about me ...

Born 10 August 1943 in Zutphen as Hendrik Jan Meemelink, I spent after the Royal Academy of Art at The Hague (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten), 30 years of my life as an editor of which 16 years of the monthly Groei & Bloei of the Dutch Royal Horticultural Society (Koninklijke Maatschappij Tuinbouw en Plantkunde). Made an acquaintance in 1977 with antiquarian natural history books by buying Albertus Seba's cabinet of natural curiosities in book form: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri and since then sticked to flower books as a collector and subsequently as an antiquarian bookseller. Issued a first catalogue in 1986 with antiquarian flower, garden and botanical books in the widest sense. Many catalogues followed with much success. However nowadays the internet takes much attention by a most elaborate website, describing and illustrating my stock. Now I have also a vast scientifically arranged stock of flower and fruit prints and probably the largest commercially available collection of seed and nursery catalogues.
Member Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren (NVvA), associated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB): www.ilab-lila.com. The League publishes and upholds a code of ethics based on the wide experience of all its national associations.
The private premises of Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink are situated in Clingendael, next to the ANWB headquarters of the Royal Dutch motorists association, the park of Clingendael (worth a visit), Haagse Bos (with the royal palace Huis ten Bosch), in the northern part of The Hague, bordering Wassenaar.
Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink
specialist antiquarian book + print dealer of old and rare
- botanical and horticultural books
- flower, fruit and portrait prints
- seed, nursery, book trade and auction catalogues

Mankesstraat 6
NL-2597 CN Den Haag, Netherlands
visitors are welcome by appointment


Member Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren (NVvA) affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).