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A breakdown of a 17th-century Dutch merchant ship

[ALLARD, Carel]. Verklaaring der letteren en getalen, aangewezen in het volmaakt schip.
Amsterdam, Mattheus Woortman (active: 1759-1767). Folio broadsheet (50 x 30 cm), with an engraving of a ship (image size: 15.5 x 21 cm) above (coloured by a contemporary hand), letterpress text below in 3 columns, and the imprint at the foot. Full description
€ 1,750
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First official Antwerp pharmacopoeia


Pharmacia Antverpiensis galeno-chymica.
Antwerp, Joris Willemsens I, 1660 [engraved title-page 1661]. 4to. With an integral engraved title-page by Petrus van Caukercken after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, showing the figures of Galenus and Mesue. 18th-century vellum.

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€ 2,750
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Two dissertations on the Venus of Eryx

BALBI, Ambrogio.

Dissertazioni risguardanti il culto di Venere Ericina.
-Il culto di Venere Ericina rivendicato ad erice re di Sicilia suo vero institutore.
-Dissertazione sopra una lapide inscritta da silla a Venere Ericina.
Turin, widow Pomba and sons, 1824. 8vo. Green half morocco, gold-tooled spine, with the arms of Joaquín Gómez de la Cortina (1808-1868) in gold on each board.

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Very rare 1662 pictorial Bible with 97 engraved scenes,
with the Familist mystic Hiël’s commentary

BARREFELT, Hendrik Jansen, known as “HIËL” (illustrations by Pieter van der BORCHT). Bibelsche figueren, ofte afbeeldingen van al de gedenckweerdige historien, ende andere geschiedenissen des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments.
Amsterdam, Gerrit Jansz., 1662. Oblong 4to (19 x 6 cm). With 97 (of 119) engraved and etched Bible scenes printed from 32 (of 38) Old Testament and 42 (of 50) New Testament plates (plate size 10 x 22.5 cm) by Pieter van der Borcht (31 of this edition's New Testament engravings contain 2 scenes each, so that its 88 engravings contain 119 scenes). Early 19th-century half vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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87 beautiful views of bovine animals,
bound for presentation to the French Ministry of Agriculture

BAUDEMENT, Émile. Les races bovines. Études zootechniques.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, [1864]. 2 volumes (text & plates). Oblong folio (36 x 49.5 cm). With 5 hand coloured maps and 87 numbered plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine, gold-blocked boards with the note "offert par le Minstre de l'Agriculture", gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,950
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Milestone in the development of botany,
describing over 5000 plants, more than half illustrated,
from the library of Haskell F. Norman

BAUHIN, Jean and Jean Henri CHERLER. Historia plantarum universalis.
Yverdon, 1650-1651. 3 volumes. Folio. With 3 engraved and 3 letterpress title-pages and 3577 woodcut illustrations in text. The first engraved title-page contains the portraits of the great botanists, with the portraits of Bauhin and Cherler below. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 13,500
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The most illustrious of all celestial atlases

BAYER, Johannes. Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.
Ulm, Johannes Görlin, 1639. Folio (31.5 x 41 cm). With engraved architectural title-page and 51 full-page engraved star charts (with constellations) by Alexander Mair. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 28,000
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Dutch corvette attacked by daimyo opposed to foreigners in Japan
First edition with 5 tinted maps

CASEMBROOT, François de. De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.
The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in. Full description
€ 3,750
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The five senses: rare print series on vellum,
beautifully coloured and extensively highlighted with gold

[COLLAERT, Adriaen?]. [The five senses:] Visus ... Gustus ... Tactus ... Olfactus ... Auditus.
Antwerp, Jan Adriaensz. Collaert, [ca. 1618/28]. Large 24mo(?) album (14.5 x 10.5 cm). A complete series of 5 engraved prints on vellum (13 x 8.5 cm; oval image 10 x 7.5 cm) each illustrating one of the five senses with a female figure. Richly and very beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand, in colour gouaches (red, blue, purple and green), extensively highlighted with gold. Each print mounted on a paper leaf in a small album. Green silk (ca. 1820?) over flexible boards. Full description
€ 32,500
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