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Nederlands Displegtigheden, Vertoonende de plegtige gebruiken aan den dis, in het houden van Maaltyden, en het Drinken der gezondheden, onder de oude Batavieren, en Vorsten, Graaven, Edelen en andere ingezetenen der Nederlanden, weleer gebruikelyk, nevens den oorsprongk dezer gewoontens, en der zelver overeenkomst met die van andere Volken
18 engraved plates (two serve as engraved titles, two others are on one sheet, & six are folding). 84 p.l. (incl. engraved t.p.), 562 pp.; 2 p.l. (incl. engraved t.p.), 557, [61] pp.; 45 p.l. 612, [52] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. fine vellum over boards. Rotterdam: P. Losel, 1732-35. First edition of this history of festivals and drinking in Holland by Alkemade (1654-1737) and Schelling. Sections are devoted to everyday drinking, ceremonial drinking, drinking songs and the dishes used, with a special focus on the history of the drinking vessels themselves. The illustrations, some of which are signed by F. van Bleyswyck, are drawn in great detail and represent a historical survey of these various vessels, from the simple to the incredibly ornate. A lovely book and a particularly fine set. ❧ Cagle 1075. Crahan Sale (Sotheby's NYC, Oct. 1984), 233. Fritsch 485. Not in Bitting, Simon, or Vicaire. .
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