2390 - 2685 BOTANY, GARDENS AND GARDENING, HUSBANDRY - The Collection of Jan Meemelink
- Occas. (sl.) foxed; first plate portion torn off from blank lower margin. Portfolio dam. = Nissen, BBI 1475.
- All vols. trifle foxed, mostly only on textlvs.; a few plates sl. cut short; vol. 1 a few plates sl. waterstained in upper blank margin; vol. 2 some offsetting on opposite pages. Bindings sl. worn/ soiled; corners sl. showing.
= Nissen, BBI 1477.
- Lacks frontisp.; bookplate (Luyken Landfort) on upper pastedown and owner's entries in lower margin of title-p.; occas. trifle foxed; a few small annots. in outer margin and some underlining in pen and ink; a few leaves w. sm. inkstains (partly in blank margin); 17th/ early 18th cent. annots. (recipes) in pen and ink on final 5 blank pages. Vellum dustsoiled. Nevertheless a fine copy.
= Nissen, BBI 1485. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Partly (very) vaguely waterstained in lower and outer margin (occas. also exstending into text); sm. library stamp on first free endpaper and title-p.; sm. ticket on upper pastedown.
= The rare first Dutch ed. of Parsons' Philosophical Observations on the Analogy between the Propagation of Animals and that of Vegetables (London, 1752).
- Engr. general title vague handcolouring in pink; first garden view and one flower plate w. two flowers coloured in pink; 2nd, 3rd/ 4th garden view sl. waterstained in lower margin and upper outer corner; 64 plates sl. waterstained in margin(s) (partly in blank margin, partly penetrating into image). Vellum sl. wrinkled; brown stain in outer margin of backcover; vellum absent where the 2 gilt floral corner pieces in outer margin should be on backcover; lacks ties.
= Provenance: A.M. Ledebuer [= Adrianus Marinus Ledeboer, bibliophile and bibliographer] (old annot. in pen on upper pastedown). Veldman, Crispijn de Passe and his Progeny p.205-212 ("the masterpiece of the then 20 or 21-year old Crispijn the Younger"); cf. Nissen, BBI 1494; Hunt 199; Hollstein 171. The Dutch text issue of this famous and influential florilegium. Since virtually no two copies of the Hortus Floridus agree in collation and state of the plates, with a great discrepancy between the number of plates (therefore the lot is sold not subject to return), we give an exact description of the present copy. Engr. general title with the portraits of Dodonaeus and Clusius; 1 garden view, 26 unnumbered letterpress textpages in double columns as index to the first 4 parts; I (SPRING), 41 plates (as in printed index); II (SUMMER), letterpress divis. title in Latin w. index of prints for Spring on verso, 1 garden view, 20 plates numbered 1-20 (as in Dutch index, but one more plate than in printed Latin index ); III. (AUTUMN), letterpress divis. title in Latin, verso blank, allegorical engr. "Epigramma" plate of Flora, index of plates for Autumn (listing 24 numb. and 2 unnumb. plates), verso w. Latin text, (2)p. dedication in Latin, 1 garden view, 27 plates numbered 1-25 and extra "Radix" plate (as in index) and 1 extra plate of the "Bol van den Indi: Zee Narcis", also numbered 25 (not in printed index); IV. (WINTER), letterpress divis. title in Latin, 1 garden view, 12 plates numbered 1-12 (as in printed index). All plates with printed text in Latin on verso, many plates with insects and backgrounds. The garden views, the Flora plate and the ornamental title not mentioned in the printed index.
"(...) the Hortus Floridus of Crispin de Passe, admirable though it is, has received almost exaggerated praise. Mr. Savage (...) finds him "facile princeps" among the flower-engravers of the early seventeenth century. (...) The most striking feature is the degree of atmosphere that has been achieved with so difficult and mechanical instrument as the burin. A comparison with the work of Sweert or Besler makes this doubly apparent, and even the best plates of de Bry look a little stiff and formal beside those of the Hortus Floridus. (...) Delightful touches of humour enliven de Passe's work: bees and butterflies hover about the flowers; insects crawl among the leaves; a little mouse gnaws contentedly at an uprooted corm." (Blunt p.97-99). Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Endpapers waterstained; first few lvs. waterstain in upper margin; one plate repaired w. tape; trifle (finger)soiled (incl. vellum).
- Plates partly trifle yellowed; approx. 10 plates (sl.) foxed. Joints sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Covers and corners rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= Nissen, BBI 1527. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- All vols. trifle foxed, worse at endpapers; most vols. w. library stamp on title-p. and verso title-p.; year 36 one plate w. fold; year 50 a few scattered annots. in pencil and a few lvs. repaired w. tape. A few bindings sl. chafed/ worn.
- Dustwr. sl. soiled. Despite minor defects, a fine copy.
= One of 200 copies printed on Nepal paper.
- (Sl.) foxed throughout. Spine-ends and corners sl. rubbed.
= Blunt p.236; cf. Nissen BBI, 1562; Pritzel 7302.
- Bookblock loose(ning); trifle foxed/ soiled (incl. covers).
= Unlike other works by this author, this title is not mentioned by Pritzel or Nissen.
- Fine copy.
= Vicaire p.444-445; Bibl. Gastronomica 871 (under Cailus). Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.
- Lacks the 6 preliminary leaves (incl. title-p.); a few leaves at the end stained in lower blank margin.
= Rare first ed. Cf. Waller 844; Ferro 33A.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Fine copy. = Cf. Waller 844; Ferro 33A.
BOUND WITH: Kweek-school voor liefhebbers der Hooven en Thuynen, By manier van Saamenspraak tusschen een ervaare Kender en nieuwsgierig leerling, Onderwyzende van het begin af, hoe en op wat manier men de Vrugtboomen, uit Karrels of Pitten, leerd Zaayen, Planten, Enten, Zoogen, Occuleeren en behandelen, tot volkoomen Boomen toe. Ibid., idem, 1738, 2nd ed., (8),171,(1)p. (fine). - 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, 1721, 2nd ed., (8),120p., engr. title-vignette by F. BLEYSWYCK. - AND WITH: Vermeerderd en Vernieuwd Register Van meest alle de Soorten van Peeren en Appelen, Met aantooning, op welke tyd dat yder in haar Soort volkoomen regt Ryp zyn. Als mede een Aanteekening van de soorten van Wyngaarden. Kerssen. Haasenoten. Persikken. Vygen. Mispelen (...). Als mede Bloemboomen, Boomgewassen, of Wilde Plantagie (...). Ibid., idem, 1721, 2nd ed., (8),54,(2)p., engr. title-vignette by F. BLEYSWYCK.
- Final two parts sl. waterstained (mostly in outer margin) and sl. yellowed.
- Sl. foxed/ browned; sm. contemp. owner's entries on first and last free endpaper; sm. stamps on verso title. Backcover sl. stained; corners and spine-ends bumped.
= Willems 1803.
- New endpapers; frontisp. cut sl. short and doubled; final quarter foxed and mouldy. Modern calf frontcover. Sold w.a.f.
= Henrey I, p. 208-209; Brunet IV, p.1114.
AND 1 other by the same: Les Jardins, Poëme en quatre chants. French transl. by Voiron and J.-L. Gabiot (Amst., 1782, contemp. (sl. duststained) vellum w. red mor. letterpiece).
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; occas. trifle foxed; tables browned. Rebacked; sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Pritzel 7435.
- "Amelie" and "Adelaide" sl. foxed; "Hélène" and "Clementine" hardly foxed/ no foxing at all; textpages foxed; portrait sl. foxed and mount browned and dampstained. Wrappers foxed and repaired along spine.
= The beautifully handcoloured stipple-engravings show the following roses: "Amélie", "Hélène", "Clémentine" and "Adelaide". Dunthorne 236; Nissen, BBI 1590; Pritzel 7457. Posthumously printed. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.