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First German/Latin edition of Catesbys influential "Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands", richly illustrated and hand-coloured

CATESBY, Mark, Nicolaus Friederich EISENBERGER and Georg LICHTENSTEGER. Piscium serpentum insectorum aliorumque nonnullorum animalium nec non plantarum quarundam imagines ... | Die Abbildungen verschiedener Fische, Schlangen, Insecten, einiger andern Thiere, und Pflanzen...
Nürnberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750. Folio. With 42 hand-coloured copperplate engravings (34.5 x 25 cm). Early nineteenth-century period-style half leather binding with marbled boards, title in gold-tooling to board in gilt lettering. [2], 42, [84] pp. Full description
€ 29,500
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4th copy located of a defence of the Archbishop of Goa against an attack by the Propaganda Fide untrimmed, most bolts unopened and the publishers printed front wrapper bound in

[CUNHA RIVARA, Joaquim Heliodoro da]. The Archbishop of Goa and the Congregation de Propaganda Fide.
"New-Goa" [= Panaji, near Goa], "printed at the national press", 1862 (wrapper 1863). 8vo in 4s with double-size sheets, giving 4to proportions (20.5 x 16 cm). With the original publishers front wrapper, printed letterpress on blue paper, repeating the title-page but in a decorative frame built up from typographic ornaments, with a different decorated swelled rule and dated 1863 rather than 1862. The imprint is set in back-sloping roman capitals. Half navy blue, gold-tooled goatskin morocco (later 19th-century), . 92 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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First edition of an account of the qualities required of a ruler, written by a Franciscan in Goa

DEOS (DEUS), Jacinto de. Brachilogia de princepes, ...
Lisbon, António Craesbeeck de Mello, printer to "Sua Alteza" [= Prince Regent and future King Dom Pedro II], 1671. Small 8vo (15 x 9.5 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials (2 series). Contemporary sheepskin parchment without boards. [16], 299, [1 blank], [3], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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First and only edition of a very important source on Franciscan missionaries
in China, Macao etc. in the late 17th century.

DEUS, Jacinto de. Vergel de plantas, e flores da provincia da Madre de Deos dos capuchos reformado. Composto pelo P. M. Fr. Iacinto de Deos, Lente de theologia, primeiro padre de mesma provincia, excommissario géral, & deputado do santo officio da inquisiçaõ de Goa na India Oriental: Offerecido & dedicado ao excellentissimo senhor D. Fr. Diogo Hernandes de Angvlo y Sandoval, Commissario geral que foy de toda a familia de nosso Padre S. Francisco, arcebispo de Sardenha, governador, & viz-rey no espiritual, & temporal naquelle reyno; & hoje do conselho da magestade catholica, bispo de Avila, embaixador extraordinario nestes reynos de Portugal: Pelo P. Fr. Amaro de Santo Antonio, ministro provincial , & primeiro padre da provincia da Madre de Deos de Goa.
Lisbon, Miguel Deslandes, 1690. 4to. Head- and endpieces, initials throughout. Later grained roan, raised bands on gilt spine, title on red label, sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. [12], 479 pp. Full description
€ 28,500
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To bring the Embassy of Lord Amherst to China

HALL, Basil. Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language.
London, John Murray, 1818. Large 4to. Coloured plates of Sulpher Island, Korean Chief and his secretary, Napakiang, Loo Choo Chief and his two sons, Priest and Gentlemen of Loo Choo, the Prince of Loo Choo, scene after the Prince of Loo Choo's feast, Gentlemen of Loo Choo in his Cloak, some items of daily use for the inhabitants and the bridge at Napakiang. Later three quarter leather with spine raised in six compartents with gilt ornaments and two green leather title labels. XV, 222; CXXX, 64 pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Wonderful collection of Jewish songs by one of the most influential scholars of Jewish musicology.

IDELSOHN, Abraham Zvi Songs of the Yemenite Jews. Collected and edited with an introduction. Thesaurus of Oriental Hebrew melodies.
Jerusalem; Berlin; Vienna, Benjamin Harz Verlag, 1922-1925.
With: (2) DELITZSCH, Franz. Physiologie und Musik in ihrer Bedeutung für die Grammatik, besonders die Hebräische. Mit physikalischen Abbildungen und einer musikalischen Beilage.
[Leipzig, Dörffling, 1868].
Black morocco with the title lettered in gold on the front board and spine. XII, 47, [3], 117, [1]; IX [1], 140; 47 [1] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Jesuit scholars in Asia: two contemporary transcripts of letters by renowned Jesuits

[JESUIT - LETTER - TERENTIUS (or SCHRECK), Johannes]. (drop-title 3r:) Exemplum l[ite]rar[um] R. P. Terentii ad R. Patrem Jacobum Köllerum ...
[in or shortly after 1623?]. Folio. The Latin text of both letters is written in a neat, uniform cursive hand in brown ink. Including: [JESUIT - LETTER - GALL, Johann Chrysostomus]. (drop-title 1r:) Literae P. Jo. Chrysostomi Gall Olyssiponae datae. 18th-century stiff blue paper wrappers. [8] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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A 19th-century tourist's experiences during his travels to the Philippines

MAN, Jules de. Souvenirs d'un voyage aux Iles Philippines.
Antwerp, Imprimerie Stockmans & Moerincx, 1875. 8vo (22 x 15 cm). With 8 albumen prints, including 3 reproductions of drawings, representing the local population, mounted within printed frames on separate leaves with printed captions below. Original publisher's gold- and blind stamped red pebble-grained cloth, yellow endpapers. 268 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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