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Vanderbilt's hippodrome in watercolour

[MANUSCRIPT - PLAN]. VANDERBILT, William Kissam. Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K.
Poissy, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-1904-1911. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan (90 x 170 cm as assembled). Drawn in pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper mounted on canvas. Framed (105 x 205 cm). Full description
€ 45,000
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"on military technology, no works had greater influence or enjoyed greater prestige" (Guerlac)

VAUBAN, Sébastien le Prestre de [and Guillaume de Lafon de Boisguérin, seigneur DESHOULIERES].

De l'attaque et de la defense des places...
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1737. With 36 folding engraved plates.
With: (2) VAUBAN, Sébastien le Prestre de. De l'attaque et de la defense des places... tome second. Contenant un traité pratique des mines,... et une autre de la guerre en general...
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1742. With 11 folding engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume. Large 4to (26.5 x 20.5 cm). Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

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Death sentence for noble Venetian traitor who evaded assassins for 18 years

[VENICE - COUNCIL OF TEN]. Sententia dell' Eccelso Conseglio di Diece. Contra Anzolo Badoer cavalier. | Sententie vanden Hoogen Raedt van de Thiene. Teghens Anzolo Badoer ridder.
The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1612. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on title-page, 2 woodcut decorated initials (2 series, both arabesque). With the Italian text in italic, the Dutch text in textura and with incidental roman. Sewn in later plain paper wrapper. Full description
€ 500
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The other way around: North America and Europe
seen through the eyes of a Chilean historian

VICUÑA MACKENNA, Benjamin. Pájinas de mi diario durante tres años de viajes. 1853. - 1854. - 1855. ... California. - Mejiico. - Estados-Unídos. - Canada. - Islas Britanicas. - Francia. - Italia. - Alemania. - Paises-Bajos. - Costas del Brasil. - Provincias del Plata.
Santiago, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. 4to. Contemporary half green sheepskin, marbled edges. Full description
€ 4,950
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Paris in splendid tinted and hand-coloured lithographic views

[VIEWS - PARIS]. Paris moderne[.] Grand album représentant les vues et les monuments les plus curieux de Paris et les sites les plus remarquables des environs.
Paris, Maison Martinet, [ca. 1865]. Oblong folio (28.5 x 40 cm). With a lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographed view of the Champs Elysées, 58 tinted (sometimes rainbow tinted) and hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a tissue-guard leaf. Contemporary blind-blocked brown cloth, title in gold on front board, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Full description
€ 7,500
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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
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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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