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69/2777 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 69/2777 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
69/2777 [Medieval manuscripts]. Leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands/ Northern France, ±1480, Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera bourguinonne, rubricated, recto and verso, ±16,7x11,5 cm. (leaf), 8,3x5,6 cm. (text), 18 lines to each page, two 2-line foliate initials, four 1-line flourish initials, three line-fillers.
€ (100-150)
69/2778 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from a Book of Hours 69/2778 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from a Book of Hours
69/2778 [Medieval manuscripts]. Leaf from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands/ Northern France, ±1480, Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera bourguinonne, rubricated, recto and verso, ±16,7x11,5 cm. (leaf), 8,3x5,6 cm. (text), 18 lines to each page, twelve 1-line flourish initials, 7 line-fillers.
€ (80-100)
69/2779 Medieval manuscripts  Leaf from an antiphonary 69/2779 Medieval manuscripts Leaf from an antiphonary
69/2779 [Medieval manuscripts]. Leaf from an antiphonary, France, 15th/ 16th cent., Latin text in black ink on vellum, rubricated, recto and verso, ±53,7x37,5 cm. (leaf), 35x25,5 cm. (text), 7 lines to each page, scores, 4 pen-flourished initials.

- Large repaired tear in inner margin; remnants of former mount visible.

€ (100-150)
69/2780 Medieval manuscripts  Two leaves from a Book of Hours 69/2780 Medieval manuscripts Two leaves from a Book of Hours
69/2780 [Medieval manuscripts]. Two leaves from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands/ Northern France, 2nd half 15th cent., Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, rubricated, recto and verso, ±12x9 cm. (leaf), 7,2x4,6 cm. (text), 12 lines to each page, one 2-line pen flourished initial w. penwork extending into left margin, nine 1-line pen flourished initials (4x gilt) w. penwork, 5 line-fillers.
€ (80-100) 80
69/2781 Medieval manuscripts  Two leaves from a Book of Hours 69/2781 Medieval manuscripts Two leaves from a Book of Hours
69/2781 [Medieval manuscripts]. Two leaves from a Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands/ Northern France, 2nd half 15th cent., Latin text in black ink on vellum, littera textualis, rubricated, recto and verso, ±12x9 cm. (leaf), 7,2x4,6 cm. (text), 12 lines to each page, one 2-line pen flourished gilt initial w. penwork extending into left margin, eight 1-line pen flourished initials (4x gilt), 4 line-fillers.
€ (80-100) 80
69/2782 [Medieval manuscripts. Membra disiecta]. Two fragments of two bifolia from a breviary(?), late 14th cent.(?), Latin text in 2 columns in black ink on vellum, rubricated in red and blue ink, recto and verso, 28 lines to each column, each 11,5x18 cm.

- With the usual scuffing and soiling due to previous use as part of a later binding.

= With texts used during Pentecost period.

ADDED: 1 other.

€ (50-70) 60
69/2783 Medieval manuscripts Membra disiecta  Two leaves 69/2783 Medieval manuscripts Membra disiecta Two leaves
69/2783 [Medieval manuscripts. Membra disiecta]. Two leaves, 2nd half 12th cent., Northern Europe (France?), pen and ink on vellum, Latin text, rubricated, initials in red, blue and green, written in 2 columns, 28/ 33 lines to each page, 28x20,6 cm. (leaf).

- Trimmed at edges; one leaf w. loss of 5 lines at top; one column w. fading of rubrication; a few small later inkstains; stains at edges; small tear and stitch-hole from re-use as pastedown in binding of later book. Overall in good and presentable condition.

= I.a. text from the First Book of Kings, Samuel V and XII. Legible early bookhand with a strong st ligature, a hairline ct ligature and capitals in larger ornate script set in margin.

€ (300-500) 400
69/2784 Medieval manuscripts Membra disiecta  Lot of 10 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves 69/2784 Medieval manuscripts Membra disiecta Lot of 10 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves
69/2784 [Medieval manuscripts. Membra disiecta]. Lot of 10 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves, ±13th-15th cent., various sizes, all vellum, Latin text, recto and verso, occas. w. col. initials.
€ (100-150) 240
69/2785 [Medieval manuscripts. Membra disiecta]. Lot of 13 fragments/ pieces of manuscript leaves, 14th-17th cent., various sizes, vellum and paper, Latin and German text, recto and verso, occas. w. col. initials. - ADDED: 14 leaves/ fragments from an unidentified incunable.
€ (70-90) 190
69/2786 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures  St Vivianus 69/2786 Medieval manuscripts Miniatures St Vivianus
69/2786 [Medieval manuscripts. Miniatures]. (St. Vivianus). Miniature in colours and gold, 18,5x41,5 cm. (image), on the upper half of a leaf from a large missal(?), France, 19th cent.(?), letterpress Latin text and scores in black and red ink on vellum, 41,5x56 cm. (leaf).

- Lacks lower half.

= Showing Bishop St. Vivianus ("In Festo S.Viviani"), venerated in Toulouse, curing people of their diseases.

€ (150-250)
69/2787 Meteorology  Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor69/2787 Meteorology Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor
69/2787 Meteorology  Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor69/2787 Meteorology Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor
69/2787 Meteorology  Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor69/2787 Meteorology Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen of bijzondere Voorvallen belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen om tot aandenken te wor
69/2787 [Meteorology]. "Aantekeningen wegens Buitengewone Weêrgesteldheden, en andere Merkwaardige Natuurverschijnselen, of bijzondere Voorvallen; belangrijk genoeg voorgekomen, om tot aandenken te worden genoteerd." Anonymous manuscript, Haarlem, "Begonnen 1 Jan: 1834. - berichten van Dec. 1833 - Echter ook, hier en daar, bijzonderheden van vroeger Jaaren" [and in fact running up to December 1838], pen and brown ink, 2 vols.: main vol. w. 176 numb. pages, recto and verso, contemp. boards, folio; index vol. w. 15 unnumb. pages, contemp. marbled wr.

- Main vol. worn along extremities.

= Higly interesting diary with an excessive wealth and variety of information, partly recording numerous remarkable meteorological events, in the Netherlands but also in other (faraway) countries (Germany, Hungary, the USA, South America, etc.), such as heavy (thunder)storms (and their consequences), earthquakes, vulcanic eruptions (e.g. Naples, Vesuvius, 4 April 1835), excessive hail, rainfall or drought and extreme temperatures, and listing temperature progressions as measured in Zwanenburg (halfway between Haarlem and Amsterdam), at times juxtaposed to temperatures in earlier years (e.g. on a separate leaf, tipped onto the verso of the title-page, the low temperatures of January 1823 are mentioned, reaching -4 °F (-20 °C), colder than in the years 1766, 1795, 1798 and 1810). Apart from meteorological information, the diary mentions various newsworthy events, of local as well as international nature, from the marriage of the daughter of a sultan (who a year later gives birth to a daughter), the state of the tea gardens in Batavia, the operations of several 'air travellers' ("luchtreizigers"), and shipwrecks, to censuses in the Netherlands and in Rome, the death of a 154-old woman in Tennessee, and several political and military events, i.a. a detailed account of the attack by the Corsican Joseph Fieschi on Louis Philippe, King of France. The index is helpful, but can hardly be called complete with the enormous amount of information found in the main volume. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.

€ (400-600) 425
69/2788 Missal 69/2788 Missal
69/2788 Missal 69/2788 Missal
69/2788 Missal 69/2788 Missal
69/2788 (Missal). Manuscript in Latin on vellum, Spain, 18th cent., (1),CXVII lvs., brown/ black and red ink on recto and verso, a large number of (calligraphed) initials in brown/ black, red or blue ink, scores w. staff-lines in red ink, lvs. measuring ±50x33 cm., text ±38,5x23 cm., contemp. calf over wooden covers w. ornamental brass cornerpieces and 2 knobs on both covers, clasp and catch, large folio.

- Lacks 3 lvs. (CXIV-CXVI); bookblock broken; crude vellum leaves wrinkled and often dam.; text often faded and/ or waterstained; index leaf in later hand on verso title-p.; one dam. leaf restored w. use of old vellum. Vellum pastedowns dam.; lacks 5 brass cornerpieces; spine-ends dam.; wooden covers severly dam. Sold w.a.f.

= Interesting and impressive manuscript since it is, in its entirety, a palimpsest, a common technique where old texts were scraped off re-usable parchment. The different sizes of parchment suggest the present manuscript is compiled from various texts. Nevertheless, the former leaves were part of liturgical books, the original Latin text and scores are still visible (prob. early 16th century). Numerous original (letterpress) decorated and calligraphed initials shine through. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CII.

€ (2.000-3.000)
69/2789 Monnickendam  Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents 69/2789 Monnickendam Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents
69/2789 Monnickendam  Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents 69/2789 Monnickendam Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents
69/2789 Monnickendam  Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents 69/2789 Monnickendam Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' letter of redeemable rents
69/2789 [Monnickendam]. Document concerning a 'losrentebrief' (letter of redeemable rents), manuscript, pen and brown ink on vellum, recto only, concerning members of the Mieris family (relatives of the late Mieris Janss. Gores and heirs of Hielebrant(?) Gerbrantss, son of the late Elsgen Pieterss.); the 'losrentebrief' was bought on 11 December 1642 and also concerns Isbrandt Janss Pranger and Simon Janss Rijser; the document is dated 30 July 1665; w. wax seal.

- Modern archive stamp on verso.

AND a similar document concerning a 'losrentebrief' bought in Monnickendam, of "vijffhondert car.[olus] guldens" concerning the married couple Dirck Marsout for Christoffel Bootzs, "coopman in cruijdenierswaeren", and Geertruijdt Outgerts, echtelieden, inhabitants of Amsterdam, and for the benefit of Grietgen Pieters Bakkers, widow of Cornelis Corneliss Bordingh, wonende tot Broeck, dated 17 January 1676. - ADDED: a deed of transport of Edam, concerning a property named "de Gouw" situated in "Zee-vanck aende Zingel van dese Stadt [Edam], buijten de Purmeerpoort, groot drie en een vierde deijmt en twaelf roeden", concerning Sybrigh Wroght, widow of captain Floris Bloem and Pieter Boeckweijt (both inhabitants of Monnickendam), dated 9 September(?) 1694.

€ (150-250)
69 2790 Music  Ban J A  1597 1644 69 2790 Music Ban J A 1597 1644
69 2790 Music  Ban J A  1597 1644 69 2790 Music Ban J A 1597 1644
69 2790 Music  Ban J A  1597 1644 69 2790 Music Ban J A 1597 1644
69/2790 [Music]. Ban, J.A. (1597-1644). "Tractatus brevis, quo tota Musicae speculatio paucis conclusionibus & documentis dilucide & clare perstringitur. 1616". Probably AUTOGRAPH ESSAY SIGNED, pen and ink on paper, 30p., music examples, bound in ORIGINAL RICHLY BLINDSTAMPED CALF with blindstamped "Ioannes Albertus Bannius" [recto] and "Sale et zelo/ 1617" [verso]. - BOUND WITH two others written in the hand of J.A. BAN: 1. Idem. "Pro pleniori intelligentia hujus enchiridii vide ea[?] qua latius scripsi in Musica universa (...)". (AUTOGRAPH[?] ESSAY, 6 leaves, pen and ink, all but one recto only); 2. Diruta, H. "Dialogus de vero et genuino ludendi in organis & instructis pennatis" (transcript by J.A. BAN after the ed. Venice, J. Vincentius, 1593, (1),23 leaves, pen and ink and (on manuscript copy of the original title-p.) grey wash).

- Old libr. stamp of the "R.K. Kerk van den H. Joseph te Ha[arlem]" on the title-p. of the work by H. DIRUTA. Spine-ends (sl.) dam.; leather over backstrip dried and sl. worn; several sl. worn/ rubbed spots on covers; lacks ties.

= Provenance: the library of Jan (J.W.N.) Valkestijn (1928-2017), director of the music institute of the Haarlemse Kathedrale basiliek Sint Bavo and director of the Cathedral Choir. An important and remarkable primary source for the study of 17th cent. Dutch music theory. Johannes Albertus Bannius, canon of Haarlem from 1628 onwards and later on archpriest, was a self-taught composer, who through his contacts and friendship with i.a. René Descartes, P.C. Hooft, Constantijn Huygens and Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher had close contact with members of what became eventually known as De Muiderkring. Apart from composing several songs on poems by Tesselschade and Hooft, Ban was especially intent on developing a musical system based on the "musica flexanima" (music of the spheres), which is characterized as follows by Darmschroder and Williams in their Music Theory from Zarlino to Schenker: "music wherein the text was vividly expressed by following strict rules concerning melody, rhythm and concord". The present manuscript consists of two autograph pieces and one transcript by Bannius and was written in the early stages of Bannius' musical career. Furthermore there are numerous blank leaves between the three manuscript sections of the book, suggesting that Bannius intended to write or copy more relevant pieces on music. He has entered his owner's entry on the first free endaper in full as follows: "Joannes Albertus Bannius Sale et zelo [crossed out and replaced by] memento Aeternitatis [signed] 1617". On the specific contents of the manuscript the following short information can be given: the transcribed work by Girolamo Mancini (called Diruta after his place of birth), was published as Il transilvano and consisted of two parts (the first part was published in 1593 and the second in 1609). It was one of the first treatises specifically devoted to the art of playing the organ and keyboard and especially the first part became a popular manual (first published in 1593, it was reprinted in 1597, 1612 and 1625). The Tractatus brevis (...) shows Bannius' interest in the concept of the "music of the spheres" which, on the one hand despite the significant scientific discoveries in the fields of astronomy and physics in the 16th century and on the other hand because of the numerous newly published classical texts on music, persisted well into the 17th century to influence music theories. The third short piece included in this manuscript is titled Pro pleniori intelligentsia (...) and repeatedly refers for elucidation of points discussed to a work (by Bannius?) titled "Musica universa". See also Gregoriusblad, year 92, no.2, p.84ff. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.

€ (3.000-5.000) 7000
69 2791 Music  Bargiel W  1828 1897 69 2791 Music Bargiel W 1828 1897
69/2791 [Music]. Bargiel, W. (1828-1897). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Woldemar Bargiel", to "Geehrter Herr Doctor" (unidentified), pen and ink, dated "Rotterdam 6 Juli 72", folded leaf, recto and verso, (2)p.

= Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, half brother of Clara Schumann, protegé of Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. In this letter he apparently answers to a request to orchestrate an Oratorium before the winter season. He writes about his busy schedule, but also states that he has asked "Herrn Spelleri"[?] for the music of Belsazar. He ends his letter with the announcement that it will only be possible to take on the project if they can agree to pay him 200 guilders for the work.

€ (80-100) 140
69/2792 Music  Graduale Romanum / Hymni per annum 69/2792 Music Graduale Romanum / Hymni per annum
69/2792 [Music]. (Graduale Romanum)/ "Hymni per annum". Manuscript in pen and brown ink, occas. heightened w. red ink, written by "Joannes Gisberti Rhitensi", n.pl. (Southern Netherlands), 1674, 2 parts in 1 vol., 361 [= 372]; (2),LXXXXII [= LXXXXIV]p., contemp. blindst. calf w. brass claps and catches, obl. 8vo.

- Second part incomplete (ends in the middle of: "In Festo S. Begga". Bindings sl. dam. (w. old repairs).

= With a few musical directions in Dutch. With contemp. manuscript annot. on upper pastedown: "Dese Bock is vande Coor", and with, at the end of the first part, a calligraphed leaf in pen and brown ink heightened w. some red ink, disclosing the name of the scribe: "Ad maiorem Dei Deiparaeque gloriam Scripsit Ao. 1674 Ioannes Gisbertis" and "Ora pro Scriptore Joan Gisberti Rethensi." The scribe was not traced, but on the basis of the name of Saint Begga, he might have written this Gradual for a church near Nijvel, where Saint Begga was revered. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.

€ (400-600)
69/2793 Music  Graduale Romanum / Commune Sanctorum 69/2793 Music Graduale Romanum / Commune Sanctorum
69/2793 [Music]. (Graduale Romanum)./ "Commune Sanctorum". N.pl., n.d. (region of Autun, prob. 18th cent.)., manuscript text in pen and black and red ink, neumes (stamped in black) on red stamped four-line musical staffs, capitals stamped in red, 233[= 234],(38),234-551; CLVIX,(12)p., 20th cent. cl., large 4to.

- With scattered repairs, mostly in corners or margins; occas. fingersoiled/ stained; a few leaves cut short in lower margin (only just affecting lower line of staffs.

= Paper with two vague and unidentified watermarks (crowned eagle? and a broad two-line text w. a bunch of grapes below). Saints specific to the region of Autun are mentioned: St. Leodegarius, St. Andocius, St. Thyrsus and St. Lazarus. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.

€ (200-300) 200
69 2794 Music  Hiller F  1811 1885 69 2794 Music Hiller F 1811 1885
69/2794 [Music]. Hiller, F. (1811-1885). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED to "Monsieur Vermeulen" [A.C.G. Vermeulen], pen and ink, written in French, dated "29/12 65", 1 leaf, recto and verso, (2)p.

= Ferdinand Hiller, pianist and composer, friend of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, responds to a request by Vermeulen for a copy of the (full-)score (of Faust, this information is supplied in later hand on verso). Hiller answers him that German music societies decline to lend scores of modern compositions to foreign societies, on the grounds that this makes it impossible for German publishers to publish these works commercially succesfully. He advises him to get hold of an engraved copy of the piano adaptation of Salomo. In the second part of the letter he asks Vermeulen on a confidential note, why the Dutch, after having performed his Jérusalem and his Corelli with so much success in Holland, have never performed any of his other works since (he specifically names his Saul, his Ver Sacrum and his Die Nacht).

€ (150-250) 150
69 2795 Music  Joachim J  1831 1907 69 2795 Music Joachim J 1831 1907
69/2795 [Music]. Joachim, J. (1831-1907). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "J. Joachim", pen and black ink, not dated, 1 fold. leaf, recto only, (1)p.

= Letter of recommendation to "Fräulein Kuypers". Joachim's handwriting is difficult to read, but he writes that he gladly writes this recommendation and that she is "ein (...) intelligentes Mädchen". Aafke Kuijpers eventually became a singing teacher in Amersfoort, where in the summer of 1890 she was prime suspect in a notorious murder case.

AND 2 others, both by AMALIA JOACHIM: an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED and a visiting card with AUTOGRAPH MONOGRAMMED ANNOTATION.

€ (150-250) 170
69 2796 Music  Nicodé J L  1853 1919 69 2796 Music Nicodé J L 1853 1919
69/2796 [Music]. Nicodé, J.L. (1853-1919). AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED "J.L. Nicodé", to "Herrn von Santen-Kolff", pen and ink, postmarked "14 11/2 84".

= Jean Louis Nicodé, German pianist, composer and conductor, writing apparently (as far as his handwriting is legible) about his work and travels and trying to arrange an appointment with Van Santen Kolff, journalist, art critic and editor of "De Banier", and close follower of Richard Wagner.

AND 11 other AUTOGRAPH LETTERS/ POSTCARDS SIGNED, partly w. orig. envelopes, i.a. by Emile Blauwaert, Joh. Messchaert, Louise Pyk, Pia von Sicherer, Arma Senkrah and Anna Steininger.

€ (120-150) 130