Manuscripts and Letters

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Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Cypraea, Glycymeris, Babylonia, muricid.
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
Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Oliva, Angaria, Merica , 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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€425.00
A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper
[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
Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Babylonia, Pusio, Tonna with hermite crab, turbinid operculum.
China, ca. 1850. 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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€480.00
A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper
Chinese wa...
[Anonymous]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Cassis, Conus, Haliotis, Nerita, Venus .
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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€450.00
A fine Chinese watercolour of shells on rice paper
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.; 10 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
En Chine [...
Bonnard, A. [J. D.]
En Chine [Manuscript].
Original manuscript, 1920-[1921]. Handwritten on 516 large (31.0 x 21.0 cm), numbered leaves. Preserved in a modern cloth-covered clamshell box (35.5 x 27.0 x 8.5 cm).
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€4,200.00
Unique Chinese travel manuscript by the controversial French poet, writer, and politician Abel Jean Désiré Bonnard
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
Two fine,...
[Carriages]
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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€650.00
Double art: fine drawings of fine carriages
Large orig...
[Cars]
Large original watercolour illustration of a 1920's luxury model.
[No place, no publisher, ca. 1925-1930]. Large, oblong sheet (61.6 x 22.7 cm) with watercolour (partly paint-brushed) illustration of a ca. 1925 luxury car; mounted on another contemporary card board (same size).
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€1,000.00
Roaring and beautiful
Six fine o...
[Cars]
Six fine original watercolour illustrations of 1920's luxury cars.
[No place, no publisher, ca. 1925-1930]. Six oblong sheets (34.2 x 22.5 cm), each with an illustration of a ca. 1925-1930 luxury car.
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€1,200.00
Fine original drawings of cars of an unknown brand