1977 - 2075 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Thanking him and his wife for their well wishes and kind words in the book "De Koningin Moeder".
= Congratulatory letter regarding the "bezegeling van uw onzichtbare zege over de geesten. Niet minder wensch ik ons vaderland geluk met het bereiken van dezen mijlpaal van het afleggen van uw langen en moeizame weg. Dat ik dit historisch ogenblik mag beleven stemt mij tot groote dankbaarheid. Moeilijk zoude ik mij iets kunnen denken dat mij zooveel voldoening schonk" [on the augmentation of the Grondwet regarding voting rights ("algemeen kiesrecht")].
WITH a New Year wish typescript telegram from Queen Wilhemina to Cort van der Linden, dated January 1st 1917.
- Folded and w. a few tears on folds.
= Cort (P.C.) van der Linden was a Dutch politician and prime minister during the First World War. Documents consisting of mainly personal affairs, for a large part on his second wife. Including several poems, drafts for a mourning letter written to Queen Wilhelmina after the death of the Queen's mother Emma, a contract for a medical stay at "Stichting der Krankzinnigen" in Utrecht, signed by Cort van der Linden (dated 1923) and several billings from "firma de Nooy".
= Title-p. not filled out with the names of the ship and its captain and the destiny of the journey. On the basis of the entries in the log book, it becomes clear that the ship left Rotterdam on Wednesday 29 June 1858. Its cargo consisted of 1 passenger, "10 vaatjes zilvergeld, 40 ledige waterleggers (...), 1 kistje goud en zilver werk (...) 150 vaatjes boter gem. JK (...) en 30 last ballast (...)". The first island that is mentioned is St Anthonie (off the coast of Canada) in the North Atlantic Ocean; from the North Atlantic Ocean the ship sailed to the Southern Atlantic Ocean and then on to the Indian Ocean on the 8th of September, "Straat Soenda" on 6 October and arrived on 8 (or 9?) October at the "Reede van Batavia", where it unloaded its cargo and loaded new cargo for its next destiny. The ship remained at Batavia until 29 October. From there it travelled in the direction of the "berg van Pagal" and the "berg van Cheribon[?]", where it loaded sugar and coffee onto the ship. On the 10th of December the ship began its return journey to The Netherlands, via the Indian Ocean, the Bank of Agulhas, then over the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the Northern Atlanctic Ocean, then via "De Gronden" to the English Channel (7 April 1859) and finally reaching Holland on 10 April 1859 (no mention of the port). The log ends wih the following annotation: "A. van der Eyck. 129 dagen van de Reede van Batavia [signed by the captain]."
- Contents loose(ning). Vellum fingersoiled (as it should be!).
= The first 80 leaves read like a textbook on how to cut the various different types of sails for the huge variety of ships that sailed the seas in Holland at the time. This section is written in a very fine hand. In the leaves that follow after folio 80, the text becomes more practical (and the handwriting less neat), and the author mentions the names of the shipowners and/ or the name and type of their ships, the year in which he made the sail, and comments on how the sail functioned, with phrases such as: "dit Zeil stont moeÿ en Was Wee Van diepten" and "dit Zel[sic] was voor den Nieuw: heins van Cees en Jacob boogert En stont Wel". Another note shows that the sail cutter also kept his "snijboek" for the practical purpose of being able to work more efficiently: "dit Zeil is ook goed Voor Rotterdam En ook voor delff" (referring to the "Loosbooten" (pilot boats) for which he cut sails). Occasionally Waardenberg also mentions the price that he asked/ received for his work. A remarkable and very rare type of book (especially because of the long period that it covers), shedding light on the long (and sl. secretive) tradition of the craft of sail cutting. Only a small number of these "cutter's books" have survived. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVII.
= Prob. a deed or contract of sale involving "Jehan seigneur de Chasteillon en Basois" (Châtillon-en-Bazois). The two smaller lvs. contain the same text.
- One dam. spot (±9x1 cm.); creased.
= Charter or official document, not referable by us. Recurring names are Guitta(?) and Agnes.
- Lacks at least the first two and final two lvs. (possibly an entire quire at both ends) and at least 8 lvs in the text; fingersoiled and partly waterstained; new endpapers. Professionally restored w. new leather straps for clasps.
= With watermarks "Letter P, quatrefoil, wide dash, to right" and "Pot, large, Latin cross, double line, ear left" (on: watermark.kb.nl, dating between 1485-1488). Collection of religious texts compiled in the eastern region of the Netherlands in the 15th century. I.a. the Hours of St. Anne and the Hours of St. Catherine. Written in at least 2 different hands.
- With the usual scuffing and soiling due to previous use as part of a later binding.
= The historiated initial to the prime of the Hours of the Cross formerly from the Book of Hours of Catharina van Wassenaer, currently held at the UB Leyden (BPL 3091). For further reading see: K.H. van Broekhuijsen, The reconstruction of the Book of Hours of Catharina van Wassenaer (Quaerendo 33/1-2, p.54-76). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVII.
= Some of the signatures are loosely inserted or tipped in, and almost all are dated by the collector.
- A few small and vague creases in image.
- Album worn along extremities (strengthened w. tape along sides). = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
- Ink on recto faded and name of addressee on verso covered by glue used for former mounting in album.
ADDED: 2 other picture postcards, both directed to the Dutch soprano "Annie Siewe", incl. one w. a 3-quarter photogr. portrait of himself by A. MOLKENBOER, concerning his travel schedule in the coming days (London, Nijmegen and Amsterdam) (dated "20 July 1900").
- Sharp horizontal fold in programme booklet (splitting at both ends.
= Also SIGNED in pen and ink by the pianist BRAM BOELEE.
- Binding sl. worn/dam. along extremities; top of spine strengthened w. tape. Contents fine.
= Hoboken XXII Nr. 13, dating the first edition of this mass to 1801. Judging by the paper and the manuscript an early manuscript copy. No watermark in the manuscript leaves; both free endpapers have a watermark of a crowned French lily with letter "VG" below.