2076 - 2859 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- First part. lacks title-p. Top of spine sl. dam.
= Cf. Tiele 5. Contains 5 parts describing together 11 travels: I: Twee onderscheydene reys-togten d'eene ter zee en d'ander te land, in de West-Indiën, beyde gedaan in het jaar 1524 (...) door Gil Gonzales Davila. (...) De tweede (...) door Ferdinand Cortes na las Ybueras gedaan, den oproer binnen Mexico (2 travels, 107,(10)p., 1 (of 3) fold. engr. map, 1 double-p. plate); II: Aanzienelyke scheeps-togt door (...) Vasco da Gamma, (...) van Indien, derwaarts gedaan in 't Jaar 1524 (...) Zee-togt door Henrique de Menezes (...) van Couchin gedaen na Panana (...) Reys-togt door Pero Mascarenhas van Couchin gedaen na Malacca (3 travels, (2),138,(5)p., 2 fold. engr. maps, 2 plates); III: Twee verscheyde scheeps-togten gedaan na de Moluccos en St. Martha, in 't jaar 1525 (...) door Garcia Jofre de Loyasa na de specery-eylanden, de tweede door (...) Rodrigue de Bastidas en P. Alvares Palomino, uyt de Haven van St. Domingo na St. Martha (...) (3 travels, (2),114,(12)p., 1 (of 2) fold. engr. maps, 3 (of 4) double-p. plates); IV. De trotsmoedige Scheeps-togt van Sebastiaan Gaboto (...) na de Moluccos (...) Beneffens de Scheeps-Togt van Diego Garcia (...) langs de Kusten van America. Beyde in 't jaar 1526 (2 travels, (2),83,(9)p., 1 fold. map, 2 plates); V. Vervolg der Verrigtingen en Ontmoetingen Van Ferdinandes Cortes In de West-Indien En elders In het Jaar 1536 (...) (55,(7)p.).
- New endpapers. First part (sl.) yellowed throughout; second part fine. Paper over covers rubbed.
= Cf. Tiele 5. Contains 2 parts, describing in part 1 "Seer Aanmerkelijke Scheeps-Togten, Gedaan door Franciscus Pizarrus en Diacus Almagrus, Van Panama Na Peru. In den Jare 1526"; part 2 contains the "Staat-zugtige scheeps-togten en krygsbedryven ter handhaving van der Portugyzen Opperbestuur in Oost-Indien, door Don Lopo vaz de Sampayo, gedaan in 't Jaar 1526". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Two leaves loose. Corners worn and spine-ends chipped.
= Contains the texts of i.a. the following pieces: A.H. DE LA MOTTE, Le Carnaval et la folie (set to music by A.C. Destouches); BALLOT DE SAUVOT, Pigmalion (set to music by J.Ph. Rameau); L. DE CAHUSAC, Les festes de l'himen et de l'amour ou Les dieux d'Egypte (set to music by J.Ph. Rameau); LE VALOIS D'ORVILLE after J. AUTREAU, Platée (set to music by J.Ph. Rameau) and S.J. PELLEGRIN, Médée et Jason (set to music by J.F. Salomon). Most of the texts were printed around the time of the first performance. On the binding: the unidentified monogram on the backstrip is not the monogram of "AJDP" (Aaron de Joseph de Pinto).
- Usual occas. browning/ foxing. = Mendelssohn II, p.502; not in Gay. Rare.
- First title lacks 1 map. Upper joint of second vol. starting and top of spine sl. dam.
= Ad 1: Rare copy of the first Dutch edition of Mungo Park's classic Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa (London, 1799). Cf. Cox I, p.394f; Henze IV, p.14; Kainbacher II, p.168; Gay 2788; Howgego P21: "In 1794 Park offered his services to the African Association, the intention being to follow the route pioneered by Daniel Houghton across West Africa in an attempt to reach the River Niger. (...) His offer was accepted and it was decided to recruit fifty more men to act as his escort. (...) Park eventually left Pisania (2.12.95) with an English-speaking Mandingo guide called Johnson, a slave called Demba, a horse and two asses, food supply for two days, an umbrella, a sextant, a compass, a thermometer and four firearms. (...) He reached Sego (= Segou) on the River Niger on 20.7.96, where he was at last able to confirm that the river flowed towards the east. (...) [He] arrived back at Pisania on 10.6.97 (...). Warmly received in London, Park spent the next year writing his immensely popular Travels in the Interior of Africa (1799) (...)." Ad 2: The very rare first Dutch edition. Cf. Henze II, p.635 (Houghton), IV, p.14 (Park) and p.579-580 (Rennell). Cf. Gay 2788, listing i.a. the first edition published in London, 1797. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Lacks 2 engravings; one plate torn in two (provisionally reattached); some fold. plates w. false folds; occas. sl. waterstained (vol. 8 partly worse); fold. plates occas. sl. duststained along outer edges; occas. sl. foxed (esp. index vol.). Joints and corners sl. rubbed. Nevertheless a good set.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXX.
- Vaguely waterstained. Binding trifle rubbed along extremities. Bookplate on upper pastedown.
= Supralibros also stamped twice on title-p. (1x in gold and 1x in black). An early edition of this very popular work on the conduct expected of women.
- Leather of corners and backstrip dried and rubbed; covers sl. worn. Contents fine.
= All published. Waller 59; The Children's World of Learning 2482 on this "rare and interesting" almanac: "Both volumes are perfectly representative for Swildens primary concern: to educate the Dutch people to nationally conscious and proud democratic citizens".
BOUND BEFORE: Almanach en politiek zakboekje voor de Vereenigde Nederlanders. Amst., W. Holtrop, 1781 [for the year 1782], (32),120p., engr. title w. vignette and engr. triple-portrait plate, contemp. boards, 12mo.
- A few sm. scattered brown inkstains. Boards rubbed; backstrip dam. at top and w. old ticket at foot.
= Very rare patriotic almanac, this year all published. The portraits of "Willem I" (William of Orange), Jan van Nassau and P.C. Hooft.
- Small flaked spot in the central panel on the frontcover. Otherwise a very fine, interleaved copy.
= Rare early and nicely illustrated almanac, with interesting entries in a well legible hand. The manuscript annotations, dating from the period from 1714 to 1741, are by Katharina van Tarelink, referring to (expensive) presents given and received, naming some of the recipients of these presents, clothing purchases, births and baptisms (daughter Anna and Marregreta), illness and death (her daughter Marregreta), as well as the ministers who baptized the children (i.a. "domine d'Outreijn"). She also lists her payments to the various teachers (dance master, French teacher, reading teacher etc.) of her children and to her employees as well as to the wet nurses that helped her with her newborn children. Some of the other names listed: Willem van Asperen, Abraham and Pieter van Tarelink, suster Droogenhorst and members of the family Engelbrechts. She also lists about 7 cookery recipes. On the almanac see Salman p.395. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
Comptoir Almanach Op 't Jaer Onses Heeren Jesu Christi, M.D.C.C.XVII. Voorsien met alle de Jaer, Paerden, Beesten, en Leer-marckten (...). Door Jan Albertsz. van Dam. Amst., Wed. C. Stichter, 1716, 2 parts in 1 vol., (32); (8)p., woodcut title-vignette and 13 ills., printed in black and red, contemp. richly silver-stamped panelled vellum w. on both sides a central image (recto: the virgin of Holland; verso: three drummers), a panorama of Amsterdam below and an elaborate border incorporating 27 coats of arms of Dutch cities, sm. 4to.
- Contents fine. A few rubbed spots on binding.
= An interesting copy of year 1717 of the same almanac in an identical binding, w. similar manuscript entries by Katharina van Tarelink (1695-?), mostly overlapping in content with the almanac above, but written in a more chronologically ordered fashion. Apparently this was the almanac that a member of the Tarelink family (Katharina?) wished to keep in the family, judging by an annotation in pen on the frontcover: "Deeze alamanach moet bewaard Bij den genealogies. No.15". The entries begin wih the marriage of Katharina with "Johannis van Droogenhorst", she was 19 at the time and he was 44 years old. Johannis Droogenhorst (1669-1732) was a wealthy merchant; the Van Tarelink family was equally wealthy and had earned their money in whaling industry and as merchants of grain. The third family related to the wealthy Van Tarelinks was the Ingelbrechts family (who were active in the business of sugar refinery). Many members of these three families were related to each other, either directly through marriage or indirectly, making the Van Tarelink family one of the richest of the Dutch Republic (listed by Kees Zandvliet as no.85 of the 500 wealthiest families of the Dutch Republic).
- Fine and attractively bound copy.
= Apart from the almanac, this copy contains a "Reys-Wyzer", "Het Tooneel Van Gezonde en Kranke, Van Kreupele en Manke, Van Speelensgezinde En Scheele en Blinde Beedelaars en Beedelaressen" (w. 15 woodcut ills.) and "Korte Kronyk, Beginnende van den Jare 1711" (woodcut title-vignette). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Foxed; (library) stamps on title-p.; last part w. waterstain in upper outer corner.
= Rare. With Jahrbuch für Freunde des Angenehmen und Nützlichen. Als Anhang zu dem Meissner gemeinnützigen Kalender. With a woodcut illustration on divisional title showing people in Spanish costume and a bull fight. The folding plate shows historical events, i.a. Russians bringing their wares to the market in Leipsic in 1810, English goods destroyed, the birth of the son of Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon visiting Breda and having an audience with the local catholic and protestant clergy in Breda. With manuscript annotations in pen and ink in the margins of the calendar leaves, mostly biblical references.
- (Sl.) yellowed/ stained; months September and October w. contemp. annots. in pen and ink w. offsetting. Wr. sl. faded/ worn.
Dam, J.A. van. d'Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Op 't Schrikkel Jaar onses Heeren Jesu Christi, M.D.C.C.XXXVI (...). Amst., heirs of widow C. Stichter, (1736), (32)p., printed in black and red, large woodcut printer's mark on title-p., 13 woodcut ills. (incl. 12 to the months), contemp. wr., sm. 4to.
- Months January, September-December w. contemp. annots. in pen and ink. Wr. sl. worn; tears at top and foot of spine.
= Rare, partly interleaved copy.
- Unused; sl. foxed. Binding worn.
- Several of the large fold. maps creased on folds and along edge(s) and a few w. tear at inner margin. Two vols. w. sl. worn backstrip, otherwise bindings and contents fine.
= Contains a large number of interesting and detailed maps and plans of both Americas, i.a. of "Mexico en Nieuw Granada", Vera Cruz (2x diff.), Porto Bello, Panama, Carthagena (2x diff.), Lima, Rio de la Plata, Valparayso, Surinam, Martinique, Porto Rico, New Orleans, Quebec (siege of the English) and Canada. Sabin 31212: "The latter half of the third volume relates to Louisiana, Canada and the countries near Hudson's Bay. The numerous maps and plates are well executed." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXX.
- First vol. pastedowns loose; occas. partly waterstained/ sl. browned.
= Contains a large number of interesting and detailed maps and plans of both Americas, i.a. of "Mexico en Nieuw Granada", Vera Cruz (2x diff.), Porto Bello, Panama, Carthagena (2x diff.), Lima, Rio de la Plata, Valparayso, Surinam, Martinique, Porto Rico, New Orleans, Quebec (siege of the English) and Canada. Sabin 31212: "The latter half of the third volume relates to Louisiana, Canada and the countries near Hudson's Bay. The numerous maps and plates are well executed." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Partly sl. foxed (also affecting the maps); vol. 1 and 3 without htitle; closed tear (5,5 cm.) in upper margin of large fold. map. First vol. both joints restored/ strengthened.
= Very rare set, in good and complete condition. With the rare folding map ("A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean (...)" (39x60,5 cm.). The expedition by Lewis and Clark was one of the major factors leading up to the opening up of the North West of America. After earlier plans conceived by President Jefferson had been shelved, the Louisiana Conquest was the logical moment for the execution of his wish to explore the region between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The map of Lewis and Clark's track as well as their account of the exploration (first publ. Philadelphia, 1814), more or less directly led to the Great American Westward movement. Howes L317; cf. Johnson, America Explored p.219ff; Church1309; Sabin 40830 and Howgego L31. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Third text-leaf w. large closed hole in blank area; approx. 5 plates (incl. title) w. large brown spot in lower corner. Backstrip dam.
= The first edition of this splendid work illustrating the full glory of the Amsterdam townhall was published by D. Danckerts in 1661. Fowler 77; Kat. Orn. Berlin 2234.
- Lacks 1 map; 1 plan loose; bookplate on upper and lower pastedown. Lacks 2 large pieces of vellum at both spine-ends; covers sl. soiled.
= The first edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67.
- Vol.1 one plate w. false fold; vol.2 one ill. (p.1028) torn along ±10 cm. of plate edge, not affecting image; lower hinge weak; both vols. occas. sl. foxed/ browned/ lvs. w. marginal defects (sm. tears, sm. stains). Both vols. spine sl. worn; corners bumped. Good copy.
= LARGE PAPER copy w. 10 additional plates (incl. one double-p.). Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 68. The second edition (first 1693-94) of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar.
- Very fine copy, the plates clean and in strong impressions. Frontcover of vol.1 some scratches in lower margin.
= The second edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 68. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.