Lot 6
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Indonesian Art Sale - 28 August 2019
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[BOROBUDUR] – LEEMANS, C. [ed.].

Bôrô-Boedoer op het Eiland Java. Afgebeeld door en onder toezigt van F.C. Wilsen, met toelichtenden en verklarenden tekst, naar de geschreven en gedrukte verhandelingen van F.C. Wilsen en J.F.G. Brumund en andere bescheiden, [..].

Leiden [..], E.J. Brill, [..], [1873-1874], consisting of a letterpress title-leaf (with parallel Dutch & French text), 8 (almost ident.) letterpress leaves (all front-wrappers of 8 separate published fascicles incorporating a lithogr. view of the Borobudur by J. Lobatto Rzn after H.N. Sieburgh, ca. 19 x 32 cm.) & 401 tinted lithogr. plates with Dutch & French captions (numb. “I-II, III(a-d), IV(a-b), V(a-d), VI-XIII, XIV(a-b) & XV-CCCXCIII” in the stone, nearly all with oval blind-stamp of “Departement van Kolonien” in blank margin) by C.W. Mieling after i.a. F.C. Wilsen & G. Schönberg Mülder. Large folio (ca. 64 x 47,5 cm.), loose as issued in 4 matching 20th-cent. cardboard boxes.

¶ Rouffaer/ Muller p. 538. Bastin/ Brommer p. 196. Very rare plate-volume (published in 8 instalments, but complete in itself) of a monumental publication on the Borobudur (of which the printing process took over 17 years to complete) edited by the Dutch archaeologist Conrad Leemans (1809-1893) & illustrated with large-sized lithographs (dep. base reliefs of the Borobudur) after drawings by i.a. Frans Carel Wilsen (1813-1889). ¶ Lacks the accompanying text-volume. With defects (title-leaf & 1 lithograph sl. marg. waterstained, front-wrappers & most lithographs partly dam./ frayed in outer blank margins (occ. restored with tape on verso), sl. foxed/ browned (partly due to off-setting), small owner’s stamp in lower blank margin of front-wrappers), but altogether in an acceptable condition.

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