2349 - 2864 BOTANY (incl. PRINTS and NURSERY CATALOGUES) - The Collection of Jan Meemelink (part 2)
- Occas. sl. foxed/ soiled; 2 col. plates w. closed tears; 1 engr. plate lacks part of blanck corner (repaired w. paper) and w. restored tear. Lower corners cracked.
= Vicaire II, p.52f; Nissen, BBI 809. The col. plates depicting flowers (13x) and birds (2x).
- Stamp on (verso) title-p. = Rare first ed.
- All vols. (sl.) foxed; 4 vols. w. marginal waterstains; 7th vol. title-p. and first few lvs. repaired w. paper. Bindings dam.; several letterpieces (partly) worn away.
= The rare sequel to Chomel's famous dictionary on husbandry.
- First and third vol. w. bookplate on upper pastedown; each vol. stamp on title-p.; trifle soiled. Each vol. covers loose and sl. rubbed.
= Pritzel 4671.
- Despite lacking the 424th and 425th plate called for by Nissen, this copy seems to be complete. Vol. 1 ticket on upper pastedown; all vols. sm. stamp on first blank and/ or (h)title; occas. sl. foxed. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities; vol. 7 one mor. letterpiece dam.
= Nissen, BBI 349 (calling for 425 plates).
- First vol. lacks 1 prel. leaf and four index lvs. misbound; sl. foxed. Bindings trifle rubbed along extremities. Fine set.
= Nissen, BBI 353.
- First 40 leaves and final ±75 leaves (partly slightly) waterstained; first 16 leaves small inkstain in outer blank margin; two old owner's entries in pen in blank parts title-p.; lacks upper endpaper. Vellum sl. wrinkled; upper hinge starting. Otherwise a very good and clean copy. Old annots. in pen on first blank and in blank margin of leaf e5 verso.
= Nissen, BBI 370; Hunt 125; Voet 1006; Palau 55736; Adams C 2242. "First edition of l'Escluse's first original work, preceded only by his translation of Dodoens, Monardes, and da Orta." (Hunt). "Science benefited by his roving disposition: an audacious expedition to Spain and Portugal with two young members of the Fugger family resulted in the discovery of two hundred new species and the publication, in 1576, of his first work, Rariorum aliquot Stirpium per Hispanias observatarum Historia (...). De l'Écluse's work was practical and descriptive, and he added little to the knowledge of classification. But it remains of high value even to-day, on account of his genius for detecting the essential specific features of plants and, in spite of the limited scientific terminology of the day, for giving recognisable descriptions of them. Again and again, in attempting to ascertain the correct application of names given by Linnaeus, the inquirer is led back to de l'Écluse's work, which can be described as the starting point of our modern knowledge for many genera." (Blunt p.63-64). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- First and verso last plate browned; library stamp on first plate. Portfolio worn; frontcover loose.
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; library stamps on frontisp. and title-p.; sl. foxed. Covers loose(ning); binding sl. rubbed.
- Foxed. Wrappers trifle frayed. = Very rare.
Mangin, A. Histoire des Jardins anciens et modernes. Tours, A. Mame et fils, 1888, 400p., engr. frontisp., (full-p.) ills., a.e.g., orig. gilt dec. cl., 4to.
- Partly foxed. Binding trifle worn along extremities.
- Endpapers sl. yellowed/ foxed, otherwise fine. Covers sl. stained/ worn; corners bumped.
= Pritzel 1906. Rare.
- Sl. foxed. Covers sl. stained/ worn; corners bumped. = Pritzel 1906. Rare.
- Tie broken; covers sl. rubbed. = Nissen, BBI 416.
- Cut short; a few plates w. sm. tears along folding line (barely reaching image); a few scattered annots. Binding worn; lacks portion of backstrip.
BOUND BEFORE an incomplete edition of: Tschiffeli, D. L'ecole des Jardiniers (..). Bern, A. Huguenet, 1696, (6),371,(5)p., engr. frontisp.
- Lacks pp. 7-22; contemp. owner's entries on verso first free endpaper, frontisp. and title-p.; scattered annots. throughout.
- Foxed. Joints and sleeve sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Rare floral almanac. Grand-Carteret 3463 (dating the almanac 1819).
- All vols. (occas.) trifle foxed; all vols. w. offsetting from turn-ins. Spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Rare Belgian herbal, intended in part, as stated in the preface by the author, to provide an up to date herbal in Dutch language.
- (Sl.) foxed; endpapers browned. Upper joint splitting.
= Nice plates.
AND 2 others: L.-A. MARTIN, Nouveau Langage des Fleurs, ou Parterre de Flore (...) (Brussels, 1832, handcol. lithogr. frontisp. and 18 handcol. plates, contemp. hcalf., sm. 8vo) and P. ZACCONE, Nouveau langage des fleurs avec leur valeur symbolique (...) (Paris, 1882, num. (full-p.) (col.) ills., contemp. cl., a.e.g.).
- (Closed) (sm.) tears in title-p.; two plate w. sm. tear in lower margin; occas. sl. (finger)soiled (incl. plates).
= De Ganay 45; cf. Hunt 421 (on the 1st ed., Paris, 1709). One of the most important and popular works for 18th century designing of formal gardens. It deals with the positioning of the garden, the use of ornaments in a garden, the necessary division between the formal garden and the vegetable garden, etc. etc. The plates show the various possible layouts for a garden, designs of terraces, staircases, trellises, hedges etc.