2342 - 2933 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Occas. yellowed. Small wormhole in spine of vol. 3. Fine set.
= Rare complete set. The libretti by Anseaume were set to music by i.a. Gluck and Grétry.
- One map w. large tear; most maps and plates sl. frayed; first blanks creased and w. old owner's entry. Binding rubbed and sl. worn.
= Tiele 42; Cat. NHSM p.136; Howgego A100; Henze I, p.82-83; cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39 and Bosch 199 (French editions); Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765); Cox I, p.49 (ed. London, 1740): "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."
- Lacks title and 5 lvs.; a few lvs. loose(ning); yellowed and waterst./ mouldy (worsening towards the end); several lvs. margins restored. Binding worn; calf over frontcover mostly lacking; covers wormholed; backcover lacks one knob. Sold w.a.f.
- Fine copy.
= Rare study of the historical background of the Amazons and the myths and legends and classical literature concerning them.
- Partly waterst. Backstrip worn away; frontwr. loose.
- Tear in first plate of part 2. Corners bumped. Otherwise fine.
= First and only edition, published by the author (as the 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.
- Backstrip worn.
= Very rare work on doorways, not in the usual reference works. The author is most probably Hendrick Kramer, town mason of Amsterdam. Contains an extra plate seemingly from a different series.
- The plates partly (sl.) fingersoiled and cut to/ just outside the platemark at lower and upper edge. Binding sl. worn; backstrip dam. at top of spine.
= Cf. Bierens de Haan 4634 (ed. 1821).
- The 3rd work lacks 2 plates; partly waterst., yellowed and fingersoiled. Binding darkened/ stained and sl. worn; frontcover warped.
= Kuyper, Dutch classicist architecture p.219-220 ("(...) These engravings (...) are rare"); Kat. Orn. Berlin 2230. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- Plates 4 and 58 w. large tear in image; plates 150-170 waterstained in right upper corner, sl. affecting image; a few plates sl. foxed in blank margins; both vols. hinges weak; vol. II owner's stamp on title-p. Covers w. a few stains and sl. rubbed; vol. I dent in backcover.
- Vol. 1: lacks 16 plates; one plate prob. lacks other half; a few plates waterst. and w. (closed) tears. Binding rubbed, sl. dented and worn. Sold w.a.f. Vol. 2: a few plates sl. waterst. in blank margins. Spine sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= The first edition, including the rare 2nd vol., depicting most of the buildings, all in Amsterdam, by Vingboons. "(...) work that could not be called Classicist in the strict sense but that was very influential because of its sensitive balance of Mannerist tradition and classicism." (Kuyper, Dutch classicist architecture p.221). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIV.
- Six plates ink- and waterstained (2x in blank margin only); title-p. (damp)stained; a few textp. sl. soiled; hinges strengthened; lower hinge splitting; joints split.
= All published. Interesting artists' manual, listing all sorts of practical instructions for young painters and painters who have no access to various types practical information because they do not live near towns and cities in which the best artists reside. Contains i.a. a list of recipes for 38 different colours of paint. Not in Kunst op schrift.
- Partly yellowed/ foxed. Bindings chafed; upper joint vol. 2 splitting.
= Kunst op schrift 375. The first Dutch edition.
= Kunst op Schrift 334.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Verligterie-Kunde, Of regt Gebruik der Water-Verwen (...). Orig. publ. by G. ter Brugge. Amst., A. van Damme, 1705, 4th ed., 92p., engr. frontisp.
- Two pages sl. stained. = Kunst op Schrift 101.
AND WITH: Idem. Inleyding tot de praktyk der algemeene schilderkonst (...). Ibid., idem, 111,(1)p.
= Not in Kunst op Schrift.
ADDED: vol. I of K. VAN MANDER, Het leven der Doorluchtige Nederlandsche en eenige Hoogduitsche Schilders (Amst., 1764, 1 vol. (of 2), 33 engr. portraits, contemp. gilt hmor. Lower joint split).
- Occas. sl. browned. First vol. lacks mor. letterpiece. Both vols. spine chafed.
= Kunst op schrift 586; Arntzen/ Rainwater H69 (eds. 1604 and 1618); Chamberlin 2018; Bibl. Belg. M105; Van Someren I,212.
- A fine copy. Pastedowns lacking/ loosening; turn-ins loosening. Vellum w. a few stains.
= Tiele 299; cat. NHSM p.219. The first part containing descriptions of Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan (known as the land of the Grand Mogol), the second and third part dealing with Persia and neighbouring countries. Very nicely illustrated.
- Lower outer corner of title-p. sl. fingersoiled; early 19th cent. endpapers (upper endpaper restored). Upper joint starting; letterpieces on spine prob. replaced. Otherwise a very fine and clean copy in a very attractive contemporary binding.
= Koeman 2:222.1JE, with letterpress title and imprint on two pasted-on labels. This part dealing with The Low Countries, and including the map of the Seven Provinces "Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum Typus" and "Hollandia Comitatus". SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE LXIV.
- Title-p., contents leaf, introduction leaf and first 10 maps w. a (receding) punched hole (from a screw or nail?) in upper (4x blank) margin; owner's stamp on first free endpaper and on the first plate w. spheres. Paper over covers worn; frontcover several dam. spots; leather over upper joint dam.
= This edition not in Phillips, but cf. Phillips 664 (a later edition, dated 1787-1791, with 96 maps). Interesting atlas with several maps that may be joined together to form a large map (i.a. Portugal, Italy, South-East Asia, Russia and Guinée). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Final 10 maps sl. wormholed at top end of central fold, otherwise contents fine; lacks first free endpaper. Binding sl. rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Phillips 677. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Vague stamp on htitle and verso final leaf; crossed-out owner's entry on title-p.; final plate sl. chafed. Covers chafed; spine-ends chipped; corners (sl.) worn along extremities.
= With mounted contemp. bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown of "Cornelis de Moor" of Brugge. The translation of the Atlas des enfans (Amst., 1779).