Lot 2336
Autumn Auction: Decorative Art, Interiors, Silver, Jewellery, Classic Cars and Books & Prints

beschreven en uitgegeven door het Bestuur der Vereeniging tot Regeling en Verbetering van de Vruchtsoorten te Boskoop, [..]. [Introd. by H.C. van Hall]. Eerste deel – Appels. Tweede deel – Peren en steenvruchten. Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1868. 2 Vols.: XXIV,120,[6 index] pp. and [8],72,32,[2],24,8,[2],4,[16 index] pp. With 2 col. lithogr. frontispieces (i.a. a portrait of King William III) after Otto Eerelman. With resp. 60 & 64 col. lithogr. plates after S. Berghuis (printed by G. Severeyns, Brussel). Small folio, orig. unif. dec. gilt & embossed purple cloth. (2x)

¶ Nissen (BBI) 2221. Landwehr (Col. Plates) 14. Probably a re-issue of the first edition (of which vol. 1 was publ. in 1864 & vol. 2 in 1868) with the title-page of vol. 1 dated 1868. The attractive illustrations (dep. various apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches & apricots) by the Dutch artist Sybolt Berghuis (1820-1896) are accompanied by explanatory leaves with Dutch texts by i.a. J. Hooftman Pz. & K.J.W. Ottolander. – A few small imperfections (upper cover of vol. 1 sl. discol., inner hinges weakening, sl. foxed/ browned (partly due to off-setting of the lithographs), a few leaves/ lithographs loose, outer blank margins of 4 plates in vol. 1 sl. cropped), but nevertheless a well-preserved set in good condition.

€ 1.000,00
€ 1.500,00