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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
Pustaha ma...
[Batak writer]
Pustaha manuscript.
Sumatra, 19th-century. Manuscript on tree bark, folded in harmonica fashion, written on both sides in black ink. Illustrated with some figures and signs, painted red. 16mo (4,6 x 6,5 cm). Covers made of bone, each with a carved, primitive illustration.
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€1,100.00
Unique Pustaha (Batak) manuscript with intriguing carved illustrations on the bone covers
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
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
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
De avifaun...
Hoogerwerf, A.
De avifauna van Tjibodas en omgeving, inclusief het natuurmonument Tjibodas-Gn. Gede (West Java). [AND] De avifauna van de Plantentuin te Buitenzorg (Java).
[The Netherlands], Limosa, 1950. 8vo (23.2 x 15.6 cm). Title page, 280 pp., 21 full colour plates. Contemporary black grained leatherette over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title
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€120.00
The last and best edition
A monograp...
Mivart, S. G. [J.]
A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae.
London, R. H. Porter, 1896. Large 4to (31.5 x 25.3 cm). Title page, liii, 194 pp. [1-193, 24A]; four chromolithographed maps, 61 hand-coloured lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic; 19 groups of text figures. Original brown morocco with gilt lines and title on the front board and spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt.
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€10,500.00
"Excellent" (Zimmer). A very fine copy in the rare original publisher's binding
Beschrijvi...
Müller, S. and H. Schlegel
Beschrijving van een' nieuwen zoetwater-visch van Borneo, Osteoglossum formosum . [AND] Beschrijving van vier oost-Indische zeevisschen behoorende tot het geslacht Amphacanthus . [AND] Overzigt der uit de Sunda- en Moluksche zeeën bekende visschen van de geslachten Amphiprion, Premnas, Pomacentrus, Clyphisodon, Dascyllus en Heliases .
Leiden, S. Luchtmans, J. Luchtmans en C. C. van der Hoek, 1840. Three papers in one. Folio (43.7 x 28.2 cm). 8 pp., one finely hand-coloured plate [AND] 8 pp., two finely hand-coloured plates [AND] 12 pp., three finely hand-coloured plates. 19th-century-style half calf over marbled boards. Blind tooled floral edges. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with blind tooled floral vignettes and two black morocco labels with gilt title.
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€950.00
Nemo and his friends - found and beautifully depicted