2809 - 3485 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Occas. sl. waterstained (incl. title-p.); hinges weak; 2 sm. owner's entries on upper pastedown and first free endpaper.
= Barbier IV, p.938.
- Sl. soiled/ foxed; paper brittle along margins; first few lvs. lack lower blank corner; new endpapers. Binding restored w. some use of contemp. vellum.
- Sm. stamp and ticket on upper pastedown and verso htitle; contemp. owner's entry on title-p. Binding sl. soiled; rubbed.
= De Backer/ Sommervogel I, 76, no.3. Three subsequent vols. were written by different authors.
- The map doubled (w. synthetic material), yellowed/ browned and dam.; title-p. sl. foxed and w. library stamp.
- Lacks the map; hinges weakening; owner's entry on first textleaf.
= Bierens de Haan 4943; Bodel Nijenhuis 1289; not in Nijhoff/ Van Hattum.
- Pastedowns loose. Frontcover vaguely waterstained. Fine copy.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 87.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; partly foxed. Corners restored; rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip; gilding partly sl. faded.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 88; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 155d.
- Binding sl. worn.
= Very rare almanac for newlyweds on marriage contracts and wedding ceremonies in different countries, i.a. "van de Chineeschen", "Van de Kosakken" and "Van de Kaffers". The plates show different wedding proposals, i.a. "Huwelijks voorstel - van den Verwaande", "(...) van den Oudheidsminnaar" and "(...) van den Gierigaard".
- First vol. a few leaves cut sl. short in lower margin, just affecting text. Both vols. dogeared; second vol. frontwr. worn along fore-edge margin.
= Rare almanacs. Grand-Carteret 1304 (not listing these years).
- Fine copies.
= Cf. Waller 75. Year 1779 with maps of Malakka, Sumatra, Java en Borneo, year 1783 with map of Guinea. Rare.
- Fine copies.
- Sl. fingersoiled; first lvs. upper corner cut short. = Cf. Lonchamp 57 and 58.
- Interleaved copy w. extensive contemp. annots. in pen and ink.
= Very rare almanac with charming seasonal views (i.a. a skating scene for December). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXI.
AND 2 others, i.a. VAN ZWAAMEN'S EN THOMPSON'S ALMANAK for 1832.
- Some sl. foxing/ yellowing; 2 lvs. trifle frayed; last few lvs. stained in lower blank corner.
= Buijnsters 22. Good copy of the first collected edition of the poems published in 3 parts between 1772-82.
ADDED: Gellert, C.F. Fabelen en vertelsels, in Nederduitsche vaerzen gevolgd. Amst., P. Meijer, 1772-1774, 3 parts in 2 vols., (4),166,(2); (2),168,(4); (4),155,(5)p., 3 ident. title-vignettes, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces. - BOUND WITH: Idem. Geestelijk gezangen en liederen. Ibid., G. Warnars, 1774, (2),XXII,210,(6)p., engr. title-vignette.
- First few lvs. of vol. 1 waterst. in blank fore-edge margin (endpaper and first blank more heavily stained); sm. owner's stamp on first free endpapers and on title of the third Fabelen vol. Top of spine vol. 1 sm. chip; top of spine vol. 2 dam.; both spines w. crack; paper over covers and corners worn/ dam.; corners showing.
= Ad 1. The first Dutch edition. Landwehr F105; cf. Bodemann II, 158, listing the edition published in 1781-1785. This copy WITHOUT frontisp. and plates (as contemp. bound!)
- Pastedowns loosening. Binding trifle rubbed. = Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 254; Bodel Nijenhuis 2496.
BOUND WITH: Bake, L. Amisfoorts Heldendicht. Tot byvoegsel van de Kronyk. Amst., A. Schelte, 1694, 16p.
- Occas. sl./ trifle foxed; vol. 2 partly waterstained. Spines rubbed; paper over boards partly worn off; vol. 1 upper joint starting.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 336.
- Occas. sl. foxed/ sm. brown stains; occas. sm. wormholes in lower blank margin. Second vol. dam. at foot of spine and upper joint starting at spine-ends; worn along extremities.
= The first edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 116. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXII.
- Fold. plates occas. torn/ strengthened/ sl. creased on folds; a few plates stained (1x dampstained in blank margin); a few textleaves stained in blank margin.
= Remarkable grangerized copy, containing in total 68 extra plates and portraits (many folding, and incl. 3 plates before letters) and 6 extra small letterpress publications, all concerning the fire that destroyed the Amsterdam theatre in 1772, killing 18 spectators and employees and destroying/ damaging 22 neighbouring houses. It is said that the fire was so big that it could be seen from as far off as The Hague and Utrecht. A fine collection documenting the impact of this disaster.
- Lacks frontisp. and 1 plate; fold. view w. a few holes along fold and sl. chipped in blank margins; occas. browned/ foxed (including some of the plates). Binding sl. stained; joints splitting.
= D'Ailly 63.
- Vol. II lacks p.181-182 as always; occas. sl. yellowed and foxed; otherwise contents mostly fine. Vellum backstrip of vol. I partly splitting on upper joint. Large paper copy.
= Large paper copy with all 81 plates (incl. frontisp.) as called for in the binder's index in vol. III. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311.