van Hamelsveld, Ysbrand
Seller ID: 1757
Amsterdam: Johannes Allart, 1797. In two volumes, bound as one, first edition (pp. xii, 548; 549- 947). Octavo (21.5 cm) in half leather over marbled paper, gilt titles in red morocco label and decoration to spine, edges washed with yellow. Twenty-four (of twenty-six) fine engravings of Biblical scenes-- absent nos. 16 & 24, called for but apparently never bound in. Volume I of the illustrated Biblical history is an account of Old Testament events; Volume II extends from the birth of Christ to the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem. van Hamelsveld (1757- 1812) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian and (later) political leader during the period of French ascendancy in the affairs of the Low Countries. See Van Sas, De metamorfose van Nederland (2005), p. 255 et seq. Wear to periphery, repairs to backstrip, final three pages with damaged corners, mild tideline to some pages. A sound copy.
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