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Unique snapshots of Egypt in 1906-1908: excavations in progress, the Mahmal procession,
the Tanta fair and daily life, probably taken by a female photographer

[PHOTOGRAPHY - EGYPT]. Book I-[II] Egypt 1906-7. Book III Naples, Rome, Florence. Book IV Criccieth N. Wales, Zara, Khargeh Upper Egypt, Cairo, Freshwater Bay I.W.Egypt, Naples, Rome, Florence, Criccieth and the Isle of Wight, 1906-1908. Oblong (23 x 32 cm). An album in 4 volumes with 323 silver gelatin prints (8 x 5.5 cm to 14 x 8 cm, mostly ca. 10 x 7 cm). Side-stitched.
With: (2) LEHNERT & LANDROCK. Souvenir of Cairo. 12 real artistic photos. Serie A.
Egypt, [late 1920s]. Envelope containing 12 silver gelatin prints (12 x 9 cm).
(3) [PHOTOGRAPHY - SINGAPORE?]. Photograph of a woman and a baby sitting in a rickshaw, with a child in front and the rickshaw puller.
[Singapore?], [late 1920s]. Silver gelatin print (7.5 x 12.5 cm). 9; 7; 12; 11 ll. Full description
€ 4,500
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Rare true 1709 edition on herbal medicine by a Silesian noblewoman, with an appended cookery book

ELEONORA MARIA ROSALIA. Freywillig aufgesprungener Granat-Apffel des christlichen Samariters. Oder: Aus christlicher liebe des nächsten eröffnete Geheimnisse vieler vortrefflicher bewährter artzneyen, ...; wie auch einem neuen Koch-Buch, ...
Leipzig, Thomas Fritsch, 1709. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary tanned sheepskin. [2], 467, [1]; [2], 120, [10] pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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The North West Passage: rare Dutch translation of a journal made on the first expedition
by William Parry by the ships surgeon

FISHER, Alexander; J. LEHMAN DE LEHNSFELD (transl.).

Dagboek eener ontdekkingsreis naar de Noorderpoolstreken, met de schepen Zijner Grootbrittanische Majesteit Hecla en Griper, in de jaren 1819 en 1820. Uit het Engelsch naar den vierden verbeterden druk door J. Lehman de Lehnsfeld.
Dordrecht, Blussé and Van Braam, 1822. 8vo. With a folding map of the Northwest Territories or Nonavut (Canada), including the Melville Island, and 2 engravings in the text of a musk ox and an eskimo. Modern sprinkled orange paper over thin cardboards. [4], 364 pp.

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Latin dialogues by the rector of the Deventer Illustre School, leading humanist and teacher of Erasmus and Pope Adrian VI

HEGIUS (VAN DEN HECK), Alexander. Dialogi. De scientia et eo q[uo]d co[n]tra Academicos. De tribus anim[a]e generibus. De incarnationis misterio dialogi duo quib[us] ... Dialogus physicus. De sensu et sensili. De arte et inertia. De rhetorica. De moralibus. Eiusde[m] Farrago cui addita invectiva eius in modos significandi ... Epistola una et altera eius ceteris apud suos latentibus.
(Colophon: Deventer, Richard Pafraet, 1503). Small 4to (21 x 14.5 cm). With spaces left for 3- to 5-line manuscript initials (most with printed guide letters). Set in a rotunda gothic type with the title, colophon, running heads, etc. in a larger textura gothic and the author's name in a still larger rotunda, with occasional words in Greek. With one blue "Lombardic" initial filled in in manuscript, capitals and paragraph marks rubricated throughout. Half tan sheepskin (ca. 1860?). [170] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Lively watercolour view of Tophane Quay in Istanbul with the Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque

[DRAWING - WATERCOLOUR - ISTANBUL]. [KING, Helena Caroline or Adelaide Charlotte]. [Prominent Ottoman and entourage boarding boats before the Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque].
[Istanbul?, ca. 1830/50?]. Watercolour drawing on wove paper (29.5 x 45 cm) with highlights in shellac and a thin black border. Mounted on a larger sheet of paper in a passe-partout. Full description
€ 8,500
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Laudatory poems on the paper cutting art of Joanna Koerten

KOERTEN, Joanna (subject). Het stamboek op de papiere snykunst van mejuffrouw Joanna Koerten, huisvrouw van den heere Adriaan Blok. Bestaande in Latynsche en Nederduitsche gedichten der voornaamste dichters.
Amsterdam, "voor rekening van de Compagnie", 1735. 8vo. With title-page with an engraved vignette, and an engraved medallion portrait of Joanna Koerten surrounded by putti as frontispiece, each designed and engraved by Jan Punt and dated 1734. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, later endpapers. [8], 231, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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