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[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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"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours

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

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...

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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Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece

Ball, J. (ed.)

Peaks, passes and glaciers. A series of excursions by members of the Alpine Club. Fifth edition.

London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1860. 8vo (17.3 x 11.9 cm). xiii, 328 pp., one folded map of Mont Blanc as a frontispiece and seven additional tinted maps. Later pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers....

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Walks through the mid-19th-century Alps, with fine maps and itineraries

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...

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The first publication of the illustrations by Banks and Solander of Australian plants

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

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....

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A very rare series of much larger, elephant folio size views

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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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...

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First edition of this classic study of the Alps

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

Chenier, L. de

Révolutions de l'Empire Ottoman, et observations sur ses progrès, sur ses revers, & sur l'état présent de cet Empire,

Paris, l'auteur [AND] Bailly, 1789. 8vo (21.2 x 14.0 cm). xl, 388 pp. Original blind wrappers. Hand written paper label on the spine.

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A very rare work on the rise and - temporary - fall of the Ottoman Empire