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The first book on pharmaceutical chemistry published in the Southern Netherlands

[BISSCHOP, Jan]. Pharmacia galenica & chymica, dat is: de vermeerderde ende verbeterde apothekeren alchymiste licht ende distilleer-konst. Begrijpende de beginselen ende fondamenten der selve. Verdeylt in acht boecken, tot onderwijsinghe der apothekers. En verrijckt met een vermeerderde examen der chirurgie, benevens een tractaet vande kennisse der drooghen. [Engraved title-page:] Het nieu verbetert en vermeerdert licht der apothekers en distilleerkonst.
Antwerpen, Reynier Sleghers, 1667. 8vo. With an anonymous engraved title-page and 2 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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With 154 plates showing the mechanisms of mills, waterworks, etc.

BÖCKLER, Georg Andreas. Theatrum machinarum novum, exhibens aquarias, alatas, iumentarias, manuarias; pedibus, ac ponderibus versatiles, plures, et diversas molas.
Cologne, Paul Fürst, 1662. Folio. With engraved title-page by V. Sommer and 154 numbered engraved plates (ca. 25 x 19 cm) by Balthasar Schwan and Eberhard Kieser. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,950
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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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“The first serious flora of Austria-Hungary and the only one with illustrations for nearly 200 years”, from the library of Cardinal Richelieu

CLUSIUS, Carolus (Charles de l'ECLUSE). Rariorum aliquot stirpium, per Pannoniam, Austriam & vicinas quasdam provincias observatarum historia, quatuor libris expressa.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1583. With 356 woodcuts plates of plants, a woodcut printer's vignette on title-page of the first work and a larger printer's device on the title-page of the second work.
With: (2) CLUSIUS, Carolus. Stirpium nomenclator Pannonicus.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1584. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Slightly later calf with gold tooled coat of arms of Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu on spine and boards. Full description
€ 9,500
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Clusius’s important descriptions of exotic plants and animals

CLUSIUS, Carolus (Charles de l’ÉCLUSE). Exoticorum libri decem: quibus animalium, plantarum, aromatum.
[Leiden], Franciscus Raphelengius II (Plantin printing office), 1605. 3 parts containing 6 works in 1 edition. With a letterpress general title-page in an engraved architectural scrollwork border and more than 200 botanical and zoological woodcut illustrations in the text (including 1 full-page).
With: (2) CLUSIUS, Carolus. Curae posteriores.
[Leiden], Franciscus Raphelengius II (Plantin printing office), 1611. 2 parts in 1 edition. With a letterpress general title-page in an engraved architectural scrollwork border and 34 mostly botanical woodcut illustrations in the text. 2 editions in 1 volume. Folio. Portuguese black morocco (ca. 1850?), richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled boards, board edges and turn-ins (signed at the foot of the turn-in "M. Gomes"), gilt edges. Full description
€ 15,000
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Historical and ethnographical description of Greenland

CRANZ, David. Historie von Grönland enthaltend die Beschreibung des Landes und der Einwohner etc. insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.
Barby, Heinrich Detlef Ebers; Leipzig, heirs of Weidmans and Reich, 1765. 8vo. With 8 folding engraved plates, including 2 maps. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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Standard work on iatrochemistry, helping to make a science of alchemy

CROLL, Oswald. Basilica chymica continens. Philosophicam propria[m] laborum experientia[m] confirmatam descriptionem et usum remediorum chymicorum selectissimorum é lumine gratiae et naturae desumptorum.
Including: CROLL, Oswald. [Divisional title:] Tractatus de signaturis internis rerum, ...
Frankfurt am Main, Godfried Tampach, [1611]. 2 parts plus laudatory verses in 1 volume. 4to. With a richly engraved general title-page by Aegidius Sadeler including the portraits of 6 famous alchemists: Hermes Trismegistus, Geber (Jabir ibn Hayyan), Roger Bacon, Paracelcus, Ramon Llull and Morienus Romanus of Jerusalem. 17th-century vellum. Full description
€ 3,000
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Two religious emblem books: A mixture of humor,
intelligence, and protestant severity

DILHERR, Johann Michael. Heilig-Epistolischer Bericht, Licht, Geleit und Freud. Das ist: emblematische Fürstellung, der heiligen sonn- und festtäglichen Episteln.
Nuremberg, Johann Andreas Endter and the heirs of Wolffgang der Jüngere, 1663. With engraved frontispiece and 85 large engraved emblems by M. Küsell after G. Strauch.
With: (2) DILHERR, Johann Michael. Augen- und Hertzens-Lust. Das ist emblematische Fürstellung der Sonn- und festtäglichen Evangelien.
Nuremberg, Johann Andreas Endter and the heirs of Wolffgang der Jüngere, 1661. With engraved frontispiece and 91 large engraved emblems by M. Küsell after G. Strauch. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary calf with the coat of arms of the Nuremberg patrician family Holzschuher Von und Zu Haszlach in gold in the centre of each board, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Full description
€ 11,500
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Collection of works by Glauber, "the best practical chemist of his day"

GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Glauberus concentratus, oder Kern der Glauberischen Schrifften, worinnen alles unnöthige Streit-Wese weggelassen, was nutzbar ist, in die Enge gezogen, und was undeutlich oder verstecket, so viel möglich klar gemacht, und in Form eines Leicht begreifflichen Processes gebracht worden.
Leipzig and Breslau, Michael Hubert, 1715. 4to. With the title-page printed in red and black, 13 small woodcut illustrations and figures in text. Contemporary calf, blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,100
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Two series of hand-coloured lithographs of Dutch folk costume, one possibly in the only complete issue known

GREEVEN, Hendrik (artist) and Justin Vallou VALLON DE VILLENEUVE (lithographer). Collection des costumes des provinces septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas | Verzameling der kleederdragten in de nordelijke provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden.
Amsterdam, Frans Buffa and sons; Paris, Engelmann et cie. (printed by Thierry brothers). 1828[-1829]. With lithographed title-page, lithographed index and 20 numbered lithographed plates, all captioned in French and Dutch below and all richly and beautifully coloured by hand.
With: (2) [GREEVEN, Hendrik, Luigi CALAMATTA and others]. Souvenirs de la Hollande.
Amsterdam, Buffa brothers and co., 1838. With a hand-coloured engraving mounted on the title-page and 14 hand-coloured lithographed plates (7 of Dutch views and 7 of women's folk costumes). 2 works in 1 volume. Large 4to (32 x 24 cm). Contemporary boards with marbled sides. Full description
€ 5,500
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Illustrated work on fortification and artillery

GRUBER, Johann Sebastian. Neuer und gründlicher Unterricht, … Nebenst einem Bericht von Zubereitung einiger Ernst-Feuerwerckes-Kugeln.
Nuremberg, Johann Hoffmanns, Engelbert Strecken and Abraham von Werth, 1700. 8vo. With double-page engraved frontispiece, 1 letterpress folding table and 16 engraved plates. Blue paper covered boards. Full description
€ 1,950
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Classic edition of Hippocrates, this copy marked up and used as printer’s copy in 1546

HIPPOCRATES. Hippocratis coi medicorum omnium longe principis, opera quae ad nos extant omnia. Per Janum Cornarium medicum physicum Latina lingua conscripta. Index rerum ad calcem operis ...
Basel, Froben (colophon: Hieronymus Froben & Nicolaus Episcopius, March), 1546. Folio (33.5 x 24 cm). With 2 slightly different versions of Froben's emblematic woodcut device one on the title-page and the other on the verso of the final (otherwise blank) leaf. Contemporary vellum over paperboards. Full description
€ 18,500
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28 famous acrostic poems of devotion to the cross,
forming images of crosses, angels, Christ, animals and geometric forms

HRABANUS (RABANUS) MAURUS (edited by Jakob WIMPHELING). De laudibus sanctae crucis opus. erudicione veru prosaquae mirificum.
(Colophon: Pforzheim, Thomas Anshelm, March 1503). Folio (31 x 22 cm). Printed throughout in red and black, with large woodcuts of the author presenting his book to the Pope and receiving the Pope's blessing, a full-page woodcut acrostic poem forming a portrait of Louis the Pious (778-840) and 29 acrostic illustrations (that for the preface unnumbered and those for the 28 poems numbered I-XXVIII), each with a matrix of mostly 36 x 36 or 37 x 37 letters (printed from roman type in red and black) with rules (also sometimes printed in red) or overprinted woodcuts forming crosses, larger letters, angels, animals, etc., enclosing some of the typographic letters. Late 19th-century sheepskin parchment, made from an 18th-century(?) document in English. Full description
€ 12,500
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Splendid ceremonies at the Württemberg court at Stuttgart

HULSEN, Esaias von. Aigentliche Wahrhaffte Delineatio[n] unnd Abbildung aller Fürstlichen Auffzüg und Rütterspilen ....
[Stuttgart], Esaias von Hulsen, [1617]. With an engraved allegorical title-page and 91 (out of 92) numbered engraved plates.
With: (2) WECKHERLIN, Georg Rodolf. Kurtze Beschreibung dess zu Stutgarten, bey den fürstlichen Kindtauf und Hochzeit jüngst-gehaltenen Frewden-Fests. Tübingen, Dietrich Werlin, 1618. An extra leaf is bound between pp. 4 and 5: "Cartel, und Articul beym Ringrennen". 2 volumes in 1. Oblong folio (28 x 35 cm).  Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin, remnants of ties. Full description
€ 19,500
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Rare 1534 edition of a classic on palm-reading & physiognomy, with the woodcuts of the first edition

INDAGINE VON HAGEN (ROSENBACH), Johannes. Chiromantia
1 Physiognomia, ex aspectu membrorum hominis.
2 Periaxiomata, de faciebus signorum.
3 Canones astrologici, de judiciis aegritudinum.
4 Astrologia naturalis.
5 Complexionum noticia, juxta dominium planetarium.
(Colophon: Strasbourg, Johann Schott, 1534). Folio (31 x 21.5 cm). With a large woodcut portrait of the author on the title-page, the author's full-page woodcut coat-of-arms on the recto of the otherwise blank last leaf, about 93 woodblock illustrations (including 3 hand blocks and a few square astrological diagram blocks used repeatedly with varying content). 20th-century half maroon goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 9,500
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Letters about Saint Jerome, by the first printer in Blaubeuren (near Ulm) ca. 1475/77

JEROME (HIERONYMUS), Saint (subject). Epistola Beati Euseby ad Damasium Portunensem Episcopum & ad Theodomum senatorem Romanum de morte gloriosi Hieronimi doctoris eximy.
[d7:] Epistola Beati Augustini Episcopi ad Cirillum venerabilem Archiepiscopium Hierosolimitanum de vita obitu & miraculis Beatissimi Hieronimi prespiteri & doctoris eximy.
[e5:] Epistola Cirilli Archiepiscopi ad Beatimi Augustinum Episcopium de miraculis gloriosi Hieronimi necnon & de morte Beati Euseby discipuli Sancti Hieronimi.
[Blaubeuren, Conrad Mancz, ca. 1475/77]. Small folio (27.5 x 20 cm). Set in what is sometimes called a gotico-antiqua type (119 mm/20 lines, with 31 lines per page), in this case mixing some roman influences into what is largely a rotunda gothic type. With about 150 "Lombardic" initials in red ink: 2 4-line, 4 3-line, about 140 2-line (1 with pen-work decorations in brown ink) and 4 1-line, in spaces left for that purpose and capitals rubricated throughout.Modern parchment. Full description
€ 25,000
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Rare first editions of two important spiritual works
by the controversial Anabaptist David Joris

[JORIS, David]. Die eerste sullen die laetste, die laetste die eerste sijn.
With: (2) [JORIS, David]. Een twesprake tusschen man unde wijff, namelick Christus un[de] de gemeente oder verlorene mensch.
[Rostock, Ludwig Dietz, ca. 1550/52]. 8vo (15.5 x 11 cm). With gothic initials and a vine-leaf ornament. Set in schwabacher types with incidental and fraktur. Vellum (ca. 1680?). Full description
€ 17,500
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Dutch Anabaptist heretic burned in Basel three years after his death

JORIS, David (subject). David Georgen ausz Holand deß Ertzkätzers warhafftige Histori, seines Lebens, unnd verfürischen Leer, . . .
Basel, (colophon: printed by Hieronymus Curio, September 1559), 1559. Small 4to. With 2 large woodcut gothic decorated initials (56 mm). Set in schwabacher types with incidental fraktur and the year of publication in Roman numerals. Disbound. Full description
€ 3,500
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2nd known copy of the 2nd edition (ca. 1595?) of David Joris’s first spiritual handbook

JORIS, David. Handt boecxken: inholdende vele godlijcke trouhertighe vaderlijcke vermaninghen unde leeringen: ...
[Rotterdam, Dirck de Raeff van Mullem, ca. 1595?]. Small 12mo in 8s (14 x 8 cm). Set in textura gothic types with an occasional word in roman. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two brass fastenings with engraved decoration (each with a clasp on a calf strap, and a catchplate). Full description
€ 12,500
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The most extensive, precise and complete descriptions of Java ca. 1850, beautifully illustrated

JUNGHUHN, Franz Wilhelm.

Java, zijne gedaante, zijn plantentooi en inwendige bouw. … Tweede verbeterde uitgave.
Including: JUNGHUHN, Franz Wilhelm. Atlas van platen, bevattende elf pittoreske gezigten. - Behoorende tot het werk Java, zijne gedaante, zijn plantentooi en inwendige bouw.
Den Haag, C.W. Mieling, 1853-1854. 4 text volumes and 1 plates volume. Large 8vo (26 x 17.5 cm: text volumes 1-4) and large folio (44 x 31.5 cm: plates volume). Each text volume with a lithographic title-page, vol. 1 with the text blue on white and vols. 2-4 with the text white on buff; the plates volume with a double-page letterpress title-page. Further with 12 double-page chromolithographed or double-tinted lithographed views: 1 as frontispiece to vol. 1 and 11 (43 x 58 cm; image 31 x 43 cm to 38 x 54 cm, 5 numbered VII, VIII, X, XI & XV) in the atlas volume; most in black, buff and blue and at least most drawn by Junghuhn and lithographed by Mieling (all but the frontispiece signed by the latter), and 51 black and white lithographic plates (45 folding) with topographic maps, views, cross-sections, etc. Contemporary half red sheepskin(?), (text vols.) and goatskin morocco (atlas vol.), gold-tooled spines. Bound by Hendrik Willem Ywema (1828-1905) in Utrecht.

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€ 32,500
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Pocket travel pharmacy for the Kneipp Cure

KNEIPP, Sebastian. Pharmacie de poche et de voyage de M. Kneipp | Pfarrer Seb. Kneipp's Taschen- und Reiseapotheke.
Würzburg, L. Oberhaeusser & R. Landauer, [ca. 1898]. A miniature pharmacy in a two-part paperboard slipcase (9 x 14 x 2 cm), rounded so that one can comfortably carry it in a pocket, containing 5 (of 7) tiny vials with corks (4 measuring 51 x 14 mm, with matching lithographic labels), most with remnants of their medicinal liquids; 3 (of 4) letterpress-printed envelopes with sachets of medicinal powders; and a folded 8vo letterpress leaf (2 pp.) with instructions in French for the use of the pharmacy. The two parts of the slipcase are covered with lithographed paper, that covering the inner part giving it a wood-grain pattern, while that covering the outer part has the French (with a portrait of Kneipp and his printed signature as trademark) and German (with a bunch of herbs as trademark) titles. Full description
€ 950
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Complete set of 166 engraved designs of gardens in France, Germany and England, in the extremely rare second edition

KRAFFT, Jean Charles. Constructions plans et décorations des jardins de France d'Angleterre et d'Allemagne recueil contenant des plans de jardins connus, extrêmement pittoresques, des projets non moins satisfaisans, des élévations de fabriques de tout genre d'architecture Égyptienne, Chinoise, Arabe, Turque, gothique, Grecque, Romaine et Française, des ornemens analogues et des détails essentiels pour l'exécution, avec texte explicatif en trois langues. … Nouvelle édition. Première [-seconde] partie.
Paris, Bance ainé (printed by Ducessois), 1831. 2 parts, each in 12 instalments. Large oblong 4to (25 x 33.5 cm). With an engraved frontispiece and 96 numbered engraved plates in the first part and an engraved frontispiece and 70 engraved plates (numbered 1-96, including 17 double-page and 3 four-page) in the second part. Each instalment in publisher's original boards covered with brown paper, printed in letterpress on the front (with a wide decorative border built up from fleurons), all identical except for the part and instalment numbers in manuscript. Later endpapers. Full description
€ 7,500
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1588 edition of the most detailed and most notorious witch-hunter’s manual

KRAMER (INSTITORIS), Heinrich. Malleus maleficarum: de lamiis et strigibus, et sagis, aliisque magis & daemoniacis, eorumq[ue] arte, & potestate & poena, ...; in tomos duos ... [vol. 2 title differs:] Tomus secundus Malleorum quorundam maleficarum, ...
Frankfurt am Main, (colophon in each volume: Nikolaus Basse), 1588. 2 volumes. 8vo. With Basse's woodcut Fortuna device on the title-page of volume 1 and a larger one in the colophon on the last page. Set in italic types with extensive roman and at least one name in fraktur. Uniform vellum (dated 1596), each front board with the owner's initials "P T K" above and "1596" below. Full description
€ 14,500
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Polemics on alchemy and early chemistry

LIBAVIUS, Andreas. Syntagmatis selectorum undiquaque et perspicue traditorum alchymiae arcanorum, tomus primus. [vol. 2:] Syntagmatis arcanorum chymicorum, …, tomus secundus. [vol. 3:] Appendix necessaria syntagmatis arcanorum chymicorum.
Frankfurt, printed by Nikolaus Hoffmann for Peter Kopf, 1613-1615. 3 volumes. Folio. With the letterpress titles of volume 1 and 2 within the same engraved border (signed "G.Keller / 1605"), 1 woodcut plate, 3 double-page letterpress tables and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 16,000
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First extensive naval history with 45 engraved maps & illustrations

MORISOT, Claude Barthélemy. Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia: in qua inventiones navium, earundem partes, armamenta. instructiones classium, navigationes, prælia maritima, arma, stratagemata.
Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (36 x 22 cm). With an engraved title-page, a folding engraved view, 23 engraved maps and 21 other engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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An early treatise on sundials, together with an influential work on geography

MÜNSTER, Sebastian. Compositio horologiorum, in plano, muro, truncis, anulo, con concavo, cylindro & variis quadrantibus, cum signorum zodiaci & diversarum horarum inscriptionibus: ...
Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1531 (changed in manuscript to 1535). With woodcut on title-page showing sundials of various kinds, Petri's woodcut device on last page, large folding woodcut plate (31.5 x 40.5 cm) of a wall sundial, and 56 woodcut illustrations in the text (many full-page).
With: (2) GLAREAN(US), Heinrich. De geographia liber unus, ab ipso authore iam tertio recognitus.
Freiburg im Breisgau, (colophon: Joannis Faber), 1533. With Faber's device on title-page with a larger version on last page, and 21 woodcut illustrations in the text (several full-page). 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 19,500
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24 Japanese colour drawings of lilies,
with their romanized Japanese names, and prices of the bulbs

[NURSERY CATALOGUE]. Yuri hana shashin [= Drawings of lily flowers, from life].
[Yokohama?, ca. 1875?]. Very large 4to (39.5 x 27.5 cm). 24 Japanese flower drawings in black and grey ink with watercolour and gouaches, on Japanese (kozo/paper mulberry?) paper, with the romanized Japanese name, and the price of the bulbs (in francs and centimes) and sometimes colours or other information in French. Contemporary brown Japanese paste-paper wrappers with a bird and flower motif, stab-sewn at the head. Full description
€ 4,950
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The history of the Austro-Hungarian region from 1395-1612

OERTEL (ORTELIUS), Hieronymus. Chronologia oder historische Beschreibung aller Kriegsempörungen unnd Belägerungen der Stätt und Vestungen auch Scharmützeln und Schlachten so in Ober und Unter Ungern auch Siebenbürgen mit dem Turcken von Ao. 1395 biss auff gegenwertige Zeit denckhwürtig geschehen.
Nuremberg, Christoff Lochner for Johann Sibmacher, 1604.
With:
(2) OERTEL, Hieronymus. Continuatio des Hungerischen und Sibenbürgischen Kriegwesens vom 1. Januari anno 1603 bis auf jetziges 1604.
Nuremberg, Christoff Lochner for Johann Sibmacher, 1604. With engraved title in elaborately decorated border with cavalry, arms and armour, large engraved folding map (28×51 cm), 30 double-page engraved views, 26 full-page engraved portraits, woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces.
(3) OERTEL, Hieronymus. Viertter Thail des Hungerischen und Sibenbürgischen Kriegswesens, was sich seithero Anno 1604 bis auf Ao. 1607 inn der ausgestandnen Rebellion mit dem Türcken, Rebellen und ihrem Anhang . . . zugetragen . . .
[Nuremberg, ca. 1613]. With engraved title-page, and engraved portrait of the author signed "H.V."
(4)
OERTEL, Hieronymus. Appendix partis quartae Chronologiae Ungaricae, das ist; warhafftige ausführliche historische Beschreibung: was gestallt der aller durchleuchtigist Fürst und Herr herr Matthias Ertz Herzog zu Oesterreich, etc. Montags den 19 Novembris anno 1608 . . . und zum Römischen Kayser erkäret worden (ist; 1612) . . .
Nuremberg, Wolffgang Endter for the heirs of the author, 1622. With engraved portrait of author on the back of the title-page, and a folding engraved plate showing cavalry. 4 volumes bound as 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 17,500
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Print series: the French Royal Navy just before the Revolution

OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. Premier cahier des principales manoeuvres de la marine.
Paris, widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 6 numbered engraved plates (ca. 23.5 x 36 cm) including title, in border with explanatory text below on construction of warships. 
With:
(2) OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. [Marine harbours of Brest and Toulon].
Paris, widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 6 numbered plates (ca. 24 x 37 cm) engraved by Jeanne Françoise Ozanne.
(3) OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. [Warships in action].
Paris, widow of F. Chereau, [1762]. Series of 5 numbered engraved plates (ca. 18 x 13 cm), dedicated to the French minister of the Navy.
(4) RANDON, Claude. Cahier de vaisseaux et Galéres.
Paris, J. François Chereau, [ca. 1770]. Series of 8 numbered engraved plates (ca. 23 x 31 cm) with views of various warships and galleys.
(5) LOPEZ, Tomas, and others. [Spanish military men]. Series of 5 portraits (ca. 36 x 25 cm) in elaborate frames and with explanatory text below.
[No place, ca. 1815].
(6) RONCONI, Matth. [Pope Pius VI].
[Rome?, engraved by Angelo Campanella, ca. 1780/90?]. Portrait (23 x 16 cm).
(7) [ANONYMOUS]. [Emperor Franz II and Empress Maria Theresia].
[No place, ca. 1765?]. Engraved double-portrait (34.5 x 26 cm), both figures in a medallion with their coats of arms, with engraved text below.
(8) FONTANA, Pietro, and many others. [Famous artists, poets, authors, scholars and other famous people].
Rome, Agapito Franzetti, [ca. 1810]. Series of 25 full-page beautiful portraits, including two women (30-34 x 23 cm), with elaborate and finely engraved faces against an empty background.
(9) DELAFOSSE, Jean Charles. Deuxieme livre de trophées, contenant divers attributs de Guerre.
Paris, Chereau, [ca. 1780]. First edition of a rare series of 5 plates (quire "OO") engraved by Le Canu and P.F. Tardieu.
Seven print series and 2 single prints with in total 62 engraved plates on 62 leaves bound in one volume. Folio (42.5 x 28 cm). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,950
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4 editions (1528-1531) containing 6 works on pharmacology, herbal medicine and magical gems, in blind-tooled pigskin (near Freiburg ca. 1570?)

PAULUS OF AEGINA (ed. by Otto BRUNFELS and Wilhelm KOPP). Pharmaca simplicia, Orthone Brunfelsio interprete.
Including: De ratione victus Gukielmo Copo Basiliensi interprete.
(Colophon: Strasbourg, Georg Ulricher, September 1531). With a finely executed woodcut on the title-page repeated on the verso of the otherwise blank last leaf.
With:
2) VALLA, Giorgio. De simplicium natura liber unus.
Strasbourg, Heinrich Sybold, (colophon: August 1528). With the title in a woodcut architectural frame.
3) ODO OF MEUNG (misattributed to Aemilius MACER). De herbarum virtutibus, cum Joannis Atrociani co[m]mentariis, ...
Including: STRABO, Walafrid. Hortulus vernantissimus.
Freiburg im Breisgau, (colophon: Johann Faber, 1530).
4) MARBOD OF ANJOU (with notes and additions by Georg PICTORIUS). De lapidibus pretiosis encheridion, cum scholiis Pictorii Villingensis. Eiusdem Pictorii De lapide molari carmen.
[Freiburg im Breisgau], [Johan Faber], 1531. With a woodcut initial with pictorial decoration. Set in an Aldine-style italic.
4 editions containing 6 works, in 1 volume. 8vo (16.5 x 11 cm). Blind -tooled pigskin (Freibrug or vicinity? ca. 1570?) over tapered wooden boards, each board with fields edged by multiple fillets, the outer field containing a frame made from a large roll with allegorical female figures representing the four theological virtues. The front board with owner's initials "A W", and with 2 engraved brass fastenings. Full description
€ 45,000
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Two very rare peace treaties between Russia and the Safavid Empire

PETER II, Tsar and Shah ASHRAF. [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Tractat, zwischen dem russischen Reich und dem Sultan Eschref, jetzigem Besitzer des persischen Thrones zu Ispahan. Von russischer Seite ertheilet.
St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1729.
With: (2) ANNA, Tsarina and Shah TAHMASP II. [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Tractat, so zwischen Ihro Kayserl. Majest. von allen Reussen und des persischen Schachs Majest. in der Provintz Gilan zu Rätsche durch die von beyden Seiten bevollmächtigte Ministros am 21. Jan. 1732 geschlossen worden.St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1732. Two treaties between Russia and the Safavid Empire in Russian and German in 2 parallel columns. Small folio (27.5 x 19.5 cm). Disbound. Full description
€ 6,500
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Only published edition of the original 1521 text of the navigation book
of the great Ottoman admiral

PIRI REIS (Paul KAHLE, ed.). Bahrije. Das türkische Segelhandbuch für das Mittelländische Meer vom Jahre 1521.
Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1926-1927. 3 volumes. Large 8vo (26 x 18 cm). Volume 1 with 137 reproductions of manuscript pages of Ottoman Turkish text and maps and volume 2 with 4 plates. Publisher's original printed wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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Rare description of Russia just after the Turkish war, with a revised version of the first map of the entire Russian Empire

REITZ, Johann Frederik, and others. Oude en nieuwe staat van't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk, behelzende eene uitvoerige historie van Rusland en deszelfs groot-vorsten; benevens de beschryvinge van dat uitgestrekte ryk, de zeden en godsdienst der inwoneren: zyne opkomst en voortgang in koophandel, kunsten, land- en zeemacht, oproeren, oorlogen en verdere wisselvalligheden, tot dezen tegenwoordigen tydt toe.
Utrecht, Johannes Broedelet, 1744. 4 volumes. 4to. With 4 folding maps, 3 folding plates and a folding letterpress table. Early 19th-century half red sheepskin. Full description
€ 4,250
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Illustrated German Reynard the Fox in richly blind-tooled binding dated 1603

[REYNARD]. Reyneke Vosz de olde, nye gedrucket, mit sidlykem vorstande unde schonen Figuren, erlüchtet unde vorbetert.
(Colophon: Rostock, Stephan Mölleman for Laurentz Albrechts, in Lübeck), 1592. Small 4to (20 x 16 cm). With letterpress title-page printed in red and black in an illustrated woodcut border (partly coloured by an early hand), 53 small woodcut costume-figures and 44 large woodcut illustrations in text. Blind-tooled vellum (dated 1603), with central oval ornament and the letters "MEL" and "IPR" and the year "16 ... 03". Full description
€ 7,250
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Collected works on spagyric medicine by a follower of Paracelsus

RHUMEL (RHUMELIUS), Johann Pharamund. Medicina spagyrica oder spagyrische Artzneykunst. In welcher I. Compendium Hermeticum, … II. Antidotarium chymicum, … III Jatrium chymicum, … mit Hinzuthuung Pharmacopoea chymica und Herbarii Hermetica zusammen gelesen, und in gewisse Ordnung gebracht. [Engraved title-page:] Medicina spagyrica tripartita.
Frankfurt, Johann Hüttner, 1648. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece by Sebastian Furck (with his monogram at the foot), including portraits of Hermes Trismegistus and Arnaldus de Villa Nova. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,250
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Rare complete copy of one of the finest works on quadrupeds
with 127 large plates, beautifully coloured and in fine condition

RIDINGER, Johann Elias.

[Drop titles volume 1:] Das in seiner großen Mannigfaltigkeit und in seinen schönen Farben nach Original-Zeichnungen geschilderte Thier-Reich. …| Representations des animaux selon leur grande varieté et leurs belles couleurs suivant des desseins originels … [engraved frontispiece, volume 2:] Das nach original Zeichnungen geschilderte Thier-Reich. | Les animaux representes suivant des desseins originels.
[Augsburg, Martin Elias Ridinger & Johann Jacob Ridinger, 1768]. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large folio (43 x 28 cm). Each volume with an engraved frontispiece printed in red and 63 and 64 engraved illustration plates (plate size 31.5 x 21.5 cm). With the 127 plates coloured by an early hand. Gold-tooled half calf (ca. 1810?).

Full description
€ 75,000
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Woodcut copybook by Augsburg writing master and woodblock cutter

ROGEL, Hans the elder. Capital und Versal Buech, allerhanndt grosser und kleiner Alphabeth, zue den Hauptschrifften und Büechern, dessgleichen in Canntzleyen unnd gemein, zuegebrauchen ganntz zierlich geordiniert.
Augsburg, Johann Jacob Schönig, [1680/94, printed from the woodblocks of 1568]. Oblong folio (21 x 34 cm). With a richly calligraphic woodcut title-page (18 x 28 cm), with text in white fraktur lettering on black, with a white panel at the foot with the letterpress imprint in a fraktur type; and 9 (of 10) full-page woodcuts (about 17 x 25.5 cm) showing alphabets in white on black, one dated 1568: 8 with decorated gothic capitals (versals: 22-150 mm) and 1 with textura capitals, textura lowercase and roman capitals, all versos blank. With a small and perhaps fragmentary manuscript on parchment (2 ll., 11.5 x 13.5 cm, written on both sides): a Protestant copybook written (soon?) after 1557, probably in Basle or vicinity, with 7 writing samples, including alphabets of capitals and minuscules, the first two pages in fraktur gothic styles, and the last two in humanistic styles. Vellum (ca. 1985?), in a cloth slipcase. Full description
€ 4,750
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"An entertaining book on the evil consequences of excessive hunting"

SPANGENBERG, Cyriacus. Jagteuffel. Bestendiger und Wolgegründter bericht, wie ferrn die Jagten rechtmessig und zugelassen. Und widerumb, warinn sie ... gottloss, gewaltsam, unrecht und verdamlich seind, ...
(Colophon: Frankfurt am Main, heirs of Georg Raben and Weygand Hanen), 1566. 8vo. With the title-page printed in red and black and with a woodcut illustration. 18th-century vellum. Full description
€ 2,650
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Fine, large-margined second edition (1470/71) of important commentaries on all 150 psalms

TORQUEMADA, Juan de (Johannes de TURRECREMATA). [Expositio super toto psalterio, incipit:] Ad sanctissimum ac beatissimum dominum dominum Pium Secundum Pontificem Maximum editio in librum psalmorum quem alii soliloquium dicunt incipit feliciter … [colophon:] Explanatio in psalterium
(Colophon: Augsburg, printed by Johann Schüssler), [1470/71]. Folio (30 x 22 cm). Set in a single type, largely a rotunda gothic but with some roman influences with 35 lines per page, with about 150 manuscript "Lombardic" initials in red ink, the lines introducing the commentary for each psalm underscored and with manuscript paragraph marks, both in red ink. Late 19th-century(?) half vellum, boards covered with 2 leaves from a Latin Vulgate Bible printed on vellum. Full description
€ 32,500
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Two important works on hearing and the ear

VALSALVA, Antonio Maria. Opera. Hoc est tractatus de aure humana editione … et dissertationes anatomicae, ... Omnia recensuit, & auctoris vitam addidit Joannes Baptista Morgagnus.
Leiden, Johannes Hasebroek, 1742. With title-page printed in red and black and 13 folding engraved plates.
With: (2) DUVERNEY, Guichard Joseph. Tractatus de organo auditus, continens structuram, usum et morbos omnium auris partium.
Nürnberg, printed by Johann Zieger for Johann Michael Spörlin, 1684. With 16 folding engraved plates, unsigned, but attributed to Sebastien le Clerc (1637-1714). 2 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.5 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,500
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Manuscript weaving instructions, illustrated with about 2000 cloth samples and colour-coded patterns

[WEAVING]. Schnürungsbuch.
“Vaals-Aachen” [on the Dutch-German border], Höhere technische Schule für Tuchfabrikation, [ca. 1900]. Oblong folio (24 x 32 cm). Manuscript in German, written in black ink in a neat and legible Latin hand on paperboard leaves, comprising short instructional texts and about 2000 colour-coded weaving patterns and small samples of woven cloth mounted on both sides of the leaves. Contemporary beige half cloth. Full description
€ 7,500
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