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Dutch edition of Barrow's Travels in China

BARROW, John. Reizen in China, ...
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807-1809. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 10 engraved plates (6 folding, 1 double-page), the double-page plate with 2 portraits hand-coloured, 4 leaves with engraved music, and several woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's boards. VIII, 288; VI, 334; VI, 341, [1] pp. Full description
€ 950
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On the sales of arms and arms deals in the Middle East

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. New perspectives on the Persian Gulf. Hearings before the subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia of the committee on foreign affairs, house of representatives, ninety-third congress, first session. June 6, July 17, 23, 24, and November 28, 1973.
Washington, U.S. Government printing office, 1973. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). With a small map of the Persian Gulf. Original printed paper wrappers. VIII, [1], 227 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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On "the escalating level of arms sales to Gulf states"

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The Persian Gulf, 1975: the continuing debate on arms sales. Hearings before the special subcommittee on investigations of the committee on international relations, house of representatives, ninety-fourth congress, first Session. June 10, 18, 24 and July 29, 1975.
Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976. 8vo. Original printed paper wrappers. VI, 261 pp. Full description
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Famous military manual in magnificent contemporary colouring. From the library of the last Margrave of Bergen op Zoom, grandson of Leopold Philippe, Duke of Arenberg

GHEYN, Jacob II de. Waffenhandlung von den Rören. Musquetten. undt Spiessen. Gestalt nach der ordnung dess Hochgebornen Fursten und Herrn herrn Moritzen Printzen zu Oranien, Graffen zu Nassaw.
The Hague, [Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1607-1608]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small 1mo (37.5 x 28 cm). With engraved title-page and 117 full-page engraved plates (ca. 26 x 19 cm). All plates and the engraved title-page magnificently coloured and lavishly highlighted with silver and gold by a contemporary hand. 18th-century mottled calf, gold-tooled with the arms of the Count Palatine of Sulzbach and his wife on each board and richly gold-tooled spine. [10], [8], [11] ll. Full description
€ 250,000
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Famous military manual. First edition published in Germany, with 117 charming new woodcuts

GHEYN, Jacob II de. Waffenhandlung von den Röhren, Mußqueten und Spiessen. Gestalt nach der Ordnung deß ... Herrn Moritzen, Printzen zu Uranien, ... Maniement d'armes d'arquebuses, mousquetz, & piques.
Frankfurt, Wilhelm Hoffmann, 1609. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With letterpress title within engraved border (including the imprint), and 3 series of 42, 43 and 32 full-page numbered woodcuts, showing exercises with the arquebus, musket and pike. Contemporary vellum, rebacked. [3], [1 blank], [43], [1 blank], [44], [36] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Illustrated work on fortification and artillery

GRUBER, Johann Sebastian. Neuer und gründlicher Unterricht, ... Nebenst einem Bericht von Zubereitung einiger Ernst-Feuerwerckes-Kugeln.
Nuremberg, Johann Hoffmanns, Engelbert Strecken and Abraham von Werth, 1700. 8vo. With double-page engraved frontispiece, 1 letterpress folding table and 16 engraved plates. Blue paper covered boards. [6], 290, [2 blank], [6]; [2], 316, [2 blank], [7], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Essential works on Dutch military methods, armoury and fortification, including an unrecognised Moxon edition,
with 2 magnificent folding plates by Hondius

HEXHAM, Henry. The first part of the principles of the art military, practised in the warres of the United Netherlands. ...
[London], Robert Young (printed in Rotterdam by James Moxon), [ca. 1641].
With:
(2) HEXHAM, Henry. The second part of the principles of the art militarie, practized in the warres of the United Provinces. ...
London, Robert Young (printed in Delft by Jan Pietersz. Waelpot, "1638" [= 1639].
(3) HEXHAM, Henry. The third part of the principles of the art militarie practised in the warres of the United Provinces, ...
The Hague, printed by Franck van der Spruyt, 1640.
(4) [HEXHAM, Henry]. A true and historiall[!] relation of the bloody battell of Nieuport in Flanders, ...
Delft, [printed by Jan Pietersz. Waelpot?], 1641. Extra added: 2 double-page folding engraved plates of the Battle of Nieuwpoort by Henricus Hondius. Folio. 2 works (the 1st in 3 volumes) bound as 1. Ad 1 with 2 folding plates showing 2 engravings, and 47 (of 49) engravings on integral leaves. Ad 2 with 19 (of 21) engraved figures on 13 (of 15) plates, plus 3 similar double-page plates, each with 1 unlabelled figure, and 3 double-page plates with 26 figures: the extra-added folding plates C and D in ad 4 show larger and more detailed engravings of the same two battle formations as the omitted plates C and D. Ad 3 with 3 engraved plates and 14 engravings. Contemporary vellum, with 2 small brass catchplates, clasps and anchorplates lost, title lettered up the spine in brown ink. [4], 48, [2]; [4], 18, 36; [8], “81” [= 59], [1]; [1], [1 blank], 28 pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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Very rare 17th-century treatise on artillery

KÄSTNER (KÄSTNERN), Sigmund. Vestibulum pyroboliae, das ist kurtzgefaste Anleitung zur Artillerie-Kunst, darinnen den anfahende Liebhabern, mit einer leicht begreifflicher Methode, was wegen der Proportion und dem Gebrauch der Geschützen zu wissen, vorgetragen ist.
Frankfurt am Main, Egidius Vogel for Daniel Paulli, 1679. Small folio. With 2 engraved folding plates, 3 woodcut plates (1 folding) and 16 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled mottled calf. [4], 59, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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