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Four fine engraved series of models of architectural ornamentation,
bound together in contemporary vellum

BARBET, Jean. Livre d'architecture d'autels, et de cheminees.
"Paris", sold by Cornelis Danckerts in Amsterdam, 1641. Series of 20 numbered engravings, including the title-print, Barbet's dedication to Cardinal Richelieu, a note to the reader and 17 finely designed and engraved altars and chimney pieces.
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(2) MITELLI, Agostino. [Model cartouches.] All[e]r[!] Ill[ustrissi]mo. Sig[no]r: Fran[ces]co: Maria Zambeccari.
[Paris?], Rousel, "1636" [ca. 1641/42?]. Series of 16 numbered engravings, including the title-print (with no title) and 15 large ornamental, cartouches, many with grotesque masks.
(3) RABEL, Daniel. Cartouches de diferentes inventions, tres utilles a plussieurs sortes de personnes.
Paris, Francois l'Anglois dit Ch(i)artres, [ca. 1645?]. 2 series of engravings, each with an engraved title-print with an elaborately decorated cartouche plus 12 numbered cartouches with scenes. Plate 1 in each series is signed by [Daniel] Rabel (ca. 1578-1637) in Paris as artist and engraver. The title-prints name the publisher Ch(i)artres. 4 works in volume. Folio (32 x 20 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,500
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A Franciscan discovering the Holy Land. From the library of king Louis-Philippe

[BEAUGRAND, Felix]. Relation fidele du voyage de la Terre Sainte dans laquelle se voit tout ce qu' il y a de remarquable, tant par mer que par terre, depuis le départ de Marseille jusqu' au retour de ce saint voyage. Par un religieux de S. François Observantain, qui a fait le voyage trois fois.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre, 1760. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and binding edges. Full description
€ 5,000
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Important work on landscape gardening

BECKER, Wilhelm Gottlieb (editor). Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco. Full description
€ 3,500
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Oblong handbook of fortification design

BEHR, Johann Heinrich. Der aufs Neu-verschantzte Turenne oder gründlich alt- und neue Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, widow of Reinhard Wächtler, printed by Christoph Balthasar Lampe, 1690. Oblong 8vo (11 x 17 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 32 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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Italian translation of an important work on military and civic architecture,
with 54 aquatint plates

BÉLIDOR, Bernard Forest de. La scienza degli ingegneri nella direzione delle opere di fortificazione e d'architettura civile ... Seconda edizione con nuove aggiunte e correzioni.
Milan, Perelli and Mariani, 1840. 2 volumes (text and atlas). 4to. Atlas volume with 54 aquatint plates, all double-page except 3 folding plates and 2 single-page. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,250
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Well-illustrated historical and regional study of Dutch gardens

BIENFAIT, Anna G. Oude Hollandsche tuinen... Met medewerking van Marg. Kossmann en een voorwoord van Prof.dr. J.Q. van Regteren Altena.
The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1943. Text (8vo) and atlas (obling folio) volume. With the title-pages printed in green and black, 3 plates and 4 illustrations in text; atlas with 317 plates showing 372 illustrations. Original publisher's decorated green cloth. Full description
€ 375
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5 engraved print series, mostly by the famous French artist Abraham Bosse

BOSSE, Abraham. Differentes manieres de dessiner et peindre.
[Paris, Abraham Bosse, engraved 1667?]. 8vo (17.5 x 12 cm). With engraved allegorical title-print and 45 full-page and 1 double-page (ca. 16.5 x 15 cm) engraved plates.
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(2) FARINATI, Paulo. Diverses figures a l'eau forte de petits amours, anges vollants, et enfans, propre a mettre sur frontons portes et autres lieux ensemble plusieurs sortes de masques.
Paris, Abraham Bosse, engraved 1644. Suite of 30 numbered double-page engraved prints, including the engraved title-print signed by Abraham Bosse.
(3) [BOSSE Abraham]. [Illustrations of drawing and painting].
[Paris, Abraham Bosse, engraved 1667?]. Suite of 4 full-page engravings of a draftsman (2) and a painter (2) at work, sometimes regarded as part of the Differentes manieres de dessiner et peindre.
(4) BOSSE, Abraham. Le feu ... La terre ... L[']eau ... L[']air.
[Paris, Abraham Bosse, engraved 1630?]. Suite of 4 double-page engravings of the four elements.
(5) [BULLET, Pierre]. [Plates from Traité du nivellement].
[Paris, N. Langlois, engraved 1688]. Complete suite of 11 double-page engraved plates, numbered [1a], [1b], 2-4, 6-11. Sprinkled calf (ca. 1700), richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled board edges. Full description
€ 5,000
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