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Family album with rare photos of Australia and India in the late 19th century

[ALBUM AMICORUM - AUSTRALIA - INDIA]. DICKEN, Charles Shortt and DICKEN FAMILY. [Album containing illustrations and photographs of Australia and India]. [Illustrated title-page:] Contributions thankfully received.
Australia [and England and India?], 1870s. Oblong album (ca. 23 x 30 cm). With 36 albumen prints, including 14 photographs of Australia. These include houses, churches, buildings in Springsure, Queensland around 1870, photos of Charles with his horse, a wonderful picture of an "Alligator killed in the Mackay River" and "bottle trees near Taroon", 5 photographs of India: Bengal Camp Delhi, multiple group photos in Darjeeling, a group photo in front of the government house in Calcutta, and the crew of the H.M.S. Narcissus, 17 photographs of Gibraltar, America, Switserland, art pieces and the Dicken family. Further with 24 watercolour paintings of flowers, landscapes and people, including two of the Taj Mahal, and 17 coloured pencil and ink drawings of people. The drawings and paintings are almost all signed S. P. D. or F. E. D., who were likely members of the Dicken family. Most photographs and art pieces are captioned in pencil or brown ink, several leaves are decorated with additional drawings or dried plants. Contemporary maroon cloth, embroidered with yellow flowers. Comes in a custom-made black-cloth clamshell box (internally covered in burgundy cloth), with a black morocco title-label on the spine, lettered in gold, and a folding liner of the same burgundy cloth. [50] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Strikingly hand-coloured humoristic lithographs of anthropomorphic fruits, nuts, and vegetables

ANSINGH, Lizzy and Nelly BODENHEIM (illustrator). Een vruchtenmandje. Teekeningen van Nelly Bodenheim bij versjes van Lizzy Ansingh.
Amsterdam, De Spiegel (printed by Dieperink & Co.), 1927. Folio (29.5 x 23 cm). All illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs designed by the illustrator herself on stone and coloured by hand by her as well. The verses by Lizzy Ansingh are written, in colour, by hand in a decorative, ornamental script (varying in style). The work is printed on Simili Japon paper of the Dutch "Van Gelder" paper factory. Original half parchment and (hand-coloured lithographed) paper over boards, bound in the Japanese style with green ribbon through 5 holes. [2 blank], [1], [1 blank], [41], 1 blank Full description
€ 2,950
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Strikingly hand-coloured humoristic lithographs of anthropomorphic fruits, nuts, and vegetables

ANSINGH, Lizzy en Nelly BODENHEIM (illustrator). Een vruchtenmandje. Teekeningen van Nelly Bodenheim bij versjes van Lizzy Ansingh.
Amsterdam, De Spiegel, 1927. Folio (ca. 30 x 21.5 cm). All illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs designed by the illustrator herself on stone and coloured by hand by her as well. The verses by Lizzy Ansingh are written, in colour, by hand in a decorative, ornamental script (varying in style). Contemporary half green cloth portfolio with the original lithographed illustration on the front board, the back board contains the following verse: "Let op de pitten, die binnen in zitten". [1 blank], [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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One of the earliest printed editions of Augustine of Hippo's noteworthy exposition of the Psalms

AUGUSTINE of Hippo (Saint AUGUSTINE). Explanatio Psalmorum. [Incipit:] Annotatio principaliu[m] sententiariu[m]/ principaliu[m] sente[n]tiariu[m] in expla-natione psamo[rum]...
(Colophon:) Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1489. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio (ca. 31 x 21.5 cm).
Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with 1 brass clasp and remnants of a 2nd. [1 blank], [14], [1 blank]; [146]; [192]; [192], [5 blank] ll. Full description
€ 25,000
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18th-century Dutch New Testament in an Amsterdam VOC binding,
presented by family to a young Dutch widow bound for America

[BIBLE - PRAYERBOOK - DUTCH]. Het nieuwe testament ofte alle boeken des nieuwen verbonds onses heeren Jesu Christi.
Amsterdam, "in Compagnie", 1746.
With:
(2) [PSALMS]. Het boek der psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de hervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik ...
Including: [CATECHISM]. Catechismus, ofte onderwysinge in de christelyke leere, ...
Amsterdam, heirs of Hendrik van der Putte, 1788.
2 works in 1 volume, the second in 2 parts. 4to. Ad 1 with an engraved title-page (within collation), woodcut decorated initials (2 series) and woodcut ornamental tailpieces; ad 2 part 1 with an engraved title-page (of the 1774 edition, outside of collation) and the publisher's woodcut device on the typographical title-page, printed musical notations for the psalms and songs, and one woodcut decorated initial; ad 2 part 2 with its own divisional typographical title-page showing an ornamental woodcut vignette and a floral woodcut tailpiece. The text is mainly set in Gothic type, with some incidental Roman type. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf with the gold-tooled A VOC (the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC) monogram on the front board, with two decorated brass clasps. [4], 312; [8], [276] ll., 71, [1] pp. Full description
€ 7,950
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Beautiful contemporary hand-coloured copy of the very rare first edition of the first Spanish emblem book

BORJA, Juan de. Empresas morales ...
Prague, Georg Nigrin, 1581. 4to (17.8 x 13.6 cm). With a hand-coloured engraved title-page, incorporating the coat of arms of the dedicatee King Philip II of Spain, 100 hand-coloured engraved emblems, 2 hand-coloured woodcut decorated initials, and numerous woodcut ornamental tail-pieces throughout, all text and illustrations are set within a frame of double red lines. Contemporary overlapping limp vellum with the manuscript title on the spine and remnants of ties. [2], 101, [3] ll. Full description
€ 49,500
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Magnificent work containing more than 200 highly detailed illustrations of the Levant, Middle East and Asia

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, door de vermaardste deelen van Klein Asia, de eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus, Metelino, Stanchio, &c. Mitsgaders de voornaamste steden van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina.
Delft, Hendrik van Krooneveld, 1698. Large folio (ca. 38.5 x 25 cm). With an engraved frontispiece by J. Mulder, a full-page engraved portrait of the author by G. Valck, and ca. 215 numbered illustrations on 101 full-page and double-page plates (including 17 very large double-page folding plates, 6 illustrations lettered 1, 22A, 22B, 22C, A (again) and B, and 24 smaller illustrations in the text - of which 4 not part of the numbered sequence). Some of the plates are captioned, there does not seem to have been a systematic approach in adding the captions - all plates are as issued and as they appear in other copies. These plates mainly depict views and cityscapes. Contemporary mottled calf. [22], 397, [9] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Rare contemporary biography of the last emperor of Brazil

CAMPOS, Joaquim Pinto de. O Senhor D. Pedro II imperador do Brasil, biographia.
Porto, typographia Pereira da Silva, 1871. 8vo. With a small portrait (5.5 x 9 cm) of the emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, pasted on a separately inserted leaf before the title-page. The original orange publisher's printed paper wrappers show the title, author and imprint information set in a decorative frame on the front wrapper and a similar frame with an ornamental centre-piece on the back wrapper. Gold-tooled calf with the author, title, and year of publication lettered in gold on the front board. Bound with the original orange printed paper wrappers. [1], [1 blank], VIII, 96, [1 blank], [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Main work from the 15th-century "prince of preachers", copy from the Furstenberg collection

CARACCIOLO, Roberto. Sermones de laudibus sanctorum.
[Reutlingen, Michael Greyff, not after 1492]. 4to. Contemporary half pigskin, blind-tooled initials on the front board, with white pigskin restorations on the upper and lower third of the spine, gold-tooled parchment label on the spine, remnants of a central clasp, manuscript waste pastedowns. [230] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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