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The languages of Oceania

CUST, Robert Needham. Les races et les langues de l'Océanie ... traduit de l'anglais par A.L. Pinart.
Paris, Ernest Leroux (back of half-title: Le Puy, printing office of Marchessou fils), 1888. 12mo (17 x 11.5 cm). With a folding chromolithographed language map of Oceania, 1 headpiece in 17th-century style. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. [4], 71, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 500
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One of the rarest works on Argentina

DENIS, Ferdinand. Buenos Ayrès et le Paraguay; ou histoire, moeurs, usages et costumes des habitans de cette partie de l'Amérique.
Paris, Nepveu, 1823. 2 volumes. 12mo. With 9 engraved plates, 2 double page in the first volume, and 9 engraved plates, 4 double-page in the second volume, all plates finely coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. 199, [1]; 211, [1] pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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Important compilation of works on Dutch maritime law, the Laws of Wisbuy, and average, including collections of ordonnances. proclamations, decrees etc.

[DUTCH MARITIME HISTORY]. Boek der zee-rechten.Amsterdam, Gerrit van Goedesbergh, 1665. With the index of the 1663 edition.
With: (2) Extract uyt het register van de willekeuren der stadt Amsterdamme ....Amsterdam, Gerrit van Goedesberg, 1662.With: (3) Quintyn WEYTSEN. Een tractaet van Avarien ... The Hague, Jasper Doll, 1651 (colophon: Leyden, Philips de Croy, 1651).With: (4) Taco van GLINS. Aenmerckingen ende bedenckingen over de Zee-rechten, uyt het Placcaet van Koninck Philips uytgegeven den letsten Octobris 1563 ...
Amsterdam, Joost Pluymer, 1665.4to. All titles with woodcut title-vignettes and some with woodcut head- and tailpieces or woodcut initials. All titles are interleaved. Contemporary vellum over boards. [8]; 144; [8]; 23; [12], 139 pp. with some blank leaves between the different ordinances. Full description
€ 1,250
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"The prime source of information for pirate activities"


Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable depuis vingt anneés.
Paris, Jacques le Febvre, 1688. 4 parts in 2 volumes, bound as 1. 12mo. With an engraved title-page in vol. 1, 3 engraved folding maps of the Carribean (depicting Honduras, Cuba, Florida and Jamaica), of the Bay of Maracay in Venezuala and of the Isthmus of Panama and also with 4 engravings (3 full-page) and woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. [22], "448" [= 248], [16]; [6], 285, [17] pp.

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€ 2,950
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Geognostic treatise on the geology and mineralogy of Breisgau,
the area around Freiburg and the Black Forest

FROMHERZ, Karl. Die Jura-Formationen des Breisgaues geognostisch beschrieben.
Karlsruhe, Christian Theodor Groos, 1838. 4to. With 2 hand-coloured lithographed geognostic maps by B. Herder, one of the Schönberg near Freiburg and one of the whole area of Breisgrau with both maps showing the different earth layers and their materials by using different colours. Contemporary marbled boards, red morocco spine label. IV, 51, [1 blank] pp. Full description
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One of the Venice editions of a very popular pharmacopoeia with three additional pharmaceutical texts

FULLER, Thomas Pharmacopoeia extemporanea sive praescriptorum chilias ... Cum viribus operandi ratione, dosibus, et indicibus annexis. Editio nova caeteris emendatior, cui adduntur tabula smaragdina Philippi Fraudorffer, thesaurus Ludovicianus, ac Enchiridion medicum practicum Josephi Jacksonii.
Including: (2) FRAUNDORFFER, Philippus. Tabula Smaragdina Medico-Pharmaceutica; in qua sexcentorum, contra omnis generis morbos ... medicamentorum ...
Including: (3) CHRISTIANUS, Wolfgang. Thesaurus Ludovicianus, sive compendium materiae med. ...Including: (4) JACKSON, Josephus. Enchiridion medicum practicum, sive tractatus de morborum praxis, cui subnectitur appendix de lue venera ...Venice, Franciscum and Nicolao Pezzana, 1776. 8vo. With a general title-page and 3 part-titles, each with the same woodcut vignette. Vellum over thin boards, manuscript title on spine. XXXII, 302, [2 blank]; 184; 79, [1 blank]; 112 pp. Full description
€ 650
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