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Very rare translation into Dutch of a French compilation of medical recipes and treatments, cookery,
pastimes, etc. in the tradition of the Secrets of Pseudo Albertus Magnus

[ALLETZ, Pons-Augustin]. De hedendaagsche Albert, of nieuwe beproefde en geoorloofde geheimen, naar de nieuwste ontdekkingen versaameld; sommigen tot voorwerp hebbende, het geneezen van eene groote menigte toevallen, die de gezondheid betreffen: Anderen, menigvuldige dingen, die nuttig zyn om te weeten ... Eindelyk nog anderen, al het geene betrekking heeft op het vermaak ... Alles verdeeld in drie deelen, en in de orde van het A.B.C. geschikt. Naar den derden druk, die met veele nieuwe geheimen vermeerderd is, uit het Fransch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Gerrit Bom, 1773. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large 8vo. Later pink paper wrappers. VII, 108, [4]; [2], 142, [4]; [2], 64, [6] pp. Full description
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Declaration of independence of The Netherlands

ASSELIERS, Jan van. [Plakkaat van Verlatinghe]. Placcaert vande Staten Generael vande Gheunieerde Nederlanden. Byden welcken, midts den redenen in 't langhe in 't selfde begrepen, men verclaert den coninck van Spaegnien vervallen vande overheyt ende heerschappije van dese voorsz. Nederlanden : ende verbiet zijnen naem ende zegel inde selve landen meer te ghebruycken &c. Nae de copye.
Leiden, Charles Sylvius, 1581 4to. With a woodcut title vignette showing the lion in the Dutch garden. Slightly later half vellum, marbled sides. [16] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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German manuscript book of secrets, including an aria with a Moorish merchant selling medicinal tobacco

[MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF SECRETS - GERMAN]. [Medicinal recipes and incantations].
[Germany?], [ca. 1700?]. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm). Manuscript in German with occasional Latin phrases, written on laid paper in brown and black ink in at least two German gothic cursive hands (the Latin phrases in Latin hands), a "tetragrammaton" diagram (rectangular with a St Andrews cross rather than star-shaped) with the name of (the archangel) Uriel and a "sator rotas" square. Lacking quire A and bifolium B1.8 (10 ll.?). Brown vellum(?) wrapper, sewn without supports at 3 stations. [4], 17-28, 31-78, [8] pp. Full description
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Rare first and only edition of an account of a voyage to India

BORGHESI, Giovanni. Lettera scritta da Pondisceri a 10 di Febbraio 1704. Dal Dottore Giovanni Borghesi medico della missione sepedita alla China dalla Santità di N.S. Papa Clemente XI. Nella quale si contengono, oltre a un pieno racconto del Viaggio da Roma fino alle Coste dell' Indie Orientali, varie nuove osservazioni mediche, anatomiche, bottaniche, naturali, e d'altri generi.
Rome, Gaetano degli Zenobi, 1705. 12mo. With a folding engraved map, indicating the route to Pondicherry, a folding plate of a compass card, indicating the winds, and six small woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum, with title in ink: "Historia dela China". [XIV], 245, [17] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Botanical plates sold for a good cause

[BOTANY - COLOR PLATES]. Botanical specimens, copied from nature, and designed as simple illustrations of the twenty-four classes into which, according to the Linnaean system of arrangement, all plants are divided.
Liverpool, George Smith, 1827. 4to. With 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates depicting flowering plants, followed by an explanatory booklet. Modern cloth with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Originally issued in a paperboard box with loose plates and a text booklet. The blue paper wrappers of the booklet are also bound in. The plates come before the text. [24] ll; [2], 21, [1 blank] pp. Full description
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First edition of this manual for the examination to become a free Master-surgeon in the country or at sea,
with a frontispiece by Jan Luyken

BOUT, Bernardus de. t Nieuwe examen der chirurgie, na de hedendaagse praktyk. t samen gestelt voor de gene, welke hare promotie moeten doen om vry messter te werden, en voor die te lande of te water in den oorlog dienen ... Vermeerderd met de Nieuw verbeeterde chirurgyns scheeps-kist [by J. Verbrugge].
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, 1694. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Jan Luyken: "Examen der Chirurgie", with imprint below (cut short), woodcut title vignettes, initials and tailpieces. Mottled calf, gold-tooled spine with title in gold. [8], 390, [10], 96 pp. Full description
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Early edition of the 1588 Korean translation of a classic Confucian schoolbook

ZHU XI (CHU HSI). [In Korean:] Sohak eonhae [In Chinese:] Xiaoxue jizhu [= Elementary learning].
[Korea], [1744?]. Folio (32.5 x 21.5 cm). With the pages printed in pairs (each page 17 x 10 characters) from 2-page woodblocks, each in a frame of thick rules, with thin rules between the columns, the title and leaf number between the pages on the fore-edge fold, with 2 decorations (4 leaves in white on black above the title and below the leaf number). Printed on Asian (probably paper mulberry bark) paper, with clear chainlines (about 20 mm apart) and laidlines (about 2.1 mm apart), with the text in a mixture of hanja (Chinese characters) and hangul (the Korean alphabet). Contemporary Korean spineless wrappers with an embossed diaper pattern (made from interwoven diagonal triple lines) on the inside (mostly covered by the paste-down), side-stitched and oversewn through 5 holes, with manuscript title on the front wrapper and the spine edge. 66 double ll. Full description
€ 25,000
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Very important 17th-century manual for apothecaries, based on Cordus’s Dispensatorium

CORDUS, Valerius. Den leyds-man en onderwyser der medicynen, of ordentlicke uytdeylinge ende bereyding-boeck van de medicamenten. Over al dagelijkx van de medicijns ende apothekers onder de naem van Valeri Cordi Dispensatorium bekent, ontfangen ende gebruyckt. Met de verklaringen van M.P. Koudenbergh, en van Matthias de l'Obel. Nu van nieuws over-sien, ende van veel fauten verbetert. Met tweederhande registers ...
Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge, 1656. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, showing an apothecary with view of a herb garden, a woodcut's printer device on the title-page and woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum. [16], 490, [16] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Erasmus edition of Cyprianus in a magnificent blind-tooled binding with an interesting Frisian provenance

CYPRIANUS, Thascius Caecilius. Opera [vol. 2: Alter tomus Opera].
Lyon, Sebastien Gryphius, 1544. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With 2 title-pages, each with Gryphiuss woodcut griffin device (griffin above a block and a winged orb), a different woodcut griffin device (griffin in a landscape) on the verso of the last leaf, numerous woodcut decorated initials (4 series?, the largest pictorial). Set in an Aldine-style italic type with incidental roman. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, sewn on 4 supports with manuscript spine-title in the 2nd of 5 compartments. Further with two contemporary brass fastenings (clasps and catchplates), title in ink on the fore-edge. Carefully re-backed. [32], 395, [12], [1 blank]; 422, [10] pp. Full description
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Practical illustrated 19th-century animal hunting guide on animal traps, hunting with dogs and shotguns

JOURDAIN, François Xavier Félix. Traité général des chasses a courre et a tir; contenant des principes sûrs pour la propagation du gibier, et la destruction des animaux nuisibles; ...et enfin l'histoire naturelle des animaux qui se trouvent en France, et la manière de les chasser; suivi d'un vocabulaire explicatif des termes usités par les chasseurs, et des nouvelles fanfares que l'on sonne en chasse.Paris, Audot, 1822.
With: (2) [M. KRESZ]. Traité des chasses aux pièges. Supplément au traité général de toutes les chasses. Contenant. La description de tous les pièges, et la manière de prendre les lièvres et lapins, et les diverses espèces d'oiseaux qui se trouvent en France.Paris, Audot, 1822. 2 works, each in 2 volumes. 8vo. Ad 1 with 20 engravings and 16 aquatints (1 folding) by Susemihl, showing shotguns, sporting dogs and hunting scenes with the dogs, and 12 engraved pages at the end of vol. 1 containing the music for "33" [= 32] short calls, fanfares and other tunes associated with the hunt. Ad 2 with 58 engravings and 2 aquatints by Susemihl, showing several animal traps and birds. Both works bound in contemporary half calf. [4], XIV, 311; [3]; [4], 24, 323, [3]; VII, [1], 192; [4], 24, 175, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 4,250
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Very rare pocket atlas of the Rhineland, owned by the commander of the Buffs
during the Battle of Fontenoy and containing the original entry in his ledger

L'ISLE (DELISLE), Guillaume, and others. Le flambeau de la guerre allumee au Rhin; representee en 36 nouvelles cartes geographiques, ... = De fakkel des oorlogs ontstoken aan den Rhyn; verbeeld in 36 nieuwe geographische landkaarten, ...
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk II, 1735. 8vo. With a double-page engraved title, two double-page engraved pages of text in Dutch and French, a folding engraved map and 36 double-page engraved maps; all coloured by hand. Original publisher's red sheepskin with a flap and wrapping band. Full description
€ 7,500
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Unofficial Rotterdam pharmacopoeia, later translated into Japanese

LIS, Wouter van. Pharmacopoea Galeno- chemico- medica probatissimis auctoribus, ratione & experiential fundata. Meng- schei- en geneeskonstige artseny-winkel; op de beste schryvers, de rede en ondervinding gebouwt; ... benevens een korte verhandeling, hoe met weinig genees-middelen de grootste ziekten worden genezen; als mede ... een verklaring van de voornaamste konstwoorden en characters.
Amsterdam, Jan Morterre, 1764. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by V.D. after A. Hordyk, title-page in red and black, with vignette in a roundel: the sun surrounded by the motto "Herbarum subiecta potential nobis", one full-page plate with the chemical symbols, printed in two columns. Half calf , gold-tooled spine, spine label lettered in gold. [34)], 436, [60] pp. Full description
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Popular eye-witness account of the Manchu conquest of China, with frontispiece and 13 folding plates

MARTINI, Martino (Martinus MARTINIUS). Het verwoest Sina, door den wreeden Tartar: vervaatende de schrickelycke landt-verdervende oorlogh, by de Tartars, in 't ryck van Sina aangevangen. ... in 't Neederlandts vertaalt.
Amsterdam, Gillis Jansz. Valckenier (colophon: printed in Schoonhoven by Leendert van Heck), 1660. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece showing an archer left and a mandarin right, flanking the engraved title (the mandarin showing his rank patch: 2 cranes?), a city view in a cartouche below and 3 more figures at the head, a folding engraved map of China and 12 folding engraved historical scenes. Contemporary vellum. [24], 168 pp. Full description
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Peace in Goa between the Portuguese and Sawantwadi, with transcriptions of treaties

MASCARENHAS, José Freire de Monterroio. Noticia da viagem, que fez segunda vez ao estado da India o ... senhor Marquez do Louriçal, e primeiros progressos do seu governo.
Lisbon, Luiz Jozé Correa Lemos, 1742. Small 4to (20.5 x 15 cm). With a Maltese cross on the title-page, a woodcut headpiece and a woodcut decorated initial. Later marbled stiff paper wrappers, new endpapers. 24 pp. Full description
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Bibliography of Portuguese and Spanish works on Chinese and Japanese linguistics, one of 150 copies

[MUÑOZ Y MANZANO, Cipriano], CONDE DE LA VIÑAZA. Escritos de los Portugueses y Castellanos referentes a las lenguas de China y el Japon. Estudio bibliográfico por el Conde de la Vinaza.
Lisboa; Madrid; Londres, M. Gomes; M. Murillo; B. Quaritch, 1892. 8vo. Contemporary half calf; spine ribbed with gilt title. 139 pp. Full description
€ 850
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Against the Jesuits: funeral oration for Claude Visdelou, important in the 'struggle on the Chinese rites'

NORBERT de Bar-le-Duc, Father (or Pierre PARISOT, or NORBERT von Lothringen, OFMCap ). Oraison funebre de monseigneur Visdelou Jesuite, Evêque de Claudiopolis, Vicaire apolostique de la province de Kuey-cheu dans l'empire de la Chine.
(No place (Avignon?), no publisher), 1742. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments. (12), 201,(1), XVI pp. Full description
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Physical and human geography for early readers

PERPONCHER SEDLNITZKY, Willem Emmery Baron de. Nieuwe aardryks-beschryving voor de Nederlandsche jeugd, tot gebruik zyner kinderen, opgesteld.
Utrecht, widow of Johannes van Schoonhoven, 1784-1786. 3 volumes. 12mo. With 4 folding engraved plates illustrating the planets, the solar system and the stellar constellations. Contemporary marbled stiff paper wrappers. XL, 532; X, 432, [1]; VI, 592, [4] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Third edition of the Utrecht Pharmacopoea: interesting interleaved copy
with many annotations and extra prescriptions in contemporary handwriting

[UTRECHT - PHARMACOPEIA]. Pharmacopoea ultrajectina nova.
Utrecht, Jacob van Poolsum, 1749. 8vo. With engraved printers device by J. Goeree, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces and 2 engraved tables with the chemical symbols of the various ingredients. Later half pigskin, boards covered with sprinkled yellow paper. [8], 240, [20] pp. Full description
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Beautiful copy with the coats of arms of the city Haarlem on front and back cover

[PHARMACOPEIA - THE NETHERLANDS]. Pharmacopoea Batava.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1805. Large 8vo. With 2 folding tables. Prize-book of the Latin School at Haarlem: polished mottled calf with gilt panel of the city-virgin of Haarlem holding the coat-of-arms of the city as her shield; underneath the motto: Vicit vim virtus, on both sides, ornamental gilt border along the edges of both sides, spine gilt with orange title label lettered in gold, gilt binding edges, green ties. Complete with the dedication of the Latin school, presenting the book to Jacob Warning, dated Haarlem, 17 Dec. 1817 and signed by the rector and teachers of the school, bound in before the first fly-leaf. [2], L, 304, 34, [13] pp. Full description
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First illustrated publications of zoological discoveries in Hainan, China

SWINHOE, Robert. The natural history of Hainan.
Including:
(2) SWINHOE, Robert. On the ornithology of Hainan [extracts from "The Ibis" for January 1870 (plate IV), April 1870 (plate IX) & July 1870 (plate X)].
(3) SWINHOE, Robert. On the cervine animals of the island of Hainan (China) [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, January 13, 1870].
(4) SWINHOE, Robert. On the mammals of Hainan [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, April 28, 1870].
(5) SWINHOE, Robert. List of reptiles and batrachians collected in the island of Hainan (China), with notes [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, April 28, 1870].
(6) ADAMS, Henry. Descriptions of a new genus, and eighteen new species of mollusks [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, January 13, 1870].
London, Horace Cox, [1870]. 7 parts in 1 volume. 12 mo. With 5 hand-coloured lithographed plates depiciting birds, the Hainan hare and mollusks and 5 black & white text illustrations depicting antlers.
Contemporary half morocco, gold tooled spine. 20; 77-97; [2 blank]; [299]-256; (341)-367; [2 blank]; [651]-660, [1 blank]; [223]-239, [1 blank]; [239]-241, [1 blank]; [5]-9, [1 blank]. Full description
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One of the most important works on the 19th-century Dutch Antilles

TEENSTRA, Marten Douwes. De Nederlandsche West-Indische eilanden in derselver tegenwoordigen toestand.
Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1836-1837 2 vols. 8vo. With a hand-coloured aquatint view of St. Eustatius on the engraved title-page of volume 1, an engraved full-page plan of Philipsburg on St. Maarten and 3 folding printed tables. Modern cloth with original printed paper wrappers preserved. XII, 351; VIII, 381 pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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Very thorough hunting manual

THON, Christian Friedrich Gottlieb (Dirk BOMHOFF Hz., transl.). Volledige jagersschool of kort begrip der geheele jagt. Een hand- en leerboek in alphabetische orde voor jagers, vogelaars, landbouwkundigen en liefhebbers van de natuurlijke historie ...
Arnhem, J.G. Meijer, 1835. 8vo. With frontispiece, illustrated title-page and 2 folding plates, one showing the tracks of various animals and hunting spears and knives and the other showing different sorts of traps. Original publisher's green boards. [8], 588, [4] pp. Full description
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Rare printed list of labels for use in pharmacies for sale

VAN RIJN VAN ALKEMADE, J. Lijst van Apotheek-etiquetten, bestaande zoowel uit de officieele als uit de meest gebruuikelijke officinale namen of synoniemen der geneesmiddelen volgens de Pharmacopoea Neerlandica, editio altera, en in verband met Art. 6 der Wt van 1 Juni 1865, Staatsbl. no. 61.
The Hague, J. Smulders & Comp, ca. 1872-1875. 4to. Blue wrappers. 22 pp. Full description
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Two very interesting letters on the salamander and other subjects
to Hermann Schlegel of the Rijksmuseum of Natural History at Leiden

VERSTER VAN WULVERHORST, Abraham Hendrik van. Two signed autograph letters to Hermann Schlegel.
Noordwijk, 10 March and 9 October 1834. Folio (23 x 38.5 cm & 26 x 44 cm). 2 autograph letters, each written on a single leaf and folded for posting with the address and remnants of a seal. [2] ll. Full description
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An interesting unbiassed lecture on the history and culture of China
by the vice-president of the Bataviaasch Genootschap at Batavia

VINNE, Jan van der. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Rijk van China, voorgelezen in de Algemene vergadering van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, op den 25sten mei 1842.
Batavia, [Landsdrukkerij/Drukkerij van het Bat. Genootschap], 1842. 8vo. Half green cloth, marbled sides. [2], 62 pp. Full description
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