Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Flower Books (Illustrated) LIBOSCHITZ, J. & C. TRINIUS. - Flore des environs de St.-Pétersbourg et de Moscou. Tome Premier (all published). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10018&s_currency= LIBOSCHITZ, J. & C. TRINIUS.

Flore des environs de St.-Pétersbourg et de Moscou. Tome Premier (all published).

St.-Pétersbourg, de l' Imprimerie de Pluchart et Cie, 1811. Folio (315 x 250mm). pp. (10), 121, (1), with 40 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with contemporary manuscript title, uncut.

First edition and one of the rarest Russian floras. Wilhelm Junk in his catalogue "Bibliographia Botanica' 1909 offers an incomplete copy with following comment: 'Une partie de cet ouvrage rarissime dont volume I seulement (avec 40 plchs) a paru". The present first edition is printed on large paper with the text in French only and the fine plates with Latin nomenclature. Another edition was published with publishing date 1818 with the French as well as a Russian text, however printed on a much smaller format with small letters. Russian nomenclature was added to the plates. The colouring of this rare first edition is superior to the later one. Joseph Liboschitz (1783-1824) was a Russian physician and naturalist from Vilnius. From 1798 he was a student at the University of Vilnius obtaining his medical doctorate in 1806 at the University of Tartu, he practiced medicine in his hometown of Vilnius, later relocating to St. Petersburg where he served as a court physician (from 1812) and personal physician to Tsar Alexander I (from 1822). Carl Bernard von Trinius (1778-1844) was a born German botanist and physician. From 1829 to 1833 he taught classes in natural sciences to the future Russian monarch, Czar Alexander II. First few leaves with a very faint marginal damp staining at the right upper corner. A fine uncut copy. Stafleu & Cowan 4499 Nissen BBI, 1191 (quoting the wrong number of plates).

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TENORE, M. - Flora Napolitana, ossia descrizione delle piante indigene del regno di Napoli, e delle più rare specie di piante esotiche coltivate ne'gardini. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10007&s_currency= TENORE, M.

Flora Napolitana, ossia descrizione delle piante indigene del regno di Napoli, e delle più rare specie di piante esotiche coltivate ne'gardini.

Napoli, nella Stamperia Francese, 1811-(1838). 5 text volumes & 2 atlas volumes. Folio (text: 455 x315mm.) & (plates: 495 x 410mm.) pp. (6), lxxii, 324; 398; xii, 412; 358, xvi (of xviii); xvi, 379, with 250 hand-coloured stipple engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand. The first 175 plates in 2 states and printed both on large-paper (495 x 410mm.) as well as on the usual format (455 x 315mm.) and the remaining plates 176 to 250 are printed on the usual format. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering and ornaments, marbled sides, top edges gilt.

The most splendid Italian flora ever published. The work is a great rarity and there were no copiesin the Arpad Plesh collection sold in 1976 and the de Belder collection sold in 1987, both major botanical collections. Stafleu & Cowan record only 2 copies of this work of which one incomplete. The first 175 plates are printed on large paper with very high finishing of the plates. As far as we could check this is one of the very few copies with plates printed on large paper and with superior colouring. This sumptuous and very costly work was produced under the patronage of Joachim Napoléon Murat, the King of Naples and brother-in-law of Napoléon whose sister Caroline he married. Michele Tenore (1780-1861) was an Italian botanist at Naples, director of the botanical garden and professor of botany. "Flora Napolitana by Michele Tenore… was published in fascicles from 1811 to 1838. It consists of five volumes in folio with 250 colour plates. More than 200 new species were validly described… most of them still recognized. Flora Napolitana is also of interest since it is the main source of floristic information on southern Italy" (Sergio Sabato. 'Remarks on the publication dates of Tenore's Flora Napolitana' published in Taxon 39(3) p. 409). The work continues the studies of the Neapolitan flora begun by Cirillo, Petagna and Caulini. It not only describes the indigenous plants of Naples but also some of the rare exotic plants cultivated in the Royal Botanical Gardens of which Tenore was the director. The collation of our copy agrees with Stafleu & Cowan with one minor exception. Our copy does not have the last leaf bound in at the end of the 4th volume, which is an additional register and could have been published later. Not included and listed separately by Stafleu & Cowan is the Appendix quarta and quinta, published in a different format and by another publisher. The very fine plates are by Frederigo Dehnhardt, Guiseppe Lettieri and Steurnal, Carlo and R. Biondi and others. The plates and text are both exceptionally clean and fine. A very attractive copy in a fine contemporary binding. A copy in a modern binding in regular folio format was offered by Asher Rare Books in 2000 for Euro 56.000. Great Flower Books p.77; Stafleu & Cowan 13.901; Nissen BBI, 1939.

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

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

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

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

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

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

or Opium poppy in the style of Pierre Joseph Redouté.

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

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CONDER, J. - The Floral Art of Japan; being a second and revised edition of the Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement with illustrations by Japanese artists. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9978&s_currency= CONDER, J.

The Floral Art of Japan; being a second and revised edition of the Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement with illustrations by Japanese artists.

Tokio, Kelly and Walsh, 1899. Folio (355 x 270mm). pp. xi, 142, viii, with 14 coloured plates, 55 outline plates and 39 figures. Original gilt pictorial green cloth.

Beautiful book on Japanese flower arrangement. The plates printed by a special process of wood-block printing on fine paper. Josiah Conder was a British architect. He was invited to Japan by the government to design Western-style builings in the capital. He arrived in 1852 and remained until his death. Conder's love of the country's culture inspired him to undertake the study of Japanese painting and flower arrangement. A fine copy.

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

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

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

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

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VINCENT, H.A. - Études de Fleurs et de Fruits, peints d'après Nature, par Madame Vincent et gravés par Lambert ainé. Dédié aux Jeunes Demoiselles. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9949&s_currency= VINCENT, H.A.

Études de Fleurs et de Fruits, peints d'après Nature, par Madame Vincent et gravés par Lambert ainé. Dédié aux Jeunes Demoiselles.

Paris, chez Bauce aîne, md d'estampes, (c. 1820). Folio (410 x 285mm). pp. (2), 4, with 48 stipple engraved plates, printed in colour and retouched by hand and 4 extra stipple engraved plates, printed in colour and retouched by hand by J.L. Prevost and engraved by Teillard. A fine binding of contemporary cream paper boards, later half red morocco, with red morocco title label on upper cover.

First Edition. A Beautiful and Extremely Scarce Work. One of Only Five Complete Copies Known. According to Dunthorne this work is 'among the most exquisite of all flower prints'. Very scarce suite of plates of floral bouquets by Madame Henriette Antoinette Vincent (1786-1830) pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté, the most famous flower painters of the period. This fine suite of plates is very much in the tradition of their best work. The plates are stipple engraved and printed in colours with fine hand-finishing. One of the most highly talented botanical artists in Paris in the early 19th century Madame Vincent exhibited flowers in watercolours at the 1814, 1819, 1822 and 1824 Paris Salon. Madame Vincent's magnum opus 'Études de fleurs et de fruits: Peints d'après nature'. First published in Paris in 1820 with 48 hand-finished coloured engravings by Lambert, her brother-in law, it was republished the same year in London with hand-coloured aquatints by T.L. Busby that reversed the images in the original volume, and was dedicated to "young women", presumably those who might follow in Madame Vincent's footsteps. The subjects of the coloured engravings include colourful flowers like tulips, pinks, narcissus, hyacinths, carnations, and anemones; the fruits depicted included grapes, cherries, plums, and strawberries; the finely detailed, naturalistic images typically show clusters of flowers and fruits with their leaves against a plain background and many are further enhanced by such details as water droplets, a ladybird sitting on a leaf, or butterflies flitting nearby. Today Madame Vincent's floral bouquets continue to be appreciated as masterpieces of delicacy and beauty from the heyday of the florilegium. There were no complete copies of the present work in the Plesch or de Belder Collections, the most important botanical collections to have been sold at auction in the second half of the last century. 4 plates with marginal paper repair at the outer margin, and one plate with paper repair at the lower outer corner, all without loss of illustration. A very fine copy of one of the most splendid and rare botanical books. The last 4 plates by Prevost, which do not belong to the work, are equally beautiful. Dunthorne 319; Nissen BBI, 2066; Great Flower Books p. 71.

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

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

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

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

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WITTE, H. - Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van bomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in Nederlandsche tuinen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9939&s_currency= WITTE, H.

Flora. Afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van bomen, heesters, éénjarige planten, enz., voorkomende in Nederlandsche tuinen.

Groningen, J.B. Wolters, (1868). Folio (310 x 235 mm). pp. (2), x, 316, vii, (1), with chromolithographed frontispiece of 'flora' and 79 chromolithographed plates. Original gilt- and blind-stamped full green cloth.

A fine copy of one of the finest Dutch flowerbooks of the 19th century; wellknown for the beautifulchromolithographed plates by Severyns after drawings by Wendel. Nearly all depict flowers in magnificent colours. Undoubtedly G. Severyns was the most gifted and most prominent lithographer of Belgium in the 19th century, he started his firm already in 1829 and remained the leading printing-establishment for nearly a whole century. Heinrich Witte (1825-1917) was head curator at the Leyden botanical garden and wrote some 47 titles on horticulture. Printed title with insignificant paper repair at the inner margin. Nissen BBI, 2174; Pritzel 10366; Stafleu & Cowan 18.090.

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

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

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

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

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

Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA. - Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe. Dessinée d'après nature... Où l'on traite de la Generation & des différentes Metamorphoses des Chenilles, Vers, Papillons, Mouches & autresInsectes; & des Plantes, des Fleurs & des Fruits dont ils se nourissent, Traduite du Hollandois en Francois par Jean Marret. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9862&s_currency= MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA.

Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe. Dessinée d'après nature... Où l'on traite de la Generation & des différentes Metamorphoses des Chenilles, Vers, Papillons, Mouches & autresInsectes; & des Plantes, des Fleurs & des Fruits dont ils se nourissent, Traduite du Hollandois en Francois par Jean Marret.

Amsterdam, J.F. Bernard, 1730. Folio (515 x 365mm). pp. (4), 84 with 1 fine contemporary hand-coloured engraved frontispiece within a garland of flowers, 94 contemporary hand-coloured engraved plates containing 184 engravings, one hand-coloured engraved vignette and 1 title-vignette. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine in 10 compartments with gilt lettered red label (some old restorations and original spine laid down).

First French edition, the De Luxe issue with 2 engravings, occasionally one, printed on one leaf instead of 4 in the regular edition. Only a very few copies are known of this special issue . This rare special issue, where the engravings are printed on 94 leaves instead of 47 is mentioned by Pfeiffer 'Die Werke der Maria Sibylle Merian' (1931) Nr. A, 8 (page 28) with the following comment: 'Nur wenige Exemplare...' The book is a French translation of Merian's 'Der Rupsen Begin, Voedzel en Wonderbaare Verandering' (1713-1717), which was issued in 3 parts in 4to. Merian's 'Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe' includes her earlier published 'Blumenbuch', of which the first edition of 1675-1680 was sold a few years ago at auction for Pounds 565,250 (including premium). Of the second edition renamed 'Neues Blumenbuch' only 6 copies have survived. Frédéric Bernard, the publisher of the 'Histoire des Insectes...', had purchased the copper plates of the 'Der Rupsen Begin' and the 'Blumenbuch' from Johannes Oosterwyk, and believed that the plates for the 'Blumenbuch' had not previously been published, which suggests that Merian's earlier work had already been forgotten. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the first to observe and describe metamorphoses of European insects, portraying, describing and publishing them with painstaking precision. Her 'Der Rupsen Begin' is a pioneer study. It is dedicated to 'explorers of nature, art-painters and garden lovers'. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the most remarkable naturalists of the 17th and 18th century, daughter of the renowned publisher Matthäus Merian of Frankfurt. Already at the early age of thirteen she began studying insects. She became the most celebrated woman artist of her time and many of her drawings were acquired by Tsar Peter the Great. "The work of these years consisted of both scientific and artistic activity: Merian collected and raised insects, fed them with their host plants, observed them, described and drew their metamorphoses from egg to caterpillar and from pupa to butterfly imago. She then compiled her individual observations and studies in pictorial compositions" (Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Naturalist 1647-1717, p. 103). A interesting association copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Marmaduke Tunstall (1743-1790) famous English ornithologist and collector. His 'Ornithologica Britannica' (1771) is the first British work to use binominal nomenclature. In 1771 he was elected fellow of the Royal Society. His private museum which was moved to Wycliffe, his private estate, was one of the finest in England. Nissen BBI, 1342; M.A. Pfeiffer p. 28; K. Wettengl 'Maria Sibylla Merian 1647-1717 Artist and Naturalist', no. 156 page 247.

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

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

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

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

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ZENKER, J.K., SCHLECHTENTHAL, D.F.L. & LANGETHAL, C.E. - Flora von Thüringen... Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Zenker, Prof. Dr. v. Schlechtendal und Prof. Dr. Langethal, die Originalzeichnungen gefertigt von Dr. E. Schenk. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9788&s_currency= ZENKER, J.K., SCHLECHTENTHAL, D.F.L. & LANGETHAL, C.E.

Flora von Thüringen... Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Zenker, Prof. Dr. v. Schlechtendal und Prof. Dr. Langethal, die Originalzeichnungen gefertigt von Dr. E. Schenk.

Friedrich Mauke, 1855. 144 parts, forming 12 volumes. Small-8vo (168 x 95mm). With 1444 (printed on1440 leaves) very fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines.

A fine uniformly bound copy of noble provenance, old library stamp with crown and coat of arms on title-page. The work was published from 1836-1855. The present issue is the definitive issue of 1855 where the plates and text were arranged in systemastic order and indices were added. It is one of the rarest and most beautifully produced regional floras of Germany. Complete copies are rare and W. Junk in the 1916 catalogue describes the work as being 'sehr selten'. The first volume by J.C. Zenker, volumes 2-3 by D.F.L. von Schlechtendal, and volumes 4-12 by von Schlechtendal and L.E. Langethal. Stafleu & Cowan, 18.637; Nissen BBI, 2197.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Icones ad floram Europae novo fundamento instaurandam spectantes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbildung aller Oekonomischen Pflanzen. Siebenter Band.

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

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

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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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HOST, N.T. - Salix. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9621&s_currency= HOST, N.T.

Salix.

Vienna, Typis viduae Antonii Strauss, 1828. Large folio (485 x 340mm). pp. (x), 34, with 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.

First edition of this magnificent monograph on willows. A large uncut copy. The plates are by J. Ibmayer, who also did the illustrations for the author's work on grasses. It is one of the last great Austrian botanical books stemming from the Jacquin's 'golden age' of Imperial patronage. The plates are very much in the 'Jacquin' style, elegantly engraved and highly coloured in watercolours and bodycolours. Host (1761-1834) was Imperial physician to Franz I and Jacquin's successor as the director of the Schönbrunn Botanic Gardens, a position he held for over 40 years. A second volume of this work was planned (hence the 'Vol. I' on the title) but never published; the manuscript material for this volume is in the Porträtsammlung of the Nationalbibliothek, Vienna. "It emerges from the foreword to 'Salix' that Host had hiked through 'the provinces of Austria', had examined the willows in their natural surroundings, had cultivated them, and observed them at all seasons..." (H.W. Lack, Garden Eden p. 420). The work is quite rare, and the only copy to appear at auction in recent years was the De Belder copy (Sotheby's, April 27, 1987, lot 165 Pounds 15400 and same copy Christie's, March 17, 1999, lot 44 Pounds 16.000). Provenance: Title and dedication leaf with with oval stamp 'Siebenbürgischer Verein für Nat. Wiss. Hermannstadt'. Nissen BBI, 936; Great Flower Books p. 60; Junk Rara 234; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3069.

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CARRICHTER, B. - Horn des heyls menschlicher blödigkeit. Oder Kreütterbuch darinn die Kreütter des Teutschen lands ausz dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der himmelischen einfliessungen beschiben. Durch Philomusum Anonymum... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9619&s_currency= CARRICHTER, B.

Horn des heyls menschlicher blödigkeit. Oder Kreütterbuch darinn die Kreütter des Teutschen lands ausz dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der himmelischen einfliessungen beschiben. Durch Philomusum Anonymum...

Strassburg, C. Müller, 1576. Folio (305 x 195mm). ff. (14, one blank), 188, (13), with 58 contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary limp vellum, frontcover with monogram G.W (tiny old repair to foot of spine).

First edition. The colouring of this copy is particularly fine using gouache and watercolours. Huntcategorizes this work as 'an example of that astrological medical thinking which practical scientists had battled against for hundreds of years'. Carrichter arranges plants according to the zodiacal classification. 'Much stress is laid on the hour at which herbs ought to be gathered, particular attention being paid ascribed to the state of the moon at the time' (Arber p. 258). It resembles in its approach Thurneisser zum Thurn's herbal, which it preceded by two years. Bartholomäus Carrichter (1507-157) was a physician to Maximilian II and Ferdinand I. The present work was published under his pseudonym Philomusus. Title-page with small old paper repair at the upper margin, a few contemporary annotations and some occasional light browning. Hunt 123; Nissen BBI, 332.

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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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TOURNEFORT, J.P. - Institutiones Rei Herbariae. Editio Tertia, Appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9507&s_currency= TOURNEFORT, J.P.

Institutiones Rei Herbariae. Editio Tertia, Appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu.

Parisiis, e typographia Regia, 1719. 3 volumes. 4to (240 x 180mm). pp. (6), xxxii, 695, (1), (6), 58 with 2 (1 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces, 1 engraved title-vignette, 2 engraved vignettes and 489 engraved plates, almost all in fine contemporary handcolouring. Contemporary green half calf, spines in 6 compartments.

Copies with the plates in contemporary handcolouring are rare. There is an old manuscript note on the free endpaper 'très rare avec les planches coloriées qu'on ne rencontre jamais, il y a en très peu d'exemplaires avec les planches en couleur'. The present edition is in fact the second Latin edition, the first edition refers to the 'Élémens de botanique'; Hunt 450: "Tournefort's significance lies in the fact of having classified all plants into genera. Hundreds of the generic names coined or accepted by him were later adopted by Linnaeus and are in use today ..." Tournefort's genera have largely been retained (he accepted 725), by leading taxonomists of the 18th century. Almost one-third of the genera of French flora derive from Tournefort. His herbarium, 6.963 species, is one of the treasures of the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle at Paris. The plates, all by C. Aubriet, "gehören in ihrem klaren und doch so eleganten Aufbau zu dem erstaunlichsten, was die vor-linneische Botanikmalerei aufzuweisen hat, ..." (Nissen BBI, p. 98). Also Blunt speaks highly of Aubriet and calls his drawings remarkable for the accuracy of their dissections. Stafleu & Cowan, 14.783.

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RIVINUS, A.O. - Introductio generalis in Rem Herbariam. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9504&s_currency= RIVINUS, A.O.

Introductio generalis in Rem Herbariam.

Ordines Plantarum quae sunt Flore irregulari. Lipsiae, sumptibus Autoris, C. Güntheri; C. Fleischeri; J.H. Richteri, 1690-1699. 4 parts (bound in one). Large-Folio (447 x 290mm). With 385 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, gilt coat of arms on covers, spine with 6 raised bands, richly gilt, with red gilt lettered label (very skilful rebacking).

Our copy collates as Junk's copy, see Junk Rara I, p. 60. Nissen has one plate less than the above copy. All published by Rivinus, a supplement part was published much later in 1764 by C.L. Ludwig with 17 plates. The present work is a great botanical rarity, there was no copy in the Plesch collection and only a copy with 244 plates, in rather bad condition, in the de Belder collection. "The principal strain of endemic German taxonomy goes back to A.Q. Rivinus... and his 'Introductio generalis in rem herbariam' of 1690. Rivinus was, in Linnaean terminology, a 'corollist'. He rejected the age-old basic split in the plant kingdom between trees and herbs and proposed a purely utilitarian system based on the structure of the corolla ... Rivinus did not pretend to propose a natural system; like his contemporary Tournefort, he just wanted a simple and orderly device to classify plants. This Rivinian strain of thought was taken up by quite a few of the later German authors." (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans pp. 241-242). August Quirinius Rivinus (Leipzig 1652-1723, Latinised name for Bachmann) was professor of pathology at the University of Leipzig. "Rivinus' main scientific interest, however was botany, particularly botanical taxonomy. In 1690 he published 'Introductio generalis in rem herbariam', with 125 tables of 'plants with irregular flowers of one petal' (Labiatae and others). Atlases of 'irregular' flowers of four petals (mostly Leguminosae, 121 tables) of five petals (mostly Umbelliferae, 139 tables) followed in 1691 and in 1699. Rivinius published these tables at his own expense; and it is therefore no wonder that he could not afford to bring out the last volume he had prepared, which dealt with 'irregular' flowers of six petals (orchids). He anticipated Tournefort and Linnaeus in devising an artificial system of plant classification (ordines) based on the number of petals of a flower and on its regularity or irregularity… Since he emphasized the need for short plant names of no more than two words, Rivinius was a pioneer of modern binomial nomenclature" (DSB I, p, 368-9). Collation of this rare work is difficult and most bibliographies disagree. Except for the occasional browning, due to the quality of the paper, and which all copies have, an excellent copy in a very attractive binding. Nissen BBI, 1642.

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COMMELIN, C. - Praeludia botanica ad publicas Plantarum Exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702.... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9466&s_currency= COMMELIN, C.

Praeludia botanica ad publicas Plantarum Exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702....

Leyden, Joh. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (260 x 205mm). pp. (viii), 85, (1), with 33 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered spine.

A reissue of this title, which first appeared in 1703. "The 'Praeludia botanica' is an important work because it offers the first illustrations of certain aloes and other plants" (Hunt p. 405). "Important because of the first description of a number of South African plants... Wijnands (1973) provides an example of the importance of the book for the typification of South African taxa" (Stafleu & Cowan). Caspar Commelin (1667/68- 1731) was professor of botany and director of the botanical garden of Amsterdam at a time that numerous South African plants were introduced through the Dutch East Indies Company and first grown in the Amsterdam 'Hortus Medicus'. He succeeded his uncle Jan Commelin. Stafleu & Cowan 1185; Nissen BBI, 388; Kerkham, Southern African Botanical Literature, 159.

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BLUME, C.L. - Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9434&s_currency= BLUME, C.L.

Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.

Ouvrage dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume I Roi de Wurtemberg. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858. Folio (454 x 290mm). pp. (6), vi, 190, with hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 70 (56 hand-coloured & 1 double-page) lithographed plates. Contemporary half green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label (hinges skilfully repaired).

Almost identical with and published at the same time as the first volume of the supplement to Blume's "Flora Javae", written in Latin. Blume was director of the Buitenzorg Botanic Garden and later became director of the State Herbarium at Leyden. "This work was elaborately illustrated by some of the most beautiful colored plates and most meticulous floral analyses to be found among the literature of the Old World orchids ... indispensable aids to investigators of the orchids of the entire East Indies."(Reinikka. History of Orchids, pp. 147-148). The first major work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan. For the description of the orchids of Japan, Blume was helped by Von Siebold who gave him original drawings of Japanese orchids by Japanese botanists. "J'ai profité des communications de M. De Siebold pour comparer de même les 'Orchidées du Japon' avec celles de l'Archipel Indien. La tâche était difficile; mais j'eus encore ici la bonne fortune de pouvoir m'aider de dessins originaux dus au pinceau de botanistes japonais aussi instruits qu'habiles en leur art, que M. de Siebold voulut bien mettre à ma disposition" (From the introduction). Most of the beautiful illustrations are done after drawings by A.J. Wendel and are all lithographed by G. Severeyns, the best botanical lithographer of its time. One page with an old library stamp in the margin. A fine copy of this important and rare work. Cordier. Bibl. Japonica 538; Nissen BBI, 175

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ROQUES, J. - Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Secondeédition. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9250&s_currency= ROQUES, J.

Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Secondeédition.

Paris, chez l'auteur & Hocquart, 1809. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. (4), viii, 266; (4), 278, (1, errata) with 133 finely handcoloured engraved plates including the frontispiece. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, green paper covered sides with gilt border.

An attractive French illustrated work on medical and useful plants. Joseph Roques born in Valence made his studies at the University of Montpellier and later moved to Paris were he soon got the reputation of an eminent botanist. The plates are meticulously hand-coloured and there are 4 plants shown on each plate. "Nous ne parlons point de Simon Pauli, de Chomel et autres compilateurs plus modernes, mais aussi peu estimés, qui, sur la foi des Anciens, ont répandu dans leurs écrits les fables les plus absurdes et les erreurs les plus dangereuses. Nous avons cru faire une chose utile, en publiant un nouveau travail sur les Plantes médicinales" (Discours préliminaire p. v). The work replaced the popular but outdated work of de Chomel. Nissen BBI, 1674; Stafleu & Cowan 9496.

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[HOEFNAGEL, J.] SADELER, J. - [Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgio Hoefnagelii]. Venetiis, aput Iust. Sadeler, circa 1614. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9185&s_currency= [HOEFNAGEL, J.] SADELER, J.

[Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgio Hoefnagelii]. Venetiis, aput Iust. Sadeler, circa 1614.

A suite of 38 engravings (145 x 210mm) after Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa'. Old boards.

Copies by Justus Sadeler of Hoefnagel's beautiful and influential pattern book, one of the principal sources of seventeenth century still life painting. Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa' consists of 4 parts with 52 engravings. Sadeler copies Hoefnagel, albeit with quite some changes. The lettering is different and there are a number of spelling mistakes. Many of the plates are slightly different adding small animals or replacing others. The second plate of the present work is dedicated to 'All' Illmo Sigr. mio Sigr. et Pron. Colmo. Il Sigr. Lorenzo Soranzo Podestà et Capitano di Treuiso' engraved by Jo. De Fris. DD. Each plate is illustrated with insects, small animals, flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc, most have captions in Latin. Sadeler's suite of plates seems to be even rarer than Hoefnagel's original. We offered in our catalogue 290 no. 40 (2011) a copy with 39 plates (one more plate than the present copy) and according to Dr. Sam Segal that copy was the most complete copy known. He only knows of 2 copies. One copy formely in the library of C.G. van Tubbergen, Haarlem with 31 plates and another one with 19 plates. WorldCat lists a copy in America with 37 plates, which was purchased from Lathrop Harper's catalogue 197 no. 58. It is however unknown if Sadeler's suite of plates ever contained the same number of plates as Hoefnagel's work. Justus Sadeler (Antwerp 1572?-c. 1620) was a member of a famous family of engravers and the son of Jan Sadeler I. "He was a pupil and assistant of his father, whom he followed to Munich and then to Italy. In 1601 Justus was recorded in Venice, where he spent the greater part of his career... Justus left a very small number of his own works... Otherwise his oeuvre consists mainly of copies after prints by Adrian Collaert, Joris Hoefnagel, Hendrick Hondius and Hans Vredeman de Vries" (Dictionary of Art). "The series of engravings in the 'Archetypa', published in Frankfurt in 1592 - showing close-up portraits of plants, insects, and small animals, with their sources in paintings by Joris Hoefnagel - immediately aroused the admiration of lovers of art and nature. The impressive depictions of the 'little world', the microcosm, were intended not merely as representations, but through their penetration into form and structure were also meant to provide a means of explaining the plan of creation - the macrocosm. Joris Hoefnagel was the last significant miniaturist of the late sixteenth century. His fame was, and continues to be, based on the illuminated manuscripts and cabinet miniatures that he produced on commissions from the Emperor Rudolf II and other courtly patrons. His son Jacob, building on his father's fame, produced a series of engravings based on his father's nature motifs, under the title 'Archetypa'... the engravings are accompanied by epigrams that give the images an emblematic quality extending beyond superficial representation" (T. Vignau-Wilberg p. 7). The full title of Hoefnagel's work is: 'Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii Jacobus F. genio duce ab ipso scalpta omnibus philomusis amice D. ac perbenigne communicat'. [Archetype and verses by G Hoefnagel, his father, are presented, engraved in copper under the guidance of his genius and communicated in friendship to all lovers of the Muses by his son Jacob]. Later copies of Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa', are known to have been published by Christian Weigel in Nürnberg, Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg, as well as single sheets by Nicolaes Johannes Vischer in 1630. A very clean copy with strong and fine impressions with wide margins. The leaves measure 220 x 295mm. T. Vignau-Wilberg. Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgii Hoefnagelii. München 1994; Nissen ZBI, 1954.

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SWEET, R. - The British Flower Garden; containing figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy herbaceous plants, including annuals, biennials, & perennials; with their scientific and English names... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8680&s_currency= SWEET, R.

The British Flower Garden; containing figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy herbaceous plants, including annuals, biennials, & perennials; with their scientific and English names...

London, W. Simpkin and R. Marshall/ J. Ridgway, 1823-1838. 7 volumes (First and second series). Royal 8vo (232 x 150mm). With 712 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later green half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lettering.

A rare complete set containing the first and second series. Robert Sweet (1783-1835) was a horticulturist, nurseryman and author. "In 1812 he joined Colvills, the famous Chelsea nursery, having been elected a fellow of the Linnean Society"(M. Hadfield, British gardeners p. 274). Sweet published several botanical works of which the present one is the most famous. The work came out in parts over a long period for which reason complete copies are rare. The first series contains 300 plates and the second series 412 plates. Of the first series the plates are by E. Dalton Smith, the second series are by various other artists. Special attention has been paid to the colouring of the plates which are all exquisitely handcoloured. A fine set. Dunthorne 293; Nissen BBI, 1923.

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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.

Order-nr. 8678

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REITER, I.D. & ABEL, G.F. - Abbildung der hundert deutschen wilden Holz-Arten nach dem Numern-Verzeichnis im Forst-Handbuch von F.A.L. von Burgsdorf. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8672&s_currency= REITER, I.D. & ABEL, G.F.

Abbildung der hundert deutschen wilden Holz-Arten nach dem Numern-Verzeichnis im Forst-Handbuch von F.A.L. von Burgsdorf.

Als eine Beilage zu diesem Werke, heraus gegeben. I.(-IV.) Heft (all published). Stuttgart, gedruktin der Drukerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Karls-Schule, 1790. 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. (14), 38, with 100 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, ornamented spine with gilt lettered label (old skilful repair to hinges).

A fine copy of the first edition of this very rare botanical work describing one hundred woody plants, with fruit and flowers growing wild in Germany. The colouring of the plates is of an unusual high standard, and belongs to the very best produced in southern Germany at its summit of fine natural history production. The plates are engraved and drawn by G.F. Abel himself, a Stuttgart artist and engraver. Apart from this and one other work, also by Reiter, he is otherwise unknown as a botanical artist. One technique employed, unusual in colour-plate botanical books, is the use of background shadows to give the illusion of the plants standing slightly above the surface of the page. Reiter was a botanist and forester; he was forestry commissioner at Stuttgart 1794-1801 and later in the Würtemberger forestry department. The Burgsdorf work referred to in the title is his 'Anleitung zur sichern Erziehung....' 1787. The plates are in mint condition. Nissen BBI, 1617; Stafleu & Cowan 8971.

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BURBIDGE, F.W. - The Narcissus: its history and culture with coloured plates and descriptions of all known species and principal varieties. To which is added, by kind permission, a scientificreview of the entire genus, By J.G. Baker. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8659&s_currency= BURBIDGE, F.W.

The Narcissus: its history and culture with coloured plates and descriptions of all known species and principal varieties. To which is added, by kind permission, a scientificreview of the entire genus, By J.G. Baker.

London, L. Reeve, 1875. 8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xvi, 95, with 48 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary red cloth, spine with gilt lettering

First and only edition. Frederick William Burbidge (1847-1905) was an English gardener, botanist, artist, author and plant-collector, gardener at Kew, later curator of the Trinity College garden, Dublin. The present work is his most important botanical work '... 'The narcissus: its history and culture', (is) an important contribution to the rising cult of the daffodil' (British Gardeners, a bibliographical dictionary p. 55). The fine plates are drawn and lithographed by the author. Nissen BBI, 297; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 919.

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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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CURTIS, W. - The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8571&s_currency= CURTIS, W.

The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours...

London, S. Couchman, 1793-1814. 40 volumes, bound in 20. 8vo (235 x 140mm). With 1684 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform red half morocco, richly gilt spines, marbled sides.

An attractive uniformly bound set of the early years of this famous and beautifully illustrated magazine. The magazine has continued publication almost without interruption to the present day and has become a national institute of which Englishmen may justly be proud. It should be noted that the colouring of the earlier volumes, as offered above, is far superior to the later ones. "It is, indeed, the oldest current scientific periodical of its kind with coloured illustrations in the world, and in the beauty of production and high standard of its contributions it can claim a unique place" (Henry II, p. 302). Title pages to volumes 6 to 10 have been discarded by the binder, who got confused as there are 2 volumes, each with a title-page, bound in one. Added to the set the Index to vols. 1-53. The first 5 volumes are in a slightly later (identical) issue as the edition of the first 5 volumes was too low and quickly sold out. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a famous English botanist and is best known for his splendid 'Flora Londinensis' and 'The Botanical magazine'. The noted natural history illustrators, James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards both found a start with the eminent magazine. The genus Curtisia is named in his honour. Stafleu & Cowan 1290; Nissen BBI, 2350.

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(SCHINZ, S.). - Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8536&s_currency= (SCHINZ, S.).

Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurfder Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 handcoloured engraved plates of floral detail and 101 fine handcoloured woodcuts on 100 leaves of flowering plants. Contemporary boards.

First and only edition, documenting a remarkable survival. The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published. "The only apparent difference is the removal of the (printed) plant-names from the old plates and the printing of new ones at the bottom. It is interesting to compare the handcoloring in the eighteenth-century volume with that in its great sixteenth-century predecessor" (Hunt). In the preface Schinz explains how he discovered the original woodblocks of Fuchs and how they were coloured in the Zurich orphanage. The large woodcuts are beautifully hand-coloured. Christoph Salomon Schinz (1764-1847) was a Swiss physician and botanist at Zürich. Hunt 640; Nissen BBI, 1761.

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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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NOVÆ FLORUM ICONES - Hujus generis atrium cultoribus perutiles, maximâ curâ deliniatæ, et tabulis æneis incisæ. Ex Officina Nicol: Visscher. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8474&s_currency= NOVÆ FLORUM ICONES

Hujus generis atrium cultoribus perutiles, maximâ curâ deliniatæ, et tabulis æneis incisæ. Ex Officina Nicol: Visscher.

A series of 16 copper engravings, numbered lower right, 257 x 175 mm, within the borders c. 229 x 146 mm.

The only other copy known is in the British Museum, London, Department Prints and Drawings, location 1161.c.25, registration number 1937, 0915.449.37-53. The 16 plates are reported on a website, without illustrations, with Nicolaes Visscher II [1649-1702 = Nicolaes Visscher III] as the publisher and dated c. 1670-1700. Dimensions c. 230 x 145 mm [within the borders]. Bound in an album of ornamental prints. Transferred from British Library in 1937. Several of the flowers are copied in a British series published by John Overton in London in a slightly larger size (247 x 164 mm), without a title; see Hollstein p. 286). A series with the identical title 'Novae...incisae', has been published under 'Amstelodamum Renard 1650', is in the Bavarian State Library, published as an e-book with two different physical descriptions: "45 Platten" [plates] and "[30] Bl.: nur III". The e-book can be ordered via the website. It needs further research to know if this is a similar or an identical series, and if the series is complete and the other 29 plates are by the same hand or by different hands. These data give a confusing view on the artist and publisher as well as the date of publication and its content and eventual other series or prints. Another complication is a better known version or copy of the same prints conversed by Jeronimus Falck (c. 1617 - Gdansk - 1677), published in Hamburg in 1662 as well as by Frederick de Wit in Amsterdam 1662, most probably after the series by Nicolaes Visscher, named 'Novae et exquisitae florum icones. Hujus generis atrium cultoribus perutiles, maxima cura delineatae et tabulis aenaeis incisae per Jeremiam Falck Hamburgi ano 1662', and the same with a text below: ''t Amsterdam gedruckt bij Frederick de Wit in de Kalverstraat bij den Dam in de Nieue Paskaert' (1). The series shows 12 plates of the 16 by Visscher, inverse and less subtle executed, but at least one copy has 4 plates by another hand added, perhaps later, but all numbered. The other series is named 'Verscheydene Nieuwe Tulpen, en andere Bloemen / Novae et exquisitae Florum Icones', a series of 16 prints with Jeremias Falck as the inventor and Frederick de Widt as the publisher, probably a later edition of an original from the last quarter of the seventeenth century. Both series have been seen in auctions during the last 60 years (2). References Hollstein Text, vol. XXXVIII, Roosendaal & Amsterdam 1991, p. 286, nos. 89-104 [without locations], and vol. XXXIX, p. 238 the illustration of the title page. An unpublished typescript by M. Simon on works by Claes Jansz Visscher of 1958 lists the items with own numbers, see under concordance (taken from Hollstein) and literature. Bridson & White 1990, p. 43, no. C63: "Visscher, Nikolaas J.? [ca. 1625] Novae florum icones. Amsterdam, L. Renard. 2° 2 ; pts. Eng. t.p. & 11+12[?] pl. **Ref. Warner & Brown p. 851. Suites of prints. The first part has unnumbered plates; the second part comprises 12 [or 10] plates, printed on 6 [or 5] sheets. (Warner & Brown describe a copy which has only plates 1-8, 1-12 in the second part.) Cf: Univ. cat. p. 570 (as Flores. - Novae...); BM cat. v9 p. 468 (sa: Flores Novae...1680? 16 pl.)." See under literature. The author and publisher Three seventeenth-century publishers in Amsterdam are named Nicolaes Visscher. Number I is known as Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652). He originally illustrated maps from other publishers and started to publish his own atlases, historical- and genre prints, landscapes and portraits, and had an art gallery. He also published four (rare) series of flower still-lifes: after Adriaen Collaert c. 1612, after Giovanni Battista Rosso, and two by his own hand, one dated 1640, next to other copies of flower pots after Elias Verhulst, Johan Mer (1609), Adriaen Collaert (1609, 1616 and 1635), Jan Baptist Jacops and Jacob Savery (3). Other engravers, like Peter Schenk, worked after Claes Jansz Visscher. Nicolaes Visscher II (1618-1679) was a son of Claes Jansz and is sometimes referred as Nicolaes I. He worked in his father's workshop and took it over after his death. He is most known for his atlases and town views, partly copied from others. Nicolaes Visscher III (1649-1702) was a son and follower of Nicolaes II, but is sometimes referred as Nicolaes II. He also published atlases and historical prints, partly after others. It is most likely that the series by Nicolaes Visscher is published in or about 1650 in the print room of Claes Jansz Visscher. We don't know yet, however, if the series published that year in Amsterdam with the identical name is the same. The series published by Falck is, most probably, a copy after the Visscher series. It contains 12 plates in reverse, and 4 completely different plates. The copy might be after an incomplete series of 12 plates, as in the Cincinnati copy, the other four added to make it 16. The Bavarian album of 45 plates is, most probably, a combination with one or more different series. It is not completely certain if Claes Jansz is the inventor of the series or his son Nicolaes II in his father's print room, but that is most likely, because his father usually printed his name as 'Claesz J' or the like. The series 1. Title within a wreath of flowers, clockwise from lower centre: Damask Rose (Rosa x damascena); Persian Tulip hybrid (Tulipa clusiana hybrid) (with different leaves); Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria); Eranthis (Eranthis hyemalis); Hollyhock (Alcea rosea semiplena); Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense); Anulated Sowbread (Cyclamen hederifolium); Red Lily (Lilium bulbiferum); Orange Lily (Lilium bulbiferum) 2. Provins Rose (Rosa x provincialis) 3x 3. A nosespray of flowers; Kurdistan Tulip hybrids (Tulipa stapfii hybrid) 2x; white Snake Head's Fritilary (Fritillaria meleagris alba); full Primrose Pearless (Narcissus x intermedius plenus) 4. Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus plenus) lower left; Liverwort (Hepatica nobilis) 3x; Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) top 5. French Rose (Rosa gallica duplex) lower left; Peony (Paeonia officinalis plena) upper left; Prikneus (Lychnis coronaria) upper right; Florentine Iris ( Iris x florentina) lower right 6. Incomparabilis Narcissus (Narcissus x incomparabilis) lower left; Poppy Anemone (Anwmone coronaria plena) mid left; Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria) upper left; Kurdistan Tulip hybrid (Tulipa stapfii hybrid) upper right; Italian Clematis (Clematis viticella) mid right; Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria pseudoplena) lower right 7 Alpine Clematis (Clematis alpina) lower left; Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) mid left; French Marigold (Tagetes patula) upper left; Red Turban Cap Lily (Lilium chalcedonicum) upper right; Liverwort (Hepatica nobilis) mid right; Martagon Lily (Lilium martagon) lower right 8. Pansy (Viola tricolor) 8x; Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria striata) centre; Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum) upper right 9. unknown lower left; Greater Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) left and top; Liverwort (Hepatica nobilis) 2x top; Red Turban cap Lily (Lilium chalcedonicum) lower right 10. unknown lower left; Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) upper right; Persian Tulip hybrid (Tulipa clusiana hybrid) upper right; Spanish Iris (Iris xiphium) lower right 11. Poppy Anemone (Anemone coronaria striata) lower left; Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) 2x; Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascene duplex) top; Tazetta Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta) lower right 12. Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris duplex) lower left; Liverwort (Hepatica nobilis) 2x top; Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) top; German Flag (Iris germanica) lower right 13. Persian Tulip hybrid (Tulipa clusiana hybrid) lower left; Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) upper right (with rose leaves); Brown Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) upper right; Primrose Pearless (Narcissus x intermedius) 14. Orange Lily (Lilium bulbiferum) 15. French Rose (Rosa gallica) lower left; Crown Anemone (Anemone x fulgens) upper left; Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus) upper right; Lesser Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) lower right 16. White Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus duplex) 3x; Full Campernelle Narcissus (Narcissus x odorusplenus) 3x; unknown centre; Stock (Matthiola incana); White Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus plenus) upper right Concordance of the numbers from Visscher, Hollstein, the list of Simon, and the Jeremias Falck publication of 1662 V H S F (all inverse) 1 89 287 1 2 90 288 2 3 91 289 - 4 92 290 10 5 93 291 11 6 94 292 - different 7 95 293 4 8 96 294 - different 9 97 295 13 10 98 296 3 11 99 297 6 12 100 298 12 13 101 299 7 14 102 300 8 15 103 301 9 16 104 302 - different F nos. 5, 14, 15 and 16 different. Literature Gavin D.R. Bridson & James J. White, Plant, Animal & Anatomical Illustration in Art & Science - A Biographical Guide from the 16th Century to the Present, Winchester 1990. Christiaan Schuckman, in Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 145-1700 - Claes Jansz Visscher to Claesz. Claesz Visscher II (Nicolaes Visscher II), vols. XXXVIII and XXXIX, as Hollstein. M. Simon, Claes Jansz. Visscher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1959, TYPESCRIPT. Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, Upperville (Virginia) 1997. Marjorie F.Warner & Janice S. Brown, 1939. Early horticultural literature - A checklist of works published in the16th, 17th and 18th centuries with other materials for the history and bibliography of horticulture. Washington DC. TYPESCRIPT of an alphabetical author catalogue with an alphabetical title index, the latter also including full catalogue entries for anonymous works. Together with a prefatory "Critical report on its aims, failures, and possibilities" by the senior author in 1945. The original report in the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, Washington DC. Bound photocopy in the Library of the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh. [ii]+15+911+143 ff. (1) E.g., Rachel Mellon collection, Upperville (Virginia), 12 plates, see Tongiorgi 1997, pp. 82-84 no. 19, the title page illustrated; Umeå University Library, 16 plates; with Junk, Amsterdam 1986 cat. 239 no. 177 and Quaritch, London, cat. 1062 no. 20; cf. Bridson & White 1990, p. 46 no. C101 and C102; Warner & Brown 1939, p. 273; and British Museum cat. vol. 8, p.1257. See under concordance. (2) E.g., Umeå University Library; and Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 16 June 1998, lot no. 176. Frederick de Wit also as Widt. (3) Complete data in typescript for a publication on flower still-lifes in print. With thanks to Sam Segal who catalogued above item. Condition: The impressions are strong and clear. Considering the extraordinary rarity of the item the condition is quite good. Plate 1: One small tear and another slightly larger one going into the plate mark; Plate 2: Missing part of left margin not affecting the plate mark; Plate 3: Missing small part of right margin not affecting the plate mark, brown old spot in the middle of image; Plate 5: Small damage to left upper corner not affecting the illustration; Plate 12: Tear at the lower margin affecting the plate mark, small marginal loss at the upper left corner not affecting the plate mark. A few plates have their names added in old writing.

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PHILIBERT, J.C. - Exercises de Botanique, à l'usage des commençans. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8198&s_currency= PHILIBERT, J.C.

Exercises de Botanique, à l'usage des commençans.

Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (270 x 140mm). pp. (4), 1-234; (4), 235-438, with 157 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red marbled boards with label on spines. [Together with:] PHILIBERT, J.C. Dictionnaire abrégé de Botanique faisant suite aux exercices de botanique à l'usage des commençans. Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1803. 8vo. pp. vi, 180, with 24 handcoloured plates. Contemporary red boards with label on spine.

First editions of a very attractively illustrated work of which some of the plates are by R.Turpin.According to Quérard the name Philibert is a pseudonym for M. Legendre, 'ancien Conseiller au Parlement'. Stafleu & Cowan 7842 & 7844.

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