Betulaceae - Betula pumila. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin. Betulaceae
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Natives of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few reaching the Andes in South America. Some are grown for their edible nuts and others are valuable ornamentals.

Betulaceae - Alnus glutinosa
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1822, volume 4, plate 305. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 238 x 293 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 110
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision. When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Betulaceae - Alnus glutinosa. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Betulaceae - Betula pubescens var. pubescens - Betula alba
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1832, volume 6, plate 430. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 237 x 295 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 110
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Betulaceae - Betula pubescens var. pubescens - Betula alba From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Betulaceae - Betula pubescens var. pubescens- Betula alba 3 varieties
From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop, by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, [1875-] 1876-1879. Chromolithograph by A.J. Wendel (sheet 239 x 300 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 75
The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed in Belgium by G. Severyns. They depict flowers and fruit then growing in The Netherlands. Publication started in 1875 on the initiative of the Pomological Society at Boskoop.
* Nissen BBI 1474.
Betulaceae - Betula alba (3 varieties). From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop, by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Betulaceae - Betula pubescens var. pubescens- Betula alba 3 varieties
From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Groningen, J.B. Wolters, [1875-] 1876-1879. Chromolithograph by A.J. Wendel (sheet 243 x 319 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
The beautiful colour-plates were lithographed in Belgium by G. Severyns. They depict flowers and fruit then growing in The Netherlands. Publication started in 1875 on the initiative of the Pomological Society at Boskoop.
* Nissen BBI 1474.
Betulaceae - Betula alba (3 varieties). From: Nederlandsche flora en pomona beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop by K.J.W. Ottolander, A. Koster & C. de Vos (editors).
Betulaceae - Betula pumila
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 301. Hand-coloured engraving after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 90
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poit
eau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Betulaceae - Betula pumila. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Betulaceae - Carpinus betulus
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2032. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm). Text enclosed. Slight offset.
€ 50
One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby’s English botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith, … (Henrey II p. 141). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora Londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt & Stearn pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Corylaceae - Carpinus betulus. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Betulaceae - Corylus americana + Corylus avellana
From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1816-1829, volume 5, plate 302-303. Hand-coloured engravings after Turpin (sheet 120 x 213 mm).
€ 130
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. ... (Blunt). With Pierre-Antoine Poiteau he collaborated in some of the most important botanical publications of the early years of the nineteenth century. In the finely illustrated botanical part of the Dictionnaire … the plates by several engravers were issued uncoloured or coloured.
* Pritzel 10.722; Nissen BBI 2239; Blunt p. 180 ff.; Stafleu & Cowan 1293 & 15.384.
Corylaceae - Corylus americana + Corylus avellana. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Corylaceae - Corylus americana + Corylus avellana. From: Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches … Botanique classée d’après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu by Pierre Jean François Turpin.
Betulaceae - Corylus avellana
From: Fructologia, dat is beschryvingen en afbeeldingen van de beste zoorten van appels en peeren, … by Johann Hermann Knoop.
Leeuwarden, A. Ferwerda & G. Tresling, [1763?], 2. edition, plate 11. Hand-coloured engraving with several figures (uncut sheet 390 x 325 mm with fold; impression 220 x 277 mm). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 130
"Er bleibt für immer der geniale Schöpfer und Begründer der praktischen und wissenschaftlichen Pomologie. J.H. Knoop war der erste wahre und wirkliche Pomologe im wissenschaftliche richtigen Sinne des Wortes!" (Martini). The first work on apples and pears, Pomologia, became the most popular treatise on pomology in the eighteenth century and went through 3 Dutch editions and was translated into German and French, while the second work, Fructologia, is devoted to fruits other than apples and pears. The hand-coloured folded plates show the fruits on natural size. They were engraved by Jan C. Philips or Jacob Folkema after the original drawings of Knoop. The plates of Fructologia are unsigned.
* Rehder III p. 76; cf. Nissen BBI 1077-1078; Stafleu & Cowan 3766-3769; Landwehr 88-92; Martini pp. 57-61; An Oak Spring pomona pp. 128-132; Janson pp. 279-286.
Corylaceae - Corylus avellana Hazelnote-boom. From: Fructologia, dat is beschryvingen en afbeeldingen van de beste zoorten van appels en peeren, … by Johann Hermann Knoop.
Betulaceae - Corylus Frisé de Filbert + Cosford
From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.
Liège [Luik], La Direction Générale, 1853, volume 3. Hand-coloured lithograph by G. Severeyns (sheet 152 x 236 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 60
Important Belgian periodical. A total of 35 volumes were produced from 1851-1885 by the Morrens, father and son. Charles François Antoine was director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and professor of botany and his son, Charles Jacques Édouard, was also director of the Jardin botanique de l’Université de Liège and specialist on Bromeliaceae.
* Nissen BBI 2218; Stafleu & Cowan III pp. 592-593.
Corylaceae - Corylus Frisé de Filbert + Cosford. From: La Belgique horticole, journal des jardins et des vergers by Charles François Antoine Morren.