2391 - 3379 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lower joint splitting; boards rubbed along extremities.
= The Children's World of Learning 2432. Only three years published.
Almanach der musen en gratiën aan vriendschap, liefde en kunst gewijd. 1810/ 1811/ 1815. Ibid., E. Maaskamp, (1809-184), 3 vols., 3 engr. titles and 12/ 9/ 5 stipple-engr. plates, orig. boards (2x)/ sl. later hcl.
- Contents w. minor imperfections. Second vol. binding worn. = The Children's World of Learning 2373.
AND 2 others: JAARBOEKJE AAN BEVALLIGHEID, DEUGD EN KUNST GEWIJD 1826 (Amst., 1825, engr. title, plates, orig. boards. Lacks backstrip, covers loosening) and CALLIOPE 1837 (Leyden, 1836, engr. title and 3 lithogr. plates, orig. boards).
- Partly waterstained in outer margin; owner's stamp on first free endpaper.
= Nice views showing the Willemsluis, barracks Oranje-nassau near teh Muiderpoort and the Lutheran church, new and in ruins. Rare. Probably all published. The Childrens World of Learning 2462.
- Spine(-ends) rubbed/ partly worn/ dam.
= With contributions by i.a. N. Beets, J.J. Cremer, L.J.A. Tollens, J.J.L. ten Kate, A. Winkler Prins, J. van Lennep and J. Kneppelhout.
Holland. Almanak voor 1849-1862, 1865 and 1866. Ed. J. van Lennep. Amst., Gebr. Kraay, 1849-1866, 16 vols., steelengr. plates, orig. (not unif.) gilt and blindst. cl., a.e.g., sm. 8vo. - CONTINUED AS: Castalia. Jaarboekje aan de Fraaie Letteren gewijd. Jaargang 1867-1868. Ibid., idem, 1866-1867, 2 vols., num. steelengr. plates, ills., (sl. diff.) gilt blindst. cl., a.e.g., sm. 8vo.
- Not collated, sold as periodical.
- All 3 interleaved copies w. annotations in pencil/ pen and ink; first almanac binding soiled and warped.
= Cf. The Children's World of Learning 2508, listing the Deventer almanac for 1816.
- Two vols. spines worn./ dam. Contents fine.
= The fine plates depicting theatre scenes. The Childrens World of Learning 2509.
- Owner's entries on first free endpapers. Portion of vellum frontcover cut off.
= The Children's World of Learning no.2512 (ed. 1797). Rare, this year not in NCC.
- Portraits sl. foxed in margins, otherwise a fine copy. = Rare. All published.
- Boards sl. rubbed.
= The Children's World of Learning 2519; not in Waller, Scheepers etc. Between 1801 and 1807, in total 7 almanacs were published.
- Hinges weak. Lacks tie.
= An interleaved copy with an interesting binding showing symbols of the year-old Batavian Republic. Second part titled: "Nationaale burger-wacht Almanach (..).". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- Trifle foxed.
= Nice copy w. contemp. manuscript annot. (1779) in black ink by Grietman Rengers about food served on different occasions (Friesland).
- Brownish stain throughout. Wr. repaired.
= Very good/ near fine, interleaved copy, with annotations on several blank leaves, i.a. an assignment to carpenters for a new door and the costs of a funeral , signed by the owner of this almanac C.F. van Haufsch(?).
- Some lvs. loose(ning); vellum sl. warped.
= Early almanach and Interesting interleaved copy with numerous annotations by a Dutch merchant showing the various goods and prices, i.a. soap and "Moschovische potas". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- Not collated, some ex library copies w. a few stamps. Sold as periodical, not subject to return.
Provinciaal almanak van Vriesland voor het jaar 1823/ 1824/ 1826/ 1828-1831/ 1835/ 1836/ 1838/ 1841/ 1850. Leeuw., Suringar, (1822-1850), 12 vols., contemp. (green) vellum (wallet) binding/ cl. (2x). - CONTINUED AS: Provinciale almanak van Friesland voor het jaar 1890/ 1928/ 1931-1935/ 1939/ 1946. Ibid./ Bolsward, Suringar/ Bruis/ Osinga, 9 vols., orig. unif. cl.
- Similar defects as above.
= Year 1830 with gilt coat of arms (of the schutterij) and "I. Eekma Auditeur 1830" on backcover.
AND 8 others similar by different publishers, i.a FRIESCH COMPTOIR ALMANACH 1769 (publ. by Ferwerda & Tresling, Leeuw.); COMPTOIR ALMANACH 1792 (publ. by W. Wigeri, Leeuw.) and VRIESCH DEPARTMENTAAL KANTOOR ALMANAK 1812 (publ. by D. van der Sluis, Leeuw.)
- Lacks year 22 (1856), otherwise a complete run; partly ex library copies w. tickets and stamps. Partly spines repaired/ splitting/ worn/ dam. Not collated, sold as a periodical and w.a.f.
= Rare, almost complete set.
- 1789 lacks 5 plates; year 1791 partly waterstained in lower part. Bindings worn/ dam. and soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= The Childrens World of Learning 2588 and 2595 Cf. Waller 75 (other years). Year 1781 with map of the southern part of Africa (mostly South Africa and Namibia); 1789 with the Arabian peninsula; 1791 with the Kuril islands.
- Year 1792 partly waterstained in centre. Boards rubbed/ sl. worn; year 1793 spine repaired/ strengthened.
= Rare. The Childrens' World of Learning 2561. Charming plates show i.a. professions and wedding rituals of foreign people. Each almanac has a section with recipes. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE.
- All vols. bindings (sl.) rubbed/ worn; spine-ends worn/ dam.; six vols. ex library copies w. stamp on htitle and last leaf.
- Hinge broken; lvs. partly browned and (finger)soiled. = Köhring p.34; Lanckoronska/ Rümann, p.14.
- Bound with several blank leaves with unrelated annotations in pen and ink on historical subjects. Vellum over frontcover sl. dam.
= Rare unknown almanac, perhaps the same as the Amsterdamsche kantoor-almanak, probably published exclusive for the Amsterdam brokers and their guild. The first part contains a list of all brokers of Amsterdam, including a separate list of Jewish brokers.
- Three vols. lack backstrip. Not collated, sold as periodical.
= Vols. 1820-1838: The Children's World of Learning 2613: "(...) easily the most famous Dutch literary almanac of the first half of the 19th century. It was well produced and beautifully illustrated by the best book illustrators of the day, with work especially made for the almanac. (...). The "Nederlandsche Muzen Almanak" was already at the time judged to be the most representative of all literary almanacs, and was accepted as a model by other almanac publishers." Vols. 1839-1847: The Children's World of Learning 2614: "Complete set of the continuation of the popular Dutch almanac, described above, now taken over by the Amsterdam publisher J.H. Laarman. Volume 1839 still bears Immerzeel's address, but in all aspects the volume already belongs to the series of Laarman. (...). The almanac here is without a calendar but nobody would call the "Muzen-Almanak" for that reason a pseudo-almanac. (...). For almost half a century the "Muzen-Almanak" was eagerly awaited each year, setting the fashion for literature and for book illustration of the day."
Almanak voor het Schoone en Goede. Voor 1823-1825, 1828, 1830-1836, 1838-1845, 1850-1858. Amst., G.J.A. Beijerinck/ A. Jager, 1822-1857, 28 vols., (steel)engr. plates, orig. dec. boards/ orig. gilt dec. cl., a.e.g., contemp. slipcase (5x), sm. 8vo/12mo.
- Various sm. defects. Four vols. lack backstrip. Not collated, sold as periodical.