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A little-known account of a journey to the Holy Land in 1525,
with an interesting section on Italy

WILLEMSZ., Arent.
Bedevaart naar Jerusalem volbracht en beschreven in het jaar 1525.
Haarlem, W. Küppers, 1884. 8vo. With a lithographed plate. Original publisher's cloth, gold-blocked spine.
€ 350
First edition of a little-known Dutch account of a journey to the Holy Land in 1525 by Arent Willemz., a barber-surgeon from Delft, published in Bijdragen voor de geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem XI and edited by Cornelis Jacobus Gonnet. While the main part of the diary concerns the Holy Land itself and especially the places associated with the life of Christ, also of interest is the time the pilgrim spend in Italy; Fenlon spends over 10 pages describing this account in his Music and culture in late Renaissance Italy (2002).
With a library stamp on the back of the title-page ("Bibliotheek Brakkenstein"). A restored tear in the fore-edge margin of the first page of the account and a few leaves slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition.
Fenlon, Music and culture in late Renaissance Italy (2002), pp. 29-41.
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