Our Spring auction will take place AS SCHEDULED  on 18-21 May (see details under Order of the Sale).


Due to the regulations concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus there will however be LIMITED VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, 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).

Door de voorschriften met betrekking tot de verspreiding van het Corona virus zullen er (OP AFSPRAAK) BEPERKTE MOGELIJKHEDEN VOOR BEZICHTIGING zijn en zal het NIET MOGELIJK zijn DE VEILING BIJ TE WONEN om te bieden.
Wij zullen vragen over kavels in onze veiling zoveel als mogelijk via email (inclusief eventuele foto's) proberen te beantwoorden.


The online catalogue will be available in the week of April 26th and will be updated regularly, providing extra photographs. The auction catalogues can then also be viewed as pdf on the Homepage; the printed catalogues will be available from April 28th.

De veilingcatalogus zal in de week van 26 april online beschikbaar en zal regelmatig worden bijgewerkt met extra foto's. De catalogi zijn dan tevens als pdf te bekijken op de homepage en zullen in gedrukte vorm vanaf 28 april beschikbaar zijn.


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 succesful both charged with 5% extra over the hammerprice)

SCHRIFTELIJKE BIEDINGEN. Deelnemen aan de veiling is mogelijk d.m.v. schriftelijke biedingen uitgebracht via onze online catalogus of met biedingen toegezonden via e-mail of via (allen zonder extra kosten).
LIVE ONLINE BIEDEN (inclusief de mogelijkheid van zogenaamde online "safe bids") is mogelijk via (indien succesvol tegen 5% extra kosten over de hamerprijs).


Collecting of purchases BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (contrary to point 12 of our Veilingvoorwaarden) (on the days of the auction it will NOT be possible to collect any purchases!).

Afhalen van aankopen ALLEEN OP AFSPRAAK (in tegenstelling tot punt 12 van onze Veilingvoorwaarden) (op de veilingdagen is het NIET mogelijk om aankopen af te halen!).


Op maandag 24 mei (Tweede Pinksterdag) zijn wij GESLOTEN

We will be CLOSED on Monday 24 May (Whit Monday)



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The Library of GERARD JASPERS (part 2)

Gerard Jaspers (1932-2020), was reared in a family of avid readers and was stimulated as a young boy by his father, who worked at the printing company Koch & Knuttel in Gouda and used to take the books best suited for his young son home. After completing his studies of German language and literature at university, Gerard Jaspers taught German at a secondary school for 15 years, after which he obtained a position as senior academic staff member of the section Medieval language and literature at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. His research in that position with focus on the “Erbauungsliteratur des späten Mittelalters” combined perfectly with his love of late medieval religious popular literature and resulted in his dissertation on Stephan von Landskron and his Die Hymelstraß (of which he obtained copies of the editions Augsburg 1501 and 1510, both offered in this sale). It was also at that time that he started collecting seriously, and managed to amass a library consisting nearly approximately 100 (post)incunables and numerous 16th and 17th century devotional works, mainly from the Low Countries and Germany. Beside his academic work and his passion for collecting his specific type of books, he found time to publish several important works in his field of interest, i.a. De blokboeken en incunabelen in Haarlems Libry (1991), De zestiende eeuw in de Stadsbibliotheek Haarlem (1997), Savonarola (1452-1498) in de Nederlanden (1998) and Een Amsterdams Marialeven in 25 legenden uit handschrift 846 van Museum Amstelkring (2003). Over the years his pursuit of books and manuscripts made him a well known visitor of antiquarian bookdealers’ shops, fairs and auction houses.







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