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Unrecorded edition with rules and regulations for the Naples royal fleet and its maintenance

[ACTON, Sir John Francis Edward & Antonius Count of THURN and Valsassina]. Istruzione per il servizio de bastimenti della Real Marina di guerra.
Naples, 1800. 8vo. Engraved coat-of arms (King Ferdinand IV of Naples) on title-page. Contemporary gold-tooled "marbled" calf with tan and blue spots on a chemically darkened background. 86 pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Practical illustrated description of microscopes and their use for studying insects, tissues, microbes etc.

ADAMS, George (Frederick KANMACHER, ed.). Essays on the microscope; containing a practical description of the most improved microscopes; a general history of insects, their transformations, peculiar habits and oeconomy: an account of the various species, and singular properties, ...The second edition, with considerable additions and improvements, ...
London, Dillon and Keating for W. and S. Jones, 1798. 1 text volume and 1 plates volume. Large 4to. With an allegorical mezzotint frontispiece in sepia in the text volume and 32 numbered double-page plates (numbered I-XXXII) mounted on guards, printed from 36 copper plates (plates 2, 7, 23 and 24 each from 2 copper plates distinguished as A and B) with hundreds of figures showing microscopes, associated equipment and microscopic views of insects, microbes, shells and tissue samples. Uniform 20th-century dark blue morocco. XVII, [7], 724, 14, 2 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Dutch tourist journal of a bourgeois woman's visit to Paris

ALBERDINGK THIJM, Catharina & Josephus Albertus ALBERDINGK THIJM. Notice de mes souvenirs d'un voyage à Paris, écrite pour mes chers enfans.Amsterdam, 1838. Small 8vo. Manuscript in French, written in ink in a regular and readable hand on 7 quires of writing-paper, some with a slight green cast.
With: ALBERDINGK THIJM, Josephus Albertus. Decemberliedtjen op tantes feest, in 1878. Manuscript poem, signed J.A.Th. 4to. Folded.Loose quires in a contemporary red morocco portfolio with gold-tooled title and ornamental frames on covers, richly gold-tooled turn-ins and silk paste-downs. With 3 pairs of green silk ties. 135, [4 blank]; 4 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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The founding acts of Montevideo

ANGELIS, Pedro de; Francisco Bruno de ZAVALA. Fundacion de la Ciudad de Montevideo, por el Teniente General Bruno Mauricio Zavala, con otros documentos relativos al estado oriental.
Buenos Aires, Imprenta del Estado, 1836. Small folio (29 x 20 cm). Slightly later half cloth, decorated endpapers. [2], V, [3 blank], 19, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 300
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An important surveying voyage to the Pacific

BELCHER, Edward. Narrative of a voyage round the world, performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841.
London, Henry Colburn, 1843. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a folding map of the Canton river, folding map with the routes of the H.M.S. Sulphur, large world chart also showing the route of the Sulphur, 19 steel-engraved views and several illustrations in text. Gold-tooled blue sheepskin, shell-marbled sides. Rebacked. In modern slipcase. XXII, 387; VI, 474 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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First edition of a practical code for the Bengal police

[BENGAL POLICE CODE]. [HENRY, Edward Richard]. The Bengal police code, containing the forms referred to in the rules and regulations of the Bengal police, L.P. [= Lower Provinces].
Calcutta, The Bengal Secretariat Press, 1894. 2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary green half cloth with original publisher's paper sides. [1], [1 blank], [1] , [1 blank], XLV, [1 blank], 566, XXX; [1], [2 blank], [1], XI, [1 blank], 328 pp. Full description
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Lieutenant Colonel Rudolph Bentincks army journals in the Netherlands, the Mediterranean and Portugal:
inspecting fortifications, mines, troops and young ladies

[BENTINCK, Volkier Rudolph]. [Wrapper-title:] Journael zedert 1771.
[Maastricht, Bois-le-Duc, Bergen op Zoom, Namur, etc., 7 July - 3 September 1771 & The Mediterranean and Portugal, 23 May - 18 August 1774]. 2 matching journals. Folio (32.5 x 20.5 cm). Two manuscript journals in French by a Dutch army Lieutenant Colonel in Dutch and British service, written in brown ink on laid paper, in a Latin hand. Each leaf was creased vertically to divide the pages into two columns, with the main text in the right column and some additions, notes and headings in the left column. Contemporary coarse brown paper wrappers, with the 1771 journal in loose bifolia (never sewn) inserted before the 1774 journal, which is sewn into the wrappers through three holes. [2], [2 blank], [11], [1 blank]; 18, [6 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,950
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Bodel Nijenhuis, the well-known publisher, helping a forester with his book on the history of hunting rights

BODEL NIJENHUIS, Johannes Tiberius. [Autograph letter to Abraham Hendrik Verster van Wulverhorst].
Leiden, [17] August 1839. Autograph letter, signed. 4to (23,5 x 19,5 cm) with and 8vo leaf inserted (21 x 13 cm). Letter with the address and two red postal ink stamps dated Leiden, 17 and 18 August [1839]. With a loosely inserted leaf dated from Leiden, 21 August 1839, also from Bodel Nijenhuis. 1 leaf (23.5 x 39 cm), folded as a letter, with additional leaf (20.8 x 13 cm). Full description
€ 800
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Rare atlas and description of the Dutch colonies by the future Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies,
who introduced the notorious "cultuurstelsel" (system of mandated cultivation)

BOSCH, Johannes van den. Nederlandsche bezittingen in Azia Amerika en Afrika. In derzelver toestand en aangelegenheid voor dit rijk, wijsgerig, staatshuishoudkundig en geographis beschouwd, met bijvoeging der noodige tabellen, en eenen atlas.
The Hague and Amsterdam, Gebroeders Van Cleef, (September) 1818. 2 text volumes + 1 atlas volume. 8vo (text) & folio (atlas).vol. 1 with 10 and vol. 2 with 3 folding tables. The atlas volume with a double-page engraved title-page and 12 double-page engraved and etched maps (ca. 37 x 52.5 cm), including 4 with beautiful views, the maps by C. van Baarsel & zoon and the views by A.L. Zeelander, after examples in Valentyns famous 18th-century description of the East Indies.11 of the 12 maps colored in outline by a contemporary hand. Half mottled contemporary calf, paste paper sides; half calf, gold-tooled spine, sprinkled paper sides (atlas volume). [30], 338, [2]; [10], 309, [2] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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