2523 - 2639 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Formerly folded; creased; strengthened w. sellotape on verso.
= Certificate of admittance into a Christian confraternity, dated 6 July 1879. Probably from Lebanon or Syria.
AND 3 various other Middle Eastern documents, incl. a small cloth amulet w. the word Allah containing 2 fold. paper lvs. w. manuscript Quranic verses. - ADDED: a short manuscript treatise on Islamic art, Dutch text, ±1900.
= Contains SIGNED manuscript letters by J.P.W. Hombach, his father J. Hombach, his wife C. Hombach-van Rade, SIGNED manuscript letters with requests for promotion, from his peers colonel H.E. de Boer (1776-1838) and general D.H. Chassé (1765-1849), letterpress certificates filled out in manuscript (mostly issued by the Ministery of War), mostly 1 leaf and recto only. They bear witness to major Johan Pieter Willem Hombach's meritorious service record, i.a. of his valour during the siege of Antwerp in 1832. I.a. a document in which J.P.W. Hombach is appointed to Major (dated September 19, 1832) and a manuscript letter from a member of the Militaire Willems-Orde (w. seal, dated March 7, 1832). A fine family archive.
AND ±30 manuscript and letterpress documents concerning related family members such as the van Rade family. - ADDED: 18 bifolio containing calligraphy by "Mimi Hombach", dated from April 13th 1821 to April 16th 1822.
- Folded several times; one darkened stain.
= Concerning an estate received as a dowry by Theodor Balş, a boyar connected to the court of Prince Ioan Sturdza of Moldavia. Drawn up in Iaşi (former capital of the principality Moldavia) and signed by i.a. Ioan Sturdza. An English translation of the entire document is included in the lot. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
= Also with the signatures of the other leading musicians in this performance: Claudio Abbado (conductor), Margherita Rinaldi (Giulietta), Giacomo Aragall (Romeo), Walter Monachesi (Lorenzo) and Mario Petri (Capellio). The young Pavarotti played Tebaldo.
- Two small stains just below date.
= Dating from the year after the world premiere of (the second version of) Ariadne auf Naxos.
= "I received a very nice letter + book on Dutch art from a Dutch friend of mrs. Peggy Brook + the letter has been mislaid under a pile of correspondence - - - but I have found an envelope with your name + address + guess the book so kindly sent must have come from you - - - + if so many thanks. I will in return post you a couple of illustrated Zürich Catalogues on the chance these may interest you. In haste - we are just leaving for Greece - - for a working holiday. With best regards [signature]." Johanna W. de Stoppelaar, journalist for the Amsterdam "Handelsblad"..
= Concerning the sale of "heerlicheijt van Nieucoop". Fransisco de Gamboa (=Henricque de Aquila) sold the property to Johan (de Bruyn) Buytenwech, a member of a distinguished old family from Leyden. Autographs by Van Oldenbarnevelt are exceedingly rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
- Lacks ±40 plates called for in the title ("mehr als 254", counting 446[sic; should be 447]-695; present are plates from 447 up to and incl. 695 (593 present as a and b); lacking are 446, 461-463, 479, 493-497, 578, 579, 584, 633, 641-649, 673, 682-693); lacks p.274-277 (in the Zusätze); plate 454 w. thumb smear affecting the image of the turkey; plate 562 trifle stained and w. marginal tear closed w. sellotape on verso; a few plates yellowed and w. very vague waterstain; otherwise the plates in fine condition, apart from the occas. spot; the leaf opposite plate 562 sl. browned/ stained; all lvs. sl. frayed; hinges occas. weakening. Rebound w. use of later cloth over spine; later endpapers; boards worn along extremities.
= Exquisite watercolours, colourful and with extreme detail, in this third and last part of a unique manuscript ornithological compendium. The text is based on M. Houttuyn/ Ph.L.S. Müller, Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem (1773-1776, containing 159 plates for all species of animals of which 28 of birds), the contents of which are paraphrased, summarized, or literally copied. The plates are based on Houttuyn/ Müller, Buffon and the other authors mentioned in the title, but a large number of them are drawn from life (as also stated in the title, "nach der Natur"). At the bottom of each plate the source of the image(s) is given (for the books that is mostly Buffon), and in the case of the drawings from life, the months and year of the drawing (i.e. the preliminary sketch/ drawing) is mentioned - some as early as 1771. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE CXL.
= With sm. mounted photograph of the artist on first leaf and bookplate (by the artist?) of Ina Rahusen on upper pastedown.
AND WITH 9 publications by/ on and/ or w. illustrations by the artist, i.a. DE POORT DER LIEFDE (n.pl., n.publ., n.d., 9 tipped in plates showing reproductions of the artist's work, orig. paper portfolio, folio); VREUGDE IN KUNST EN IN LEVEN (n.pl., the artist, n.d., orig. wr. by the artist, obl. 12mo); VAN HET LICHT DER LIEFDE (The Hague, 1918, orig. wr.); DE WANDELAAR (ibid., n.d., 3 ills. by the artist, orig. wr.); HET EENE NOODIGE (ibid., 1922, title vignette, orig. wr.) and K. WASCH, Omdwalingen in het land der liefde (Amst., W. Versluys, n.d., plates by the artist, orig. wr. W. AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to the sister-in-law of the artist).
= Interesting archive. The greater part of this archive was conceived during Plasschaert's stays in Dordrecht (1915-1917) and The Hague (1917-1922). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
- Sl. creased/ frayed in upper blank margin; horizontal middle fold torn at ends.
= I.a. on the possibility of designing a window for a school. "(...) Natuurlijk zou ik 't erg aardig vinden om een raam in 't Lyceum te maken, vooral nu er nog alles vast te stellen is met den architect. Ik ken (geloof ik) Greiner niet. Voorlopig zou ik dat alleen willen zeggen, 't is veel mooier een klein raam ergens precies goed en om te zien voordelig aangebracht dan een groot raam, dat van afmeting of van plaatsing niet juist is. Een raam in een nis zooals in 't paviljoen te Parijs doet meer als de rest der ramen niet van gebrand glas zijn, dan drie ramen zooals in Gunzings' Lyceum (dit onder ons gezegd en gebleven). Maar dat is alles pas precies te bespreken als de Heer Greiner een ontwerp heeft (...)".
- Folded; a few sm. tears in blank margins.
= Very interesting letter, showing the design of a frieze, with commentary below. The letter i.a. reads: "Voor de aardigheid stuur ik je 't aller eerste ontwerpje van die eventuele opdracht in den Haag. 't is in een kamer 8 m lang, 4 m breed en dan een fries van ruim één meter boven een prachtige mahonie hout betimmering en dito zoldering. De spreuk die ik bedacht en waar ik trots op ben werd: "Des levens poorten staan allen open naar den dood" (...) 't is natuurlijk belachelijk gek aangegeven, maar ik zou 't je ook liever vertellen, maar toch wel aardig om te weten voor je. Dag lief zacht meisje van mij." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLI.
- Folded, sl. thumbed; horizontal middle fold of all lvs. w. sm. tear at the right side.
= Draft w. autogr. corrections and w. a few markings in pencil in a diff. hand. Published in De Nieuwe Amsterdammer, 20 Nov. 1920, and reprinted in Overpeinzingen van een bramenzoeker.
= Friendly, personal letter, writing about their holiday, visitors and daily life.
AND an autogr. letter signed (dated "Bloemendaal 26 Maart ") and 2 (picture) postcards signed (dated "16 Aug. " and "Buissche Heide 25 Juli '51") by H. ROLAND HOLST-VAN DER SCHALK to the same. - AND 2 autograph poems by the same ("Weerzien met Clara Ragaz" and "De sterren in september"), an autogr. postcard to "Mevrouw I. v. E Santhagens Waller" (postmark 1944), an autogr. letter to "Lieve Jopie [de Stoppelaar]" ("Zondag") and a visiting card, 2 typescript poems ("Ballade der geklasseerde eieren" and "De Melkweg"), a photostat of an autogr. poem ("Ina", a revealing poem on the relation with Ina van Eibergen Santhagens Waller), a transcript (by Jopie de Stoppelaar) of a poem ("Gij kunt wel lachen (...)") and 2 printed articles from periodicals (1x w. autogr. dedication) by the same.
- First and final leaf sl. duststained.
= Concerning i.a. the following property of Laurens Rens: "Het huis, Suikerraffinaderij, Pakhuizen & Erven, staande en gelegen aan de Noordzyde van de Nieuwehaven binnen deze stad". The estate of Laurens Rens, was eventually used to create a foundation that is still active at present under the name "Stichting Verenigde Oud-Katholieke Studiefondsen Rens en Seminarie".
- Occas. trifle yellowed/ frayed; one letter lacking right part letter; antoher w. a bill of exchange ticket mounted on recto.
= Ten official documents to grant freedom to slaves on Curaçao and stating the financial compensation for the former slave owners: "Wilhelmina Jacoba Barkmeyer" (no.356); "S.E. Curiel" (no.375, 377); "Benjamin Alvares Correa" (no.376); "Weduwe van Benjamin S. de Casseres" (no.463); "de gebroeders Lauffer" (no.468); "A.D. Jesurun" (no.490, 491); "S.B. van der Linde Schotborgh" (no.508) and "G.E.R. de Lima" (no.679). Dutch slave-trade was abolished in 1814 and Dutch slavery in 1863. After 1863 slaves were kept under state supervision and were bound to their plantations for another 10 years as 'free' labourers. Eight letters with a bank note tipped onto verso.
- Occas. trifle yellowed/ frayed.
= Ten official documents to grant freedom to slaves on Curaçao and stating the financial compensation for the former slave owners: "L.M. Gäerste" (no.33-35); "Richard Raven Gerardz."(no.103, 104); "Johanna Elisabeth Goyen" (no.113); "A. Mattey" (no.114); "Phelie Martin Henriquez Juliao" (no.119); "Petronella Gertruida Schaup" (no.121) and "Willem Frederik Panneflek" (no.137). Dutch slave-trade was abolished in 1814 and Dutch slavery in 1863. After 1863 slaves were kept under state supervision and were bound to their plantations for another 10 years as 'free' labourers. Five letters with a bank note and three with the RARE SECOND "wisselbrief" tipped/ stapled onto verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIX.
- Occas. trifle yellowed/ frayed. A few w. a bill of exchange ticket mounted on recto.
= Ten official documents to grant freedom to slaves on Curaçao and stating the financial compensation for the former slave owners: "H. Kikkert" (no.141); "Francisco de Paula Montes" (no.147); "J. Bennebroek Forbes" (no.261); "Elias Penso" (no.277); "Manuel Penso Guriel" (no.279); "P. Frederik Flork" (no.287); "G. Abbath" (no.299) and "Martha E. Faarup" (no.351, 353, 354). Dutch slave-trade was abolished in 1814 and Dutch slavery in 1863. After 1863 slaves were kept under state supervision and were bound to their plantations for another 10 years as 'free' labourers. Six letters with a bank note tipped onto verso.
- Occas. trifle dustsoiled/ yellowed/ frayed/ dam. A few w. a bill of exchange ticket mounted on recto. One is entirely a manuscript document in pen and ink on a blank leaf.
= Eighteen official documents to grant freedom to slaves on St. Eustatius and stating the financial compensation for the former slave owners: "R.H. Moore" (no.5); "J.H. Hill" (no.18, 43); "Charles Hussenden" (no.24, 27, 28, 31, 33, 62); "Alex Hansen" (no.39); "N. Hussenden" (no.40); "Elize Hassel" (no.41); "Helena Fabio" (no.42); "A. de Graaff Campbell en D.Y. Campbell" (no.49, 54, 55) and "Emma Martens" (no.61, 63). Dutch slave-trade was abolished in 1814 and Dutch slavery in 1863. After 1863 slaves were kept under state supervision and were bound to their plantations for another 10 years as 'free' labourers. Several letters with a bank note tipped onto verso.
- One lacking right half; others occas. trifle dustsoiled/ yellowed/ frayed/ dam. A few w. a bill of exchange ticket mounted on recto.
= Ten official documents to grant freedom to slaves on St. Martin and stating the financial compensation for the former slave owners: "John Jacob Repouille" (no.2); "John Edney Richardson" (no.20); "Lambert Huntington" (no.37); "Jacob. A. Nisbet" (no.74); "Louisan A. Illidge" (no.83); "Angelina van Romondt" (no.108); "W.H. Percival" (no.114); "Benjamin Arrindell" (no.141) and "Aletta Baker" (no.153). Dutch slave-trade was abolished in 1814 and Dutch slavery in 1863. After 1863 slaves were kept under state supervision and were bound to their plantations for another 10 years as 'free' labourers. The date of release of these documents is remarkable since it is 1 year after the abolishment of Dutch slavery. Two letters with a bank note tipped onto verso.