2390 - 2685 BOTANY, GARDENS AND GARDENING, HUSBANDRY - The Collection of Jan Meemelink
- Upper blank margin of title-p. restored w. paper; all vols. w. bookplate "dr. F.A. Sondervorst" on upper pastedown; vol. 1 owner's entry on first blank and scattered contemp. annots.; vol. 2 contemp. annot. on verso 2nd blank. Bindings sl. worn, mostly at joints and backstrips.
= Nissen BBI, 1977; Hunt p.450: "(...) The significance of Tournefort to eighteenth-century botany, and to that of today, lies in him having classified all plants into genera. (...) it was Tournefort who first set the genera and their component species apart, treating the genus as the smallest practical unit of classification, and considering the species as variants of the genus. To this day he is known among botanists as the father of the generic concept. Hundreds of the generic names coined or accepted by him were later adopted by Linneaus and are in use today. (...)".
- Ex library copy w. the usual stamps (Rijkslandbouwschool Wageningen) on title leaf; first vol. first few lvs. and a few quires waterstained; both vols. occas. browned. Binding rubbed along extremities.
= As usual the text vols. only (occasionally comes with a collection of dried specimens in a separate volume). Rare description of 300 plants and trees with ample and detailed information on cultivation and use.
- Exceptionally fine copy, from the library of SIX VAN HILLEGOM (bookplate on upper pastedown).
= Nissen, BBI 1998; Landwehr 199; Hunt 539. "The genius of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1780) was the dominant influence in botanical art during the middle years of the eighteenth century." (Blunt, p.159). The first Dutch edition of the Plantae Selectae, published between 1750-1769. On these magnificent plates by the self-taught draughtsman Ehret, Linnaeus wrote to Trew: "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants, Edwards' work of birds and Roesel's of insects, nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." SEE ILLUSTRATION ON THE FRONTCOVER AND PLATE CXXI.
- All vols. waterstained in upper margin; crossed out library stamps on title-pages and free endpapers; vol. 4 plates erraticcally bound but complete. Paper over boards sl. worn; calf sl. soiled.
= Rare Dutch adaptation of Jethro Tull's The Horse-Hoing Husbandry (London, 1733-1740), containing a larger number of plates than the original.
- Contemp. owner's entry and library stamps on title-p.; first free endpaper sl. waterstained.
= Pritzel 9590. Adriaan Pieter Twent (1745-1816), Lord of Raaphorst, was a Dutch minister and mayor of Gouda in 1785. Rare.
- Upper hinge sl. weak; portrait sl. waterstained in outer blank margin and strengthened w. tape on verso; a few lvs. strengthened w. tape in upper margin; scattered owner's annots. Rebacked w. use of orig. letterpiece; binding sl. dam./ soiled; corners showing.
= Nissen, BBI 2033; Hunt 470: "Sébastien Vaillant is honored in France as the man who first understood the nature of sex in plants. He was a student of Tournefort's and considerably influenced Linnaeus. (..) He spent many years on the preparation of his Botanicon Parisiense, in which he developed his study of sexual characteristics, but died before the work could be published. A prodromus was issued the next year (1723) through Peter Vander Aa, with preface by Herman Boerhaave, and the complete work with plates in 1727."
- Lacks 1 plate; bookplate and owner's entry in pen on upper pastedown; soiled w. some waterstains; hinges strengthened w. tape. Covers sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Not in the usual reference works. Rare.
- Fine copy. Spine-ends trifle rubbed.
= One of 100 copies printed on Japon, with an extra suite of the plates.The colophon calling for an original drawing by M. LEMAIRE (not present).
- Vol. 1 (sm.) waterstain in outer (mainly blank) margin; contemp. annots. on 1 pastedown and in blank part of last leaf; lacks free endpapers. Bindings sl. rubbed; vol. 1 spine-ends dam.; corners showing.
= Cf. Pritzel 10768 (other eds.). This anonymously written and important herbal, first published 1683, went through several editions. Jean Baptiste de Ville was its first publisher.
- A few textp. sl. foxed; some offprinting from plates on opposite textp. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities. Fine copy.
= Fine work produced by H. Vilmorin, director of the French company Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie. It is effectively an unsurpassed trade-catalogue of wheat types produced by Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie. Oberlé, Bibliothèque bacchique 831.
- Most plates w. duststains or some foxing , mostly in the margins; some plates show a (vague) waterstain around the depicted plants, probably caused by the handcolouring and probably present in all copies; a few plates w. repaired marginal defects (i.a. sm. tears). Rubbed/ worn along extremities; backstrip splitting on upper joint.
= Bound with 4 similar EXTRA plates, showing flower bouquets after J.L. PREVOST. Very rare collection of attractive flower and fruit studies by the court flower painter Henriette Antoinette Vincent. She was a student of Gerard van Spaendonck and Pierre-Joseph Redouté. She became an exceptional flower painter who rivalled with Redouté. This publication is considered her magnum opus. Very rare, only 5 copies are known to exist. Nissen, BBI 2066; Dunthorne 319. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
- First few lvs. stain in upper margin. = Cf. Waller 360 (ed. 1769, 2nd ed.).
- Contents very fine (3 plates and accomp. textleaves sl. dampstained in lower blank margin). Paper over covers dam.; spine-ends worn/ chipped.
= Rare, complete copy. Nissen, BBI 1784; Hunt 728; Dunthorne 277. "Holland produced several magnificently illustrated works, of which Schneevoogt's Icones (...) is the finest. Its plates record new and rare plants cultivated in Holland, many of which were grown in the celebrated Voorhelm and Schneevoogt nursery at Haarlem." (Blunt p.168). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Seems to lack a leaf in the preliminaries, but the work is complete: as in the 1st ed. the portrait counts for *1, the title for *2, however the dedication, which counted for *3 of the 1st ed. to Marco comte d'Odescalqui has been omitted in this 2nd edition. Fine copy.
= Pritzel 9852; Nissen, BBI 2079N; Krelage p.586, 605, 608 and passim. On the author at length T.T. Mantel, ''Waardevol oud papier uit Haarlem''. In: Waardevol oud papier. Haarlem, 1996, p.215-228. Ex libris Med. Dr. C. Rasch. With contemp. owner's entry on the title-p.: "Bibliotheca monasterii Sancti Martini Tornaci dedicavit R.D. Baclow supprior 1776". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Lacks frontwr. Otherwise fine. = Rare, a combination of a trade catalogue and reference work.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Backstrips sl. sunned. A good copy.
= Cf. 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."
- (Sl.) foxed throughout. Spines sunned. = Published on the occasion of De Vries' 70th birthday.
- Library stamp and owner's entry in pen and ink on first free endpaper and the same stamp on the "Inleiding". Binding trifle rubbed.
Idem. De voeding der planten. Ibid., Kruseman & Tjeenk Willink, 1876, 1st ed., (4),193p., num. woodengr. ills., contemp. gilt hmor. (sl. worn).
= From the library of H. de Vries w. the owner's entry of his wife on first free endpaper.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Het leven der bloem. Ibid., 1877, 1st ed., (4),147p., num. woodengr. ills. - AND 9 others by the same, all Dutch language i.a. Naar Californië. Reisherinneringen (ibid., 1906, photogr. ills., contemp. giltlettered hcl.). - AND WITH 10 small publications in Dutch (7x) and German language by the same, i.a. Intracellulaire Pangenesis (Amst., (1918), orig. wr.). - ADDED: Idem. Opera e Periodicis Collata. Utr., A. Oosthoek, 1918-1927, 1st ed., 7 vols., photogr. frontisp., (col.) lithogr. plates, orig. unif. giltlettered cl.[*]
- 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 occasion of De Vries' 70th birthday.
- Plates partly (sl.) foxed/ sl. browned; the large plate of the "Clematis Patens" w. tears on folds and one in margin (closed w. tape on verso); all vols. w. owner's stamp and owner's entry in pen on upper endpaper; scattererd annots. in (blue) pencil. Spine-ends and joints rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Nissen, BBI 2089 (35 plates); Pritzel 9872; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 210 (37 plates). Our copy with 38 plates: with a large fold. plate showing the "Clematis Patens" in vol. 1 (not called for in the binder's index/ Landwehr) and with "De coniferen in het Himalaya-gebergte" in vol. 2 only present as text ill., but with an extra plate titled "De Tambuhr-rivier en de laagste grens van de pinus-soorten in Oostelijk Nepal" (not called for in binder's index/ Landwehr).
- (Sl.) foxed/ browned (incl. plates); 2nd and 3rd vol. w. waterstain in upper margin of first few lvs. Bindings worn along extremities; joints starting to split.
= Nissen, BBI 2089 (35 plates); Pritzel 9872; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 210 (37 plates). Our copy with 38 plates: with a large fold. plate showing the "Clematis Patens" in vol. 1 (not called for in the binder's index/ Landwehr) and without "De coniferen in het Himalaya-gebergte" in vol. 2, but with "De Tambuhr-rivier en de laagste grens van de pinus-soorten in Oostelijk Nepal" at the beginning of vol 3 (not called for in binder's index/ Landwehr).