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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...

    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.

    Original cloth; light wear and spotting of covers.

    Book ID: 14900
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  • (TRADE CATALOGUE- Ironwork for Tombs)
    TRAVAUX D'ART FER ET BRONZE by RENAUX-LEFEVRE.
    RENAUX-LEFEVRE.
    TRAVAUX D'ART FER ET BRONZE Specialté d’Entourages Porte-Couronnes & Portes pour Tombeaux....Grilles de Choeur/ Vases pour Fleurs...

    A very well preserved trade catalogue showing full page illustrations, on rectos only, of 29 decorative iron surrounds, including several covered and one chapel for tombs; 12 chapel door panels, 19 corbeilles and coupes for cemetery settings - these last, more than one to a page. The whole is lithographed in blue. Most of the tomb surrounds are shown with suggestions of grassy or park-like settings. We have not yet found any copies in OCLC, COPAC, EUROPEAN LIBRARY or CCFR. Tombstone Ironwork

    Original printed paper covers with designs on upper and lower covers; a bit or shelf wear and light soiling at bottom edges, on plate with moderate foxing, but otherwise very well preserved.

    Book ID: 16521
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  • (Menars)
    FRANÇAIS, Anne.
    UN BEAU JOUR A MENARS.

    One of 150 copies on Velin de Rives, “Imprimé spécialement pour/ MONSIEUR ANDRE MALRAUX/Ministere D’État / Chargé Des Affaires Culturelles” signed and inscribed by the author, “Hommage de l’auteur”. Menars, located on the Loire, began in the 17th century as a classical French garden and chateau. For a brief period (1760-1764), it served as the residence residence of Madame de Pompadour, who added her personal touch to the chateau with the help of architect, Jacques-Ange Gabriel. Following her death, her brother, the marquis de Marigny, engaged Jacques-Gabriel Soufflot to further develop the site. The exuberant drawings of Anne Français fill this colorful book with impressions of visits to Menars in winter and in spring. While leading the reader through the…

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    One of 150 copies on Velin de Rives, “Imprimé spécialement pour/ MONSIEUR ANDRE MALRAUX/Ministere D’État / Chargé Des Affaires Culturelles” signed and inscribed by the author, “Hommage de l’auteur”. Menars, located on the Loire, began in the 17th century as a classical French garden and chateau. For a brief period (1760-1764), it served as the residence residence of Madame de Pompadour, who added her personal touch to the chateau with the help of architect, Jacques-Ange Gabriel. Following her death, her brother, the marquis de Marigny, engaged Jacques-Gabriel Soufflot to further develop the site. The exuberant drawings of Anne Français fill this colorful book with impressions of visits to Menars in winter and in spring. While leading the reader through the interior and exterior spaces, she often succeeds in demonstrating their interrelationship. Accompanying text offers an overview of the history of Menars. A very charming book, printed by Mourlot and entirely designed by Français, known venting the concept of “ionnisme” in painting. With drawings, watercolors, text and mise en page executed entirely by the author/artist and produced in black and white and color lithograph at Mourlot, Paris. Copy printed for Andre Malraux

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    Original color printed illustrated wrappers; original stiff paper covers with upper cover printed in black with coat of arms and title; extremely light shelf-wear, but a near fine copy.

    Book ID: 16546
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  • UNTITLED ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT BOOKLET OF GARDEN SCENES. by (PARSONS, Florence I.)
    (PARSONS, Florence I.)
    UNTITLED ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT BOOKLET OF GARDEN SCENES.

    An utterly charming manuscript booklet each page of which is illustrated in color in a lovely folk-art style. The cover or first page shows a young girl in floral dress with pantalons standing in the arch of a flowering arbor. The second page displays the name Florence Isabelle Parsons written in ink and accented in red watercolor, surrounded by a primitive wreath suggesting flowers and leaves. The third page shows the young girl again, this time holding a flower, beneath the arbor and standing by a table with a bird cage on top. A bouquet with ribbon tie takes up page four. The fifth page portrays a large rose colored house with two trees in the background surrounded by a…

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    An utterly charming manuscript booklet each page of which is illustrated in color in a lovely folk-art style. The cover or first page shows a young girl in floral dress with pantalons standing in the arch of a flowering arbor. The second page displays the name Florence Isabelle Parsons written in ink and accented in red watercolor, surrounded by a primitive wreath suggesting flowers and leaves. The third page shows the young girl again, this time holding a flower, beneath the arbor and standing by a table with a bird cage on top. A bouquet with ribbon tie takes up page four. The fifth page portrays a large rose colored house with two trees in the background surrounded by a picket fence; what would seem to be rose bushes grow all around the fence. The sixth and final page contains the following within a hand drawn cartouche: "Be a good girl and strive to learn all you can/ Florence I. Parsons / (Rebecca Kilmer?)" This entire inscription needs to be viewed with a magnifying glass; the last name is almost entirely faded away. The colors used throughout the booklet are pale green, yellow-orange, rose, yellow, brown and black. Water color and, perhaps, charcoal, and ink seem to be the media. The technique is child-like; the composition very good. It would seem that the booklet may have been a gift to Florence I. Parsons of Canton, Bradford Co., PA., born in 1853; deceased in 1873. The sweetness of the life seen in the garden scenes coupled with the sadness of what may have been a very short young life make this booklet a special comment on the significance of the garden.

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    Well preserved; fading to inscription on "cartouche" of final page - must be read with magnifying glass.

    Book ID: 16019
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  • (Central Park)
    (VIEWS IN CENTRAL PARK) by (Prang, Louis, chromolithographer)
    (Prang, Louis, chromolithographer)
    (VIEWS IN CENTRAL PARK)

    Six scarce and lovely chromolithographed views of various sites and structures in Central Park as they appeared within the first decade of its opening. These are album cards printed by America’s prolific chromolithographer Louis Prang and designed for inclusion in an album or scrapbook. There were 36 cards issued in total during this period, 12 per series. By 1869, another 2 series, titled a bit differently, were issued, making a total of 60 cards in all. Our six include: “Abode of the Swans; “The Music Temple”; “The Tower”; “Ornamental Bridge”; “The Drive”. and “The Bridle Path”. With the exception of the “Abode of the Swans”, where, of course, the swans gliding in their pond are the focus, the scenes are…

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    Six scarce and lovely chromolithographed views of various sites and structures in Central Park as they appeared within the first decade of its opening. These are album cards printed by America’s prolific chromolithographer Louis Prang and designed for inclusion in an album or scrapbook. There were 36 cards issued in total during this period, 12 per series. By 1869, another 2 series, titled a bit differently, were issued, making a total of 60 cards in all. Our six include: “Abode of the Swans; “The Music Temple”; “The Tower”; “Ornamental Bridge”; “The Drive”. and “The Bridle Path”. With the exception of the “Abode of the Swans”, where, of course, the swans gliding in their pond are the focus, the scenes are peopled showing current dress and fashion. “(Prang’s) publication of album cards was an especially happy idea. In the late nineteenth century an album holding colorful cards was found on the center table of every parlor. The cards were put up in envelopes containing twelve cards each, and their subjects included flowers, leaves, birds, butterflies, animals, marine and landscape views.” (McClinton. THE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF LOUIS PRANG, page 4). We find a listing for the whole collection only in the Avery Library at Columbia.

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    Very faint infrequent little bits of foxing. Near fine.

    Book ID: 16480
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  • (Real Estate Development Brochure)
    Société Immobilière Toulousaine pour l'extension et l'embellissement de la ville.
    VILLE DE TOULOUSE. Prolongement des Allées Jean-Jaurès.

    A handsomely printed development prospectus for the "Roseraie" and "Parc", two single family property developments in a newly opened suburban area north of Toulouse. Included are two plat plans for development together with full sketches and floor plans for the designs by Parisian architect Charles Lemaresquier. The text is stylishly printed in red and dark brown by the Imprimerie Kadar in Paris. Descriptions of eight models for single family houses designed specifically for the development by Lemaresquier include types of materials used on special features. Each named villa ( “Nora”, “Graziella”, “Nadia”, etc.) is given a full page illustration attractively reproduced from a charcoal and pen drawing. The styles vary from traditional “habitations champêtres” to international modern. All were offered…

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    A handsomely printed development prospectus for the "Roseraie" and "Parc", two single family property developments in a newly opened suburban area north of Toulouse. Included are two plat plans for development together with full sketches and floor plans for the designs by Parisian architect Charles Lemaresquier. The text is stylishly printed in red and dark brown by the Imprimerie Kadar in Paris. Descriptions of eight models for single family houses designed specifically for the development by Lemaresquier include types of materials used on special features. Each named villa ( “Nora”, “Graziella”, “Nadia”, etc.) is given a full page illustration attractively reproduced from a charcoal and pen drawing. The styles vary from traditional “habitations champêtres” to international modern. All were offered with the most up-to-date conveniences. The plan was implemented for the Roseraie and its streets are still named after different flowers as shown on the proposal. Lemaresquier, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and formed a partnership with the architect Victor Laloux. He also worked for the French state as architect-en-chef des Palais Nationaux, etc. His better known works include the headquarters of Félix Potin and the palais Berlitz in Paris. Lemaresquier’s special talents for drawing are well reflected in the architectural illustrations here. We locate no copies in U.S. libraries, but know of one in a private collection. With designs by architect Charles Lemaresquier

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    Original heavy paper wraps, illustrated on upper cover, withcloth cord at spine; a fine copy.

    Book ID: 16422
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  • (Tuileries)
    VUES DES TUILERIES (cover title). by TROLL (Johann Heinrich).
    TROLL (Johann Heinrich).
    VUES DES TUILERIES (cover title).

    A rare suite of eight aquatint views of the gardens of the Tuileries by Swiss artist, Johann Heinrich Troll created at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The scenes in the park with their elegant women in Empire dress and the focus classical style statuary and ornament underscores the interest of Napoleon’s Parisian society in an adopted imperial Roman flair. The plates are as follows: Vue du Grand Bassin prise derrière la Statue de L'Automne; Bosquet des Lutteurs ; Méléagre, Allée des Orangers; Bosquet du Centaure Chiron; Palais des Tuileries a l'Entrée de l'Allée des Orangers; Apollon et Daphné; Vue prise près du grand Bassin; Escalier du Milieu de la Terrasse du cote de la Rivière. In addition to structures,…

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    A rare suite of eight aquatint views of the gardens of the Tuileries by Swiss artist, Johann Heinrich Troll created at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The scenes in the park with their elegant women in Empire dress and the focus classical style statuary and ornament underscores the interest of Napoleon’s Parisian society in an adopted imperial Roman flair. The plates are as follows: Vue du Grand Bassin prise derrière la Statue de L'Automne; Bosquet des Lutteurs ; Méléagre, Allée des Orangers; Bosquet du Centaure Chiron; Palais des Tuileries a l'Entrée de l'Allée des Orangers; Apollon et Daphné; Vue prise près du grand Bassin; Escalier du Milieu de la Terrasse du cote de la Rivière. In addition to structures, large, elongated trees, and garden ornaments, including sculpture, there are people, including children, carefully posed and, just occasionally, little animals, enlivening each scene. Two copies in CCFR are described as "8 estampes aquatint" and the BNF notes that the publication date is arrived at from the dates when the illustrated statues were known to have been present in the gardens. Rare as a complete set; OCLC records only one copy in the US (Dumbarton Oaks). With the bookplates of collector Serge Le Tellier and of Félicie Meunié d’Hostel.

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    Later binding of half-cloth, marbled paper over boards with gilt tooled leather title piece on upper covers, title printed in black on spine; marbled endpapers with two ex-libris; plate 2 is trimmed 1 cm shorter than the other plates, but still displays its title, while its plate number is pencilled rather than printed; this plate also has the faintest water stain on lower margin, not affecting image; plate 5 is also numbered in pencil; the paper of several plates is darkened or soiled, but this has not affected the clarity of the impressions. Very good.

    Book ID: 15853
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  • (Parks - France)
    VUES DU CHATEAU ET DU PARC DE BRIMBORION Á SEVRES (Seine & Oise). by (GILON, photographer)
    (GILON, photographer)
    VUES DU CHATEAU ET DU PARC DE BRIMBORION Á SEVRES (Seine & Oise).

    This large album with original photographs of the Parc De Brimborion was made for Herrmann Oppenheim who acquired this estate along the Seine after the Franco-Prussian war. It had once been the property of Madame de Coislin, a mistress of Louis XV, who had employed Bellanger to develop the estate in the jardin anglais style. The property, not to be confused with Madame de Pompadour’s nearby Pavillon Brimborion, was largely destroyed during the war of 1870 and acquired by the banker Oppenheim who rebuilt and restored it in its original Second Empire style. This, too was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century, but we are afforded a glimpse of its final existence as private property and garden…

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    This large album with original photographs of the Parc De Brimborion was made for Herrmann Oppenheim who acquired this estate along the Seine after the Franco-Prussian war. It had once been the property of Madame de Coislin, a mistress of Louis XV, who had employed Bellanger to develop the estate in the jardin anglais style. The property, not to be confused with Madame de Pompadour’s nearby Pavillon Brimborion, was largely destroyed during the war of 1870 and acquired by the banker Oppenheim who rebuilt and restored it in its original Second Empire style. This, too was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century, but we are afforded a glimpse of its final existence as private property and garden by this 1875 album. There are 32 views of the property, each separately mounted on rectos, of which approximately 13 are views of the grounds, such as: “pelouse de la grille ”;“arrivée par les rochers” ;“grande pelouse ”;“escalier du jardin de l’orangerie”; jardin de l’orangerie”; “la vacherie dans le parc”;“kiosque de la grande pelouse”, etc. There are also exterior views of the château, chapel, and chalet, and, also, interior views of formal rooms and photos of equestrian interest. A view of the approach to the chateau lined with rocky slopes attests to the fact that the land was once a quarry for the chateau de Bellevue on the hill above the estate. Today, what is left of the grounds and park is now open to the public. Photographic vestige of a Second Empire-style Estate.

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    Bound in heavy green cloth, stained, with quarter green gilt leather spine split more than half way along the upper spine edge; foxing to oversheets and, to lesser degree on photos and backing sheets; some photos faded; two card sheets loose. This is a very heavy album; postage will be charged at cost.

    Book ID: 16690
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  • (Gardens in Art)
    WINDOW PLANTS. by NASH, John.
    NASH, John.
    WINDOW PLANTS.

    First Series, No. 4, of the very special post WWII print production enterprise, The School Prints, Ltd., that sought to bring original art work in the form of mostly auto-lithographic posters or prints featuring the work of contemporary artists into the classrooms of young students in Great Britain. The artist here, John Nash, perhaps better known for his work in wood-engraving, was “ a countryman and passionate gardener...keenly observant of nature, particularly plants.” (Selborne, Joanna. BRITISH WOOD-ENGRAVED BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1904 -1940. p.303). He turned to lithography late in his career just in time to take part in the first series of this education- through- art project undertaken by Brenda Rawnsley and her advisers, including art education promoter Herbert Read (…

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    First Series, No. 4, of the very special post WWII print production enterprise, The School Prints, Ltd., that sought to bring original art work in the form of mostly auto-lithographic posters or prints featuring the work of contemporary artists into the classrooms of young students in Great Britain. The artist here, John Nash, perhaps better known for his work in wood-engraving, was “ a countryman and passionate gardener...keenly observant of nature, particularly plants.” (Selborne, Joanna. BRITISH WOOD-ENGRAVED BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1904 -1940. p.303). He turned to lithography late in his career just in time to take part in the first series of this education- through- art project undertaken by Brenda Rawnsley and her advisers, including art education promoter Herbert Read ( see ARTMONSKY, Ruth. THE SCHOOL PRINTS A Romantic Project). The series was printed at the Baynard Press. In addition to his fine talent for botanical illustration, Nash possessed a great sense of humor about people. In this print, so appropriate for children, Nash portrays a comical but sweet lady dozing peacefully with her cat and her caged canary by her window sill full of potted geraniums Christmas cacti, amarylis, etc. In her own private garden, in fact. Red is the dominant color and all the other colors ( only 6 were permitted) are rich. The School Prints usually had decorative borders making it easier for schools to avoid the cost of framing. Here the artist’s border is full with red and blue flowers, beautifully complementing the whole design. To Each His Own Garden

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    In fine condition; signed by Nash in the plate.

    Book ID: 16479
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