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Commemorative manuscript for the 1873 wedding of Carl August of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach,
grandson of King William II of the Netherlands

[MANUSCRIPT - WEDDING BOOK]. Gedenk-Buch.
Including: [DEVRIENT, Otto]. Festspiel der Erholungsgesellschaft.
[Weimar or Friedrichshafen], 10 September 1873. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm). Written in brown ink in a neat and very legible German gothic hand, with the titles and the occasional word in the headings written in a Latin hand. Contemporary reddish-brown gold-blocked, textured cloth. Full description
€ 1,850
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Whale hunting in the first half of the 18th century

[WHALING]. Seylen in 't ys, en soeken na de walvis. | La navigation dans la glace, et chercher du baleine.| Il veleggiare nel ghiaccio, & cercare del baleno. | Das Seeglen ins Eiß, und suchen des Wallfisches.
Augsburg, Georg Balthasar Probst, [ca. 1745]. Etched print (plate size: 31 x 42 cm) on watermarked laid paper (32 x 45 cm). Full description
€ 700
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Commemorating the Orangist revolution of 1747, with the rare continuation

[WILLIAM IV, Prince of Orange]. Haga Comitis illustrata; of het verheelykt en verligt 's Gravenhage: bestaende in eene naeuwkeurige verzameling van ... afbeeldingen, der aldaer te zien en geillumineerd geweest zynde decoratien en zinnebeelden, benevens de verdere vreugde-bedryven en illuminatien, ter geleegenheid der allerheughelykste verkiezinge, proclamatie en installatie van ... Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.
The Hague, Anthoni de Groot and sons, 1751. With title-page printed in red and black with woodcut arms of William IV, first page of the dedication printed in red and black (including a woodcut initial printed in red) with a large engraved armorial headpiece, 2 engravings in text, each showing the front and back of a medallion, and 116 engraved illustrations on 16 leaves.
With: (2) Nette afbeelding en ampele beschryving der eere-poorten, opgerecht by de blyde te rug komst van …. Willem Karel Hendrik Friso … uyt Zeeland, en deszelfs intreede in 's Gravenhage, op den 6 juny 1747.
The Hague, heirs of Anthoni de Groot, 1766. Title-page with the woodcut arms of William IV, and 37 numbered illustrations on 10 engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume. 1mo (49 x 38 cm). Contemporary boards, spine lined with cloth. Full description
€ 1,750
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Commemorating the Orangist revolution of 1747

[WILLIAM IV, Prince of Orange]. Haga Comitis illustrata; of het verheelykt en verligt 's Gravenhage: bestaende in eene naeuwkeurige verzameling van ... afbeeldingen, der aldaer te zien en geillumineerd geweest zynde decoratien en zinnebeelden, benevens de verdere vreugde-bedryven en illuminatien, ter geleegenheid der allerheughelykste verkiezinge, proclamatie en installatie van ... Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.
The Hague, Anthoni de Groot and sons, 1751. With title-page printed in red and black with woodcut arms of William IV, first page of the dedication printed in red and black (including a woodcut initial printed in red) with a large engraved armorial headpiece, 2 engravings in text, each showing the front and back of a medallion, and 116 engraved illustrations on 16 leaves. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 850
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With spectacularly hand-coloured engravings depicting 417 samples of marble

WIRSING, Adam Ludwig. Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. ... Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet.
Nuremberg, (printed by Bieling) for the author, 1775. Royal 4to (31.5 x 22 cm) With 73 hand-coloured engraved plates with 417 figures of types of marble (plate mark 23 x 16 cm). 19th-century blind-tooled tree calf. Full description
€ 22,500
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Antwerp prayerbook by an exiled English Catholic priest, with 30 beautiful engravings

[WORTHINGTON, Thomas].

Rosarium sive psalterium beatae virginis Mariae. Cum aliis piis exercitiis, ...
Antwerp, Jan I van Keerberghen, 1600. 12mo (14.5 x 8 cm). With an engraved title-page, 5 half-page engraved religious devices (each surrounded by 5 roses, a wreath of thorns or a sun) and 25 full-page engraved New Testament scenes (plate size 10.5 x 6.5 cm) drawn by Maarten de Vos and engraved by Johannes Baptista Collaert, all engravings printed on integral leaves. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1825?), unsigned but possibly by Charles Lewis.

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€ 4,500
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17th-century love songs and poems

YSERMANS, Joan. Triumphus Cupidinis. In-houdende veel schoon stichtighe, en[de] seer vermaeckelijcke liedekens, en[de] andere ghedichten, verciert met veel loffelijcke sententien, als oock sommighe epitalamien, bruyloft-liedekens en andere poëmata.
Including:
-Ecomium matrimonii. In-houdende een bruy-loft spel, epithalamien ende sommighe liedekens.
-Nederlantsche poëmata. In-houdende sommighe sonetten, liedekens, graf-dichten ende andere.
Antwerp, widow of Jacob Mesens, 1628. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small oblong 8vo (8.5 x 12.5). With richly engraved allegorical frontispiece by Anthoni Spirincx and many songs accompanied by music scores. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 5,750
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