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  • ARBRES FRUITIERS, ARBRES D'ORNEMENT, ARBUSTES ET ROSIERS by (Trade Catalogue - Seed & Nursery) (Durand)
    (Trade Catalogue - Seed & Nursery) (Durand)
    ARBRES FRUITIERS, ARBRES D'ORNEMENT, ARBUSTES ET ROSIERS Cultivées Chez Durand, Horticulteur, Dessinateur et Entrepreneur de Parcs et Jardins... Catalogue Descriptif Précédé D'Instructions Sur La Plantation, La Taille, Le Pincement, Le Tracé Et L'Exécution Des Parcs Et Jardins.

    Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, n.d. (ca 1869). Extensive nursery catalogue for this prominent firm, formerly Jamin et Durand, located in Bourg-la-Reine near Paris. Fruit trees make up the largest selection, but there are also 17 pages of roses and 44 pages with priced listings for other ornamental trees and shrubs. In addition to catalogue listings there is a substantial general text covering propagation, pruning and espalier training followed by a 10-page chapter on the layout of parks and gardens. 8vo (23.6 x 15 cm); (4) + 265 pp. with occasional text illustrations.

    Original paper wraps, soiled and worn; small corner of rear wrapper torn away; occassional pencil margin notes.

    Book ID: 15323
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  • "The first garden theorist of the Netherlands"
    BYZONDERE AENMERKINGEN OVER HET AENLEGGEN VAN PRAGTIGE EN GEMEENE LANDHUIZEN, LUSTHOVEN, PLANTAGIEN EN AENKLEVENDE CIERAEDEN: by (VAN DER VOORT, Pieter de la Court)
    (VAN DER VOORT, Pieter de la Court)
    BYZONDERE AENMERKINGEN OVER HET AENLEGGEN VAN PRAGTIGE EN GEMEENE LANDHUIZEN, LUSTHOVEN, PLANTAGIEN EN AENKLEVENDE CIERAEDEN:

    Leiden: Abraham Kallewier, Jan en Herman Verbeek, en Pieter vander Eyk 1737. First edition of this comprehensive Dutch treatise on the creation and management of country-house gardens. It was written and published anonymously by van der Voort, "the first garden theorist of the Netherlands... Concerned with small country-house canal gardens, he advocated, like Dezallier d'Argenville, simplicity of line and the subordination of art to nature, with trees, hedges, bosquets, and water forming the main components." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS, pg. 579). Der Voort was also a keen and astute pomologist and horticulturist. His work was highly regarded and was reprinted as late as 1766, as well as being translated into both French and German. The excellent plates which illustrate the…

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    Leiden: Abraham Kallewier, Jan en Herman Verbeek, en Pieter vander Eyk 1737. First edition of this comprehensive Dutch treatise on the creation and management of country-house gardens. It was written and published anonymously by van der Voort, "the first garden theorist of the Netherlands... Concerned with small country-house canal gardens, he advocated, like Dezallier d'Argenville, simplicity of line and the subordination of art to nature, with trees, hedges, bosquets, and water forming the main components." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS, pg. 579). Der Voort was also a keen and astute pomologist and horticulturist. His work was highly regarded and was reprinted as late as 1766, as well as being translated into both French and German. The excellent plates which illustrate the work were engraved by Jan Wandelaar, J.C. Philips, J. van der Spyk and F. van Bleyswyck. Berlin Cat 3406; Springer pg. 42. 4to (25.5 x 19.5 cm); (v) + xix + 412 + (14) pp. + 15 folding engraved plates and 1 engraved text illustration.

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    Recently rebound in quarter vellum with red leather spine label.

    Book ID: 15669
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  • HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. by (Lilies and Melons) THIERY, M.
    (Lilies and Melons) THIERY, M.
    HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. Suivie D'Un Précis Sur La Culture Des Melons, Et Sur La Nature Des Sols Ainsie Que Des Engrais Qui Conviennent A Chacun D'Eux, Avec L'Époque Des Semis A Faire Mois Par Mois.

    Paris: Chez M. Thiery 1855. Thiery was a seedsman and nurseryman with gardens in Auteuil, near Paris. The first 55 pages are devoted to the primary work, an account of the history and culture of 59 varieties of lily. This is followed by a short manual on melon culture, a gardener's calendar, and a few other short essays on unrelated horticultural subjects. 12mo (18.9 x 11.3); 179 pp.

    Original printed paper covers, personal ex-libris stamp at bottom margin of title page, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15865
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  • LE JARDINIER SOLITAIRE, by (GENTIL, Francois).
    (GENTIL, Francois).
    LE JARDINIER SOLITAIRE, Ou Dialogues Entre un Curieux & un Jardinier Solitaire. Contenant la methode de faire & de cultiver un Jardin Fruitier & Potager; & plusieurs experiences nouvelles... Augmentée de plusieurs Chapitres, dont il est fait à la fin de la Preface, & d'un Catalogue des plus excellens Fruits, les plus rares & les plus estimés, qui se cultivent dans les Pepinières des RR. PP. Chartreux à Paris.

    Paris, Et se vend A Bruxelles: Chez George Fricx 1749. This Brussels edition of what was the most popular pomological manual of the early 18th century is of particular interest because it includes, as an appendix, a reprint of the catalogue of fruit trees available from the nurseries of the Carthusian monks of Paris. During the 18th century the Pères Chartreux operated what was easily the largest nursery in Europe and supplied orchards across the continent with the best proven varieties of fruit. François Gentil, the anonymous author of LE JARDINIER SOLITAIRE, was a Carthusian lay brother who ran the nurseries for 30 years. His book was first published by Rigaud in 1704 and went through numerous French editions in…

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    Paris, Et se vend A Bruxelles: Chez George Fricx 1749. This Brussels edition of what was the most popular pomological manual of the early 18th century is of particular interest because it includes, as an appendix, a reprint of the catalogue of fruit trees available from the nurseries of the Carthusian monks of Paris. During the 18th century the Pères Chartreux operated what was easily the largest nursery in Europe and supplied orchards across the continent with the best proven varieties of fruit. François Gentil, the anonymous author of LE JARDINIER SOLITAIRE, was a Carthusian lay brother who ran the nurseries for 30 years. His book was first published by Rigaud in 1704 and went through numerous French editions in addition to popular translations into English and German. The present edition appears to be based on the significantly enlarged fourth edition, which first appeared in Paris in 1712. However, none of the numerous editions published in Paris includes the nursery catalogue which is present here. The Chartreux in Paris are known to have issued at least five such catalogues before their dissolution during the French Revolution. The earliest of these that we can trace is dated 1736, and it is probably the text from this catalogue which has been reproduced here. (Fricx published an earlier edition of LE JARDINIER SOLITAIRE in 1737 which also includes a Chartreux catalogue. The present edition is in all likelihood a reprint of that text). These catalogues, all of which are rare, represent important documentation on the available fruit varieties in Europe during the 18th century. They also included notes on the characteristics and seasons for each fruit, and would have been an extremely useful reference for the fruit growers of the period. It is thus understandable that Fricx would have recognized the value of using the text from the 1736 catalogue - the most reliable description of fruit varieties of its day - as an addition to his own reprint of Gentil. We can locate no other editions of Gentil, besides the two Brussels editions of 1737 and 1749, which include a Chartreux catalogue. Plesch pg. 235 (1773 ed.). 16mo (16.6 x 10 cm); iii - xvi + 316 pp.

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    Contemporary full leather gilt panelled spine, with raised bands, gilt lettered morocco title piece; spine and corners skillfully restored; front inner hinge has old masking tape repair, rear inner hinge has residue from removal of tape; half-title lacking.

    Book ID: 14765
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  • With 16 Large Chromolithographed Plates Of Pears
    NOS POIRES by (Color plates - Pears) (HOUTTE, Louis Van, Établissement HORTICOLE.).
    (Color plates - Pears) (HOUTTE, Louis Van, Établissement HORTICOLE.).
    NOS POIRES

    Gand: Van Houtte, 1873 . A delightfully illustrated catalogue of pears available from Van Houtte, a prominent Belgian nurseryman. Van Houtte was also noted as a printer and a publisher. He built a printing plant at his nursery in the 1840s and also published the FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE from 1845 to 1880. Van Houtte used his presses to produce the fine chromolithographed plates which illustrate this catalogue of the pears available from his firm. 431 varieties are listed and described, 122 of which are illustrated in 16 oblong color plates. An additional 36 varieties are shown in outline on 6 black and white plates. Although the original cover title for this copy suggests this is…

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    Gand: Van Houtte, 1873 . A delightfully illustrated catalogue of pears available from Van Houtte, a prominent Belgian nurseryman. Van Houtte was also noted as a printer and a publisher. He built a printing plant at his nursery in the 1840s and also published the FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE from 1845 to 1880. Van Houtte used his presses to produce the fine chromolithographed plates which illustrate this catalogue of the pears available from his firm. 431 varieties are listed and described, 122 of which are illustrated in 16 oblong color plates. An additional 36 varieties are shown in outline on 6 black and white plates. Although the original cover title for this copy suggests this is the first fascicule in a larger work, "POMONE/ 1/ NOS POIRES./ 1.er Fascicule.", we find no evidence of such a work being continued. Rather, this collection of illustrations and descriptions became something of a trade catalogue for the firm as much as an informed catalogue of currently superior pears. Some years ago we sold a copy without this printed cover title and with text beginning on page 5, without the preliminary title page and 2 page introduction present in this copy. The work is very scarce: we locate only 2 copies in OCLC, both in Switzerland ( University of Bern and the Conservatorie Et Jardin Botanique Ville de Genève), of which the Bern copy is dated 1890. Oblong 4to (26.5 x 35 cm); 32 pp. of which 22 are printed in 4 columns and 6 in 3 columns + 22 plates, 6 in black and white outline and 16 in full color lithography.

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    Original paper covered boards with title printed on upper cover, boards quite soiled and spotted; re-backed with portion of original spine remaining; new endpapers; title page is scuffed with some edge tears; the text is browned and soiled, with occasional little margin tears mostly at margins; the chromolithographed plates are remarkably clean on the actual impressions, with some browning, hand-soiling and nicking to outer margins only and their tissue guards, though foxed themselves, perfectly protected the images. In all, heavily used but well protected with the color impressions fresh and bright.

    Book ID: 16474
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  • (Exhibition Catalogue - Produce packaging) (COMPAGNIE P.-L.-M.)
    NOTICE SUR LE CONCOURS D'EMBALLAGES POUR FRUITS, FLEURS, LÉGUMES, Organisé A L'Exposition Coloniale De Marseille 1906 Par La Compagnie Des Chemins de Fer.

    Marseille: Établissements Moullot Fils Ainé 1906. Illustrations and descriptions of a wide variety of natural fiber basketry and wooden packaging for the transport and presentation of all sorts of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. These were all presented as entries in a competition held at the EXPOSITION COLONIALE DE MARSEILLE in 1906 and organized by a railroad with routes connecting Paris and Lyon with the agricultural areas of the south. There were six categories for competitors based upon the "luxury" of the packaging, its destination, its versatility (returnable or collapsible), and the type of materials used in fabrication. Winners are listed and identified at the end of the text. Stapled pamphlet (27 x 18.5 cm); 51 pp. with over 30 illustrations from photographs.

    Original paper covers printed in colors on upper cover; soiled, nicked or dog-earred in places on cover and, to lesser extent, internally, but text not affected.

    Book ID: 15296
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  • THE FRUITIST; by MAUND, B(enjamin).
    MAUND, B(enjamin).
    THE FRUITIST; A Treatise On Orchard And Garden Fruits, Their Description, History, And Management.

    London: Groombridge And Sons, n.d. (ca 1851). Maund was a pharmacist, botanist and bookseller who was most noted as the publisher of several botanical periodicals with colored plates, the most famous of which, THE BOTANIC GARDEN, began in 1825. The FRUITIST appeared as a sequel to that series, although the format of its illustrations differed from the earlier flower plates by presenting a single subject per page instead of four. These delicately hand-colored wood engravings depict a variety of fruits placed above their printed descriptions and framed within an elaborate printed border. Included are 34 apples, 24 pears, 6 plums, 3 gooseberries and 7 other fruits. In the present volume the fruits have been grouped by type, with varieties placed…

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    London: Groombridge And Sons, n.d. (ca 1851). Maund was a pharmacist, botanist and bookseller who was most noted as the publisher of several botanical periodicals with colored plates, the most famous of which, THE BOTANIC GARDEN, began in 1825. The FRUITIST appeared as a sequel to that series, although the format of its illustrations differed from the earlier flower plates by presenting a single subject per page instead of four. These delicately hand-colored wood engravings depict a variety of fruits placed above their printed descriptions and framed within an elaborate printed border. Included are 34 apples, 24 pears, 6 plums, 3 gooseberries and 7 other fruits. In the present volume the fruits have been grouped by type, with varieties placed in alphabetical order, rather than in the random order in which they were originally received by subscribers. 4to (21 x 17.5 cm); (iv) + engraved title + 72 leaves each with a hand-colored wood engraving of a specimen of fruit.

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    Three-quarter green calf with cloth boards and decoratively gilt spine; spine faded, but otherwise a well preserved copy of a lovely book.

    Book ID: 14741
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  • (California Horticulture)
    TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURE SOCIETY FOR THE YEAR 1888. Being A Report Of The Eighth Annual Meeting, Held At San José, Cal., January 24, 25 and 26, And Riverside Cal., February 7, 8 and 9, 1888. Together With A Full List Of Papers Read, With Accompanying Discussion. Also A Sketch Of The Overland Trip...

    Indianapolis: Carlon & Hollenbeck, Printers And Binders 1888. Among the papers reprinted are: "The Outlook Of American Grape Culture," by George Husmann; "Fruit Growing in Nevada," by Ross Lewers; "Thoughts On Forestry In California," by Robert Douglas; "Rare Fruits of the Santa Barbara Region," by H. C. Ford, and others on similar subjects. The appendix also includes a 112 page account, written by John Clark Ridpath, of the tour of California taken by members the Society traveling to and from the Annual meeting. 8vo (22.8 x 15 cm); 357 pp.

    Original cloth; light wear and spotting of covers.

    Book ID: 14900
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