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“The Versailles of the Achterhoek”

SCHENK, Pieter. Delineatio domus recreatricis adjacentiumq[ue] prospectuum amoenissimorum extra urbem Zutphaniensem, auspicys & jussu ... Arnoldi Justi.
Amsterdam, Pieter Schenk, [ca. 1746]. Oblong small folio (20 x 27.5 cm). With engraved title-page, and 16 engraved views (15 x 19 mm), each with a caption in Dutch and Latin below the border, mostly in two lines. Later dark green paste paper wrappers. Full description
€ 3,500
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Descriptions of 5 exotic animals from the cabinet of Schlosser,
with striking coloured plates

SCHLOSSER, Johan Albert. Epistola ad … Ferdinandum Dejean, … de Lacerta Amboinensi. | Brief ... aan … Ferdinand Dejean, … Behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving der Amboinsche haagdis.
Amsterdam, for the author, 1768. With a folding engraved plate of the Amboinese lizard in two copies, one coloured by a contemporary hand.
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(2) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Johannem Burmannum, … De Chaetodonte argo. | Brief … aan Johannes Burmannus, … Behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving van den gevlakten klipvisch.
Amsterdam, Cornelius van Tongerlo, 1770. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(3) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … W. Roëll, … De Testudine cartilaginea. | Brief … aan … W. Roëll, … Behelzende eene naaukeurige beschrijving van de kraakbeenige schildpad.
Amsterdam, Cornelius van Tongerlo, 1770. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(4) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Johannem Oosterdyk Schacht, … De Rana bicolore. | Brief … aan .. Johannes Oosterdyk Schacht, behelzende eene naaukeurige beschrijving van den twee-koleurige kikvorsch.
Amsterdam, M. Magerum, 1772. With 3 folding engraved plates, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(5) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Hier. Dav. Gaubium, … De Chaetodonte diacantho. | Brief … aan … Hieronimus David Gaubius, … behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving van den tweedoornigen klipvisch.
Amsterdam, M. Magerum, 1772. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
5 works published together in 1 volume. Large 4to (31 x 25.5 cm). Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 7,500
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From a series of "the finest engravings of flowers ever made"
by the teacher of Redouté

SPAENDONCK, Gerard van. Maïs, nlé de Turquie. Zea mays L. [From: Fleurs dessinées d'après nature,… Recueil utile aux amateurs, aux jeunes artistes, aux élèves des écoles centrales et aux dessinateurs des manufactures].
[Paris, 1799-1801]. Stipple engraving on unwatermarked wove paper (54 x 39 cm), printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand, of a corncob, with 6 leaves and part of the stalk, on a stone wall, signed "P.F. Le Grand sculp." In passepartout. Full description
€ 2,750
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"A large and highly important treatise on gemstones", from the library of the Earl of Derby

STREETER, Edwin William. Precious stones and gems, their history and distinguishing characteristics.
London, Chapman & Hall, 1877. 8vo. With 5 chromolithographed plates (including frontispiece), a title-page printed in red and black, 2 lithographed plates, 2 photographs mounted on plates, and 2 illustrations in text. Contemporary red morocco, gold-tooled spine with 2 title-labels, and with the arms of the Earl of Derby in gold on front board (bound by Stooker, London). Full description
€ 750
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One of the most voluminous herbals ever printed,
with over 2400 woodcut illustrations

TABERNAEMONTANUS, Jacobus Theodorus. [Engraved general title-page:] New vollkommen Kräuter-Buch, darinnen uber 3000. Kräuter, mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren, … [Letterpress title-page:] New vollkommenlich Kräuter-Buch, …
Basel, Jacob Werenfels for Johann Königs, 1664. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a general engraved title-page (a letterpress title in richly engraved borders), 3 letterpress part-titles, and more than 2400 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin. Full description
€ 4,500
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Manual on field fortification for young officers

TIELKE, Johann Gottlieb. Unterricht für die Officiers, die sich zu Feld-Ingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzügen mit nutzen beywohnen wollen, durch Beyspiele aus dem letzten Kriege erläutert, und mit nöthigen Plans versehen ... Vierte rechtmässige und vermehrte Auflage.
Dresden and Leipzig, Johann Samuel Gerlach, 1787. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, engraved armorial headpiece on leaf A3, 32 (folding) engraved plates and 5 letterpress folding tables. Later paper-covered boards. Full description
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150 attractive engravings of flowers, tree leaves, and other plants

TRATTINNICK, Leopold. Botanisches Album, oder Sammlung ausgewählter, naturgetreuer Abbildungen, der merkwürdigsten Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchte, Sträucher u.s.w. nebst deren Benennung. Zusammengetragen aus Leop. Trattinnick's ... sämmtlichen botanischen Werken.
Vienna, R. Sammer, [ca. 1850]. 4to. With 150 engraved plates, a few printed in light-green. Contemporary blue/green stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,750
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Curious work on agronomy

VALLEMONT, Pierre Le Lorrain de. Merckwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst, in Zeugung, Fortpflantzung und Vermehrung der Gewächse; Oder Der Ackerbau und die Gärtnerey in ihrer Vollkommenheit. Welchen beygefüget eine kurtze Unterweisung die Obst-Bäume recht zu beschneiden. Beyde aus dem Frantzösischen ins Deutsche übersetzet.
Budißin, Johann Georg Hüneln, 1714. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With title-page printed in red and black, 12 engraved plates and 1 small engraving and 7 woodcuts in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 750
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