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KNOOP, Johann Hermann.
Beschrijving en afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van appelen en peeren, .With: (2) KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Beschrijving van vruchtboomen en vruchten, .(3) KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Beschrijving van plantagie-gewassen, .Amsterdam, Allart, Holtrop; Dordrecht, De Leeuw, Krap, 1790. 3 works in 1 volume. Folio. With 39 folding engraved plates (12 of apples & 8 of pears in the first work, showing 90 sorts; 19 of fruit and nut trees in the second work, showing 24 sorts). All coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.
1700. Arnold arboretum I, p. 392; Landwehr, Coloured plates 89, 93; Nissen, BBI 1077, 1078; cf. Hunt 620; Oak Spring Pomona 48. Third Dutch edition, with the illustrations printed from the original plates, of three classic works of pomology (two illustrated). The twenty plates illustrating ninety apples and pears were drawn by the author and engraved by Jan Caspar Philips (ca. 1700-1775) and Jacob Folkema (1692-1767). Those of branches of fruit and nut trees were no doubt drawn by the author as well but are unsigned. Knoop (1700-1769) was gardener to Princess Anne (mother of Willem V, Prince of Orange, and his regent from 1751 to her death in 1759) at her Marienburg estate near Leeuwarden. In this edition, the plates are printed on the outer part of whole sheets bound as folding leaves. This makes it easy to look at the plates while reading the text.In very good condition, with only some browning along old folds in a few plates, a minor marginal water stain in four leaves and the spine slightly chipped. Three standard works on Dutch pomology, well-illustrated and wholly untrimmed, leaving all deckles intact.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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