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The first ethnographic survey of the Russian Empire

GEORGI, Johann Gottlieb. Russland. Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reiches, ihrer Lebensart, Religion, Gebräuche, Wohnungen, Kleidungen und übrigen Merkwürdigkeiten.
Leipzig, Dyk, 1783. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 etched hand-coloured frontispieces by Schoenberg (coloured by Capieux), and several delicate engraved head- and tailpieces in the text by C.M. Roth. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled boards. [4], XII, [5], [1 blank], 271, [1 blank]; [2], 273-530, [10] pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Convolute with rare Dutch works on the art of navigation, richly illustrated with many mathematical
and geometrical figures and two circle figures with moving volvelles

GIETERMAKER, Klaas Hendriksz. 't Vergulde licht der zee-vaard, ofte konst der stuurlieden. Zynde een volkomen en klare onderwyzinge der navigatie, bestaande in 't geen een stuurman hoognodig behoorde te weten.
Amsterdam, Joannes van Keulen & sons, [not before 1774]. With an engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved circle figures with moving volvelles, 1 engraved mathematical and geometrical folding plate, many tables (some folding) and many mathematical and geometrical woodcut illustrations and figures in the text.
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(2) DOUWES, Bernardus Joannes. Tafelen, bevattende 1°. De sinussen, tangenten en secanten, van minuut tot minuut voor ieder boog van het quadrant, in hunne natuurlyke getallen, op een radius van 10.000.000. 2°. Derzelver logarithmen. 3°. De logarithmen der gewoone getallen, in hunne natuurlyke orde van opvolging, van 1 tot 10.000. 4°. De vergrootende breedten, in tiende-deelen van minuuten. 5°. De streektafelen, naar het plat en het rond, voor ieder geheele compasstreek van een vierde-rond. Nieuwe, naauwkeurige en veel verbeterde uitgaave.
Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1779. Completely filled with mathematical tables.
(3) [drop title:] Tafel van de lengte en breedte der meest bekende zee-plaatzen.
[Amsterdam?, Gerard Hulst van Keulen?, ca. 1779?].
3 works in 1 volume, the first in 4 parts. 4to. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Ad 1: [8], 106; 152, 8; 97; 98-120 pp. Ad 2: [233], [1 blank] pp. Ad 3: 39, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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First edition of the first English translation of the poems by the Persian Sufi poet Hafez

HAFEZ (HAFIZ) [Khwaaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi]. The Dîvân, written in the fourteenth century by Khwâja Shamsu-d-Dîn Muhammad-i-Hâfiz-i-Shîrâzî otherwise known as Lisânu-l-Ghaib and Tarjumânu-l-Asrâr. Translated for the first time out of the Persian into English prose, with critical and explanatory remarks, with an introductory preface, with a note on Sûfîism, and with a life of the author, by: Lieut.-Col. H. Wilberforce Clarke.
Calcutta, Government of India Central Printing Office, 1891. 2 volumes. Large 4to. Titles and mottos printed in red and black. Original publisher's vellum. [2], XLIV, 494; [4], 495-1011 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Everything you could possibly want to know about the Grenadier guards

HAMILTON, Frederick William. The origin and history of the first or Grenadier guards. From documents in the state paper office, war office, horse guards, contemporary history, regimental records, etc.
London, John Murray, 1874. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 17 portraits (3 serving as frontispieces), 60 maps and plans (3 folding), 7 chromolithographed plates and 1 view in total. Original publisher's red cloth. Each volume with a ticket of "Metchim & son...". XXXIV, [6], 458; XXXIV, 548; XVIII, 496 pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Bound for King Louis XV

HAMILTON, Hugh. De sectionibus conicis. Tractatus geometricus. In quo, ex natura ipsius coni, sectionum affectioens [!] facillime deducuntur. Methodo nova.
London, William Johnston, 1758. 4to. With numerous illustrations on 17 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French gold-tooled red goatskin morocco, with the arms of the French King Louis XV in the centre of each board and his crowned monogram in each compartment (except that with the title) of the spine. [4], VIII, 211, [1] pp. Full description
€ 13,000
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12 fine portraits of horses from the stables of Queen Victoria

HARVEY, William. Selections from the Royal stud, being portraits taken in October 1837, at Hampton Court, from life by William Harvey. Drawn on stone by and under the direction of R.J. Lane A.R.A. lithographer to Her Majesty.
London, Thomas McLean (printed by Alfred Ducôte and J. Graf), 1838. 1mo (55.5 x 38 cm). With lithographed title-page, lithographed list of plates, and 12 tinted lithographed plates by Richard James Lane and W.J. Giles after William Harvey. Contemporary cloth, gold title on front board ("The royal stud at Hampton Court"); rebacked in modern, brown half sheepskin. Full description
€ 35,000
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Exceptionally rare first edition of an unrivalled plate collection containing plans of antique cities

[HASE, Johann Matthias]. Plans des villes que passent pour les plus grandes de l'antiquité, et de nos jours ...
Nuremberg, Homann heirs, 1745. Folio. With 15 hand coloured, numbered, engraved plates. Modern folder, marbled paper over boards. Each leaf (ca. 56 x 66 cm) is separately mounted in a passe-partout (ca. 60 x 78 cm). [8] ll. Full description
€ 2,500
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First issue of second and best edition of a milestone in Dutch literature,
in armorial morocco by Henri-Joseph Pierson for Victor Masséna (1836-1910), Prince d'Essling

HEINSIUS, Daniel. Nederduytsche poemata.
Amsterdam, Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1616. 4to. With engraved allegorical title-page and 66 engraved illustrations, all on integral leaves and mostly emblematic, by Crispijn de Passe, his two sons Crispijn Jr. and Simon, Michel le Blon after Jacob de Gheyn, and Jacob Matham after David Vinckboons. Late 19th-century gold-tooled dark brown morocco by Henri-Joseph Pierson, each board with the crowned and supported arms of Victor Masséna (1836-1910) in Paris , Prince d'Essling and Duc de Rivoli. 20, 132, 29-67, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,950
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Fine work illustrating the cities, ports, and factories of the Dutch East India Company in Asia and Africa

HEYDT, Johann Wolffgang. Allerneuester Geographisch und Topographischer Schau-Platz, von Africa und Ost-Indien.
Nuremberg, C. Tetschner, 1744. Oblong folio (31 x 36.5 cm). With 115 numbered engraved maps and plates, an engraved frontispiece, and an engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum, with the author and title lettered in gold on the spine, red edges. [24], 345, [4] pp. Full description
€ 17,500
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