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Family album with rare photos of Australia and India in the late 19th century

[ALBUM AMICORUM - AUSTRALIA - INDIA]. DICKEN, Charles Shortt and DICKEN FAMILY. [Album containing illustrations and photographs of Australia and India]. [Illustrated title-page:] Contributions thankfully received.
Australia [and England and India?], 1870s. Oblong album (ca. 23 x 30 cm). With 36 albumen prints, including 14 photographs of Australia. These include houses, churches, buildings in Springsure, Queensland around 1870, photos of Charles with his horse, a wonderful picture of an "Alligator killed in the Mackay River" and "bottle trees near Taroon", 5 photographs of India: Bengal Camp Delhi, multiple group photos in Darjeeling, a group photo in front of the government house in Calcutta, and the crew of the H.M.S. Narcissus, 17 photographs of Gibraltar, America, Switserland, art pieces and the Dicken family. Further with 24 watercolour paintings of flowers, landscapes and people, including two of the Taj Mahal, and 17 coloured pencil and ink drawings of people. The drawings and paintings are almost all signed S. P. D. or F. E. D., who were likely members of the Dicken family. Most photographs and art pieces are captioned in pencil or brown ink, several leaves are decorated with additional drawings or dried plants. Contemporary maroon cloth, embroidered with yellow flowers. Comes in a custom-made black-cloth clamshell box (internally covered in burgundy cloth), with a black morocco title-label on the spine, lettered in gold, and a folding liner of the same burgundy cloth. [50] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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First and only edition of Alting’s extensive geography of Holland and Friesland

ALTING, Menso. Descriptio secundum antiquos, agri Batavi & Frisii una cum conterminis sive notitia Germaniae Inferioris, cis & ultra Rhenum, quà hodie est in dicione VII Foederatorum. ... [Volume 2 with title:] Descriptio Frisiae inter Scaldis portum veterem & Amisiam, ...
Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein (vol. 2 adds Rudolf & Gerard Wetstein), 1697-1701. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large folio (37.5 x 24 cm). Richly engraved frontispiece by Jan Goeree, 2 letterpress title-pages in black and red, volume I with 6 double-page engraved maps,3 full-page engraved plates and a letterpress table, and numerous engravings in text; volume II with 9 double-page engraved maps by Gerard de Broen and a double-page letterpress table. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. [24], 132, [20], 18, [2]; [32], 216, [40] pp. Full description
€ 3,250
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Rare Anglo-Chinese almanac for missionaries in China

[ANGLO-CHINESE CALENDAR]. An Anglo-Chinese calendar for the year 1848, corresponding to the year for the Chinese cycle era 4485, or the 45th year of the 75th cycle of sixty; being the 28th year of the reign of Ta'ukwa'ng.
Canton (= Guangzhou, China), printed at the office of the Chinese repository, 1848. 8vo. With one full-page relief-printed map of Shanghai on page 62 and some tables in the text. The text is mainly set in roman type and partially in Chinese characters. Half red gold- and blind-tooled sheepskin, [2], 126 pp. Full description
€ 4,250
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Strikingly hand-coloured humoristic lithographs of anthropomorphic fruits, nuts, and vegetables

ANSINGH, Lizzy en Nelly BODENHEIM (illustrator). Een vruchtenmandje. Teekeningen van Nelly Bodenheim bij versjes van Lizzy Ansingh.
Amsterdam, De Spiegel, 1927. Folio (ca. 30 x 21.5 cm). All illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs designed by the illustrator herself on stone and coloured by hand by her as well. The verses by Lizzy Ansingh are written, in colour, by hand in a decorative, ornamental script (varying in style). Contemporary half green cloth portfolio with the original lithographed illustration on the front board, the back board contains the following verse: "Let op de pitten, die binnen in zitten". [1 blank], [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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A remarkable 15th-century Ars Moriendi manuscript from the Sisters of the Common Life

[ARS MORIENDI - PRAYERBOOK - LATIN - DUTCH]. [Incipit, leaf 1r:] Erat aute(m) pascha et azyma post biduum...
Including: [CHANTS AND PRAYERS - LATIN]. [Incipit:] Invocabo nomen tuum domine...
[Netherlands, IJssel region, second half of the 15th century].
Small 8vo. With a large decorated initial and red and blue decorated initials in various sizes throughout.
Contemporary blind-tooled calf with brass clasps. [128], [4] ll. Full description
€ 17,500
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73 proof impressions of all 12 illustrations

BAYARD, Émile. [Proof impressions of illustrations for Alphonse Daudet's Fromont jeune et Risler aîné].
[Paris, 1885]. Folio (35 x 29 cm). Proofs of 12 engraved plates in many different states, giving 73 prints in total, engraved by Jules Massard and Eugène Abot after Emilé Bayard (image size 10.7 x 7.3 cm; plate size 19 x 14 cm). Contemporary half goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 4,750
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18th-century Dutch New Testament in an Amsterdam VOC binding,
presented by family to a young Dutch widow bound for America

[BIBLE - PRAYERBOOK - DUTCH]. Het nieuwe testament ofte alle boeken des nieuwen verbonds onses heeren Jesu Christi.
Amsterdam, "in Compagnie", 1746.
(2) [PSALMS]. Het boek der psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de hervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik ...
Including: [CATECHISM]. Catechismus, ofte onderwysinge in de christelyke leere, ...
Amsterdam, heirs of Hendrik van der Putte, 1788.
2 works in 1 volume, the second in 2 parts. 4to. Ad 1 with an engraved title-page (within collation), woodcut decorated initials (2 series) and woodcut ornamental tailpieces; ad 2 part 1 with an engraved title-page (of the 1774 edition, outside of collation) and the publisher's woodcut device on the typographical title-page, printed musical notations for the psalms and songs, and one woodcut decorated initial; ad 2 part 2 with its own divisional typographical title-page showing an ornamental woodcut vignette and a floral woodcut tailpiece. The text is mainly set in Gothic type, with some incidental Roman type. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf with the gold-tooled A VOC (the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC) monogram on the front board, with two decorated brass clasps. [4], 312; [8], [276] ll., 71, [1] pp. Full description
€ 7,950
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First edition of the so-called Golden Bible, by the Augsburg Benedictine Abbeys printing office
set in nearly the first (and the best early) roman printing type north of the Alps
Robert Proctors copy, with generous margins

[BINDO GUERRI of Siena] with a prologue by Antonius de RAMPIGOLLIS. Reportatorium Biblie aureum [= Biblia aurea].
[Augsburg], [printing office of the Abbey of Saints Ulrich and Afra], [in the period 1473 to early 1475]. Chancery (Foolscap) folio (28 x 22 cm). With the title in a note following the prologue, at the foot of the first page (and abbreviated at the end of the book), a 2-page alphabetical table of contents and the main text comprising 139 entries.
Burgundy goatskin morocco (ca. 1890?). With the armorial bookplate of Robert Proctor. [231], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 16,500
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Rare description of Mozambique in the 19th-century, written by a former captain general of the colony

BOTELHO, Sebastião Xavier. Memoria estatistica sobre os dominios Portuguezes na Africa oriental.
Lisbon, José Baptista Morando, 1835. 8vo. With six folding lithographic plates in the back, including maps of the Maputo, Inhambane, Quelimane and Mocambo bays, as well as a plan of its capital Maputo and a view of the residence of the Portuguese "capitão generales" (Captain-General) of Mozambique, a position which Botelho himself had held. Contemporary calf. [1], [1 blank], 400, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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A 16th-century poem that encourages the Holy Roman Emperor to start a war with the Ottomans

BRANT, Sebastian. Ad divum Maximilianum Caesarem invictissimum conctosque Christiani nominis principes et populos, Nenia Sebastiani Brant, In Thurcarum nyciteria, cum arripiende in eosdem expeditionis exhortatione.
(Colophon:) Strasbourg, [Johann Knoblauch], 9 February 1518. 4to. With a small vignette built up from typographical ornaments on the title-page. 18th-century grey paper wrappers. [1], [1 blank], [5], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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