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Very rare issue of one of the most complete editions of the first great emblem book

ALCIATI, Andrea. Emblemata D.A. Alciati, denuo ab ipso autore recognita, ac, quae desiderabantur, imaginibus locupletata. Accesserunt nova aliquot ab autore emblemata suis quoque eiconibus insignita.
Lyon, Mathias Bonhomme (colophon: printed by Mathias Bonhomme), 1551. 8vo. Title printed in a cartouche in a richly decorated woodcut architectural border with grotesques, containing Bonhomme's Perseus device in an oval frame below the title, 197 woodcut emblems and 14 woodcuts of trees all assigned to Pierre Eskrich. Contemporary gold-tooled calf over wooden boards with title "Emblemata Alciati" on the front, each board with a frame of blind fillets, remnants of clasps. 226, [5], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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On coins from all over the world, including the Middle East, China, Japan and coins from ancient Greece and Rome

AMBUEREN, Dirk. Valuatie van de meeste en voornaamste munten, die volgens de cours in geheel Europa bekent zyn. Als mede de cours, pary en usantie der wissels: gelyk ook de munten van Asia en Oost-Indiën. ... Benevens de munten, maten, ellen en gewigten, waar van in de heylige bladeren word gesprooken. Nog is hier bygevoegt de munten der oude Grieken en Romeynen.
Amsterdam, Johannes Loots, 1716. Small 8vo (14 x 9.5 cm). Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. [8], 50, [6] pp. Full description
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The roads of the Roman Empire and a late antique “Michelin guide” for Rome

[ANTONINUS PIUS], Vibius SEQUESTER, Publius VICTOR & DIONYSIUS Periegetes. Itinerarium provinciarum Antonini Augusti. Vibius Sequester De fluminum, & aliarum rerum nominibus in ordinem elementorum digestis. P. Victor De regionibus urbis Romae. Dionysius Afer De situ orbis Prisciano interprete.
Lyon, heirs of Simon Vincent (colophon: printed by Nathias [recté Mathias] Bonhomme, [ca. 1540]. Small 8vo. With Vincents woodcut device on the title-page. Nineteenth-century vellum, gold-tooled spine with brown title label lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. 206, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves and Launceston in the late 19th century

[AUSTRALIA - PHOTOGRAPHY]. PAINE, John & Steven SPURLING II. [Photograph album containing pictures of New South Wales and Tasmania].
[Australia, 1870s-1880s]. 16.5 x 37 cm. With 34 mounted albumen prints, mostly between 10 x 15 cm and 18 x 23.5 cm, with the smallest ca. 7 x 10 cm, most of them captioned underneath in ink. Oblong half morocco photo album, titled "Queensland" on the front. 18 ll. Full description
€ 1,850
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Very prestigious copy of a juridical dissertation, bound by the 'Dissertation Bindery' at Utrecht

BARNAART, Willem Philip. Dissertatio juridica inauguralis de sortis usu et abusu. Quam ... ex autoritate Magnifici Rectoris Jacobi Alberti Vos ... pro gradu doctoratus, summisque in utroque jure honoribus ... submittit Willem Philip Barnaart ... ad diem II. Maji MDCCLXXIV.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg, 1774. Large 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece by S. Fokke with the 'Sol justitiae', the emblem of the Utrecht University at the top. Contemporary mottled calf with two floral gilt borders with gilt centre piece on both sides, spine gilt in compartments, gilt binding edges, marbled endpapers, g.e. (4), 76, (4, the last 2 blank) pp. Full description
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Macao imprint

BASTOS junior, Antonio Joaquim. O futuro de Macau ou as vantagens que hao de resultar da admissao d'uma delegaçao da Alfandega Chineza em Macau.
Macau, Typographia Mercantil, 1873. 8vo. Original yellow wrappers. IX, [5]-68 pp. Full description
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First issue of the first edition of an important work on military and civic architecture, with 53 engraved plates

BÉLIDOR, Bernard Forest de. La science des ingenieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d'architecture civile.
Paris, Claude Jombert, 1729. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece by Rigault, title-page printed in red and black, engraved headpiece by Filloeul at the head of the dedication, and 53 engraved plates (51 folding), mostly after drawings by Comte Thomassin. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. [16], 80; 64; 96; 104; 80; 80, [8] pp. Full description
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By the founder of the famous dynasty of scenographic designers

GALLI BIBIENA, Ferdinando. Direzioni a' giovani studenti nel desegno dell' architettura civile, nell' Academia Clementina dell' Instituto delle Scienze.- Direzioni della prospettiva teorica, correspondenti a quelle dell' architettura instruzione a' giovani studenti di pittura, e architettura nell' Academia Clementina dell' Instututo delle Scienze.
Bologna, Lelio dalla Volpe, 1745 & 1732. 2 volumes. Small 8vo. With numerous geometrical figures and architectural plans and designs on 74 full-page engraved plates in the first volume, and numerous perspective projections and perspective architectural plans and designs on 58 full-page engraved plates in the second volume, of which 18 folding. Contemporary vellum, red marbled edges. (12), 143, (1); 159, (1) pp. Full description
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