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First edition of the French translation of Taylor's versified miniature Bible bound
for the daughter of a Leiden alderman, Maria Louisa Hartingh (1780-1866)

[MINIATURE BOOK]. DU BOIS, J.P.J. La sainte Bible, mise en vers.(title-page of vol. 2: Le Nouveau Testament, mis en vers).
The Hague, Pieter Servaas, 1752. 2 volumes bound as 1. 72 mo (& 48mo?) in 8s (4.5 x 2.9 cm). With 4 engraved plates, namely an engraved title-page "Biblia" without imprint and 3 Bible illustrations, and occasional decorations made with typographic ornaments. Gold-tooled red morocco (1790s?), the front with the name of the owner for whom the book was bound ("Marie Louise Harting") in roman capitals, gold-tooled board edges, decorated endpapers with a floral design printed from a woodblock in brown paste, gilt and gauffered edges, brown ribbon marker. Stored in a 19th-century(?) red cloth box, lined with decorated paper, perfectly fitting the book. 192; 192 pp. plus 4 plates. Full description
€ 1,500
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First edition of Brodtmann's zoological series containing 144 lithographed plates, seldom found complete

BRODTMANN, Karl Joseph. Naturhistorische Bilder-Gallerie aus dem Thierreiche.
[Zurich or Schaffhausen?], Brodtmann, [1816 and later] (title-page of the "ersten Heft": Lindau, 1816). Heft 1-33 including the supplements, bound in 1 volume. Large folio (46 x 38 cm). With a lithographed title-page and 144 lithographs drawn by Brodtmann himself showing humans, other mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds, insects, etc. 19th-century brown marbled paper over boards. [8] (title and index) ll.; 36 (Heft 1-18); 16 (Heft 26-33); 6 (Heft 19-21); 10 (Heft 22-25); 4 (Supplement) pp. Full description
€ 18,500
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Rare first and only Dutch edition of Cornelis de Bruin's remarks on differences between his engravings
of the ruins of Persepolis and those of Chardin & Kaempfer

BRUIN, Cornelis de. Aanmerkingen over de printverbeeldingen van de overblyfzelen van het oude Persepolis, onlangs uitgegeven door de heeren Chardin en Kempfer, waer in derzelver mistekeningen en gebreken klaer worden aengewezen, door Cornelis de Bruin..
Amsterdam, R. en G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk, H. van de Gaate, 1714. 8vo. With 3 engraved folding plates, a small ornament on the title-page a tail piece on p. 77, and 1 woodcut decorated initial. Later grey-brown paper wrappers. 77, [3 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Finely executed botanical and pomological drawings, coloured with gouache by a pioneering female Swiss alpinist

BRUNNER, Elise. [Botanical and pomological drawings].
[Bern?], 1847-1848. Oblong 4to. Album with 25 botanical and pomological pencil drawings in various sizes, all coloured with gouache, apparently by the artist, and mostly signed by Elise Brunner. All these drawings are mounted on the album leaves of various colours. Also inserted is a black and white sketch in pencil signed by an unknown female artist "Marie Blau fec.". 19th-century half dark red morocco with lighter red morocco sides, gold-tooled spine. [61] album ll., 18 of the first 21 containing 25 colour drawings and 1 pencil sketch. Full description
€ 2,950
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The first major standard work on China and the first European book printed with Chinese type

GONZALES DE MENDOÇA, Juan. Historia de las cosas mas notables, ritos y costumbres del Gran Reyno de la China, sabidas assi por los libros de los mesmos Chinas, como por relacion de religiosos y otras personas que an estado en eldicho reyno.
Antwerp, Pierre Bellère I, 1596. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a woodcut printer's device and some woodcut initials. With a few (woodcut?) Chinese characters in the text. Contemporary mottled calf. [24], 380, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 9,000
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Essential works on Dutch military methods, armoury and fortification, including an unrecognised Moxon edition,
with 2 magnificent folding plates by Hondius

HEXHAM, Henry. The first part of the principles of the art military, practised in the warres of the United Netherlands. ...
[London], Robert Young (printed in Rotterdam by James Moxon), [ca. 1641].
(2) HEXHAM, Henry. The second part of the principles of the art militarie, practized in the warres of the United Provinces. ...
London, Robert Young (printed in Delft by Jan Pietersz. Waelpot, "1638" [= 1639].
(3) HEXHAM, Henry. The third part of the principles of the art militarie practised in the warres of the United Provinces, ...
The Hague, printed by Franck van der Spruyt, 1640.
(4) [HEXHAM, Henry]. A true and historiall[!] relation of the bloody battell of Nieuport in Flanders, ...
Delft, [printed by Jan Pietersz. Waelpot?], 1641. Extra added: 2 double-page folding engraved plates of the Battle of Nieuwpoort by Henricus Hondius. Folio. 2 works (the 1st in 3 volumes) bound as 1. Ad 1 with 2 folding plates showing 2 engravings, and 47 (of 49) engravings on integral leaves. Ad 2 with 19 (of 21) engraved figures on 13 (of 15) plates, plus 3 similar double-page plates, each with 1 unlabelled figure, and 3 double-page plates with 26 figures: the extra-added folding plates C and D in ad 4 show larger and more detailed engravings of the same two battle formations as the omitted plates C and D. Ad 3 with 3 engraved plates and 14 engravings. Contemporary vellum, with 2 small brass catchplates, clasps and anchorplates lost, title lettered up the spine in brown ink. [4], 48, [2]; [4], 18, 36; [8], “81” [= 59], [1]; [1], [1 blank], 28 pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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Lovely rare Japanese sale catalogue of lilies with 40 chromolithographs plus another on the front wrapper

[FLOWER PLATES - JAPANESE NURSERY CATALOGUE] The Yokohama Nursery Co. (Yokohama Ueki Kabushiki Kaisha). Lilies of Japan.
Yokohama, Japan, The Yokohama Nursery Company, November 1907. 4to (26 x 18.5 cm). With XXXX numbered magnificent chromolithographed plates of lilies. Chromolithographed wrappers with an arrangement of lilies and the title "Lilies of Japan" on the front, side-stitched in Japanese manner with black yarn through 2 pair of holes. [3], XXXX [=40], [1] pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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Manuscript of one of the first printed books on Dutch poisonous plants, together with the printed edition,
bound with an unpublished pharmacological manuscript

[MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm.]. Over de Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewaschen.
[Rotterdam?, 1836?]. 4to. Manuscript in brown ink on laid paper, written in Dutch in a small but neat Latin hand.With: [MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm?]. Pharmacie.
[Rotterdam?, ca. 1845?]. 8vo. Manuscript in brown ink on wove paper, written in Dutch in a small but neat Latin hand. Near contemporary half cloth (impressed with a diamond diaper pattern), marbled sides (light brown unusual spots on dark brown shell spots, the interior of the unusual spots looking more like "tourniquet" or "Gustav" marbling than Stormont or "cassés"), sewn on 2 tapes. With the second manuscript never sewn or bound and loosely inserted.
Together with: (2) MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm. De Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewassen.
Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke (back of title-page: printed by C.A. Spin), 1836-1837. 8vo. With 30 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers over boards. Ad 1: [1], [3 blank], 145, [3 blank] pp.; [3], 10, [10], [5 blank] ll., both written primarily on the rectos. Ad 2: 198, [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Important contribution to the study of the Middle East

NIEBUHR, Carsten. Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins. Tome premier[- second]. Traduit de l'Allemand.
Amsterdam, Steven Jacobus Baalde; Utrecht, Barthelemy Wild (colophon: printed by Joh. Jos. Besseling, Utrecht, 1775), 1775-1780. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 engraved integral title-pages, 124 engraved plates (many folding) and a folding map of Yemen (in partial colour). Contemporary gold-tooled calf. VIII, [6], 409, [1], [1 blank]; VI, [10], 389, [1] pp. Full description
€ 6,000
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Purdy's The Colombian navigator, complete in 3 parts, with volume 1 (parts 1-2)
in the extremely rare 1833 edition, and volume 2 (part 3) in the 1824 edition

PURDY, John. The Colombian navigator; or sailing directory for the American coasts and the West-Indies.
London, printed for H.R. Laurie by J. Rider, 1833 (vol. 1) and 1824 (vol. 2). 3 parts in 2 volumes, bound as 3. With 2 plates (one bound as a frontispiece in part 1 and the other in part 3) and numerous coastal profiles in various sizes in the text. With: (2) R.H. LAURIE. Catalogue of the pilots, charts, and other nautical works, printed for, and published by R.H. Laurie, chart-seller and agent, by appointment, to the admiralty, &c. &c.
London, printed for R.H. Laurie by Rider and Weed, 1825. 8vo. Half buckram. XXVIII, 220; XVI, 192; XVI, 204, 16 pp. Full description
€ 2,750
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