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Lot 1213: CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK -- NUMAN, H. Extra fraai kinder prent-boek, zynde v

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK -- NUMAN, H. Extra fraai kinder prent-boek, zynde voorzien met differente afbeeldingen, benevens verscheide beesten en vogelen, (…). Waar agter ook gevoegd zyn de Zeven Wonderen der Waereld d. C. v. Sighem. Rott., J. Thompson, n.d. (= c. 1790). 56 pp. W. 25 almost full-p. woodcuts & 7 woodcuts at end by C. v. Sighem, all in text. 4°. Cont. dec. wrps. ("sits"), uncut. (A bit soiled/stained (espec. at margins), margins a bit frayed/dam., traces of use, but a reasonable copy). Fine woodcut picture book, of which only 1 other copy is known to exist. The large woodcuts all signed in the block 'H. Numan' represent professions, games, animals and folkloric activities. The last seven woodcuts after Van Sichem are smaller in size and represent the wonders of the world. - Forum, cat. 100, 3750: "This Rotterdam edition until now completely unknown."; this edition not in Buijnsters 'Bibliogr. van Nederl. school- en kinderboeken, 1700-1800', 1618-19 where 2 Amsterdam editions (1 incomplete and 1 in the collection of the library of the 'Ned. Openlucht Musuem') are listed; no copy in NCC; see on the history of these early 'prentenboeken' Buijnsters/Buijnsters-Smets, p. 44-46.
Estimated Price: € 600

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