2258 - 3065 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Upper hinge weak; first title w. owner's entry. Spine-ends chipped; binding chafed.
- A few leaves sl. foxed. Sm. brown stain on frontcover. Good/ fine copy.
= Owner's entry of M. Buisman JFzn on first blank. Landwehr, R.d.H. as book illustrator 9.
- Occas. trifle foxed; upper hinge widening; owner's entry (dated 1813) on upper pastedown. Joints splitting at spine-ends; covers sl. warped.
= Landwehr, R. de Hooghe as book ill. 9.
- Wormholed throughout, mainly in blank margins; two title-pages, both w. old owner's entry (partly covered w. paper strip); first title with woodcut printer's mark dam. in margins and cut short; second title foxed and w. library/ owner's stamp cut out and replaced w. blank paper. Lacks ties; lower outer corner of frontcover sl. dam.
= Rare edition, not in Adams or Brunet.
- Preliminary leaves and p.1-32 waterstained in inner margin (partly touching text and the engr. title-p.). Joints splitting,
= Very rare.
- Sl. dustsoiled in margins; hinges widening.
= Rare first edition. The plates were numbered as continuation of the textleaves, page 10 and 17 have a text illustration and page 30 is entirely a text leaf. Comprises several plates of ornaments and 3 designs for a church by S. Bosboom. "It proved a handy work for masons, carpenters and architects with little theoretical inclination and was reprinted time and again until the early nineteenth century, not only in Dutch but translated into English and German as well." (Kuyper p. 225-226 (listing this edition as the 1st ed.)). Fowler 54 (listing this edition as the 2nd ed.); Kat. Orn. Sammlung Berlin 2222; Fuhring 2863ff. Cf. BAL, Early Printed Books 1478-1840, no.331. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Lacks frontisp., one plate and the portrait of Johan Maurits; sl. foxed; a few lvs. and one plate w. vertical folds. Covers w. worn spots.
= Kat. Orn. Berl. 2231; not in Fowler. Springer p.25: "Van de eerste uitgave komen ook exemplaren voor, waarin zijn opgenomen: Swanenburgh, Gemeenlants Huys van Rijnlant, gelegen tusschen Halfweg en Amsterdam (thans suikerfabriek te Halfweg) met 8 platen en: Vredenburgh in de Beemster, 3 platen, waaronder ook de plattegrond der omgeving in vogelvlucht, uit een oogpunt van tuinkunst-geschiedenis merkwaardig door den eenvoud". "Neben Jacob van Campen der bedeutendste Vertreter des holländ. (palladianischen) Klassizismus" (Thieme-Becker). Contains: 1. La maison du prince J. Maurice; 2. La salle d'Orange; 3. La maison Swanenburg; 4. La maison Ryxdorp; 5. La maison de ville de Maestricht [see: Een seer magnifiek stadthuys, Delft 1985]; 6. La maison du poids de la ville de Gouda; 7. La maison de Vredenburg; 8. Les cheminées. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Occas. sl. (finger)soiled/ foxed. Covers worn; spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Contains the following parts: 2. La salle d'Orange; 3. La maison Swanenburg; 5. La maison de ville de Maestricht; 7. La maison de Vredenburg and 8. Les cheminées. Cf. complete work: Kat. Orn. Berl. 2231; not in Fowler; Springer p.25; "Neben Jacob van Campen der bedeutendste Vertreter des holländ. (palladianischen) Klassizismus" (Thieme-Becker).
- The description of the plates mentions plates numb. I-L, our copy with an engr. title to the plates and 49 plates numb. A and I-XLVIII. Lacks 2 plates (no. IV and XXX); contents severly fingersoiled and partly waterstained; annots. in pencil and occas. pen and ink; plate no. XXXIII w. later handcolouring. Binding dam. Sold w.a.f.
- Lacks frontisp.; part sl. waterstained (touching text). Worn along extremities; later paper over boards.
= Provenance: M. Buisman (owner's entry on first free endpaper; Muller 59; Scheepers II, 700; Buisman 48/ 1999. Very rare.
- Vol. I and II sl. browned. Vellum sl. soiled.
= Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe as book illustrator 93 (1 portrait less); Van Someren I, p.242. Fine portraits of i.a. Menno Simons, David Joris, Martinus Luther, Theodorus Sutor and Paracelsus.
- Sl. browned/ foxed. Vellum trifle/ sl. soiled.
= Klaversma/ Hannema 63-64; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 346.
- Pastedowns loose; occas. lvs. loose; partly marginally waterst.; some annots. in pencil; 1 plate torn. Vellum trifle wormholed/ sl. soiled/ w. a few small dam. spots.
= Klaversma/ Hannema 63-64; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 346.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Frontcover wormholed and dam. along upper joint.
= Cohen/ De Ricci p.177; Bigmore/ Wyman p.72: "(...) a work notable for its completeness for the time of its production, and for its plates, which have been reproduced by most subsequent writers on art".
- Without the 3rd (supplement) vol. (publ. 1752); partly yellowed; both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown. Joints splitting at spine-ends; bindings w. some acid bite.
= Arntzen/ Rainwater H89: "A collection of 250 lives of painters, including about 100 whose biographies are not to be found elsewhere".
- Lacks the frontisp.
- Occas. sl. foxed/ yellowed in lower margin. Binding of both vols. worn/ dam.
= Arntzen/ Rainwater H96: "Biographical accounts of Netherlandish painters, a continuation of Houbraken."
- First textleaf cut sl. short in lower margin, affecting quire signature; title-p. and portrait sl. foxed; occas. wormholed (mostly in blank margin); occas. sl. fingersoiled; occas. marks in blank margin in old hand in pen and ink; owner's entry on verso first free endpaper. Leather dried; corners and spine-ends worn.
= Complete copy of the esteemed second edition of this famous book (first edition 1604), enlarged with the life of the author (1548-1606) and the "Toegift" poem by G.A. Bredero. This edition also with complete indexes. Bibl. Belgica M104; Simoni M22; Arntzen/ Rainwater H69. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- 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.
- Sm. hole in blank margin of preliminary leaves. Covers chafed/ worn. Otherwise fine.
= Rare and richly illustrated monograph on the practice of wood-turning. The first German ed. (first publ. Lyon, 1701). Kat. Orn. Berlin 1247.