564 AITZEMA, Lieuwe van. Saken van staet en oorlogh, in, ende omtrent de Vereenigde Nederlanden, beginnende met het jaer 1621, ende eyndigende met het jaar 1669. 's Grav., Johan Veely, Johan Tongerloo, ende Jasper Doll, 1669-1672. 6 volumes in 7. With titles printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait. - Added: SYLVIUS, L. (= Lambertus van den Bos). Historien onses tyds, behelzende saken van staat en oorlogh .. Amst., Jan ten Hoorn, 1685-1699. 4 volumes. With engraved portraits and plans. Together 11 volumes. Folio. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, with later red morocco title-labels (1 mounted with tape), raised bands. Containing numerous documents concerning New Netherland and other parts of America, the foundation of the West India Company, Usselincx and the Swedish Company of the West-Indies, the Dutch in Brazil, etc. Cat. NHSM p.346; Knuttel, Verboden Boeken 11; Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 106.
I paid a whopping 8,500 euros in 2001, when the euro was not worth as much as now. I apparently paid too much, but I had the resources at the time and thought it worth getting the volumes. I would be negotiable on price. I had bought them from Gert Jan Bestebreurtje.
I also have one volume of the Hollandsche Mercurius that covers 1666-1670 that I would sell. I have a copy of the volume covering 1650-1658, but would not part with it.
Hollandtze Mercurius, Vervatende Het Gepasseerde in Europa, Voornamentlijk in Den Engelze Ende Nederlantschen Oorlog in 't Jaer 1666. Het Seventhiende Deel, Together with the Same, Vols 18 , 19, 20 and 21 Pieter Castelyn 1667 - 1671. 5 vols bound in one volume in contemporary vellum, hinges cracking but firm. Bears signature of Carl Ewald Ziervogel, an 18th century Cape of Good Hope colonist.
I purchased the book from a bookseller in Johannesburg (he still has his advertisment posted after all this time).