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RARE 17TH-CENTURY DUTCH MINIATURE PRAYER BOOK

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[PRAYERBOOK - DUTCH - MINIATURE].  Gebede boeck.
Amsterdam, 1683. 64mo (3.5 x 2.5 cm). With letterpress title, headpiece in the shape of 5 acorns and letterpress title-vignette, repeated at the end of the first and second prayer. Contemporary dark brown calf.

Orders and Information   € 7500

Not in Bondy; Welsh; STCN; cf. Thiel, 'Het goedgevulde boekenkastje in het Poppenhuis van Petronella Oortman', in: Boek & band: mededelingenblad voor handboekbinders en ge´nteresseerden in dit vakgebied, 11/2 (1995), pp. 17-22.
Second copy located of a miniature prayer book in Dutch, including the Lord's prayer, the Ten commandments, Psalm 105 and Prayer of Salomon. The only other copy located, is part of the 'library' in the magnificent and famous late 17th-century doll's house of Petronella Oortman (1656-1716), preserved in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The objects of its interior were partly specially made for it, possibly even the miniature prayer booklet was ordered by Petronella Oortman and subsequently printed in a very small number of copies by an unidentified Amsterdam printer. Front cover with 2 scorched spots, slight offsetting to the first leaves. Very good copy.


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