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The first Italian War of Independence depicted by the Austrians

ADAM, [Eugen and Franz]. Erinnerungen an die Feldzüge der K. K. Oester. Armee in Italien in den Jahren 1848-49.
Munich, Cotta, [1851]. Royal oblong folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm). With tinted lithographed title, dedication leaf to Radetzky, preface and 24 lithographed plates. With 24 ll. of explanatory text printed on blue paper. Plates loose in a contemporary red cloth slipcase with a silk lining. [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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43 photographic prints of city views and landscapes in Hungary, Austria and Germany, ca. 1897/99

[AUSTRIA-HUNGARY - GERMANY]. [Photographs of Budapest, Vienna and other cities].
Budapest, Dresden, Innsbruck, München, Calderoni és társa, Verlag von Stengel & Co, Fritz Gratl, 1897/1899. Oblong album (32 x 41 cm). Album with 43 photographic prints of various sizes (22 x 16.5 to 30 x 24 cm ), pasted on thick paperboard. Half black leather, red buckram sides, gold-stamped spine with the date "1899". [43] ll. Full description
€ 3,950
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Early (second?) edition of Habsburg Austria's medical ordinances and list of medicinal taxes

[AUSTRIA - PHARMACOPOEIA - TAXES]. Taxa medicamentorum in pharmacopoea Austriaco-provinciali contentorum. = Taxe der in der österreichischen Privincialpharmakopee enthaltenen Arzneyen.
Vienna, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattner, 1777. 8vo. Mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, brown morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, red edges. [8], 95 pp. Full description
€ 650
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Rare first edition of the biography of the national hero of Albania

BARLETI, Marin. Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi epirotarum principis.
Rome, [Bernardino Vitali], [ca. 1508-1510]. Folio. With a full-page woodcut portrait of Skanderbeg (25.5 x 16.5 cm), a woodcut decorative frame on the title-page, and woodcut decorated initials of various sizes throughout. Contemporary? vellum, with a manuscript title on the spine. [4], CLIX [1] pp. Full description
€ 25,000
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Recollections of Poland

BEAUJEU, Chevalier de [= François Paulin DALAIRAC]. Memoires du Chevalier de Beaujeu. Contenant ses divers voyages, tant en Pologne, en Allemagne, qu'en Hongrie...
Amsterdam, heirs of Antoine Schelte, 1700.
With: (2) [LACERDA, Fernando Correa de (author) and Michel BLOUIN DE LA PIQUETIERRE (translator)]. Relation des troubles arrivez dans la cour de Portugal en l'année 1667. & en l'année 1668.
Amsterdam, suivant la copie [= A Wolfgang?], 1674.
2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. With a woodcut vignette on each title-page (not identical: a dog against a tree in ad 1 and a globe in ad 2) and with a woodcut endpiece. Contemporary vellum. [8], 496; [1], [1 blank], 272 pp. Full description
€ 750
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First edition of a detailed description and illustration of the cities along the coasts of the Baltic Sea
in the context of the Crimean War

[BOSCHETTI, Ambrogio]. Il Mar Baltico e le sue coste descritti e illustrati con alcune carte geografiche topografiche ed orografiche per la guerre d'Oriente.
Triest, Colombo Coen, 1854. Large 4to (32.5 x 23.5 cm). With 1 folding map of the Baltic Sea as the frontispiece, 1 military plan of Kronstadt, 15 plates of Finnish, Swedish, Baltic and Russian cities, and 1 small illustration in the text on p. 58. Contemporary half brown cloth, grey paper sides, with the publishers front wrapper (for the "seconda edizione") printed letterpress on pink paper. 131, [1] pp. Full description
€ 3,250
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60 lovely illustrated poisonous plants and fungi

[CASTELLIZ, Anton August and others]. Naturgeschichte der Giftpflanzen, die in der oesterreichischen Pharmakopie officinäl sind. Mit einem Anhang von den noch über dieß in den andern deutschen Officinen vorgeschriebenen oder sonst vorzüglich kennenswürdigen Giftpflanzen und Giftschwämmen. Für Ärzte, Arzneybereiter und zur Vermeidung des schädlichen Vergreifens im allgemeinen Leben.
Vienna, Reilly, 1807. 8vo. With 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary paste-paper boards. 211, [1 blank], [9], [3 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Attempt to establish a colony for French royalists on the Crimea

CASTRES DE VAUX, Henry Alexandre Léopold, comte de. Relation d'un voyage sur le bord septentrional de la mer d'Azof et en Crimée, dans la vue d'y établir une colonie d'émigrés.
Paris, Didot for A.J. Kilian & Ch. Picquet, 1826. 8vo. With a folding lithographed facsimile of a letter by the Prince de Condé. Contemporary paste-paper wrappers. 10, XX, 22-381, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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