2809 - 3485 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks 7 plates, but with one extra plate (of Tantalus); hinges weak but holding well. Binding rubbed; top of spine dam.
= LARGE PAPER COPY. Coll. Van Eeghen 74; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 110.
- Both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's stamp on htitle (vol.1)/ on first free endpaper (vol. 2); vol.1 lacks first free endpaper; vol. 2 w. contemp. owner's entry (?) on title-p. Bindings rubbed.
= The first illustrated edition.
AND 1 other: G.A. BÜRGER, Gedichte (Karlsruhe, 1823, 3 parts in 1 vol., contemp. gilt hcalf w. red mor. letterpiece. Foxed).
- Vol. 7 backstrip discoloured; letterpieces sl. chipped.
- Sl. foxed towards the end; new endpapers; lacks divisional title to Juvenalis. Corners sl. rubbed, sm. dark stain on backcover.
= Gaskell 15.
- A few foxed spots. Covers loose(ning); backstrip dam.
= Gaskell 46; Schweiger II, p.1070 ("Schöner Abdruck des Textes" (...)); Brunet V, p.718.
- Lacks the second part. Library-stamp on htitle and title; a few lvs. frayed; occas. sl. waterstained in (mostly) blank margins; sm. owner's entry on first free endpaper.
= De Buck 2530; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 35f.
- New endpapers; both vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown. Good, untrimmed copy with wide margins.
= Brunet VI, 22938.
- Contents loose; waterstained in upper inner margin.
= The very rare first Beemster publication (the reclamation was finished 1612). Contrary to the title-page complete with 1 map. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; lacks the portrait as often; a few marginal (water)stains; partly sl. browned as usual. Pastedowns loose.
= The first authorised and enlarged edition of this classic study on/ against witchcraft; the book was considered heretical (Knuttel, Verboden boeken 53). All parts warranted by the author.
- Engr. title cut short at lower edge; sl. yellowed. Inkstain on fore-edge; frontcover w. a few superficial cuts; corners chipped.
= De Backer/ Sommervogel I, p.1222 ("J'ai vu citer une édition de Rome, 1609, 4o. Existe-t-elle?").
- Owner's entries on lower pastedown. Joints starting at top of spine.
AND 2 others.
- Sl. yellowed; hinges weak; two old owner's entries on title-p.; a few lvs. w. underlining/ sm. stains. Lower catch broken; pigskin darkened and worn.
- Occas. sl. fingersoiled in lower outer corner; bookplate on upper pastedown (monogram "FED"). Backstrip and part of frontcover sl. faded; a few scratches on frontcover.
= One of 500 copies on Imperial 8vo (watermark 1806), with Bewick's signed thumbmark receipt (the short form of the thumbmark) bound before title-page and with the seaweed printed over the woodcut on the receipt. Roscoe 45a, Variant B, with the Philosopher cut at p.XVI and the last line at p.248 reading "road of candour and prudence." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Fine copy, with the following unobtrusive defects: the divisional titles to Autumn and Winter sl. foxed, a few leaves trifle foxed, otherwise contents clean and fine. Joints trifle rubbed.
= Elaborate and intricate binding by a gifted binder (unidentified). Hugo 203. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Lacks backstrip. Contents fine. = Darlow/ Moule 4726.
- First few lvs. vaguely waterst. in blank outer margins; first and last lvs. trifle foxed; sm. library stamp on title-p. Spine sl. cracked.
= "In 1781 and succeeding years Christian VII. of Denmark despatched a small band of distinguished scholars to examine Biblical mss. in foreign libraries. On this errand A. Birch (afterwards a bishop of the Danish Lutheran Church) travelled through Italy and Germany; J. G. C. Adler studied at Rome and elsewhere; and D. G. Moldenhawer, accompanied by the famous Orientalist O. G. Tychsen, visited Spain. The combined results of their investigations were arranged, at the royal command and expense, by Birch, and published in this edition, which presents the text of Stephanus' folio Testament of 1550, with an apparatus of various readings collected by the editor and his associates (...) Only one quarto volume, containing the Gospels with some facsimiles, was published. A fire at the Royal Printing-House in 1795 destroyed the type, paper and unsold stock of the first volume, as well as part of the material for the second. Birch collected and published what survived in two octavo volumes (...) in 1798 and 1800" (Darlow/ Moule). Darlow/ Moule 4769. Rare.
- A few library stamps and annots. on upper pastedown; sl. yellowed.
= Reprint of the text from the Plantin polyglot 1569-1572. Cf. Darlow/ Moule 1422 and 5106.
- Bookblock broken; 4 owner's entries and 2 sm. library stamps on title-p. and verso last p.; pastedowns loose, showing 13th cent. macalature. Dam. at top of spine; upper joint splitting at foot of spine; lower corner backcover stained and dam.; corners showing.
= This Paris edition by P. Kerver, not found in the usual reference works.
- Illegible contemp. owner's entry on title-p.; a few undisturbing later annots. in pen. Calf sl. affected by acidity of mottled spots.
= A fine copy of this rare pocket bible (only one copy in JAP 1990-1918). Delaveau/ Hillard 4429 ("Suit l'éd. d'Anvers, Joannes Steelsius, 1546"); BM, STC 30; not in the other usual ref. works. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIV.
- Without the 4 maps. Bindings w. minor imperfections; both vols. top of spine chipped.
= EXTRA ILLUSTRATED copy with a rare series of prints.