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68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings  Zesen P von 68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings Zesen P von
68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings  Zesen P von 68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings Zesen P von
68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings  Zesen P von 68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings Zesen P von
68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings  Zesen P von 68 3030 Amsterdam and surroundings Zesen P von
68/3030 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Zesen, P. von. Beschreibung der Stadt Amsterdam. Amst., J. Noschen, 1664, (6),398,(22)p., engr. frontisp., woodcut title-vignette, 73 engr. fold./ double-p. views/ plates/ plans (1x single page), 1 engr. ill., contemp. overlapping vellum, a.e.g., sm. 4to.

- Fine copy apart from the following defects: (sl.) yellowed and foxed/ waterst. (in blank outer margins); ±10 lvs. w. restored upper outer corner. Binding sl. soiled/ trifle stained.

= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 350; Dünnhaupt 52,1: "Zesen versucht durch diese mit erstaunlicher Sachkunde verfaßte Topographie den Mitbürgern seiner Wahlheimat Amsterdam seinen Dank abzustatten."; Faber du Faur 824: "(...) a sort of 17th Century Baedeker, with excellent factual descriptions of the streets, embankments and buildings (...)". One of the nicest townbooks of Amsterdam, finely illustrated and rarely found complete. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.

€ (800-1.000) 900
68 3031 Anson G 68 3031 Anson G
68/3031 Anson, G. Reize rondsom de Werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744. Ed. R. Walter./ Reize naer de Zuidzee, met het schip De Wager (...) Ondernomen in den Jaere 1740. Amst., I. Tirion, 1748 and Leyden/ Amst., J. Le Mair, S. Baalde and C. van Hoogeveen Junior, 1766, 1st ed., 2 vols., (26),386,(2); (36),212,(16)p., 15 (fold.) engr. maps/ charts/ plans, 20 (fold.) plates; 8 (fold.) plates by N. VAN DER MEER JR. after D. KUIPERS, contemp. unif. vellum (the first vol. w. red mor. letterpiece), 4to.

- First vol.: a few maps and plates waterstained in margins of image; 3 maps closed tear at inner margin; margins sl. dust/ fingerstained. Second vol. partly sl. waterstained in blank margins (occas. also affecting the plates and plates). First vol. upper joint starting and upper cover sl. stained; second vol. upper joint split and covers sl. warped.

= Tiele 42 and 43; Howgego A100; Henze I, p.82-83; cf. Cat. NHSM p.136 (2nd Dutch ed. of the first work, 1749); Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39 and Bosch 199 (French editions); Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. (...) Walter's account of the voyage is a model of what such literature should be." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.

€ (500-700)
68/3032 [Arabia]. Drouville, G. Voyage en Perse fait en 1812 et 1813. Turin, F. Reycend et Cie, 1829, 3 parts in 1 vol., 200; 168; 188p., contemp. gilt hmor., 12mo.

- Foxed; trifle worn along extremities. = Cf. Lipperheide Lc 9.

€ (60-80)
68 3033 Arabia  Niebuhr C 68 3033 Arabia Niebuhr C
68 3033 Arabia  Niebuhr C 68 3033 Arabia Niebuhr C
68 3033 Arabia  Niebuhr C 68 3033 Arabia Niebuhr C
68 3033 Arabia  Niebuhr C 68 3033 Arabia Niebuhr C
68 3033 Arabia  Niebuhr C 68 3033 Arabia Niebuhr C
68/3033 [Arabia]. Niebuhr, C. Reize naar Arabië en andere omliggende landen. Amst./ Utr., S.J. Baalde/ J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776/ 1780, 1st Dutch ed., 2 vols., VIII,(6),484,(2); (16),455,(1)p., 2 ident. engr. title-vignettes, 32 (fold.) maps/ plans (incl. the large fold. map of Jemen), 92 (fold.) plates (of 93), modern unif. giltlettered hmor w. red mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Vol. 2 lacks 1 plate (supplied in photocopy); vol. 1 w. 2 text lvs. supplied in photocopy; vol. 1 w. a few lvs. sl. waterst.; both vols. w. owner's entries on htitle and title. Contents otherwise fine.

= Tiele 796; Howgego N24; Gay 3589; Cat. NHSM I, p.258; Cox I, p.237: "Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia, 1763-1767. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan".

Idem. Beschryving van Arabie, uit eigene waarnemingen en in 't land zelf verzamelde narigten. Uit het hoogduits vertaald, en Vermeerderd met een volledig register van 't geheele werk. Idem, ibid., 1774, (6),XXXX,(2),408,(14)p., engr. title-p. w. vignette, 7 (large fold.) maps (the map of Yemen w. handcol. borders, bound at the end of the work below), 18 (fold.) (partly handcol.) plates by C.J. DE HUYSER a.o., 1 fold. table, uniformly bound with the preceding, 4to.

- Contents fine. Htitle and title w. owner's entries.

= Tiele 795; Howgego N24; cf. Graesse IV, p.674 and Cox I, p.237; Aboussouan 682-683 and Lipperheide Lc6. Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) travelled extensively in Arabia, Persia, Palestine and Asia Minor, and became by his descriptions and maps and the richness of his observations the pioneer of a more profound knowledge of the Orient. Henze III, p.610: "Als erste literarische Hauptfrucht der langen Reise veröffentlichte er in 1772 die Beschreibung von Arabie, ein Werk klassischen Gepräges, das mehr Stoff darbrachte als alle früheren europäischen Werke zusammengenommen; hinzu kam, daß es großenteils auf Autopsie basierte. N. hielt sich fern von jeder Kompilation nach anderen Autoren und trug nur vor, was er selbst beobachtet und gesammelt hatte". "His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day" (Cox). On Niebuhr see also Europa und die Orient, cat. 1/190. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.

€ (1.500-2.500)
68 3034 Architecture  Bélidor  B F de 68 3034 Architecture Bélidor B F de
68 3034 Architecture  Bélidor  B F de 68 3034 Architecture Bélidor B F de
68 3034 Architecture  Bélidor  B F de 68 3034 Architecture Bélidor B F de
68 3034 Architecture  Bélidor  B F de 68 3034 Architecture Bélidor B F de
68/3034 [Architecture]. Bélidor, (B.F. de). Architecture hydraulique, ou l'art de conduire, d'élever, et de menager les eaux pour les différens besoins de la vie. Paris, C.-A. Jombert, 1782/ 1750/ 1739/ 1770, 2 parts in 4 vols., 2 engr. frontisp., 1 woodcut and 3 diff. engr. title-vignettes, 219 fold. maps/ plans/ plates, some headpieces/ ills., contemp. unif. mottled calf, gilt spine w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces, 4to.

- Partly yellowed/ sl. foxed, occas. sl. browned; vol.4, plate 43-47 misbound behind plate 52. Bindings rubbed; sl. worn along extremities; a few spine-ends chipped; vol.4 lower joint splitting at top.

= Poggendorff I, p.138; Kat. Orn. Berlin 3555; DSB I, p.582; Roberts & Trent p.29-30: "Bélidor's work is one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction, he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and watersupply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution." Bélidor was the first to use differential and integral equations for the solution of hydrotechnical problems. The work remained the standard authority on practical water engineering long after most of the techniques it describes became obsolete. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.

€ (400-600) 500
68 3035 Architecture  Berquin J 68 3035 Architecture Berquin J
68/3035 [Architecture]. Berquin, J. (Architectura of wiskunstige verhandeling, om de voornaamste eigenschappen der burgerlyke bouwkonst betrekkelyk te maaken tot de vyf bouw-orders; als meede grondregels tot alle soorten van bouwingen van 's lands werken (...)). (Amst., J. Covens en Zoon, 1789/ 1790), 2 vols., (2),XXI,(1),59,(3); (2),IV [of VI],95,(3)p., 9/ 13 fold. plates, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces, folio.

- Lacks both title-pages; outer (and occas. upper) margin of part of the fold. plates duststained and occas. sl. framed. Old mouldy spot on frontcover of first volume.

= The rare first and only edition, published by the author (as the (absent) title-pages state: "Dit werk is in haar geheel, op eigen kosten van den Autheur, uitgevoerd."). Bierens de Haan 295; Kat. Orn. Berlin 2226. Not in Fowler and Millard. Rare work on 18th cent. Dutch architecture of private houses, bridges, sluices etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CX.

€ (500-700) 500
68/3036 [Architecture]. Brade, W.C. Theoretisch en practisch bouwkundig handboek, ten dienste van ingenieurs, architecten, opzigters, timmerlieden, metselaars en verdere bouwkundigen. Vol. 1-2. The Hague, A.J. van Weelden, 1827, 1st ed., 2 (of 5) vols., XII,178,(24); (4),IV,192p., 18 fold. engr. plates, contemp. gilt hcalf, 4to.

- A few plates w. tears in fold. Spine sl. worn; paper over covers worn off; binding worn along extremities.

€ (50-70) 50
68 3037 Architecture  Bury J B M  68 3037 Architecture Bury J B M
68/3037 [Architecture]. (Bury, J.B.M.). Modellen van scrynwerkerkunst, gekozen onder hetgeen Parys daaromtrent het merkwaardigste en naar den besten smaak oplevert, verzeld van beschryvingen en ontwikkelingen die er de uitvoering van makkelyk maken, opgevolgd door een kort begrip van de grondbeginselen der scrynwerkerkunst, verder door een traktaat over de trappen. Modèles de Menuiserie choisis Parmi ce que Paris offre de plus nouveau, de plus remarquable et de meilleur gout; Accompagnés de détails et développements qui doivent en faciliter l'exécution (..). Liège, Avanzo en Morgante, 1827, (4),12p., engr. title-p. w. title in French and Dutch within nicely decorated borders, 39 plates, contemp. simple gilt hcalf w. lozenge-shaped gilt red mor. title-piece on frontcover, folio.

- Most plates sl. foxed; false fold in printed and engr. title. Foot of spine dam.; top of spine and corners sl. worn.

= Rare, early edition, based on the Parisian edition of Bury's Modèles de Menuiserie choisis parmi ce que Paris offre de plus nouveau (...) (Paris, 1825). Although the engr. title-p. is in Dutch and in French), the text is only present in Dutch (some copies have the text both in Dutch as well as French. No copy in NCC.

€ (120-150) 130
68 3038 Architecture  Cramer H 68 3038 Architecture Cramer H
68/3038 [Architecture]. Cramer, H. Aan den edelen agtbaren heer Pieter Reael, heere tot Nigtevegt, oud-schepen en raad der stad Amsterdam. ende aan syn eds. waarde gemalinne mevrou Maria Eleonora Huidecoper van Maarseveen, vrouwe tot Nigtevegt. werden dese gronden en gezigten van haar edd. huys, met schuldige eerbiedigheyt opgedragen. Amst., C. Dankerts, n.d. (±1695), engr. ⅔-p. coat of arms on verso dedication-p., 8 double-p. plates/ plans, 19th cent. hcl., 4to.

= Very rare series of prints showing the stately home "Huis te Nigtevecht", built in 1687 and demolished around 1830.

BOUND AFTER: Bosboom, S. Cort onderwys vande vyf Colomen (...) uyt den scherpsinnigen Vinsent Schamozzy getrocken (...). Amst., J. Danckerts, n.d. (±1670), (6) textp., 45 (of ?) engr. plates, ills.

- Partly yellowed; occas. (vaguely) waterst. Binding worn.

AND 2 others, i.a. W.C. BRADE, Theoretisch en practisch bouwkundig handboek (...). Derde deel (The Hague, 1828, fold. engr. plates, contemp. hcalf. Binding worn).

€ (500-700)
68 3039 Architecture  Dankcker t s J 68 3039 Architecture Dankcker t s J
68/3039 [Architecture]. Dankcker(t)s, J. Architectura chivilis Vertoonende verscheyde Treffelijcke Cappen, soo van Toorens, Kercke, als mede veelderhande voornaame Huysen, etc en eenige Wenteltrappe. Dienstigh voor all Lief-hebbers en Leerlingen van de Bouw-konst. Amst., R. & J. Ottens, n.d. (±1670), (12),8 textp., engr. title, 48 (fold.) engr. plates, 6 textills., sl. later clothbacked limp boards, 4to.

- Occas. sl. fingersoiled. Covers loosening and sl. worn; backstrip partly loose.

= Cf. Kat. Orn. Berlin 2252; Kuyper p.227.

€ (300-500)
68 3040 Architecture  Le Clerc S 68 3040 Architecture Le Clerc S
68 3040 Architecture  Le Clerc S 68 3040 Architecture Le Clerc S
68/3040 [Architecture]. Le Clerc, S. Verhandeling over de bouwkunde. Dutch transl. P.E. Duyvené. Amst., H. Gartman, n.d. (1781), 2 parts in 1 vol., (10),92 textp., 182 engr. plates, modern hcl., 4to.

- Last 40 lvs. (vaguely) waterst. in blank margins; htitle sl. soiled and w. restored tear.

= The first Dutch edition of this classic by the French engraver and draughtsman Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714). The plates depicting the orders, their application and plates showing doors, windows, niches, balustrades etc. Cf. Kunst op schrift 1030/ 1031 (variant address).

€ (100-150) 170
68 3041 Architecture  Poley J  68 3041 Architecture Poley J
68/3041 [Architecture]. (Poley, J.). "Naauwkeurig Ontwerp van Allerleij soorten van Kappen van Huijsen." N.pl., n.d. (±1770), (12,10 blank)p., 114 manuscript pages in contemp. pen and ink, and 20 fold./ double-p. plates in pen and black/ pink ink, contemp. gilt hcalf w. red mor. letterpiece, sm. folio.

= WRITTEN AND DRAWN ENTIRELY IN MANUSCRIPT. Interesting contemp. manuscript copy of JACOB POLEY's Architectura Civilis, of naauwkeurige ontwerpen en verzamelingen van verscheide zeer fraaye groote Kap-Werken, van huizen, schuuren, pakhuizen, &c. Met eenige Uitrekeninge van de Materialen, volgens de Bestekken daar van in Articulen verdeelt (first publ. Amst., 1770). The anonymous writer/ author of the manuscript has rephrased/ rewritten sections. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CX.

€ (300-500) 650
68 3042 Architecture  Storm van 's Gravesande C M  68 3042 Architecture Storm van 's Gravesande C M
68/3042 [Architecture]. (Storm van 's Gravesande, C.M.). Atlas van LXIII platen, behoorende bij de handleiding tot de kennis der Burgerlijke en Militaire Bouwkunst. Breda, Gebroeders Nys for the Koninklijke Militaire Akademie, 1850, (2),11[verklaring der platen]p., 63 double-p. engr. plates, contemp. gilt and blindst. hcalf, folio.

- Spine-ends sl./ trifle worn. Internally fine.

= On civil and military engineering/ building construction: the plates depict construction drawings of (parts of) tools, kilns, groundwork, foundations, bricklaying, floors, walls, vaults, drains, doorways and window openings, hewn stone work, timber, trusses & roofs, cornices, stair cases, doors & windows, iron work, barracks, stables, gunpowder depots, guardhouses, gates, etc.

AND 1 other: H. REDIG, Les cinq ordres d'architecture de J.B. de Vignole ((Antw., ±1830), 35 engr. plates by J. LINNIG, contemp. hcl., sm. 8vo).

€ (60-80) 90
68 3043 Architecture  Sturm L C 68 3043 Architecture Sturm L C
68/3043 [Architecture]. Sturm, L.C. (Prodromus Architecturae Goldmannianae (...)). (Augsb., 1714), 27 fold. (double-p.) engr. plates by C. REMSHARDT after L.C. STURM, partly after designs by A. SCHLÜTER, late 18th cent. simple gilt hcalf, folio.

- Without title-p. and 9 fold. text leaves; partly sl. waterstained, mostly in lower corners and touching image (one plate further into image, but hardly visible on recto); false folds on most plates; several closed tears (mostly on the profiles and section views of the towers); occas. sl. duststained in outer blank margin.

= Including some beautiful plates of Neustadt castle. Kat. Orn. Berlin 1993. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.

€ (250-350) 350
68 3044 Architecture  Tieleman van der Horst 68 3044 Architecture Tieleman van der Horst
68/3044 [Architecture]. Tieleman van der Horst. Theatrum machinarum universale; of nieuwe algemeene bouwkunde, waar in (...) werd voorgestelt en geleerdt, het maaken van veelerley soorten van Trappen (...) Quartierboomen, Slaapers, Leuningen, Cieraaden en Lofwercken; en ook het maaken van vierkanten, agtkanten, ronde en ovale Lantaarens en wat er meer tot dit soort van Bouwkunde behoord. Amst., P. Schenk, 1739, engr. halftitle, title-page w. vignette, dedic. page and 30 double-page plates by J. SCHENK, contemp. contemp. hcalf w. lozenge shaped gilt red morocco title-piece on frontcover, large folio.

- As usual without the small 4to textbooklet. Lacks backstrip. Contents very fine and clean.

= Bierens de Haan 4839A; Kat. Orn. Berlin 2253. Detailed plates of staircases, including highly decorated banisters and skylights.

€ (150-250) 160
68 3045 Architecture  Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley J 68 3045 Architecture Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley J
68/3045 [Architecture]. Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley, J. Theatrum machinarum universale; of keurige verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen. Amst., P. Schenk en Zoon/ P. Schenk, 1736/ 1737, 2 parts in 1 vol., (6),14; (6),12p., engr. title-vignette, double-p. dedication, 55 fold./ double-p. plates (numb. 1-25/ 1-24 and 1-6), contemp. hcalf, large folio.

- Old owner's entry of H. Muijderman (dated 1853) on first free endpaper; textlvs. sl. wormholed in upper inner margin; textlvs. of second part sl. waterst. in outer blank margin; upper hinge weak. Top of spine dam.; paper over boards of both covers sl./ partly worn off; spine chafed; worn along extremities.

= The finest Dutch book on the construction of bridges and sluices. The final 6 plates concern "De nieuwe duyker sluys tot Lutje Schardam, of anders genaamt den Horn". Bierens de Haan 4836.

€ (500-700)
68 3046 Architecture  Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley J 68 3046 Architecture Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley J
68/3046 [Architecture]. Tieleman van der Horst/ Poley, J. Theatrum machinarum universale; of keurige verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen. Amst., P. Schenk en Zoon/ P. Schenk, 1736/ 1737, 2 parts in 1 vol., (6),14; (4),12p., engr. title-vignette, double-p. dedication, 55 fold./ double-p. engr. plates (numb. 1-25/ 1-24 and 1-6), contemp. hcalf w. mor. letterpiece, large folio.

- As usual without the separate text vol. and without the textleaf to the final 6 plates. Second part lacks htitle. Binding worn along extremities; foot of spine dam. Very fine copy.

= The finest Dutch book on the construction of bridges and sluices. The final 6 plates concern "De nieuwe duyker sluys tot Lutje Schardam, of anders genaamt den Horn". Bierens de Haan 4836.

€ (600-800)
68 3047 Architecture  Vitruvius Pollio M 68 3047 Architecture Vitruvius Pollio M
68/3047 [Architecture]. Vitruvius Pollio, M. L'Architecture. French transl. De Bioul. Brussels, A. Stapleaux, 1816, XXVIII,563 [= 564]p., 30 (of 31?) engr. plates (1x double-p.), contemp. hroan, 4to.

- Lacking htitle(?) and possibly lacking one plate. The two plates bound in the text part waterstained (mainly blank margins); the plates bound at the end trifle yellowed/ foxed and w. a few sm. marginal defects; verso plate XXVII (containing text to plate XXVIII) also w. some contemp. ms. annots. Binding (sl.) worn.

= Rare edition. Of the two copies in JAP one containing 30 plates and one 31 plates. Not in Fowler.

AND 1 other: (L. VAN HEUSDEN), Handleiding tot de burgerlijke bouwkunde. Uitgegeven door de Maatschappij: Tot nut van 't algemeen (Amst., 1833, 33 engr. ills. on 17 fold. plates, contemp. plain wr.).

€ (120-150)
68 3048 Arents T 68 3048 Arents T
68/3048 Arents, T. Mengel Poëzy. Uytgegeven door M. Brouërius van Nidek, Rechtsgeleerde. Amst., H. Bosch, 1724, (48),344,(8)p., engr. frontisp. by A. V. BUIJSEN, title-vignette by A. VAN DER LAAN, contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine and red mor. letterpiece.

- Contents fine. Both joints split; foot of spine dam.; corners showing.

= Only edition of the collected poems of Thomas Arents (1652-1701), member of Nil Volentibus Arduum. Containing: "Heldedichten", "Mengeldichten", "Verjaardichten", "Minnedichten", "Bruyloftsdichten", "Lykdichten", "Zededichten", "Oude Rymen" and "Voorstel van een Nederduytsche Opera".

AND 5 others incl. incomplete vols.

€ (80-100) 150
68/3049 d'Arlington, (H. Bennet) comte. Lettres au Chevalier Temple, contenant une Relation exacte des Traitez de l'Evêque de Munster, de Breda, d'Aix la chapelle, & de la Triple Alliance (...). Utr., W. vande Water, 1701/ 1706, 2 vols., (14),576; (4),599p., 2 ident. engr. frontisp. portraits, contemp. unif. vellum, sm. 8vo.

- Sl. yellowed. Vol. 2 frontcover w. waterstain and vellum chipped at board edge backcover.

= Quérard I, p.273. Vol. 2 titled Lettres aux Comtes de Sandwich, & de Sunderland; & aux Chevaliers Fanshaw, Godolphin, & Southwell (...).

€ (80-100)