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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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A classic anthropological monograph
[Anonymous but probably Albertus Jonas Brandt]
[18th-century floral design - Peony]
No place, unpublished, but ca. 1800. Single sheet (28.0 x 24.1 cm, visible: 27.0 x 23.5 cm), in early 20th-century floral embossed wooden frame (54.5 x 49.8 cm).
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An elegant, detailed watercolour of a peony
[Lijst van...
[Anonymous entomologist]
[Lijst van Nederlandse Lepidoptera].
[unknown place and publisher], after 1901. Two copies in two. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). 31 pp. Uniform early 20th-century (contemporary) half cloth over marbled boards.
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An apparently very rare work on Dutch butterflies, which seems to be unrecorded
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
Les arachn...
Becker, L.
Les arachnides de Belgique. [Volumes] I-III. [complete].
Bruxelles, l'Académie royale de Belgique, 1882-1896. Three volumes in four. Folio (40.0 x 28.0 cm). 751 [I: 246; II: 127; III: 378] pp., 70 [I: 27; II: 25; III: 18] hand-coloured lithographed plates. Some text figures. Original uniform printed boards.
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A rare, comple copy of this finely illustrated work
Aux amateu...
Biebuyck, J. and A. Massonet
Aux amateurs de grands vins de Champagne en Belgique. [AND] An original drawing by Massonet.
Bruxelles, J. E. Goossens, 1933. Folio (35.6 x 27.1 cm). [26] pp.; 10 full colour plates. Original embossed soft boards.
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A rare work illustrated by Armand Massonet with one of his original drawings added
Bylandt, H. A. Graaf van [Bijlandt]
Raspunten-boek van de Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Liefhebbers en Fokkers van Rashonden "Cynophilia" [OR] Raspuntenboek van de meest bekende hondenrassen.
Maarssen, Cynophilia, [1894]. 4to (29.2 x 22.3 cm). 437 [404, 26, 7] pp., over 400 illustrations. Contemporary red grained morocco over cushioned boards. Presentation copy with gilt title and initials on the front board. Gilt floral endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Original pictorial wrappers bound in.
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Luxurious copy in full red morocco, one of the first books on dog breed characteristics
Two fine,...
Two fine, original drawings of carriages.
No place, no publisher, 1906-1907. Two oblong drawings: one in thin ink lines with fine gouache colouring, over 15.0 x 23.0 cm, in oblong cardboard frame (30.5 x 23.5 cm); the other in sharp pencil, and with an overlaying, smaller board with the carriage top (over 16.2 x 24.7 cm) in oblong cardboard frame (32.1 x 43.4 cm).
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Double art: fine drawings of fine carriages
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
Rariorum p...
Commelin, J. and C. Commelin
Rariorum plantarum Horti Medici Amstelodamensis descriptio & icones. Beschryvinge en curieuse afbeeldingen van rare vreemde Africaansche, Oost-West-Indische en andere gewassen vertoont in den Amsterdamsche Kruyd-Hof. Met groote moeyte en arbeid op stads-kosten in vele jaren aangewend, en by een versameld door Casparus Commelin M. D. en botanicus horti Medici.
Amsterdam, P. Blaeu, J. Blaeu and [the widow of] Abraham van Someren (1697, 1701). Two parts in two. Folio (near matching at 39.8 x 26.2 cm and 40.0 x 25.5 cm). Part I: Latin half title; Latin title in two colours with title vignette; Dutch title (do.); engraved allegorical frontispiece showing the virgin of Amsterdam in a foreign (subtropical) landscape amidst exotic people offering plants as gifts; coat-of-arms of Joannes Huydecoper, and that of Joannes Commelin, dedication leaves (Latin and Dutch) to the mayors of Amsterdam; [8], 220 pp., 110 engraved plates showing 112 numbered plants with explanatory text leafs in Latin and Dutch, each with floral vignette at the end of each description. Part II: Latin half title, allegorical frontispiece, showing Theophrastus teaching botany in the real Hortus garden, with the houses along the Nieuwe Herengracht canal in the background, Dutch title page, dedication page (to the mayors of Amsterdam, and to the trustees of the Hortus). Coat-of-arms of Franciscus de Vroede (senator of the Hortus), Joannes Huydecoper (curator) and Gerbrandus Pancras (do.). [4], 224, [4] pp., and 113 plates, numbered up to 112 with fig. 4 in two different states (on recto and verso of one leaf), as intended. Thus, in total: two frontispieces, five coats-of-arms and 225 numbered plates on 222 leaves. Both volumes in contemporary vellum, but not an exact match.
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A homage to one of the oldest, most beautiful, and most influential horti in Europe
Original w...
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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Nice watercolour 'portraits' of 17th-century Dutchmen
Dodoens, R. [Dodonaeus] and C. Clusius
Cruydt-boeck van Rembertus Dodonaeus, volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: met biivoegsels achter elck capittel, uut verscheyden cruydtbeschrijvers: item in't laetste een beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche gewassen, meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clusius.
Leyden, Françoys van Ravelingen, 1618. Thick folio (34.3 x 22.0 x 11.2 cm). Half title, engraved title-page with letterpress title and imprint, coloured by an early hand and highlighted in gold, description of contents printed on verso; [xxviii], 1495, [1 blank], [lvi], [2 blank] pp.; about 1470 botanical woodcuts in the text (mostly 13.0 x 7.0 cm). Further with woodcut decorated initials, head- and tailpieces built up from arabesque fleurons, textura types with extensive fraktur and civilité and incidental roman, italic, rotunda and Greek types. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards. Bevelled edges. Spine with manuscript title. Brass clasps.
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Including American and East Indian plants; engraved title-page coloured by an early hand