Discours by Forme van Remonstrantie: Vervatende de Noodsaeckelickheyd van de Oost-Indische Navigatie

[Netherlands], 1608
by middel vande vvelcke, de vrye Neder-landtsche Provincien, apparent zijn te gheraecken totte hoochste Prosperiteyt, int stuck vande alder-rijck en-de costelijckste vvaren van de gheheele vverelt. VVaer uyt consequen telijck sal volghen, dat de voorschreven vrye Nederlandsche Republijcke t'allen tijden so sal vvesen ghequalificeert, in 't stuck vande Equypagie ter Zee, Soo om de Caep, als deur de Straet van Magellaen, dat fy sich van gheen uytheemsche macht lichtelijck aenghevochten te vverden, sullen hebben te vreesen. Maer ter contrarie (met Godts hulpe) op hare In-landtsche, ende naebuerighe Bontgenooten saec ken goede ordre ghestelt hebbende, Inde uyterste deelen, ende by d'al derrijckste ende verre ghesetene groote Potentaten van de VVerelt niet alleen bekent, maer oock lieff-tael, welbemint, ende van vele derselver, seer gheacht, ende ontsien sullen vvesen, &c. Ende dit alles tot groote vercleeninge, jae in eenighe quartieren gantsche vernie- tinghe der groote aansienlijcke Heerschappije van de Hispaensche en de Portugesche Natien, in de selve quartieren.” A4-B4. Final blank present. 4to (190 x 146 mm). Disbound. Mild browning, very pale marginal damp stain at top. Discusses the Spanish control of the West Indies and the importance of navigation in the East Indies for the Dutch East India Company (VOC).
€ 690

Adams, Ymant (Middelgeest, S. van)
Tweede Noot-wendiger Discours Ofte Vertooch aan alle Lant-lievende, van de Participanten der Oost-Indische Compagnie/ tegens Bewinthebbers

Pro captu Lectoris, habent sua fata Libelli. In 't Iaar Een-en-twintich, der Onghedane Rekeninge”.  Modern wrappers. (96) pages, signed at the end by one “Ymant Adams”.
€ 650


Nederlantsche Absolutie op de Fransche Belydenis

Amsterdam, Jacob Nes 1684 [i.e. 1648]

Small 4to, modern wrappers, (16) leaves. Published in the final year of the Dutch Revolt this treatise was promptly issued in reply to a French publication which had severely criticized the Dutch role in their attempts to colonize Brazil. Impassioned text refutes the attacks point by point, while citing numerous authorities in support of the Dutch position. 

€ 560


Anonymous (States General of the United Netherlands)

Articul-brief ende instructie, raeckende den oorlogh ter zee ’s-Gravenhage,  Jacobus Scheltus, 1690

“waer naer allen ende een yegelijck, 't zy admirael, vice-admirael ... ter zee dienende,hen te reguleren hebben : op de straffen, poenen, boeten ende correctien daer inne begrepen : gearresteert den eersten December, 1690.” 4to, 10 [leaves] without wrappers. This booklet contains the new regulations concerning the war at sea, especially at men of war.  The last page is a supplement “waerschouwinge” (warning), dated 23 december 1690, against enrolment at the same time at more than one man of war….. and its penalties.

€ 250

Tractaet van commercie, navigatie en marine, gemaeckt, gesloten en vastgestelt tot Utrecht den 11 april 1713
In 's Gravenhage : By Paulus Scheltus ..., 1713.
“tusschen de heeren ambassadeurs en plenipotentiarissen van Sijne Majesteyt van Vranckryck, ter eenre, ende de heeren ambassadeurs en plenipotentiarissen van de Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde” . 4to, stitched, 39 pages. The Peace of Utrecht, concluded in 1713 between France and the Netherlands, “curtailed the former acquisitions of Louis XIV”; it was accompanied by extended agreements between the two countries which regulated their commerce, navigation, etc. The text of this latter treaty is present here in its Dutch version, a French edition was published in the same year. Reprinted at the end is the official announcement of the general peace treaty (2 pages). Rare.
€ 130



(Bilderdijk, W.)

Kort verhaal van eene aanmerklijke luchtreis, en nieuwe planeetontdekking. Uit het Russisch vertaald.

Groningen, W. Wouters, 1813 first edition

8vo, original wrappers, recent title piece, (4) 83 pages, engraving of a new found planet. Although stated on the title page, this is not a translation, but an original work in Dutch. "A Remarkable Aerial Voyage, written in the space of a few days in 1811 and published anonymously two years later, reflects many of Bilderdijk's scientific and scholarly pursuits”.

€ 220



Carroll, Lewis / Rackham, Arthur

Alice's Avonturen in Wonderland

Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf [1915]

4to, 21 x 18 cm, (6), 139 pages, 12 tipped-in coloured plates and monochrome plates with tissue guards by Rackham, printed in 550 numbered copies, this being nr. 202. Original gilt and decorated cloth with mounted coloured plate, t.e.g. Very good copy with just a litle wear.

€ 350



Giesse, A.F.

Handboekje voor jonge zeelieden ter Koopvaardij

Dordrecht,  P.K. Braat 1865, fourth edition

8vo, original publishers cloth with gilt lettering on spine. With 7 plates and a map, 421 pages plus index etc. A study book for sailors. Back and hinges repaired, otherwise a good copy of a scarce work.

€ 120



Gilliard, Pierre

Thirteen Years at the Russian Court (A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Czar Nicholas II. and his Family)

London Hutchinson & Co n.d. [1921]

A recollection of the last few years of the Romanov family; written by the Tutor of Tsarevich Alexis. Gilliard describes sympathetically a wide range of incidents in the lives of the Romanovs and comments upon their reaction to such major historical developments as the outbreak of World War I, the strains placed upon the nation as the war progressed, and the disintegration of popular support for the monarchy to the point where Nicholas II’s abdication became imperative. Of particular interest is Gilliard’s account of the Romanovs’ period of captivity.

€ 190



(Holberg, L. von)

Onderaardsche Reis van Claas Klim, behelzende eene nieuwe Beschryving van den Aardkloot met de Historie der Vyfde tot nog toe onbekende Monarchie

‘s Gravenhage, Pieter van Thol, 1761 second edition

8vo, contemporary calf with morocco letterpiece, marbled edges, rubbed. (2),461pages, engraved frontispiece  portrait, title, 2 plates, without map ( present in copy). Lit.: Buijnsters, 'Imaginaire reisverhalen in Nederland gedurende de 18e eeuw' Good copy.

€ 170



Housman, Laurence /  Dulac, Edmund

Arabische nachtvertellingen / naverteld door Laurence Housman ; met 24 pl. naar aquarellen van Edmund Dulac

Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf [1908]

4to, 22 x 18 cm, (6),172pages, 24 coloured plates by Dulac (one mounted on frontcover) with tissue guards, printed in 550 numbered copies (this copy being 263), original decorated cloth, t.e.g. Spine ends with a little wear, else very good.

€ 180

[Neville, Henry]

Oprecht Verhaal van 't Eiland Van Pines, En deszelfs Bevolking; Of laatste Ontdekking van een vierde Eiland in Terra Australis, Incognita. Gelicentieert den 27. Iunij Oude of den 7. Iulij Nieuwe-stijl, 1668

Rotterdam, Joannes Naeranus 1668

4to, later quarter leather with marbled boards, 20 pages. This is one of the three (different) editions of “The isle of Pines or, a late discovery of a fourth island in Terra Australis, Incognita” written by Henry Cornelius van Sloetten. The two other and earlier Dutch editions in 1668 were produced in Amsterdam and do only unravel part of the story in 6 pages. The story relates the ship wreck of an English ship. Survivors were the captain and four women. After a period of 100 years in 1667 a Dutch East Indiaman  discovers their (grand) children, now amounting some 10.000 persons…. It has long been recognized as one of the more possible sources of Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”. Extremely rare and important hoax.

€ 6.800



Parival, Jean de

Les delices de la Hollande

Pierre Leffen, Leyden, 1651, first edition

"Oeuvre panegirique. Avec un traité du gouvernement et un abregé de ce qui s'est passé de plus memorable jusques à l'an de grace 1650". This is the scarce first edition of this famous work, reprinted and enlarged (with plates and maps) many times till far in the 18th century. Only 8,5x14,5 cm, original paper boards with barbs (Italian binding), uncut in very good condition. Parival, a Frenchman, came to Holland in 1624 and lectured French in Leiden.

€ 580



Pétillon, Willy, Rackham, Arthur, after Charles Perrault


Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf [1924] First edition

4to, 110 pages, original coloured pictorial cloth, 1 coloured plate tipped-in, many illustrations. Just a little soiling and foxing.

€ 140



Shakespeare, William / Linton, James D.

De koopman van Venetië

Amsterdam Van Holkema & Warendorf [1910]

Folio, 33 x 26 cm, 104 pages, 25 tipped-in coloured by Linton, printed in 325 numbered copies, this being nr. 107. Original half leather and cloth with mounted coloured plate. Very good copy with just a litle wear and foxing.

€ 150



Shakespeare, W / Simmonds, W. G.


Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, [1911]

Folio, 31 x 26 cm, (4),128 pages, 29 plates and original marbled gilt vellum with mounted colour plate by Simmonds, printed in 350 numbered copies this being nr. 221. Some wear to covers and foxing as usual.

€ 220