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Juko Jushi...
[Acupuncture]
Juko Jushikei Hakki.
Juko Jushikei Hakki. Three parts in one volume. Kyoto (?), Enami Jinbee, Genroku 8 (= 1685). 4to size (27.0 x 19.0 cm). Xylographically printed on 69 double leaves folded in an accordion, or oriental, style, with 16 full-page woodcut plates. Original blue paper wrappers with xylographic text vignette on front. Contained in a modern blue cloth box made in Japanese style.
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€3,000.00
Very rare illustrated work on acupuncture.
De Bare'e-...
Adriani, N. and A. C. Kruyt
De Bare'e-sprekende Toradja's van Midden-Celebes. [Complete, in four volumes].
Batavia, Landsdrukkerij, 1912-1914. In four volumes. Text in three octavo volumes (26.5 x 18.0 cm) [AND] atlas in folio portfolio (37.0 x 26.5 cm). 1,636 pp.; 58 photographs on 26 sheets, 13 coloured plates of which seven partly in full colour, and four coloured folding maps. Original uniform quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€900.00
A classic anthropological monograph
Histoire n...
Audebert, J. B.
Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].
Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with additional original hand-colouring, and two plain, as intended. Contemporary, empire style, full calf. Boards with triple gilt borders and embossed floral vignettes, central vignette of a lyre. Spine with seven raised bands, gilt vignettes (vases) and morocco label with gilt title. Later marbled endpapers.
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€14,700.00
Primatology at its most beautiful - by an artist turned scientist
Reizen doo...
Avril, P.
Reizen door verscheidene staten van Europa en Asia, als Turkyen, Persien, Armenien, het Zuider-Tartaryen, Muscovien, Poolen, beide de Pruissens en Moldavien, gedaan zedert den Jaare 1685. tot 1692. Behelzende veele naaukeurige aanmerkingen / zoo in de natuur-kunde / land en zee-beschrijvinge / als in de historien. Nevens de beschrijvinge van Groot-Tartaryen, en de volkeren die het zelve bewoonen. Door Phil. Avril, priester onder de Societeit van Jesus, en mathematicus van sijn aller-Christelijkste Majesteit. Met kooperen plaaten verciert. Uit het Frans overgebracht door H. v. Quellenburgh.
Uytrecht [Utrecht], Anthony Schouten, 1694. Near square 4to (19.8 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, letterpress title page with woodcut vignette, [x], 191, [vi] pp.; engraved plates. Later marbled wrappers, paper label with script title on the spine.
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€1,200.00
Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece
Ichthyogra...
Basilewsky, S.
Ichthyographia Chinae borealis scripta a Doctore Medicinae Stephano Basilewsky.
Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed front wrapper mounted.
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€900.00
Fine illustrations of new Chinese fish
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l pp. 18th-century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege; one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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€6,500.00
The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Travels in...
Bickmore, A.
Travels in the East Indian Archipelago.
London, John Murray, 1868. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 14.5 cm). 560 pp.; wood-engraved frontispiece, two folded maps and 31 attractive engraved plates and three smaller illustrations in the text. Original pictorial cloth. Brown endpapers.
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€600.00
In search of Rumphius
Collected...
Bleeker, P.
Collected fish papers of Pieter Bleeker. Collected and edited by W. H. Lamme. Volumes I-XIV. [Complete].
The Hague, W. Junk, 1973-1979. In 14 volumes. 8vo (22.2 x 15.0 cm). Frontispiece portrait, numerous text pages and plates. Uniform printed cloth.
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€500.00
All the original fish papers by this eminent ichthyologist
Over eenig...
Bleeker, P.
Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Notopterus van den Indischen Archipel.
Halle, Nova Acta, "1852" [1854]. 4to (30.6 x 24.0 cm). Title page and 12 text pages [numbered (51)-62]; five chromolithographed plates (one much larger, folded) [numbered 6-10]. Contemporary blind blue wrappers.
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€150.00
A seldom-seen ichthyological publication - worth seeing
On Cyrtand...
Brown, R.
On Cyrtandreae. From Horsfield's Plantae Javanicae rariores . [Preprint or "preissue"].
London, R. and J. Taylor, 1839. Folio (38.0 x 27.6 cm). Title page, 22 pp. (numbered 1-3, [4 blank) 105-122]; two fine, tissue-guarded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter cloth over blind boards.
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€150.00
The rare and unusual preprint
Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black); engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp.; 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€8,000.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia