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Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture

ABU ZAKARIYA ibn al-AWWAM. Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
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BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.
VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.
Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin. 512; 552 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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The first Italian War of Independence depicted by the Austrians

ADAM, [Eugen and Franz]. Erinnerungen an die Feldzüge der K. K. Oester. Armee in Italien in den Jahren 1848-49.
Munich, Cotta, [1851]. Royal oblong folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm). With tinted lithographed title, dedication leaf to Radetzky, preface and 24 lithographed plates. With 24 ll. of explanatory text printed on blue paper. Plates loose in a contemporary red cloth slipcase with a silk lining. [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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Horse racing

ADAM, Victor. [L'hippodrome au coin du feu].
Paris, A. de Vresse, [ca. 1845?]. Oblong 1mo (full-sheet leaves) or oblong Royal folio (30 x 42 cm). With 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a caption and decorative border. Lacking the title-page.Original publishers gold-blocked blue cloth. With a bookseller's ticket. [16] ll. Full description
€ 6,000
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The funny side of riding

ALKEN, Henry. Qualified horses and unqualified riders, or the reverse of sporting phrases taken from the work entitled Indispensable accomplishments.
London, S. & J. Fuller, 1815 [-1819]. Oblong folio (25 x 34.4 cm). With engraved title-page, 7 hand-coloured engraved plates by Alken, including plate 5 with a J. Whatman 1819 watermark. Later red hard-grained half morocco, spine and front board lettered in gold. Re-backed preserving the original spine. Full description
€ 8,000
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Ugly horses

ALKEN, Henry. The beauties and defects in the figure of the horse.
London, S. & J. Fuller, [1816]. 4to. With an engraved title-page with a circular vignette and 18 hand-coloured etched plates. Original boards. Untrimmed. Engraved title-page plus 2, [18] pp. plus 18 plates. Full description
€ 3,500
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Remarkable "extra illustrated" edition of fencing master Henry Angelo's memoirs

ANGELO, Henry, Lord HOWARD DE WALDEN and Hamilton LAVERS-SMITH. The reminiscences of Henry Angelo ...
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., 1904. 4 volumes. Large 8vo (27.5 x 19 cm). The "extra illustrated" edition with 350 illustrations on 345 leaves; many illustrations are printed in colour.. Red cloth, with a gold-blocked image of Robineau's depiction of the celebrated fencing match between the Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Chevalier d'Eon in 1787 on the front board and gold lettering on spine, top edges gilt. XVI, 202; [2], 203-438, [2]; XXVI, 192; [2], 193-447, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Remarkable extra illustrated edition of a collection of anecdotes about London's high society
by fencing master Henry Angelo

ANGELO, Henry and Rev. Charles SWYNNERTON. Angelo's pic nic with twenty-four illustrations from contemporary drawings and prints in the collection of Joseph Grego with a prefatory note on the Angelo family.
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co Ltd., 1905. 2 vols. Large-8vo. With a frontispiece in vol. 1 and 110 illustrations mounted on separate leaves. Red cloth. XXXVII, [1], 122; [2], 123-267 (=145), [1] pp. Full description
€ 750
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Second edition (1 year after the first, both very rare) of a classic on falconry and hawking by King Henri IV’s falconer

ARCUSSIA, Charles d'. La fauconnerie ... Divisee en trois livres. Avec une briefve instruction pour traitter les autours, sur la fin de l'oeuvre, ...
Paris, Jean Houzé, 1599. 8vo. With Houzé's woodcut device, 6 full-page engravings of birds of prey (12.5 x 8.5 cm) plus 3 (of 5) repeats and all on integral leaves. Red goatskin morocco, signed in the foot of the front turn-in by M[arcel] GODILLOT (active as bookbinder 1938-1975), with wide gold-tooled turn-ins and gold fillets on board edge. 272, [8] pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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