Voor de antiquarenbeurs van komend weekend hebben we vijf mini-catalogi gemaakt: vouwbladen met tien tot vijftien titels, gegroepeerd op thema’s als ‘bibliofilie’, ‘handschriften’ en ‘old & rare & letters of kings’. De kleurrijke vouwbladen zullen ruimschoots beschikbaar zijn op de beursvloer. Deze nieuwsbrief bevat een keuze uit het nieuwe aanbod. Tot zaterdag en/of zondag!
1. BLOK, Alexander De twaalf. (Translated by Paul Rodenko). Amsterdam, Van Oorschot, 1947. (Imitation?) leather. 40 p. Illustrations by Wladimir Bielkine.
* One of twelve copies (this being number III) with the illustrations handcoloured by Bielkine, printed on Simili Japon and bound as a Japanese blockbook.
2. FELLINI, Federico Giulietta degli spiriti. A cura di Tullio Kezich. (Signed, with handwritten dedication to Rem Koolhaas dated ‘Roma 18-12-65’). Rocca San Casciano, Cappelli, 1965. Cloth with (worn) dust jacket. 178 p. With pictures. First edition. DJ worn at the edges, book block a bit dusty.
* Inscribed by Federico Fellini to Rem Koolhaas (now a famous architect), who had written an insightful article about the film director in HP, a Dutch weekly magazine.
4. LECK, Bart van der – ANDERSEN, H.C. Het vlas. (Translated from Danish by Marie Nijland-van der Meer de Walcheren. Drawn and colored by Bart van der Leck). Amsterdam, De Spieghel, (1941). Original folding wrappers. 10 (= 24) p. Printed in 550 numbered copies. 1st edition. Cover a bit browned and rubbed.
* One of the highlights in twentieth century book design. This edition, from illustration to exclamation mark, was hand-drawn by Bart van der Leck, in his typically angular, geometric style (‘De Stijl’). Text and image are alternated by lines and squares in the primary colors blue, yellow and red.
On the inside a bookplate of B.H. Nijland (daughter of the translator), that was designed by Bart van der Leck, according to Nijland’s son!
Bernardina Helena (‘Diek’) Nijland was the daughter of the translator of the book, Marie Nijland-Van der Meer de Walcheren. Of the bookplate, no other copies are known.
3. PHOTOGRAPHY – [KUYLE?, Albert] Collection of 180 splendid original b/w photos dating from the 1930’s. Small formats. Some were used as a cutout. Most of these mounted onto colored card stock of various sorts.
* Albert Kuyle, the pseudonym Louis M.A. Kuitenbrouwer (1903-1958) used for his publications, was a fervent Roman Catholic journalist and novelist, who was very active for the publishing company and literary monthly De Gemeenschap around 1930. Kuitenbrouwer was responsible for the design of De Gemeenschap-editions and prefered photographic or photomontage covers. He fostered the art of photography, and these are probably trials to make art photos himself. One photo shows his portrait, and on one his name is mentioned: ‘juni ’31 foto kuitenbrouwer’.
5. STENDHAL D’un nouveau complot contre les industriels. Maestricht/ Paris, Stols/ Aveline, 1925. Decorated morocco (Pau Groenendijk). Original wrappers preserved. (2), 30 p. With a portrait, a vignette and an initial engraved in wood by J. Franken Pzn. Set from the Erasmus and printed in red and black in 415 numbered copies. Fine condition.
* This is one of 25 ‘exemplaires de tête’ printed on Japanese paper from the Shidzuoka mill. With a triple suite of the portrait and a prospect, contained in an special envelop at the end of the book. Elegant binding (1990) in black morocco by Pau Groenendijk.