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Early work on flower gardening

MORIN, Pierre. Remarques necessaires pour la culture des fleurs. Diligemment observées par P. Morin. Avec un catalogue des plantes rares qui se trouvent à present dans son jardin.
Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1658. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
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Practical manual for the cultivation of flowers and fruit trees, with frontispiece and 5 plates

OOSTEN, Hendrik van. De Neederlandsen hof, beplant met bloemen, ooft en orangerijen; ... Den tweeden druk.
With: (2) OOSTEN, Hendrik van. Register van alle de soorten der voornaamste vrugten, ... Dito een register van alle de saaden, behoorende tot de moestuinery. ...
Leiden, “voor den uitgeever” [= Hendrik van Oosten], sold by Johannes Du Vivié and Isaac Severinus, 1703. Small 8vo & large 16mo. With an engraved frontispiece after Jan Goeree by P. Sluyter, and 5 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. Full description
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Drawing models for landscapes

PREISSLER, Johann Daniel. Gründliche Anleitung, welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schöner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kan, den Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet und eigenhändig in Kupffer gebracht, … Sechste Auflage.
Nürnberg, [for the author], 1766. Folio. With numerous models of landscapes and views, including introductory studies of single leaves and trees, on 16 numbered engraved plates. Modern blue boards. Full description
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Jesuit poem on garden art as Louis XIV built Versailles,
with engraved frontispiece and decorations

RAPIN, René. Hortorum libri IV. cum disputatione de cultura hortensi.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale (colophon also naming the printer Sébastien Cramoisy), 1665. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece; the engraved arms of Louis XIV on the title-page; 2 engraved armorial headpieces; 5 further engraved headpieces with pictorial scenes; 3 large engraved tailpieces with baroque decoration; 7 engraved decorated initials. Early 18th-century gold-tooled tan calf. Full description
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"Repton's longest and most important work"

REPTON, Humphry. Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written.
London, printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. Large 4to (35 x 26 cm). With stipple engraved portrait of the author, 27 aquatint plates (15 hand-coloured or tinted and some with movable overlays), 11 aquatints in text and numerous woodcuts and wood engravings in text. Early 20th-century brown half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine (Sangorski & Sutcliffe). Full description
€ 9,500
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Magnificently produced record of Repton’s Indian phase

REPTON, Humphry. Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton. Humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London, the letter press by T. Bensley for J.C. Stadler, sold by Boydell and Co. Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. Large folio (55 x 37 cm). With aquatint frontispiece (printed in sepia), a hand-coloured engraved ground plan, 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates (icluding 2 folding, and mostly with movable overlays), and 11 aquatint illustrations in text (7 printed in sepia, 1 in red and 3 fully hand-coloured, some with movable overlays), all by J.C. Stadler after designs by Repton. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 12,500
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Detailed catalogue of succulents, covering the family Alooideae

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, Joseph. Verzeichniss der verschiedenen Arten und Abarten des Geschlechts Aloe, welche von den Herren von Willdenow, Haworth, de Candolle und Freiherrn von Jacquin beschrieben worden sind, oder noch unbeschrieben in den Gärten Deutschlands, Frankreichs und der Niederlanden sich befinden.
[Schloss Dyck, near Dusseldorf, 1817]. 8vo. Original blue coated paper wrappers. Full description
€ 200
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