2101 - 2230 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- Trifle soiled; one textp. w. sm. repaired tear in upper blank margin. Spine-ends trifle rubbed.
- Outer corners of plate 1 cut off, not affecting image; small hole in upper margin of plate 2; contemp. owner's annot. on final free endpaper. Binding sl. worn.
- Sm. vague stamp on title-p.; sl. foxed; final two textlvs. repaired w. sellotape at lower blank margin; one plate w. sm. waterstain. Covers trifle rubbed.
= This book was published by the ''Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen'', who awarded Roentgen in 1823 with a gold medal for his work on steamboats.
- Partly sl. waterstained in lower half; owner's entry and vague libr. stamp on title-p.; libr. ticket on upper endpaper. Paper over covers rubbed/ worn.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Amst., 1705.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Amst., 1705.
- Vol. III, IV, V and IX a few lvs. loose(ning); bookplates on upper pastedowns. Covers sl. worn. A very fine and clean set on large paper (27,1x21,1 cm.).
= Including the "Vervolg" w. more pages (240p.) than the 192p. that Landwehr calls for at the most. Hagen II, 84; Junk, Rara 162; Nissen, ZBI 3467; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 161. One of the finest and most celebrated works on insects, translated from the original German edition (1740-1746) by C.F.C. Kleemann, the son-in-law of the author, with the same plates. This Dutch edition is unanimously considered to be preferable to the German edition: (much) larger size on thicker paper and superior colouring by Kleemann and his wife Katharina Barbara Rösel von Rosenhof. Our copy has 2 more plates than called for in Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 161. From the library of Dutch landscape architect H. Hartogh Heys van Zouteveen with owner's ticket on title-pages. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.
= Facs. reprint of ed. Leyden, 1737.
ADDED: Besler, B. Hortus Eystettensis (...). Grünwald, Konrad Kölbl, 1964, no pagination, num. ills., orig. artificial leather, 4to.
= Facs. reprint of ed. by J. Antonius (probably Nuremberg), 1713.
- Lacks 12 plates; foxed/ sl. yellowed. Binding rubbed and worn.
= Dochnahl p.78. A complete series consists of 60 issues.
- Lacks 9 plates, title-p., p.III-IV and 479-522; (water)stained/ soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= One of the most famous Dutch works on the planning and cultivation of country gardens, with much attention given to fruit- and kitchen-gardens. This was the work with which De la Court introduced successful pineapple-growing in Europe, as a result of which the pineapple became a popular fruit in Europe. Kat. Orn. Berlin 3406; Springer p.42-43; Oldenburger-Ebbers/ Stehouwer, Doc.18E., no. 40, p.6-7: "(...) tot nu toe vroegst bekende verhandeling over het aanleggen van tuinen in Holland. In dit werk getuigt Pieter de la Court van een oorspronkelijke visie op de vormgeving van tuinen, waarbij hij uitgaat van de Hollandse situatie (...)". First published 1737.
- Textlvs. sl. browned w. a few foxed spots; one plate w. some offsetting. Lower joint splitting, otherwise fine.
= Springer 68; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 101. Beautifully coloured Dutch garden atlas, with hundreds of illustrations, depicting buildings, cottages, follies, garden plans, furniture, sculpture, bridges, gates, leisure activities etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Shelf ticket on spine. A fine copy.
= Springer p.68. Rare, the final 60 plates taken from the 1802 edition of Magazijn van Tuin-Sieraden by G. van Laar. Contains useful plates and plans with garden designs (w. paths, bridges and ponds) and i.a. examples of garden furniture, fences and summer- and ice-houses.
- Sl. foxed; hinges starting; inner margin title strengthened; endpapers stained. Corners showing; boardedges worn.
= From the John Crerar Library with his bookplate on upper pastedown (incl. cancellation stamps and 2x perforated owner's mark).
- Lacks 1 plate; plates occas. (sl.) soiled. Bindings rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities.
= Cf. Nissen, ZBI 1621. Attractive handcol. plates of i.a. birds, butterflies, an elephant, insects, shells, tropical fish and a whale.
- Three plates w. sm. tear; all vols. occas. (sl.) waterstained; a few plates sl. frayed along outer margin. Backstrip of vol. III loosening, joints of other vols. splitting.
= Vol. 1 with the additional plate XIV*. Waller 650; Bierens de Haan 1856; cf. Caillet 4900 (French ed. 1782), Clarke/ Blind p.34. Nice collection of mathematical and physical curiosities, i.a. on optical illusion, magical lanterns, electricity, secret codes etc.
- All plates in very fine condition (one monochr. plate (no. 71) sl. creased), with 35 of the tissue guards of the plates present; lacks the divisional title-p. to part 8; one textp. sl. creased; a few wrappers splitting on spine/ sl. chipped at foot of spine. Both boxes some sm. stains and spots on both covers; upper joints of boxes partly split; one box lacks lower edge.
= Complete set. Nissen, ZBI 1783. "Charakteristisch für H. sind seine künstlerischen Bestrebungen, die auch die Abb. in den wissenschaftl. Werken beeinflußt haben, (...) [daraus] erwuchs der Leitsatz seiner 'Monistischen Naturreligion' vom 'Wahren, Guten u. Schönen', den auch das Tafelwerk 'Kunstformen der Natur' illustriert." (NDB VII, p.425). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.