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2 unpublished botanical manuscripts, with illustrations and descriptions
of 30 flowering plants and 90 trees and shrubs

Herbarium van bloemen en planten. 1ste deel.
[Watergraafsmeer, ca. 1884]. 1 volume. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 30 drawings of flowers in watercolour and ink, each with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The whole preceded by a title-page, a table of contents (1 page), and an introduction (2 pages). Contemporary black cloth, rebacked, modern endpapers.
With: (2) CARRIÉRE, Jan Ph. Herbarium van naar de natuurgeteekende bladeren, "afdeeling boomgewassen". [Title volume 2:] Herbarium van boombladeren.
Watergraafsmeer, 1884. 3 volumes. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 90 drawings of tree leaves in watercolour and ink, with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The first two volumes each with a title-page, a table of contents (1 page) and an introduction (1 page), and the third volume without preliminaries. Contemporary blue (vols. 1-2) and black (vol. 3) half cloth. The third volume rebacked with original backstrip laid down.
€ 5,500
Set of 2 unpublished botanical manuscripts by one Jan Ph. Carriére, with watercolour illustrations, clearly intended for publication, as is apparent from the introduction. The first work gives descriptions of 30 different flowering plants, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration. It is said on the title-page that it's the first part, but the other volumes in this set form, although clearly related, a separate work.
The second work gives descriptions of 90 different trees and shrubs, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration of a leaf, including. The author notes in the introduction, that the illustrations aren't as distinguished as in the first work on flowering plants, as the illustrations of leaves are primarily intended for identification purposes.
A few leaves a bit browned, some occasional thumbing and a large restored tear in the description of plate 24 in ad 2, volume 3. Ad 2, volumes 1 and 2 with their spines a bit rubbed and slightly discoloured, the other volumes rebacked. Otherwise in very good condition.
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