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  • (Herbaria)
    HERBIER DU JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES. by (JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES)
    (JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES)
    HERBIER DU JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES. Plantes De L'Été. Fleurs Des Moissons.

    Issued as a special publication of the JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES, this portfolio contains 25 lithographed sheets for mounting of specific dried herbarium samples. A printed outline of the plant, for coloring, is printed on the sheet next to the area where the flower or plant was to be placed. Also incorporated into each of these sheets is a letterpress text which instructs the user in the pertinent language of flowers, botanical nomenclature, and plant lore. Separate instructions for preparing plants collected for the herbarium are included along with instructions for coloring the outline drawings. Additionally, there are five hand-colored plates provided as a model for coloring. Each of these depicts a grouping or bouquet of five different flowers from among…

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    Issued as a special publication of the JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES, this portfolio contains 25 lithographed sheets for mounting of specific dried herbarium samples. A printed outline of the plant, for coloring, is printed on the sheet next to the area where the flower or plant was to be placed. Also incorporated into each of these sheets is a letterpress text which instructs the user in the pertinent language of flowers, botanical nomenclature, and plant lore. Separate instructions for preparing plants collected for the herbarium are included along with instructions for coloring the outline drawings. Additionally, there are five hand-colored plates provided as a model for coloring. Each of these depicts a grouping or bouquet of five different flowers from among those illustrated by the uncolored plates. A wonderful example of the type of botanical pastimes thought to be instructive and engaging for women in the late nineteenth century. Loose, as issued, in original printed portfolio; 2 pp. text on lightweight paper + 3 plates (title and preface) on card stock + 5 hand-colored + 25 black and white lithographed plates.

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    Original green cloth portfolio with title stamped in gold and a rose branch embossed in green, white and gold; recent ivory satin ties, one of which detached; plates excellent except for an occasional line of dust along top edge.

    ID#: 13929
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  • HERRN ALEXANDER BLONDS NEUERÖFNETE GÄRTNER-AKADEMIE by (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.) DANREITER, Franz Anton (translator).
    (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.) DANREITER, Franz Anton (translator).
    HERRN ALEXANDER BLONDS NEUERÖFNETE GÄRTNER-AKADEMIE Oder die Kunst Pracht- und Lust- Gärten samt dererselben Auszierungen und Wasserwerken wohl anzulegen mit drei- und dreissig Kupfer-Taffeln versehen / und aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzet von Franz Anton Danreitter.

    Second German edition of Dezallier's LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. This edition is complete with the full complement of 39 plates, including frontispiece. The work was first published in French in 1709 and then reprinted and enlarged in several later editions. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden as established by LeNôtre and continued in print for nearly three-quarters of the eighteenth century. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did…

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    Second German edition of Dezallier's LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. This edition is complete with the full complement of 39 plates, including frontispiece. The work was first published in French in 1709 and then reprinted and enlarged in several later editions. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden as established by LeNôtre and continued in print for nearly three-quarters of the eighteenth century. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did a book lay down the principles of any style so surely and so intelligibly in instructive precepts." (Gothein, HISTORY OF GARDEN ART, volume II, pg 111). The most prominent Germanic exponent of the French formal style was the Austrian F. A. Danreiter, who spent several years in France in the 1720s before returning to Salzburg, where he passed the remainder of his career serving as Garden Director of the major gardens there. Danreiter's translation of Dezallier, first published in 1731, was the single most important source for the spread of the French formal style across German-speaking Europe during the eighteenth century. While the title page of this edition calls for only 33 plates, the present copy includes a full set of 39 plates. The plate count varies among different copies of this work, even within the same edition, with many copies having either 33 or 35 plates. Copies with all 39 plates are uncommon. Berlin Cat 3464 (1731 ed); Springer pg. 37. 8vo (18 x 11.5 cm); folding title + (vii) + 368 + (2) pp. + 38 folding engraved plates + engraved frontispiece.

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    Contemporary paper-covered boards, worn at extremities; spine worn, with some loss at head; text clean and tight; internally a well-preserved copy.

    ID#: 15062
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  • (Lilies and Melons)
    HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. by THIERY, M.
    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.

    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.

    ID#: 15865
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  • (Flanders and Lille, Gardens)
    HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES JARDINS. by HOCQUETTE, Maurice.
    HOCQUETTE, Maurice.
    HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES JARDINS. Jardins Flamands Et Lillois.

    A survey history of European garden design, with particular focus on the garden history of Flanders and Lille, and the foreign influences on the development of gardens there. A substantial bibliography is included. 8vo (25 x 16.5 cm); 161 pp. + 20 half-tone plates with 2 ilustrations each from reproductions of older prints and paintings.

    Original printed paper wrappers; covers darkened around borders. Ink presentation inscription on front fly leaf.

    ID#: 16343
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  • (Color Plates)
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, by Berquin
    Berquin
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, Contenant L’Histoire Abrégée De Animaux:

    With a biographical notice on Arnaud Berquin by J.C. Demerville. This is a beautifully preserved copy of this updated 19th century edition of Berquin’s INTRODUCTION FAMILIÈRE À LA SCIENCE DE LA NATURE written over a half century earlier. “Despite the popularity of the work of Mme Le Prince de Beaumont, Mme d’Epinay and Mme de Genlis, it is Arnaud Berquin(1747-1791) who is most often credited with being the real pioneer of children’s literature in France.” (Brown, P.E. A CRITICAL HISTORY OF FRENCH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE. Vol.One: 1600-1830, P. 147. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm); xvi + (i) +221 pp. with 150 wood-engraved text illustrations + 12 colored lithographic plates.

    Original decoratively gilt cloth over boards; original endpapers; a red pen notation on flyleaf, a.e.g. Near fine.

    ID#: 16528
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  • HISTORIQUE DE LA CREATION D'UNE RICHESSE MILLIONNAIRE PAR LA CULTURE DE PINS, by DELAMARRE, Louis-Gervais.
    DELAMARRE, Louis-Gervais.
    HISTORIQUE DE LA CREATION D'UNE RICHESSE MILLIONNAIRE PAR LA CULTURE DE PINS, Ou Application Du Traité-Practique de Cette Culture Publié en 1826

    With 3 color plates. "Cet historique fait suite aux deux editions du TRAITE-PRACTIQUE DE LA CULTURE DE PINS A GRANDES CULTURES.(1820, 1826)." Delamarre describes his 300 hectare property, a parcel near Brionne in Normandy acquired in 1802. It was composed of a parc with a chateau, a "Bois des Remises," a larger "Bois de Valleville," and a very old tract of land transformed by Delamarre into a wood. He provides great detail of the success he had there in the cultivation of pines. 8vo (22 x 14 cm); vii + (i) + 308 pp. + 3 hand-colored engraved plates.

    Original printed paper cover with chips at extremities; infrequent faint foxing, occasional underlining in red pen.

    ID#: 15787
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  • (Repton, Humphry)
    CARTER, George, Patrick GOODE and Kendrun LAURIE.
    HUMPHRY REPTON LANDSCAPE GARDENER. 1752 - 1818.

    Although published in conjunction with the important Repton exhibition at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London during 1982-1983, this volume is significantly more than an exhibition catalogue. The well annotated text covers various aspects of Repton's career and provides a valuable scholarly update to the definitive study of Repton written by Dorothy Stroud 20 years earlier. Among the several useful appendices are a full bibliography of sources and an annotated "Gazetteer" of Repton's commissions. Oblong 4to (21 x 29.7 cm); xvi + 176 pp. with 148 text illustrations (6 in color).

    Original printed paper wraps with some wrinkling and edgewear; internally fine.

    ID#: 16714
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  • (Planned Residential Properties - Auction)
    (Anonymous)
    ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD PROPERTIES SITUATED IN THE UNIQUE WELL-PLANNED ESTATE OF ANGMERING-ON SEA Including: The Sports and Residential Club Premises Known As “Angmering Court”...To Be Sold By Auction As A Whole Or In Lots At The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton On Tuesday, 20th September,1932.

    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12…

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    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12 plans (segments of the whole with more detail).These include freehold cottages; court stables; distinctive residences; flats; business premises; building sites; more residences, etc. The photographs illustrate Palm Court ( attached residences) a block of shops and flats, Angmering Court ( a handsome court and residential complex), a view of the Lido, tea room and promenade. As this estate was being auctioned as a whole or in parts, it seems that the original developers were not involved in the completion of the plan. Yet, the plan, itself, is well detailed and the overall key plan gives a sense of what might have been a truly elegant development. “ In Keeping” Large sewn pamphlet, 36.5 x 24.5cm.; 26 pp. + fold-out key plan as frontispiece + 12 full page plans with color of which 2 are fold-out + 4 black and white photographs on 2 plates + sales particulars insert.

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    Original paper covers, sewn, with some wrinkling, insignificant chipping, and damp staining at edges; a pen notation “I” on upper cover. ; internally very good with only the occasional patch of very light foxing.

    ID#: 16659
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  • (Sackville-West, Vita)
    “In the White Garden, Sissinghurst Castle” by TENNENT, John.
    TENNENT, John.
    “In the White Garden, Sissinghurst Castle”

    Number 10 of 100 copies of this limited edition silk-screen print, signed by the noted natural history artist, John Tennent. A large and lovely late 20th century interpretation of the famous White Garden at Sissinghurst created by the author-plantswoman Vita Sackville-West. The image shows the clock tower, the abundance of white flowered and grey and soft green leaved plants and, as a focal point, the stunning sculpture, Vestal Virgin, cast in lead from the wooden sculpture by the Croatian artist Toma Rosandic. An artist’s interpretation of the “White Garden” 55. 5 x 38 cm with image impression at 44.4 x 31 cm.

    The print has been mounted on mat board and, invisible beneath the exterior mount, shows some abrasion in the margins not at all affecting the impression or the artist’s signature. Print impression fresh and bright.

    ID#: 16389
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  • (BURBANK, Luther; Book Prospectus)
    INVITATION TO JOIN THE LUTHER BURBANK SOCIETY.
    INVITATION TO JOIN THE LUTHER BURBANK SOCIETY. (With Description and Photographs of the first issue of the Twelve Volume WORKS OF LUTHER BURBANK, HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES issued to members.)

    A booklet invitation to join The Luther Burbank Society issued for the Society by its Secretary, Robert John. This also serves as a prospectus for the twelve volume set, LUTHER BURBANK: HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Accompanying the pamphlet is a ca 1915 postcard showing the Luther Burbank display at the Gravenstein Apple Show held in Sebastopol. George Brittain, superintendent of Burbank’s Experimental grounds, is pictured in the postcard. Brittain is also featured in 6 of 7 original photos which accompany this pamphlet. The shots, described by penned notes on the back of each photo, are taken at the Burbank Experimental grounds. They range from Brittain’s arm displaying an 18 month old everbearing chestnut, Brittain with a…

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    A booklet invitation to join The Luther Burbank Society issued for the Society by its Secretary, Robert John. This also serves as a prospectus for the twelve volume set, LUTHER BURBANK: HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Accompanying the pamphlet is a ca 1915 postcard showing the Luther Burbank display at the Gravenstein Apple Show held in Sebastopol. George Brittain, superintendent of Burbank’s Experimental grounds, is pictured in the postcard. Brittain is also featured in 6 of 7 original photos which accompany this pamphlet. The shots, described by penned notes on the back of each photo, are taken at the Burbank Experimental grounds. They range from Brittain’s arm displaying an 18 month old everbearing chestnut, Brittain with a large “Thornless Cactus,” to his working on grafting cherry trees. The final photo is of a “helper” in period dress with his grafting tools. With 7 Original photographs and a contemporary postcard. Small pamphlet, 15 x 12 cm; 24 pp. + 6 plates from photographs + final fold-out color photograph plate;WITH: 1 postcard and 7 original photographs measuring from 8 x 5.5.cm to 14 x 8 cm.

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    Original cream paper covers soiled; printed invitation title on upper cover; penned identification in margin of first photo plate; final fold out plate shows wear at fold; separate photos ( the largest 14 x 8 cm; the smallest x 8.6 x 6 cm) all inscribed in ink on verso.

    ID#: 16224
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  • (Trade catalogue - Iris)
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. by YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. 18 best Var. (cover title).

    A beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants.” (ARNOLDIA 64/2 -3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) In this offering of iris kaempferi there are only large full page illustrations, with examples identified in small type. There were apparently at least three different collections of the iris kaempferi presented in this format: one with 25 varieties, another with 100, and this one, with 18. The 18 flowers exhibited here are illustrated 2 to a page…

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    A beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants.” (ARNOLDIA 64/2 -3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) In this offering of iris kaempferi there are only large full page illustrations, with examples identified in small type. There were apparently at least three different collections of the iris kaempferi presented in this format: one with 25 varieties, another with 100, and this one, with 18. The 18 flowers exhibited here are illustrated 2 to a page on 9 plates. The flower colors are in delicate shades of purple, pink and white, all printed against a delicate green printed background. The varieties in this particular collection include: Kumo-isho; Gekka-no-nami;Senjo-no-hora; Oyodo; Shippo; Momiji-no-taki; O-torige; Manadzuru; Tsuru-no kegoromo; Warei-hotei; Gei-sho-ui; Yezo-nishiki; Shiga-no-uranami; Shimoyo-no-tsuki; Kakujakuro; Shishi-ikari; Osho-kun;and Iso-no-nami. Very scarce, especially in this fine condition. With 18 Color Plates Folio (38 x 29 cm); 9 color lithographed plates measuring 83 x 29 cm., with 2 varieties per plate.

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    Original iris paper covers, title printed in gold on upper cover; stabbed and tied with gently fading purple yarns; all plates are vibrant and in fine condition; the only trace of previous ownership is an occasional small pencilled “x” next to the printed name of a variety.

    ID#: 16187
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  • JARDINS. by FORESTIER, J(ean). C(laude). N(icolas).
    FORESTIER, J(ean). C(laude). N(icolas).
    JARDINS. Carnet de plans et de dessins.

    First edition, presentation copy to Gordon Knox, signed by Forestier. “(Forestier’s) friends noted his talents and asked him to design their grounds, and as a preparatory study for this he planned seventeen imaginary gardens, which later formed the central portion of his book “Jardins”.” (Fox, Helen Morgenthau. in “Jean C.N. Forestier”, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 1930, pp. 93). Forestier was Conservateur of the Paris parks, city planner, designer of modern gardens, such as the rose and iris gardens at Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, and authority on the design of Spanish and Arabic gardens. In JARDINS, Forestier went beyond the imaginary gardens proposed for friends to cover details of his approach to terraces, lawns, stairs, fountains, bassins, benches and tilework. A…

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    First edition, presentation copy to Gordon Knox, signed by Forestier. “(Forestier’s) friends noted his talents and asked him to design their grounds, and as a preparatory study for this he planned seventeen imaginary gardens, which later formed the central portion of his book “Jardins”.” (Fox, Helen Morgenthau. in “Jean C.N. Forestier”, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 1930, pp. 93). Forestier was Conservateur of the Paris parks, city planner, designer of modern gardens, such as the rose and iris gardens at Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, and authority on the design of Spanish and Arabic gardens. In JARDINS, Forestier went beyond the imaginary gardens proposed for friends to cover details of his approach to terraces, lawns, stairs, fountains, bassins, benches and tilework. A long list of his recommendations for best roses is included. Additionally, he offers illustration and commentary on gardens that made his fame: that of Joseph Guy at Beziers; of Montjuich at the Barcelona exposition; and of La Casa Del Rey Moro in Andalousia. “In his designs, plants partially erase, rather than reinforce, the rigor of the plan. This play between the grace of the vine and the strict line of the post situated Forestier precisely at the juncture of the jardin à la française and the cubist/modernist garden.” (Imbert, THE MODERNIST GARDEN IN FRANCE, p. 25) A signed presentation copy Small folio (32.5 x 25.2 cm); 240 unnumbered pp., profusely illustrated from drawings and plans, full page and in text.

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    Original paper wraps with title printed on upper cover, illustration or design on upper and lower covers; covers darkened and soiled; final few pages lightly soiled at margins.

    ID#: 16158
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  • JARDINS FRANÇAIS CRÉES A LA RENAISSANCE. by MARIE, Alfred.
    MARIE, Alfred.
    JARDINS FRANÇAIS CRÉES A LA RENAISSANCE.

    First edition. A useful compilation of illustrations from early engravings, plans, drawings and contemporary photographs of important French gardens from the 15th through the early 17th centuries. Multiple views of Blois, Chenonceaux, Chambord, Fontainebleau, Anet, Vallery, Monceaux-Les-Meaux, Rosny, Saint-Germain-En-Laye and Richelieu are included accompanied by a short descriptive text. 4to (27.2 x 22 cm); 47 + (ii) pp. + 239 black and white plates from drawings, engravings, plans, photographs, etc.

    Original printed paper covers; in glassine; fine.

    ID#: 14904
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  • (Children and Plants)
    JE FAIS MES JOUETS AVEC DES PLANTES. by L’ INSTITUT BAKULÉ.
    L’ INSTITUT BAKULÉ.
    JE FAIS MES JOUETS AVEC DES PLANTES. Créations des Enfants de L’INSTITUT BAKULÉ présentées par le Père Castor.

    First edition. With compositions by Ruda; one of the early “Albums du Père Castor”, the artistically distinctive French children’s books directed by Paul Faucher, an enthusiastic follower of the Czeck pedagogue Frontiske Bakulé. The text provides instructions for transforming objects such as acorns, fruits, bark and twigs into small persons, animals and other familiar objects. There are twelve full page plates showing what school children constructed from branches, pine cones, beans, roots, etc. Ultimately, whole scenes were created including some from the fables of La Fontaine. The children reading the book are encouraged to make a voyage of discovery in nature and to use the powers of their imagination. A voyage of discovery in nature 28 x 24 cm; 28…

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    First edition. With compositions by Ruda; one of the early “Albums du Père Castor”, the artistically distinctive French children’s books directed by Paul Faucher, an enthusiastic follower of the Czeck pedagogue Frontiske Bakulé. The text provides instructions for transforming objects such as acorns, fruits, bark and twigs into small persons, animals and other familiar objects. There are twelve full page plates showing what school children constructed from branches, pine cones, beans, roots, etc. Ultimately, whole scenes were created including some from the fables of La Fontaine. The children reading the book are encouraged to make a voyage of discovery in nature and to use the powers of their imagination. A voyage of discovery in nature 28 x 24 cm; 28 p. with yellow printed boarders, including 12 full page plates of illustrations in color.

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    Original printed paper covers, some light scattered soiling, a bit heavier on lower cover; internally fresh and bright with one page only showing a bit of light scuffing; closed tear in margin only in one page; two tiny pin prinks on collophon; a small bump or impression that disappears mid-text; over all a very well preserved copy.

    ID#: 16372
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  • (Games, Flower)
    (Anonymous)
    JEU INSTRUCTIF DES FLEURS.

    "Les Jeux d'Oie" have long been a venerable form of family entertainment, education and even propaganda. This particular version, the jeu instructif des fleurs, is pretty enough to be viewed as a game for young ladies (which it probably was), but John Grand-Carteret's LES JEUX D'OIE(http://www.giochidelloca.it/dettaglio_storia.php?id=41) lists it with the "Jeu d'actualites politiques." He notes that the winning position is the crowned Lis blanc, the symbol of virtue and, of course, "Gloire Aux Lis", a sentiment in favor during the French Restoration. But there is also botanical instruction here. Along the promenade or route of the game are 63 numbered "cases" or squares, each with a handsomely engraved flower portrait, many accompanied by captions citing the flower's emblematic meaning, or…

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    "Les Jeux d'Oie" have long been a venerable form of family entertainment, education and even propaganda. This particular version, the jeu instructif des fleurs, is pretty enough to be viewed as a game for young ladies (which it probably was), but John Grand-Carteret's LES JEUX D'OIE(http://www.giochidelloca.it/dettaglio_storia.php?id=41) lists it with the "Jeu d'actualites politiques." He notes that the winning position is the crowned Lis blanc, the symbol of virtue and, of course, "Gloire Aux Lis", a sentiment in favor during the French Restoration. But there is also botanical instruction here. Along the promenade or route of the game are 63 numbered "cases" or squares, each with a handsomely engraved flower portrait, many accompanied by captions citing the flower's emblematic meaning, or one of its physical properties. Thus: marigold, "emblème de la douleur"; jasmine, "originaire de la Province"; myrtle, "dédié a Venus par les anciens"; and finally, embowered and marked with sun's rays, the lily. The rules for traversing the promenade and reaching the lily are printed in the center of the text. For example, whoever arrives at no. 42, the violet, "a flower lost in the woods," must return to no. 30, lily of the valley, and pay a sum agreed on at the outset of the game. The shape of the course or promenade is oval, thus leaving space at the corners of the sheet for charming little views of the Jardin des Tuileries seen from the terraces of the chateau, the Jardin du Luxembourg seen from the water bassins, the Jardin du Roi seen from the river bank, and a view of the labyrinth of the Jardin du Roi. Though not found in the usual library catalogues, we do find reference to a copy in the Collection of Baron de Vinck at the Bibliothèque Nationale. "Gloire aux Lis" Single sheet, 45.5 x 61 cm., engraved overall, with text in center.

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    Engraved sheet unevenly folded with a few minor tears along folds; one corner torn and mended, with some rust spots, not affecting image.

    ID#: 16115
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  • (COBRA Artist’s Garden)
    “Jorn”/ “Le jardin D'Albisola” (penned title). Amateur Photo Album. by (PELLON, Gina),
    (PELLON, Gina),
    “Jorn”/ “Le jardin D'Albisola” (penned title). Amateur Photo Album.

    A dated album containing amateur colour photographs of COBRA artist Asger Jorn’s house exterior and garden at Albisolla in Italy. One of the photos shows the smiling COBRA-inspired Cuban artist Gina Pellon on the site. Jorn was a Danish artist who co-founded the avant-garde COBRA movement and was fundamental in the Situationist International Movement. Among many other things, Jorn was a ceramicist as is evident in the photos shown here around his Italian residence. Jorn evidently used ceramic fragments from local factories in his murals and sculptural objects. His house and garden in Albisolla on the Italian Riviera was both a refuge and the site of creativity for him in the post-War years. At his death, the villa went to…

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    A dated album containing amateur colour photographs of COBRA artist Asger Jorn’s house exterior and garden at Albisolla in Italy. One of the photos shows the smiling COBRA-inspired Cuban artist Gina Pellon on the site. Jorn was a Danish artist who co-founded the avant-garde COBRA movement and was fundamental in the Situationist International Movement. Among many other things, Jorn was a ceramicist as is evident in the photos shown here around his Italian residence. Jorn evidently used ceramic fragments from local factories in his murals and sculptural objects. His house and garden in Albisolla on the Italian Riviera was both a refuge and the site of creativity for him in the post-War years. At his death, the villa went to the local municipality, which has slowly brought it back to life. At the time of this photo album the work was still in progress. Unique. With a photo of Gina Pellon at Albisolla. Each color photograph measures approximately 10 x 25 cm and is enclosed in a standard black paper- backed plastic pocket.

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    15 color photographs in a narrow cloth bound photo-album; with ‘ “Jorn” “ Le Jardin D’Albisola ” - 8/6/02’ inscribed in white ink on black photo album endpapers. Very good.

    ID#: 16688
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  • L'ART DE CULTIVER LES FLEURS ET PLANTES D'APPARTEMENTS. by ROUSSEAU, Mme. Louise.
    ROUSSEAU, Mme. Louise.
    L'ART DE CULTIVER LES FLEURS ET PLANTES D'APPARTEMENTS. Et De Les Faire Servir A La Décoration De L'Intérieur.

    A turn-of-the-century manual on floral decoration and floral arrangement for the private home. Various types of flowers and plants suitable to interior decoration and cultivation are discussed, along with appropriate vases, baskets, corsages, bouquets, etc. The decoration of windows and balconies is treated, as is the decoration of the table with seasonal fruits. Additionally, the choice of flowers and plants for different months of the year is noted, along with a choice of flowers to be used decoratively at religious feasts. A list of Parisian flower markets with their locations and days of operation is also included. 8vo (17.2 x 11 cm); 123 + (1) pp. with wood engraved text illustrations.

    Original printed paper covers, soiled, older paper label covered lower spine and interior corners of covers, scattered foxing to text.

    ID#: 16117
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  • (Florist's advertisment)
    L'ART DE LA FLEUR NATURELLE. by AUGUSTIN, Artiste-Fleuriste.
    AUGUSTIN, Artiste-Fleuriste.
    L'ART DE LA FLEUR NATURELLE.

    This clever and lovely Belle Epoque advertising piece for the florist, Augustin, at 108-110 Boulevard St.-Germain in Paris encloses a small oval mirror for the lady who needs to know at a glance where to order table decorations, garlands and bouquets for balls and "soirees." The piece consists of three decoratively shaped cards with color printed designs and advertising copy, front and back, tied together by a ribbon at the bottom - one fans open the cards to find the mirror at the back surrounded by color printed floral decoration. The front card is graced with a spring/summer colored illustration of a cherub sitting on fruited tree limb: here is advertised the company's greenhouses located at Petit Chateau de Champignolles,…

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    This clever and lovely Belle Epoque advertising piece for the florist, Augustin, at 108-110 Boulevard St.-Germain in Paris encloses a small oval mirror for the lady who needs to know at a glance where to order table decorations, garlands and bouquets for balls and "soirees." The piece consists of three decoratively shaped cards with color printed designs and advertising copy, front and back, tied together by a ribbon at the bottom - one fans open the cards to find the mirror at the back surrounded by color printed floral decoration. The front card is graced with a spring/summer colored illustration of a cherub sitting on fruited tree limb: here is advertised the company's greenhouses located at Petit Chateau de Champignolles, La Varenne. Also advertised are wreaths, both natural and artificial (some executed in pearls, porcelaine or dried flowers), some for the gravesite, available at a dedicated location at 77 Blvd. St.-Germain. The company announces that it maintains a permanent display of bouquets for engagements and weddings. There is also a half year calendar, January through June giving saints names with the dates and a notice of the number of increasing minutes of daylight each month through June. Three decoratively shaped cards (approx. 6 x 9 cm), color printed on recto and verso, with mirror on the last and thickest card; tied with ribbon.

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    Original color printed cards tied with original or contemporary ribbon. Fine.

    ID#: 16136
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  • (Garden Cities)
    L'ILLUSTRATION / LA MAISON. by SORBETS, Gaston, ed.
    SORBETS, Gaston, ed.
    L'ILLUSTRATION / LA MAISON.

    A striking and well preserved copy of the special LA MAISON issue of the French magazine, L’ILLUSTRATION for 1929 with a colorful cover illustration by M. Rapin. The contents of the magazine are rich in mostly contemporary photographs and drawings of garden cities and residential housing. Henri Sellier writes on “L’Effort Français pour l’Habitation Populaire” reviewing garden cities such as Suresne, Cachan, Drancy and others; Georges Benoit-Lévy writes on “La Cité-Jardin à L’Etranger”; Henri Sauvage writes about “ La Maison De Rapport”, principally in Paris; Louis Bourdelles describes a “Projet D’Une Grande Habitation Moderne Pour La Ville de Paris”; Louis Feine discusses “ Les Materiaux Nouveaux Utilisable Pour La Construction de Nos Habitations”; Léandre Villat writes about contemporary villas around…

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    A striking and well preserved copy of the special LA MAISON issue of the French magazine, L’ILLUSTRATION for 1929 with a colorful cover illustration by M. Rapin. The contents of the magazine are rich in mostly contemporary photographs and drawings of garden cities and residential housing. Henri Sellier writes on “L’Effort Français pour l’Habitation Populaire” reviewing garden cities such as Suresne, Cachan, Drancy and others; Georges Benoit-Lévy writes on “La Cité-Jardin à L’Etranger”; Henri Sauvage writes about “ La Maison De Rapport”, principally in Paris; Louis Bourdelles describes a “Projet D’Une Grande Habitation Moderne Pour La Ville de Paris”; Louis Feine discusses “ Les Materiaux Nouveaux Utilisable Pour La Construction de Nos Habitations”; Léandre Villat writes about contemporary villas around France and beyond. Folio (40.5 x 30.5 cm); I-LXIV pp. ads + 70 unnumbered pp. profusely illustrated from photographs, plans, drawings, some in color + LXV -CXII pp. of commercial supplements.

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    In original paper covers printed in colors; a bit of thumbing on a double page spread of a chart in the text and slight loss of margin only, text not affected, at that point; else a very fine copy.

    ID#: 16165
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  • (Flower Lore and Flower Painting)l
    LA COURONNE DE FLORE, by DESBORDES-VALMORE, (Marcellline), Amable TASTU, LA COMTESSE DE BRADI et Jules BAGET.
    DESBORDES-VALMORE, (Marcellline), Amable TASTU, LA COMTESSE DE BRADI et Jules BAGET.
    LA COURONNE DE FLORE, Ou Mélange de Poésie et de Prose,

    First edition. “Ce recueil est destiné à accompagner  La Naissance des Fleurs, ouvrage lithographique composé de 300 groupes de fleurs, par MM. Redouté, Baget, Dumas, etc.”.  Chavant’s NAISSANCE DES FLEURS  was a series of 50 individual “feuilles” issued by the editor Chavant with plates available separately for 1fr.50. (Chavant’s ads appear at the back of this text). This small book gathers together some of the  themes of the poets and prose writers who contributed to the NAISSANCE, with, in addition, 4 drawings lithographed by A. Rouillet from the work of J. P. Redouté, Olympe Arson, Jules Dumas and Lucy de Beaurepaire. Essays on the history and lore of individual flowers accompany poems on different flowers by contemporary authors. This is…

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    First edition. “Ce recueil est destiné à accompagner  La Naissance des Fleurs, ouvrage lithographique composé de 300 groupes de fleurs, par MM. Redouté, Baget, Dumas, etc.”.  Chavant’s NAISSANCE DES FLEURS  was a series of 50 individual “feuilles” issued by the editor Chavant with plates available separately for 1fr.50. (Chavant’s ads appear at the back of this text). This small book gathers together some of the  themes of the poets and prose writers who contributed to the NAISSANCE, with, in addition, 4 drawings lithographed by A. Rouillet from the work of J. P. Redouté, Olympe Arson, Jules Dumas and Lucy de Beaurepaire. Essays on the history and lore of individual flowers accompany poems on different flowers by contemporary authors. This is the “broché” issue, again, as described in the ads at the back. VICAIRE  Vol II, p. 1044. Scarce; we find three copies in OCLC, only one of which in the U.S. at Harvard/Houghton.  12mo (18 x 11.5 cm); 143 pp. with ads + 4 lithographed plates.

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    Original paper covers, delicate slit to paper about 5cm. along spine, very light wear to heel of spine, previous owner’s penned signature at upper left cover; heavy foxing to text printed in blue with blue printed border; plates relatively clean.

    ID#: 16515
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