2726 - 3272 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Plates 59 and 60 bound in reverse order; final plate creased. Otherwise fine.
= Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 429. Impressive large bible-prints. First blank w. tipped-in engr. portrait of Jan Luiken.
- Occas. frayed/ chipped (a few leaves w. loss of text in margin); a few quires sl. waterstained, mostly in blank margins; some pencil scribbling in margins; frontisp. and title-p. repaired in outer lower blank corner. Rebound with orig. binding, but too tight in binding now.
= Poortman II, p.90: "De tweede druk van de vertaling van Van Hoogstraten verscheen in 1683 (...) te Antwerpen voor de weduwe van J.J. Schippers te Amsterdam."
- Lacks 11 plates; approx. 20 plates dam.; approx. 30 plates loose(ning); partly (finger)soiled/ stained; a few plates doubled/ strengthened in outer margin. Lacks paper over covers; corners worn.
= Poortman II, p.79; cf. Hollstein 46. Re-issue of the ed. Amst., N. Visscher, 1659 (with his address still visible on a few of the plates).
- Lacks p.5-8 of part 1, p.143/144 of part 2, first and last free endpaper, possibly 2 frontispieces, the htitle to part 1 and possibly any htitle/ title/ prelim. pages to part 2; some small marginal defects and sl. soiling/ spotting; part 2 partly waterstained in blank margins. Vellum rubbed and trifle spotted.
= Fine impressions of the plates. Poortman II, 31.2e (ed. Amst., N. Visscher, n.d.).
- Sl. frayed. = Knuttel 16982.
Nieuw-Jaars Wensch en Gift, uitgedeeld aan alle Roomsche Catholyke Vryers en Vrysters, Jongmans en Jonge Dochters, Van den Predikstoel voorgedraagen door ... R. Priester en Pastoor. Amst., T.J. Crajenschot, 1776, 53,(3)p., engr. title-vignette, contemp. wr. - AND 12 miscellaneous other (small) publications with stories/ poems/ songs, early 18th-early 20th cent.
- The almanac incomplete (lacking at least quires A-C). Vellum worn away along upper board-edges; the decoration w. black corrosion, w. sm. stain on frontcover and occas. sl. rubbbed, but on the whole in good condition.
= The verse on backcover reading: "Wij Tamboerijne slaet [?], wy wenschen allegaer/ aend' Amstels Boergers een saligh nuwe Jaer/ Gods segen over vloet, en een bestemde vreede/ tot onsen tijt en eeuw tot inde eeuwicheden." The almanac not known to Salman and not in NCC. Very attractive binding. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Joints and spine-ends sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.
- Hinges dried/ worn/ sl. dam.; spine-ends dam. Silver thread on covers dulled.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Sm. section cut from frontisp.; sl. foxed. Spine dam.; mor. letterpiece worn away; lacks two ties; sl. fingersoiled.
- Contents occas. sl. foxed; occas. sl. browned in lower outer corner; occas. restored in inner margin. Joints splitting.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Lacks title-p.; upper hinge sl. weak.
= With old annot. on verso first free endpaper: "(...) j'ai fait relier cet exemplaire en 1795 et il me coûte seulement quatre [?]. A v.d. B."
AND a 19th cent. gilt hmor. binding, t.e.g.
= With unidentified hallmark "WP."(?).
AND 1 other similar binding w. gold clasp and catch (backcover loose).
- Joints rubbed; gilding partly sl. faded.
AND 4 others, incl. a similar 19th cent. gilt calf binding.
- Bindings partly worn/ dam. but clasps and catches fine. = All Dutch 19th cent. bibles.
- CONTENTS: partly fingersoiled and occas. stained in blank margin(s); owner's entry in pen and ink on title-p. "Sum Ludovicis Barckhoff" and w. num. annots. in pen and ink (by the same?) (Ludovicus Barckhoff was probably the 17th cent. pastor of Lohmar and Birck, in Nordrhein-Westfalen). BINDING: frontcover loose; lacks backstrip; spine broken; tear in both covers (affecting the blindst. panel on backcover); leather frayed along spine; blindstamping on frontcover partly sl. weak; both covers also worn/ rubbed along extremities.
= Rare binding by the Flemish binder Jacob Pandelaert (who is generally identified as being indicated by the initials "I.P"). Pandelaert was active as bookbinder and bookseller between 1520-1555 in Louvain. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Nineteenth cent. bookplate (coat of arms of "SOMERSET") on upper pastedown of vol.I. Contents (incl. plates) partly yellowed/ foxed. Corners partly rubbed, otherwise bindings very fine.
= ON THE BINDING see Storm van Leeuwen vol. I, p.460ff, which lists and illustrates several similar presentaiton bindings: "The Van Damme Bindery was among the largest and most important Amsterdam workshops of the eighteenth century. (...) The importance of the Van Damme Bindery is not only evident in the number of preserved luxury bindings, but also and chiefly in the relatively high quality of its work (...)."
ON THE CONTENTS: first edition, first issue of one of the finest illustrated Ovidius editions. Cohen/ De Ricci, p.769-772: "Superbe ouvrage dû aux soins de l'éditeur Basan et du graveur Le Mire. C'est une des plus galament illustrés de tout le siècle". Sander 1472. Fürstenberg p.79: "Hauptwerk französischer Illustrationskunst". Levine, p.395: "One of the most elegantly illustrated books of last century". Ray, p.105-109 and passim: "This is the supreme anthology of French rococo book illustration. If it has not received the detailed consideration given the Decameron, or the Fermiers-Généraux La Fontaine, this is no doubt because the diversity of its artists and their subjects makes the book difficult either to generalize about or to place". SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE CXXXI.
- With an armorial bookplate from one of the members of the Wishart family. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXI.
- Sl. yellowed. Ties lacking. Otherwise fine.
= With schoolprize to Nicolaas Doekscheer, dated "[manuscript:] Ipsis Nonis Octob. [letterpress:] MDCCXVIII". Spoelder 9.
- First few lvs. w. waterstain.; occas. soiled. Binding soiled; upper joint starting; lacks ties.
= On the binding: Spoelder 10.