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First European biography of Timur derived from an Arabic source

DU BEC-CRESPIN, Jean. The historie of the great emperour Tamerlan wherein are expressed, encounters, skirmishes, battels, sieges, assaults, skalings, taking of cities and strong places, defended, and assaulted, with diverse stratagems of warre, the which this great and renowned warriour hath conducted and accomplished, during his raigne of fortie or fiftie yeares: with other instructions for the warre, which should not be unknowen of them that would attaine unto the knowledge of armes. Drawen from the auncient monuments of the Arabians, by messire Jean du Bec, abbot of Mortimer. Newly translated out of French into English, for their benefite which are ignorant in that language. by H.M.
London, R. Field for Willam Ponsonby, 1597. 4to. With a woodcut device on the title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces.17th-century calf, 19th century gold-tooled spine. [4], 265, [1] pp. Full description
€ 35,000
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Very rare detailed court proceedings giving insight into European trade with India

[EAST INDIA COMPANY]. Papers respecting illicit trade. April, 1799.
[London, East India Company, 1799]. 4to. With 10 folding tables. Modern half calf, marbled sides, red and gold title shield, with new endpapers. (1)-26, [2], (1)-112, [113]-[132],, 133-394, “395-456”, [1 blank], (4576)-(583, [1 blank4]), *1-(*165, [1 blank6] pp). including 10 folding tables. Full description
€ 4,950
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Secret correspondence between Tipu Sultan and the French, published by the British

[EAST INDIA COMPANY]. [TIPU SULTAN, Zaman Shah DURRANI, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE and others]. Official documents, relative to the negotiations carried on by Tippoo Sultaun, with the French Nation, and other foreign states, for purposes hostile to the British nation; to which is added, proceedings of a Jacobin club, formed at Seringapatam, by the French soldiers in the corps commanded by M. Dompart, with a translation ... Printed by order of the ... Governor General ...
Calcutta, Honorable Companys Press, 1799. Super Royal 4to (33.5 x 25 cm). Never bound, but side stitched through 3 holes. XX, [2], 195, [1] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Extensive manual for rural living, including hunting, domestic economy,
raising cattle and gardening with about 61 woodcut illustrations

ESTIENNE, Charles & Jean LIEBAULT. L'Agriculture, et maison rustique ... avec un brief recueil des chasses du cerf, du sanglier, du lievre, du renard, du blereau, du connil, du loup, des oiseaux, & de la fauconnerie. Plus la fabricage et usage de la jauge, ou diapason, tres-neccessaire pour sçavoir iuger ce que tient un vaisseau, suivant la mesure de quel lieu, ville, ou pays que ce soit. Avec une instruction pour scavoir en quel temps, mois, lune & saison on doit semer & replanter selon le pays froid & chaud, pour faire advancer & retarder les semences, & toutes sortes de graines. Derniere édition.Including: CLAMORGAN, Jean. La chasse du loup, necessaire a la maison rustique. En laquelle est contenue la nature des loups, & la maniere de les prendre, tant par chiens, filets, pieges qu'autre instrumens.
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[Gervais de la COURT]. La fabrique de la jauge ou diapason.
Paris Nicolas de la Vigne, 1640. 3 works in 1 volume. Title-page in red and black, with about 61 woodcut illustrations on integral leaves: 2 full-page showing a cow and a horse, each with about 50 parts labelled in the hatched borders; 38 nearly full-page (21 with plans of gardens, including the "Trium-verd" orchard at the end; 3 views with surveying equipment; and 14 depicting wolf hunting in the Chasse du loup); and about 21 in the text (2 showing herbs, 10 showing distilling apparatus and about 9 line diagrams in La fabrique de la jauge).

Contemporary vellum, later endpapers. [16], 664; 64; 16 pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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Anatomy and behaviour of Swiss ants described: a milestone in myrmecology

FOREL, Auguste. Les fourmis de la Suisse, systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs.
Bale, Genève, Lyon, H. Georg, 1874. 4to. With 2 lithographed anatomical plates showing internal and external parts of several kinds of ants. Contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, title in gold on spine. [2], IV, 10, 452, [2], V, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 500
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Experiments with fruit trees and vines

GENESY, Amedeo. Trattato razionale di frutticoltura. ... Nuova edizione.
With: (2) IDEM. La vite piramidale. ... Seconda edizione.
Torino, Francesco Casanova (back of title-page: printed by Vincenzo Bona), 1891. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a woodcut frontispiece showing the Fresia Grossa variety of grape vine and a fruit tree, each volume with several woodcut illustrations in the text and with a publishers catalogue bound at the end the Trattato. Both in original publishers printed paper wrappers. [2], X, 200; 64 pp. Full description
€ 750
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Classifying insects around Paris: a new classification system which was praised by Linnaeus

GEOFFROY, Etienne Louis. Histoire abrégée des insectes, dans laquelle ces animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée d'un supplément considérable.
Paris, Calixte-Volland & Rémont, [1799]. 2 volumes. 4to. With 1 folding table and 10 hand-coloured engraved plates of insects in volume 1 and with 12 hand-coloured engraved plates of insects (including butterflies) in volume 2, both volumes with woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary sheepskin, marbled sides, gold-tooled spine. [4], XXVIII, 556; [4], 744 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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