Land des Anbieters
Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Rear wrapper creased and with a short tear, otherwise Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-04851.
Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Wrappers a little darkened, Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-35306.
Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Wrappers slightly darkened, Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-35309.
Paris, ca. 1500, 1500
11x9cm. Mounted front and verso. Excellent condition. Artikel-Nr.: 27353.
Paris, ca. 1500, 1500
11x9cm. Mounted front and verso. Excellent condition. Artikel-Nr.: 27354.
(San Francisco), The Grabhorn Press, 1927., 1927
Illustrated by Valenti Angelo. 35 pp., 1 leaf. 8vo. Orig. halv vellum, orig. slipcase (the latter somewhat rubbed) . One of 240 copies, signed by Angelo. – Top edge of pp. 27–30 torn open carelessly. Artikel-Nr.: 9696.
N. pl., 1865
With 4 pen-and-ink drawings and 52 coats of arms, some smaller drawings interspersed. 1 leaf, 23 leaves with contents, 13 blank leaves. 12mo. Contemp. calf, gilt fillets and gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt (rebacked with old spine laid down). N. pl., 1865. Charming gift album of delicately painted coats of arms, arranged two to seven on a page. On first flyleaf, there is the handwritten dedication "Rosa Moilliet from her loving sister E. Sophie Moilliet September 11th, 1865", with the drawing of a dog and two fowls. On the first leaf, another drawing shows a fantasy coat of arms made for the dog, flanked by two gentlemen, with a gilt banderole "Cave Canem" and the picture of the same dog above; underneath the text "Granted for deeds of valour done on the first of September 1865", in a different hand. Most of the colorful coats of arms are identified above in brown ink, i.e. Barclay, Trussell, Beauchamp, the See of Canterbury, the See of Worcester, Douglas, etc. The painter of these and of the drawings in between them was more than an amateur, they are exquisite, in brilliant colors and gold. They are possibly earlier than the date of the dedication suggests. MANUSCRIPTS: GENERAL ; GENEALOGY - HERALDRY ; Artikel-Nr.: 32515-515.
Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, 1478
Gothic letter. 48 lines. 2 cols. 269 (of 404) unn. leaves. One 9-line historiated initial and 23 smaller illuminated initials in burnished gold and colors, most of them with borders. Each page with many initials supplied in red and blue and with penwork decoration in red and dull purple; guide letters. Folio (319 x 231 mm). Old leather-backed marbled boards. In half morocco drop-box. From the libraries of Sir Thomas Phillipps and Harrison D. Horblit, and Kraus cat. 156, no. IV. Printed on vellum in red and black. Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, (before 6 May) 1478. Editio princeps of the Breviarium Romanum, a book containing the divine office designed for use by the clergy, preceded only by a few editions for specific monastic orders. The present breviary is in a much larger size than the average, indicating that it was designed to rest on a lectern. It is cited as being one of Jenson's typographic masterpieces, and one of the few books in which he used the Gothic rotunda typeface. The printing on vellum, the extensive use of red and black ink, the illuminated initials with their burnished gold, and generously employed penwork decorations, all work together to give this production the appearance of a neat manuscript. Although incomplete (lacking 6 leaves of index and calendar at the beginning, leaves a2, d1, e1, 3, a5, and the 124 leaves of the Proprium de Sanctis of which 51 of these missing leaves are preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, pressmark 87.F.13) it is a noble example of Jenson's exquisite printing.- A few leaves mutilated, some with loss of text, some repaired with vellum strips. - GW 5101; H 3896*; BMC V, 179; Goff B-1112; Pell 2922; IGI 2114; BSB-Ink B-889; BAVT (Vatican) B-472; Van Praet I, no. 69; Bohatta, Liturg. Bibliogr., 398. RELIGION / THEOLOGY ; INCUNABLES ; Artikel-Nr.: 32741-1288.
Adams B1802; Darlow & Moule, 8952; Voet 668. Plantin's lovely little miniature edition of the New Testament in the ancient Syriac language, probably published in this pocket-sized format for the convenience of students and other scholars. Plantin's son-in-law Franciscus Raphelengius, who had begun to establish his reputation as an orientalist when he helped prepare the Polyglot, added an appendix to this edition, giving unpublished variant readings from an important Cologne manuscript. The New Testament relates stories that would have first been told (and in some cases probably also written down) in Aramaic, the vernacular language of Palestine in Jesus's time. Syriac, another dialect of Aramaic, served as the vernacular language of much of the Middle East. The Syriac text therefore provides valuable clues to the Aramaic sources of the New Testament.In very good condition. A lovely little Syriac New Testament, well printed by Plantin. Artikel-Nr.: GCAEF267SQ0H.
Lippert'sche Buchhandlung (Max Niemeyer), Halle a.d. S., 1877
14,5 cm x 23 cm. Halbpergament / Half Vellum. LII, 124 Seiten; Privateinband: Halbpergament mit Rückentitel in Gold, marmoriertes Überzugspapier und Vorsätze; Papier gebräunt - sonst gutes Exemplar; Kein Schutzumschlag. Guter Zustand. Artikel-Nr.: 019584.
S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin, 1906
15 cm x 21,3 cm. Halbpergament / Half Vellum. 205 Seiten; Halbpergamenteinband mit Rückentitel und Deckelillustration in Gold, Kopfgoldschnitt; Goldfarbe leicht verblaßt, oberer Schnitt leicht angestaubt - sonst gutes Exemplar; Kein Schutzumschlag. Guter Zustand. Artikel-Nr.: 015580.
Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXI, Aeg. Sadeler 392; Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 799; Praz, p. 518; STCN (5 copies). First edition printed in the Netherlands and first edition printed from the present plates, of an influential collection of emblems on the Eucharist, the Holy Cross, the popes and the worldly rulers of various nations.The present emblems cover a remarkable variety of subjects, both animate and inanimate, and are here crisply printed from the excellent plates newly made for the present edition. The work no doubt served many emblem artists as a model, and it was frequently reprinted both in Germany and in the Netherlands. With an index of the names of the princes and clergy represented, and an index of the emblematic mottos.With the edges of the frontispiece slightly tattered, not affecting the engraving, and an occasional very minor smudge, but still in very good condition. Artikel-Nr.: 6788.
Copinger 425; Darlow & Moule 6150 (cf. 6123 & 6141); Masch III, p. 227; Sorgeloos 261; Voet 683 (3 copies); BCN 3097; Picarta (3 copies); cf. Adams B1077; not in Biblia Sacra. Plantin's 1567 octavo edition of the Louvain Bible with the text in double columns printed in a tiny "Nonpareille" roman type, one of the smallest Bibles of its day, nicely displaying Plantin's excellent presswork and Pierre Haultin's type. The side margins contain references and variants. The title-page has a beautiful ornamental frame as well as Plantin's famous printer's device with a pair of compasses and the legend Labore et constantia.By an imperial edict all suspected Bibles in Latin, French or Dutch had been prohibited and the Theological Faculty of Louvain was commanded to prepare new authorized editions in these languages. The Latin Bible, edited by the Dominican Johannes Hentenius and protected by an Imperial privilege, first appeared in a 1547 folio edition at Louvain, followed by the Dutch edition in 1548 and the French in 1550. In 1559 Christoffel Plantin published his first edition of the Louvain Latin Bible, in a less expensive octavo format. Here at the height of his career he printed it once more.Owner's inscription at foot of title-page: Ph. Sandelion Rothomgensis 1721. In good condition. Binding slightly rubbed with the loss of most of the gilding, spine concaved, only traces of ties. Artikel-Nr.: A1HA50N8K29G.
Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXV, 542 (portrait) & 1836-1936; 7 copies located in libraries worldwide; cf. Thieme & Becker XXX, pp. 29-30. Rare first and only edition printed from Schenck's plates, of a set of illustrations of statues that survived in Rome, originally drawn, engraved and published by François Perrier (1590-1650) in 1638. Except for plates 22 and 23, Schenk's plates appear in mirror image. Among the statues are the Laocoon group, Marcus Aurelius, Cleopatra and many other great works of classical art. The contents (Latin and Dutch in parallel columns) divide the plates into three groups: upright male figures , upright female figures and reclining figures, but in fact the two double-page plates are large groups of upright figures forming scenes. Like the engraved contents list in Perrier's 1638 print series, this list gives some information about the statues, including their locations.The book is dedicated to Christian Eberhard, Fürst of Ostfriesland with an illustrated dedication plate with the Ostfriesland arms and a mezzotint portrait following the title-page. These do not appear in all copies: Picarta lists 3 copies of the present edition, but mentions no portrait.In good condition, with tears expertly and unobtrusively repaired in 3 plates (49-50, 88). Binding with light stains. An attractive presentation of 100 statues or groups of statues from classical antiquity. Artikel-Nr.: B22EW1YNZ8OA.
(Bad Kissingen?), 1745
With 4 full-page miniatures in ink and watercolor (the first sign. "Ioseph Omaus fecit. Kissingen") after fols. 1,9,24 and 31. Text in a calligraphic Gothic script, headings in red throughout, double rule page-borders. 20-24 lines. Calligraphical title sign. "E.W.", 48 unn. leaves (46v-48v blank, except for page-borders). 8vo (170 x 105 mm). Contemporary red morocco. In a contemp. pull-off leather case. (Bad Kissingen?), 1745. An appealing Bavarian Baroque manuscript prayer book on vellum, for private devotional use, illustrated with four ink and watercolor paintings by a local artist. The text contains prayers in German for morning and evening, various parts of the Mass, confessions, communion, and daily Offices, followed by the Litany of Loreto (reflecting the primacy of the Virgin in Bavaria); also included are prayers to St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. Ignatius and St. Thomas Aquinas. The miniatures are painted in green, red, pink, blue, orange and yellow; the artist used a very fine brush for faces and hair, and employed pretty stippling techniques for clouds, clothing, sky, etc. Subjects: 1) Jesus being nailed to the cross by a carpenter, on a platform with Jacob's ladder, flanked by rose plants, quotations from the gospel of St. Mark and Genesis above and below in red ink; 2) St. Goar in heaven, on clouds with two cherubim, below him, framed by scrolls and leafy ornaments, two scenes from his life, as a hermit on the Rhine, and being cleared of the charge of sorcery by King Sigebert I of Austrasia; 3) Mary Magdalene, weeping in a verdant wilderness, holding the skull, supported by angels, cherubim watching above; 4) an angel in the heavens carrying a shield bearing the emblems of the Passion, the lamb (Christ) seated beneath attendant cherubim in clouds.- Binding: This charming manuscript is housed in its original slipcase and contemporary decorative red goatskin gilt. Sides gold tooled with border of festoons, windmill or petal tools at corner, central wreath oval with ribbon tie at tops and two hanging festoons at bottom, spine with gilt sun or flower tools in paneled compartments, green calf title label lettered "Katholisches Gebethbuch", gilt edges, marbled endpapers, pair of paper flyleaves. Slipcase: Original two-part pull-off case of mottled brown sheep, backstrip gold-tooled to match the binding, rust paper title label lined with blue decorative paper. - Occasional smudging, repaired short tear to Magdalene illumination, small abrasions to first miniature affecting face of the "carpenter", a few leaves a bit darkened; scuffing to joints, otherwise a very nice copy. MANUSCRIPTS: GENERAL ; Artikel-Nr.: 32926-1257.
Bibl. Belg. III, pp. 614-618; Hiler, pp. 182; Praz, p. 307; B.A.M. Ramakers, De Const Getoond (2001). First issue of the first and only edition of an extraordinary record of texts, music and imagery from the greatest Dutch rhetoricians' contest, held in Haarlem in October 1606, and a masterpiece of the book arts in the opening years of the Dutch golden age: "the most extensive and most impressive in its genre" (Ramakers). The magnificent views of the processions show about 250 people, most dressed as allegorical, historical or religious figures, many in fantastic costumes. The chambers of rhetoric also put a great deal of artistic effort into the design and execution of their coats of arms, all shown here. The "rederyker kamers" were rather broader than the usual translation "chambers of rhetoric" suggests, concerning themselves not only with rhetoric but also with poetry, song, art and especially drama. The present book gives an unparalleled view of the work of these societies. With a water stain in the head margin throughout, often only faintly visible, and a couple pages foxed; the plates are printed on somewhat thin paper and are folded several times because of their size causing a couple false folds and creases, and an occasional minor tear along a fold; the water stain in the head margin occasionally touching the image, one plate with some smudges, and curiously in the plate of the procession of the chamber of Amsterdam the letterpress poem in the foot margin below the letterpress caption has been removed and replaced with blank paper. Still generally in good condition. Recased, as noted, with a couple small restorations to the top of the spine. A landmark book for drama, music, poetry, costumes, artistic heraldry, rhetoricians and book production at the dawn of the Dutch golden age. Artikel-Nr.: H97FLEVPD62A.
Nissen, BBI 518; Stafleu & Cowan 1491; Wellcome I, 1812. Second Dutch edition of Dodoens's last, most important and most extensively illustrated work, with Clusius's extensive appendix of American and East Indian plants that adds nearly 100 woodcuts. Besides the usual herbs and medicinal plants, the book describes and illustrates seaweed, coral, sponge, mushrooms, grains, beans, peppers, thistles, fruit trees, cactus, nut, date, olive and other trees, coconut, pineapple, cacao, tobacco and papyrus. It also made an important contribution to systematic botany by defining the parts of plants in general.The Stirpium represents Dodoen's best and last great work: a monumental botanical study divided into 6 large sections, each containing 5 books, with the plants classified in 26 groups. This system was far superior to all his earlier classifications. Joost van Ravelinghen, Christophel Plantin's grandson, first published the present translation in 1608, adding extra information in a smaller type at the end of each chapter. These additions give information on the qualities of the plant as well as new information or descriptions of new plants taken from the work of other authors, including Carolus Clusius and Mathias de Lobel. At the end Van Ravelinghen added a whole new part on exotic plants taken from the works of Clusius, Garcia da Orta, Nic. Monardès, Chr. Acosta and others. The present edition includes the same woodcuts as the first Dutch edition, with some additions for the parts by Clusius. Slightly browned, with some minor spots throughout and the margins slightly thumbed. Binding cracked at hinges, bottom of spine slightly damaged and some traces of use along the extremities. Overall a very good copy. Artikel-Nr.: I6DDCZWBQS6W.
Alden & Landis 603/88; Borba de Moraes, pp. 640-641 ("very rare"); Sabin 57901; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl., 835; WorldCat (3 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Howgego, to 1800, G25. Rare first edition of the account of one of the most famous and one of the earliest Dutch voyages to South America, written by the captain of the smallest of the 2 ships that made up the expedition, Hendrick Ottsen. The 2 ships were called De Gulden Werelt and De Silveren Werelt ("The Golden World" and "The Silver World"), and they were fitted out by Admiral Laurens Bicker (1563-1606) and Pieter Gerritsz Ruytenburch for the purpose of trading with Guinea on the West coast of Africa and the Rio de la Plata in South America, with Bicker himself as the commander of the expedition and Cornelis van Heemskerk (1573-1618?), the brother of the famous Jacob van Heemskerk, as the "commies" (merchant) on De Silveren Werelt. It is the first printed account of a Dutch voyage to South America, and proved to be very important for later voyages, as the account includes a nautical chart and an extensive description of the harbour and city of Buenos Aires, founded only 20 years earlier, which is, as such, "one of the earliest descriptions of Buenos Aires" (Howgego).Although the first plate is numbered "2", the second plate (unnumbered) was apparently intended as plate 1. Plate 4, showing 2 natives of Rio de la Plata, is a sophistication (without number or caption), printed either from the heavily reworked original copper plate or from a copy engraved at a later date. It is printed on 18th-century paper, watermarked with a crowned "GR" (for George I, crowned Prince-Elector of Hanover 1708 and King of England 1714), vaguely similar to Heawood 3150, 3154, 3697, 3702 and 3715 (dated 1724-1776). Imprint on title-page shaved. Further in good condition and attractively bound. Artikel-Nr.: 23440.
Xenien-Verlag [c.1925]., 1925
4:o. (16) pp. Publisher's vellum. Printed on thick paper in red and black and gold. Artikel-Nr.: 57729.
Cosmopoli 1885., 1885
XVIII, 150, (3) pp. Publisher's cream vellum, lettered & ruled in gold. Nice copy. Artikel-Nr.: 162500.
Vienna: Rudolphum Græffer 1774.  + 236 pp. Publisher's full vellum with title on spine in gold. Artikel-Nr.: 162289.
G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117404], Milano, 1924
Large octavo. Full contemporary vellum with highly decorative borders stamped in gilt, titling gilt to spine and upper, patterned endpapers. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (scene description), 116 pp. Publisher's blindstamp (date indecipherable) to lower margins of initial leaves.First Edition of the third version. Hopkinson 9C. Schickling p. 344, 85.E.3Bound with Puccini's other one-act operas:- Suor Angelica Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano. Canto e Pianoforte (A) Lire 20.-. Aumento Compreso. [Piano-vocal score]. Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117406], [ca. 1924]. Large octavo. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (description of scenes), 98 pp. Publisher's blindstamp dated March 1924 ("3.24") to lower margins of initial leaves. Probable third version. Cf. Hopkinson 10B(c). Cf. Schickling p. 355-357, 87.E.2, 87.E.3.- Gianni Schicchi Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano. Canto e Pianoforte (A) Lire 20.-. Aumento Compreso. [Piano-vocal score]. Milano: G. Ricordi e C. [PN 117408], [ca. 1924]. Large octavo. [i] (half-title), [i] (copyright notice), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (secondary half-title), 1f. (cast list), 1f. (scene description), 179, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's blindstamp, dated January 1924 ("1.24") to lower margins of initial leaves. Title page not recorded in Hopkinson, but similar to 11B(a), the first separate Italian edition of the second version. Schickling pp. 363-64, 88.E.2.Each score with a frontispiece photograph of Puccini by Platinotipia Bertieri in Torino-Mentone with facsimile autograph signature and handstamps of C. Ceccherini & C. in Florence to preliminary leaves.Boards warped and slightly soiled. Frontispiece of Il Tabarro detached; occasional creasing to blank inner margins. A very attractive set overall. A singer's copy, with the parts of Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicci) underlined in red crayon, with some annotations and directions.Il Trittico is the collective title given to Puccini's three one-act operas Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicci. This triple-bill was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on December 14, 1918. "The aesthetic unity of Il trittico is an indispensable premise to its formal unity because the structure of each opera is determined by the need to provide a coherence to the entire evening. Puccini succeeded in compressing the dramatic material, but faced the new problem of drawing together three different genres in one project: the ?dramatic', the ?sentimental' and the ?buffo' (in the broad sense of the word). He knew how to achieve an organic unity by using suitably varied tinte. The expressive violence of Il tabarro is startling; the delicate music and the nature of the drama in Suor Angelica are moving; and Gianni Schicchi is very amusing, even if the macabre element tarnishes the laughter." Gabriella Biagi Ravenni and Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online. Artikel-Nr.: 26631.
Idion, München, 1980
2°. Buch. Hardcover. 18 Bll. Facsimile, ohne Begleitheft. Original-(Ganz)-Pergamenteinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Holzdeckeln, full vellum-bound / full parchment, mit 3 Schließen in Form von Pergamentlaschen (durch Knebel zu schließen), im Original-Pappschuber. Sprache: Französisch, Nummer 30 von 950 (gesamt 1005) nummerierten Exemplaren. Pappschuber lichtrandig, die Ecken des Pappschubers am Rücken beschädigt (aber noch geschlossen), Buch selbst im Bestzustand, meisterhafter Einband in Pergament mit der besonderen Vorrichtigung zum Verschließen des Buches mittels dreier Laschen, die wie herkömmliche Schließen vom hinteren Buchdeckel zum vorderen geklappt werden, dort aber überlappen und mittels kleiner Knebel (wie Stifte, weißliches Naturmaterial) verschlossen werden 3520 Gramm. Artikel-Nr.: 140522727.
Ad 1: Beddie 4661; ESTC T28783; Forbes 116; Schuh, Portland 1; ad 2: T13048. The auction catalogue of the celebrated collection of Margaret Bentinck Cavendish (1715-1785), Duchess of Portland, with prices and purchasers (and some additional lots) in manuscript. Prepared by John Lightfoot, the Duchess's librarian, it describes 4156 lots, mostly natural history specimens, but also coins, pictures, china, snuff boxes, books, prints and drawings. The Duchess befriended Joseph Banks and employed the brilliant Daniel Solander to catalogue her collection of shells, aiming to have "every unknown Species described and published to the World" (preface). The sale of her huge collection was held on 38 days and included important ethnographical objects and natural history specimens from the Pacific, many collected during James Cook's voyages.Both catalogues with prices and purchasers for all tems in a single, neat contemporary hand.With a contemporary etched armorial bookplate and a late 19th-century engraved armorial bookplate. Slight browning, and a few spots on the title-page,but otherwise in very good condition. Binding with boards bowed, splitting the front hinge at head and foot. The catalogue of the famous Portland Museum, with all prices and purchasers. Artikel-Nr.: G7TGHSIBAK7I.
With 2 full-page coat of arms painted in beautiful colors and heightened in gold (2nd with Royal stamp below crown in upper part), 4 calligraphic headers in red, familiy names Gutierrez, Huerta and Arze, colored and partly placed above, 4 smaller coat of arms in colors, 8 large historical initials painted in colors and gold. 17-18 lines, double ruled in red. Interleaved to protect the watercolors with 6 red silk guards. 36 pp., containing mostly signature on the pages. Folio (320 x 215 mm). Original morocco with gold decoration, marbled endpapers. Written in a calligraphical hand in ink on vellum. Madrid, September 12, 1771. A fine example of a calligraphic manuscript on the noble lineage of the two noble families Gutierrez de Arze and Gutierrez de la Huerta and their descendants. The grant is based upon loyal services given by the ancestors of the Gutierrez to the Royal French king (around 882) and up to King Charles III of Spain. In 1771 it became desirable to write down the purity of the houses, after Don Juan Gutierrez married Dona Angela Huarte. The document has two paper seals, and is signed at the end by collaborators of the King, and counter-signed by Don Ramon Zazo y Ortega, the official herald and genealogist for the Spanish crown. GRAPHIC ARTS:CALLIGRAPHY ; SPAIN ; GENEALOGY ; Artikel-Nr.: 33007-1290.
Berlin, m Propyläen-Verlag, Druck der Spamerschen Buchdruckerei. 147 pp. and 1 plate. Orig. gold-printed half-vellum, green paper-coverd boards, board discoloured en worn at edges. Artikel-Nr.: 34513.
Darlow & Moule 8962; Rahir 230; Smitskamp, Phil. orientalia 303; Willems 269. The first edition of any early text of the Book of Revelations in the ancient Syriac language, a book that had been lacking in the manuscripts followed by the earlier Syriac New Testaments. It is also the first book the Elzeviers printed with Syriac or any other "oriental" type, their earlier forays into printing with non-Latin types having been limited to Greek and Hebrew. The main text is set in two columns, with the Syriac text set in Syriac type on the outside and the Syriac text set in Hebrew type on the inside, an aid to scholars less familiar with the Syriac script. Two columns in smaller type at the foot provide the original Greek text and a literal Latin translation of the Syriac. The whole is well printed and laid out, showing why the Elzeviers were quickly gaining a reputation as the leading scholarly printers and publishers.In fine condition and with large margins. The binding is very slightly rubbed but still very good. A fine copy of an important work of biblical scholarship and a showpiece of the Elzevier's press at the beginning of its golden age. Artikel-Nr.: H1LGREP59839.
Bosch 52; Huth Library 177; Maggs, Bibl. Brasiliensis 104; Rodrigues 171. First edition of this principal history of the reign of João III of Portugal (1502-1557), ruler of Portugal from 1521 until his death. His reign was marked by the introduction and establishment of the inquisition in Portugal from 1536 onwards. During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. ''Francisco de Andrada (ca. 1540-1614) was a Commander of the Order of Christ, a member of the State Council, Chief Keeper of the Archives and Chief Chronicler of the Kingdom. He was the son of Fernâo Alvares d'Andrada, Treasurer to King Joâo III'' (Maggs).With the bookplate (in gold) of the Huth Library on inside of front cover, embossed stamp of Antonio de Almeide Correa on the title-page. Very good copy of an important work on the discoveries and conquests of the Portuguese. Artikel-Nr.: 22921.
Crowley 7; Poletti, p. 105; cf. Adams H-997-998; Durling 2460. Rare first combined edition of two medical works by Jacob Horst (1537-1600), professor of medicine at the Julius University in Helmstadt, first published separately by the same publisher in 1593 and appearing here for the second time. The first work is of special interest, being a rare early treatise on dentistry. In it Horst tried to solve the famous mystery of the golden tooth. The second work is on sleepwalking, a subject which from old seems to have greatly concerned parents and teachers, since much attention was given to it in early medical and educational literature. There current publication however seems to be largely overlooked in the literature.With an owner's inscription on title-page dated 1598. Browned throughout, with some water stains, and a small hole in the gutter of 10 leaves in the second part; a fair copy. Binding in good condition, worn spine with a small tear. Artikel-Nr.: 847.
Gay 2808; Paulitschke 894; Tiele, Bibl. 173; cf. Carletta, "Bosman, Willem", in: Encyclopedia of African American History I, p. 28. First edition, in the original Dutch, of a renowned work on the European trading settlements on the southern coast of West Africa (from Liberia to Nigeria), written in the form of letters by Willem Bosman, "chief factor" at Elima. Letters 1-17 describe the Dutch Gold Coast (in present-day Ghana) and its many European fortresses, its geography, climate, natural history, religion, government and culture, with detailed remarks on gold-mining, gold trading and the slave trade. Letters 18 to 20 are devoted to the "Slave Coast" (around present-day Togo and Benin) and the last two letters, by David van Nyendael and Jan Snoek, give an account of Benin (including parts of modern Nigeria), the Ivory Coast and the Grain Coast (around present-day Liberia and Ivory Coast). The part on the Slave Coast details the attrocities of the slave trade, including the branding of slaves, "which seems very barbarous . but since it is followed by mere necessity it must go on", Bosman remarks (p. 146).With modern bookplate on paste-down. Some browning and spotting, binding in good condition, with the joints reinforced. Artikel-Nr.: H3JADCAOL02K.