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Magnificent first work on the world of exotic and rare American plants in the Farnese gardens in Rome

ALDINUS, Tobias [or Pietro CASTELLI?]. Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, quae cintinentur Romae in Horto Farnesiano ...
Rome, Jacobi Mascardi, 1625. Folio. With the integral engraved architectural title-page, 22 full-page engraved botanical illustrations on integral leaves, woodcut illustrations in the text, 3 woodcut tailpieces, numerous woodcut decorated initials, decorations built up from arabesque typographic ornaments, each page in a frame of rules. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. [XII], 100, [8] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Appealing heraldic manuscript on the English nobility
with more than 1050 beautifully executed coats of arms showing heraldic craftmanship

[MANUSCRIPT - HERALDRY - ENGLAND]. CLEMENTS, Joseph and J. GOLDING. (title-page:) Heraldry.
[England (Kent?), ca. 1775-1795]. Large 4to (ca. 27 x 21 cm). Manuscript in English on paper, mostly containing coats of arms with captions and a hand-written index. Completely written in brown ink in a neat 18th-century hand. With a hand-drawn and contemporary hand-coloured title-page, 108 contemporary hand-coloured smaller coats of arms showing motives on the crest and 1050 contemporary hand-coloured larger coats of arms of English noble families. Contemporary sheepskin, blind-tooled boards and spine, marbled endpapers. [2], 183 ll. Full description
€ 9,000
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Beautiful Plantin edition of the letters of Cleynaerts, seeking to bring together Islam and Christian faith

CLENARDUS, Nicolaus. Nic. Clenardi Epistolarum libri duo. Quorum posterior iam primum in lucem prodit.
Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1566. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8to. Both title-pages with Plantin's woodcut printer's mark, Arabic type interspersed. Contemporary vellum with 4 raised bands and a manuscript title on the spine. 112, 258 [= 241], [4] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Major source of information on the Islamic world in the seventeenth century

DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige beschryving van Asie: behelsende de gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie, of Klein Asie. Beneffens eene volkome beschrijving van gansch gelukkigh, woest, en petreesch of steenigh Arabie.
Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs, 1680. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black, 16 engraved views and maps (2 folding, 14 double-page; 4 drawn by Charles Vasteau), and 22 engraved illustrations in the text (3 signed by Johannes Kip), further with 5 woodcut decorated initials (3 series) plus repeats and a woodcut headpiece and tailpiece. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, gold-tooled title in red morocco to spine. [8], 357, [3], 324, [4] pp. Full description
€ 8,000
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Very rare first edition of early 17th-century reports of the Jesuit missions in Portuguese India
and other parts of Southeast Asia

[JESUITS]. GUERREIRO, Fernão. Relaçam annual das cousas que fizeram os padres da companhia de Jesus na India, & Japão nos annos de 600. & 601. & Do processo da conversaõ, & Christandade daquellas partes: tirada das cartas gêrae que de lâ vierão pello padre Fernão Guerreiro da Companhia de Iesus.
Evora, Manoel de Lyra, 1603. 4to. With a woodcut ornamental device on the title page with the initials of the Societatis Jesu and another (slightly different design) on leaf 3, woodcut decorated initials (2 series) and an ornamental headpiece built up from typographic material. Contemporary overlapping vellum with a manuscript title on the spine and remnants of ties. 12 ll, 13-259, 1 blank pp. [= 272 pp]. Full description
€ 25,000
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Cities and fortresses in the Dutch Seven Provinces in the 17th century

KIRCHNER, Christian. Holland, oder Beschreibung der sieben vereinigten niederländischen Provintzen, nebenst denen darzu eroberten Oerten, darinnen alle Städte, Festungen, Flecken, Seen und Flüsse samt andern merckwürdigen Sachen, auch die vornehmsten Städte und Festungen darbey in Kupffer gestochen.
Leipzig, Christian Kirchner, 1672. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece and 31 folding engraved plans of various cities in the Low Countries. Contemporary vellum. [14], 229, [3 blank], 32, [8] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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