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Miniature book celebrating the ca. 520 Codex Argenteus,
boxed in a tiny facsimile of its silver binding

UGGLA, Arvid Hj. Codex Argenteus Bibliothecae R. Univ. Upsaliensis.
[Uppsala, Uppsala University Library, 1960] (colophon: Uppsala, printed by Almqvist & Wiksells, 1959). With the title in Latin and the text in Swedish, English, French and German. The book (3.4 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm) is kept, as published, in a silver box in the shape of a book, made by the goldsmiths K.G. Markströms Guldsmeds AB in Uppsala, jewellers to the Swedish court. It is a facsimile of the chased silver binding made in Stockholm in 1669 for the Codex Argenteus. Full description
€ 750
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Pioneering work on Indian languages and society by an "unjustly forgotten" Indologist

VESDIN (VEZDIN), Filip (PAULINUS A SANCTO BARTHOLOMAEO). Viaggio alle Indie Orientali umiliato alla Santita di N. S. Papa Pio Sesto pontefice massimo …
Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1796. 4to. With 12 engraved illustration plates (6 with 2 illustrations each to make 18 in total), engraved roundel portraits of Pope Pius VI (on the title-page) and the author (above the opening of the main text) and some small woodcut illustrations of "Indian hieroglyphs". Set in roman and italic types with occasional words in Greek, Arabic, East Syriac, Devanagari and more extensive texts in Malayalam, plus a Malabar song with a double staff made with built-up round-head music notes. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Skilful engraving of the execution of the conspirators
in the failed attempt to assassinate the Dutch Stadholder Maurits of Nassau, Prince of Orange

VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. Justitie over enige Arminiaensche verraders, geschiet in s'Gravenhaech.
[Amsterdam, Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1623]. Engraved print (26.5 x 32 cm) mounted on a large sheet of 18th-century(?) laid paper (50.5 x 33 cm), with manuscript text in three columns with the title: Cort verhaal ende waerachtige afbeeldinge der justitie geschiet in s'Gravenhage, over seeker, conspirateurs, diens conspiratie deur Gods voorsienigheid ontdekt is den 6e. February 1623. Full description
€ 1,500
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