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Pope Clement XI's copies of three important works concerning the Armenian language

AGOP, Joannes (Yovhannès KONSTANDNOWPOLSECÍ). Puritas Haygica seu grammatica Armenica ...
Rome, Sacrae Congretationis de Propaganda Fide, 1675.
(2) AGOP, Joannes. Grammatica Latina Armenice' explicata: ...
Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1675.
(3) AGOP, Joannes. Puritas lingue Armenicae ...
Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1674. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 24,000
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First Spanish edition of the first emblem book
expanding the earlier editions to the nearly definitive form, with 200 woodcut emblems

ALCIATO, Andrea. Los emblemas … traducidos en rhimas Españolas. ...
Lyon, Guillaume Rouille [printed by Macé Bonhomme], 1549. 8vo (18.5 x 12.5 cm). With an elaborate woodcut architectural frame; 210 emblems (200 with woodcuts); nearly every page in one of about 34 different richly decorated woodcut frames. Early 18th-century (Spanish?) sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 18,000
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Eye-witness account of the defeat of a notorious Chinese pirate on the coasts of Guangdong

ANDRADE, José Ignacio de. Memoria sobre a destruição dos piratas da China, de que era chefe o celebre Cam-Pau-Sai: eo desembarque dos inglezes na cidade de Macao, e sua retirada.
Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1824. Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm). With the small woodcut arms of King João VI and a decorated swelled rule. Sewn at 2 stations, in a later glazed brown paper wrapper. Full description
€ 3,750
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Very rare edition of a popular work with over 1500 "secrets"

BATTUS, Carolus.

Het secreet-boek vol heerlijke konsten. Als van de hooftstoffen in elks gebruik, vande gebreken, siekten en qualen der menschen, van tamme en wilde dieren ..., bloemen, kruiden en saden ..., van olien en salven te bereiden, van distileren en andere weetenschappen; met een aenhangsel verrijkt, uyt een groot getal Latijnsche, Italiaansche, Francoische, Hoog- en Neder-duitsche autheuren vergadert.
Leeuwarden, Hendrik Rintjes, 1694. 12mo. With a woodcut vignet on title-page. Contemporary vellum with boards partly folded over the edge, with manuscript short-title on spine.

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€ 1,950
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Dutch voyage through the Pacific looking for commercial opportunities, with 19 plates (7 coloured)

BOELEN, Jacobus. Reize naar de oost- en westkust van Zuid-Amerika, en, van daar, naar de Sandwichs- en Philippijnsche eilanden, China enz. gedaan, in de jaren 1826, 1827, 1828 en 1829. Met het koopvaardijschip Wilhelmina en Maria.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink & De Vries, 1835-1836. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a different view on each of the 3 engraved title-pages, by Dirk Sluyter, 5 folding lithographed maps by Daniel Veelwaard (1 hand coloured in outline), 8 lithographed views (3 folding) by Desgerrois & Co., and 6 hand-coloured engraved plates by Dirk Sluyter, mostly of costumes. Modern black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,950
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100 original photographic portraits of Berber men, women and children in Algeria

BONAPARTE, Roland. [Collection anthropologique du Prince Roland Bonaparte: Afrique du Nord].
[Paris (photographs taken in Algeria), ca. 1889]. 2 volumes. Two albums (41 x 34 cm), each containing 50 photographic portraits (21 x 15.5 cm), each photograph mounted over a brown-gold tint block on a thick paperboard leaf, with "Collection du Prince Roland Bonaparte" printed in script lettering in the foot margin below. Contemporary and uniform black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 18,000
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1511 Paris book of hours printed on vellum,
with 17 large & 27 small illustrations & more in the borders
only known complete copy of this edition, possibly from the great Harleian Library

[BOOK OF HOURS]. Hore [= Horae beate Marie Virginis] secundum usum Romanum ad longum.
(colophon: Paris, Thomas Kees), [ca. 1511, with an almanac for the years 1511-1530]. 8vo (18 x 12 cm). Printed on vellum in red and black throughout, with illustrations printed from (mostly metal?) relief blocks: 17 nearly full-page (mostly 12.5 x 8 cm) plus 1 repeat, 27 small (about 3.5 x 2 cm) plus 2 repeats in the text, many additional small in the decorated border pieces that surround nearly every page, many in all three groups with criblée backgrounds, and further un-illustrated decorative border pieces. Set in a roman type (77 mm/20 lines) with incidental textura (118 mm/20 lines). With manuscript initials in gold on red, blue or red and blue divided diagonally (three 3-line, hundreds of 2-line and thousands of 1-line) and about 60 manuscript line-fillers in gold on red or blue. Dark brown gold- and blind-tooled goatskin morocco (ca. 1870?), signed "HARDY-MENNIL" in the foot of the front turn-in. Full description
€ 55,000
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Bottle made to look like a book, ca. 1830, with images of Benjamin Franklin and the distillery

[BOTTLE IN BOOK FORM]. Esprit de Francklin ... Le B[on].homme Richard.
Chalonnes sur Loire, Fremy frères, Bottrel et Cie., [ca. 1830]. Blown glass bottle made in the form of a book (15 x 10 x 3 cm plus 1.5 cm neck and lip). The "spine" is covered with gold-tooled red morocco, with 7 horizontal rolls dividing it into 5 fields plus a smaller 6th at the foot, the title and the French form of Franklin's pen-name in fields 3 and 4 and a decoration in fields 1, 3 and 5, the "boards" covered with paper, each with an lithographed rectangular decorative border enclosing an oval laurel wreath around an oval paper overlay with a lithographed view, that on the front board showing Benjamin Franklin and that on the back board showing a man in the distillery, each with accompanying texts above and below the wreath. The paper sides (but not their overlays) have a slight reddish cast. Full description
€ 18,500
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