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67 2583 House of Orange  William III Stadtholder of the Netherlands and King of England 1650 1702 67 2583 House of Orange William III Stadtholder of the Netherlands and King of England 1650 1702
67/2583 [House of Orange]. William III, Stadtholder of the Netherlands and King of England (1650-1702). SIGNATURE "William R." on manuscript document, dated "the 23. April 1701 in the Thirteenth Year of Our Reign", pen and ink on paper, 1 fold. leaf, (1)p.

- Sl. foxed; a few tears along folds.

= Warrant concerning an allowance of 600 pounds to "Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely beloved Cousin Mary Dutchess of Bucks".

€ (300-500) 600
67/2584 Italy Florence  Cashbook 67/2584 Italy Florence Cashbook
67/2584 Italy Florence  Cashbook 67/2584 Italy Florence Cashbook
67/2584 [Italy. Florence]. Cashbook. Florence, 1721-1724, pen and ink on paper, contemp. paginated/ foliated: 143 lvs. (of which ±45 blank), some loosely inserted manuscript notes/ bills (dated 1720-1725), contemp. limp vellum wallet binding w. 3 leather straps round spine and 1 green cloth tie, frontcover w. "Stracciafoglio della Camera della Serenissima Elettrice Palatina" and the letter "B" in pen, and the coat of arms of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici in watercolour, 36x25 cm.

- Bookblock partly loose(ning); first few quires loosening. Vellum trifle/ sl. soiled; silk ribbons attaching the leather straps to frontcover partly worn/ broken; one cord attaching leather strap to spine lacking. On the whole in fine condition.

= Personal cashbook for Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667-1743), the last female descendant of the Florentine House of Medici and Electrice Palate for her marriage to Elector Johann Wilhelm II. The cashbook, "Stracciafoglio. Dell'Entrata, et Escita dei Danari di Camera della Serenissima Elettrice Palatina" (title-p.), was kept by Jacopo Niccolò Guiducci, Anna Maria Luisa's secretary. Between 1721 and 1724, Tuscany was governed first by Anna's father Cosimo III and after his death in 1723 by Anna's younger brother Gian Gastone. The latter died in 1737; Anna Maria Luisa's death in 1743 brought the famous House of Medici to an end. Anna Maria Luisa returned from the Palatinate to Florence in 1717, after the death of her husband. She was a great art patroness and added her Palatine wealth to that of the Tuscan State. The cashbook, containing only expenses and no income, lists a very large number of creditors by (institutional) name for i.a. the delivery of services or goods (i.a. cabinets, cloth/ fancy fabrics and luxury foods, but also jewelry, precious stones and other luxury items). All expenses are described in great detail: name, origin and profession/ capacity of creditor, and the provided service or goods. The highest expenses are to goldsmiths/ for jewelry (i.a. the "Ornamento della grande Spera" and many other works/ items described in great detail, i.a. to Vanni & Rotari, and Bernardo Holtzman but also many many more), fabrics, clothes and related material (i.a. to Giuseppe Frescobaldi), allowances of family members, dowries to servants of Anna Maria Luisa (i.a. Francesca Teresa Antinori, "Dama d'Onore e della Chiave"), donations(?) to churches and such, and account settlements to institutions like the Monte di Pietà and Monte del Sale. on 5 May 1723, sculptor Agostino Cornacchini received 285:5 Florins for his bronze sculpture representing Judith with the head of Holofernes. Two other sculptors listed are Giovacchino Fortini and Giuseppe Piamontini. A very interesting cultural-historical document and an intriguing peek into the Medici household. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.

€ (1.500-2.500) 3750
67/2585 Jazz  Photographic picture postcard of Dizzy Gillespie 67/2585 Jazz Photographic picture postcard of Dizzy Gillespie
67/2585 Jazz  Photographic picture postcard of Dizzy Gillespie 67/2585 Jazz Photographic picture postcard of Dizzy Gillespie
67/2585 [Jazz]. Photographic picture postcard of Dizzy Gillespie, 14,8x10 cm., undated, verso SIGNED by ±13 jazz musicians (members of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band?), mainly in pencil.

= Signed i.a. by CARL WARWICK (trumpet), JOE GORDON (trumpet), JIMMY POWELL (alt sax), QUINCY JONES (trumpet), ROD LEWITT (trombone), CHARLIE PERSIP (drums) and MELBA LISTON (saxophone).

€ (50-70) 50
67/2586 Judaica and hebraica  Kabbalah manuscript 67/2586 Judaica and hebraica Kabbalah manuscript
67/2586 [Judaica and hebraica]. (Kabbalah manuscript). Prob. early 20th cent., ±100 lvs. and a few loose inserts, pen and black ink, Hebrew text, contemp. leather covers w. leather strap.

- Yellowed/ fingersoiled and sl. frayed. Covers warped.

= A few owner's stamps of Moise Zenou, Rabbi of Oran (Algeria).

€ (50-70) 500
67/2587 Judaica and hebraica  Shiviti 67/2587 Judaica and hebraica Shiviti
67/2587 [Judaica and hebraica]. (Shiviti). Pen and ink and pencil on paper, Hebrew text, 33,5x26 cm., late 19th/ early 20th cent.(?).

- Mounted on board; creased; waterst.; formerly folded and w. a few closed tears.

= Religious document displaying the Divine Name of God (Jehovah) followed by 7 columns of text (usually represented as a Menorah). Our Shiviti supposedly from the synagogue of Aleppo, Syria. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.

AND 6 miscell. others, i.a. a Ketubah (Jewish wedding contract).

€ (150-250) 325
67/2588 Judaica and hebraica  Lot of 3 terracotta incantation bowls 67/2588 Judaica and hebraica Lot of 3 terracotta incantation bowls
67/2588 [Judaica and hebraica]. Lot of 3 terracotta "incantation bowls", Middle Eastern, 6th-8th cent., Aramaic text on the inside, Ø 12-18 cm., height ± 7cm.

- One bowl cracking.

= So-called incantation bowls or devil traps, a form of protective magic intended to capture demons. A common use among Jewish communities in the Middle East during the late antiquity, devil traps are still widely dug up. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.

€ (150-250) 450
67/2589 Judaica and hebraica  Lot of 4 terracotta ostracons 67/2589 Judaica and hebraica Lot of 4 terracotta ostracons
67/2589 [Judaica and hebraica]. Lot of 4 terracotta "ostracons", Middle Eastern, possibly 6th-8th cent., ±5x4 to 8x8 cm., Aramaic(?) script.

= Pieces of broken pottery, used as writing surface in everyday situations.

€ (100-150) 100
67 2590 Lennon John 1940 1980 67 2590 Lennon John 1940 1980
67/2590 Lennon, John (1940-1980). Two SIGNATURES, blue ballpoint, on piece of paper cut from a notepad, 7,5x4,2 cm., tipped onto mount (2 gluestains shining through, 1x affecting a signature), together with the signature of YOKO ONO (blue ballpoint, on piece of paper cut from the same notepad, 2,5x7,4 cm.; gluestain sl. shining through) and w. 2 orig. photographs (8,9x13,9 cm. and 7,3x10,6 cm.), one showing a double portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the other showing John and Yoko seated on bed in the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, with people sitting around the bed.

= Memorabilia of the famous bed-in for peace demonstration that John Lennon and Yoko Ono held in suite 702 of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel from 25 to 31 March 1969. The signatures were written on Saturday 29 March for a schoolgirl who wrote an article on the demonstration for her school newspaper and the photographs were made by a befriended photographer. See at large J.-C. ter Brugge, J. van Galen and P. van den Hanenberg, In bed met John en Yoko (Amst., 2009), w. on p.124 a photograph from the same session. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1400
67 2591 Lorentz H A  1853 1928 67 2591 Lorentz H A 1853 1928
67 2591 Lorentz H A  1853 1928 67 2591 Lorentz H A 1853 1928
67/2591 Lorentz, H.A. (1853-1928). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Uw dienstw. H.A. Lorentz" to "Mijne Heeren", dated "Haarlem, 22 Augustus 1927 Julianastraat 49", pen and ink, 1 folded leaf, 18x11,4 cm. (folded), recto and verso (2p.).

= Directed to an unidentified magazine(?) ("als een Uwer lezers"), referring to some clippings from the Boston Evening Transcript that Lorentz sent with this letter (not present), "daar wellicht het daarin vermelde U nog niet bekend is". Should the "heeren" make use of the information, Lorentz kindly asks them not to mention his name. He would like to receive the clippings back some time.

€ (200-300) 200
67/2592 Martin W  1876 1954 Archive 67/2592 Martin W 1876 1954 Archive
67/2592 [Martin, W. (1876-1954)]. (Archive). Consisting of ±40 photographs, ±5 sm. photo albums, over 30 sm. publications and other miscell. printed matter, all loosely inserted in a box.

= Containing i.a. photogr. group portraits of the art historian Prof. dr. W. Martin and family or colleagues; photo reports of various trips by relatives of W. Martin; pictures of the bombing of Rotterdam in World War II and many miscell. picture postcards.

€ (120-150) 325
67/2593 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 67/2593 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
67/2593 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 67/2593 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
67/2593 [Medieval manuscripts]. Leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands/ Northern France, ±1470, Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, rubricated, recto and verso, ±21x15,5 cm. (leaf), 12,2x7,8 cm. (text), 18 lines to each page, three 2-line foliate initials, ten 1-line foliate initials, 6 foliate line-fillers, recto and verso w. 3/4 broad border of leaves, flowers and fruits in colours and gold, framed w. both sides visible.

= Contains the Hours of the Virgin, none. Very richly illuminated leaf w. broad margins. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.

€ (500-700) 500
67/2594 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 67/2594 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
67/2594 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 67/2594 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
67/2594 [Medieval manuscripts]. Leaf from a Book of Hours, ±1460, pen and black ink on thin vellum, recto and verso, French text, littera textualis, 18,9x13,6 cm. (leaf), 9,5x5,5 cm. (text), 14 lines to each page, 2 double-line and 3 single-line foliate initials and 6 foliate linefillers, decorated thin leafy borders in left margins w. gold.

- With remnant of tape on recto.

= Contains prayers in French to the Joys of the Virgin. These prayers are also found in the Rouen Hours.

€ (150-200) 150
67/2595 Medieval manuscripts  Manuscript bifolium 67/2595 Medieval manuscripts Manuscript bifolium
67/2595 [Medieval manuscripts]. Manuscript bifolium, ±1450, black, red and blue ink, heightened w. gold, on vellum, recto and verso, French text, littera textualis, 20,7x14 cm. (leaf), 9,8x6,5 cm. (text), 17 lines to each page, 2 double-line and 22 single-line foliate initials, 40 foliate line-fillers, recto and verso w. rich floral border (13,3x2,3 cm.) in pen and black ink, colours and heightened w. gold.

= A fine and richly decorated leaf to the months of May and August. It probably belonged to a very rich Book of Hours because the venerated saints are heightened in gold. Two interesting saints in gold are St. Aubert arch on 21st of May and St. Urban on 25th of May. This could indicate an origin in Normandy. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVII.

€ (250-350) 300
67/2596 Medieval manuscripts Membra Disiecta  Lot of 13 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves 67/2596 Medieval manuscripts Membra Disiecta Lot of 13 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves
67/2596 [Medieval manuscripts. Membra disiecta]. Lot of 13 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves, ±15th cent., various sizes, all vellum, Latin/ French/ Dutch text, recto and verso, occas. w. col. initials.

ADDED: 14 leaves/ fragments from an unidentified incunable.

€ (50-70) 180
67/2597 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Mass of Saint Gregory 67/2597 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Mass of Saint Gregory
67/2597 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Mass of Saint Gregory 67/2597 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Mass of Saint Gregory
67/2597 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (Mass of Saint Gregory). Miniature in colours and gold in the style of Simon Marmion, 5,4x4,1 cm., on verso of a leaf from a Book of Hours(?), Southern Netherlands, ±1460, Latin text in black ink on vellum, lettre bourguignonne, rubricated, ±12,1x8,6 cm. (leaf), 6,2x4,1 cm. (text), 4/ 15 lines, one 4-line dentelle initial, one 2-line dentelle initial, 2 line-fillers, 3/4 border w. flowers, fruit and a painted grotesque in left, right and lower margin (verso), vegetal border in right margin (recto), both in colours and gold.

= Contains a prayer to St. Gregory on verso accompanied by a miniature depicting the Mass of St. Gregory the Great where Christ appears above the altar with two men to his left and right. The kneeling figure to the right has turned his back towards us. His posture closely resembles another kneeling figure in the exact same position in the right corner of the miniature by Simon Marmion in the La fleur des Histoires (Brux., Royal Library, Ms. 9232, ca. 1455). The end of a prayer to St. Nicolas precedes on recto. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.

€ (1.500-2.000) 1600
67/2598 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Apollonia 67/2598 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Apollonia
67/2598 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Apollonia 67/2598 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Apollonia
67/2598 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (Saint Apollonia). Miniature in colours and gold, 5x4,5 cm., on recto of a leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, ±1485, Latin text in black ink on vellum, lettre bourguignonne, rubricated in red and blue ink, ruling in pink, ±21,5x14 cm (leaf), 12,9x6,8cm. (text), 24 lines to the page, recto w. a vegetal border divided into five sections in colours and gold, two 2-line dentelle initials, verso w. similar border decoration to the, one 2-line dentelle initial, framed w. both sides visible.

= Lovely miniature of St. Apollonia holding a book and a tooth in pincers in front of a landscape with a large building in the back underneath a starry sky. A suffrage to St. Barbara precedes and a suffrage to St. Gregory follows. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVII.

€ (700-900) 750
67/2599 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Barbara  Saint Margaret 67/2599 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Barbara Saint Margaret
67/2599 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Barbara  Saint Margaret 67/2599 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Barbara Saint Margaret
67/2599 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (Saint Barbara). (Saint Margaret). Two miniatures in colours and gold, 5x4,5 cm., on recto and verso of a leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, ±1485, Latin text in black ink on vellum, lettre bourguignonne, rubricated in red and blue ink, ruling in pink, ±21,5x14 cm (leaf), 12,9x6,8 cm. (text), 24 lines to the page, both sides w. a vegetal border divided into five sections in colours and gold, three 2-line dentelle initials, five one-line dentelle initials, framed w. both sides visible.

= Two suffrages to Saint Barbara and Saint Margareta with lovely miniatures. Saint Barbara is depicted with a palm branch and a tower. Saint Margaret is depicted with a dragon. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVII.

€ (1.500-2.500) 1600
67/2600 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Dominic 67/2600 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Dominic
67/2600 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Dominic 67/2600 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Dominic
67/2600 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (Saint Dominic). Miniature in colours and gold in the style of the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, ±8,2x6,7 cm., on recto of a leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands(?), ±1430-1440, Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, rubricated, 17,7x12,4 cm. (leaf), 8x7 cm. (text), 4/ 13 lines, one 4-line foliate initial, one 2-line dentelle initial, 3/4 border of acanthus leaves and flowers in colours and gold, marginal standard penwork, framed w. both sides visible.

= Contains the beginning of a prayer to St. Dominic, patron saint of astronomy, depicted in the miniature holding a book and a cross-staff w. presumably a dog at his feet. The miniature is executed in the style of the Master of the Gold Scrolls. "These artists get their name from their habit of enlivening the neutrally coloured background of some miniatures with thin gold, filigree-like scrolls": Dogaer, Flemish Miniature Painting in the 15th and 16th centuries, p.27. They were active from 1410 until 1450. Although quite archaic in the beginning, they developed a more sophisticated style over the years. In this miniature this is visible in their depiction of the trees and buildings in the background. The beautifully executed littera textualis, the quality of the borders and initials suggest an important provenance. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.

€ (1.500-2.000) 2400
67/2601 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Geneviève 67/2601 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Geneviève
67/2601 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  Saint Geneviève 67/2601 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures Saint Geneviève
67/2601 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (Saint Geneviève). Miniature in colours and gold, 4,7x3,8 cm., on verso of a leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, ±1485, Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, rubricated, ±18x12,4 cm. (leaf), ±11,5x6,5 cm (text), 18 lines to the page, 3/4 vegetal border in colours and gold and two 2-line foliate initials.

- Some loss of paint in ornamental border and some gold rubbed away, sign of wear in lower left corner.

= Delicate miniature of St. Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, with a demon blowing out her candle and an angel relighting it. On recto a suffrage to St. Apollonia of Alexandria. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.

€ (700-900) 900
67/2602 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  The Tree of Jesse Maria Desponsata Joseph The Annunciation Mary sitting at the weaving loom 67/2602 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures The Tree of Jesse Maria Desponsata Joseph The Annunciation Mary sitting at the weaving loom
67/2602 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  The Tree of Jesse Maria Desponsata Joseph The Annunciation Mary sitting at the weaving loom 67/2602 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures The Tree of Jesse Maria Desponsata Joseph The Annunciation Mary sitting at the weaving loom
67/2602 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (The Tree of Jesse. Maria Desponsata Joseph. The Annunciation. Mary sitting at the weaving loom). One large arched, two small arched and one circular miniature in colours and gold, ±9,5x7/ 4,5x3,5/ 5x4,2/ Ø 5 cm., on recto of a leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, late 15th cent., Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, ±19x15 cm. (leaf), ±9,3x7 cm. (text), 3/ 13 lines, one 3-line foliate initial, two 2-line foliate initials, four 1-line dentelle initials, four line-fillers, richly flourished full border on recto and verso, framed w. both sides visible.

= Contains the Hours of the Virgin, matins. The rich decorative program suggests a very high provenance. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.

€ (2.000-2.500) 3500