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Important edition of Catss seminal first emblem book, one of the greatest works of the Dutch golden age:
the first printing of 96 emblematic illustrations by "the prince of the Dutch illustrators"

CATS, Jacob [and Adriaen van de VENNE, illustrator]. [Silenus Alcibiadis]. Proteus ofte minne-beelden verandert in sinne-beelden.
The Hague, Adriaen van de Venne & Joost Ockers, 1629. 2 works in 1 vol. 8vo. With Van de Vennes 1625 woodcut device, full-page engraved title-page (dated 1628) and 96 engraved emblematic engravings (numbered I-LII, I-XLIII and 1 unnumbered).
With: (2) CATS, Jacob. Galathee ofte harder minne-klachte.The Hague, Adriaen van der Venne & Joost Ockers, 1629. With woodcut printer's device ("Konst baert roem") and 1 engraving.
Contemporary vellum, sewn on 4 vellum tapes laced through the joints, with a hollow back, remnants of a manuscript title on spine, red edges. [48], 165, 266-402, [2]; 103 pp; 62, [2] pp. Full description
€ 1,650
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A playful way of learning the history and culture of several French départements

[CHILDREN'S LOTTO GAME - PUZZLE - FRENCH]. [Lotto game for children using French costumes, coats-of-arms and regional history].
[France, ca. 1870]. 7 games. ca. 17 x 24 cm. 7 stiff paperboard cards for a lotto game, each with a lithographed plate showing regional coats-of-arms above, views of castles, dances or games in regional costume, and large historical scenes, all with a colourful border. All cards finely coloured by hand, each with 9 loose movable parts with numbers and titles printed in the open spaces below. Full description
€ 4,000
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Rare 17th-century edition of standard arithmetic schoolbook: second copy located

COCK, David. De cyfer-konst, noyt voor desen den leerlingen grondiger, noch ook duydelijcker, voorgestelt. ... Den vijfde druck, van alle mis-druck gesuyvert, verbetert, ende merckelijck vermeerdert, door Dirck de Hollander...
Amsterdam, widow of Gysbert de Groot, 1696. Small 8vo (15 x 9.5 cm). 19th-century(?) sheepskin parchment. [8], 374 pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Killing the pain of dental cavities

DELACOUR, chirurgien-dentiste. Notice sur la carie des dents et sur l'emploi d'une liqueur alumineuse camphrée au chlorophorme, qui calme la douleur et arrête les progrès de la carie, sans qu'il soit nécessaire d'extraire les dents malades.
Metz, the author (back of the title-page: Metz, printed by Ch. Dieu), 1848. Small 8vo. Modern boards, with a gold-tooled morocco title-label on spine. 12 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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The arbitrariness of fate all over the world

[DICKENSON, John]. Speculum tragicum. Regum, principum, & magnatum superioris soeculi celebriorum ruinas exitusque calamitosos breviter complectens: in quo & iudicia divina & imbecillitas humana insignibus exemplis declarantur.
Delft, Jacob Cornelisz. Vennecool, 1601. Small 8vo. Contemporary vellum, red spine-label. [6], 127, [11] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Italian translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in an interesting binding

OVIDIUS NASO, Publius (Lodovico DOLCE, translator). Le trasformationi, ... . In questa quarta impressione da lui in molti luoghi ricorrette.
Venice, Gabriele Giolito de Ferrari, 1557. 4to. With title in a richly designed architectural woodcut frame, a half-page woodcut hemispherical map of the Americas, Europe and Africa and 82 large woodcut illustrations (plus 2 repeats) with fine ornamental and grotesque borders at either side. Contemporary(?) Polish(?) blind-tooled calf. 17th- or 18th-century endpapers. [16], 309, [3] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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The third revised edition of William Lewis's authoritative The new dispensatory, edited by Andrew Duncan

[EDINBURGH - PHARMACOPOEIA] LEWIS, William. The Edinburgh new dispensatory. Containing, I. The elements of pharmaceutical chemistry. II. The materia medica ... III. The pharmaceutical preparations and medicinal compositions of the latest editions of the London and Edinburgh pharmacopoeias. ...
Edinburgh, for William Ceech, 1791. Large 8vo. With 3 double-page engraved plates of furnaces and distilling equipment, each in two parts. Pp. 113-665 (Part 2-3) printed in two columns. Mottled calf, red morocco spine label. 665 [= 656] pp. Full description
€ 650
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Original edition of the first general survey and description of Greece
by the first rector magnificus of Groningen University

EMMIUS, Ubbo. Vetus Graecia, illustrata studio & operâ Ubbonis Ebbii. Opus distinctum in tomos tres: quorum I. Descriptionum habet regionum à Graecis habitatum ... II. Complectitur Res gestas Graecorum. III. Representat Statum ...praecipuarum ejus gentis rerumpublicarum ...
Leiden, Bonaventura & Abraham Elzevier, 1626. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With the printer's device of the Elzeviers on all three title-pages, woodcut initials. Uniformly bound in contemporary vellum. [24] 194, [22]; [4], 536, [32]; [4], 519, 25 pp. Full description
€ 475
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Magnificent and rare album, the first example of Australian photo-journalism: produced during the 1884 British expedition in New Guinea

[NEW GUINEA]. ERSKINE, Commodore James E. Narrative of the expedition of the Australian squadron to the south-east coast of New Guinea, October to December, 1884.
Sydney, Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885. Large folio. With a folding map, 3 coloured lithographed plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (ca. 28.5 x 21 cm) mounted on cards with printed captions and borders and two beautiful panoramas, one of them double-page (24 x 55.5 cm) and the other on four leaves (together 24 x 105.5 cm). Contemporary dark blue morocco. Full description
€ 48,000
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