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Treatise on education and pedagogy based on the Christian religion

BASEDOW, Johann Bernhard. Methodischer Unterricht der Jugend in der Religion und Sittenlehre der Vernunft nach dem in der Philalethie angegebenen Plane.With: (2) BASEDOW, Johann Bernhard. Methodischer Unterricht in der überzeugenden Erkenntniss der biblischen Religion, zur vorgesetzten Ausführung des in der Philalethie angegebenen Plans.
Altona, David Iversen, 1764. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With an engraved illustration on both title-pages. Slightly later brown pastepaper boards. LXII, 272; XXXII, 224, 144 pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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A Batak shamans manual for making magical protective devices
written in the secret Hata Poda language in a bark-leaf, accordion-fold book with its original wooden boards

[MANUSCRIPT - BATAK]. [Pustaha, incipit:] Poda ni pagar si jongga [= jonggi] [Advice for magical protection].
[Northern Sumatra (around Lake Toba), ca. 1870/1900?]. 19 x 27 x 7 cm. A manuscript in the old esoteric Hata Poda language used by the Batak "datu" (shamans), with the text written in the Batak script and the decorations and illustrations drawn, both in black ink on both sides of stiff leaves (0.8 mm thick) made from the inner bark of the alim tree, with 17 to 23 lines of text per page and about 28 illustrations, figures and diagrams in the text (22 on a single page). Made from a single long strip of bark, scored horizontally across the (vertical) grain and accordion-folded at the score lines. A waste(?) slip with Batak characters has been affixed to the first blank page at the end and 2 more have been used to strengthen hinges. In its original wooden boards (about 1 cm thick, tapering toward the head and foot, with horizontal grain, the upper board with a horizontal ridge across the middle and carved with geometrical decorations), with the blank outside surface of the first leaf and last 2 blank leaves affixed to the upper and lower boards. With a later carrying cord (made from 3 double-twisted cords) tied through 4 holes in the upper board, and with a later braided rattan band to hold the book closed. [53] ll. written on both sides except that the 1st and the last 4 pp. are blank. Full description
€ 22,500
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More than a translation: an extensive adaptation with important additions
of a famous French work on naval tactics

BIGOT, Vicomte de MOROGUES, Sébastien-François and Lodewijk Count of BYLAND. Zee-tactick of grond-regulen der krygskunde der zee, handelende van de evolutien de zeinen, in het Fransch beschreeven door den Heer Grave Bigot de Morogues ... Zynde dit werk vermeerdert door een ontwerp ... een volmaakt zeinboek te vervaardigen ... Als mede door een onderrigting wegens het vervaardigen en gebruik der artificiële zeil-steenen, zynde staaven van gehard staal ...
Amsterdam, Jan Morterre, 1767. 2 volumes. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece of a sea battle by C. Phillips Jacobs after J. Cats, a half-page coat of arms of the dedicatee William V, a small engraving of warships by B. de Backer after J. Blaauw and 65 full-page folding engravings of battle formations in the first volume and with a small engraving of a warship by B. de Backer after J. Blaauw and a full-page engraved plate of "Zeilstenen" (natural magnets) in the second volume. Uniformly bound in 19th-century blind-tooled calf. [32], XII, XXXII, 336; [4], 423, 134, [6] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Extremely rare satirical dwarves, with all 78 plates

[CARICATURES - DWARVES]. De Waereld vol Gekken Nesten anders genaamd Het Dwergen Tooneel of geschakelde samenspraak van des zelfs personagien. = Le Monde Plein de Fols, ou Le Theatre des Nains enrichi, d'un discours chêné de leurs personages.
Amsterdam, Wilhelm Engelbert Koning, 1720 (= ca. 1720-30). 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Two engraved contents leaves (for parts 1 and 2; the title appearing at the head of the contents for part 1; the contents described in verse (2 lines for each plate)), 76 engraved caricature plates (16 x 10.5 cm, 58 with 1 figure and 18 with 2 figures).French red goatskin morocco (ca. 1860), gold-tooled turn-ins, marbled end-papers, headbands in green, white and brown, green ribbon marker, marbled and gilt edges (C. HARDY). 24, A-E; 25-50, A-C; (12); 6, (2) engraved leaves. Full description
€ 14,500
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Idealization of African people to celebrate the first European abolition of slavery

COLIBERT, Nicolas after Louis FRERET. Habitation des negres. ... Le culte des negres. ... Le mariage des negres. ... Arrivee des Europeens en Afrique.
Paris, Depeüille, [1795]. Oblong 1mo (full-sheet leaves) (41 x 49.5 cm). Hand coloured etched and aquatint print series, each print with a caption in script lettering and text in 2 columns. Full description
€ 3,950
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Illustrated German translation of the account of Cook's third and last voyage

COOK, James and James KING. Dritte un letzte Reise, oder Geschichte einder Entdeckungsreise nach dem stillen Ocean, welche auf Befehl Sr. Großbritannischen Majestät, zu genauerer Erforschung der nördlichen Halbkugel unternommen .
Ansbach, 1787-1789-[1794]. 4 (of 5) volumes. 8vo. With an aquatint/engraved portrait of James Cook as frontispiece in volume 1, 2 folding engraved maps and 41 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. [51], [1 blank], CXXVIII, 320, [2], [2 blank]; [16], 462, [2]; [2 blank], [14], 452, [2], [2 blank]; [16], 400, [2], [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,800
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Large paper copy of a collection of travelogues on Russia, Poland, Scandinavia and the British Isles

COXE, William (Paul Henri MALLET, transl.), Thomas PENNANT, Joseph BANKS, and others. Nouveau recueil de voyages au nord de l'Europe et de l'Asie, contenant les extraits des relations de voyages les plus estimées, et qui n'ont jamais été publiées en français.Including: William COXE (Paul Henri MALLET, transl.). Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, &c.
Paris, Paul Barde, Moutard, Mérigot (vol. 1), Barde, Manget & Buisson (vol. 2 & 3), 1785-1786. 3 volumes. 4to. Vol. 1 with 1 hand-coloured folding map, 1 folding engraved plate and 8 full-page engravings. Vol. 2 with 2 hand-coloured folding maps, 2 folding city plans, 3 full-page engraved portraits. Extra added: a loosely inserted engraved portrait of Empress and 2 further engravings. Vol. 3 with 2 hand-coloured folding maps, 1 hand-coloured full-page engraved map, 3 engraved folding plans of canals, 2 folding city plans, 1 full-page engraved portrait and 1 full-page engraving. Contemporary half red morocco. [6]; 355, [4], [1 blank]; [2], VI, [2], 422, [6]; [4], 382 pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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By a female publisher: the first separate edition of Cyril's commentary on the Law of Moses

CYRIL of Alexandria. De adoratione in spiritu et veritate, & spiritali totius legis Mosaicae in religione Christiana observantia, ...
Lyon, Sybille de la Porte, 1588. 4to. With Porta's woodcut device on title-page, a woodcut headpiece, several woodcut tailpieces, numerous decorated woodcut initials (at least 3 series) and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Contemporary limp calf parchment. 24, 454, [25], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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First Russian edition of Darwin's "Origin of species"

DARWIN, Charles. [In Cyrillic type:] O proischozhdenii vidov [= On the origin of species].
St. Petersburg, Alexander Illich Glazunov (printed by Glazunov), 1864. 8vo. With 1 lithographed plate showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, and 4 pages of Glazunov's publisher's advertisements at the end, describing 25 publications. Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Modern half brown morocco, with the original publisher's printed back wrapper bound in. XIV, 399, [1 blank], 4 pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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