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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., and 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
Ascensions...
Conway, W. M.
Ascensions et explorations a sept mille mètres dans l'Himalaya.
Paris, Hachette, 1898. 8vo (17.9 x 11.4 cm). Title page with pictorial vignette, v, 242 pp., Frontispiece and 47 illustrations, mostly after photographs, and a map. Later black cloth with gilt title on the spine. Original pictorial front wrapper bound in.
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€150.00
The rare French translation of this work on mountaineering
Souvenirs...
Delessert, A.
Souvenirs d'un voyage dans l'Inde exécuté de 1834 a 1839 par M. Adolphe Delessert, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Ouvrage enrichi de trente-cinq planches.
Paris, Fortin, Masson, 1843. Large 8vo (24.8 x 18.0 cm). 244 pp. [iii, 134, 107]; 35 engraved plates; one large, multi-folded map in black and red, showing the itinerary; pictorial woodcut endpieces. Later 19th-century red pebbled half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge speckled.
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€1,900.00
With beautiful bird and mammal plates by Jean Prêtre
Blackheade...
Gray, J. E.
Blackheaded pheasant. Male [AND] Female [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831-1832. Two plates. Folio (46.3 x 33.1 cm). Fine lithographed plates with original hand-colouring.
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€350.00
Two birdies...
Lined fish...
Gray, J. E.
Lined fishing eagle [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831. Folio (46.5 x 33.2 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring.
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€220.00
...and an eagle
Botanica P...
Happe, A.
Botanica Pharmaceutica exhibens plantas officinalis quarum nomina indispensatoris recentur, cum Iconibus… Plate 63. Nymphea alba.
Berolini (Berlin), 1788. Folio-size (36.0 x 22.1 cm) delicately hand-coloured loose engraving of plants with script caption.
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€250.00
Wonderful early naturalist botany print
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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€650.00
A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Historisch...
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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€600.00
The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India
An album o...
[Patterns and tessellations]
An album of ancient tessellations.
India and Pakistan, [unpublished], ca. 1870. Oblong folio (22.3 x 35.2 cm). Grained blind half calf over linen boards. Patterned endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Fine drawings of ancient symmetric art - with early photos of Moghul ruins in Pakistan
Bulletin o...
Raman, C.V.
Bulletin of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. 1-15.
Calcutta, The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 1909-1918. Fifteen parts in two. 8vo (23.4 x 17.1 cm). Uniform burgundy half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines.
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€1,300.00
A collection of works by Nobel Prize winner Chandrasekhara Vekata Raman
The Fauna...
Smith, M. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I. Loricata, Testudines. Vol. II. - Sauria. Vol. III. Serpentes. [All published].
London, Taylor & Francis, 1931-1943. Three volumes in three. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). [I(1931): xxviii, 185 pp., 42 text figures, two plates; II (1935): xiii, 440 pp., 93 text figures, one unnumbered and one numbered plate, several maps; III (1943): xii, 583, (vi) pp., 166 text figures, very large, multi-folded map in two colours]. Original uniform red blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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€450.00
A rare, complete set of what is "still the most definite work on the region" (Adler)
Natuurlyke...
Stoll, C.
Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblées et décrites [BOUND WITH] Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der wantzen, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblées et décrites
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, [1780]-1788. Two parts in one. Large 4to (30.5 x 24.0 cm). pp. [ii], 124, with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 29 hand-coloured engraved plates. [AND] 172 pp., with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 41 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt lines and lettering.
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€3,600.00
Two of Stoll's most beautifully illustrated works bound together