Title: Historie van alle Ridderlyke en Krygs-Orders
Publisher: By the Author, Amsterdam
Publication Date: 1697
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
2 volumes, 8vo (173 x 104 mm). Vol. 1: , 281pp., . Frontispieces, initials and 122 full-page engravings and 15 half-page engravings, all hand-colored by a contemporary artist in rich washes. Contemporary Dutch vellum gilt, speckled edges; (somewhat rubbed, spines cracking). Inserted are an autograph letter by Francis Jenkinson of the University Library, Cambridge and an autograph letter by Bernard Quaritch (dated 1894) on this copy loosely inserted, Quaritch offers to send on his catalogue for any further interests; Formerly in the collection of Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence from the Society of Antiquaries, London (bookplates); acquired from Clark Stillman, 1977. First edition and two volume set of Schoonebeek’s illustrated History of all Orders of Chivalry, superbly colored by a contemporary hand. First edition of this classic, self-published work relating to orders of chivalry and the first work to contain engraved illustrations by Adriaen Schoonebeek, a pupil of Romeyn de Hooghe. Schoonebeek was a Dutch engraver and cartographer who worked on commissions with Russian artists and headed the engraving workshop at the Moscow Armoury at the end of the 17th century. There is a representation of a Knight of the Danebrog, which may be fairly considered a contemporary authority. Colas 2686. Bookseller Inventory # LD7811
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