2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Both vols. w. sm. ticket on upper pastedown; occas. sl. browned. Bindings sl. worn along extremities (spine-ends worse) and some other (sm.) imperfections.
= Pohler I, p.619; cat. (...) des Russica 325; Atabey 677; not in Blackmer. Rare.
- Sl. foxed throughout; both vols. stamp on title-p. Spine-ends and joints sl. worn/ rubbed.
- Edges browed and frayed.
= Contains nice vignette views of i.a. Louvain, Brussels, Antwerp and Den Bosch.
- Sl. yellowed. Spine faded.
= Contains nice profile views of Charleroi, Gelder and Scherpenheuvel, and plans of i.a. Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels and Ghent.
- One text leaf w. vague stain in outer margin. Spine-ends dam.; spine chafed; corners showing.
= With calligraphed dedication SIGNED by C. HUYSMANS (mayor of Antwerp) and his secretary to mr and mrs L. BERTIJN-DE DAPPER for their "veertigjarig toneeljubileum" (dated 1 february 1933) on first free endpaper. "Wij denken geen betere verklaring van de schilderijen, uitgevoerd door den grooten meester, baron H. Leys, op de eerezaal van het stadhuis te Antwerpen, te kunnen geven dan die, welke de kunstenaar zelf liet drukken op het oogenblik, dat hij de eerste hand ging leggen aan zijn belangrijkste werk. De dood verraste hem vóór hij het voltooid had, enkel de vier eerste groote onderwerpen en elf der twaalf vorstenportretten, voor de zaal bestemd, werden uitgevoerd." (from the preface).
- Vol. 1 title-p. portion cut out and pasted over w. paper (covering part of text); final (index) lvs. vol. 2 waterst.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Cologne, 1641.
- A few scattered library/ cancellation stamps; occas. sl. foxed.
= Extremely rare.
- All vols. upper hinge (nearly) broken; 1st vol. final 2 prelim. lvs. bound at the end. Bindings sl. worn.
= Dutch edition of Discours sur l'histoire universelle (1st publ. 1681).
- Trifle/ sl. foxed; upper hinge weakening; vague old owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Binding rubbed.
AND 4 others in 5 vols. by/ edited by the same: Conrad von Hochstaden, Erzbischof von Köln 1238-1261 (Bonn, 1843, later hcl.); Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien (Leipsic, 1869, 2nd rev. ed., contemp. hvellum w. mor. letterpiece. Ad 1: Brieger 272); Geschichte der Renaissance in Italien (Stuttg., 1878, 2nd rev. enl. ed., ills., contemp. gilt hcalf.) and F. KUGLER, Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei seit Constantin dem Grossen. Ed. J. Burckhardt (Berlin, 1847, 2nd ed., 2 vols., contemp. gilt hcalf w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces, t.e.g. Joints breaking).
- Title-p. sl. foxed. Rebacked w. use of old backstrip.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION "Mit herzlichem Dank für viele geleistete Hilfe vom Verf." in pen and ink on title-p., to theologian and church-historian Franz Overbeck, w. his owner's entry ("Fr. Overbeck Basel 1880") on first free endpaper, and a few marginal annots. probably by the same. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- Fine copy.
= Rare monograph on the Beothucks, a tribe of Indians in Newfoundland that became extinct in 1829.
- Ex library copy w. several mounted tickets and stamps; hinges sl. weak; final quire loose(ning); sl. yellowed and fingersoiled; the plate sl. foxed. Shelf ticket on spine.
= De Silva/ Beumer p.461-462; cf. Tiele 433 and Landwehr, VOC 347 (other editions). "Haafner [1755-1809] started his literary activities very late in life. His first travel-book was published in 1806 in Haarlem: Lotgevallen op eene reize van Madras over Tranquebaar naar het eiland Ceilon. (...). The importance of Haafner's eyewitness accounts is that they were done during the decay of the VOC. Terpstra, in his analysis of Haafner's views on colonialism as expressed in his works, comes to the conclusion that Haafner was an anti-colonialist, a man before his time, for his ideas were not to be topical until more than a century had elapsed." (De Silva/ Beumer). Rare title-edition of the re-edition of the Lotgevallen, published in 1826 in Amsterdam.
- Sl. foxed. = Vicaire II, p.289.
- Plates w. usual foxing; owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Spine-ends and corners (trifle) worn. = Vreemde landen en volken, vol.3. Tiele 834; not in Cat. NHSM, not in Cordier.
- Without the 12 maps/ plans and 26 views/ plates. Occas. sl. foxed. Nicely bound set.
= Rare. Tiele 1042; Cat. NHSM p.234; cf. Lust 546, China Illustrata 75 and Cox I, p.344 (all orig. Engl. ed. 1797). "The account of this famous embassy was prepared at Government expense. Apart from its Chinese importance, it is of considerable interest owing to the descriptions of the various places en route which were visited, including Madeira, Teneriff, Rio de Janeiro, St. Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China etc. (...) it gave us a most interesting account of Chinese matters and customs at the close of the eighteenth century" (Cox).
- Occas. sl. dustoiled.
- Sl. occas. dustsoiling/ foxing; a few plates w. narrow waterst. in upper blank margin.
= Rare in this complete state.