2896 - 3632 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks the 2 maps and the plate (all added in photostat). Sl. foxed, sl. browned.
= The first edition of this highly important account of the charting voyage of Maerten Gerritz. Vries to the North of Japan. Tiele 198; Tiele, Mémoire p.227-228 ("document remarquable"); Landwehr, VOC 372; Cordier p.355; Sabin 8427; Muller, America 358 ("of the highest interest"); Boxer, Jan Compagnie in Japan, 1600-1817, p.5-6, 39. Not in Alt-Japan Katalog. Account of the voyage made for the West India Company through the Strait Le Maire to the Coast of Chile in the year 1643, including extensive descriptions of the population. The work includes Maerten Gerritsz. Vries' account of the island Yezo; Vries also visited Sakhalin and discovered some other islands as well (Iturup and Urup). His account contains the first Dutch description of Yezo (Hokkaido) (the population, means of subsistence (also on whales), etc.) "Durch B.s Fahrt war die These eines ausgedehnten S-Kontinents im nahen S Amerikas aber noch nicht aufgegeben, sondern nur abgewandelt worden. Man wähnte nämlich, daß er nur eine weitere Meeresstraße passiert hätte, die im N von der Staten-Insel, im S von noch unbekanntem Insel- bzw. Festland flankiert wäre. Die "Brouwer-Straße" figurierte noch in Kompendien und auf Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts" (Henze I, p.366).
- Contents partly browned/ sl. foxed. Spine-ends worn (1x worn away); leather spine sl. dry and cracked.
= Extensive contemporary annotations on the author in pen and ink on first 3 blank pages. From the library of Bob Luza, with his bookplates on all 3 upper pastedowns. Rare French translation of this mock heroic narrative poem by Samuel Butler, somewhat in the style of Don Quixote.
- Lacks 9 plates (all published together w. the follow-up vol.); 2 text lvs. in vol. 1 and 10 loose; occas. trifle yellowed/ browned. Covers sl. rubbed.
= Van der Aa I, p.512-513; Collison p.236; not in Bierens de Haan. Rare, typical Enlightenment dictionary. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
- Contents sl. yellowed; second half w. sm. wormholes in inner margin. Backstrip darkened. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Cf. Van der Haar, Schatkamer B880 (1st ed.).
- One fold. plate w. large tear; lacks endpapers; sl. yellowed; occas. sl. foxed. Spine rubbed.
- Vague foxing; sm. marginal repairs.
- Hinges split but holding well on cords; a few lvs. loosening and sl. frayed (especially title-p.); sm. manuscript annots. throughout (mostly calligraphic and on verso of leaves); sm. inkstains throughout. Vellum darkened and wrinkled.
= Bonacini 1927; Kat. Orn. Berlin 5020; Graesse suppl. p.487. Each part very rare, the combination of the two parts together in 1 vol. extremely rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
= Delightful booklet mocking the late 18th cent. Parisian fashion of elaborate wigs. Each plate accompanied by a satirical verse on the opposite page. Rare. Only one copy in NCC. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
BOUND IN: Enkhuyser Almanach, d'Erve Stichters Op 't Jaar onses Heeren Jesu Christi, 1781. Amst., Erven Wed. C. Stichter, (1780), (103) lvs., 10 parts in 1 vol., 10 diff. title-vignettes and ills., 27 woodcut ills., contemp. limp vellum wallet binding, 16mo.
- Contents of almanac loosening and sl. frayed; with some pencil annot. on verso backwr. Vellum soiled.
= Cf. cat. The Children's World of Learning 2514 (other later years); cf. Waller 68-69. The almanac contains i.a. the 19th section of 'Zinspeelingen op allerlei wetenschappen, konsten en ambachten' with plates of the following professions: Blikslager, Lyndraaijer, Lystenmaaker, Suikerbakker, Waagdrager, Waard and Zeepzieder. Also contains De opregte Onvervalschte Italiaanse Waarsegger, Op 't Jaar onzes Heeren 1781, Gepractiseert door Don Anthonio Magino. Rare.
- Uncut copy. Lacks 1 plate (Tapp in the Sherrif's Prison); all plates bound between p.8 and 9; text and plates trifle yellowed/ foxed; upper hinge showing. Binding frayed along joints.
= Abbey, Life 282 (first ed. 1821).
- Sl. browned; some offsetting from colouring; occas. splitting on folds.
= Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
- Dust- and fingersoiled, mostly along edges. Corners boards showing.
= Rare booklet making fun of the contemporary fashion of large crinoline dresses. Twelve humorous scenes showing a lady in various predicaments caused by her very large crinoline dress, with a twist at the end.
- (Finger)soiled along edges plates; lower hinge broken. Binding soiled and rubbed.
= Very rare booklet showing humourous scenes of ladies in (absurdly large) crinoline dresses.
- Lacks 2 plates; frontisp. and accomp. letterpress explanatory leaf loose; hinges weak. Leather dried; binding rubbed; spine-ends sl. worn.
= All published. Hollstein VII (Gole), 376-425; Landwehr, R. de H. 77; Fuchs, Karik. d. Europ. Völker I, p.81/8; Cohen/ De Ricci 870 (ed. ±1680); Gay/ Lemonnyer III, 1004 (this edition, which, acc. to the Manuel du libraire, was produced in Switzerland). Fine biting and grotesque plates, satirizing the vices and follies of monks. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
BOUND WITH: Les Heros de la Ligue. Ou La Procession Monacale. Conduitte par Louis XIV, pour la conversion de Protestans de son Royaume. Paris, Père Peters, n.d. (18th cent.), engr. title-p. and 25 mezzotint plates by J. GOLE after C. DUSART, final page w. engr. sonnet.
= Hollstein 352-375. Rare.
- A few pages, incl. 2 portraits, strengthened w. tape along outer edges; vol. 1 p.199-206 w. large tear in lower margin; both vols. occas. yellowed. Both vols. binding restored w. leather along corners and extremities; backstrips restored w. preservation of (dam.) old backstrips.
= Mus. Cats. 6.
- Title-p. and frontisp. remargined; first few preliminary leaves browned in lower half; first 100p. sl. waterstained in upper margin; one fold. plate (Dodelycke uytgang) doubled (and w. several (sm.) closed tears); one portrait w. closed tear; one ill. handcol.; occas. sl. stained/ soiled. Upper joint split; covers sl. chafed; sl. worn along extremities.
= Contains num. attractive emblematical illustrations and a.o. the nice large fold. plates Huwelyx fuyk and Sic transit Gloria Mundi (both in fine condition). Cats STCN 9; Mus. Catsianum 8.
- Lacking vol.2; a few lvs. sl. foxed/ fingersoiled/ repaired in margins. Binding worn.
= Cats STCN 9; Mus. Catsianum 8.
- Sl. yellowed; trifle stained. Backstrip dam.; worn along extremities. = Cats STCN 77.
- Upper hinge weak; occas. waterst. Vellum soiled; backcover wrinkled.
= Cats STCN 142 and cf. Mus. Cats. 214.
- Lacking engr. title; partly waterstained; some pages torn w. parts missing (incl. emblemata); children's scribbling throughout. Vellum soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= The first edition. Mus. Catsianum 48; Cats STCN 16; Landwehr 124; De Vries 95.
- Final leaf first part w. closed tear in lower part; owner's entry on first free endpaper torn off. Despite the defects an attractive copy.
= Rius I, 802; Arents 5; Buisman 363.