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Jesuit missions in Brazil, Asia and Mozambique

Jesuit missions in Brazil, Asia and Mozambique Jesuit missions in Brazil, Asia and Mozambique Jesuit missions in Brazil, Asia and Mozambique View picture(s)

1 ABREU, Sebastiao d'.
Vida, e virtudes do Admiravel Padre Joam Cardim da Companhia de Jesu Portuguez natural de Vianna de Alentejo.
Évora, University Press, 1659. 4to. Contemporary overlapping goatskin parchment, title on spine, red sprinkled edges. With engraved portrait of the Jesuit João Cardim, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and woodcut initials. [14], [2 blank], 440, [8] pp. Full description >>

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The book that opened America

The book that opened America The book that opened America The book that opened America The book that opened America View picture(s)

2 ACOSTA, José de.
Historie naturael ende morael van de Westersche Indien: waer inne ghehandelt wordt van de merckelijckste dinghen des hemels, elementen, metalen, planten ende ghedierten van dien: als oock de manieren, ceremonien, wetten, regeeringen, ende oorloghen der Indianen. ... Ende nu eerstmael uyt den Spaenschen in onser Nederduytsche tale overgheset: door Jan Huyghen van Linschoten.
Enkhuizen, Jacob Lenaertsz. Meyn (colophon: Haarlem, printed by Gillis Rooman), 1598. 8vo. Vellum (ca. 1700?), sewn on 2 cords, with a hollow back, red sprinkled edges, manuscript spine title. With a woodcut Medusa head with scrollwork decoration on the title-page, a woodcut tailpiece plus repeats, 7 woodcut decorated initials (2 series) plus repeats, and decorations built up from cast arabesque fleurons. [7], 398, [8] ll. Full description >>

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An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor

An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor View picture(s)

3 [ADAMS, Robert (= Benjamin ROSE)].
Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika. Met eene kaart, met aanteekeningen, bijvoegsels en bladwijzer, uit het Engels. Door Harman van Lil.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. Contemporary boards covered with sprinkled paper, spine with printed title label, untrimmed leaving all deckles intact. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mugo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. VI, 353, [1 blank] pp. Full description >>

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Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy

Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy View picture(s)

4 BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain.
Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne, depuis son origine jusqu'a l'établissement de l'École d'Alexandrie.
Paris, Debure brothers (colophon: printed by D'Houry), 1775. 4to. Beautifully bound in contemporary gold-tooled red goatskin morocco, sewn on 5 cords, each board with coat-of-arms of Simon-Pierre Merard de Saint-Just (motto "L'honneur et l'amour") in the centre, 4 floral corner pieces, triple fillets along the edges with star covering each corner, richly gold-tooled spine with dark green morocco spine label in 2nd compartment, the others with a flower, 4 corner pieces, stars, dots and smaller flowers (and a pinecone roll at the foot), gold-tooled turn-ins and board edges, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, green ribbon marker. In modern slipcase covered with marbled paper. With 3 numbered folding engraved plates, 2 woodcut headpieces (1 signed VLS) and tailpieces built up from rococo cast fleurons. [2], XXII, 526 pp. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Astronomy & Cosmography  Bindings  Book History & Printing  Islamic Art & Culture  Middle East & Islamic World  Science & Technology 

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Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry

Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry Important treatise on cavalry technique and tactics, with 12 large plates by De Bry View picture(s)

5 BASTA, Conte d'Hust, Giorgio.
Il governo della cavalleria leggiera: trattato che concerne anche quanto basta alla grave per intelligenza de capitani.
Oppenheim, Jeronimo Galler for Johann Theodor de Bry, 1616. Folio (30.5 x 20.5 cm). Contemporary limp vellum, sewn on 4 thongs laced through the joints, with manuscript title on front and back cover, traces of thong ties. With a letterpress title in a wide engraved architectural border with allegorical figures and military attributes, full-page engraved portrait of the author on an integral leaf, and 12 numbered plates (10 double-page and 2 large folding, plate size mostly about 26 x 36 cm or 36 x 26 cm) by Johann Theodor de Bry, illustrating fighting on horseback with lances, swords and firearms, fortified towns and camps, and cavalry formations for marching and for battle. Further with numerous woodcut head pieces, tailpieces and decorated initials, and cast fleurons. 8, 73, [11] pp. Full description >>

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Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour

Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour Rare and extensive work on Algeria, spectacularly illustrated with 133 large plates, some in colour View picture(s)

6 BERBRUGGER, Louis Adrien.
Algerie historique[,] pittoresque et monumentale[,] ou Recueil de vues, costumes et portraits faits d'après nature dans les provinces d'Alger, Bone, Constantine et Oran.
Paris, Delahaye (part-titles: printed by Dondey-Dupré), 1843. 5 parts in 3 volumes. Royal 1mo (57 x 42.5 cm). Contemporary, uniform dark green half goatskin morocco, on 4 recessed cords, gold-tooled spine, “agate” chemical-marbled sides, schrottel-marbled endpapers. With letterpress half-title in a decorated frame, elaborately decorated chromo-lithographed general title-page (in blue, red, blue-grey, green and gold), tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 lithographed maps hand-coloured in outline, 5 letterpress part-titles (each with the publisher’s JD monogram and preceded by a letterpress half-title; part 5 with 3 additional letterpress divisional titles, each with a lithographed view), 133 lithographed plates (image size up to 44.5 x 30.5 cm, nearly all non-botanical ones tinted and one with 2 chromolithographed and hand-coloured costume prints) by and after artists including Charles Bour, Eugène Flandin, Félix Emmanuel Henri Philippoteaux and Denis Auguste Marie Raffet, lithographed views (and a few lithographed maps) printed in the tail margins at the ends of many chapters, and 45 white-on-black wood-engravings of coins (each with obverse and reverse) in the text. The 72 botanical illustrations on the last 10 lithographed plates are coloured by hand and highlighted with gum arabic. The non-botanical plates have the publisher’s embossed stamp in the foot margin. Set in roman types with incidental italic, textura (with decorated capitals) and script, and numerous short passages in Arabic. XIV, [3], [1 blank], 80; [3], [1 blank], 68; [3], [1 blank], 42; [3], [1 blank], 21, [1 blank], 18, 16, [1], [1 blank] pp. including the chromolithographed title-page. Full description >>

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Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere

Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere Voyages in North America, the Arctic, Japan and elsewhere View picture(s)

7 [BERNARD, Jean Frédéric].
Recueil de voiages au nord, contenant divers memoires tres utiles au commerce & à la navigation.
Amsterdam, Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1715-1738. 10 parts in 11 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary and except for vol. 8 uniform mottled calf, sewn on 4 recessed cords, gold-tooled spines each volume with 1 red and 1 brown morocco label, a frame of triple fillets with corner pieces on each board, gold fillets on board edges, curl-marbled endpapers, red edges; vol. 8 in sprinkled tanned sheepskin, sewn on 3 cords but with 2 extra false bands, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled board edges, red edges. With 2 engraved frontispieces, armorial engraving above the dedication to Tsar Peter the Great, 1 engraving used on 3 title-pages and various woodcut decorations on the others, 14 folding engraved maps (Northern Hemisphere, North Pole, Japan with coat of arms, America, etc.), 22 engraved plates (10 folding) with plants, birds, animals etc. Lacking 1 map in vol. 9. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Americas  Asia  Canada & Arctic  Cartography, Geography & Topography  Charts & Maps  China  Exploration & Travel  Japan & Far East  Middle America  North America  Polar Regions  Regional Maps  Scandinavia & Arctic  Voyages & Travel 

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Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage

Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage Frobisher’s voyages in search of a northwest passage View picture(s)

8 [BEST, George].
Drie seldsame scheeps-togten van Martin Frobisher ... ondernoomen ... In 't Jaar 1576 ... 1577 ... 1578.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. 8vo. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine. With engraved publisher’s device on title-page, engraved folding map and 2 engraved folding plates, including 1 most likely after a drawing by Casper Luyken. [2], 72, [8] pp. Full description >>

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The Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu

The Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu The Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu The Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu View picture(s)

9 [BIBLE - KOSRAEAN].
Orekma lun met sap. Published by the Hawaiian Board.
Honolulu, printed by Henry M. Whitney, 1869. 12mo. Stab-sewn in contemporary marbled wrappers (nonpareil pattern). Rebacked with brown cloth. 63, [1 blank] pp. Full description >>

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Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates

Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates View picture(s)

10 [BIRDS - AMERICA].
[A collection of 24 offprints of ornithological articles covering Birds of North and South America].
Washington D.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ottawa, Ontario; Paris; etc., 1880-1924. 8vo. Contemporary dark green half sheepskin, marbled sides. With 22 plates (including 2 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 colour half-tones, 1 map printed in colour and 16 black & white half-tones) and 26 illustrations in the text. [ca. 400 pp. in total]. Full description >>

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Wine tappers’ book of hours ca. 1555, with prayer to patron saint of vintners

Wine tappers’ book of hours ca. 1555, with prayer to patron saint of vintners Wine tappers’ book of hours ca. 1555, with prayer to patron saint of vintners Wine tappers’ book of hours ca. 1555, with prayer to patron saint of vintners View picture(s)

11 [MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS - DUTCH].
[incipit (1st rubric):] Hyr begynet de lettenye van den tijden unses leve[n] here Jesu Christi seer nutte gelesen in groten noeden.
[East central Low Countries?, ca. 1555]. 8vo (15.5 x 10 cm). Disbound, straight-sewn on 4 double cords. Kept in a modern red half morocco slipcase. Manuscript in Dutch, written in dark brown and black ink (rubrics in red ink) on paper, in rounded upright gothic hands, mostly 19-20 lines/page (text block ca. 11.5 x 7 cm), with uncial (so-called Lombardic) initials in blue or red (10 4- to 5-line, about 56 3-line and hundreds of 1- or 2-line, nearly all of the 3-line and larger and a few of the smaller with white internal decoration, 3 of the blue initials with red penwork decoration), majuscules rubricated throughout, occasional underlining in red. “227” [= 228] of 234 ll. Full description >>

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16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world

16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world 16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world 16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world 16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world 16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world View picture(s)

12 [BRUYN, Abraham de].
Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America.
[Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with an allegorical title-page in Latin, French and German, with figures representing the four continents with appropriate animals and other attributes, the title in a large scrollwork cartouche, a terrestrial globe at the foot, an emblematic medallion at the head (“c’est en vain”) flanked by 2 putti; a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing (beginning: “primaevos facilis finxit natura parentes, nulla solicitos corpora veste tegi.”) in a scrollwork cartouche on an architectural monument with figures of Temperantia, Superbia and Magnanimitas above, and Tellus(?) and Hercules below, with a scene of the expulsion from Eden; a leaf with 2 portraits, of the biblical figures Esther and Jezebel, each with a heading and an 8-line verse; and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3) showing hundreds of costumes of mostly secular men and women from around the world, often accompanied by children. [3], 58 (plus 28.1, 28.2, 28.3); [1], 18 ll. Full description >>

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First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm)

First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm) First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm) First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm) First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm) First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 42 cm) View picture(s)

13 BRUYN, Cornelis de.
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden ...
Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio in 4s (40 x 25.5 cm). Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf, gilt edges. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. With full-page engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, title-page printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, full-page engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps showing the sea route of the voyage, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. [8], 472, [12] pp. Full description >>

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First edition to include the classic commentaries by the author's friend

First edition to include the classic commentaries by the author's friend First edition to include the classic commentaries by the author's friend First edition to include the classic commentaries by the author's friend View picture(s)

14 CAMÕES (CAMOENS), Luis de.
Os Lusiadas ... Commentados pelo licenciado Manoel Correa, examinador synodal do Arcebispado de Lisboa, ...
Lisbon, Pedro Crasbeeck, 1613. 4to in 8s. Contemporary vellum over flexible boards, sewn on 2 supports cut flush with the book-block, with a hollow back, spine with finely pen-drawn lettering and pen decoration, headbands laced through the joints, 2 fastenings made from looped cords laced into the front board and 1 (of 2) knots laced into the back board, sprinkled edges. Title-page with woodcut coat of arms of Portugal, further with large woodcut arms of the dedicatee Rodrigo da Cunha, woodcut initials (3 series) and a woodcut tailpiece. With the verse main text in the left column set in italic type and the prose commentary (longer and therefore often wrapping around the verses) in roman. [6], 308 ll. Full description >>

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Pioneering work on the computation of pi

Pioneering work on the computation of pi Pioneering work on the computation of pi Pioneering work on the computation of pi View picture(s)

15 CEULEN, Ludolph van.
Vanden circkel. Daer in gheleert werdt te vinden de naeste proportie des circkels-diameter tegen synen omloop, daer voor alle circkels ... recht ghemeten kunnen werden. ...
Including: CEULEN, Ludolph van. Interest-rekeninghe. ... Item van veelderhande voorbereyder tafelen, ...
Delft, Jan Andriesz. Cloeting, 1596. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary overlapping vellum, straight sewn on 4 tanned leather thongs, laced through the joints, later manuscript title and remnants of paper labels on spine. With 2 title-pages, the general one with a large engraved portrait of the author by Jacob de Gheijn II, that for part 2 with a woodcut ornament (also used as a tailpiece in part 1), many woodcut diagrams in the text, woodcut decorated initials and decorations built up from arabesque cast fleurons, extensive letterpress tables in both parts. [6] "113" [= 111], [1] ll. Full description >>

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Early Tasmanian printing in the Maori language

Early Tasmanian printing in the Maori language Early Tasmanian printing in the Maori language View picture(s)

16 [COLENSO, William].
[Drop title:] Ko te tuarua o nga pukapuka waki; hei wakakite atu i nga hanga a te Hahi o Roma.
[Colophon:] Hobart (Tasmania), Rowland Skipsey Waterhouse and Jabez(?) Waterhouse, 1840. 12mo? in 6s (18.5 x 11 cm). Side stitched through 3 holes but never bound. Set in roman type with incidental italic. 24 pp. Full description >>

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Early New Zealand printing in the Maori language

Early New Zealand printing in the Maori language Early New Zealand printing in the Maori language View picture(s)

17 [COLENSO, William].
He kupu wakatupato, ...
[Paiha (New Zealand), Mission Press], 1842. 8vo. Never sewn, stitched or bound. With swelled rules and thick-thin rules. Set in roman type with incidental italic. 7, [1] pp. Full description >>

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3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured

3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured 3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured 3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured 3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured 3 Princes of Orange, with much information on the Dutch in Brazil and illustrated with 80 double-page plates beautifully hand-coloured View picture(s)

18 COMMELIN, Isaac.
[engraved title-page:] Fredrick Hendrick van Nassauw Prince va[n] Orangien zyn leven en bedryf.
Amsterdam, Jodocus Janssonius, 1651 (colophon: printed by Paulus Matthijsz., 1651). With an engraved title-page (portraying Frederik Hendrik with dozens of allegorical figures, a view in the background and a battle scene in a cartouche at the foot), 2 letterpress divisional-titles for the 2 parts, the first in red and black, a full-page engraved portrait of Frederik Hendrik, and 34 double-page (or in 2 cases larger folding) engraved plates. Further with a large woodcut tailpiece (plus 1 repeat) and a few large woodcut decorated initials (3 series). All engravings beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand and most highlighted with gold. [8], 276, [6]; [1], [1 blank], 216, [4]; [6], 104, [2]; [2], 420, [3], [1 blank] pp. Full description >>

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First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America

First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America View picture(s)

19 COSTA, Cristóvão da (Cristóbal ACOSTA).
Trattato ... della historia, natura, et virtu delle droghe medicinali, & altri semplici rarissimi, che vengono portati dalle Indie Orientali in Europa, con le figure delle piante ritratte, & disegnate dal vivo poste a' luoghi proprii. Nuovamente recato dalla Spanuola nella nostra lingua.
Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1585. 4to. Recased in early limp sheepskin parchment, sewn on 3 cords, with the title in ink on spine. New endpapers. With one of Ziletti’s woodcut comet devices on the title (with motto “Inter omnis”), 45 nearly full-page woodcuts of plants, 2 nearly full-page woodcuts of two Indian elephants, woodcut headpieces, decorations built up from cast arabesque fleurons, and numerous decorated woodcut initials (at least 4 series). A few woodcuts of plants (leaves) have been simply coloured by a contemporary hand. [51], [1 blank], “342” [= 340] pp. Full description >>

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Russian "Origin of species", independent of the first Russian edition four months before

Russian "Origin of species", independent of the first Russian edition four months before Russian "Origin of species", independent of the first Russian edition four months before Russian "Origin of species", independent of the first Russian edition four months before View picture(s)

20 DARWIN, Charles.
[In cyrillic type:] Uchenie o proischozhdenii vidov [= Theory on the origin of species].
St. Petersburg, M.O. Wolf (on back of title-page: printed by Wolf), 1864. 8vo. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, side-stitched, with a hollow back, "agate" chemical-marbled sides (black and lavender on yellow), blind-tooled title and fillets on spine. With 18 wood-engravings in the text, illustrating extinct species (the deinotherium repeated on the title-page). Set entirely in Cyrillic type, including an upright script, a sans-serif and several sorts of decorated letters. [4], XXXII, 317, [1 blank], [2] pp. Full description >>

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