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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], R. Hudson, Columbian Press, 1854. 33 x ca. 22 cm. Contemporary half calf and orange and blue marbled paper over paper-boards, with gold-tooled double fillets on the spine and red sprinkled edges. IV, 162 pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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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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Pro-English view of the American "Colonies" published during their Revolutionary War: a pleasure to read

CHALMERS, George. Political annals of the present United Colonies, from their settlement to the peace of 1763: compiled chiefly from records, and authorised often by the insertion of state-papers. Book I [all published].
London, printed for the author [by John William Galabin & William Baker], sold by J. Bowen, 1780. Royal 4to (30 x 24 cm). Contemporary mottled calf, with the gold-tooled arms of the Signet Library in Edinburgh as centrepiece on each board (the crowned coat of arms of King George I from the period 1707-1714, in an oval with "The Society of Writers to the Signet", probably older than the 1789 stamp 1, which still shows the same bearing). [10], 695 pp. Full description
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Entirely engraved introduction to geography by the famous French cartographer De Fer, beautifully illustrated with six hand coloured maps

FER, Nicolas de. Introduction a la geographie avec une description historique sur touttes[!] les parties de la terre. Seconde edition. Augmentée des longitudes et latitudes des principales villes, suivant les dernieres observations.
Paris, chez l'auteur, [1716-]1717. ca. 19 x 12.5 cm. Completely engraved work, with two hand coloured title-pages, 5 hand coloured folding maps and one folding illustration showing three globes. With detailed head- and tailpieces and decorated initials throughout. Reddish-brown painted calf with a gold-tooled quadruple fillet frame and small gold-tooled ornamental corner pieces on both boards, sewn on 5 supports, with 5 (false) raised bands on the modern gold-tooled spine with the original gold-tooled red morocco title label in the second compartment, marbled edges and a blue/green ribbon marker. (Re-)bound by Luigi Defilippi in Turin. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], 197, [9] pp. 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 copper engraved plates, signed by 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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Extremely rare 1801 edition of the atlas volume to Guthrie’s Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar

GUTHRIE, William. An atlas to Guthrie's geographical grammar.
London, Engraved for g. and J. Robinson and J. Mawman, printed by S. Hamilton, 1801. 8vo, 1 sphere, 27 folding or double-page engraved maps hand-coloured in outline.
Later half gold-tooled marbled calf and marbled paper sides, with the title in gold on a red/burgundy spine label. [114] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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First edition of Van der Heyden's exquisitely illustrated work on firefighting

HEYDEN, Jan van der (and Jan van der HEYDEN de Jonge). Beschryving der niewlijks uitgevonden en geoctrojeerde slang-brand-spuiten, en haare wijze van brand-blussen, tegenwoordig binnen Amsterdam in gebruik zijnde. ...
Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertsz., 1690. Three parts in one volume. Folio. With an engraved vignette ("Omnibus") on the title page, 21 engraved plates (12 full page, 8 folding and 1 double page). Two additional plates were added at the end of the work to the original 19 engraved plates. With woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary elaborately gold-tooled mottled calf (detailed diamond-shaped floral centrepiece in a floral inner frame with triple acorn cornerpieces in an ornamental outer frame) and gold-tooled spine with a red morocco title label and gold-tooled board edges. Possibly bound in Leiden by the so-called Elzevier Bindery. [1], [1 blank], [6], 50 pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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Beautifully illustrated and hand coloured first edition of the natural history of Barbados,
from the library of Árpád Plesch

HUGHES, Griffith. The natural history of Barbados.
London, printed for the author, 1750. Royal 4to in 2s. With a large folding, hand coloured map of the island of Barbados and with 30 hand coloured, numbered engraved plates. The plates were engraved by Austen, G. Bickham and Mynde after the designs of G. Bickham and G. D. Ehret. The map and all engraved plates also show the coats of arms of the dedicatees of each individual illustration. With a small vignette on the title page, 5 large headpieces showing a prospect of Bridgetown in Barbados (including 3 hand coloured), numerous other engraved floral and ornamental head- and tailpieces, and ornate decorated initials (at least 4 series) throughout. Contemporary sprinkled calf with a gold-tooled double fillet frame on both boards and an elaborately gold-tooled spine with a gold-tooled red morocco title label, gold-tooled board edges, red edges. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [12], VII, [1], "314" [= 318], [7], [1 blank], [11], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 32,500
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