2865 - 3576 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Title-p. repaired in inner blank margin; sl. browned; waterstained in upper outer corner towards the end.
= A projected Liturgy by Baxter (1615-1691), English Puritan church leader and Nonconformist, written for the Savoy Conference of 1661, just after the Restoration, which was a (failed) attempt to effect a reconciliation within the Church of England. Rare.
- Hinges broken; some scattered manuscript annots. in pen ank ink; pastedowns dam.; a few sm. inkstains. Binding dustsoiled.
= Bound with 3 lvs. w. (illegible) extensive contemp. manuscript text in pen and ink. Dekkers p.4,3.
- Vague library stamp on title-p.; trifle yellowed/ foxed.
- All title-pages w. library stamp and libr. ticket on verso; 2 vols. wrs. worn and double w. textlvs. from other works; otherwise contents fine.
= Two vols. with uutograph signed dedic.: "Consultissimo Domino Georgio [?] concili Brabantis advocato (...) ex dono authoris [signature]".
- Paper over spine worn/ frayed; lacks view of the citadel of Antwerp.
= Colophon of part 2 calls for 75 plates, but only lists 74, part 3 calls for 73 plates, but the list only contains 71. With the plans and profiles of Antwerp and Brussels and many views of castles, nobles' houses, ruins and other important estates in the dukedom of Brabant.
- Map w. sm. closed tear and partly strengthened inner margin; trifle/ sl. foxed.
= Contains i.a. 3 fold. plates of the churches of Mechelen, Louvain and Brussels.
- Contents fine (vol. 1 bookblock loosening). Bindings rubbed. = BCNI 16226. Rare.
Verheyen, P. Ziele-Spys ofte Christelyke Leeringe, voôrgestelt, en uytgeleyt volgens het order, ende op elke Vraege en Antwoôrd van den Mechelschen Catechismus. Ibid., H. Bincken, 1765-1768, 2nd ed., 5 vols., engr. frontisp. and full-p. heraldic ill. to vol. 1, contemp. unif. calf, gilt spine w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces.
- Contents yellowed/ sl. browned; all title-pages w. library stamps. The nice bindings rubbed along extremities.
- Map yellowed; title-p. w. library stamp Antw. Jesuit college and old owner's entry ("Collegii Parisiensis societatis (...)"). Binding rubbed along extremities.
- Sl. cut short, occas. sl. affecting letterpress border; trifle/ sl. yellowed. Binding worn along extremities.
- Partly browned; both title-p. w. old owner's annot. ("ad usum F. Francisci a s. Yoanne Dusin (...)") and vague stamp. Joints split and backstrips repaired w. strips of brown-painted vellum at ends; one letterpiece dam.
- Occas. yellowed (plates fine); title-p. w. 19th cent. owner's entry and two modern owner's stamps. Neat modern binding, trifle rubbed.
= First published in 1746.
- Partly yellowed; old owner's entry on htitle (Denis Brunfaut de Tournay, 1834) and title-p. (L. Costeau, 1765); first free endpaper loosening and upper hinge showing. Binding sl. worn; upper joint splitting at top.
- Sl. yellowed; hinges broken; old owner's entries on upper pastedown, first free endpaper and title-p.; occas. wormholed; a few scattered inkstains (non-obtrusive). Corners showing; spine-ends sl. dam; backstrip w. 3 small dam. spots; small tear in upper part frontcover.
- First few lvs. vaguely waterst. in blank outer margins; first and last lvs. trifle foxed; contents otherwise fine. Spine sl. cracked.
= "In 1781 and succeeding years Christian VII. of Denmark despatched a small band of distinguished scholars to examine Biblical mss. in foreign libraries. On this errand A. Birch (afterwards a bishop of the Danish Lutheran Church) travelled through Italy and Germany; J. G. C. Adler studied at Rome and elsewhere; and D. G. Moldenhawer, accompanied by the famous Orientalist O. G. Tychsen, visited Spain. The combined results of their investigations were arranged, at the royal command and expense, by Birch, and published in this edition, which presents the text of Stephanus' folio Testament of 1550, with an apparatus of various readings collected by the editor and his associates .. Only one quarto volume, containing the Gospels with some facsimiles, was published. A fire at the Royal Printing-House in 1795 destroyed the type, paper and unsold stock of the first volume, as well as part of the material for the second. Birch collected and published what survived in two octavo volumes .. in 1798 and 1800" (Darlow/Moule). Darlow/ Moule 4769. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Engr. title remargined in outer margin (new paper sl. overlapping w. engr. area) and w. old crossed-out owner's entry; partly waterstained in outer/ lower blank margin; one leaf blank corner repaired. Rebound w. use of greater part of orig leather over covers; lacks clasps.
= Illustrated Moerentorf-bible, the Old Testament containing woodcuts after H.S BEHAM and 1 woodcut (the very first) by P. VAN DER BORCHT; the New Testament woodcuts are by an unknown artist. Poortman I, p.129f, calling for two variants of the 1599 bible, one w. the address of Moerentorf alone, the other w. that of Moerentorf and of Van Keerberghen and containing the woodcut by Van der Borcht; our copy contains the engr. title w. the address of Moerentorf alone, but also the woodcut by Van der Borcht. Darlow/ Moule 3300. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Pagination occas. erratic but collation complete. Water-/ dampstained throughout; some marginal tears; later endpapers. Top of backstrip repaired w. strip of leather; backstrip creased and worn at foot; both clasps w. restored fractures(?).
= Illustrated Moerentorf-bible, better known as the Van Sichem-bible. The New Testament with date 1646 (as it should be). Poortman I, 134: "Steekt ver uit boven alle andere nadrukken". Darlow/ Moule 3314. WITH a loosely inserted woodcut by Van Sichem (The descent of the Holy Spirit, after H. Goltzius, 18,5x14,5 cm. Dark impression on laid paper. Hollstein 21). The three blank prelim. lvs. w. 18th cent. owner's annots. in pen and brown ink on family events (family names: De Lely, Van Gorp and Bruijning). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- For the greater part (vaguely) waterst. in margins, partly sl. affecting printed area; lvs. B1/B2 and B5/B6 bound in reverse order; paginations occas. erratic; some sl. soiling/ foxing and sm. marginal defects. Rebound copy w. use of greater part of orig. leather new endpapers.
= Illustrated Moerentorf-bible, better known as the Van Sichem-bible. The New Testament with date 1646 (as it should be). Poortman I, 134: "Steekt ver uit boven alle andere nadrukken". Darlow/ Moule 3314.
- Lacks 1 map; all maps loose, sl. frayed (sometimes affecting image), w. a few stains and splitting on fold (one tear strengthened w. tape on verso); occas. waterstained (mainly in outer/ blank margins); sl. yellowed. Spine badly dam.; covers partly rubbed.
= Poortman I, p.233. For the worldmap with the address of N. Visscher, Shirley 431: "The map can be distinguished from Visscher's bible map of 1657 (entry 401) by the shorter form of title which is now contained in a banner rather than in a long panel at the top. The allegorical scenes in the corners are also presented in a more polished and artistic fashion."
- One map w. tear in lower margin (affecting image); one map w. neat sm. tear at lower end of both folds; first quarter of bookblock stained in outer margin, affecting title-p. and sl. affecting the first two of the maps (incl. the worldmap). Centrepiece on frontcover sl. dam.
= Warranted on verso title-p. Cf. Poortman II, p.239. For the worldmap by D. Stoopendael, see Shirley 498, note (our copy in the second state without Stoopendael's signature, but with the plate number "6"). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXV.
- Lacks quire b (p.7-12) of De Apocryphe Boeken. Waterstained in upper inner corner/ inner margin towards the end (affecting one plate); three plates waterstained in upper outer corner, affecting the image; sm. tear in lower margin Jerusalem plate, affecting only the captions; textlvs. occas. sl. foxed. Recased with new leather over spine.
= Lindenberg's controversial Lutheran bible-edition, a reprint of the so-called Visscherbijbel of 1648, but with a large number of plates by De Hooghe made initially for the so-called 'Prentbijbel van Vos', because "met omstandige verklaring der Stoffen, en seer beknopte Punt-Digten, van den Eerw: Godsgel. Heer Henricus Vos" (below the illustrations). Lindenberg was not allowed to publish this Lutherbijbel with prints, to be able to maintain the low price determined by the church board. Lindenberg largely ignored this order. The present copy contains 96 plates (of the in total 139 made), each with a half-p. ill. and with text by Vos below. It also contains the preliminary pages belonging to the non-illustrated version of the Lutheran bible (engr. title, letterpress title-p., introd. "Aan den Christelyken Leezer", "Voor-Reeden" and index) and behind that the htitle, engr. title, title-p. and "Voor-reden" belonging to the printbible. Poortman I, no. 17, p.139-141 (on the Visscherbijbel and its reprints) and Poortman II, p.109ff: "Van de prentbijbel van Vos is maar één compleet exemplaar bekend. (...) De prentenserie (...) komt veel voor in de [in principe niet geïllustreerde] bijbel van 1702. (...) Het is niet bekend hoe vaak Lindenberg de prentenserie heeft laten drukken. (...) Er zijn minstens zes drukken van de prenten met de tekst van Vos, maar er zijn hoogstens twee prentbijbels van Vos. De overige prenten zijn alleen gedrukt om in bijbels meegebonden te worden. (...) Met succes heeft [Lindenberg] steeds geprobeerd series prenten te verkopen om in bijbels te laten binden. In talloze Lutherbijbels komen de prenten voor, in allerlei drukken. Ook in Statenbijbels worden ze aangetroffen." Specifically on the printseries by Romeyn de Hooghe see Landwehr, R. de Hooghe as book illustrator 100.