2896 - 3588 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- Paper over boards chafed and over spine partly worn off.
= Interesting defence of polygamy in which examples of polygamy in the Old Testament are put forward.
- Usual occas. browning/ foxing. Binding soiled. = Mendelssohn II, p.502; not in Gay.
- 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.
- Contents loose(ning); title and final leaf sl. stained and ink-speckled; contemp. annots. in pen and ink in blank margins and occas. underlinings; lacks pastedowns and endpapers; printer's mark on final leaf traced over w. pen and ink on verso of leaf (prob. contemporary).
= Renouard p.182,3; Adams M 452.
- The almanac bent in order to fit into the tube. Tube trifle worn.
= Cf. Welsh 180ff. Rare miniature almanac containing fine, delicate plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
- Mostly w. (various) defects.
- Vol. 1: one plate loose; cut short, occas. (sl.) affecting page-numbers/ running title and text in fore-edge margin of calendar; sm. archive ticket on verso first free endpaper. Binding fine. Vol. 2: boards sl. rubbed/ soiled and sl. worn on spine. Both vols. hinges occas. widening but holding on cords.
= Waller 141 (year 1801 and further); The Children's World of Learning 2457.
Almanak, voor de beschaafde jeugd. Voor het jaar 1803. Ibid., idem, n.d. (1802), 143p., engr. title and 6 engr. plates (2 col. by hand), contemp. boards w. chintz paper wr., 12mo.
= Lust en Leering p.240; cf. Ki.la.ki.le. (year 1799) and The Children's World of Learning (year 1800 and 1803).
- All spines of orig. board bindings split; one vol. lacks binding.
- Lacks backstrip. = I.a. with contributions by Petronella Moens and Tollens.
= Supplied in 2 copies. Contains an almanac part (32p.) and 2 parts of "Zeven portretten van Nederlandsche schilders" and "Zeven portretten van Nederlandsche graveurs" (each 16 p. and each w. 7 woodengr. portraits, of Rembrandt, Dou, Wouwerman, Potter, Jan Steen, Ruisdael, W. van de Velde and Lucas van Leyden, Hendrik Goltzius, Jacobus Matham, Cornelis Visscher, Romein de Hooghe, Jan Luiken, Jacobus Houbraken.
Friesch Jaarboekje of almanak voor het jaar 1877 and 1884. Ibid., R.J. Schierbeek Lz., 1876 and 1883, 2 vols., each (80)p., orig. (not unif.) wr. Friesche Almanak voor het schrikkeljaar 1880/ 1888/ 1889/ 1891/ 1897/ 1898/ 1900/ 1922/ 1937. Ibid./ Sneek, A. Jongbloed (and Schierbeek)/ P. van der Sluis van den Bosch (1889) and J.G. de Vries (1887 and 1900), 9 vols., orig. (not unif.) wr., 9,5x8 cm. - ADDED: SWANNEBLOMMEN. JIERBOEKJE FOAR 1874/ 1884/ 1889 and 1890 (Heerenveen/ Joure/ Apeldoorn, 4 vols., orig. wr.).
- With various (sm.) defects. Not collated, sold w.a.f.
= Warranted by the publishers on title page in pen and ink.
AND 16 others, i.a. ALMANAK TOT NUT EN VERGENOEGING VOOR DE ONDERSCHEIDENE STANDEN DES MAATSCHAPPELIJKEN LEVENS (Gron., 1816 and 1821); ALMANAK TER BEVORDERING VAN KENNIS EN GOEDEN SMAAK (ibid., 1833 and 1837); JAARBOEKJE VOOR DE TIJD EN EEUWIGHEID (Almelo, 1848 and 1854); VOLKS-ALMANAK VOOR TIJD EN EEUWIGHEID (Arnhem, 1849).
- First part soiled and a few lvs. and plates upper outer corner repaired.
= This almanac is sought after, because it contains the first publication of (part of) the Zauberflöte Zweiter Teil, an unfinished libretto by J.W. VON GOETHE. It was intended as a sequel to the Zauberflöte by Mozart. The extended version was first published in 1807. Hagen 626.
AND 13 other foreign almanacs, i.a. NIEDERRHEINISCHER VOLKSKALENDER (1849) and BELGISCHE MUZEN-ALMANAK 1828 and 1829 (Ghent, 1827-1828).
- Paper over spine worn and w. tears.
Almanak voor landman en burger, voor het jaar 1845 (...). Deventer , J.P. Brinkgeve, (1844), (48)p., contemp. wr., sm. 12mo. Deventer Almanak (...), op het jaar na de menschwording van Christus MDCCCXXV. Ibid., Jan de Lange, (1824), (32),(50)p., 3 woodcut vignettes, contemp. wr., 12mo.
= Besides the almanac part, contains also: "De opregte Italiaansche waarzegger (...)"; "Korte Kronijk beginnende met den jare 1740"; "Davids Harp spelende allerhande lofzangen en geestelijke liedekens. Nevens den Geestelijken doolhof".
AND 9 other small almanacs, i.a. MINIATUUR ALMANACK (Utr., 1846); BIJOU ALMANAK (Amst., 1883) and PROVINCIALE GRONINGSE ALMANAK (1838, 1842 and 1843).
- Silk binding in fine condition.
= Köhring p.164; Lanckoronska/ Rümann p.94. Fine, delicate plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVIII.
- Lacks clasps and catches; spine w. hole.
= Rare. The first work contains a separate part: Een nette uitrekening van 't verschil der Graanzakken en andere maten (...) nooit voor dezen zoo gedrukt.
AND 7 others, i.a. VAN ZWAAMENS EN THOMPSON'S ALMANAK voor het jaar (...) 1823/ 1827/ 1829/ 1835 and 1850 (Rott., 1822-1849, 5 vols., woodcut ills./ maps, contemp. wr./ vellum, 12mo (2x)/ 8vo (1x) and larger 8vo (3x)).
- Lacks 2 plates (no.36 and 68); waterst. and soiled; partly w. restored margins; crudely rebound w. gluestains at hinges. Paper over board frontcover lacking. Sold w.a.f.
= Bodel/ Nijenhuis 1473; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 104. Rare.
- Third text-leaf w. large closed hole in blank area; approx. 5 plates (incl. title) w. large brownish stain in upper and/ or 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 frontisp. Gilding on backstrip for the larger part worn off; corners showing; joints starting/ split(ting). Contents fine.
= 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; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 116. Extra illustrated w. 2 plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- Lacks 18 plates. Vol.1 one plate waterstained and w. tear in lower blank margin; one plate strip of 4 cm. of outer blank margin torn off; two textlvs. w. (repaired) tear(s) in outer margin, partly affecting text; occas. (sl.) (water)stained (incl. plates, mostly in blank margins). Both vols. binding sl. worn/ rubbed.
= 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.