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Very prestigious copy of a juridical dissertation, bound by the 'Dissertation Bindery' at Utrecht

BARNAART, Willem Philip. Dissertatio juridica inauguralis de sortis usu et abusu. Quam ... ex autoritate Magnifici Rectoris Jacobi Alberti Vos ... pro gradu doctoratus, summisque in utroque jure honoribus ... submittit Willem Philip Barnaart ... ad diem II. Maji MDCCLXXIV.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg, 1774. Large 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece by S. Fokke with the 'Sol justitiae', the emblem of the Utrecht University at the top. Contemporary mottled calf with two floral gilt borders with gilt centre piece on both sides, spine gilt in compartments, gilt binding edges, marbled endpapers, g.e. (4), 76, (4, the last 2 blank) pp. Full description
€ 950
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Rare early picture Bible with 113 scenes, each with the Familist mystic Hiël’s commentary

BARREFELT, Hendrik Jansen, known as “HIËL” (illustrations by Pieter van der BORCHT). Figures de toutes les plus remarquables histoires, et aultres evenements du Vieil et Nouveau Testament. Avec une brieve exposition allegorique, ou spirituelle de chascune d'icelles histoires, tres utile a toutes sortes de gents.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1613. Large oblong 4to (21 x 27 cm). With 113 Bible scenes printed from 35 (Old Testament) and 48 (New Testament) engraved illustration plates (plate size 10 x 22.5 cm) by Pieter van der Borcht (New Testament plates 7-9, 18-19 & 24-48 include 2 scenes each). 17th-century vellum. [6], 35, [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], 48 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Very rare map of North Holland in 1575

BEELDSNIJDER, Joost Jansz. Vernieuwde Kaart van Noordholland en Westfriesland, benevens het voornaamste gedeelte van Rhynland, en daar aan grenzende Landen.
Amsterdam, Yntema & Tieboel, 1778. (92 x 68 cm). Large hand-coloured engraved map on 2 sheets, decorated with arms, figures and products from the regions shown, and with the title at the foot. Framed. Full description
€ 7,250
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Four rare political tracts

BEN SADDI, Nathan (= Robert DODSLEY). Chronique des rois d'Angleterre, ecrite en Anglois selon le stile des anciens historiens Juifs.
London [= Hanover?], Thomas Cooper [= Johann Wilhelm Schmidt?], 1743. Title in red & black with engraved vignette (a seascape with a sea creature in the foreground), headpieces and tailpieces. 144; [4], XXIV, 191, [1 blank], [2], 192-228; 108; 16 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Beautifully gold-illuminated manuscript leaf with Leviticus 5-8 in Latin

[BIBLE - MANUSCRIPT LEAF]. [Latin manuscript leaf on parchment with (parts of) Leviticus 5-8].
[The Netherlands?], [late 14th century or early 15th century?]. Folio (26.5 x 40 cm). Written in a neat littera textualis in 2 columns of 50 lines. With 3 lombardic initials executed in blue or light pink with white filigree work on a gold ground, with bars in the same colours with white filigree ornamental patterns originating from the initials, with some small twigs springing from them, ending at the head and bottom of those bars in a larger twig with small "flowers" or "buds" in blue, pink or gold. Also with the numbers of the chapters and running heads "LEVI" written in red and blue. [1] leaf. Full description
€ 4,000
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A commentary on and epitome of Laurentius Valla's De Elegantiis

BIENATO, Aurelio. In elegantiarum sex libros Laurentii Vallae disertissimi epithomata nuper recognita.
Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio, for Melchiorre Sessa, 1539. Small 8vo. With Sessas charming woodcut device showing a cat with a mouse in its mouth, with motto "Dissimilium infida societas" below, repeated on the last page. Later half vellum, gold-tooled spine, boards covered with decorated paper. 63, [1] ll. Full description
€ 6,500
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The importance of this book can hardly be exaggerated

BOETHIUS. De consolatione philosophie duplici commentario videlicet Sancti Thome & Jodoci Badii Ascensii cum utriusque tabula. Item eiusdem de disciplina scholarium cum explanatione et quintilianum de officio discipulorum diligenter annotata.
Rouen, [printed by Pierre Olivier] for Jean Macé in Rennes, 1519. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to With Macés large woodcut devices on the 2 title-pages and on the verso of the last leaf, the first title-page printed in red and black. Several fine woodcut initials. Modern vellum, red morocco spine-label. [312]; [64] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Unrecorded post-incunable devotional text on the Virgin Mary

BONAVENTURE. Septem Psalmi illibate christipare virginis Marie pulcerrimi ac devotissimi. Cum letania dulcissima. Ex psalterio seraphici doc. Bonaventure.
[Cologne, Carthusian Monastery of Saint Barbara?, ca. 1516?]. Small 4to. With a large woodcut (77 x 58 mm) on the title-page, showing the Madonna and child on a crescent moon held by angels, with spaces left for manuscript initials (not filled in). Later marbled wrappers. [15], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Bruges book of hours (ca. 1460) including the livre de raison from the important Dijon family Fyot,
extensively illuminated by the Master of Morgan 78 with miniatures and historiated initials with raised gold

[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS - BRUGES?]. [Illuminated book of hours, with the livre de raison of the Dijon families Fyot de Barain, Fyot de Vaugymois and Fyot de Mimeure, dated 1585-1775, bound after it]. [Incipit 7r:] Inicium sancti evangelii secundu[m] iohannem. Glori tibi domine.
[Bruges, ca. 1460]. Large 8vo (20.5 x 14 x 4 cm). Manuscript in Latin, written in one column in a formal gothic textura hand (20 lines/page) on vellum. The livre de raison of the Fyot family is written in French in different 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century hands on vellum. Manuscript and the leaves of the livre de raison ruled in red ink. With 14 large miniatures (ca. 10 x 7 cm) showing scenes of the life of Christ, 4 small miniatures (ca. 4 x 3.5 cm) depicting the four Evangelists with their symbols and 21 historiated initials (5-line, with the initial in blue or mauve on a raised gold ground) depicting several saints, probably all executed by the Master of Morgan 78 and sometimes decorated with gold. Each miniature appears in a thin gold frame. The pages illuminated with miniatures or historiated initials also have elaborate marginal vine borders in blue, green, mauve and red, and decorated with gold, showing acanthus leaves and flower petals and some gold leaves or scrolls. Also with decorated initials (5-line) executed in blue with flower petals in the openings and white filligree decoration, 2-line gold initials on a mauve and blue field, decorated with white filligree decoration, and many 1-line penwork initials in blue on a red penwork field or in gold on a blue penwork field. 18th-century gold-tooled dark brown morocco, each board with two double-fillet frames, a centrepiece and cornerpieces in the style of Duseuil, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers, remnants and traces of fastenings, gilt edges. Also with a paper label with the shelf-mark(?) "F" mounted on the front board. [1]; 130; 131-139 ll. Full description
€ 87,500
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Beautifully bound album with 45 engravings and etchings of Jacques Callot from different series,
spanning the whole career of one of the most important 17th-century printmakers

[CALLOT, Jacques]. [Album with 45 engravings and etchings].
[Paris, largely Israel Silvestre and Israel Henriet, ca. 1609-1635]. Large 4to. With 12 smaller and 33 larger engravings and etchings mounted in the album on 39 leaves. 19th-century red morocco in the style of Andrieux, house binder to the Ducs de Orléans from 1837 to circa 1870, gold-tooled spine with title in gold, gold-tooled boards, each with a large unidentified monogram ("FGO"?), marbled endpapers. [39], [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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The architectural features and sculpture showing the Amsterdam City Hall in full glory.
With the magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres,
incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for d

[CAMPEN, Jacob van, Hubert QUELLINUS and Jacob VENNEKOOL]. Bouw schilder en beeldhouwkonst, van het stadhuis te Amsteldam, vertoont in CIX figuuren: ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Covens, Cornelis Mortier and Johannes Covens junior, [ca. 1758?, ca. 1767? or possibly 1772/83]. Large folio (49.5 x 30 cm). With the title-page printed in red and black with J. Covens & C. Mortiers engraved device by Bernard Picart ("JCCM" cypher monogram in a laurel wreath carried by 6 putti, dated 1730); 2 preliminary plates containing portraits of Jacob van Campen [by Lutma] and Arthus Quellinus by Henricus Quellinus; CIX (109) numbered engraved and etched architectural plates. All plates have French captions, some with laudatory verses below, and are described in Dutch in the letterpress text (pp. 3-15). Contemporary half red roan (sheepskin), brown sprinkled paper sides. 15 pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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Rare complete first edition of Visentini's print series with views of Venice after Canaletto,
"crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors"

[CANALETTO]. VISENTINI, Antonio. Urbis Venetiarum prospectus celebriores, ex Antonii Canal tabulis XXXVIII.
Venice, Joannem Baptistam Pasquali, 1742. 3 parts in 1 volume. Oblong folio (ca. 36.5 x 52.5 cm). With 3 letterpress title-pages printed in red and black with engraved vignettes by Visentini, the original engraved title-page for the first series (Prospectus Magni Canali), a double portrait of Canaletto and Visentini by Visentini after Giovanni Battista Piazetta and and XIV, XII and XII numbered engraved prints with familiar views based upon 38 paintings by Canaletto, engraved by Visentini, showing the Grand Canal, public buildings, renowned places in Venice and regatta scenes. Contemporary half morocco, brown paper sides, manuscript title (?) and two old shelfmarks on the spine. [8]; [1]; [1] ll. plus the part-title, double portrait and XIV, XII, XII prints. Full description
€ 45,000
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Extremely rare Dutch translation of a devotional work by the Church father Johannes Chrysostomus
in an attractive contemporary Antwerp panel binding

CHRYSOSTOMUS, Johannes (Antonius VAN HEMERT, translator). Van die beweechnisse des herten, tot berouwe der sonde[n]. Met meer ander gulden tractaetke[n]s des alder heylichsten Joannis Chrysostomi: overgheset uut den Latine in Duytsche, doer eenen religiosen der Regulier orden Sa[n]cti Augustini.
[colophon (Q8v):] Antwerp, Symon Cock, 18 August 1546. 8vo. With the title-page in red and black in a framework of thin rules, 6 woodcut decorated initials (lombardic, roman and gothic, probably 5 series, including an O with a dragon inside) and 2 vine-leaf ornaments (Vervliet 44 & 62). Set in 3 sizes of textura gothic types. A very interesting Antwerp binding of contemporary panel-stamped calf, each board with the same panel, showing 2 medallion portraits in (busts in profile: a bearded man above, facing right, and a woman below with a lace collar, facing left), the whole surrounded by a floral decorative border, interesting fastenings with cord loops that fasten to bone buttons on leather straps. [131], [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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A landmark in the history of fortification, with 17 large fortification plans and related figures

COEHOORN, Menno van. Nieuwe vestingbouw, op een natte of lage horisont; welke op driederleye manieren getoont wordt in 't fortificeren der binnengroote van de Fransche royale ses-hoek, waar in de sterkte der hedendaagsche drooge- aan de natte-grachten gevonden wordt: als mede hoe men tegenwoordig langs een zee of rivier fortificeert, en op wat manier men daar behoorde te bouwen. ...
Leeuwarden, Hendrik Rintjes, 1685. Folio (32.5 x 20 cm). With 17 engraved figures (mostly fortification plans) labelled A-R on plates of various sizes, mostly double-page or folding. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum. [16], 181, [3] pp. Full description
€ 5,950
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Collection of 38 lithographed and hand-coloured coats of arms of Frisian noble families 1815-1845, compiled by De Haan Hettema and deriving from his Stamboek van den Frieschen adel

[HERALDRY - FRIESLAND - MANUSCRIPT WITH LITHOGRAPHED COATS OF ARMS]. DE HAAN HETTEMA, Montanus. Wapens der edelen later Ridderschap van Friesland 1815-1845.
[Leeuwarden?], 1846. 4to. With a drawn, hand-coloured and gold-painted manuscript title and 3 manuscript leaves listing the coats of arms in a neat 19th-century hand, and 38 lithographed coats of arms of Frisian noble families drawn by J. Reijnders and printed by C. Brantsma in Leeuwarden, very precisely coloured by a contemporary hand with extensive use of gold and silver. Later 19th-century boards covered with silk cloth, each board with a gold-tooled frame, and 4 gold fillets on the spine, gilt edges. [4] manuscript ll. (including title-page); [38] ll. with lithographed coat of arms. Full description
€ 3,500
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Interesting account of an exploration journey to India and Southeast Asia

DELESSERT, Adolphe. Souvenirs dun voyage dans lInde execute de 1834 a 1839. Ouvrage enrichi de trente-cinq planches.
Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie & Langlois et Leclercq (facing title-page: printed by Béthune et Plon), 1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 8vo. With engraved title-vignette signed by A. Vien, 8 lithographed plates in the first part by V. Dolet showing Ile Bourbon, Pondichéry, Malacca, Chase au tigre, Madras, a bivouac and Chûte de la Rivière de Gutpurba; 27 numbered full-page engraved plates in the natural history part by Forget, Annedouche, Sebin, Mme. Douliot, Bourgeois, Giraud, Davesne and Dumesnil after Jean Gabriel Prêtre, Delahaye, Mme Bury and Vaillant of mammals, birds, insects and butterflies, 24 of which are exquisitely coloured by hand by "Gérard". Also with one folded map (43 x 44 cm) of the world (except for the Americas) with Delessets journey marked, coloured in outline and printed by Kaeppelin, Paris. Half calf, decorated paper sides. [6], III, 134; [4], 107 pp. Full description
€ 4,950
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Important source on mediaeval pharmacology: the fundamental Renaissance work for the study of medicinal plants

DIOSCORIDES, Pedanius. In hoc volumine haec continentu.r [!] Ioannis Baptistae Egnatii Veneti in Dioscoridem ab Hermolao Barbaro tralatum annotamenta. Quibus morborum et remediorum vocabula obscuriora in usum etiam mediocriter eruditorum explicantur ...
Venice, Francesco Barbaro & Giovanni Bartolomeo Gabiano for Giovanni & Gregorio De Gregori, 1 February 1516. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (22.5 x 32 cm). Later vellum with old gold-tooled red spine label. [36], “CXXXIII” [= CXXXIV], 106 ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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320 excellent hand-coloured lithographed plates of European birds and eggs

DUBOIS, Charles-Frédéric & DUBOIS, Alphonse fils. Les oiseaux de l'Europe et leurs oeufs, décrits et dessinés d'après nature ... Deuxième série, espèces non observées en Belgique.
Brussels, Leipzig & Ghent, C. Muquardt (vol. 1) & H. Merzbach, successor to C. Muquardt (vol. 2), 1868-1872. 2 volumes. Small folio (27 x 18 cm). With a portrait of Charles Dubois facing the title-page of vol. 1, and 320 numbered hand-coloured lithographed plates: 278 of birds and 42 of bird eggs. Contemporary half light brown cloth. XLVI pp., “134” [= 182] ll.; pp. XLVII-CXIV; ll. 134a, 135 ... 202 [= 96 ll.] , 16 pp. Full description
€ 5,950
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Attacking Anabaptism: first edition of an apologetic work
by a leading Dutch Catholic of the Counter Reformation

DUNCAN, Martin. Anabaptisticae haereseos confutatio, et vere Christiani baptismi, ac potissimum paedobaptismatis assertio in duos libros divisa, quorum prior veram Christiani baptismi energiam declarat, posterior paedobaptismatis Christianam institutionem ex sacris literis demonstrat, contra Mennonis Simonis Frisii Anabaptisticae pravitatis summi antistitis verulentas blasphemias.
[part 2 title:] Liber posterior de paedobaptismate seu parvulorum baptismo, contra Menonis Simonis Frisii Anabaptisticae pravitatis summi antistitis verulentas blasphemias.
Antwerp, Johannes Gravius, 1549. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With printer's device on the title of the second part, many interesting woodcut initials. 17th-century boards covered with marbled paper. [15], [1 blank], 227 ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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5 important works on mathematics, optics, astronomy and astrology, mostly rare editions (1552-1560), in a beautiful contemporary binding

EUCLID (Jean PÉNA, ed.). Euclidis Optica & catoptrica, nunquam antehac Graece aedita.
Paris, André Wechel, 1557. With Wechels woodcut device on both title-pages, and several optical and mathematical woodcut diagrams or illustrations in the text, woodcut initials and headpieces. Set in roman and Greek type.
(2) EUCLID(?) and CLEONIDES (Jean PÉNA, ed.). Euclidis Rudimenta musices. Sectio regulae harmonicae. E Regia bibliotheca desumpta, ac nunc primum Graecae et Latine excusa.
Paris, André Wechel, 1557. With Wechels woodcut device on the title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces. Set in roman and Greek type.
(3) THEODOSIUS OF BITHYNIA (Jean PÉNA, ed.). Theodosij Tripolitae sphaericorum, libri tres, nunquam antehac Graece excusi.
Paris, André Wechel, 1558. With Wechels woodcut device on the title-page and on the verso of the last leaf with the "Errata", with several optical and mathematical woodcut diagrams or illustrations in the text, woodcut initials and headpieces. Set in roman and Greek type.
(4) PITATI, Pietro. Compendium Petri Pitati Veronensis in Academia Philarmonica Mathesim profitentis super annua solaris, atque lunaris anni quantitate, Paschalis item solemnitatis iuxta veteres ecclesiae canones recognitione Romanique calendarii instauratione, deque vero passionis dominicae die; Ortu quoque et occasu stellarum fixarum, in tres divisum tractatus. ....
Verona, Paolo Ravagnano, 1560. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page, Ravagnanos woodcut device on the verso of the second to last leaf of the colophon and many tables in the text. Set in roman type.
(5) GAURICO, Luca. Calendarium ecclesiasticum novum, ex sacris literis, probatisque sanctorum Patrum synodis excerptum, iuxta omnipotentis Dei mandata in veteri testamento Mosi data: in quo potissimus agitur de vera sacratissimi Paschatis, festorumque mobilium celebratione, duum millium annorum interstitio duraturum.
Venice, (colophon: heirs of Lucantonio I Giunta, May 1552), 1552. With the Giunti's woodcut device (a decorative fleur-de-lis - representing Venice - in a floral wreath with putti, in this case with Lucantonios initials "LA") on the title-page, several woodcut astronomical and astrological figures in the text, many pages of astrological and astronomical tables and some woodcut decorated initials. Set in roman type.
5 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards with the date "1561" blind-stamped on the front board, sewn on 3 double cords, with paper manuscript spine labels in the spine compartments (some faded), two original brass clasps on leather straps, blue edges. [20], 48, [4], 64 pp.; 16, 10 ll.; [8], 54, [2], 68, [2] pp.; “128” [= 130], [2]; [4], 134, [1], [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 35,000
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Presentation copy to the colorist of the plates in Fitzgerald's study on Australian orchids,
seldomly found complete

FITZGERALD, Robert Desmond. Australian orchids.
Sydney, Thomas Richards (vol. 1, part 1-2, 4-7; vol. 2, part 1-2), Charles Potter (vol. 1, part 3; vol. 2, part 4 & 5) & George Stephan Chapman (vol. 2, part 4), [1875--1894]. 12 parts in 2 volumes (vol. 1: part 1-7; vol. 2: part 1-5). Large folio (ca. 50 x 34 cm). With 118 lithographed plates (10 double-page) all but 1 coloured by a contemporary hand in watercolour. The plates were all drawn by Fitzgerald and lithographed by himself and Arthur J. Stopps. All plates are interleaved with accompanying letterpress descriptions. Contemporary half cloth in a uniform style (various colours) with the original publisher's wrappers (also in various colours: yellow, green, blue, turquoise) mounted on the cloth. The 12 volumes are preserved in 20th-century green cloth boxes with a uniform black morocco spine labe. 118 plates plus letterpress descriptions. Full description
€ 18,000
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French conjurer's flip book from 1775, with 168 hand-coloured engravings

[FLIP BOOK - FRENCH]. Ambigué magique.
[Paris?, Jacques-François Chéreau?, 1775]. Large 16mo (15.5 x 11 cm). A conjuror's magic flip book (or blow book) with tabs in 5 positions, with 1 letterpress page of instructions, 168 full-page engravings (7 series of 4 prints each, each series printed 6 times) and 24 pages deliberately left blank. Contemporary dark green paper wrappers, with an engraved spine label and with a 2-page letterpress calendar for the year 1776 pasted to the inside front and back wrapper. [1], [1 blank], [1 blank], [190] [1 blank] pp. including 22 blank pp. within the 190. Full description
€ 17,500
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The famous illustrated chronicle of Paderborn

[FÜRSTENBERG, Ferdinand von]. Monumenta Paderbornensia ex historia Romana, Francica, Saxonica eruta et novis inscriptionibus, figuris, tabulis geographicis & notis illustrata. ... Editio tertia ...
Frankfurt, Leipzig, Christoph Riegel (printed by Johann Ernest Adelbulner [in Nürnberg]), 1713. 4to. With engraved author's portrait, engraved title-page, letterpress title-page with an engraved device, 3 folding engraved maps, 2 folding engraved views, 26 further engraved plates and some small woodcut illustrations in text.
Including (with a drop-title): [HORION, J. de]. Paneygyricus, die natali Academiae Theodorianae Paderbornensis.
[Frankfurt, Leipzig, Christoph Riegel, 1713]. With an engraved author's portrait, an engraved title-page and one engraved plate. 4to. Contemporary vellum, red sprinkled edges. [48], 309, [19]; [14], 134, [34] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Very rare educational work in a fine armorial dedication binding from the Bourbon restoration, for Marie Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême, the only heir of Louis XVI to survive the Revolution

GALLAND, P.J. Cours pratique d'éducation à l'usage des jeunes demoiselles, et convenable aux jeunes gens qui ne sont pas à porté de suivre les études de collège, ou qui les ont suivies sans succès; contenant la grammaire, précédée de principes de lecture servant d'introduction; la rhétorique, l'arithmétique, la cosmographie, la géographie, l'histoire et la mythologie, traitée séparément pour l'enfance et pour l'adolescence, par demandes et par réponses. Dédié à Son Altesse Royale Madame, Duchesse d'Angoulême.
Paris, Librairie d'Éducation d'Alexis Eymerie, and the author (on back of title-page: printed by J.-B. Imbert), 1816 (vol. 3!)-1817 (vols. 1-2). 3 volumes. Large 12mo (17.5 x 10.5 cm). With a large folding engraved map of France, 3 astronomical and cosmographical figures on 3 engraved plates, a large folding hierarchical "tableau synoptique" of French grammar, and numerous numerical tables and mathematical equations in the text. Contemporary richly gold-tooled, grained green morocco, each board with the large arms of the dedicatee, Marie Thérèse de France, Duchesse d'Angoulême, daughter of King Louis XVI: a crowned double coat- of-arms (each in an oval) in a wide border of fleurs-de-lis and tulip-like flowers, the dexter arms (of her husband) that normally used by the Duc de Berry, but also by the seconde maison Capétienne d'Artois and the sinister arms (of her father Louis XVI) matching that of the Kings of France, pink silk endleaves, gilt edges. [4], 515, [1]; 552, [2]; 492, [2] pp. Full description
€ 25,000
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Rare first Deventer edition of an immensely popular confessional handbook for priests in the Low Countries

[GARLANDIA, Johannes de, or Petrus BLESENSIS]. Libellus de modo confitendi et penitendi. [= Modus poenitendi = Poeniteas cito].
[colophon:] Deventer, [Richard Pafraet], 20 December 1488. 4to. The text opens with a 6-line blue lombardic initial supplied in manuscript. Text set in one column in a rotunda gothic type with the headings in a larger textura gothic. 19th-century marbled paper over boards, blue paper spine label lettered in gold, preserved in a 20th-century orange cloth box from the St. Matthias' Abbey in Trier. [25] ll. Full description
€ 15,000
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One of the 200 special copies issued for the Antwerp magistrates
of this monumental work on the Splendid Entry of Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria
into Antwerp (1635), after designs by Rubens

GEVAERTS, Jean Gaspard (Caspar GEVARTIUS) and Pieter Paul RUBENS. Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum Infantis S.R.E. Card. Belgarum et Burgundionum Gubernatoris etc. a S.P.Q. Antwerp. Decreta et adornata. ...
Antwerp, Theodoor van Tulden (colophon: printed by Jan van Meurs, 1641), [published January 1643]. Royal 1mo (full-sheet leaves) (57 x 42 cm). With a letterpress half-title and XXXIX single-page, double-page and larger folding plates (numbered I-XXXIX in the table of plates, printed and assembled from 43 copper plates numbered [1]-[2], 3-43) depicting the rich allegorical and ornamental triumphal arches and festive decorations, paintings, statues, etc., all designed by Pieter Paul Rubens, all but one for the triumphal entry of the Spanish cardinal-infante Ferdinand into Antwerp in 1635. Further with 46 smaller engravings in the text, depicting coins and medals, and numerous woodcut decorated initials (4 series). Contemporary overlapping vellum, manuscript title on spine. [10], 189, [13] pp. plus 38 plates. Full description
€ 29,500
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Second, much enlarged edition of the first extensive repertory
of Greco-Roman rings with carved intaglio gems

GORLAEUS, Abraham. Dactyliotheca, seu annulorum sigillarium quorum apud Priscos tam Graecos quam Romanos usus, ex ferro, aere, argento & auro promptuarii ... collectis aliunde & ineditis & editis annulorum figuris auctior; cum explicationibus Jacobi Gronovii.
Leiden, Petrus van de Aa, 1695. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 different engraved allegorical title-pages (reflecting the themes of rings and intaglio-carved gems), 2 letterpress title-pages in red and black with one of Van der Aas engraved allegorical devices (Minerva/Athena, books, a cock and Hercules/Heracles, with motto "studio et vigilantia"), a portrait of the author by Jacques de Gheyn with a calligraphic verse by Hugo de Groot below, 138 engraved plates: 196 numbered illustrations of ancient rings with carved gems shown at actual size on 101 engraved plates, and 148 numbered illustrations of carved gems alone on 37 engraved plates). Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine. [22], 28, [16], 16 pp. plus 109 plates; 64, 32 pp. plus 173 plates. Full description
€ 2,950
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The first book printed with roman type in Turkey

[HOLDERMANN, Jean-Baptiste Daniel]. Grammaire Turque ou méthode courte et facile pour apprendre la langue Turque ...
Istanbul, [Ibrahim Müteferrika & Zaïd Aga Effendi], 1730. 4to. With a double-page engraved table of Arabic letters in 7 different styles. Set in roman type with frequent Turkish words and phrases in naskh Arabic type. Contemporary blind-tooled calf. [16], 194, [6] pp. Full description
€ 25,000
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Magnificent contemporary portraits of the most important artists
of the sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Low Countries

HONDIUS, Hendrik (& Simon FRISIUS, Andries STOCK and Robert de BAUDOUS). Pictorum aliquot celebrium praecipué Germaniae Inferioris, effigies. Pars I.
The Hague, Henricus Hondius, [ca. 1610]. Folio. An engraved print series with an architectural title-page with allegorical figures, 41 engraved portraits (20 x 12 cm) by Hendrik Hondius (9), Robert de Baudous (4), Simon Frisius (23) and Andries Stock (5); and an allegorical closing print (a skeleton holding an hour glass and an arrow, not in the copy on Google Books). The three plates outside the portraits are all by Hendrick Hondius. With an extra added portrait of Hendrick Hondius, engraved by Fredericus Boultats after a drawing by Hondius himself (16.5 x 11 cm; mounted on a blank leaf). Contemporary half calf, brown sprinkled paper sides. [44] engraved ll. plus [1] letterpress leaf. Full description
€ 4,500
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Manual on the art of drawing, including the famous series of plates by Crispijn de Passe

LAIRESSE, Gerard de and Crispijn de PASSE. Les principes du dessein; ou methode courte et facile pour aprendre cet art en peu de tems.
Amsterdam, Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus, 1746. Large folio (43.5 x 27 cm). Title-page with an allegorical engraving by C. Huyberts after Lairesse's design, with 120 numbered engraved plates by various artists and engravers and 11 half-page engravings by Lairesse in the text. Contemporary half calf. [2], 24 pp. Full description
€ 15,000
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First French and German edition of Lessings Enlightenment interpretations of 90 animal fables with his famous essay on the genre

LESSING, G.E. Fables; avec des dissertations sur la nature, la division & le style de la fable; & sur l'utilité qu'on peut en retirer dans l'education des enfans: traduit de l'Allemand, avec le texte, par M. d'Antelmy.
Paris, Théophile Bassois le jeune, [1780]. Small 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf. “XIV” [= XXIV], 398, [2] pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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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. 39, [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 15,000
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Acts of the synods of the Archbishopric of Malines of 1570, 1607 and 1609,
printed by Plantin and Moretus

[MALINES - SYNOD]. Decreta et statuta Synodi Provincialis Mechliniensis, die undecima mensis Iunii, anni millesimi, quingentesimi, septuagesimi ... Praesidente D. Martino Rythovio Episcopo Yprensi ... nomine et loco ... D. Antonii Perrenot, Archiepiscopo Mechliniensis, & ... Cardinalis Granvellani.
With: Die vigesima sexta mensis Iunii anni millesimi sexcentesimi septimi ... et vigesima die mensis Julii eiusdem anno conclusae. Praesidente ... D. Matthia Hovio Archiepiscopo Mechliniensi ...
With: (Decreta et statuta Synodi Dioecesanae Mechliniensis): die quinta Maij anni millesimi sexcentesimi noni inchoataev, & die sexta eiusdem anni & mensis absolutae. Praesidente ... D. Matthia Hovio archiepiscopo Mechliniensi.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin (vol. 1), Jan Moretus (vols. 2-3), 1571-1609. 3 editions in 1 volume. With Plantins woodcut compasses device on the title-page of the first work, incorporating the coat of arms of King Philip II of Spain, and another on the last leaf of the third work, and the woodcut coat-of-arms of Archbishop Matthias Hovius (1542-1620) on the title-pages of the 2nd and 3rd works; some fine woodcut initials. Contemporary limp vellum, remnants of ties, with the title in manuscript on spine and front board. 79, [1]; 127, [1]; 76, [4] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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A French Robinsonade in German

[MALLÈS DE BEAULIEU, Jeanne-Sophie]. Begebenheiten eines französischen Schiffsjungen auf einer unbewohntern Insel, oder der zwölfjährige Robinson.
Zürich & Leipzig, Trachslerschen Buch- u. Kunsthandlung, [1824]. Small 8vo. With an illustrated engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates, all aquatints which are richly and beautifully coloured by hand. Contemporary green cloth, gold-tooled spine. 324 pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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Collected works of a famous architect, with 271 double-page engraved plates

MAROLOIS, Samuel. Mathematicum opus absolutissimum: ...
Including:
(1) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Geometria theoretica ac practica: ...
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633. With 47 double-page engraved plates, numbered 1-42 and 1-5.
(2) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Artis muniendi, sive fortificationis, pars prima: ...
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1644.
(3) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Fortificationis, sive artis muniendi, pars secunda.
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1644. With 40 double-page engraved plates.
(4) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Architectura: ...
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1633. With 30 double-page engraved plates by Henricus Hondius after the designs by Vredeman de Vries, one dated 1601.
(5) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Opticae, sive perspectivae, pars prima: ...
Amsterdam, Janssonius 1633. With 80 double-page engraved plates, some by Henricus Hondius, incl. 6 views of buildings in Rome (nos. 54-59) in roundels, after the drawings by Petrus Stephanus.
(6) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectiva theoretica ac practica.
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633.
Including:
(7) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectivae pars II: ...
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1632. With 49, 24 (+ 1) numbered double-page engraved plates depicting geometrical and mathematical figures on perspective.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1638 [altered in manuscript to 1658]. 7 parts in 2 volumes. Folio. The general title printed letterpress on a slip of paper pasted over the 1638 engraved title-page of the French edition, 7 letterpress part-titles, with all together 271 double-page engraved plates, partly by Henricus Hondius. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, new endpapers. [4], 51, [1 blank]; 39, [1 blank]; 40; [20]; [2], 50; [2], 24 pp. Full description
€ 15,000
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Venice edition of Ibn Masawaih's pharmacological handbook with a false Paris imprint

MASAWAIH AL-MARDINI (MESUE the younger). De re medica libri tres. Jacobo Sylvio medico interprete. Cum annotationibus & scholiis eiusdem. Index locupletissimus cum capitum, tum omnium quae scitu digna sunt operi praefixus est.
"Paris" [= Venice], [Girolamo Scotto], 1553. 8vo. With Scottos woodcut device on the title-page (showing what are probably two of the wild mares of King Abderus being devoured by the mares of King Diomedes of Thrace devouring either Abderos or Diomedes himself) and about 22 woodcut decorated (nearly all pictorial) initials (7 series) plus a few repeats. Contemporary vellum, traces of ties. 248, [4] ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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A French general's correspondence with an Italian lady

[MEYER von SCHAUENSEE, Maurus]. Lettres familieres sur la Carinthie et la Stirie, adressées a madame Bianchi, de Bologne. Par un officier général Français, prisonnier de guerre en Autriche. 1799.
Leoben (Austria) and Paris, Louis-François Prault, an IX [= 1800/01]. 8vo. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine. [8], 208 pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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Dragons, basilisks, hippogryphs and a phoenix: very rare work on determining
the zoological status of some mythical animals

[NATURAL HISTORY - ANIMALS - MYTHOLOGY]. Ausführliche und accurate Beschreibung nebst genauer Abbildung einiger vorhin fabelhafter Geschöpfe welche in der heutigen Naturgeschichte berühmter Schriftsteller ganzlich verändert und ins Licht gestellet sind.
Leipzig, [W. Nauck], 1784. 8vo. Set in roman and fraktur type. With 8 contemporary hand-coloured engraved folding plates bound at the end, depicting the fabulous dragons, reptiles, sea-dragons, snakes, unicorn and flying dragons and birds (including a phoenix). Contemporary or early 19th-century blue marbled paper over stiff boards, blue sprinkled edges. 144 pp. Full description
€ 5,800
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The first Dutch circumnavigation of the world: an illustrated account of exploration, mutiny and on-board disease

NOORT, Olivier van. Description du penible voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre, par Sr. Olivier du Nort d'Utrecht, General du Quatre Navires, affavoir: de celle dite Mauritius, avec laquelle il est retourné comme Admiral, l'autre de Henry fils de Frederic Vice-Admiral, la troisiesme dite La Concorde, avec la quatriesme nommé l'Esperance, bien montees d'equipage de guerre & vivres, ayant 248 hommes en icelles, pour traversant le Destroict de Magellanes, descouvrir les Costes de Cica, Chili & Peru, & y trafiquer, & puis passant les Molucques, & circomnavigant le globe du monde retourner à la patrie. ...
Amsterdam, Vesve de Cornille Nicolas, 1610. Small folio (31 x 22.5 cm). With an engraving on the title-page showing Noort's fleet, 23 engravings in the text showing ships, the places they visited and their inhabitants, and 2 full-page maps. 19th-century olive green morocco, brown decorated paper sides, title in gold on spine. [2], 61, [1] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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The VOC, fearing competition in Southeast Asia, protests against the building
of a large frigate - the St. Louis - in Amsterdam for a French trading company
(rare first and only known edition)

[VOC]. THOU, Jacques Auguste du. Continuatie van klaghte van den ambassadeur van Vranckryck, ende hoe het daer mede gelegen is, volgens de respectieve advijsen van de admiraliteyt, ende van de bewinthebbers van de Oost-Indische Compagnie.
[Copy imprint:] "Naer de Copye, 1660." [1660 or shortly after]. 4to. With Du Thous complaint/request in the original French, a Dutch reaction from the admiralty and the VOCs request to the States General to reject Du Thous request. Set in roman and textura types. Modern brown wrappers with a printed label on the front wrapper. [8] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Crispijn de Passe's complete print series, The Acts of Mercy, including The Last Judgement

PASSE, Crispijn de (the elder) [after Maarten de VOS]. [The acts of mercy, including the Last Judgement].
Antwerp, Adriaen Collaert (7 plates with the Acts of Mercy) & Johannes Galle (the Last Judgement), ca. 1580-1588. Folio (7 of 8 plates trimmed). 8 engravings (ca. 17.5 x 20.5 cm) on laid paper by Crispijn de Passe I (the elder) after Maarten de Vos with the central scene framed by an exquisite ornamental border showing crafts, tools and scenes relating to the subject. All engravings captioned with engraved Latin text in a cartouche below the images. Loose prints. Full description
€ 9,500
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First and only edition of the pharmacopeia of Liege

[LIEGE - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Leodiensis, in qua describuntur medicamenta tam simplicia quam composita, ordine sequenti in tres partes distributa... Cum adjuncta taxa & indice.
Liege, Everard Kints, 1741. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms of Liege and an engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee prince-bishop George (II) Louis of Bergen, printed on a separate leaf. Contemporary marbled paper over boards. [18], 244, [12] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Horseback riding for ladies

PONS D'HOSTUN, L.H. de. L'écuyer des dames, ou lettres sur l'équitation, contenant des principes et des exemples sur l'art de monter à cheval; ouvrage utile à l'un et à l'autre sexe, et orné de figures gravées d'après les dessins d'H. Vernet.
Paris, de l'imprimerie et dans la librairie de Madam Huzard (née Vallat la Chapelle), 1817. 8vo. With 3 full-page engraved plates by H. Vernet. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with gilt horses, brown title lable lettered in gold, covers gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, g.e. (5), 6-162 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Manuscript psalter (ca. 1475) produced and intended for use in Haarlem:
a beautiful witness of 15th-century book production in North Holland

[PSALTER (Diocese of Utrecht) - ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT]. [Psalterium]. [Incipit fol. 14r:] Invitatoriu[m] laet ons aenbeden xpristum ["xp" representing the Greek chi rho] die ons ghemaect heuet.
[Haarlem], [1475?]. 8vo. Manuscript in Dutch, written in black ink on vellum (leaf 18.5 x 12 cm; text block 10.5 x 6.5 cm) in a formal gothic textura hand (22 lines/page for the main text and 20 for the calendar, the 20th ruled but not used). With a circular computational diagram in red and black on the verso of the first leaf, and the calendar rubricated in red and blue. The text opens with a richly penwork-decorated page with a blue lombardic initial "S" on a red and green penwork ground with penwork in both colours in all four margins of this page. 18th-century(?) blind-tooled parchment over oak boards. 183 ll. Full description
€ 37,500
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Dutch scientific journal for craftsmen, with folding plates, 20 years before Diderot & d’Alambert

RANOUW, Willem van. Kabinet der natuurlyke historien, wetenschappen, konsten en handwerken, geopent met de maanden January en February 1719. Verciert en opgeheldert met kopere plaaten.
Including: MEERSCH, Pieter van der. Register tot alle de deelen van het kabinet ... van W. v. Ranouw.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Strik; Zacharia Moelé and Johannes de Ruiter; Balthasar Lakeman, 1730; 1719-1727; 1732. 21 parts in 9 volumes. 8vo. With an identical engraved allegorical frontispiece in volumes 1-8, different woodcut vignettes on the title-pages and 49 numbered engraved maps and plates, all but one folding. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on the spines. [16], 176, [2], 552, [8]; [4], 564, [8]; [8], 562, [6]; 570, [6]; 570; [9]; [8], 176, [2], 191-380, [2], 563, [6]; [8], 183, [1], 1-192, 1-192, [8]; [16], 176, 1-191, [1], [20], 1-151, [1]; [12], 690 pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Music, drama, poetry, costumes & heraldic art by Dutch and Flemish rhetoricians,
with 28 engraved illustrations (13 large folding)

HEYNS, Zacharias. Const-thoonende juweel by de loflijcke stadt Haerlem, ten versoecke van trou moet blijcken, in't licht gebracht. Waer inne duydelick verclaert ende verthoont wordt alles wat den mensche mach wecken om den armen te troosten, ende zijnen naesten by te staen. In twaelf spelen van sinne, so veel intreden, refreynen ende liedekens ghestelt in redenrijck naer de volgende voorgegevene caerte van 't speel-korenken.
Zwolle, Zacharias Heyns, 1607. With large emblematic device with the coat of arms of Haarlem on title-page, 2 full-page engravings of raised-platform stages, 13 full-page engraved emblematic devices of the chambers of rhetoric (most including 1 or 2 coats of arms), 13 pages of songs with letterpress music notes, and 13 large folding oblong plates on 2 or more sheets depicting the festive entree of each group of actors from the competing chambers of rhetoric.
(2) [RHETORICIANS - REDERIJKERS - HAARLEM]. Haerlems juweel, tot nut vande oude arme uyt liefden ten thoon ghestelt nae de voorgegevene caerte vant speelcorenken.
Zwolle, Zacharias Heyns, 1608. With a large engraving on title-page, repeated from the first work, a full-page engraved emblematic device of the Flemish chamber of rhetoric, "Het Wit Angelierken" from Haarlem, and large folding oblong plate on 3 sheets depicting the festive entree of the actors of the Flemish chamber of rhetoric. 4to. 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary vellum. [266]; 12 ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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Rare first edition of a collection of botanical works on the Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian flora

ROEMER, Johann Jakob. Scriptores de plantis Hispanicis, Lusitanicis, Brasiliensibus, adornavit et recudi curavit.
Nürnberg, Raspe, 1796. 8vo. With an engraved title-page and 8 engraved botanical folding plates bound at the end of the book. 19th-century half blue morocco, blue and orange marbled-paper sides, title in gold on spine. [1], [1 blank], 184 pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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60 views of ruins, manor houses and castles in The Netherlands

ROGHMAN, Roeland; Jacobus SCHYNVOET. Nederlandsche oudheden, bestaande in zestig vebeeldingen, zo van geheele als vervallene heeren huizen, sloten, burgten en kasteelen, gelegen in Holland, 't Sticht van Utrecht en Gelderland enz. Meerendeels na 't leeven getekent door ...
Amsterdam, Hendrik Bosch, 1721. Oblong folio (21 x 29 cm). With 60 etched and engraved plates and a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Contemporary vellum. [2] pp., [60] engraved ll. Full description
€ 3,500
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A source of fundamental importance for the reign of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

SANDOVAL, Prudencio de. Historia de la vida y hechos del Emperador Carlos V. max. fortissimo. Rey Catholico de España y de las Indias, Islas, y toierra firme del Mar Oceano. Al Catholico Rey Don Felipe III.
Pamplona (in the Spanish Basque region), Bartholome Paris, 1614. 2 volumes. Folio. Printed in red and black, with the woodcut Spanish Royal coat-of-arms (crowned and with the order of the Golden Fleece) on both title-pages, full-page engraved portrait of Charles V in vol. 1, and full-page allegorical portrait of Charles V in vol. 2, woodcut decorated initials, headpieces and tailpieces. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red spine label lettered in gold. [28], 895, [1 blank], [30]; [4], 898, [14] pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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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. Verciert met seeckere copere figueren die opte liedekens accorderen. Item is och hier achter tot een besluyt by ghevoeght, een Bruylofts Bancket, versien niet dan met stichtelijck tafel ande bruylofts liedekens: alles o goede mate ende voysen ghestelt van verscheyden experte componisten, noyt te voren ghedruckt. Den vierden druck ghebetert.
[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. Van nieus in druck ghebracht ende ghemaeckt door M.V. (= Michiel Vlacq) binnen der Goude. Daer by noch andere liedekens van experte componisten ghevoecht zijn ...
[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 (with a woman playing the virginal and a man and woman playing lutes) and drinking wine in a bower in a garden (8.5 x 16.5 cm) after David Vinckboons, and 9 half-page engravings (13 x 9 cm), probably by the same engraver (also after Vinckboons?). Set partly in civilité types. Modern red morocco, each board lavishly gold-tooled with a floral border, corner pieces, little stars, with the title (front board) and "Amstelredam" (back board) in gold in a laurel wreath, the compartments of the spine gold-tooled, gold-tooled turn-ins and board edges, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (by Charles De SAMBLANX in Brussels, dated 1921). Subtly rebacked. [8], 96; [2], 1, 4-24 pp. Full description
€ 13,500
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Tavernier's travels through Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Iran, India, the East Indies
and East Asia, with 2 maps and 68 engraved plates, some by Jan Luyken

TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptist (Jan Hendrik GLAZEMAKER, transl.). De zes reizen van de heer J. Bapt. Tavernier, baron van Aubonne, die hy, gedurende de tijt van veertig jaren, in Turkijen, Persien, en in d'Indiën, langs alle de wegen, die derwaarts strekken, gedaan heeft.
Including (bound at the end of part 1): Nieuwe en naaukeurige beschryving van 't serrail of hof van de Turksche kaizer, ...
Including (bound at the end of part 3): Afbeeltsels der goude, silvere, en kopere stukken en der schilpen en amandelen, die in geheel Asia voor munt gangbaar zijn.
Amsterdam, widow of Johannes van Someren, 1682 (title-page of the part on the Ottoman sultan's court in vol. 1 dated 1681). 3 parts in 2 volumes. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece and engraved author's portrait in volume 1, two folding engraved maps in volume 2, and a total of 68 engraved plates, including 27 folding. Some of the plates signed by Jan Luyken. 18th-century mottled calf, with 20th-century endpapers by Van Gelder & Zoon. [40], 576, 126, [2]; [4], 436; [4], 307, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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'The most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period', with 600 hand-coloured ornithological plates

TEMMINCK, Coenraad Jacob and Meiffren LAUGIER DE CHARTROUSE. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon.
Paris & Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault; Amsterdam, Legras Imbert and comp. (back of half-title: printed by A. Belin and comp., [Paris]), [1820-] 1838 [-1839]. 5 volumes. Large 4to (37 x 28 cm). With 600 engraved plates (5 double page), all in beautiful publishers hand-colouring and some highlighted with gum arabic, after drawings by Nicolas Huet and Jean Gabriel Prêtre. Modern red morocco. Full description
€ 48,500
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Rare Hebrew, Samaritan and Syriac alphabets printed and published by the Propaganda Fide

[PROPAGANDA FIDE - ALPHABETA]. [Alphabets of non-Latin scripts, including Hebrew, Samaritan and Syriac].
Rome, Propaganda Fide, [ca. 1700/60?]. Oblong 8vo (11 x 17 cm). A complete set of 12 leaves published without a title-page, printed on rectos only, each page with a frame of double rules and an additional single rule (built up from short rules) delineating a panel at the head that contains the title of the leaf, 10 of the 12 beginning "Alfabeto ..." and showing woodcut (3) or typographic (7) alphabets, the latter showing Hebrew (meruba & rabbinical), Samaritan (majuscule) and Syriac (estrangela & serto) types. The other 2 leaves show a woodcut illustration of an inscription in stone and an interpretation of it (including a smaller woodcut). Contemporary vellum, with the spine at the head of the leaves. [12] ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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4 rare Dutch travel works concerning the Middle East, Arabia, the East Indies and other exotic lands,
including the first recorded non-Islamic visitor to Mecca (350 years before Sir Richard Burton)

VARTHEMA, Ludivico di (Felix van SAMBIX DE JONGE, transl.). De uytnemende en seer wonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, ... gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vruchtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien, en andere.
Utrecht, Gerald Nieuwenhuysen & Willem Snellaart, 1654. With an engraved title-page, 4 engraved plates and woodcut initials, headpieces and tailpieces.
(2) ROE, Thomas. Journael van de reysen ...
Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin, 1656. With an engraved title-page, 4 large engravings in the text, 3 with scenes of the Mughal court life and the other depicting a sea battle, and woodcut decorated initials.
(3) MOCQUET, Jean. Reysen in Afrique, Asien, Oost- en West Indien, ...
Dordrecht, for Abraham Andriesz. (colophon: printed by Nicolaes de Vries), 1656.
With an engraving on the title-page showing a shipwreck, repeated in the text on p. 87, and 9 other large engravings in the text.
(4) BLANC, Vincent le (Jan Hendrik GLAZEMAKER, transl.). De vermaarde reizen van de heer Vincent le Blanc van Marsilien die hy sedert d' ouderdom van veertien jaren tot aan die van zestig in de vier delen des werrelts, Europa, Asia, Afrika en Amerika, gedaan heeft. Te weten in Oost- en Westindien, in Persien, Arabien, Pegu, en in meest alle de landen van Oostindien, in de koninkrijken van Fez en Marokko, in Guinea, en in 't geheel innerlijk deel van Afrika, van de Kaap de Bone Esperance af, tot in Alexandria, deur de landen van Monomotapa, Abissyna, en Egypien, in Spanjen, Frankrijk, Italiën en Nederlant, en in veel vermaarde eilanden van de werelt.
Amsterdam, for Jan Hendriksz. Boom & Jan Rieuwertsz., 1654. With an engraved title-page, 7 engraved plates, 2 extremely finely engraved initials with pictorial decoration on p. 1 and p. 3 of the first part (the V with an allegorical female figure giving a plate of fruit to the author(?) with his books and an armillary sphere, and a T with a group of turbaned figures) and 1 larger decorated woodcut initial.
4 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on spine, new endpapers. 126; [8], 56, 56, 24, [2]; [14], 153, [1 blank]; [4], 152, 116 pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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66 broadsheets and 2 prints with poems on the election of William IV as the first hereditary Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic: the end of the second stadtholderless period in 1747

[WILLEM IV - BROADSHEETS]. [Collection of 66 rare broadsheets, most of them containing laudatory poems on the election of Willem Karel Hendrik Friso, Prince of Orange as Stadtholder, Admiral and Captain General William IV of the Dutch Republic of the Seven United Provinces in 1747, the "annus mirabilis", plus 2 historical prints].
[1747-1760]. Different sizes. Preserved in a paperboard portfolio.. Full description
€ 4,000
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