VAN KAMPEN, Nicholas and Son, florists
The Dutch Florist: or, True Method of managing all sorts of Flowers with bulbous roots ... translated from the original
Newcastle upon Tyne: Isaac Thompson, 1763. 8vo. (6 1/2 x 4 inches). , 95, , 7, pp.
Expertly bound to style in half eighteenth century russia and period marbled paper covered boards
Rare first edition in English of a manual on growing hyacinth, tulips and ranunculus, by a noted Dutch florist.
Translated from the original in French, "Trait des fleurs à oignons" (Harlem:1760) by Robert Harrison. "Appended to The Dutch florist is a translation of an unknown work (pp. 7), entitled The monthly catalogue" (Henrey). The work was reissued with a cancel title in London the same year, and a second edition followed in 1764. Scarce.
ESTC T92142; Henrey III:888; Johnston 464.