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Official publications concerning the British and German claim on Angra Pequena (Lüderitz), Namibia

[NAMIBIA - AFRICA]. Angra Pequena. Correspondence respecting the settlement at Angra Pequena, on the S.W. coast of Africa. ... [C.-4190].
With:(2) Copy of a despatch from the Right Honourable the Earl of Derby, K.G., Her Majesty's high commissioner in South Africa, relative to the establishment of a German protectorate at Angra Pequena and along the neighbouring coast. ... [C.-4265].(3) Further correspondence respecting the settlement at Angra Pequena on the south-west coast of Africa (in continuation of [C.-4190] ...) ... [C.-4262].
London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1884. 3 works in 1 volume. Folio. With a folding map in ad 1 and a full-page map in ad 3. Modern blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 750
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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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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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