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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
Travels in...
Bickmore, A.
Travels in the East Indian Archipelago.
London, John Murray, 1868. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 14.5 cm). 560 pp.; wood-engraved frontispiece, two folded maps and 31 attractive engraved plates and three smaller illustrations in the text. Original pictorial cloth. Brown endpapers.
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€600.00
In search of Rumphius
Over eenig...
Bleeker, P.
Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Notopterus van den Indischen Archipel.
Halle, Nova Acta, "1852" [1854]. 4to (30.6 x 24.0 cm). Title page and 12 text pages [numbered (51)-62]; five chromolithographed plates (one much larger, folded) [numbered 6-10]. Contemporary blind blue wrappers.
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€150.00
A seldom-seen ichthyological publication - worth seeing
Flora Java...
Blume, C.
Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium, adjutore J. B. Fischer... cum tabulis lapide aeraque incisis, pars I: Rhizanteae.
Bruxelles, J. Frank, 1828. Folio (43.2 x 27.5 cm). Half title, title, [ii], x, 24 pp. with six double-paged lithographed plates including the magnificent Rafflesia patma, which is beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with green morocco label with gilt lines and short title.
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€600.00
The rare first issue, with fine, very large plates
On Cyrtand...
Brown, R.
On Cyrtandreae. From Horsfield's "Plantae Javanicae rariores".
London, R. and J. Taylor, 1839. Folio (38.0 x 27.6 cm). Title page, 22 pp. (numbered 1-3, [4 blank) 105-122] with two fine, tissue-guarded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter cloth over blind boards.
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€150.00
The rare and unusual preprint
Account of...
Camper, P.
Account of the organs of speech of the orang outang. [Philosophical Transactions, 1779 Part I].
London, The Royal Society, 1779. 4to (25.5 x 19.7 cm). 21 pp., one large, double-folded engraved plate. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands. Black morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled red.
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€450.00
Talking orangs...
l'Or aux I...
Collet, O. [J. A.]
l'Or aux Indes orientales Néerlandaises. Étude sur l'etat actuel de l'industrie aurifere.
Batavia, G. Kolff, 1889. Small 4to (24.4 x 16.3 cm). 51 pp. Original crimson pebbled and embossed cloth with gilt ornamental bands and gilt title on the front board. Floral-pattered endpapers.
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€250.00
Rare treatise on gold reserves and gold mining in Indonesia
<em>Pithec...
Dubois, E.
Pithecanthropus erectus . Eine menschenaehnliche Uebergangsform aus Java. Mit Zwei tafeln und Drei in den Text gedruckten Figuren. [AND] On Pithecanthropus erectus : a transitional form between Man and the apes.
Batavia, Landesdruckerei, 1894. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.9 cm). Title page, [ii], 31 pp., two plates (one with photos of a skull, the other a tinted lithograph of bones), three text illustrations. Blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.
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€6,200.00
True first edition of the discovery of the Ape-Man from Java
Die Krater...
Faber, F. C. Von
Die Kraterpflanzen Javas in physiologisch-ökologischer Beziehung.
Buitenzorg, 's Lands Plantentuin - Botanischer Garten, 1927. Large 8vo (24.1 x 17.0 cm). iv, 119 pp., 12 text illustrations, 18 fine photographic plates. A unique pattered batik-cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and front board. Original printed front wrapper bound in.
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€200.00
The binding is quite exceptional, of historical interest, and beautifully preserved
Die Tertiä...
Göppert, H. R.
Die Tertiärflora auf der Insel Java, nach den Entdeckungen des Herrn Fr. Junghuhn. Beschrieben und Erörtert in ihrem Verhältnisse zur Gesammtflora der Tertiärperiode.
's-Gravenhage, C. W. Mieling, 1854. Large 4to (31.3 x 23.9 cm). 171 pp.; 14 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, partly augmented with gum arabic. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€250.00
With beautiful illustrations of well-preserved fossil plants
Kunstforme...
Haeckel, E.
Kunstformen der Natur. Plate 62. Nepenthes. Nepenthaceae. Kannenpflanzen [insect eating plants].
Leipzig and Wien, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1899. Folio-sized sheet, printed on one side (35.0 x 25.9 cm). Chromolithograph.
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€140.00
The plants that may eat rodents for dinner
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