1397. [Arts & crafts]

ABRAHAM A SANCTA CLARA

Iets voor allen, zynde een verhandeling en verbeelding van allerhande standen, studien, konsten, wetenschappen, handwerken enz. [...].

Amsterdam, H. & M. Janssonius van Waesberge, J. Roman, 1736-1745

4 vol., 8vo: [16]-467-[21], [4]-471-[21], [8]-484-[11-1 bl.], [6]-400 pp. (some minor soiling or staining).

Contemp. vellum (some tiny def.), flat spines with red leather title labels. Good set.

Dutch trsl. by I. Le Long of "Etwas für alle", description of more than 200 arts and crafts by Abraham a St. Clara, monastic name of the German Johann Ulrich Megerle (1644-1709). Engr. ill. (complete): author's portrait, front., and 202 plates after Jan Luyken, showing contemp. professions in contemp. interiors, i.a. doctor, dentist, architect, brewer, musician, carpenter, hunter, needlemaker, magician, thief, slave, papermaker, bookprinter, engraver, bookseller, weaver, cook, glovemaker etc. Titles in red and black.
Ref. STCN.
Prov. Ms. entry.
Joined: Id. - Nuttelyk mengelmoes, bestaande uyt alderhande zeldzame en wonderlyke geschiedenissen [...]. Amst., Janssonius van Waesberge, 1718. 8vo: [14]-514-[20] pp. Contemp. calf (sl. used). 1st ed. of the Dutch trsl. of "Heilsames Gemisch Gemasch" (Würzburg, 1704). Engr. ill.: front. and 50 pl. by J. Luyken. Title in red & black. Ref. Landwehr (LC) 3. - BCNI 17525. - STCN. Prov. Ms. entries and stamp. (5 vol.)

€ 600 / 800

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