2490 - 2676 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
- Endpapers heavily annotated; owner's entries on title-p.; occas. annots. and underlinings throughout; yellowed. Top of spine dam.; backstrip worn.
= Pritzel 5414.
- Both vols. w. occas. annotats. and underlining; old owner's entry on title-p. 2nd vol. Binding sl. worn along extremities; backstrip cracked.
- Waterstained in lower and inner margin throughout (worse in first part).
= Cf. (both concerning ed. 1751) Hulth 72; Soulsby 437. One of Linnaeus' major works, of great importance for the development of systematic botany.
Dieterich, C.F. Pflanzenreich nach dem neuesten Natursystem (...) Carl von Linne. Leipsic, C. Fritsch, 1775, 2 vols., (16),688; (2),689-1332,(27)p., 1 woodcut and 1 engr. title-vignette, contemp. unif. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece.
- Yellowed. Vol. 2 lacks sm. portion of letterpiece; vol. 1 top of spine chipped; both spines creased; binding sl. worn (along extremities).
- Two sm. stamps and owner's entry in pen and ink on title-p.; new endpapers; sl. yellowed. Spine creased.
= Soulsby 603; Hulth 145.
- Sm. library stamp on title-p.; sl. foxed.
Lucas, F. Die besten Tafelbirnen, enthaltend 100 der zur Anpflanzung in den deutschen Gärten geeignetsten Sorten. Ibid., E. Ulmer, 1871, VII,144p., num. woodcut ills., orig. wr.
- Sm. library stampon title-p. and frontwr.; trifle foxed.
AND 1 other by E. LUCAS.
- Lacks the title-p., 10 preliminary lvs. and 58 text lvs.; some lvs. w. sm. (marginal) tears or sm. holes, one leaf w. larger (3,5x4 cm.) hole in text; one leaf lacks large portion in lower outer corner (w. loss of text); 7 lvs. remargind; sl. browned/ soiled/ waterst./ dustst. throughout; occas. sm. waterstains/ inkstains; new endpapers. Sold w.a.f.
= Hunt I, 160; Pritzel 5990; Nissen, BBI 1311; Durling 3019.
- Stamp on title-p.; trifle yellowed. Spine faded.
- All vols. w. library-stamp on title-p.; vol. 1 first ±20 lvs. sl. wormholed in blank lower margin; occas. trifle foxed. All vols. spine w. sm. wormholes; spine-ends chipped (vol. 2 and 4 top of spine dam.); joints worn (upper joint vol. 4 heavily wormholed/ dam. at top); covers trifle/ sl. scratched.
= Pritzel 6237. Not in Nissen/ Hunt. On Miller see Fussell, Old English farming books p.123-125 and British gardeners, a biographical dictionary p.204-205: "Under his direction the physic garden gained an international renown, enhanced by the authority of Miller's several publications, the most influential of which was The Gardener's Dictionary (...). This went through many editions, remaining a definitive work for over a century and highly praised by Linnaeus (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
- Lacks 30 plates; most plates in fine condition; a few plates sl. soiled; 4 plates sl. (water)stained; several quires sl. waterstained in upper blank margin (occas. touching text); blank inner margin occas. sl. browned; a few plates loose; owner's entries on title-p. (incl. "Natura docet" Denekamp).
= Nissen, BBI 1428; Pritzel 6556; De Belder 252. The unusual plates depict plants set in or floating above landscape backgrounds. "The plates are as curious as their subjects. They commonly present the plants far larger than life, oranges huge as pumpkins, cyclamens with heavy corms floating lightly in mid-air, gentle geraniums grown into giant trees. The effect is obtained through sketching in classical or idyllic [including some very Dutch views] or mountainous little landscapes below." (Hunt 404). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
- Trifle yellowed/ spotted. Rebacked w. use of part of orig. backstrip.
= Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 29; Dunthorne 215; Nissen, BBI 2219; Hunt 733: "Nederlandsch Bloemwerk is a symbol and representation of the ascendancy of the Dutch nurseryman, the developer and disperser of tulips, hyacinths, and auriculas at the end of the eighteenth century. At the same time it takes a backward glance at the art of the gardener and of the flower-painter of a century and a half earlier, the golden age of Tulipomania (...)". The plates are usually assigned to Paul Theodor van Brussel (mainly on the basis of his signature on the title-p.). He closely followed the plates by Robert Nicolas in several of his designs. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Vol. 2 covers sl. stained and w. a few sm. holes (backcover worse); spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Nissen, BBI 1474. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
- Plates (sl.) yellowed and occas. sl. cut short (affecting address at the bottom but never the image; plate 65 cut short somewhat more and irregularly, eliminating also plate number); a few plates w. sm. marginal tear; one text leaf w. large tear and missing portion, affecting text. Frontcover w. photocopied title-p. attached w. brown tape.
= The first edition. Nissen, BBI 1474. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
- Lacks frontisp.; title-p. stained; most lvs. sl. waterst. in lower blank margin; upper hinge weak.
= Pritzel 6785; Nissen 1458n (ed. 1670); Hunt 364 (ed. 1682). Rare edition of this popular herbal, first published in 1670 in 4to.
- Upper hinge broken; a few lvs. browned; occas. foxed.
= Nissen, BBI suppl. 1458N; Pritzel 6785 (ed. 1670); Wittop Koning p.151/152. Title w. engr. of an herb shop by C. PLOOS VAN AMSTEL after G. VAN DEN EECKHOUT (Hollstein 75; Wittop Koning p.151).
- Binding sl. worn along extremities.
- Occas. trifle foxed; dedication (dated 1951) on first blank. Neatly rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip; covers sl. scratched. A fine copy in an attractive binding.
= The second part consists of a "Catalogue des jacintes connues en 1767", listing approx. 2000 species. Hunt 602; Nissen, BBI 1718; Pritzel 7996; Krelage p.612ff: "De belangrijkste aan de Hyacint gewijde monografie (...). Lange tijd is dit boek de voornaamste bron van inlichtingen over de Hyacintenteelt gebleven (...).". Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
- Lacks the text part (16p.) called for in the title ("To which is added an Accurate description of their Colours, with Instructions for Drawing & Painting them according to Nature. Being a New Work intended for the use & amusement of Gentlemen and Ladies Delighting in that Art"). Occas. sl. yellowed; a few occas. sm. stains; owner's entry on first blank.
= Nissen, BBI 1734; Henrey 709. First published ±1760. Fine colouring. Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
= Nissen BBI, 1812.
AND 1 other: H.J.N. CRANTZ, Stirpium Austriarum (Leipsic, 1767, 1 vol. of 3, 6 fold. engr. plates, modern hcl. (vol. 3 only)).
- Vol. 1 and 2 w. owner's entry (by a member of the Hilhorst-family) on first free endpaper. Dustwr. vol. 1 sl. frayed.
= All vols. SIGNED by the artist on title-p. and vol. 2 also by the authors. With the prospectus to vol. 2
AND 1 other: D. SNIJMAN, Revision of the Genius Haemanthus L. (Amaryllidaceae) (Kirstenbosch, 1984, VIII,139p., col. plates mainly after E. WARD-HILHORST, ills., orig. giltlettered artificial leather. Journal of South African Botany Supplementary Volume No. 12. SIGNED by the author and the artist on title-p.).
- Frontisp. and title-p. yellowed/ sl. foxed; plates trifle yellowed/ foxed; textlvs. sl. yellowed; upper hinge weak. Backstrip loose and sl. dam. at ends.
= Nissen, BBI 2174; Pritzel 10366; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 213. Fine chromolithographs by G. Severyns after A.J. Wendel.