2896 - 3632 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Contents clean, but without the maps. Spine-ends dam.; corners sl. worn; lacks ties.
- Offsetting from title on first free endpaper; occas. waterst. in lower blank margin. Backstrip w. closed tear at foot of spine.
= Poortman I, p.243. On the worldmap, see Shirley 498 and 431.
- First part sl. waterst. in upper margin; new endpapers.
= Warranted on verso title-p. by P. Everwyn. Poortman I, p.243.
ADDED: 1 other (poor incomplete copy).
- Maps and plan sl. age-toned; worldmap trimmed on/ just within lower borderline; plan of Jerusalem w. two sm. wormholes in lower margin of image; textlvs. sl. browned/ foxed. Binding rubbed along extremities; one clasp loose (leather hinge still firmly attached); frontcover w. some shallow bare spots due to silverfish nibbling.
= For the maps: Poortman/ Augusteijn 29, K. On the worldmap: a variant of the Nic. J. Visscher/ Stoopendaal maps (Shirley 431), engraved by J. van Jagen. "The Keur family was active over a long period and some of these maps may date from the eighteenth century, as does a rather finer bible map of the same genre engraved by the artist Van Jagen." (Shirley 498).
- Sl. yellowed. Covers w. a few scratches; letterpiece sl. chipped.
ADDED: a bookshaped box (18th cent. gilt calf, coat of arms of France w. 3 fleurs-de-lis on frontcover, edges stained red. Sl. warped; a few/ worn spots).
- Possibly lacking 2 plates. Contents fine, apart from some occas. yellowing/ spotting and a few marginal repairs. Bindings sl. worn.
= Zischka p.31, listing the original French edition published in 1722-1728; Poortman II, p.169-171: "Calmet's Naam- en Woordboek is geen prentbijbel maar een woordenboek met prenten. Het zijn geen prenten die de bijbelse geschiedenis afbeelden, maar de zeden en gewoonten der Joden, de godsdienstplechtigheden, de tabernakel, de tempels enz." The plates illustrate the history and culture of the Jews: ceremonies, costumes, plans and views of synagogues and other buildings, views of Jerusalem etc.
- Lacks 2 maps incl. worldmap; vol. 2 partly waterstained in blank lower margin; plates 5-8 brown stains. Vol. 1 backstrip loose(ning) and partly dam.; vol. 2 upper and lower compartment of backstrip lacking. Hinges sl. weak; board edges worn. Sold w.a.f.
= The large Mortier-bible. Poortman II, p.98-105. Klaversma/ Hannema, 180 and 187.
- Some marginal tears (mainly in blank margins), partly repaired; 2 textlvs. w. large tear, 1 textleaf lacks corner w. loss of a few words. Backstrips dam.; bindings sl. soiled.
= Engravings after Luyken, Picart, Goeree, Tideman, Hoet by Baptist, Blois, Mulder a.o. The so-called "Groote-Bijbel van Mortier". Poortman II, p.98-105 and I, p.179; for the worldmap see Shirley 622.
- One plate w. 2 repaired tears; sl. foxed in margins; otherwise contents fine. Binding occas. rubbed along extremities; corners showing.
= This second edition similar to the first edition of 1708, but enlarged with 2 pages of accompanying text to every print and with 5 engraved maps and 29 oval (and 1 not oval) vignettes of the "Grooten Bybel" of Mortier (1700). One of the most monumental works by Jan Luiken. Klaversma/ Hannema 160/ 161; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 429, p.666; Poortman II, p.131. On the worldmap by I. van Huchtenburg and with the address of Covens and Mortier, Shirley 622: "A further world map by Pierre Mortier has the title in French and Dutch and is said to be from a biblical work so far unidentified. Across the top of the map are five circles showing Night and Day, the Flood, the phases of the moon, and the west and east hemispheres." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIV.
- Lacks title-p. of part 1 and 33 plates; first plate dam.; occas. soiled/ stained; lacks front endpaper; a few plates at the beginning and end doubled/ strengthened in outer margin; a few plates sl. wormholed in blank margin.
= Poortman II, p.79; cf. Hollstein 46. Re-issue of the ed. Amst., N. Visscher, 1659 (with his address still visible on a few of the plates).
- Almost all double-p. plates w. sm. tear in fold.; 3 large tears in plates repaired; one plate sl. waterst. in blank margin; new upper- and lower pastedowns; hinges covered w. strip of paper. Top of upper joint incl. part of letterpiece repaired w. vellum; upper joint starting. Despite defects a fine copy.
= Ebert 20371; Poortman II, p.139-145. Sumptuous printbible, the so-called "Prent-bijbel van Pieter de Hondt".
- Backcover sprinkled w. sm. stains, both covers sl. dustsoiled.
= With owner's entry on verso frontcover: "Eigendom van Benjamin Joseph Gonnet".
- Engraved armorial bookplate of the Bibliotheca Seckendorfiana on upper pastedown; partly browned/ yellowed. Binding sl. warped; covers a few sm. stains.
- Binding sl. warped and folding flap sl. split at ends of outer fold. Otherwise very fine.
= Important and remarkable AMSTERDAM BINDING made for CHRISTIAN SCHOLTEN, whose name (and the names of various of his descendants) is written on the final two specially prepared leaves for writing with the stylus. Christian Scholten (1722-1799), was one of the four main harbour masters of Amsterdam, who were in charge of maintenance and order of the harbour and who held office in the Schreierstoren. The Rijksmuseum has a painting by Wijbrand Hendriks portraying a group of four "oppercommissarissen" one of whom is identified as Christian Scholten. Zilver gesigneerd SEB:DUFLOS fecit. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.
- Bookblock loose; corner of title-p. repaired w. paper; sl. waterstained. Lower joint splitting and sl. dam. at top of spine.
= With calligraphed schoolprize to Anna van der Meer, dated May 1812.
- Corners and backcover rubbed. = Provenance the estate of J.P. Veth and heirs.
- Binding sl. rubbed along extremities; covers sl. warped and vaguely stained.
= Nice anonymous (Dutch?) binding.
ON: Schroeder van der Kolk, J.L.C. Eene voorlezing over het verschil tusschen doode natuurkrachten, levenskrachten en ziel. Utr., C. van der Post, 1835, 1st ed., VIII,53p.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION on first blank.
- Only joint splitting at bottom and top of spine/ dam.; boards sl. scratched.