1476. [Mechelen - Leuven imprint]

AZEVEDO CONTINHO Y BERNAL, Gerardus Dominicus

Korte chronycke der stadt ende provincie van Mechelen by een vergaedert uyt verscheyde soo gedruckte als geschreve chronycken, archiven der cloosters, ambachten &c. [- Vervolgh der Chronycke van Mechelen].

Leuven, J. Jacobs [- J.B. Vander Haert], [1747-1779]

44 parts bound in 8 vol., 12mo (not collated; toned, some minor dampstaining).

Contemp. red half morocco, red shagreen boards (sides and corners sl. rubbed), gilt spines with 5 raised bands, red edges. Nice, uniformly bound set.

Very interesting collection of numerous (all?) parts of this chronicle of Mechelen, from the year 200 until 1592, also known under the title "Korte chronycke van vele gedenckweerdige geschiedenissen soo in de principaele steden van het hertoghdom van Brabant als in de stadt en provincie van Mechelen". These were part of the "Lovensche almanach", published yearly by Jacobs and later Vander Haert. Illustrated with 5 engr. portraits in text depicting Dodoens, Longolius & C. Wischavens (vol. 5) and A. Hunnaeus (vol. 6), 2 engr. plates with "de oude Kercke van den H. Gheest op Neckerpoel" and "de oude kerck van Hanswijck", 1 engr. folding plate (vol. 6, sm. tear) and many woodcuts i.a. coats of arms and ill. of the St. Rumboldt's tower (vol. 2 & 5).
The 8th vol., uniformly bound, holds the 4 parts "
Oudheden der stadt ende provincie van Mechelen, beginnende van de sesde eeuwe met sommige vermeerderinge tot verbeteringen der Mechelsche Cronyke begonst in druck te geven ten jaere 1747 [- Vervolg der Oudheden]". Leuven, J.B. Vander Haert, 1776. This vol. has numerous woodcuts in text and full-page, showing coats of arms. Many of these are bound in extra at vol. 1, mostly as folding plate. Woodcut coat of arms on most part titles.
Ref. Opac KBR. - UGent, Limo. - STCV, Anet (as part of "Lovensche almanach").
Prov. Date on some title pages added in ms. - Hector De Backer (1843-1925), président de la Société des bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique (ms. note in fine vol. 8: "Bibl. Hector De Backer n° 1410 8 vol.").

€ 300 / 400

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