2390 - 2685 BOTANY, GARDENS AND GARDENING, HUSBANDRY - The Collection of Jan Meemelink
- Top of spine sl. dam. Good/ fine copy. = Cf. De Ganay 68; cf. Springer p.34.
- Foxed; library stamp on upper pastedown; 2 lvs. stained in blank outer margin, not touching text.
= Pritzel 5413. Critica Botanica, on botanical nomenclature, is an expansion of a chapter of the Fundamenta Botanica in a separate publication, as are Bibliotheca Botanica (1736) and Classes Plantarum (1738). Together the Fundamenta Botanica and Critica Botanica summarised Linnaeus's thoughts on botanical nomenclature and classification which he later revised and elaborated in his Philosophia Botanica of 1751. (Encyclopedia Britannica)
BOUND WITH: Browall, J. Discursus de introducenda in scholas et gymnasia praecipue vero in gymnasium arosiense historiae naturalis lectione (..). Ibid., idem, 1737, (8),24p.
- Endpapers heavily annotated; owner's entries on title-p.; occas. annots. and underlinings throughout; a few lvs. w. text in weak impression; sl. foxed. Backstrip worn.
= Pritzel 5414; cf. Hunt 523 (1st ed. 1745): "Flora Suecica was Linnaeus' attempt to provide a convenient handbook to the flora of his country. It must be used with his Species plantarum (1753), which provides references to Flora Suecica and the binomial names".
- Bound w. a number of blank lvs. Paper library ticket on frontcover. A good copy.
= Pritzel 5405. In the Fundamenta Botanica (first ed. 1736), Linnaeus expounded the principles of botanical nomenclature and the rules to be followed in the classification and naming of plants. These were later elaborated, with numerous examples, in his Critica Botanica of 1737.
- Library stamp on first free endpaper and title-p.; occas. trifle waterstained in blank margins. Fine copy.
= Pritzel 5411; Lists 1021 genera of plants, and forms the "starting [point] of modern botanical nomenclature" (Henrey II, p.650).
- Owner's dedication on title-p.; (sl.) foxed; from page 157-300 sm. wormhole in inner margin, affecting a few plates. Spine worn; frontcover loose(ning).
= Nissen, BBI 1215; Hunt 504: "As the volume was produced at the expense of George Clifford, merchant prince and owner of the gardens at Hartecamp, it stands alone among the many publications of Linnaeus as a really beautiful book. It is the only book by Linnaeus found in the bibliographical lists of Dunthorne, Nissen, and Great Flower Books. The sensitive and lively drawings of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) and the good engraving of Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759) make the book a treasure." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CX.
= Facs. reprint of the Amst. ed., 1737.
- Both vols. sl. frayed along margins; 2nd vol. first few lvs. waterstained in inner margin; trifle soiled. Lacks binding.
- Upper hinge widening; occas. trifle foxed; sm. wormhole in inner margin affecting about 60 pages near the end. Covers worn; corners showing.
- Fine set, with almost pristine contents. Paper over covers partly sl. rubbed; a few vols. backstrip chafed; first free endpaper of a few vols. pasted onto upper pastedown.
= Pritzel 5431; cf. Nissen, BBI 940. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- Engr. title laid down; engr. title-p., both endpapers and blanks dam. in outer margin (repaired/ strengthened); owner's entry on title-p., upper endpaper and first blank; two leaves w. tear in text (1x due to printing flaw (p.347)); otherwise lower outer corner partly sl. foxed/ brittle; occas. sl. waterstained in blank margin. Top of backstrip reattached. Otherwise fine.
= From the library of Jan Veth (owner's stamp on upper pastedown). Nissen, BBI 1219; Pritzel 5548; Voet 1579. The first Dutch edition of this herbal, which is in all literature invariably described as very rare. The revised and augmented version of De Lobel's Plantarum seu stirpium historia, Antwerp 1576. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- A few leaves w. brown stains in text; occas. yellowed; occas. vaguely dampstained in blank lower margin. Fine copy.
= With an extra multi-lingual index, probably from the second ed. 1581. Voet 1578-I, II B, III and IV; Hunt 126 (also noting the 4 replacements pasted over the orig. woodcuts, as in our copy); Pritzel 5548; Nissen, BBI 1218; Adams L1382 and P616. The woodcut illustrations are partly by A. van Leest, and partly taken from the works by Dodonaeus and Clusius. "(...) Den 2. Teil bilden die Stirpium adversaria nova (London: Purfoot 1570) von P. Pena u. Lobel, von denen Plantin 800 Exemplare für 1200 Gulden gekauft hatte und für die er hier ein neues Titelblatt und Kolophon gedruckt hat." (Nissen).
- Library stamp on title-p.; bookplate on upper pastedown; upper hinge sl. weak. Boards trifle chafed. A fine copy.
= Nissen, BBI 1228.
- Foxed throughout; plates darkened, mostly in margins; new endpapers. Covers rubbed along extremities; spines sunned; calf worn away at joints.
= Nissen, BBI 1238; Pritzel 5629.
- Sl. foxed; hinges strengthened w. paper. Covers rubbed; cl. worn away at joints and spine-ends.
= Nissen, BBI 1247 (ed. 1867, same plates). "The highlight of Fawcett's early colour printing, and one of the finest examples of colour printing of the century (...) an ambitious task and a triumph of wood-engraving and colour printing." (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing p.148); cf. Pritzel 5642.
- Occas. sl. foxed; first 8 lvs. w. sm. waterstain in blank margin; 2 plates strengthened w. tape.
= Vicaire V, p.485f.
Ernouf, (A.A.). l'Art des jardins. Parcs, jardins, promenades. Etude historique, principes de la composition des jardins, plantations, décoration pittoresque et artistique (...). Ed. A. Alphand. Paris, J. Rothschild, n.d. (±1880), 3rd ed., VIII,364p., num. (full-p.) woodengr. maps/ plans/ ills., orig. col. pict. lithogr. boards, 4to.
- First ±10 and last ±5 lvs. sl. foxed. = Vicaire III, p.590.
- Title-p. and first 5 leaves dam. and strengthened in margins w. loss of words; one textleaf strengthened in blank margin; owner's entries on title-p. and a few textp.; partly w. tiny wormhole in text. Joints splitting, but holding well; corners worn.
= The first French edition. Nissen, BBI 1304; Pritzel 5991; Blunt p.56ff and Arber p.92ff: "(...) One of the chief commentators and herbalists of the later renaissance (...)". Attractively illustrated and extensive herbal. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- Unnumb. copy.; covers trifle soiled. Otherwise fine.
= Sumptuous publication, reproducing 24 drawings by the botanical artist Margaret Mee (1909-1988), famous for her drawing of plants from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
- Bound w. 2 manuscript lvs. w. contemp. annots.; sl. foxed, frontisp. portrait worse. Sm. stain on frontcover.
- Title-p. sl. dampstained and restored in blank margins.
= Very rare, probably published in a limited number of copies.