2865 - 3576 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Upper hinge broken; title-p. laid down; contemp. annot. "1770" on title-p., first plate attached to hinge w. paper tape. Binding w. a few trifle rubbed spots along extremities.
= Cf. Kat. Orn. Berlin 155. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Frontisp. and title-p. waterst.; title-p. w. crossed out annot. and embossed library-stamp. Spine dam.; boards waterst.
- Lacks title-p. and 1 leaf to the first work, title-p. to the 3rd work and final lvs. to the 4th work; yellowed and fingersoiled throughout; occas. wormholed; some scattered (contemp.) annots. Binding darkened, sl. dam. and wormholed; lacks clasps and catches.
= An interesting collection of publications from early Reformation authors. STC BM German, p.476 (1st work)/ p.3 (2nd work)/ p.709 (4th work).
- Hinges partly weak; pastedowns detached. Spine soiled and w. traces of ticket. = BCNI 10784.
AND 11 others, i.a the 3rd ed. of the above work (Antw., 1657, engr. title and full-p. ills., contemp. overlapping vellum, 12mo); GETYDEN VAN HET H. ENDE HOOGH-WAERDIGH SACRAMENT DES ALTAERS (Antw., 1640, engr. title, contemp. gilt calf, a.e.g., sm. 8vo); L. MAKEBLYDE, Den Schat der Ghebeden (Antw., 1771, rev. ed., engr. title, plates, contemp. calf, 12mo); DE CHRISTEN IN BESPIEGELING, EN OEFFENING (...) (Amst., 1787, bookdec., contemp. sharkskin w. brass clasp and catch, a.e.g. and gauffered, sm. 8vo) and P. LE BRUN, Letter, Geschicht- en Leerstelkundige Uitlegging, van de Gebeden en Plechtigheeden der H. Misse (...) (Amst., 1790, engr. frontisp., 19th cent. gilt hvellum w. mor. letterpiece).
- Without the supplement, published a year later. Sl. foxed; the large fold. map w. sm. tear in inner margin.
= Borba de Moraes I, p.447; Sabin 38479; Howgego L10; Henze III, p.110. "In 1735 La Condamine [geographer, astronomer and mathematician, 1701-1774] was appointed by the Académie to lead an expedition to Peru, its primary intention being to determine the precise length of a degree of longitude in the region of the equator. A complementary expedition was dispatched to Lapland (...) to measure the circumference of the Earth through the North Pole (...). The measurements to be made were intended to bring an end to the debate over the precise shape of the Earth - whether it was flattened at the poles (...) or was stretched (...). In 1737 the French government refused to subsidize them further, as the Lapland expedition had by that time already proved Newton's theory that the Earth was flattened at the poles. But Condamine continued regardless." (Howgego). La Condamine returned only in 1745, with a wealth of scientific information obtained over the years in various fields, i.a. of his exploration of the Amazon river.
- Occas. (vaguely) waterstained. = Rare. Not in BCNI.
- Sl. foxed; vol. 1 occas. w. a few sm. inksmudges. Bindings sl. worn along extremities.
= Rare. Not in Bodemann.
AND 1 other in 8 vols.: LES MILLE ET UNE NUIT. Contes Arabes. French transl. A. Galland (Lille, 1788, contemp. unif. calf w. mor. letterpiece, 12mo).
- Backstrip dam.
= Contains fine views of Copenhagen, Königsberg, Constantinopel, London, Paris and Stockholm. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Upper hinge weak; first part w. some sm. wormholes in lower blank margin; one leaf w. sm. marginal tear; last 12 lvs. sl. browned in upper margin. Lacks mor. letterpiece; top of spine dam.; binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Bodemann 105.4 ("Deutsche Erstausgabe").
Beaulieu, M. de. Contes d'une mère à sa fille. (Paris), Lehuby, 1839, 5th ed., XII,324p., engr. title, frontisp. and 2 plates, contemp. giltlettered hcl.
- Sl. foxed.
= With orig. mounted drawing of a woman as the personification of geometry. With dedication in brown pen and ink "Tot aandenken van J.H. Kremer den 1 November 1846".
Becq de Fouquières, L. (ed.). Oeuvres choisies des poètes Français du XVI siècle. Ibid., G. Charpentier, 1879, VIII,387,(1)p., contemp. hcalf w. richly gilt spine and red mor. letterpiece.
- Sl. foxed; a few lvs. lacking portion in blank margins.
- Owner's entry in pen on first free endpaper. Backcover sl. brownstained.
AND 1 other.
- Lacks title-p.; partly yellowed/ browned. Binding dried and chafed. = Dekkers p.4, 2.
- Pastedowns loose; lacks first free endpaper; title-p. lacking portion (not affecting the text).
= Rare edition. Cf. Dekkers p.7 (only calls for the following eds.: Basle 1534 and 1542; Lyon 1534 and 1559; Leuven 1569 and Leeuwarden 1643).
- Two small chafed spots on frontcover. Fine copy. = Dekkers p.22, 4.
- Binding sl. stained. Otherwise fine. = Dekkers p.22.
- Sl. yellowed/ trifle foxed. = Rare. Bodel Nijenhuis 49 (other ed.); not in Dekkers and De Buck.
- Title browned and (water)stained; sl. yellowed/ fingersoiled; 4 lvs. lacking portion at lower inner margin. Spine rubbed/ worn; binding sl. soiled.
= Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 81k: "Volgens het 'Aan den lezer' van Johan Brandt had Gerard Brandt de onderhavige tekst uit zijn Historie der Reformatie weggelaten omdat deze teveel de politiek raakte." Cf. De Buck 2545 (3rd ed. 1723); cf. Ter Meulen/ Diermanse 912 (2nd ed. 1710).
AND 1 other: JUSTINIANUS, Institutiones sive Elementa sacratiss. principis typis variae (...) (Amst., 1710, engr. title, printed in red and black, contemp. vellum, 12mo. Upper joint split).
- Backstrip reading "Tom. III", being the third volume of a complete works edition (not present). Contents trifle foxed. Binding sl. worn along extremities; upper joint split at top.
= Dekkers p.15, 10 (ad 1) and cf. 13 (ad 2, diff. eds.).
- Title lacks lower blank margin; sl. yellowed; a few contemp. annots. Vellum soiled/ sl. darkened.
= Willems 968; Dekkers p.141, 1; cf. Rahir 961 (ed. 1640). Johannes Arnoldusz Ravens (Corvinus à Belderen) (1582-1650), became a preacher in 1606, but was dismissed for his remonstrant sympathies. He was forced to leave Holland in 1629 but could settle in Amsterdam again in 1632, where he wrote juridical works and taught law at the Athenaeum Illustre. He is also known for his theological works.
ADDED: 2 others, i.a. a nicely bound thesis by H.A. VAN THYE HANNES, Dissertatio Juridica Inauguralis, de Potestatis Judiciariae Limitibus (...) (Leyden, 1827, contemp. gilt calf, a.e.g. With autogr. dedic. on first blank to F.S. Op ten Noort (1805-1862)).