Auctions | April 27, 2020

Highlights of Bubb Kuyper’s Books & Manuscripts Sale, May 26-29

Courtesy of Bubb Kuyper

An important collection of mathematical texts by Gerard Kinckhuysen. Estimate: €9,000-11,000.

Haarlem, The Netherlands — We are pleased to announce that the catalogue of our coming auction of 26-29 May is available online on our website It will be updated regularly, with extra photographs. The auction catalogues can also be viewed as pdf on our Homepage
The sale of 6473 lots comprises a broad array of subjects, i.a.
● a library on Medieval manuscripts (incl. facsimile editions)
● books from the library of Bram de Does
● Russian (avant-garde) books and periodicals
● a collection of fine printing and illustrated books
● botany (incl. a large collection of nursery catalogues), gardens and gardening, husbandry - the Collection of Jan Meemelink (part 2)
● natural history, i.a. books on horses and horsemanship and hunting
● manuscripts and autographs, i.a. a 15th century Dutch Book of hours, an important collection of mathematical texts by Gerard Kinckhuysen, a collection autographs by composers and musicians
● a large collection of old and rare books, incl. bindings, classical antiquity, emblemata, popular literature, travels, topography, theatre
● modern art, i.a. by Marlene Dumas, M.C. Escher, S. Jessurun de Mesquita, Lou Loeber, Karel Maes, Enzo Mari, Jozef Peeters, Antonio Saura, Jan Schoonhoven, Zao Wou-Ki etc.
● a large private collection of (19th century) photographs (part 3)
● a fine collection of drawings and watercolours
● a large section of old master prints, i.a. after P. Bruegel the elder, by P. Galle, W. Hollar, L. van Leyden, C. Lorrain, J. Matham, R. Nooms, C. de Passe, Rembrandt, J. Stradanus, A. Tempesta, J. van de Velde II etc. etc.
● children s books, Japanese prints, posters, popular prints, optical prints, maps and plans etc. etc.
Due to the regulations concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus there will be NO VIEWING DAYS, and LIVE BIDDING IN OUR AUCTION ROOMS will NOT be possible. We will gladly supply any information requested concerning our lots by email (including photographs).
ABSENTEE BIDS. Participating in the auction is possible with written bids sent through our online catalogue or sent directly to us by email, or through (all without extra charges).

LIVE ONLINE BIDDING including the option of online absentee ("safe") bids are possible on  (when successful both charged with 5% extra over the hammer price).
Collecting of purchases BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (on the days of the auction it will NOT be possible to collect any purchases!).