2342 - 2933 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks title w. woodcut coat of arms; first part wormholed; sl. fingersoiled and waterstained. Binding soiled and heavily wormholed; lacks tie. Sold w.a.f.
- Lacks 10 lvs (the first 8 introd. leaves (quires A and B) and Ee1 and Ee4. Ee2 and Ee4 remargined (just touching letters); some leaves sl. stained or fingersoiled; a few leaves w. closed sm. tears in outer margin; bookplate on upper pastedown.
= Provenance: Jan Frederick van Schelhart, Heer van Scheijn (contemp. owner's entry on final leaf (Eeiii, recto). Attractive woodcuts, probably by three different unidentified artists. A few leaves rubricated in red; Nijhoff/ Kronenberg1410; Adams L-1684. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- All woodcuts cut out and remargined (text w. contemp. rubrication still visible). A cut-out of the title, the prefatio and the beginning of the first lecture are also bound in.
= Interesting collection of incunable illustrations in fine condition. Cf. IDL 3184; Goff M421.
- First quire loose; folio I w. sm. tear in text; 2nd part: C3 and C4 w. inkstain in text; occas. fingersoiled and wormholed; first 2 leaves of the Canon printed on vellum (incl. the full-p. woodcut by Lucas van Leyden). One clasp broken; rebacked; spine-ends dam.
= Medieval manuscript vellum leaves (rubricated in red and blue and with two capitals w. scrolled decoration) used as pastedowns; Nijhoff-Kronenberg 1531 (19 copies extant); for the Lucas van Leyden woodcut see New Hollstein 205c: "impressions on parchment. Complete woodblock with (a) few small cracks in borderline". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Lacks 5 leaves (C3, C6, C8, T1 and T8); extensive contemp. annots. on verso title and some scattered annots. in blank margins; 17th cent. owner's entry on title ("Con: And: Hondedei"); partly waterstained; some (sl.) occas. foxing/ soiling. Worn along extremities.
= Adams P797; Sander 5631.
- Waterstained, occas. sl. affecting text; first and final ±10 vs. mouldy; partly w. sm. (restored) hole in outer blank margin, contemp. annots. on first blank and title-p. Edges dyed blue.
= GW 6 Sp. 21a.
- Scattered contemp. annots. and underlining throughout, incl. marking on title-p.; partly waterstained in outer (blank) margin, sl. but unobtrusively affecting text. Vellum sl. soiled.
= Latin Vulgate edition of the Proverbs of Salomon, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, The Book of Wisdom and The Wisdom of Sirach printed by the famous press of Sébastien Gryphius (1493-1556) at Lyon. Gryphius' books were prized for their clean lay-out and accuracy.
- Waterstained and browned throughout; most leaves dam./ repaired (sm. mostly closed holes, several leaves (incl. title) strengthened on verso w. tape). Sold w.a.f.
= VD16 R-2000; Kuczinsky 2250 (calling for 16 leaves only).
- Sm. wormhole in upper corner of woodcut and in lower blank outer corner of final 4 leaves (not affecting text and woodcut). Fine copy.
= Rare treatise on the various aspects of fasting. Printed in remarkable sharply cut type, resembling the type of Johan Veldener. Of the two known versions of the woodcut, this copy has the second one: with letterpress printer's address and with partly empty shields for the coats or arms (in this copy one of the shields has a printed coat of arms and two of the empty shields have been embellished with small contemp. drawings). Goff R-326; Polain (B) 3402; BMC I, 301. Provenance: Broxbourne Library (bookplate of the Bibliotheca Broxbourniana on lower pastedown); also with the bookplate of the creator of the Broxbourne Library, Albert Ehrman, on upper pastedown and with his bibliographical annotations in pencil monogrammed "AE" on first free endpaper.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; title lacks lower portion (restored w. later paper) and re-attached w. cl.; a few lvs. w. glue remnants from former paper tabs; occas. trifle (finger)soiled.; contemp. owner's inscription and occas. (extensive) contemp. marginal notes and underlinings
= Nijhoff/ Kronenberg 1819; Adams R782.
- Trifle fingersoiled; a few scattered tiny inkstains or brown spots.
= Possibly an unknown Antwerp edition by Dirk Martens. Nijhoff/ Kronenberg mentions 4 editions of which only 1 other with 12 leaves (NK 1863). Our edition with the erroneously printed "Savonorole" but without the impressum (it mentions the impressum "per magistrum theodoricum" on the 20th line of the final leaf. Our copy only has 19 lines on the final leaf). Cf. Nijhoff/ Kronenberg 1863-1866. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Title-p. sl. dam. and (crudely) restored, leaving stains; year of publication and contemp. owner's entries on title-p. crossed out in pen; occas. trifle foxed, first 3 lvs. sl. worse. Vellum sl. wrinkled; frontcover sl. stained; lacks ties.
= Sermon 7 of the third chapter of Ruth is as usual censored by the removal of leaves 82-94. Greasse VI, p.283; Brunet V, p.168. Rare, not in BM. Cat. Ital. books 1465-1600 and Bibliografia Veneziana, Italian Sixteenth century books (Harvard)).
- Title-p. loose, dam. and doubled; sm. tear in lower margin 2nd leaf; waterstained in inner and lower margin; a few sm. wormholes in text throughout; occas. old marginal ms. annots.; owner's entry on upper pastedown; hinges broken. Lacks clasps and catches; pigskin over corners partly worn off; dam. at spine-ends.
= Very rare 16th century edition of this compilation of legends mainly meant for preaching. The text contains numerous previously unedited passages and stories. Previously attributed to Aegidus Aurifaber, more recent research suggests Joh. Busch as the author.
- Lacks final blank; "Tabula" in old pen and ink on first leaf; new endpapers.
= IDL 4260.
- Lacks 3 lvs. w. 3 full-p. woodcuts (2a1, 2g2 and 2r8); a few contemp. owner's entries on both pastedown by i.a. Joannes Fridericus Klockher; title monogrammed "V.N.L." and sm. entry in pen and ink. Lacks clasps and catches; backstrip restored; dam. at top of spine; lower corners showing.
- Contents loose; title lacks lower outer corner (w. loss of woodcut border) and sl. dam. in upper part touching text; contemp.(?) underlining.
= Fragment of an extremely rare incunable by Jacobus de Reno. Originally comprising 38 leaves. Only 4 copies known. Campbell 1475; ILC 1300; Proctor 9398.
- Some leaves w. (minor) and the usual imperfections, i.a. some scuffing, occas. sm. waterstains and some foxing.
= I.a. from J. PUBLICIUS, Ars consiciendi Epistolas (Deventer?, R. Pafraet or J. de Breda, 1489?) and Gemma vocabulorum (ibid., R. Pafraet, 1495).
ADDED: a fragment of a Middle-Dutch book of hours (2 lvs., pen and ink on vellum).
- Occas. trifle foxed. Otherwise a very fine copy.
= Sumptuously illustrated work on Rome. Rossetti 2265; Kissner collection 109; Schudt 555. With the large engr. armorial bookplate of Douairière Van Tieghem-de Ter Hoije, née Soenens and the libr. ticket of A. Legillon, Bruges 1809. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
= An antisemitic libel in response to the devaluation of the Dutch copper coin "duit". The libel states that the Jews will not be able to tarnish the coin any longer. Very rare. Knuttel 14871.
- Occas. vague waterstain in margin; last index-p. used as pastedown, with loss of text on verso; upper hinge starting; two sm. annots. in pen and ink on title. Upper joint split; lower joint splitting; lower upper corner dam.; backcover water(?)stained.
= Van der Haar 227.