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70/2632 Alba amicorum  Miniature album amicorum for ?70/2632 Alba amicorum Miniature album amicorum for ?
70/2632 [Alba amicorum]. Miniature album amicorum, for ? German, ±1838-1847, 7 manuscript contributions, 34 blank leaves, some places: Mannheim and Dürkheim, some names: Ester Weel and Hannchen Weel, orig. gilt green mor., in green board slipcase, 3,5x5,5 cm.

= Rare miniature album almicorum.

€ (40-60) 110
70/2633 Alba amicorum  Album amicorum of J W VAN EEGHEN 70/2633 Alba amicorum Album amicorum of J W VAN EEGHEN
70/2633 [Alba amicorum]. Album amicorum of J.W. VAN EEGHEN. N.pl., 1842, 2 manuscript entries, 5 watercolours, 7 pencil drawings, 1 engr. and a number of blank lvs., loose in contemp. gilt embossed calf box, obl. 8vo size.

= The drawings have the following attributions: Jacoba Huidekoper, H.P. van Karnebeek, J. van Eeghen a.o.

€ (100-150) 275
70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings  Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970 70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970
70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings  Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970 70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970
70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings  Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970 70/2634 Amsterdam and surroundings Café Theo Ruiter 4 April 1940 4 April 1970
70/2634 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. "Café Theo Ruiter. 4 April 1940. 4 April 1970". Guestbook, 38 lvs. w. signatures, drawings and remarks (recto and verso) in pen and ink and pencil and 18 blank lvs., contemp. giltlettered buckram, board slipcase, 4to.

- Lacks backstrip.

= Interesting and rich guestbook with the signatures (and occas. commentary) dating from 1970 till 1982 of many guests of the legendary literary Amsterdam café founded by Theo Ruiter (1911-1965) and succeded by his son. This well known Amsterdam café on the Rozengracht, opened in 1940, withstood the Second World War and was the base of many authors and artists Amsterdam. The guestbook contains contributions by i.a. Willy Lohmann, Theo van Trier, Pieter Taselaar and a large drawing by Herman Brood (1946-2001). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.

€ (400-600) 800
70/2635 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Collection of ±50 manuscript (transcripts of) acts and resolutions concerning the Zeeburg, Diemer and Muider Dijken, pen and ink on paper (1x vellum), late 17th-18th cent. (1x dated 1553), bound together in contemp. vellum, folio.

- Loose(ning); binding worn.

WITH: a number of typescript resolutions bound in and several loosely inserted typescript ordinances.

€ (100-150) 425
70 2636 Amsterdam and surroundings  Cuypers P J H  1827 1921 70 2636 Amsterdam and surroundings Cuypers P J H 1827 1921
70 2636 Amsterdam and surroundings  Cuypers P J H  1827 1921 70 2636 Amsterdam and surroundings Cuypers P J H 1827 1921
70/2636 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Cuypers, P.J.H. (1827-1921). AUTOGRAPH LETTER to "Waarde Collega" [= H. Evers], signed "P.J.H. Cuypers", dated "Roermond 21 Oct. 1912", pen and ink, 1 leaf, recto and verso, framed under museum glass w. both sides visible. - WITH: printed plan of Rijksmuseum with additions in pencil, red watercolour and pen and ink by P.J.H. CUYPERS, framed unif. with the above.

= A manuscript letter written by the famous Dutch architect Petrus Josephus Hubertus Cuypers (1827-1921), the architect of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, to his colleague architect Henri Evers (1855-1929) (who designed the Rotterdam city hall) about Cuyper's building plans for the expansion of the Rijksmuseum and the reaction of the board: "Maar zoo is 't steeds met commissie's van zoo veel mannen, op 't woord zijn zij niet te vertrouwen, de mannen die een overtuiging hebben op kunstgebied zijn zelden en beginselen kennen zij niet dus verdienen zij ook geen vertrouwen. Men is dwaas dat men meent vertrouwen te kunnen hebben op een uitgesproken woord. Voor dat het Museum in uitvoering kwam heb ik een 2de ontwerp aangeboden en er op gewezen dat het de voorkeur verdiende de gebouwen niet te voltooijen en zoo aan te leggen dat men steeds kan uitbreiden ik voegde daarom een ontwerp volgens bijgaande schets waarop uw voorstel geteekend is - in potlood met arceringen aangegeven op die wijze kon men de vleugels met een stompen hoek aangelegd steeds uitbreiden. (...) Van de 18 Commissie leden was er slechts één die de juistheid van mijn voorstel beaamde en deze drong er dan ook op aan bij Mr Heemskerk om volgens mijn 2de plan te bouwen - Neen werd er gezegd daar, zoude men zeggen, ziet die lui beginnen een werk en kunnen het niet voltooijen zoo meende de 17 wijzen. Vd Sluis was de eenige die toonde gezond verstand te hebben en den moed om hier verantwoordelijk te handelen - en men meende dat het te laat is om op voldoende wijze uitbreiding tot stand te brengen, ik heb niet de geringste hoop dat uw voorstel kans van slagen zoude hebben - gebouwen die tonnen gekost hebben af te breken om door nieuwe te vervangen er zal geen menschen te vinden zijn die dat zouden durven voor te stellen." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.

ADDED: AUTOGRAPH SIGNED typescript letter by A.R. Zimmerman (1869-1939) to "Henry Evers", dated "10 October 1923", recto only, with letterhead by "Generalkommisär des Völkerbundes".

= Letter in which A.R. Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam, thanks the Dutch architect Henri Evers for sending him the pictures of "ons gemeenschappelijke groote werk" [= Rotterdam City Hall], "Ik kan nog dikwijls terugdenken aan dien belangrijken tijd, gedurende welken wij met elkander hebben samengewerkt en ik zal nimmer vergeten hoe aangenaam en ongestoord die samenwerking steeds is geweest".

€ (1.500-2.500) 1500
70/2637 Amsterdam and surroundings  Document concerning a property on the Herengracht 70/2637 Amsterdam and surroundings Document concerning a property on the Herengracht
70/2637 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Document concerning a property on the Herengracht, "oover de Plantagie, omtrend de Scharrebier sluijs", dated 21 August 1760, pen and brown ink on vellum, recto only, 2 wax seals.

- Seals dam.

= The house was bought by Jacob Sinclaar on 7 April 1759. This document now seems to concern the watermanagement of the property, as demanded by the city of Amsterdam ("de Heeren Burgermeesteren en Regeerders").

€ (30-50) 70
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings  Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter 70/2638 Amsterdam and surroundings Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter
70/2638 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. "Gastenboek van Theo Ruiter". Guestbook, 225 lvs. w. num. entries (signatures, remarks and drawings) (recto and verso) and a few blank lvs., (col.) pen and ink and pencil on paper, between 1947-1984 (mainly before 1965), contemp. brown calf w. gilt logo of "Kabouter Jenever" on frontcover, gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece, matching slipcase, 4to.

- Bookblock loose. Upper joint splitting; sl. worn along extremities (mostly backstrip); top of slipcase loose.

= Interesting and rich album containing numerous autographs, drawings, small anecdotes and/ or poems by the guests of the "bohémien" Amsterdam café "Theo Ruiter", previously located at the Rozengracht. Theo Ruiter (1911-1965) bought the café in 1939 and it became a safe haven for many people (of all layers of society) during the war. After the war it became a meeting point for the established and upcoming cultural talent of the "higher" and "lower" cultural classes. Frequently it served as a location for exhibitions by for painters, caricaturists and cartoonists. For example, the television debut of Boudewijn Büch was at this café. A curious detail is that when the customers weren't able to pay the bill, Theo asked them to sign the guestbook. Sadly Theo died in 1965. His son Karel de Ruiter continued his legacy in the same manner until 1987. To name a few contributors: Jacques Bloem, Remco Campert, Simon Vinkenoog, Johnny Jordaan, Ferry van Delden, Charles and Wim Boost, Cees Bantzinger, Mies Bouhuys, Ed. Hoornik, Koos Schuur and many poems by Gerard den Brabander. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.

€ (1.200-1.500) 4250
70 2639 Anonymous 1st half 19th cent  70 2639 Anonymous 1st half 19th cent
70/2639 Anonymous (1st half 19th cent.). "Liedies-boek". Pen and ink, n.pl., n.d. (±1820), (144) lvs (incl. 2 blanks), all but one recto and verso, contemp. vellum w. title in pen and ink on frontcover.

- Occas. (sl.) soiled; first 9 leaves stained in upper inner and top margin. Vellum soiled; binding restored w. use of orig. vellum over sl. later vellum.

= Contains approx. 50 songs, all but one in Dutch. Manuscript index at the end w. 44 entries up to the letter "S" and skipping several songs. Most songs can be traced in the contemporary songbooks, some with variant texts. One song, opening with the lines "Indien ik eenmaal met genoegen In regten ernst verlieft mag zijn", is signed "F.E. de Zoete". Some titles/ opening lines: "Ik lag met Smart op mijn Dafne te wagten/ Waar of zij blijft"; "Aanspraak van Een Minnaar tot Zijn lief Rosalinde"; "De Boer en de Schilder"; "Wijs Werther en Charlotte. Edle vriendschap Zoet van 't leven/ 't sijmpathitische gevoel"; "Charlotte bij het Graf van Werther./ Slaapt gij nog mijn welbemind in het eenzaam treurig graf"; "Te Vlissingen leid een jagt bereid/ om naar oos-Indiën toe te vaaren" and "Aanschouw ik al den meisjes daar/ begint mijn hart te leeven".

€ (150-250) 210
70 2640 Architecture  Alexander A  1863 1931 70 2640 Architecture Alexander A 1863 1931
70 2640 Architecture  Alexander A  1863 1931 70 2640 Architecture Alexander A 1863 1931
70 2640 Architecture  Alexander A  1863 1931 70 2640 Architecture Alexander A 1863 1931
70/2640 [Architecture]. Alexander, A. (1863-1931). Small archive, containing i.a. a green-painted wooden border panel w. carved floral decorations (130x18 cm., made (probably by August Alexander) for Paleis Noordeinde (The Hague), dated "1896" on verso); ±85 photographs of various sculptural, stucco and plaster works (partly executed, partly the designs only, often dated (±1895-1922) and identified w. location in pencil on verso, and often w. the artist's stamp on verso, between 12x8,7 and 22,7x29 cm.); 8 leaves w. autograph list of executed/ unexecuted ceiling decorations/ designs (all in Louis XV and Louis XVI style) and 16 small plaster casts, carved wooden ornaments and a metal ornament mould.

= The sculptor, woodcarver and master plasterer August Alexander was i.a. involved in the redecoration of Paleis Noordeinde in 1905, and apparently kept the wooden border panel as a carving example of the earlier decoration in Paleis Noordeinde when the "Indische kamer" was built in the palace in 1905 (two of the photographs included show the ceiling of the room previous to the building of the "Indische Kamer"). The photographs and the list of executed works show that August Alexander worked in many stately homes and mansions in The Netherlands. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.

€ (150-250) 300
70 2641 Art  Appel C K  1921 2006 70 2641 Art Appel C K 1921 2006
70 2641 Art  Appel C K  1921 2006 70 2641 Art Appel C K 1921 2006
70/2641 [Art]. Appel, C.K. (1921-2006). AUTOGRAPH PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED ("Karel") to Jan Vrijman ("Beste Jan"), postmark May 1964, blue ballpoint, recto w. photogr. ill. of "Beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel".

= "(...) 15 mei is er een Film Festival in Venetië voor korte kunstfilms o.a. Zorg dat mijn film daar is. Ik ben er ook. Het is erg belangrijk voor je (...)".

WITH: Vrijman, J. De werkelijkheid van Karel Appel. Amst., De Bezig Bij, 1962, 1st ed., 100,(3)p., 24 photogr. plates and orig. photogr. wr. by ED VAN DER ELSKEN.

= GRP 6.

WITH loosely inserted 2 sm. photogr. snapshots, one showing a little girl on an autoped (verso dated "21-X-50" in ballpoint) and the other showing two men (verso w. annot. "1950" and signed "Simon Vinkenoog" [one of the men on the photograph?]).

€ (120-150) 120
70 2642 Art  Dongen C T M van 1877 1968 70 2642 Art Dongen C T M van 1877 1968
70/2642 [Art]. Dongen, C.T.M. van (1877-1968). AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTER "Van Dongen" to Mr. Georges Bouteiller, on recto of a carte de visitie of "Cornelis T.M. Van Dongen", 6,2x8,5 cm., w. manuscript text "vous remercie à l'avance de l'acceuil que vous voudrez bien réserver à ma fille Van Dongen", w. on verso the manuscript address of Mr. Georges Bouteiller. - AND with an autograph picture postcard from Port Said by C. VAN DONGEN to "Madame Guusje van Dongen", the first wife of the artist.
€ (300-400) 300
70 2643 Art  Gilbert and George b 1943/42 70 2643 Art Gilbert and George b 1943/42
70/2643 [Art]. Gilbert and George (b.1943/42). Three AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTERS to "Dear Mr. ten Cate", dated "24 November 1969", "December 1969" and "January 1970", pen and ink, twice-folded lvs., recto only, w. the artists' letterhead.

= To Ritsaert ten Cate, the owner of the Mickery gallery and theatre. The first letter is a response to a request to exhibit or "present a piece personally", which they turn down because "to do so would be unfair to you and ourselves, we have, however, an exciting answer - it is a sculpture as a book an art piece as a book a princely volume of great George and Gilbert future art How about it ? (...)". The two follow-up letters continue on the subject, of the art piece, which they call "The Book". In the last letter they request a financial contribution for making a proto-type.

€ (400-600)
70 2644 Art  Rietveld G  1888 1964 70 2644 Art Rietveld G 1888 1964
70/2644 [Art]. Rietveld, G. (1888-1964). (Letterpress invitation for subscription to a new periodical ("een algemeen cultureel tijdschrift") w. accomp. letterpress postcards and AUTOGRAPH ADDRESSED ENVELOPE to "Joh. A. Moesman, Neude 7, Utrecht"). (Utr., 1931), letterpress letter (recto only), letterpress postcard (recto and verso, unused), orig. envelope w. letterpress "Afz. P. Hendr.L. 50 Utr." in lower left corner, postmarked " 21-11 1931".

= Cf. Küper/ Van Zijl 105.

€ (80-100) 90
70 2645 Art  Sluijters J  1881 1957 70 2645 Art Sluijters J 1881 1957
70/2645 [Art]. Sluijters, J. (1881-1957). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("Jan Sluijters"), to "den weldelen heer Oscar van Hoene, Rotterdam", dated "A'dam 13 Augustus Jan 1913", pen and ink, 1 fold. leaf, recto only.

- Two holes near left edge.

= Commenting on an essay written by the addressee on the art of Sluijters. "(...) Ik zoek en ik werk en weet me zelf nog zoo heel ver af van wat ik me als mijn ideaal gesteld heb, dat er voor mij van "bereiken" nog geen sprake kan zijn, tenzij in heel betrekkelijke zin".

€ (100-150) 100
70 2646 Art  Tinguely J  1925 1991 70 2646 Art Tinguely J 1925 1991
70 2646 Art  Tinguely J  1925 1991 70 2646 Art Tinguely J 1925 1991
70 2646 Art  Tinguely J  1925 1991 70 2646 Art Tinguely J 1925 1991
70/2646 [Art]. Tinguely, J. (1925-1991). AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION SIGNED "Jean Tinguely" to "Cher Monsieur Sandberg", ballpoint, on exhibition announcement of the Iolas Gallery (New York) in collaboration w. the Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles), November 27 to December 30 [196?], once-folded obl. folio, burgundy front w. "Tinguely", inside w. 2 ills. (i.a. "Radio WNYR 12" of 1962).

- Spine rubbed; trifle soiled.

= Extensive dedication to designer, typographer, director of the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and good friend Willem Sandberg: "Cher Monsieur Sandberg, Je vous envoye (peut étre encore) un Catalogue -> car chez Iolas c'est comme la vie: Il y á du "CAOS". J'aime beaucoup ca - car avec le CAOS je me sens a l'aise et ca me permét d'avoir de l'ORDRE dans ma personne, car le KAOS (c'est pas le desordre) c'est de la liberté A GOGO et ca vous donne envie de marché droit. A bientót et merci - salutation amicale Jean Tinguely" and "Salutation á Madame Sandberg".

AND a printed 17-line poem by Sandberg "in spring 61 / the "emotional movement" / overflowes the stedelyk / (...)" on the Tinguely exhibition Bewogen Beweging in the Stedelijk Museum in 1961 (printed in green on fold. vellum-paper).

€ (200-300) 210
70 2647 Art  Toorop J Th  1858 1928 70 2647 Art Toorop J Th 1858 1928
70/2647 [Art]. Toorop, J.Th. (1858-1928). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED to "Geachte heer Siedenburg!", dated "Amsterdam Vossiusstr 42 3. mei 1904", pen and dark brown ink, folded leaf, 11 lines, recto only.

- Three filing holes in blank margin.

= On an article about a cartoon drawing contest organized by the satirical magazine De Ware Jacob, won by Anton van der Valk (a.k.a. Ton van Tast), followed by Jacobus Doncker. Toorop was one of the three jury members; Mr Siedenburg is Joop Siedenburg, at the time journalist and chief editor of De Ware Jacob. "Het ge[..?] bericht omtrent de prijsvraag vind ik uitmuntend. Ik heb er iets aan toegevoegd bij de teekening van Theo Molkenboer, omdat wij deze teekening naast die van v.d. Valk en Job. Donker [sic], de meest geslaagde vonden. Gij zult me genoegen doen door deze toevoeging er bij te plaatsen. Met vriendschappelijke groeten [..?] [signature]".

€ (200-300) 550
70 2648 Art  Wolfe E  1897 1982 70 2648 Art Wolfe E 1897 1982
70/2648 [Art]. Wolfe, E. (1897-1982). AUTOGRAPH LETTER to "my very dear DG [Duncan Grant]", n.d., , "Tangier 40 B.P.O", one sheet, pen and ink, recto only, w. drawing in brush and blue watercolour or ink and in pen and ink showing a nude boy.

- Sl. foxed.

= The artist Edward Wolfe (1897-1982) writes to Duncan Grant about a trip to Morocco. The letter is unsigned and without greetings, so lacks perhaps one or more sheets. "There are a thousand and one perfectly bad reasons why I have not written. The best of them being as usual Wolfe's gloom which has been much in evidence since? (...)".

€ (50-70) 50
70 2649 Beerbohm M  1872 1956 70 2649 Beerbohm M 1872 1956
70/2649 Beerbohm, M. (1872-1956). AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED "Max Beerbohm", to "Miss Hepworth-Dixon", pen and ink, dated "June 23 1923", on a small card, recto only.

= Accepting an invitation on "next Monday at about 6 o' clock".

ADDED: an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the novelist ARTHUR MORRISON and 5 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED to various correspondents by AGNES REPPLIER (American essayist, 1855-1950) and a MANUSCRIPT LETTER written on behalf of Agnes Repplier by her cousin E. REPPLIER WITMER.

€ (50-70)
70/2650 [Brabant]. Allard family. Small archive, consisting of 2 collections of carbon copy documents, the other dated between 1899-1900, one dated between 1912-1921 and ±110 prayer cards, incl. a few printed on vellum, kept together in 3 ringbinders.

= The first collection comprises carbon copies of manuscript documents written during the years in which Joseph Allard remained in Java between 1899-1900. The second collection concerns Herman Allard (1866-1948), who was the mayor of Geertuidenberg, a city on the Biesbosch in Brabant. This collection was compiled between the years 1912 until 1921 and comprises correspondence regarding his majorship.

€ (50-70) 120
70/2651 [Brabant]. Lot of 6 documents concerning Brabant, pen and ink, dated between 1735-1843, incl. 4x on vellum (1x w. silk ribbon), all folded, together loose in contemp. vellum portfolio w. ties. - ADDED: French manuscript document titled "Mémoires", (32) lvs., recto and verso, contemp. wr. - AND WITH 3 letterpress documents.
€ (40-60) 40
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