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Very rare anti-semitic Indian-Jewish Robinsonade with imaginary voyages from India to Portugal, Spain and the West and East Indies

ACHRACH, Jezer ben (pseud.) [= Christoph Gottlieb RICHTER]. Der jüdische Robinson beschrieben durch Jezer ben Achrach Pfleger der Schulen zu Constantinople, in India, Arabia, Persien, und Egypten, und Deutinger der Juden Gesez-Buch und Dolmetscher aller Sprachen in Orient.
"Trankebar" [= Tharangambadi, India, but printed and published in Nürnberg], [Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe?], "5808" [= 1759]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page and woodcut head and tail pieces (plus a headpiece built up from rococo typographic ornaments). Modern marbled boards with red morocco spine label lettered in gold, new endpapers. [16], 204 pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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Remarkable "extra illustrated" edition of fencing master Henry Angelo's memoirs

ANGELO, Henry, Lord HOWARD DE WALDEN and Hamilton LAVERS-SMITH. The reminiscences of Henry Angelo ...
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., 1904. 4 volumes. Large 8vo (27.5 x 19 cm). The "extra illustrated" edition with 350 illustrations on 345 leaves; many illustrations are printed in colour.. Red cloth, with a gold-blocked image of Robineau's depiction of the celebrated fencing match between the Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Chevalier d'Eon in 1787 on the front board and gold lettering on spine, top edges gilt. XVI, 202; [2], 203-438, [2]; XXVI, 192; [2], 193-447, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Remarkable extra illustrated edition of a collection of anecdotes about London's high society
by fencing master Henry Angelo

ANGELO, Henry and Rev. Charles SWYNNERTON. Angelo's pic nic with twenty-four illustrations from contemporary drawings and prints in the collection of Joseph Grego with a prefatory note on the Angelo family.
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co Ltd., 1905. 2 vols. Large-8vo. With a frontispiece in vol. 1 and 110 illustrations mounted on separate leaves. Red cloth. XXXVII, [1], 122; [2], 123-267 (=145), [1] pp. Full description
€ 750
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Including a manuscript leaf by Burton

[ARABIAN NIGHTS]. BURTON, Richard F. The book of the thousand nights and a night[:] a plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments.
With:
(2) BURTON, Richard F. Supplemental nights.
(3) BURTON, Richard F. [Autograph manuscript book review of an 1881 Panchatantra edition].
(Colophons: U.S.A. [Boston, MA?]), The Burton Club, [ca. 1940]. 16 volumes (incl. 6 supplements). 8vo. With an original manuscript leaf written by Burton (with the manuscript heading: "Proof to Sir R.F.B. Hotel des Bains, Aigle, Canton Vaud, Switzerland" and a note "Long Primer Pressig.") and each volume with a different frontispiece in two states (coloured and uncoloured). Contemporary richly gold-blocked green morocco, boards with Arabic script in gold, gold-tooled turn-ins. Full description
€ 25,000
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73 proof impressions of all 12 illustrations

BAYARD, Émile. [Proof impressions of illustrations for Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné].
[Paris, 1885]. Folio (35 x 29 cm). Proofs of 12 engraved plates in many different states, giving 73 prints in total, engraved by Jules Massard and Eugène Abot after Emilé Bayard (image size 10.7 x 7.3 cm; plate size 19 x 14 cm). Contemporary half goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 4,750
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Dutch translation of "Uncle Tom's cabin"

BEECHER STOWE, Harriet. De negerhut. (Uncle Tom's cabin.) Een verhaal uit het slavenleven in Noord-Amerika.
Haarlem, A.C. Kruseman, 1853. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a tinted lithographed title-page in each volume and a tinted lithographed author's portrait as frontispiece in the first volume. Contemporary half sheepskin. [1], [1 blank], IV, 368; [1], [1 blank], 403, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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The first German edition of Boswell's Account of Corsica with a folding map

BOSWELL, James. Beschreibung von Corsica nebst vielen wichtigen Nachrichten und Anecdoten vom Pascal Paoli dem General der Corsen.
Leipzig, Caspar Fritsch, 1768. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With an engraved folding map of Corsica (29 x 44 cm). Contemporary paper-covered boards, spine with red title label lettered in gold, red edges. [14], 346 pp. Full description
€ 1,875
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Elzevier edition of fashionable conversations, by a famous French Jesuit

[BOUHOURS, Dominique]. Les entretiens d'Ariste et d'Eugene. Dernière edition. ... Sur la copie imprimée à Paris.
Amsterdam, "Jaques le Jeune" [= Daniel Elzevier], 1671. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece, woodcut publisher's device (armillary sphere) on title-page and 2 woodcut decorated initials. Polished gold-tooled red goatskin morocco (ca. 1840?), each board in a panel design. A pencil note on an endleaf attributes the binding to "Muller" on grounds unknown to us, but he was active from 1834, which accords well with the date of the present binding. [8], 438, [9], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 900
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Rare first edition of the leading Dutch translation of the Ship of fools

BRANT, Sebastian. Navis stultorum: oft, Der sotten schip.
Antwerp, Jan II van Ghelen, 1584. Small 4to. With a woodcut of the Ship of Fools on the title-page, woodcut Dutch title-panel, Van Ghelen's large woodcut greyhounds and goat device on the last page, 118 full-page and 2 smaller woodcut illustrations in text, each page (after the title and its verso) in a border built up from arabesque cast fleurons. 18th-century sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges, mottled edges. [2], "234" [= 236], [10] pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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First edition of the most influential gastronomic publication: "Tell me what you eat; I'll tell you what you are"

[BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme]. Physiologie du gout, ou méditations de gastronomie transcendante, ouvrage théorique, historique et à l'ordre du jour, dédié aux gastronomes Parisiens.
Paris, Auguste Sautelet et Cie. (back of title-page: printed by David), 1826 [1825]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a woodcut device on both title-pages. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines, marbled edges and endpapers. [2], XIV, [1], 6-390; 442 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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