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
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].
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
[Aquatic a...
[Anonymous]
[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.
No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.
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€500.00
Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone
Manuscript...
[Ant, H.]
Manuscript based on Staudinger's printed list of Palaearctic Lepidoptera.
Not published, no date [but after 1936; probably ca. 1950]. Large 8vo (24.0 x 16.1 cm). 161 ruled pages with mounted strips with printed text. Mid-20th century black blind cloth over marbled boards.
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€250.00
An entomological manuscript by the malacologist, ecologist and entomologist Herbert Ant
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.; ten full colour plates. Original embossed soft boards.
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€600.00
A rare work illustrated by Armand Massonet with one of his original drawings added
Francesco...
Capitani, F. di
Francesco di Capitani. [Manuscript design examples].
Roma, di Capitani, [ca. 1935]. Large, oblong cardboard binder with two metal pins. Folio (36.5 x 53.5 cm). 64 leaves with original drawings, of which 61 in full colour (crayon). Black morocco boards with embossed title and patterned pastedowns. Stiff brown endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Rare examples of rationalism in interior design