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[Garden Design] Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier : beschrijvende alderhande Princelijcke en Heerlijcke Lusthoven en Hofsteden . . . [bound with] De Nieuwe Verstandigen Hovenier, Over de twaelf Maenden van't Jaer . . . [and with] De Medicyn-Winckel, of Ervaren Huys-Houder . . . Den Naerstigen Byen-Houder . . . Den verstandigen Kock
Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, 1675. Early Reprint. Three books in one quarto volume, including Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier, the most influential horticultural manual from the golden age of Dutch garden design. Bound in contemporary vellum and printed in black, Roman and italic letter. I. Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier: [30],96,[2]pp (p. 96 misnumbered 69), with additional engraved title page, 15 full-page plates, 200 models of gardens (introduced by separate letterpress title page, p. 41), and woodcut illustrations in text. II. Nyland, Den Verstandigen Hovenier (Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, 1672): 76,[4]pp, with large title-page vignette of country estate and gardens and 30 woodcut models of parterres. III. Nyland, De Medicyn-Winckel (Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick [n. d., but probably 1670]), to which is appended his Den Naerstigen Byen-Houder and Den verstandigen Kock (Anonymous), continuously signed and paginated, each part with separate title page engraved with large vignette (of pharmacy, beekeeping, and kitchen interior, respectively, the first two by G. V. Eeckhout): 88pp, with anatomical plates of a horse and cow and smaller woodcut illustrations of distilling appliances in the text. The second edition (first edition appeared in 1668), with engraved text added to title page: "Medicyn-winckel voor menschen en beesten." Very good or better complete example of this important horticultural compendium, vellum little stained, binding holding tight, pages browned at margins but still supple, generally fine impressions of plates. Hunt 314 (for 1670 Amsterdam edition of Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier). Bitting, pp. 613-615 ("an important item in 17th centory Dutch cookery and is said to be rare") and Cagle 1096a (for Den verstandigen Kock). This edition of Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier not in the Berlin Catalogue nor in the British Museum. WorldCat lists only one copy, in Dusseldorf. In Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier, Jan van der Groen, royal gardener to the Prince of Orange, sets forth principles of garden design (for flower beds, parterres, mazes, arbors) and garden architecture (pergolas, trellises, sundials, cloches, greenhouses) drawn from examples at the princely country seats of Ryswick, Honsholredyck, and Huys ‘ten Bosch. Also presented are detailed instructions for the cultivation of fruit (lemon, orange and fig trees are highlighted), including grafting and the training of vines. In the remaining two volumes, Pieter Nyland, a physician and horticulturist, provides a calendar of garden operations, a veterinary manual for farm use, advice on distilling and beekeeping, and (by an anonymous author) cooking recipes with an index of ingredients. The unusually striking illustrations give a vivid idea of the layout and decoration of contemporary gardens. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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