CAUSE, Hendrik (1648-1699). De koninglycke Hovenier aanwyzende de Middelen om Boomen, Bloemen en Kruyden, te Zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, .
2o (328 x 225 mm). Engraved allegorical title, two garden plans, 13 plates of fruit and flowers and 16 plates of garden plans, parterres, mazes, etc. (few occasional small stains). Contemporary calf, spine gilt (spine and covers a bit worn and dried). Provenance: F.W.T. Hunger (bookplate); purchased from Rousseau Girard, 1962.
FIRST EDITION of one of the most attractive of the seventeenth-century Dutch gardening books, with plates reminiscent of de Passe. The book depicts Vranckryck's garden at Saint-Germain en Laye and that of Nassau, Prince of Orange. As often, it is here bound with Commelin's Nederlantze Hesperides, issued the same year by Doornik. Hunt 344; Nissen BBI 339.
COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692). Nederlantze Hesperides, dat is, Oeffening en Gebruik van de Limoen en Oranje-Boomen, gestelt na den Aardt, en Climaat der Nederlanden. Amsterdam: Marcus Doornik, 1676.
2o. Engraved allegorical title and 26 engraved plates, 21 of citrus fruit and 5 of orangeries.
FIRST EDITION, reflecting Northern Europe's great interest in orange houses and the growing of citrus fruit under glass in the seventeenth century. Commelin's work follows Ferrari's Hesperides by 30 years, and shows that the northern fruit had improved considerably in that time. Hunt 335; Nissen BBI 390.