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Tsar Alexander I’s 1809 Treaty of Hamina:
the birth certificate of modern Finland

ALEXANDER I, Tsar.

[Wrapper-title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité de paix entre la Russie et la Suède.
[Imprint in Russian only:] St Petersburg, Senate Printing Office, 1809. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm). Peace treaty between Russia and Sweden in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Loose bifolia in the original publisher's printed paper wrapper.

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A series of 44 gouache drawings of carnations

[BOTANICAL DRAWINGS].

Unicolour, bicolour and tricolour carnations].
[The Netherlands or England?, ca. 1790?]. Imperial 16mo (16 x 11.5 cm). With a series of 44 gouache drawings on laid paper, each showing a single carnation on a black flower-shaped background, in three series, designated with letters and numbers. Mid-19th-century half tanned sheepskin.

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Colourful portrayal of late 18th-century Chinese culture
in attractive contemporary binding

BRETON DE LA MARTINIÈRE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph.

La Chine en miniature, ou choix de costumes, arts et métiers de cet empire, [vols. 1-4:] représentés par 74 [recté] gravures [vols. 5-6: représentés par 28 gravures], la plupart d'après les originaux inédits du cabinet du feu M. Bertin.
Paris, A. Nepveu (vols. 1-4 printed by Demonville, vols. 5-6 by Le Normant), 1811-1812. 6 volumes bound as 2. 18mo (14 x 9 cm). With 4 engraved frontispieces and 104 other engraved plates (8 folding), all finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary richly gold-tooled dark green grained morocco, gold-tooled spine, boards, board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges, with the name of the binder on spine: R.P. CHILLIAT.

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The architectural features and sculpture showing the Amsterdam City Hall in full glory.
With the magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres,
incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for decades

[CAMPEN, Jacob van, Hubert QUELLINUS and Jacob VENNEKOOL]. Bouw schilder en beeldhouwkonst, van het stadhuis te Amsteldam, vertoont in CIX figuuren: . . .
Amsterdam, J. Covens, C. Mortier and J. Covens junior, [ca. 1780]. Folio. With full-page engraved portrait of Jacob van Campen, engraved plates numbered I-CIX (here on 115 full-page, double-page and folding leaves) described under these numbers in the letterpress text. Contemporary half calf. Full description
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Only known copy of the first and only edition of a 1792 treaty between Russia and Prussia

CATHERINE THE GREAT, Tsarina.

[Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité d'alliance défensive entre sa majesté l'Impératrice de toutes les Russies et sa majesté le Roi de Prusse conclu signé à St. Petersbourg le 27 Juillet/7 Aout 1792.
[St Petersburg, Imperial Printing Office, 1792]. Folio (31 x 21 cm). Treaty between Russia and Prussia in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Side stitched, with the spine covered in contemporary blue-grey paper.

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Rare botanical work on flowering plants (including trees and bushes)
with all 27 plates and preserved in 3 parts as issued, in the publisher’s wrappers

[CLAIRVILLE, Joseph Philippe de].

Collection choisie de plantes et arbustes. Avec un abrege de leur culture. Ouvrage dédié aux amateurs et propre à éclairer leur goût en ce genre. Volume premier. | Auswahl von Pflanzen und Gesträuchen. Mit einer Anleitung zu ihrer Wartung. Den Liebhabern der Pflanzenkunde und Gartenfreunden zur Bildung ihres Geschmacks gewidmet. Erster Band [all published].
Zürich, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Sohn, 1796-1798. 3 parts. 4to. With 1 general title-page in French and 1 in German, 27 hand-coloured unnumbered engraved plates, each accompanied by a detailed botanical description (2 or 3 pages in French and the same in German). Each part in the original publisher's letterpress-printed blue paper wrappers, with the part-title in French and German on the front wrapper and the content on the inside front (in French) and back (in German) wrapper, and with the original tissue guard leaves before each plate.

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New regulations for the Dutch colony of Curaçao after British occupation

[DUTCH ANTILLES]. Reglement op het beleid van de de[sic!] regering, het justitie-wezen, den handel en scheepvaart, mitsgaders de instructien voor den Gouverneur Generaal, en den Raad Contrarolleur Generaal op het eiland Curaçao. Gearresteerd bij besluit van Zijne Majesteit den Koning, in data 14 September 1815, no. 58.
The Hague & Amsterdam, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1815. 3 parts in 1 volume. Tall 8vo (22 x 13 cm). Later marbled wrappers. Full description
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Three pamphlets on peace

[DUTCH REPUBLIC - POLITICS]. Tractaet van vrede, tusschen de Heeren Staten Generael Der Vereenichde Nederlanden: Ende den heere bisschop van Munster. Gesloten ende onderteeckent tot Cleve, den 19 April 1666. Uyt het Latijn overgeset.
[Amsterdam, 1666]. 
With:
(2) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - ENGLAND - POLITICS]. Vervolgh tweede deel van 't discours over den tegenwoordigen toestant, ende apparetien van vreede, tusschen Engelant, ende vereende Provintien. Verhandelt met een Fransman,  Engelsman, Hollander, Sweedt, ende Deen. Rotterdam, Floris Ghijssen, 1667.
(3) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - NAVIGATION - POLITICS]. Tractaet de marine, tusschen den grootmachtighsten Prince Carel de II. Koningh van Groot Brittannien, &c. ter eenre: en de Ho. Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde. Geslooten inden Hage den 17 Februarij 1668. Rotterdam, Joris Redelickhuysen, 1668. 4to. 3 works in 1 volume. 19th-century boards. Full description
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Confessions of a libertine: an extremely rare Dutch erotic novel, with 4 engraved plates

[EROTICA]. De belydenis van een lichtmis. Bevattende een aantal voorvallen in de galante wereld zo in Nederland als elders; wonderlyke ontmoetingen met vrouwen van allerlei soort; veele potsen meest voorgevallen in de nacht, en achter de gordynen; zeldzaame karakters van beiderlei sexe, enz. enz. enz. Alles beschreeven ten vermaake van de kinderen dezer wereld door den belyder zelve.
[The Netherlands, ca. 1770]. 8vo. With 4 engraved plates. Contemporary red half roan, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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