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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio (226 x 312 mm). Latin manuscript on paper and vellum. 130 ff. (6 to a quire, first and last are vellum = 44 ff. on vellum), numbered 1-125 in a contemporary hand, 126-130 in modern pencil). Bastarda in black ink, rubricated throughout, 37-44 lines, written space ca. 126 x 202 mm, per extensum, chapter index at the end written in two columns. A single 5-line initial in red and black ink at the beginning of the prologue; smaller red Lombardic initials at the beginning of each alphabetical section. Spine shows remains of a calf binding; wants covers but has contemporary vellum cover shee... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With XII finely hand-coloured numbered engraved plates. Near contemporary half cloth, marbled sides. Very rare first and only edition of an illustrated description of 13 Jamaican plants (13 illutrated with 1 plate each, but only the first 9 described) by the Swedish botanist Olof Peter Swartz (1760-1818), who had drawn some 200 plants during his travels through the West Indies. 71 of these drawings were destroyed in WWII. J.F. Volkart made 13 engravings after some of these drawings for the present publication (all showing Jamaican plants): in the present copy the... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Parts 1-4 (of 6) in 1 volume. 1mo (full-sheet leaves, ca. 37 x 54 cm). (2), VI, 1-20; (2), VII-VIII, 21-40; (2), IX-X, 41-62; (2) XI-XII, 63-102 pp. With a general title-page, 4 part-titles (each with a woodcut vignette) and 50 engraved plates (signed I-XLVIII, including VII bis and XXX bis): 22 after Pierre Joseph Redouté, 17 after L. Freret, 4 after Fossier, 2 after P. Jossigny, 2 after J.G. Bruguiere, and 1 each after James Sowerby, Cl. Aubriet and Prévost. Original publisher's pink paste-paper wrappers over boards. Preserved in a professionally handmade box, made for this book. First an... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio (265 x 420 mm). (4), 3, (1) pp. With 59 etched plates (8 are double-page) by Daniel Mackenzie. Slightly later half calf, marbled sides, gold-tooled monogram AL on spine. First and only edition of one of the rarest books on Japanese flora. Kaempfer (1651-1716) was a professor from Lemgo, Germany, who joined the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a physician in 1685. After periods in what are now India and Indonesia he travelled in 1690 to Japan to work as a doctor on Dejima (Deshima), the Dutch trading post or factory in Nagasaki. This was one of the rare places where Western and Japane... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo and 4to. 2 vols. and volume of plates. XLVIII, 654 pp. XXVIII, 757 pp. With 17 plates (12 in colour; with the extra plate after no. II). Contemporary half calf with giltstamped Saxon arms on covers. Edges marbled. First edition of Goethe's principal scientific work, the "Farbenlehre", including the quarto-sized "Erklärung der zur Goethe’s Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln". "Goethe's first publication on optics culminated in his 'Zur Farbenlehre', his longest and, in his own view, best work, today known principally as a fierce and unsuccessful attack on Newton's demonstration that white ligh... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. XVI, 424 pp. Folding map frontispiece and 2 full-page maps to the text, 2 as plates, 23 plates. Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. First and only edition. Important regional study of the Arabian Gulf, published in response to the grant of the Baghdad Railway concession by the Ottoman Government to a German-backed consortium. Assesses the economic, military and political implications of rival claims in the various states of the area. Whigham was a well-connected Scottish author who emigrated to America and worked as drama critic on t... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Optica-print view of Mecca on laid paper (32 x 46 cm), with some parts highlighted in contemporary hand colour. An imaginary view of the port of Mecca, showing the supposed harbour connected to the Red Sea, published by Louis Mondhare, a well-known publisher of so-called optica prints. The print, meant for viewing through a "zograscope" - a viewer with a large lens and mirror giving an illusion of depth - emphasizes perspective and shows the straight lines characteristic of optica prints. In good condition, crudely hand-coloured. continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. 75, (1) ff. (Bound with) II: Fabri, Felix. Eigentliche beschreibung der hin unnd wider farth zu dem Heyligen Landt gen Jerusalem, und furter durch die grosse Wüsteney zu dem Heiligen Berge Horeb Sinay, darauß zuvernemen was wunders die Pilgrin hin und wider auff Land und wasser zu erfahren und zu besehen haben. [Frankfurt, David Zöpfel], 1556. 219, (1) ff. With a title woodcut depicting a pilgrim with two camels. Contemporary blindstamped leather over wooden boards. I: A fine Renaissance edition of Tucher's pilgrimage to the Holy Land, undertaken in 1479-80 and first published by Schön... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. 2 parts in one volume. (34), 50, (18), 223 pp. With engraved frontispiece, title vignette, portrait, and 9 vignettes. Contemporary vellum. First Italian edition, including the Latin original and another instructional poem by P. A. Bargeo. "First and best Italian edition of de Thou's famous Latin poem on hawking with an Italian translation" (Schwerdt). - The famous statesman and bibliophile J. A. de Thou (1553-1617) was a great enthusiast of falconry. His poem, in hexameters, is based on his own observations; it was written during the author's travels through France, Italy, and Germany.... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Half-title and title, (4), 123, (1) pp. With 4 lithographed plates. Contemporary red morocco-backed cloth. One of 150 copies, rare. "A neat summary of nearly all that is necessary to be known in order to tame, train, and fly a hawk successfully" (Harting). - Cloth rubbed, a very good copy. Harting 217. Schwerdt II, 168. continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 2 vols. of text (4to) and one volume of plates (folio, 284 x 378 mm). Text: XXIII, (1), 228, (2) pp. With 3 genealogical tables and 2 folding maps. XVIII, 397, (1) pp. Half calf with gilt-stamped morocco label to spine. Atlas: 4 chromolithogr. plates (conjoined as 2), 6 (1 double-sized) toned lithogr. plates, and 65 mounted photographs on a total of 40 plates; 1 letterpress leaf of contents. Cloth portfolio with gilt cover title. Remarkable set, rarely encountered complete with the plates volume. The Dutch orientalist Snouck spent a year in Mecca and Jeddah during 1884/85 and was married to... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio (282 x 372 mm). 20 collotype prints mounted on 18 sheets loose in red gilt cloth portfolio as issued, complete with the oft-lacking half-title, list of plates, title and preface. One of the earliest photographic documents of Mecca and the Hajj, preceded only by the photographs of Muhammed Sadiq Bey published in 1881 (Sotheby's, 4 June 1998: £1,250,000). Much rarer than the author's similarly titled "Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka", a portfolio of lithographs to accompany the "Mekka" books which Snouck had published after his return from the Arabian Peninsula. "Following the publication of 'Bil... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. (iv), 64 pp. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. First edition. "A practical and now scarce treatise" (Harting). - Occasional spotting, rubbed. Harting 61. Schwerdt II, 156. continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio (556 x 735 mm). (6), VI, 90 pp. Tinted lithographed title with a pictorial border comprising 11 scenes of hawking by J. B. Sonderland, 2 hand-coloured lithographed plates of falconry equipment by Portman and von Wouw, and 10 (of 12) hand-coloured lithographed plates of hawks by Wendel after Joseph Wolf (8 of which mounted on board). Stored loosely in original cloth-backed printed boards. First edition of "the finest work on falconry that has ever been produced; not only on account of the beauty of the plates, wherein the hawks are depicted life-size and of the natural colours, but als... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Collection of 14 maps (nos. MI 1-13 and MI 18). Mostly in full colour; various sizes but mostly ca. 70 x 100 cm; scale mostly 1:100,000 (MI 3: 1:250,000; MI 6: 1:2,470 [b&w]; MI 7: ca. 1:1,600 [b&w with red overlays]; MI 8: 1:800 [b&w with red overlays]; MI 9: set of 2 maps [ca. 1:2,340 and 1:1,200] and 1 cross-section [all b&w, maps with red overlays]). All folded in original brown printed envelopes. 14 maps of the 25-map series published between 1966 and 1971, including the complete set of the first 13 maps. Many photomaps based on aerial reconaissance and photomosaics, showing geological... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Various sizes (folio, 4to, 8vo). A total of 460 typescript and 177 manuscript pp. (9 of which comprise merely 2 lines) in 26 fascicles, assembled as 11 portfolios. With a few newspaper clippings as well as 1 photograph each of Hagia Sophia and the gate of Dolmabahce Palace, mounted on cardboard as postcards. A highly important and extensive archive from the secret personal papers of General Auguste Sarrou, France's chief spymaster in the Levant and Turkey during the critical period between 1917 and 1923, when the Near and Middle East were completely re-ordered following the demise of the Ot... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. (10), 171, (1) pp. William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, heightened with gum arabic. 28 hand-coloured lithographed plates after William Brodrick, some heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary half green morocco, gilt. Second edition, revised and enlarged: the best edition of this handsome work. This copy, with an impeccable provenance, is enriched by the inclusion of 3 fine original watercolours by the eminent William Brodrick (1814-88), falconer, taxidermist, physician, and artist, whose works of avian portraiture set the standard of their times. - Provenance: "... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. 65 pp. With woodcut vignettes by Jost Amman. A modern reissue of the "Traitte fort curieux de la venerie et de la fauconnerie" (Lyon 1671). Text in German and French. One of 500 copies. Harting 132. continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Oblong album (25 × 34 cm) with 47 silver gelatin print photographs, many with handwritten captions in French. 10, [10 blank] ff. The photographs vary in sizes, measuring from 8 × 5.5 cm to 27 × 20.5 cm. The 30 panorama photographs measure 17.5 × 5.5 cm. Brown cloth album made by M. Andouard in Paris, with patterned endpapers. A unique set of views from Zanzibar and Madagascar, taken five years after the French military intervention of 1894-95 and subsequent conquest of the Merina Kingdom on the island of Madagascar by France. The unidentified photographer and his fellow traveller are seen i... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. 255, (1) pp. With 13 photo illustrations and a map. Original red publisher's cloth with giltstamped spine title. Original dustjacket. Second printing of the first edition. A documentary of a year spent by the author in the Arabian Gulf, discussing Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Buraimi Oasis, Qatar, Kuwait; hunting and falconry. Dedicated "to the honour and glory of His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Albufalah, Ruler of Abu Dhabi". - Dustjacket slightly frayed, otherwise a good copy of this now-rare title, inscribed "Laurie Tinckler / Bahrain / July 1958" on flyleaf. Not in Macro, Bibliogr... continua a leggere
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