2342 - 2933 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lacks first textleaf; most lvs. repaired w. paper, mainly in corners; sl. foxed/ water(stained). Wr. sl. dam.
= In this rare work Antonio De Molina intents to prove in six sections on behalf of Don Pedro de Quesada that those who pretend to be guilty of the murder of his brother Fernando de Quesada are indeed responsible. Approximately half of the first section is missing.
- Five text lvs. at the end of vol. 2 torn out (portions remaining); first few lvs. of vol. 2 sl. waterst. in blank margin; old owner's entry on htitle vol. 1; sl. foxed. Bindings worn, heavily rubbed and chafed.
- Sl. yellowed; first half wormholed (receding towards the end); bookplate on upper pastedown; sm. libr. stamp on title-p. Pigskin over lower joint split; corners worn.
= VD16 L-851; Adams L-349; Lipperheide Bf1 (ed. 1572 and note); BMC German Books, 490; Thieme-Becker XXII, p. 489. First published in 1557, this work contains the first printed strophes of the Nibelungenlied, which Lazius copied from a now lost manuscript. Wolfgang Lazius (1514-1565) was doctor and historian but also made drawings, engravings and woodcuts. He probably illustrated the present work, dealing with the early history, culture, language, (military) costume and migration of German tribes. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
BOUND WITH: Reusner, E. Basilikon opus genealogicum catholicum. De praecipuis familiis imperatorum, regum, principum, aliorumque procerum Orbis Christiani. Cum Auctario Genealogiae Comitum, Baronum & Dynastarum. Ibid., Nicolaus Bassaeus, 1592, 3 parts in 1 vol., (16),532; 92,(4); (8),199,(3)p., 4 (3x different) woodcut printer's marks (one on title-p. and two identical ones on final leaf of the 2nd part and on title of the 3rd part and one on verso of final leaf of the 3rd part).
- Crossed out owner's entry (dated 1600); several leaves with crossed out sections in (old) pen and ink; partly yellowed; waterstained; wormholes increasing towards the end; lower pastedown partly loose/ dam.
= VD16 R-1345; Adams R-396; BMC German books 734.
- Owner's stamp on 2nd and 3rd title-p.; trifle soiled. = Knuttel 26588; 26607 and 26569.
- Lacks frontisp. and 2 panoramas; nearly all panoramas loose; sl. yellowed/ frayed and fingersoiled. Binding worn; calf over board painted(?) and portions lacking at backstrip and edges backcover.
= Navari 159 ("The sheer extent of the work is impressive"); Tiele 207; Cat. NHSM 257; Boucher de la Richarderie I, 245; Röhricht 1184; Lipperheide Ci48. The first edition of "one of the best illustrated works on the Levant" (Cox I, p.218). Splendid (large) panoramic views of i.a. Constantinople (190x30 cm.), Jerusalem (120x30 cm.), Smyrna, Rhodos, Bethlehem, Aleppo, Alexandria.
- Both vols. owner's entry on htitle; 1 map w. sm. tear along fold, touching image; 1 map w. sm. (foxed?) stain in image; some brown offsetting on endpapers (and first blanks). A good copy.
= Atabey 697; Graesse IV, 137; Blackmer 995: "In 1787, after his sojourn at Constantinople in the service of Choiseul-Gouffier, Le Chevalier accompanied Alexander Ipsilanti, the hospodar of Moldavia, to Jassy where he spent several months. It may have been this visit which inspired him to undertake an extended work on the regions around the Black Sea. The geographical information was collected by Colonel Lafitte and transmitted to Le Chevalier by the engineer Monnier. The maps illustrate the Sea of Mormora, the Dardanelles, the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, Constantinople and Brussa. Much of the work is concerned with Constantinople".
- Bookplate ("Willame de Frese") on upper pastedown; modern owner's entries on first blank; first part sl. waterstained in upper margin. Lacks backcover; binding severely dam.
= BCNI 5262. Rare.
- All plates, except for the fold. plan, laid down; blank margins of the first and the final few mounts duststained. Modern bookplate on upper pastedown. Paper over covers worn/ rubbed.
= The plates are numb. in the plate, but numbering skips the numbers "9",13","22", and the final 8 plates (from "25" to "32") are numb. in pen and ink in contemp. hand. Extremely rare stand-alone edition of the plates that were also used in the 1712 edition of Les délices de Leide. Only one other copy located: "De illustraties van de Délices de Leide zijn gebundeld en apart verschenen onder de titel Les delices de Leide En Tailles-douces, pour la Curiosité et commodité des Voyageurs qui viendront dans cette Ville. (...) Het enige mij bekende exemplaar (dat ik overigens niet heb kunnen raadplegen) berust in de British Library." (Paul J. Smith in his contribution to Beelden van Leiden: zelfbeeld en representatie van een Hollandse stad ("Wandelen in de Délices de Leide")). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Sl. yellowed. Lacks ties; binding sl. warped; the silver gilding has mostly oxydized to black.
= Cf. Scheepers II, 998; Waller 304-306. The first ed. of this work was published in 1645. This Kannewet edition is rare (only 4 other copies traced) and comes in a remarkable (presentation?) binding, showing an officer on horseback with a funerary urn above and crossed branches below. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Pagination skipping p.217-226 (as usual), text complete; sl. foxed; sl. waterstained. Spine sl. rubbed.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 111; Bodel Nijenhuis 1031; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 185a.
- Pastedowns loose; library stamp on first free endpaper; contemp. owner's entry on second blank; waterstained at inner margin throughout; sl. (finger)soiled. Vellum (sl.) soiled; paper ticket on spine; stain on backcover; lower joint splitting.
- Partly removed bookplate on upper pastedown; htitle and title-p. sl. yellowed. Binding sl. worn along extremities; top of spine chipped.
= Contains an extra plan.
- Two bookplates on upper pastedowns. Vellum sl. scratched/ soiled and loosening at turn-ins. Both vols. 2 shelftickets on spine.
= Contains a map of the Holy Land and plans of Jerusalem and the Temple. Fürst II, p.249.
- A few lvs. lack sm. portions in blank margins (1x just affecting engraving); owner's entry on frontisp.; fingersoiled.
= De Backer/ Sommervogel V, p.64 (calling for 54 engravings).
- All vols. library stamps/ tickets on first endpaper. Bindings sl. chafed; (traces of) paper tickets on spines.
- Ident. contemp. manuscript library ticket on upper pastedowns "Bibl. à Studel"; first vol. 1 leaf w. inkstain in blank margin, not reaching text; vol. II and III occas. sl. browned; the first vol. with pagination 1-166, 161-275, as always.
= The first Bern Heptameron edition. Cohen/ De Ricci p.680-682; Sander 1278; Lewine 339; Lonchamp 1918; Sammlung Fürstenberg 95 ("Wir glauben diese Ausgabe doch unter die grossen Leistungen des Jahrhunderts einreihen zu sollen"). Ray 66: "One leaves the book, not exactly with affection, but certainly with respect."
- Two sm. stamps on title-p.; owner's entry in ballpoint on first free endpaper. Frontcover darkened along edges.
= Bierens de Haan 135; cf. cat. NHSM p.685/ 687 (1st/ 3rd ed.).
(Swinden, J.H. van, Nieuwland, P. and Hulst van Keulen, G.). (Verhandeling over de inrigting en het gebruik der octanten en sextanten van Hadley). (Ibid., Wed. G. Hulst van Keulen, 1826, 2nd ed.), XXII,192,61p., 2 fold. engr. plates, later hmor.
- Lacks title-p. Upper joint splitting (frontcover loosening); backstrip lacks portion. = Cat. NHSM p.687.
AND 5 others, i.a. J. SWART, Vernieuwde uitgave van Douwes Zeemans Tafelen, of grondbeginselen der dadelijke zeevaartunde (Amst., 1829, 2nd ed., contemp. boards); IDEM, Verzameling van sterre- en zeevaartkundige tafelen (...) (ibid., 1853, contemp. hmor.) and IDEM and G.A. TINDAL (ed.), Verhandelingen en berigten betrekkelijk het zeewezen en de zeevaartkunde. Year 1847 and 1849 (ibid., 2 vols., fold. maps, plates, contemp. hmor./ limp boards).
- Sl. frayed; waterst. and fingersoiled throughout.
= Waller 218 (ed. 1732); Buisman 124; Muller 839/ 840 (other eds.): "Klaas Compaan was een zeer populaire figuur in de 17e eeuw. Na jarenlange rooftochten, kreeg hij pardon van de Staten, en eindigde zijn leven aan de Zaan, waar hij zijn geroofde schatten grootendeels weêr verloor".
- Upper hinge broken, first few quires holding on cords; trifle fingersoiled; one leaf waterstained. Vellum backcover loosening at turn-ins and lacks lower outer corner; upper cover chipped along board edge; sl. soiled.
= Ad 1. Cf. Cat. NHSM p.672 (ed.1712); cf. Crone library 395 (ed. 1712); cf. Bierens de Haan 1074 (ed. 1712). Ad 2. Cf. Cat. NHSM p.672 (ed.1714); Crone library 434a; cf. Bierens de Haan 1076 (ed. 1714). Ad 3. Crone library 402. This edition of the first work not found in the usual reference works. Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Owner's entry in ballpoint on upper pastedown; outer margin frontisp. sl. frayed. Backstrip lacks portion at top; upper joint splitting.
= Hoogendoorn Gie05.21; this ed. not in cat. NHSM. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.