2490 - 2676 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
- Textp. foxed; plates partly (sl.) foxed. Backstrip dam. and loosening; corners sl. worn.
= Contains nicely handcol. plates of i.a. flowers, birds, fruits and berries, butterflies, a bear-hunt and buffalo-hunt. Nissen, ZBI 4593.
- All vols. w. contemp. owner's entries on upper pastedown and stamp on title-p.; occas. sl. yellowed. Bindings sl. dustsoiled.
= Rarely found complete.
- Sl. browned throughout (also on the plates); a few leaves w. restored section of blank margin.
= Rare. Not in the usual reference books.
AND 1 other: J.G. WOOD, Natural History Picture Book for Children (London, 1861, woodengr. frontisp. and num. ills., orig. gilt cl. Corners sl. rubbed). - ADDED: 2 other unrelated children's books.
- Sm. library stamp on title-p. Joints at top of spine splitting; binding sl. worn along extremities.
- Bookplate on upper pastedwon; contents occas. w. sm. (closed) tears/ trifle frayed/ sl. foxed waterst.; mostly in fine condition.
- Corners showing. Otherwise fine copy.
= Rare model book showing i.a. an electric car "Motorwagen".
- Lacks the title to the third vol.; occas. sl. foxed/ stained; trifle waterstained; one plate gluestained in inner margin; bookblock loosening. Vellum sl. darkened.
= Landwehr, Dutch books w. Col. Plates 65 and p.24f.; cf. Horn/ Schenkling 8017; Nissen, ZBI 1603; BMN II, p.215. The first edition of this famous entomological work. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
- Some foxing. Plates fine. Frontcover of vol. I sm. stain. Otherwise bindings fine.
Domestica, Archeta (= L.M. Bulgen). Insect Life. Ed. J. G. Wood. London, Bell and Daldy, n.d. (±1890), XV,(1),430,(1)p., num. (handcol.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt and dec. cl., a.e.g.
= Very fine copy of the abridged version of "Episodes of Insect Life."
- The first plate of vol. III trifle dam. (paper from opposite textp. formerly stuck to one of the insects), otherwise contents very fine. Covers sl. worn. A very fine and clean set on large paper (27,1x21,1 cm.).
= Including the "Vervolg" w. more pages (240p.), than the 192p. Landwehr calls for at the most. Hagen II, 84; Junk, Rara 162; Nissen, ZBI 3467; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 161. One of the finest and most celebrated works on insects, translated from the original German edition (1740-1746) by C.F.C. Kleemann, the son-in-law of the author, with the same plates. This Dutch edition is unanimously considered to be preferable to the German edition: (much) larger size on thicker paper and superior colouring by Kleemann and his wife Katharina Barbara Rösel von Rosenhof. Our copy has 2 more plates than called for in Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 161. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.
- Contemp. annot. on first blank; plates sl. browned. Spine-ends trifle rubbed.
= Cf. Gumuchian 5667. From the series Bibliothèque de la jeune Fille.
- Outer blank margins of two plates sl. yellowed/ frayed. Top of spine sl. dam.; lower joint splitting at top.
= Poggendorff I, p.249.
- Occas. sl. (water)stained; first text leaf lower corner torn off (no loss of text). Joints splitting at spine ends; lower corners and foot of spine sl. dam.
= De Ganay 45; cf. Hunt 421 (on the 1st ed., Paris, 1709). One of the most important and popular works for 18th century designing of formal gardens. It deals with the positioning of the garden, the use of ornaments in a garden, the necessary division between the formal garden and the vegetable garden, etc. etc. The plates show the various possible layouts for a garden, designs of terraces, staircases, trellises, hedges etc.
- Most plates w. (very) small tear in inner margin, 1x repaired w. pieces of paper, occas. running near or just into image area; some sl. yellowing towards the end. Binding worn/ dam. along spine and extremities.
= One of the most famous Dutch works on the planning and cultivation of country gardens, with much attention given to fruit- and kitchen-gardens. This was the work with which De la Court introduced successful ananas-growing in Europe, as a result of which the ananas became a popular fruit in Europe. Kat. Orn. Berlin 3406; Springer p.42-43; Oldenburger-Ebbers/ Stehouwer, Doc.18E., no. 40, p.6-7: "(...) tot nu toe vroegst bekende verhandeling over het aanleggen van tuinen in Holland. In dit werk getuigt Pieter de la Court van een oorspronkelijke visie op de vormgeving van tuinen, waarbij hij uitgaat van de Hollandse situatie (...)". First published 1737. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.
- Lacks 4 plates; upper hinge weak; owner's stamp on title-p.; a few leaves carefully reattached. Otherwise fine.
= Springer 68; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 101. Beautifully coloured Dutch garden atlas, with hundreds of illustrations, depicting buildings, cottages, follies, garden plans, furniture, sculpture, bridges, gates, leisure activities etc. Interesting provenance: from the library of Slotzigt in Vreeland, with its stamp and owner's entry of "F. v.d. Linden Boomkweker te Soest" (in contemp. pen in margin of final plate). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.
- Tear in frontisp.; title-p. soiled; a few lvs. (incl. endpapers) loose(ning); textp. occas. sl. soiled/ waterst. in margins. Binding trifle stained and w. vague manuscript.
= Cf. Waller 844.
- Lacks "Deel Zuid". Otherwise fine.
Bienfait, A.G. Oude Hollandsche tuinen. The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1943, 2 vols., text vol.: XI,(1),301p., plates/ ills.; plate vol.: XV textp., 317p. with ills., orig. unif. giltlettered pict. hmor., large 8vo/ obl. folio.
- Leather on spine of plate vol. sl. dried. Otherwise very fine.
AND 7 others, English and Dutch texts, i.a. J.D. HUNT and E. DE JONG, The Anglo-Dutch Garden in the Age of William and Mary (London/ Amst., 1988, (col.) plates/ ills., Dutch and Engl. language, orig. wr., obl. 4to) and J.D. HUNT and P. WILLIS, The Genius of Place. The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820 (London, 1975, num. ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Some foxing throughout; textlvs. sl. dogeared; last plate trifle frayed and duststained on verso. Covers and first/ last leaves loose; covers foxed/ dustsoiled; spine sl. dam.
= Springer p.68. The binding w. the address "Amsterdam, G.L. Funke. Uit het Fonds van G.B. van Goor te Gouda". Rare, the final 60 plates copied after the 1802 edition of Magazijn van Tuin-Sieraden by G. van Laar. Contains useful plates and plans with garden designs (w. paths, bridges and ponds) and i.a. examples of garden furniture, fences and summer- and ice-houses.
- Spine sl. sunned; corners rubbed.
AND 1 other: IDEM (ed.), Gardens Old & New. The Country House & its Garden Environment. Vol.1 (London, n.d., 1 vol. (of 3), ills., orig. gilt cl., a.e.g., folio).