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Lot 48: Foppens, J.F. Bibliotheca Belgica, sive virorum in

Books: History, Travel, Literature, Fine printing

Platinum House

by Bubb Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Graphic Art & Manuscripts

November 27, 2012

Haarlem, Netherlands

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Description: Foppens, J.F. Bibliotheca Belgica, sive virorum in Belgio vitâ, scriptisque illustrium catalogus, librorumque nomenclatura. Brussels, P. Foppens, 1739, 2 vols., (2),XXXXI,(3),600; (2),(601)-1233p., 144 engr. portraits (9x fold.) by E. DE BOULONOIS, F. HARREWIJN, N. DE LARMESSIN a.o., contemp. unif. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece, 4to. - With bookplate of Gerrit Komrij on upper pastedowns; both vols. w. library stamps/ tickets on pastedowns/ prel. blanks; without the binder's index (as usual); one fold. portrait w. tear; occas. (sl.) foxed/ browned. Vol. 1 upper joint split but holding on cord and letterpiece dam.; both vols. leather sl. rubbed/ dried out. = Besterman 710; Petzholdt, p.367; Bibl. Belg. III, F5; Winchell AA 376; Zischka p.148; Graesse II, p.613: "Les planches des portraits employés dans ce livre avaient déjà servi pour les Elogia belgica de Miraeus et pour l'Académie de Bullart (...)". Contains portraits of i.a. R. Dodonaeus, A. van Dyck, D. Erasmus, H. Goltzius, H. Grotius, D. Heinsius, A. Ortelius, C. Plantijn, J.J. Scaliger and A.M. Schuermans. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE II.

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