2390 - 2685 BOTANY, GARDENS AND GARDENING, HUSBANDRY - The Collection of Jan Meemelink
- Majority of plates foxed; textlvs. sl. foxed. Backstrip sunned and sl. soiled.
= Nissen, BBI 590; Nissen, ZBI 1281; Pritzel 2961. Among the "corallines" described there are many bryozoans and a number of algae. The last plate shows Mr. Cuff's aquatic microscope, which the author used for his research.
- Scattered owner's entries in pencil on plates; 1 plate w. sm. holes in upper and lower blank margins; hinges sl. weak; two bookplates on upper pastedown. Binding sl. acid stained; corners bumped and sl. showing; backstrip loose(ning).
= Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 57; Nissen, ZBI 1281; cf. Nissen, BBI 590. John Ellis (1710-1776) was a pioneering zoologist and microscopist who established the animal nature of zoophytes and laid the foundation of marine biology in Britain and Europe. In this work Ellis makes a clear distinction between plants and animals and proves that corals and Bryozoa are animals. This Dutch edition includes plate 38 (not present in the original English version), showing the multiplication of corals. The last plate shows Mr. Cuff's microscope, which the author used for his research.
= Published as part of the series Die Vegetation der Erde.
- Sm. bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown; library stamp on title-p. Binding soiled; spine dam.
= Nissen, BBI 607.
- Top of spine chipped. Good copy.
= Van Doorne/ Van Kempen 1944; Muller, America 1464; Sabin 24114; Rouffaer/ Muller p.621; Tiele 356 (note).
- Lacks the portrait; sm. annot. and owner's entry on title-p.; partly sl. waterstained in upper corner (occas. touching the text); occas. sl. foxed; lacks first free endpaper; vague horizontal pinkish fold in frontispiece.
= Nissen 620; Pritzel 2877; Hunt 222. The remarkable illustrations include 7 allegorical engravings after G. RENI, A. SACHO and P. DA CORTONE. Early work on flower gardens, with fine illustrations of various bulbous flowers, the specific tools needed for gardening and vases for keeping flowers. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
- Joints and spine-ends carefully restored.
= "Nouvelle edition augmentée en plusieurs endroits, & et de plus d'un nouveau traité des chevaux (...)". Rare. Vicaire 358; Thiébaud p.544f.
- Bookblock loose(ning), holding on cords; a few lvs. sl. waterstained in upper blank margin; lvs. sl. frayed.
= Cf. Witteveen/ Cuperus 1950.
- Paper over spines partly worn (away)/ dam.; wrs. sl. soiled; boardedges rubbed.
= Rare, probably complete, series of this almanac, giving detailed information on many plants. No complete series in NCC.
- New endpapers; hinges strengthened w. tape. Cl. worn away at joints.
Martyn, S.T. The Ladies' Wreath: An Illustrated Annual. New York, Martyn & Ely, 1848-9/ 1852/ n.d., 426,(2); V,(2),418,(1); 432p., num. (col.) (lithogr.) plates, music scores, orig. gilt. dec. blindst. cl., a.e.g. (all but one), large 8vo.[*]
- Sl. foxed/ browned, mostly the plates. Sl. rubbed along extremities; 2 vols. rebacked.
- Bookseller's ticket on verso first free endpaper. Covers sl. soiled; cl. worn away at joints and spine-ends.
= Nissen, BBI 673n.
Marilaun, A.K. von. Pflanzenleben. Leipsic/ Vienna, Bibliographisches Institut, 1900-1905, 2 vols., X,766,(4 advert); X,778,(4 advert)p., num. col. woodengr. plates, ills., contemp. unif. hmor. w. gilt spine, 4to.
- Both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; 1st vol. owner's dedication on first free endpaper. Covers sl. soiled; corners showing.
AND 3 others, all German text, i.a. K. SCHUMANN, Das Pflanzenreich (Neudamm, n.d. (1895), (col.) (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. cl.).[*]
- A few leaves fingersoiled/ sl. stained; frontisp. browned and sl. dam in blank margins; final (index)leaf dam.; recased (too tightly); new endpapers.
= Cat. Coll. van Eeghen 545 and listing the first edition published in 1686 (544). Comprehensive description of all kinds of natural vegetation of the Northern part of Holland and Germany (especially Friesland). Cf. De Natuur, jr. 44, no.1: D. Koopmans-Forstmann, Een en ander over de "Friesche Lustgaarde" van Simon Abbes Gabbema (IN: De Natuur, year 44, 1925, no.1). Very rare, only one copy in JAP.
- A few vols. occas. trifle browned/ foxed; a few vols. w. sm. library stamps on upper pastedown or free endpaper; vol. 27 one plate bound upside down. A few bindings sl. worn along extremities. A good set.
= Vol. 28 w. mounted cabinet photograph of Martin Hope Sutton, author of the article "Permanent Pastures" in the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, now one of the standard works on grasses.
- Plate w. stain, otherwise contents w. minor imperfections. Modern backwr., spine pasted over w. paper.
- Trifle soiled, mostly on orig. wr.; some marginal annots. in pen. = Not in the usual reference works.
- Sl. foxed. Binding sl. rubbbed.
= Cf. Cohen/ De Ricci p.439 (first ed. publ. Paris, 1788). Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
- A few contemp. annots. scattered over endpapers; occas. yellowed. Upper joint sl. worn at spine-ends.
= Kress 1398; Goldsmiths 2068. First edition of this compendium of classical texts on gardens, garden architecture, bridges, land surveying techniques, irrigation, agriculture, etc.
- Owner's stamp on upper pastedown and title-p.; a few (marginal) annots.; trifle soiled (incl. vellum).
= As usual without the 2 supplements. Pritzel 3477. Not in Nissen BBI.
- Uncut; owner's entry on title-p.; a few lvs. w. waterstain in outer margin. Paper over spine worn away.
= Cf. Nissen, BBI 750 (Engl. ed., London 1682).