2554 - 3406 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- Lacks frontisp. and portrait; title-p. cut short and backed w. contemp. paper.
= Tiele 174; Gay 2808; Henze I, 304 ("zuverlässiger und vollständiger als die früheren Berichte über Ober-Guinea"); cat. NHSM p.204 and cf. Kainbacher I, p.153. The work is divided in 22 letters, written from S. George del Mina, the main Dutch trading-station, where the author was chief merchant in the service of the West-India-Company from 1689-1702. Chief source for the knowledge of Dutch slave-trade during the latter half of the 17th century and important for the history of the commercial rivalry with the English, Danes and Brandeburgers. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Partly severely browned. Frontcover detached; backcover for the greater part detached.
= First English translation of the first Dutch edition published in 1704. Cf. Tiele 174; cf. Cat. NHSM p.204 (ed. 1704 and 1709) and Gay 2808 (ed. 1704). Divided in 22 letters, written from S. George del Mina, the main Dutch trading-station, where the author was chief merchant in the service of the West-India-Company from 1689-1702. Chief source for the knowledge of Dutch slave-trade during the latter half of the 17th century and important for the history of the commercial rivalry with the English, Danes and Brandeburgers. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- Lvs. (sl.) browned and occas. sl. foxed; endpapers unevenly browned from offsetting from turn-ins. Rebacked w. use of the original backstrip.
= Henze III, 521f; Howgego M163. I.a. describes an encounter with a Captain Pyke who transported slaves, bound for Maryland, U.S.A. One of the slaves Moore met was Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (known as Job Ben Solomon), a Fulani muslim son of a religious and political leader from Bunda (Senegal) and scholar, who spoke and wrote perfect Arabic. He was sent by his later owner, a Maryland planter, to England where he was introduced at court and was employed in translating Arabic documents. After 14 months he was returned to Gambia and befriended Moore and accompanied him on various trips. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Without vol. II; partly (sl.) browned; inkstain on title-p.; bookplate on upper pastedown.
= Brunet I, p.125. The first vol. of the poetry by Luigi Alamanni (1495-1556). The work is dedicated to the French king Franois I, with whom Alamanni found refuge after he fled Italy after being involved in a conspiracy against the Medici in 1522.
- Lacks upper pastedown; title-p. sl. worn. Top of spine worn.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 345; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 525a.
- First quire loosening; occas. sl. (finger)soiled/ waterstained. Paper over wr. mostly worn away on backcover and backstrip.
Dykstra, W. Frîske Hûsfrjeun. Franeker, E. Ippius Fockens, 1853, VII,(1),288p., 3 textills., orig. publisher's wr., sm. 8vo.
- Title-p. loosening; (sl.) (finger)soiled. Boards (severely) soiled; rubbed along extremities; spine discol.
- Trifle foxed. Year written on frontcover; covers sl. stained; spine dam. = Rare.
ADDED: NEDERLANDSCHE LIEDEREN EN BALLADEN (Apeldoorn, 1917, orig. gilt (sl. waterstained) cl., sm. 8vo).
- Partly w. sm. hole in upper outer corner, partly touching border of the woodcuts to the months; without final free endpaper. Vellum sl. duststained and lacks ties. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Early copies of this type of almanac are rare. Calligraphed entry on first free endpaper "Beste Joort Anno 1715". Among the fine woodcuts to the months, that of the month October shows wine tasters using tastevins. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Trifle browned; occas. some foxing. Bindings worn.
= Cf. Quérard, La France littéraire I, p.48.
- Mediocre copy. Lacks 2 maps and 2 plates; lacks title of the 2nd part; first few lvs. loose; partly w. waterstain in inner and lower margin; some lvs. w. wormholes in inner margin; a few quires w. brown stain in lower outer corner.
= Alden/ Landis 704/16; Sabin 4806 ("also in Van der Aa's Naaukeurige Versameling") and 31361. Translation of Benzoni's La historia del mondo nuovo. The first edition was published in 1565, cf. Duviols p.360-361.
- Final leaf soiled and duststained; trifle worn along outer lower corner throughout.
= Published as an appendix to A. VAN DER DONCK, Beschryvinge van Nieuw-Nederlant (1656). The ordinance stating the conditions for those who wish to settle in the Dutch colony in America, Nieuw-Nederlandt. It was published at a time in which the Dutch colony New Netherland experienced a period of economic prosperity, when New Netherland was in need of new settlers to strengthen its position in the area. Muller, America p.337, no.2837 (this ed., also w. (8)pages); on the separately published edition see Asher no.337 and 338 (ed. Amst., J. Banning, (16)p.).
- Fine copy.
= Tiele 192; cat. NHSM p.268; Sabin 57160; Alden/ Landis V, p.271; Müller, Kaffee 160. Cf. Kress 2597. The first Dutch edition of Oldmixon's The British empire in America (London, 1708) and the only edition to which is added the treatise on coffee with the three illustrations of the coffee-plant. The first part deals with the eastern states of the USA from Hudson-Bay to Carolina (with 5 maps), the second part with the Caribbean (with 3 maps). One of the maps (North America) shows California as an island (McLaughlin 200). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXV.
- Occas. trifle foxed, otherwise internally fine. Covers rubbed; frontcover and spine sl. wormholed.
= Bibliothek der neusten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, vierter Band. Cf. Sabin 102539 (Dutch ed.).
- Both vols. paper ticket and owner's stamp on htitle and title-p.; occas. sl. foxed; pastedowns loosening. Vellum trifle soiled.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 336.
- Vol. 2 only. Lacks first and final 2 lvs.; occas. sl. finger- and/ or dustsoiled. Binding worn/ dam. along extremities. Sold w.a.f.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67.
- Corners and upper joint (sl.) worn. Contents fine.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Historie van den Nieuwen Amsterdamschen Schouwburg. Ibid., iidem, 1775, (6),56p., engr. title-vignette and 5 fold. plates by N. VAN DER MEER JR.
- Bookplate on first free endpaper; first ±10 lvs. (incl. title-p.) restored; last ±10 lvs. w. marginal waterst.; lacks last leaf; new endpapers. Sold w.a.f.
= Rare early edition, published in the same year as the first (Amst., M.W. Doornik, 1662). Possibly containing (extra plates) from the 3rd ed. (Amst. M.W. Doornik, 1664), however also not conform plan/ view/ plate collation. Bodel/ Nijenhuis 1455; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 95 note, mentioning 1 plan and 10 plates.
- Browned, mostly on first and final lvs.; title-p. frayed; sm. stamp on title-p.
- First few quires sl. waterstained; 2 bookplates and cat. clipping on upper pastedown. Otherwise fine.
= From the library of Bob Luza. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 189; Willems 1756; De Vries 169-171; Gay/ Lemonnyer I, p.876: "Ce volume est recherché des bibliophiles qui le placent dans la collection elzévirienne. Le nom de l'auteur est sans doute un pseudonyme; on croit qu'il s'appelait Pierre Langle. Il dédie son livre "à très-vilains, très-sales, très-lourds, très-malpropres et très-ignorants messieurs les boueurs et cureurs des canaux d'Amsterdam. - La lecture du volume est assez amusante."
- Waterstained in inner margin. = F.M. 4836.