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Book Image LETTER BY FAMOUS FRENCH SINOLOGIST

[AUTOGRAPH]. ABEL-RÉMUSAT, Jean Pierre.

[Autograph letter, signed, revealing his work for deaf mutes to a critic].
[Paris], 20th June 1825[?]. 1 leaf (20 x 12.6 cm). In French.
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Book Image 2 PARIS DENTISTS ON DENTURES, WITH 30 ILLUSTRATIONS

ADLER, Marcus & Herman.

Les dents artificielles comprenant 30 vignettes.
Paris, chez les auteurs (Brussels, printed by Ch. Vanderauwera; Paris, bureaux), 1874. Large 8vo. With 30 wood-engraved illustrations in the text (a few nearly full-page), several printed in 2 colours (pink and black). Original publisher's wrappers.
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Book Image A PORTUGUESE WORK ON COSMOGRAPHY AND COMETS

AHLERS, F.H.

Instrucção sobre os corpos celestes, principalmente sobre os cometas.
Lisbon, Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1758. 4to. With 3 folding engraved plates by M. le Bouteux, etched headpiece and initial. Contemporary calf.
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Book Image CLASSIC DESCRIPTION OF ISLAM

BAUDIER, Michel.

Histoire generale de la religion des Turcs. Avec la naissance, la vie, & la mort, de leur prophete Mahomet; et les actions des quatre premiers caliphes qui l'ont suivy.
Paris, Jean Guignard, 1632. 8vo. With the controversial half-page engraved portrait of Muhammad. 17th-century(?) slightly overlapping vellum, later endpapers.
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Book Image 1ST EDITION OF BUCHANAN & LEE'S SYRIAC NEW TESTAMENT & PIONEERING EXAMPLE OF MASS PRODUCTION

[BIBLE - NEW TESTAMENT - SYRIAC]. BUCHANAN, Claudius and Samuel LEE.

[Novum Testamentum Syriace].
[London, British and Foreign Bible Society (printed by Richard Watts), 1816]. 4to. Set entirely in Syriac (using 3 sizes of serto Syriac types), in 2 columns. With the large estrangelo Syriac on the title-page and half-title printed from blocks. Contemporary blind-tooled calf.
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Book Image RARE BENGALI OLD TESTAMENT, PRINTED BY BAPTIST MISSIONARIES IN CALCUTTA

[BIBLE - OLD TESTAMENT - BENGALI].

The Old Testament in the Bengali language. Second edition.
Calcutta, J. Thomas (Baptist Mission Press), 1851. Large 8vo (25 x 17.5 cm). With half-title in English and Bengali, 2 title-pages, the first in English and the second in Bengali. Further set entirely in Bengali type (4 sizes). Contemporary blind-tooled beige calf, each board in a panel design.
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Book Image MADAGASCAR AND ITS OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRADE AND COLONIZATION
DETAILING TRADE WITH INDIA, PERSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES ALONG THE ARABIAN SEA

BOOTHBY, Richard.

A breife discovery or description of the most famous island of Madagascar or St. Laurence in Asia neare unto East-India.
London, Printed by E[dward]. G[riffin]. for John Hardesty, 1646. Small 4to (20 x 15.5 cm). Gold-tooled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1850). Rebacked, with original backstrip laid-down.
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Book Image 1ST EDITION OF INFLUENTIAL ARABIC GRAMMAR

CAUSSIN DE PERCEVAL, Armand-Pierre.

Grammaire Arabe-vulgaire, suivie de dialogues, lettres, actes etc, a l'usage des élèves de l'Ecole Royale et Speciale, des Langues Orientales Vivantes, ...
Paris, Dondey-Dupré père & fils, 1824. 4to. With 8 letterpress tables (4 folding). Near contemporary sprinkled gold-tooled tanned sheepskin.
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Orders and Information  € 14000



Book Image 280 EXTRAORDINARY PRINTS OF ISLAMIC-SPANISH ARCHITECTURE

[DORREGARAY, José Gil (editor)].

Monumentos arquitectónicos de España.
Madrid, Calcografía Nacional, 1859[-1886]. 89 instalments. Imperial 1mo (74.5 x 60 cm). With 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and several printed in a single colour. Text in Spanish and French in parallel columns, with decorated chromolithographed initials. Each instalment in its original publisher's palladian blue paper wrappers.
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Book Image PORTRAIT OF BOTANIST JOHANNES COMMELIN BY ONE OF REMBRANDT'S BEST PUPILS

[PAINTING]. [EECKHOUDT, Gerbrand vanden, attributed to].

[Portrait of Johannes Commelin].
[Amsterdam, ca. 1670]. 63 x 48.5 cm (frame 86 x 71 cm). Oil painting on linen, in contemporary richly ornamented gilt wooden frame.
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Book Image CERTAINLY NO HORSE-WHISPERER!

[MANUSCRIPT - HORSES & HORSEMANSHIP]. [GRISONE, Federico].

Ordini di cavalcare.
Including:
Scielta di notabili avvertimenti pertinenti a' cavalla, …
[Italy, ca. 1725?]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (20 x 15 cm). Manuscript in Italian, in dark brown ink on paper in a steeply sloped Italian hand, with a full-page ink drawing of a horse, 50 full-page ink drawings of elaborate bits, each different, and 2 ink-drawn plans of training grounds. Further with 3 pen-drawn baroque decorated initials. Later 18th-century sheepskin parchment.
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Book Image LETTERS FROM JESUIT MISSION IN JAPAN AND EAST INDIES

[JAPAN & EAST INDIES - JESUITS].

Epistolae Indicae et Iapanicae de multarum gentium ad Christi fidem, per Societatem Iesu conversione. Item de Tartarorum potentia, moribus, & totius penè Asiae religione. Tertia editio cum Indice castigatior & auctior.
Leuven, Rutger Velpius, 1570. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Both parts with woodcut publisher's device on last blank and numerous decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.
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Book Image INFLUENTIAL 16TH-CENT. CHRONICLE OF NEW WORLD

[LOPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco].

Histoire generalle des Indes Occidentales et terres neuves, qui iusques à present ont esté descouvertes.
Paris, Michel Sonnius, 1578. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title page and some woodcut headpieces and decorated initials. 19th-century richly gold-tooled green morocco (HARDY).
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Book Image OTTOMAN AMBASSADOR'S AUDIENCES BEFORE EMPEROR CHARLES VI
& PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY

[OTTOMAN EMPIRE].

Distinto ragguaglio della solenne udienza che alli 4. Settembre ebbe dall' Augustissimo Imperatore Carlo VI. re della Spagne, d'Ungheria &c. a Vienna nel Palazzo Cesareo della Favorita l'ecc[ellentissi]mo sig[nor]. grande ambasciatore Ottomano visire Mückerem Ibrahim Pascia, …
(Colophon: Rome, Giovanni Francesco Chracas, 1719). 4to. Modern boards.
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Book Image CATALOGUE OF FAMOUS PORTLAND MUSEUM
WITH MANY OBJECTS COLLECTED DURING COOK'S PACIFIC VOYAGES
WITH MS. PRICES & PURCHASERS

[PORTLAND MUSEUM]. [LIGHTFOOT, John].

A catalogue of the Portland Museum lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction ...
With: (2) A catalogue of a very valuable collection of cameos, intaglios, and precious stones, and other curiosities; being part of a late much celebrated cabinet, many out of the Arundel collection; which will be sold by auction ...
[London, Skinner and Co., 1786]. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. With full-page engraved frontispiece showing the interior of the Portland Museum with numerous objects from its collection. Contemporary gold-tooled vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 18500



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