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French mission to Mount Carmel, with a portrait of the Emir

ARVIEUX, Laurent d'; Gerard KUIPERS (transl.). Reis naar de legerplaats van den grooten Emir, en beschrijving, van de zeeden en gewoonten, der woestyn-bewoonende Arabieren ... Uit het Fransch vertaald en met aanteekeningen vermeerderd door G. Kuipers ...
Utrecht, Henricus van Otterloo, 1780. 8vo. With engraved title-page with a vignette by De Vries (a female figure reading from "H[eilige] Schriftuur" (Holy Scripture) with 4 putti and in the background a desert scene with tents, camels and dozens of mostly dark-skinned people, apparently representing nomads), 3 full-page engraved plates by Izaak de Wit Jansz., an engraved half-page illustration (unsigned), headpieces built up from rococo typographic ornaments and woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary half tree calf, gold-tooled spine with red morocco label, shell-marbled sides. [6], XL, 384, [16] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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First edition of Bartletts last pictorial work, published by his brother after he had died at sea
on his way back from his last journey to the Middle East

BARTLETT, William Henry. Jerusalem revisited.
London, Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1855. Large 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece: a view of Mount Zion with the Jaffa gate and an engraved title-page with view of the Jewish hospital, a folding panorama of Jerusalem (13.5 x 47.5 cm), 18 (of 19) full-page engraved plates with protective tissue guard leaves (photocopy of the lacking plate "En Rogel" added), and 20 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blind-blocked buckram. XII, 202 pp. Full description
€ 400
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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. 108 pp. Full description
€ 4,000
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Rare edition of a classic drawing book whose 140 sample plates influenced baroque art

BLOEMAERT, Abraham. Eerste beginselen der teken-kunst, vervattende in haar veelerlei oogen, neusen, monden, ooren, als meede natuurlyke beweegingen van hoofden, troniën, handen, voeten, armen, beenen, enz.
Amsterdam, Reinier & Joachim II Ottens, [ca. 1730]. Folio. With engraved frontispiece self-portrait of Bloemaert engraved by Joachim Ottens, here serving as no. [1] of 140 engraved plates with drawn models of parts of the human body, and human figures and characters in various postures, movements and scenes. Mottled half sheepskin (ca. 1840?). [1] leaf plus plates. Full description
€ 18,000
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First edition of a sumptuous account of a voyage to Russia, Persia and the East Indies,
with large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x42 cm)

BRUYN (LE BRUN), Cornelis de. Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden ...
Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio (40x25.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. [8], 472, [12] pp. Full description
€ 9,000
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The future King Philip II of Spain’s travels from Spain to the Low Countries: eye-witness account by his tutor

CALVETE DE ESTRELLA, Juan Cristóbal. El felicissimo viaje d'el muy alto y muy poderoso Principe Don Phelippe, hijo d'el Emperador Don Carlos Quinto Maximo, desde España à sus tierras dela Baxa Alemaña: con la descripcion de todos los estados de Brabante y Flandes. Escrito en quatro libros, ...
Antwerp, Martinus Nutius I, 1552 (colophon 25 May 1552). Small folio (27 x 19.5 cm). With the woodcut arms of Charles V on title-page, a full-page woodcut triumphal arch erected in Ghent for Philip's entry, Nutius's woodcut device at the end, and dozens of woodcut decorated initials (4 series). Near contemporary limp vellum, with 6 fragments of a 16th-century manuscript reinforcing the spine of the bookblock, blind- and (later) gold-tooled spine. [8], 335, [19] ll. Full description
€ 12,000
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A reference book on 18th and early 19th century Protestant missions
and missionaries in Hawaii and around the world

CHAPIN, Walter. The missionary gazetteer, comprising a view of the inhabitants, and a geographical description of the countries and places, where protestant missionaries have labored; alphabetically arranged, and so constructed as to give a particular and general history of missions throughout the world; with an appendix, containing an alphabetical list of missionaries, their stations, the time of entering, removal, or decease.
Woodstock Vermont, David Watson, 1825. 12mo in 6s One coloured folded map. Contemporary sheepskin, black morocco spine label with title in gold, yellow edges. 420 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Isabel Godin des Odonais journey down the Amazon

[CONDAMINE, Charles Marie de la]. Lettre de M.D.L.C. à M*** sur le sort des astronomes qui ont eu part aux dernières mesures de la terre, depuis 1735.
Including: Isabelle GODIN DES ODONAIS. Lettre de M. Godin des Odonais, & l'aventure tragique de Madame Godin dans son voyage de la province de Quito, à Cayenne, pas le fleuve des Amazones.
[Maastricht, 1778?]. 8vo. Contemporary wrappers. 30 pp. (= p. 329-359 of the original work). Full description
€ 2,500
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Rare second French edition of an influential pharmacopoeia

DUBOIS, Jacques (Jacobus SYLVIUS), translated by André CAILLE. La pharmacopee. Qui est la maniere de bien choisir & preparer les simples, & de bien faires les compositions: despartie en trois livres ...
Lyon, Louis Cloquemin, 1580. 16mo (12.5 x 8 cm). With Cloquemin's woodcut device on the title-page. Recased in contemporary(?) sheepskin parchment. [26], 686, [6], [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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