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Illustrated work on ranunculi, with 6 hand-coloured engraved plates

ARDÈNE, Jean Paul Rome de. Tractat von den Ranunkeln worinnen nebst andern physischen Wahrnehmungen auch zum Feldbau und zur Gärtnerey gehörige nützliche Anmerkungen vorkommen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von D.G.L.H.
Nuremberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1754. 8vo. With the title-page and the engraved frontispiece printed in red, and 6 folding engraved plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Later grey paper boards. [14], 460, [20] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Manual on ranunculi

ARDÈNE, Jean Paul Rome de. Traité des renoncules, qui contient, outre ce qui regarde ces fleurs, beaucoup d'observations physiques & de remarques utiles, soit pour l'agriculture, soit pour le jardinage. Troisième édition.
Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1763. 12mo. With 6 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. [6], 16, 342 pp. Full description
€ 475
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Important work on landscape gardening

BECKER, Wilhelm Gottlieb (editor). Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco. XII, 128; [4], 120 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Well-illustrated historical and regional study of Dutch gardens

BIENFAIT, Anna G. Oude Hollandsche tuinen... Met medewerking van Marg. Kossmann en een voorwoord van Prof.dr. J.Q. van Regteren Altena.
The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1943. Text (8vo) and atlas (obling folio) volume. With the title-pages printed in green and black, 3 plates and 4 illustrations in text; atlas with 317 plates showing 372 illustrations. Original publisher's decorated green cloth. XII, 301, [1]; XV, [1] pp. Full description
€ 375
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Third edition of commentaries on one of the key works by the central figure of European medicine

BOERHAAVE, Herman. Praxis medica, sive commentarium in aphorismos Hermanni Boerhaave de cognoscendoid & curandis morbis. Pars 1-5. Editio tertia, aucta, & accuratissima.London [= Amsterdam?], sumtibus societatis, 1738. 5 volumes bound as 3. Each title-page with a woodcut vignette and a border built up from typographic ornaments. With an engraved oval portrait of Boerhaave as added as frontispiece, pasted to the first fly-leaf.
With: (2) Herman BOERHAAVE. Historia plantarum. quae in Horto Academico Lugduni Batavorum crescent cum earum charecteribus[!], & medicinalibus virtutibus desumptis ex ore ... Hermanni Boerhaave ... Collectis atque in lucem editis ab ***. Pars 1-2. Editio novissima, aucta ...12mo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. [8], 648, [12]; [2], 400, [6]; [2], 458, [2]; [2], 326, [6]; [2], 382, [10] pp; [4], 408, [2], 409-696, [30] pp. Full description
€ 1,100
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First and only French edition of an important 18th-century book on gardening

BRADLEY, Richard. Nouvelles observations physiques et pratiques sur le jardinage et l'art de planter, avec le calendrier des jardiniers. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de Bradley, enrichi de figures en taille-douce.
Paris, Pierre-Aug. Paulus du Mesnil, Jean-Luc Nyon, & Siméon-Prosper Hardy (colophons: printing offices of Moreau (vol. II) and Aug. Mart. Lottin (vol. III)), 1756. 3 volumes. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece depicting the gardens of a country estate, and 12 numbered folding engraved plates by Pierre-François Legrand, showing all kinds of flowers, garden lay-outs, insects etc., including 3 very interesting plates of a greenhouse (plan, interior and exterior views) in vol. 3 Contemporary mottled tanned sheepskin. frontispiece plus XXXVI, 358, [2]: [4 blank?], [5], X-XVI, 510, [2 blank]; [2], 12, "442"[=440] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Finely executed botanical and pomological drawings, coloured with gouache by a pioneering female Swiss alpinist

BRUNNER, Elise. [Botanical and pomological drawings].
[Bern?], 1847-1848. Oblong 4to. Album with 25 botanical and pomological pencil drawings in various sizes, all coloured with gouache, apparently by the artist, and mostly signed by Elise Brunner. All these drawings are mounted on the album leaves of various colours. Also inserted is a black and white sketch in pencil signed by an unknown female artist "Marie Blau fec.". 19th-century half dark red morocco with lighter red morocco sides, gold-tooled spine. [61] album ll., 18 of the first 21 containing 25 colour drawings and 1 pencil sketch. Full description
€ 2,950
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Two of the finest 17th-century Dutch gardening books

CAUSÉ, Hendrik. De koninglycke hovenier aanwyzende de middelen om boomen, bloemen en kruyden te zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen.
Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick, [1676]. With engraved title-page and 31 engraved plates, including 2 bird's-eye views of a French and a Dutch royal garden, 5 plates with two pomological illustrations each, 8 plates with two illustrations of flowers each and 16 plates with a total of 32 garden designs.
With: (2) COMMELIN, Jan. Nederlantze Hesperides, dat is, oeffening en gebruik van de limoen- en oranje-boomen, gestelt na den aardt, en climaat der Nederlanden.
Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick, 1676. With engraved title-page and 26 engraved plates showing flowers, fruits and orangeries. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio (35 x 23 cm). Contemporary vellum, recased. Full description
€ 15,000
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