2469 - 2553 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Several lvs. appear to have been cut out for unknown reasons.
= One leaf w. attached embroidered piece. I.a. contributions by C. Siccama-Eytelwein, Liselotte Eytelwein, E.A.J. van Heeckeren, Carolien Krafft, wife of general August Heinrich von Sommerlatten.
- Spine-ends and corners sl. worn. = Incl. members of the Van Stalborch and Van Baak families (cousins).
- Contribution on vellum loose. Binding sl. wrinkled; frontcover sl. rubbed.
= Contributions are 5 drawings (ink and gouache on vellum / brush and watercolour/ pen and brush/ pencil/ pen and ink and brown wash, all on paper), 2 engravings and 2 col. paper cuttings. Three drawings contain a verse (and 2x dedication) on verso.
- A few lvs. loose. Spine rubbed.
= Contains mainly notes in which the writers express their gratitude for the way the family has welcomed them into their home during their stay. Mainly short contributions and one long poem by Sepp Mühlbacher extolling the hospitality of the family Wiegand titled ''Zur Dankbaren Erinnerung an die schönen gemütlichen Stunden im Hause Familie Wiegand''.
AND 2 others, i.a. manuscript album, titled ''Antologie voor voordracht'', by J. De Man (Amst., 1898).
- Splitting (and partly strengthened w. paper tape) on folds.
= Interesting type of stationery, of which a few variants are known: it was apparently updated once a new President was elected. The central President was the then sitting President (or in a variant George Washington), surrounded by the portraits of his predecessors (or following Presidents). Other copies traced have the central portrait of Abraham Lincoln (without beard) and a variant of the present Franklin Pierce's portrait showing him looking to the left (in our copy looking to the right). The publisher of the stationery, Charles Magnus was active between 1850-1899.
- Wax seals sl. dam.
= I.a. on a property on the Leliegracht and a deed of transport of a property in the Wittenburgerstraat sold by the city of Amsterdam to Lambert Hoedenburg.
ADDED: 1 similar, a deed of transport from Westzaan.
- Damaged along edges.
= Neatly written manuscript on technical matters, i.a. (as listed in the index): "Algèbre", "Argenture au pouce", "Baromètre à Cadran", "Cadrans Solaires", "Chambre noire ou Obscure", "Compas de Proportion", "Dorure à l'huile", "Dorure sur la tranche des livres", "Echappement d'Arnold à Vibrats. libres", "Gnomonique", "Hijgromètre", "Lacques français", "Papier a Calquer", "Plumes à écrire", "Sphère artificielle ou Armillaire Oblique", and "Zones temperées et Glaciales". The main source for this manuscript appears to be the Dictionnaire technologique ou nouveau dictionnaire universel des arts et métiers, published in Paris in 22 text vols. and an atlas vol. between 1822-1835. Comparison with the original shows that the anonymous author has copied the text literally from the Dictionnaire for the various subjects dealt with. The order in which he has placed the copied sections, however, is not alphabetical and only includes part of the subjects of the Dictionnaire. Possibly the present manuscript was intended to be published as a textbook of sorts, or served a private practical purpose of the author. From the reference on p.94 in the note, it appears that the author had earlier published a work which he refres to as "mon Cours de mathématiques". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
- Bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown; occas. sl. foxed. Joints splitting; backstrip dam. at foot of spine.
= The classification systems of Tournefort, Linnaeus and Adanson neatly produced in a well legible hand.
- Inner and lower margin waterstained; wormholed in lower blank margin, worsening towards the end w. some lvs. repaired w. paper; some corrosion on opposite pages due to iron in ink. Binding sl. worn.
= Very attractive manuscript by Claudius Tardivonus, a 17th cent. calligrapher on whom we could not fine any information. A 17th century transcript of several classical works, i.a. Aristoteles' Rhetorica. Claudius writes: "Epigramma. si qui contingat nostrum reperire libellum. Ecce ubi mea si nomina scirevelis Tardivonus ego cognomine nomine Claudii. Ipse vocor propio si dare seripta cupis. Non invenum sed furtum non reddere credas Nec quodquam furto grandus esse nefas". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
- Lacks binding.
= A 17th century abbreviated transcript of Valerius Maximus' Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX.
= Interesting contemporary transcript of "Le Traite des Horloges Elementaires" by J. Ozanam, first published in 2 volumes in 1694. The chapters on watchmaking were published in the 2nd volume. First 5 leaves concern the movement of the celestial spheres, i.a. according to the hypothese of Copernicus. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.
- Folded; some sl. foxing and vague creases. = Extensively on her boat travel.
LOOSELY INSERTED IN: Brandenburg, H. Der moderne Tanz. H. Munich, G. Müller, (1921), 3rd rev. and enl. ed., (8),247,(2)p., 130 (photogr.) plates, orig. gilt clothbacked, large 8vo.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION: "Unserer lieben Dien und Theo in dankbarer Erinnerung von der Tournee in Deutschland mitgebracht Okt.-Jan. 22. Gertrud Leistikow". With 2 loosely inserted program lvs. for performances in the Netherlands by Leistikow (1x torn in 2 parts).
- Wax seals sl. dam. = One deed concerning a house on the westside of the Oude Delft.
AND 1 other manuscript on Delft.