2896 - 3632 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Sm. wormhole(s) in blank fore-edge margin, only occas. sl. affecting letters. Pastedowns loose; first 2 blanks sl. dam. at fore-edge from loose(ning) turn-ins. Binding sl. soiled.
= Ebert 3978; Graesse II, p.112; Brunet I, 1761. Contains The Lords Prayer in over 100 languages, versions and characters. The 2nd part (also by Chamberlayne) titled Dissertationes ex occasione sylloges Orationum Dominicarum scriptae. Rare.
- Spine dam.
= Lvs. i.a. w. watermark Arches, probably 18th cent. impression. Brunet IV, p.1108; Thieme-Becker VI, p.379. Fine engravings after the frescoes by Rafaël in the Vatican.
- The second part in second issue with the 4 folding plates with reproductions of Chinese illustrations, always lacking in the first issue. Occas. browned/ foxed (incl. plates); frontisp. w. rubbed spots and remargined in outer margin; a few sm. marginal tears closed w. browned sellotape. Binding worn along extremities; upper joint split but strong on cords; spine-ends sl. dam./ repaired.
= Landwehr, VOC 544; Tiele 304; Cordier, Sinica 2348 and 27; Lipperheide Le4; Lust 507. The first edition, describing the 2nd and 3rd embassies of the VOC to China, with accounts of the events on Formosa and a description of China. The plates and illustrations show a great variety of (large) town views, architecture, customs, natural history etc.
- The second part in second issue with the 4 folding plates with reproductions of Chinese illustrations, always lacking in the first issue. Good copy, for the greater part waterstained in outer margins, also affecting plates; some other marginal defects and repaired tears (incl. frontisp. and a few plates); thumbsoiled; 1 textleaf loose. Binding sl. soiled/ stained; spine-ends worn; lacks ties.
= Landwehr, VOC 544; Tiele 304; Cordier, Sinica 2348 and 27; Lipperheide Le4; Lust 507. The first edition, describing the 2nd and 3rd embassies of the VOC to China, with accounts of the events on Formosa and a description of China. The plates and illustrations show a great variety of (large) town views, architecture, customs, natural history etc. Nice old owner's entry on lower pastedown: "Dat dezen boek konde spreken, daer zou hem niemand in zijnen konnen steken of hij zou zeggen: hoe.? hoe.? hoe....? Ik behoor aen Mijnheer Putte toe". On first free endpaper Mr Putte threatens the potential thief with such a spanking that "hij zal roepen ach ach ach mijn bille". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXL.
- Complete, although erroneously paginated at times; trifle foxed; otherwise fine copy; bookplates on upper pastedowns. Binding worn along extremitiesl; spine-ends chipped; boards chafed; corners showing.
- Both vols. 2 bookplates on upper pastedown; vol. 1 w. owner's entry ("Willem Kloos 6 Mei '82") in pencil on title-p.; trifle yellowed/ foxed. Boards rubbed and sl. worn.
Macrobius, A.Th. Opera. Ibid., idem, 1788, 2 vols., (2),XIV,381; (2),343,(94)p., 2 engr. circular title-portraits, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf.
- Sl. foxed. Otherwise fine.
AND 3 others, i.a. C. SILIUS ITALICUS, Punicorum libri septemdecim (ibid., 1784, engr. title-portrait, contemp. boards) and C. NEPOS, Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum. Ed. A van Staveren (Leyden, 1773, engr. title, contemp. calf schoolprize binding of The Hague (gilding partly worn off)).
- Owner's entry on verso frontcover; occas. sl. foxed. Spine rubbed, ofherwise fine.
= Geerebaert XVII, 3. One copy in NCC. Rare.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Binding sl. rubbed, but otherwise very fine.
AND a mediocre copy of P. BERTHAULT, Florus Franciscus sive rerum a Francis bello gestarum epitome (Köln, 1653, engr. title, contemp. calf, 12mo).
- Occas. sl. foxed; one leaf w. sm. inkstains. Covers chafed/ sl. worn; corners worn; top of spines sl. dam.; foot of spines worn.
= Willems 1268.
- Parts 1 and 2 w. (partly erased) library stamp on title-p.; owner's entry (dated 1655) on title-p. part 1; scattered contemp. underlining and annots. throughout. Covers sl. rubbed; gilding on spine sl. wearing off.
= Published as parts 7-9 of the Opera Omnia. Adams C1657; Schweiger p.105.
- Bookplate on verso title-p.; trifle foxed. Binding sl. soiled; frontcover w. dam. spot; lacks ties.
= Schweiger p.284; Spoelder 10.
- Three lvs. dam. in outer blank margin (1x cut short); owner's entry cut away from first free endpaper. Spine creased and sl. worn at spine-ends.
= Adams C2116; cf. BM French STC Suppl. p.24 (ed. Paris, 1544).
- Title-p. loosening and corner lacking; a few contemp. annots. and underlining in red and black ink; bookplate on upper pastedown; lacks first free endpaper; lower pastedown sl. wormholed. Backcover w. some offsetting; binding sl. rubbed. = Rare.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Spine rubbed. = Ter Meulen/ Diermanse 500.
AND 2 others, i.a. D.J. VAN LENNEP, De werken en dagen van Hesiodus (Amst., 1823, engr. title, contemp. boards).
- Upper hinge weak; sm. annot. on upper pastedown; first free endpaper lacking. Binding w. a few foxed spots.= Attractive binding. S. Frenzel von Friedenthal is S. Frencelius Silesius.
- First endpaper and title-p. to the first work w. extensive (crossed out) scribbling and (old) annots.; some scattered old. annots. in blank margins; occas. foxed/ browned/ yellowed.
= Adams G357/ not in Adams.
- First and part of 2nd quire w. sm. waterstain in lower blank margin; a few quires w. brown stain in upper outer corner. Corners showing; binding (sl.) rubbed along extremities.
= Willems 1127 and Rahir 1145. "Édition fort jolie et qui passe pour très correcte" (Willems); Schweiger II, p.378: "Neue, werthvolle Recens (...)".
- Waterstained throughout; sm. portion torn from lower blank margin of frontisp.; with library stamp of the "Remonstr.-Geref. Gemeente Rotterdam" on title-p. (w. sl. offsetting on opposite frontisp. in lower blank margin).
= With MANUSCRIPT GIFT PRESENTATION by the editor Cornelis van Arckel on title-p. to the library of the Rotterdam Remonstrant Church.
- Old libr. stamp and some sl. foxing on title-p.; endpapers sl. dam. Joints starting/ splitting; binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
- Upper hinge broken; first (blank) lvs. loose(ning). Vellum sl. soiled.
AND a stripped copy of F. POMEY, Pantheum mythicum, seu fabulosa deorum historia (...) (Amst./ Utr., 1777, contemp. gilt vellum. Lacks all plates).