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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
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
Lagrave-Ch...
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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€950.00
Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Reizen doo...
Avril, P.
Reizen door verscheidene staten van Europa en Asia, als Turkyen, Persien, Armenien, het Zuider-Tartaryen, Muscovien, Poolen, beide de Pruissens en Moldavien, gedaan zedert den Jaare 1685. tot 1692. Behelzende veele naaukeurige aanmerkingen / zoo in de natuur-kunde / land en zee-beschrijvinge / als in de historien. Nevens de beschrijvinge van Groot-Tartaryen, en de volkeren die het zelve bewoonen. Door Phil. Avril, priester onder de Societeit van Jesus, en mathematicus van sijn aller-Christelijkste Majesteit. Met kooperen plaaten verciert. Uit het Frans overgebracht door H. v. Quellenburgh.
Uytrecht [Utrecht], Anthony Schouten, 1694. Near square 4to (19.8 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, letterpress title page with woodcut vignette, [x], 191, [vi] pp., engraved plates. Later marbled wrappers, paper label with script title on the spine.
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€1,200.00
Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece
Illustrati...
Banks, J. and D. Solander and J. Britten
Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook's voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. Australian plants.
London, printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three. Folio (47.5 x 31.5 cm). Title and 102 pp., followed by 320 lithographed plates (numbered 1-318, 41A, and 45A) and three folding maps. The plates are photolithographic reproductions of original engraved proof plates by F. P. Nodder, James Miller, J. F. Miller, and John Cleveley that were never published. The set is bound in uniform black buckram with gilt lettering on spine, reading: Cook's First voyage. Australian plants , and the plate numbers contained in each volume.
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€7,500.00
The first publication of the illustrations by Banks and Solander of Australian plants
View of th...
Belanger, L. and P. Vanlerberghe and S. Malgo
View of the torrent of the Lutschinen, and of the glaciers where it takes its source - Vue du torrent de la Lutschinen en Suisse, et des glaciers ou il prend sa source.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1800. Broadsheet (71.0 x 56.0 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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€2,250.00
Magnificent early view on the Lutchinen waterfalls
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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€6,500.00
The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Die Preuss...
Berg, A.
Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1.
Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by 6 plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.
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€2,200.00
A very rare series of much larger, elephant folio size views
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
Descriptio...
Bourrit, M. T.
Description des Alpes, Pennines et Rhetiennes; dédiée a.s.m. très-chrétienne Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre. Tome premier - second. [Complete].
Genève, J. P. Bonnant, 1781. In two volumes. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). xix, 247 pp.; [ii], 285 pp.; eight engraved plates, mainly of glaciers, and one folded engraved map of the Alps, several wood engraved vignettes in the text. Original uniform blind publishers' wrappers. Spines renewed with later printed labels. Contained in a later blue cloth slipcase (23.2 x 15.8 x 6.9 cm) with black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,100.00
First edition of this classic study of the Alps
Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€8,000.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia