2391 - 3379 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's stamp on first free endpaper; two maps loosely inserted (vol. II + IV); a few maps strengthened w. tape (on fold); occas. sl. yellowed/ foxed. Vellum w. some stains. Desirable set.
= Cf. Tiele 5 and Cat. NHSM p.107. Contains: 1. Uytvoerige reys-togten door Pedrarias Davila (...) in 't jaar 1514 (...) in 't Spaans beschreven door Antonius de Herrera (1 fold. map, 7 fold. plates). 2. Scheeps-togten en Manhafte Krygs-bedryven (...) gedaan door Lopo Soares d'Albegeria (...) in 't jaar 1515 (...) in 't Portugys beschreven door Joan de Barros (2 fold. map, 3 fold. plates). 3. Scheeps-togt door Fernando Perez d'Andrade (...) in 't jaar 1516 (...) in 't Portugys beschreven door Joan de Barros (2 fold. map, 3 fold. plate). 4. De Rampspoedige Scheeps-Togt van Franciscus Hernandez de Cordua (...) in de jaren 1517-1518 (...) in 't Spaans beschreeven door Antonius de Herrera (1 fold. map, 3 fold. plates). 5. Ongemeene Scheeps-togten en Manhafte Krygs-bedryven (...) door Diego Lopez de Sequeira (...) in 't jaar 1518 (...) in 't Portugys beschreven door Joan de Barros (5 fold. maps, 6 fold. plates). 6. De Roem-waardige Zee -en Land-togten door den vermaarden Ferdinandes Cortes (...) in de jaaren 1518 (1 fold. map, 5 fold. plates). 7. De Gedenkwaardige Reizen vanden beroemden Capiteyn Johan Smith na Virginien Gedaan in den Jare 1606 (...) (1 fold. map, 7 fold. plates). 8. Derde Reys, gedaan voor de Engelsche Maatschappy (...) van Anno 1607 tot 1610 onder den Generaal Willem Keeling (...) (3 fold. plates). 9. Gedenkwaardige Reys vanden Engelschen Capitain Robert Coverte (...) Van Anno 1607, tot in 't jaar 1611 (...) (1 fold. map, 2 fold. plates). 10. Voyagie van Capiteyn William Hawkins, door Oost-Indien Gedaan Anno 1608 (...). Nevens verscheyde Aanmerkingen van eenige Kusten (...) door sijn Koopman en Reys-genoot William Finch beginnende Anno 1607 (...) (1 fold. map, 9 fold. plates). 11. Scheeps-togt Van Robert Harcourt, na Gujana, Gedaan in het Jaar 1608 (..) (1 fold. map). 12. Vierde Reys Van de Engelse Maatschappy na Oost-Indien (...) beschreeven door Thomas Jones (...). Als ook de Vijfde Reys (...) beschreeven van Mr. David Middelton in 't jaar 1609 (...) (1 fold. plate). 13. Sesde Reys Van de Engelsche Maatschappy na Oost-Indien door Den Generaal, Hendrik Middelton (...) in 't Jaar 1610 (...) (1 fold. map, 7 fold. plates). 14. Sevende Reys Van de Engelsche Maatschappy na Oost-Indien (...) door Kapiteyn Antony Hippon (...) (2 fold. plates). 15. Agste Oost-Indische Reys onder Capitain Joan Saris. In 't Jaar 1611 (...) (1 fold. map, 4 fold. plates). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Sl. yellowed/ trifle/ sl. foxed throughout; the view of Alexandria lacking the right quarter of the image and remargined; the large map of Africa w. sm. closed tear; a few maps/ views w. large (unobtrusive) closed tear and some maps/ views w. marginal repairs; one plate reattached to stub and possibly from another copy. Otherwise fine.
= The rare first and only French edition. Tiele 298; Gay 219; Mendelssohn II, p.119; Graesse II, 535; Hamilton 46. The first large general description of the African continent. The work is based on the early accounts of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the English works by Purchass and Jarrick, the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers. Very detailed on the West Coast, where the Dutch ivory-, gold- and slave-trade flourished and on Angola (Luanda was captured by a WIC fleet in 1647). On the settlement on the Cape only a cursory note is found, while the surrounding tribes are described in remarkable detail. The second part, devoted to the African islands, from Malta to Madagascar, includes an ample account of the French colonization of the latter. The work is famous for its splendid detailed maps and plates, i.a. engraved after drawings by Reinier Noomsz (Zeeman). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Lacks the frontisp.; title-p. and first few lvs. sl. frayed; final few leaves sl. stained and sl. frayed; two plates sl. dam./ creased on fold (El Mina and Loanda); contents otherwise fine. Backcover sl. scratched; vellum sl. soiled and sl. stained.
= Tiele 296/ 297; Paulitschke 190. The rare first edition, Cat. NHSM, Mendelssohn, Kainbacher, Gay all later editions and translations. The first large general description of the African continent. The work is based on the early accounts of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the English works by Purchass and Jarrick, the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers. Very detailed on the West Coast, where the Dutch ivory-, gold- and slave-trade flourished and on Angola (Luanda was captured by a WIC fleet in 1647). On the settlement on the Cape only a cursory note is found, while the surrounding tribes are described with remarkable detail. The second part, devoted to the African islands, from Malta to Madagascar, includes an ample account of the French colonization of the latter. The work is famous for its splendid detailed maps and plates, i.a. engraved after drawings by Reinier Noomsz (Zeeman).
- Some plates trifle/ sl. yellowed; one fold. plate w. sm. tear in inner margin; a few textlvs. sl. browned. Joints splitting; spine-ends dam.
= Tiele 1001; Cox I, p.377; Nissen, ZBI 3841. Vol. 1 with title of the first Dutch edition of 1773, but with collation of the ed. Amst., 1780. The first (English) edition was published in 1738, four years after Shaw's return from Africa. Howgego S92: "English scholar, natural historian and traveller (1692-1751). (...) After receiving holy orders, Shaw was appointed chaplain to the English factory in Algiers. He held the post for twelve years, then travelled for three years across North Africa, passing through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, and continuing into Palestine and Syria." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Lacks the Leo Belgicus map. Bookplate and clipping on upper pastedown; occas. (sl.) foxed/ browned. Without ties; covers sl. chafed; spine and frontcover w. a few worn spots; joints split(ting) at foot of spine.
= Adams 1175; Muller, Historieplaten 413; De Wind 204-208; cf. De Buck 432; Haitsma Mullier/ Van der Lem 6. Account of the events leading to and the early decades of the Eighty Years' War with famous views by Franz Hogenberg of towns (in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany), battles, sea battles, sieges, executions, tournaments, assemblies. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Lacks final indexleaf. First ±150p. waterst. in upper outer corner; upper hinge strengthened w. tape; stamp on first free endpaper. Vellum frontcover w. large browned stain.
Toll, T. van. Uitlegginge van den propheet Micha (...). Utr., G. van Crombrugge, 1709, (44),468,(31)p., woodcut printer's vignette, contemp. vellum, sm. 4to
- Upper hinge strengthened w. paper strip; owner's entry on final free endpaper.
AND 2 others in 3 vols., i.a. M. VAN PEENE, Na-sporing Van den Sin en 't Samenhang van den send-brief Pauli aan de Romeinen (Leyden, 1695, 2 vols., contemp. unif. vellum, sm. 4to. First vol. upper hinge broken).
- First free endpaper w. sm. tear; one plate and two lvs. w. tiny wormhole in upper blank margin; occas. sl. (trifle) foxed; otherwise fine. Corners worn; paper over boards chafed/ sl. worn.
= Dutch translation of A Complete History of Algiers (London, 1731), which was an adaptation of Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du Royaume d'Alger. Gay 917; Tiele 767; cf. Cox I, p.371 (ed. 1731).
- Backstrip sl. worn. = Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 86.
- Lacks one view; one plan torn; title-p. loose; occas. sl. dampstained/ fingersoiled; pastedowns loose. Covers lack paper over board; spine rubbed and lacks letterpiece (sm. piece remaining).
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 87 and 88.
- Cover sl. rubbed.
BOUND WITH: Het boek der psalmen nevens de gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik(..), Amst., H. Brandt a.o., 1781, 2 parts in 1 vol., 228 lvs., 88,(3)p., engr. title-vignette. - ADDED 3 others, all by H.K. Poot, Gedichten I, II en III, (Amst. 1780, contemp. unif. hcl.).
- Minor defects, fine copy.
= The Childrens World of Learning 2350. Rare and curious almanac focusing on the lives of czar Peter the Great and Alexander I of Russia. Probably all published.
- Year 1779 partly dogeared; spine worn.
= Year 1778 contains a curious print with a freemason ritual featuring animals; year 1779 contains very amusing caricatural plates of ladies with preposterous hairdresses and portraits of R. Rogers, Charles Lee (American general) and George Washington, all participants in the American War of Independence. The Children's World of Learning 2353.
- Partly waterstained.
= Köhring, p.7. Twelve plates are fashion plates by E. RIEPENHAUS.
AND 1 other published by the same for the year 1802, lacking the engraved title.
- Wr. sl. rubbed and soiled.
= Cf. Children's World of Learning 2354. Very rare almanac. I.a. a section on the new departmental division of the Netherlands. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Not collated but apparently complete. Occas. w. usual defects: sl. browned/ sl. foxed/ waterst. etc. Bindings occas. (sl.) worn/ dam.
= The earliest volumes are (very) rare.
AND 2 others.
- Two vols. sl. foxed. = Grand-Carteret 1480.
- Contents w. various defects, bindings rubbed/ worn; frontcover of board binding detached. Sold as periodical not subject to return.
= Including a duplicate volume of 1779. Not in Grand-Carteret.
- All vols. (sl.) (finger)soiled; year 1790 w. sm. annots. Year 1806 lacks backcover and backstrip, contents loosening.
= Buijnsters, BNK, 1637; The Children's World of Learning 2428.
- Year 1800 lacks all plates and backstrip.
= The Children's World of Learning 2407-2408 ("one of the first Dutch literary almanacs, open to all Dutch literary talent", "nicely produced and expensively illustrated"). Year 1793 contains an anti-slavery poem with 2 plates., year 1805 shows a night scene in Amsterdam after R. Vinkeles.
Almanak van Vernuft en smaak voor het jaar 1822. Rott., Mensing en van Westreenen, (1821), (8),IV,146,(2)p., engr. title and 5 plates, orig. printed boards, 12mo.
- Lacks 1 leaf (?), but appears to be complete. Binding worn; lacks backstrip.
= Continuation of above? Rare. Contains a nice plate showing a typical Dutch winter scene.
Almanak voor het Verstand en hart. Voor het Jaar MDCCCIII/ MDCCCV/ MDCCVI/ 1823/ 1826/ 1827/ 1828. Amst., P.E. Briët etc., (1802-1827), 7 vols., 5 engr. title-p., each w. 6 or 5 (1x) (double-p.) plates, orig. almost unif. printed boards, a.e.g. (1x), 12mo.
- Year 1826 lacks all plates. Partly poor bindings.
= The Children's World of Learning 2450-2452 ("well produced and finely illustrated Dutch literary almanac"). Cf. Waller 137 (year 1801).
Almanak aan bevalligheid en deugd gewijd 1819/ 1820/ 1822. Ibid., M. Westerman, (1818-1821), 3 vols., 3 engr. titles, each w. 5 engr. plates, 3 fold. engr. scores, contemp. boards, 12mo.
- Various (sm.) defects; all vols. above sold as periodical, not subject to return.
- Not collated. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.
= Complete run. The Children's World of Learning 2418; Waller 78.