2076 - 2859 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- Lacks title-p.; first leaf (finger)soiled and cut halfway along hinge; occas. contemp. owner's annots.; final ±100 textlvs. and index trifle wormholed (w. loss of letters); 3 (index) lvs. torn in lower inner margin (repaired w. paper strip); a few inkstains. Boards sl. chafed; spine worn/ dam.; joints breaking.
= Adams P 1556; Schweiger 785.
- Fine copy.
- Contents fine. Binding rubbed along extremities; top of spine chipped. = Schweiger p.830.
AND 1 other: PHAEDRUS. Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V. Ed. P. Burmannus (Utr., 1718, 2 parts in 1 vol., engr. frontisp., contemp. blindst. vellum. Partly foxed).
- Without the prize. Fine copy. = Schweiger p.859; on the binding: Spoelder 3.
- Occas. annots. in text and/ or margins, partly in pen. Libr. stamp on title-p.; contemp. annot. on verso first free endpaper. Spine and corners rubbed/ sl. worn.
AND 5 others, i.a. P. OVIDIUS NASO, Tristium libri quinque. Ed. R. Merkelius (Berlin, 1837, contemp. gilt treecalf w. "Praemium Alcmaariensis" at foot of spine. Sl. foxed; frontcover sl. waterst.; binding trifle rubbed along extremities) and J.G. HEINECCIUS, Antiquitatum Romanarum Iurisprudentiam illustrantium syntagma secundum ordinem Institutionum Iustiniani (...) (Frankf. a.M., 1771, 2 parts in 1 vol., engr. frontisp., contemp. gilt hcalf w. red mor. letterpiece. Leather of backstrip sl. dried and rubbed).
- Bookplate and sm. ticket on upper pastedown; a few lvs. waterstained.
= Willems 321 note; Rahir 293. The second of two 1629 editions, this one w. p.63 mispaginated "36".
Emmius, U. Graecorum Respublicae. Ibid., idem, 1632, 2 parts in 1 vol., 426,(6); 323,(7)p., engr. title, contemp. vellum, 12mo.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. = Willems 364; Rahir 345.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; contemp. owner's entry on title in pen and ink; first few lvs. w. tiny wormhole. Vellum soiled.
Velleius Paterculus, C. (Opera). Ed. G. Vossius. Ibid., Ex Officina Elzeviriana [L. and D. Elzevier], 1664, 2 parts in 1 vol., (12),116,(28); 128,(1)p., engr. title-p., contemp. vellum, 12mo.
- Upper pastedown partly loosening. Vellum trifle stained.
= Willems 1329; Rahir 1373; Schweiger p.1127.
- Later endpapers, otherwise fine.
= Praz p.498. A finely illustrated gallery of mythological and historical pictures.
- Partly (sl.) yellowed and foxed; bookplate on upper pastedown; pastedowns partly detached. Binding chafed and sl. worn; upper joint splitting.
- Vol. 1 frontisp. and title-p. loose(ning) and upper hinge weak; several lvs. dam. spot in lower blank margin; sl. fingersoiled. Bindings sl. stained.
= Schweiger p.978.
AND 2 others, i.a. S. VEREPAEUS, Latinae grammatices syntaxis (...) (Ghent, n.d. (±1800), contemp. calf).
- Upper hinge weak (strengthened w. tape); bookplate on first free endpaper; owner's entry on title; partly wormholed in lower outer corner; sl. (water/ ink)stained in lower/ outer blank margin. Rebacked; binding worn/ stained/ dam.
= From the library of the Agen Jesuit College (founded in 1591). Schweiger II, p.1000; Dibdin II, p.450; Voet 2281.
- First free endpaper w. large tear; lacks last free endpaper; sl. yellowed. Binding soiled/ stained; lacks ties.
= With manuscript prize to "Danielem Arnoldum Alexandrum Mackay", dated "10mo. Martii 1790". Spoelder 2; Schweiger p.318 ("Bis jetzt beste Ausg.").
AND 1 other schoolprize binding of ARNHEM (Spoelder 3), on: A. LYTTON BULWER, Athens; its Rise and Fall (Paris, 1837, contemp. blindst. and gilt calf. Without prize; top op spine dam.).
- Hinges weak; endpapers sl. stained/ dam. Lacks ties; binding sl. soiled. = Schweiger p.1089.
Nepos, C. Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum. Ed. J. Gebhardus, H. Ernstius and J.A. Bosius. Leyden, S. Luchtmans, 1734, (32),765,(90)p., engr. title by J. VISSCHER, 12 ills. (mainly portraits), sl. later gilt hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.
- Binding sl. worn at extremities; backstrip sl. dam.; corners showing. = Graesse II, p.271; Schweiger p.300.
AND 9 other 18th-cent. books, i.a. H. TURSELLINUS, Historiarum, ab origine mundi, usque ad annum à Christo nato MDXCVIII. Epitomae Libri Decem (Utr., 1730, new ed., engr. frontisp., sl. later gilt hcalf).
- Partly waterstained. Vellum (dust)stained. = Geerebaert CXLII 17, II. Hollstein 232ad, no.3-14.
- Most plates foxed in blank margins, image usually fine. All vols. top of spine dam.; vol. 1 and 4 upper/ lower joint starting to split at top/ foot of spine.
- Without schoolprize and ties. Upper joints of both vols. split(ting); covers and backstrips sl. chafed; corners sl. worn.
= Schweiger II, p.1172; Spoelder 10.
AND 1 other: ARISTOPHANES, Comoediae undecim. Ed. S. Bergler and C.A. Duker (Leyden, 1760, 2 parts in 1 vol., Latin and Greek text, contemp. gilt calf w. the coat of arms of LEYDEN on both covers, 4to. Upper joint split; spine-ends chipped/ worn).
- Lacks title-p.; occas. sl. waterstained in blank margin.
= Very rare. Geerebaert CXLIII, 1 IIB, b; Bibl. Belgica III, p.209; Scheepers I, 36 ("Zeldzame uitgave der vertaling van de 12 boeken"). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.
- Vague owner's stamp on title-p. (crowned (illegible) monogram); occas. vaguely (water)stained (mainly in blank margin); one leaf w. old tear. Lower corners and foot of spine worn; lacks ties. A good/ fine copy.
= Adams V 941. The rare first edition of this group of three texts on Aristotle's De Anima in one volume. Part of the curriculum of medical students was that they were expected to have studied and written about Aristotle's De anima. Conrad Gessner, who had studied medicine and was deeply interested in the human soul wrote his De anima in this tradition. It is the fourth of the works contained in this book and is published here for the first time. "Es ist Gessners Hauptverdienst, die fünf Sinne, die Mensch und Tier gemeinsam haben, über Aristoteles hinaus in Aussehen, Potenz und Akt klassifiziert zu haben." (A.-S. Goeing, in: Gessner-Katalog Zürich, 2016, S. 50). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Apart from the simple binding a fine copy. = Rare.
- Title-p. of first work w. owner's entries; partly sl. stained; 1 leaf with sm. tear in right margin; scattered (old) annots. and underlining in pen and ink/ pink pencil (mostly in first work). One previous owner was not amused w. the content of the second work, as he wrote: Magno conatu magnas nugas agit autor ('With great effort the author talks great nonsense', cf. Terence, Heautontimorumenos 4.1). Binding sl. stained.
= Two rare works bound together. Ad 1: TRE VIII, p.132ff. Ad 2: De Seyn (1930), p.269.