Fruitkundig Woordenboek ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1805 and 1806 [first Dutch edition]/ 1802.
Octavo, two volumes, [ii], viii, 484 and [vi], 517 pages plus 18 engraved plates (on 17 folding sheets bound in at the rear of the second volume - plates 5 and 12 are engraved on the one copper plate and are bound in as one after plate 4).
Later half cloth and marbled papered boards (bound without lettering by a capable amateur), all edges uncut; leaves heavily cockled and occasionally creased; minor signs of age and use (outer pages a little chipped, foxed and dusty, small dogears to some leaves at the beginning and end of each volume); leading margins of the plates slightly chipped and a little dusty, with occasional light spots of foxing and a few small stains (almost always outside the platemark); clean tear to one plate neatly sealed; small inkstamp on the title pages and one half-title ('Bibliotheca Bernensis, ordinis praemonstratensis, Heeswijk'); ownership signatures in ink (crossed out) and pencil on the half-titles; a decent set, worthy of a more sympathetic binding.
A translation by J.F. Serrurier of the 'Pomologisches theoretisch-praktisches Handwörterbuch' by Johann Ludwig Christ (the title page here incorrectly giving his initials as 'J.C.'); it incorporates additional material from 'A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees' (1802) by William Forsyth. All but three of the plates appear to be new to this edition (Lindley Library catalogue record). Provenance: Hugo van Dam, with his bookplate in each volume. [2 items].