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[Anonymous architect]
German Art Deco interior designs.
Germany, ca. 1925. Oblong folio (25.0 x 35.0 cm). 30 plates, numbered 1-30, each with one to three interior designs printed in colour, including silver and gilt.
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Wandschmuck und Raumkunst, or: rare German interior design
[Anonymous naturalist]
Naturhistorischer Atlas. Zu Kaisers sowie zu jeder anderen Naturgeschichte. Enthaltend: zahlreiche Abbildungen zum Gebrauche für den anschaulichen naturgeschichtlichen Unterricht in Land- und Bürgerschulen. Dritte Auflage.
Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, [N.D. but ca. 1875]. Oblong folio (42.0 x 34.0 cm). Printed front wrapper, and twelve chromolithographed plates. Contemporary blind, green, pebbled quarter cloth over marbled boards. Later paper label with gilt title mounted on the front board.
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A surprisingly rare and colourful natural history atlas
Die elegan...
Die elegante Stickerin oder Pracht-Muster im neuesten Modegeschmack zum Sticken und Weissnähen nebst dem vollständigen Alphabet in lateinischer und gothischer Schrift, und einer Anweisung, wie eine Stickerin, ohne zeichnen zu können, sich selbst jedes Muster ab - und aufzeichnen und fortführen kann. Ein Geschenk für das schöne Geschlecht.
Meissen, F. W. Goedsche, [no date, but circa 1820]. 8vo. 4 pp. instruction leaf, and 11 leaves with floral patterns (three double-sized). In original marbled paper covered slipcase (22.2 x 13.2 cm) with mounted pictorial title leaf.
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A charming "Biedermeier" style pattern book
[Ant, H.]
Manuscript based on Staudinger's printed list of Palaearctic Lepidoptera.
Not published, no date [but after 1936; probably ca. 1950]. Large 8vo (24.0 x 16.1 cm). 161 ruled pages with mounted strips with printed text. Mid-20th century black blind cloth over marbled boards.
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An entomological manuscript by the malacologist, ecologist and entomologist Herbert Ant
Arnold, F.
Halenza's neuestes Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln. Einziges, durch die Berliner und Frankfurter Künstler gefässtes Urtheil, anerkanntes Kustwerk. Panorama du Rhin depuis Mayence jusq'à Cologne. Panorama of the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne.
Mainz, J. Halenza, [1880]. Two parts in two. 8vo (text: 26.4 x 16.2 cm). Title page, 24 pp (in English). Panorama: One folding lithographed view by F. Foltz (27 x 230 cm). Contained in original printed boards with the German title on one board, and the French/English titles on the other.
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A fine Rhine panorama with the rare English text
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [The complete Volume 1. In original printed wrappers].
Wien, Auer, 1854. Folio (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 21. 192 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, (several double-sized, folded) in different (colour) printing techniques, including 17 in nature printing. 21 original printed wrappers, the first four with printed issue numbers, the remainder with numbers in pencil.
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The rediscovery of nature printing in a fabulous original set
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [All photographic plates. Original prints, mounted, as issued].
Wien, Auer, [1853]-1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). Three printed plates with original albumen prints, mounted.
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The very rare early photos from Alois Auer's Faust
Tableaux a...
Barthe, E.
Tableaux analytiques illustrés des coléoptères de la faune Franco-Rhénane (France, Hollande, Belgique, Région rhénane, Valais).
Uzès, Miscellanea Entomologica, 1920. 8vo (24.0 x 15.7 cm). xii, 472 pp., 799 [220, 465, 16, 17, 71, 7, 3] text engravings. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-chained bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A well-bound copy of a very uncommon work on beetles
Boehmer, G. R.
Spermatologiae vegetabilis. Pars I. De seminum existentia differentia et usu. Pars II. De seminum ortu foecundatione et incremento. Pars III. De seminum collectione duratione et conservatione. Pars IV. De seminum ad sementem praeparatione. Pars V. De seminum satione. Pars VI. De germinationis adminiculis. Pars VII et ultima. De germinatione. [Complete].
Vitembergae [Wittenberg], Carolus Christianus Dürrius, 1777-1784. Seven parts in one. 4to (20.0 x 17.0 cm). Several nice wood-engraved vignettes. 218 pp. Original boards. Spine with handwritten paper label.
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A very rare work on plant seeds
Brass "Buc...
[Book simulant]
Brass "Buch Atrappe", "Book simulant" or "Faux Livre".
Germany, ca. 1800. Book-like brass box with morocco-covered spine (8.5 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm).
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A little gem
Braun, J. H.
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. Medieval-style contemporary parchment binding with hand-tooled hunting scenes including deer, birds and lions. Edges red.
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A rare work with a wonderful binding with hunting motives
Atlas hist...
Chatelain, H. A.
Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l'histoire, à la chronologie & à la geographie ancienne & moderne; Représentée dans de nouvelles cartes, où l'on remarque l'etablissement des etats & empires du Monde, leur durée, leur chûte, & leurs differens gouvernemens; la chronologie des consuls Romains, des papes, des empereurs, des rois & des princes, &c. qui ont été depuis le commencement du Monde, jusq'à présent: et la génealogie des Maisons souveraines de l'Europe. Par Mr. C. *** Avec des dissertations sur l'histoire de chaque Etat. Par Mr. Gueudeville. Tome II. Premiere partie. Qui comprend l'Allemagne, la Prusse, la Hongrie, & la Boheme.
Amsterdam, l'Honoré & Châtelain, 1718. Folio (44.2 x 28.1 cm). Engraved frontispiece by Romeyn de Hoog(h)e; title page in black and red; xii, 90 pp., 45 "tables" [numbered 1-41, 2A, 2B, 2C, 40 1/2 (sic)], which include 37 large, multi-folded maps and/or genealogical representations; and eight multiple paged texts. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with seven raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and spheres, and one morocco label with gilt title; boards with large gilt, embossed vignette showing Atlas carrying a sphere surrounded by a Louis XIV floral pattern, and two intricate gilt borders; one with spheres at each corner; gilt dentelles. All edges gilt.
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A fine, nicely bound copy of Chatelain's historical atlas of Germany and adjacent regions