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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. Full description
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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. Full description
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“The first serious flora of Austria-Hungary and the only one with illustrations for nearly 200 years”, from the library of Cardinal Richelieu

CLUSIUS, Carolus (Charles de l'ECLUSE).

Rariorum aliquot stirpium, per Pannoniam, Austriam & vicinas quasdam provincias observatarum historia, quatuor libris expressa.Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1583. With 356 woodcuts plates of plants, a woodcut printer's vignette on title-page of the first work and a larger printer's device on the title-page of the second work. With: (2) CLUSIUS, Carolus. Stirpium nomenclator Pannonicus. Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1584. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Slightly later calf with gold tooled coat of arms of Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu on spine and boards.

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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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28 famous acrostic poems of devotion to the cross,forming images of crosses, angels, Christ, animals and geometric forms

HRABANUS (RABANUS) MAURUS (edited by Jakob WIMPHELING).

De laudibus sanctae crucis opus. erudicione veru prosaquae mirificum.(Colophon: Pforzheim, Thomas Anshelm, March 1503). Folio (31 x 22 cm). Printed throughout in red and black, with large woodcuts of the author presenting his book to the Pope and receiving the Pope's blessing, a full-page woodcut acrostic poem forming a portrait of Louis the Pious (778-840) and 29 acrostic illustrations (that for the preface unnumbered and those for the 28 poems numbered I-XXVIII), each with a matrix of mostly 36 x 36 or 37 x 37 letters (printed from roman type in red and black) with rules (also sometimes printed in red) or overprinted woodcuts forming crosses, larger letters, angels, animals, etc., enclosing some of the typographic letters. Late 19th-century sheepskin parchment, made from an 18th-century(?) document in English.

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Rare 1534 edition of a classic on palm-reading & physiognomy, with the woodcuts of the first edition

INDAGINE VON HAGEN (ROSENBACH), Johannes.

Chiromantia1 Physiognomia, ex aspectu membrorum hominis.2 Periaxiomata, de faciebus signorum.3 Canones astrologici, de judiciis aegritudinum.4 Astrologia naturalis.5 Complexionum noticia, juxta dominium planetarium.(Colophon: Strasbourg, Johann Schott, 1534). Folio (31 x 21.5 cm). With a large woodcut portrait of the author on the title-page, the author's full-page woodcut coat-of-arms on the recto of the otherwise blank last leaf, about 93 woodblock illustrations (including 3 hand blocks and a few square astrological diagram blocks used repeatedly with varying content). 20th-century half maroon goatskin morocco.

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Letters about Saint Jerome, by the first printer in Blaubeuren (near Ulm) ca. 1475/77

JEROME (HIERONYMUS), Saint (subject).

Epistola Beati Euseby ad Damasium Portunensem Episcopum & ad Theodomum senatorem Romanum de morte gloriosi Hieronimi doctoris eximy.[d7:] Epistola Beati Augustini Episcopi ad Cirillum venerabilem Archiepiscopium Hierosolimitanum de vita obitu & miraculis Beatissimi Hieronimi prespiteri & doctoris eximy.[e5:] Epistola Cirilli Archiepiscopi ad Beatimi Augustinum Episcopium de miraculis gloriosi Hieronimi necnon & de morte Beati Euseby discipuli Sancti Hieronimi.[Blaubeuren, Conrad Mancz, ca. 1475/77]. Small folio (27.5 x 20 cm). Set in what is sometimes called a gotico-antiqua type (119 mm/20 lines, with 31 lines per page), in this case mixing some roman influences into what is largely a rotunda gothic type. With about 150 "Lombardic" initials in red ink: 2 4-line, 4 3-line, about 140 2-line (1 with pen-work decorations in brown ink) and 4 1-line, in spaces left for that purpose and capitals rubricated throughout.Modern parchment.

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

[KING ARTHUR]. S., J. 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. Full description
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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. Full description
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Beautifully decorated official letter from the last semi-independent ruler of Sumenep in Java

NOTOKUSUMO II, Panembahan of Sumenep. [Letter, signed, referring to Nicolaas Anne Theodoor Arriëns, VOC resident at Djokjokarta].Sumenep, Maduro Island, East Java, 1 January 1864. Large folio (45 x 28 cm). Letter in Malay (rendered with the Latin alphabet) written in brown ink on wove paper, the letter itself written in a window bordered with a frame of gold rules, richly decorated with flowers and foliage in brown and green ink highlighted with gold: a cartouche above, containing a grey inscription in Arabic script, topped and flanked with floral decorations that continue down the side margins, and further decorations in the same style in the foot margin, the whole surrounded by a frame of double gold rules, with a red wax armorial seal in the right margin. Full description
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Rare description of Russia just after the Turkish war, with a revised version of the first map of the entire Russian Empire

REITZ, Johann Frederik, and others. Oude en nieuwe staat van't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk, behelzende eene uitvoerige historie van Rusland en deszelfs groot-vorsten; benevens de beschryvinge van dat uitgestrekte ryk, de zeden en godsdienst der inwoneren: zyne opkomst en voortgang in koophandel, kunsten, land- en zeemacht, oproeren, oorlogen en verdere wisselvalligheden, tot dezen tegenwoordigen tydt toe.Utrecht, Johannes Broedelet, 1744. 4 volumes. 4to. With 4 folding maps, 3 folding plates and a folding letterpress table. Early 19th-century half red sheepskin. Full description
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Rare complete copy of one of the finest works on quadrupedswith 127 large plates, beautifully coloured and in fine condition

RIDINGER, Johann Elias.

[Drop titles volume 1:] Das in seiner großen Mannigfaltigkeit und in seinen schönen Farben nach Original-Zeichnungen geschilderte Thier-Reich. …| Representations des animaux selon leur grande varieté et leurs belles couleurs suivant des desseins originels … [engraved frontispiece, volume 2:] Das nach original Zeichnungen geschilderte Thier-Reich. | Les animaux representes suivant des desseins originels.[Augsburg, Martin Elias Ridinger & Johann Jacob Ridinger, 1768]. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large folio (43 x 28 cm). Each volume with an engraved frontispiece printed in red and 63 and 64 engraved illustration plates (plate size 31.5 x 21.5 cm). With the 127 plates coloured by an early hand. Gold-tooled half calf (ca. 1810?).

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Original logs and journals of South American voyages of British naval ships 1857-1860,with 8 sea charts (with routes) and about 23 views (many in colour)

SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Log of H.M.S. Cumberland [commanded by] Captain J.B. Dickson bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Provo W.P. Wallis, … commencing 5th April 1857, ending 30th April 1858.With:(2) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Log of H.M.S. Siren . 16 guns, commanded from May 1st to May 8th 1858 by Captain J.H. Selwyn, from May 9th 1858 to [27th July 1858] by Com[ande]r G.M. Balfour.(3) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Journal of T.A. Sneyd Kynnersley acting mate H.M.S. Siren, 16 [guns], commencing July 28 1858, ending [11 April 1860].[In the Atlantic, along the European, African and especially the South American coasts, 1857-1860]. Small folio (32 x 20.5 cm). Three English manuscript ships' logs written in a single album in black ink on laid paper with a blue cast, with 3 hand-lettered title-pages, 2 sea charts showing the routes and 8 colour views (in watercolour, coloured pencil and sepia and black ink, mostly ships on the South American coast, but also camps) are drawn on 9 separate leaves, and 6 sea charts showing the routes and about 15 views drawn directly on the album leaves, mostly in black ink, but including a colour plan of one of the ships. Contemporary black half sheepskin. Full description
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Fine, large-margined second edition (1470/71) of important commentaries on all 150 psalms

TORQUEMADA, Juan de (Johannes de TURRECREMATA).

[Expositio super toto psalterio, incipit:] Ad sanctissimum ac beatissimum dominum dominum Pium Secundum Pontificem Maximum editio in librum psalmorum quem alii soliloquium dicunt incipit feliciter … [colophon:] Explanatio in psalterium …(Colophon: Augsburg, printed by Johann Schüssler), [1470/71]. Folio (30 x 22 cm). Set in a single type, largely a rotunda gothic but with some roman influences with 35 lines per page, with about 150 manuscript "Lombardic" initials in red ink, the lines introducing the commentary for each psalm underscored and with manuscript paragraph marks, both in red ink. Late 19th-century(?) half vellum, boards covered with 2 leaves from a Latin Vulgate Bible printed on vellum.

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Two important works on hearing and the ear

VALSALVA, Antonio Maria. Opera. Hoc est tractatus de aure humana editione … et dissertationes anatomicae, ... Omnia recensuit, & auctoris vitam addidit Joannes Baptista Morgagnus.Leiden, Johannes Hasebroek, 1742. With title-page printed in red and black and 13 folding engraved plates.With: (2) DUVERNEY, Guichard Joseph. Tractatus de organo auditus, continens structuram, usum et morbos omnium auris partium.Nürnberg, printed by Johann Zieger for Johann Michael Spörlin, 1684. With 16 folding engraved plates, unsigned, but attributed to Sebastien le Clerc (1637-1714). 2 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.5 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
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Mutiny on the Nyenburg

[VOC]. Crimineele procedures by, mitsgaders voor en ten overstaan van den hogen scheeps krygsraad in Texel gehouden, tegens zommige der muitelingen van het O.I. Comp. schip Neyenburg, in den voorleden jaare 1763. uit Texel na Batavia uitgevaren. [volume 2:] Vervolg der crimineele procedures, …Amsterdam, Petrus Schouten, 1764. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. Contemporary red half roan (sheepskin), marbled sides.With: (2) FOKKE, Simon. De lighamen der muitelingen van 't Oost-Ind. Comp. schip Nyenburg ten toon gesteld, op de zeeduinen, bezuiden Kykduin.[Amsterdam, Frans Houttuyn, 1764]. Oblong 4to. Engraving (16.5 x 23 cm), with caption below. Full description
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The Dutch sick and tired of England

[VOC - WIC]. DOWNING, George, C. BURGH and Jacob ROCK & P. de GRAEF. Den toestant der swevende verschillen, tusschen de Oost, ende West-Indische Compagnien, van Engelant, ende van de Vereenighde Nederlanden.[Amsterdam], "naer de copye", 1664. 4to. Disbound, sewn. Full description
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Commemorating the Orangist revolution of 1747, with the rare continuation

[WILLIAM IV, Prince of Orange]. Haga Comitis illustrata; of het verheelykt en verligt 's Gravenhage: bestaende in eene naeuwkeurige verzameling van ... afbeeldingen, der aldaer te zien en geillumineerd geweest zynde decoratien en zinnebeelden, benevens de verdere vreugde-bedryven en illuminatien, ter geleegenheid der allerheughelykste verkiezinge, proclamatie en installatie van ... Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.The Hague, Anthoni de Groot and sons, 1751. With title-page printed in red and black with woodcut arms of William IV, first page of the dedication printed in red and black (including a woodcut initial printed in red) with a large engraved armorial headpiece, 2 engravings in text, each showing the obverse and reverse of a medallion, and 116 engraved illustrations on 16 leaves.With: (2) Nette afbeelding en ampele beschryving der eere-poorten, opgerecht by de blyde te rug komst van …. Willem Karel Hendrik Friso … uyt Zeeland, en deszelfs intreede in 's Gravenhage, op den 6 Juny 1747.The Hague, heirs of Anthoni de Groot, 1766. Title-page with the woodcut arms of William IV, and 37 numbered illustrations on 10 engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume. 1mo (49 x 38 cm). Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. Full description
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