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Rare booklet with edifying songs for seafarers

ALPHEN, Hieronymus van.

Een bundelke van reis-gezangen, bysonderlyk voor zeevaarende lieden. Om naar geleegentheid des tyds stigtelyk te gebruyken; Nevens eenige overdenkingen van des menschen reize naar de eeuwigheid. Alles gestelt op eenige der bekendste voysen van de berymde Psalmen Davids.
Amsterdam, 1754. 8vo. Contemporary marbled wrappers.

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5 engravings of decors of the new Amsterdam city theatre

[AMSTERDAM - THEATRE DECORS].

[Collection of engravings of theatre decors of the Amsterdam city theatre:] "Het gothisch paleis", "De ouderwetse burgerkamer", "De legertenten", "De Romeinsche hofzaal", "De kerker".
[Amsterdam, Jan Willem Smit, 1787-1794]. Collection of 5 engravings (impression: 33 x 41.5 cm, image: 20 x 24 cm) by Cornelis Brouwer (fl. 1773-1802), Pieter Hendrik Jonxis (1757-1843) and Izaak Jansz. de Wit (fl. 1759-1809) after drawings by Jan Bulthuis (1750-1901) and Daniël Kerkhoff (1766-1821), after the original paintings by Jan Gerard Waldorp (fl. 1758-1808), Pieter Barbiers (1717-1780), Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) and Hermanus Numan (1744-1820).

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€ 475
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Proposal for a Paris comedy theatre, with 6 folding plates

[COCHIN, Charles Nicholas the younger]. Projet d'une salle de spectacle pour un théatre de comédie.
London, Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1765. 12mo (18 x 11 cm). With floor plans, interior elevations, sections and a plan of the ceiling decoration of a theatre on 6 folding engraved plates, and decorations built up from rococo fleurons. Late 19th-century red half cloth. Full description
€ 3,750
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Popular farcical love songs, all set to musical scores

ELSLAND, Jan van. Gezangen, of het vrolyk gezelschap der negen zanggodinnen, … Den derden druk, op nieuws met verscheide aardige stukjes en plaatjes vermeerderd.
Haarlem, Aäron van Hulkenroy, 1730. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on title-page and 12 engraved illustrations in text after Callot and Adriaen van Ostade. Further with letterpress diamond-head music notes and a woodcut initial and headpiece. 19th-century red half sheepskin, marbled sides (rebacked). Full description
€ 700
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Principal work of 18th-century dance in Spain

FERRIOL Y BOXEREAUX, D. Bartolome.

Reglas utiles para los aficionados a danzar: provechoso divertimiento de los que gustan tocar instrumentos. Y politicas advertencias a todo genero de personas. Adornado con varias laminas.
Capoa, Joseph Testore, 1745. Small 8vo (14×10 cm). With 35 woodcuts in text (including many full-page), 7 folding leaves with woodcut music notation and letterpress text, and some letterpress text set along curves. Many of the full-page woodcuts and some on the folding leaves also include dance notation. Mid 19th-century gold-tooled green calf, with the emblematic device of the "Bibliotheca de Salvá" and initials VSP (=Vicente Salvá y Pérez) on each board.

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€ 16,500
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Photos of 124 ornate dance card cases from the 18th century

FRANCK, Bernard. Collection de 124 carnets de bal du XVIIIe siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.
Paris, Gerschel, Photographe, 1902. Large 4to (32.5 x 29 cm). With one full-page (27.5 x 23 cm) and 248 mounted carbon print photographs (ca. 8.5-9 x 4.5-5.5 cm) on 63 leaves of thick hinged card board, and 4 preliminary letterpress text pages printed in red and black. Original dark green half morocco, with title in gold on front board and spine, gilt edges. Full description
€ 1,500
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A pioneering and richly illustrated history of bowed instruments

GRILLET, Laurent.

Les ancêtres du violon et du violoncelle. Les luthiers et les fabricants d'archets.
Paris, Charles Schmid, 1901. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large 8vo. With numerous illustrations of instruments, labels and musical examples and facsimiles of luthiers' tickets. Contemporary yellow half morocco, with richly gold-tooled spine and brown title-label lettered in gold.

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Three rare architectural print series, the rarest devoted to French pipe organs

HÄTZL, Georg.

Gartten-Parterres.
Augsburg, Jeremias Wolff, [1690/1703]. With a title-print followed by 12 garden plans, numbered 1-13.
With:
(2) SAENGER, Johann J. Vorstellung einiger modernen Gebäude zum Pracht, zum Zierde und zur Bequemlichkeit eingerichtet.
Neurenberg, Johann Christoph Weigel, [ca. 1700/1725]. With a title-print followed by 15 elevations and plans of contemporary stately residences, all but the title-print lettered a-i, k-p.
(3) CHEREAU, Jacques. [Elevations and plans of pipe organs in 3 Paris churches and of pipe organs by Feillet].
Paris, Jacques Chereau, [ca. 1700/50]. With 16 finely engraved elevations and plans of pipe organs, numbered 1-16. 3 works in 1 volume. Oblong small 1mo (ad 1) & large folio (ad 2-3). Early 19th-century half red roan (sheepskin).

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€ 9,500
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