[Alba amicorum]. Album amicorum of WILLEM BUEL,
mainly Cologne, 1602-1606, 99 lvs. (incl. 92 blank), comprising 7 contributions w. 7 contemp. handcol. coats of arms heightened w. gold, contemp. gilt calf, a.e.g. and gauffered w. colour, large obl. 8vo. - BOUND WITH: Passe, C. de (1565-1637). Deliciarum juvenilum libellus. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1600), engr. title-p., 6 engr. plates of which 2 contemp. handcol. and heightened w. gold (New Hollstein 229). - AND WITH: Idem. Metamorphose. N.pl., n.publ., 1602, 2 engr. title-p., 80 (of 103) engr. plates of which 3 contemp. handcol. and heightened w. gold (New Hollstein 852).
- Bookplate of E.A. van Beresteyn on upper pastedown; later manuscript annotations were added in pencil and black ink, apparently all quoting or commenting on the subject of the plates. Sm. ticket from "Familie-archief van Beresteyn" on frontcover.
= An interleaved copy of two works by Crispijn de Passe de Oude (1565-1637). The contemporary handcolouring of the plates is of an exceptional quality. They are accompanied by contributions w. coats of arms all located in Cologne. Two coats of arms are painted on the preliminary leaves. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.