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The captivating tale of a Portuguese soldier's long journey home

CARVALHO MASCARENHAS, João de. Memoravel relaçam da perda da nao conceiçam que os Turcos queymàraõ à vista da barra de Lisboa; varios successos das pessoas, que nella cativàraõ. E de scripçaõ nova da Cidade de Argel, & de seu governo; & cousas muy notaveis acontecidas nestes ultimos annos de 1621 atè 1626
Lisbon, "Antonio Alvares, 1627" [=Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1706]. 4to. With two woodcut tail-pieces and woodcut decorated initials (2 different series). Later quarter vellum with paste paper over boards. [1], [1 blank], [4], 100, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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A complete, 16 volume set of a popular 18th-century domestic encyclopaedia

CHOMEL, Noël and Jacques Alexandre de CHALMOT. Algemeen huishoudelijk-, natuur-, zedekundig- en konst- woordenboek, vervattende veele middelen om zijn goed te vermeerderen en zijne gezondheid te behouden...
Leiden, Johannes Le Mair; Leeuwarden, Jacques Alexandre de Chalmot, 1778 (colophon: 1768-1777). 16 volumes. 4to. With an allegorical frontispiece in volume 1, and a total of 153 folding copper engravings in the 16 volumes, and a woodcut vignette at the end of volumes 1, 8-11, 13 and 15. With: CHALMOT, Jacques Alexandre de. Vervolg op M. Noël Chomel. Algemeen huishoudelyk-, natuur-, zedenkundig - en konst- woordenboek.
Kampen, J. A. de Chalmot; Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1786-1793.
Contemporary uniform half calf and sprinkled paper sides. XXXVII, [1 blank], 565, [1 blank]; 566-1194; [2], 1195-1902; [2], 1903-2502; [2], 2503-3170; [2], 3173-3761, [3]; [2], 3763-4370; VIII, 1-749; [3], 750-1495, [1]; [3], 1498-2284, [4]; [3], 2290-3031, [1]; [3], 3034-3823, [1]; [3], 3826-4540; [3], 4542-528 Full description
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Unpublished calendar of historical events, especially the birth and death dates of Dutch artists,
in richly gold-tooled morocco by the so-called Rocaille-and-flower bindery

[MANUSCRIPT]. DYLIUS, Joannes, compiler. Dagwyzer der geschiedenissen, kortelyk behelzende, een' aanteekening van verscheidene gedenkwaardige zaaken, op elken dag van 't jaar, door de geheele waereld; bijzonder in de Nederlanden voorgevallen. Benevens de geboorte, en sterfdagen, van hooge, en laage stands persoonen, zo geestelijke als waereldlijke: beroemde helden, geleerde mannen, en kunstenaaren.
[Amsterdam], [frontispiece: 1778]. Narrow 8vo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on laid paper, written in Dutch in a neat and clear but minute Latin hand, forming a calendar of historical events from 17 CE to 28 November 1777, with a grey ink and ink-wash allegorical frontispiece title, dated 1778 but signed by the artist "A:C. 1777.", and a title-page in 8 styles of plain and decorated Latin and gothic lettering (signed "Dr. Waller.|scripsit."). Contemporary richly gold-tooled red goatskin morocco, each board with a centrepiece and frame, both built up from separate (mostly floral) stamps, the whole surrounded by a sawtooth roll, the spine with a green morocco label in the 2nd of 6 compartments and each of the others with a central floral stamp and 4 cornerpieces (further with some fillets and rolls), gold-tooled turn-ins and board edges (with a floral roll), altogether 83 or 87 impressions of 7 or 8 stamps, plus 3 rolls and the fillets. It appears to come from what Storm van Leeuwen calls the "Rocaille-and-flower bindery", active ca. 1775-ca. 1812. [8 blank], [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [187], [9 blank] pp. including frontispiece. Full description
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First printing of a rare 18th-century map of Portuguese Angola

FEO CARDOZO DE CASTELLOBRANCO E TORRES, João Carlos. Memorias contendo a biographia do vice almirante Luiz da Motta Feo e Torres. A historia dos governadores e capitaens generaes de Angola, desde 1575 até 1825, e a descripção geographica e politica dos reinos de Angola e de Benguella.
Paris, Fantin, 1825. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With one large folding map at the start of the first volume, showing the coast of Angola, and a small vignette on the title page. Contemporary gold-tooled tree-marbled calf. [14], 375, [6] pp. Full description
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18th-century colonial history of Mauritius, with an eye-witness account of the battle of Madras

GRANT, Charles, vicomte de VAUX and John Pope HENNESSY. Letters from Mauritius in the eighteenth century by Grant, Baron de Vaux including an account of Labourdonnais' capture of Madras.
Mauritius, printed for private circulation, 1886. 8vo. With a large, folding engraved map (43x59 cm). Contemporary half gold- and blind-tooled red calf, decorated (pseudo-marbled) paper sides. With the author and title lettered in gold on the spine. [2], X, 192, VI pp. Full description
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Influential ascetic treaty by the Spanish writer and bishop Antonio de Guevara

GUEVARA, Antonio de. (Aegidius Albertinus, translator). Aegidius Albertinus speculum religiosorum & exercitium virtuosorum oder: Der geistliche Spiegel: darinn nit allein die geistlichen Closter: vnd Ordenszperseonen, mit schonen herzlichen Lehren vun Warnungen erwiesen werden.
Munich, Adam Berg, 1601. 8vo. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum over wooden board [12], 414 (= 829), [9] pp. Full description
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First edition of Guicciardini's celebrated 16th-century description of the Low Countries

GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico. Descrittione ... di tutti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore.
Antwerp, Willem Silvius, 1567. Folio. With the title, the large coat of arms of Philip II, and his portrait set within a woodcut architectural frame with allegorical figures on separate pages, 5 double-page woodcut maps (including 1 folding), 4 double-page woodcut views of cities, 6 double-page woodcut plans of cities, and 2 double-page illustrations of buildings (1 woodcut, 1 engraved). Further with 15 woodcut divisional title-pages for the illustrations and descriptions of the regions and cities set within a woodcut ornamental frame and numerous woodcut decorated initials (at least 4 series) Later overlapping vellum, sewn on 3 parchment tapes laced through the joints. [3], [1 blank], [16], "296"[= 339], [1 blank], [19], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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