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Hana fukus...
[Japanese fabric design] Yamada, N. (ed.)
Hana fukusa.
Kyōto, Geisōdō, Meiji 38 [1905]. Folio (30.8 x 21.1 cm). Limp boards with handwritten title. Three pages with text and 46 with colourful pochoir illustrations.
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Batik, Japanese style: exceptionally nice examples of Japanese pochoir illustrations
De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
Annals of...
King, G. and J. F. Duthie and D. Prain
Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards.
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A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Advances i...
Kuzmin, S. L. (ed.)
Advances in amphibian research in the former Soviet Union. Volumes 1-6.
Sofia, Pensoft, 1996-2001. In six volumes. 8vo (24.0 x 16.6 cm). 233 pp., numerous coloured and plain photographs. Original near-uniform full-colour pictorial softcovers.
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A rare set, from the start
Histoire d...
Lafitau, J. F.
Histoire des découvertes et conquestes des Portugais dans le nouveau monde.
Paris, Saugrain & Coignard, 1733. Two parts in two. 4to (29.6 x 25.7 cm). [iv], xxiv, 616 pp.; [xxiv] 693, [xliv] pp. With an engraved frontispiece, one text-vignette, 14 engraved plates and views (of which one larger, folding), and a fine, large, multi-folded map of the world. Uniform contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands and extensive gilt floral patterns; rich gilt red morocco labels with titles. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.
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A well-illustrated work on Portuguese conquests in Asia and Africa - in contemporary binding
Le Goux de Flaix, A. [Legoux]
Historisch-geographisch politischer Versuch über Ostindien nebst der Schilderung von dessen Handel nach Le Goux de Flaix. Mit Noten, Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von E. A. W. v. Z[immermann].
Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1810. Two volumes in two. 8vo (17.5 x 10.7 cm). 892 [I: viii, 444; II: iv, 436] pp., one folded engraving of the Jagannath temple. Contemporary uniform tree calf resembling paper boards with ruled borders, olive and brown gilt-lettered morocco labels on spines.
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The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India
Herrn von...
Lesseps, [J. B. B.] de
Herrn von Lesseps Gefährten des Grafen de la Perouse Reise durch Kamtschatka und Sibirien nach Frankreich. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster.
Berlin, Voss, 1791. 8vo (22.4 x 14.5 cm). xxviii, 302 [303-544] pp., two engraved, folded maps, one folded table. Original blind boards.
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An excellent, complete copy of a rare work
The Snake....
Matsui, T. (ed.)
The Snake. Volumes 1-11.
Nittagun, The Japanese Snake Institute, 1969-1979. 11 volumes in 20 issues. Large 8vo (26.0 x 18.4 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Full colour pictorial wrappers.
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A nice set of THE snake periodical
View of Je...
Mayr, H. von
View of Jeruzalem. From: Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong plate (48.8 x 36.8 cm), finely lithographed and hand-coloured.
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Very rare, magnificent hand-coloured plate by Heinrich von Mayr
Mayr, H. von
Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.
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A fine, complete hand-coloured copy of the illustrations of Maximilian of Bavaria's travels to the Holy Land and the Middle East
Japan. Voo...
Meijlan, G. F.
Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat rijk bijzonder over de Ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.
Amsterdam, J. H. Tobiäs & M. Westerman & Zoon, 1830. 8vo (20.5 x 11.9 cm). Half-title, title page with hand-coloured engraving, [10], 190 pp., two large folding plates. Later contemporary style half calf with marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands with gilt decorations and letterings.
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Only two auction records in the last 30 years
Fleurs et...
Meo, B.
Fleurs et photographies de Terre Sainte.
Jéruzalem, Boulos Meo, [N.D. (ca. 1900)]. Oblong folio (29.2 x 40.6 cm). Mounted photos. Bevelled, polished olive wood panels with carved vignette and wooden inlays. Later red morocco spine with gilt title.
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A rare edition with unusually large photos and dried flower arrangements from the Holy Land