With Superb Woodcut Illustrations by Christian van Sichem II

    Flavii Josephus and Hegesippius. Flavii Iosephi hooghberoemde Joodsche historien ende boecken.noch Egesippus vande Essendige verstoringe der Stadt Jerusalem. Amsterdam: Hendrick Laurens Zoon, 1611. First illustrated Dutch edition. Folio. Two parts in one. A-2V8, 2X10; A-K8. [4], 338ff=676, [26],77ff=154,[5], [1] pages. Fine engraved title page showing a figure of weeping Jerusalem, King David, Moses and the high priests, an animal sacrifice, and King Solomon's judgment, 103 woodcuts by Christian Van Sichem II. Modern pebble-grain brown morocco by Van Doorn (with label) trimmed at for-edge affecting some side-notes; corner dampstain in rear of the book. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Christoffel van Sichem II (circa 1581-1658) "...there is a gracefulness, a narrative, illustrative inventiveness about the woodcuts of Chistoffel II that surpass the works of his father. That his woodcuts which are all cut without crosshatching, tend to run to smaller, more intimate formats is perhaps only an outward criterion of the son's more bookish inclinations....There can be no doubt that, considering the quality of his work, this artist must be given a high rank among the book illustrators of the seventeenth century," Lehmann-Haupt, Introduction to The Woodcut of the 17th c.,1977. This is a very rare edition and missing from all our major bibliographies. There is only one copy in the OCLC (Hope Coll. in MI.) and that has the imprint of Dirck Pieterszoon but the collation is the same. STCN 161102. Not in Hoffmann, Schweiger, Simoni, Graesse, Brunet, Ebert, RLIN, Belgica, or Schreckenberg.

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    October, 2014
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