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Rare publications on the dire state of Dutch fortifications in 1784 and the revelation of the Act of Advisership

WILLIAM V of Orange. Missive van zyn hoogheid [aan de heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde  Nederlanden. 24 mey 1784].
[The Hague?,] 1784.
(2) WILLIAM V of Orange. Missive van zyne hoogheid met een detail van de reedenen en motiven waarom niet voor de resolutie van den 7 deezer een groot aantal troupes naar de frontieren had gezonden. Commiss. 25 mey 1784.
[The Hague?,] 1784.
(3) [FORTIFICATION]. Rapport van gecommiteerdens nopens den staat van 's lands frontieren, magazynen en arzenaalen. Overgenoomen. 23 july 1784.
[The Hague?,] 1784.
(4) [FORTIFICATION]. Resolutie op het rapport nopens den staat van 'slands frontieren, magazynen en arzenaalen. 26 november 1784.
[The Hague?,] 1784.
(5) [FORTIFICATION]. Bylaagen gehorende tot het rapport van gecommiteerden nopens den staat van 's lands frontieren, magazynen en arsenaalen, ter vergadering van hun edele groot mog. Overgenoomen den 23 july 1784. Overgenoomen. 23 july 1784.
[The Hague?,] 1784. With 7 folding tables.
(6) [FORTIFICATION]. Extract uit het register der resolutien van de hoog mogende heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Jovis den 25 november 1784
Including: Memorie van consideratien en elucidatien van den Raade van Staate …, op het rapport …, nopens den staat van 's lands frontieren, magazynen en arsenalen …
[The Hague?,] 1784.
6 publications in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,500
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The travel adventures of a famous book and art collector

WILLIGEN, Adriaan van der. Aanteekeningen op eene reize van Parijs naar Napels, door het Tirolsche en van daar door Zwitserland en langs den Rhijn terug naar Holland.
Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes, (back of half-title parts 2-4: Utrecht, G. Post), 1811-1813. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With an engraved title-page to the first part (with a stipple-engraved medallion portrait of the author) and 13 engraved plates by J. P. Visscher Bender. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,000
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17th-century plan of the battle of Woerden

[MAP - MILITARY - LOW COUNTRIES - WOERDEN]. La defaitte des Hollandois devant Voerden par les troupes du Roy commandez par le Duc de Luxembourg le 10e d'octobre 1672.
[Ca. 1672]. Manuscript plan (33 x 41.5 cm) on paper, in pen with bright watercolour and many coloured details. With unfinished panels in upper left and lower right corners. Full description
€ 1,500
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Extensive catalogue of British butterflies,with 54 hand-coloured engraved plates

WOOD, William. Index Entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue, consisting of 1944 figures of the lepidopterous insects of Great Britain.
London, William Wood (back of title-page: Richard and John E. Taylor), 1839. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm). With 54 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine, with a butterfly in 5 of the 6 compartments. Full description
€ 350
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An important source for Veere's economical connections with Scotland and vice versa

[YAIR, James and Charles STEWART]. The staple contract, betwixt the Royal Burrows of Scotland, and the city Campvere in Zealand. With the several amplifications, prolongations, and the ratifications thereof. Published by order of the General Convention of Royal Burrows, in July 1749. To which is prefixed, an historical account of the staple, by a private gentleman.
Edinburgh, James Donaldson, 1776. 8vo. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,250
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Splendid ceremonies for the presentation of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Prague 1585, with 20 plates

ZEHENDTNER VOM ZEHENDTGRÜB, Paul. Ordenliche Beschreibung mit was stattlichen Ceremonien und Zierlichheiten, die Röm. Kay. May. unser aller gnedigster Herr, samt etlich andern Ertzhertzogen, Fürsten und Herrn, den Orden dess Guldin Flüss, in disem [15]85. Jahr zu Prag und Landshüt, empfangen und angenommen.
Dillingen, Johann Mayer, 1587. 4to (20 x 15.5 cm). With title printed in red and black, 7 full-page engraved illustrations (showing the collar (chain) of the Order, the Emperor Rudolf II in his robes and 5 coat-of-arms), and 13 large folding engraved plates showing the splendid ceremonies held at Prague and Landshut, probably all drawn by Anthony Boys. Contemporary gold-tooled tanned sheepskin; rebacked with most of the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 28,000
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Fortification plan of Bellingwolde, from the Stadtholder's library

[ZUFOLCK, P.]. Bellinge wolder zil.
[Low Countries, ca. 1630]. Manuscript fortification plan (16 x 23.5 cm) in brown ink and outlines in watercolours (green, blue and sepia) on paper (22.5 x 30 cm), with a tiny drawing of a church, indicating the church of Beerta, two separate scales for the fortifications and the surroundings (1:6,300 and 1:25,000), and the number "58" at the head in in the right corner. Full description
€ 1,500
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