2391 - 3379 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Occas. trifle foxed; waterst. (mainly) in margins; 2 lvs. lacking lower part w. text. Boards trifle soiled; foot of spine trifle worn.
= Second enl. ed. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 263; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 397a.
- Most fold. maps/ plates w. creases/ tears; double-p. maps/ plates occas. w. tear on middle-fold; occas. waterst. and sm. wormhole in blank margins; some occas. duststaining and wrinkles. Joints and foot of spine dam.; corners sl. bumped.
= With the often lacking armorial plates. Verkruijsse 1046; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 282. The topographic bible of 17th century Zeeland, with splendid plans and (panoramic) views.
- Lacks the fold. general map and 6 heraldic plates; upper margin frontisp. folded; bookplate and auction catalogue clipping on upper pastedown; one leaf w. 20th cent. annots. in pen and ink; sl. yellowed.
= Verkruijsse 1046; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 282. The topographical 'bible' of Zeeland, sumptuously illustrated, based on the chronicles of Eyndius and Reygersberch.
- Lacks the general map, 1 double-p. map and 68 plans and plates. Armorial bookplate on upper pastedown; some (repaired) marginal tears; one fold. armorial plate frayed. Upper joints split, but holding well; vellum sl. soiled.
= With a few loosely inserted fold. plates (mostly only left/ right half present). Verkruijsse 1046; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 282.
- Foxed. Binding worn along extremities; upper joint splitting; top of spine chipped.
- Occas. sl. foxed. One vol. joints splitting at top of spine; other vol. lacks portion of backstrip at foot of spine.
AND 4 miscell. others, i.a. (W. BILDERWIJK), Spreuken (Leyden, 1823, engr. title, orig. boards) and W.N. PEIJPERS, Zestien portretten naar het leven (Amst., 1851, orig. lithogr. boards. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper).
- Sl. foxed/ browned, mostly in margins. = (Illegal) reprint, a year after the first edition. Goedeke IV, 482.
Idem. Solitude. Or the effect of occasional Retirement on the Mind, The Heart (...) in Exile, in Old Age & On the Bed of Death. in which the question is considered whether it is easier to live virtuously in Society or in Solitude. To which are added, the life of the author; notes historical and explanatory (...). London, printed by Thomas Maiden for Vernor and Hood etc., 1804-1805, 2 vols., XLVIII,310,(20),(6 advert.); (4),338,(30)p., stipple-engr. frontisp. portrait of the author, title and 9 plates, later hcalf w. 2 contrast. mor. letterpieces.
- Title-p. restored and strengthened in lower margin; blank margins of plates partly stained; some plates splitting on central fold; some plates strengthened on verso; two plates w. (closed) holes. Lower corner frontcover dam.
= Extremely rare series of etchings by Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann (±1589-1630), showing the invasion by the Passauer troops in the wake of the decease of Duke John William of Jülich-Cleves-Berg in 1609 (the so-called War of the Jülich Succession). The succession of Duke John William led to fights between Duke Wolfgang William and Elector John Sigismund, the two men who claimed inheritance to the throne. The etchings by Zimmermann have a striking liveliness and directness, which might have incited the spirit of the troops in the various sieges that took place. The conflict was resolved in 1614 with the signing of the treaty of Xanten. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Lacking ties. = Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 92.