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Book Image Important 16th-century view of Amsterdam as seen from the IJ


[Antwerp], Pieter Bast, 1599. Large engraved panorama on 2 sheets (ca. 27 x 76 cm as assembled). Framed.
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Orders and Information  € 75000

Book Image Urdu Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles
Printed at Calcutta in Arabic type


The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.
Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.
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Book Image Bodoni imprint on the public utility of the sciences and art.
Written by a friend of Goethe, Schiller and Wieland

[BODONI]. [DALBERG, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von].

De l'influence des sciences et des beaux-arts sur la tranquillit
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Orders and Information  € 2750

Book Image Brydone's travels through Sicily and Malta with engraved folding map containing both islands

BRYDONE, Patrick.

Voyage en Sicile et a Malthe.
Amsterdam, D.J. Changuion, 1776. 2 volumes. 12mo. With folding engraved map by A.v. Krevelt, and an engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled paper sides.
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Orders and Information  € 450

Book Image Catalan translation of Campe's Robinson der Jüngere

CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich.

El nuevo Robinson. Historia moral reducida a dialogos para instruccion y entretenimiento de ninos y jovenes de ambos sexos. Traducaida al Castellano con varias correcciones por D. Tomas de Iriarte.
Paris, Garnier Hermanos, 1858. 8vo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, 13 full-page wood-engraved plates. Original richly blind-stamped and coloured cloth, gilt edges.
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Orders and Information  € 350

Book Image Comprehensive Luyken bibliography

EEEGHEN, P. van and J. Ph van der KELLEN.

Het werk van Jan en Caspar Luyken … met 56 platen. Deel I[-II].
Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Co., 1905. 2 volumes. With 56 plates. Contemporary half morocco, gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 300

Book Image Only copy located of an Italian verse edition of the popular story of Floris and Blancheflour


Istoria di Florindo e Chiarastella.
Naples, [ca. 1790]. 4to. With a woodcut on the title-page (8.5 x 11.5 cm), it and the title together in a frame of thick-thin rules. Set in two columns. Modern boards.
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Orders and Information  € 2500

Book Image With an early illustration of Victoria Bridge (Montreal)

GEVERS DEYNOOT, Willem Theodore.

Aanteekeningen op eene reis door de Vereenigde Staten van Noord Amerika en Canada in 1859.
The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1860. 8vo. With lithographed title-page (partly hand-coloured) and 6 tinted lithographed plates by E. Spanier. Contemporary blind-stamped buckram.
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Orders and Information  € 850

Book Image Managing water flow and levels in rivers and canals

MINARD, Charles Joseph.

Cours de construction des ouvrages qui établissent la navigation des rivičres et de canaux, professé a l'école des ponts et chausses de 1832 ŕ 1841.
Paris, Carillan-Goeury & Dalmont (printed by Fain & Thunot), 1841. 2 volumes. Royal 4to (text) & Imperial 4to (plates). With 36 double page plates. Dark green half calf, Spanish marbled paper sides, blue sprinkled edges.
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Orders and Information  € 875

Book Image First and only Dutch edition of the best account of the Whipple expedition

MÖLLHAUSEN, Heinrich Baldwin (Balduin).

Reis van den Mississippi naar de kusten van den Grooten Oceaan.
Zutphen, A.E.C. van Someren, 1858-1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 double-page page tinted lithographed plates and a folding tinted lithographed map (29 x 47 cm) tracking Möllhausen's journey. Near contemporary blue half cloth, title and decorations in gold on spines, Spanish-marbled sides.
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Orders and Information  € 950

Book Image Napoleon's imperial credentials

PÉRIN, René.

Beautés historiques de la maison d'Autriche.
Paris, Delaunay, 1811. 2 volumes. 12mo. With 16 illustrations on 8 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary light brown mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 850

Book Image Popular Dutch geography school book, with 23 coloured maps

PRINSEN, Pieter Johannes.

Geographische oefeningen; of leerboek der aardrijkskunde, met XX genommerde kaarten, naar de nieuwste ontdekkingen en volgens de tegenwoordige verdeling der landen, opgemaakt uit de eerste schriften en nieuwste landkaarten. Derde druk.
Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey & son, 1826. 8vo. With 20 numbered folding engraved maps, all coloured by hand, and 3 additional maps, also folding and coloured by hand, no. V+ showing the departments of France and no. XIX+ together with XIX replacing an earlier map of the Americas by two separate maps of North and South America. Modern slightly overlapping vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 400

Book Image Illustrated catalogue of enameled metal signboards, plates and large letters, with a very large poster showing full-sized specimens

RAVASI, Fratelli.

Catalogo 1913 ... Placche ferro smaltato e lettere rame ...
Milan, Ravasi brothers (colophon: Stabilimento Grafico Matarelli), 1913. Oblong 8vo (16.5 x 24 cm). With very large, loosely inserted, oblong folding tinted lithographed poster (61 x 90.5 cm), showing types and other decorations in full size in black and white on a green-grey background, and 100 numbered half-tone illustrations in text. Also with a tipped in circular letter on pink paper introducing the catalogue, by Luigi and Giovanni Ravasi. Stapled in publisher's gray paper wrappers, printed in blue.
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Orders and Information  € 850

Book Image On books and reading: first edition with the 18th-century revisions

SACCHINI, Francesco.

De ratione libros, cum profectu legendi libellus, accessit ejusdem de vitanda moribus noxia lectione oratio.
Leipzig, heirs of Johannes Grossius, 1711. 8vo. Modern wrappers.
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Orders and Information  € 975

Book Image Richly illustrated description of Switzerland


La Suisse illustrée: description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons.
Paris, Didier, 1851. 4to. 2 volumes. With steel-engraved view on 2 title-pages, double-page coloured map of Switzerland, double-page coloured map of the Geneva Lake and the Valley of Chamouny, 20 coloured plates of Swiss costumes and 70 steel-engraved views of Switzerland.
With: 10 chromolithographed picture-postcards of the wine-festival of Vevey, 1905.
Original cloth, decorated on both sides with central coloured gold-tooled ornaments and blind-stamped around the borders, gilt edges.
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Orders and Information  € 1000

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