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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 8vo 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
Recueil gé...
[Anonymous - Hair styles - Fashion]
Recueil général de coeffures de différents gouts, ou l'on voit la manière dont se coëffoient les femmes, sous différens règnes, A commencer en 1589 jusq'en 1778. Avec des vers analogues à chaque costume. Suivi d'une collection des modes Françoises. Contenant les différens habillemens & coëffures des hommes & des femmes. La plus complette qui ait paru en ce genre. Ouvrage fort desiré de l'un & de l'autre sexe.
Paris, Desnos, [1778]. Letterpress title page with engraved border; 24 engraved plates containing 48 numbered images, all in fine, contemporary hand-colouring. 19th century full morocco by Noulhac. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title; marbled endpapers; boards with gilt-lined edges and floral inner dentelles. All edges gilt.
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€5,000.00
A never recorded contemporary coloured copy of a very rare work
Mission sc...
Aubin, J. M. A.
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches historiques et archéologiques. [Recherches historiques et archéologiques, publiées sous la direction de M. E. T. Hamy] Première partie. Histoire. Mémoires sur la peinture didactique et l'écriture figurative des anciens Mexicains.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.8 cm). xi, 106 pp., five chromolithographed facsimile plates. In issues. Later portfolio, half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€1,200.00
The archaeological findings of this important French expedition to Mexico
Mémoire su...
Barral, P.
Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe. [Preceded by] G. Feydel: Moeurs et coutumes des Corses, mémoire tiré en partie d'un grand ouvrage sur la politique, la législation, et la morale des diverses nations de l'Europe.
London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp, one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with Empire ornaments and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€750.00
Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined
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. 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
Dr. Heinri...
Berghaus, H.
Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach Ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind. Abtheilung I-VIII. [Complete].
Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text, and with 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These are often double-sized and in full colour, usually with many maps, graphs, profiles, views, and other illustrations on one ‘plate’; the total number of separate figures may exceed one thousand. Original uniform half cloth over pictorial boards. Gilt title on the spine. Paste-downs with printed text. Edges marbled.
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€2,800.00
The ‘missing evidence’ for Humboldt's Cosmos”
Vases etru...
Bonaparte, L.
Vases etrusques de Lucien Bonaparte Prince de Canino. 1-2 Livraison. [Complete atlas].
[Viterbo, C. Tosoni], 1830. Elephant folio (76.0 x 53.5 cm). Ten unnumbered chromolithographed and hand-coloured plates. Original portfolio (79.0 x 55.5 cm); boards with printed title mounted.
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€8,500.00
An exceedingly rare, magnificent atlas of Etruscan and Greek art by Napoleon Bonaparte's brother
Original w...
[Costumes]
Original watercolours of 17th-century Dutch costumes.
The Netherlands, not published, [ca. 1920]. Five original water-colours of 23.5 x 17.5 cm, mounted on sheets of 29.0 x 23.5 cm; including three double-sized (oblong, width 45 cm). In later blind wrapper.
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€400.00
Nice watercolour 'portraits' of 17th-century Dutchmen
‘Hair piec...
[German craftsman]
‘Hair piece’ [a commemorative ‘weeping willow’ made of human hair].
Southern Germany, ca. 1894. Original hand-crafted. In square (29.0 x 27.2 cm) glass-covered wooden frame.
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€600.00
A moving mourning memento
[Mission s...
Guillemin-Tarayre, E.
[Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale.] Description des anciennes possessions mexicaines du Nord.
[Paris, Ministre de l'Instruction Publique (Imprimerie Nationale)], 1871. Large 4to (36.6 x 27.7 cm). 216 pp., 29 text engravings, one coloured engraved map "Carte de la Haute Californie et de la Nevada" (not numbered) one lithographed plate of Indians ("p. 15"), 18 lithographed plates and maps, all but two double-sized or larger [numbered I-XVII, one not numbered]. Not bound. Preserved in later half cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt title on the spine.
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€1,850.00
Rare detailed maps and observations of California and Nevada
Java. Toon...
Hardouin, E. and W. L. Ritter
Java. Tooneelen uit het leven karakterschetsen en kleederdragten van Java's bewoners in afbeeldingen naar de natuur geteekend door E. Hardouin met tekst van W. L. Ritter en een voorwoord van H. M. Lange, gepensionneerd Luitenant Kolonel van het O. I. leger. Benevens eene kaart van Java naar de nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.
Leiden, A. W. Sythoff, 1855. Large 4to (28.7 x 20.7 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xv, 242 pp.; hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 25 other hand-coloured lithographed and tissue-guarded plates; large, triple-folded coloured double map of Java, Madoera and Bawean. Original green embossed cloth. Spine and front board rich gilt with floral patterns and ethnographical vignettes. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,450.00
The rare first - hand-coloured- edition