Koninklijke Kweekerij "Terra Nova" van W. Keessen Jr. & Zonen te Aalsmeer: catalogus en prijscourant. [Royal Nursery "Terra Nova" of W. Keessen Jr. & Zonen in Aalsmeer: catalog and price list].

Aalsmeer: van W. Keessen Jr. & Zonen, [n.d. circa 1920].

Oblong octavo (15.3 x 24.5 cm.), [60] pages. Illustrated with black and white photographic images throughout. Text in Dutch. Stated "Fifth Edition". A trade catalogue of topiary shrubs issued by the Royal Dutch Nursery "Terra Nova." The catalog includes photographs of numerous ornamental shrubs, each identified by number. The topiary forms include geometric shapes, animals, urns, chairs, boats, etc. The stock numbers are irregular. Additional illustrations depict the nursery grounds, including fields filled with orderly rows of topiary in a variety of forms. Map on rear wrapper panel. Internally clean and sound. In cream-color wrappers, titled in brown, and with two paste-downs, one a photographic depiction of the the nursery, and the other a small color-printed "Royal Dutch" crest. Some light soiling to the wrappers, otherwise fine. Scarce. [OCLC locates no copy that matches this directly, but there are three related catalogues, none in the U.S. The closest is a single copy of a [circa 1912] issue located at Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks; two other Keesen & Zonen catalogues at Noord- Hollands Archief & Bibliotheek Wageningen].

Price: $250.00