Pomona Franconica : Déscription Des Arbres Fruitiers, les plus connus et les plus éstimés en Europe, qui se cultivent maintenant Au Jardin De La Cour De Wurzbourg; avec la représentation éxacte de leurs fruits, en figures en taille-douce, déssinées, gravées et enluminées d'après Nature ; On y a joint Les Détails Les Plus Interessants Sur Leur Culture, Greffe, Plantation &c...
by Mayer, Jean.
4to. Nuremberg: Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, 1776. 4to, civ, 152pp. With an allegorical engraved title-page, a folding plate showing the gardens at Wurzbourg, 8 plates of apricots, 8 plates of almonds, and 17 plates of prunes, all beautifully hand-colored as issued. Old diaper calf, backstrip with two red lettering pieces, white library markings at foot of backstrip. Internally a beautiful copy. Vol. 1 only (of 3) of the finest German series of fruit illustrations ever published. “A delightful and charming work” (Dunthorne) with highly finished plates, some of the best 18th-century illustrations of fruit. The first 2 volumes comprise all the fruits with the exception of apples and pears, which appear in the third volume which was published 21 years later in 1801 and is often wanting. Mayer states in the introduction to the Pomona Franconica that he had first intended to produce only a catalogue raisonné of the different fruit cultivated in the court garden and to illustrate it with 'illuminated' copper-engravings, but that he was then persuaded by 'lovers of gardening' to write a systematic treatise on the cultivation of fruit trees. Dunthorne 220; Nissen BBI 1318; Pritzel 6017; Raphael Oak Spring Pomona 51 (volumes I and II only); Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5748. Ex-library copy but with no markings in the text or plates. (Inventory #: 107339)
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