Studies in Dutch books with coloured plates published 1662-1875 : Natural history, topography and travel, costumes and uniforms View larger
Landwehr (John H.), 1924-2015

Studies in Dutch books with coloured plates published 1662-1875 : Natural history, topography and travel, costumes and uniforms

The Hague, Dr W. Junk BV, 1976
(28 cm), ix (1), 135 (1), 605 (1) pp., 16 colour plates, 23 black & white illustrations. 484 catalogue entries. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - The first part of this book includes a brief history of colour printing in the Low Countries (Teyler, Le Blon, Ploos van Amstel) and an account of the publishers of books with colour plates (J.C. Sepp & Son, E. Maaskamp, Frans Buffa & Sons, etc.). The remainder (605 pages) is a catalogue of 484 books on natural history, topography, travel, costumes, and uniforms, published in both The Netherlands and Belgium, as well as in languages other than Dutch, commencing with Goedaert’s Metamorphosis naturalis (1662). Many useful details are given for books issued in instalments. The plates found in each book are listed by title or subject; indexes for Seba’s Thesaurus (1734), Weinmann’s Duidelyke vertoning… (1736), and Flora Batava (1800 etc.), are presented in an appendix. “It should be of constant use to collectors, librarians and booksellers” (from a review by R.V. Tooley, in The Book Collector, Summer 1977, p.284). Out of print. ¶ Excellent copy.
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