2187 - 2522 NATURAL HISTORY, HUNTING AND FALCONRY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANS
- Contents fine. Bookplate on verso frontwr. Frontwr. sl. frayed and dogeared.
= Very rare. "Treatise on plants, animals and minerals from "West Indies" (America) and their use in medicine (Voet 1710). Cf. Durling 3216. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CII.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Simplicium medicamentorum ex nova orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, historiae liber tertius. Latin transl. C. Clusius. Ibid., idem, 1582, 47p., woodcut printer's mark on title-p., 2 ills.
- Contents fine.
= Very rare. "Translation, with comments, by C. Clusius of the third book of Monardes on medicinal plants and minerals of America" (Voet 1712). Durling 3217.
- Vol. 3 lacks 3 plates; sl. foxed; cut trifle short (affecting running title on plates). Bindings sl. rubbed.
- Yellowed/ sl. browned at beginning and end (frontisp. yellowed); old owner's entry on first divis. title ("M.R.").
= Not in Nissen or Pritzel; cf. Hunt 406, listing the first English edition, published in 1703. "The original Dutch edition was De nieuwe Nederlandse Bloem-Hof (Leyden, 1700) (...) and the book reached its seventh edition in 1792. A second English edition appeared in 1711, a French edition at Leyden in 1714, and four German editions by 1728." (Hunt). All editions are very rare, this edition not in JAP (2 copies in NCC). This edition contains a chapter on melons not present in the 1700-edition also offered in this auction.
- All divis. titles (reattached and) loosening; partly waterstained. Vellum soiled.
= Rare first edition of this very popular instruction book. Not in Nissen or Pritzel; cf. Hunt 406, listing the first English edition, published in 1703. "The original Dutch edition was De nieuwe Nederlandse Bloem-Hof (Leyden, 1700) (...) and the book reached its seventh edition in 1792. A second English edition appeared in 1711, a French edition at Leyden in 1714, and four German editions by 1728." (Hunt). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; contemp. annots. and underlining in pen and ink throughout and contemp. manuscript on first free endpaper; vaguely waterst. in blank upper outer corner. Lacks ties; sm. burnstain on backcover.
= "Treatise on plants of India (especially medicinal ones), with some digressions on diseases and social-cultural remarks. (...). Adaptation and Latin translation by Carolus Clusius. (...) He [the translator] consequently translated the text into Latin, arranging it somewhat by deleting the dialogues and making of it two books divided into two chapters, with at the end of practically each chapter his own comments and remarks" (Voet 1838). Nissen BBI, 949; Durling 3414; Wellcome I, 4655; cf. Hunt I, p.120. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
BOUND WITH: Guinterius, J. Commentarius de balneis et aquis medicatis, in tres dialogus distinctus. Strasb., T. Rihelius, (1565), (14),204p.
- Lacks title-p. and last textleaf; contemp. annots. and underlining in pen and ink throughout.
= Very rare work on diseases that can be cured by bathing.
- Plates trifle/ sl. yellowed and occas. sl. foxed/ frayed. Text vols. w. owner's entry on htitle.
= Atlas w. orig. frontwr. of first instalment. Nissen, BBI 1475.
Calkoen, H.J. Planten-Atlas. Introd. H. de Vries. Leyden, A.W. Sijthoff, n.d. (1898), 2nd ed., (10),221p., 124 col. lithogr. plates w. num. ills., orig. dec. cl., 4to.
- Plates occas. (sl.) yellowed; contents loosening. Binding rubbed alond extremities.
= Not in Nissen.
- Very fine copy, apart from a few minor defects: occas. trifle thumbed and a few foxed spots. Upper joint strengthened w. leather; spine sunned.
= Nissen, BBI 1490; Hunt I, 235. Immense herbal, listing approx. 3800 plants, most of which are illustrated. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
- Pastedowns loose/ partly dam.; ticket on upper pastedown; first free endpaper sl. loosening and w. remnants of bookplate; blank outer margins of a few lvs. w. a few bleached spots. Lacks ties; covers sl. soiled and warped.
= From the library of F.W.T. Hunger. Nissen, BBI 463. Cf. Bibl. Walleriana 7568; Bibl. Osleriana 3718; Hunt I, 158: "It is sometimes held that della Porta was the real originator of the botanical Doctrine of Signatures in any approximation to a scientific form. The theory was that Divine Providence had formed plants in such a way as to indicate the ailments they would cure". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- Possibly a few plates taken from a later edition; upper hinge weak; a few lvs. loosening; occas. some underlinings and contemp. annots. in ink in blank margins; contemp. manuscript recipe in ink on last free endpaper. Backcover w. a few stains.
= Rare first ed. Cf. Waller 844; Ferro 33A.
BOUND WITH: Register van alle Soorten van Peeren en Appelen, Met aanwijsing op welke tijd dat yder in haar Soort volkoomen, en te regt Ryp sijn. Als meede een Register van alle Soorten van Wyngaarden of Druiven, Persikken, Abricosen, Pruimen, Karssen, Kruisbessen, Aalbessen, Mispelen, Haasenooten (...). ibid., idem, 1717, 1st ed., (8),64p., engr. title-vignette by F. BLEYSWYCK. - AND WITH: Oeffening en Regte Behandeling aangaande het bebouwen der Moes-Tuynen; Onderwijzende de Regte Culture van alle de Moes-Planten welke tot de Keuken behooren; als meede om zommige derselve in een vroeger Tijd te konnen hebben, als die Jaarlijks naa ouder gewoonte. Ibid., idem, 1718, 1st ed., (8),128p., engr. title-vignette by F. BLEYSWYCK.
- Yellowed; a few plates trifle/ sl. foxed; heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown. Rebacked (only orig. leather over joints lost).
= Iconographia Botanica seu Plantae Criticae, centuria XI. Cf. Nissen, BBI 1602 and Pritzel 7504, both under Iconographia Botanica and both listing only centuria I-X.
- Plates w. some sl. occas. yellowing/ foxing; 4 plates (CCCCXV-CCCCXVIII) creased/ soiled/ sl. stained; 3 plates misbound; textlvs. partly sl. browned/ foxed. Bindings rubbed.
= Contains: Familie der Mohne, Kappern, Beilchen, Cisten und Ranunkeln (w. plates I-XIX, I-XL and I-CXXVIII (incl. XVI bis)); Familie der Kätzenblüther (bound after Familie der Mohne (etc.); plates DCXXI-DCCXXXI); Spitzkeimer (...) Typhaceae, Irideae, Narcisseae, Juncaceae (plates CCCXIX-CCCCXVIII); Familie der Zapfenbäume, Eiben, Cytineen, Santelgewächse, Seideln und weidenartigen Kätzchenblüther (plates DXXI-DCXX). Very fine, at times splendid colouring of part of the lithographic images. Nissen, BBI 1604; Pritzel 7511.
- Vol. 1 only. Yellowed; occas. trifle/ sl. foxed/ offsetting; (crossed-out) owner's entries/ stamps/ tickets on upper endpapers. Binding rubbed; old ticket at foot of spine.
= Nissen, BBI 1603; Pritzel 7501. The complete work contains 250 plates.
- Part of plates yellowed/ browned; all vols. owner's entry on htitle. Bindings worn along extremities; one vol. lacks lower portion of backstrip.
= Nissen BBI 2383. Nice plates of flowers, plants and fruits, and some of garden architecture or plans.
- Contents fine, apart from a few minor defects: one plate w. 2 sm. tears in top margin just touching the image; first free endpaper loosening; first 3 lvs. w. tiny wormhole in lower inner blank margin; last plate w. sm. hole, not affecting the image. Upper joint partly split but still strong; frontcover partly faded; letterpiece sl. dam.
= From the library of F.W.T. Hunger. Nissen 1627; Pritzel 7587; Rouffaer/ Muller p.341; Howgego I, R31: "While in India he [the author] became absorbed in the flora of the country, and, at his own expense commissioned a thorough botanical survey. Involving as many as hundred European and Indian scholars (...) hundreds of trees, shrubs, and plants were meticulously catalogued, described and illustrateed. Each species was named in Latin, Arabic, Sanskrit, Malayalam and Tamil". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- The handcol. plates yellowed; uncol. plates trifle/ sl. foxed. Binding rubbed along extremities; foot of spine chipped.
= Nissen, BBI 1628.
- Occas. sl. foxed; title-p. sl. dustsoiled and upper outer corner sl. dam.; preliminary leaves (incl. title) sm. hole in lower outer blank corner; a few leaves sl. loosening or sl. defective near spine. Binding soiled and rebacked.
= Henrey III, 1274; Pritzel 7677. Interesting copy, with extensive contemp. annots. in a well legible hand (partly on interleaved blanks) and underlinings. Rare.
- Two bookplates pastedowns. Binding sl. rubbed wlong extremities; spine-ends (sl.) worn. Very fine copies.
= Nissen BBI, 1674. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- Trifle/ sl. foxed (last plate and endpapers worse). = Pritzel 7792.
- Partly yellowed, occas. sl. browned; a few lvs. sl. frayed. Spine sunned.
AND 1 other: G. HEUZÉ, Les plantes industrielles. Seconde partie (Paris, 1860, vol. 2 (of 2) only, handcol. lithogr. plates, modern hcalf).
- Professionally restored and rebound copy, engr. portrait and title and last 2 lvs. margins restored; trifle foxed and duststained.
= Large paper copy. Despite the restorations a good to fine copy. Nissen, BBI 1752.