2081 - 2468 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORT etc.
- One plate dampstained; the plates in the first 6 vols. w. identifications in old pencil in lower blank margin; vol.8 lacks 1 textleaf (p.67-68); a few plates in Snellen van Vollenhoven sl. foxed. First 2 vols. top of spine chipped/ dam.; vol.5 backstrip restored but joints splitting; all vols. joints, corners and spine-ends rubbed.
= The work was published in instalments over a period of 166 years, making it very difficult to find a complete and uniformly bound set (two more works were published in the series: P.C.T. SNELLEN, Determinatie der lepidoptera, afgebeeld in het werk: Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods (...) (Amst., 1862) and A. BRANTS, Nederlandsche vlinders (The Hague, (1900)-1928)). This set consists of the following works: I. (First Series:) J.C. SEPP, Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods (...) (Amst., J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860, 8 vols.; II. (Second series:) S.C. SNELLEN VAN VOLLENHOVEN, Beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van Nederlandsche vlinders (Amst., J.C. Sepp & zoon, 1860-1900, 4 vols.). Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 182 and 202; Nissen ZBI, 3808 and 3808a; Hagen II, 153; Horn & Schenkling IV, 20145. One of the finest books on butterflies ever published, with splendid, detailed plates. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE XCII.
- Occas. trifle fingersoiled; new endpapers; occas. underlinings in text in red and blue ballpoint.
= Nissen, ZBI 4041. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Sl. browned (especially the plates). Rebacked; corners showing.
= Nissen, ZBI 4057. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Contemp. annot. on first free endpaper; some offsetting from turn-ins; most fold. plates w. sm. tear along fold, sl. affecting image.
= Nissen, ZBI 4053. Rare edition.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Tractatus physico-anatomico-medicus, de respiratione usuque pulmonum (...). Ibid., C. Wishoff, 1738, 3rd ed., (14),95,(1)p., engr. title and fold. plate, woodcut textills. - AND WITH: Idem. Miraculum naturae sive uteri muliebris fabrica. Ed. J. van Horne. Ibid., J. du Vivié, 1717, 4th rev. ed., (6),57,(1)p., 3 partly handcol. engr. fold. plates.
- Two plates w. tear into image.
= Cf. Wellcome Library V, pp.215-216. Rare collection of scarse editions. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Lacks title-p. = Cf. Nissen, ZBI 4259.
- Covers sl. discol.; spines trifle rubbed (incl. letterpieces). Otherwise fine.
= Only the 8th vol. titled as ''The Journal of Unified Science (erkenntnis)'', with English text instead of German.
- Library stamp on verso title-p. and verso fold. table; occas. sl. foxed. Covers sl. soiled/ spine sunned.
- Spines sl. sunned; a few rubbed spots on covers. = DSB III, p. 539.
- Lacks 9 plates, title-p., p.III-IV and 479-522; (water)stained/ soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= One of the most famous Dutch works on the planning and cultivation of country gardens, with much attention given to fruit- and kitchen-gardens. This was the work with which De la Court introduced successful pineapple-growing in Europe, as a result of which the pineapple became a popular fruit in Europe. Kat. Orn. Berlin 3406; Springer p.42-43; Oldenburger-Ebbers/ Stehouwer, Doc.18E., no. 40, p.6-7: "(...) tot nu toe vroegst bekende verhandeling over het aanleggen van tuinen in Holland. In dit werk getuigt Pieter de la Court van een oorspronkelijke visie op de vormgeving van tuinen, waarbij hij uitgaat van de Hollandse situatie (...)". First published 1737.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; endpapers lacking; one plate w. large tear, affecting the image. Covers loose(ning); covers sl. rubbed; spine-ends sl. worn.
= Cf. Pritzel 5075 (French ed.); Hunt 388.
- Lacks 1 plate (no. 8); one plate (no.121) w. tear in blank section; eight plates sl. stained w. light green stains; eight plates uncoloured. Backstrip loose(ning) and corners and backstrip worn.
= Springer 68; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 101. Delicately coloured Dutch garden atlas, with hundreds of illustrations, depicting buildings, cottages, follies, garden plans, furniture, sculpture, bridges, gates, leisure activities etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Binding chafed.
- Frontisp. loose. Bindings affected/ dam. by silverfish; 2 letterpieces lacking.
= Philip Miller (1691-1771) was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden.
- Upper hinge widening; sm. hole in title-p.; occas. sl. (finger)soiled; one textp. library stamp in lower blank margin; two plates loose(ning). Binding sl. rubbed; corners starting.
= Cf. Waller 844.
- Frontisp. trimmed to the borderline. Frontcover waterst. = Henrey I, p.208-209; Brunet IV, p.1114.
= Very rare.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Lacks dustwrapper. Otherwise very fine.
- Owner's stamp on prelim. lvs. (1x cut out); vol. 3 w. bookplate on upper pastedown; hinges weak/ broken but all holding on cords; occas. sl. yellowed/ waterstained in upper inner margin (quite unobtrusively). All corners bumped and showing; joints starting/ splitting; spine-ends chipped; gilt spine worn off.
= Beautiful plates. Cohen, II, 674; Graesse IV, p.354. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Sl. dam. spine strengthened w. tape.
= Posthumously printed essay by Sophie Germain, France's greatest female mathematician. DSB V, p.375f: "The État des sciences et des lettres, which was praised by Auguste Comte, is an extremely scholarly development of the theme of unity of thought, that is, the idea that there always will be no basic difference between the sciences and the humanities with respect to their motivation, their methodology, and their cultural importance."
- Joints spit(ting). = DSB V, p.386-393.