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Rare edition of Landi's Italian translation of Aesop's fables and life

[AESOP] and Giulio LANDI (translator).

Vita di Esopo frigio ... Alquale di nuovo sono aggiunti le favole del medesimo Esopo, con molte altre d'alcuni elevati ingegni, ascendentia all somma di 400.
Trevigi, Girolamo Righettini, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With 137 small woodcuts in text illustrating the fables, including some repeats. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

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An expedition to the South African interior: "of great permanent worth",
together with a description of the Cape of Good Hope

[BRINK, Carel Frederik]. Nouvelle description du Cap de Bonne-Espérance, avec un Journal historique d'un voyage de terre, . . . , dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique. . . . Sous le commandement du Capitain Mr. Henri Hop, . . .
Amsterdam, J.H. Schneider, 1778. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Title-page with an engraved vignette by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch and 16 folding engraved plates. Olive half calf (ca. 1840), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,950
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Dutch revision of the first Russian emblem book

BURG, Hermanus van den.

Verzámeling van uitgekórene zin-spreuken, en zinnebeeldige print-vercieringen, eertyds, op bevel van den aller doorlugtigsten Keizer der Russen, Peter Alexis, of the Gróte, getékent en gesnéden ...
Haarlem, Johannes Marshoorn, 1743. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by J. Mulder and 840 numbered circular emblems on 140 full-page engravings in text, the facing pages to the left with captions in Dutch, short proverbial phrases in Latin, French and German, and two-line verses in Dutch by Van den Burg. 19th-century half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

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Classic description of Africa with ca. 100 maps, views etc.

DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten van Egypten, Barbaryen, Lybien, Biledulgerid... Den tweeden druk van veel fouten verbetert.
With: (2) DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden: als Madagaskar, of Sant Laurens, Sant Thomee, d'Eilanden van Kanarien, Kaep de Verd, Malta, en andere: ... Met afteikeningen der eilanden, en verscheide afbeeldingen, &c.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1676. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (32.5 x 22 cm). With 2 title-pages, the first in red and black and each with a different woodcut vignette or device, engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved maps (14 double-page, 1 larger folding) 28 engraved plates (27 double-page and 1 larger folding), 55 half-page engravings in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 8,500
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Letters from two Jesuit fathers in southern Africa

DEPELCHIN, Henri and Charles CROONENBERGHS. Trois ans dans l'Afrique Australe. Le pays des Matabélés. Débuts de la mission du Zambèse. Lettres des pères H. Depelchin et Ch. Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881.
Brussels, Polleunis, Ceuterick and Lefébure, 1882-1883. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a wood engraved portrait of Depelchin as frontispiece with a portrait and two folding lithographed maps, one coloured in outline. Original brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
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Detailed account of a commercial expedition to Senegal and Sierra-Leone,
attractive copy with 18 engraves plates and 16 maps

DURAND, Jean-Baptiste-Léonard. Voyage au Sénégal, ou mémoires historiques, philosophiques et politiques sur les découvertes, les établissemens et le commerce des Européens dans les mers de l'Océan atlantique, depuis le Cap-Blanc jusqu'à la rivière de Serre-Lionne inclusivement; suivis de la relation d'un voyage par terre de l'île Saint-Louis à  Galam, et du texte arabe de trois traités de commerce faits par l'auteur avec les princes de pays.
Paris, Henri Agasse, 1802. 2 volumes (1 text and 1 atlas). 4to. Atlas with an engraved portrait of Léonard Durand, 16 double-page engraved, mostly folding, maps and 27 engraved plates. Modern dark green half morocco, gold-tooled spine, upper edges gilt. Full description
€ 6,100
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Beautiful and rare undistributed bird plates

EHRENBERG, Christian Gottfried. Symbolae physicae seu icones et descriptiones avium quae ex itinere per Africam borealem et Asiam occidentalem ... Decas secunda
Berlin, Officina Academica, Mittler, 1829. Large folio (51 x 35.5 cm). With 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Original publisher's printed gray portfolio. Full description
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Important and luxurious edition of Faerno’s 100 fables,
with frontispiece and 99 illustrations

FAERNO, Gabriello.

Cent fables en Latin et en François, choisies des anciens auteurs, mises en vers Latins ..., et traduites par Mr. Perrault, ... Avec de nouvelles figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition.
London, C. Marsh & T. Payne, H. Slater, S. Baker, F. Noble, W. Bathoe, J. Palairet, 1744. 4to (26.5 x 20.5 cm). With richly designed, engraved frontispiece by Claude Du Bosc, and 99 (of 100) fine engraved illustrations to the fables on integral leaves (plate size about 9.5 x 10.5 cm). Early 19th-century half calf, for the Signet Library in Edinburgh, each board with the gold-tooled British Royal arms. Restored and with later 19th-century endpapers, but with the early 19th-century printed label with the shelf-mark transferred to the front paste-down.

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