Auction 04.06.2001

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 04.06.2001

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William Chandler Booth (1804?-1847) & Alfred Chandler (1804-1896)

William Chandler Booth (1804?-1847) & Alfred Chandler (1804-1896) Illustrations and Descriptions of the plants which compose the natural order Camellieae, and of the varieties of Cammellia Japonica, cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain . London: C.Baynes for John & Arthur Arch, 1831. Volume 1

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Mrs Edward Bury [ née Priscilla Susan Falkner] (artist, fl . 1824-1867).

Mrs Edward Bury [ née Priscilla Susan Falkner] (artist, fl . 1824-1867). A Selection of Hexandrian Plants, belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliacae . London: Robert Havell the younger, [plates watermarked 1831-1834]. 9 fascicules bound in one volume (of 10, lacking final fascicule

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Heironymous Brunschwig ( c . 1450-1512)

Heironymous Brunschwig ( c . 1450-1512) New vollkom[m]en Distillierbüch . Edited by W.H. Ryff. Frankfurt am Main: the heirs of Christian Egenolph, 1597. 2° (278 x 185mm). Title printed in red and black. Gothic type. 342 woodcut illustrations including Egenolph device on Nn6r [Johnston Cleveland

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) Haworthia retusa signed 'G.D. Ehret.' (lower right) and inscribed 'ALOE Africana brevissimo, crassissimoque folio, flore subviridi.' (lower centre) pencil and watercolour, on paper heightened with white, watermark Strasburg lily 20 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. (530 x 372mm

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) Gloriosa superba (Glory Lily) signed 'G.D.Ehret Pinx' (lower right) and inscribed 'Methonica Malabarorum H.L.B. app.' (lower centre) pencil and watercolour on vellum, heightened with white 20 7/8 x 14½ inches (530 x 368mm.) AN EXCEPTIONAL IMAGE OF THE GLORY LILY

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY An album containing 86 botanical and 6 zoological water- and body- colour drawings on card or paper, some heightened with gum arabic, inscribed on the versos in pencil with the vernacular name, date, and location, inserted into 37 leaves, with further slips inserted

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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German School, early 17th century

German School, early 17th century Borametz, or the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary ; Trifolium Producens ; Belvedere -- three original botanical drawings, pencil and watercolour, (417 x 290mm), German paper?, one sheet watermarked with a crozier and initial B, another with fleur-de-lis and initials WR

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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GILPIN, William (1724-1804).

GILPIN, William (1724-1804). Remarks on Forests; and other Wood-land Scenery, (relative chiefly to picturesq [sic] beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New Forest in Hampshire, in three books . MANUSCRIPT, WITH THE AUTHOR'S AUTOGRAPH REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS. [Boldre, Hampshire]: 1781-[1791]. 4

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Romeyn Beck Hough (1857-1924)

Romeyn Beck Hough (1857-1924) The American Woods, exhibited by actual specimens and with copious explanatory text. Lowville, New York: by the author, 1888-1904. Volumes I-X only (of 14), 8° (229 x 156mm). Plates and illustrations. 762 samples of wood, each wafer-thin transverse, radial and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) Description of the Victoria Regia...

Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) Description of the Victoria Regia, or Great Water-Lily of South America . London: Reeve Brothers, 1847. 2° (445 x 298mm). Half-title. 4 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Walter Fitch, printed by Reeve Brothers. Original maroon half calf, titled in gilt on

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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E. Morley (early 19th century)

E. Morley (early 19th century) Delphinium grandiflorum hybrids (bouquet of double-flowered Delpiniums) signed 'E. Morley' (or 'Mosley') (lower right, partially erased and indistinct) and inscribed 'Delphinium Polyandria Trigynia' (lower centre) pencil and watercolour 18 3/8 x 12 inches (467 x

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) and Claude-Antoine Thory (1759-1827)

Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) and Claude-Antoine Thory (1759-1827) Les Roses peintes par P.J. Redouté... décrites par C.A. Thorry [sic.]. Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1824[-1826]. 3 volumes in one, 8° (238 x 155mm). Letterpress title, half-title, 160 stipple-engraved plates, printed in colours

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Pierre Joseph REDOUTE (1759-1840).

Pierre Joseph REDOUTE (1759-1840). Album de Redouté . Paris: Bossange, no date [but 1824]. Large 2° (536 x 353 mm.) Dedication leaf to the Duchesse de Berry, (slightly spotted and small waterstain in lower left corner), stiple-engraved title page depicting a wreath of roses with the text printed in

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Pierre Joseph REDOUTE (1759-1840).

Pierre Joseph REDOUTE (1759-1840). Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs Prises dans Différentes Familles du Règne Végétal Text by D.-M. Guillemin. Paris: C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1827 [-1833]. Large 4° (335 x 244 mm.) Title-page, advertisement and 9 leaves of text (paginated 1-17 and final blanc), 144 fine

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Isaac Pin Trimble (1804-1890)

Isaac Pin Trimble (1804-1890) A Treatise of the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees. With numerous illustrations drawn from nature, by Hochstein, under the immediate supervision of the Author... The Circulio and the Apple Moth. New York: R.Craighead for ¨William Wood & Company, 1865. 4° (287 x

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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August van Geert (editor, d.1938)

August van Geert (editor, d.1938) Iconographie der Indischen Azaleen Die abbildung und beschreibung der besten alten und neuen varietäten enthaltend. Ghent: C. Annoot-Braeckman for Adolf Hoste and August van Geert, [1881-]1882. Large 4° (294 x 225mm). Half-title. 36 chromolithographic plates by and

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Circle of Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822)

Circle of Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822) An album of original watercolour and bodycolour flower drawings on silk, [France: c. 1790]. 2° (310 x 220mm). 26 FINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR AND BODYCOLOUR DRAWINGS ON IVORY-COLOURED SILK, some heightened in white, the majority with integral manuscript

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Carl Ludwig Wildenow (1765-18120)

Carl Ludwig Wildenow (1765-18120) Historia Amaranthorum . Zurich: J.J. Thurneisen (of Basle) for Ziegler & Son, 1790. 2° (417 x 270mm). Dedication to Sir Joseph Banks. 12 hand-coloured engraved plates by J.R. Schellenberg. (Some spotting to text, heavier to title and dedication, light surface

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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John James Audubon (1785-1851)

John James Audubon (1785-1851) 'Rough-Legged Falcon, Falco Legopus. Male'. Hand-coloured engraved aquatint by Robert Havell the younger after Audubon, taken from: The Birds of America (London: 1827-1838), plate CLXVI. Watermarked 'J WHATMAN , 1833', 942 x 628mm. (Very lightly browned, imprint

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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John James Audubon (1785-1851) & John Bachman (1790-1874)

John James Audubon (1785-1851) & John Bachman (1790-1874) The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: V.G. Audubon (vol.III: printed by R. Craighead), [1849-] 1854. 3 volumes, large 8° (270 x 177mm). Half-titles. 155 hand-coloured lithographic plates by W.E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly after J.J. and

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Jean-Baptiste Audebert (1759-1800) and Louis-Jean-Pierre Vieillot (1748-1831)

Jean-Baptiste Audebert (1759-1800) and Louis-Jean-Pierre Vieillot (1748-1831) Oiseaux Dorés ou à reflets métalliques. I. Histoire naturelle et générale des colibris, oiseaux-mouches, jacamars et promerops. II. Des grimpéreaux et des oiseaux de paradis. Paris: Crapelet for Desray, [1800-]1802. 2

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Thomas Barker, of Bracemeale, Salop

Thomas Barker, of Bracemeale, Salop Barker's Delight: or, the art of angling. The Second edition, much enlarged. London: for Humphrey Moseley, 1659. Small 8° (145 x 90mm). Collation: A-D 8. (Small section of outer blank margin of title torn away, neat repairs to leaves B5, D1, D4 and D6.) Early

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809)

Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809) Mauritius Parakeet (Plate no. 39, Perruche à Double Collier, Psittacula echo Sheet size 190 x 120 inches [500 x 315mm.]) As the name suggests this Parakeet is now restricted to Mauritius but was perhaps formerly resident on Réunion. It is one of the world's most

Lot #: 61

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809)

Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809) Puerto Rican Amazon, young male (Plate no. 108, Perruche à Face Rouge, Amazona vittata Sheet size 190 x 12½ inches [503 x 317mm.]) The endangered Puerto Rican Amazon is presently found only in Puerto Rico, but up until 1899 it was also found on nearby Culebra Island

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809)

Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809) Cuban Macaw (Plate no. 5, Ara Tricolor, Ara cubensis . Sheet size 19¾ x 12½ inches [502 x 317mm.]) The Cuban Macaw is now extinct. The last sighting was in 1864 when a specimen was shot in the Zapata Swamp on the south coast of Cuba. [ With :] Palm Cockatoo (Plate no

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809)

Jacques Barraband (1767/8-1809) Violet-necked Lory (Plate no. 51, Le Lori Ecaille, Eos squamata . Sheet size 19¾ x 12 inches [502 x 310mm.]) A member of a family with 4 species or sub-species native to Papua, the Moluccas and other neighbouring islands. Their favoured habitat is coastal areas with

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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C. Briquel Manuscript and watercolour album, titled ' Oeufs des principaux...

C. Briquel Manuscript and watercolour album, titled ' Oeufs des principaux Oiseaux de France ', [?Lunéville, France: circa 1880?]. 4° (318 x 260mm). Mounted on guards throughout, title (composed using mounted black paper cut-out letters with signature of Briquel beneath, verso blank), 19pp. general

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Georges-Louis-Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-1788)

Georges-Louis-Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-1788) Collection de planches d'histoire naturelle enluminées, par Martinet, exécutées par E.L. Daubenton le cadet . Paris: Panckoucke, 1765-1783]. 5 volumes, small 2° (308 x 228mm). 1003 (of 1008) fine hand-coloured engraved plates only, by François

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Mark Catesby (1682-1749) & George Edwards (1694-1773) STEINMAN (compilor...

Mark Catesby (1682-1749) & George Edwards (1694-1773) STEINMAN (compilor). Album, with manuscript title ' Receuil d'oiseaux enluminés de Marc Catesby 1769 ', hand-coloured plates from Johann Michael Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer Voegel , 12pp. calligraphic manuscript introduction

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 4 Jun 2001

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Chinese School, 19th century An album of watercolours of fish on pith...

Chinese School, 19th century An album of watercolours of fish on pith paper. [?Canton: early 19th century]. Oblong 4° (220 x 292mm). 12 original watercolour drawings of groups of fish (visible sheet size: 172 x 248mm), most heightened with ground mother-of-pearl or mica, on pith paper, mounted onto

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 4 Jun 2001