KNOOP, Johann Hermann

4 works: Pomologia [...], Fructologia [...].-- Dendrologia [...].-- Beschryving van de moes- en keuken-tuin [...].

Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda, 1758, 1763, 1763, 1769

4 works in 3 vols, folio (creased sheets, some random foxing).

Contemp. mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine with raised bands, blue marbled edges (cracked calf, folded paste-downs, some hinges partly or sl. split, lacking one upper cap).

(1). Pomologia, dat is Beschryvingen en afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van appel en peeren [...]. 1758. [4]-86-[1] pp. (little lack of paper on the left upper corner of p. *2). Ill. with 20 plates (apples: 12, pears: 8).-- Bound with: (2). Fructologia, of Beschryving der vrugtbomen en vrugten die men in de hoven plant en onderhoud [...]. 1763. [4]-132 pp. (some marg. spots). Ill. with 19 plates (quince, cherry, plum, peach, almond, grape, berries...).-- (3). Dendrologia, of Beschryving der plantagie-gewassen, die men in de tuinen cultiveert [...]. 1763. [4]-168-[4] pp. (errors in pagination).-- (4). Moes-en keuken-tuinen, zo van alle vrugten, planten en kruiden die men in dezelve plant. 1769. [2]-235 pp. (folds in 1st lvs of text due to removed fern leaf). Rare complete set. First editions of these botanical books of Knoop (1700-1778), curator of the gardens of Maria Louisa van Hessen-Cassel, William of Orange's widow and Dutch regent, rightly famous for their 39 engraved and splendid hand-coloured plates and for the representation of many species now lost. They were engraved by Folkema and J.C. Philips after the author's drawings. Ref. Nissen. BBI 1077 (Fructologia), 1078 (Pomologia). - Pritzel 4754 (Pom. & Fruct.), 4755 (Dendr.). - Landwehr, Dutch books with col. pl.: 88 (Pom.), 92 (Fruct.). - NNBW III:706-707. - Not in Bierens De Haan.

€ 1.500 / 2.000

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