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Rare 1610 Liège edition of one most successful phrasebooks of all time.

BERLAIMONT, Noël de Colloquia et dictionariolum septem linguarum, Belgicae, Anglicae, Tevtonicae, Latinae, Italicae, Hispanicae, Gallicae. ... Colloques ou dialogues, avec un dictionaire en sept language, Flamen, Anglois, Allemat, Latin, Italien, Espaignol & Francois, ... Colloquien of t samensprekingen, met eenen vocabulaer in seven spraken, Neerduytsch, Engelsen, Hoochduytsch, Latijn, Italiens, Spaens, ende Fransois, van nieu verbetert ende vermeerdert van vier colloquien, seer nut ende profitelik tot der coopmanschap, reyse, ende anderen handelinghen.
Liège, Henricus Hovius, 1610. Oblong 16mo in 8s (9 x 12 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment. [400] pp. Full description
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Extremely rare Secunderabad-Hyderabad printing of British government papers regarding the forced cession of Berar Province to the British by the Nizam of Hyderabad

[HYDERABAD PRINTING - BRITISH GOVERNMENT PAPERS regarding Nizam's territory]. Nizam's territory. Return to an order of the honourable the House of Commons, dated 6th April 1854; - for, copy "[!] of all papers relative to territory ceded by His Highness the Nizam, in liquidation of debts alleged to have been due by His Highness to the British Government.
Secunderabad (near Hyderabad), Robert Hudson, Columbian Press, [1854]. 33 x 22 cm. Contemporary half calf, orange and blue marbled sides over paper-boards, gold-tooled double fillets on the spine, red sprinkled edges. IV, 162 pp. Full description
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Picturesque view of houses and fishing boats on the river Lek, showing Vianen on the opposite bank

[BURG, Dirk van der (formerly attributed to Nicolaas WICART)]. [View of Vianen across the river Lek with fishermen and their boats and houses in the foreground].
[North bank of the Lek River, near Vianen], [Ca. 1760/70]. Oblong Elephant 4to or possibly cut down oblong whole sheet (1mo) (19.5 x 31 cm). Original watercolour view on laid paper, looking southwest across the river, with Vianen in the background on the opposite bank, and a tree, houses, 11 people (mostly fishermen) and 3 fishing boats in the foreground. Mounted with 2 paper hinges on green laid paper in a passe partout (35 x 50 cm). Full description
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Very scarce work on conchology, with 33 expertly hand coloured engraved plates

GEVE, Nicolaus Georg (illustrator) and Johann Dominik SCHULTZE. Belustigung im Reiche der Natur.
Hamburg, Gebrüdern Herold, 1790. Large 4to. With a hand-coloured allegorical frontispiece engraved by Aug[ustin] Zenger and 33 hand-coloured engraved plates, signed by Nicolaus (Claus) Georg Geve ("C.G. Geve pinxit") showing more than 400 colourful mollusc shells and other sea shells. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges, red edges and floral decorated endpapers. VI, 121, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 15,000
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Captivating account of the life in the Carribean of one of the most influential Dutch naval writers
of the late eighteenth century

JONG, Cornelis de. Reize naar de Caribische Eilanden, in de jaren 1780 en 1781; door Cornelius de Jong, toen ter tijd als luitenant dienende, aan boord van s'Lands schip van oorlog Mars onder bevel van den schout bij nacht Willem Krul
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807. 8vo. Two engravings, one portrait of Willem Krul (14 x 8.7 cm), the other engraving depicting Dutch and English battleships (14,5 x 18,5 cm) by Gerrit Groenewegen. Contemporary pasteboard binding. X, 326 pp. Full description
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Very rare first and only Dutch edition of Kotzebue's account of his first major expedition in search of a northwest passage

KOTZEBUE, Otto von (Pieter Gerardus WITSEN GEYSBEEK, translator). Ontdekkingsreis in de Zuid-zee en naar de Bering-straat in de jaren 1815, 1816, 1817 en 1818, onder het bevel van Otto von Kotzebue, luitenant der Russisch-keizerlijke marine.
Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822. 3 volumes. 8vo. Volume 1 with an engraved title-page showing a view of the Kotzebue-sound engraved by D. Veelwaard after L. Choris, a hand-coloured engraved plate and an engraved folding map; volume 2 with an engraved title-page showing a view of Airick Island by Veelwaard after Choris, 3 hand-coloured engraved portraits, 2 engraved folding plates and 4 engraved folding maps, including one large map showing the route of the entire voyage; volume 3 with an engraved title-page showing a hand-coloured "Vanessa Tammeamea" butterfly by Veelwaard after Eschbach, an engraved folding map signed by C. v. Baarsel and son, and an engraved folding plate showing skulls. Half brown calf and brown decorated paper sides, with gold- and blind-tooled spines. VIII, 428, [2 blank], [1], [1 blank]; IV, 413, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank]; VIII, 492, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Charming aquatints of Dutch historical monuments and folklore

[MAASKAMP, Evert (editor)]. Merkwaardige gezigten, gebouwen, monumenten en standbeelden in de noordelijke provintien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden. | Vues remarquables, edifices, monumens et statues dans les provinces septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1816. Oblong 8vo. With an engraved illustration on title-page and 37 sepia aquatints by Ludwig Portman after Gerrit Jan Michaëlis, Franciscus Aandreas Milatz, and Cornelius Overman. Contemporary gold-tooled dark blue boards. [40] ll. + 37 plates. Full description
€ 1,750
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First edition of the Catalan translation of the official Latin Pharmacopoeia Matritensis of 1739

[MADRID - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Farmacopea en Castellano, ó coleccion de las fórmulas mas usuales y acreditadas de la Matritense y Española; con un breve Catalogo de algunas composiciones magistrales del Memorial farmacéutico de Cadet de Gassicourt y otros.
Madrid, D. Cosme Martinez, 1823. 4to. With an engraved allegorical vignette on the title-page. Marbled calf, gold-tooled spine, red morocco spine label, red edges, marbled endpapers. VIII, 403 pp. Full description
€ 500
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First edition of one of the earliest grammars featuring a Romanisation of Chinese characters

MARSHMAN, Joshua. Elements of Chinese grammar, with a preliminary dissertation on the characters, and the colloquial medium of the Chinese, and an appendix containing the Ta-Hyoh of Confucius with a translation.
Serampore, printed at the mission press, 1814. Large 4to. With one woodcut illustration of a suanpan (abacus of Chinese origin) on p. 318. Text is set in roman type (Latin alphabet) and Chinese characters and occasionally in Bengali characters. Contemporary half red calf and black cloth sides with the title in gold on the spine. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], XVI, VII, [1 blank], 2, 566, 56 pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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