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Charming album with accomplished pencil and watercolor sketches and views
from France, Algeria and Spain

[ALGIERS & SPAIN]. J. M. (artist?). [Views and people along the Mediterranean coasts of France, Spain and Algeria].
[London sketchbook used in the Mediterranean], 1881. Small oblong 8vo (8,5 x 13 cm). Album (sketchbook) containing 28 pencil drawings (1 double-page), 2 colored drawings and 4 watercolors (1 double-page ) with handwritten captions in English. Half checkered black morocco. With advertising label of "Lechertier, Barbe & Co. Artists colourmen and Stationers, Regent Street, London" with prices of the various sketchbooks for sale; at the head the artists(?) initials and date: "J.M. 1881". 70 pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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Great history of the Portuguese colonial empire in South America, India, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

ANDRADA, Francisco d'. Chronica do muyto alto e muyto poderoso Rey destes reynos de Portugal Dom João o III deste nome, ...
Coimbra, Real officina da universidade, 1796. 4 volumes. 4to. With a woodcut royal Portuguese coat of arms on title-page of each volume. Contemporary plain paper wrappers. VIII, I-XV, [1 blank], 385, [1 blank]; [4], XIX, [1 blank], 565 [=465], [1 blank]; [4], XX, 452; Full description
€ 2,500
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Rules and regulations of the Spanish cavalry, with the large and elaborate Spanish royal arms

ARCOS Y MORENO, Joseph de. Real ordenanza de cavalleria del Reyno, con las ilustraciones correspondientes a sus articulos, para le mejor instruccion de los tribunales, y professores ...
Madrid, Antonio Marin, 1757. 8vo. With the full-page woodcut arms of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, before the half-title, a woodcut headpiece and several tailpieces, decorations built up from typographic ornaments, a decorated woodcut initial (plus 1 repeat) and a crowned A, M and E to represent the three autonomous southern crown lands. Contemporary vellum. [26], 406 pp. Full description
€ 650
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Graphically stunning 3-volume historical manuscript atlas

[ATLAS - HISTORICAL]. Atlas historique. - Souvenirs historiques. - Tableaux et cartes.
[Montpellier?], [date on spine of vol. 1:] 1851. 3 volumes. Folio (vol. 1) and large 4to (vols. 2-3). Neatly written manuscripts on paper with 23 graphically vibrant maps, coloured in outline with subtly shaded washes in grey (for the coasts) and numerous bright colours (for political boundaries), and with calligraphic headings. Contemporary bindings: vol. 1 red half goatskin; vol. 2 black half goatskin; vol. 3 black sheepskin. [1], [26 double]; [1], [22 double]; [1], 30 double, [1] ll. Full description
€ 1,750
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Important work on Arabian horses, describing a Spanish quest for thoroughbred Percherons

AZPEITIA DE MOROS, Luis. En busca del caballo Árabe. Comisión á Oriente. Turquía, Siria, Mesopotamia, Palestina. Memorias del viaje.
Madrid, Tip. "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra" 1915. Large 8vo. With photographic illustrations printed from halftone relief blocks in the text throughout and a lithographed map showing the sailing route in blue. Original publisher's printed and illustrated paper wrappers. 297, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [2], [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,800
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Against Portugal's centralized power in Brazil

AZEREDO COUTINHO, José Joaquim da Cunha de. Alegasaõ juridica, na qual se mostra que saõ do padroado da coroa, e naõ da Ordem militar de Cristo, as igrejas, dignidades, e beneficios dos bispados do Cabo de Bojador para o sul, em que se compreendem os bispados de Cabo Verde, S. Thomé, Angola, Brazil, India até á China. Oferecida a Sua Alteza Principe do Brazil regente de Portugal.
Lisbon, Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1804. 4to. With a woodcut coat of arms of Portugal on title-page. Contemporary, elaborately gold-tooled red morocco, with the coat of arms of Portugal on the front and back board, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. 82, [2] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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First and only edition of the Portuguese translation of the Pharmacopoeia Bateana

BATE, Georgius. Pharmacopea Bateana, na qual se contem quasi oytocentos medicamentos tirados da pratica de Jorge Batea ... escrita pela ordem alphabetica, Traduzida de Lati mem Portuguez ... por D. Caetano de S. Antonio ...
Lisbon, Officina real Deslandesiana, 1713. 8vo. With woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Calf over boards. (8), 310 pp. Full description
€ 675
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Recollections of Poland

BEAUJEU, Chevalier de [= François Paulin DALAIRAC]. Memoires du Chevalier de Beaujeu. Contenant ses divers voyages, tant en Pologne, en Allemagne, qu'en Hongrie...
Amsterdam, heirs of Antoine Schelte, 1700.
With: (2) [LACERDA, Fernando Correa de (author) and Michel BLOUIN DE LA PIQUETIERRE (translator)]. Relation des troubles arrivez dans la cour de Portugal en l'année 1667. & en l'année 1668.
Amsterdam, suivant la copie [= A Wolfgang?], 1674.
2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. With a woodcut vignette on each title-page (not identical: a dog against a tree in ad 1 and a globe in ad 2) and with a woodcut endpiece. Contemporary vellum. [8], 496; [1], [1 blank], 272 pp. Full description
€ 750
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