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A classic treatise on columns in 44 plates, with 7 designs by Michelangelo

VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzi da. Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura … con la nuuo [sic] agionta di Michelangelo Buonaroti di carte sette.
Rome, Francesco de Pauli, [ca. 1630]. Folio (39 x 27 cm). With 44 numbered engraved plates: title-page with the portrait of Vignola in the centre, 1 leaf with dedication and preface, and 42 architectural  plates. Contemporary limp vellum. Full description
€ 7,500
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Fencing in the Sicilian manner

VILLARDITA, Giuseppe. Trattato della scherma Siciliana ove si mostra di seconda intentione con una linea retta; difendersi di qualsivoglia operatione di resolutione, che operata per ferire à qualunque, ò di punta, ò taglio, che accadesse in accidente di questionarsi. Con expressione di tutte le regole che nascono di seconda operatione.
Palermo, Carlo Adamo, 1673. 12mo. Late 19th-century half tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 4,500
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Album with 47 drawings, partly by progressive thinker Paul Voituron (1824-1891)

VOITURON, Paul, and others. Album with 47 charming drawings in several media by Paul Voituron (1824-1891) of Ghent and his sisters(?) and friends in France, Switzerland, Holland and Flanders.
Various places, [1831-]1842-1844. Oblong (12.5×24 cm). With 47 drawings including the full-length colour portrait of what may be the gentleman-artist Paul Voituron, 8 coloured drawings (including 6 of flowers), 11 black and white drawings, 21 drawings with sepia (and in one case also red) washes, and 6 drawings with black and white washes, some highlighted with white chalk. Contemporary green half cloth, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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245 stunning plates with citrus fruits, views & garden plans

VOLKAMER (VOLCKAMER), Johann Christoph. Nürnbergische Hesperides, oder Gründliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat- Citronen- und Pomeranzen-Früchte, .../ Continuation der Nürnbergischen Hesperidum, ...
Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, the author, son and heirs of J.A. Endters, 1708-1714. 8 parts plus 6 appendices in 2 volumes. Folio. With 6 engraved allegorical frontispieces with garden scenes, 4 engraved part-titles, and 235 other engraved plates by the finest German artists and engravers (8 double-page & 13 larger folding). Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Full description
€ 60,000
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24-volume set of famous voyages and travels, with 23 aquatints and 1 folding map

[VOYAGES]. Magazijn der nieuwste en meest belangrijke reisbeschrijvingen tot nut en vermaak voor alle klassen van lezers, … [part-titles:] Nieuwe reisverhalen. Een tijdschrift, ...
Amsterdam, widow G.A. Diederichs and son (parts 1-12), Diederichs brothers (parts 13-24), 1820-1826. 24 parts intended as 12 volumes, here still in parts (as published). 8vo. With 23 aquatint frontispieces and 1 folding engraved map. Original publisher's green and blue stiff paper wrappers printed letterpress, many lined with the publisher's advertisements. Full description
€ 4,950
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The travel adventures of a famous book and art collector

WILLIGEN, Adriaan van der. Aanteekeningen op eene reize van Parijs naar Napels, door het Tirolsche en van daar door Zwitserland en langs den Rhijn terug naar Holland.
Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes, (back of half-title parts 2-4: Utrecht, G. Post), 1811-1813. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With an engraved title-page to the first part (with a stipple-engraved medallion portrait of the author) and 13 engraved plates by J. P. Visscher Bender. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,000
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