2374 - 2509 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Registration of the costs for 11 voyages of the "hoekerschip" St. Augustinus from Amsterdam to Bilbao and back, and their distribution over it's various owners (Arnold Hooghart, the widow of Pieter van Veen & son, Guillaume Grou & Libault, François Bigail, Hendrik Willink Jurriaansz, Messieurs Lens & Blok and Louis Michel). From the collection of Charles baron Gillès de Pélichy (w. Galerie Garnier ticket on upper pastedown).
BOUND WITH: "Mevrouw Roest haarwhg. Reekening met Albert Brinkman". Manuscript accounting book, dated 1811-1816, (66)p. w. balance sheets in pen and ink.
= Containing entries for i.a. "de doodcedullen van Zal.r den Heer Lucas Pomp. Occo", "Regenten van 't R.C. Weeshuys en Armenhuys ter Nieuwer Amstel" and "aan Regenten ter Nieuwer Amstel voor de Jaarlijkse Donatie ter gedagtenis van Zal.r Jonkheer Louis François Marie". Françoise Angélique Gillès (1758-1826), widow of Arnold Roest van Alkemade, was governess of the so-called Occo's Hofje in Amst. According to these accounts, she donated a total of fl. 9.000,- to the almshouse from January 1812 to February 1816.
- Lacks the first leaf; 2 leaves loose and frayed; several leaves at the lacking. Vellum used.
= Nearly written manuscript, possibly a teacher's handbook, dealing with i.a. the following subjects: "Multiplicatio", "Additio in gelde", "Oeffening der specien", "Den regel van Drieën", and "Den regel van drieën gebroken". The "Oeffening der specien" contains i.a. the following excercise: "12 van de vermaarde stad. 1 stad | 25 strate x 50= 1250 Huisen x3= 3750 Kamers x2= 7500 Dogters x2= 15000 jongmans".
- First 5 lvs. frayed/ dam.; 1 quire loosening. Binding soiled/ dam.
= Contains calculations based on exercises from Groningen arithmetic teacher Jan van Olm's Arithmetica ofte rekenkonst (1st ed. 1729), of which the 13th enl. ed. was published by his son Mattheus van Olm in 1808. Sections include "Multiplicatie", "Divisie in Gelde", "Regel van drieen in 't geheel", "Multiplicatie in 't gebroken", "Practijk", "Kassiers Rekening", "Interest op Interest Rekening", "Rabat of Schadelijke Interest", "Regel van Proportie of gelijkmaken" and "Ketting Regel".
"Oplossingen der Voorstellen, voorkomende in het Meetkundig Rekenboek van J. van Cleeff, door H. van der Meer". Manuscript, pen and ink on paper, 1850, (117)p., contemp. hcalf.
= Sections include "Over den inhoud der driehoeken", "Van de Trapeziums", "Van de gelijkvormigheid der figuren", "Van den kubiek en het parallelopsipedium" en "Gemengde voorstellen der driehoeksmeting".
Anonymous (late 17th cent.). (Mathematical treatise on practical geometry). Manuscript in pen and ink on paper, late 17th cent., (2 blank),(63) lvs., occas. w. calligraphed divisional title-pages and illustrations in pen and ink and grey wash, 19th cent.(?) paper ream wrapper w. large woodcut of the manufacturer and "Pro Patria", "IV" and "Super Fyn Fyn", w. paper ticket mounted on frontcover w. ms. "XVa", folio.
- The first work w. 1 leaf lacking lower outer corner w. loss of text. The second work w. some lvs. loose and partly waterstained in lower margin. Vellum binding stained; paper wrapper splitting on spine and worn.
= A surveyor Cornelis de Waeijer, who lived in Scherpenisse, was officially admitted to the profession by the Court of Holland on 25th of May 1656 (E. Muller and K. Zandvliet, Admissies als landmeter in Nederland voor 1811, p.169). Probably written in the province South Holland or Zeeland, with the examples given in the text of calculations "St. Annaland", "Bergen op Zoom", "Tholen", "Iersickedamme", "in 't Eijlandt Goes", "Poortvliet", "Westerkerke", "Scherpenisse", "Maartensdijck" and "Heensen Molen", locations which, according to the text, can all be seen from "Oudt Vossemaer". The works are instructional texts for surveying land with use of mathematics. Names mentioned are Archimedes, Van Ceulen (De Arithmetische en Geometrische fondamenten, Leyden, 1615), P. Ramus, Meetkonst (Amst., 1622) and Euclides.
The surveys done in the second work involve extremely complex calculations.
Furthermore, the manuscripts closely resemble the manuscript BPL1970 kept at Leyden University. The Leyden manuscript (by W. Craeye) is dated 1658 and it contains the note that it was "gecopieert met haest".
On the paper: the first work on paper w. watermark of a five-pointed foolscap w. the 2 outer points w. circles (not found in Laurentius) and the second work w. watermark coat of arms of Amsterdam w. "IM" or "MI" (not found in Laurentius but this type of watermark is not found until after ±1690). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Bookblock sl. warped; vellum wrinkled and sl. worn.
= Contains chapters on i.a. "Divisio in Gelden", "Reductio ofte Casse Rekeninge", "Regel van Drijen", "Multiplicatio/ Divisio in het Gebroken" and "Practijk ofte Korte Rekeninge", all neatly written in a well legible hand. Nothing could be traced on Thomas de With.
- Lacks parts of trece, sext, none and vespers to the Hours of the Virgin (and 3 full-page miniatures), a part of the Hours of the Holy Cross (and probably a full-page miniature); bookblock loose; a few miniatures occas. w. small pigment losses; some smudging to border decoration; gilding often turned white. A fine and well preserved manuscript with bright colours and gilding.
= CONTENTS: Parisian calendar, important Parisian saints mentioned in gold; Gospel Lessons; prayers (Obscero te/ O Intermerata); Hours of the Virgin for the use of Rome (lacks parts of sext, terce, none and vespers); Penitential Psalms and Litany; prayers; part of the Hours of the Cross [first part of text probably missing]; Hours of the Holy Spirit; Fifteen Joys of the Virgin and prayers.
DECORATION: MINIATURES (in order of appearance) 1. The Annunciation; 2. The Visitation (Mary meets St. Elisabeth); 3. The Nativity; 4. The Adoration of the Magi; 5. The coronation of Mary by an angel; 6. David at prayer; 7. The Pentecost (the Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and the apostles); 8. A funeral service in a church and 9. Mary and the Christ-child w. female patron. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
= For similar penwork decoration see A.S. Korteweg, Kriezels etc. p.101: "Opvallend is het lange, smalle acanthusblad". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Not examined outside of frame. Verso not visible.
= The opening of Matthew 9 in which miracles of Christ are detailed. Christ heals the "bleeding woman" and raises the deceased daughter of Jairus. The left margin decoration shows a vase sprouting coloured leaves. In the centre a medaillon style portrait of a Roman (?) soldier is depicted.
= Remarkable series of meteorological observations by Nicolaas Duijn, who deligently kept records of the weather over a period of 7 years between 1735-1742. He was one of quite a few people in the Netherlands who kept meteorological records between 1697 and 1860, occas. over periods of several decades (see F.W.C. Krecke, Het klimaat in Nederland, p.3). The winter of 1740 is reckoned to have been one of the coldest of the past 300 years. In his partly factual and partly anecdotal annotations Duijn writes about the lack of food and water, the exorbitant prices asked for groceries and buckets of water, and the resulting famine and death. Duijn's account supplies information about the cold circumstances in Amsterdam and surroundings. One of his observations is that the ice on the canals was so thick (up to 43 cm.) that there was no one to be found who was willing (even for a substantial payment) to cut and break the ice so that the city could be reached by boats again. Ice-cutters who had tried, found that their clothes froze on their bodies, and had to give up their work in order be defrosted indoors. Meat and vegetables froze (even indoors) within a few hours, adding to the misery. He also writes that the number of frozen corpses found in the streets of Amsterdam, suggested that the death toll in the rural areas of Holland would probably be very high. From other sources (i.a. Wikipedia) we know that passengers on horsedrawn coaches arrived frozen at their destination. Apart from a continuous series of general meteorological observations from the 1st of January to 10th of March, the report also contains thrice daily temperature measurements for 17 dates between 1 January and 24 February.
- Closed tear in upper right margin (not touching the text).
= Letter of recommendation for a female singer who asked Andriessen for an introduction to Evert Cornelis Sr. Andriessen is very positive about her sense of music as well as her technique. At this time she was married with the publisher Wouter Nijhoff. After their divorce in 1925, she disappears from the digital horizon, only to be traced again later as the wife of Jack Dawkins, former British consul to Morocco.
Flipse, E. (1896-1973). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Eduard Flipse" to "Zeer geachte Heer Cornelis", pen and ink, dated "R'dam 6 Januari 1931", 1 leaf, recto only.
= Letter in response to a request to stand in for Mr Cornelis as choir director on rehearsals, who had fallen ill. He outlines his planned rehearsal schedule and ends his letter as follows: "Ik zal trachten het koor geheel "af-te-richten." Zoo nodig wil ik ook de uitvoering dirigeeren." The latter phrase refers to the concert of 20 February, 1931.
Paap, W. (1908-1981). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Wouter Paap" to "Zeer geachte Heer", pen and ink, dated "Bussum, 12 Maart '29", 1 leaf, recto only.
= The young journalist Wouter Paap, sending a request for an interview with Evert Cornelis on occasion of a concert in Naarden in which he will conduct the unabbreviated St. Matthew Passion.
AND 10 other letters/ notes by composers and conductors written to Evert Cornelis Sr., i.a. by P. VAN ANROOY (on not being able to lend him a celesta), TH. VAN DER BIJL (on his violinconcerto), E. VAN BRUCKEN FOCK (presenting Cornelis with a copy of his latest work: "Compositie voor viool met orkest, getiteld "Erinnerung"") and J. WINNUBST (on a financial matter, prob. concerning the U.S.O.).
- With filing stamp stating i.a. the date of receipt.
= Letter in which Berio recommends a young pianist to Mr Jordan in no uncertain words: "It is the first time I take the initiative of recommending somebody without being asked. (...) the pianist and composer Carlos Alsina will be in Europe for several concerts in France and Germany. He is one of the most astonishing talents I have ever met. He needs more engagements (...)". Carlos Alsina (b.1941), Argentine/ French pianist and composer.
- Two filing holes in left margin (sl. affecting letters); a few folds/ creases; trifle foxed in right margin.
= Concerning a concert in Berlin that Blokzijl had arranged, in which Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius has agreed to perform, and sending practical instructions for the shipping of sheetmusic and for payment of rights.
= Letter to the conductor Edouard Juda Colonne (1838-1910), concerning the conducting of "les "Nocturnes"": "Je dois diriger definitivement les "Nocturnes" à Londres, comme je n'ai pas une minute pour corriger le matériale, pouvez vous me rendre le service de me prêter le votre? (...)". A notable letter, considering that Debussy's conducting of his "Nocturnes" and "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" in London in February 1909, was succesful and firmly established his name and fame in the United Kingdom. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Both pres. frontwr. foxed. Otherwise fine.
= Owner's entry of "C.J.A. Reigersman" on orig. pres. wr. of the second vol. C.J.A. Reigersman was chairman of the Haarlemsche Bachvereeniging. Contains programs signed by many of the foremost performers and conductors and a few composers, i.a. Maria Ivogün, Birgit Engell ("März 1917"), Henri Viotta ("6 Maart 1917" and w. a music quotation of the first few bars of the Lento of César Franck's Symphony in D-minor), Jacques Urlus (3x), Gertrud Foerstel, Alexander Schmuller, Louis Zimmermann (2x), Eugen d'Albert, Stephan [signed "István"] Partos, Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius (2x), Willem Mengelberg (3x), Iona Durigo, Artur Schnabel (dated "25 XII 19 Haarlem"), Lucie Cafferet, Mrs Croïza (dated "17 Février 1920"), Madeleine Monnier, Dr. Karl Muck, Peter van Anrooy, Sam Swaap, Adolphe Poth, Meta Reidel, Mia Peltenburg, Thom. Denijs, Anton Witek (dated "Febr. 7 1922"), Paul Loyonnet (signature cut sl. short, affecting the final letter), Maria Olszewska, Mrs Ritter-Ciampi ("à un prochain voyage et en attendant [...?] po[ur] votre si aimable accueil [signed]" (signature cut trifle short sl. affecting 2 letters), Josef Pembaur (signature cut trifle short), Harriet van Embden, Maurice Ravel (dated "Harlem 30/ 10/ 23"), Jose Iturbi (w. dedic. "Pour monsieur Reigersman souvenir de ce concert [signed]"), Alma Moodie, Cornelis Dopper, Liesel von Schuch (dated "Haarlem 1924"; sl. cut short affecting first letter of signature the "H" of Haarlem), Lydie Demirgian (with dedication "A monsieur Reigersman en souvenir d'un Soirée inoubliable avec l'expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs [signed]"; signature cut short (affecting almost the entire first name and the first 3 letters of her surname); Dr. Karl Muck and Johan Schoonderbeek.
- Clarinetto solo score only.
= Written by Landré for his son Georges Nicolas Landré. Originally intended to be played by Benny Goodman at the Holland Festival, it was eventually performed by Bram de Wilde, who was the first clarinettist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra at the time. Included in the lot is the catalogue of works by Guillaume Landré, publ. Amst., Donemus, ±1970.
Landré, W. (1874-1948). "Romance in As dur." Autograph score for piano, n.pl., 1897, (3)p., pen and ink, loosely inserted in orig. wr. w. autograph title and "Aan Mien Klinkhamer" in pen and ink on frontwr., folio.
- Yellowed and trifle foxed.
= With autograph dedication to his wife on title-p.: "Aan Mien Klinkhamer Haarlem 13 October 1897", and signed "Willem Landré" and "Aan Mien" at top of first page of the score.