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69/2550 Das Buch der Welt ein Inbegriff des wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte Naturlehre Länder und Völkerkunde Weltgeschichte Götterlehre  69/2550 Das Buch der Welt ein Inbegriff des wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte Naturlehre Länder und Völkerkunde Weltgeschichte Götterlehre
69/2550 Das Buch der Welt ein Inbegriff des wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte Naturlehre Länder und Völkerkunde Weltgeschichte Götterlehre  69/2550 Das Buch der Welt ein Inbegriff des wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte Naturlehre Länder und Völkerkunde Weltgeschichte Götterlehre
69/2550 Das Buch der Welt, ein Inbegriff des wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre (...). Stuttg., C. Hoffmann, 1844, 384,(1)p., letterpress title w. woodengr. vignette, lithogr. frontisp., 37 handcol. lithogr. plates, 2 tinted views and 12 steelengr. portraits/ views, contemp. gilt hcalf, 4to.

- 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.

€ (100-150) 120
69 2551 Büsching A F 69 2551 Büsching A F
69 2551 Büsching A F 69 2551 Büsching A F
69/2551 Büsching, A.F. Neue Erdbeschreibung. Hamburg, J.C. Bohn, 1754-1768, 5 parts in 7 vols., 5 ident. engr. title-engr., sl. later unif. vellum.

- All vols. w. contemp. owner's entries on upper pastedown and stamp on title-p.; occas. sl. yellowed. Bindings sl. dustsoiled.

= Rarely found complete.

€ (300-500) 425
69/2552 The Cabinet or a natural History of Quadrupeds Birds Fishes and Insects 69/2552 The Cabinet or a natural History of Quadrupeds Birds Fishes and Insects
69/2552 The Cabinet; or a natural History of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes and Insects. Edinb., A. Chapman & Co. for J. Beugo a.o., 1801, 2 parts in 1 vol., (2),148; (2),118,(2)p., over 700 engr. ills. on 148 plates, later hcl. w. mor. letterpiece.

- 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.

€ (70-90) 70
69 2553 Conchology  Bergen K A von 69 2553 Conchology Bergen K A von
69/2553 [Conchology]. Bergen, K.A. von. Classes conchyliorum. Nuremberg, W. Schwarzkopf, 1760, 132p., contemp. gilt hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.

- Sm. library stamp on title-p. Joints at top of spine splitting; binding sl. worn along extremities.

€ (100-150) 140
69 2554 Diderot D and d'Alembert J 69 2554 Diderot D and d'Alembert J
69 2554 Diderot D and d'Alembert J 69 2554 Diderot D and d'Alembert J
69/2554 Diderot, D. and d'Alembert, J. Recueil de planches de l'encyclopédie, par ordre de matières. Vol. 2. Paris/ Liege, Panckoucke/ Plomteux, 1783, 242 (double-p.) engr. plates, contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine, 4to.

- Bookplate on upper pastedwon; contents occas. w. sm. (closed) tears/ trifle frayed/ sl. foxed waterst.; mostly in fine condition.

€ (200-300)
69 2555 Electricity  Modellband zu Wilke Elektrizität 69 2555 Electricity Modellband zu Wilke Elektrizität
69/2555 [Electricity]. Modellband zu Wilke, Elektrizität. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1900), 4 chromolithogr. plates w. movable parts, orig. cl., obl. folio.

- Corners showing. Otherwise fine copy.

= Rare model book showing i.a. an electric car "Motorwagen".

€ (70-90) 80
69 2556 Entomology  Goedaerdt J 69 2556 Entomology Goedaerdt J
69 2556 Entomology  Goedaerdt J 69 2556 Entomology Goedaerdt J
69 2556 Entomology  Goedaerdt J 69 2556 Entomology Goedaerdt J
69/2556 [Entomology]. Goedaerdt, J. Metamorphosis naturalis, ofte historische beschryvinghe van den oirspronck, aerd, eygenschappen ende vreemde veranderinghen der wormen, rupsen, maeden, vliegen, witjens, byen, motten ende dierghelijcke dierkens meer; niet uyt eenighe boecken, maer alleenelijck door eygen ervarentheyd uytgevonden, beschreven, ende na de konst afgeteyckent. Middelb., J. Fierens, n.d. (1662-1669), 3 parts in 1 vol., (40),152,(16); (16),288,(16); (16),208p., 2 diff. engr. titles and 152 ills. on 124 plates, contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo.

- 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.

€ (800-1.000) 900
69 2557 Entomology  Kirby W and Spence W 69 2557 Entomology Kirby W and Spence W
69/2557 [Entomology]. Kirby, W. and Spence, W. An introduction to Entomology; or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects (...). London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1843, 6th ed., 2 vols., XXIII,(3),435,(1),32(advert.); VIII,(2),426p., 5 handcol. engr. plates by J. CURTIS, orig. unif. gilt cl.

- 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."

€ (50-70) 70
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69 2558 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J 69 2558 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
69/2558 [Entomology]. Rösel van Rosenhof, A.J. De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten. Voorzien met naar 't Leven getekende en gekleurde Plaaten. Vol. I-IV and Supplement. Haarlem/ Amst., C.H. Bohn/ H. de Wit, (1764-1788), 5 parts in 9 vols., 3 handcol. frontisp., portrait (uncol.) and 386 (fold.) handcol. plates, early 19th cent. unif. gilt hcloth, large 4to.

- 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.

€ (3.000-5.000)
69 2559 Entomology  Ulliac Tremadeure  S  69 2559 Entomology Ulliac Tremadeure S
69/2559 [Entomology]. Ulliac-Tremadeure, (S.). Phénomènes et Métamorphoses causeries sur les Papillons, les insectes et les polypes. Paris, Didier, 1855, (4),II,397,(2)p., 8 handcol. engr. plates by G. MONTAUT, orig. richly gilt and embossed boards.

- Contemp. annot. on first blank; plates sl. browned. Spine-ends trifle rubbed.

= Cf. Gumuchian 5667. From the series Bibliothèque de la jeune Fille.

€ (40-60) 40
69 2560 Floods  Bossut C  d'Alembert  J Le Rond and Condorcet  M J A N de Caritat de 69 2560 Floods Bossut C d'Alembert J Le Rond and Condorcet M J A N de Caritat de
69/2560 [Floods]. Bossut, C., d'Alembert, (J. Le Rond) and Condorcet, (M.J.A.N. de Caritat de). Nouvelles Expériences sur la Résistence des Fluides. Paris, C.-A. Jombert, 1777, (4),230p., 5 fold. engr. plates, contemp. mottled calf w. gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece.

- Outer blank margins of two plates sl. yellowed/ frayed. Top of spine sl. dam.; lower joint splitting at top.

= Poggendorff I, p.249.

€ (150-250)
69/2561 [Gardens and gardening]. 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. cl., large 8vo/ obl. folio.
€ (40-60)
69/2562 [Gardens and gardening]. Chittenden, F.J. The Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening: a Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture. Ed. P.M. Synge. Oxf., Clarendon Press, 1974-1976, reprint after the 2nd ed. (1956), 5 vols. (incl. supplement), num. ills., orig. unif. giltlettered cl., 4to.
€ (70-90)
69 2563 Gardens and gardening  Dezallier d'Argenville A J  69 2563 Gardens and gardening Dezallier d'Argenville A J
69/2563 [Gardens and gardening]. (Dezallier d'Argenville, A.J.). La theorie et la pratique du jardinage, ou l'on traite a fond des beaux jardins apellés communément les jardins de plaisance et de propreté. Avec les pratiques de géométrie nécessaires pour tracer sur le terrain toutes sortes de figures. Et un traité d'hydraulique convenable aux jardins. Paris, P.-J.Mariette, 1747, 4th ed., (12),482,(2)p., 49 (mainly fold./ double-p.) plates/ plans, woodcut ills., contemp. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- 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.

€ (200-300) 220
69 2564 Gardens and gardening  La Court van der Voort P de 69 2564 Gardens and gardening La Court van der Voort P de
69/2564 [Gardens and gardening]. La Court van der Voort, P. de. Byzondere aenmerkingen over het aenleggen van pragtige en gemeene landhuizen, lusthoven, plantagien en aenklevende cieraeden: waer by gevoegt is Eene Verhandeling aengaende het snoeijen en voortteelen van Vrugt- en Wilde Boomen: inzonderheid eene nette Beschryving om jaerlyks overvloedig Druiven in de open Lucht; ook by vervroeging in stook- en andere warme kassen, voort te brengen. Als mede Om onfeilbaer ananas-vrugten, ook citroen-, limoen-, oranje-boomen en andere Gewassen van Warmer Luchtstreek onder onze koude voort te queeken en te vermenigvuldigen. (...). Amst., K. van Tongerlo and F. Houttuin, 1763, 2nd ed., (2),XII,(4),522,(18)p., 16 fold. engr. plates w. designs for greenhouses, fruit, flowers, 1 textengr., contemp. mottled calf w. gilt spine, 4to.

- 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.

€ (200-300) 200
69 2565 Gardens and gardening  Laar G van 69 2565 Gardens and gardening Laar G van
69/2565 [Gardens and gardening]. Laar, G. van. Magazijn van tuin-sieraaden. Of verzameling van modellen van aanleg en sieraad, voor groote en kleine lust-hoven, voornamelijk van dezulke die, met weinig kosten, te maaken zijn (...). Amst., J. Allart, 1802, (4),IV,120[=118],VIIIp., engr. title w. vignette, 186 (of 190) contemp. handcol. plates, contemp. giltlettered hmor., 4to.

- 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.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1000
69/2566 Gardens and gardening  De nieuwe naauwkeurige Neederlandse Hovenier Onderwijsende hoe hier te Lande onder dit Climaat een Tuin met sijn Parken Paaden Glintingen en Heiningen wel sal aan69/2566 Gardens and gardening De nieuwe naauwkeurige Neederlandse Hovenier Onderwijsende hoe hier te Lande onder dit Climaat een Tuin met sijn Parken Paaden Glintingen en Heiningen wel sal aan
69/2566 [Gardens and gardening]. De nieuwe naauwkeurige Neederlandse Hovenier, Onderwijsende hoe hier te Lande, onder dit Climaat een Tuin, met sijn Parken, Paaden, Glintingen en Heiningen wel sal aangeleid, en de Boomen aan deese moeten geplant, gesnoeid, aangebonden en onderhouden werden. En Op wat wijse men onvrugtbaare Boomen, 't sy Karrel- of Steen-Vrugten Vrugtbaar maaken (...) alsoo bewaaren kan. Ook regte (...) manier, om haar Siektens en Ongemakken (...) voor te koomen en te geneesen; als mede een Beschrijving van alle soort van Rijpen en Ongedierten die de vrugten der Bloemen bederven (...). Leyden, J. du Vivie, 1713, 1st(?) ed., (12),278,(10)p., engr. frontisp. by F. BLEISWYK, 14 plates (1x fold.), contemp. vellum, sm. 4to.

- 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.

€ (150-250) 160
69/2567 [Gardens and gardening]. Oldenburger-Ebbers, C.S., Backer, A.M. and Blok, E. Gids voor de Nederlandse tuin- en landschapsarchitectuur. Rott., De Hef, 1995-2000, 3 (of 4) vols., richly illustrated, orig. unif. boards w. dustwr., 4to.

- 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.).

€ (70-90) 70
69 2568 Gardens and gardening  Ottolander K J W  Eeden A C van and Berg J T van den 69 2568 Gardens and gardening Ottolander K J W Eeden A C van and Berg J T van den
69/2568 [Gardens and gardening]. (Ottolander, K.J.W., Eeden, A.C. van and Berg, J.T. van den). Verzameling van tuinsieraden, bevattende (...) Modellen voor Schetsen van Plattegronden, met en zonder Waterwerken, tot het aanleggen van Tuinen en Buitenplaatsen; benevens (...) Voorbeelden om op de minst kostbare wijze, volgens van Laar, Koepels, Tuinhuizen, Priëeltjes, Bruggen, Zitbanken, Tuinstoelen enz. enz. te doen vervaardigen. Gouda, G.B. van Goor, n.d. (1867), (2),51 textp., 100 lithogr. plates w. opposite explanatory text, orig. printed publ. boards, folio.

- 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.

€ (100-150) 100
69/2569 [Gardens and gardening]. Tipping, H.A. English gardens. London, Country Life, 1925, 1st ed., LXIV,375p., 521 (full-p.) photogr. ills., orig. giltlettered cl., a.e.g., folio.

- 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).

€ (50-70)