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Very rare pocket atlas of the Rhineland, owned by the commander of the Buffs
during the Battle of Fontenoy and containing the original entry in his ledger

L'ISLE (DELISLE), Guillaume, and others. Le flambeau de la guerre allumee au Rhin; representee en 36 nouvelles cartes geographiques, ... = De fakkel des oorlogs ontstoken aan den Rhyn; verbeeld in 36 nieuwe geographische landkaarten, ...
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk II, 1735. 8vo. With a double-page engraved title, two double-page engraved pages of text in Dutch and French, a folding engraved map and 36 double-page engraved maps; all coloured by hand. Original publisher's red sheepskin with a flap and wrapping band. Full description
€ 7,500
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Unofficial Rotterdam pharmacopoeia, later translated into Japanese

LIS, Wouter van. Pharmacopoea Galeno- chemico- medica probatissimis auctoribus, ratione & experiential fundata. Meng- schei- en geneeskonstige artseny-winkel; op de beste schryvers, de rede en ondervinding gebouwt; ... benevens een korte verhandeling, hoe met weinig genees-middelen de grootste ziekten worden genezen; als mede ... een verklaring van de voornaamste konstwoorden en characters.
Amsterdam, Jan Morterre, 1764. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by V.D. after A. Hordyk, title-page in red and black, with vignette in a roundel: the sun surrounded by the motto "Herbarum subiecta potential nobis", one full-page plate with the chemical symbols, printed in two columns. Half calf , gold-tooled spine, spine label lettered in gold. [34)], 436, [60] pp. Full description
€ 500
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Popular eye-witness account of the Manchu conquest of China, with frontispiece and 13 folding plates

MARTINI, Martino (Martinus MARTINIUS). Het verwoest Sina, door den wreeden Tartar: vervaatende de schrickelycke landt-verdervende oorlogh, by de Tartars, in 't ryck van Sina aangevangen. ... in 't Neederlandts vertaalt.
Amsterdam, Gillis Jansz. Valckenier (colophon: printed in Schoonhoven by Leendert van Heck), 1660. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece showing an archer left and a mandarin right, flanking the engraved title (the mandarin showing his rank patch: 2 cranes?), a city view in a cartouche below and 3 more figures at the head, a folding engraved map of China and 12 folding engraved historical scenes. Contemporary vellum. [24], 168 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Peace in Goa between the Portuguese and Sawantwadi, with transcriptions of treaties

MASCARENHAS, José Freire de Monterroio. Noticia da viagem, que fez segunda vez ao estado da India o ... senhor Marquez do Louriçal, e primeiros progressos do seu governo.
Lisbon, Luiz Jozé Correa Lemos, 1742. Small 4to (20.5 x 15 cm). With a Maltese cross on the title-page, a woodcut headpiece and a woodcut decorated initial. Later marbled stiff paper wrappers, new endpapers. 24 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Bibliography of Portuguese and Spanish works on Chinese and Japanese linguistics, one of 150 copies

[MUÑOZ Y MANZANO, Cipriano], CONDE DE LA VIÑAZA. Escritos de los Portugueses y Castellanos referentes a las lenguas de China y el Japon. Estudio bibliográfico por el Conde de la Vinaza.
Lisboa; Madrid; Londres, M. Gomes; M. Murillo; B. Quaritch, 1892. 8vo. Contemporary half calf; spine ribbed with gilt title. 139 pp. Full description
€ 850
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Against the Jesuits: funeral oration for Claude Visdelou, important in the 'struggle on the Chinese rites'

NORBERT de Bar-le-Duc, Father (or Pierre PARISOT, or NORBERT von Lothringen, OFMCap ). Oraison funebre de monseigneur Visdelou Jesuite, Evêque de Claudiopolis, Vicaire apolostique de la province de Kuey-cheu dans l'empire de la Chine.
(No place (Avignon?), no publisher), 1742. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments. (12), 201,(1), XVI pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Physical and human geography for early readers

PERPONCHER SEDLNITZKY, Willem Emmery Baron de. Nieuwe aardryks-beschryving voor de Nederlandsche jeugd, tot gebruik zyner kinderen, opgesteld.
Utrecht, widow of Johannes van Schoonhoven, 1784-1786. 3 volumes. 12mo. With 4 folding engraved plates illustrating the planets, the solar system and the stellar constellations. Contemporary marbled stiff paper wrappers. XL, 532; X, 432, [1]; VI, 592, [4] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Third edition of the Utrecht Pharmacopoea: interesting interleaved copy
with many annotations and extra prescriptions in contemporary handwriting

[UTRECHT - PHARMACOPEIA]. Pharmacopoea ultrajectina nova.
Utrecht, Jacob van Poolsum, 1749. 8vo. With engraved printers device by J. Goeree, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces and 2 engraved tables with the chemical symbols of the various ingredients. Later half pigskin, boards covered with sprinkled yellow paper. [8], 240, [20] pp. Full description
€ 1,100
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Beautiful copy with the coats of arms of the city Haarlem on front and back cover

Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1805. Large 8vo. With 2 folding tables. Prize-book of the Latin School at Haarlem: polished mottled calf with gilt panel of the city-virgin of Haarlem holding the coat-of-arms of the city as her shield; underneath the motto: Vicit vim virtus, on both sides, ornamental gilt border along the edges of both sides, spine gilt with orange title label lettered in gold, gilt binding edges, green ties. Complete with the dedication of the Latin school, presenting the book to Jacob Warning, dated Haarlem, 17 Dec. 1817 and signed by the rector and teachers of the school, bound in before the first fly-leaf. [2], L, 304, 34, [13] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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