Auction 17.03.1999

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 17.03.1999

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CLARISSA W. BADGER

CLARISSA W. BADGER [Lydia Mary SIGOURNEY, William Cullen BRYANT, Mary HOWITT and others (contributors)]. Forget-Me-Not, Flowers from nature, with selected poetry. New York: [?privately published], 1849 [but 1848, see inscription]. 2 (400 x 280mm.) Letterpress title, 13 leaves of text illustrated

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JACQUES BAILLY (1629-1670)

JACQUES BAILLY (1629-1670) Divers Fleurs Mises en Bouquets, dessines et graves. Paris: chez Bailly, [n.d. but three plates watermarked 1742]. Title and 11 etched and engraved leaves by Bailly numbered 1-12, (sheet size: 355 x 285mm, plate size: 300 x 225mm.), three margins of each sheet uncut

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JACOB BIGELOW (1787-1879)

JACOB BIGELOW (1787-1879) American Medical Botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with colored engravings. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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HIERONYMOUS BOCK (1498-1554)

HIERONYMOUS BOCK (1498-1554) De stirpium commentarium libri tres... his accesserunt a fronte Praefationes duae altera Conradi Gesner... adiectus est Benedicti Textoris... de Stirpium differentiis... Libellus. Translated from German by David Kyber. Strassburg: Wendel Rihel, 1552. 4 (224 x 160mm

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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PIERRE JOSEPH BUCHOZ (1731-1807)

PIERRE JOSEPH BUCHOZ (1731-1807) Le grand jardin de l'univers, ou se trouvent colories les plantes les plus belles, les plus curieuses et les plus rares des quatres parties de la terre, formant la continuation de l'Herbier de la Chine, de la Collection des fleurs de la Chine et de l'Europe, des dons

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JOHANNES BURMANNUS (1706-1779)

JOHANNES BURMANNUS (1706-1779) Thesaurus Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula Zeylana nascentes; Inter quas plurimae novae species, & genera inveniuntur. Amsterdam: Janssonius-Waesbergius, & Salomon Schouten, 1737. 4 (271 x 212mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Portrait

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Baron de Colins, early-19th-Century

Baron de Colins, early-19th-Century Still life including Alcea rosea (Hollyhocks) ; Rudbeckia pinnata ; Delphinium grandiflorum (Delphinium); Convolvulus tricolor (Morning Glory); Rosa alba ; Rosa centifolia ; Rosa hemisphaerica (Rose); Paeonia lactiflora (Peony); Succisa pratensis (Devil's-bit

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) AND OTHERS

WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) AND OTHERS The Botanical Magazine; or, the Flower Garden displayed . London: Stephen Coachman and others, 1787-1982. 166 volumes in 147 volumes, 8 (226 x 143mm). APPROXIMATELY 10,436 PLATES, MOST HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OR LITHOGRAPHS, 1108 folding, and 3 uncoloured

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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CASPAR COMMELIN (1667/8-1731)

CASPAR COMMELIN (1667/8-1731) Praeludia Botanica ad Publicas Plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes, dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maii 1702. Leiden: Frederick Haringh, 1703. Final blank. 33 engraved plates by Pieter Sluyter, one folding. (Without the two

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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HENRY CURTIS (1819-1889)

HENRY CURTIS (1819-1889) Beauties of the Rose, containing portraits of the principal varieties of the choicest perpetuals. With plain instructions for their cultivation. Bristol and London: John Lavars and Groombridge & Sons, 1850-1853. 2 volumes in one, 4 (260 x 205mm). Lithograph calligraphic

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799)

WILLIAM CURTIS (1746-1799) Flora Londinensis; or, Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London. London: printed for and sold by the Author and B. White, [1775-]1777-1798. 2 volumes, 2 (473 x 285mm). Engraved oval title vignette to volume I, 435 hand-coloured engraved

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Emma-Andre-Felicit Desportes de la Fosse (1810-1869)

Emma-Andre-Felicit Desportes de la Fosse (1810-1869) Still life with flowers including Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine); Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove); Dahlia imperialis (Dahlia); Rosa (Bourbon Rose); Callistephus chinensis (Chinese Aster); Trapaeolum majus (Nasturicum); and Naricissus tazetta

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) Erythrina corallodendron (Coral Tree) signed and inscribed 'CORALLODENDRON; triphyllum Americanum/Spinosum flore ruberrimo. Tourn.' (lower left), 'G.D.Ehret. Pinxit.' (lower right) and numbered '11' (upper right) pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Circle of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)

Circle of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) A collection of watercolours of flowers and plants including: Plumeria rubera (Frangipani) illustrated; Nigella damascena (Love-in-the-Mist); Rosa centifolia (Cabbage Rose); a bouquet of Narcissus tazetta , Hyacinthus orientalis and Rosa centifolia

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Dutch School, early-19th-Century

Dutch School, early-19th-Century A collection of botanical studies including Pancratium maritimum (Sea Lily) illustrated; Linaria vulgaris (Toadflax); Seleni cereus peruvianus (Queen of the Night Cactus); Phaseolus coccineus (Scarlet Runnerbeans); Malus pumila (Apple); Hedera helix (Ivy); Tulipa

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) and Jacob van Huysum (circa 1687-1740)

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) and Jacob van Huysum (circa 1687-1740) Prunus domestica (Plum) signed 'Ehret.' (on the right stalk), and further signed 'J Van Huysum' (lower right) and inscribed 'Prunus; Fructu majori, rotundo, rubro. Tourn' (lower right) pencil and watercolour, heightened with

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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LEONHARD FUCHS (1501-1566)

LEONHARD FUCHS (1501-1566) De historia stirpium commentarii insignes . Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542. 2 (360 x 235mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, repeated on final verso, full-page woodcut portrait of the author on verso of title, 509 full-page botanical woodcuts and 3 smaller woodcuts in

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Alfred Goossens (1866-1944)

Alfred Goossens (1866-1944) A collection of watercolours of Ondontoglossum sp. (Orchid) relating to illustrations for the Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orchides four signed 'A Goossens' (lower right); many inscribed with their identifications in Latin with further indistinct inscriptions, and

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Hans Simon Holtzbecker (d. 1671). THE MOLLER FLORILEGIUM.

Hans Simon Holtzbecker (d. 1671). THE MOLLER FLORILEGIUM. [HAMBURG: C. 1665] 2 (376 x 245mm). Manuscript flower album containing an elaborately painted floral frontispiece incorporating the Moller arms, and 207 flower drawings, including tulips, daffodils and narcissi, crocuses, hyacinths and

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £500,000 - £700,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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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, N.Y.: by the author, 1888-1913. Volumes I-XIII only (of 14), 8 (232 x 160mm). Plates and illustrations. 987 samples of wood, being wafer-thin transverse, radial and tangential

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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NICOLAUS THOMAS HOST (1761-1834)

NICOLAUS THOMAS HOST (1761-1834) Salix . Vienna: widow of Antonius Strauss, 1828[-1830]. Volume I (all published). Letterpress title, 3ll. dedication to Emperor Franz I of Austria. 2pp. preface, 34pp. descriptive text. 105 FINE HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVED PLATES BY JOHANN IBMAYER. (Light spotting to

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £12,000 - £16,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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NIKOLAUS-JOSEPH, BARON VON JACQUIN (1727-1817)

NIKOLAUS-JOSEPH, BARON VON JACQUIN (1727-1817) Miscellanea Austriaca ad botanicam, chemiam, et historiam naturalem spectantia, cum figuris partim coloratis. Vienna: ex officina Krausiana, typis J. Gerold (vol.I), M.A. Schmidt (vol.II), 1778-1781. 2 volumes in one, 4 (222 x 177mm). 44 hand-coloured

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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NIKOLAUS JOSEPH, BARON VON JACQUIN (1727-1817)

NIKOLAUS JOSEPH, BARON VON JACQUIN (1727-1817) Florae Austriacae, sive Plantarum Selectarum in Austriae archiducatu sponte crescentium, icones, ad vivum coloratae, et descriptionibus, ac synonymis illustratae. Vienna: Leopold Johann Kaliwoda (vols. I-III) and Joseph Michael Gerold (vols. IV & V

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JAPANESE SCHOOL (c. 1890)

JAPANESE SCHOOL (c. 1890) A collection of Japanese wood-cuts of Irises. [c. 1890]. 12 prints, sheet size: 309 x 202mm., printed in colours from woodblocks and finished by hand. (Numbers removed from the foot of each print with resultant thinning of papers or occasional small holes.) Unbound in

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JOHANN SIMON KERNER (1755-1830)

JOHANN SIMON KERNER (1755-1830) Abbildung aller Oekonomischen Plfanzen. Stuttgart: Christoph Friedrich Cotta (vols.I-III); Druckerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Karls-Schule (vols.IV-VI); Herzoglichen Buchdrukerei (vol.VII); Mntler Brothers (vol.VIII), 1786-1796. 8 volumes, 4 (290 x 230mm). 4pp

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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CHARLES LEMAIRE (1800-1871)

CHARLES LEMAIRE (1800-1871) Le Jardin Fleuriste, journal gnral des progrs et des intrts horticoles et botaniques. Ghent: F. & E. Gyselinck, 1851-1854. 4 volumes, 8 (242 x 160mm). Half-titles. 403 lithographic plates printed in colours and finished by hand, with occasional heightening with

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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JANE WELLS LOUDON (1807-1858)

JANE WELLS LOUDON (1807-1858) The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants . London: Bradbury & Evans for William Smith, 1848. 4 (272 x 209mm). Half-title, 42 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Contemporary green half morocco gilt, the spine in six compartments with raised bands

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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CHARLES LOUIS L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE (1746-1800)

CHARLES LOUIS L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE (1746-1800) Stirpes novae, aut minus cognitae, quas descriptionibus et iconibus illustravit . Paris: Philippe-Dionysius Pierres, 1784 [-1791]. 6 parts in 2 volumes, broadsheet folio (535 x 360mm). 91 engraved plates, numbered 1 to 84 with 7 bis plates. (Plates 78

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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CHARLES MALO (1790-1871)

CHARLES MALO (1790-1871) Histoire des Roses ... Orne de 12 planches, en couleur . Paris: P. Didot, l'Ain, for Louis Janet, [1818]. 12 (130 x 81mm). Engraved title-page with stipple-engraved vignette and 12 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour and finished by hand, by Teillard after Bessa. (Some

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999

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Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577)

Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577) Commentarii in VI. libros Pedaciis Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia ; De ratione distillandi aquas . Venice: Felice Valgrisi, 1583. Two parts in one, (343 x 234mm). Title to each part with printer's device, printer's device on final verso, full-page woodcut

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £45,000 - £55,000

Date: 17 Mar 1999