2523 - 2639 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown and sm. ticket "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover.
New endpapers; lacks title-p. and lvs. A8, E1, G1 and G8; 2 lvs. loose; one quire loose(ning); hinges broken but holding on cords. Board edges rubbed w. three dam. spots; backstrip dam. (w. later leather strip placed behind backstrip); later annot. on fore-edge.
= A very rich album in a copy of Paradin's Les devises heroiques (ed. 1561, Antwerp) with elaborately painted coats of arms of Dutch and French families. One of the earliest known Dutch alba amicorum, with contributions by i.a. Janus Dousa (dated 1564), Johan van Mathenesse (2x), Johannes Palant, Remmer Benigha de Grimersum, Reinherus à Dortt(?), Henricus de Steenbergen, Hen. a Briemen, Lucas Fruterius, Hadrianus à Reede, Johannes W. Honburgensis (Genua), Johannes van Schagen and Georgius de Renesse. It was common in 16th century Netherlands to use emblem-books as alba amicorum. "Students in the Low Countries, in particular, soon became familiar with the practice of keeping an album as part of their 'peregrinatio academica'. They would either matriculate at German universities or meet German students while studying at Louvain, or even join one of the German Nations, flourishing at the Italian and French universities, in Orleans and Bourges in particular." (Alba amicorum, vijf eeuwen op papier gezet: het album amicorum en het poëziealbum in de Nederlanden, p.170). W. Klose, Corpus Alborum Amicorum, 63.MUI.ZEN; Alba amicorum. Vijf eeuwen vriendschap op papier gezet, 1990, no.2. Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 1937, no.107 (The Mensing Library, 2nd and final portion). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn and sm. ticket "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Small auction ticket "Veiling Rambonnet bij RWP de Vries" on upper pastedown.
= An album amicorum with a curious history. The present leaves once belonged to the album amicorum of Cornelis Buys (1559-1632). Although the present collection of entries is sumptuous with contributions of exceptional quality, the album in its orginal state must have been an impressive sight. It was probably dismembered and the leaves subsequently were sold separately. The leaves in this album were carefully rebound and interleaved. The quality of the gouaches of the coats of arms is unrivalled and a rich demonstration of the art of the alba amicorum at its height. It is apparent that Cornelis Buys treasured his album because he collected contributions for over 40 years. Currently the University Library of Amsterdam keeps 24 leaves, the Royal Library keeps 5 leaves, the Leyden University keeps approx. 6 leaves and an unknown number of leaves reside in the British Library. W. Klose, Corpus Alborum Amicorum, 88.BUY1-4COR; Alba amicorum. Vijf eeuwen vriendschap op papier gezet, 1990, no.13. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown and sm. ticket "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Auction label on upper pastedown; hinges broken but strengthened w. later cloth. Backstrip worn off; joints broken; leather over boards chafed.
= A very interesting album amicorum compiled by Arnoldus Lang, probably a student at the university of Nurnberg ("Arnoldo Langio Noribergensi"). It appears several smaller leaves were added later. After collation it is not clear how the album was originally compiled. At least 40 contributions are dated 1575, i.a. Maximilian in Curia; Barthol. Pömer, Gabriel Baumgarten, Wolfgang Prandtner, Matthias Löffelholz; Gabriel Stümpfel, Jeremias Bardt, Georg Stöckel, M. Wolfgang Hegius, Conrad Sattler, Johann Pictorius, Joh. Rager, Wolf Waldung, Valentin Arnoldt and Christoph Resch. Not mentioned in W. Klose, Corpus alborum amicorum. Goldmann gives a description in Nürnberger und Altdorfer Stammbücher aus vier Jahrhunderten, no.925: "eine kleinere Anzahl kleiner Widmungsbl. sind zwischen die größeren eingeklebt". Provenance: C.G. Boerner 1911, no.19 (sale Stammbücher-sammlung Friedrich Warnecke). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown and small ticket "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover.
= A rich album amicorum illustrated with exceptional coats of arms. Little is known about the former owner "Bernardus a Crompvliet" (one source mentions he is also known as Bernarus de Moucheron). All but a few entries consist solely of a beautifully executed coat of arms. All are identified in later pencil annotations under the drawings but an index leaf also names every heraldic weapon. Some names: Van der Dussen, Lus, Fuyck, van Scouwen, Josue de Feyter, Van Lodesteyn, Meerman, J. Poubleth and Ginderhaelen. W. Klose, Corpus Alborum Amicorum, 58.CRO.BER. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown; later manuscript annotations were added in pencil and black ink, apparently all quoting or commenting on the subject of the plates. Sm. ticket from "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover.
= An interleaved copy of two works by Crispijn de Passe de Oude (1565-1637). The contemporary handcolouring of the plates is of an exceptional quality. They are accompanied by contributions w. coats of arms all located in Cologne. Two coats of arms are painted on the preliminary leaves. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Two sm. stamps of "Familie-Archief v. Beresteyn" on upper pastedown and sm. ticket "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. At least three 17th century former owner's entries on upper pastedown and ; lacks at least 9 lvs. w. contributions incl. 3 gouache drawings and 6 coats of arms heightened w. gold (offsetting visible on former opposite leaves); 2 lvs. w. tears in upper outer margin. Lacks ties.
= Although incomplete, a nice example of a 17th century Leyden's student album amicorum of Cornelis van Beresteyn (1586-1638). With entries by students and scholars, i.a. Philippe de Mornay (1549-1623); Bonaventure Vulcanius (1538-1614) and Josephus Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) incl. his coat of arms, G. de Thenen, P. van de Laen, P. Prins, F. de Vliet, A. Brinck, A. de Wael and J. Lyndershusius. Provenance: Frederik Muller, 1910 no.1667 (Collection chevaliers Van Rappard). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
- Bookplates of J.A. Six and E.A. van Beresteyn on the preliminary lvs. (w. manuscript annotations) and sm. ticket of "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Coat of arms of Hahn family mounted on upper pastedown; later erroneously numbered (no signs of missing lvs.); a few lvs. w. contemp. annotations; one leaf w. heraldic gouache repaired; hinges broken. Binding sl. worn along extremities; joints splitting at spine ends.
= A very rich album amicorum belonging to Caspar Gottfried Hahn, a German theologian and member of the noble family Hahn. The album contains mainly entries by students from the University of Jena and Leipsic. This album amicorum with beautiful drawings is a typical example of the German alba amicorum tradition at its height. It includes entries by i.a. Christoph Philipp Richter (1601-1673) dated 1644, a German legal scholar; Gothofredus Cundisius, Niclaus Rhodius, Ludolphus Freydorff; Christophorus Weyse and Johannes Christophorus Fickerus. The miniature, painted in vibrant colours, shows four people at a round table playing backgammon (often associated with the cardinal sin sloth), underneath a quote from Terence's play Adelphoe: "Ita vita est Hominum, quasi cum ludas tesseris, Si illud quod maxime opus est iacta non cadit: illud quod cecidit forte, id arte ut corrigas." One entry w. a circular emblem was added in 1793. Provenance: Van Stockum 1925, no.266 (sale library J.W. Six van Vromade). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
- Small ticket of "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Bookplate of "J.W. Six" on upper pastedown; manuscript annotations in pencil and ink on upper pastedown and recto first free endpaper. Covers wormholed; binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= An album amicorum situated in the environment of the Nürnbergische Universität Altdorf (Academia Norica Altdorfina). Georg Gabriel Pömer (1633-1658) was a member of the noble Nurnberg family Pömer. He was a lieutenant and died in the second Northern War (Swedish-Polish Wars). Not mentioned in Goldmann, Nürnberger und Altdorfer Stammbücher aus vier Jahrhunderten. Provenance: Van Stockum 1925, no. 268 (sale Six van Vromade). SEE ILLUSTRATIONS ON FRONTCOVER AND PLATE CXXV.
- Small ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Owner's entry dated "1859" indicates that this album was a gift from "Dr C. Leemans" and a catalogue entry was added w. manuscript annotation "door mij gekocht voor f85.- E. van Beresteyn". Including three index lvs.; bookplate on upper pastedown; new endpapers; four lvs. w. later scribblings in pencil. Binding rubbed along extremities; spine-ends worn.
= According to the catalogue entry the album amicorum was compiled during a journey through Germany by the Utrecht Doctor Cornelis van Schagen between 1687 and 1688, after his doctorate. The title-p. contains coats of arms from Van Schagen, Krombrugge, Bergh and Oosterwijk. With entries i.a. by J.G. Graevius, J. Gronovius, T. van Craanen, J. van Muyden, A. Verborcht, L.O. Menckenius, J. Smetius (fils.), F.C. de Gemmingen and J. Browne. Provenance: Frederik Muller, 1910 no.1687 (Collection chevaliers Van Rappard). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXV.
- First few lvs. with later annots. in pencil; a few lvs. torn out. A few wormholes in backcover; joints rubbed; a few spots gilding rubbed. Despite defects a very fine binding.
= Album amicorum for Diederik Buyt (1711-1784), a Dutch student at Duisburg university, later protestant minister in the Dutch province of Zeeland. All but one contributions are by students and professors. Some contributors: Daniel Gerdes (German Calvinist theology professor), Wilhelm Neuhaus, J. von Hamm, H.T. Pagenstecher, Petrus van Sarn, J.W. Nosse, Joh. W. von Pempelfurst, Joh. Arnoldus Timmermann, Anton. Wilhelmus Schaaf, Wilhelmus van Rees, P.C. Rocholl, J.G. Wichmans (w. an allegorical drawing), H.A. Fabricius, Joh. Jac. de Haen, J. A. Eberhard, J.V. Denhard, H. de Cruijff, M. Pütz and J.G.M. Wiedenfelt. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVI.
- Three sm. tickets (2x "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn") on box. Lacking at least 65 lvs.; 19 lvs. partially present w. contributions (not included in counting). Binding sl. worn/ chafed. Including four index lvs. at the end.
= Interesting 18th century album amicorum. Although the album is attributed to "Rappard" in a later manuscript annotation, this name is not found in the contributions. It was most likely compiled at a univeristy in Halle, Germany. It is also very likely that the first owner of the album was a Dutch man. Some names of contributors: C.F. Busse, F.A. Meyer, C.P. Pestel, A.E. de Rademaeker, W.H.A. van Rappard, P.C. Harlman, T.A. Müller and G.F. Heinburg. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVI.
- Small ticket with "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on upper pastedown; upper hinge broken. Leather sl. discolored on both covers.
= A rich 18th century album amicorum in an attractive binding. Some names: J.A. van Heemskerck, A.J. Rijgerbos, S.G. Verbeek ("Med. Stud."), P.L. van de Kasteele ("L.H.J."), G. Camerling, H.J. Lulofs, M.A. van Asch van Wijck, J. Both Hendriksen, G.O. Aberson ("S.S.Theol.Stud."), J. van Nuys Klinkenbergh ("A.L.W. Philosophiae Doctor"), J.A. Bouricius, J. Druman, W.E. Courouble, D. Hoola van Nooten, D.A. Meerman van Goes, C.A. Brender á Brandis ("Neé Kelserman") and J. Speelman. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown and small ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Letterpress obituary of A.C.W. Nies mounted on upper pastedown; lacks 1 leaf (p.3-4). ; covers sl. chafed; gilt lettering partly worn off; binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Calligraphed title-p. reads "Album hocce Patronis Fautoribus atque Amicis Gratio animo, offert A.C.W. Nies". Some names: H. Berghuis, A. van Teylingen, J. Poelman, J.D. van der Sluis, N. Vorster, P. Smit, R. Verloren, G. Nieuwenhuis, G. de Wolff, C.V. Maanen and J. Dietz. The manuscript annotations at the end concern the family history of A.C.W. Nies and his first wife A. Turnbull (1756-1786) and his second wife H.W. de Bruyn (1772-1811). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Bookplate and two sm. stamps of "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on upper pastedown and first free endpaper and sm. ticket of "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on slipcase. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= An attractive 18th century album amicorum belonging to Christiaan Hendrik Jacob Pielat van Bulderen (1775-1807) from Schiedam. He studied law at Leyden and Groningen University from 1793 until 1794 where the album was mainly compiled. Some names: J. Snoeck, J. Doornik, N.B. de Jonge, C.J. den Beer, Jean Bodel, J.J. Stuerman, G.J. Keiser, A.M. Lichtenvoort, A.H. Wassenbergh, M. Forsten Verschuren, several members of the van Heemskerck family and J.C.C. den Beer Poortugael. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Manuscript annotation "Album van voorvader W. Ronstorff 1805-1884" and sm. ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on upper pastedown; sm. ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on slipcase. Wr. and slipcase dam. along extremities.
= Some names: Clemens Wieman, Wilhelm Schmidt, August von Steinen and H.A. Bruckner. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Bookplate and sm. stamp "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on upper pastedown and first free endpaper and sm. ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover. Annot. on first free endpaper; upper hinge broken, quires loosening. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= An artist's album amicorum in which the entries consist of lovely small drawings and a few watercolours. At least seven drawing are made by P.A. van Beresteyn himself. Other entries by i.a. J.N. Tjarda (van Starkenborgh, Frisian royalty), D. Meville de Carnbée, "Hildebrandt" and "Husson". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Bookplate "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on upper pastedown of box.
= Interesting album amicorum with attractive contributions. Also containing two ms. leaves by Caroline Frowein-Marcus each with a lock of her hair. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Small ticket "Familie-Archief van Beresteyn" and manuscript annotation on inner flap of box.
= A so-called souvenir d'amitié composed upon the departure of P.A. van Beresteyn to Java, Indonesia. Most manuscript entries date from the years 1836 and 1847. Some names: J. Scheltema; J.H.W. Romeij; E. Six; A.J. Wernink; H. Noorduijn; C. Visscher; J.C. Loever de Brauw and H. van Schelle. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- First quire loose; hinges broken; foxed throughout. Upper joint split(ting).
= Entries in French but located in the South of the Netherlands. Mainly contributions by family members. Attractive drawings. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
= Willem Adrianus Verhellouw was a lawyer at 's Hertogenbosch, a former law student at the Hogeschool of Utrecht. Some names of contributors; L. Köhn, A. Prume, R. Dreyschock, L.D. van Dijk, Friedich Schubert (dated 1846), Franz Schubert (dated 1846), C. van Rappard and J.W. von Baumhauer. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.