2726 - 3272 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks the plate; occas. foxed. Binding worn along extremities,
= Warranted by the author. Cat. coll. Ph.de Schaap 524. The first Dutch book on checkers. Very rare.
- Occas. sl. foxed; bookplate and traces of paper ticket on first endpaper. Joints and spine-ends rubbed.
= Not in Cat. Alexander Rueb Stichting; Van der Linde 2008. German translation of the Analyse du jeu des Échecs (first published 1749) by the influential chess master François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795). Also containing the first German translation of the Essai sur le jeu des echecs (first published 1737) by Philip Stamma (±1705-1755), to be found between p.231-351, the separate title-p. reading: "Des Arabers Philip Stamma, gebürtig von Aleppo in Syrien, entdeckte Schachspiel-Geheimnisse, nebst einigen Regeln, dieses Spiel wohl zu vollziehen, und den Sieg durch feine und subtile Züge davon zu tragen".
- Sl. foxed/ browned (more in 3rd vol.), 2nd vol. hinges split; owner's stamp on title-p. First and 3rd vol. frontcover loose; 2nd and 3rd vol. spine split (3rd vol. holding on cords).
= Rare manual on various card and table games. Last part 2nd and entire 3rd volume on chess. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIV.
- Lacks the plate; first blank inkstained and title-p. w. a few sm. inkstains; waterstain in lower inner mainly blank corner; old engr. bookplate on upper pastedown, the name scratched away. Spine and part of extremities restored w. matching leather.
= Gabriel de Magalhães or Magalhaens, early Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Pfister 88.
- Bookblock broken; contents loose(ning); vignette and most ills. partly sl. crudely handcol. w. brownish orange; 18th cent. owner's entries and a few scattered annots. Vellum wrinkled and loosening at turn-ins. Sold w.a.f.
= Landwehr F020; this edition not in Bodemann.
- Quite a few annotations/ marks and sm. stains in ink; a few leaves w. repairs; hinges weak. Backstrip dam.; covers worn/ rubbed.
= Rare, probably first edition of this schoolbook. No copy in OCLC.
- Bindings trifle rubbed. A fine set.
= Schweiger p.54: "Wegen der Noten von J. Bourgignon d'Anville geschätzt".
- Occas. trifle yellowed; contents otherwise fine. Covers sl. stained.
= The second part contains a commentary on the life of Julius Caesar by J. Celsus (De vita et rebus gestis C. Julii Caesaris). Schweiger p.45.
- Trifle yellowed.
= Willems 293; Rahir 259. The first (Elzevier) edition was published in 1626.
- Partly waterstained; map partly torn; bookplate on upper pastedown; old owner's entry on lower pastedown. Gilding on spine and mor. letterpiece worn off; upper joint splitting; sl. worn along extremities.
= Willems 1325; Rahir 1369; Schweiger p.321.
Emmius, U. Graecorum Respublicae. Leyden, Ex officina Elzeviriana [B. and A. Elzevier], 1632, 2 vols., 426,(6); 323,(7)p., engr. title, modern boards/ contemp. blindst. vellum, a.e.g., 12mo.
- Title loosening; 2nd vol. hinges broken and w. old owner's entry on last textleaf. Both vols. worn along extremities; 2nd vol. lacks ties.
= Willems 364; Rahir 345.
- Without vol. 1 (cahiers I-X). Bindings w. minor imperfections. Otherwise a very fine, attractively bound set.
= Cohen/ De Ricci p.271; cf. Lipperheide Ba 7 (new ed. 1784-1786).
- 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.
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; first few lvs. w. waterstain in lower margin.
= Willems 1340; Berghman 2061; Rahir 1388; Copinger 1741; Schweiger II, p.361.
Corvinus à Belderen, A.J. Ius canonicum, per Aphorismos strictim explicatum. Ibid., L. Elzevier, 1648, (12),380,(12)p., engr. title, contemp. vellum, 12mo.
- Endpapers partly detached; owner's entry on first free endpaper; lower outer corner of title torn off, not affecting the image; partly wormholed in outer lower corner.
= Willems 1061; Berghman 320; Rahir 1070; Dekkers p.140,2.
Ménage, G. Poëmata. Ibid., Ex officina Elzeviriana (= L. and D. Elzevier), 1663, 4th ed., (8),325,(6)p., woodcut printer's mark, contemp. vellum, 12mo.
- (Sl.) foxed; upper hinge splitting but holding on cords. Binding sl. soiled/ rubbed; top of spine dam.
- Two vols. joints splitting at top of spine. Otherwise fine.
Apollonius Sophista. Lexicon Graecum Iliadis et Odysseae. Ed. H. Tollius. Ibid., S. and J. Luchtmans, 1788, X,842p., contemp. hcalf w. green mor. letterpiece.
- Joints rubbed.
AND 1 other: PHAEDRUS, Fabulae Aesopiae (Zweibrücken, 1784, engr. title-vignette, contemp. hcalf).
- Binding trifle dustsoiled. Fine copy.
- Very fine copy. A few pages w. sl. foxing. Binding trifle and unobtrusively rubbed on joints (at raised bands) and on corners.
= Attractive copy in a beautiful period binding. Schweiger II, p.408; Ebert 10203; Brunet III, p.320; Cohen/ De Ricci p.497; Dibdin II, p.108; Lewine p.246; Lowndes p.1113; Ray p.3. The famous, entirely engraved Horatius in the rare and sought after first edition, to be recognized by the error in the vignette on p.108, vol. 2: "post.est", which was corrected in "potest" in the 2nd edition of the same year. Thieme/ Becker XXVII, p.53: "(...) "das erste ganz in Kupfer gestochene Buch in Europa" (Füßli)"." "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved" (Ray). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIII.
- Lacks 1 plate; third work lacks title-p.; majority of the leaves browned; occas. sl. dampstained; new endpapers; the fold. plate waterstained and w. gluestain surrounding closed tear in image. Lacks the catches.
= Ad 1 and 2: Adams L767; Bibl. Belgica L137; Voet 1532B; ad 3: Bibl. Belgica L152; Voet 1535A.
- Bookplate and owner's stamp on upper endpapers; partly waterstained in margins; two plates loose. Vellum (mostly frontcover) sl. fingersoiled; sl. warped.
= Geerebaert 117/ 2; Landwehr, R. de Hooghe 96.
- Backstrip and margins of covers sl. dustsoiled/ faded. = Schweiger p.587.
- Occas. sl. browned (worse at the end). Rebacked; spine darkened.