2726 - 3272 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Partly yellowed/ (sl.) foxed; owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Binding fine.
= The plates depicting i.a. the Kaaba and a coffee plant.
- Sl. waterstained in lower third towards the end; vague library stamp on title-p.
= Rare, attributed to Hr. Böhm, professor of mathematics and philosophy at Giessen.
AND 1 other: J. SNIJDERS, Veldversterkingskunst. Leerboek voor de cadetten van alle wapens. Atlas. Ed. T. Bodenhausen ((Breda), 1911, 3rd rev. ed., atlas vol. only, 26 double-p. col. lithogr. plates, orig. hcl., folio).
- Top of spine and corners (sl.) worn/ rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= Library stamp of the "Hoog Militair Geregtshof" on title-p. Rare.
- A few false creases in the plates; modern owner's entry on verso of first free endpaper. Corners and spine-ends rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= Pohler III, p.701 (not listing this edition).
- Unidentified contemp. owner's entry ("Le Begue"[?]) on title-p. dated "1599". Small chip in overlapping vellum of backcover; top of spine sl. worn; lacks ties. Fine copy.
= Adams L.797; Bibl. Belg. L.424 ("Première édition, tirée à 1500 exemplaires"); Jähns p.561: "Ein besonderes Verdienst erwarb er sich durch die für seine Zeit vortreffliche Abhandlung über die Maschinen der Alten." SEE ILUSTRATION PLATE CXLV.
- Contents loose(ning); occas. sl. fingersoiled/ sl. foxed; one plate sl. dam. in lower margin; occas. cut to/ just inside the borders. Sold as a collection of prints not subject to return.
= F. M. 3031; cf. Koeman, Sche 6-7. The work illustrates the military history of the War of the Spanish succession. Plans, battles, views, victorious entries etc., mainly in Germany, Italy and Spain. The work was published several times between 1709 and 1727, each time with added plates for the added years. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLV.
- Lacks two lvs (p.11/12 and 119/120); contemp. owner's entry 'Pierre Bontemps 1806 " on first free endpaper; fingersoiled. Very poor binding, lacks the backstrip and leather stripped off.
= Very rare. Only one copy traced in Worldcat. Not in Bondy or Welsh.
- Lacks the engr. frontisp. portrait; (sl.) yellowed/ foxed; occas. waterstained in lower inner margin; annotated and underlined in pencil throughout. Vellum darkened; spine-ends and mor. letterpiece dam. and corners showing,
- Upper joint splitting at top of spine; spine-ends chipped.
Idem. Lettres familières à divers amis d'Italie. Rome, n.publ., 1767, VIII,316p., later gilt hmor.
- Repaired tear in frontisp.; sl. foxed/ yellowed. Binding rubbed.
- All vols. partly waterstained and w. bookplate on upper pastedown. All vols. bindings sl. dam. (mainly spine).
AND 1 other by the same, Oeuvres Posthumes (1798).
- One large fold. plate (no.17-18, "Le Pape va en Ceremonie") w. some sm. tears mainly along folds and w. some false folds; fold. plate no.32 ("Ordre de la Procession") trimmed to the left borderline and trifle chipped; one single-p. plate w. stain in image; first blank loose; upper and lower hinge weakening; some occas. sl. marginal fingersoiling/ waterstaining. Backstrip and leather along extremities worn/ dam. (backstrip missing top portion).
= Graesse II, p.104; Rubens p.1103-1215, 1244-1273; Sabin 62600 (praising the engravings). One of the main sources documenting the history of religion. The first vol. i.a. dealing with the rites and customs of the Dutch Jewry in the 17th and 18th century, with very fine plates, e.g. the large plate representing the dedication in 1675 of the Amsterdam Portuguese synagogue.
- Occas. closed tear; a few lvs. sm. inkstain in outer blank margin; hinges strengthened; all vols. sm. contemp. owner's entry on title-p. and modern bookplate on upper pastedown. Spines and corners of bindings worn/ dam.
- Lacks the plate; title-p. part 1 lacks lower corner (no loss of text), w. large tear and cancellation stamp on verso; sl. yellowed. Binding sl. dried and rubbed; upper joint splitting.
= Becker p.380; cf. Scheurleer I, p.349 (1st ed. 1753/ 1762). "Dieses Werk, welches stets classischen Werth behaupten wird (...), ist in historischer Hinsicht höchst wichtig, da bis zum Erscheinen dieser Schrift zwar mancherlei Versuche gemacht worden waren, die Kunst des Clavierspielens auszubilden, doch stets mit mehr oder weniger ungünstigem Erfolg. Da erschien Bach's wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen und das Verdienst, ein haltbares System für das Pianoforte für alle Zeiten geliefert zu haben, dieses Verdienst gebührt nur dem C.P.E. Bach" (Becker).
- Partly yellowed; occas. sl. foxed; plate XV repaired corner; three plates (sl.) frayed edges. Binding rubbed and sl. worn along extremities.
= Eitner II, p.366-367; Fétis II, p.213; Becker p.392.
- Bookblock split(ting). Roan loosening; corners showing.
= Scheurleer, Nederl. Liedboeken p.97/ 98/ 106.
Kamphuyzen, D.R. Stichtelyke rymen, geheel op noten gebragt; en gestelt op sleutels om te zingen en te spelen op allerhande instrumenten. Rott., I. Naeranus, 1688, (20),680,(10),26p., scores, contemp. calf, sm. 8vo.
- Spine sl. cracking. = Not in Scheurleer.
- Contents of both volumes very fine; vol. I: partly w. a vague waterstain in upper blank margin; vol. II: p.19 has two manuscript notes in pen and green ink in the first of the blank staves. Both vols. corners and spine-ends dam./ worn; frontcover of second vol. loose and stained in upper left corner.
= RISM 1595a L1009 (no complete copies listed). Written for 7 voices (S.I, S.II, A.I, A.II, T.I, T.II and B), these sacred madrigals are considered by many to form the pinnacle of the sacred madrigal literature of the 16th century. It was the last work written by Di Lasso (he died three weeks after having dedicated the work to Pope Clement VIII) and is remarkable for putting across the deeply felt meaning of the inescapable conclusion of his life. The 20 poems of which the cycle of madrigals consist were written by Luigi Tansillo in a more or less similar vein of searching for the spiritual meaning of life and were first partly published in 1585. A. Einstein, in his The Italian Madrigal calls the Lagrime "(...) a spiritual counterpart to the cycles from the great epics of Ariosto and Tasso, an old man's work, comparable in its artistry, its dimensions, its asceticism only to the Musical Offering and the Art of Fugue." Sixteenth century (parts of) vocal scores are very rare, no copies of any of the voices of the Lagrime were offered by auction in the past decades (ABPC 1972-2019 and JAP 1990-2018). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLVI.
BOUND WITH in BOTH VOLS. (6)p. w. manuscript music ("Kyrie") on manuscript staves, followed by (9) unused leaves w. manuscript staves (watermark French lily) and 29/ 35 blank leaves (partly with Fleur de lis watermark (see Briquet 6943-6945), partly with (untraced) shield watermark w. letter "B" at the top of the shield).
- Blank leaves in vol.I partly waterstained; blank leaves in vol.2 partly wormholed.
= Manuscript Kyrie not traced.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; sl. waterstained/ frayed in outer blank margin; trifle foxed; old owner's entry on title-p. ("Ex Libris Fourier"). Binding rubbed; spine-ends and extremities (sl.) worn; corners backcover showing.
= Eitner VIII, p.120; Fétis VII, p.175. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLVI.
- One plate loose; upper hinge (nearly) broken; owner's stamp on title-p.
= Govaerts 1273; Lunsingh Scheurleer I, p.81 (sl. diff. eds).
- Sl. yellowed. = Nijhoff 1799.
AND a stripped copy of I. COMMELIN, Frederick Hendrick van Nassauw, prince van Orangien. Zyn leven en bedryf (Utr., 1652, 2 parts in 1 vol., engr. title-p., contemp. plain boards, 4to. Lacks all maps/ plans/ plates).
- Without the first 2 parts. Joints and spine-ends rubbed; spine cracking.