Anonymous
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.”
4to 19x14,6 cm disbound. A4-B4, final blank present. 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
1622

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

 

 

Anonymus

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
 
 

Anonymous 
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.

Groningen, W. Wouters 1813 first edition

"Uit het Russisch vertaald."

8vo, original wrappers with recent title piece. (4), 83 pages with an 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, original gilt and decorated cloth with mounted coloured plate, t.e.g. (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.  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, spine and hinges repaired. 421 pages plus index etc with 7 plates and a map. Good copy of a scarce work.

A study book for sailors. Discourse of steamships, steam equipment, meteorological observations, phenomena and instruments, nautical instruments, monster roll, rigging, spars, sailboats, sails, anchors, table for hurricanes, prevailing winds, some major seaports, ways to reach a destination, signal flags, storm signals, ship's log, law, charters, commission, ship's inventory etc.

€ 120

 

 

Gilliard, Pierre

Thirteen Years at the Russian Court

London Hutchinson & Co n.d. [1921] first edition

"A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Czar Nicholas II. and his Family"

8vo, publisher's cloth with gilt lettering, spine a bit sunned, otherwise very good. xiii, 304 pages with 59 illustrations, a litle mild foxing. Scarce.

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

‘s Gravenhage, Pieter van Thol, 1761 second edition

"behelzende eene nieuwe Beschryving van den Aardkloot met de Historie der Vyfde tot nog toe onbekende Monarchie".

8vo, contemporary calf with morocco letterpiece, marbled edges, rubbed. (2), 461 pages, engraved frontispiece portrait, title, 2 plates, without the "map" (present in copy). Good copy.

Lit.: Buijnsters, 'Imaginaire reisverhalen in Nederland gedurende de 18e eeuw'

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

€ 180

 

 

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".

Only 14,5x8,5 cm, original paper boards with barbs (Italian binding), uncut in very good condition.

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. Parival, a Frenchman, came to Holland in 1624 and lectured French in Leiden.

€ 580

 

 

Pétillon, Willy, Rackham, Arthur, after Charles Perrault

Asschepoester

Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf [1924] First edition

4to, original coloured pictorial cloth. 110 pages, 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, original half leather and cloth with mounted coloured plate. 104 pages, 25 tipped-in coloured by Linton, printed in 325 numbered copies, this being nr. 107.  Very good copy with just a litle wear and foxing.

€ 150

 

 

Shakespeare, W / Simmonds, W. G.

Hamlet

Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, [1911]

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

€ 220