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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...

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A classic anthropological monograph

Aubin, J. M. A.

Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches historiques et archéologiques....

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.8 cm). xi, 106 pp., five chromolithographed facsimile plates. In issues. Later portfolio, half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.

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The archaeological findings of this important French expedition to Mexico

Barral, P.

Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe....

London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp, one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one...

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Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined

[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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Unique Pustaha (Batak) manuscript with intriguing carved illustrations on the bone covers

Belon, P.

Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures....

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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Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East

Belon, P.

Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures....

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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The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East

Berghaus, H.

Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach...

Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text, and with 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These...

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The ‘missing evidence’ for Humboldt's “Cosmos”

Bonaparte, L.

Vases etrusques de Lucien Bonaparte Prince de Canino. 1-2 Livraison. [Complete atlas].

[Viterbo, C. Tosoni], 1830. Elephant folio (76.0 x 53.5 cm). Ten unnumbered chromolithographed and hand-coloured plates. Original portfolio (79.0 x 55.5 cm); boards with printed title mounted.

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An exceedingly rare, magnificent atlas of Etruscan and Greek art by Napoleon Bonaparte's brother

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,...

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...

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One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia

[Costumes]

Original watercolours of 17th-century Dutch costumes.

The Netherlands, not published, [ca. 1920]. Five original water-colours of 23.5 x 17.5 cm, mounted on sheets of 29.0 x 23.5 cm; including three double-sized (oblong, width 45 cm). In later blind wrapper.

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Nice watercolour 'portraits' of 17th-century Dutchmen

Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)

[Dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publié par M***]. Recueil des planches, sur les sciences et...

Paris, Briasson, etc. 1762. Folio (39.5 x 25.3 cm). Letterpress half title, title page with engraved vignette, text and 269 plates. Contemporary uniform full calf. Spines wih six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Red...

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A fine copy of the first atlas of the famous Dictionnaire by Diderot and d'Alembert

Duppa, R.

Travels on the continent, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Second edition.

London, Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co., 1829. Large 8vo (26.8 x 17.2 cm). x, 494, [ii] pp.; 21 fine engraved plates, and 34 text engravings. Contemporary grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, stipple-gilted bands; compartments with...

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Travels of an inquisitive mind