CONJURING -- "PROF[ESSOR] LION [KNOOP]. Certificatie Boek". Notebook containing signed and/or stamped certificates/testimonials by various organizers of festive occasions - all in Dutch and written between December 1881 and February 1902 - where "Professor" Lion Knoop, magician by profession, made his appearance. Ms. on paper, c. 80 lvs. Sm-4° (200 x 170 mm). Cont. hcf. w. green marbled sides w. gilt lozenge shaped red moroccan ticket on front side, lettered in gilt. (Loose(ning), some lvs. w. marginal flaws, in need of restoration).
LEIDEN -- BLEISWIJK, Pieter van (1724-1790), State Pensionary of Holland. Letter of appointment to Jacob van der Meer (1724-1795) as bailiff of Leiden. October 6th, 1775. Ms. on vellum on 3 lvs. (each c. 400 x 290 mm). Signed by Van Bleiswijk & F.F. Cotterbookes. W. 2 attached seals. (A bit stained in places).
MAARTENS, Maarten (ps. of Jozua ('Joost') Marius Willem van der POORTEN-SCHWARTZ), (1858-1915). Collection of 5 signed letters to "Q" or Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944). All in ms., dated and from the period 1894-1904. -- Added: 1 signed postcard and 20 signed letters (12 w. or envelopes) to Maarten Maartens and/or his daughter Ada van der Poorten-Schwartz (1888-1944). All but 1 in ms., dated and from the period 1894-1934. -- (26).
WILHELM II (1859-1941) -- WIR WILHELM, von Gottes Gnaden Deutscher Kaiser, König von Preußen, etc:. Potsdam, 19 Nov. 1898. Handwritten testimony, letterhead printed, w. blindstamped imperial seal, for Karl Froesick. Signed by Wilhelm II. Laid down on cardboard. 33 x 21 cm.