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Ammann, Paul
Hortus bosianus quod exotica solum descriptus.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Johann Wilhelm Krüger, 1686, 1. edition, pp. [xi], 38, extra-illustrated with 2 large engraved folding plates dated the year 1700: a birds-eye-view of the garden by J.C.Oberdorffer after Elias Peine (620 x 358 mm) and an American aloe by M.B., published by Peine (ca. 390 x 705 mm), small 4to (172 x 213 mm), marbled front and rear paste-down endpapers, contemporary half calf with sprinkled boards, gilt-ruled spine with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels (spine-ends chipped). Small portion of the bottom margin of leaves 26/27 and 27/28 torn away, some browning and a few paper imperfections. Attractive copy.
€ 3.200
A rare work on the exotic plants to be found in the garden (situated just outside the Grimmischen Gate in Leipzig) of the merchant and city councillor, Caspar Bose. The head gardener appears to have been Peine, and when the Aloe flowered in August 1700 the plate was produced to commemorate the event: the stance of the figure in the foreground suggests that it is Peine presenting the plant to presumably Caspar Bose. The plate has a small blind-stamp with monogram and crown in the lower right blank corner. "Zwei Brüder Bose legten sich zu Ende des XVII. Jahrhunderts Gärten an von allbewunderter Schönheit. Der des älteren, Caspar Bose …, lag am Grimmaischen Tor, er erregte bis nach Italien Aufmerksamkeit, man erzählt, daß der Papst sich nach seinen Einrichtungen erkundigen ließ. Das Interessanteste ist die Anlage des vertieften Orangerieparterres, das in einem sehr großen Halbkreis radiale Beete eingeordnet hatte, in deren Mitte die Orangenbäume aufgestellt wurden. Das Terrain, das in der Mittelachse zur Villa eine schöne Orangerie abschließt, steigt amphitheatralisch an, Brunnen in den Mauern und Statuen beleben den Garten. Auf der Höhe sind Baum- und Blumengärten, Grotten und Springbrunnen angebracht. Deutlch sehen wir hier trotz aller Pracht des Einzelschmuckes die Renaissanceentwicklung des Bürgergartens festgehalten, vor allem in der unmittelbaren Verbindung von Lust- und Nutzgarten. Auch die Anlage des Orangerieparterres wird sich wohl aus der Anordnung der botanischen Gärten herleiten, die nach dem Vorbild von Padua nich selten eine solche Trapezanordnung der Beete zeigten. Sein Schöpfer ist der Architekt und Kupferstecher David Schatz, … (Gothein, vol. 2, p. 257 ff., with an engraving similar, but not identical to the one in this offered copy).
provenance: Library of Ruth and Walter Middelmann (blind stamp on title-page). Founders of Honingklip Dryflowers.
* Pritzel 141 (without plates); Gothein: Geschichte der Gartenkunst. Berlin & Jena, 1914; not in Stafleu & Cowan.
Ammann, Paul: Hortus bosianus quod exotica solum descriptus.
Arendt, Paul
Paul Arendt’s Monatschrift für Kakteenkunde.
(Berlin-Friedenau, the author, 1891-1892, volume 1), Titisee-Neustadt, 1992, reprint, pp. [iv], ca. 170, text-illustrations and 13 plates, 8vo, colour-illustrated boards. Published on occasion of 100 year Deutsche Kakteen-Gesellschaft.
€ 40
Arendt, Paul: Paul Arendt’s Monatschrift für Kakteenkunde.
Backeberg, Curt (editor)
Blätter für Kakteenforschung. Bulletin of cactus research. Publicaties voor cactusstudie. Feuilles pour l’étude des cactées.
Volksdorf, 1934-1936, volume 1-3, numerous text-illustrations, large 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth binding case.
€ 145
Published in four languages. The first 3 volumes of this rare monthly treatise on the cactus family. It ended in 1938.
Backeberg, Curt (editor): Blätter für Kakteenforschung. Bulletin of cactus research. Publicaties voor cactusstudie. Feuilles pour l’étude des cactées.
Backeberg, Curt & G.D. Duursma
Cactusjacht tussen Texas en Patagonië. Naar het Duitsch van ... bewerkt door G.D. Duursma.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, 1932, pp. 125, (3, adv.), photo-illustrations, large 8vo, cloth. Marginally slightly stained.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 19.828.
Backeberg, Curt & G.D. Duursma
Cactusjacht tussen Texas en Patagonië. Naar het Duitsch van … bewerkt door G.D. Duursma.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, 1932, pp. 125, (3, adv.), photo-illustrations, large 8vo (168 x 234 mm), cloth. Fine copy.
€ 40
* Stafleu & Cowan 19.828.
Backeberg, Curt
Die Cactaceae. Handbuch der Kakteenkunde.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1958-1962, 1. edition, 6 volumes: - 1, pp. i-xvi, 1-638, (1), 618 text-illustrations and 35 plates; - 2, pp. xvii-xxiv, 639-1360, (1), 696 text-illustrations and 72 plates; - 3, pp. [xxv-xxx], 1361-1926, (4), 539 text-illustrations and 53 plates; - 4, pp. xxxi-xxxvii, 1927-2629, (1), 653 text-illustrations and 51 plates; - 5, pp. [xxxviii-xlii], 2631-3543, (1), 737 text-illustrations and 44 plates; - 6, pp. [xliii-xlvii], 3545-4041, 307 text-illustrations; large 8vo (167 x 238 mm), gilt-lettered cloth. Fine set.
€ 700
Monumental work. The photo-illustrations are partly in colour. "Backeberg set out to monograph the entire Family from varieties and species upwards … eventually achieved in the six bulky volumes of "Die Cactaceae" … nearly doubled the number of genera recognised by his predecessors, and great was the wailing and gnashing of teeth from those who thought that Britton and Rose had already gone too far in atomisation." (Rowley).
* Stafleu & Cowan Supplement I p. 237; Gordon Douglas Rowley: A history of succulent plants pp. 283-284.
Backeberg, Curt: Die Cactaceae. Handbuch der Kakteenkunde.
Backeberg, Curt
Das Kakteenlexikon. Enumeratio diagnostica cactacearum.
Stuttgart, Gustav Fischer, 1970, 2. edition, pp. 741, 459 text-illustrations (partly in colour) and 18 distribution-maps, large 8vo, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 55
Backeberg, Curt
Wunderwelt Kakteen.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1968, 3. edition, pp. 244, 176 text-illustrations (partly in colour), 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 40
Berger, Alwin
Kakteen. Anleitung zur Kultur und Kenntnis der wichtigsten eingefuhrten Arten.
Stuttgart, Eugen Ulmer, 1929, pp. viii, 346, (2, adv.), 105 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth with mounted photo-plate. Illustrierte Handbücher sukkulenter Pflanzen.
€ 60
* Stafleu & Cowan 450.
Berger, Alwin: Kakteen. Anleitung zur Kultur und Kenntnis der wichtigsten eingefuhrten Arten.
Berger, Alwin
Kakteen. Anleitung zur Kultur und Kenntnis der wichtigsten eingeführten Arten.
Stuttgart, Eugen Ulmer, 1929, pp. viii, 346, (2, adv.), 105 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth with mounted photo-plate. Illustrierte Handbücher sukkulenter Pflanzen. Free front endpaper cut out.
€ 55
* Stafleu & Cowan 450.
Berger, Alwin
Crassulaceae. Mit einem besonderen Register.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Englmann, 1930, pp. 351-485, (1), text-illustrations, large 8vo (168 × 246 mm), half cloth with printed boards (slightly rubbed). Offprint Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, 2. edition, by A. Engler, volume 18a. Unobtrusive library stamps.
€ 80
Berger, Alwin
Stapelieen und Kleinien einschliesslich einiger anderer verwandter Sukkulenten. Beschreibung und Anleitung zum Bestimmen der wichtigsten Arten mit kurzer Angabe über die Kultur.
Stuttgart, Eugen Ulmer, 1910, pp. vii, 434, (2, adv.), 79 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth (slightly rubbed). Illustrierte Handbücher sukkulenter Pflanzen. Cancelled library stamps.
€ 130
* Stafleu & Cowan 448; SABLIT 52.
Berger, Alwin: Stapelieen und Kleinien einschliesslich einiger anderer verwandter Sukkulenten. Beschreibung und Anleitung zum Bestimmen der wichtigsten Arten mit kurzer Angabe über die Kultur.
Borg, John
Cacti. A gardener's handbook for their identification and cultivation. With a biography of the author by Beatrice Borg.
Poole, Blandford Press, 1976, 4. edition, 3. impression, pp. 512, photo-plate illustrations, 8vo (133 x 210 mm), cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 25
Britton, Nathaniel Lord & Joseph Nelson Rose
The Cactaceae. Descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family.
New York, Dover Publications, 1963, 2. reprint, 4 volumes: - 1, pp. vii, 236; - 2, pp. vii, 241; - 3, pp. vi, 258; - 4, pp. vii, 318, (1); numerous text-illustrations and plates, bound in 2 volumes, 4to (198 x 272 mm), cloth, dust-jackets (partly worn and faded). Fine set.
€ 75
* Nissen BBI 236; Stafleu & Cowan 786.
Britton, Nathaniel Lord & Joseph Nelson Rose: The Cactaceae. Descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family.
Carlson, Raymond (editor)
The flowering cactus. An informative guide, illustrated in full-color photography, to one of the miracles of America's southwest. Photographs and technical data by R.C. and Claire Meyer Proctor. Sketches and designs by George M.. Avey.
New York, etc., McGraw-Hill, 1954, 1. edition, pp. 96, numerous text-illustrations (partly in colour and full-page), 4to, cloth-backed boards.
€ 25
Correvon, Henry
Les joubarbes (Semperviva) … Suivi d'un Essai d'une Bibliographie du genre Sempervivum par J.F. Schill.
Bruxelles, Imprimerie Médicale et Scientifique, 1924, pp. [v], 134, interleaved, small 8vo (124 × 178 mm), cloth. Publications du "Jardin d'Agrément". Library stamp and new endpapers.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 27.687.
Court, Doreen
Succulent flora of southern Africa. A comprehensive and authoritative guide to the indigenous succulents of South Africa, Botswana, South-West Africa/Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe/Rhodesia & Mozambique incorporating the latest research and changes in nomenclature.
Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1981, 1. edition, pp. xvi, 224, 282 colour-photo illustrations and many plain photos and drawings, 4to (198 x 278 mm), cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 60
Dealing with 164 genera of 9 families.
* SABLIT 165.
Craig, Robert T.
The Mammillaria handbook. With descriptions, illustrations, and key to the species of the genus Mammillaria of the Cactaceae.
(Pasadena, 1945), Wakefield, EP Publishing & New York, Johnson Reprint, 1975, reprint, pp. xvi, 390, 304 text-illustrations (photos), large 8vo (158 x 240 mm), cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 40
Cullmann, Willy, Erich Götz & Gerhard Gröner
Kakteen. Kultur, Vermehrung und Pflege. Lexikon der Gattungen und Arten.
Stuttgart, Eugen Ulmer, 1984, 5.edition, pp. 340, 50text-illustrations (drawings) and 404 colour-photo illustrations, 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 65
Daul, Anton
Illustriertes Handbuch der Kakteenkunde. Enthaltend das Wissenswerteste über die Kultur, die Gattungsnamen und Spielarten der Kakteen und anderer Sukkulenten, nebst Angaben über deren Verwendung im Zimmer, Garten und Park.
Stuttgart, Eugen Ulmer, 1890, pp. (2, adv.), vi, 150, (2, adv.), 132 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth-backed illustrated boards. Neat ownership stamp on title-page. Nice copy.
€ 180
* Stafleu & Cowan 29.119.
Daul, Anton: Illustriertes Handbuch der Kakteenkunde. Enthaltend das Wissenswerteste über die Kultur, die Gattungsnamen und Spielarten der Kakteen und anderer Sukkulenten, nebst Angaben über deren Verwendung im Zimmer, Garten und Park.
Davids, Arlette
Plantes grasses. Les fleurs. Dessinées par Arlette Davids. Préface par Henry de Montherland.
Paris, Éditions Hypérion, 1939, pp. [vi], 41 leaves with names and index, 40 colour-plates after water-colours, folio (265 x 358 mm), cloth.
€ 140
* Nissen BBI 452n.
 Davids, Arlette Plantes grasses. Les fleurs. Dessinées par Arlette Davids. Préface par Henry de Montherland.
Davids, Arlette
Rock plants. Flowers. Drawn by ... Preface by Henry de Montherland. Translated from the French by S.P. Skipwith.
London, Paris & New York, The Hypérion Press, 1948, pp. [vi], 31 leaves of captions (leaf for plate 21 not present) and 32 colour-plates, folio, boards (spine ends rubbed), dust-jacket (very worn). The nice plates after paintings of succulent plants.
€ 55
* Cf. Nissen BBI 452n (issue of [1939] with 40 plates).
Duursma, G.D.
De behandeling van onze cactussen en andere succulenten van maand tot maand.
Amsterdam, Kosmos & Assen, Floralia, [ca. 1927], 1.edition, pp. 61, (11, adv.), 35 text-illustrations, 8vo, colour-illustrated wrappers. Weten en kunnen.
€ 25
Duursma, G.D.
De behandeling van onze cactussen en andere succulenten van maand tot maand.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, [ca. 1930], 2.edition, pp. 64, (8, adv.), 36 text-illustrations, 8vo, colour-illustrated wrappers. Weten en kunnen.
€ 25
Duursma, G.D.
Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1927), 1. edition, pp. 143, (5, adv.), colour-plates (1 with captions on flimsy), text-illustrations and photo-illustrations, 8vo, decorated cloth, dust-jacket (slightly worn).
€ 35
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.222.
Duursma, G.D.: Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Duursma, G.D.
Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1927), 1.edition, pp. 143, (5, adv.), colour-plates (1 with captions on flimsy), text-illustrations and photo-illustrations, 8vo, decorated cloth. Slight foxing.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.222.
Duursma, G.D.
Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1929), 2.edition, pp. 149, (7, adv.), mounted colour-plates (one with flimsies and captions), text-illustrations and photo-illustrations, 8vo, decorated cloth.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.222.
Duursma, G.D.
Pette's album voor cactus-liefhebbers en hen die het willen worden. Plaatjes naar teekeningen van P.H. Schor.
Wormerveer, Pette's Cacaofabrieken, [ca. 1930], pp. 96, (1, adv.), 132, text-illustrations and 144 mounted colour-plates, 4to (237 x 292 mm), colour-illustrated cloth-backed boards. Scrap-book. Nice copy.
€ 65
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.223.
Duursma, G.D.: Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Duursma, G.D.
Onze cactussen. Practisch handboek voor de amateur-kweekers.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1935), 3.edition, pp. 174, (10, adv.), mounted colour-plates, text-illustrations and photo-illustrations, 8vo, gilt-decorated cloth (slightly faded).
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.222.
Duursma, G.D.
Onze vetplanten voor kamer, kas en tuin.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1930), pp. 149, (3, adv.), mounted colour-frontispiece, colour- and plain plates and text-illustrations, 8vo, decorated cloth.
€ 25
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.225.
Duursma, G.D.
Onze vetplanten voor kamer, kas en tuin.
Amsterdam, Kosmos, (1930), pp. 149, (3, adv.), mounted colour-frontispiece, colour- and plain plates and text-illustrations, 8vo, decorated cloth, dust-jacket with mounted colour-plate.
€ 30
Duursma, G.D.
Succulenten in woord en beeld. Omvattende vierhonderd en vijftig fraaie afbeeldingen van cactussen en andere vetplanten, waaronder vijf afbeeldingen in de natuurlijke kleuren. Bijeengebracht, gerangschikt en van korte bijschriften voorzien door ...
Amsterdam, Kosmos & Haarlem, Floralia, (1930), pp. 170, numerous text-illustrations and 5 colour-plates (incl. plate on dust-jacket), small folio (245 x 315 mm), finely embossed pictorial cloth, dust-jacket with mounted colour-plate.
€ 100
Beautifully designed book with a nice cover.
* Stafleu & Cowan 32.224.
Duursma, G.D.: Succulenten in woord en beeld. Omvattende vierhonderd en vijftig fraaie afbeeldingen van cactussen en andere vetplanten, waaronder vijf afbeeldingen in de natuurlijke kleuren. Bijeengebracht, gerangschikt en van korte bijschriften voorzien door ...
Dyer, Robert Allen
Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in southern Africa.
Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1983, 1. edition, pp. viii, 242, colour-frontispiece, text-illustrations and colour-plates, small 4to (170 x 247 mm), cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 100
A pictorial presentation with nearly all species illustrated. Keys to genera and species. 20 watercolour-plates by Auriol Batten, Rosemary Holcroft and others, and 100 photo-illustrations.
* SABLIT 198.
Engelmann, George
Cactaceae of the boundery.
Washington, 1859, 1. edition, pp. 1-68, 73-78 (corr.), engraved frontispiece and 74 (only of) 75 engraved plates, 4to (220 x 289 mm), marbled edges, calf-backed boards with gilt-decorated and lettered spine with raised bands (rebacked using original backstrip, of which upper part is missing). United States and Mexican boundery survey, under the order of W.H. Emory. With an interuption of pages between pp. 68-73, which are probably half-titles, like the copy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. The missing plate 14 supplied in photocopy.
€ 400
The US boundary commission was involved both in boundary demarcation and mapping and in natural sciences. The results were published by one of the commissioners, William H. Emory, in a report entitled United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. George Engelmann described the collected material in the chapter devoted to cacti. This resulted in accurate cactus descriptions illustrated by 75 extraordinary steel-engraved plates. They were especially made in Paris under the close supervision of the author and are now kept at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
* Pritzel 2714; Nissen BBI 602; Stafleu & Cowan 32.954.
Engelmann, George: Cactaceae of the boundery.
Haage, Walther
Das praktische Kakteenbuch in Farben. Neuzeitliche Pflege und Auswahl der schönsten Kakteen, Mittagsblumen und anderen Sukkulenten.
Radebeul, J. Neumann-Neudamm, 1961, 1. edition, pp. 285, numerous text-illustrations (line-drawings and photos in colour), large 8vo, pictorial cloth. Fine copy.
€ 25
Harders, Casper Lucas
Bijdrage tot de kennis van de Curaçao-Aloë en van hare oorsprong.
Delft, W.D. Meinema, 1940, pp. 200, (2, theses), plates, 8vo (158 x 244 mm), printed stiff wrappers. Thesis Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. Fine copy.
€ 60
Harders, Casper Lucas: Bijdrage tot de kennis van de Curaçao-Aloë en van hare oorsprong.
Herre, Adolar Gottlieb Julius ("Hans")
The genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae. Including a full set of botanical drawings by the artists of the Bolus Herbarium of the University of Cape Town, and others, and also distribution maps for each genus, identification keys, a scientific system, a contribution concerning the poisenous genus, and also a history of the introduction, with notes on and portraits of the various scientific workers from the beginning to the present day.
Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers, 1971, 1. edition, pp. [xii], 316, text-illustrations (portraits, distribution-maps, etc.) and fine colour-plates after paintings and drawings, 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 115
An unsurpassed review of this family, with illustrations after water-colours by Harry Bolus, Beatrice Carter, Mary Page and Maisie Walgate.
* SABLIT 280.
Herre, Adolar Gottlieb Julius ("Hans")
The genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae. Including a full set of botanical drawings by the artists of the Bolus Herbarium of the University of Cape Town, and others, and also distribution maps for each genus, identification keys, a scientific system, a contribution concerning the poisenous genus, and also a history of the introduction, with notes on and portraits of the various scientific workers from the beginning to the present day.
Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers, 1971, 1. edition, pp. [xii], 316, text-illustrations (portraits, distribution-maps, etc.) and fine colour-illustrations after paintings and drawings, 4to (214 x 279 mm), cloth, dust-jacket (rubbed).
€ 90
An unsurpassed review of this family, with illustrations after water-colours by Harry Bolus, Beatrice Carter, Mary Page and Maisie Walgate.
* SABLIT 280.
Houten, J.M. van den
Cactussen.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1927, 1. impression, pp. 56, text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 30
Houten, J.M. van den: Cactussen.
Houten, J.M. van den
Cactussen.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1929, 3. impression, pp. 58, (1), text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 25
Houten, J.M. van den
Cactussen.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1928, 2. impression, pp. 56, text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 25
Houten, J.M. van den
Cactussen.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1938, 4. impression, pp. 59, (1), text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 25
Houten, J.M. van den
Vetplanten.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1927, 1. impression, pp. 56, 60 text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 30
Houten, J.M. van den: Vetplanten.
Houten, J.M. van den
Vetplanten.
Rotterdam, W.L. & J. Brusse, 1930, 2. impression, pp. 58, (1), 60 text-illustrations, 8vo, finely colour-decorated stiff wrappers in Art Déco-style. Een reeks voor liefhebberijen.
€ 25
Hoya
- Hoya nieuwsbrief.
Werkendam, Institute for Protection and Propagation of Succulent Plants, 1984-1990, no. 2-3, 6-8, 5 volumes, text-illustrations (including original photos in colour), 8vo (145 x 207 mm), wrappers with mounted original photo in colour.
€ 30