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Only Dutch edition of a curios medical and dietetic vade-mecum for students

ABEL, Heinrich Kaspar. De hervormde en volkoome lyf-medicus der studenten, in vier boeken begreepen ... Benevens eene toegift van eenige nuttige en noodige recepten.
Utrecht, Willem van der Weyde, 1746. 8vo. Title-page printed in red and black, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Later blue sprinkled paper over thin paperboard. [20], 404, 136 pp. Full description
€ 400
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Nineteenth-century illustrated edition of the Dorpius recension

AESOP. Aesopi Phrygis, et aliorum Fabulae .... Elegantissimis iconibus in gratiam studiose juventutis illustratae. Pluribusque auctae & diligentius quam antehac emendatae. Cum indice locupletissimo.
Madrid, for Petrus Lopez and his brother, 1815. 12mo. With woodcut of the writing Aesop on title and 86 woodcuts (ca. 43 x 56 mm.). Marbled calf over boards. 324, [12] pp. Full description
€ 450
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Egyptian botany with 50 woodcuts, including the first European illustration of the coffee plant

ALPINO, Prospero (Prosper ALPINI). De plantis Aegypti liber. ... Accessit etiam liber de Balsamo alias editus.
Including: De balsamo dialogus.
Venice, Francesco de Franceschi, 1592. 4to. With a general title-page and a divisional title-page, each with the same Franceschi woodcut device, and 50 large woodcut plant illustrations. Further with numerous woodcut decorated initials, woodcut decorations and decorations built up from arabesque typographical ornaments. Contemporary(?) wooden boards covered with 18th-century sprinkled paper. [4], "80" [= 84], [8] ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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The first and “most sought after” edition of the most popular maritime travel account of the 18th century

ANSON, George and Richard WALTER and/or Benjamin ROBINS (ed.). A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.
London, printed for the author, by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. Large 4to. With 42 engraved plates, maps and plans, all but one folding. Bound by Marcus Ward & Co. (founded 1833), with their bookbinder's label on the front paste-down, in 19th-century calf, gold-tooled and blind-tooled frame on both boards, gold-tooled spine with red morocco spine label with title in gold, gold-tooled board edges, blind-tooled turn-ins, red edges, blue ribbon marker. [1], [1 blank], [32], [1 blank], 417, [1 blank], [2] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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The famous Arabic version of Robert Bellarmino's catechism, now with parallel Ethiopic

BELLARMINO, Roberto. Dottrina Cristiana composta dall...
Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1786. Large 4to. With 4 woodcuts on 3 plates, 1 full-page woodcut on the back of the title-page, and a few woodcut initials, factotums and decorations, as well as frames, factotums and decorations built up from arabesque and rococo typographic ornaments. Set in three columns in Ethiopic, roman and Arabic type. Contemporary vellum, gold-tooled spine title, red sprinkled edges. 97, [1] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Early work of Johannes van Beverwijck bound with an account of the waters of the city of Spa

BEVERWIJCK, Johannes van. Idea medicinae veterum.
Leiden, Officina Elzeviriorum, 1637. Title-page in red and black with the Elzeviers' "non solus" tree, grape vine and man device, a woodcut headpiece (plus 1 repeat) and woodcut decorated initials. With: (2) HEER(S), Henrick de. Spadacrene ultimis curis polita: hoc est Fons Spadanus accuratissimè descriptus, acidas bibendi modus Medicamina oxypotis necessaria.
Liège, Johannes Ouwerx, 1635. With Ouwerx's woodcut device on the title-page, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and decorated initials.
2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. [8], 390, [10]; [24], 128 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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Is hair alive or not?

BEVERWIJCK, Johannes van. Heel-konste, ofte derde deel van de genees-konste, om de uytwendige gebreken te heelen.
Dordrecht, Hendrick van Esch for Pieter Looymans and Maerten de Bot, 1645.
With: PLEMPIUS (PLEMP), Fortunatus. Verhandeling der spieren. ...
Dordrecht, Hendrick van Esch for Pieter Loymans and Maerten de Bot, 1645.
Small 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, an emblematic engraving in the preliminaries, 5 engravings of herbs and plants, including 3 with views of Granada, Orange and Cairo, 2 anatomical engravings in the text and 11 full-page engraved anatomical plates. Original overlapping vellum, manuscript title on spine, red edges. [44], 487, [7]; [6], 176 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Rare introduction to Arabic

[BURGESS, Thomas]. The Arabick alphabet...
Newcastle, printed by S[arah]. Hodgson, 1809. Large 12mo. Twentieth-century half calf, marbled sides, with a blind-tooled roll where the calf covering (including the corners) meets the marbled paper, gold fillets on the smooth spine, black morocco spine label with the title in large gold capitals running up the spine, lettered in gold. With 22 sturdy blank leaves at the end and the bookbinders ticket of "Period Binders, Bath". V, [3], 20 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Beautifully illustrated first accurate monograph on the larynx, heavily influenced by Galen

CASSERIO, Giulio (Julius CASSERIUS). De vocis auditusq[ue] organis historia anatomica singulari fide methodo ac industria concinnata tractatibus duobus explicata ...
(Colophons: Ferrara, Victorius Baldinus, 1601 & "1600" [= 1601]). 2 parts in 1 volume. Royal folio (40.5 x 27.5 cm). Engraved title-page with the title in a large oval scrollwork cartouche surrounded by and incorporating dozens of skeletons and skulls of people and animals, 2 full-page engraved portraits (of the dedicatee Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma, and the author) and 34 full-page anatomical engravings on integral leaves. 17th-century sheepskin parchment. [60], 191, [1 blank]; 126, [1], [1 blank] pp. including engraved title-page, 2 portraits, and illustrations. Full description
€ 27,500
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Important edition of Catss seminal first emblem book, one of the greatest works of the Dutch golden age:
the first printing of 96 emblematic illustrations by "the prince of the Dutch illustrators"

CATS, Jacob [and Adriaen van de VENNE, illustrator]. [Silenus Alcibiadis]. Proteus ofte minne-beelden verandert in sinne-beelden.
The Hague, Adriaen van de Venne & Joost Ockers, 1629. 2 works in 1 vol. 8vo. With Van de Vennes 1625 woodcut device, full-page engraved title-page (dated 1628) and 96 engraved emblematic engravings (numbered I-LII, I-XLIII and 1 unnumbered).
With: (2) CATS, Jacob. Galathee ofte harder minne-klachte.The Hague, Adriaen van der Venne & Joost Ockers, 1629. With woodcut printer's device ("Konst baert roem") and 1 engraving.
Contemporary vellum, sewn on 4 vellum tapes laced through the joints, with a hollow back, remnants of a manuscript title on spine, red edges. [48], 165, 266-402, [2]; 103 pp; 62, [2] pp. Full description
€ 1,650
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A playful way of learning the history and culture of several French départements

[CHILDREN'S LOTTO GAME - PUZZLE - FRENCH]. [Lotto game for children using French costumes, coats-of-arms and regional history].
[France, ca. 1870]. 7 games. ca. 17 x 24 cm. 7 stiff paperboard cards for a lotto game, each with a lithographed plate showing regional coats-of-arms above, views of castles, dances or games in regional costume, and large historical scenes, all with a colourful border. All cards finely coloured by hand, each with 9 loose movable parts with numbers and titles printed in the open spaces below. Full description
€ 4,000
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Rare 17th-century edition of standard arithmetic schoolbook: second copy located

COCK, David. De cyfer-konst, noyt voor desen den leerlingen grondiger, noch ook duydelijcker, voorgestelt. ... Den vijfde druck, van alle mis-druck gesuyvert, verbetert, ende merckelijck vermeerdert, door Dirck de Hollander...
Amsterdam, widow of Gysbert de Groot, 1696. Small 8vo (15 x 9.5 cm). 19th-century(?) sheepskin parchment. [8], 374 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Killing the pain of dental cavities

DELACOUR, chirurgien-dentiste. Notice sur la carie des dents et sur l'emploi d'une liqueur alumineuse camphrée au chlorophorme, qui calme la douleur et arrête les progrès de la carie, sans qu'il soit nécessaire d'extraire les dents malades.
Metz, the author (back of the title-page: Metz, printed by Ch. Dieu), 1848. Small 8vo. Modern boards, with a gold-tooled morocco title-label on spine. 12 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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The arbitrariness of fate all over the world

[DICKENSON, John]. Speculum tragicum. Regum, principum, & magnatum superioris soeculi celebriorum ruinas exitusque calamitosos breviter complectens: in quo & iudicia divina & imbecillitas humana insignibus exemplis declarantur.
Delft, Jacob Cornelisz. Vennecool, 1601. Small 8vo. Contemporary vellum, red spine-label. [6], 127, [11] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Italian translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in an interesting binding

OVIDIUS NASO, Publius (Lodovico DOLCE, translator). Le trasformationi, ... . In questa quarta impressione da lui in molti luoghi ricorrette.
Venice, Gabriele Giolito de Ferrari, 1557. 4to. With title in a richly designed architectural woodcut frame, a half-page woodcut hemispherical map of the Americas, Europe and Africa and 82 large woodcut illustrations (plus 2 repeats) with fine ornamental and grotesque borders at either side. Contemporary(?) Polish(?) blind-tooled calf. 17th- or 18th-century endpapers. [16], 309, [3] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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The third revised edition of William Lewis's authoritative The new dispensatory, edited by Andrew Duncan

[EDINBURGH - PHARMACOPOEIA] LEWIS, William. The Edinburgh new dispensatory. Containing, I. The elements of pharmaceutical chemistry. II. The materia medica ... III. The pharmaceutical preparations and medicinal compositions of the latest editions of the London and Edinburgh pharmacopoeias. ...
Edinburgh, for William Ceech, 1791. Large 8vo. With 3 double-page engraved plates of furnaces and distilling equipment, each in two parts. Pp. 113-665 (Part 2-3) printed in two columns. Mottled calf, red morocco spine label. 665 [= 656] pp. Full description
€ 650
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Original edition of the first general survey and description of Greece
by the first rector magnificus of Groningen University

EMMIUS, Ubbo. Vetus Graecia, illustrata studio & operâ Ubbonis Ebbii. Opus distinctum in tomos tres: quorum I. Descriptionum habet regionum à Graecis habitatum ... II. Complectitur Res gestas Graecorum. III. Representat Statum ...praecipuarum ejus gentis rerumpublicarum ...
Leiden, Bonaventura & Abraham Elzevier, 1626. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With the printer's device of the Elzeviers on all three title-pages, woodcut initials. Uniformly bound in contemporary vellum. [24] 194, [22]; [4], 536, [32]; [4], 519, 25 pp. Full description
€ 475
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Magnificent and rare album, the first example of Australian photo-journalism: produced during the 1884 British expedition in New Guinea

[NEW GUINEA]. ERSKINE, Commodore James E. Narrative of the expedition of the Australian squadron to the south-east coast of New Guinea, October to December, 1884.
Sydney, Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885. Large folio. With a folding map, 3 coloured lithographed plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (ca. 28.5 x 21 cm) mounted on cards with printed captions and borders and two beautiful panoramas, one of them double-page (24 x 55.5 cm) and the other on four leaves (together 24 x 105.5 cm). Contemporary dark blue morocco. Full description
€ 48,000
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Last edition during Fuchs life of his own revision of his first publication, promoting medical "simples" originally published 12 years before his great herbal, De historia stirpium

FUCHS, Leonart Paradoxorum medicinae libri tres...
Paris, Charlotta Guillard, widow of Claude Chevallon, 1555. 8vo. With some woodcut initials. The main text (and shoulder notes) set in italic type, the preface and long chapter headings in roman and long passages in Greek. Contemporary vellum over thin boards with title in ink on spine and on lower edge, modern endpapers. [20], 239 ll. Full description
€ 1,000
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A rare and unusual set of texts, written and printed in Bengali

GUÉRIN, Jacques F.M., and Manuel da ASSUMPÇAO. Catéchisme suivi de trois dialogues et de la liste des éclipses de soleil et de la lune calculées pour le Bengale à partir de 1836 jusqu'en 1940 inclusivement. Nouvelle édition, revue et corrigée.
[Serampore, 1836]. Large 8vo. Contemporary brown cloth, paper spine label with the title in Bengali and red sprinkled edges. [2 blank], VII, [1 blank], 119, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 950
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Extremely rare first edition of a paleontological work on the fossil remains of an elk found in Maslów (Poland)

HERMANN, Leonard David. Relatio historico-antiquaria de sceleto seu ossibus alcis maslae detectis. Das ist: historischer Bericht aus der Antiquitaet von einem Elends-Thier-Körper oder Knochen, welches anno 1729. im May bey dem neuen Wasser- oder Wehr-Bau, in dem Maßlischen Pfarr-Garten-Graben zufälliger Weise gefunden worden, hier aber theils mit nöthigen Reflexions beschrieben, theils auch, was die vornehmsten Stücke anbetrifft, in Kupffer gezeiget werden.
Hirschberg, Dietrich Krahn, 1729. 4to. With 1 full-page engraved plate showing in the upper part a reconstructed image of the elk and below some of its bones, antlers and other fossil remains. 19th-century red-pink decorated paper over stiff paperboards, new endpapers. [14] ll. Full description
€ 3,750
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First Indian edition of the fascinating and highly detailed illustrated account of the Sikh Empire by Maharajah Ranjit Singh's court physician

HONIGBERGER, Johann Martin. Thirty-five years in the East. Adventures, discoveries, experiments, and historical sketches, relating to the Punjab and Cashmere, in connection with medicine, botany, pharmacy, &c.
Calcutta, published by the "Bangabasi" Office (back of the title-page: printed and published by N. Chakravarti, at the "Bangabasi" electro-machine press), 1905. 8vo. With a portrait of the author, a folding map, and 15 plates numbered I-XVI (XV was omitted). Later half beige cloth. [4], II, XXX, 214 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Two famous books each presenting a mother's legacy, here emblematically illustrated by Jan Luyken and with additional verses by the Mennonites Geesje Brit and Adriaan Spinneker

[JOCELIN, Elizabeth Brook]. Uyterste wille van een moeder aan haar toekomende kind, toegeeigent aan de volmaaktste huysmoeder. Den Tweden Druk. [With extensive verses and other additions by Adriaan SPINNEKER].
Together in a single edition with:
HOUTE, Soetgen van den. Uyterste wille, dewelk sy hare kinderen David, Betgen en Tanneken, tot een memorie en voor het alderbeste goet heeft nagelaten, en heeft dat met haren dood bevestigt, tot Gent in Vlaenderen. [With several educational verses by Gezine BRIT].
SPINNEKER, Adriaan. Morgen- en avondgezangen, gebedswijze berijmt.
Amsterdam, Jacobus van Nieuweveen, 1699. 3 works plus additional verses in 1 volume. Small 8vo. A single edition, containing three main works, each with its own title-page with Van Nieuweveens imprint (the first undated, the others 1699) and with all engravings on integral leaves (frontispiece and 16 nearly full-page emblematic engravings by Jan Luyken and 6 smaller emblematic engravings plus 2 small engravings of Hope and Faith, some possibly by Jan Luyken). The first work with a richly engraved allegorical frontispiece, an engraved figure of Faith (with cross and book) on the title-page, and 7 nearly full-page engraved emblems; the second with an engraved figure of Hope (with anchor and bird) on the title-page, a nearly full-page engraved portrait of the author writing in her prison cell, 2 nearly full-page engraved emblems and 4 smaller emblematic engravings in the main text, and 6 nearly full-page engraved emblems and 2 smaller ones accompanying the added verses; and a woodcut vase of flowers on title-page of the third work. Further with several woodcut tailpieces and decorated initials. Contemporary vellum. [8], "259" [= 267], [1, 4 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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The standard Mediaeval medical dispensary, with hundreds of recipes

JOHN XXI, Pope. Thesaurus pauperum Petri hispani pontificis romani, philosophi ac medici doctissimi, de medendis morbis humani corporis liber: experimenta particularia per simplicia medicamenta ex probatissimis autoribus, & propriis observationibus collecta, continens.
Frankfurt, heirs of Christian Egenolff, 1576. 8vo. Title-page in red and black, Egenolffs woodcut burning heart device below the colophon, 3 woodcut arabesque tailpieces, and 3 woodcut decorated initials (3 different series). Contemporary limp vellum, faded manuscript title on spine. 112, [7, last 3 pages blank] ll. Full description
€ 3,500
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Rare heraldic game for young noblemen, improving and displaying their knowledge
of the genealogy, heraldry, geography and history of the main regions of Europe

KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Vermakelyk wapen-kundig, geographisch, en historisch spel, betreffende de voornaamste heerschende staten in Europa. En dienende om de jonge lieden, inzonderheid die van een meer als gemeene geboorte of educatie zyn, de wapen-kunde, geographie en historie gelyk als speelender wyze te leeren.
Amsterdam, David Klippink, 1768. 8vo. With a full-page engraved armorial plate with the coat-of-arms of the British chivalric Order of the Garter with their motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense" and small woodcut hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds in a card game in the text. 19th-century brown cloth, yellow endpapers. [24], 203, [5] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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How to become a Don Juan

[LACLOS, Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de]. Les liaisons dangereuses, ou lettres recueilles dans une société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. Par M. C..... De L.
Amsterdam; Paris, Durand Neveu, 1782. 4 volumes bound as 2. 12mo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind-tooled double fillet frame on boards, sewn on 5 supports, gold-tooled spine with gold-tooled brown leather labels and red sprinkled edges. 248; 240; 230; 256 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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First edition of the first Leiden pharmacopoeia

[LEIDEN - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Leidensis, amplissimorum magistratuum auctoritate instaurata.
Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans, 1718. 8vo. With a frontispiece engraved by François Bleyswyck. Title-page in red and black, with Luchtmanss woodcut Athena device, some woodcut decorated initials. Later half vellum with title stamped on spine. [22] ,155, [17] pp. Full description
€ 700
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First edition of the Catalan translation of the official Latin Pharmacopoeia Matritensis of 1739

[MADRID - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Farmacopea en Castellano, ó coleccion de las fórmulas mas usuales y acreditadas de la Matritense y Española; con un breve Catalogo de algunas composiciones magistrales del Memorial farmacéutico de Cadet de Gassicourt y otros.
Madrid, D. Cosme Martinez, 1823. 4to. With an engraved allegorical vignette on the title-page. Marbled calf, gold-tooled spine, red morocco spine label, red edges, marbled endpapers. VIII, 403 pp. Full description
€ 500
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Manuscript astronomical manual on the motions of the heavens

[MANUSCRIPT - ASTRONOMY]. Plain astronomy. Manuscript volume of notes on practical astronomy and mathematics.
[England?, ca. 1777/1781?]. 4to. Manuscript volume of notes on practical astronomy and mathematics in English, written in ink on Dutch paper with a Maid of Dordrecht watermark without countermark. The leaves are numbered from the front, 101 and 26 leaves of text and diagrams, 39 blank leaves in the middle, last 26 leaves in reverse order, illustrated with several astronomical and mathematical diagrams, including one of a solar system. Late 18th-century half calf, marbled sides. 101, 26, [39 blank], 26 ll. Full description
€ 4,750
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Important study on the Irish language and typography

MARCEL, Jean Joseph. Alphabet Irlandais, précédé d'une notice historique, littéraire et typographique.
Paris, Imprimerie de la République, Nivose An XII [= December 1803/January 1804]. Royal 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm). With Marcels JJM monogram on the title-page and extensive letterpress tables (many in frames of thick-thin rules) showing upper and lowercase alphabets of the larger Irish type, abbreviations, etc. Contemporary blue paste-paper wrappers. 104 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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The Hague illustrated edition of the ‘ad usum Delphini edition’ of Virgil by Charles de la Rue

MARO, Publius Virgilius. Opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Carolus Ruaeus, Soc. Jesu, ad usum Serenissimi Delphini. Editio nova, auctior et emendatior ... Iuxta editionem noovissimam Parisiensem A. 1722.
The Hague, brothers Vaillant & N. Prevost, 1723. 8vo. With a woodcut printer's device on the title, woodcut initials, an engraved folding map of the eastern part of the Mediterranean showing the route of Aeneas on his way home and 8 full-page engravings. XXIV, 637, 223 pp. Full description
€ 375
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An outstanding example of Humanist philology in the Netherlands

MYL (MUYL, MILIUS), Abraham van der. Lingua Belgica. Sive de linguae illius communitate tum cum plerisque aliis, tum presertim cum Latinam, Graecam, Persicam; deque communitatis illius causis; tum de linguae illius origine et latissimam per nationes quamplurimas diffusione; ut et de ejus prestantiam. Quam tum occasione, hic simul quaedam tractantur consideratu non indigna, ad linguas in universum omnes pertinentia.
Leiden, Uldrick Cornelissz. Honthorst and Joris Abrahamsz van der Marsce for "Bibliopolo Commeliniano" [= Jan II Commelin in Geneva], 1612. 4to. With Commelin's woodcut device on the title-page. Modern half morocco. [24], 260, [8] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Nataliss famous print series in their first editions with both title-pages highlighted with gold as rarely seen

NATALIS, Hieronymus (Jerónimo NADAL). Evangelicae historiae imagines ex ordine evangeliorum, quae toto anno in missae sacrificio recitantur, in ordinem temporis vitae Christi digestae.
Antwerp, [Martinus Nutius], 1593.With: (2) IDEM. Adnotationes et meditationes in evangelia quae in sacrosancto missae sacrificio toto anno leguntur. Cum evangeliorum concordantial historiae integritati sufficienti. ...
Antwerp, Martinus Nutius, 1594 (colophon dated 1595). 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Each work with an engraved allegorical title-page, extensively highlighted in gold, and woodcut initials and headpieces. Ad 1 contains a print series showing the life of Christ in 153 full-page engravings by the Wierix brothers, Jan II and Adriaen Collaert and Charles de Malery after Bernardo Passari and Maarten de Vos. It also has an engraved allegorical and ornamental headpiece on A2, reading "IHS In nomine Jesu". Mid 19th-century light brown calf with a blind-tooled ornamental frame on both boards, a gold-tooled spine, a black morocco spine label with the title in gold, red edges and marbled endpapers. [5] ll. plus 153 engraved prints; [1], [3 blank], 595 [= 593], [5] pp. Full description
€ 9,750
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The tasks of the medical committee of Gelderland

[ORDINANCE - MEDICINE]. Publicatie van het departementaal bestuur van Gelderland, houdende verordeningen op de uitoeffening van alle de takken der geneeskunde in het departem. Gelderland. Gearresteerd den 9 december 1802.
Arnhem, J.H. Moeleman jr., [1802]. 4to. With woodcut coat-of-arms of Arnhem on the title-page. Disbound. 24 pp. Full description
€ 400
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Rare first edition of a beautifully illustrated description of India in 12 letters from Leopold von Orlich to the leading German geographers Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Ritter

ORLICH, Leopold von. Reise in Ostindien in Briefen an Alexander von Humboldt und Carl Ritter.
Leipzig, Mayer & Wigand, 1845. Large 4to. With 21 (of 22 plates), including 9 chromolithographs, 5 lithographs and 7 engravings; and 40 woodcut illustrations in the text. Publisher's green cloth, with blind tooling on boards and spine, gold blocked image of a building on the front board, title in gold on spine. The work is stored in a blue modern cloth chitsu (Japanese style folding case) with 2 bone fastenings and a white paper label, attached to the front of the case with clear tape. XVI, 298 pp. Full description
€ 750
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Ottoman ambassador's audiences before the Emperor Charles VI and Prince Eugene of Savoy

[OTTOMAN EMPIRE]. [Drop-title:] Distinto ragguaglio della solenne udienza che alli 4. Settembre ebbe dall' Augustissimo Imperatore Carlo VI. re della Spagne, d'Ungheria &c. a Vienna nel Palazzo Cesareo della Favorita l'ecc[ellentissi]mo sig[nor]. grande ambasciatore Ottomano visire Mückerem Ibrahim Pascia, ...
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Racconto della solenne visita, che alli 7. Di Settembre 1719. Il Sig[nor]. Grande Ambasciatore Ottomano Ibrahim Pascià diede al Seren[issimo]. Prencipe Eugenio di Savoja, ...
(Colophon: Rome, Giovanni Francesco Chracas, 1719). 4to. With a hatched roman capital used as an initial. Set in roman types with extensive italic. Modern boards covered with chemical-marbled paper, black morocco spine label. 8 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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First edition of the German translation of the important Pharmacopoeia Austriaco-Provincialis (1774)

[AUSTRIA - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Oesterreichische provinzial-Pharmakopee...
Vienna, Johan Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1776. 8vo. With a woodcut coat-of-arms on the title-page and typographical head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, light brown morocco spine label with title in gold, red sprinkled edges. [10], 384, [18] pp. Full description
€ 300
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Three beautifully hand coloured cards of a simple puzzle game, showing a king and two courtiers in ornate dress

[GAME - PUZZLE - KING AND COURTIERS - FRANCE]. [Puzzle game of filling in the heads and parts of the costumes of a king, a young lady in a green dress, and a young man in a yellow and green outfit].
[Paris], R. Lacouchin, [ca. 1840]. 3 puzzles. 19.5 x 13 cm. With 3 finely lithographed plates mounted on 3 thick green paperboard cards. The lithographs are framed with a gold-coloured ornamental border. The images on the cards are all beautifully hand coloured and the 3 cards depict respectively a crowned king in ornate robes, a beautiful young lady in a green dress, and a young man (or possibly a court jester?) in an extravagant yellow and green outfit. Each card has 6 large circular movable pieces to be removed or inserted as the game demands in various circumstances. Full description
€ 6,000
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Robert Smith's influential theories on light and optics together in the first edition of an illustrated textbook for university students

[SMITH, Robert and others]. The elementary parts of Dr. Smith's compleat system of opticks, selected and arranged for the use of students at the universities: to which are added in the form of notes some explanatory propositions from other authors.
Cambridge, printed by J. Archdeacon, 1778. Large 4to (27 x 20.5 cm). With 17 numbered, folding engraved plates. Contemporary gold-tooled brown sprinkled calf, gold-tooled red morocco spine label, gold-tooled board edges. VI, [9], [1 blank], 119, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 6,000
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Rare, richly illustrated 17th-century guide to chiromancy: the practice of fortune-telling through the study of the palm (palm reading)

[TAISNIER, Jean (?)]. La science curieuse, ou traité de la chyromance, récueilly des plus graves autheurs que ont traité de cette matiere, & plus exactement recherché qu'il n'a esté cy-devant par aucun autre.
Paris, Francois Clousier, 1665. 4to (21.5 x 16.5 cm). Illustrated with 90 engraved plates (9 showing 1 full-page hand each, 1 table and 80 showing 16 smaller hands each, with the relevant lines for reading palms). With 1 woodcut decorated initial, and several woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, sewn on 5 supports, gold-tooled board edges, gold-tooled spine with the title lettered in gold. [1], [1 blank], [6], 212 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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The most important encyclopedia of naval medicine

TROTTER, Thomas. Medicina nautica: an essay on the diseases of seamen.
London, for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme (back of title-page: printed by Strahan and Preston), 1804. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a full-page engraved plate (facing p. 121 of vol. 3) showing a Jennerian medal. Modern grey cloth, red morocco spine label with title in gold, marbled endpapers. VIII, 487, [1 blank]; IV, 436; VI, [2], 507, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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First edition of Johan van Twist's description of India

TWIST, Johan van. Generale beschrijvinghe van Indien. Ende in 't besonder van 't Coninckrijck van Guseratten, staende onder de beheersinge van den groot machtighen coninck Chaiahan: anders genaemt den grooten Mogor. ...
Including:
- Corte beschrijvinghe van het coninckrijcke Cuncam, ofte Decam, staende onder de beheersinge, van den grootmachtigen Sultan, Mamedh, Idelxa, Coninck van Visiapour.
- Aenwijsinge van meest alle custen, drooghten ende reden, om door gansch Indien te seylen.
Batavia, Druckerye vande Gansen Pen, 1638 [= Amsterdam, J. Jansonius 1645]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Oblong 4to. Later half vellum. [12], 112 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Fencing in the Sicilian-Neapolitan school

VILLARDITA, Giuseppe. Trattato della scherma Siciliana, ove si mostra di seconda intentione con una linea retta; difendersi di qualsivoglia operatione di resolutione, che operata per ferire à qualunque, ò di punta, ò taglio, che accadesse in accidente di questionarsi. ... Con espressione di tutte le regole: che nascono di seconda operatione.
Palermo, Carlo Adamo, 1673. Small 8vo. Late 19th-century half tanned sheepskin with short-title in gold on spine, "Gustav" chemically marbled sides, shell-marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker. 16, [4] pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Popular Dutch conjuring book

WITGEEST, Simon. Het nieuw vermeerdert natuurlyck tover-boeck of speel-toneel der konsten.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn (title-page: sold in Brussels by Emanuel de Grieck), 1715. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by the artist-engraver [Jacob] Harrewijn, title-page in red and black, many full-page woodcut plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary calf with ornamental flowers on spine. [50], 518 pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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