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Very rare issue of one of the most complete editions of the first great emblem book

ALCIATI, Andrea. Emblemata D.A. Alciati, denuo ab ipso autore recognita, ac, quae desiderabantur, imaginibus locupletata. Accesserunt nova aliquot ab autore emblemata suis quoque eiconibus insignita.
Lyon, Mathias Bonhomme (colophon: printed by Mathias Bonhomme), 1551. 8vo. Title printed in a cartouche in a richly decorated woodcut architectural border with grotesques, containing Bonhomme's Perseus device in an oval frame below the title, 197 woodcut emblems and 14 woodcuts of trees all assigned to Pierre Eskrich. Contemporary gold-tooled calf over wooden boards with title "Emblemata Alciati" on the front, each board with a frame of blind fillets, remnants of clasps. 226, [5], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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The roads of the Roman Empire and a late antique “Michelin guide” for Rome

[ANTONINUS PIUS], Vibius SEQUESTER, Publius VICTOR & DIONYSIUS Periegetes. Itinerarium provinciarum Antonini Augusti. Vibius Sequester De fluminum, & aliarum rerum nominibus in ordinem elementorum digestis. P. Victor De regionibus urbis Romae. Dionysius Afer De situ orbis Prisciano interprete.
Lyon, heirs of Simon Vincent (colophon: printed by Nathias [recté Mathias] Bonhomme, [ca. 1540]. Small 8vo. With Vincents woodcut device on the title-page. Nineteenth-century vellum, gold-tooled spine with brown title label lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. 206, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,750
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Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves and Launceston in the late 19th century

[AUSTRALIA - PHOTOGRAPHY]. PAINE, John & Steven SPURLING II. [Photograph album containing pictures of New South Wales and Tasmania].
[Australia, 1870s-1880s]. 16.5 x 37 cm. With 34 mounted albumen prints, mostly between 10 x 15 cm and 18 x 23.5 cm, with the smallest ca. 7 x 10 cm, most of them captioned underneath in ink. Oblong half morocco photo album, titled "Queensland" on the front. 18 ll. Full description
€ 1,850
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By the founder of the famous dynasty of scenographic designers

GALLI BIBIENA, Ferdinando. Direzioni a' giovani studenti nel desegno dell' architettura civile, nell' Academia Clementina dell' Instituto delle Scienze.- Direzioni della prospettiva teorica, correspondenti a quelle dell' architettura instruzione a' giovani studenti di pittura, e architettura nell' Academia Clementina dell' Instututo delle Scienze.
Bologna, Lelio dalla Volpe, 1745 & 1732. 2 volumes. Small 8vo. With numerous geometrical figures and architectural plans and designs on 74 full-page engraved plates in the first volume, and numerous perspective projections and perspective architectural plans and designs on 58 full-page engraved plates in the second volume, of which 18 folding. Contemporary vellum, red marbled edges. (12), 143, (1); 159, (1) pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Classic of courtly literature

CASTIGLIONE, Baltasar. Il Cortegiano.
Venice, Gabriel Iolito de Ferrarii, 1541. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on two title-pages, and on the last leaf, woodcut initials in text. Contemporary vellum, with remnants of ties. [6], [2 blank], 5, CXCV ll. Full description
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Greek grammar used by the great Humanists,
by the pioneer in spreading Greek literature in the West

CHRYSOLORAS, Manuel or Emanuel. . [In Greek:] Erotemata ... [in Latin:] Erotemata Chrysolorae. De anomalis verbis. De formatione temporum ex libro Chalcondylae: Quartus Gazae de constructione. De encleticis. Sententiae monostichi ex variis poetis. Cato.
Venice, Victor Raban, 1540. Small 8vo. Small woodcut printer's device (crowned mermaid in a cartouche on title-page and the same (larger) device on the recto of the last leaf below the colophon. Later half calf, spine with black title-label, red marbled edges. 270, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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The Kirchenordnung for Protestant Saxony in an early edition, bound together with nine pamphlets and treatises on Lutheran controversies

[CHURCH AGENDA - SAXONY]. Agenda. Das ist, Kirchenordnung, wie sich die Pfarrherrn und Seelsorger in iren Ampten und diensten halten sollen, für die Diener der Kirchen in Hertzog Heinrichen zu Sachsen V.G.H. Fürstenthumb gestellet. Auffs new gebessert mit etzlichen Collecten der Superintendenten, etc.
Leipzig, Hans Rhambaw, 1564. 4to. Title printed in red and black,
(2) MYLIUS, Georg. Eine Predigt, vom Sacrament des Altars, zu Augspurg auffm Reichstage den 8. Julii Anno 1582 ... auff gut Lutterisch gethan ...
Magdeburg, Johan Francken (colophon: printed by Wilhelm Ross), 1582. 4to. With an arabesque woodcut tailpiece and a woodcut gothic initial.
(3) WIGAND, Johann. Christliche Erinnerung von der Bekentnis der Theologen in Meissen vom Abendmal jetzt newlich auszgangen.
Königsberg (Kaliningrad), heirs of Johan Daubman, 1574. 4to. With a woodcut gothic initial. Set in fraktur types with extensive italic and an occasional word in roman.
(4) [TRANSSUBSTANTIATION]. Summa der reinen Lere on dem Hochwirdigen Sacrament des Leibes und Blutes Jhesu Christi, mit kurtzer Verantwortung der Gegenlere. An die Christen in Franckreich, zum Unterricht und Warning geschickt. ...
[colophon:] Eisleben, Andreas Petri, 1571. 4to. With a woodcut arabesque decoration on the title-page.
(5) HEIDERICHS, Caspar. Synodalis Concio. Eine Sendtpredigt, ... Gehalten in der Pfarr zu Thorgau, bey seinen Superintendentz vorwanten. Acto. VI. Wir Prediger wollen anhalten am Gebet, unnd am Ampt des Worts Gottes.
Leipzig, (colophon: printed by Jacob Berwaldt), 1564. 4to. With 3 different woodcut interlaced decorations.
(6) WEISS, Johann. Ein Sermon gepredigt zu Freibergk den xxii. Julii des LIII. Jars, uber der Leich des Durchleutigisten Hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Moritzen Herzogen zu Sachssen und Churfürsten etc.
Leipzig, Valentin Bapst, 1553. 4to. With 2 woodcut gothic initials.
(7) PFEFFINGER, Johann. Eine Predigt, uber die Leich des Durchlauchtigisten Hochgebornen Fürsten und Herren Herren Moritzen Hertzogen und Chur fürsten zu Sachssen etc. ...
[colophon:] Leipzig, Jacob Berwaldt, [1553]. 4to. With a woodcut ornamental flourish on the title-page and a woodcut gothic initial.
(8) WIGAND, Johann. Ob die Newen Wittenberger, stets bis daher, einig mit den alten geleret: Und ob Lutheri und Philippi Schrifften, durch aus gantz einig und einhellig...
Königsberg, Bonifacius Daubmen, 1575. 4to. Set in fraktur types, with passages in roman.
(9) MAIOR, Georg. Bekentnüs D. Georgii Maioris von dem Artickel der Justification, das ist, von der Lere, das der Mensch allein durch Glauben, on alle Verdienst, umb des Herrn Christi willen, Vergebung der Sünden habe, ...
[Dresden, Matthes Stökel Sr.], 1559. 4to. With woodcut initials.
(10) MAIOR, Georg. Repetitio Widerholung und endtliche Erklärung der Bekentnüs D. Georgii Maioris, von dem Artickel der Justification. Das ist von der Lere, das der Mensch allein durch Glauben, one allen vordiest, umb des Herrn Christi willen, vergebung der sünden habe,..
Dresden, Matthes Stökel Sr., 1567. 4to. With woodcut initials and a tailpiece.
19th-century half pigskin, boards covered with black buckram, modern green endpapers, manuscript title on spine. [5], LXXII, [1]; [12]; [1], 18, [1]; [48]; [18]; [16]; [8]; [1], 23; [8]; [8] ll. Full description
€ 4,500
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Rare work on the political history of England written for King James I's son
by a famous antiquary and politician

COTTON, Sir Robert Bruce. Warrs with forregin[!] princes dangerous to our Common-Wealth: or reasons for forreign wars answered. With a list of all the confederates from Henry the first reign to the end of Queen Elizabeth. Proving that the kings of England alwayes preferred unjust peace before the justest warre.
London, William Shears, 1657.
Including: [COTTON, Sir Robert Bruce]. The French charity; written in French by an English gentleman, upon occasion of Prince Harcourt's coming to England; and translated into English by F.S.J.E.
London, William Shears, 1655. Small 8vo. Woodcut head- and tailpieces & initials. Contemporary calf. [2], 96; [2], 10 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Rare first edition of Daelman's treatise on cures for various diseases, dedicated to the director of the Dutch East India Company

DAELMANS, Aegidius (Gilles). De nieuw-hervormde genees-konst, gebouwt op de gronden van het alcali en acidum. Waar in kortelijk, volgens de gronden van de heedendaagse nieuwe practijk, alle ziekten, met weinig omslag geneesen worden.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1687. 8vo. Title-page in red and black with a small woodcut on the title-page (a landscape with a man digging with a spade in the foreground and another sewing seeds in the background), 1 woodcut decorated initial and 2 plain roman initials. 19th-century boards covered with brown sprinkled paper, printed spine label, red sprinkled edges. [20], 164, [8] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Rare text of the defensive alliance between England and the Dutch Republic, just before the official Peace of Nijmegen in August 1678

[ENGLAND & DUTCH REPUBLIC - TREATY]. Traitté dalliance defensive, entre lAngleterre et les Estats Generaux, conclu le 3. Mars 1678.
Cologne [recté: Amsterdam?], "Pierre Marteau", 1680. 4to. With the woodcut English royal arms on the title-page. 19th-century brown paper wrappers. [8] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Inspiring children to learn botany in 1536

ESTIENNE, Charles. De re hortensi libellus, vulgaria herbarum, florum, ac fructicum, qui in hortis conseri solent nomina Latinis vocibus efferre docens ex probatis authoribus. In puerorum gratiam atque utilitatem.
Paris, Robert Estienne, 1536. 8vo. With Estienne's woodcut printer's device on title-page. 19th Century half brown morocco, red painted edges. 96, [15], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare document of National Socialist industrial imperialism in Eastern Europe

[FABRICS - NATIONAL SOCIALISM - KRONE]. Anilinovi boi za vulna, poluvulna, pamuku i izk[ustvena] koprina. [Aniline dyes for wool, blended wool fabric and cotton].
Sofia & Cherven Bryag, Alexander & Stoyan P. Darakchiev, [1938?]. With 256 well-preserved wool yarn and fabric samples showing a wide range of colours of aniline dyes, solidly mounted on thick cardboard. Original publishers gold-stamped black cloth with the "Krone" logo on the front board and title and publisher on the front board and spine. 26 pp. Full description
€ 14,000
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Interesting collection of acts promulgated by the 14th parliament of Great Britain

[GREAT BRITAIN - PARLIAMENT]. Anno regni George III. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo octavo. At the parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the twenty-ninth day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the fifteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third ... And from thence continued, by several prorogations, to the twentieth day of November 1777; being the fourth session of the fourteenth parliament of Great Britain.
London, Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1778. Folio. Modern brown pigskin, title in gold on spine. [ca. 780] pp. numbered to 1594 with gaps. Full description
€ 1,750
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Important diplomatic gift from the Indian head of Sirohi to the highest British resident of Rajahstan

HERZOG, P.A. & P. HIGGINS (photos). [Title on front cover:] The Abu album, 1895-96.
Mhow, Central India, Herzog & Higgins, 1896 (presented in 1904). Oblong folio (35 x 50 cm). With 43 gelatin silver photographs including one two-part panorama and a portrait of the Maharao of Sirohi. All ca. 21 x 28 cm. Mounted on rectos and versos of thick card album leaves, with protective tissue papers, with printed captions pasted below. Contemporary blind-tooled morocco, title in gold on front cover, gilt edges. [22] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Extensive reports on the British suppression of the slave trade

[SLAVE TRADE]. HOUSE OF COMMONS. [General title-page]: Reports from committees: eighteen volumes. [no. 16]. Slave trade. Session 18 November 1847 - 5 September 1848.
London, 1848. 5 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Red cloth.
With: (2) HOUSE OF COMMONS. First [Second] report from the select committee on the slave trade; together with the minutes of evidence, and appendix.
[London], 24 May 1849. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a folding lithographed map. Modern blue half calf, gold-tooled spine. Ad 1: [4], IV, 278; IV, 179, [1 blank]; IV, 233, [1 blank]; 27, [1]; XII, 111, [1] pp.; Ad 2. IV, 171, [1]; XXX, 33, [1] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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Unique photo album of a hunting club in British India, including photographs of the first flight of the Indian Transcontinental Airways

[PHOTOGRAPHY - INDIA - HUNTING]. [Photograph album showing hunting society in Britsh India].
[Cambridge, Mumbai, New Delhi], Scott & Wilkinson, Clifton & Co, Hamilton Studios and Kinsey Bros., [ca. 1933-1935]. With 105 photographs mounted in the album (ranging from 16 x 28 cm to 4 x 6 cm), 2 photographs loosely inserted and a watercolour mounted at the back (11.5 x 21 cm). Oblong half morocco photograph album by W. Johnson & sons, London. 53 ll. Full description
€ 9,500
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Horses, horsemanship, the horse trade, horse carriages etc., with 3 early lithographed plates

KEGEL, Karl and Seufert von TENECKER. Mittheilungen aus dem Umfange der Pferdezucht, Pferdekenntnis, Reitkunst und denen dahin einschlagenden Wissenschaften, ...
Bamberg, for the author by Johann Friedrich Schmidt, 1820. 8vo. With 3 lithographed folding plates, the first two depicting a horse led by a man on foot, and the third a lithographed folding table. Contemporary blue boards, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. [14], 311, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Best-seller responsible for the spreading of the ideas on magnetism in Germany & the Netherlands

KLUGE, Carl Alexander Ferdinant (F. VAN DER BREGGEN, transl.). Proeve eener voorstelling van het dierlijk magnetismus als geneesmiddel. Uit het Hoogduitsch met eenige bijvoegselen door F. van der Breggen.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1812. 8vo. With an engraved title-page including an allegorical scene engraved by W. van Senus showing Asklepios and Hypnos chasing Death away from a sick man. Modern half vellum, marbled sides, new endpapers. [4], 551, 50 pp. Full description
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Predicting the future: copy from the Broxbourne Library of the rare 1511 edition
of one of the most important prophetic astrologies of the 15th and 16th century

LICHTENBERGER, Johannes. Pronosticatio in latino rare & prius non audita: quae exponit & declarat nonnullos coeli ifluxus: & i[n]clinatione[m] certaru[m] constellationu[m] magne videlicet co[n]iunctionis & eclipsis: quae suera[n]t istis annis: quid boi maliue hoc tempore & in futuru[m] huic mu[n]do porte[n]dant: durabitq[uam] pluribus annis.
[colophon:] Venice, [Niccolò & Domenico dal Gesù = Nicolo & Domenico Sandri dal Jesus], 23 August [1511?]. 4to. With the large Dal Jesus white-on-black woodcut device, 45 half-page or nearly full-page woodcuts in the text, most with letterpress captions above or below, the first showing Ptolemy, Aristotle, the Sibyl, Birgitta of Sweden and Brother Reinhart receiving divine inspiration, with an explanation on the facing page in a 4-piece ornamental floral woodcut frame. Modern half red morocco, red cloth sides, title in gold on the spine, modern endpapers. 39, [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 15,000
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Rare Dutch translation of the descriptions of the trading posts of the English East India Company

LOCKYER, Carel. Beschryvinge van den koophandel in Oostindien, inhoudende middelen tot een goed bestier in den handel, pryscouranten, en tafels, de beschryvingen van t Fort St. George, Archin, Malacca, Condore, Canton, Anjengo, Muskat, Gamron, Suratta, Goa, Carwar, Tellichery, Panola, Calicuut, Caap de Goede Hoop, en St. Helena ... Nieuwlyks vertaald door Arnout Schuyt.
Amsterdam, Adrianus Douci, 1753. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, marbled edges. [8], 139 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Uphill! A collection of folders, brochures and books on mountaineering

[MOUNTAINEERING]. [A collection of brochures and folders on mountaineering].
[Austria and Switzerland, ca. 1920- ca. 1980]. Ca. 653 brochures (including a few duplicates and variant issues).
With: [A collection of books relating to mountaineering].
[Globally, ca. 1830- ca. 2000]. Ca. 875 books (including a few duplicates and variant issues, and several multiple-volume titles). Full description
€ 45,000
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A gorgeous early seventeenth-century print-series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses

PASSE, Crispijn de. - OVID. P. Ovid. Nasonis XV. Metamorphoseon librorum figurae elegantissime a Cr[i]spiano Passaeo laminis aeneis incisae. Quibus subiuncta sunt epigrammata Latine ac Germanice conscripta ... autore Guilhelmo Salsmanno.
Cologne, Crispijn de Passe I; Arnhem, Jan Jansz., 1607. 4to. With an engraved title-page (15 x 12.5 cm) and 2 unnumbered and 132 numbered engravings (ca. 8.5 x 13.5 cm) by Crispijn de Passe I. Contemporary vellum. 136 ll. Full description
€ 9,500
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The peace of Nijmegen in 1678: freedom of commerce and navigation

[PEACE OF NIJMEGEN]. Traitté de commerce, navigation & marine, fait, conclu & arresté a Nimegue, le 10 du mois dAoust 1678. Entre les Ambassadeurs ... de Sa Majestée Tres-Chretienne dune, et les Ambassadeurs ... des Seigneurs Estants Generaux des Provinces Unies du Pays-Bas de lautre part.
The Hague, Jacob Scheltus, 1678. 4to. With the woodcut printer's device of Scheltus on the title-page. 19th-century blue wrappers. 28 pp. Full description
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The peace of Nijmegen in 1678: freedom of commerce and navigation

[PEACE OF NIJMEGEN]. Tractaet van commercie, navigatie ende marine, gemaeckt, geslooten ende vast gestelt tot Nimegen den thienden Augusti 1678, tusschen de Heeren Ambassadeurs ... van Syne Majesteyt van Vranckrijck ter eenre, ende de Heeren Ambassadeurs ... van de Staten Generael der Vereeenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde.
The Hague, Jacob Scheltus, 1678. 4to. With the woodcut printer's device of Scheltus on the title-page. 19th-century blue wrappers. 28 pp. Full description
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The comet of 1664

RICHTERN, Christophorus. Berichtendes Send-Schreiben vom Cometen, so in Christmonat des 1664. Christen-Jahres ist erschienen: darinnen derselbige Astronomicè, Physicè, Astrologicè, Theologicè, betrachtet und erkläret wirt.
Leipzig, Ritzsch, 1665. 4to. With a woodcut of a comet on the title-page. Modern boards. (12) ll. Full description
€ 1,500
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A highlight of fable illustration

ROUSSET, A. Fables. Esope - La Fontaine.
Lyon, Impr. Fonville-Brunet et Bonnaviat, (1848-1855). 4 vols. Large 8vo. With 4 nicely illustrated lithographed titles by Genod, 20 wood-engraved half-titles, lithographed portrait of the author, numerous wood-engraved vignettes in text, and 152 full-page lithographed, wood-engraved and etched plates, illustrating the fables, by A. Chaine, Fonville, Bonirote, C. Farine, Louis Guy, Regnier, R. Laurasse, M. d'Auvigny, A. Thieriat, Pinet, etc. Contemporary half brown morocco, spines ribbed and gilt, red mottled edges. 288; 288; 288; 288, XXI, (3 blank) pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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One of the most important and rarest Dutch songbooks, with early poems by Hooft and Vondel

[SONGBOOK - DUTCH]. Den nieuwen verbeterden lust-hof, gheplant vol uytgelesene, eerlijcke, amoreuse ende vrolijcke ghesanghen, als mey, bruylofts, tafel, ende nieu jaers liedekens, met noch verscheyden tsamen-spreeckinghen tusschen vryer en vryster...
Including: [VLACQ, Michiel]. Bruylofts bancket. Verciert met veerthien liedekens, dienende tot vermakelijckheyt ende stichtinghe, so wel in bruyloften als in andere eerlijcke vergaderinghen van oude ofte jonghe lieden...
Amsterdam, Dirck Pietersz Pers, [ca. 1610]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Oblong 8vo. Each title-page with the same large engraving of a company making music after David Vinckboons. Later vellum, manuscript title on spine. [8], 96; 24 pp. Full description
€ 15,000
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Important treaty between France and the Dutch Republic on free trade and tariffs

[TREATY - FRANCE & THE DUTCH REPUBLIC]. Traité de commerce, navigation & marine, fait, conclu & arrêté a Versailles le 21 Decembre de lan 1739, entre sa Majesté Tres-Chretienne, & les Seigneurs Etats Generaux des Provinces Unies du Pais-Bas.
The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, 1740 4to. With the woodcut printer's device of Scheltus and a woodcut initial. 19th-century brown wrappers. 43 pp. Full description
€ 750
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The official regulations of the Dutch India Company

[VOC]. Artyckel-brief van de Geoctroyeerde Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, by de Hoogh-Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, den derden September 1672. gearresteert.
The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, 1676. Small folio. With the printers device of Scheltus on the title-page and 3 engraved historiated initials. Contemporary limp vellum. 48 pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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