2467 - 2631 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
- A few plates sl. frayed and/ or loose(ning); occas. foxed; plates and text lvs. at the end of vol. 2 sl. creased; hinges strengthened. Both vols. lack backstrip; covers stained/ soiled.
= Nissen, BBI 2221; Landwehr, Dutch books w. col. plates 14. First part entirely devoted to apples, the second part devoted to pears and stone-fruit.
- First and last few lvs. margins restored w. paper; last few lvs. frayed and w. (closed) holes; sl. foxed/ browned; some waterstains, mostly in outer margin; two lvs. loose and frayed; a few wormholes in inner margin; new endpapers. Rubbed along extremities; backstrip loosening.
= Nissen, BBI 518; cf. Pritzel 2345; Hunger sale 208; Bibl. Belgica D118.
- Poor copy, lacks binding; lacks prelim. lvs. and at least p.1-24; some lvs. loose; partly waterstained (in margins), various other defects. Sold w.a.f., not collated and not subject to return.
= Nissen, BBI 518; Pritzel 2345; Stafleu 1492; Bibl. Belg. D121. The third and last Dutch edition of Dodoen's Cruydt-Boeck.
- Partly yellowed/ sl. browned; partly sl. foxed; vague library stamp on title-p.; title-p. sl. dam. in fore-edge margin. Bookblock loose; vellum sl. wrinkled.
= Nissen, BBI 513; Pritzel 2346; Hunt 105; Voet 1096; Bibl. Belg. D 112. The revised and enlarged second edition, augmented with 6 woodcuts, first published 1566. Botanical study of the cereals, the vegetables, the vegetation of the marshes, and the water plants. Dodonaeus had already partially treated the subject in De frugum historia liber unus, Antwerp, Loë, 1552, and in the Cruijde Boeck (first edition J. Loë 1554), book 4, but this is a greatly enlarged and systematised version, with new illustrations cut under supervision of Dodonaeus.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Purgantium aliarumque eo facientium, Tum et radicum, Convolvulorum ac deleteriarum herbarum historiae libri IIII. Ibid., idem, 1574, 2 parts in 1 vol., w. continuous pagination, 505,(6)p., woodcut printer's mark on both title-p., 221 full-p. woodcuts by G. VAN KAMPEN after P. VAN DER BORCHT.
- Mostly yellowed/ browned; sm. undisturbing inkstain in outer margin of p.399-455.
= Nissen, BBI 515; Pritzel 2348; Hunt 116; Voet 1099; Bibl. Belg. D 115; Arents 17-A. The first edition. "The four books of the edition proper (pp.9-376) are devoted to the description of plants with purgative properties, of plants of which the roots are used in medicine, of climbing-plants, and of poisonous plants; with 140 illustrations. The Appendix, containing 81 full-p. woodcuts, is divided into two parts. In the first the description is given of a number of plants having a place in the two editions formerly published by Dodonaeus, Frumentorum ...historia (1566) and Florum et coronarium ...historia (1568-1569). The first part forms in fact a kind of appendix to those publications. The second part gives the description of some umbellifers." (Voet). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Without title, but w. the orig. prospectus bound at the beginning of the first vol. Lacks 139 plates; one plate as often uncoloured; one plate lacks sm. portion from lower blank corner; last plate repaired in blank fore-edge margin; occas. browned/ foxed/ spotted. Spines rubbed.
= Nissen BBI 2386 (calling for 594 plates); Plesch I, 278 (591 plates); Dunthorne 121; Landwehr, Dutch Books Col. Plates 62. The plates were lithographed by Burggraaff after drawings by G. Severeyns. This fine flower book was printed for the second time in 1834 under the title "Flore des serres et de jardin de Paris".
= I. Bedekt bloeijende planten; II. Korstmossen en Wieren. Stafleu/ Cowan 2284: "First modern flora of the Netherlands".
AND 3 others, i.a. H.M.D. VAN RIEMSDIJK, Beginselen der kruidkunde (...) (Schoonhoven, 1870-1872, 3 parts in 1 vol., 53 fold. lithogr. plates, contemp. giltlettered hcl. A few leaves loose(ning); lower joint splitting).
- Textlvs. occas. foxed. Paper over covers lacking.
= Oldenburger-Ebbers/ Stehouwer, Bibliografie 18de eeuwse Ned. boeken tuinarchitectuur, p.8: "Knoop dankt zijn reputatie voornamelijk aan de vele publikaties over de cultuur van gewassen. Zijn Beschouwende en werkdadige Hovenier-konst valt enigszins buiten deze reeks. Behalve dat het boek handelt over het kweken van bloemen en planten, komen ook de vormgevende aspecten van een tuinontwerp aan bod. Zijn aanbevelingen leveren Baroktuinen op." A very useful and instructive garden manual. One of the rarest Knoop publications. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
La Court van der Voort, P. 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. gilt hcalf unif. w. the above.
- Textlvs. occas. sl. foxed; plates occas. w. sm. tear in inner margin, 1x w. sm. closed tear in image. Paper over covers lacking.
= 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.
- A few lvs./ plates frayed and (sl.) fingersoiled along edges; occas. lvs. (incl. plates) inkstained/ wormholed in upper blank margin; 3 lvs. dam.; upper hinge weak. Upper joint splitting; binding rubbed and sl. worn; paper over boards partly worn off.
= Ad 1: Nissen 1078; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 89; ad 2 (Fructologia): Nissen 1077; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 93.
- Second part lacks 1 leaf; one leaf dam.; 4 plates creased/ false folds; 2 plates duststained; one plate neatly closed tears; textp. occas. sl. yellowed. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Ad 1: Nissen 1078; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 89. Ad 2 (Fructologia): Nissen 1077; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 93.
- Internally fine. Backstrip chipped at foot; paper over backcover partly restored.
AND 11 (hand)col. lithogr./ engr. plates from various botanical works (19th/ early 20th cent.). - ADDED: 2 odd vols. from G.L.L. DE BUFFON, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux (Paris, 1775/ 1781, engr. plates, contemp. unif. gilt calf).
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; sl. yellowed. Frontcover loose.
= Nissen, BBI 1266. Beautiful, delicate plates.
- A few (old) owner's entries on htitle; sm. owner's stamp on first text leaf; the plates sl. yellowed. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Nissen, BBI 1267. Beautiful plates of tulips. The rarest of the small floras by Malo.
- All vols. w. sm. 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 3 top of spine dam.); joints worn (upper joint vol. 3 heavily wormholed/ dam. at top); covers trifle/ sl. scratched/ waterstained.
= 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 (...)".
- 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 XCIX.
- Upper hinge broken; a few lvs. browned; occas. sl. foxed. Remnant of sm. paper ticket on spine; vellum darkened.
= Nissen, BBI suppl. 1458N; Pritzel 6785 (ed. 1670); Wittop Koning p.151/152.
Heylsame Hauß-Apotecken. Bestehend in allerhand sicheren guten und bewährten, auch von hochgelehrten Herren Medicis gutgeheissenen Artzney-Mitteln, die entwichene Gesundheit widerumb zu überkommen oder beständig zu erhalten. Bremen, J. Schuechegger, 1719, 2nd ed., (6),190,(12)p., contemp. calf w. modern ties.
- New endpapers; contemp. annots./ owner's entry on free endpapers; (finger)soiled and (dust)stained throughout. Rebacked w. modern mor.; corners repaired.
- Plates w. some offsetting from opposite plate; owner's entry of E. de Vries-Egeling (his wife) on title-p. Binding sl. rubbed.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
Idem. Eine Methode zur Analyse der Turgorkraft. Plasmolytische Studien uber die Wand der Vacuolen. Ibid., G. Bernstein, 1884/ 1885, 2 parts in 1 vol., (5),428-601; (5),466-598p., 7 handcol. lithogr. plates, contemp. giltlettered hmor.
- Backstrip restored w. use of contemp. hmor.
= SIGNED and ANNOTATED by the author on the title-p. and p. 512-521. Both parts are offprints from Pringheim's Jahrbüchern für wissenschaftliche Botanik. Band XVI, Heft 4.
AND 2 others by the same: Beiträge zur speciellen Physiologie landwirthschaftlicher Kulturpflanzen (collection of publications, 1877-1881, col. lithogr. plates, contemp. gilt hmor.) and Pflanzenzüchtung (Berlin, 1908, 2nd ed., ills., contemp. giltlettered cl.).
= All vols. from the library of the author.
- A fine set w. the following minor defects: occas. frayed/ foxed; some treatises w. "overdruk"/ orig. wr. pres.; some lvs. loose(ning). Some vols. spine trifle chafed and leather dry.
= From the library of Hugo de Vries and his wife, mostly signed by his wife and occas. SIGNED by the author (w. some scattered annots. in pen and ink). Large and very rare collection of original publications by Hugo de Vries (1848-1935), the Dutch biologist, botanist and one of the first geneticists. Incl. the very rare thesis: De invloed der temperatuur op de levensverschijnselen der planten (The Hague, 1870). DSB XIV, p.95-105: "In addition to his experimental work in plant physiology, de Vries made extensive studies of the theories and literature on heredity and variation in plants. About 1890 he abruptly abandoned the study of plant physiology ans devoted himself exclusively to heredity and variation. This period in his career began with his Intercellular Pangenesis (1889), in which he reviewed critically the work of Spencer, Darwin, Nägeli, and Weismann, and proposed his own theory that "pangenes" were the carriers of hereditary traits. One of the most important books in the history of genetics, it attracted little attention at the time". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
AND WITH: a collection of offprints of articles by Hugo de Vries. - ADDED: 2 others, i.a. E. ZEVENHUIZEN, Vast in het spoor van Darwin. Biografie van Hugo de Vries (Amst./ Antw., 2008, photogr. plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Occas. sl. foxed; both vols. w. owner's entry on titlepage in pen and ink. Both vols. backstrip dam. and binding worn along extremities.
= Horblit 73b; PMM 356; DSB XIV, p.95-105; Garrison/ Morton 240: "Mendel's fundamental work was overlooked until 1900, when De Vries and others brought it into prominence and confirmed it in every respect."
- Frontisp. waterstained. Bindings trifle rubbed.
= The collected works were published on the occasion of De Vries' 70th birthday.
- All vols. w. two sm. tickets and library stamps on upper pastedown, first free endpaper and htitle. All vols. bindings rubbed/ worn along extremities; traces of old tickets on spine; spine-ends occas. frayed/ sl. dam.
= The collected works were published on the occassion of De Vries' 70th birthday.