Firsts Netherlands Antiquarian Book Fair 2021
Amsterdam Virtual Book Fair 2021
50 items found
A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Cox, J. C.
A monograph of the Australian land shells. Illustrated by XVIII plates.
Sydney, William Maddock, 1868. 8vo (23.3 x 15.8 cm). v, 111 pp.; 20 originally hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, tissue-guarded, and with explanatory text leaves. Later burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
A paradox: prooving, that the inhabitants of the isle called Madagascar, or St. Laurence, (in temporall things) are the happiest people in the World. Whereunto is prefixed, a briefe and true description of that island: the nature of the climate, and condition of the inhabitants, and their speciall affection to the English above other nations. With most probable arguments of a hopefull and fit plantation of a colony there, in respect of the fruitfulnesse of the soyle, the benignity of the ayre, and the relieving of our English ships, both to and from the East-Indies.
London, Nathaniell Butter, 1640. 4to (18.7 x 14.4 cm). Original second blank; title page, half title, half-title (placed after 12th text page) [xii, xxi] pp., Mid-19th century brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title; boards with triple gilt borders and rosettes; gilt-lined edges and elaborate gilt inner dentelles.Read more
Bennett, J. W.
A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon. From drawings made in the southern part of that island from the living specimens.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, [1828-] 1830. 4to (31.2 x 24.6 cm). With 30 splendidly hand-coloured engraved plates, all heightened with gum arabic, each with a descriptive leaf of text [AND] one extra original water-colour. Contemporary green ruled half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title. Yellow endpapers. Top edge gilt. Preserved in a custom-made black cloth, luxurious, clamshell box with built-in cradle and black label with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Amsterdamse kermis vertonende de Burgery in de Wapenen sig presenteerende aan de Groot Agtb. Heer en Burgemeesteren - Foire d'Amsterdam represantens les Burgois sous les Armes saluans nos Seigneur les Burgermeesters.
Amsterdam. J. Gole, 1686. Very large broadside (69.0 x 100.0 cm) consisting of two, vertically combined, sheets. Large, very detailed engraving. Printed surface 65.0 x 93.0 cm.Read more
Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay, nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.
Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. 8vo (20.4 x 11.1 cm). [xiv], viii, -264 pp.; one engraved portrait as a frontispiece, one engraved title vignette, eight engraved plates and one hand-coloured folded map. Contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards. reen moroccolabel with gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers.Read more
Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises. Publié sous les auspices du gouvernement colonial Néêrlandais. IV. Murènes, synbranches, leptocéphales.
Amsterdam, Fredrik Muller, 1862. Folio (45.9 x 33.2 cm). 132 pp.; 49 large, superbly chromo-lithographed plates. Contemporary half linen over grained boards with original printed front wrapper mounted on the front board.Read more
[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht (?), ca. 1750]. Six oblong cardboard sheets (ca. 20.0 x 16,0 cm), with fine hand-colouring, five cards with delicate cut-outs and one backpanel, together forming a scene in a forest, with hunters chasing a bear. Preserved in an attractive 20th-century felt-covered wooden box with glass front and top (28 x 21 x 17.5 cm).Read more
Hoeven, J. van der
Bijdragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae of Prosimii. [Titled Bydragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae on front board].
Leiden, S. Luchtmans and J. Luchtmans. Tall folio (45.2 x 29.4 cm). Title page, [i], 18 pp.; three lithographed plates of which two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary full bright red grained calf. Boards with intricate blind-tooled and gilt-ornamental borders, floral corner pieces and title. Pink floral endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
Braun, J. H.
[BINDING]. Exercitatio academica ex antiquitatibus Germanicis et Francicis de Butigulariis, praecipue iis qui Norimbergae olim floruerunt quam sub praesidio Christiani Gotlib. Schwarzii com. palat. caes. et prof. publ. a.d. viii decembr a.r.s. mdccxxiii in academico disputantium circulo as disquirendum proponit a. et r. Iohannes Hieronymus Braun. Norimbergensis.
Altorfii Noricorum (Nürnberg), Iod. G. Kohlesius, 1723. Small 4to (19.0 x 16.2 cm). Title page, [ii], 100 pp., one engraved map of the Nürenberg area and one peculiar engraving showing a crossbowman on a beehive with two coats-of-arms: one of Crenan, Leidlarius, Eschanson and Butigul, and one engraved initial letter. Wonderful medieval-style contemporary parchment binding decorated with blind-tooled roller stamp decoration of hunting scenes including deer, birds and lions. Edges red.Read more
Martens, [K.] E. von [AND] F. D. Godman
Biologia Centrali-Americana. Land and freshwater Mollusca. [AND] Introductory Volume.
London, Taylor and Francis, 1890-1901, 1915. Two parts in two. 4to (30.7 x 25.1 cm). xxviii, 706 pp.; 44 lithographed plates, of which plates 1-28 finely hand-coloured and partly heightened with gum arabic; [AND] viii, 149 pp.; two phototype portraits, eight coloured maps. Slightly later dark blue and black buckram with gilt title on the spines.Read more