 6842.

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BERTOLONI, A. - Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9602&s_currency= BERTOLONI, A.

Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia.

Bononiae, typis Annesii de Nobilibus, 1819. 4to (262 x 205mm). pp. (6), 472, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides.

Antonio Bertolini (1775-1869) was an Italian botanist and professor of botany at Bologna from 1816-1869. This volume comprises a number of papers, some of which were not published before. The articles are as follows: Observationes botanicae; Pugillus stirpium Lunensium; Rariorum Italiae plantarum decades; Plantae Genuenses; Iter ad urbem Ravennam; Specimen zoophytorum portus Lunae; Appendix ad specimen zoophytorum portus Lunae; Historia fucorum maris Ligustici; Flora alpium Apuanarum. Stafleu & Cowan 486.

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MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J. - Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9601&s_currency= MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J.

Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum.

Torino, ex Typographia Regia, (1839). 4to (310 x 235mm). pp. 242, with 6 engraved plates. Later wrappers.

The monograph was published in 'Memorie della Reale Acad. delle Scienze di Torino' Serie II, tom. 2. Pritzel 6460; Stafleu & Cowan 6330.

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CUPANI, F. - Hortus Catholicus seù illustrissimi, & excellentissimi principis catholicae, Ducis Misilmeris, Comitis Vicaris, Baronis Prizis; nec non Magni Baronis Siculianae... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9598&s_currency= CUPANI, F.

Hortus Catholicus seù illustrissimi, & excellentissimi principis catholicae, Ducis Misilmeris, Comitis Vicaris, Baronis Prizis; nec non Magni Baronis Siculianae...

Napoli, F. Benzi, 1696. 4to (185 x 145mm). pp. (28), 262, title with armorial engraving by NicolauzPhilippone. Later half calf (worn).

First edition. Francesco Cupani (1657-1711) was a Sicilian botanist. The work lists alphabetically the names of Sicilian plants with short descriptions.'Per la micologia presenta un certo interesse l' 'Hortus Catholicus' (Napoli 1696), un volume di 260 pagina, che comprende un elenco alfabetico con brevi descrizione delle piante spontanee della Sicilia.Il titolo del libro deriva dal nome del protettore del Cupani, Principe di Cattolica, Duca di Misilmeri, a cui l'opera è dedicate' (Lazzari, Storia della Micologia Italiana, p. 245). The lower margin is short cut by the binder, sothat the place, publisher and date, are only partly legible, of the remaining pages no text is lost. Hunt 394; Pritzel 1994.

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GAY, C. - Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS BOTANICA. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9576&s_currency= GAY, C.

Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS BOTANICA.

(Paris, en casa del autor ..., 1854). Folio (345 x 265mm). With 98 (of 103) lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label

The first 7 plates are hand-coloured. The botanical plates only, without text. Gay was a French naturalist who, on the instigation of Desfontaines and Jussieu, departed to Chile to study its Flora, Fauna and Geology during a period of almost 11 years. This monumental work was financed by the Chilian government. "Le plus vaste monument scientifique qui depuis l'oeuvre immortelle de Humboldt ait été publié sur l'Amérique méridionale" (Nouv. Bibl. Gén.). Nissen BBI, 695.

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BUXBAUM, J.C. - Plantarum minus cognitarum Centuria I (-III) complectens Plantas circa Byzantium & in Oriente observatas. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9499&s_currency= BUXBAUM, J.C.

Plantarum minus cognitarum Centuria I (-III) complectens Plantas circa Byzantium & in Oriente observatas.

Petropoli, ex Typographia Academiae, 1728-1729. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). 4to (255 x 210mm). (I): pp. (12), 48, with 65 engraved plates; (II): pp. (4), 46, with 50 engraved plates; (III): pp. (2), 42, (1), with 74 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, floral gilt spine with red gilt lettered label (head of spine rubbed).

Five parts were published, of which we offer the first three. A very rare and important pre-Linnaean flora, describing the plants of Constantinople and the Orient. "The author was a German botanist who accompanied Count Romanov on a mission to Constantinople, traveled extensively in Asia Minor, and was later summoned to St. Peterburg by Peter the Great. This is the first edition of this work which is generally regarded as giving the first descriptions of the plants of the coastal lands of the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and Armenia" (Johnston 661). Buxbaum became professor at the Imperial University of St. Petersburg. Complete copies are very scarce and Brunet I, 1432 says the following of this work: "On ne trouve pas facilement cet ouvrage complet". Three leaves with small marginal repair. Nissen BBI, 309; Johnston 361.

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COMMELIN, C. - Horti Medici Amstelaedamensis Plantae Rariores et Exoticae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9465&s_currency= COMMELIN, C.

Horti Medici Amstelaedamensis Plantae Rariores et Exoticae.

Leyden, F. Haringh, 1706. 4to (220 x 162mm). pp. (8), 48, with 48 fine engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label.

First edition. Intended as a supplement to his uncle's 'Horti medici Amstelodamensis' 1697-1701. A second edition appeared 1715. Many South African plants are descibed such as succulents and aloes. "The rapid expansion of the collection of the Hortus Medicus soon made it one of the richest collections of exotic plants in Europe... In many cases, the Commelins published the first illustration of a species. From 1686 onward, water-colours were made of exotic plants in the Hortus, resulting in the first eight volumes of the Moninckx Atlas. This collection served as the main source for the illustrations of the four volumes published by Jan and Caspar Commelin (in 1697, 1701, 1703, 1706 respectively' (Wijnands). From the 48 engraved plates by Pieter Sluyter 41 were taken from the 'Moninckx Atlas'. Bibliotheek van de Amsterdamse Hortus 7.5; Stafleu & Cowan 1186; Gun & Codd, Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa p. 5; Kerkham, Southern African Botanical Literature, 158.

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FORSTER, J.R. & FORSTER, G. - Characteres Generum Plantarum, quas in itinere ad Insulas Maris Australis. collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII - MDCCLXXV. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9446&s_currency= FORSTER, J.R. & FORSTER, G.

Characteres Generum Plantarum, quas in itinere ad Insulas Maris Australis. collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt annis MDCCLXXII - MDCCLXXV.

Londini, B, White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776. 4to (276 x 220mm). pp. x, 2, viii, 150, (4), with 78 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label.

A pioneer work on the botany of Australia and the South Pacific. The Forsters, father and son, had sailed as naturalists on Cook's second voyage, an enormous collection of new genera and species were collected. "This work is botanically important as containing a large number of new generic and specific names relating to plants of Australia and Polynesia. It appears that in the preparation of this undertaking the Forsters were able to use the fine natural history library belonging to Sir Joseph Banks, and to seek the advice of his librarian Daniel Solander. Furthermore, they had free access to Banks and Solander collections made on Cook's first voyage (1768-71) to the Pacific, and to Solander's manuscripts' (Henrey II, p. 167). An attractively bound copy without any foxing. Hunt 649; Nissen BBI, 644.

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RUMPHIUS, G.E. - Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas complectens arbores, frutices, herbas, plantas terrestres, & aquaticas, quae in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur insulis ... nunc primum in lucem edita ... J. Burmanni/ Het Amboinsch Kruidboek, dat is beschryving van de meest bekende Boomen, Heesters, Kruiden, Land- en Water-Planten die men in Amboina, en de omleggende Eylanden vind ... nagezien en uitgegeeven door J. Burmannus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9435&s_currency= RUMPHIUS, G.E.

Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas complectens arbores, frutices, herbas, plantas terrestres, & aquaticas, quae in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur insulis ... nunc primum in lucem edita ... J. Burmanni/ Het Amboinsch Kruidboek, dat is beschryving van de meest bekende Boomen, Heesters, Kruiden, Land- en Water-Planten die men in Amboina, en de omleggende Eylanden vind ... nagezien en uitgegeeven door J. Burmannus.

Amsterdam, M. Uytwerf/, F. Changuion, J. Catulle, Uytwerf, 1741-1755. 6 volumes (bound in 4). Folio(390 x 255mm). With an engraved portrait of Rumphius and another of Burmann, 699 fine engraved plates (on 698 leaves), engraved vignettes. Early 19th century green half vellum, marbled sides (backcover hinge of vol. V splitting but firm).

First edition, mixed first and second issue, with the rare 'Auctuarium' at the end of the last volume. A rare complete copy of the first great survey of the flora of the East-Indies. "Few important scientific works have come to print under greater difficulties" (Hunt). "The flora of Amboina is typically Malayan, although a few Australian types are present as in other parts of the Malayan region. Practically all the species found along the seacoast are of general distribution from India to Malaya and Polynesia ..."(Merrill). 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. Titles of volumes V and VI mounted, 3 or 4 leaves with stamp in the margin, 1 text page with marginal repair. Volume V with some occasional damstaining. Plate 70 of volume V was never published (see Hunt). The text is both in Latin and Dutch. The plates and text of the first and second issue are identical apart from the dates on the titles. Added to our set is 'Neuer Schlüssel zu Rumph's Herbarium amboinense' by J.K. Hasskarl. Halle 1866. pp. 247, vi. Stafleu & Cowan 9784: Hunt 518; Nissen BBI, 1700.

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TOURNEFORT, J.P. - Relation d'un Voyage du Levant fait par ordre du Roy, contenant l'histoire ancienne & moderne de plusieurs Isles de l'Archipel, de Constantinople, des Côtes de la Mer Noire, de l'Armenie, de la Georgie, des frontieres de Perse & de l'Asie Mineure avec les plans de villes... enrichie de descriptions & figures d'un grand nombre de Plantes rares, de diverses Animaux; et de plusieurs observations touchant l'histoire naturelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9380&s_currency= TOURNEFORT, J.P.

Relation d'un Voyage du Levant fait par ordre du Roy, contenant l'histoire ancienne & moderne de plusieurs Isles de l'Archipel, de Constantinople, des Côtes de la Mer Noire, de l'Armenie, de la Georgie, des frontieres de Perse & de l'Asie Mineure avec les plans de villes... enrichie de descriptions & figures d'un grand nombre de Plantes rares, de diverses Animaux; et de plusieurs observations touchant l'histoire naturelle.

Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1717. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 195mm). pp. (18), (2, blank), 544; pp. (4), 526, (40, index), with 150 (some folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettered label (hinges cracked but firm, spines somewhat worn).

First edition. "The botanist Pitton de Tournefort was sent on a mission to the Levant by Louis XIV in 1700. He was accompanied by the artist Claude Aubriet and the doctor Gundelsheimer. Pitton de Tournefort travelled extensively in the Archipelago, visiting most of the islands in the Cyclades. He also spent a considerable period in Crete before going to Constantinople and Asia Minor, the coasts of the Black Sea and then overland through Armenia to Persia. The travellers returned to Paris in June 1702. The text takes the form of letters to M. de Pontchartrain, who sponsored Pitton’s mission. The very fine plates are after Aubriet’s drawings, and illustrate costumes, botanical and zoological specimens, views and maps" (Blackmer catalogue). Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1707) was a French botanist and student of Pierre Magnol and professor at the Collège Royale in Paris. Tournefort was the first to describe the common azalea and rhododendron, as well as other plants he collected during this journey. The genus Tournefortia of the Boraginaceae was named after him. Tournefort notes not only plants, but geographical features, antiquities, the people he encounters, and their way of life, agriculture and industry, providing fascinating insights into areas then little known in western Europe. The number of plates varies of the present book as in 2 instances 2 plates are printed on a folded leaf, and these plates are sometimes counted as one or two. In our case they are counted as one plate. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) V, p. 2128.

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FRANCHET, A. & SAVATIER, L. - Enumeratio Plantarum in Japonia sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus specierum pro regione novarum ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9300&s_currency= FRANCHET, A. & SAVATIER, L.

Enumeratio Plantarum in Japonia sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus specierum pro regione novarum ...

Paris, F. Savy, 1875-1879. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. (4), xiv, (2), 485, (3); pp. (4), 789, (3). Contemporary green half morocco, gilt ornamented spines in 6 compartments.

Stafleu & Cowan I, 1844: 'The Savatier & David collections on which the book is based (in part) areat P(aris Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle). Franchet's own herbarium is also at P (through the herbier Drake)'. The present work is the third important western publication on the flora of Japan, after Thunberg's Flora Japonica and Von Siebold's Flora Japonica. It is the first major botanical work on Japan after the opening of Japan in 1854. Old library stamp on title pages. A fine copy. Provenance: Dedication of Savatier to Roux 'à monsieur Roux, Pharmacien ... , Savatier'. Stafleu & Cowan 1844.

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GAERTNER, J. - De frvctibvs et seminibvs plantarvm. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9190&s_currency= GAERTNER, J.

De frvctibvs et seminibvs plantarvm.

Accedvnt seminvm centvriae qvinqve priores (continens seminum centurias quinque posteriores). Stuttgart, typis Academiae Carolinae/ Tübingen, typis G.H. Schrammii/ Leipzig, C.F.O. Richer, 1788-1807. 3 volumes. 4to (255 x 205mm). (I:) pp. (12), clxxxii, (2), 384, (8), with engraved plates 1-79; (II:) pp. lii, (4, incl. 1 blank leaf), 504, with engraved plates 80-180; (III, 1:) pp. (8), 1-128, with engraved plates 181-202; (III, 2:) pp. (4), 129-256 with engraved plates 203-225. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spines in 6 compartments with red and green gilt lettered labels (spine of first and third volume with some repair).

First edition, first issue with the very rare supplement by the author's son Carl Friedrich Gaertner. The first volume is dedicated to Joseph Banks. The work is a taxonomic landmark and many of the seeds and fruits derive from Cook's first voyage and from the collection of Sir Joseph Banks. "In 1778 he (Gaertner) was in London, renewing his contact with Joseph Banks, and, as always, hospitably received at the treasure-house in Soho square. Since his first visit, Banks and Solander had made their great trip around the world with Cook on his first voyage (1768-1771). The collections of that trip were liberally made available to Gaertner, who was allowed to take named specimens with him, often of new taxa that had only been provided with manuscript names by Banks and Solander. The same was true of fruits obtained from specimens grown at Kew, among which were plants brought back by Banks and Solander, as well as the first introductions from South Africa by Masson… " (F.A. Stafleu. Joseph Gaertner and his Carpologia p. 1). Gaertner incorporated unused material from the East Indies obtained from Leiden, as well as plants from Japan and the Cape given to him by Thunberg. "Gaertner used fruit and seed characters (characters new to science) to reinforce and extend the Carl Linnaeus classification of flowering plants. His research included species which had been unavailable to Linnaeus. Some were Australian" (H. Hewson, Australia. 300 years of botanical illustration p. 30). Joseph Gaertner died in 1791 finishing the third part of the second volume up to page 504. The second volume was distributed with 504 pages including an 'Index generum universalis' (pp. 489-504). Carl Friederich Gaertner published the third volume which is very rare and added an 'Index synonymorum' pp. 505-520 to the second volume, which must be considered a second issue of the 2nd volume as many copies were distributed without the second index which was issued a year later in 1792. The title page on the second volume is dated 1791. "But Gärtner's theory of the seed is one of his most valuable contributions to the science" (Sachs p. 124). An excellent copy of this famous classic on the morphology of fruits and plant seeds. Its fine and elaborately engraved plates are almost all by the well-known Nürnberg artist J. Sturm. Stafleu & Cowan 1925 & 1921; Hunt 697.

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GILIBERT, J.E. - Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique: Partie des Figures. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8768&s_currency= GILIBERT, J.E.

Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique: Partie des Figures.

Lyon, Bruyset Ainé, 1796. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvi, 15, 104; pp. (4), 24, 31, 48,15, with 342 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (end of spines rubbed).

The collection of plates and text comprises the "Figures des Plantes de P. Richer de Belleval". Richer de Belleval (1564-1632) was one of the early French botanists. He planned to publish a work with about 500 plates describing unknown plants of the Alps. The copper plates were made but the work was not published. The botanist Gilibert found about 300 of them in a bookshop in Montpellier, and used them in the above work for the first time, almost 200 year after they were made. If the work had been published during the lifetime of Richer de Belleval he would have been remembered as one of the very important early botanists. According to a note written in the book plate 277 was never published. The work contains 5 series. Série I: Figures fondamentales de toutes les parties des Plantes et leur explication. Série II. Notice Historique sur la vie, les écrits de Pierre Richier de Belleval... Observations... contenant les descriptions de Belleval, et une discussion critique sur chaque espece et le sentiment de Linné, Haller, Seguier, Gouan et Villars. Série III: L'explication et la suite des desseins des Graminées, d'après Leers. Série IV: Les descriptions et les Figures de la plupart des Mousses et des Plantes analogues, d'après Vaillant. Série V: Les Descriptions et les Figures des Plantes les plus rares observées par Linné sur les Alpes de Lapponie, tirées de son Ouvrage intitulé 'Flora Lapponica' & La Traduction libre du Poëme de Trante sur les amours des Fleurs, (De connubiis Florum) par L.P. Bérenger. Provenance: Librarie stamp of A. de Gasparin on title-pages. Nissen BBI, 703; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, p. 209.

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HOOKER, J.D. - Illustrations of Himalayan plants. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8678&s_currency= HOOKER, J.D.

Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an explanatory leaf of text. Contemporary half cloth, pictorial title on frontcover.

First and only edition of Hooker's second work on Himalayan plants illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch, the most famous botanical artist of the Victorian era. The superbly illustrated title shows thirty different species of Himalayan plants. The book was to be published with the financial support of Cathcart (with whom Hooker had stayed in Bengal) and to be distributed free to 'the principal botanists and scientific establishments in Europe'. However, Carthcart died 49 years old, on his way back to London, at Lausanne. The book was then financed by the family as well as by others. The book had 176 subscribers amongst which Charles Darwin to whom Hooker had dedicated his 'Himalayan Journals' (1854). The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists and were redrawn by Fitch to correct 'the stiffness and want of botanical knowledge displayed by the native artists who executed most of the originals' (from the Introduction). "For the title page of the book, Fitch created a design of thirty different species of Himalyan flora. Other pages, vibrant with colour, illustrate such plants as the purple 'Magnolia campbellii', or the 'Querrcus lamellosa'. The Victorians loved superlatives, and they loved this book. Not only did it contain Fitch's best work, but it was also one of the finest flower books ever produced. It created a sensation in 1855 when it sold for 5 guineas..." (J. Lewis, Walter Hood Fitch, a celebration p. 16). Great Flower Books, p. 60; Nissen BBI, 910; Stafleu & Cowan 2973.

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CURTIS, W. - Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London: with their places of growth, and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in latin and english. To which are added their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy and other arts. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8670&s_currency= CURTIS, W.

Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London: with their places of growth, and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in latin and english. To which are added their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy and other arts.

London, printed for the author, (1775-) 1777-1798. 2 volumes bound in 3. Folio (473 x 280mm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 432 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, richly gilt spine with gilt lettering in 6 compartments, marbled sides.

First edition. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magizine' are landmarks in English botany. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. Our copy has the list of subscribers, the indices, the 'General observations on the advantage which may result from the Introduction of the Seeds of our best Grasses' (2 leaves), and 'A catalogue of certain plants... in the environmens of Settle' (3 leaves). The book was published in 2 volumes. Nissen BBI, 440; Great Flower Books, p. 54; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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WILLIAMS, J. - Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the Parish of Llanrwst; Comprehending some account of its general history, commerce and agriculture; also, a trioglott catalogue (in Latin, English, and Welsh) of the animals and plants found in it, with some notes thereon... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8668&s_currency= WILLIAMS, J.

Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the Parish of Llanrwst; Comprehending some account of its general history, commerce and agriculture; also, a trioglott catalogue (in Latin, English, and Welsh) of the animals and plants found in it, with some notes thereon...

Llanrwst, John Jones, 1830. Small-8vo (150 x 95mm). pp. 148. Publisher's printed boards.

A very rare local natural history of Wales cataloguing all birds, animals and plants to be found inthe parish of Llanwrst. John Williams (1801-1859) naturalist and physician was born in Llansanffraid, in the Conwy valley, north Wales.

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ROYLE, J.F. - Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8619&s_currency= ROYLE, J.F.

Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere.

London, W.H. Allen & Co., (1833-) 1839 (-1840). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (370 x 270mm). pp. lxxx, 472; pp. (iv), with 1 aquatint frontispiece (view of the Himalayan mountains), 1 handcoloured lithographed plan (of the Botanic Garden of Saharunpore), and 100 (97 handcoloured) lithographed plates, the majority by Vishnuprasad, some by Miss Drake, J. de Carle Sowerby, J.O. Westwood and others. Recent calf, spines in 6 compartments with black gilt lettered label.

First and only edition. A fine copy of the first major work on the Himalayan flora. "A pioneering ecological study, with descriptions of the different types of vegetation and notes on the distribution of families and genera in the region" (Rix p. 183). John Forbes Royle (1799-1858) was born at Cawnpore, in India and studied medicine at Edinburgh University. He was surgeon to the East India Company and curator of the Saharunpore botanical gardens. One of the author's interests were the drug plants of the region and on page 240 he recommended the introduction of cinchona (i.e. quinine) to India. Many of the fine plates are by Indian artists such as Vishnuprasad and M. Gaucci. "During the eighteenth century as the Mughal Empire declined, Indian painters formely under Mughal patronage sought work from employees of the Hon. East India Company, many of whom were eager collectors of drawings of Indian plants and animals... Many hundreds of magnificant drawings made by Indian artists during the early part of the nineteenth century under the direction of British botanists such as Royle, Carey, Falconer, Wallich and Roxburg are now in the Kew Herbarium (Blunt & Stearn p. 185). Half title of atlas volume with small paper repair at lower margin. Cowan & Stafleu 9734; Nissen BBI, 1690.

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LOUREIRO, J. DE. - Flora Cochinchinensis: sistens plantas in regno Cochinchina nascentes. Quirus accedunt aliae observatae in Sinensi imperio, Africa orientali, Indiaeque variis. Omnes dispositae secundum systema sexuale Linnaeanum. Labore, ac studio Joannis de Loureiro. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8565&s_currency= LOUREIRO, J. DE.

Flora Cochinchinensis: sistens plantas in regno Cochinchina nascentes. Quirus accedunt aliae observatae in Sinensi imperio, Africa orientali, Indiaeque variis. Omnes dispositae secundum systema sexuale Linnaeanum. Labore, ac studio Joannis de Loureiro.

Ulyssipone, typis et expensis Academicis, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (257 x 195mm). pp. (2), xx, 353; (4), 357-744, (2). Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spines with green and red gilt lettered labels.

First edition. Loureiro (1717-1791) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and in the present work 'which established many new genera and plants' (Johnston 598) the flora of southern Indochina and Vietnam is described. "Juan de Loureiro was one of the most devoted students of south-eastern Asiatic flora who went out from Europe ... Thus he accumulated a good herbarium of approximately 1000 species. He was not a professional botanist but had acquired good botanical knowledge to whom we owe one of the most important contributions concerning the flora of the eastern part of the trans Gangetic Peninsula and of South China." (Reed p. 109). Pritzel 5637; Stafleu & Cowan 5038.

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HALLER, A. DE. - Enumeratio Plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis aucta et emendata. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8554&s_currency= HALLER, A. DE.

Enumeratio Plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis aucta et emendata.

Gottingae, A. Vandenhoeck, 1753. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. lxxx, 424, (18), with engraved title-vignette showing the botanical garden. Contemporary half vellum, manuscript title on spine.

In 1736 Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) was appointed professor of the newly founded University of Göttingen. In the same year he established the Botanical Garden. He stayed 17 years in Göttingen and the amount of work achieved by him is enormous. Apart from his professorship he foundend the Botanical Garden, an anatomical museum, an obstretrical school and similar institutions, he carried on without interruption original investigations in botany and physiology, the results of which are preserved in the numerous works associated with his name; he also conducted a monthly journal (the Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen), to which he is said to have contributed twelve thousand articles relating to almost every branch of human knowledge. An uncut copy, the last few leaves with some unobtrusive marginal dampstaining. Stafleu & Cowan 2309

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CURTIS, W. - Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8522&s_currency= CURTIS, W.

Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-]1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With 659 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates on 647 leaves. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, topedges gilt.

A reissue of the second, much enlarged edition. The second edition was published from 1817-1828. "Henry Bohm took over the remaining copies of this second edition and issued them in 1835 with new title-pages, carrying the date 1835" (Stafleu & Cowan 1286). The first three volumes contain the original 432 plates, but the text rewritten by Hooker. The final two volumes are entirely new, with the plates mostly from drawings by Hooker, together with his own descriptions. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and Hooker. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magazine' are landmarks in English botany. Restored marginal tear to title page of 5th volume and blind library stamp on title pages. A fine copy without the usual foxing. Nissen BBI, 440; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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HOFFMANN, M. - Flora Altdorffinae deliciae Hortenses sive Catalogus Plantarum Horti Medici, quibus ... Anno Christi 1650 usque ad annum 1677 auctior est factus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8503&s_currency= HOFFMANN, M.

Flora Altdorffinae deliciae Hortenses sive Catalogus Plantarum Horti Medici, quibus ... Anno Christi 1650 usque ad annum 1677 auctior est factus.

Altdorf, H.Meyer, (1677). 4to (190 x 160mm). pp. (4), 64, with double page engraved map, engraved by the author showing the medical garden of Altdorf. (And:) IDEM. Appendix Plantarum Rariorum... Horto Medico Altdorffino... Altdorf, H. Meyer, 1691. pp. (18). (Bound up with:) IDEM. Florae Altdorffinae deliciae sylvestres sive Catalogus Plantarum in agro Altdorffino, locisque vicinis sponte nascentium, cum synonymis auctorum.... Altdorf, H. Meyer, 1677. 4to. pp. 104 with a double-page engraved map 'Topographia Altdorfina et Viciniae'. (Bound up with:) IDEM. Florilegium Altdorffinum, sive tabulae, loca et menses exhibentes, quibus Plantae Exoticae et Indigenae sub coelo norico vigere ac florere solent. Altdorf, H. Meyer, 1676. pp. (4), 16. (Bound up with:) IDEM. Montis Mauriciani in agro Leimburgensium, medio inter Norimbergam & Hirsbruccum, itemq; inter Altdorffium & Lauffam loco... Sive Catalogus Plantarum in excursionibus Herbilegis se offerentium. Altdorf, H. Meyer, 1694. 4to. pp. (6), 3-24. (Bound up with:) BAIER, J.J. Horti Medici Acad. Altorf. Historia curiose conquisita.... accedit eiusdem commemoratio celebriorum Germaniae Hortorum Botanico-Medicorum. Altdorf, I.G. Kohles, 1727. pp. 12, 56, lacking frontispiece. (Bound up with:) VATER, A. Catalogus Plantarum inprimis exoticarum horti academici Wittenbergenis... Wittenberg, Gerdes, 1722. pp. (20), 1-16, (2), 17-28, with 1 engraved plate of the 'Aloe Africana'. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides.

A very rare collection of catalogues of plants growing in the area of Altdorf (near Nuremberg), andin the botanical garden of Altdorf. All, except one, by Moritz Hoffmann (1622-1698) a Swiss professor of medicine at the University of Altdorf. This famous university was closed down in 1808. One treatise is by J.J. Baier. The last treatise is by A. Vater and described the exotic plants in the Wittenberg Botanical Garden. The first work together with an appendix published in 1691 describes the plants growing in the medical garden of Altdorf. It is illustrated with a fine double-page engraving 'Hortus Medicus Altdorffinus' showing the town of Altdorf at the rear and the botanical garden at the front. The garden consists of 4 sections with parterres, and one orangery, visitors are walking in the lanes. The second work is an extensive catalogue of plants growing in the area of Altdorf. It gives location, the description of the plants and references to literature. The fine map 'Topographia Altdorfina et viciniae' shows towns, villages and rivers, to the east the town of Nuremberg and to the west Kassel. The third work describes the months of flowering of the plants in the medical garden at Altdorf as well as indigenous plants in the area around Altdorf. The fourth work describes plants growing in the area of the small village of Leimburg (near Altdorf). The fifth work is by Joh. Jacob Baier (1677-1735) who was professor of medicine at the Altdorf university and president of the 'Acad. natur. Curios.' and director of the famous 'hortus medicus'. The botanical garden of Altdorf had been previously described by Moritz Hoffmann and in the present work by Baier numerous references are made to this former work. The work presents a history of the garden and is accompanied by an engraved map which is not present in our copy. The sixth work by Abraham Vater (1684-1751) describes the exotic plants in the botanical garden of Wittenberg University. Vater was a professor of botany and anatomy and successor of J.H. Heucher who published the first catalogue in 1711 of the 'Hortus medicus'. A small supplement to the present work was published in 1724. Pritzel 4156; 4157; 4158; 4159; 338; 9694.

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HOPPE, D.H. & STURM, J. - Caricologia Germanica oder Beschreibungen und Abbildungen aller in Deutschland wildwachsenden Seggen. Zum bequemen Gebrauch auf botanischen Excursionen... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8241&s_currency= HOPPE, D.H. & STURM, J.

Caricologia Germanica oder Beschreibungen und Abbildungen aller in Deutschland wildwachsenden Seggen. Zum bequemen Gebrauch auf botanischen Excursionen...

Nürnberg, J. Sturm, 1835. 12mo (127 x 85mm). With 112 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine with green gilt lettered label.

The present work is a separately published issue. It was likewise published as parts 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 61, and 69 of Sturm's 'Deutschlands Flora'. The fine plates are by Jacob Sturm. Stafleu & Cowan 3038 & 13.335

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VAILLANT, S. - Botanicon Parisiense ou dénombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Compris dans la carte de la Prevoté ... Avec plusiers descriptions des plantes, leurs synonymes, le tems de fleurir & de grainer ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8239&s_currency= VAILLANT, S.

Botanicon Parisiense ou dénombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Compris dans la carte de la Prevoté ... Avec plusiers descriptions des plantes, leurs synonymes, le tems de fleurir & de grainer ...

Leide & Amsterdam, J. & H. Verbeek et B. Lakeman, 1727. Folio (382 x 262mm). pp. (36), xii, (4), 205, (48), with title printed in red and black and engraved title-vignette, 1 engraved folded map, 1 engraved portrait (of the author) and 33 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine in 7 compartments with gilt lines and gilt lettered label.

First edition of the author's prominent work, in which he developed his study of sexual characteristics. However Vaillant died before his work could be published. The preface is by H. Boerhaave, written in French and Latin. The 'Botanicon' is remarkable for its treatment of Cryptogams, as it describes 131 species of Fungi. The 33 delicately engraved plates, depicting 354 figures of plants, are by Claude Aubriet (1665-1742; 'peintre du Cabinet du Roy'), one of the finest botanical draughtsmen of his time. A very fine copy. Nissen BBI, 2033.

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JAUME SAINT-HILAIRE, J.H. - Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'après nature. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8179&s_currency= JAUME SAINT-HILAIRE, J.H.

Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'après nature.

Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1819-22. 10 volumes. Royal-8vo (257 x 200mm). With 10 lithographed portraits of botanists and 1000 fine stipple engraved plates printed in colours. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines, with gilt lettering.

A uniformly bound copy of this profusely illustrated flora of France. It is rare to find the work complete in 10 volumes, mostly the first 4 are found and not the continuation. The first 4 volumes are here, as is often the case, in the second issue of 1822. "It is not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that precise scientific drawing commences to characterize French flower plates but with the transition the French artists such as Jaume St. Hilaire, Bessa, Turpin and Redouté rose almost immediately to world pre-eminence. These names are collector's high points" (Dunthorne p. 4). Blunt considers Jaume Saint-Hilaire a distinguised botanist and praises his 'Plantes de France' with its 1000 pleasant little stipple plates. Jaume Saint-Hilaire studied flower painting under van Spaendonck in Paris. Nissen BBI, 989; Great Flower Books p. 61; Dunthorne 211.

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ZORN, J. - Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7923&s_currency= ZORN, J.

Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung.

Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1786-1789. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x125mm). pp. 72, with 300 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates [Together with:] ZORN, J. Auswahl schöner und seltener Gewächse als Fortsetzung der Amerikanischen Gewächse. Nürnberg, im Verlag der Raspeschen Handlung, 1795-1798. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. 1-58; 33-52; 53-68. 5 parts bound in 3 volumes. With a handcoloured engraved frontispiece plate and 250 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform calf, spines with yellow gilt lettered label (one volume with skilful repair at head of spine, some slight wear to bindings).

A fine copy of this great classic on the botany of the West Indies and Central America, together with the 3 supplementary volumes which are of the greatest rarity. In 1763 Jacquin's "Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia", was published of which only 3 coloured copies exist. 17 years later a larger edition appeared with original watercolours of which only 18 copies were printed. In order to make this important publication available to a larger public Zorn published the present 8vo edition with handcoloured plates on a reduced format. Although not as rare as the coloured Jacquin edition it is also very scarce. The work is the result of Jacquin's travels in the West-Indies and tropical America in 1754-59. The first volume is dated 1789 and is a reissue of the 1785 edition. The numbering of the pages of the second work is erratic but agrees with Stafleu & Cowan and is complete. Junk Rara I, p. 15; Nissen BBI, 2204 & 2205; Stafleu & Cowan 18.748 & 18.749.

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PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. - Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7843&s_currency= PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G.

Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293, (7), with engraved frontispiece and ca. 500 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments, sides with large gilt English Royal coat of arms of James II and the motto of the English chivalric Order of the Garter 'Honi soit qui mal y pense', and 2 gilt borders (skilful repair to hinges and foot of spine).

First edition and a very special copy from the famous John Roland Abbey collection in an English Royal binding of the first major survey of the natural history of Brazil and the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century. It is also a pioneering work on tropical medicine. Landis comments: "This magnificent book, the most noted work of science in seventeenth-century Holland, was a product of that century's Dutch conquest of a portion of Brazil. It remained the one great illustrated work on the natural history of Brazil until the major expeditions of the nineteenth century generated new publications". Willem Piso (1611-1678; Dutch physician) was sent by the Dutch West Indies Company as the leader of the scientific mission to Brazil, where he was accompanied by the German naturalist and traveler Georg Marcgraf (1610-1644). Marcgraf's contributions to the above work are the descriptions and woodcut illustrations of the natural history matter depicting fishes, birds, quadrupeds and serpents as well as insects, and for the larger part plants. The part on the northeastern region of Brazil and the linguistics and ethnography of its inhabitants is followed by an extensive Tupi vocabulary of the Tapuia Indians. The fine pictorial titlepage is engraved after a drawing by Matham, the original of which is in the Albertina Library in Vienna. Provenance: The coat of arms are of James II (1633-1701), as Duke of York. This means that the arms date from before 1685, when James became King, and would have adopted slightly different arms; Armorial bookplate of John Roland Abbey and bookplate of John Henry Gurney. Hunt 244; Nissen BBI, 1533.

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AUBLET, F. - Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7826&s_currency= AUBLET, F.

Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, 160, with engraved frontispiece and 392 fine engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt floral ornamented spines in 6 compartments, with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

A fine copy of the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates. "Aublet's further words on the conditions under which a naturalist worked in the French possessions are almost identical to those of Adanson with respect to his Senegalese years; the scorn of the other settlers, the absence of chances of financial reward, the hard-boiled mercenary attitude of his 'colleagues'. In addition to that are the hardships of trying to botanize in the tropical jungle with its - at that time - almost unknown hazards. ... The 'Histoire' of 1775 is written, characteristically, in French and in Latin ... it is remarkable that Aublet's book is fully Linnaean both with respect to taxonomy (the sexual system and the generic delimitations) and to nomenclature. It contains the descriptions of not less than 400 new species ... it is still the basis for the study of the flora of the Guiana region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 283). "It is clear that Fusée Aublet should be considered one of the 'founding fathers' of neotropical ethnobotany. Although most botanists think of his 'Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise' as a taxonomic treatise, Aublet was in fact sent to French Guiana as an Apothecary-Botanist. His book describes uses of 124 species from 56 different families. That he employed many of the plants himself and that he used many of the vernacular names as the bases for his Latin names seems to indicate a high regard for the botanical sophistication of his indigenous colleagues" (Plotkin, Boom & Allison. The Ethnobotany of Aublet's 'Histoire des Plantes...' p. 2). One plate with some marginal browning. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of J. Lanjouw. Stafleu & Cowan 206; Nissen BBI, 54.

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BLUME, C.L. - Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7813&s_currency= BLUME, C.L.

Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer.

Bruxellis, J. Frank, 1828 (-1851). 10 parts, preserved in 4 folding boxes. Folio (448 x 285mm). With 1 frontispiece and 238 lithographed plates of which 224 beautifully handcoloured. Original printed wrappers, some with repair, preserved in recent red half calf folding boxes, spines with gilt lines and lettering.

A magnificent work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies. Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862) was a German born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java, where he was the first director of the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden and later became director of the Leiden Rijksherbarium. The present work is the only major flora of the Dutch East Indies of the 19th century, continuing Rumpf's pioneering work. The copy is without the 'Planches inédites' i.e. 23 plates which were published posthumously between 1862 and 1897, and are mostly not present. There is some foxing and slight staining, however confined to the text. Provenace: On first printed wrapper 'Monsieur Decaisne de la part de C.L. Blume'. Joseph Decaisne (1807-1882) was a famous botanist attached to the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Stafleu & Cowan 563; Nissen BBI, 174.

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GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. - Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7811&s_currency= GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G.

Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), 64, with publisher's woodcut device on titles and 30 fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with blue gilt lettered label.

A very rare item and as far as we know there has not been a copy on the market since decades. The fine plates are by L. Maioli after C. and A. Maioli. "Gilii, Filippo Luigi (1756-1821) Italian naturalist, clergyman, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. For twenty-one years Gilii made twice daily meteorological readings at the Observatory, and it was Gilii who had the meridian line and obelisk placed in front of St. Peter's for readings of the seasons. With the first Argentinean botanist, Gaspar Xuarez (1731-1804), Gilli co-authored the three volumes of Observazioni Fitologiche (1789, 1790, 1792) a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants, their sexuality, form of reproduction, anatomy, etc. Most of the plants had been cultivated by the natives before the discovery of America and some were grown in the Vatican gardens. As the following information shows, it was Filippo Luigi Gilii's co-authoring of Observazioni Fitologiche that brought him to the attention of Ruiz and Pavon and earned him such respect in their eyes that they dedicated the genus Gilia to him" (Quotation copyright and from Al Schneider, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com . See the section "Biographies of Scientists and Explorers Honored in the Name of Plants"). Very light marginal worming to first 3 leaves. A fine copy. Nissen BBI, 706; Pritzel 3332.

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BURMAN, J. - Thesaurus Zeylanicus exhibens Plantas in Insula Zeylana nascentes; Inter quas plurimae novae species, & genera inveniuntur. Omnia Iconibus illustrata, ac descripta. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7810&s_currency= BURMAN, J.

Thesaurus Zeylanicus exhibens Plantas in Insula Zeylana nascentes; Inter quas plurimae novae species, & genera inveniuntur. Omnia Iconibus illustrata, ac descripta.

Amstelaedami, apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, & Salomonem Schouten, 1737. 4to (265 x 213 mm). pp. (16),235, (1), (14), (4), 33, (1), with an engraved portrait of Burmann, by J.M. Quinkhard, engraved by J. Houbraken, and an engraved vignette and 111 fine engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borders.

First edition of the first illustrated flora of Ceylon. "Indeed, Linnaeus, as a guest at the Burmanhouse, had a hand in the perfecting of the 'Thesaurus Zeylanicus' itself" (Hunt 501). The final part is subtitled 'Catalogi duo plantarum Africanorum' and is basically a list of plants collected by Paul Hermann, who had visited the Cape on his way to Ceylon. 'Burman was, especially in his earlier years, a hard worker, and he published on a grand scale. In 1737 he published his 'Thesaurus Zeylanicus', based on collections of plants made in Ceylon by Paulus Hermann and Jan Hartog' (Stafleu, 'Linnaeus and the Linnaeans' p.165). Johannes Burman (1707-1779), was a Dutch physician and botanist at Amsterdam, friend and correspondent of Linnaeus, and professor of botany. A fine and attractively bound copy, a small number of text leaves with insignificant marginal worming. Hunt 501; Nissen BBI, 303; Stafleu & Cowan 928.

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WALDSTEIN, F. DE PAULA ADAM GRAF VON & P. KITAIBEL. - Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7804&s_currency= WALDSTEIN, F. DE PAULA ADAM GRAF VON & P. KITAIBEL.

Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae.

Vienna, Matthias Andreas Schmidt, (1799-) 1802-1812. 3 volumes. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. (4), xxxii, 1-104; (2), xxxii, 105-221, (1); (2), 223-310, (2, index), with large sepia aquatint view at beginning of preface to vol I and 280 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates of which 16 folding. Contemporary marbled green boards with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

A fine, uncut and unusually fresh copy of the first (and only) edition of this monumental flora of Hungary and adjacent territories, including Croatia, with splendid plates in the Viennese 'Jacquin' style. The text is by Paul Kitaibel (1757-1817), professor of botany at the University of Pest. 'He spent much of his career roaming Hungary and collecting botanical, zoological, and mineralogical specimens as well as folklore. His collections of botanical and mineralogical specimens formed the basis for the natural history collection in the Hungarian National Museum' (Johnston). The work was financed by Count Franz Waldstein (1759-1823), an Austrian military leader who fought against the Turks and North African states as a Maltese knight and in the Austrian-Turkish war and the Prussian campaign. From 1789 he devoted himself to botany, travelling with Kitaibel through Hungary collecting plants, interspersed with military service. His herbarium is in Prague. The aquatint view is signed by Hirscher. The plates are engraved by Karl Schutz after drawings by his son Johann. The work was intended to be completed in four volumes but a note on page 310 states that publication was suspended because of 'multiplicia impedimenta, quae e gravibus temporibus in quibus vivimus inseparatibilia sunt' (the many impediments which are inseparable from the troubled times we live in). Junk Rara, p. 134: "Die Ausstattung des Werkes ist eine prächtige, die Tafeln (von denen 16 in Doppelformat) sind auf das feinste mit der Hand colorirt. Das Buch hat für die Flora von ganz Mitteleuropa Wichtigkeit. Die 'Descriptiones et Icones' sind ausserordentlich selten, sie gehören zu den grossen Raritäten der botanischen Literatur; ganz besonders gilt dies von dem letzten in den Napoleonischen Kriegswirren erschienenen Band. Das Buch ist jedenfalls, wie alle die andern gleichzeitigen Iconographien in ganz geringer Auflage, nur für Liebhaber, erschienen und war wohl nicht im Handel". Provenance: Armorial bookplate of 'The Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie, October 1934' on inside frontcovers and a library stamp 'duplicata de la bibliothèque du conservatoire botanique de Genève vendu en 1922' on two titles. Dunthorne 325; Great flower books p. 80; Johnston 678; Nissen BBI 2096; Stafleu and Cowan 16560.

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CIRILLO, D. - Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7733&s_currency= CIRILLO, D.

Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Recent marbled boards.

The first part of two. A second part with likewise 12 plates was published in 1792. The work is extremely rare and probably the rarest Italian flora. Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo (or Cyrillo) (1739-1799) was an Italian statesman and naturalist. He was in close contact with famous French naturalists of his time such as J.A. Nollet, Buffon, d'Alembert and Diderot. He taught botany and medicine at the University of Naples and likewise published a book on the entomology of the Naples area. For political reasons he was condemned to death by King Ferdinand IV (1751-1821). Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States. In the last decades only one complete copy was offered. It was offered for sale by Librairie Didier Cart-Tanneur in 1999 for FF. 140,000. Nissen BBI, 358; Stafleu & Cowan 1133.

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AUBLET, F. - Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7586&s_currency= AUBLET, F.

Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, 160, with engraved frontispiece and 392 fine engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt floral ornamented spines, with 2 red and green labels, covers with gilt borderlines.

A fine copy of the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates. "Aublet's further words on the conditions under which a naturalist worked in the French possessions are almost identical to those of Adanson with respect to his Senegalese years; the scorn of the other settlers, the absence of chances of financial reward, the hard-boiled mercenary attitude of his 'colleagues'. In addition to that are the hardships of trying to botanize in the tropical jungle with its - at that time - almost unknown hazards. ... The 'Histoire' of 1775 is written, characteristically, in French and in Latin ... it is remarkable that Aublet's book is fully Linnaean both with respect to taxonomy (the sexual system and the generic delimitations) and to nomenclature. It contains the descriptions of not less than 400 new species ... it is still the basis for the study of the flora of the Guiana region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 283). "It is clear that Fusée Aublet should be considered one of the 'founding fathers' of neotropical ethnobotany. Although most botanists think of his 'Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise' as a taxonomic treatise, Aublet was in fact sent to French Guiana as an Apothecary-Botanist. His book describes uses of 124 species from 56 different families. That he employed many of the plants himself and that he used many of the vernacular names as the bases for his Latin names seems to indicate a high regard for the botanical sophistication of his indigenous colleagues" (Plotkin, Boom & Allison. The Ethnobotany of Aublet's 'Histoire des Plantes...' p. 2). A very few leaves with some minor old marginal paper repair. Titles with small old library stamp. Stafleu & Cowan 206; Nissen BBI, 54.

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JACQUIN, J.F. (Baron von). - Eclogae Plantarum Rariorum aut minus cognitarum quas ad vivum descripsit et iconibus coloratis illustravit... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7530&s_currency= JACQUIN, J.F. (Baron von).

Eclogae Plantarum Rariorum aut minus cognitarum quas ad vivum descripsit et iconibus coloratis illustravit...

Vienna, Anton Strauss for the author, 1811-16. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (485 x 345mm). pp. viii, 155, with 101 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards.

First edition, large uncut copy, of the major publication of Joseph Franz, son of and botanical successor to Nikolaus Joseph. Like his father's publications, this work features rare exotics recently introduced into cultivation in the Imperial gardens, including many South African species. Joseph Franz (1766-1839) had succeeded his father as director of the Schönbrunn gardens, and employed many of the same plant collectors that had worked for his father. A second volume, containing a further 67 plates, was published posthumously in 1844 by Eduard Fenzl and the author's daughter Isabella Schreibers, and is often missing (as for example in the Austrian National Library). This work is exceptionally rare, the Plesch-de Belder copy being the only one on the market in the last 50 years. All original wrappers to parts 1-10 bound in. Nissen BBI, 969; Great Flower Books p. 61; Stafleu and Cowan 3236; GV 66 215 (vol 1 only); Sammlungen der vereinten Familien- und Privat-Bibliotheken Sr. M. des Kaisers, vol. II 260 (vol 1 only); Wurzbach IX 25 (vol 1 only); Österreichs National-Encyklopädie III 5 (vol 1 only).

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