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Diplomatic exchange between the Mughal Emperor and the King of England

ALAMGIR II, Muhammad 'Aziz al-Daulah (Emperor of Hindustan). Nova e curiosa relaçam da embaixada, que mandou o Graõ Mogor, ao Rey de Inglaterra. Tirada de varias cartas fidedignas, que fizeraõ varios aleado aos correspondentes, que tem nesta cidade.
Lisbon, 1757. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on title-page and a woodcut tailpiece. Modern morocco with gold-tooled title on front cover. 7, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Official pharmacopoeias's of Amsterdam and London bound together

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes]. Pharmacopoea Amstelredamensis, senatus auctoritate munita & recognita. Editio quinta.
Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1650. With a woodcut coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam on title-page.
With: (2) [LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis collegarum.
London, [s.n.], 1662. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. Contemporary vellum, new endpapers. 134, [10] pp.; [18], “371” [=369], [21] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Rare classic of Elizabethan horsemanship

ASTLEY, John. The art of riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation out of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson ...
London, Henry Denham, 1584. 4to. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1890) by Riviere & son; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. [8], 79, [1] pp. Full description
€ 28,000
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Putting the British monarchy and nobility in the pillory: 7 fictitious auction catalogues,
satirically describing the British royal collections

[AUCTION CATALOGUES - FICTITIOUS]. Beredeneerde catalogus van een zeer fraaie, capitaale en pragtige inboedel, bestaande in allerleije vorstelyke meubelen, kostbaare juweelen, paarlen, goud en zilverwerk,... en laatstelyk, een nette verzameling van boeken en manuscripten, in allerlye faculteiten, doch voornaamlyk betreffende, de politieke staat van Engeland, en meest in Engelsche banden gebonden... byeenverzameld, door den Heere G. R. Zullende.. Derde druk.Amsterdam, Johannes Geyger, [1781].
With: (2) Commissie brief van den heere Wilhelmus Batavus, ...
[The Hague?], [no publisher], [1781]. The introductory letter, from "Wilhelmus Batavus" to "Lambertus Koopmans" is dated from The Hague, 15 February 1781.
(3) Catalogus van eene zo ongemeene zeldzaame, als uitmuntende verzameling van manuschripten[!]... Bestaande buiten de pakketten in 341 deelen in folio, alle in Engelsche banden ... byeen vergadert door den Lord W. Gordon.
London [= Amsterdam or The Hague?], sold by Thomas Henly [true publisher unknown], [1781]. The introductory letter, from Thomas Henly, is dated 2 February 1781.
(4) Beredeneerde notitie van 't vorstlyke poppe- en speel-goed, der kinderen van den heere G.R. ...
[Amsterdam?], [no publisher], [1781]. This catalogue presents itself as a second appendix to ad 1. Both the original catalogue and the first appendix describing themselves as catalogues for the sale in May or June 1781.
(5) Sleutel of noodige ophelderingen der onlangs uitgekomene catalogus, ... byeenverzameld, door den heere G.R. Zullende gemelde boedel, by executie verkocht worden, binnen Londen, in de maanden Mey of Juny deezes jaars.
Dordrecht, Abraham and Pieter Blussé and several others; etc., [1781].
(6) Beredeneerde catalogus eener verzameling van schilderyen, der eerste meesters van Nederland.
The Hague, Thomas Pietersz. van Os, [1783? or 1789?]. With the supposedly authenticating woodcut on the title-page, showing the coat of arms of William the Silent hanging from a memorial cross.
(7) Beredeneerde catalogus, van eene uitmuntende verzameling schilderyen, door de vermaardste Nederlandsche meesters, uit het Fransch vertaald.
Holland, [no publisher], 1783.
7 fictitious auction catalogues in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half mottled calf, brown spine label with blind-tooled text and with some gold-tooled floral decorations, 20th-century marbled sides and endpapers. [4], 27, [1]; 16; 16; 16; 15, [1]; 32; 37, [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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The glorification of Dutch naval heroes after the Battle of Dogger Bank,
which the Dutch claimed to have won, during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

[BATTLE OF DOGGER BANK]. Afbeelding van den bloedigen zeeslag, voorgevallen op zondag, den 5den van augustus 1781, in de Noordzee, omtrent 35 of 40 mylen van Tessel, tusschen den Hollandschen schout by nacht Zoutman, en den Engelschen vice admiraal Parker, benevens de eerepoort, opgericht voor Neêrlands dappere en brave zeehelden en den onverschrokken heldenmoet der verdere schepelingen, mitsgaders een kort verhaal van den zeeslag.
Rotterdam, Hendrik Maronier, 1781. 1mo broadsheet (46 x 34 cm). With a highly detailed engraving at the head of the broadsheet showing the naval battle in the background and a special arch to honour all naval heroes and other sailors and a letterpress diagram of the positions of the Dutch fleet and the English fleet during the battle at the foot of the sheet. [1] sheet. Full description
€ 1,950
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The battle on VOC millions, retrieved by the Dutch sea admiral Michiel de Ruyter

[SECOND ANGLO-DUTCH WAR - BATTLE OF VÅGEN - VOC]. Zee-journael, ofte autentijcq verhael, uyt d'annotatien van de heeren haer hoogh-mogende volmachtighde inde vloot, der doorluchtighste geunieerde Republique, en andere schriften, aengaende al het ghepasseerde, 't zedert 't vertreck van de vloot uyt Spanjaerts-gat na de Noort, tot het wederkeeren voor Goeree, met alle voorvallen in zee, ontmoetingen, ghevecht in Noorwegen, tempeesten, en wat in 't generael en particulier voorgevallen en geschiedt is, van den 13 juny tot den 6 octob. 1665.
[Amsterdam?, Jacobus Venckel?], 1665. 4to. With an ornamental woodcut title-vignette. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides. 35, [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Azevedo-Samodães copy of the rare first Portuguese edition of a classic biography of Thomas à Becket

[THOMAS À BECKET]. [Diego Afonso de MIRANDA, translator]. Historea da vida e martyrio do glorioso Sancto Thomas Arcebispo, Senhor de Cantuaria, Primas de Inglaterra, legado perpetuo da sancta see apostolica, trelada da novamente de Latim em lingoagé Portugues.
(Colophon: Coimbra, João Alvarez, printer to the University, 12 November) 1554. 4to. With several woodcut decorated initials. With the 4 preliminary leaves in facsimile. 20th-century Portuguese tree calf, gold-tooled spine, red spine label, brown sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. [8], “CCCI” [= 303], [1 blank], [20] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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The first history of Christianity in England,
in contemporary blind-tooled calf with a roll showing Reformation portraits

BEDA VENERABILIS (The Venerable BEDE). Ecclesiasticae historiae gentis Anglorum libri quinque diligenti studio à mendis, quibus hactenus scatebant, vindicati.
Including: BEDA VENERABILIS. Epitome sive breviarium totius praecedentis historiae Anglorum ...
Antwerp, Joannes de Grave (Gravius), 1550. Folio. With De Grave's woodcut armorial device on title-page (repeated on the otherwise blank final leaf) and 30 woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, each board with a double border made from a roll with 4 heads in profile, not labelled but showing Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Desiderius Erasmus and apparently the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V rather than the more common Jan Hus, each in an oval wreath and separated by foliage (bilaterally symmetrical both vertically and horizontally). [6], 263, [1 blank], [12] pp. Full description
€ 4,000
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