2865 - 3576 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks 2 plates; one plate w. 2 illustrations cut in two halves (each half in itself complete); sm. hole in 1 map; 2nd frontisp. sl. frayed in lower margin. Otherwise fine.
= Howgego L43; Sabin 38415 (wrong collation of the plates); Alden/ Landis 725/121; Cat. NHSM I, p.268; Tiele 623; Von Hünersdorff/ Hasenkamp p.836; Mueller, Kakao p.29. "Labat went to the West Indies as a Dominican Missionary, and gives in this, his most famous work, details of all the islands he visited, and notably of Martinique and Guadeloupe. He speaks also of many of the smaller islands; of some of them this is the only early information we possess. He gives accounts of the cultivation of tobacco, sugar, indigo, etc., and many anecdotes of the inhabitants." (Cox II, p.235). Also on slavery, flora and fauna. The first Dutch edition with the same plates as the first French 8vo ed., published Paris 1722.
- For the larger part waterstained; occas. (sl.) yellowed/ foxed. Upper joint splitting; spine-ends chipped; corners showing; paper over covers chafed
= Cats STCN 5.
Poot, H.K. Gedichten. Delft, R. Boitet, 1722, 1st ed., (20),444,(4)p., engr. title by F. BLEYSWYK, title-vignette, portrait, 8 full-page ills., num. large (mainly emblematical) vignettes, contemp. vellum. Milton, J. 't Paradys verlooren. Geschetst na 't Engelsch. Heldendicht. Dutch transl. L. Paludanus. Amst., E. Visscher, 1730, (24),416p., contemp. vellum.
- Lacks frontisp.
= The second Dutch translation of Paradise Lost.
- Lacks the Sic transit-plate; vol. 2 sold w.a.f.: (sl.) water-/ mouldstained throughout; huwelyx fuyk-plate waterstained and w. large tears; dodelycke uyt gang-plate vaguely waterstained. Vol. 1 very good.
= Cats STCN 8; Mus. Catsianum 6.
- Fine copy apart from some minor defects: a few lvs. repaired; occas. trifle fingersoiled in blank margins. Rebacked w. modern leather and use of orig. backstrip; letterpiece heavily chafed; corners restored.
= Cats STCN 9; Mus. Catsianum 8.
- A few leaves misbound; engr. title dam.; preliminary leaves mouldy/ waterstained and soiled; occas. waterstained in margins. Vellum soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= Cats STCN 50 (2nd ed. w. "draegt" in last line of leaf A1); Museum Catsianum p.3f.
- Two lvs. loose; occas. yellowed/ browned. = Cats STCN 142 and cf. Mus. Cats. 214.
- Waterstained in upper and inner margin; occas. offsetting from plates on opposite page; lower half bookblock loose(ning). Rebacked; corners sl. bumped; binding worn at extremities.
= Mus. Catsianum p.5-6; Cats STCN 225. The fourth part consists of "Lof-sangh op het geestelick houwelick van Godes sone".
- Yellowed/ fingersoiled; a few lvs. dam. Lacks backstrip; covers loosening. = Cats STCN 237.
BOUND WITH: 7 other (small) works by the same, i.a. (Houwelyck. Dat is De gansche gelegenheyt des Echten staets) ((ibid.), 1664, 6 parts in 1 vol., 1 (of ?) engr. div. title, textills. Prob. lacks general title and prelim. lvs.) and Ouderdom, Buyten-leven, En Hof-gedachten, op Sorgh-vliet (ibid., 1664, engr. title, ills. (poor title-p., laid down on contemp. paper)).
- Both vols. (sl.) foxed and sl. mouldy along fore-edge (incl. covers).
- Contemp. annots. on title-p. and last free endpaper. Lacks ties.
- Partly waterstained in inner margin (occas. affecting text and plates); occas. sl. foxed/ fingersoiled; a few lvs. (incl. title-p. part II) browned; a few plates w. closed tears (incl. large panorama of "Hocsieu"); new endpapers; bookplate on upper pastedown. Rebacked w. use of contemp. backstrip; joints split(ting); corners showing.
= Landwehr, VOC 544; Tiele 304; Cordier, Sinica 2348 and 27; Lipperheide Le4; Lust 507. The first edition, describing the 2nd and 3rd embassies of the VOC to China, with accounts of the events on Formosa and a description of China. The second part in second issue with the 4 folding plates with reproductions of Chinese illustrations, always lacking in the first issue. The plates and illustrations show a great variety of (large) town views, architecture, customs, natural history etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXX.
- Map and 1 plate ("Porcelaine Tooren") professionally restored (left margin of map supplied in drawing); lacks htitle; occas. (sl.) stained (incl. 1 plate); outer margins occas. w. (sm.) tears (incl. plates, mostly w. sm. repairs); sl. (finger)soiled; old owner's entry on title. Upper joint splitting; vellum soiled; corners showing; lacks ties.
= The first edition of the famous description by Nieuhof of the first embassy undertaken by the VOC to the emperor of China and one of the very few non-Jesuit sources of the period. The "Paolinxi Pagode" plate, mentioned in the binder's instructions, was actually only inserted in the Latin edition of 1668 and here as always only present as text illustration. Landwehr, VOC 539; Tiele 800; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Lust 539; Cordier, Bibl. Sinica p.2344. Walravens, China illustrata, no. 63/64 (later German editions): "Nieuhofs Chinawerk ist bis heute eines der bedeutendsten und gesuchtesten. Allein die 150 Abbildungen und Karten, die das Buch zieren und die nach Zeichnungen des Autors aufgeführt wurden, haben beachtlichen Wert. Bis weit in das 18.Jahrhundert hinein wurden sie immer wieder nachgedruckt und nachgeschnitten und prägten weitgehend das Chinabild der Zeit". The double-p. plates mainly depicting panoramic city views. "Was aber seinem Buch den höchsten Wert verleiht ist die Fülle prachtvollster Kupfertafeln von Städten, Landschaften, Volkstypen" (Henze III, p.612). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXX.
- Lacks all 34 double-p. plates and binder's instructions (all supplied in modern copies) and the 2 plates w. coat of arms; fold. map loose w. closed marginal tears and stained; occas. sm. stains; outer and lower margins sl. (finger)soiled; title soiled. Upper joints spliting; corners showing. Sold w.a.f.
= The famous description by Nieuhof of the first embassy undertaken by the VOC to the emperor of China and one of the very few non-Jesuit sources of the period. Landwehr, VOC 544; Tiele 800; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Lust 541; Cordier, Bibl. Sinica p.2345.
- A few plates loose. Binding worn
= I.a. the double-p. chart of the islands of Aimoey and Quemoey in front of Chinese mainland (taken from the English edition), "La Ville et le château de Zelandia dans l'isle de Tayovan", "Castrum a Meinjaceen", "'t Vertreck van Hocksieuw na 't Kyserlyck Hof tot Peking", "Welkomst door de Lipu een half uur buijten Pecking", "De Stadt Kinningfoe" and "Jemping". Landwehr, VOC 544; Tiele 800; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Lust 541; Cordier, Bibl. Sinica p.2345.
- All vols. bound with an engr. bookplate of Ernst Adam Levin v. Trotte Genannt Treyden. Vol. 1 w. sm. contemp. annot. in pen and ink on first free endpaper; contents otherwise fine. Calf backstrip sl. rubbed; vol. 2 top of spine w. sm. dam. spot.
= Hoffman I, p.564; Brunet II, p.721.
- Lacks free endpapers; bookplate on upper pastedown; 2 (1x closed) large tears in fold. table; some text lvs. frayed (1x affecting ill.); partly yellowed in margins; owner's entries on engr. title and letterpress title. Vellum sl. stained.
= First Dutch translation of this classic on Roman religion, military customs, discipline, arms & armour etc., first published Lyon, 1556-1557.
- Index lvs. browned; a few unobtrusive waterstains.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; 2 fold. plates dam.; upper joint weak. Joints splitting at spine-ends; sl. dam. spot to back cover.
= Vander Haeghen I, p.125. The first edition of the translation by Gueudeville; Graesse II, p.495.
- Both vols. a few sl. rubbed spots on binding and leather sl. dry.
= Both vols. with the prize bound in at front, both made out to Phillipus Ludovicus Begram, dated 6 March 1806 and 8 February 1805 (both with tear in prize). Schweiger p.363 (on L.A. Florus) and p.741 (on Phaedrus); on the bindings: Spoelder 5.
- Yellowed throughout; large fold. plate (Praelium Scipionis (...)) closed tear and with a few sm. tears on folds; mounted typescript presentation on upper pastedown.
= All published (left unfinished due to the decease of the editor Begerus). Nevertheless desirable because of numerous plates and illustrations and, more importantly, the two impressive large fold. plates, one showing the battle between Scipio and Hannibal and the other the triumphal procession on the capture of Perseus. Rare. Schweiger p.362; Dibdin II, 11; Lipsius/ Leitzmann p.129. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.