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65/2511 Ariosto  L65/2511 Ariosto L
65/2511 Ariosto, L. Orlando Furioso. Ed. I. Ruscelli. Venice, F. Valgrisi (N. Moretti on 2nd title-p., w. his woodcut printer's mark), 1603, (16),654,(32)p., title within elaborate woodcut border, 51 full-p. woodcut ills. by G. PORRO, 51 headpieces and over 51 mostly historiated initials, 19th cent. vellum, gilt spine w. leather letterpiece, large 8vo.

- Mediocre copy w. num. repairs and strengthenings of i.a. tears and worm holes, mainly in blank margins but often sl. affecting printed area, and w. some larger strengthened areas in the text (formerly crossed-out/ highlighted in brown ink); scattered sm. (water)stains; woodcut title doubled, w. dam. spots and (sl.) cut short at top and bottom. Covers sl. stained but otherwise binding in near fine condition.

= BM Italian 17th I, p.48.

ADDED: U. BELLOCCHI and B. FAVA, L'interpretazione grafica dell'Orlando Furioso (Reggio Emilia, 1961, 100 plates, printed in 1000 copies, orig. cl. w. dustwr., folio).

€ (100-150) 120
65/2512 Ariosto  L65/2512 Ariosto L
65/2512 Ariosto  L65/2512 Ariosto L
65/2512 Ariosto  L65/2512 Ariosto L
65/2512 Ariosto, L. Orlando Furioso. Ed. I. Ruscelli. Venice, F. Valgrisi (V. Valgrisi on 2nd title-p.), 1603, 2 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, (16),654,(32)p., title within elaborate woodcut border, 51 full-p. woodcut ills. by G. PORRO, 51 headpieces and over 51 mostly historiated initials, contemp. vellum, spine w. 2 later gilt mor. letterpieces, large 8vo.

- Very good/ fine copy. Page 541-544 (lvs. l7 and l8) bound erroneously before l3; a few scattered sm. stains, occas. sl. affecting an image; occas. yellowed; sl. cut short, occas. affecting page number and running title; woodcut title cut short in lower margin and w. restored lower outer corner, both sl. affecting printed area, and w. owner's entry ("Venezia 29o. Maggio 1773 = 8 Lire Venete = 4[?]"); old annot. on verso first free endpaper; two bibliographic clippings mounted on upper pastedown. Vellum soiled.

= The last and rare edition published by the Valgrisi company. Cf. BM Italian 17th I, p.48 (with N. Moretti as publisher on 2nd title-p.). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.

€ (300-500) 300
65/2513 Ariosto  L65/2513 Ariosto L
65/2513 Ariosto  L65/2513 Ariosto L
65/2513 Ariosto, L. Orlando Furioso. Ed. L. Dolce. Venice, N. Misserini, 1630, corr. ed., 2 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, 231 lvs., 2 title-p. w. ident woodcut printer's mark and border, 51 woodcut ills. by T. PORCACCHI and num. initials, 19th cent. sl. gilt red mor., gilt inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., page-marking ribbon, sm. 8vo.

- Occas. sl. foxed; sm. remnant ofticket on first blank. Spine and upper corner of backcover sl. sunned. A fine copy.

= According to the owner, research turned out that this copy is from the library of William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844), owner of the famous and immense library at Fonthill Abbey. BM Italian 17th cent., p.49; Graesse I, p.199 ("jolie édition"). SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE LXXXIV.

€ (500-700) 500
65/2514 Ariosto  L65/2514 Ariosto L
65/2514 Ariosto, L. De razende Roelant. Dutch transl. J.J. Schipper. Amst., J.J. Schipper, 1649, (8),847,(1)p., engr. frontisp., 5 plates by S. SAVRY, contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo. - BOUND AS USUAL WITH: Rosset, F. van. De bezadigde Roelant. Amst., J.J. Schipper, n.d. (1649), (4),217,(3)p., 2 engr. plates by S. SAVRY.

- Frontisp. loose and repaired in inner margin/ inner lower corner, w. loss of image; one plate sl. soiled and w. a few sm. stains; one plate w. waterstain in lower margin; one plate w. sm. tear in lower blank margin; otherwise contents occas. sl. (finger)soiled/ trifle stained; lower pastedown detached. Vellum sl. soiled. Good copy.

= Muller 59; Scheepers II, 700; Buisman 48/ 1999. Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.

€ (200-300) 230
65/2515 Arnold  G65/2515 Arnold G
65/2515 Arnold, G. Historie der kerken en ketteren. Amst., S. Petzold, 1701, 3 parts in 2 vols., (36),LXXII,858,(28); (8),768; 235,(1 blank),(20)p., etched frontisp., 2 ident. title-vignettes, fold. engr. portr. of Frederick of Prussia by G. BELLOU and 29 portraits by ROMEYN DE HOOGHE, contemp. unif. vellum, folio.

- Both vols. occas. marginally waterst. and some browned stains in text. Second vol. joints splitting at top of spine; both vols. vellum some soiled spots.

= Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe as book illustrator 93 (1 portrait less); Van Someren I, p.242. Fine portraits of i.a. Menno Simons, David Joris, Martinus Luther, Theodorus Sutor and Paracelsus. A third volume was published in 1729.

€ (200-300) 200
65/2516  Artists' manuals   Bloemaert  A65/2516 Artists' manuals Bloemaert A
65/2516 [Artists' manuals]. Bloemaert, A. Oorspronkelyk en vermaard konstryk tekenboek (...) Hooglyk dienstig en nut voor Schilders, Beeldhouwers, Plaatsnyders, Tekenaars en Konstbegeerige Leerlingen van de beyde Sexen. Amst., R. and J. Ottens, 1740, 8 parts in 1 vol., tinted engr. frontisp., tinted portrait, title vignette, dedic. engraving, 171 (of 173) engravings by F. BLOEMAERT (incl. frontisp. and 7 duplicates in the tinted version), contemp. hroan, folio.

- Lacks 2 plates (one replaced by a duplicate of plate 30); occas. sl. foxed. Binding worn.

= Bolten p.253: "The leading example of the master model in the Netherlands is the drawing book by Abraham Bloemaert. (...) Bloemaert's drawing examples are not derived from those of other authors. They represent the fruits of a life of industrious study in academies and after nature (...)." The original edition of this work was published by the artist in 1650 as Artis Apellae Liber and contained approx. 120 plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.

€ (1.500-2.500)
65/2517  Artists' manuals   Houbraken  A65/2517 Artists' manuals Houbraken A
65/2517 [Artists' manuals]. Houbraken, A. De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (...) zynde een vervolg op het schilderboek van K. van Mander. Amst., "voor den Autheur", 1718-1721, 1st ed., 3 vols., (12),381,(9); (2),361,(7); (4),408,(7)p., engr. frontisp., dedic. leaf, armorial vignette, portr. of the author, 41 plates with 1-4 portraits of Dutch painters, 5 other plates (2 fold.), several textills. (incl. 1 curious mezzotint), contemp. unif. hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.

- All vols. trifle browned; vol.1 ticket tipped to last free endpaper. Spines sl. rubbed; all vols. lacking calf over corners.

= Chamberlin 2008: "As valuable for the 17th century in the Low Countries as Van Mander is for the 16th"; Arntzen/Rainwater H97: "Important source".

€ (250-350)
65/2518  Artists' manuals   Lairesse  G  de65/2518 Artists' manuals Lairesse G de
65/2518 [Artists' manuals]. Lairesse, G. de. Groot schilderboek, Waar in de Schilderkonst in al haar delen grondig werd onderweezen, ook door Redeneeringen en Prentverbeeldingen verklaard; Met Voorbeelden uit de beste Konststukken der Oude en Nieuwe Puikschilderen bevestigd, en derzelver Wel- en Misstand aangeweezen. Haarlem, J. Marshoorn, 1740, 2nd enl. ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., (56),434,(33); 400,(28)p., 2 diff. engr. frontisp., portrait of the author, 2 engr. title-vignettes, 66 (fold.) plates, richly gilt panelled calf w. mor. letterpiece, frontcover w. central gilt dec. medallion letterpiece "Vernuft en vlyt" backcover w. similar letterpiece "6 M. 18--22 26D." by the VERNUFT-EN-VLYT bindery, sm. 4to.

- Frontisp. w. large repaired tear in lower part; trifle foxed.

= Prize binding for the Teekenacademie der Stad Middelburg (drawing academy of the city Middelburg) with the motto "Vernuft en vlyt". With mounted red wax seal of "Vernuft en vlyt" on upper pastedown. On the binding: Cf. Storm van Leeuwen IIB, p.685; our binding is dated 1822. On the work: Kunst op schrift 342/ 343; Arntzen/ Rainwater H100; Kat. Orn. Berl. 4626; Timmers, Lairesse p.49ff. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.

€ (400-500) 450
65/2519  Artists' manuals   Le Comte  F65/2519 Artists' manuals Le Comte F
65/2519 [Artists' manuals]. Le Comte, F. Het Konst-Cabinet der Bouw-, Schilder-, Beeldhouw- en Graveerkunde, of Inleiding tot de Kennis dier fraaije Weetenschappen, vervat in de Schilderyen, Stand-Beelden en Prenten. (...) Verrykt met een verhandeling over het Glas-Schilderen, een Vertoog over het Etzen, en wat tot het leeren en oeffenen dier kundigheid vereist word en andere Weetenswaardige zaaken. Dordr., A. Blussé, 1761, 2 vols., (20),328,(8); 506,(8)p., 2 diff. engr. frontisp. and 5 plates w. monograms by F. DE BAKKER, contemp. unif. calf w. gilt spine w. burgundy mor. letterpiece.

- Occas. (sl.) foxed. Top of both spines professionally restored; frontcover vol. II sl. chafed. Fine copy.

= Printed in a limited, numb. edition, vol. 1 warranted and numb. "362" by the publisher at the end of the "Naamlyst". Kunst op schrift 528/529. The second Dutch edition (first edition published 1744-1745).

€ (150-250) 300
65/2520 [Artists' manuals]. Molanus, J. (= J. Vermeulen). De historia ss. imaginum et picturarum, pro vero earum usu contra abusus, libri quatuor. Ed. J.N. Paquot. Louvain, Typis Academicis, 1771, XXXI,(1),676,(3)p., 1 woodcut textill., contemp. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Browned/ yellowed throughout.

= Johannes Molanus' notorious guidelines for artists depicting saintly figures. First publ. 1570.

€ (100-150) 275
65/2521  Artists' manuals   Ryan  H65/2521 Artists' manuals Ryan H
65/2521 [Artists' manuals]. Ryan, H. Rough Sketches from Nature. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1880), lithogr. title-p. printed in brown, (2) textleaves, 50 lithogr. plates, orig. morocco-backed lithogr. boards, folio.

- Covers soiled/ stained; frontcover loose; backstrip dam.; binding worn along extremities.

= Impressive drawing examples for artists and draughtsmen.

€ (50-70) 50
65/2522  Artists' manuals    Verly  P J65/2522 Artists' manuals Verly P J
65/2522 [Artists' manuals]. (Verly, P.J.). Verhandeling van de Schilderkunst in Miniatuur, Om gemakkelyk te leeren Schilderen zonder Meester (...) Waar by men gevoegd heeft Eene kleine Verhandeling van de Schilderkunst met Crayon (...) alle soorten van Platte-Gronden net te wasschen. De Kunst van de Schoonste Verwen, Gebruineerd, Goud en Schulp-Goud, en Sineesch Vernis te maaken. Nevens eene verklaring der Teken-en Schilderkundige Woorden, geschikt na de orde van het A.B.C. Utr., A. Lobedanius, 1744, (22),196,(2)p., engr. frontisp. and 2 partially handcol. plates, contemp. vellum.

- Cancelled libr. stamp on title; some sl. occas. foxing/ soiling; upper pastedown sm. dam. Binding soiled. A fine copy.

= Kunst op schrift 376; in 1759 a second eidition was published.

€ (300-500) 325
65/2523  Artists' manuals    Verly  P J65/2523 Artists' manuals Verly P J
65/2523  Artists' manuals    Verly  P J65/2523 Artists' manuals Verly P J
65/2523 [Artists' manuals]. (Verly, P.J.). Verhandeling van de Schilderkunst in Miniatuur, Om gemakkelyk te leeren Schilderen zonder Meester (...). Waar by men gevoegd heeft Eene kleine Verhandeling van de Schilderkunst met Crayon, mitsgaders de Manier om de Crayons te Maaken. De Manier van alle soorten van Platte-Gronden net te wasschen. De Kunst van de Schoonste Verwen, Gebruineerd Goud en Schulp-Goud, en Sineesch Vernis te maaken. Nevens eene verklaring der Teken-en Schilderkundige Woorden, geschikt na de orde van het A.B.C. Amst., G. de Groot, 1759, 2nd ed., (24),196p., engr. frontisp., 1 fold. engr. plate w. 2 (partially handcol.) ills., contemp. vellum.

- Endpapers detached; sm. paint specks on frontisp. and some pages; plate loose; p.101 lower corner lacking. Vellum sl. stained. Despite these defects a fine copy.

= Kunst op schrift 504.

€ (250-350)
65/2524  Artists' manuals   Weyerman  J C65/2524 Artists' manuals Weyerman J C
65/2524  Artists' manuals   Weyerman  J C65/2524 Artists' manuals Weyerman J C
65/2524 [Artists' manuals]. Weyerman, J.C. De levens-beschryvingen der Nederlandsche konst-schilders en konst-schilderessen, met een uytbreyding over de schilder-konst der ouden. The Hague, Wed. E. Boucquet etc., 1729/ Dordr., A. Blussé en zoon, 1769 (vol. 4), 4 vols., engr. frontisp., 4 (partly) ident. title-vignettes, fold. portrait of Willem Carel Henrik Friso, portrait of the author, 40 plates by J. HOUBRAKEN with 2 to 4 portraits of Dutch painters, 1 plate depicting a night scene, 104 vignettes by i.a. B. PICART, F. BLEYSWIJK, SCHIJNVOET, A. HOUBRAKEN, FOLKEMA, S. FOKKE and R. VINKELES, contemp. unif. mottled calf, spines richly gilt w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Sl. yellowed. Vol. 4 spine cracking and foot of spine sl. dam.; upper joint splitting. A fine set.

= Including the often lacking fourth vol. published in 1769. Kunst op schrift 243-245; Arntzen/ Rainwater H129.

€ (350-450) 350
65/2525  Asia   Dapper  O65/2525 Asia Dapper O
65/2525 [Asia]. Dapper, O. Asia, of naukeurige beschryving van het Rijk des Grooten Mogols, en een groot gedeelte van Indiën (...). Beneffens een volkome beschryving van geheel Persie, Georgie, Mengrelie en andere gebuur-gewesten. Amst., J. van Meurs, 1672, 3 parts in 1 vol., 379,(3); (2),184; 43,(5)p., engr. frontisp., 4 double-p. maps/ charts, 12 double-p. and 16 full-p. plates, 33 textills., contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine, large 4to.

- Occas. (sl.) browned/ foxed, incl. some plates/ maps; new endpapers; lacking the leaf before the frontisp. (htitle?). Upper joint repaired at lower end, otherwise joints starting/ splitting; sm. archive ticket on frontcover (corner) and top of spine.

= Tiele 299; cat. NHSM p.219. The first part containing descriptions of Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan (known as the land of the Grand Mogol), the second and third part dealing with Persia and neighbouring countries. Very nicely illustrated. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.

€ (1.200-1.500) 1200
65/2526  Asia   Fitch  R65/2526 Asia Fitch R
65/2526 [Asia]. Fitch, R. Aanmerklyke Reys (...), Gedaan van Anno 1583 tot 1591 Na Ormus, Goa, Cambaya, Bacola, Chonderi, Pegu, Jamahay in Siam, en weer na Pegu: van daar na Malacca, Ceylon, Cochin, en de geheele Kust van Oost-Indien. Nu aldereerst uyt het Engelsch vertaald. Leyden, P. vander Aa, 1706, (2),43,(7)p., engr. printer's vignette, 1 fold. engr. map, 10 fold. plates, modern marbled paper wr., folio.

- Map w. closed tear on outer fold; sl. yellowed/ foxed; title-p. and last indexlvs. (sl.) browned.

= Cox I, p.311; cf. Tiele 8; Howgego F45: "The travels of Fitch were first published by Hakluyt. Since Fitch kept no notes or diary, his recollections were hazy, so that when Hakluyt came to publish them he drew on certain details from the narrative of Cesare di Federici (...)."

AND 2 others publ. by the same: J. DE BARROS, Scheeps-togt door Fernando Perez d'Andrade (...) van Malacca afgezonden na de Golf van Bengale en Kusten van China, in 't Jaar 1516 (ibid., 1706, engr. title-vignette, 2 fold. maps, 3 fold. plates, modern artif. leather-backed boards, sm. 8vo) and DRIE SELDSAME SCHEEPS-TOGTEN VAN MARTIN FROBISCHER (...) CHINA (...) IN 'T JAAR 1576 (...) CATAYA, CHINA EN OOST-INDIEN (...) 1577 (...) CATAYA (...) 1578 (ibid., 1706, fold. engr. map and 2 fold. plates, modern artif. leather-backed wr., sm. 8vo).

€ (150-250) 200
65 2527 Asia  Olearius A65 2527 Asia Olearius A
65 2527 Asia  Olearius A65 2527 Asia Olearius A
65/2527 [Asia]. Olearius, A. Voyages Très-curieux & très-renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse (...). Dans lesquels on trouve une Description curieuse & la Situation exacte des Pays & Etats, par où il a passé, tels que sont la Livonie, la Moscovie, la Tartarie, la Medie, & la Perse. French transl. A. de Wicquefort. Amst., M.C. Le Cène, 1727, new ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., (34),560; (2),565-1108 [numb. in columns],(23)p., engr. title, portrait of the author, coat of arms on dedicatory page, initial, 10 fold. maps by P. VAN DER AA, 28 fold. plans/ views, 3 (fold.) plates, 1 portrait and 59 textills., contemp. marbled calf, richly gilt spine w. 2 mor. letterpieces, folio.

- Occas. sl. browned; one leaf w. sm. burnhole. Foot of spine dam.; joints splitting at spine-ends. Despite these sm. defects, a very fine copy.

= Hill 1257; cat. NHSM p.258; Aboussouan 689; Atabey 884 (with 2 (double-p.) ills.); cf. Henze III, p.638f; cf. Cox I, p.248f (both listing the first edition Schleswig, 1647); not in Blackmer. Famous travel account written by A. Olearius (Ölschläger), Danish secretary to the mission sent by the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp to the Czar of Russia and the Shah of Persia in 1633-39. During his travels Olearius collected many valuable information on Russian customs and tradition. This translation is a reprint of the ed. Leyden, P. van der Aa, 1719 (the engraved title still with this imprint). From the library of Bob Luza, with his bookplate on upper pastedown.

€ (3.000-5.000)
65/2528  Asia   Prevost d'Exiles  A F65/2528 Asia Prevost d'Exiles A F
65/2528  Asia   Prevost d'Exiles  A F65/2528 Asia Prevost d'Exiles A F
65/2528 [Asia]. Prevost d'Exiles, A.F. Historische beschryving der reizen. Of nieuwe en volkome verzameling van de allerwaardigste en zeldzaamste zee- en land-togten, ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan (...). Vol. II. Reizen der Engelssen naar Oost-Indien. Amst., P. de Hondt, 1747, (8),444,(4)p., 7 (fold.) engr. maps, 11 (fold.) views/ plans/ plates, vignette, contemp. calf, gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- A few textlvs. (sl.) yellowed/ foxed; title-p. and leaf *2 w. (sm.) and partly erased stamp. Joints splitting; spine-ends sl. dam.

= Published in a series of 21 vols. on various travels. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM, p.108.

€ (300-500) 375
65/2529  Asia   Prevost d'Exiles  A F65/2529 Asia Prevost d'Exiles A F
65/2529 [Asia]. Prevost d'Exiles, A.F. Historische beschryving der reizen. Of nieuwe en volkome verzameling van de allerwaardigste en zeldzaamste zee- en land-togten, ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan (...). Vol. XII. Oost-Indiën. Amst., Wed. S. Schouten en Zoon etc., 1755, (10),547,(2)p., 9 (fold.) engr. maps/ plans, 6 (fold.) views/ plates, vignette, contemp. gilt hcalf w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Waterstained in lower outer corner, also sl. affecting some plates; textlvs. occas. sl. browned/ foxed. Binding worn along extremities; joints split(ting); corners showing; top of spine sl. dam.

= Published in a series of 21 vols. on various travels. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM, p.108.

€ (200-300) 300
65/2530  Asia   Salmon  T65/2530 Asia Salmon T
65/2530 [Asia]. Salmon, T. Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van alle Volkeren (...). I. Deel. Behelzende de Tegenwoordige Staat der Keizerryken China en Japan, als mede van de Ladrones, Filippynsche en Molukkische Eilanden, en van Makassar. Dutch transl. and enl. ed. M. van Goch. Amst., I. Tirion, 1736, (22),645,(17)p., engr. frontisp., 3 fold. maps and 7 (fold.) plates, contemp. calf w. gilt spine.

- Occas. sl. yellowed/ foxed; archive ticket on upper pastedown. Binding worn/ repaired; backcover loosening.

= Contains plates of i.a. Asian flora and fauna and the Dutch settlement at Deshima.

€ (400-600) 400