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

Still life with a variety of flowers.

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

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

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FROELICH, J.A. - De Gentiana dissertatio. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9600&s_currency= FROELICH, J.A.

De Gentiana dissertatio.

Erlangae, typis Kunstmannianis, 1796. 8vo (215 x125mm). pp. (6), 142 with 1 fine hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary brown wrappers.

The thesis issue, a trade issue was published in the same year. Josef Aloys Frölich (1766-1841) wasa German botanist and entomologist. The genus Froelichia (family Amaranthaceae) is named in his honour. The fine engraved plate is by J. Sturm. Provenance: Dedication by the author to Von Moll on free end-paper. Stafleu & Cowan 1906.

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HOFFMANN, G.F. - Plantarum Umbelliferarum Genera eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, situm, figuram... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9511&s_currency= HOFFMANN, G.F.

Plantarum Umbelliferarum Genera eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, situm, figuram...

Mosquae, typis N.S. Vsevolozskianis, 1816. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. (2), xxxiv, (2), 1-94, (2), (2, engraved title), 95-222, 20, with engraved hand-coloured frontispiece, 1 engraved plate 'Tabula.." and 4 engraved folded plates. Contemporary half red calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

Georg Franz Hoffmann was a German botanist, professor of botany at Erlangen, Göttingen and Moscow. Second enlarged edition, the first edition was published in 1814. Both editions are extremely rare as they were both printed in Moscow in a small edition. The last 20 pages concern a 'Syllabus Umbelliferarum Officinalum', first published in 1814. Nissen no. 894 does not have this 'Syllabus'. Stafleu & Cowan no. 2895 mention 34 pages of 'Erörterungen' at the end which are not included in our copy, they also state that copies vary. Stafleu & Cowan 2895.

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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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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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EUR 800.00










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HOOKER, J. - The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country ... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7734&s_currency= HOOKER, J.

The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country ... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker.

London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 (-1851). 3 parts (bound in one). Folio (490 x 380mm). With ahandcoloured vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, on title and 30 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine in 6 compartments, marbled sides.

One of the most attractive botanical books of the nineteenth century. "An important work, both for the botanist and horticulturist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The text was edited by Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) from his son's field notes sent back from India. "The drawings, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, were by Kew's official botanical artist, Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch's vigorous, confident lines and bold colouring miraculously recreated exotic bloom - 29 had been delineated by the time the last plate appeared in 1851 - which excited the botanist and were to provide the gardener with some of our best garden species" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 144). Joseph Dalton Hooker obtained through Lord Carlisle a grant to explore the central and eastern Himalayas. One text leaf with small marginal repair. Second issue of part 1 only, no difference with the first edition except for the indication 'second edition'. This second issue of the first part was printed in the same year as the first issue. Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI, 911.

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SONNINI, C.S. - Traité des Asclépiades, particulièrement de l'Asclépiade de Syrie; précédé de quelques observations sur la culture du coton en France. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7722&s_currency= SONNINI, C.S.

Traité des Asclépiades, particulièrement de l'Asclépiade de Syrie; précédé de quelques observations sur la culture du coton en France.

Paris, F. Buisson, 1810. 8vo (210 x 133mm). pp. (2), 146, with 2 handcoloured folded engraved plates. Recent red half morocco, spine with gilt lettering.

Charles Sonnini de Manoncour (1751-1821) was a French naturalist and traveller. He is best known for his publication on Egypt. "In 1777 he joined the African expedition of Baron de Tott, and after remaining for some time in Egypt, travelled in Greece, the Aegean, and Turkey. He returned to France in 1780 and employed himself in the improvement of agriculture, introducing several exotic vegetables into the country "(Howgego p. 976). The present work is Sonnini's only botanical publication. Stafleu & Cowan 12.454.

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(SAINT SIMON, M.H. DE). - Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, réproduction et culture. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7700&s_currency= (SAINT SIMON, M.H. DE).

Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, réproduction et culture.

Amsterdam, 1768. 4to (282 x 225mm). pp. (iv), 164, (4), 15, (1), with 10 folding engraved plates [bound up with:] Discours addressé à l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Berlin, avec un Livre intitulé: Des Jacintes, leur anatomie, réproduction et culture. 4to. pp. viii. Contemporary calf, spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border (hinges splitting but firm, rubbed).

First edition of the most important work on hyacinths published in the 18th century. A very interesting association copy. A presentation copy from the author to Lord Effingham 'Remembrance given very heartily from the Marquis Saint Simon to his Lordship Lord Effingham to whom he confers to be indebted with a word of friendship not alone from the ... but from the utmost of his heart. Given in bruxelles 15 avril 1768'. The 'Discours' bound at the end has the following written by Saint Simon 'by the same author & given by the same heart'. "His 'Des Jacintes' was in its time a distinct contribution to the subject, especially Ch. 7, where 'Il entre dans un détail plus anatomique de la génération des Jacintes' (p. iv), and the 'Catalogue des Jacintes connues en 1767', which lists over two thousand named varieties, double and single, including those grown by George Voorhelm. Presumably it was also issued separately. It appears to be the most important list for the century. The analytical plates are by Jacob vander Schley (1715-1779), who had previously engraved the plates for Charles Bonnet's 'Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles...' (1754) 4to. J. van Hiltrop, engraver of the vignette, worked in Utrecht during the middle of the century" (Hunt 602). The 'Discours' bound at the end was separately published and we have never seen it bound in. The Frenchman Marquis Maximilien-Henri de Saint-Simon (1720-99) retired about 1758 to the country near Utrecht. Nissen BBI, 1718; Pritzel 7996.

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HOOKER, J. - The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country ... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7089&s_currency= HOOKER, J.

The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country ... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker.

London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 (-1851). 3 parts (bound in one). Folio (495 x 370mm). With ahandcoloured vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, on title and 30 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Later full green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 red labels, frontcover with gilt lettered title within a gilt border.

One of the most attractive botanical books of the nineteenth century. "An important work, both for the botanist and horticulturist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The text was edited by Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) from his son's field notes sent back from India. "The drawings, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, were by Kew's official botanical artist, Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch's vigorous, confident lines and bold colouring miraculously recreated exotic bloom - 29 had been delineated by the time the last plate appeared in 1851 - which excited the botanist and were to provide the gardener with some of our best garden species" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 144). Joseph Dalton Hooker obtained through Lord Carlisle a grant to explore the central and eastern Himalayas. Second issue of part 1 only, no difference with the first edition except for the indication 'second edition'. This second isssue of the first part was printed in the same year as the first issue. Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI, 911.

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DODONAEUS, R. - Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6980&s_currency= DODONAEUS, R.

Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio.

Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1569. 8vo (165 x 107mm). pp. 311, (9), with Plantin's device on title and 109 mostly full-page woodcuts by Arnaud Nicolai and G. van Kampen after drawings by Pieter van der Borcht. Contemporary vellum over boards (spine worn).

The second edition (first 1568) of Dodoens' study of ornamental and fragrant plants, one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'. The work includes many of the recent introductions from Asia Minor, bulbous plants in particular, that were transforming European gardens. "Dodoens' 'Florum, et coronariarum' was devoted to those flowers, ranging from herbaceous annuals and perennials to rare bulbous plants, that were traditionally used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to form garlands and wreaths, 'coronae'; in fact, a garden planted with such flowers was sometimes referred to in this period as a 'hortus coronarius'. Among the flowers he describes are the rose, violet, lily, marguerite, marigold, amaranth, iris, narcissus, anemone and carnation and sweet-smelling herbs such as thyme, marjoram, lavender and lavender cotton. In the second edition of this work, which was published in 1569, Dodoens included descriptions of the tulip (p. 107), the 'Flos africanus' or tagetes (p. 62), and the 'Chrysanthemum perunianum' or sunflower (pp. 305-6), which, as the auhor explained, is crowned with flowers of 'exceptional size' and is native to 'Peru and other American regions''' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, p. 156). Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), Flemish physician and botanist, was one of the three great Flemish botanists of the second half of the sixteenth century, the others being Clusius and L'Obel. The second edition is a slightly modified version of the first edition. It has 5 entirely new woodcuts, four were used to replace four illustrations in the first edition. Provenance: P. Bodenheim, P. Keller on free endpaper, bookplate of Ernst Conrad Stahl, 'ex libris Henrici Schriber ? Palens S. M. O. on title. Hunt 104; Nissen BBI, 514.

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WENDLAND, J.C. - Ericarum Icones et Descriptiones/ Abbildung und Beschreibung der Heiden. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6842&s_currency= WENDLAND, J.C.

Ericarum Icones et Descriptiones/ Abbildung und Beschreibung der Heiden.

Hannover, the author & Hahn, 1798-1823. 27 parts in 25. 4to (310 x 250mm). With 159 (of 162) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers, uncut.

A very fine uncut copy in its original wrappers of one of the rarest works on South African botany.The last parts are particularly rare due to the well-known 'Napoleonic Pause' the disruption of most of Western Europe's cultural life caused by wars waged by Napoleon and the aftermath. In our copy 3 plates are lacking in part 14. Johann Christoph Wendland (1755-1828) was chief-gardener at Herrenhausen. The fine plates are after drawings by the author and the great majority depict South African species. Dr. W.Junk in his 'Junk Rara' writes that he does not remember having seen a complete copy. The only complete copy to have been on the market in the last decades is the Plesh copy sold at auction in 1976. Kerkham, 'Southern African Botanical Literature', 723; Stafleu & Cowan 17.132.

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REIDER, J.E. VON. - Abbildung von fünf und zwanzig und Beschreibung von hundert der neuesten und merkwürdigsten Pelargonien. 1 & 2 Jahrgang. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6773&s_currency= REIDER, J.E. VON.

Abbildung von fünf und zwanzig und Beschreibung von hundert der neuesten und merkwürdigsten Pelargonien. 1 & 2 Jahrgang.

Nürnberg, in der C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung, 1829-1830. 2 volumes, bound in one. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. (6), 130; pp. (2), 168, with 50 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label.

A rare contribution towards the genus Pelargonium. Only two volumes were published with each 25 plates. Jakob Ernst von Reider was a Bavarian horticultural author and the editor of the 'Annalen der Blumisterei für Gartenbesitzer...' of which 12 volumes appeared between 1826 and 1836. The Geraniaceae Family includes the genus Pelargonium and the genus Geranium. The geranium flowers are symmetrical while the pelargonium flowers are not. The pelargonium flowers have a nectary tube behind the petals, the geranium does not. The colouring of the plates is outstanding. First title with small repair. Nissen BBI, 1610.

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(JAUFFRET, L.F.). - La Corbeille de Fleurs, ouvrage de Botanique et de Littérature, ... Et de douze Romances gravées avec Accompagnement de Piano... destiné aux jeunes demoiselles. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6688&s_currency= (JAUFFRET, L.F.).

La Corbeille de Fleurs, ouvrage de Botanique et de Littérature, ... Et de douze Romances gravées avec Accompagnement de Piano... destiné aux jeunes demoiselles.

Paris, Ferra/ Genève, Sestié, 1819. 8vo (212 x 130 mm). pp. (2), viii, 384, with 24 fine engravedplates by Prêtre and 13 folded engravings of 12 piano pieces. Contemporary green boards, spine with gilt lines and red gilt lettered label.

A beautifully illustrated botanical work for young ladies with 12 piano music pieces. The work was issued with plain and coloured plates. It is a companion piece to Jauffret's 'Le panier de fruits'. The work was first published in 12 parts in 1807. 'Nous avons voulu offrir aux jeunes personnes, sur-tout aux Demoiselles, une distraction fugitive, un amusement sans danger, mais non pas sans utilité' (From the preface). A fine uncut copy. Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 45.

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CURTUS, F. - Ad vivium exprimebat. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6549&s_currency= CURTUS, F.

Ad vivium exprimebat.

Bologna, Guiseppe Longhi and Franciscus Curtus, c.1644. Small folio (275 x 200mm). With engraved title within a garland of flowers and ribbons, 31 engraved plates, reversed images of Robert's 'Variae ac multiformes florum species'. Old boards.

A very rare set of engravings after Robert with strong impressions. There is no mention of Robert and all the plates are signed F. Curtus. This set is not mentioned in any of the obvious bibliographies although Curtus or Curti is known as a publisher of other works.

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DANCKERTS, J. - Livres de Fleurs. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6478&s_currency= DANCKERTS, J.

Livres de Fleurs.

Amsterdam, c. 1680. Oblong small folio (350 x 190mm). Engraved title within a garland of flowers arranged on a pillar, and 9 engraved plates of bouquets of flowers, each bouquet displayed in an ornamental glass vase, very fine engravings. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt borders, rebacked to style.

Not in Nissen or any of the obvious bibliographies. Dunthorne 317 cites this work under the author Vauquer. Dr. Sam Segal believes this work by Justus Danckerts is the first edition and predates the edition by Vauquer. However both are rare and no copy has appeared at auction. J. Danckerts was a member of the famous Danckerts family of Amsterdam, one of the best known print and map sellers in 17th century Amsterdam. 'The grandfather, father, and sons were all highly skilled and excellent artistic draftsman and engravers' (Koeman II, p. 88).

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GLEADALL, E. E. - The Beauties of Flora with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature, arranged emblematically with directions for colouring them. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6475&s_currency= GLEADALL, E. E.

The Beauties of Flora with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature, arranged emblematically with directions for colouring them.

Heath Hall near Wakefield, E.E. Gleadall, 1834-36. 2 volumes. 4to (335 x 250mm). With 2 hand-coloured lithographed titles and 41 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth.

A fine copy of a rare privately printed flower book, of which the two volumes together are difficult to find. Eliza Eve Gleadall's instruction book on how to paint flowers is one of the most important ones of a genre, which became fashionable in the first half of the 19th century. In a special exhibition at the University of Wisconsin, Madision on 'Women & Nature: Floral Sentiment', in September 2001 Gleandall's book figures as one of the more important items of the exhibition. "At the present period, when the studies of youth are arranged so as to blend information with amusement, when the accomplishments are considered merely as the relaxation of the mind, I have thought this volume on Flowers (which comprehends a botanical account of each specimen, the appropriate emblem, accompanied with instructions for copying the design) might afford a chaste recreation, and contribute to encourage a taste for Flowers . . ." (From the introduction). Only 115 copies printed of the first volume and probably less of the second. Rrovenance: Armorial bookplate of Henry Greenwood. Nissen BBI, 715; Dunthorne 123.

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CHIFFLET, J.J. - Lilium Francicum, veritate historica, botanica, et heraldica illustratum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6467&s_currency= CHIFFLET, J.J.

Lilium Francicum, veritate historica, botanica, et heraldica illustratum.

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1658. Folio (310 x 210mm). pp. (iv), 143, (3), with 16 engravings in the text. Contemporary calf, with gilt coat of arms of Louis-Henri de Loménie, Comte de Brienne on frontcover, some minor repairs.

An attractively illustrated and rare work on all aspects of the lily. "First edition of a curious work with well-engraved plates" (Hunt 277). In this heraldic, emblematic, and general iconographical and historical study of the lily, Chifflet challenges, in the course of a general examination of its symbolic manifestations, the antiquity of the lily as the French regal device. Three other small works by the same author are included. Hunt 277.

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ANDREWS, H. C. - Coloured Engravings of Heaths. The drawings taken from living plants only. With the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth, and time of flowering of each; in Latin and English. Each figure accompanied by accurate dissections of the several parts (magnified where necessary) upon which the specific distinction has been founded, according to the Linnaean System. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6012&s_currency= ANDREWS, H. C.

Coloured Engravings of Heaths. The drawings taken from living plants only. With the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth, and time of flowering of each; in Latin and English. Each figure accompanied by accurate dissections of the several parts (magnified where necessary) upon which the specific distinction has been founded, according to the Linnaean System.

London, T. Bensley [vol I], R. Taylor [vols II-IV] for the Author, [1794-] 1802-1809 [-1830]. 4 vols bound in two. Folio (423 x 259 mm). With engraved dedication leaf and 288 hand-coloured engraved plates; vol III without half-title, some occasional minor spotting to prelims and a few text leaves, a fine, clean copy in contemporary speckled calf by J. Clarke, rebacked preserving original spines, gilt edges.

First edition, with the rare fourth volume, of Andrews' 'finest achievement ... noble in conceptionand impressive in execution' (Blunt). Andrews drew and engraved all his plates, wrote most of the text and, according to Dunthorne, even did his own colouring. This work exemplifies the 'erica-mania' that dominated English horticulture at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Numerous newly discovered South African species were being introduced through the enterprise of nurserymen like Lee and Kennedy, and several hundred species and varieties were available and in cultivation. This copy contains all the indexes, dedication, address, introduction, dissertation, list of heaths cultivated by Lee and Kennedy at the Vineyard Nursery in Hammersmith, systematical arrangements, etc. In common with other copies seen, the titlepage of volume IV is in fact the title from volume II with the number altered by hand. The work was published in parts, and volume IV appeared over a twenty-year period from 1810 to 1830. Few complete copies survive, and most sets comprise only the first three volumes, with occasionally a fragment of the fourth. Dunthorne 9; Great flower books, p 47; Johnston 674 (vols I-III only); Nissen BBI, 31; Stafleu and Cowan 134.

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BRY, J.T. DE. - Anthologia Meriana CXV. continens plantarum, florum maxime, egregie sculptas tabulas, addito indice, in quo tum antiquiora illarum, tum etiam Linnaeana occurrunt nomina. Editio nova. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5994&s_currency= BRY, J.T. DE.

Anthologia Meriana CXV. continens plantarum, florum maxime, egregie sculptas tabulas, addito indice, in quo tum antiquiora illarum, tum etiam Linnaeana occurrunt nomina. Editio nova.

Francofurti et Lipsaie, apud Joann. Georg. Fleischer, 1776. Folio (353 x 227mm). pp. 6, with 115 (4folded) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with gilt lettering.

A well preserved and spotless copy of one of the most beautiful German florilegia illustrating numerous exotic and unusual plants. It is the last edition of de Bry's famous florilegium. The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was very popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593... he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." (Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora p. 74). This last edition has 115 plates portraying the most beautiful plants of the 'Florilegium Renovatum et Auctum' published in 1641 (-1647). Nissen BBI, 276.

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DELAFLEUR,N.G. - [Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5927&s_currency= DELAFLEUR,N.G.

[Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638.

[Paris], Pierre Mariette, 1638. Small oblong 4to (190 x 290mm). Engraved throughout, title-portraitwithin border of flowers, 12 plates of flowers, all by Delafleur (some neat marginal repairs, old crease marks with very small tears to plates numbered 8 and 9, all but two plates pricked for transfer or showing the marks from an adjoining plate). Contemporary limp vellum (neatly rebacked, ties lacking).

First edition of this rare set of decorative plates, the de Belder copy (a variant before the addition of the privilege) is the only copy we could trace having been sold in the last 20 years. Born in Lorraine, Delafleur was known in Rome, where he worked for Cardinal Barberinni, as 'Monsù Fiore' Monsieur Flower) in recognition of his great skill in depicting floral subjects. The present work, unlike many other 17th century botanical works, does not seem to be based on any earlier models.The plates each feature two or more varieties or species, with six plates depicting small bunches tied with ribbons around their stalks. Bulbous plants predominate (daffodils, narcissi, jonquils, tulips, blue-bells, lilies and fritillaries) but the work also includes irises, carnations and roses. Hunt 232 ('rather rare'); Berlin Kat. II, 4416 (incomplete); Thieme-Becker 3:578.

Order-nr. 5927

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REICHENBACH, L. - Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XXI. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2931&s_currency= REICHENBACH, L.

Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XXI.

Lipsiae, F. Hofmeister, 1867. 4to. pp. (4), 108, with 210 engraved plates (numbered 1842-2051). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering.

Stafleu & Cowan 8885 (with exact collation). The complete volumes XXI of the uncoloured edition with the text in Latin, dealing with Umbelliferae. A bit foxed.

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REICHENBACH, L. - Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XI-XII. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2926&s_currency= REICHENBACH, L.

Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XI-XII.

Lipsiae, F. Hofmeister, 1849-1850. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to. pp. (4), 32; (4), 34, with 211 engraved plates (numbered 521-620; 621-731). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering.

Stafleu & Cowan 8885 (with exact collation). The complete volumes XI & XII of the uncoloured edition with the text in Latin, dealing with Coniferae, Taxineae, Cytineae, Santalaceae, Elaeagneae, Thymelaeaceae, Salicineae, Betulineae, Cupuliferae, Urticaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Laurineae, and Dipsaceae. A bit foxed.

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REICHENBACH, L. - Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen V-VI. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2924&s_currency= REICHENBACH, L.

Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen V-VI.

Lipsiae, F. Hofmeister, 1841-1844. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to. pp. (4), 1-38; (4), 39-84, with 227engraved plates (numbered 129-198, 198B, 199-230; 231-277, 277bis, 278-282, 282B, 283-352). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering.

Stafleu & Cowan 8885 (with exact collation). The complete volumes V & VI of the uncoloured edition with the text in Latin, dealing with Rutaceae, Sapindaceae, Malvaceae, Oxalideae, Carophyllaceae, Theaceae, Tiliaceae, and Hypericineae. A bit foxed.

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REICHENBACH, H.G.L. - Deutschlands Flora mit höchst naturgetreuen, charakteristischen Abbildungen aller ihrer Pflanzen=Arten in natürlicher Grösse und mit Analysen auf Kupfertafeln, als Beleg für die Flora Germanica excursoria und zur Aufnahme und Verbreitung der neuesten Entdeckungen innerhalb Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Länder: ... (Band II:) FAMILIE DER KREUZBLUETHLER ODER VIERMAECHTIGEN: CRUCIFERA S. TETRADYNAMAE CUM RESEDEIS. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=1405&s_currency= REICHENBACH, H.G.L.

Deutschlands Flora mit höchst naturgetreuen, charakteristischen Abbildungen aller ihrer Pflanzen=Arten in natürlicher Grösse und mit Analysen auf Kupfertafeln, als Beleg für die Flora Germanica excursoria und zur Aufnahme und Verbreitung der neuesten Entdeckungen innerhalb Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Länder: ... (Band II:) FAMILIE DER KREUZBLUETHLER ODER VIERMAECHTIGEN: CRUCIFERA S. TETRADYNAMAE CUM RESEDEIS.

Leipzig, F. Hofmeister, 1837-1838. 4to. pp. iv, 121, (1), with 102 partly handcoloured engraved plates. Unbound in contemporary blind half cloth portfolio (spine broken).

In this edition the fine handcolouring is confined to the essential parts (i.e flowers and some leaves) of the depicted plants. Text browned, plates slightly spotted.

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EUR 250.00


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PAXTON'S MAGAZINE OF BOTANY AND REGISTER OF FLOWERING PLANTS. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=30&s_currency= PAXTON'S MAGAZINE OF BOTANY AND REGISTER OF FLOWERING PLANTS.

London, W.S. Orr & Smith, 1834-1849. 16 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 717 (25 doublepage) fine handcoloured plates of flowers, 6 plates (5 coloured) of garden designs and numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, spines with 4 raised bands, gilt lines and lettering.

Nice set of this famous and beautifully illustrated periodical. In the advertisement of the Xth. volume we read: "The character of the Embellishments of this work has at length been brought almost as near to perfection as possible to attain. It is indeed, suggested by some of our friends, that they are occasionally too beautiful; and that the plants they represent are not ordinarily so handsome as they are here depicted". Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) was head gardener to Duke of Devonshire at Chatworth, where for example he achieved the first blooming of the 'Victoria amazonica'. He designed the Crystal Palace and became one of the leading English botanists. Nissen BBI, 2351; Great Flower Books p. 85.

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