1977 - 2075 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Silk over spine worn/ sl. dam.
Kruitwagen, B. (1874-1954). De sensus Monasticus. N.pl., (1932), manuscript in pen and blue ink, (4),24,(1)p., bookdecoration in watercolour (2 vignettes, title-p., head-piece and tail-piece), orig. wr. w. coat of arms in blue, red, silver and gold ink on frontcover.
- Covers sl. rubbed; lower joint splitting at spine-ends; top of spine sl. dam.
= The final 2 leaves contain several drawings of vases, fruit baskets and monuments in black crayon. The calligraphed leaves show various types of script, some leaves contain sheetmusic and others are practical writing excercises for i.a. "Meetkunstige Werkstukken", "Additions-Beispiel", "Koopmans rekenkunst", "Kort Overzigt der algemeene Balans voorstellende van alle Rekeningen van een Grootboek met dubbele Posten" and "Tableau het welk (...) het Dubbel of Italiaansch Boekhouden voorstelt (...)". Most numbered leaves are signed and dated in lower margin; some also have sm. corrections on sm. pieces of paper that are pasted over the text and several leaves are marked in red pencil (presumably by the calligraphy teacher).
- Folded; several strengthened/ restored spots on verso.
AND 1 other similar: "Kers Briev Aan Mijn Eerwaarde Vader en Moeder en Zusters" (signed "W. Kool", dated "Wolvega den 25 December 1792").
- Sl. foxed; old horizontal fold; a few closed marginal tears.
- One vol. wr. worn; occas. folds.
= Comprises writings such as "De Mensch, die het geluk van anderen bevordert, tevens zijn eigen welzijn. (...) Het geduld is de vriendin der ongelukkigen".
- Nineteenth cent. ms. annots. in pen and ink and pencil by the later owners on first 3 blank lvs.
= The confraternity is also known as the Zwanenbroeders. The text lvs. concern the "Nieuw Reglement" after 1642 when the confraternity transformed and it was decided that from then on it should consist of 18 Catholic and 18 Reformed sworn members. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
= Concerning the transfer of "3 morgens lant" along the "bosse sloot" or "de Veerkamp" to the children of Louis of Montfort and Euphanie Minten.
= Letter addressed to Monsieur le Ministre de Monteynard, concerning the "Canton de Schwitz", which regrets that its alliance with France has suffered. D'Aiguillon encloses a (4)p. report of all that has been found concerning this matter in the archives of the Foreign Office. In 1770 d'Aiguillon became minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1775, following the disgrace of the marquis De Monteynard, he also became Minister of War.
AND 10 miscell. other letters and documents, 18th/ 19th cent.
= Instructions on how to grow strong vines.
"Lied op de Herfst of het Feest van Bacchus gezongen op het s'Gravenhaagse Schouwburg." Song, pen and ink, dated "1753", 1 fold. leaf, (4)p.
= "Kom lustig vat den arbeid aan; Laat ons dees druyfjes plukken gaan! (...)." This song was written by Jan Jacob Mauricius and published for/ by Het Kunstgenootschap in 1755.
Nieuwenhuys Junior (18th cent.). "De Wyn is ook den Wyzen dienstig. Gelijk Een Damp of dikke Lucht, Des Nachts op 't Aardrijk Neergestreken (...)". Calligraphed poem, pen and ink, n.d. (18th cent.), 1 leaf, recto only, 22x32 cm.
- Some unobtrusive ink corosion.
AND an 18th cent. engraved calligraphed poem: "De wijn is een spotter de/ sterke drank is woelag/ tig: al wie daar in dwaalt/ en sal niet wys zijn" (sl. stained/ soiled). - AND 5 proclamations etc. on 6 letterpress leaves, all concerning winesellers and wineselling, dated between 1758-1833.
- Vellum binding truncated w. loss of the first words of each line.
= Contents prob. listing the payments for candles purchased by the church of Dieburg (near Darmstadt, Germany). The text on the vellum binding refers to the purchase of properties near Dieburg.
- A few seals dam.
= Incl. notarial acts and deeds concerning real estate, i.a. in Noordbroek, Warffum and "de Haar onder Marum".
- Lacks wax seal.
= Extensive list of this resident of Schoten, a village north of Haarlem, in which he declares who shall inherit his land and other possessions.
AND 10 manuscript documents (mostly deeds of sale or property or other legal documents, pen and ink on vellum, 1720-1860, occas. w. (parts of) wax seals, various sizes), i.a. for Jan Pluijmoen (parental authority declaration), M. Coehoorn van Holwerda and Otto Bonger.
- Last two lvs. sl. dam. by silverfish in upper blank margin. Box badly worn/ damaged.
= Presented to C.J. van Paassen on occasion of his 25th anniversary 1891-1916 as minister of the Dutch Reformed Congregation in Haarlem. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
Idem. "Oorkonde aan Ds. Christiaan Jacobus van Paassen Predikant der Nederl. Hervormde Kerk wordt bij het neerleggen van zijn ambt, hulde en dank gebracht (...)". Calligraphed charter in pen and colours, heightened w. gold, (2) leaves, mounted on the inside of the covers of a mor. backed cloth portfolio, w. decorated front- and backcover, all by G.A. Luitingh, folio.
- Inside partly (sl.) affected by silverfish. Covers sl. soiled; top of spine worn.
= Presented to C.J. van Paassen on occasion as his abdication on 15 November 1935. The decoration i.a. includes the coats of arms of Langweer, Meppel and Haarlem, a pen and (washed) ink drawing of the Groote Kerk and 2 (cracked) wax seals, i.a. w. the coat of arms of Haarlem. The calligrapher, G.A. Luitingh, was also sexton of the Groote Kerk.
- Some sl. foxing. Binding sl. soiled/ foxed and trifle rubbed; joints worn.
= Interesting manuscript with very skillful drawings, describing and showing in detail the so-called "Line of Kings" in the Tower of London, created in the 17th century and known to be one of the earliest museum exhibits. It was installed for King Charles II by the Royal Armouries to promote the restored monarchy. The historic armours were displayed on life-like wooden figures, including those of Henry VIII, Charles I and later James II, in a parade of carved horses. Nothing could be traced on the manuscript, which on the one hand describes the exhibited items, but also gives extensive historical background information. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
= Transcript of selected chapters from L.W.F. OEBSCHELWITZ, De Nederlandsche Stalmeester (...) (The Hague, 1763).