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  • (Women in Botany)
    CAMUS, Mlle. Aimée.
    LISTE PAR NOMS D'AUTEURS DES TRAVAUX PUBLIÉ PAR DES FEMMES EN BOTANIQUE.

    The alphebetically arranged listing includes the names of approximately forty women with published work in botany. Stapled pamphlet (21.5 x 13.5 cm); 8 pp.

    Original printed paper covers.

    ID#: 15773
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  • (Trade card - Horticulturist)
    (VAN GEERT, J.)
    COLOR LITHOGRAPHED TRADE CARD: "J. Van Geert, Horticulteur-Fleuriste..."

    A handsome trade card for J. Van Geert, nurseryman and florist in Ghent. These meticulously printed cards were called "porcelain" cards because of their glossy finish and multi-colored lithography. In this case the printing, by G. Jacqmain of Ghent, is in gold, green, black and red. The image incorporates an oval framed engraved portrait of Flora, a round framed engraving of an outdoor pavilion with staged potted plants, another round framed engraving of two figures in a garden standing by a planted vase on a pedestal, and, at the bottom, a large building which evidently housed the firm. Planted vases, satyrs and putti also embellish the card. Single sheet of glossy card stock (12.5 x 17.1 cm) printed in colors.

    Original porcelain card with fresh colors mounted on acid free board with mat opening measuring 13.3 x 18 cm, and mat measuring 30.5 x 33 cm. over all.

    ID#: 15588
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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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  • (Women and The Land)
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE by SAVIGNAC, Alida de.
    SAVIGNAC, Alida de.
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE Ou L’Art de Vivre à La Campagne.

    First edition. “8vo (17 x 10 cm); (vi) + 322 pp. with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates... Alida de Savignac’s LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L’ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house...” (Finch, Alison. WOMEN’S WRITING IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, p. 79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to delicate activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and then learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular manual LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and…

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    First edition. “8vo (17 x 10 cm); (vi) + 322 pp. with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates... Alida de Savignac’s LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L’ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house...” (Finch, Alison. WOMEN’S WRITING IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, p. 79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to delicate activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and then learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular manual LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and then proceeds to tackle the reclamation of the house, garden, and farm, transforming decaying structures into stables, granges, poultry houses, etc. Her new plans and those advised by her guardian include making water courses to help in the creation of a fish pond, the planting of fruit and ornamental trees, and designing appropriate arrangements of the house and its rooms (the kitchen being most important). Providing supplies of medicines for the care of her workers was essential. Olympe’s guardian also offers instruction on the milk house, the poultry yard, the pigeon house, and the sheep hold. All of this is discussed in great detail and with an eye to profitabllity. There must be a vegetable greenhouse, a fruitier, and a grand shed for gardening and agricultural tools, as well as carpentry shop equipment. Eventually, Olympe rises at six each morning to survey the operations of the farm. She teaches local children and dispenses medicine. Nor is the ornamental garden neglected, with green lawns and roses planted in front of the chateau. Politics and romance play their part in the story and two tales, LES JUMELLES and LA FÊTE de SAINTE-CATHERINE, are added as lessons. Written by a woman and published by another - Désirée Eymery - who published the series Bibliothèque de l’éducation - this is a strong example of literature produced in early 19th century France encouraging women to seek empowerment. In the U.S. we locate only one copy of a later 1853 edition, and five other various editions located in France. “Olympe fermière, dame de château, maîtresse d’école et médecin” 8vo (17x10cm); (vi) + 322 pp.k with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates.

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    Contemporary decoratively embossed leather covers with gilt tooled borders; gilt ornamented spine, titled in gilt; corners bumped and frayed, head and heel of spine very gently worn; small gutter tear on page 1 not affecting text; marbled endpapers with book label of F.M. Caye on front pastedown; occasional browning, mostly to margins. The final pages with the two stories added are more foxed. An attractive and well-preserved copy in a decorative Romantic binding.

    ID#: 16679
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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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  • (Vavin illustrations)
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. by LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. Ouvrage Illustré De Douze Vignettes Rehaussées En Couleur, d’Après les Dessins de A. Varin

    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy…

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    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy spinning) are engraved by Lejeune. The lithography is by Godard. Leneveux brought a similar spirit of transformed nature to her LES FLEURS PARLANTS (1845) and LES ANIMAUX PARLANTS (1845). Gumachian 373 ( in a different binding); Cotsen No. 27283, Cotsen Catalogue 3470. We have located 4 copies in the U.S.; 3 in France; 1 in the Netherlands; and 1 in the V&A through OCLC. A scarce little book. “Les insectes musiciens, les fourmis maconne....” 12mo (x) + 252 pp. + decorative frontispiece in colour + 11 full page additional colour plates, highlighted by hand colouring. Decorative printed initials and printers ornaments.

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    Contemporary brown cloth with gilt ruled and lettered spine, blind-embossed design on upper and lower covers, spine shows sewing bumps and the binding is tight - possibly re-cased with original endpapers at an early date; the binding matches the description of the CBC copy at UCLA; original or contemporary endpapers; light to moderate scattered foxing; a few signatures with uniformly browned paper; colour plates unblemished, fresh,and bright; with tissue guards to all but one plate, one tissue guard with tear. An attractive and very well preserved copy.

    ID#: 16779
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  • (Botanical Illlustration); (Nursery Trade)
    SEVEN COLORED AMERICAN NURSERYMEN'S PLATES

    A small unbound sampling of seven American nurserymen’s color plates, mostly from diverse Rochester, N.Y. printers. These plates, demonstrating both chromolithography and stencil or theorem color production, were produced mostly in Rochester, New York, in the second half of the 19th, and beginning of the 20th centuries, to assist and/or accompany” tree pedlars” or nurserymen and nursery salesmen in promoting the sales of the area’s booming nursery business. As described in Karl Sanford Kabelac’s “Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates” ( Vol. XXXV, 1982 Univ.of Rochester Library Bulletin), salesmen were able to buy these plates in individual assortments or bound, sometimes mixing printers depending upon their needs. Here we have three chromolithographs - a Crawford’s Late Peach, an Early Canada…

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    A small unbound sampling of seven American nurserymen’s color plates, mostly from diverse Rochester, N.Y. printers. These plates, demonstrating both chromolithography and stencil or theorem color production, were produced mostly in Rochester, New York, in the second half of the 19th, and beginning of the 20th centuries, to assist and/or accompany” tree pedlars” or nurserymen and nursery salesmen in promoting the sales of the area’s booming nursery business. As described in Karl Sanford Kabelac’s “Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates” ( Vol. XXXV, 1982 Univ.of Rochester Library Bulletin), salesmen were able to buy these plates in individual assortments or bound, sometimes mixing printers depending upon their needs. Here we have three chromolithographs - a Crawford’s Late Peach, an Early Canada Peach, and a Dickinson apple - by Stecher Lithographic Co. and its earlier incarnation, Mensing & Stecher. These would have been printed after 1878, with the Crawford’s Late produced in the late 1880s by Stecher alone. Kabelac identifies Franck A. Stecher as “a leader in the chromolithographic industry in Rochester.” The other four plates appear to be stencil or theorems, possibly with some color lithographed detail. The only one with an identified printer is the Dutchman’s Pipe “drawn and colored from Nature by C.M. Search” a horticultural painter as well as a fruit plate producer from the 1880s. Many of these plates were bound into portfolios or book albums and their owner/salesmen were encouraged to keep the plates as clean of thumb-soiling as possible after showing them to their fruit and flower buying clients. The plates could also be replaced in some of the portfolios. This grouping provides an interesting little study of the various methods of impressing the public with the color available from the nurserymen’s offerings. Seven plates, each measuring approximately 7.4 x 4.4 inches or 19 x 11 cm.; printed on one side only.

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    With some light thumb-soiling, a bit heavier on one stencil or theorem; on one stencil, some adhesion blemishes from a protective overslip; descriptive text at bottom margins often trimmed, as usual.

    ID#: 16694
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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. Large oblong album, 52 x 40 cm, with stiff card sheets bound on stubs; hand lettered title page with two colored initials + 32 mounted albumen photos ( 18.5 x 24 cm) each mounted on the recto of a separate sheet + 4 blank sheets.

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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.

    ID#: 16690
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  • (Trade Card - lawnmowers, railings, pumps, wind engines)
    (MAST, FOOS & CO.)
    CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED TRADE CARD “BOOKLET” of mostly BUCKEYE Horticultural and Agricultural Products.

    An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated “story”. In a progression from “Admiration” through “Flirtation,” “Tribulation” to “Termination,” a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the “versos” of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.’s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your garden with the latest enhancements and equipment!…

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    An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated “story”. In a progression from “Admiration” through “Flirtation,” “Tribulation” to “Termination,” a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the “versos” of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.’s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your garden with the latest enhancements and equipment! Watch out for the cat’s tail while mowing the lawn Four cards, 6.2 x 6.2 cm each, held together by a grommet at upper right corner.

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    One side of each of the four cards is printed with a chromolithographed illustration; the “verso” is lithographed with advertising text in black, bearing the imprint “Coback & Co. Lith. Buffalo, N.Y.” In very good condition.

    ID#: 16689
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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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  • (Trade Catalogue - Garden Ornaments)
    CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, by (JONES J.)
    (JONES J.)
    CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, Chairs, Seats, Tables, Stools, Hand Glass Frames, Garden Rollers, Etc. Kept In Stock By J. Jones, Iron Merchant, and Hot-Water Apparatus Manufacturer.

    An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones’s larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet “4to” ( 21.2 x 13.5 cm)…

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    An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones’s larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet “4to” ( 21.2 x 13.5 cm) sewn, with additional sewing marks visible; 8 ff. with 8 engraved illlustrations.

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    Sewn pamphlet, removed, with relatively large illustrations.

    ID#: 16684
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  • (Ferns)
    JAFFREY, Mrs. (Phoebe).
    DARJEELING FERNS ( cover title).

    A well preserved and beautiful collection of large mounted Indian ferns assembled and arranged by Mrs. Phoebe Jaffrey and identified with her printed pink label, “Mounted By/ Mrs. P. Jaffrey/ Darjeeling ” on the front paste down. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate of “Elizabeth E. Hawkins/ April 15, 1882” also on the front pastedown. The single large specimens in golden yellow, a bit of off white, varied greens and browns, fill the plates ( 45.5 x 32.5 cm). There are some examples of smaller ferns grouped together on one plate. Each is accompanied by a stamped label calling for Genus, Species and Patria filled in by hand in ink. The last specimen is dated 1881. Mrs.…

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    A well preserved and beautiful collection of large mounted Indian ferns assembled and arranged by Mrs. Phoebe Jaffrey and identified with her printed pink label, “Mounted By/ Mrs. P. Jaffrey/ Darjeeling ” on the front paste down. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate of “Elizabeth E. Hawkins/ April 15, 1882” also on the front pastedown. The single large specimens in golden yellow, a bit of off white, varied greens and browns, fill the plates ( 45.5 x 32.5 cm). There are some examples of smaller ferns grouped together on one plate. Each is accompanied by a stamped label calling for Genus, Species and Patria filled in by hand in ink. The last specimen is dated 1881. Mrs. Jaffrey, third wife of Andrew Thomas Jeffrey, who was curator of Darjeeling ‘s Lloyd Botanic Gardensr from 1875 to 1885, made and sold these collections in both single volumes and sets. Jaffrey positioned her ferns gracefully and managed to bring out their interesting textures and markings even when dried. Additionally, she positioned moss at the base of each specimen. Other albums from Mrs. Jaffrey are held at the Natural History Museum, London, the University of St. Andrews, Dundee, and Ireland’s Glasnevin National Botanic Garden. With an elegant calligraphic ownership inscription. Folio (45.5 x 32.5 cm.); 50 plates, each with mostly single captioned ferns mounted on rectos only. With a calligraphic ownership inscription serving as bookplate.

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    Contemporary three quarter leather, cloth over boards with gilt title on upper cover, scuffed and worn; upper cover bulging a bit; internally there are a few small dark spots and edge chips on the plate paper, occasional minor piece of foliage lacking and some residue in the gutters, but, still remarkably well preserved.

    ID#: 16676
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  • (Flowers Personified).
    DELASALLE, R. (Mme. Theodore Midy)
    LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS.

    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris.…

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    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris. The author was Rosine de La Salle Theodore Midy who wrote quite a number of works for children, including LA BOTANIQUE ILLUSTRÉE DE LA JEUNESSE and L’ALPHABET. The book is bound in printed floral paper covers with rusticated borders, signed L. Poguet. The covers also bear the name of the publisher Auguste Ghio, Palais-Royal. We find one copy with a different publisher (A. Courcier) at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Tolbiac; another copy is identified, but not located, in OCLC with a Library of Education publisher. Theodore Rosine de la Salle Midy was also published by Library of Education and A. Courcier - this is likely the same person. A very scarce Romantic floral fantasy. In the Style of Grandville 4to (30 x 22 cm.); 54 + (ii) pp. + 8 lithographed plates in two tints.

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    Original decoratively printed paper covered boards, professionally re-backed in red cloth, upper corners skillfully reinforced, soiling and some nicking to extremities of paper; new endpapers at front successfully co-ordinated with original rear endpapers; infrequent light scattered foxing.

    ID#: 16667
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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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  • (Rose perfume)
    SAWER, J. CH., F.L.S.
    RHODOLOGIA. A Discourse On Roses, And the Odour Of Rose.

    First edition. Sawer intended this work to interest colonists in the potential of rose development and the rose industry. " Details are also given which are intended to interest students, manufacturing chemists, and buyers of rose-products." (from the preface). The emphasis is on the perfume of the rose, with discussion of Indian methods of distillation, the Bulgarian rose industry, rose industry in Germany and France. With discussion of plant perfumes that resemble the rose. A fold-out map charts the rose-farming districts in Bulgaria. Stock 2613; Werger & Burton 1058. 8o (21.5 x 14 cm); 93 + (1)pp. with a few text illustrations + a fold-out map.

    Original printed paper wraps, spine partially perished, front cover loose; internally fine.

    ID#: 16108
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  • (Ganay, Ernest de)
    TRAITÉ DE LA DÉCORATION DES DEHORS, DES JARDINS ET DES PARCS. by (HARCOURT, François-Henri) DUC D'HARCOURT.
    (HARCOURT, François-Henri) DUC D'HARCOURT.
    TRAITÉ DE LA DÉCORATION DES DEHORS, DES JARDINS ET DES PARCS.

    First edition, from the eighteenth century manuscript. A signed presentation inscription from Ganay. This copy unnumbered, but....”auteur” of an edition limited to 750 copies on papier vélin fin de Voiron and 27 on papier en forme de japon. With an introduction by Ernest de Ganay who recounts the recovery of this eighteenth century treatise in manuscript form at the Bibliothèque municipale de Caen. Harcourt was "...a pioneer of informal landscape gardening in France." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS pg. 244.) whose own garden designs at Harcourt were mentioned in DeLille's poem on gardens and in Arthur Young's travel account of 1788. Harcourt's designs for the Princess of Monaco's gardens at Betz is referred to in a 1792 edition of Cerutti's LES…

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    First edition, from the eighteenth century manuscript. A signed presentation inscription from Ganay. This copy unnumbered, but....”auteur” of an edition limited to 750 copies on papier vélin fin de Voiron and 27 on papier en forme de japon. With an introduction by Ernest de Ganay who recounts the recovery of this eighteenth century treatise in manuscript form at the Bibliothèque municipale de Caen. Harcourt was "...a pioneer of informal landscape gardening in France." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS pg. 244.) whose own garden designs at Harcourt were mentioned in DeLille's poem on gardens and in Arthur Young's travel account of 1788. Harcourt's designs for the Princess of Monaco's gardens at Betz is referred to in a 1792 edition of Cerutti's LES JARDINS DE BETZ. Although the treatise existed as somewhat "secret" literature among Harcourt's contemporaries and peers, it was publicly referred or alluded to by the Prince de Ligne, De Lille and Arthur Young. At Harcourt's reception at the French Academy in 1789 M. Gaillard claimed that the treatise was composed before a theory for the design of "jardins irreguliers" was known in France. Ganay 403 and Ganay/Vignal 5. 18mo (15.5 x 10.6 cm); 253 + (v) pp.

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    Original pink paper wraps, soiled, with printed title label on upper cover; printed paper wraps, nicked at head and heel of spine.

    ID#: 16542
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  • (Greenhouses)
    AN UNUSUAL VIEW OF “CLAIES” COVERING A GLASSHOUSE. by French Watercolour.
    French Watercolour.
    AN UNUSUAL VIEW OF “CLAIES” COVERING A GLASSHOUSE.

    An accomplished watercolour showing a greenhouse completely covered in the pale green wooden slate screen once used regularly in glass house cultivation. The structure is set within an area laid out with trees, bedding plants, and paths. A decorative doorway and a flexible ladder over the top of the house distinguish the drawing. Probably from an album or a series of sketches. Very attractive. 15 x 24.5 cm.

    Watercolour sketch on paper; edges unfinished. In very good condition. Simple, temporary paper mat provided.

    ID#: 16580
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  • ( Architecture-Hungary)
    HAZ KERT NAPFENY (House Garden Sun). by NADAI, Pal
    NADAI, Pal
    HAZ KERT NAPFENY (House Garden Sun).

    First edition. Art Deco influences are shown abundantly in this wide-ranging domestic architecture book including everything from potted plants to exterior architecture. Featured architects and designers include: Schneider Karoly; Fritz Breuhaus; J.J. Adnet etc. Text and illustrations in photograph and drawing are very attractively framed within a green printed border. For Hungarian Houses and Gardens. 4to (29.5 x 23 cm); 112+ (4) pp including ads, with black and white photographs and numerous drawings and sketches; text bordered in green.

    Original green cloth backed silver paper covered boards with decorative cover in red and green on upper cover, printed red seal on lower cover; covers are gently scuffed; edges, including spine ends, minimally rubbed or bumped; very faint scattered foxing to text. Overall, a nice copy.

    ID#: 16706
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  • (American Plant Catalogue)
    YOUNG, William Jr.
    BOTANICA NEGLECTA. WILLIAM YOUNG, Jr. /( OF PHILADELPHIA) / “BOTANISTE DE PENSYLVANIE”/ AND HIS LONG =FORGOTTEN BOOK...”.CATALOGUE D’ARBRES ARBUSTES ET PLANTES HERBACEES d’AMERIQUE” Published in Paris in 1783/ With Prefatory Account Of the Author And Critical Notes By the Editor/ Samuel N. Rhoads.

    A facsimile reprint of this rare catalogue of American plants published in Paris in 1783 by William Young. Young, a horticulturist living in Philadelphia, offered plants for sale in France, listing separately those he could provide himself and those available from other sources. This reprint was published in a edition of 250 copies by its editor, Samuel N. Rhodes, who also provides biographical and critical notes. FROM SEED TO FLOWER #5, this edition. 8vo (24 x 16 cm); xi + (4) + 55 pp.

    Original cloth-backed boards, fine; text pages uncut.

    ID#: 16619
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  • “PLAN COLORIÉ EN 4 PARTIES” appartenant à La Première Partie : L’ART DU JARDINIER- PAYSAGISTE; GUIDE PRATIQUE DU JARDINIER-PAYSAGISTE. by SIEBECK, R(udolph).
    SIEBECK, R(udolph).
    “PLAN COLORIÉ EN 4 PARTIES” appartenant à La Première Partie : L’ART DU JARDINIER- PAYSAGISTE; GUIDE PRATIQUE DU JARDINIER-PAYSAGISTE. A L'Usage Des Proprietaires, Amateurs, Architectes, Ingenieurs, Jardiniers, Etc.

    The four large hand-colored folding plates to Siebeck’s third French edition, translated from the German by J. Rothchild. These four plates - in this example, linen-backed into two - form a stunning and very large colored lithographed image 72 x 54 inches wide, that is most often missing from this third Parisian edition. Siebeck, director of public parks and gardens for the city of Vienna, had considerable success with his park and garden plans, and with his writing; in addition to his German publications, his work was translated into French and English (Joseph Newton's PICTURESQUE GARDEN PLANS, 1864; THE LANDSCAPE GARDENER, 1876; and R.H. Westley's ELEMENTS OF THE ART OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING, 1861). This enormous plan accompanied the combination of…

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    The four large hand-colored folding plates to Siebeck’s third French edition, translated from the German by J. Rothchild. These four plates - in this example, linen-backed into two - form a stunning and very large colored lithographed image 72 x 54 inches wide, that is most often missing from this third Parisian edition. Siebeck, director of public parks and gardens for the city of Vienna, had considerable success with his park and garden plans, and with his writing; in addition to his German publications, his work was translated into French and English (Joseph Newton's PICTURESQUE GARDEN PLANS, 1864; THE LANDSCAPE GARDENER, 1876; and R.H. Westley's ELEMENTS OF THE ART OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING, 1861). This enormous plan accompanied the combination of two titles which had originally appeared separately: ELEMENTS D'HORTICULTURE OU JARDINS PITTORESQUES... and GUIDE PRATIQUE DU JARDINIER-PPAYSAGISTE. The former was issued with the four plates that combined to form one very large plan, and the latter with the 24 separate plates. These would correspond with the original German editions, DIE ELEMENTE DE LANDSCHAFTSGARTENKUNST IN EINEM PLANE DARGESTELLT...Leipzig, 1861, and IDEEN ZU KLEINEN GARTEN-ANLAGEN AUF VIERUNDZWANZIG COLORITEN PLANEN. Leipzig (1857-) 60. sEE gANAY 269, 3RD EDITION, 1870 for a complete explanation. The large hand-colored plan, composed of four folding plates, shows the outline of buildings, a long body of flowing water which forms a lake at one point, and several winding roads or paths interrupted by structures and lined with carefully placed individual or massed deciduous and coniferous trees. Rare and striking. Yes, that enormous plan. See Dochnahl p. 149 for earlier German editions. Loose, as issued, in printed portfolios (50 x 37 cm); 4 folding hand-colored lithographed plates, linen-backed into two larger plates in this copy.

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    Original printed paper portfolios,, edges torn and nicked; plan section in excellent condition.

    ID#: 16500
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