Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 153

 
Jacques Besson - Theatrum oder Schawbuch. 1595

153
Jacques Besson
Theatrum oder Schawbuch. 1595
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 3,840 / $ 4.224

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Besson, J., Theatrum oder Schawbuch, Allerley Werckzeug und Rüstungen. Mit einer augenscheinlichen Erklerung F. Beroaldi, auff alle und jede Figuren .. Gebessert und illustrirt: durch J. Paschalem. Und nun letztlich .. in die Hochteutsche Sprach verdolmetschet [von J. Chouet]. With figurative woodcut title border and 60 almost fullpage etchings . Mömpelgard, J. Foillet 1595. Contemp. vellum (newly bound). Folio. 64 unnumb. ll.

VD 16, B 2281. - Index Aurel. 118.199. - Cf. Mortimer 56ff. (Latin edition). - Feldhaus, Technik der Vorzeit 83. - First German edition of Bessons Theatrum instrumentorium et machinarum . Printed in the workshop of the first Mömpelgard printers. - "An important work, containing a great number of fine large plates, exhibiting various inventions for the suspending of carriages, for fire-engines, for musical instruments (this work not mentioned by Fétis), a new press for impressing colored cloths, etc." (Sotheran 6203). - Margins slightly stained, with isolated faint waterstains, small traces of worming in lower margin (first ll. more obvious, rebacked as well as with slight loss of printed matter as well as loss of image), title with 2 stamps (1 erased) and slightly remargined in places, 17th century ownership entry.

First German edition. With woodcut title border and 60 nearly full-page engravings. Contemp. vellum (restored). - Slight staining to margins, here and there minor waterstaining, small wormtrace in lower margin (larger on first leaves, backed, loss of printed matter), title with 2 stamps (2 cancelled) and slightly emargined in places, ownership inscription of 17th cent. hand.

153
Jacques Besson
Theatrum oder Schawbuch. 1595
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 3,840 / $ 4.224

(incl. 20% surcharge)