Manuscripts and Letters

The original works of scientists and travellers, written and/or drawn

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["JAM" (R. de Bouillé, Comte)]
[Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]
[France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.
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€2,800.00
"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours
[18th-cent...
[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No place, unpublished, but ca. 1800.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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€620.00
An elegant, detailed watercolour of a peony
Manuscript...
[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]
Manuscript on algae.
No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.
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€1,250.00
A unique manuscript on French algae
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - dragon]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€250.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - tulips]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€350.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design].
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750]. Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€230.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - bouquet]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€320.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - moons and flowers]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€125.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - carnations]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€320.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
[18th-cent...
[Anonymous]
[18th-century floral design - daffodils and butterfly]
France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750] Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout.
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€320.00
A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs
Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Ficus, Anadara, Neritina, Buccinum , etc.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.
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€350.00
A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper
Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Oliva, Fissurella, Arca, Fulgonaria (?), etc.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.
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€380.00
A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper