545
545
Ready-Reckoner
EEN ZEER PROFYTELYK BOEKIE. ROTTERDAM: GERARD ABRAHAM ARRENBERG, [NO DATE, BUT C.1787-1800]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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545
Ready-Reckoner
EEN ZEER PROFYTELYK BOEKIE. ROTTERDAM: GERARD ABRAHAM ARRENBERG, [NO DATE, BUT C.1787-1800]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ready-Reckoner
EEN ZEER PROFYTELYK BOEKIE. ROTTERDAM: GERARD ABRAHAM ARRENBERG, [NO DATE, BUT C.1787-1800]
16mo (74 x 98mm.), large woodcut on first recto, old wallet-style limp vellum, occasional early ink annotations, chip to head of F3 (with small loss of text), soiling to text and binding, minor loss and holes to lower cover, resewn
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Provenance

A. de Groot, signature on front paste-down; bought from Bennett Gilbert, Los Angeles, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams R20

Catalogue Note

A ready reckoner for tradesmen and merchants, especially those dealing with grain. This version “Compiled by D.A.D.B. Corrected and enlarged by M.C.V.L” was twice printed at Rotterdam by Johannes Kuyper c. 1719-1737 (STCN 306268353 and 278736378, recording unique copies of each edition) and reprinted there c. 1750-1775 by Clement Wakkerdak (STCN 227457005, two copies located).

The printer-publisher Gerard Abraham Arrenberg was active from about 1786 to the end of the century. A subsequent edition published by his heirs survives in two copies in Amsterdam University Library (STCN 297388967); the present, earlier edition seems to be unrecorded.

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