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Captivating account of the life in the Carribean of one of the most influential Dutch naval writers
of the late eighteenth century

JONG, Cornelis de. Reize naar de Caribische Eilanden, in de jaren 1780 en 1781; door Cornelius de Jong, toen ter tijd als luitenant dienende, aan boord van s'Lands schip van oorlog Mars onder bevel van den schout bij nacht Willem Krul
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807. 8vo. Two engravings, one portrait of Willem Krul (14 x 8.7 cm), the other engraving depicting Dutch and English battleships (14,5 x 18,5 cm) by Gerrit Groenewegen. Contemporary pasteboard binding. X, 326 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Very rare first and only Dutch edition of Kotzebue's account of his first major expedition in search of a north western passage

KOTZEBUE, Otto von and Pieter Gerardus Witsen Geysbeek (translator). Ontdekkingsreis in de Zuid-zee en naar de Bering-straat in de jaren 1815, 1816, 1817 en 1818, onder het bevel van Otto von Kotzebue, luitenant der Russisch-keizerlijke marine.
Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822. 3 volumes. 8vo. Vol. 1 with an engraved title-page showing a view of the Kotzebue-sound engraved by D. Veelwaard after L. Choris, a hand coloured engraved plate and an engraved folding map; vol. 2 with an engraved title-page showing a view of the Airick island by Veelwaard after Choris, 3 hand coloured engraved portraits, 2 engraved folding plates and 4 engraved folding maps, including one large map showing the route of the entire voyage; vol. 3 with an engraved title-page showing a hand coloured "Vanessa Tammeamea" butterfly by Veelwaard after Eschbach, an engraved folding map signed by C. v. Baarsel and son and an engraved folding plate showing skulls. Half brown calf and brown decorated paper sides, with gold- and blind tooled spines VIII, 428, [2 blank], [1], [1 blank]; IV, 413, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank]; VIII, 492, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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17th-century illustrated German manuscript containing the statutes of the German Teutonic Order as approved by the Grand Master

[MANUSCRIPT - GERMAN & LATIN - HERALDRY - LITURGY]. MAYER, Lieven. (Drop-title on f. 5r:) Der hochen Deutschen Ritterordens Buech ...
[Germany], [17th century, at least after 1606 and likely before 1618]. 4to. Manuscript in German and Latin on paper, written in a 17th-century hand. With 3 heraldic crosses showing the coats of arms of the Teutonic Order (a black cross) and 4 drawings showing costumes of several members of the order, all executed in watercolour with some highlights in eggwhite. 20th-century calf, blind-ruled double fillet frame on the boards, blind-ruled spine lettered in green. [5], 129 ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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Navigating the Brazilian coast, from Rio de Janeiro to the Rio de la Plata and returning northward

[MANUSCRIPT - NAVIGATION - BRAZIL]. [Note sur la navigation de Rio Janeiro à la Rivière de la Plata].
[Shortly after 1821?]. Folio (ca. 29 x 18.5 cm). French text written in a neat, legible 19th-century cursive hand in brown ink. Folded, with a pin holding the leaves together in the gutter. The manuscript is loosely inserted between white stiff paper leaves. [3], [1 blank] ll. Full description
€ 2,750
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First edition of one of the earliest grammars featuring a Romantisation of Chinese characters

MARSHMAN, Joshua. Elements of Chinese grammar, with a preliminary dissertation on the characters, and the colloquial medium of the Chinese, and an appendix containing the Ta-Hyoh of Confucius with a translation.
Serampore, printed at the mission press, 1814. Large 4to. With one woodcut illustration of a suanpan (abacus of Chinese origin) on p. 318. Text is set in roman type (Latin alphabet) and Chinese characters and occasionally in Bengali characters. Contemporary half red calf and black cloth sides with the title in gold on the spine. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], XVI, VII, [1 blank], 2, 566, 56 pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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Beautifully illustrated guide to astronomy, geography and the use of globes

MOXON, Joseph. A tutor to astronomy and geography. Or an easie and speedy way to know the use of both the globes, caelestial and terrestrial.
London, printed by S. Roycroft, for Joseph Moxon, 1686. 4to. With an engraved portrait of the author as a frontispiece, one full page engraving of Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders and 40 engraved or woodcut globes, scientific instruments, mathematical figures, tables, astronomical figures and other illustrations in the text. With a woodcut decorated initial on A3r. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, [1 blank], [1 = frontispiece], [1], [1 blank], [4], 271, [9] pp. Full description
€ 950
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Remarkable, richly illustrated and highlighted in gold French manuscript containing "holy odes" or poems about the life of Jesus Christ

[MANUSCRIPT - FRENCH]. MOYSSON, P[ierre]. Odes sainctes traitant despuis la nativité de n[ost]re sauv[eur] Iesus Christ fins à son Asse[n]tion.
[France; probably in Tournon-sur-Rhône or Valence], 1613. 12mo (ca. 11 x 7 cm). French manuscript, written in a red double fillet frame in a neat cursive hand in dark brown/black and red ink on vellum. With an open-work title page with the title in gold in the centre of the leaf and 28 detailed copper engravings on paper (ca. 7 x 5.5 cm) mounted on the vellum leaves throughout the work showing the life of Christ, all illustrations are beautifully hand coloured and highlighted in gold and captioned in brown or red ink. With intricate manuscript decorated initials in dark brown/black, red or blue ink, some also highlighted in gold and numerous delicate manuscript tailpieces in brown ink. Early 18th-century dark green morocco, elaborately gold-tooled on both boards, spine, board edges and turn-ins, sewn on 5 supports with 5 raised bands creating 6 compartments with the title in gold in the second compartment. With gilt edges, blue silk covered endpapers and a green and a reddish-brown silk ribbon marker [1], [1 blank], XII, 188, [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 35,000
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Rare Dutch postincunable on the value of learning and wisdom

MURMELLIUS, Joannus. Joannis Murmelii de discipulorum officiis q[uo]d Enchiridion scholasticon inscribitur. Ep[istol]a seu volumen divi Hieronymi ad Nepotianum de clericorum officiis cu[m] Murmellii commentariis. Hermanni Buschii carmen saphicu[m] in urbem Ruremundensem. Joa[n]nis Murmellii ode saphica de duplici voluptate
Zwolle, Pieter van Os, ca. 1505. 4to. Woodcut title page illustration of Saint Jerome, woodcut collophone illustration. Contemporary vellum binding. [52] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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