2258 - 3065 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Yellowed/ sl. browned and fingersoiled; bookblock splitting; waterst. at the beginning (incl. frontisp. and title-p.). Binding heavily worn; frontcover loose; needs rebinding. Sold w.a.f.
= Faber du Faur 1116: "Manual of Catholic morality, in Father Abraham's simple and practical manner."
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Otherwise fine. = BCNI 3210 and 3276.
- Partly w. (closed) wormholes, occas. affecting text in right margin; upper margin for the larger part (water)stained; new endpapers.
= Belgica Typographica 28; BCNI 3275. Rare.
- A few maps (sl.) foxed/ yellowed; one plate browned; tiny wormhole in lower margin of first blank and frontispiece (just touching the address banner), otherwise a (very) fine copy.
= The second revised and best edition (first 1668). Tiele 298; Gay 219; Mendelssohn II, p.119. The first large general description of the African continent. The work is based on the early accounts of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the English works by Purchass and Jarrick, the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers. Very detailed on the West Coast, where the Dutch ivory-, gold- and slave-trade flourished and on Angola (Luanda was captured by a WIC fleet in 1647). On the settlement on the Cape only a cursory note is found, while the surrounding tribes are described in remarkable detail. The second part, devoted to the African islands, from Malta to Madagascar, includes an ample account of the French colonization of the latter. The work is famous for its splendid detailed maps and plates, i.a. engraved after drawings by Reinier Noomsz (Zeeman). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- A few plates w. sm. tears along fold.
= Tiele 1001; Cox I, p.377; Nissen, ZBI 3841. Vol. 1 with title of the first Dutch edition of 1773, but with collation of the ed. Amst., 1780. The first (English) edition was published in 1738, four years after Shaw's return from Africa. Howgego S92: "English scholar, natural historian and traveller (1692-1751). (...) After receiving holy orders, Shaw was appointed chaplain to the English factory in Algiers. He held the post for twelve years, then travelled for three years across North Africa, passing through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, and continuing into Palestine and Syria."
- Contents and covers loosening; sl. foxed/ browned; edges frayed. Wr. (water)stained. = Knuttel 14824.
Tractaet van de Vreede, gemaekt, gesloten en vastgestelt tot Utrecht den 11. April 1713., tussen de Heeren Ambassadeurs en Plenipotentiarissen van sijne Majesteyt van Vranckryck, ter eene, ende de Heeren Ambassadeurs en Plenipotentiarissen van de Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde. The Hague, P. Scheltus, 1713, 47p., woodengr. title-vignette, without binding.
- Title-p. and most lvs. (water)stained mainly in lower half of the page, affecting text; sm. portion of blank upper corner of title-p. torn off.
= Knuttel 16165.
- Upper joint splitting; binding worn along extremities.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 345; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 525a. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Foxed. Joints and sleeve sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Rare floral almanac. Grand-Carteret 3463 (dating the almanac 1819).
- Decoration on silver clasps sl. worn from polishing. Otherwise fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Occas. sl. foxed (incl. the plates). Lower boardedge w. a few bumped spots; slipcase sl. worn/ rubbed.
= Grand-Carteret 1680.
- First quire loose; sl. foxed/ soiled; sm. burnhole in first title-p. Vellum sl. soiled/ rubbed; black stain in lower left corner backcover.
= Ad. 1: ''Wie na Sinck tot halverwege de jaren vijftig verantwoordelijk was voor de tijdrekenundige en astronomische gegevens van de comptoiralmanak is onduidelijk. De titelpaginas vermelden geen naam meer. Aan deze situatie kwam een einde toen in de persoon van Dirck Rembrantsz van Nierop (1610-1682) een waardige opvolger van Sinck gevonden werd. De door Saeghman uitgegeven Kleyne comptoir almanach voor 1656 (8vo) is de oudste almanak met zijn naam. Daarna is Van Nierops naam tot aan zijn dood in 1682, met uitzondering van de jaren 1658-1660, met de almanakken van Saeghman verbonden. Vanaf de jaren zestig werden de almanakken van Saeghman alleen nog aan Dirck van Nierop toevertrouwd''. Salman, p. 275. Rare.
= Numerous contemp. entries in pen and ink. Attractive binding. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Year 1791 waterst. at the beginning. Backstrips dam. = Rare almanac. Cf. Waller 120 (year 1782).
- Fine and attractively bound copy.
= Buijnsters 19. Catharina van Valkenburg, with whom Van Alphen was married, was the daughter of Christina Wijnanda Le Leu de Wilhem. Van Alphen had this copy specially bound for his mother in law on occasion of his marriage to her daughter. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Lacks first free endpaper; bookplate and owner's stamp on upper pastedown; contemp. owner's entry and stamp on title-p.; some sm. (water)stains. Upper corner frontcover stained; lacks ties.
= BCNI 11390.
- Lacks page 925-956 in 4th part; hinges weak; sm. marginal annots.; contemp. annots. and library stamp on title-p.; trifle foxed; a few (marginal) (water)stains; final few lvs. w. sm. wormhole. Covers worn along extremities; spine cracked; joints splitting; calf worn away at spine-ends and inner lower corner of frontcover.
- Contemp. annotations and underlining in pen and ink throughout; first and final lvs. inner margins strengthened and dam. in lower margin; title-p. w. closed tear in upper margin, 3 libr. stamps and w. later owner's entry in pen and ink; lvs. 40-146 w. tear in lower mostly blank margin repaired w. scotch tape (tear due to mold?); waterstained throughout, mostly first half in lower margin; final leaf w. printer's mark partially glued to final blank; bookplate on upper pastedown. Binding chafed and scuffed.
= Rare first German translation of the famous Novus orbis regionum containing voyages of Cadamosto, the three voyages of Columbus, Nino, Pinzon, Vespucci, Cabral, and others. "A German translation by Michael Herr; it is less known and much rarer than the original. The version is somewhat broad, and is distinguished by a certain originality in expression. Although it has no map, it has, on the other hand, the merit of being augmented in the text. It contains a full translation of Peter Martyr's Decades, folios 174-229, and also his three books De Legatione Babylonica, folios 235-248, both wanting in all the different Latin editions. Besides, it contains all the pieces of the first Latin edition of 1532, except Munster's Introductio in tabulam geograph, to which the map belongs, and would, therefore, have been superfluous in this edition" (Sabin). Borba de Moraes I, 377; Sabin 34106. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- First 4 lvs. loose(ning); upper pastedown dam.; a few leaves torn/ lacking marginal part; some lvs. unobtrusively waterst. Calf dried/ partly cracked; corners showing; spine-ends worn; calf splitting along upper joint.
= The first Dutch edition (2nd unchanged ed. 1751). Tiele 637; Sabin 38598; Howes L22; Alden/ Landis 731/128; Muller 863; Lipperheide Mb 6. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Bookplate on Zilverdistel on upper pastedown; occas. sl. foxed. Upper cover detached and lower cover almost loose w. fiber restorations along joints visible; binding rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities.
= Bigmore/ Wyman p.6f, calling for 8 plates, not present in our copy.