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First Dutch Livy, with hundreds of woodcuts

LIVIUS, Titus. Roemsche historie oft gesten, . . . nu erstmael in onser Nederlantscher spraken ghedruckt.
Antwerp, (colophon: printed by Jan Grapheus and sold by Jan Gymnicus), August 1541. Folio. With the title-page and each of the 3 part-titles in a frame built up from 4 woodcuts (part 2 with different blocks than the others), well over 200 woodcuts in the text (including repeats). Late 17th-century calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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Important edition of the London pharmacopoeia,
expanding the use of inorganic chemicals

[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS. Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis Londini.
London, Thomas Newcomb for John Martyn, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John Wright, Richard Chiswell, Rob Boulter, 1677. Small folio (31.5 x 20 cm). With an engraved frontispiece drawn and engraved by David Logan, a folding engraved view of the Royal College of Medicine also by Logan, and the large woodcut coat of arms of Charles II on title-page. Contemporary or near contemporary calf, gold-tooled board edges. Rebacked (in the late 19th century?) preserving the original endpapers along with new ones. Full description
€ 3,000
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Very rare Dutch edition of “The Mediterranean pilot”

MICHELOT, Henri. De waare wegwyzer voor de stuurlieden en lootzen in de Middelandsche zee.
Leiden, Johan Arnold Langerak (colophon at the end of the main text: printed by Jacques Gueryn, Paris; colophon at the end of the work: printed by Hendrik van Damme), 1745. 4to. With a large engraved armorial headpiece above the dedication, a folding engraved plate, a letterpress folding table and an engraved volvelle. Contemporary boards, rebacked with calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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Dutch rulers from the 15th and 16th centuries, with ca. 1000 engravings of coins and medals

MIERIS, Frans van. Histori der Nederlandsche vorsten, uit de huizen van Beijere, Borgonje, en Oostenryk; welken, sedert de regeering van Albert, Graaf van Holland, tot den dood van Keizer Karel den Vyfden, het hooggezag aldaar gevoerd hebben.
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1732-1735. 3 volumes. Large folio (41 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved dedication page by Jan Wandelaar, a number of engraved vignettes and ca. 1000 engraved reproductions of both sides of coins and medals. Volume 1 with 2 letterpress folding genealogical tables. Lacking the frontispiece by Bernard Picart. Modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 1,000
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Rare 1st edition with 12 large hand-coloured plates of uniforms of Napoleon’s Dutch honour guard

[MILITARY UNIFORMS]. Uniformes des gardes d'honneur des différens corps dans les sept départemens de la Hollande; formés pour la réception de ... l'Empereur et Roi. ...| Uniformen van de gardes d'honneur, van de onderscheiden corpsen in de zeven départementen van Holland; opgericht tot de ontfangst van ... den Keizer en Koning.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [1811]. Royal folio (42.5 x 32 cm). With 12 aquatint costume plates (plate size 32.5 x 23 cm), in the publisher's original hand-colouring, with the original tissue guard leaf tipped onto each plate. Recent boards, with the original plain paper wrappers laid down. Kept in a matching green half morocco clamshell box. Full description
€ 12,500
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73 hand-coloured costume prints from a rare series of Dutch military uniforms

[MILITARY UNIFORMS]. [De schutter- en jagerkorpsen. De legerkorpsen | Infanterie. De Oost- en West-Indische korpsen en marine | Kavallerie, artillerie, genie, etc.].
[Utrecht, Johannes Paulus Houtman, 1831-1832]. 8vo (17.5 x 11.5 cm). 73 unnumbered lithographed prints plus 3 duplicates (leaf size 17 x 11 cm) with a brief caption in a round-hand script below each image, showing Dutch military personnel (including 1 woman) in their uniforms, the cavalry often shown on horseback and many others with flags, musical instruments, swords, firearms, backpacks, etc., coloured by a contemporary hand, probably for the publisher. Contemporary paperboard portfolio in a paperboard slipcase. Full description
€ 3,950
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Original watercolours of military men and related people 1757-1852
in the realms of what was to become the Austro-Hungarian Empire

[MILITARY UNIFORMS]. [Military and quasi-military uniforms, portraits and scenes of battles, uprisings etc.].
[Austria or Saxony?, ca. 1870?]. Large folio album (39 x 30.5 cm). With 84 large watercolour drawings (28 x 16 cm to 25.5 x 36 cm) on wove paper, with captions in German and/or French, mounted on the (ca. 1962) album leaves, and with the coat of arms of Von Lindeman(n) of Sachsen-Anhalt (in coloured gouaches plus gold) mounted on the first page. Early 20th-century(?) half tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 35,000
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Principal source for the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829, by the architect of the modern Prussian army

MOLTKE, Helmuth von and Lucie DUFF-GORDON (translator). The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829, during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshall Diebitch.
London, John Murray, 1854. 8vo. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. Publisher's red cloth. Full description
€ 650
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30 hand-coloured lithographs of uniformed men in the Hessian army

MÜLLER, Franz Hubert and Joseph VÖLLINGER. Grossherzoglich Hessisches Militair. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von . . . der Grossherzoglichen Gemaelde Gallerie in Darmstadt und auf Stein gezeichnet von J. Völlinger.
Karlsruhe, Johann Velten, [ca. 1830]. Royal folio (45×32 cm.) With a lithographic title-page and dedication to the Archduke Ludwig von Hessen (both by Johann Evangel. Mettenleiter), contents list and 30 numbered lithographs of army officers and enlisted men, many on horseback, all beautifully coloured by hand with watercolour, gouache and glazed highlights. Modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 15,000
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