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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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