2726 - 3272 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Plate doubled and dam. in corners/ upper blank margin; possibly caption below image cut off.
= Knuttel 1471; (for the plate) F.M. 1254b: "Zinneprent tegen het Bestand wegens Indië. (...) Een oud Matroos trekt met een Spanjaard om het langste eind van een stok, de Indiën verbeeldende (...). Titelprent van een zeer aardig blaauwboekje tegen het Bestand."
- Partly browned/ yellowed; occasionally foxed; final 17 leaves sl. waterstained in upper margin (not affecting plates). Corners showing and edges of covers sl. worn.
= Tiele 43. Continuation of Reize rondsom de werreld (...), published in Amst., 1748. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
- Yellowed/ sl. foxed throughout (hardly affecting plates); two maps w. sm. tear; htitle smudged. Calf damaged by acid; spine-ends chipped; corners showing.
= Sabin 1637. Cf. Henze I, p.82-83 (the 1st, Engl., ed. of 1748 and the German ed. of 1749): "[Anson war ein] Englischer Weltumsegler, der am 18. September 1740 in Portsmouth zu einer Kaperfahrt nach den Spanischen Häfen an der Westküste Süd-amerikas auslief. (...)". Anson returned from his four year circumnavigation with the spoils of the Manila treasure-ship, and an equal treasure in hard-won experience, his own and that of the other officers who were to be the backbone of the British navy for a generation. Possibly no voyage excited more patriotic fervour than this; and none before Cook's excited so much interest in the Pacific" (J.C. Beaglehole. I, p. LXXVII)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Lacks the plate of the sperm whale and free endpapers; frontisp. and title stained in lower corner and soiled; the larger part w. (marginal) waterstaining. Bookblock reattached to binding; backstrip cracked; spine-ends and corners worn/ sl. dam.
= The second ed. (first publ. 1746). Sabin 1405; Alden/ Landis 747/3; Chavanne 2145; Lauridsen II, 45. "First published in 1746, Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions" (Ingalls 446). "The appendix contains a brief grammar and vocabulary of the Esquimaux language explained in German and Danish" (Sabin). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Lacks 1 plate and 1 textp.; first 7 leaves (incl. title-p. and 2 plates) repaired in top margin (title-p. also in inner margin) and sl. waterstained in margin. Rebacked w. modern black cloth; paper over backcover lacking; corners sl. worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Rare edition, only 1 copy in NCC. This ed. not in Bierens de Haan (cf. 509ff); cf. Fowler Coll. 54 (other eds.).
- Without the portrait; trifle waterstained in top margin up to p.16; several plates loosely inserted (these plates sl. rubbed/ sl. duststained along margins); a few textp. trifle stained. A fine copy.
= Irregular pagination, but collation as called for. Fowler 56; Kat. Orn. Berlin 4716; Cicognara 817; DSB IV, p.47; Savage a.o., Cat. of the British Architecture Library. Early Imprints Collection 338: "Desargues' discovery of a method of projecting geometrically into the picture a perspective scale (...) of successive equal distances along a line drawn to the point of sight, was first published in a short pamphlet (...) in May 1636 (reprinted here by Bosse on pp.321-334). As in similar, subsequent pamphlets, however, (...) the originality of Desargues' ideas and the private language in which they were often expressed afforded little chance of their being properly understood, let alone adopted in practice, by anyone unfamiliar with the highest reaches of geometry. It is unlikely however that Desargues would have asked his friend, the brilliant engraver Abraham Bosse, to write and illustrate a series of books demonstrating the various practical uses of his 'manière universelle' (...) if he had not become embroiled in a bitter public quarrel with the anonymous Jesuit author [Jean Dubreuil] of a work which he believed had blatantly plagiarised his discoveries while at the same time representing them as worthless (...). [a] long and bitter pamphlet war (...) ensued when, in January 1642, Desargues vented his rage by placarding Paris with fly-posters ('affiches') denouncing the Jesuit's 'Error incroyable!' and 'Fautes et faussetes enormes' (...). It is little wonder therefore that Desargues turned to Bosse (...) to expound the practical value of his inventions in three related though bibliographically distinct works on stereotomy, dialling, and perspective, and to set the record straight concerning his right to be recognised as the originator of an entirely new and properly scientific of these subjects in France. (...) Jacques Curabelle's blistering [attack in his] Examen des oeuvres du sieur Girard Desargues, 1644 (...) [and his] use of his influence to procure a prohibition against Bosse teaching Desargues' methods at the Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture (...) probably did more than anything to obscure the latter's remarkable achievement until his 'rediscovery', in the nineteenth century, as the father of a whole new science of projective geometry (...). There was no further printing of this work in France. (...) The work's merits seem to have been appreciated in Holland since a Dutch translation, published in Amsterdam in 1664 (Algemeene manier tot de practijk der perspectiven, bij-een-gevoegt door A. Bosse (...)) ran into a second edition in 1686." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- A few lvs. waterst., mainly in upper margin; hinges weak. Paper over spine worn away.
= The first Dutch edition of this classic by the French engraver and draughtsman Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714). The plates depicting the orders, their application and plates of doors, windows, niches, balustrades etc. Cf. Kunst op schrift, 1030/ 1031 (variant address).
- Parts bound in erratic order. Title (of no.13 and no.20) sl. stained; a few vague spots. Library ticket on frontcover. Fine copy.
= Millard Collection, Vol.III, 113 and Kat. Orn. Berlin 98 (both listing a total of 25 series (w. 150 prints)). Rare series of beautiful plates by the many-sided artist/ mathematician/ architect/ musician Johann Jacob Schübler (1689-1741). Contains the following subjects (in order of binding): "Architectonische Garten-Portale nach flamandischer Façon" (no.13); "Moderne Garten-Ornemens" (no.19); "Neu-inventierte Vases, nach der Antiquen Proportion" (no.16); "Neu-erfundene Camine und ausserordentliche Stuben-Ofen" (no.14); "Neu-façonirte Wasser-Pumpen" (no.15); "Neu-inventirte commode Schöpff-Brunnen" (no.17); "Neu-inventirte und nach der Französischen Disposition eingerichtete Buffets" (no.20); "Neu-inventirte Credences, und moderne Caffé-Tische" (no.18); "Neu-inventirte Confessionaux oder Beicht-Stühle" (no.12). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Parts bound in erratic order. Sl. yellowed; lacks 2 letterpress divisional title-p.; one plate squared in pencil; a few plates sl. foxed; margins mostly (sl.) fingersoiled. Spine worn.
= Contains the following series (in order of binding): "Garten-Portale nach flamandischer Façon" (no.13); "Commod- und Schlaf-Sessel (...) Speis-Tische (...) Parade-Tische" (no.6) and "Sommer-Häuser, Garten-Cabinetten, und kleine Weyer-Gebäude" (no.7). Rare.
- As usual without the small 4to textbooklet. Occas. sl. thumbsoiled; trifle/ sl. spotted; plates 28 and 29 stain in outer blank margins; plate 30 outer margins trimmed near the platemark; one plate loose; one plate w. tear at top of middle fold. Binding worn.
= Bierens de Haan 4839A; Kat. Orn. Berlin 2253. Detailed plates of staircases, including highly decorated banisters and skylights.
- (Large) tear in frontisp., title-p. and dedic. leaf; sl. waterstained in inner blank margin at the beginning. Wrapper dam., backstrip lacking and some quires loosening.
= Bierens de Haan 507. Reimpression of the 1st ed. publ. Amst., 1703. Rare.
- Bookplate on first free endpaper; final part partly sl. waterstained; pastedowns sl. worn.
= Kunst op schrift 4-6. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Lacks the frontisp. and 12 plates (incl. 2 folding and 1 double-p.); occas. (vaguely) waterstained, mainly in blank margins; old owner's entry on title-p. Wrapper frayed and lacking backstrip.
= Not in Kunst op schrift.
- Corners showing; spine trifle worn. Nevertheless an attractive copy.
= Arntzen/ Rainwater H63; Kunst op schrift 23. The first and only edition of this handbook for artists by one of Rembrandt's pupils. Four plates devoted to the human proportions, the other nine representing the classical muses and the 4 remarkable textills. illustrating the way light falls and shadows are cast. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Sm. bookplate on upper pastedown; waterstained and fingersoiled in margins (often affecting text/ plate); lower outer corner last page torn off. Spine creased/ dam.
= Kunst op schrift 1452. With some portraits of famous/ notorious inhabitants of Leyden, i.a. Klaas Langenakker and Marytje van Harten (a.k.a. Kluit water en brij). Rare.
- Vellum darkened/ sl. foxed and chipped along spines. = Kunst op Schrift 237.
- Lower blank margin sl. waterst. and mouldy throughout (incl. binding). Paper over backcover partly torn; 2 sm. tickets on spine.
= Johannes Molanus' notorious guidelines for artists depicting saintly figures. First publ. 1570.
ADDED: 2 others.
- Vaguely waterst. at the beginning; the words "Roi", "Majesté" and "Marquis" on title-p. and first text leaf obscured in old pen and ink. Binding trifle rubbed along extremities.
- Two plates lacking sm. portion (affecting image); sl. foxed. Hinges of portfolio strengthened; lacks ties; joints splitting.
- Occas. sl. foxed, otherwise contents fine. Top of spine sl. dam.; foot of spine chipped; corners rubbed.
= Bierens de Haan 3759; cf. Kat. Orn. Berlin 4740. The rare second edition of this work; the edition publ. Amst., 1827 is usually, but apparently erroneously) indicated as the second edition.