London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
MARCK, Henrikus Adrianus van der – Bibliotheca Marckiana … quorum omnium publica siet auctio. The Hague: Abraham de Hondt, 1712. 3 parts in one volume., small 8° (165 x 103mm). Engraved frontispiece of a library by B. Picart, woodcut headpieces. (A few spots.) Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco lettering-piece, spine ruled and decorated in gilt (head of spine chipped, joints cracked but cords firmly holding, lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Charles de Meuron, 7th Earl Fitzwilliam (bookplate) – a few manuscript markings in margin at beginning.
Van der Marck’s library was auctioned from 31 October 1712. The collection comprised, among others, books on theology, law, politics, history, and medicine. The catalogue is divided in three parts, and the books are listed by size: folio, quarto and octavo and smaller formats. ‘The private library represented by this book has been attributed to three people: Henricus Hadrianus van der Marck, Johannes a' Marck, and Thomas Nicolaas van der Marck. The 1727 book Bibliotheca Marckiana, representing another auction by Petrus de Hondt, lists Henricus Hadrianus van der Marck as the former owner on the t.p.’ (WorldCat).
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