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Skilful calligraphic copy-book by a student of the Haarlem schoolmaster Hermanus van der Laan

WALBEEK, Willem. Livre d'ecrire ... a l'ecole de Monsieur Hermanus vander Laan ...
Haarlem, 30 October 1749-13 January 1750. Folio (31 x 20 cm). Manuscript calligraphic copy-book with Dutch texts (except for the French title-page and colophon), written in black ink on laid paper, with a calligraphic title-page followed by 43 pages of calligraphic examples on 23 leaves. An additional loosely inserted leaf has one additional full-page example, also by Walbeek. Contemporary decorated paper wrappers (block-printed flower pattern with a dotted background). Full description
€ 2,500
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Manuscript weaving instructions, illustrated with about 2000 cloth samples and colour-coded patterns

[WEAVING]. Schnürungsbuch.
“Vaals-Aachen” [on the Dutch-German border], Höhere technische Schule für Tuchfabrikation, [ca. 1900]. Oblong folio (24 x 32 cm). Manuscript in German, written in black ink in a neat and legible Latin hand on paperboard leaves, comprising short instructional texts and about 2000 colour-coded weaving patterns and small samples of woven cloth mounted on both sides of the leaves. Contemporary beige half cloth. Full description
€ 7,500
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Commemorative manuscript for the 1873 wedding of Carl August of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach,
grandson of King William II of the Netherlands

[MANUSCRIPT - WEDDING BOOK]. Gedenk-Buch.
Including: [DEVRIENT, Otto]. Festspiel der Erholungsgesellschaft.
[Weimar or Friedrichshafen], 10 September 1873. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm). Written in brown ink in a neat and very legible German gothic hand, with the titles and the occasional word in the headings written in a Latin hand. Contemporary reddish-brown gold-blocked, textured cloth. Full description
€ 1,850
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21 points for discussion at a meeting of the directors of the WIC, several concerning the slave trade

[WIC - MANUSCRIPT]. Poincten van deliberatie op welke de Heeren Gecommitteerden uyt de resp[ectiev]e ... cameren van de generale geoctr[oyeerd]e West Indische Compagnie, door prosidiale camer beschreven sijn, ter vergaderinge van de Thienen, omme sig op den 4e ... July te laten vinden tot Amsterdam, ende dinsdagh daeraenvolgende sullende wesen den 5 dito, precise int besoigne te treeden.
Amsterdam, 10 June 1678. Folio (36.5 x 24 cm). Manuscript in Dutch, written on laid paper in dark brown ink. Sewn, with the final blank and its conjugate stub forming a wrapper. Full description
€ 4,750
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Sailing orders in the aftermath of the Battle of Beachy Head

WICHERS, Wicher. [Manuscript letter to Hans Hartwich, Capiteyn op s'landts oorlogschip Harderwijk].
The Hague, 29 July 1690. Small folio (31 x 20.5 cm). Manuscript letter in in 7 lines on one page, with the signatures of Wicher Wichers and François Fagel, followed by two blank pages, and the name of the addressee in manuscript on the fourth page with a seal. Full description
€ 575
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17th-century plan of the battle of Woerden

[MAP - MILITARY - LOW COUNTRIES - WOERDEN]. La defaitte des Hollandois devant Voerden par les troupes du Roy commandez par le Duc de Luxembourg le 10e d'octobre 1672.
[Ca. 1672]. Manuscript plan (33 x 41.5 cm) on paper, in pen with bright watercolour and many coloured details. With unfinished panels in upper left and lower right corners. Full description
€ 1,500
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