2726 - 3272 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks the text leaf; owner's entry on title-p.; fingersoiled in blank lower corner and dog-eared throughout; final 10 plates stained/ soiled; two plates dam. (1x also loose). Binding dam. Sold w.a.f.
= The very rare first edition. Lipperheide Gb 46 and Hiler p.699 (ed. Amst., 1836); Colas 2312 and Beall N2 (ed. Rott., 1818). The plates, engraved after designs by J. Perkois and J.H. Prins, depicting tavern scenes, beggars, costumes, professions, such as male and female fish mongers, a wigmaker, a Jewish pedlar. A rare Dutch variant of a "Cries" book, meant as an exercise book for young artists. Not in Kunst op Schrift.
- Fine copy w. the following minor defects: small old annot. in pen and ink on title-p.; a few lvs. w. small marginal waterstain; a few lvs. vaguely foxed. Binding partly (heavily) rubbed; a few wormholes in backstrip; lacks one of the small, pinlike catches.
= Cordier, Japan p.59; Alt-Japan Katalog 13; De Backer/ Sommervogel V, p.294; Streit IV, 956 (for part 3). The first two parts are the second edition of the first history of the Jesuit involvement in Asia (first published Dillingen, 1571); part 2 contains the 40 most important Jesuit letters from Japan (1548-1464, by i.a. Paulus Japonicus, Franciscus Xaverius, Cosmus Turrianus, Gaspar Vilela and Aloisius Frois, the one from 1548 (by Paulus Japonicus) being the first Latin-language Jesuit letter from Japan ever); the third part is an update containing letters of 1568-1570, first published in this edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
- Ten maps printed in duplicate (textlvs. not present in duplicate), the maps that should have been on one of the two pages involved for each map therefore lacking; one map originally in duplicate ("Arabie" belonging to p.187 on both p.187 and 189), but the one on p.187 neatly pasted over with "Arabie Moderne" (which should have been the one on p.189); lacks 6 lvs. (pages 29/30, 45/46, 211/212, 219/220, 237/238 and 255/256, w. figures XII, XX, XC, XCIV, CIII and CXII) and lacks a figure LI; some 'figures' numbered erroneously; with 4 extra plates bound before the index, the first titled "Additions pour l'Asie, repondans aux chifres marquez vers le haut des pages" (these plates 'page-numbered' resp. 94, 106, 162 and 177); the extra plate 94 dam. in title-cartouche and w. manuscript addition; "figure LXXXVI" sl. dam. in face of Mahomet; occas. yellowed. Spine creased and spine-ends (sl.) dam. Sold w.a.f.
= Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 8800.
- Part XII lacks title-p., lvs. Ppp2 and Ppp3 and last textleaf; part 17 lacks both maps of the Philippines; part 19 lacks 1 plate (Marina en andere vrouwen); a few scattered lvs. loose (incl. title-p. to part 17); maps, plates etc. w. some marginal fraying, soiling and waterstaining (and 1x browning on fold). Bindings worn.
= Published in a series of 21 vols. on various travels. These vols. contain travels to i.a. the Dutch East Indies, Japan, China, the Philippines, Arabia, India and Mexico. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM p.108.
- Two lvs. loose, otherwise contents fine. Frontcover sl. stained and spine sl. soiled.
- Lacks 2 plates; one quire loose(ning); lacks lower pastedown. Spine lacks letterpiece.
AND an incompete vol. from the same series on Borneo, Java, Sumatra etc. (lacks the 2 maps and 1 view).
- Htitle foxed.
= Tiele 991; Rouffaer/ Muller p.55; Mendelssohn II, p.279; Landwehr VOC, 285. Modernised edition of Wouter Schouten's popular voyage to the Dutch East Indies, the first with the maps (Java, Ambon, Ceylon, nautical world map), the plates newly etched/ engraved by C. Decker. Howgego S66: "Schouten was an observant traveller who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions."
- Lacks one prelim. text leaf (**4); the map doubled and lacks upper corner; one plate torn; yellowed throughout; title-p. w. closed tear; prelim. lvs. w. some contemp./ old scribbling; final text leaf w. extensive old annots. Lower joint broken; backstrip loose(ning).
= Howgego S185; Tiele 1061 note; NSHM p.118; cf. Blackmer sale 1616 and Blackmer 321; Cox I, p.75; Cordier, Japonica 388; Adelung 107; Cordier, Indosinica 887. First French edition, with the plates from the first Dutch original of 1676. Contains, amongst many other things, a full account of the revolt of Stenka Radzin, chief of the Cosacks, against the Czar of Russia. The author also has an eye for the sensational, claiming for example, that he has seen a human race with tails in Formosa - and including plates of barbaric torture (a female slave/ wife being flayed to death etc.) and mass executions in Siam and Persia. The very fine plates, some of which are by Kip after the author's own sketches, also include highly detailed views of cities such as Ispahan, Persepolis, Muschati, Seras, Gammeron, Astracan etc. "However, Struys kept no diary, so that by the time his narrative was finally published in 1676, his fanciful imagination had somewhat distorted the reality behind his journey. At sea he experienced typhoons, shipwrecks, hunger and captivity, and he was several times sold as a slave, a misfortune always guaranteed to delight a seventeenth-century audience. He returned from one of his journeys with a cross carved from the wood of Noah's ark, given to him by a hermit on Mt Ararat." (Howgego).
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; new endpapers; one plate portion torn off; fold. map of Japan repaired w. paper on verso; sl. (finger)soiled margins; second title-p. margins strengthened w. paper. Vellum splitting on lower joint.
= Tiele 1080; Cat. NHSM p.220; Cordier, Japonica 393, 395; Alt-Japan Kat. 1477; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 61; Klaversma/ Hannema 1396; Howgego T14. Compare Feith 139 and Landwehr, VOC 1577 (on Tavernier's "chronique scandaleuse" of some Governors-General and other VOC-officials in the 3rd part).
- All maps frayed and duststained along fore-edge; 1 map waterstained and browned. Paper over boards dam./ worn; endpapers loosening.
= Koeman I, Bac 1.
- Lacks the fold. map "Imperii Caroli Magni"; title-p. w. repaired/ restored blank margins; otherwise contents near fine w. occas. sl. spotting/ fingersoiling/ fraying; later endpapers. Binding formerly also contained the following, second part of vol. 2 (Spain; not present in this copy); sl. dam./ restored along extremities; covers (sl.) stained.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 2:213.2M (and title-p. 2:22A); Koeman I, Bl 17. The first part of the second vol. of Blaeu's atlas, concerning France. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
- Fingersoiled; a few owner's entries on first free endpaper and title-p. ("Jean Francois Valentins, Verviers") and a partly removed letterpress schoolprize dated 1781, Verviers. Binding heavily rubbed/ worn along extremities.
= The second parts contains Nouveau traité de la sphere (...) (Paris, 1774) by the same author.
- As often without the portrait; old libr. stamp recto and verso of title-p.; otherwise contents very fine. Top of spine sl. dam.; corners sl. worn.
= Phillips 30: "Maps by various cartographers, including Gale, Ligorio, Coronelli, Reland and Coccejo (...). The title-page and many of the maps (...) are ornamented by illustrations of the coins of the countries represented". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXV.
- Lacks 3 maps; all maps split on folds and (formerly) repaired w. paper or sellotape on verso, many fold. parts loose; yellowed/ sl. browned; old owner's entry on first free endpaper ('W:M:J:V:Renesse 1754"). Binding worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Koeman II, Lat 1a, note. Early edition (first published in 1734), frequently reprinted throughout the 18th century.
- Lower joint splitting at top of spine; corners bumped. A fine copy.
= Koeman II, 269, Le H2. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.
- Upper hinges weak (textleaves partly loose(ning)). Occas. trifle foxed, but otherwise contents very good. Spine dam.; covers sl. worn.
= Phillips 4306 (ed. Paris, 1813).
- Some small wormholes along middle fold/ in margins; title and each map stamp or annot. in lower blank margin erased w. tipp-ex; title trimmed to the upper borderline; trifle yellowed; lower hinge weak. Binding sl. wormholed along spine.
= Shirley 139; Koeman II, Me 6; Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 1:522. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXV.
- Frontisp. (from the 1660 edition by J.A. Colom, with the same number op maps/ plates) folded, sl. creased, trimmed (partly to the border) and laid down; title-p. w. closed hole; partly foxed/ yellowed in blank margins. Otherwise fine.
= Twenty-six of the maps are attractively coloured in prob. contemporary handcolouring. Rare. Koeman, III, Sla 1. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVI.
- Blank margins of title-p. duststained; occas. trifle spotted in blank margins, otherwise fine.
= Maps in very fine handcolouring. Our copy contains the title-p. of the De Wit Atlas and the following compilation of maps: Koeman, Wit 25, nos. 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 21, 23, and Koeman, Dan 3, nos. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVI.
- Partly waterst. in lower margin; corner of title-p. restored.
= Koschatzky, Die Kunst der Zeichnung p.291: "Bartsch (...) bearbeitete 1794 in einem ebenso mustergültigen Katalog für eine beabsichtigte, nie zustande gekommene Auktion in Wien die Sammlung des im Kampf gegen Frankreich gefallenen belgisch-österreichischen Aristokraten Charles Joseph Prince de Ligne (1759-1792), der zahlreiche Blätter aus den Sammlungen Jabach, Crozat und Mariette hatte erwerben können. Zur Auktion kam es deswegen nicht, weil der gesamte Bestand von Herzog Albert van Sachsen-Teschen erworben werden konnte und heute einen bedeutenden Teil der Albertina ausmacht."