2076 - 2859 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- Plates occas. sl. soiled. Board edges rubbed. = Cf. Bierens de Haan 4634 (ed. 1821).
= Sections 2 and 7 from Les ouvrages d'architecture ordonnez par Pierre Post. Kat. Orn. Berl. 2231.
- Quires loose(ning). Lacks backstrip; backwr. lower outer corner torn off.
= From Descriptions des Arts et Métiers.
- Lacks 2 plates (incl. 1 tinted duplicate plate); final ±25 plates lower corner nibbled off (by mice?), not affecting image. Backcover loose; binding worn.
= Bolten p.253: "The leading example of the master model in the Netherlands is the drawing book by Abraham Bloemaert. (...) Bloemaert's drawing examples are not derived from those of other authors. They represent the fruits of a life of industrious study in academies and after nature (...)." The original edition of this work was published by the artist in 1650 as Artis Apellae Liber and contained approx. 120 plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- First few plates w. waterstain in outer section of lower part. Boards chafed; rubbed/ worn along extremities.
= Copy in reverse after the editions of Visscher II (1679-1701). Bolten p.253: "The leading example of the master model in the Netherlands is the drawing book by Abraham Bloemaert. (...) Bloemaert's drawing examples are not derived from those of other authors. They represent the fruits of a life of industrious study in academies and after nature (...)." The original edition of this work was published by the artist in 1650 as Artis Apellae Liber and contained approx. 120 plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Lacks title-p. and first 3 text lvs. of the 1st part; frontisp. to the 2nd part lacks portion at right side and bound before the plates in part 1; upper corner sl. waterst. at the beginning; hinges weak; lacks upper pastedown.
= Bierens de Haan 522 (first work, ed. 1694) and 523 (second work, ed. 1664); DSB III, p.333-334 (Bosse) and IV, p.46-51 (Desargues). The famous universal method of perspective by Abraham Bosse (1602-1676). Cat. Spelman, The complete artist 186 (other ed.): "Bosse was the first professor of perspective at the Academie Royale and "one of the last great defenders of geometrically correct perspective construction". His unacknowledged appropriation of his fellow academician Desargue's work, in attempting to formulate a complete theory of painting based upon the principles of scientific perspective, led to his dismissal from the Academie."
- First 12 plates (sl.) waterst. Spine rubbed, corners worn.
= Section from the 4to edition of the Encyclopédie. Depicting the tools, techniques and products of (wood)turners.
- Occas. sl. yellowed. = From Descriptions des Arts et Métiers. Poggendorff I, p.618.
- Preliminary leaves and several quires in the first 65p. waterstained, (sl.) affecting the 5 plates showing the human proportions, the frontisp., the portrait and the "Euterpe" plate; index leaves at the end also (sl.) waterstained; plate of "Calliope" expurgated (the three nude graces replaced by a king on his throne). Binding dustsoiled.
= Arntzen/ Rainwater H63; Kunst op schrift 23. The first and only edition of this handbook for artists by one of Rembrandt's pupils. Five plates devoted to the human proportions, the other nine representing the classical muses and the 4 remarkable textills. illustrating the way light falls and shadows are cast. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Title-p. dustsoiled. Contents otherwise fine. Corners and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Kunst op schrift 1452. With some portraits of famous/ notorious inhabitants of Leyden, i.a. Klaas Langenakker and Marytje van Harten (a.k.a. "Kluit water en brij"). Rare.
- Lacks plate 87; two plates w. brown stain in outer margin; otherwise occas. sl. foxed in margins (one plate worse). Binding rubbed along extremities.
= Kunst op Schrift 1027; Guilmard p.217-222; Landwehr, Romanic emblem books 440; Praz p.393; not in Kat. Orn. Berlin. Fine iconological work with explanation of the plates in French and Dutch.
- Inner hinge broken; occas. sl. fingersoiled in blank margins. Backstrip worn/ dam.
= Kunst op schrift 85; cf. Brunet III, p.910; Graesse IV, p.136 (French eds. Paris/ Amst. 1698 and Amst. 1713).
- Plates occas. sl. foxed or soiled; one text leaf stained; a few plates w. pencil markings and last free endpaper w. sm. sketches. Vellum somewhat soiled.
= Kunst op Schrift 237.
- Occas. sl. yellowed. Backstrip dam./ lacking. Otherwise fine. = From Descriptions des Arts et Métiers.
- A few leaves foxed in text; occas. sl. waterstained (final 6 index leaves worse); title-p. sl. fingersoiled and w. (old) owner's stamp. Otherwise near fine copy.
= Without the 2 leaves at the end with the additional Chapter 17 from Book VI. Adams, L 1419; Cicognara 159; Kat. Orn. Berlin 4612; Arntzen/ Rainwater H43: "The most complete treatise on the art theory, design, and iconography of the Mannerist period. Also importrant for the study of Milanese painters. Book 7 includes a veritable dictionary of iconography for the period. [The seven books deal with the following subjects:] 1. Proportion; 2. Expression of emotions; 3. Color; 4. Light and shade; 5. Perspective; 6. Painting practice, genres of painting, painting for various places, composition,etc.; 7. Representation of subjects (Religious and mythological)". Very rare important and early artist's manual.
- Fine copy. Frontisp. cut sl. short in outer margin. Binding trifle rubbed long extremities; top of spine trifle worn.
= Kunst op schrift 270, the 2nd Dutch ed. (first ed. 1725).
- Lacks htitle; one fold. plate sl. waterst. at lower edge. Joints and spine-ends sl. worn; later paper title-piece on frontcover.
= Kunst op schrift 1100.
- Plates sl. foxed almost throughout (a few sl. worse); lacks the outline plate to plate no. 33. Frontcover loose; covers worn.
= With 2 loosely inserted academic drawings (of one only the lower half). The 2nd edition of this artist's manual, of which the principal design is "to encourage the study of the most profound part of painting, the characteristics of the passions; in order to which, the sacred histories, represented in the inimitable Cartons of Raphael, have been considered separately, and the principal characters in each described and referred to in the several heads in the work (...)" (introduction).
- Without the portrait; one plate and opposite text leaf w. sl. surface dam. caused by former sticking together; heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown. Binding sl. chafed. Nevertheless a fine copy.
= Rossetti 9143; Kissner 412; Cicognara 286: "Splendida edizione d'una delle più insigni opere di Sandrart (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Spine dam. and splitting; covers w. waterstain. = Cf. Kunst op schrift 385; Bolten 82-88 and passim.