Splendid woodcut Scheldt skating scene
Folio: [37-1 bl.] ff. (normal toning, light local staining at top).
Old marbled sheep (corners bumped, sides rubbed), gilt spine with 5 raised bands (joints expertly repaired with strips of mod. leather, sm. def. at tail), red edges, mod. endpapers. Good copy.
Very rare, splendid series of 71 full-page woodcut portraits of the Dukes of Brabant, from Silvius Brabo till Philip II.
Ref. BT 47. - STC Dutch (BL) 40. - Pettegree (NB) 5672. - STCN (3). - Not in Adams.
Prov. Stamp on title.
Bound with: Die nieuwe chronijcke van Brabandt oft tvervolch vande oude. Midtsgaders Vlaenderen Hollandt en Zeelant/ verhalende int langhe alle gheschiedenissen [...] beghinnende An. xv.C. en[de] xvi. en eyndende An. xv.C.lxv. incluz [...]. Printed by J. Molyns (Antwerp) and also sold by P. van Hasselt (Brussels) & H. Aelbrechts (Amsterdam), 1565. -457-[2-1 bl.] pp. (normal toning, light staining at top near the end of vol.). Good copy. Extensive history of the period 1516-1565 in the Low Countries. Woodcuts: large portrait of Charles V (at age 33) on title, full-page portrait of Philip II, splendid full-page winter view of Antwerp (skating on the Scheldt) and 7 woodcut ill. in-text (incl. repeat). Without the (often missing) large folding plan of the Willebroek Canal. Title and privilege within border of type ornaments. Printed in 2 col. In Gothic type. Possibly written by Jan Molyns (STCV).
Ref. BT 2211 & 8810. - TB 3639. - Pettegree (NB) 26130. - STC Dutch (BL) 40. - Moes/Burger 155. - STCV. - STCN. - Not in Adams.
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