(3) (24) (2) folia. Contemporary richly decorated Silk Binding with embroidery in slipcase, gilt-edged text block, large-4° 29 x 23,5 x 1,5 cm. (Two stains in the inner frame of the back cover, a few sequins are lost, the edges of the slipcase show some minor wear. A stunning presentation binding dedicated by Leonardus Hoeufft to his wife to be Ida Clasina de Mey. Leonardus Hoeufft (1757-1824) was a Dutch nobleman who studied law at Leiden and promoted on 2 October 1778 on his dissertation ‘De Legitimatione’. This copy is dedicated to Ida Clasina de Mey whom he married the next year, she was the daughter of the lord of Streefkerk. The contents of the binding consist of a silk titlepage in the same burgundy colour as the binding, printed with the text of the ordinary edition of the thesis in gilt. Followed by a off-white silk page with a short French poem after François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis in gilt, the poem is framed in a decorated gilt border. Next a burgundy-coloured silk page with the dedication in gilt. The rest of the binding is filled with 24 blank leaves each ruled with 12 pairs of 5 manuscript lines followed by two leaves with the 14 theses of Hoeufft’s dissertation. Gorgeous burgundy-coloured silk binding with lavish embroidery around a central medallion of hand-coloured scenic illustrations featuring a cherub and a phrase in French written in gilt. The embroidery consists of silver and gold thread decorated with multi-coloured sequins. The binding is kept in a custom-made slipcase covered with gold-stamped leather. A unique and utterly charming copy.)
Specimen Juridicum Inaugurale de Legitimatione per Rescriptum Principis et Jure Succesendi, quod Favente Summo Numine, ex Auct. Rect. Magnifici, Gualtheri van Doeveren, Med. Doct. Et Prof. in Acad. Lugd. Batava Ordinarii. Nec non Ampliss. Sen. Acad. Consensu, et Nobiliss. Facult. Jurid. Decreto, Pro Gradu Doctoratus, summisque in utroque jure honoribus ac privilegiis rite et legitime consequendis, eruditorum examini offert Leonardus Hoeufft, Harlemo – Batavus. Ad Diem 2. Octobris MDCCLXXVIII. H.L.Q.S.
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