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AVEZAC-MACAYA, Armand D'. Considérations géographiques sur l'histoire du Brésil. Examen critique d'une nouvelle histoire générale du Brésil recemment publiée en portugais a Madrid par M. François-Adolphe de Varnhagen chargé d'affaires du Brésil en Espagne. Rapport fait à la société de géographie de Paris dans ses séances des 1er Mai et 5 Juin 1857.
Paris, L. Marinet, 1857. 8vo. With 2 folding maps. Modern gold-tooled red half morocco, marbled boards, preserving the printed wrappers. [4], 271, [1] pp. Full description
€ 600
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Remarkable illustrated manuscript with instructions for tactical formations for grenadiers

[BACKER, Jan] and Albrecht Nicolaas van AERSSEN BEIJEREN. Exercitien voor een compagnie grenadiers bestaande in het manuaal & d'evolutien ...
[The Netherlands], 1738. Folio. With 25 ink drawings depicting tactical formation exercises for infantry. Contemporary gold- and blind-tooled mottled calf, a red morocco title-label lettered in gold, gold-tooled board edges, marbled edges. [1], [1 blank], 49, [9 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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First edition of the magnificent work on the Dutch colony of Brazil,
the folio edition, complete with all plates and maps

BARLAEUS, Caspar. Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia et alibi nuper gestarum.
Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1647. Folio. With an engraved title-page, an engraved portrait of Johan Maurits van Nassau, 25 double-page engraved maps and plans, and 31 double-page engraved plates. Further with a woodcut printer's device on the title-page. Contemporary vellum, upper cover ruled in blind with blind-stamped floral vignette in center. [12, including title-page, frontispiece and portrait], 340, [8] pp. Full description
€ 36,500
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Anticipating Halley on the periodicity of comets and excellent engraved patterns for constructing sundials

BIANCANI, Giuseppe. Sphaera mundi, seu cosmographia demonstrativa, ac facili methodo tradita: in qua totius mundi fabrica, una cum novis, Tychonis, Kepleri, Galilaei, aliorumq[ue] astronomorum adinventis continetur.
Modena, Andrea & Girolamo Cassiani, 1653. With a large folding diagram, a woodcut diagram on an inserted half-page slip, numerous woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text, letterpress tables.
With: (2) BIANCANI, Giuseppe. Constructio instrumenti ad horologia solaria describenda peropportuni. ... Opus posthumum.
Modena, Andrea Cassiani, 1654. With a woodcut astronomical dial on the title-page, 18 numbered engraved figures printed from 12 copper plates and a large folding letterpress table. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary sheepskin parchment, rebacked. [6], 232; 24, [5] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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Two of the finest Dutch costume & folklore works bound together, both in contemporary colour

BING, Valentijn & Jan BRAET VON UEBERFELDT. Nederlandsche Kleederdragten, naar de natuur getekend. Costumes des Pays-Bas dessinés d'après nature.
Amsterdam, Frans Buffa en zonen, 1857.
(2) BING, Valentijn & Jan BRAET VON UEBERFELDT. Nederlandsche zeden en gebruiken. Naar de natuur getekend. Moeurs et usages de la Hollande dessinés d'après nature.
[Amsterdam, Frans Buffa en zonen, 1859].
2 works in 1 volume. Large folio (ca. 57 x 41 cm). Ad 1 with 56 large lithographed plates showing Dutch costumes, printed in colour. Ad 2 with 18 lithographed Dutch folkloristic and costume plates, printed in colour and finished by hand. Contemporary three quarter buckram with the title and the name of the author lettered in gold on the front board and on the spine. [15] ll. and 56 lithographed plates; [6] ll. and 18 lithographed plates. Full description
€ 6,500
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The first Dutch work on tropical medicine

BONTIUS, Jacobus (Jacob de BONDT), Willem PISO & Georg MARKGRAF. Oost- en West-Indische warande. Vervattende aldaar de leef- en geneeskonst. ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1694.
With: (2) Johannes VERBRUGGE. De nieuwe verbeterde chirurgyns scheeps-kist ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1693.
2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Ad 1 with an engraved title-page, a small fleur-de-lis woodcut vignette on the title-page, a woodcut decorated initial and a woodcut tail-piece. Ad 2 with a large woodcut vignette on the title-page, and three woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary vellum with the manuscript title on the spine. [1], [1 blank], [4], 304, [7], [1 blank]; 96 pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Important early work on statistics and social sciences

BOSE, Johann Andreas. Introductio generalis in notitiam rerumpublicarum orbis universi. ...
Jena, Johann Bielcke for Samuel Krebs, 1676. 4to. With an engraved full-page portrait of the author in the text, the title printed in red and black, and further with woodcut decorated initials and woodcut endpieces. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, manuscript title and shelf mark on spine. [16], 370, [22] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Bottle made to look like a book, ca. 1830, with images of Benjamin Franklin and the distillery

[BOTTLE IN BOOK FORM]. Esprit de Francklin ... Le B[on].homme Richard.
Chalonnes sur Loire, Fremy frères, Bottrel et Cie., [ca. 1830]. Blown glass bottle made in the form of a book (15 x 10 x 3 cm plus 1.5 cm neck and lip). The "spine" is covered with gold-tooled red morocco, with 7 horizontal rolls dividing it into 5 fields plus a smaller 6th at the foot, the title and the French form of Franklin's pen-name in fields 3 and 4 and a decoration in fields 1, 3 and 5, the "boards" covered with paper, each with an lithographed rectangular decorative border enclosing an oval laurel wreath around an oval paper overlay with a lithographed view, that on the front board showing Benjamin Franklin and that on the back board showing a man in the distillery, each with accompanying texts above and below the wreath. The paper sides (but not their overlays) have a slight reddish cast. Full description
€ 9,500
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17th-century Hungary, Dalmatia, and the Peloponnese depicted in numerous engraved plates

BOUTTATS, Gaspar (engraver). Korte en nette beschryvinghe van de koninckrycken Hongheryen en Dalmatien, Midts-gaeders de vorstendommen van Sevenberghen, Wallachien, Moldavien, Burgarien, etc. ...
Antwerpen, Hendrick van Dunewalt and Gasper Bouttats, 1688.
With: (2) [BOUTATTS Gaspar (compiler) and Vincenzo Maria CORONELLI (engraver)]. Korte, beknoopte, en nette beschryvinghe van het koninck-ryck Morea. ...
Antwerpen, Hendrick van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, [ca. 1685?].
Oblong 8vo (ca. 12 x 19 cm). With 82 full-page engraved plates (44 in ad 1 and 38 (including 1 folding) in ad 2). Contemporary gold-tooled calf (or sheepskin), sewn on 3 supports with the corresponding raised bands on the spine. 47, [1 blank] and 44 engraved plates; [1], [1 blank], 24 pp. and 38 engraved plates. Full description
€ 7,500
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Finely executed botanical and pomological drawings, coloured with gouache by a pioneering female Swiss alpinist

BRUNNER, Elise. [Botanical and pomological drawings].
[Bern?], 1847-1848. Oblong 4to. Album with 25 botanical and pomological pencil drawings in various sizes, all coloured with gouache, apparently by the artist, and mostly signed by Elise Brunner. All these drawings are mounted on the album leaves of various colours. Also inserted is a black and white sketch in pencil signed by an unknown female artist "Marie Blau fec.". 19th-century half dark red morocco with lighter red morocco sides, gold-tooled spine. [61] album ll., 18 of the first 21 containing 25 colour drawings and 1 pencil sketch. Full description
€ 2,950
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