VONDEL,J. VAN DEN.
J. v. Vondels Palamedes, of vermoorde Onnozelheit. Treurspel, met aantekeningen uit 's Digters mondt opgeschreven. Den tweeden druk merkelyk vermeerdert (Bound with:) J. van Vondels Hekeldigten, met aantekeningen, uit 's Digters mont op geschreven, nooit voor dezen gedrukt. (Added:) Vertroosting voor de onnosele en bedroefde ingezetenen van Hollandt, over de doodt van zyn Hoogheit Prins Wilhem den II.
Amersfoort, ('t Amersfoort), By Pieter Brakman, 1707
8vo. 2 volumes in 1: (16),82; (2),154,14,(4) p., frontispiece and 4 & 8 engraved plates. 19th century half calf 17 cm (Ref:
Schuytvlot 35,468; Unger 16,140; STCN ppn 266055184) (Details:
'Pieter Brakman' was a pseudonym of the bookseller Pieter van der Veer in Rotterdam. (See: Ton Jongenelen. 'De Keurdigten. Het levenswerk van Pieter van der Goes, boekverkooper.' In: Mededelingen van de Stichting Jacob Campo Weyerman. 27 (2004), p. 57-67. Online at the site of DBNL). §
Volume 1 opens with a frontispiece & has 4 plates (of which 2 folding); the frontispiece, signed 'F. Ble' (possibly Frans van Bleyswyck), depicts the stoning of Palamedes by the Greek before the walls of Troy, as told by the Greek poet Apollodorus; portrait of the poet J. van den Vondel engraved by P. van Gunst (p. 1); an allegoric triumph scene of prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange, the protector of the Dutch republic (p. 1); 2 folding plates, both depicting the Binnenhof in The Hague on the day of the beheading of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt in 1619. The first of them lacks the 2 small moveable overlays, a slip of paper, both depicting part of a building. The absent overlays should have hidden a small portrait of Van Oldenbarnevelt and the arrest of Van Oldenbarnevelt. One of the absent overlays, meant to cover the scene with the arrest, has erroneously been pasted on the second of the folding plates, which shows a slightly different version of the beheading scene; the second plate was not designed for overlays. (p. 59) §
Volume 2 has 8 plates. Plate 1 shows the laureate poet (Vondel) amidst wild beasts that want to devour him; this plate should have been bound before page 1 of the first volume (p. 1); plate 2 shows the famous scale scene, where prince Maurits puts his sword on the scale in favour of the strict Calvinist Gomarus (p. 5); plate 3, a portrait of J. van Oldenbarnevelt, engraved by P. van Gunst. (p. 41); plate 4, a portrait of Hugo de Groot, engraved by P. van Gunst (p. 114); plate 5, a portrait of prince William II, who Vondel attacked for his infamous assault on Amsterdam (p. 147); plate 6, a portrait of Cornelis de Wit, engraved by P. van Gunst (p. 153); plate 7, portrait of his brother Johan de Wit, engraved by P. van Gunst (p. 154); plate 8, the famous Rotterdam statue of Erasmus (p. 14 at the end)) (Condition:
Binding worn. Two small pieces of paper on the lower board gone. Small and not disturbing wormhole in the inner margin of the last 120 p., not affecting any text. The folds of the folding plates are somewhat worn, one outer margin of a folding plate has a paper repair. Lacking 1 folding plate, depicting the burial of Tyter, the dog of Schout Bont) (Collation:
*8 (including the frontispiece, a portrait van Vondel, followed by the triumph scene), A-E8, (F)2 (minus blank leaf F2; after p. 58 2 folding plates) Volume 2: pi2 (title and frontispiece); A-K8, L6) (Photographs on request)
Book number: 120329 Euro 80.00
Keywords: (Oude Druk), (Rare Books), Dutch history, Dutch literature, Greek mythology, Nachleben, Niederländische Literatur, Rezeption, Vondel, antike altertum antiquity, griechische Mythologie, niederländische Geschichte, reception