2342 - 2933 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Annots. on upper pastedown, first free endpaper and title-p.; letterpress ticket on upper pastedown; some underlining; endpapers loosening; trifle foxed. Lacks ties; sl. warped.
= Ad 1. Adams, D 507.
- Engr. title vaguely stained; sm. paper ticket on blank. Fine copy.
= Schweiger I, p.106; Dibdin I, p.515; cf. Caillet 3638 (ed. 1695); Landwehr, R. de Hooghe as a book illustrator 6.
- Partly vaguely waterstained in upper margin, contemp. owner's entry on first free endpaper. Lacks ties.
= Willems 760; Rahir 763; Schweiger II, p.360. "Première des trois éditions elzeviriennes dans le format in-8" (Berghman 2062). Reprint of the first Elzevier edition, published in 1638 (12mo), with notes by the esteemed Claude de Saumaise. Very rare.
- Large fold. plate (Praelium Scipionis (...)) closed tear into image at inner margin and with a few sm. tears on folds; mounted typescript presentation on upper pastedown.
= All published (left unfinished due to the decease of the editor Begerus). Nevertheless desirable because of numerous plates and illustrations and, more importantly, the two impressive large fold. plates, one showing the battle between Scipio and Hannibal and the other the triumphal procession on the capture of Perseus. Rare. Schweiger p.362; Dibdin II, 11; Lipsius/ Leitzmann p.129.
- Contemp. owner's entries on verso title-p. and lower pastedown; upper hinge sl. widening; sl. browned. Vellum stained and dam.
= Rare edition of Guevara's popular and partly fictional biography of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, in which Guevara claims to have discovered an ancient manuscript containing 20 letters written by Aurelius, which he published in this book. In reality, he invented them and used them as a didactic and literary device. With the 18th cent. engr. bookplate of "Pertri Ludovici Danes", author and rector of the University of Leuven, on upper pastedown. Not in Bibl. Belg. and Simoni.
- Spine sl. rubbed; lacks letterpiece. Otherwise fine.
- Contemp. and later 19th cent. owner's entries (John Woodward and John P.S. Woodward) on first blank; blank verso of 2 textleaves w. annots. on Horace's works. Backcover scratched along outer margin; raised bands and joints trifle rubbed and w. a few minor scratches and rubbed spots.
= Attractively bound copy. Schweiger p.414: "Schöner Nachdruck der Leipziger Ausg. v. 1788".
- Bookblock loose(ning); lacks final free endpaper; stain on upper pastedown. Vellum trifle soiled; lacks ties.
= Also contains: C. VAN MANDER, Uitbeelding der figuren: Vertoonende hoe de Heydenen hun Goden afgebeelt en onderscheiden hebben; hoe d'Egyptenaars hun verburge meiningen, met dieren en andre dingen, te kennen gaven. Alles voor de Rijm-Schrijvers en schilders zeer nut (p.469-520, w. div. title w. imprint Amst., J. Lescaille). Bibl. Belg. M96.
- Owner's ticket and bookplate on upper pastedown. Boardedges (sl.) worn; corners bumped; spine ends worn/ dam. Joints of vol.1 splitting. Contents fine.
= Brunet III, 1492; Cohen/ De Ricci 692. Cf. Schweiger II, p.600.
- Browned; extensive scattered contemp. annots.; first blank loose, reattached w. tape to title-p. Lacks clasps and catches; vellum trifle soiled, mostly at top of covers and spine; sm. dent in backcover.
= Not in Adams.
- Without the 1st vol.; 4 lvs. in vol. 5 (incl. 2 plates) lack lower blank corner. Bindings w. some scratches and worn spots.
= Cohen/ De Ricci p.731.
- Upper hinge splitting at foot; inner margin partly w. sm. wormhole. Foot of spine chipped; joints starting at spine-ends; worn along extremities.
= Cohen/ De Ricci p.768: "Magnifique ouvrage"; Geerebaert CXXII, 39; cat. Ovidius Herschapen 41. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Partly waterstained in lower (blank) corner, sl. affecting text; occas. sl. foxed/ browned; upper hinge sl. weak. Vellum trifle soiled.
= Geerebaert CXXII, 24; Unger 713; Schuytvlot 803; cat. Ovidius Herschapen 25. Rarely found coloured.
- Without Schenckelius detectus: seu memoria artificialis hactenus occultata. Owner's stamp on title-p.; occas. (sl.) dampstained. Upper spine-end dam.
= Often bound in one vol. Paepp was a disciple of Lambert Thomas Schenkel, who demonstrated and published on mnemonic techniques, building on various classical and humanist authors. Yates, The Art of memory, p.300-301; Young, Bibliogr. of memory, p.265-266; Wellcome I, 4692-4694.
- Occas. waterstained in blank margins, not affecting text; contemp. annots. on endpapers; vol. 2 lacks lower pastedown. Bindings rubbed; leather over spine cracked and dam. at spine-ends; frontcover vol. 2 loose(ning).
= Claes 2168; cf. Zaunmüller p.286, listing the edition published in Rotterdam, 1771. The first edition of this Latin-Dutch dictionary was published in 1704.
- Covers sl. warped; lower joint vol. 1 splitting/ sl. dam. at spine-ends; vellum over backcover vol. 2 sl. bumpy.
= Baudrier III, p.152; Schweiger p.795; not in Adams.
- Lacks pp. 723-724; sl. cut short, without loss of text. Vellum trifle soiled.
= This rare edition not in Geerebaert (cf. CXXVII, II). The nice plates depict i.a. a rhinoceros, cameleon, a dragon and a dodo.
- Lacks one fold. plate; first few lvs. waterstained in inner upper corner; endpapers loosening; hinges widening. Vellum sl. soiled; lacks ties.
= Graesse VI, p.166 and Brunet IV, p.1398 (other eds.); on the bindings: Spoelder 3.
- Bookplate ("Nordkirchen") on upper pastedown; contemp. owner's entry in pen and ink on title ("Franc. Joseph Comes a Plettenberg"). Paper ticket at foot of spine; binding worn due to acid biting.
= Willems 560; Rahir 552. "Seconde édition de Sulpice Sévère [363-410], contenant les mêmes pièces que la première, publiée en 1635, plus la continuation de l'Histoire Sacrée par Sleidan." (Willems).
- Old owner's entry ("Jose Ign.co da St Ferr.a Gaio[?]") on title-p.; a few leaves w. sm. restoration in outer blank margin; bookplate on upper pastedown. Binding rubbed along extremities.
= Very rare work by Emmanuel Telles da Silva [also known under the name Emmanuel Tellez Sylva-Taroucca], who is chiefly known for his De rebus gestis Joannis II. Lusitanorum regis (publ. The Hague, 1712). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.