2865 - 3576 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Foxed and waterstained; sm. closed tear.
Korte Beschryving der Sieraden en het Bed van Paraden, van wylen zyne Doorluchtige hoogheid, Willem Carel Hendrik Friso (...). The Hague, D. Langeweg, 1751, broadside, large etched ill. by J. BESOET (26x49 cm).
- Folded; closed holes on folds.
- Occas. trifle foxed. A fine copy.
- Fold. paper envelope sl. worn on folds and sl. frayed. = Rare.
- A few lvs. loose.
= Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe as book illustrator 92. Without the usually bound with Boerekermis by the same (1708).
- The frontispiece sl. browned/ trifle foxed, sl. dam. in outer mainly blank margins and laid down on frontwr.; title-p. sl. browned; plates fine.
= Haitsma Mulier 445c. Rare edition.
- Title browned, sl. frayed along edges and waterstained in lower margin; 3 contemp. corrections in pen and ink; contents sl. yellowed.
= Van Alphen 1069.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Geboorte- en Vredezang. Ibid., idem, (1748), 32p., 2 (stipple-)engr. half-p. ills. by J. VERBRUGGEN.
= Very rare.
- First free endpaper and title-p. w. library stamp; title-p. browned/ dustsoiled; blank black paper mounted on upper pastedown. Scratch on backcover.
= First and only edition of this well-known but rare anti Stadtholder treatise against Prince William III (the later King of England). Van de Klashorst 251; Knuttel 8794a; Meulman 3998. The author defends the thesis that "a stadholder would be a menace to and not the perfection of the aristocratic constitution, in particular the Prince of Orange whose ancestors tried to attain sovereign authority and whose private interests are not necessarily in accordance with the national interest." (Van de Klashorst).
- Lacks 2 vols.; occas. faintly waterstained in blank margin; a few leaves sl. stained in vol.1; vol.2 approx. 65 leaves sl. waterstained in lower margin and 4 leaves stained in text and final index leaf restored in blank lower margin; all vols. early 20th cent. owner's entry on engr. title-p. or htitle. All vols. lack ties.
= Copy from the library of CONSTANTIJN HUYGENS, with his owner's entry "Constanter. 1646" in pen and ink on the engr. title of vol. 1 and 2 and on the htitle of vol.3. The (complete) set is listed in the auction catalogue of Huygens' library, publ. in 1688, in the section Libri Miscellanei in Folio under lot 56. Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 75c; De Wind p. 240-243; Volmuller p.90; De Buck 2294 (ed. 1679-1684). Part of the rare first edition of the much enlarged, complete edition (a 'preliminary' edition was published in 1595 (3 parts) and 1601 (3 parts)). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Sl. browned/ yellowed in lower half almost throughout; thin spots in title-p. due to erasing of owner's entries; crossed out old owner's entry on verso final leaf. Frontcover stained.
= Rare edition. Not in Adams.
- New endpapers. Rebacked w. modern leather; covers worn. First vol.: woodcut title dam. in inner margin (repairs visible on verso), w. contemp. manuscript annot. and frayed along edges; three lvs. dam. and repaired w. tape. Second vol.: lacks last 31 lvs.; occas. trifle wormholed; last part waterstained and frayed along edges; last leaf dam. and doubled.
= Adams D 572 and 567/ 568. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Lacks leaf J1 and a final blank. Bookplate on inner wooden board frontcover; a few lvs. cut short; leaf w. incipit sl. frayed, initial w. loss of paint and w. sm. tear in upper margin; old catalogue entry pasted on verso last blank leaf; leaves H3 and H4 stained; sm. ticket in lower corner on colophon leaf; occas. sl. waterstained in corners; occas. sl. fingersoiled. Lacks clasp and 1 catch (restored); binding w. (sm.) dam. spots w. loss of leather; spine cracked; spine-ends chipped; two sm. paper tickets at foot of spine.
= Incipit: "Invitatorium. Laet ons aenbeden den here die ons ghemaect heeft". Heavily annotated in (at least) 2 contemp. Dutch hands, explaining the psalms (i.a. "Dese psalm maecte david van den vijlre(?) wijste dat die joden ende die luden destruweren wouden"). With in situ 13th cent. medieval manuscript fragments, excerpts of Sermo de martyribus by Albertus de Padua, used as pastedowns. In a later stage detached from inner flaps. Hain 13522; Bohatta 1009; Campbell 550; ILC 1839; Polain 3277; IDL 3829; Proctor 8878A; BMC IX 20. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Lacks lvs. CXVIII and CXIX; first leaf (incl. title) lacks lower inner corner; contents cut short w. occas. loss of printed glosses; lvs. occas. strengthened in inner margin; occas. waterstained, mainly in lower margin; sm. wormhole in upper blank margin throughout (often closed w. paper); last four sentences leaf I crossed out in red; erroneously paginated from leaf CIII onwards. Vellum soiled and strengthened along extremities; dam. at foot of spine.
= VD 16, E 573; Sabin 12957; B.M. German Books, p.262. First edition of this significant chronicle. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; a few annots. in black pen.
= Cf. Adams M 1135. No copies of this ed. in NCC. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- First part w. skilfully closed tear in title-p. and first quire w. very vague browning mainly in outer margin; w. 18th cent. manuscript biographical note on first free endpaper. Second part w. a few leaves cut sl. short in top margin, affecting page number and/ or running title; bookplate of Amadei Svajer on upper pastedown (partly pasted over w. another unidentified bookplate). Fine copy.
= Renouard p.112, 5 and 6; Adams S320 and S338. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- New endpapers; two bookplates on upper pastedown; first ±30 lvs. vaguely waterst.
= Caillet 9560: "Roger (Abraham), pasteur protestant, s'embarqua en 1640 pour les Indes Orientales, et reste près de six ans attaché comme ministre de l'Evangile à la factorie hollandaise de Palivent, sur la côte de Coromandel. Il profita de son séjour dans cette contrée alors peu connue, pour s'instruire des usages des Hindous, et ayant eu le bonheur de se lier avec quelques brahmines, il en obtint des renseignements précieux sur leur croyance et leur culte. (...). Le frontispice représente une Fête Hindoue. l'Ouvrage traite fort au long des Superstitions de l'Inde et des Maléfices qui s'y exercent. Il est très complet et très recherché". The first edition was published in Leyden, 1651. This copy belonged to François Pétis de la Croix (1653-1713) with his owner's entry, purchase date "Acheté au Palais le 28 Aoust 1697" and notes and comments in the margins. Pétis de la Croix, son of the king's interpreter for oriental languages and educated to succeed his father, was an eminent orientalist, spoke arabic, turkish and the languages of Persia, Tartar and Ethiopia. He was an attaché to the Navy, the foreign Office and interpretor to the King. His in-depth knowledge of Oriental culture enabled him to play an important role in the negociations with the powers of Barbary for 20 years. On Petis de la Croix see Howgego P70.
- Frontcover w. a few stains. A fine copy.
= De historische en politique werken, vol. 1 and 2. Bertelli/ Innocenti, Bibl. Machiavelliana XVIII, 5. Not in Scheepers, Muller, De Vries etc.
- Lacks 2 plates (the map and the plan(?)); partly (badly) waterstained in upper margin, also affecting some plates; owner's entry on title-p.; lvs. of quire N bound in erroneous order.
= Tiele 756; Cat. NHSM I, p.194; Cox I, p.116 (other eds.); cf. Lipperheide Ci51. The rare first Dutch edition (orig. ed. 1691) of this detailed guide for Italy, very popular in its day, running through a large number of editions. Views of i.a. Augsburg, (the Bay of) Naples, Rome and Venice. Also costume-plates (i.a. of Augsburg and Nürnberg), architecture and natural history.
- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown and old owner's entry on title-p. Spines w. sm. shelf ticket.
= Rossetti 7098; cf. Cox I, p.116. Detailed guide for Italy, very popular in its day, running through a large number of editions. The 4th vol. titled "Remarques sur divers Endroit de l'Italie, par Monsr. Addisson. Pour servir au Voyage de Monsr. Misson". Contains nice views, as well as costume plates, natural history, architecture etc.
- Old owner's entry on title-p. Binding sl. worn along extremities; corners bumped; spine w. sm. paper ticket.
= The first edition of this work on Rome and its ancient buildings. Rosetti G-606; Cicognara 3870; Lipsius/ Leitzmann p.343.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; last ± 20 lvs. vaguely waterst. Upper corners showing; joints sl. rubbed.
= Willems 250; Rahir 213.