2896 - 3632 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Small stain in upper blank margin at the beginning, touching image of engr. title; engr. title almost completely loose; old owner's entry on first blank ("T.P. Vigilin 1801"). Vellum soiled.
= Not in Dibdin or Schweiger.
- Bookblock loose(ning), lower hinge holding on cords; one page lower corner torn off. Owner's entry on frontcover; vellum darkened; upper joint split(ting).
= Willems 1248; Rahir 1276.
- Lower blank corner engr. title cut out; pastedowns loosening. Otherwise a fine copy.
- A few scattered library-stamps (mostly on verso of first free endpaper and on blank margin of title-p.); pastedowns loosening. Two (remains of) library-tickets on frontcover; covers sl. stained.
- All vols. library stamp on title-p.; plates sl. browned; occas. sl. foxed. Spines w. traces of shelfticket.
= Incl. interesting illustrations of Roman warfare (i.a. in the book De Militia Romana). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXL.
- Waterst. in inner margin at the beginning. = Schweiger p.533; Rahir 1860.
- Bookblock loose; lacks final free endpaper. Vellum warped; lacks ties.
= Also contains: C. van Mander, Uitbeelding der figuren: Vertoonende hoe de Heydenen hun Goden afgebeelt en onderscheiden hebben; hoe d'Egyptenaars hun verburge meiningen, met dieren en andre dingen, te kennen gaven. Alles voor de Rijm-Schrijvers en schilders zeer nut (p.469-520, w. div. title w. imprint Amst., J. Lescaille). Bibl. Belg. M96.
- Sl. yellowed. Spine cracking; spine sl. darkened. = Schweiger p.598.
Gellius, A. Noctes Atticae. Geneva, J. Tornaesius, 1621, (16),698,(122)p., contemp. calf w. paper letterpiece, 12mo.
- One leaf w. large tear; lacks pastedowns. Joints split(ting); backstrip lacks portion at top of spine; binding worn along extremities.
= Schweiger p.378.
AND 4 others, i.a. VALERIUS MAXIMUS, Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium Libri IX (Amst., 1650, engr. title, contemp. vellum, 16mo) and J. SECUNDUS, Opera. Ed. P. Scriverius (ibid., 1631, later boards, 12mo).
- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol. I upper pastedown w. clipping and owner's entry on first free endpaper/ title-p.; vol. III w. a few annotations; occas. sl. foxed/ browned. Vellum sl. stained. Fine set.
= Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 328e; De Buck 1393. Extensive and important collection of medieval and later chronicles, letters, travel journals, mainly in Dutch, otherwise in Latin. Rare first edition.
- Vol. I only. Two old owner's entríes in pen and ink on title-p.: "Fredericus Mÿlius H. anno 61. 13 iunij Iena" and "Christophory Rembarty Cypriany"; libr. stamp on title; occas. sl. waterstained (esp. prelim. leaves and first 80p.); contemp./ sl. later annots. in pen and pencil in text. Binding (water)stained; corners worn.
= Adams M 1121.
- Contemp. owner's entry on engr. title; num. old annots. in pen and ink in margin of text and underlining in first part; annot. and libr. stamp on first free endpaper.
- Fine copy.
- Lower hinge broken; lacks pastedowns; title-p. w. old owner's entry. Vellum sl. wrinkled.
- Occas. sl. foxed/ browned; upper hinge trifle weak. Gilding partly (sl.) worn off; lacks ties.
= Spoelder 5.
- Browned/ waterstained throughout; extensive contemp. annotations; p.43-44 and 161-162 w. large tear; hinges weak. Vellum soiled.
- Lacks p. 343-388 and 477/478. Bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's entry on first endpaper; two library stamps on titlepage; contents browned throughout and with some mouldy stains/wormholes. Covers waterstained; joint split(ting); spine-ends dam.; worn along extremities.
= Rare; this edition not found in any of the usual reference works. S. Testa (2008) p.1: "Thus the Tesoro politico is one of the most striking examples of the widespread interest in politics at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, one that combines a general curiosity for political affairs with the fashionable discours of ragion di stato, interest of state, and political prudence." and p. 23: "Between 1608 and 1618 the Tesori politici were translated into Latin and published six times in Frankfurt and Cologne, and translated into French and published twice."
- Pastedowns loosening. Vellum (mainly over spines) soiled/ dam./ lacking.
= Zischka p.128 ("Beste Ausg."); Brunet IV, p.679-680; Graesse V, p.306; Spoelder 3.
- First 12 lvs. wormholed in inner margin; endpapers sl. browned; otherwise contents (very) fine. Upper joint split and lower joint splitting; covers (sl.) worn/ rubbed.
= Translation of Pliny's writing on painting extracted from his major work Naturalis Historia, accompanied by the annotated Latin text.
- Fine copy.
= Geerebaert CXXVII, II.m. The nice illustrations depict i.a. a whale-hunt and a dodo. Rare edition.
- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown. Despite some small imperfections a fine and attractively bound set.
= Geerebaert LXIX, 14; Schweiger I, p.268.