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Fruit Rare The Bookshop and Prints

 

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  1. Engraving of a Pineapple by J. Mulder, P. Sluyter and D. Stoopendaal after Merian, with later hand-colour, from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensium. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 40cm by 53.2cm by 4.5cm.

    £2,500
  2. Eight watercolour and gouache on pith paper, edged in turquoise silk ribbon and laid on paper. Framed and glazed, overall size: 32.2cm by 24.1cm by 2cm.

    £8,000
  3. 9 volumes (of 13), 4to., 9 engraved titles, 216 hand-coloured engraved plates each showing 4 subjects, later half vellum gilt, green morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, a very handsome run.

    £3,000
  4. Sixth edition, 12mo., iv, 261, [xi, including 4 pages ads]pp., contemporary calf ruled in gilt, joints repaired, red morocco label, a fresh, clean copy.

    £875
  5. 4 volumes, folio (44 x 33.5 cm), 420 engraved plates by Poiteau and Turpin, printed in colours and finished by hand by Bouquet, Leuleu, Gabriel, Massard, Bocourt, Legrand, Allais, Rodrigue and others, 3 plain plates. Contemporary green half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, some light spotting to text, a few plates with light toning and spotting, generally clean and fresh, a very handsome set.

    £55,000
 

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