27 - 28 June 2006
BIBLE, Dutch. Biblia, dat is de gantsche H.Schrifture... Vervattende alle de canonijken boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Amsterdam: Brandt and others, 1766. -- Het boek der Psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Amsterdam: Brandt and others, 1773. -- Catechismus. N.p.n.d.
3 works in one volume, 8o (169 x 105 mm). Contemporary Dutch vellum gilt, decorated with a large central floral and urn design, painted in green, red and blue, flat spine, gilt and gauffered edges, brass clasps, front pastedown with a heart shaped flap, covering an elaborate gilt floral design and the name "Lisebet Jansz Vetschoen, 1774" stamped on pink leather. Provenance: Lisebet Jansz Vetschoen (binding); purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 31 October 1960.
A beautiful example of a 18th-century Peasant binding, with a heart-flap on the inside of the upper cover.
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