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Classic on garden design, with 34 illustration plates

[DÉZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, Antonie Joseph], attrib. Alexandre LEBLOND. Neueröfnete Gärtner-Akademie oder: die Kunst Pracht- und Lust-Gärten sammt dererselben Auszierungen und Wasserwerken wohl anzulegen ... aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzet von Franz Anton Danreitter.
Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, 1764. 8vo. With the title and imprint on a double-page spread, engraved plate facing dedication and 34 engraved plates (32 folding). Contemporary tanned, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,650
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Exhaustive book on horticulture, with 16 plates

KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Beschouwende en werkdadige hovenier-konst of inleiding tot de waare oeffening der planten. Waarin aangewezen word al 't gene een hovenier en aan andere tuin-oeffenaars dienstig en nodig zyn kan te weeten, om niet alleen met gewenscht voordeel, maar ook met vermaak allerley boom-, heester-, kruid-, en bloem-gewassen te cultiveeren.
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda, 1753. 4to. With numerous illustrations on gardening, the planting of trees and the building of hot-houses on 16 engraved plates by Jacob Folkema after the author, including 1 large folding plate with plans and a view of an orangery. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,500
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Beautiful engraved views of Heemstede castle and gardens

MOUCHERON, Isaac de. Plusieurs belles, et plaisante veües et la cour de Heemstede, dans la Province d'Utrecht. | Verscheyde schoone en vermaakelyke gezigten van Heemstede, gelegen in de Provintie van Utrecht.
[Amsterdam], Hendrik de Leth, [ca. 1731/40]. Oblong 4to. With 26 numbered engraved plates, including the title-page. Slightly later half cloth. Full description
€ 2,750
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24 Japanese colour drawings of lilies,
with their romanized Japanese names, and prices of the bulbs

[NURSERY CATALOGUE]. Yuri hana shashin [= Drawings of lily flowers, from life].
[Yokohama?, ca. 1875?]. Very large 4to (39.5 x 27.5 cm). 24 Japanese flower drawings in black and grey ink with watercolour and gouaches, on Japanese (kozo/paper mulberry?) paper, with the romanized Japanese name, and the price of the bulbs (in francs and centimes) and sometimes colours or other information in French. Contemporary brown Japanese paste-paper wrappers with a bird and flower motif, stab-sewn at the head. Full description
€ 4,950
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Extremely rare work on the cultivation of roses in North Africa, printed in Tunisia

PILE, Alfred. Culture pratique du rosier dans l'Afrique du Nord. ... augmenté d'une notice: les ennemis du rosier par Théophile Pagliano.
Tunis, G. Finzi, [1926]. 8vo. With numerous illustrations in text, including botanical drawings and reproductions of photographs, some full-page, and 2 folding plates. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with advertisements printed on the paste-down. Full description
€ 475
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Drawing models for landscapes

PREISSLER, Johann Daniel. Gründliche Anleitung, welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schöner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kan, den Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet und eigenhändig in Kupffer gebracht, … Sechste Auflage.
Nürnberg, [for the author], 1766. Folio. With numerous models of landscapes and views, including introductory studies of single leaves and trees, on 16 numbered engraved plates. Modern blue boards. Full description
€ 950
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"Repton's longest and most important work"

REPTON, Humphry. Observations on the theory and practice of landscape gardening including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written.
London, printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. Large 4to (35 x 26 cm). With stipple engraved portrait of the author, 27 aquatint plates (15 hand-coloured or tinted and some with movable overlays), 11 aquatints in text and numerous woodcuts and wood engravings in text. Early 20th-century brown half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine (Sangorski & Sutcliffe). Full description
€ 9,500
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Magnificently produced record of Repton’s Indian phase

REPTON, Humphry. Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton. Humbly inscribed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London, the letter press by T. Bensley for J.C. Stadler, sold by Boydell and Co. Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. Large folio (55 x 37 cm). With aquatint frontispiece (printed in sepia), a hand-coloured engraved ground plan, 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates (icluding 2 folding, and mostly with movable overlays), and 11 aquatint illustrations in text (7 printed in sepia, 1 in red and 3 fully hand-coloured, some with movable overlays), all by J.C. Stadler after designs by Repton. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 12,500
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Detailed catalogue of succulents, covering the family Alooideae

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, Joseph. Verzeichniss der verschiedenen Arten und Abarten des Geschlechts Aloe, welche von den Herren von Willdenow, Haworth, de Candolle und Freiherrn von Jacquin beschrieben worden sind, oder noch unbeschrieben in den Gärten Deutschlands, Frankreichs und der Niederlanden sich befinden.
[Schloss Dyck, near Dusseldorf, 1817]. 8vo. Original blue coated paper wrappers. Full description
€ 200
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