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Frisian flora and plants of northwestern Europe: a detailed description

GABBEMA, Simon Abbes.
Friesche lust-gaarde ofte Boom-heester-bloem- en kruyd-waarande, bestaande uyt der gewassen beschrijvinge, die in Hoog- en Neder-duyds-land en de aangrenzende land-schappen bekent zijn.
Leeuwarden, Hendrik Rintjes, 1686 (second title-page after preliminaries: 1687). 4to. With an engraved allegorical frontispiece, ascribed to Jan Luyken. Contemporary vellum, sprinkled edges, new endpapers. [1], [1 blank], [44], 660, [60] pp.
€ 3,750
Detailed botanical description of Frisian and Northwest European plants, trees, flowers and herbs by the Frisian historian Simon Abbes Gabbema (1628-1688). Although Gabbema was appointed history writer of Frisia in 1659 by the States of Frisia because of his learning and knowledge concerning Frisian history, he also knew a lot about botany.
The frontispiece is often ascribed to Jan Luyken (Klaversma & Hannema 545). Altogether this work can be considered a compilation of Gabbema's own botanical knowledge enriched with ancient knowledge, forming an extensive Frisian and Northwestern European flora.
The present copy contains two leaves not normally present (4*5 and 5*5: the STCN notes them only in the copy at the Royal Library in The Hague): two laudatory poems by J. Vollenhove and H. Sweerts. Binding a bit dirty, frontispiece a little browned and repaired, some small stains throughout the book, some paper corners a little frayed, a small hole in leaf 2Y1, but otherwise in good condition. Bibliotheca Hulthemiana 5970; Journal of the New York Botanical Garden (1902), p. 184; STCN (9 copies, only 1 with the extra leaves); for the author: Van der Aa, Biographisch woordenboek VII, pp. 3-4; NNBW, VI (1924); Posthuma, "Plantkunde uit de oude doos", in: De levende natuur 21 (1916), pp. 78-79; not in Hunt; Nissen; Pritzel; Stafleu & Cowan.
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