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Extremely rare Antwerp edition (1502) of popular pseudo-Magnus treatises Liber aggregationis and De mirabilibus mundi

ALBERTUS MAGNUS (pseudo). De virtutibus herbarum. De virtutibus lapidum. De virutibus animalium et mirabilibus mundi. Item parvum regimen sanitatis valde utile. [Liber aggregationis and De mirabilibus mundi].
[colophon (f4r):] Antwerp, Govaert Bac, 1502. 4to. With a full-page woodcut on the title-page (a monk offering a book to a prince), repeated on the back of the title-page, and Govaert Bacs full-page woodcut printer's device of on the verso of the last leaf. With 3- and 4-line lombardic initials and smaller 2-line initials, supplied by hand in red. Rubricated throughout. 19th-century calf with double gold fillets along the edges of both boards. [36] ll. Full description
€ 35,000
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A manual for pharmacists and physicians by the author of ‘De brave Hendrik’: a proverbial best-seller

ANSLIJN, Nicolaas. Handleiding tot de kennis der artsenij-gewassen, welke in de Nederlandsche apotheek zijn opgenomen. Voornamelijk ingerigt ten behoeve van hen, die, zich der genees-, heel- of artsenij-mengkunde wijdende ... Met platen.
Leiden, D. du Mortier en Zoon, 1837. 8vo. With 10 folding lithographed plates after the authors designs (ca. 9.5 x 22 cm), each with 20 numbered figures showing medical plants, herbs and flowers, including detail figures.Boards covered with original publishers printed paper with the title in ornamental frame, and a short title on the spine. [2], 24, 456, [2] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Incunable on poisons, using various Arabic sources

ARDUINO, Sante. [Incipit:] Incipit liber de venenis ...
(Colophon: Venice, Bernardino Rizzo, 1492). Folio (42 x 28 cm). Set in in 2 columns in 2 sizes of rotunda gothic types, with spaces left for numerous 3-line and 4-line and a few larger initials (with printed guide letters), none filled in. Modern black- and gold-tooled calf. [4], 101, [1] ll. Full description
€ 45,000
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Milestone in the development of botany, describing over 5000 plants, more than half illustrated, from the library of Haskell F. Norman

BAUHIN, Jean and Jean Henri CHERLER. Historia plantarum universalis.
Yverdon, 1650-1651. 3 volumes. Folio. With 3 engraved and 3 letterpress title-pages and 3577 woodcut illustrations in text. The first engraved title-page contains the portraits of the great botanists, with the portraits of Bauhin and Cherler below. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. [10], 239[=236], 241-406, 409-469[=468], 471-601, [1 blank], 130, 133-440, 9, [3 blank]; [10], 398, [14], 399-1074[=1072], [12]; [10], 212; 882, [2 blank], 12 pp. Full description
€ 13,500
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First Latin edition, printed by Plantin, of Belon's illutrated oriental travel account, with 43 woodcuts

BELON, Pierre. Plurimarum singularium & memorabilium rerum in Graecia, Asia, Aegypto, Judaea, Arabia, aliisq. exteris provinciis ab ipso conspectarum observationes, tribus libris expressae.
(2) BELON, Pierre. De neglecta stirpium cultura, atque earum cognitione libellus: edocens qua ratione silvestres arbores cicurari & mitescere queant. Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1589. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With Plantins woodcut compasses device on each title-page, 43 woodcuts in text (6 full-page), woodcut decorated initials. With an unrecorded 2-page corrigenda leaf. Contemporary overlapping limp vellum. [16], 495, [1 blank]; "78" [= 87], [1 blank], [2] pp. Full description
€ 4,750
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Medical properties of wood avens

BUCHHAVE, Rudolph. Observationes circa radicis gei urbani, sive caryophyllatae vires in febribus, praecipue intermittentibus aliisque morbis.
Copenhagen, Thiele, 1781. 8vo. With engraved folding plate of the Geum Urbanum. Contemporary half calf. 146, [2] pp. Full description
€ 450
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The history and preparation of coffee

CADET DE VAUX, Antoine-Alexis and Charles-Louis CADET. Dissertation sur le café; son historique, ses propriétés, et le procédé pour en obtenir la boisson la plus agréable, la plus salutaire et la plus économique; ...
Paris, for the Bureau du Journal d'Economie Rurale, Mme. Huzard and Xhrouet, 1806. 12mo. Contemporary blue boards. [3], [1 blank], 120 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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