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JAN VAN ZYL

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JAN VAN ZYL

Theatrum machinarum universale, of Groot algemeen moelen-boek. Amsterdam: W. Holtrop and N.T. Gravius, [no date]. 2 volumes bound in one, 2° (559 x 355mm). Half-title. Titles printed in red and black, engraved title-vignettes by and after J. Wandelaar. Engraved dedication leaf with vignette by Jan Schenk after A. van der Laan, 63 double-page engraved plates by Schenk, one folding, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initial. (Occasional light spotting, plate I/XIII with small hole, plates I/XXXVII-XXXVIII with small tears on folds.) Late 19th-century half maroon roan gilt by Bickers & Son, the spine elaborately gilt in compartments with floral and foliate tools, gilt morocco lettering-piece in one, gilt edges (some rubbing and scuffing, text leaves guarded in).

'LAATSE EN BESTE DRUK' (I,*1R) OF THIS FINELY-ILLUSTRATED WORK ON WINDMILLS by van Zyl, a millwright from Lexmond. The present copy is from the collection of F.H. Shelton, the author of More light on the old mill at Newport (Newport, R.I.: 1917). Cf. Brunet V, col.1082 (1734 edition); Graesse VII, p.258 (1734 edition).
Provenance
Christian Hendrik Meijer, August 1840 (inscriptions on titles).
'F.H. Shelton Collection of Works on Windmills 1921' (booklabel).
Franklin Institute Library, Philadephia PA (bookplate recording Shelton's gift; pencilled accession number on dedication), sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1977, lot 409).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. Y-29).
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