[Collection of 66 nursery catalogues of various Dutch florists, mainly active at Aalsmeer, The Netherlands].Aalsmeer, 1928-1968. 48 volumes. Various sizes. With numerous black and white and occasionally coloured illustrations. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.
Nursery catalogues of 6 different firms, all based in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. The companies are: P. Eveleens & Zn. (18 vols); Fa. W. Keessen Jr. & Zonen, later Terra Nova (18 vols); K. Maarse Dz. Jr. (4 vols); Man (4 vols); Gebr. Spaargaren (14 vols); Fa. W. Topsvoort (10 vols). These companies have a long history, Topsvoort has been a flower-cultivating family since ca. 1650. All have remained in business to the present day and some have grown to become leaders in the horticultural sector. Aalsmeer is the horticultural center of the Netherlands and is home to the largest flower auction house in the world. Keessen changed its name to Terra Nova and became the Dutch royal nursery in 1910, the nicely illustrated commemorative oblong catalogue is included in the present collection.All catalogues were deduplicated from the library of the Wageningen University & Research. Occasionally slightly soiled, foxed or frayed. Otherwise in good condition.l Not in Iwasa; European Nursery Catalogue Collection; for the history of Topsvoort and other firms: Dirk Eveleens Maarse, Topsvoort geschiedenis van een Aalsmeers boomkwekersbedrijf, 2001.
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Book number: ABC_45993
€ 1650.00 [Appr.: US$ 1918.19 | £UK 1391.25 | JP¥ 218658]
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