KNOOP, Johann Hermann. FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN DIE MEN IN DE HOVEN PLANT EN ONDERHOUD: Waar by derzelver differente Benamingen, Groey-plaatzen, Voortteeling, Cultuur, en Huishoudelyk Gebruik, als mede het Confyten en meer andere Toebereidingen der Vrugten, enz., nauwkeurig aangewezen worden... Leeuwarden: Gedrukt by Abraham Ferwerda en Gerrit Tresling, boekverkopers, 1763. First edition, with unfolded plates. 19 hand-colored engraved plates of fruits and berries numbered I - XIX. The title is printed within a red border. Folio. *2,A-Kk2. 37 x 26 cm. [4],132 pp. Page 36 is misnumbered 43. In a later (perhaps early twentieth-century) binding of green cloth-backed marbled boards which is worn at the crown. The bookblock is split immediately after the title-page and is starting in a couple of other places; and the first five plates are sprung and laid-in at the appropriate places. The color has been applied heavily to some plates. Text leaves and plates are clean and very good overall, showing only some occasional light toning or light foxing. But, because of the split bookblock, it is offered as is. Johann Hermann Knoop (1700-1769) was a teacher in mathematics and head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. (Brunet 3.861; Johnston, Cleveland...Collections 465).
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