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veiling / Auction 26 Session I. Children's books, Paper Toys, School Plates, Literature, Manuscripts, Old Books / 216-251 Literature
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[Vincent van Gogh] E. Bulwer-Lytton. Zanoni

U. h. Engelsch. Amst., G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1842. 1st. ed. 8vo. Half calf with lettering and ornamentation on spine in gilt. 3 vols. in 1 vol., 3 engr. title pages after [J.F.M.] Mourut. Pasted on label: 'Uit den boekhandel van H.V. van Gogh, Rotterdam.'
*First Dutch translation (by J.J. Abbink) of Bulwers 1842 occult/Rosicrucian novel. Bought at the bookstore of Vincents 'oom Hein' (1814-1877). After selling his bookstore Hein would work at Goupil The Hague from 1859-1872, together with his brother, Vincents 'oom Cent'. Vincent van Gogh read at least one or two of Bulwers novels (cf. letters to Theo, 15 March 1876 and 26 November 1883).

Added: 11 vols. of Bulwer-Lytton. Novels. London, Routledge, 1870s. 8vo. Half calf, spines with ribbons, lettering and ornaments in gilt and lithographic frontispieces. (total 12)
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