2231 - 2341 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Letter to Jacob Carel Reigersman, bursar of Willem V, upon returning the signed "Pensioenlijsten".
Idem (attrib.). Manuscript bible vers signed by "Prince d'Orange". Pen and ink on paper, undated (±1755), recto only, probably made by Willem V.
- Some sm. stains in upper blank margin.
= Curious almost calligraphed bible vers by a child's hand, possibly made in school, given the correction in the "e" of "Handelingen".
AND 5 others concerning Willem III, Willem V and Willem IV, mostly pen and ink on paper (1x printed), all with transcriptions.
- With loosely inserted unrelated letter. Corners and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Interesting diary, probably by the personal physician of King Willem II, in which he has entered many details concerning the medical condition of King Willem II, as well as his own social appointments. Dr Everard was the King's physician in 1830 and remained his doctor until the King died in 1849. He was not considered to be the best of physicians by those who knew him at court. Princess Sophie was an outspoken critic of him, especially following the death of Prince Alexander in 1848, which she blamed on Everard's mistreating of his illness. The diary contains numerous concise reports on the medical condition of Willem II (incl. the medicines prescribed for his various ailments), but also lists the numerous social activities mainly in and around Paleis Het Loo. Visitors are mentioned, with times of arrival and departure, intermingled with details of illnesses, miscarriages and news of local and (inter)national concern (such as a fire in the neighbourhood due to lightning, the death of George IV and ships that have arrived in Den Helder from the colonies.
- Folded; sl. frayed.
= The verdict states that Jan van Goor, who was accused of abuse of office by blackmailing and/ or imposing unduly fines, has been heard by the State of Brabant. Van Goor will be removed from office, has to pay a fine of 6000 gulden and will be detained until everything has been paid.
AND 2 others, i.a. excerpts from a criminal case between Ellardus Wentholt, drossaard (official with local jurisdiction) and Jan Claassen van Drunen, in which the latter was being accused of insulting, grabbing and hitting of the first (1748).
= Private album of Margot Mackay-Van Lynden, containing consoling poems, quotations and messages, all written in one hand, partly copied from letters sent to her by friends and relatives, partly collected by herself. Poems included are i.a. by E. van Lynden, Feith, Camphuyzen, Wordsworth, Doddridge, Spitta, Cowper, Beets. A 20th cent. manuscript note loosely inserted in pocket to frontcover puts the manuscript in its historical setting and reads as follows: "Jonkvrouw Arnolda Margaretha Mackay - geb. te Nijmegen op 23 jan. 1845; overleden aldaar op 2 juli 1845 - was het zevende kind van Jan en Margot Mackay-van Lynden, die in 1835 trouwden. (Jan sterft in 1846, 39 jr. oud). Hun overige kinderen: [listing the names of the 6 remaining children]." A vague annot. in pencil on first free endpaper reads: "Madame Mackay née de Lynden/ Souvenir de son beau-frère [...?] 1855".
ADDED a short devotional manuscript by S.F. VANDEN STEEN, "Schriftuur plaatsen die voornamentlyk te pas komen in de Beldydenis des Geloofs" (n.pl., dated "1770", pen and ink, contemp. wr., sm. 8vo).
- Wax seal partly broken.
- Lower left corner dam., just touching the marginal decorations.
- Paint partly chipped of.
= The nineteenth century knew a revival of medieval art and illumination.
= Contains the beginning of the compline prayer of the Hours of the Virgin. Beautiful coloured miniature in which the Virgin kneels before the enthroned God the Father. The crown, given to her by the Angel standing behind her, is already placed on her head. The rich decorative program suggests the commissioning party was of very high and wealthy rank. Provenance: collection Van der Feer Ladèr (Baarn). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
- Some loss of paint in the canopy under which Mary is seated and from the cloak of one of the angels.
= Miniature accompanying the prayer to the Virgin Mary "Obscero te". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
= The history of the Mulert family can be traced back to the 14th century, in the vicinity of Zwolle. The Mulerts rose to the ranks of nobility and were linked to the Nassau family by the marriage of Joachim Ernst Baron Mulert tot de Leemcule (1750-1828) to Adriana Petronella Gravin van Nassau LaLecq, granddaughter of Willem Adriaan van Nassau Vrijheere van Bergen in Kennemerland Cortgeen (1704-1759). In 1609, Johan Mulert the Younger married Ida de Baecke, thus becoming the proprietor of the Backenhagen estate near Delden. Documents in this collection include the prenuptual agreement between the families of Johan Mulert and Ida de Baecke dated April 1st, 1609, Ida de Baecke's testament concerning property near Vollenhove signed August 1641, several letters of lien to their son Johan and grandson Johan Ludolph (i.a. by the Lieutenant-Stadtholder and the bishop of Cologne), a letter of commission for the former as council member of the Admiralty of northern Holland, and several debt notes.
The collection comprises 15 documents sold at the auction of R.W.P. de Vries in Amsterdam on November 26, 1902 (Catalogue d'une collection précieuse de manuscrits, lot 1055, URL on request) and two other documents, possibly related to Haaksbergen court and dated 1647(?) and November 1664. This collection is an important addition to the Mulert family archive that was sold in our rooms in May 2010, lot 3816, and represents unique source material concerning an important family for Overijssel history. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
ADDED: an unrelated German manuscript on vellum, dated 1734, w. attached wax seal.
- Badly soiled; with small defects in blank margins.
= P.A. van Antwerpen was a composer and artist from Utrecht, who was taught by Richard Hol.
= I.a. programs signed by Claudio Arrau, Teresa Berganza, Carlo Bergonzi, Pierre Boulez, Theo Bruins, Montserrat Caballé, Aram Chatsaturian, Colin Davis, Cristina Deutekom, Placido Domingo, Antal Dorati, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zino Francescatti, Emil Gilels, Tito Gobbi, Thomas Hampson, Aafje Heynis, Gudula Janowitz, Eugen Jochum, Wilhelm Kempff, Noel Lee, Victoria de Los Angeles, Christa Ludwig, Yehudi Menuhin, Nelly Miricioiu, Birgit Nilsson, Jessye Norman, Magda Olivero, Eugene Ormandy, Luciano Pavarotti, Jan Peerce, Itzhak Perlman, Ruggiero Ricci, Leonard Rose, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Renata Scotto, Maxim Shostakovich, Georg Solti, Giuseppe di Stefano, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Henryk Szering, Paul Tortelier and Galina Vishnevskaya.
- Albums partly worn/ contents occas. loosening. The oldest album partly also contains numerous signatures of friends and family members of the original owner.
= Some names: PETER VAN ANROOIJ (autograph postcard signed, addressed to "Mevrouw A. Röntgen"), VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY, WILHELM BACKHAUS, ROBERTO BENZI, DALTON BALDWIN, ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKI, ALFRED BRENDEL, GRÉ BROUWENSTEIN, ROBERT CASADESUS (with 2-bar musical quotation from C. Franck, Variations symphoniques), PABLO CASALS, ANTAL DORATI, CARLO MARIA GIULINI, IDA HAENDEL, BERNARD HAITINK, WILHELM KEMPFF, HERMANN KREBBERS, NIKITA MAGALOFF, BRUNO MADERNA, ELIANE MANCHET, HEPZIBAH MENUHIN, YEHUDI MENUHIN (5x), NAN MERRIMAN, CHARLES MUNCH, BIRGIT NILSSON, DAVID OISTRACH, IGOR OISTRACH, THEO OLOF, CARL ORFF, JEANETTE PILOU, EDVARD RÖNTGEN, JOACHIM RÖNTGEN, JOHANNES RÖNTGEN (together forming the Röntgen Trio), JULIUS RÖNTGEN (autograph postcard signed "Grüße Papa" to Joachim Röntgen, writing that he cannot come to the Quartet and expressing his interest in how they would perform the quartet), WOLFGANG SCHNEIDERHAHN, ANDRES SEGOVIA, GÉRARD SOUZAY, ISAAC STERN, RENATA TEBALDI, PAUL TORTELIER, JO VINCENT (2x) and BRUNO WALTER (signed photograph, dated "Beverly Hills, June 1957").
- Provenance: owner's stamp of a member of the Beelaerts van Blokland family on title-p.
= Very fine and meticulously detailed manuscript, listing numerous historical details in towns and villages mainly in Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Brabant and Groningen. Richly illustrated with numerous coats of arms, drawings of the decorated gravestones of the relevant family members, quotes from commemoratives plaques, gravestones etc. etc. Occas. w. later annots. (partly on loosely inserted pieces of paper). Unpublished autograph by K. van Alkemade and/ or P. van der Schelling. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIX.
= J.L. Gregory (1808-1891), was a highly respected lawyer who became attorney general at the age of 30 years and as is proven by the letters in this lot, continued to play an important role as legal adviser throughout the rest of his life. The letters in this lot include i.a. the following correspondents: G. Beelaerts van Blokland (a.o. minister of finance), G.Th.J. Beelaerts van Blokland (i.a. minister plenipotentiary for the South-African Republic of Transvaal), Mr. J.C. Faber van Riemsdijk (conservative member of parliament); M.W. Baron du Tour van Bellinckhave (minister of justice); L.A.J.W. Baron Sloet van de Beele (governor general of the Netherlands East Indies); J.A. Philipse (conservative, confidant of King Willem III); A.E.J. Modderman (minister of Justice) and E. Canneman (minister of finance, financial advisor to King Willem I).
- Joints splitting at top of spine along 2 cm.
= Collection of interesting and well legible memoirs concerning the events in the wake of the withdrawal of the French forces from The Netherlands 1813. This collection was put together by J.A. van Waenen, minister at Woerden, who reveals his name on p.199, where he has added an extensive correction of a detail in the account of the "Ramp van Woerden" in the piece written by W.H.J. van Westreenen on p.169f. None of the pieces that are collected here could be traced. Contents: 1) "Aantekeningen van den Heer A. Ampt commissaris van Politie in 's Gravenhage" (p.1-85); 2) "Aantekeningen van den Heer Meij betrekkelijk de Opstand te Amsterdam" (p.87-116); 3) "Aantekeningen van den Heere C.P. Gevers betrekkelijk deszelvs Onderhandeling met de Engelsche Ministers." (p.119-138); 4) "Aantekeningen van den Heer W.H.J. van Westreenen Tweede Adjudant der Nat.e Garde in 's Gravenhage" (p.141-199); 5) "Aantekeningen van den Heer [no name given] wegens Utrechts toestand in November 1813" (p.202-225); 6) "Aantekeningen van den Heer te Dordrecht betrekkelijk de Gebeurtenissen in die Stad in November 1813" (p.228-247); 7) "Aantekeningen van den Heer J.M. Heeneman. Maire van Brielle" (p.250-270) and 8) "Berigten van het Voorgevallene in Breda in Wintermaand 1813" (p.272-298).