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Engraved, illustrated perpetual wall calendar with 3 dials: for home or office

[ALMANAC]. Eeuwigduurende almanach 1815[-1823].
[The Netherlands, 1814?]. Oblong 4to (19 x 24 cm). Engraved perpetual almanac (engraved image 17.8 x 22.0 cm) with three engraved roundel scenes with windows cut out of them to view engraved dials mounted behind them that can be set to show the year (ranging from 1815 to 1823), the month (also the zodiac sign, the hour of sunrise and sunset, and the length of the day and night) and the days of the week (showing 7 days of the month simultaneously, each with the day of the week and one of the five planets or the sun or moon). The main engraving and the three dials mounted on millboard, each dial turning on a brass pin secured in a small iron plate, and the main engraving partly coloured in red, blue, green and black. In a contemporary wooden frame (21 x 26 cm), with 3 holes cut in the backing board for setting the dials. Full description
€ 2,750
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A rare 1677 almanac with woodcuts

[ALMANAC - DUTCH]. NIEROP, Dirck Rembrandtsz. van. Zaagmans comptoir almanach op 't jaer… M.DC.LXXVII. na de nieuwe en oude-stijl.
Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Zaagman, 1677. 4to. With woodcut view of the Amsterdam stock-exchange on title-page, title-page and calendar printed in red and black, 12 woodcuts illustrating each month and 2 small woodcuts. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 2,250
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The life of Muhammad and a history of Arabia under the first four Caliphs

[ARABIAN HISTORY]. Hedendaagsche historie; of het vervolg van de algemeene historie; … Behelzende het leeven van Mohammed; en het begin van de historie der Arabieren, onder de drie eerste Khalifs …
Utrecht, Hermanus Besseling (vols. 1-2), Leiden, Amsterdam, P. van der Eyk, G. de Groot and son, K. van Tongerloo and P. Schouten (vol. 3), 1760-1764. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 4to. With 3 engraved frontispieces, engraved coat of arms and 6 folding plates. Contemporary boards covered with sprinkled paper. Full description
€ 5,000
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Biography of a famous abbess and reformer of Port-Royal. With notes on the history of Port-Royal, Maubuisson and other monasteries

ARNAULD D'ANDILLY, Angélique de Saint Jean. Relations sur la vie de la Reverende mere Angelique de Sainte Magdelaine Arnauld, ou receüil de la mere Angelique de Saint Jean Arnauld d'Audilly, sur la vie de sa tante la mere Marie-Angelique de Sainte Magdelaine Arnauld, & sur la réforme des abbayes de Port-Royal, Maubuisson & autres, faite par cette Sainte Abbisse.
With: (2) ARNAULD, Angélique de Sainte Magdelaine. Mémoires pour servir à la vie de la R. Mëre Marie Angélique de Sainte Magdelaine Arnauld, reformatrice de Port Royal.
[France], 1737. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine with red morocco title-label, marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 3,500
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First edition of the "Divisiekroniek", with 239 woodcut illustrations, in an interesting binding

[AURELIUS, Cornelius]. Die cronycke van Hollandt, Zeelandt en[de] Vrieslant beghinnende va[n] Adams tiden tot die geboerte ons heren Jh[es]u[m] voertgaende tot de[n] jare M.CCCCC. ende Xvij.
Leiden, Jan Seversz., 18 August 1517. Folio. With the title-page printed in red and black with a large woodcut between different woodcut borders, and 239 woodcuts in text, including 121 woodcut portraits. Black blind-tooled goatskin (1637), with gold-tooled title and binding date on side. Full description
€ 45,000
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The most important expanded edition of the famous “Divisiekroniek”,
the Dutch national chronicle, complete with the map of Holland in its first state

[AURELIUS, Cornelius and Ellert de VEER]. Die cronycke van Hollant, Zeelant ende Vrieslant. Dordrecht, Peeter Verhaghen, 1591, 1591, 1590. 3 volumes bound as 1. Small folio (30.5 x 20.5 cm). With 3 title-pages, each with a different woodcut full-length portrait (the first count of Holland Dirck I, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and King Philip II of Spain), 1 double-page engraved map of Holland in part 2 (in its first state), and 36 woodcut portraits in text. Blind-tooled vellum (ca. 1740?). Full description
€ 6,500
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Standard biography of Saladin

BAHA' AL-DIN IBN SHADDAD (BOHADIN) and Albert SCHULTENS (translator). Vita et res gestae sultani, almalichi alnasiri, Saladini ... nec non excerpta ex historia universali Abulfedae.
Leiden, Johannes le Mair, 1755. Folio. With the title-page printed in red and black and with a woodcut device. Text in Arabic with parallel Latin translation. 19th-century boards covered with brown pastepaper. Full description
€ 7,000
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Including the first printing of game boards and rules for a 10th-century dice game

BALDERIC, Bishop of Noyon and Tournai (ed. George COLVENEER). Chronicon Cameracense et Atrebatense, sive historia utrisque ecclesiae, III libris, ab hinc DC sere annis conscripta. Nunc primum in luce edita, & notis illustrata.
Douai, Jean Bogard, 1615. 8vo. With Bogard's engraved device on the title-page, 1 large folding engraved game board, and 2 large folding letterpress rectangular game boards, each of the letterpress ones with the same 4 small engravings in the centre (representing the sides of 3 cubic vowel dice and 1 tetrahedronal consonant die) and explanatory text on the backs, the same 4 engravings of dice in the text along with 3 small engravings of seals (plus 4 repeats). 17th-century vellum. Full description
€ 7,000
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Old Testament history in Maori

BAMBRIDGE, William and Robert MAUNSELL (translator). He whakapapa ara. Nga mahi me nga aha noa a te Atua raua ko tana Hahi (= A record. The works and the dealings of God with his Church).
Auckland, J. Williamson for the Church Mission, 1847. 12mo. Blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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­­­The first history of Christianity in England
in contemporary blind-tooled calf with a roll showing Reformation portraits

BEDA VENERABILIS (The Venerable BEDE). Ecclesiasticae historiae gentis Anglorum libri quinque diligenti studio à mendis, quibus hactenus scatebant, vindicati.
Including: BEDA VENERABILIS. Epitome sive breviarium totius praecedentis historiae Anglorum ...
Antwerp, Joannes de Grave (Gravius), 1550. Folio. With De Grave's woodcut armorial device on title-page (repeated on the otherwise blank final leaf) and 30 woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, each board with a double border made from a roll with 4 heads in profile, not labelled but showing Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Desiderius Erasmus and apparently the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V rather than the more common Jan Hus, each in an oval wreath and separated by foliage (bilaterally symmetrical both vertically and horizontally). With a ca. 1680 endleaf and early 19th-century spine labels and marbled paste-downs. Full description
€ 4,000
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Oblong handbook of fortification design

BEHR, Johann Heinrich. Der aufs Neu-verschantzte Turenne oder gründlich alt- und neue Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, widow of Reinhard Wächtler, printed by Christoph Balthasar Lampe, 1690. Oblong 8vo (11 x 17 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 32 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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First edition of 2 letters from a Jesuit missionary, giving many Europeans their first account of India

BERSE (BELGA, BARZEE, BARTZ.), Gaspar. Epistolae Indicae in quibus luculenta extat descriptio rerum nuper in India Orientali praeclarè gestarum à theologis societatis Jesu: …
(Colophon: Dillingen, Sebald Mayer, 1563). Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials (and 1 repeat) showing scenes with people, including a martyr being thrown into a well. Contemporary limp vellum (given a reddish-brown surface stain), leather thong ties. Full description
€ 9,500
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Letters from an Irish colonist in New South Wales,
with 2 wood-engravings, 1 by Caroline Clayton

[BESNARD, Thomas Pope]. A voice from the bush in Australia: shewing its present state, advantages, and capabilities, in a series of letters from an Irish settler and others in New South Wales. With appendices ...
Dublin, William Curry junior & Co.; London, Smith, Elder & Co.; Edinburgh, John Johnstone, 1839. 12mo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, nearly full-page wood-engraved illustration on page 25 and a letterpress folding table. Modern marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 4,000
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"The first authoritative and detailed account of the West Coast of Africa"

BOSMAN, Willem. Voyage de Guinée, contenant une description nouvelle & très-exacte de cette côte où l'on trouve & où l'on trafique l'or, les dents d'elephant, & les esclaves: ...
Utrecht, Antoine Schouten, 1705. Large 12mo (17 x 10 cm). With an engraved author's portrait, an engraved frontispiece and 27 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. Full description
€ 1,750
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Conquest of Mexico & Central America in 42 large plates & portraits

BOUTTATS, Gaspar & Pieter Baltasar. [Portraits and historical scenes from the conquest of Mexico and Central America].
[Brussels, Antwerp, ca. 1675-1700]. Folio. Collection of 42 engraved portraits and historical scenes (plus one repeat), (ca. 22 x 18 cm), relating to the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of Mexico and Central America in the 16th century, some signed by Gaspar (Caspar) and Pieter Baltasar Bouttats. In several different elaborate engraved borders. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 11,000
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Important treatise on the legal and political status of the Dutch Republic

[BOXHORN, Marcus Zuerius]. Commentariolus de statu confoederatarum provinciarum Belgii. Editio sexta auctior & emendatior. Accessit de eadem materia Pauli Merulae Diatriba. Nec non Decretum Ordd. Holl. & West-Frisiae, De antiquo iure Reip. Batavicae.
The Hague, Adriaan Vlacq for Johannes Vlacq, 1668. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, boards and board edges, gilt edges. Full description
€ 850
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On the archaeological dilemma of the rock painting of "the white lady",
author’s presentation copy to his collaborator Mary Boyle

BREUIL, Henri, Mary BOYLE and Dr. E.R. SCHERZ. [Half-title: The rock paintings of Southern Africa: volume one]. The white lady of the Brandberg.
London, The Trianon Press; William Clowes and sons, (back of title page: 1955). Folio (37.5 x 29 cm). With a coloured frontispiece, a small map in text, 13 coloured plates (2 folding, images numbered I-XXII), and 5 collotype plates with photographs (1 folding, each plate with several photographs). Original half leather. Full description
€ 1,850
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Important account containing the earliest information on Darfur,
written by the first European to describe the region

BROWNE, William George. Nieuwe reize naar de binnenste gedeelten van Afrika, door Egypte, Syrie en Le Dar-four, ... gedaan in den jaare 1792-1798.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1800. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding maps engraved by D. Veelwaard (ca. 32 x 24 cm and 43 x 40 cm), a woodcut of a pyramid and some tables in text. Modern half vellum. Full description
€ 1,250
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3 little-known works by Italian scientist on astronomy, hydrostatics and navigation

BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Trattenimenti scientifici su la sfera, geografia istorica, meteore, ed astronomia.
Rome, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1754. With several woodcut illustrations in the text (including an armillary sphere), and an extra added folding engraved frontispiece.
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(2) BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Trattenimenti scientifici su l’indrografia, nautica, blasone, statica, meccanica, architectura, pirotecnia, e suono.
Roma, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1755. With several woodcut illustrations in the text, and an extra added frontispiece (facsimile of an engraving?).
(3) BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Macchina semplicissima per cui l’acqua da se stessa salice ad una data altezza.
Rome, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1747. With folding engraved plate as frontispiece. 3 works (the first in 2 parts) in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 4,500
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The history and preparation of coffee

CADET DE VAUX, Antoine-Alexis and Charles-Louis CADET. Dissertation sur le café; son historique, ses propriétés, et le procédé pour en obtenir la boisson la plus agréable, la plus salutaire et la plus économique; ...
Paris, for the Bureau du Journal d'Economie Rurale, Mme. Huzard and Xhrouet, 1806. 12mo. Contemporary blue boards. Full description
€ 1,250
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Rare Italian translation of an originally Spanish chivalric novel

[CAMILLI, Camillo (translator)]. Historia del nobile, et valoroso Cavalier. Felice Magno, figliuolo del Re Falangrè della Gran Brettagna, & della Reina Clarinta, nella quale si raccontano i suoi grandi, & maravigliosi fatti tradotta con somma diligenza di Spagnuolo in lingua Italiana.
Verona, Sebastiano dalle Donne for Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1587. 8vo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 7,500
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Contemporary accounts of two power struggles, in Italy and in the Low Countries

CAPELLA, Galeazzo Flavio. De rebus nuper in Italia gestis [in the running heads: "De bello Mediolanensi"] libro octo ...
(Colophon: Antwerp, Maarten de Keyser), 1533.
With: (2) SERVILIUS, Johannes (Jan KNAAP). Geldrogallica conjuratio in totius Belgicae clarissimam civitatem Antverpiam, duce Martino Rosheymio, ...
Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 1544. 2 works in 1 volume. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). Contemporary vellum wrappers, with 2 fragments of the March and April calendar leaf (in red and black) of a manuscript Missale romanum (ca. 1475/1500?) used as end leaves. Full description
€ 4,500
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Plea for Indian rights in the 16th century

CASAS, Bartholomeo de las. Il supplice schiavo Indiano di Monsig. reverendis D. Bartolomeo Dalle Case, o Casaus, Sivigliano, del ordine de' Predicatori, & Vesouo di  Chapa, citta Regale dell' Indie. Conforme al suo vero originale spagnuolo gia stampato in Siviglia. Tradotto in Italiano per opera di Marco Ginammi. Al molto illustre sig. sig. servandis il. sig. Bernardo Moro.
Venice, Ginammi, 1657. 4to. With woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials. Later red half morocco, gilt & ribbed spine with title lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 1,750
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First edition of a teaty on the Dutch and Portuguese commerce and territories in Ceylon

[CEYLON]. Provisioneel ende particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur van den doorluchtighsten grootmachtigen Coninck van Portugael, ...; ende de heeren ghedeputeerden vande hooch mogende heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenichde Nederlandtsche Provincien, etc. aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't Fort Galle [in Ceylon], etc. [At head:] Translaet uyt het Latijn inde Nederlantsche tale.
The Hague, widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page and woodcut initial on first page. Never bound and with the bolts unopened, making a folded full sheet. Full description
€ 475
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An English sugar planter in Surinam battles the West India Company

[CLIFFORD, Jeronimy]. The case and replication of the legal representatives of Jeronimy Clifford; a British subject; and late merchant and planter of Surinam, deceased; to the information of the directors of the Society of Surinam, presented, on the 7th of October 1762, ...
London, C. Say, 1763. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of Surinam. Contemporary blue-green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine with red title-label, gold-tooled boards, board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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Eulogy of João de Castro, Viceroy of Portuguese India, who travelled the coasts of the Arabian peninsula

[COELHO, Simão Torresão and João Pinto RIBEIRO]. Elogio do muy valeroso, e de raras virtudes dom Ioão de Castro illustrissimo governador, & visorrey da India.
Lisbon, Domingos Lopes Rosa, 1642. Small 4to (19 x 15 cm). With a large woodcut ship on title-page. 19th-century half tan sheepskin, refurbished ca. 1925 with grey paper sides and new endpapers. Full description
€ 9,500
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2nd copy located of the first edition of the constitution of the province of Antioquia, Colombia, with the owner's signature of the revolutionary Juan Nepomuceno Azuero

[COLOMBIA]. Constitucion del Estado de Antioquia sancionada por los representantes de toda la provincia. Y aceptada por el pueblo el tres de Mayo del año de 1812.
Santafé de Bogotá (Colombia), Nicomedes Lora, printed by Bruno Espinosa de los Monteros, 1812. 4to. Side-stitched; untrimmed. In a modern box. Full description
€ 12,500
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Suppressing the East African slave trade in the Gulf region

COLOMB, Philip Howard. Slave-catching in the Indian Ocean: a record of naval experiences.
London, Longmans, Green and Co. (colophon: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1873. 8vo. With 8 steel-engraved illustration plates including the frontispiece (the 5 signed ones engraved by Pearson), a folding map of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and the Gulf, hand-coloured in outline (lithographed by Edward Weller), and one line of music notes in the text. Contemporary dark half calf (rebacked). Full description
€ 1,950
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The life and career of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange,including the pursuits of the Dutch in America

COMMELIN, Isaac. 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, a full-page engraved portrait of Frederik Hendrik, and 34 double-page (or in 2 cases larger folding) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, rebacked and restored. Full description
€ 4,500
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Printed in Goa

COTTINEAU DE KLOGUEN, Denis Louis and Miguel Vicente d'ABREU (translator). Bosquejo historico de Goa escripto em inglez ... vertibo em Portuguez, e accrescentabo com algumas notas, e rectificações ...
Nova-Goa, Imprensa Nacional, 1858. 8vo. With a small illustration of one of the gates of Goa. Later half red morocco. Full description
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Historical and ethnographical description of Greenland

CRANZ, David. Historie von Grönland enthaltend die Beschreibung des Landes und der Einwohner etc. insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.
Barby, Heinrich Detlef Ebers; Leipzig, heirs of Weidmans and Reich, 1765. 8vo. With 8 folding engraved plates, including 2 maps. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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Governor-General Daendel's rule in the Dutch East Indies

DAENDELS, Herman Willem. Staat der Nederlandsche Oostindische bezittingen, onder het bestuur van der gouverneur-generaal Herman Willem Daendels, ridder, luitenant-generaal, &c. in de jaren 1808-1811.
The Hague, (colophon: Hendrik van Teeckelenburgh and the Van Cleef brothers), 1814. 4 volumes. Folio. With a small portrait of Daendels mounted on the half-title of the first volume. Contemporary boards. Full description
€ 5,500
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Extensive history of the Portuguese in the East

DANVERS, Frederick Charles. The Portuguese in India, being a history of the rise and decline of their eastern empire.
London, W.H. Allen and Co., 1894. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a frontispiece in each volume, volume 1 with 10 plates (5 folding or double-page); volume 2 with 9 plates (6 folding or double-page); including several maps. Original publisher's light blue cloth. Full description
€ 1,750
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The conquest of Spain by the Moors and a biography of its Islamic ruler Almanzor

DE LUNA, Miguel. Histoire des deux conquestes d'Espagne par les Mores, … Par Abdulcacim Tarif Abentarique, … Avec la description de l'Espagne, …, la vie du grand Almansor par Ali Abensufian, et quelques lettres & pieces originales.
Paris, Widow of François Muguet, 1708. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, with richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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First edition of a history of the Ottoman Empire and Egypt
with a collection of Turkish and Egyptian tales

DIGEON, J.M. Nouveau contes Turcs et Arabes. Précédés d'un abrégé chronologique de l'histoire de la maison Ottomane & du gouvernement de l'Egypte, & suivis de plusieurs morceaux de poésie & de prose, traduits de l'Arabe & du Turc.
Paris, Dupuis, 1781. 2 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spines, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins. Full description
€ 2,750
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12 albumen prints showing Paris after the Franco-Prussian War,
including 9 by the French photographer Disdéri

DISDÉRI, André. [Collection of 12 photographs of Paris and surroundings just after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)].
[Paris], André Disdéri, 1871. Seven albumen prints by Disdéri (measuring 10/20 x 29 cm), mounted on blue stiff paper leaves, with a caption in pencil in the lower left corner; three albumen prints, each mounted on a white stiff paper leaf, including one by A. Serrault with printed text underneath; and two small portraits of carte de visite format (89 x 54 mm), probably by Disdéri, mounted together on one stiff paper leaf. Full description
€ 1,800
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Brief history of the Far East

DUBOIS DE JANCIGNY, M. Japon, Indo-Chine empire Birman (ou Java), Siam, Annam (ou Cochinchine), Peninsule Malaise, etc. Ceylan ...
Paris, Ambroise & Hyacinthe Firmin Didot, 1850. 8vo. With 3 woodengraved maps and 20 woodengraved plates. Contemporary half calf, paste paper sides and endpapers, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 150
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Boxer's copy of the classic history of the Dutch East Indies

DU BOIS, Johann Peter Isaak. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abrégé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales; …
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1763. Royal 4to (30.5 x 24.5 cm). With title-page printed in red and black; 34 engraved plates, namely 25 maps and plans (20 folding), including plans of Nagasaki (incl. Decima), Batavia, Amboina, and maps of Java, Australia, Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope, Bali, etc., 8 folding views of Ternate, Neira, Amboina, Point de Galle, Malaka, Samboupo, Batavia and the slaughter of the Chinese at Batavia and 1 giving the text of the Lord's Prayer in Sinhalese; 1 engraved allegorical headpiece and 28 numbered engravings heading the biographies, each with the portrait and coat of arms of the relevant Gouvernor-General of the Dutch East Indies, flanked by merchantile, maritime and military attributes. Contemporary half red sheepskin. Full description
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The classic history of the Dutch East Indies

DU BOIS, Johann Peter Isaak. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abrégé de l'histoire des etablissements hollandois aux Indes Orientales; ...
Including: IMHOFF, G.W. van. Considerations sur l'etat present de la compagnie hollandoise des Indes Orientales.
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1763. Royal 4to (27.5 x 22.5 cm). With 34 engraved plates, 1 engraved allegorical headpiece and 28 numbered headpieces with portraits of the Gouvernors-General of the Dutch East Indies. All plates were drawn and presumably engraved by the artist and engraver Jacob van Schley (1715-1729). 19th-century half cloth. Full description
€ 4,500
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Portugal's political and economic decline,
with extensive chapters on France and the Umayyad Caliphate

DULAC, Antonio Maximino. Genuina exposição do tremendo marasmo politico em que cahio Portugal, com desenganada indicação dos unicos remedios apropriados a' sua cura radical... Tomo I [-II].
Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1834. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With lithographed frontispiece, and a small woodcut Portuguese royal coat of arms on title-page of each part. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,800
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Enslaved in northern Africa for 34 years

DUMONT, Pierre Joseph and Jacques Salbigoton QUESNÉ. Narrative of thirty-four years slavery and travels in Africa.
London, printed for Richard Philips and co. (back of title-page: printed by G. Sidney), 1819. 8vo. With a engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Dumont. Later green paper wrappers. Full description
€ 600
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Annual report of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, luxuriously bound for presentation

[DUTCH EAST INDIES]. Verslag over het jaar 1867, zamengesteld door de kamer van koophandel en nijverheid te Batavia.
Batavia, Bruining & Wijt, 1868. 8vo. With 3 folding tables. Contemporary richly gold-blocked red sheepskin, front board with the dedication: "Aan Zijne Excellentie den Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlandsch Indië", gilt edges; rebacked with the original backstrip laid down; new endpapers. Full description
€ 1,250
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Three pamphlets on peace

[DUTCH REPUBLIC - POLITICS]. Tractaet van vrede, tusschen de Heeren Staten Generael Der Vereenichde Nederlanden: Ende den heere bisschop van Munster. Gesloten ende onderteeckent tot Cleve, den 19 April 1666. Uyt het Latijn overgeset.
[Amsterdam, 1666]. 
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(2) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - ENGLAND - POLITICS]. Vervolgh tweede deel van 't discours over den tegenwoordigen toestant, ende apparetien van vreede, tusschen Engelant, ende vereende Provintien. Verhandelt met een Fransman,  Engelsman, Hollander, Sweedt, ende Deen. Rotterdam, Floris Ghijssen, 1667.
(3) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - NAVIGATION - POLITICS]. Tractaet de marine, tusschen den grootmachtighsten Prince Carel de II. Koningh van Groot Brittannien, &c. ter eenre: en de Ho. Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde. Geslooten inden Hage den 17 Februarij 1668. Rotterdam, Joris Redelickhuysen, 1668. 4to. 3 works in 1 volume. 19th-century boards. Full description
€ 525
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History of seafaring

ELWES, Alfred and A.A. DEENIK (translator). De zee en hare beheerschers, of beknopte geschiedenis der voornaamste zeemogendheden uit vroegeren en lateren tijd.
Sneek, Van Druten and Bleeker, 1861. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 500
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The most interesting sources of American history

ENS, Gaspar. Indiae Occidentalis historia: in qua prima regionum istarum detectio, situs, incolarum mores, aliaque eo pertinentia, breviter explicantur. Ex varius auctoribus collecta, opera & studio.
Köln, Wilhelm Lutzenkirchen, 1612. 8vo. With a letterpress title in an elaborate engraved border. 19th-century calf; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 2,500
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Eyewitness account of the bombing of Algiers in 1688

ESPINOSA, Antonio de. Copia de una carta que ha escrito desde la ciudad de Argel el padre procurador Fray Antonio de Espinosa, religioso calzado del Orden de la Santissima Trinidad, redencion de cautivos, y administrador de los cinco reales hospitales, que su sagrada religion tiene en aquella ciudad.
(Colophon: Madrid, Sebastian de Armendariz), 12 October [1688]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With a large woodcut initial with a parrot. Disbound. Full description
€ 2,500
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Illustrated account of the levee failure and flood of 1809

[EWIJK, Hendrik]. Geschiedkundig verslag der dijkbreuken en overstroomingen, langs de rivieren in het Koningrijk Holland. Voorgevallen in louwmaand MDCCCIX. ... Eerste -[tweede] deel.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart and Jacobus Ruys, 1809. With 16 (of 17) folding engraved plates and maps (2 hand-coloured), a very large folding engraved map at the end (ca. 55 x 92 cm), 6 folding letterpress tables, and several letterpress tables in text. 2 text volumes (8vo) and 1 atlas volume (folio). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.
With: (2) [EWIJK, Hendrik]. Platen en kaarten behorende tot het geschiedkundig verslag der dijkbreuken en overstroomingen, in louwmaand MDCCCIX.Amsterdam, Johnnes Allart and Jocabus Ruys, [1809]. With 6 engraved maps (duplicating 6 in text volumes) and 7 engraved plates (duplicating 3 in text volumes). Full description
€ 2,750
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Japanese manuscript showing 87 hand-coloured flags

[MANUSCRIPT - FLAGS]. [Japanese manuscript illustrating flags from all over the world].
[Japan, ca. 1837]. (28 x 21 cm). Japanese manuscript showing 87 hand-coloured flags, with names in Dutch and Japanese for the countries and only in Dutch for most cities, all except the first, measuring ca. 3.5 x 5.5 cm. Contemporary binding in traditional Japanese style heavy paper wrappers without spine. Full description
€ 12,000
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Magnificent atlas with 80 mostly coloured manuscript maps and fortification plans

[FORTIFICATION ATLAS]. [Collection of 80 manuscript maps and plans of fortifications, fortified towns and fortified estates].
[The Netherlands, ca. 1624-1628]. Large folio (42.5 x 29.5 cm). With 80 manuscript maps and plans, 75 double-page (2 with a flap folded in), 4 larger folding (including 3 assembled from 1 1/2 sheets), and 1 also double-page in size but assembled from 2 smaller sheets. Most include a scale and 71 are coloured, mostly in opaque gouaches. They show plans of fortifications and towns in the Netherlands (51), Germany (16), Italy (3), France (4), Poland (2), Belgium (2), Malta (1) and Brazil (1). Early 18th-century(?) sprinkled tanned sheepskin, rebacked and restored. Full description
€ 165,000
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Letters and related documents, 3 signed by Prince Frederik of Orange-Nassau, son of King Willem I

FREDERIK, Prince, of Orange-Nassau, Prince of the Netherlands. [Letter in German, signed, to General-Major Von Elderhorst]. 
The Hague, 24 December 1841. 24.5 x 20 cm. In pen and ink on wove paper. [1], [3 blank] pp.
With:
(2) FREDERIK, Prince, of Orange-Nassau. [Letter in Dutch, signed, to the jurist Mr. Jacobus Wertheim Jzn., with envelope sealed with red wax and the royal arms].
The Hague, 19 July 1851 (postmarked 20 July). 26.5 x 21.5 cm. Pen and ink letter thanking Wertheim for a copy of his doctoral thesis (De consulibus mercatorum Batavis, University of Utrecht, 1851). The paper is unusual, perhaps machine-made, but with a pattern of chainlines and wavy laidlines. [1], [3 blank] pp.
(3) FREDERIK, Prince, of Orange-Nassau. [Printed form letter in Dutch, signed, filled in and addressed to the jurist Mr. Jacobus Wertheim Jzn].
The Hague, 10 March 1863. 32.5 x  21 cm. Printed form letter on laid paper informing him that he has been made a member of a commission for the erection of a monument commemorating (the 50th anniversary of) the return of the House of Orange to the Netherlands in November 1813 after the defeat of Napoleon.  [5], [3 blank] pp.
(4). LOUISE OF PRUSSIA, Princess of Orange-Nassau. [Autograph signature, perhaps clipped from a letter to Mademoiselle de Viereck in Berlin, a lady in waiting of Louise's late mother, the Queen of Prussia].
The Hague? (stamped on envelope), [1826?]. 7.5 x 10 cm. Pen and ink signature on laid paper, mounted on wove paper. With envelope with black wax seal. The signature reads "Louise Prinzeß in der Niederlande geborene Prinzeß von Preußen". She and Frederik were married in 1825. The envelope is addressed "A Mademoiselle| Mademoiselle de Viereck Dame d'atour de feu S.M. la Reine de Pruße". [1] p.
(5). TIMM. [Autograph letter in German].
[No place], 18 January 1826. 24 x 19.5 cm. Pen and ink letter. [2] pp. A letter mentioning Prince Frederick and his recent bride Louise.
Full description
€ 650
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The ancient habits of Mexico

GARCIA CUBAS, Antonio. The Rèpublic of Mexico in 1876. A political and ethnographical division of the population, character, habits, costumes and vocations of its inhabitants.
Mexico City, La Enseñanza, 1876. 8vo. With 8 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, double-page map, and 4 leaves with printed music on both sides. 19th-century red morocco, gold-tooled spine, blind-tooled boards, gold-tooled turin-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 950
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Rare complete set including the atlas, of a monumental work on Indochina

GARNIER, Francis, Louis DELAPORTE, Eugene JOUBERT and Clovis THOREL. Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française présidée par M. le capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée et publié par les ordres du ministre de la marine…
Paris, Hachette & Co (back of half-title: printed by Corbeil), 1873. 2 text volumes (4to) and 1 atlas volume (folio; 2 parts in 1 vol.). With hundreds of wood engravings in text, 17 chromoxylographed maps, 36 tinted lithographed plates and 11 chromolithographed plates. Volume 1 in modern red half morocco, gilt edges. Volume 2 in contemporary half morocco, gilt edges. Atlas volume in modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 20,000
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A general in the Spanish army on the battles and sieges in Flanders 1601-1609,
during the Dutch war for independence, with 29 folding maps and plans

GIUSTINIANO, Pompeo. Delle guerre di Flandra libri VI. ... Posti in luce da Gioseppe Gamurini ...
Antwerp, J. Trognesio, 1609. 4to. With engraved architectural title-page and 29 folding engraved maps and plans of sieges and fortifications. White sheepskin (ca. 1700 or possibly later). Full description
€ 2,950
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On the expediency of British rule in the East Indies

GRANT, Robert. The expediency maintained of continuing the system by which the trade and government of India are now regulated.
London, printed for Black, Parry and J. Hatchard (back of title-page: printed by Cox and Baylis), 1813. 8vo. With 2 letterpress folding tables (1 printed in red and black). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled. Full description
€ 3,500
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The lost Dauphin, an Iroquois chief?

GRASSE STEVENS, Augusta de. The lost Dauphin; Louis XVII. or Onwarenhiiaki, the Indian Iroquois Chief.
Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, George Allen, 1887. 8vo. With 3 collotype portraits, 1 of Louis XVII, and 2 of Eleazar Williams (1 tinted). Publisher's green textured cloth, front cover with gold-stamped portrait of a young Louis XVII. Full description
€ 750
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Dutch translation of Grotius's famous history of the Dutch Revolt, and Mare Liberum
with 48 engraved plates, including 14 by Jan Luyken

GROTIUS (GROOT), Hugo. Nederlandtsche jaerboeken en historien, sedert het jaer MDLV tot het jaer MDCIX ... Alles vertaelt door Joan Goris.
Amsterdam, the widow of Joannes van Someren, Abraham Wolfgang, and Hendrik and Dirk Boom, 1681. Folio (38x23,5cm). With an engraved frontispiece, 20 engraved portraits and 27 double-page engraved plates, including 14 signed by Jan Luyken and 1 by Romeyn de Hooghe. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 3,750
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Rare issue of Guevara's famous guide on royal lifestyle, in contemporary gold-tooled calf

GUEVARA, Antonio de. L'orloge des Princes, oeuvre de tresexcellente & admirable doctrine, pour les graves sentences, & rares hystoires, qui y sont contenues.
Paris, Jean Longis, 1550. 8vo. With publisher's woodcut device on title-page and numerous fine criblé woodcut initials in text. All text in red lines drawn by hand. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, with the letters L V B and with gold-tooled legend "OBER RATH" on front board. Full description
€ 1,500
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French translation of a famous account of the siege of Ostend (1601-1604)

HAESTENS, Henrick Lodewijksz van. La nouvelle Troye ou memorable histoire du siege d'Ostende le plus signalé qu'on ait veu en L'Europe. En laquelle sont descripts & naïfvement representés en diverses figures, les assauts, deffenses, inventions de guerre, mines, contremines, retranchemens, combats par terre & par mer & autres choses remarcables, advenues de part & d'autre, avec ce qui s'est passé par chascun jour durant le-dit siege depuis le 5 Juing 1601 jusqu'au 20 Septemb. 1604 qu'elle fut renduë. Recoeuillie des plus asseurés memoires.
Leiden, Louis Elzevier, 1615. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Maurits van Nassau, an engraved vignette on title-page, engraved coat of arms of Maurits van Nassau on the back of title-page and 12 (of 14) folding engraved plates. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1885), richly gold-tooled spine, gilt edges (Riviere & son). Full description
€ 2,500
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The history of North Friesland,
with a folding map and 5 town plans

HEIMREICH, Anton. Ernewerte Nordfresische Chronick, darin die Beschreibung derer dem Schleßwigischen Hertzogthum incorporirten Freschen Landschafften, ...
Schleswig, Johann Holwein for the author, 1668. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (incorporating 5 town plans and a portrait of the author), engraved folding map of North Friesland (at a scale of about 1: 450,000) dated 1668, and a folding letterpress genealogical table. 18th-century mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip. Full description
€ 6,500
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Description of Curaçao with a folding map and a folding plate

HERING, Johannes Hermanus. Beschryving van het eiland Curaçao, en de daar onder hoorende eilanden, . . .
Amsterdam, Johannes van Selm, 1779. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, one providing a map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam and its surroundings, and the other showing the spectacular explosion of the warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. Green cloth (ca. 1930?) by George Fredrik Lodewijk Ophof in Rotterdam. Full description
€ 2,500
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PMM 41: "Father of History" in elegant & famous first Greek edition by Aldus Manutius, from the Arenberg library

HERODOTUS. [Historiarum] libri novem. Quibus musarum indita sunt nomina.
(Colophon: Venice), Aldus Manutius, (colophon: September 1502). Folio (29.5 x 20 cm). With Aldus's anchor and dolphin device on title-page and the verso of the last leaf. Late 19th-century blind-tooled, polished tan calf, the central panel with the arms of the Dukes of Arenberg. Full description
€ 69,500
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General history of the ancient Middle East

HOEFER, Ferdinand. Chaldée, Assyrie, Médie, Babylonie, Mésopotamie, Phénicie, Palmyrène. L'univers. histoire et description de tous les peuples.
Paris, Ambroise & Hyacinthe Firmin Didot, 1852. 8vo. With 32 plates (2 folding) and a number of illustrations in the text. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 150
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Famous history of the Dutch revolt against Spain,
"a high point in the tradition of humanist historiography and the development of Dutch prose style"

HOOFT, Pieter Corneliszoon. Neederlandsche histoorien, sedert de ooverdraght der heerschappye van kaizar Karel den vyfden, op kooning Philips zynen zoon.
Amsterdam, Louis Elzevier, 1642. Folio. With engraved title-page by Theodoor Matham after Joachim Sandrart and a woodcut initial at the beginning of each "book". Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 750
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The Franco-Dutch War, strikingly illustrated

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. Schouburgh der Nederlandse veranderingen, geopent in ses tooneelen, waer op de wisselbeurten des Vereenigde Staets door den Fransen oorlog gebrouwen, in historieele sinnebeelden, vertoont en beschreven zijn.
Amsterdam, the author, 1674. Small folio (28.5 x 19 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 6 large engraved folding plates by Romeyn de Hooghe (plate size ca. 23 x 35 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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Superb Humanist "Sammelband"

HORACE. [Opera] cum quattor commentarijs.
Venice, printed by Philippus Pincius for Benedictus Fontana, 1495-1496. With large woodcut printer's device on last leaf, and numerous woodcut initials. 
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(2) PERSIUS. [Opera] cum tribus commentariis.
Venice, Giovanni Tacuino de Tridino, 4 November 1499. With woodcut printer's device on verso of penultimate leaf, and fine woodcut on title-page.
(3) JUVENALIS. [Opera] cum commento Ioannus Britannici.
Reggio Emilia, Francesco de Mazalibus, 1503. With fine woodcut at the head of text, and some woodcut initials. 3 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards with 2 brass clasps. Full description
€ 25,000
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Most extensive edition of Hornius’s historical atlas

HORNIUS (HORN), Georgius. Description exacte de l'univers, ou l'ancienne geographie sacrée et profane. | Accuratissima orbis delineatio; sive geographia vetus, sacra et profana. | A full and exact description of the earth, or ancient geography, both sacred and profane.
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1740-1741. Folio (51 x 32.5 cm). Atlas with 63 engraved maps. It includes 6 maps, in 7 sheets, making up a large map of the Holy Land, Israel and Palestine, and a Peutinger map of the Roman roads in 4 sheets, with 2 segments each. Further with 3 title-pages, printed in red and black, in French, Latin and English, followed by Hornius's text in the said languages. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 32,500
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Rare Dutch translation of a work on the origin of temples and churches

HOSPINIANUS, Rodolphus. Van de tempelen: dat is vijf boecken van den oorspronck, voortganck, ghebruyck en de misbruyck der tempelen ende gheheelijck aller dinghen, die tot de tempelen behooren.
Amsterdam, Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburch, 1606. 4to. With Cloppenburch's printer's device on title-page and one page (O1) rubricated in red. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,500
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First Arabic edition of an important eyewitness account of the life of Tamerlane

IBN ARABSHAH, Ahmad ibn Muhammad. [Kitab 'Aja'ib al-maqdur fi aghbar Timur] | ... Vitae & rerum gestarum Timuri, qui vulgo Tamerlanes dicitur, historia.
Leiden, Bonaventura & Abraham Elsevier, 1636. 4to. With half-title printed in dark blue and red, title-page printed in red and black with a woodcut architectural border containing the letterpress title and (in a heart-shaped cartouche) imprint, and leaf *3 printed in red, dark blue and black. Later stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 25,000
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First Dutch edition of Flavius Joseph's works and of Basnage's continuation, with 300 illustrations, some by Jan Luyken

JOSEPHUS, Flavius. Alle de werken.
Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1704. With richly engraved frontispiece, title-page with engraved oval portrait of Flavius Josephus, 2 folding engraved maps, 12 double-page engraved plates (1 with 4 illustrations), 3 plans of Jerusalem and its Temple, and 209 engraved illustrations in text.
With: (2) BASNAGE DE BEAUVAL, Jacques. Vervolg op Flavius Josephus, … Eerste[-Tweede] deel.
Amsterdam, Gerard Onder de Linden; Delft, Reinier Boitet, 1726-1727. With richly engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the dedicatee, Egidius van Bempden, burgomaster of Amsterdam, engraved dedication plate with Van Bempden's arms at the head of an architectural frame, engraved portrait of Basnage, 4 folding letterpress genealogical and other tables, 1 engraved illustration plate, and 90 engraved illustrations in text. 2 works in 3 volumes, bound as 2. Folio. Uniform contemporary blind-tooled vellum, each board with a large scrollwork centrepiece and 4 cornerpieces in a double frame of fillets. Full description
€ 3,900
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An Orangist-Prussian account of the patriot revolution (quashed 1787),
in the form of a satire for children in biblical language

JOSSEL, Rabbi. Kronik der Kinder der Preussen und der Kinder der Holländer. Beschrieben in biblischer Sprache.
"Utrecht" [= Altona?], 1788. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, titled: "Es lebe Oranien", woodcut vignette on title-page and at the end, and a woodcut headpiece. Contemporary paper wrappers. Full description
€ 650
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Madame de Pompadour’s “histoire scandaleuse”
One of the few copies surviving the protective efforts of the French ambassador

[KERSTEMAN, Franciscus Lievens]. Historie van mevrouwe de hartoginne van Pompadour. [Wrapper-title: Levensbeschryving van de hartoginne van Pompadour].
Zaltbommel, Johannes Willem Kanneman, 1761. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and title-page printed in red and black. Recased in 18th-century vellum, later endpapers, preserving the original publisher's printed wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Freeing Christian slaves in Algiers and Tunis in 1720

[LA FAYE, Jean Baptiste de]. Voyage pour la redemption des captifs, aux royaumes d'Alger et de Tunis. Fait en 1720. Par les PP. François Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, & Joseph Bernard de l'Ordre de la sainte Trinité, dits Mathurins.Including: La tradition de l'eglise.
Paris, Louis-Anne Sevestre and Pierre-François Giffart, 1721. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Louis XV, engraved by P.F. Giffart, folding engraved plate of the court of the Dey (Regent) of Algiers, and a regular engraved plate in the second part. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,000
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A rare Czech translation of a Turkish chronicle

LEUNCLAVIUS, Joannes. Kronyka Nowa O Narodu Tureckem, na dwa Djili rozdelena.
Prague, Daniel Adam, 1594. 2 volumes bound as 1. Small 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). With the title-page of volume 1 printed in red and black, and the colophon with large woodcut printer's device; the 2nd volume with woodcut ornament on the title-page, and the colophon with a woodcut vignette. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, with 2 leather straps with brass clasps (later). Full description
€ 6,500
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Comprehensive scientific periodical, with articles on James Cook and Hawaii

LICHTENBERG, Georg Christoph and Georg FORSTER. Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur.
Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of James Cook as frontispiece of part 2, 5 engraved plates (including one coloured by hand), 4 folding engraved plates (including one printed on blue paper and with highlights in silver) and one folding plate with letterpress music. Modern paste-paper boards. Full description
€ 4,750
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12 of Lipsius's most important works: on ancient Rome, his “Mirror of Princes” and his letters,
all published during his lifetime by Plantin’s son-in-law and successor

LIPSIUS, Justus. [Collection of 12 important works, mostly on ancient Rome].
Antwerp, Officina Plantiniana/Jan Moretus, 1596-1605. 12 editions (many in multiple parts) in 3 volumes. Large 4to (27.5 x 19.5 cm). Uniform blind-tooled pigskin (ca. 1610) over bevelled beechwood(?) boards, each board in a panel design with three decorative borders, showing 4 biblical scenes, 4 biblical portraits and 4 profile heads in roundels alternating with 4 shields. Each volume with 2 brass fastenings. Full description
€ 6,500
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A varied history of malacology

LOCARD, Arnould. Histoire des mollusques dans l'antiquité.
Lyon, Henri Georg; Paris, J.B. Baillière and son, 1884. Large 8vo (26 x 15.5 cm). With a lithographed frontispiece showing a bronze statue of Krishna. Modern brown half morocco, with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 250
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"the finest work on seventeenth-century Thailand"

LOUBÈRE, Simon de la. Du Royaume de Siam.
Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1691. 2 volumes bound as 1. 12mo. With the same woodcut printer's device on both title-pages, 2 folding engraved maps, 17 double-page engraved plates with printed music, Siamese alphabets, inhabitants etc., 21 full-page engraved plates, engraved headpiece and several woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 8,950
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A defence of Arab culture in Spain

LUNA, Miguel de. Histoire des deux conquestes d'Espagne par les Mores, la premiere faite par Tarif & Mussa, sur les Crestiens; la seconde, par Abdalasis, sur les Mores revoltez, et des revolutions arrive´es dans l'empire des califes pendant pre´s de cinquante ans. ...
Paris, widow of François Muguet, 1708. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, red edges. Full description
€ 1,500
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Gorgeous Dutch costume book coloured for the publisher by the painter Jan Willem Pieneman

MAASKAMP, Evert. Afbeeldingen van de kleedingen, zeden en gewoonten in Holland, met den aanvang der negentiende eeuw. ... Tableaux des habillements, des moeurs et des coutumes en Hollande, au commencement du dix-neuvième siècle. ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [1811?]. Imperial 4to (30 x 25.5 cm). Engraved allegorical frontispiece dated 1805, and 20 numbered engraved plates of Dutch costumes, all dated 1811, frontispiece and plates coloured for the publisher by the painter Jan Willem Pieneman. Contemporary boards, orange paper sides edged with a gold-tooled roll. Rebacked in red morocco (ca. 1900?). Full description
€ 2,500
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The Battle of Waterloo, with 2 engraved battle-plans

[MAASKAMP, Evert]. De veldslag van het schoon verbond, op den 18n. junij 1815. Uit officieele berigten en aanteekeningen van ooggetuigen. Met kaarten, plans en afbeeldingen.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1815. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the Prince of Orange on the title-page, 2 folding engraved battle plans with hand-coloured details and 1 folding engraved plate. Original publisher's green, printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Description and illustration of a Dutch panorama of the Battle of Waterloo

MAASKAMP, Evert. Panorama. De veldslag van Waterloo 18 junij 1815. Derzelve nauwkeurige beschrijving … en bijgaande plan en explicatie.
Including:
- Beschrijving van den roemrijken veldslag van Waterloo, voorgesteld in het panorama op het Leidsche Plein over den Hollandschen Schouwburg.
- Staat en verdeeling van het vereenigd leger onder den hertog van Wellington, op den 18den junij 1815.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1816. 8vo. With a folding engraved and letterpress plate of the panorama. Original publisher's wrappers. Full description
€ 675
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Description of the first panorama erected in Brussels

MAASKAMP, Evert. Description de la bataille glorieuse de Waterloo, exposé au panorama, place St. Michel à Bruxelles.
Including:
- État et répartition de l'armée co-allié, commandée en chef par Mgr. Le Duc de Wellington; au 18 juin 1815.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved and letterpress plate of the panorama. Original publisher's wrappers. Full description
€ 900
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Historical map of the Netherlands, printed on silk,together with the separately published manual, with a hand-coloured world map

MAASKAMP, Evert. Geschiedkundige kaart der Nederlanden. | Carte historique des Pays-Bas.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1830. Map (plate size 48 x 38 cm) engraved by "Giersbergen et fils", printed on silk and hand-coloured in outline, with the title at upper left, a dedication at lower left, and a key and scale (ca. 1:1,000,000) at lower right.
With: (2) MAASKAMP, Evert. Handboek, ter verklaring der geschiedkundige kaart van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden, en der wereldkaart; behelzende eene opgave van de roemrijkste en lofwaardste daden der Nederlanders, derzelver krijgsbedrijven te land en ter zee, scheepstochten, ontdekkingen, uitvindingen enz.; als mede van zoodanige voorname personen, die in wetenschap, kunst of heldenmoed, hebben uitgeblonken.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1830. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of the world, with the continents hand-coloured. Contemporary red boards, boards gold-tooled along the extremities. Full description
€ 1,500
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Antwerp celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary,
commemorating the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

[MARITIME HISTORY]. Beschryving van de konstryke verciering en voortreffelyken toestel, ... ter gelegentheyd van het twee honderd-jaerig jubilé van de ... victorie, ... over een veel talryker Turksche vloot by Lepanten in 't jaer 1571. den 7. October, gemeenelijk genaemd, den zeeslag van Don Jean, van Oostenrijk, ... van den 6. tot den 13. October, van dit ... jubeljaer [chronogram 1771].
Antwerp, Pieter Johannes Parys, (approbation: 1771). 4to. With 3 engraved illustrations in the text. Lacking the integral frontispiece. 19th-century chemical-marbled glazed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Stunning collotypes and chromolithographs of Pompeii wall paintings in situ soon after their excavation

MAU, August. Geschichte der decorativen Wandmalerei in Pompeji … Mit 20 Tafeln in einer Mappe.
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1882. 1 text volume & 1 portfolio with plates. 8vo (text volume) and 1mo (plates portfolio 53 x 43 cm). With 20 large numbered plates showing Pompeii wall paintings in situ, mounted on card stock, loose in a separate portfolio with letterpress title-leaf and contents leaf: 9 sepia collotypes (21 x 16 to 26.5 x 24.5 cm) and 11 chromolithographs (21.5 x 19 to 37 x 36 cm), no. 18 actually comprising 7 small chromolithographs on 1 card, each plate with a letterpress label on the back; and 7 black and white floor plans in the text. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment (text); contemporary blue half cloth portfolio (plates). Full description
€ 7,500
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Japan through the eyes of the last Dutch governor of Deshima (Nagasaki)

MEIJLAN, Germain Felix. Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat ryk, byzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.
Amsterdam, M. Westerman & son, 1830. 8vo. With engraved title-page with hand-coloured vignette lightened with gold and 2 folding aquatint plates. Modern green half cloth, with the front of the original letterpress-printed wrappers mounted on front board and the back wrapper loosely inserted. Full description
€ 3,500
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Two first editions of theological works by the Portuguese rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel,
important for the history of Jewish-Christian relations in tolerant 17th-century Amsterdam

MENASSEH Ben Israel. De creatione problemata XXX: cum summariis singulorum problematum, & indice locorum Scripturae, quae hoc opere explicantur.
Amsterdam, the author, 1635.
With: (2) MENASSEH Ben Israel. De resurrectione mortuorum libri III. Quibus animae immortalitas & corporis resurrectio contra Zaducaeos comprobatur: caussae item miraculosae resurrectionis exponuntur: deque judicio extremo, & mundi instauratione agitur...Amsterdam, the author, 1636. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 6,000
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Concise history of Japan

METCHNIKOFF, Leon. L'Emipre Japonais. Pays, peuple, histoire.
Geneve, Atsume Gusa, 1881. With 20 plates (12 chromolithographs, 2 lithographs, 6 photogravures), 5 folding maps (chromolithographs) and numerous woodengravings in text. Original printed paper wrappers, in green cloth slipcase. Full description
€ 1,250
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Extremely rare engraved illustrated report of a 1.5 kilo hail stone

[METEOROLOGY - HAIL STONE]. Abbildung der Größe, u. ganz besondern Farbe der 6 Zoll langen, u. 3 Zoll diken Schlossen, von 2. bis 3. ll. schwer welche d. 13. August. 1802. . ..
Nuremberg, Fr[au] Kraerin, Fr[au]. Daucherin, [1802]. 4to (20.5×17.5 cm). Engraved print on laid paper, coloured by a contemporary hand as published.  Mounted on a piece of paper (ca. 1926?). Full description
€ 1,950
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The first contemporary history of the Netherlands.
In the first Latin edition, with a rare portrait of the author

METEREN, Emanuel van. Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis Belgii sub quatuor Burgundis & totidem Austriacis principibus coniunctionem & gubernationem breviter. Turbas autem, bella et mutationes tempore regis Philippi, Carli V. Caesaris filii, ad annum usque 1598. plenius complectens, conscripta.
[Cologne, A. Mylius, 1598]. Folio. With letterpress title-page in engraved border with scenes of trade and war (Verduyn, pl. XIV), additional engraved medallion portrait of the author mounted on blank back of title-page, by Hendrik Hondius the Elder, double-page engraved map of the Netherlands, by Frans Hogenberg and 22 engraved portraits on 19 plates. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,000
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Very rare issue including book 32, earlier incomplete and later censored,
of the earliest great work on the Dutch war of independence from Habsburg Spain,
introducing the first textura gothic type in the new Dutch style

METEREN, Emanuel van. Nederlantsche historien ofte geschiedenissen inhoudende den gantzen staet, handel, soo va[n] oorlogen als vrede-handels in onsen tyden begin ende eynde ... Mede vervattende eenige haerder gebueren handelinge. ... oversien verbetert ende vermeerdert tot dese[n] tege[n]wordigen wtgank des jaers anno 1611.
Including (vol. 2): Belgische ofte Nederlantsche oorlogen ende gheschiedenissen beginnende van t'jaer 1595 tot 1611, ... oversie[n] verbetert e[n]de vermeerdert ...
[Copy imprint to vol. 2:] “Schotland buyten Danswyck” [= Amsterdam], “Hermes van Loven” [= Nicolaes III Biestkens?] for the author, 1611 [-1612]. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 engraved title-pages, both coloured and highlighted in gold by an early hand. Further with a full-page engraved portrait of Van Meteren, and 21 smaller woodcut portraits in the text attributed to Christoffel van Sichem. Mottled, gold-tooled calf (ca. 1665), gold-tooled spines, 18th-century(?) gold-tooling on the boards. Full description
€ 12,500
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Splendidly bound history of France written by the king's historiographer

MEZERAY, Francois Eudes de. Abregé chronologique de l'histoire de France. ... Divisé en six tomes.
Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1673-1674. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe and full-page engraved portrait of Louis XIV by A. Zylevelt in volume 1, 61 engraved portraits of French rulers in text.
With: (2) MEZERAY, Francois Eudes de. Histoire de France avant Clovis.
Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1688. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe. 2 works in 7 volumes. 12mo. Uniform polished, crushed, gold-tooled red morocco by the leading Brussels bookbinder Charles DE SAMBLANX (1855-1943). Full description
€ 2,750
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Dutch rulers from the 15th and 16th centuries, with ca. 1000 engravings of coins and medals

MIERIS, Frans van. Histori der Nederlandsche vorsten, uit de huizen van Beijere, Borgonje, en Oostenryk; welken, sedert de regeering van Albert, Graaf van Holland, tot den dood van Keizer Karel den Vyfden, het hooggezag aldaar gevoerd hebben.
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1732-1735. 3 volumes. Large folio (41 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved dedication page by Jan Wandelaar, a number of engraved vignettes and ca. 1000 engraved reproductions of both sides of coins and medals. Volume 1 with 2 letterpress folding genealogical tables. Lacking the frontispiece by Bernard Picart. Modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 1,000
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Principal source for the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829, by the architect of the modern Prussian army

MOLTKE, Helmuth von and Lucie DUFF-GORDON (translator). The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829, during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshall Diebitch.
London, John Murray, 1854. 8vo. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. Publisher's red cloth. Full description
€ 650
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Important work on the Dutch-Portuguese wars in Brazil

MOREAU, Pierre. Klare en waarachtige beschryving van de leste beroerten en afval der Portugezen in Brasil; daar in d'oorsprong dezer zwarigheden en oorlogen klarelijk vertoont worden. Met de reisbeschrijving van de zelve schrijver naar Brasil.
Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz. Boom and Jan Rieuwertsz., 1652. 4to. With engraved plan of Mauritsstad on title-page (9.5 x 13.5 cm) and 4 half-page engravings in text. Modern half calf, filled-out with blank leaves. Full description
€ 4,500
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Two pamphlets on the unity of the reformed church and against the Labadists

MULLENS, Gelasius [= Guilielmus SALDENUS]. Neerlands interest, tot vrede der kercke, en wegh-neminge van alle opkomende misverstanden in de selve.
Middelburg, Yemant Hendrickss., 1664. 
With:
(2) [SALDENUS, Guilielmus]. Den God-vrughtigen boer ... tot verdedigingh van Jan Bakhuys den ghenaamden Boer van Ebbink-hoven, en Desiderius Pacius over sijn zedigh versoek aan Juffrouw Schurman.
Utrecht, Jacob van Doeyenborgh, 1670. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,750
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Polish history, Frisian law and Balkan pirates,
3 works from the early 17th century

NEUGEBAUER, Salomon. Icones & vitae principum ac regum Poloniae omnium.
Frankfurt am Main, Jacob de Zetter, Hartman Palthenius, 1620. With engraved title-page and engraved portraits in text.
With:
(2) SICCAMA, Sybrand (editor). Lex Frisionum, sive antiquae Frisiorum leges, a reliquis veterum Germanorum legibus separatim aeditiae & notis illustratae.
Franeker, Johannes Lamrinck, 1617.
(3) [VENICE]. Risposta in difesa delle ragioni del. ser.mo Arciduca Ferdinando contra il manifesto publicato per la Republica di Venetia, per occasione della presente guerra. Con l'oratione di Lodovico Eliano oratore di Lodovico XII. re di Francia, havvta da lui contro la medesima Republica, in augusta, nel convento de' Prencipi di Germania, alla presenza dell' imperatore Massimiliano I, l'anno 1510.
[Italy?], Con Licenza de' superiori, 1617. 3 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (20 x 14.5 cm). 18th-century gold-tooled calf. Full description
€ 5,500
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Extremely rare almanac

NIEROP, Dirck Rembrantsz. van. Comptoir almanach op 't schrickel-jaar onses heeren Jesu Christi M.DC.LXXXVIII. na de nieuwe en oude-stijl. Voorsien met de jaar-marckten, paarde, beeste, en leer-markten: ...
Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Zaagman, [1687]. 4to. With title-page and calendar printed in red and black, woodcut on title-page, 12 woodcuts (ca. 63 x 110 mm) for the 12 months, depicting the main activities practised during each month, 12 smaller woodcuts of Zodiac signs and a woodcut Zodiac man. Later decorated stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Large wall map of Rhine valley for war of Austrian succession.
Fine copy printed on silk and beautifully coloured

OETTINGER, Johann Friedrich. Theatrum Belli Serenissimæ Domus Austriacæ, contra Gallos, ... seu Tabula Geographica Cursus Rheni ... cum Regionibus cis Rhenanis, ... - Neuester Schauplaz des Krieges an dem Ober Rhein und in denen Niederlanden. Oder Lauff des Rheins ...
Augsburg, Matthaeus Seutter, [ca. 1746]. Large engraved wall map (114 x 165 cm) printed on silk from 6 large copper plates (each plate measuring about 57 x 29 cm). With the Latin title in a large decorative cartouche above left and the German title in another below left. Further with a large decorated compass rose above right, two scales below the German title cartouche and scales of latitude and longitude in the border. Coloured by a contemporary hand. Full description
€ 18,000
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With a map showing California as an island

[OLDMIXON, John]. Het Britannische ryk in Amerika,...
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, 1721. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. WWith 2 title-pages printed in red and black, each volume with the same full-page engraved frontispiece, 8 folding engraved maps, 1 folding engraved plate with 3 illustrations of the coffee plant, 1 half-page engraved vignette for the dedication. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,250
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The Ottoman-Mamluk war and the conquest of Mecca and Medina

[OTTOMAN-MAMLUK WAR]. Omnia que gesta sunt in Orie[n]te inter Sophi & Maximum Turcarum & Suldanum, & que[m]admodum dux Turcaru[m] caepit Alepum & Damascum & Hierusalem cum om[n]ibus circumiace[n]tibus oppidis, & quo[rum] maximus Turcaru[m] voluit audire una[m] missam apud sanctu[m] sepulchru[m] Iesu Christi.
[Basel, Pamphilus Gengenbach, 1518]. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page. 19th-century pink wrappers. Full description
€ 35,000
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Print series: the French Royal Navy just before the Revolution

OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. Premier cahier des principales manoeuvres de la marine.
Paris, Widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 6 numbered engraved plates (ca. 23.5 x 36 cm) including title, in border with explanatory text below on construction of warships. 
With:
(2) OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. [Marine harbours of Brest and Toulon].
Paris, widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 6 numbered plates (ca. 24 x 37 cm) engraved by Jeanne Françoise Ozanne.
(3) OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. [Warships in action].
Paris, widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 5 numbered engraved plates (ca. 18 x 13 cm), dedicated to the French minister of the Navy.
(4) RANDON, Claude. Cahier de vaisseaux et Galéres.
Paris, J. François Chereau, [ca. 1770]. Series of 8 numbered engraved plates (ca. 23 x 31 cm) with views of various warships and galleys.
(5) LOPEZ, Tomas, and others. [Spanish military men]. Series of 5 portraits (ca. 36 x 25 cm) in elaborate frames and with explanatory text below.
[No place, ca. 1815].
(6) RONCONI, Matth. [Pope Pius VI].
[No place, ca. 1780/90?]. Portrait engraved by Ang. Campanella (23 x 16 cm).
(7) [ANONYMOUS]. [Emperor Franz II and Empress Maria Theresia].
[No place, ca. 1765?]. Engraved double-portrait (34.5 x 26 cm), both figures in a medallion with their coats of arms, with engraved text below.
(8) FONTANA, Pietro, and many others. [Famous artists, poets, authors, scholars and other famous people].
Rome, Agapito Franzetti, [ca. 1810]. Series of 25 full-page beautiful portraits, including two women (30-34 x 23 cm), with elaborate and finely engraved faces against an empty background.
(9) DELAFOSSE, Jean Charles. Deuxieme livre de trophées, contenant divers attributs de Guerre.
Paris, Chereau, [ca. 1780]. First edition of a rare series of 5 plates (quire "OO") engraved by Le Canu and P.F. Tardieu.
Seven print series and 2 single prints with in total 62 engraved plates on 62 leaves bound in one volume. Folio (42.5 x 28 cm). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,950
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Massive biographical work including numerous mythological and important historical figures

PANTALEON, Heinrich (Hans Heinrich BANTLIN). Prosopographiae heroum atque illustrium virorum totius Germaniae, pars prima [secunda & tertia]. In hac personarum desriptione omnium tam armis et autoritate, quam literis & religione totius Germaniae celebrium virorum vitae & res praeclarè gestae bona fide referentur, à condito mundo [part 1] ... ad ... annum [1566] usque [part 3].
Basel, Nicolaus Brylinger (volume 3: heirs of Nicolaus Brylinger), 1565-1566. 3 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 3 title-pages, each with the same woodcut printer's device and with the same woodcut portrait of the author on the back (each with a different verse), ca. 1500 woodcut portraits of famous men from German history (including many repeats) and several letterpress genealogical tables. Boards (ca. 1800), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 5,500
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Important sources for the history of the Aztec Nahuatl language, printed in Mexico

PÉREZ, Manuel. Farol Indiano, y guia de curas de Indios. Summa de los cinco sacramentos que administran los ministros Evangelicos en esta America.
Mexico City, Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713.
With: (2) PÉREZ, Manuel. Arte de el idioma mexicano. ... Dedicalo a la dicha Santissima Provincia.
Mexico City, Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment; 18th-century library or owner's name branded on top edge. Full description
€ 7,500
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Important bibliographical source for the history of Friesland
and the first bibliography exclusively devoted to Dutch authors

PETRI (PETRUS), Suffridus. De scriptoribus Frisiae, decades XVI. Et semis: in quibus non modo peculiares Frisiae, sed & totius Germaniae communes antiquitates plurimae indicantur, & veterum historicorum ac geographorum loci, hactenus non intellecti, explicantur.
Franeker, Jacobus Horreus, 1699. 12mo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,500
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First edition of the history of the dioceses Tongres, Maastricht and Liège

PLACENTIUS, Johannes Leo. Catalogus omnium antistitum Tungarorum, Traiectensium, ac Leodiorum, & rerum domi, bellique gestarum compendium.
Antwerp, Willem Vorsterman, [1530?; preface dated 14 September 1529]. Small 8vo (13.5 x 10 cm). Title with woodcut coat-of-arms of Cardinal Everard van de Marck in a 4-piece woodcut border, a large woodcut coat of arms on the last page, 2 woodcut illustrations, one showing Mary and Jesus with Saint Anne (63 x 42 mm), and the other a bishop in his study (45 x 43 mm), each in the same 4-piece woodcut border (different from that on the title-page). Capitals rubricated throughout, some woodcuts also rubricated and some headings and other words underlined in red. Vellum (ca. 1700?). Full description
€ 8,500
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Early Flemish panel-stamped binding signed by Anthoine de Gavere

PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius. Epistolarum libri X. Panegyricus Traiano principi dictus. De viris illustribus in re militari, & in administranda Rep. Item Suetonii Tranquilli De claris grammaticis & rhetoribus. Julii Obsequentis Prodigiorum liber. ...
Basel, (colophon: Andream Cratandrum, March) 1526. 8vo. With publisher's woodcut Fortuna device on verso of the last leaf and fine decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-panel-stamped calf over wooden boards, with 4 different blind-stamped rectangular panels (2 on each board), each with 6 or 8 birds and animals in floral decoration, surrounded by text, 1 panel signed by Anthoine de Gavere, gilt and gauffered edges. Full description
€ 9,500
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In a 17th-century richly gold-tooled Jesuit prize-binding

PLUTARCHUS. Moralia, quae usurpantur. sunt autem omnis elegantis doctrinae penus: id est, varij libri: morales, historici, physici, mathematici, deniq; ad politiorem litteraturam pertinentes & humanitatem: omnes de Graeca in Latinam linguam transscripti.
Basel, Thomas Guarini, 1570. Folio. With woodcut printer's device on title-page and repeated on last page, some mathematical woodcuts in text and numerous historiated woodcut initials. Early 17th-century Jesuit prize binding in richly gold-tooled light brown calf, sides with arabesques in the style of Gascon, richly gold-tooled double borders and inner panel with small bands in a geometrical pattern. Full description
€ 4,250
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Plutarch's famous schoolbook in four languages

PLUTARCHUS. Aureus libellus, Peri paidoon a'googès, id est, de educatione liberorum, tum interpretatione Latinam, ad verbum ferè applicatam, & paraphrasi Gallico-Germanicam… Petit livret de Plutarche,… Das güldene Büchlein Plutarchi, von der Kinderzucht.
Frankfurt, Erasmus Kempffer, 1612. 8vo. Set in 2 columns. Contemporary green vellum. Full description
€ 1,850
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Work on the early Christian church bound together with a work on ancient Greece

QUENSTEDT, Johann Andreas. Antiquitates biblicae et ecclesiasticae, accedit ejusdem autoris tractatus de antiquis ritibus sepulchralibus Graecorum, Romanorum, Judaeorum & Christianorum ...
Wittenberg, Christian Schrödter, 1688.
With: (2) PFEIFFER, Johann Philipp. Libri IV, antiquitatum Graecarum gentilium sacrarum, politicarum, militarium & oeconomicarum.
Königsberg; Leipzig, Heinrich Boye, 1689. With an engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait as frontispiece and title-page printed in red and black. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 875
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Second Aldine edition of the most important Roman work on rhetoric,
from the library of Joseph Romilly

QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius. Institutionum oratorium libri XII diligentius recogniti M D XXII. Index capitum totius operis. Conversio dictionum Graecarum, quas ipse author in latinum non transtulit.
(Colophon: Venice "In Aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri" [= André d'Asola & sons], January 1521 [= 1522]). Narrow 4to in 8s (21 x 13 cm). With Aldus's anchor and dolphin publisher's device on the first and last pages. Set entirely in a single size of Aldine italic, with some headings, running heads, etc., set in its (upright) capitals. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1700), each board with delicate centre-piece a petit fers, rebacked in gold-tooled red morocco. Full description
€ 4,500
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Escaping from the penal colonies of Guiana

RAMEL, Jean-Pierre. Dagverhaal der lotgevallen van Pichegru, Barthelemy, Villot, Aubry, Dossonville, Le Tellier, La Rue en Ramel, uitgebannen uit Frankrijk naar Guijane, na den 18 fructidor (4 septr. 1797.).
Utrecht, G.T. van Paddenburg and son, 1799. 8vo. Original publisher's printed paper board wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Three rare German treatises,
including the first work on wigs and a work on the night

RANGO, Konrad Tiburtius. De capillamentis seu vulgô Paruquen, liber singularis.
Magdeburg, Tobias Schröter and Johan Müller, 1663. With an engraved frontispiece by A. Fröhlich after the author and an engraved title-page.
With:(2) CRUSIUS, Jacobus Andreas. De nocte et nocturnis officiis, tam sacris, quam prophanis, lucubrationes historico-philologico-juridicae; ...
Bremen, Jacob Köhler, 1660.
(3) WERNER, Johann Nicolaus. Corpusculum philologicum variis rerum & verborum observationibus refertum; ...
Arnstadt, Caspar Freyschmid, 1662. 3 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,500
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Brief and complete history of Japan

REIN, Johannes Justus. Japan: travels and researches. Undertaken at the cost of the Prussian government. ... Translated from the German. With twenty illustrations and two maps.
London, Hodder and Stoughton (back of title-page: Butler & Tanner, The Selwood printing Works, Frome, and London.), 1888. 8vo. With 8 wood engraved plates, 3 lithographed maps, 4 small engravings in text and 5 black and white phototypes and 2 tinted, lithographed folding maps. Modern half morocco. Full description
€ 650
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The history of Hawaii: only edition in Hawaiian and French

REMY, Jules (translator). Ka Mooolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire de l'archipel Havaiien (Iles Sandwich)[.] Texte et traduction précédés d'une introduction sur l'état physique, moral et politique du pays.
Including: REMY, Jules (translator). Moolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire Havaiienne.
Paris, A. Franck; Leipzig, Franck'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung (back of half-title: printed by Jules Claye), 1861-1862. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With original Hawaiian text on the left and the French translation on the right page. Modern brown half morocco, with the original printed wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 7,500
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Topographical and historical description of the Low Countries
by the famous publishing house of Christoff Riegel,
with 120 engraved views and plans

[RIEGEL, Christoph]. Ausführliche und Grundrichtige Beschreibung der Freyvereinigten Staaten und Spannischen Niederlanden, in gewisse und sonderbare XVII Länder abgetheilet.
[Nuremberg], Frankfurt and Leipzig, Christoph Riegel, 1691. 12mo. With a double-page engraved frontispiece and 120 full-page engraved city views and plans of cities and fortifications (ca. 6 x 11 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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The best description and history of The Hague

RIEMER, Jacob de. Beschryving van 'sGraven-hage, behelzende deszelfs oorsprong, benaming, gelegentheid, uitbreidingen, onheilen en luister, mitsgaders stigtinge van het hof, der kerken, kloosters, kapellen, godshuizen, en andere voornaame gebouwen...
Delft, Reinier Boitet (part 1); The Hague, Johannes de Cros (part 2), 1730-1739. 2 parts in 3 volumes. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication in volume 1 and 3, and a total of 57 engraved plates, mostly folding. Contemporary red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 2,750
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Mexico, Peru and indigenous American culture

ROBERTSON, William. L'histoire de l'Amérique ... Traduite de l'anglais.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1778. 4 volumes. 12mo. With 4 title-pages, each with a different woodcut vignette, 4 folding engraved maps depicting the Gulf of Mexico (33 x 49 cm), South America (46 x 33 cm), Mexico (30 x 39 cm), and the northwestern part of South America (39 x 25 cm) and 1 folding engraved plate illustrating the chronology of Mexicans (27 x 24.5 cm). Contemporary French calf, gold-tooled spines with red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Full description
€ 975
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Complete set of articles from the first ten years of the Royal Asiatic Society

[ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY]. Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
London, 1824-1834. 3 volumes in 8 parts. 4to. With 80 lithographed plates, including several folding plates and 2 chromolithographed plates, and some smaller illustrations in text. Contemporary blue and grey paper wrappers, kept in two modern half morocco boxes. Full description
€ 18,000
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Newly edited works on rhetoric, in Aire-sur-la-Lys prize binding

RUTILIUS LUPUS, Publius and 15 others (François PITHOU, ed.). [Antiqui rhetores Latini.] ... Omnia ex codd. manusc. emendatiora vel auctiora.
Paris, Adrien Périer (ex officina Plantiniana), 1599. Large 4to. Set in roman types with incidental italic, Greek and Hebrew. Contemporary gold-tooled calf with 18th-century restorations, with the arms of Aire-sur-la-Lys (an eagle) flanked by "S.P.Q. ... Arien[sis]". Rebacked with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 2,950
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Account of King Sebastião's disastrous 1578 invasion of Morroco

SAN ROMÁN DE RIBADENEYRA, Antonio de. Jornada y muerte del Rey Don Sebastian de Portugal, sacada de las obras del Franchi, ciudadano de Genoua, y de otros muchos papeles autenticos, ...
[false imprint:] "Valladolid" [= unidentified place in Iberia], heirs of Juan Íñiguez de Lequerica [= unknown printer & publisher], “1603” [= ca. 1670?]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Juan Fernández de Velasco, Duke of Frías, on the title-page. Mottled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1800?), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 18,000
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Important early account of Lappish culture

SCHEFFER, Johannes Gerhard. The history of Lapland wherein are shewed the original, manners, habits, marriages, conjurations, &c. of that people.
Oxford, At the [Sheldonian] Theater, sold by George West and Amos Curtein, 1674. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map, and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text (one repeated on the title-page). Contemporary calf, restored and recased. Full description
€ 1,950
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First edition of an account of Tsar Peter's visits to the Dutch Republic, with 3 plates

SCHELTEMA, Jacobus. Peter de Groote, keizer van Rusland in Holland en Zaandam in 1697 en 1717.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Gartman, 1814. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved title-pages showing a portrait of Peter the Great, 1 letterpress title-page and 2 half-titles, and 3 engraved plates. Mid-19th-century tree calf, each board with a gold-tooled fillets, gold-tooled spines and board edges, antique spot marbled endpapers (with shell spots, the colours different in the 2 volumes), green ribbon markers. Full description
€ 1,500
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Expanded and illustrated second edition of a classic description of Friesland

[SCHOTANUS, Christiaan]. Beschryvinge van de heerlyckheydt van Frieslandt tusschen 't Flie end de Lauwers.
[Franeker], Johannes Wellens, [1664]. Folio. With engraved title-page, full-page engraved coat of arms of the province of Friesland, and 46 engraved maps and plans (4 large folding maps, 31 double-page maps and 11 double-page city plans) by Jacob van Meurs after Bernardus Schotanus à Sterringa. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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Illustrated account of Antwerp at the start of the 17th century

SCRIBANI, Charles. Antverpia.
Including: [SCHONDONCK, Gilles]. Hê prôtogeneia kai epistrephomonê tychê tês Anbersês.
Antwerp, Jan Moretus I, 1610. With an engraved printer's device on title-page and a woodcut printer's device on the otherwise blank page following the main part.
With: (2) SCRIBANI, Charles. Origines Antverpiensium.
Antwerp, Jan Moretus I, 1610. With an engraved printer's device on title-page, woodcut printer's device on the otherwise blank last page, folding engraved map of Antwerp and 6 double-page engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume; 1st work in 2 parts. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,000
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Compilation of 15th- and 16th-century historical texts on the Netherlands

SCRIVERIUS, Petrus. Batavia illustrata, seu de Batavorum insula, Hollandia, Zelandia, Frisia, territorio Traiectensi et Gelria, scriptores varii notae melioris, nunc primùm collecti, simulqùe editi.
Leiden, Lodewijk Elzevier [printed by Jan Paets Jacobszoon], 1609. 4to (19.5 x 14 cm). With many woodcut illustrations in text. Early 18th-century calf, richly gold-tooled spine with a red title-label and the crowned monogram of the Duke de La Force and the Duke’s coat of arms in gold on the sides (probably of a later date). Full description
€ 1,500
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Early history of the Arab People and the birth of Islam

SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine-Isaac, and others. Mémoires de littérature, tirés des registres de l'Academie royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres.... tome quarante-huitième.
Including: SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac. Mémoire sur divers événemens de l'histoire des Arabes avant Mahomet.
Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1808. 4to. Set in Roman, Italic, Greek and Arabic. With a folding engraved plate of a Greek inscription and 5 letterpress tables. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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274 photographic reproductions showing art and architecture from early 20th-century Beijing

SIRÉN, Osvald. Les palais impériaux de Pékin. Deux cent soixante-quartorze planches hors texte en héliotypie d'apres les photographies de l'auteur, douze dessins architectureaux et deux plans, avec une notice historique ...
Paris & Brussels, G. Vanoest, 1926. 3 volumes. With 12 plans and 2 maps (mostly folding), and a total of 274 collotype plates. Publisher's original, printed, blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 15,000
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Songs on the Dutch victories over the Spanish conquerors

[SONGBOOK - DUTCH]. Eerste [-Tweede] deel van 't nieu geusen liet boeck, waerinne begrepen is den gantschen handel der Nederlanden, beginnende anno 1564. uit alle oude geusen liet-boecken by een versamelt. Verciert met schoone oude refereynen en[de] liedekens, te voren noyt in eenige liet-boecken ghedruct. Met de figuren der gouverneurs.
Amsterdam, Gerrit van Breugel, 1616. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Title-page printed in red and black with borders built up from typographic ornaments, woodcut on title-page, and 10 small woodcut portraits in text of the two parts together. Later limp sheepskin parchment, with remnants of ties. Full description
€ 5,000
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Religious festivities in the Southern Netherlands

[SPLENDID CEREMONY - MECHELEN]. Prael-treyn verrykt door ry-benden, praelwagens, zinne-beelden en andere oppronkingen toegeschikt aen het duyzend-jaerig jubilé van den … heyligen Rumoldus.
Mechelen, J.-F. vander Elst, [1775?]. With engraved coat of arms, engraved headpiece, and 16 engraved plates (14 folding).
With:
(2) [SPLENDID CEREMONY - BRUSSELS]. Beschryvinge van de ry-bende ofte cavalcade, verciert met praelwagens … ter oorsaeke van het vier-honderd-jaerig jubilé van het alderheyligst sacrament van mirakel binnen Brussel den 16 en 29 julii 1770.
Brussels, J. vanden Berghen, [1770]. With 5 numbered folding engraved plates.
(3) [MEYER, Jean Thomas]. Beschryvinge van het zeven honderdjaerig jubilé van den heyligen Macarius. Ghent, Jean Meyer, [1767]. With 15 mostly folding engraved plates, including a large folding plate showing fireworks (36.5 x 48 cm). 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,500
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A richly illustrated account of the Dutch War of Independence

STRADA, Famiano. De bello Belgico decas prima.
With: (2) STRADA, Famiano. De bello Belgico decas secunda.
(Colophons: Rome, Francisci Corboletti, 1632/1647). 2 volumes. Folio. With engraved title-pages with the Leo Belgicus in both volumes and 30 engraved plates showing battles and sieges (28 double-page). 19th-century sheepskin parchment, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 6,500
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Comparing Charlemagne and the French King Henri IV

STUCKI, Johann Wilhelm. Carolus Magnus redivivus, hoc est, Caroli Magni Germanorum, Gallorum, Italorum, et aliarum gentium monarchae potentissimi, cum Henrico M. Gallorum & Navarrorum rege florentissimo comparatio: utriusq[ue] regis historiam breviter complectens, quam regum & principum speculum possis appellare.
(Colophon: Zürich, Johann Wolf), 1592. Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). With a woodcut portrait of Charlemagne and Henry IV on title-page, two woodcut initials and a woodcut printer's device on the last leaf. 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,750
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16th-century Antwerp edition of "The Twelve Caesars"

SUETONIUS Tranquillus, Gaius. Caesarum XII libri, iam denuo bonorum exemplarium & commentariorum ope emendati, cum M. Antonii Coccii Sabellici commentariis, nihil annotatu dignum dissimulantibus. Jo. Baptistae Egnatii Veneti, annot. in Suetonium. Annotata in eundem, & loca aliquot restitutae per D. Erasmum Roterodamum.
Antwerp, Jan van der Loe, 1548. 8vo. With woodcut device on title-page and numerous woodcut initials in text. Later marbled boards. Full description
€ 1,750
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Ordinances and decrees of the interim government
leading to the "Lone Star" Texas Republic

[TEXAS REPUBLIC]. Ordinances and decrees of the consultation, provisional government of Texas and the convention, which assembled at Washington March 1, 1836. By order of the secretay[!] of State.
Houston, National Banner Office (printed by Niles & Company). 1838. 8vo. Modern brown half morocco (SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, London). Full description
€ 9,500
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A description of Sachsen-Altenburg, with 38 brightly coloured engraved portraits

THÜMMEL, Hans Wilhelm von. Historische, statistische, geographische und topographische Beiträge zur kenntniss des herzogthums Altenburg.
Altenburg, 1818. Folio. With 38 hand-coloured engraved portraits (a few with signatures of the subjects), 1 uncoloured engraved portrait, engraved map of the area by L. Michaelis after A. Krehan, small engraved map in text showing the districts Paditz and Kotteritz, and 1 engraved text. Contemporary boards. Full description
€ 2,250
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Medical work based on Pliny the Elder, Galen and Dioscorides, together with three other texts,
from the library of the Russian tsars

[TORINUS (THORER), Albanus (ed).]. De re medica huic volumini insunt ...
(Colophon: Basel, Andreas Cratander, 1528). Folio. With woodcut printer's device on title-page, repeated on final page, 2 pages with 4-piece decorative woodcut borders (some blocks initialled I.F.) and numerous woodcut decorated initials. 18th-century half calf, with marbled paper in a tree pattern on sides, gold-tooled spine with the coat of arms of the Russian Tsars. Full description
€ 25,000
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Parliamentary papers on settling land disputes in Transvaal, Bechuanaland and Pondoland

[TRANSVAAL ROYAL COMMISSION]. Report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into and report upon all matters relating to the settlement of the Transvaal territory. Part 1[-2].With:- Further correspondence respecting the affairs of the Transvaal and adjacent territories.- Further correspondence respecting the affairs of the Bechuanaland and adjacent territories.- Report of the commissioners appointed to determine land claims and to effect a land settlement in British Bechuanaland.- Correspondence respecting the affairs of Pondoland [3 parts].
London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1882-1888. 2 volumes. Folio. With a total of 21 folding lithographed maps, many coloured in outline. Contemporary brown cloth. Full description
€ 1,500
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Some of the founding documents of the Dutch Republic and memorabilia of the Eighty Years War

[NETHERLANDS - STATES GENERAL - TREATIES]. Recueil van de tractaaten, gemaackt en geslooten tusschen de Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenighde Nederlanden ter eenre, ende verscheyde koningen, princen en patentaaten ter andere zyde.
The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, [between 1742 and 1759]. 4to. With a general title-page, followed by an index and 73 treaties, nearly all with their own title-page containing the original imprint and a woodcut of the Dutch lion (the arms of the States General) and a few with Van Wouw's printer's device. Contemporary vellum, with each treaty with a letterpress label attached, giving the index numbers. Full description
€ 2,950
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Treatise on the decolonization of America

TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques. Mémoire sur les colonies Américaines, sur leurs relations politques avec leurs métropoles, et sur la manière dont la France et L'Espagne ont dû envisager les suites de l'indépendance des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique.
Paris, Pierre-Samuel Dupont, 1791. 8vo. 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,000
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Popular history of the Low Countries, with woodcut illustrations

VAERNEWIJCK, Marcus van. Die historie van Belgis, diemen anders namen mach: Den spieghel der Nederlantscher audtheyt.
Ghent, widow of Gheeraert van Salenson, 1574. Small folio (28 x 19.5 cm). With Salenson's woodcut device, the woodcut coat-of-arms of the author on the back of the title-page, and woodcut illustrations in the text (7 coats of arms, including 1 block repeated but with an added crown; and about 16 mostly pictorial illustrations plus about 38 repeats). 19th-century boards covered with paper. Full description
€ 2,950
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Imaginary voyage criticizing imposed religion,
together with an eye-witness account of slavery in Africa

[VAIRASSE D'ALLAIS, Denis and Thomas SMITH]. Geographisches Kleinod, aus zweyen sehr ungemeinen Edelgesteinen bestehend; darunter der Erster eine Historie der New-gefundenen Völcker Sevarambes genannt, ... Der Ander aber vorstellet die seltzamen begebenheiten herren T.S. eines englischen Kauff-Herrens...
[Sultzbach], printed by Abraham Lichtenthaler, 1689. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, 16 engraved plates and some woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 8,500
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The Dutch in Brazil

VARNHAGEN, Francisco Adolpho de, Viscondo de Porto Seguro. Historia das lutas com os Hollandezes no Brazil desde 1624 a 1654.
Vienna, Carlos Finsterbeck, 1871. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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Death sentence for noble Venetian traitor who evaded assassins for 18 years

[VENICE - COUNCIL OF TEN]. Sententia dell' Eccelso Conseglio di Diece. Contra Anzolo Badoer cavalier. | Sententie vanden Hoogen Raedt van de Thiene. Teghens Anzolo Badoer ridder.
The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1612. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on title-page, 2 woodcut decorated initials (2 series, both arabesque). With the Italian text in italic, the Dutch text in textura and with incidental roman. Sewn in later plain paper wrapper. Full description
€ 500
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50 engraved portraits of important church reformers

VERHEIDEN, Jacobus and Hendrik II HONDIUS. Af-beeldingen van sommighe in Godts-woort ervarene mannen, die bestreden hebben den Roomschen Antichrist.
The Hague, Beuckel Corneliszoon Nieulandt, 1603. 4to. With allegorical title-page, engraved allegorical plate of the cosmic circles and 50 full-page engraved portraits (13 x 12 cm) by Hendrik Hondius. Contemporary vellum, remains of ties. Full description
€ 4,950
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History of the Mogul empire, printed in Batavia

[VOC]. Beknopte historie, van het Mogolsche keyzerryk, en de zuydelyke aangrensende ryken.
Batavia, C.C. Renhard, 1758. Folio. With a woodcut device on title-page (VOC ship on a shield, flanked by Poseidon and Amphitrite, topped by an armillary sphere), folding letterpress genealogical table, and 2 large woodcuts (plus 1 repeat) with letterpress text, representing the seals of 3 Mogul rulers (each with 2 concentric circles with 11 or 13 smaller circles in between, with the ruler's name in the centre and his predecessors numbered in the surrounding circles). Modern blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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Four extremely rare broadsides with elegies on the death of Willem IV, Prince of Orange

[WILLEM IV, Prince of Orange]. [WILLEM IV, Prince of Orange]. [4 elegies on the death of Willem IV, Prince of Orange].
Including:
(1) MEIJER, Jan. Billyke traanen, uitgestort op het overlyden van zyne doorluchtigste hoogheid Wilhem Carel Hendrik Friso.
Amsterdam, Theodorus Crajenschot, 1751. 1mo broadside (53 x 39 cm).
(2) OMMERING, Adriaan van. Op het schielyk afsterven van zyne doorluchtige hoogheid Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.
Amsterdam, Andries & Jacobus Stanhoffius, 1751. 1mo broadside (49 x 33 cm).
(3) KLOEKHOF, Cornelis Albertus. Treurzang op het afsterven van syne doorlugtigste hoogheyd Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.
Utrecht, Nicolaas van Vucht, 1751. 1mo broadside (52.5 x 39 cm).
(4) Op het allersmartelykste en voor den lande allerdroevigst afsterven van zyne doorluchtige hoogheid Willem Carel Hendrik Friso.
Amsterdam, Antoni Waldorp, [1751]. 1mo broadside (52 x 38 cm). Full description
€ 1,850
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Important history of Peru

ZARATE, Augustin de. Histoire de la découverte et de la conquête du Perou.
Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1742. 2 volumes. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of Peru, and 11 (of 13) engraved plates (of which one folding). Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 500
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