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Dutch voyage through the Pacific looking for commercial opportunities, with 19 plates (7 coloured)

BOELEN, Jacobus.

Reize naar de oost- en westkust van Zuid-Amerika, en, van daar, naar de Sandwichs- en Philippijnsche eilanden, China enz. gedaan, in de jaren 1826, 1827, 1828 en 1829. Met het koopvaardijschip Wilhelmina en Maria.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink & De Vries, 1835-1836. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a different view on each of the 3 engraved title-pages, by Dirk Sluyter, 5 folding lithographed maps by Daniel Veelwaard (1 hand coloured in outline), 8 lithographed views (3 folding) by Desgerrois & Co., and 6 hand-coloured engraved plates by Dirk Sluyter, mostly of costumes. Modern black half sheepskin.

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Far surpassing all earlier lapidaries and the basis for all that followed

BOODT, Anselm Boetius de.

Gemmarum et lapidum historia, qua non solum ortus, natura, vis & precium, sed etiam modus quo ex iis, olea, salia tincturae, essentiae, arcana & magisteria arte chymica confici possint, ostenditur.
Hanau, Claude de Marne and heirs of Johann Aubry (printed by the heirs of Andreas Wechel), 1609. 4to. With Wechel's elaborate woodcut device on the title-page and the otherwise blank final page, 34 woodcut illustrations in the text (some with multiple figures), and 2 folding letterpress hierarchical tables. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

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28 ancient Coptic textile artefacts: remnants of daily life from a lost world

[COPTIC TEXTILES]. [Collection of 28 examples of Coptic textiles].
[Egypt, ca. 300-ca. 650 AD]. 28 examples of Coptic textiles (16 x 6 cm to 36 x 60 cm), mostly linen (many of the colour tapestries incorporating woollen yarn), some with abstract and some with pictorial decoration, some in two colours (usually dark brown and ecru - the unbleached and uncoloured linen) and some in polychrome. All are woven, some including tapestry and perhaps also felted elements. Most items are sealed in clear plastic and some mounted on plain cloth, each in a passe-partout, in 2 clam-shell boxes. Full description
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Description of the Hindu deities on the Swami silver tea set presented to the Prince of Wales,
printed in gold and bound for presentation

[EMERY, Frederick W.].

Hindoo mythology popularly treated: being an epitomized description of the various heathen deities illustrated on the silver Swami tea service, presented as a memento of his visit to India to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales by His Highness the Gaekwar of Baroda.
Madras, Gantz brothers, 1875. Square 8vo (20 x 17 cm). Printed in gold throughout. Publisher's contemporary red sheepskin, with the front board gold-tooled with a three-headed deity (Trimurti?) with the title "Hindoo mythology" in a floral border, gold-tooled spine, board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges; with the publisher's ticket on the back paste-down.

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Rare first Dutch edition of the famous Lewis and Clarke expedition

LEWIS, Meriwether, William CLARKE and Nicolaas Godfried van KAMPEN (translator).

Reize naar de bronnen van den Missouri, en door het vaste land van America naar de Zuidzee. Gedaan op last van de regering der Vereenigde Staten van America, in de jaren 1804, 1805 en 1806.
Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1816-1818. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map of the Missouri River (34.5 x 71 cm) by Cornelis van Baarsel and son, after the map in the first British edition. Modern half calf.

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Two unique chapbooks printed in York and Newcastle (by fierce rivals!), with woodcut illustrations


Great Britain's glory: being the history of King Arthur; with the adventures of the knights of the round table.
Newcastle upon Tyne, John White [junior], [ca.1711/20?]. With a woodcut illustration (7.5 x 8 cm) on the title-page.
With: (2) [GREENE, Robert (adaptation)]. The history of Dorastus and Fawnia, setting forth their loves, misfortunes, and happy enjoyment of each other at last.
York, Thomas Gent, [ca. 1731/1741?]. With a woodcut illustration (7 x 8 cm) on title-page, a full-page illustration on the last page made from two woodcuts (a king on his throne next to an armillary sphere on a pedestal) and 10 woodcuts in the text (various sizes). Each work set in roman and italic types with incidental textura gothic. 2 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (20 x 15.5 cm). Side stitched. Kept in a recent blue clam-shell box.

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With 122 original pen and ink drawings by Arthur Layard for his 1895 Mandeville

MANDEVILLE, John (edited and illustrated by Arthur LAYARD).

The marvellous adventures of Sir John Maundevile Kt. Being his voyage and travel which treateth of the way to Jerusalem and of the marvels of Ind with other islands and countries ...
Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., 1895. With title-page in red and black, 26 full-page line illustrations (including the frontispiece; image size mostly about 15.5 x 9 cm) plus 102 smaller line illustrations (including tailpieces, small portraits, vignettes and initial letters (all the initials and tailpieces include pictorial decoration, so that they also serve as illustrations).
With: LAYARD, Arthur. [121 (of 128) original pen and black ink drawings to illustrate the 1895 Mandeville plus the drawing for the spine of the binding].
[London, 1894-1895]. Original pen drawings in black ink on fine wove paper, mostly twice the size of the illustrations as printed: 22 (image size about 31 x 18 cm) for the full-page illustrations and 99 smaller, plus the drawing for the gold-blocked spine of the publisher's binding. 8vo leaves (printed book) & various sizes (drawings) in a 1mo album (54 x 43.5 cm) in 2 volumes. Uniform half green goatskin morocco album (ca. 1913), signed with a stamp on the free end leaf ("Bound by Riviere & son"), gold-tooled spine.

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€ 22,500
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