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Ahlwardt, Wilhelm. Verzeichniss der Arabischen Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu... Berlin. Berlin, A. W. Schade (I) and A. Asher & Co. (II-X), 1887-1899. Berlin, A. W. Schade (I) and A. Asher & Co. (II-X), 1887-1899. 4to. 10+1 volumes. With 12 photographic halftone plates of 62 manuscript specimens in vol. X. - Added: separate atlas issue of the 12 plates. Altogether 11 vols. in publisher's light blue printed boards.

EUR 8,500.00

A complete set of the scarce original edition, published as volumes 7-9 and 16-22 of the giant general catalogue of the Berlin manuscript collections ("Die Handschriften-Verzeichnisse der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin"). Ahlwardt (1828-1909) was engaged in 1863 as cataloguer of the Arabian manuscripts. Until 1887 he classified, collated, described and excerpted some 12,000 works in ca 6000 volumes, including current accessions. The important collection was based on the precious library bequeathed by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez. It was gradually enlarged by the manuscript treasures purchased from leading German scholars such as Glaser, Landberg, Minutoli and Brugsch, Petermann, Sachau, Sprenger and Wetzstein. Ahlwardt's monumental catalogue is renowned for an unprecedented wealth of details both in physical and textual respect. It formed a pattern for a complete history of Arabic literature - theological, juridical, philosophical, scientific, linguistic, historical and poetical. Ahlwardt expanded on the customary manuscript catalogue entries by providing an exact outline of contents for each work catalogued. "When all ten volumes had been printed in 1899, Ahlwardt had created a work which by virtue of its scope and precision would remain of lasting value of the history of Arabic literature" (cf. Fück, Die Arabischen Studien in Europa, 1955, p. 192). - Bindings a little bumped, dust-soiled and faded in places, some edges foxed. A clean and very good set.

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A father's and son's dos-à-dos friendship album, with an entry in Chinese by the famous traveller Caspar Schmalkalden
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Album amicorum. Dos-à-dos double album of Anton Günther Kirchberger and... his son Johann Günther Kirchberger. Augsburg, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Gießen, Hamburg, Jena, Tübingen, Magdeburg and other places, 1608 to 1660s. Augsburg, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Gießen, Hamburg, Jena, Tübingen, Magdeburg and other places, 1608 to 1660s. 8vo. A total of 488 ff. with 382 entries, 54 coloured coats of arms (some raised in gilt), 3 costume illustrations, 2 allegorical illustrations, 1 coloured drawing and 1 lightly coloured pen-and-ink sketch. - I: 219 ff. with 218 entries, including 32 coats of arms (one on the reverse of the loose marbled endpaper), 2 costume illustrations (a fragmented), 1 allegorical illustration and 1 example of musical notes (f. 208). - II: 269 ff. with 164 entries, 22 coats of arms, 1 costume illustration (Livonian peasant couple, f. 220), 1 coloured landscape, 1 allegorical illustration, 1 pen-and-ink drawing, party coloured (2 Chinese costumes, inscribed in Kanji, f. 266). Dos-à-dos binding in full brown calf over wooden boards with owners' initials ("AGKAT" and "IGKLT") within giltstamped borders.

EUR 25,000.00

Anton Günther Kirchberger (b. 1588, d. after 1652) began this album around the age of 20 (adding a full-page autobiographical introduction in later years). He served as municipal secretary and court clerk in Langensalza (Thuringia) from 1619 to 1632, later entering the services of Duke Wilhelm IV and Duke Ernst I of Saxony-Gotha. The second album, which is bound dos-à-dos with the first, belongs to his son, Johann Günther Kirchberger (1628-1674), consistorial secretary in Gotha. In 1666 he married Elisabetha Sophia Marterseck, née. Glass. As the second album is dated "1650" on the cover, it is likely that Anton Günther Kirchberger was respondible for having this unique double friendship album bound: the leaves of the first album have been slightly trimmed by the binder (with insignificant losses to some letters near the edges). - Anton Günther's album is remarkable chiefly for the great number of Gießen scholars who count among the University's founding professors: the theologian Balthasar Mentzer (1565-1627), hailed as as "father of the University of Gießen", and the anatomist Gregor Horst (1578-1636), but also the classicist and Lutheran theologian Johann Debelius (1540-1610), the theologian Gregor Schönfeld the elder (1565-1627), Heinrich XVIII "the Read-Headed" Reuß zu Obergreiz (1563-1616; with coloured coat of arms), Johann Caspar Baron Schönburg-Penig (1594-1644; with coloured coat of arms), Johann Stephan Count Auersperg (1594-1620), Andreas III Baron Auersperg (1597-1632), the brothers Sigismund Friedrich Baron Herberstein (b. ca 1595) and Christoph Leopold Graf von Herberstein (1593-1667; with coloured coat of arms; a third member of the family, Georg Andreas von Herberstein, was previously unrecorded), and Simon Malfius (1585-1648), the statesman and chancellor of the Magdeburg Abbey, who had travelled 5000 miles in diplomatic capacities, including visits to Vienna and Denmark, and Ehrenreich von Weltzer (1589-1623), son of the like-named Ehrenreich Welzer (1560-1606) and nephew of the later commander of Vienna and Neustadt, Bernhard von Welzer (1573-1636). - Among the entries in the second album, that of Caspar Schmalkalden (1616-73) stands out: having visited South America and East India as a soldier in the Dutch army, he had authored an account of his journeys containing valuanle geographical and ethnological observations with descriptions of the flora and fauna. Schmalkalden's entry is decorated with a gifted ink sketch of two Chinese men in local costume, inscribed in Chinese.
¶ W. Klose, "Stammbücher - eine kulturhistorische Betrachtung", Bibliothek und Wissenschaft, 1982, vol. 16, p. 65ff., containing an extensive discussion of this album with a special focus on university history. - R. Seeberg-Elverfeld, Revaler Eintragungen im Stammbuch des Johann Günther Kirchberger, in: Ostdt. Familienkunde, vol. 7 (1974-1976), pt. 2.

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[Album amicorum]. Friendship album of Johannes Zumler, later clergyman at... Brück. Meissen, Royal School of St Afra, 1602-1603. Meissen, Royal School of St Afra, 1602-1603. 8vo. 32 ff., including 15 pp. of poems and 32 pp. with 39 entries and 1 p. with contemporary contemplative entries by three writers. Contemp. limp vellum, using an old manuscript.

EUR 3,500.00

All the entries in this early 17th century friendship album, which is also notable for its unusual format and binding, date from Zumler's sojourn at the Royal School of St Afra in Meissen in Saxony, where he was educated from September 1598 to August 1604. Hence, this is also an early and unusual example of a public school friendship album, rather than than of a university student. Apart from a number of later clerics - including an early relation of Georg Agricola - most contributors are boys or teachers who later achieved some renown as scholars, such as the humanist Gallus von Racknitz. The entries are prefixed by 15 handwritten pages of Latin poems, all copied from the works of Georg Fabricius (1516-71), who had been director of the St Afra's in 1546. - Noteworthy contributors include: 1) Gallus Baron Racknitz (1590-1658), poet and humanist. - 2) Moritz III Baron Racknitz (b. ca 1590, d. before 1658), cousin of Gallus v. Racknitz. - 3) Michael Fleischer (1580-1653), clergyman in Krakau in Saxony. - 4) Paul Werner (d. 1626) of Gottlau, deacon at Seyda near Schweinitz. - 5) Johannes Helbig (ca 1590-1646), administrator at St Afra's school from 1608 to 1645. - 6) Caspar von Hermsdorf (d. 1619). - 7) Bartolomäus Sättler (dates unknown), a son of Jacob Sättler (1540-1619), clergyman at St Nikolai in Freiberg. Jacob was a son of the cloth-maker Ambrosius Sättler and Anna Bauer, sister of the outstanding scholar and scientist Georg Agricola (1494-1555), hailed as the "father of mineralogy". - 8) Daniel Menius (1585-1604), son of the like-named rector of St Afra's (1548-1625). - 9) Johannes Richter (d. 1609). - 10) Georg Lönig (d. 1639), clergyman in Lössnig near Leipzig in 1610 and later in Zehmen. - 11) Christoph Glaser (d. 1613), clergyman in Annaberg from 1613 onwards. - 12) Johann Ulrich (dates unknown), clergyman in Dommitzsch. - 13) Johannes Conrad (d. 1636), preacher in Bohemia, from where he was evicted, then clergyman in Großwaltersdorf and since 1628 in Großwaltersdorf near Freiberg, from 1633 onwards deacon in Meissen. - 14) Abraham Plato (1570-1637), majordomo of Gallus von Racknitz. - 15) Christian Gassmann (d. 1640), teacher and deputy rector of St Afra's. - 16) Sylvester Zenck (dates unknown) of Vienna, presumably another majordomo of Racknitz. - 17) Gabriel Wagner (1587-1655), theologian; from 1610 onwards preacher at Freiberg. - 18) Samuel Starck (dates unknown), successor of Michael Starck as clergyman in Hirschfeld. - 19) Wolfgang Schaller (1582-1626), physician, professor at Wittenberg, served twice as rector, private physician to Electress Hedwig of Denmark. - 20) Samuel Richter (d. 1633), clergyman in Chemnitz. - 21) Israel Maukisch (1584-1654), 1612 deputy rector in Braunschweig, then clergyman in Pulsnitz (1613), Berthelsdorf (1617), and from 1635 onwards in Freiberg. - 22) Johannes Nicolai (d. 1643), preacher in Pillnitz, later clergyman in Seifersbach near Sachsenburg. - A charming example of a German late Renaissance pupil's friendship album.

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[Album amicorum]. Friendship album of Carl Gotthelf Welner from Schwarzenberg,... Saxony. Pforta, Leipzig, Dresden, Naumburg, Düben and other places, 1783-1811. Pforta, Leipzig, Dresden, Naumburg, Düben and other places, 1783-1811. Oblong 8vo. 149 ff. with more than 200 entries and 12 drawings (mostly watercolours). Contemporary calf, spine and covers gilt, marbled endpaper.

EUR 8,500.00

Carl Gotthelf Wellner was born at Schwarzenberg, in Saxony's Erzgebirge district near the German-Czech border. From 1778 to 1783 he attended the famous Pforta school in Schulpforta, enrolled at the juridical faculty of the University of Leipzig in 1784, finished his studies in 1787 and worked appr. from 1809 onwards as a factor at the alum mine Schwemsal at Thützen. His extensive tribal book (dedicated to "patrons and friends", transl.) contains more than 200 entries incl. Carl Friedrich Wellner (his father), Christiana Sophia Wellner, née Freytag (his mother), Karl Graf von Oertzen, E. F. Hausen, Friederike Hausen, Henriette Charlotte Hausen, Justus Heinrich Hausen, A. F. Oesen, Christiane Henriette Reinhold, Giuseppe Bianchini Cornetta, Carl August Benjamin Siegel (architect and painter, 1756-1832; with watercolour, dated 1787), Georg Friedrich Tiermann, Justus Heinrich Jansen, Caroline Schlegel, née Lucuis, (writer, 1739-1833), Friederike Lepsius, née Gläser (1778-1819), August Lepsius, Wilhelmine Hansen, née Müller, Ludolf Hansen, Gottlob Benjamin Reinhold, Johanna Henriette Reinhold, Christine Friederike Freisleben, Ludwig Winkler, J. M. Reverdy, Lyon ("was shot during the revolution ", remark from C. G. Wellner), Johann Gottfried Geissler, (rector at Pforta, librarian in Gotha, 1726-1800), Johann Christoph Hand, Ernst Konstantin Herbert, Friedrich Gottlieb Barth, (linguist, 1738-1794), Christian Gottlieb Hildebrand, Benjamin Weiske (theologian, 1748-1809), Karl Friedrich Liebel (theologist, 1745-1823), Christiane Amelia Frenken, Johann Gottlieb Schmidt (mathematician, 1742-1820), Jean Georg Richelieu, Christian August Reimann, Christian Wilhelm Friedrich Schmid, Julius Wilhelm v. Oppel (statesman, 1766-1832), Karl Heinrich Grünler (engraver, 1761-1828), Christian Ludwig Sieber, Johann Carl Hering, Christian Gottlieb Günther, Alexander Wilhelm Köhler, (writer and mayor of Freiberg, 1756-1832), Karl Schütz, Carl Traugott Schmidt, Christian Johann Kühn, Johann Philipp Ehrlich, Wilhelmine v. Liebenau, née Reimann, Christian Gottlob Hartenstein, Johann Daniel Titius (astronomer, physicist andbotanist, 1729-1796), Johann Friedrich Kühn, N. N. Glaser (Welner's brother-in-law), Friedrich Krakow, Karl August Ludwig v. Weiß, Friedrich Benedikt Freytag, Ludwig Wilhelm Geldern, and Christian Heinrich Grünler. - Somewhat scratched and scuffed, slightly browned and spotty inside.

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With an entry from Suriname
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[Album amicorum]. - Holland. Stammbuch-Kassette des Jan Anemaet. Middelharnis, Groningen und Paramaribo, 1843-1846. Middelharnis, Groningen und Paramaribo, 1843-1846. 23 Bll. mit 18 Einträgen. Mit 3 Aquarellen, 2 Stickereien, 1 Haararbeit, 1 plastisch applizierten Oblate und 1 Souvenir-Blättchen. Goldgepr. Halblederkassette mit 2 lithogr. Ansichten auf den Innendeckeln. Qu.-8vo.

EUR 2,500.00

Das Souvenir-Blättchen aus Stanz-Spitze mit aufwändigen Applikationen aus Goldfäden und -perlen. Unter den Einträgern finden sich der Vater A. G. P. Anemaet, die Mutter A. Anemaet und der Bruder C. J. Anemaet, welcher 1846 aus Paramaribo (Hauptstadt von Surinam) schreibt. Weitere Einträger sind ein Kolff van Oosterwyk, C. J. W. Bulaeus und W. de Vlaming.

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With entries by Bernoulli and other mathematicians
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[Album amicorum]. - Hotze, Johann. Friendship album of Johann Hotze, comprising entries by... Swiss and German scholars, including Daniel Bernoulli, Johann Jacob Breitinger, and Johann Ernst Hebenstreit. Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757. Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757. Oblong 8vo. Title page and 97 ff. (46 of which are inscribed). Red morocco, spine and covers lavishly gilt.

EUR 18,000.00

The album contains entries by many outstanding scientists and scholars of the time, including not only Bernoulli, Breitinger and Hebenstreit, but also Christian Augustus Crusius (Protestant theologian and philosopher, 1715-75), Johannes Gesner (physician and mathematician, 1709-90), Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (physician and botanist, 1709-73), Casimir Christoph Schmidel (naturalist, 1718-92), Heinrich Friedrich Delius (physician, 1720-91), Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (botanist, 1721-68), Christian Jacob Trew (botanist, 1719-1800), Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (mathematician and teacher of Gauss, 1719-1800), Philipp Adolph Böhmer (physician, anatomist and personal physician to King Frederick William II of Prussia, 1711-89), and Andreas Elias Büchner (head of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 1701-69). The album's owner, Johannes Hotze (1734-1801), was a Swiss physician of great international renown and the cousin of the pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Born into a well-known family of surgeons, Hotze attended the Collegium Carolinum in Zurich and then studied at Strasbourg, Tübingen and Leipzig, from where date numerous entries. Goethe, who visited him twice, described him as a "most intelligent and benevolent man" ("Dichtung und Wahrheit" IV, 18).

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(Amaduzzi, Giovanni Cristoforo) [ed.]. Catalogus librorum qui ex Typographio Sacrae Congreg. de... Propaganda Fide variis linguis prodierunt et in eo adhuc asservantur. Rome, Typis Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1773. Rome, Typis Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1773. 8vo. 55, (1) pp. With woodcut printer's device on title page (Christ sending the Apostles forth to spread the Gospel). Unbound as issued.

EUR 4,500.00

Very scarce catalogue of oriental books printed by the Propaganda Fide press. Pages 10-12 list no fewer than 28 publications in Arabic, many of which (such as Scialac's and Sionita's 1613 version of the "Doctrica Christiana") are still considered milestones of Arabic typography. Prints in other languages such as Chaldaean, Persian, Syriac, and Ottoman Turkish bear further witness to the unrivalled excellence of the Propaganda Press in the field of Middle Eastern typography. A first such catalogue had appeared in 1765; of this second, expanded edition OCLC lists no more than two copies (Tübingen and Copenhagen). - Well-preserved throughout.
¶ OCLC 465974789. Not in Besterman.

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The famous churches of Europe
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[Architecture]. Eglises principales de l'Europe. Dediées a S.S. Leon... XII. souverain pontife. Milan, chez les éditeurs (Destefanis, Bernardoni) et chez Ferd. Artaria / Rome, chez Louis De Romanis, [1824-1831]. Milan, chez les éditeurs (Destefanis, Bernardoni) et chez Ferd. Artaria / Rome, chez Louis De Romanis, [1824-1831]. Folio (500 x 670 mm). Engraved title, engraved dedication, letterpress table of subscribers; 1) 16 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 coloured aquatints); 2) 24 pp. of letterpress text, 11 plates (2 coloured aquatints); 3) 12 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates; 4) letterpress table of subscribers, 13 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 coloured aquatints); 5) 11 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 aquatints); 6) 12 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 aquatints); 7) 13 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 aquatints); 8) 14 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 coloured aquatints); 9) 14 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates (2 coloured aquatints); 10) 6 pp. of letterpress text, 6 (instead of 10) plates (2 aquatints); 11) 10 pp. of letterpress text, 10 plates. A total of 107 (of 111) plates including 18 (of 22) aquatints, of which 10 are in original hand colour. Bound with 5 of the original wrappers in a calf portfolio with giltstamped spine and cover borders; marbled pastedowns.

EUR 18,000.00

Very rare near-complete set of this beautiful collection of plates showing famous churches in Europe. The plates show 1) St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, 2) the Milan Cathedral, 3) the Pantheon in Rome, 4) St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, 5) the Florence Cathedral, 6) the Pisa Cathedral, 7) St John in the Lateran, 8) the Siena Cathedral, 9) St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, 10) the cathedrals of Antwerp and Ghent, and 11) the Basilica of Superga. The aquatints show interior and exterior views, the uncoloured line-engraved plates are plans, cross-sections, interiors, monuments, among others. - A wide-margined set showing occasional browning and foxing, mainly confined to margins, and a few insignificant edge flaws. Wrappers slightly stained with repairs, all bound in an impressive full leather portfolio.
¶ Brunet I, 1843. Graesse II, 133. OCLC 21782995. Cf. Thieme/Becker XXIX, 214. Not in Fowler or in Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin.

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The "Wunderhorn" in contemporary morocco
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Arnim, Achim von / Brentano, Clemens. Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Alte Deutsche Lieder. Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1806 and 1808. Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1806 and 1808. 8vo. 3 vols. 470 pp. (4), 448 pp. (4), 253, (1), 103, (1) pp. With 3 engr. title pages as well as an engr. title and frontispiece to the appendix. Contemp. full calf with giltstamped spine labels. Spines lightly sprinkled red.

EUR 8,500.00

First edition of the principal work of German romanticism, one of the era's most beautiful and best-known publications. Includes the frequently-lacking appendix and all half titles. Without the printed main title page to the first volume, which was probably never published at all: Mallon notes that he was unable to verify a single copy containing it, adding that most copies lack both a main title and a half title. The half titles of vol. 2 and 3 have been mounted before the respective engraved titles. Due to their size, these beautiful engravings as well as the frontispiece to the appendix (all after and by W. Grimm and E. L. Grimm) are frequently found trimmed by the binder's knife, but they are intact in the present copy. Some slight occasional foxing due to paper, but altogether a very appealing and apparently entirely complete set. - Provenance: from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law.
¶ WG² 6 (Arnim) & 9 (Brentano). Goedeke VI, 73, 12. Mallon (Arnim) 27, 36-38. Mallon (Brentano) 17, 25-27.

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The Vice of Dice
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Augustine of Hippo, Saint. Sermones de verbis domini [and other works]. [Austria], 1448. [Austria], 1448. Small folio (235 x 314 mm). Latin ms. (gothic book cursive) on paper. 550 pp. (page numbers addeed in pencil, c. 1900, written on 547 pp.). Leaf size 210 x 295 mm, written area mainly 140 x 190 mm. 2 cols., mainly 30-31 lines (but final gathering: 41-43 lines), partly rubricated with red chapter headings and ends; numerous red Lombardic initials. Contemp. blindstamped Gothic calf binding over wooden boards. Wants the fittings and clasps.

EUR 45,000.00

Fine late mediaeval manuscript, principally comprising sermons of St Augustine (pp. 1-410), but also containing four shorter treatises of his slightly older contemporary, Gregory of Nazianzus (pp. 411-523); dated "1448" at the end. Bound after this are 12 additional leaves, apparently penned slightly later by a different scribe, with theological writings of the early 15th century, namely two treatises by the French mystic Jean Gerson (pp. 527-540) and the treatise on the vice of dice by the Vienna canon Johann Geuss (pp. 541-550). - Contents: A) St Augustine. 1-121: Sermones de verbis domini secundum Mattheum (with a table of contents, followed by "Evangelium audivimus ... agite penitentiam"); 122-181: Sermones de verbis domini secundum Lucam (inc. "Petite et dabitur"); 182-344: Sermones de verbis domini secundum Johannem (inc. "Capitulum Evangelii quod lectum est"); 345-347: Sermo de verbis domini evangelio secundum Lucam de verbis apostoli, omnes nos manifestari oporte ante tribunal Christi (inc. "Omnium Christianorum spes"); 348-410: Liber de spiritu et anima (inc. "Quoniam dictum est mihi", expl. "quem cernere finis est doloris"). - B) Gregory of Nazianzus. 411-470: De urbana vita [ad Pronianum; tr. Rufinus] (inc. "Proficiscenti mihi ex urbe magnopere iniungebas Aproniane fili"); 470-487: De nativitate domini [oratio XXXVIII] (inc. "Christus nascitur"); 487-506: De luminibus et secundis epiphaniis [oratio XXXIX] (inc. "Iterum Jesus meus et iterum"); 506-523: De pentecoste [oratio XLI] (inc. "De sollemnitate huius diei pauca dicenda sunt"; expl. "et potestas in spiritu sancto in secula seculorum. Amen"); followed by date: "et finitus est liber anno etc. 1448"; 524-526 vacant. C) Johannes Gerson: 527-537: Tractatus de trepidantibus accedere ad celebrationem misse post pollutionem in sompniis habitum (inc. "Dubitandum est aput me"); 537-540: De duplicii stuatu in dei ecclesia, curatorum et privilegiatorum (inc. "Pax quam omnibus"; expl. "inveniri. Deo gratias. Deo gratias"). D) [Johannes Geuss]. 541-550 [Sermo de ludo alearum] (inc. "Confundatur sorcium distributio scribitur Numeri ultimo. Hec verba possunt intellegi de sortilegio lusorum et confusione ipsorum"; expl. "unam libram et sic posset fieri recompensatio" (lacking the final four columns of text). - Occasional addenda and marginalia by a roughly contemporary hand in the wide blank margin throughout. The 12-leaf quire bound at the end (watermark: type Piccard V [libra], section V, no. 294 ["Vienna 1461"]) must originally have been followed by a now-lost final leaf of text. Binding rubbed and bumped; small crack to upper cover; traces of a pasted grey paper wrapper. Occasional slight browning to manuscript; insignificant waterstain near beginning. Slight tear to first 3 ff. (not touching text), loss of corner to first leaf (loss of page number and a 17th century monastic ownership "Conven[tus] C[...]").

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[Austrian legal manuscript - Walther, Bernhard, jurist (1516-1584)]. Private-Law Treatises [and other works, including (incipit): Der... Fünff N.O. Lannde und Fürstlichen Graffschafft Görz Vergleichung Anno 1542]. Probably Austria, later 17th century. Folio (210 x 310 mm). German manuscript on paper. 698 written pages on 396 unnumbered ff. Contemporary calf; spine gilt.

EUR 3,500.00

Collection of almost entirely German (Austrian) 16th century legal texts, but also comprising a few 15th century sources (and one in Latin), thus assembled in the lat 17th century. The tax legislation for all five Lower Austrian countries and Gorizia from 1542 (copied from the printed book) is followed by the extensive Treatises of Bernhard Walther (the "father of Austrian law" who in the mid-16th century collected the Lower Austrian customary law). The present, very complete manuscript comprises 14 of the 15 treatises (all except that on bankruptcy), and it was used by Max Rintelen for his critical edition, published in 1937 (cf. reference below). The treatises are followed by decisions concerning the law of inheritance ("Von Erbschafften drey Fragen, dem Herrn Landtmarschalkh ... alhier anzuzaigen"; "Ob deß abgestorbnen Wittib, oder Glaubiger den Vorgang haben: Der Regierung Rathschlag" etc.), "Bericht wegen der Caution im Landtsrechten in Österreich Under der Enß", "General wegen der Verstorbenen Pfarrer in Steyer Verlassenschafft", "Tractatus de testibus, ex secundo tomo actionum forensium D. Joan. Oldendorffii"; "Königlicher Bevelch daß ain jede Sach vor dem ordentlichen Gericht erster Instanz clagt soll werden (4 March 1534); "Khay. May. Declaration und Spruch zwischen der Löblichen Universitet zu Wienn, und gemainer Statt daßelbst" (1571), "Gemaine Beschwerung der Erblande" (with detailed regulations on mining and minting, manslaughter, gypsies, Jews, etc.), confirmations of decrees issued by Frederick III in 1444, 1462 and 1470, etc. - Some waterstaining near end; occasional slight staining. Spine-ends professionally repaired. Provenance: Handwritten ownership of Baron Anton von Egger (d. 1727): "Ex lib. Ant. L. B. de Egker". Later in the collection of the Austrian legal historian and numismatist Arnold Luschin von Ebengreuth (1841-1932) with his etched bookplate to the front pastedown. After Luschin's death his heirs presented the volume to his student, the legal historian Max Rintelen (1880-1965); cf. his entry in blue ink: "Von Luschins Erben erhalten. Max Rintelen".
¶ M. Rintelen, Bernhard Walthers privatrechtliche Traktate (Leipzig 1937), Ms. LE (p. XVIII).

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Inscribed by King Carol I
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Bachelin, Léo. Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de... Roumanie a Sinaia. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893. Folio (295 x 364 mm). (8), 93, (7) pp. With 38 (9 full-page) woodcuts in the text and 27 etched plates on China paper. Splendid original blue cloth binding; spine and front cover richly giltstamped; oval view of Peles Castle on front cover. All edges red.

EUR 2,500.00

Perfect copy inscribed by King Carol I of Romania for Marie Therese of Austria-Este (1849-1919) with her autograph note of ownership on the front endpaper: "Erhalten vom Könige Karl von Rumänien. Pelesch, Montag, 9. 8. 1909. Marie Therese". Ultimately removed from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. - Construction of Peles Castle commenced in 1873 under the Viennese architect Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer; after 1876 Doderer's assistant Johannes Schultz took over and changed the original plans. The building was inaugurated on 7 October 1883. Between 1893 and 1914, the Czech architect Karel Liman was commissioned to build the main tower. The castle served as the summer residence of the Romanian royal family until the death of King Carol in 1914.

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Bardot, Brigitte, French actress and singer (b. 1934). Questionnaire with autograph answers. No place, June 2010. No place, June 2010. Large 4to. 3½ pp. on 4 ff. Together with 3 autograph texts for captioning illustrations. ½ p each on altogether 3 ff.

EUR 6,500.00

Twenty-six answers to questions posed by "Prima" magazine: "[...] 26 Revoyez-vous Delon? Belmondo? - - Je revoir de temps en temps Alain Delon que l'adore et qui m'aide ènormement dans mon combat - Moins souvent Belmondo mais je le porte ègalement dans mon coeur" ("Do you see Delon? Belmondo? - - I see Alain Delon from time to time, whom I adore, and that helps me enormously in my fight - Less often Belmondo, but I also carry him in my heart"). - Picture 1, taken at the age of 16 while shooting "Le Trou normand" with Bourvil: "un mauvais souvenir" ("a bad memory"). - 2: Showing her with a young seal: "C'est un souvenir inoubliable tellement tendre et tellement dur" ("This is an unforgettable memory, so tender and so strong"). - 3: Showing her together with a young dog in an animals' home: "Qu'est-il devenu? Ce que je trouve joli, c'est que nous essayons tous les 2 d'être à la même hauteur et que nos regards sont d'amour!" ("What did he become? What I find pretty is that we both try to be at the same height and that our looks are full of love!").

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[Biblia armenica - NT]. Mechitar. Meknut'iwn Srboy awetarani Dearn meroy Hisusi K'ristosi or... est Matt'eosi. Venice, Antonio Bortoli, 1737. Venice, Antonio Bortoli, 1737. Large 4to (176 x 243 mm). (10), 1012 pp. Letterpress title printed in red and black. With engraved title page and a full-page engraving; several woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary full calf with gilt cover borders and gilt spine with label. All edges gilt; traces of goffering. Coloured paper pastedowns.

EUR 2,800.00

First edition. - "A commentary on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew" (Nersessian). In 1717, Mechitar of Sebaste had "founded near Venice the Convent of San Lazaro, where many editions of the Armenian scriptures have been printed" (Darlow/Moule 1784). A few years previously, the author had edited the complete Armenian Bible for Bortoli. - Some browning and waterstaining, but on the whole tight and well-preserved. No copy in auction records.
¶ Voskanian 436. Nersessian 126 (lacking index). Meghapart 441. OCLC 81573051.

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[Bismarck - Dedicatory Gift]. Die Frauen Leipzigs - "Die deutschen Frauen dem... grössten deutschen Manne". Gift to Bismarck by the women of Leipzig in congratulation of his 80th birthday. Leipzig, (1895). Leipzig, (1895). Full-page painting in colours and gilt on vellum, signed by Julia Schily-Koppers, and 7 paper leaves with coloured borders by Amalie Rost (one signed) around the signatures of the dedicatees. Stored in a full leather portfolio over wooden boards (412 x 574 mm) crafted by Amalie Sarling (signed): upper cover with leather carving and 4 tooled brass corner fittings with glass bosses; green moirée silk pastedowns and gilt inner dentelles to both covers.

EUR 3,500.00

Homage album for Otto von Bismarck (1815-98), who had been forced to resign as chancellor of the German Empire five years previously, on the occasion of his 80th birthday - a time at which the aged statesman was fighting to shape his image for posterity. After a vote to send him a congratulatory birthday telegram had fallen through in the Reichstag, where Bismarck enjoyed little support, some 400 German cities immediately declared him an honorary citizen - a prelude to the Bismarck mania that would seize Germany after his death three years later. The fine painting on vellum by the Westfalian artist Julia Schily-Koppers (1855-1944) depicts a young woman with four children before a bust of Bismark, the pedestal inscribed, "From the German women to the greatest German man", with the statue of Germania in the background. - Koppers, a native of Borken near the Dutch border and grandmother of the German politician Otto Schily, had studied at the Düsseldorf Academy and enjoyed an excellent reputation. The borders of the signatory sheets were painted by the Leipzig architectural painter Amalie Rost (1845-1920). They enclose more than 250 signatures by women of Leipzig, including both artists and the bookbinder. - Binding loose; some duststaining to outer margin of vellum leaf, some dampstaining to paper leaves. Portfolio shows very slight rubbing, more pronounced on lower cover, but in all very finely preserved.

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Owned by women through at least three generations
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[Book of Hours]. Horarium. A noble woman's prayer book. Probably Augsburg, 1526. Probably Augsburg, 1526. Small 8vo (88 x 126 mm). 160 folios. German manuscript on vellum, Bastarda in black ink, rubricated in red, initials in red and blue. Leaves 82 x 118 mm, writtenspace ca 50 x 80 mm. With 11 miniatures by a master "KW" (probably a member of the workshop of Nikolaus Bertschi), 23 borders, and 14 decorative initials. Leather binding, ca 1860, covers stamped in gilt and blind, leading edges gilt, giltstamped spine title.

EUR 95,000.00

Splendidly illuminated prayer book owned by noble women for several generations; a masterpiece of the Augsburg school of early Renaissance book illustration, containing eleven full-page miniatures of uncommon quality. A fine example of a time of theological change in Southern Germany, the seven-part volume comprises Marian devotions as well as Oecolampadius' German mass ("zu Hayl allen Evangelischen"), liturgical prayers and specimens of the 'ars moriendi': "Die sibenn Zeytt von unser lieben Frauen" (2r), "Die anderthalb hundert Verß die der Herr Jhesus an dem Stam des heiligen Crutz gesprochen hatt" (87r), "Das Testament Jhesu Christi: das man byßher genent hat die Meß vertutscht durch Johannem Oecolampadion" (106r; printed in 1523: cf. Staehelin 85ff.), "Ein schöns Gebet wie der Mensch im selbs ein Testament und ein löblich Gemecht bey seiner Vermüglichait zwischen Gott und im machen soll, so stirbt er desto sicherer" (127r, with invocations of the Saints on 133v-134r, including St Uncumber), "Das Gebet soltu anheben zu sprechen wan d' Briester das Sanctus spricht" (147r), "Ain gutter Segen für aines yeden Menschen guten unnd getruwen gemahet zebitten" (149r), and "Ein offne Peicht und Protestation das ein Mensch cristenlich beger zu leben und zu sterben" (153r). From the beginning the prayer book was intended for a noble lady: a miniature on fol. 152v shows a portrait of the kneeling sponsor of the book with a banner "Exaudi queso [...] domine supplicum preces [...]", and another on fol. 126v shows two women kneeling in prayer before an epiphany of Christ, including the sponsor with the banner "Miserere deu[s] anime famuli tue et". The other miniatures show the Annunciation (1v), Nativity (35r), annunciation to the shepherds (42v), Adoration (47r), Circumcision (51r), Flight into Egypt (55r), Coronation of the Virgin (63v), and the Crucifixion (86v). The vivid and highly detailed, realistic borders show cherubs as well as hunting motifs: stags, deer, a leopard, hare, hedgehog, fox, weasel, dogs, birds (storks, geese, ducks, partridges, peacocks and numerous smaller fowl), butterflys and flowers of all kind, revealing the strong influence of contemporary Flemish book art, frequently encountered in the Augsburg art of the early 16th century, such as in the work of the Petrarch Master. The initials "KW" are on the deer's white hindquarters in the border of fol. 42r; the date is written on the door lintel in the Adoration miniature. - Provenance: the prayer book was passed on from mother to daughter throughout at least three generations, thus always remaining in the possession of noble women: Anna Maria countess Fürstenberg (1562-1611) married Christoph of Waldburg zu Trauchburg (1551-1612) in 1577; her ownership is written on fol. 86r: "Anna Maria Erbtruchsessin Freifrau Walpurg. G. G. zu Fürstenberg" (dated 1594). Her daughter Walburga Eusebia von Waldburg zu Trauchburg (1595-1671) entered her ownership on 17 April 1620, together with her husband Johann Wilhelm count Königsegg zu Aulendorf (d. 1663), on fol. 152r. In 1647 the book was then pased on to her daughter Maria Anna Eusebia Baroness Königegg zu Aulendorf (1627-56), who in 1655 married Johann VI count Montfort (her autograph, dated ownership is at the bottom of the same page). In 1855 the volume was auctioned by Weigel in Leipzig ("Verzeichnis der Bibliotheken des Herrn Kränner in Regensburg", lot no. 25b); in 1890 it was in the library of the Prussian army physician Dr. Laeuterer (cf. his handwritten ownership on fol. 125v). In November 1975 it was offered for auction at Hartung & Karl's sale 14 in Munich (lot no. 9) but remained unsold. It was described in Ulrich Merkl's 1999 monograph on Bavarian book illustration during the first half of the 16th century, citing it as privately owned (pictured on p. 214). - Some traces of use, variously stained throughout with occasional slight abrasions (a few miniatures rubbed more strongly than others, but altogether very well preserved). Trimmed during re-binding in the 19th century, though preserving comparatively wide margins and only closely trimming a few borders near the upper edge. The binding in the Romantic style is very lightly rubbed at thre extremeties.
¶ U. Merkl, Buchmalerei in Bayern in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. Spätblüte und Endzeit einer Gattung, Regensburg 1999, p. 298f. (no. 18). R. Cermann, in: Handschriftencensus. Eine Bestandsaufnahme der handschriftlichen Überlieferung deutschsprachiger Texte des Mittelalters (wiedergefunden.handschriftencensus.de/23535).

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First edition of this "first 'medical dictionary' - an invaluable storehouse of facts - and fancies" (Wightman)
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Brunfels, Otto. Onomastikon medicinae. Strasbourg, Johann Schott, (14 April) 1534. Strasbourg, Johann Schott, (14 April) 1534. Folio (212 x 308 mm). (186) ff. With full-page woodcut on fol. 6v showing Saints Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of physicians. Contemporary full vellum binding.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition of this Renaissance dictionary of natural science compiled by Otto Brunfels, the "father of German botany", best known for pioneering the emancipation of that field from mediaeval herbalism. "Brunfels' passion for compiling and organizing reference material [...] was fully exhibited in his 'Onomastikón', a comprehensive dictionary containing a wealth of material related to medicine, botany, alchemy, and metrology" (DSB). Designed "for the use of physicians and apothecaries" (ibid.), the volume bears ample witness to the pre-eminence of Arabic medicine during the Middle Ages and early modern period, including a long discussion of Galenus, whose works were channeled into the West mainly through Arabic scholars, and entries on Ibn Sina (Avicenna), "natione Arabs, [...] a medicis Princeps vocatur", as well as Ibn Rushd (Averroes), "Avicennae coaevus, multae eruditionis philosophus et medicus, qui cum maxima laude et ipse Aristotelis libros est commentatus". - Insignificant browning with very slight brownstaining and worming near end (confined to margins); a few occasional humanist annotations with an 18th century handwritten note of acquisition (purchased from sale of the Wille library in St Petersburg) on the rear pastedown. A good, tight copy.
¶ VD 16, B 8525. Adams B 2928. BM-STC German 156. DSB II, 537. Ferchl 73. Wellcome I, 1106. Wightman 112.

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Brunfels, Otto. Reformation der Apotecken, welche inhaltet vil guter stück,... die eynem yeglichen fast nützlich sein [...]. Von edlen steynen, wie die zuken[n]en [...] Wie man Syrupen, Latwergen, und Confect machen soll, verteütscht auß dem Latein durch D. Hansen Eles. Strasbourg, Wendelin Rihel d. Ä., 1536. Strasbourg, Wendelin Rihel d. Ä., 1536. 4to. (4), LIV pp. With title woodcut and several woodcut initials. (Bound after) II: Ryff, Walther Hermann. Ein wolgegründet, nutzlich und heilsam handtbüchlin, gmeyner Practick der gantzen leib artzney [...]. (Strasbourg, Balthasar Beck), 1541. 4 parts. (224) ff. (last blank), (140), XC, (12) ff. (last blank). With 21 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary full pigskin over wooden boards with bevelled edges, blindstamped with evangelists' roll. 2 clasps.

EUR 58,000.00

I: Very rare first edition of this book on the equipping and the managing of pharmacies. A single copy in auction records (2011, Reiss, sale 142: 40,000 Euros, also bound in a medical sammelband). The pretty woodcut on the title page shows the interior of a pharmacy, with one apothecary taking over a client's recipe, another fetching a can from a shelf, and a third at work with mortar and pestle. - The humanist, physician and theologian Brunfels (1490-1534), "first in time and importance among the German botanists of the 16th century" (Garrison/Morton 279), turned to Lutheranism in 1521, after which he had to flee; Ulrich von Hutten found him a parish near Frankfurt. Later, Brunfels turned to Basel, where he earned an M.D. degree, and Strasbourg, where he published several works on pharmacy and paediatrics. - Slight brownstaining and waterstaining; a few occasional edge flaws. The lower margin of fol. 30 contains an extensive, roughly contemporary note on camphor: "Der recht natürlich campher wirdt also probiert: Nimm ein new backen brot als bald es auß dem ofen kommen ist, schneids mitten entzwei, leg den campher darein: so er wässerecht wirdt, ist er rechtschaffen, so er aber dierr und trucken bleibt ist er gemacht, sol wol bewart werden verschwinden liederlich, man soll in behalten in aine marmelsteinen oder Alabastunen geschirr, darzu gethan leinsamen [...]". - II: First edition of this copious medical manual. The woodcuts show babies in the womb, two Phlebotomy Men, the blood vessels of the head (used twice), and two different diagrams of the eye (one a cross-section such as it would be used three decades later in Alhazen's "Opticae Thesaurus"). Leonhard Fuchs would challenge the publication as an adaptation of his own "De medendis singularum humani corporis partium libri IV". - Old handwritten ownership on title page deleted; some browning and waterstaining. Slight worming to front endpapers; endpapers at rear have additional recipes in a contemporary hand. The pretty binding shows slight worming, otherwise well-preserved.
¶ I: VD 16, B 8567. Durling 730. IA 125.663. Muller 394, 6. Adlung/Urdang 83f. - II: VD 16, R 4007-4008. Benzing 115. Muller II, 312, 94. Ritter (Rép.) 2035. Waller 8350. Not in Bird, Durling, Lesky, Osler, Ritter (Cat.), STC, Wellcome etc.

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Large paper copy of the beautifully illustrated first edition of De Bruyn's travels to the Levant
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Bruyn (Le Brun), Cornelis de. Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, door de vermaardste... deelen van Klein Asia, de eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus, Metelino, Stanchio, &c. Mitsgaders de voornaamste steden van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina. Delft, printed by Hendrik van Kroonevelt [engravings printed by Petrus Schenk and Gerard Valck?], 1698. Delft, printed by Hendrik van Kroonevelt [engravings printed by Petrus Schenk and Gerard Valck?], 1698. Large folio (395 x 260 mm). (20), 398, (8) pp. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, large engraved folding map of the Mediterranean Sea, 103 engraved plates (many double-page and folding, and often containing more than one illustration) and 18 engravings in text (totally containing 218 illustrations, numbered A & 1-210). The engraved plates are all after drawings by De Bruin and contain 15 plates engraved by Jan Luyken and 1 by Casper Luyken, all but one unsigned. 18th-century, gold-tooled, tanned goatskin, marbled edges; rebacked, with original backstrip laid down and modern endpapers.

EUR 25,000.00

Large paper copy of the first edition of the beautifully illustrated account of De Bruyn's first journey, visiting Egypt, Syria, The Holy Land, Rhodes, Cyprus, Scio and Turkey. The Dutch traveller and painter Cornelis De Bruyn (1652-1726/28) left The Netherlands in 1674 to travel through the Levant by way of Italy. He stayed in the Levant for seven years before settling in Italy in 1685 and returning to the Netherlands in 1693. The work is especially valued because of its engravings after the drawings made by De Bruyn and executed by well-known artists as Jan and Caper Luyken and others, which include, amongst many others, folding panorama's of Alexandria, Sattalia, Constantinople, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Rhodes and Chios. The publication was soon followed by editions in English and French. - The present copy is printed on large paper from a single stock, watermarked: fleur-de-lys on a crowned shield above 4 and WR = WK, with a trimmed leaf size measuring 396 x 259 mm. (not in Heawood or Laurentius). - With some occasional spots, some folds and edges of the plates reinforced or mounted on new stubs; a very good copy. The binding rebacked as noted and with some wear to the tooling.
¶ Atabey 159. Howgego, to 1800, B177. Klaversma & Hannema 311. Tiele, Bibl. 207. Cf. Gnirrep, De Levant in een kleur (1997).

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A Lifetime of Voyages to the Middle East and South America
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Burns, John James Douglas, Scottish naval surgeon (1815-1894). Manuscript memoir. [Probably London, 1893]. [Probably London, 1893]. Folio (chiefly 320 x 200 mm). Written on a series of 55 loose sheets, chiefly bifolia (various paper stocks, some watermarked 1876), chiefly written on rectos only and paginated to p. 99, but with some unpaginated additions on facing rectos, in total ca. 115 pages, plus blanks, dated 1893 (p. 5).

EUR 25,000.00

A lively and detailed record of adventures in three continents. John Burns was a Scottish surgeon who spent his career in naval service, beginning with a journey to Brazil and the River Plate on HMS Harrier in 1835. He records in detail his impressions of such locations as Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Buenos Aires and Montevideo, describes slavery (including slave markets), sugar manufacture, political disturbances in Montevideo ("the inhabitants all wore a red ribbon at the button hole to distinguish the faction of Rosas [...] the color of the opposite faction was blue, but dare not show a color"), and the execution of Indian insurgents. He later transferred to the Griffon and spent several years in the Mediterranean. He gives a lively account of his experiences in Constantinople from his first experience of a Turkish Bath ("you are taken, when undressed, into 3 Chambers, each more heated than the other, till you can scarcely breathe the atmosphere, the perspiration flows freely when an attendant rubs the body down with a hair glove") to a nocturnal adventure in Pera that began "when we were overtaken by a half drunken Irishman". He visits Tunisia when the ship assisted in the recovery following the wreck of HMS Rapid in April 1838, but this period of his career was dominated by the carnage in the eastern Mediterranean caused by the Ottoman-Egyptian War. The British supported the Ottomans, and Burns saw action in the bombardment, capture, and subsequent unrest in Beirut in August-September 1840 ("there was a serious fight on shore between the Maronites and the Albanian troops in which the latter were slaughtered, and one night we were surprised by the sound of a terrific explosion when we saw the Castle of Tripoli blown up"), and also in the similar bombardment of Acre, when Burns was an eyewitness to the terrible suffering of the civilian population ("in the hospital great numbers had been killed in their beds"). From 1842 to 1846 Burns was on the Sloop Sappho off the African coast. Their principal mission was the suppression of the slave trade, and he describes, for instance, the capture of a ship with a cargo of "jewelry, trinkets, beads", typically used to buy slaves, under which was found a hidden slave deck (20 September 1843). He also found time to explore the Southern African veld ("The country here is excessively wild: not a human being to be seen, but everywhere the tracks of Zebra and leopards"). - Two oversized leaves with more pronounced edge flaws, otherwise in excellent condition with merely light creasing and nicks at edges.

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[Cabala]. Cabala, sive Scrinia Sacra, Mysteries of State and... Government: in Letters of Illustrious Persons and Great Ministers of State as well Forreign as Domestick, in the Reigns of King Henry the Eighth, Q. Elizabeth, K. James, and K. Charles. [...] Now collected and printed together in one volumn. London, G. Bedell & T. Collins, 1663. London, G. Bedell & T. Collins, 1663. Folio (209 x 313 mm). (16), 416 (but: 428), (10) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Late 18th century full calf, spine gilt and stamped, gilt cover borders, leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and matching edges.

EUR 4,500.00

Second edition of this highly interesting collection of letters by eminent personages, including Francis Bacon, Kenelm Digby, John Donne, Walter Raleigh and the monarchs enumerated in the title. "Quelques passages sont imprim. en chiffres dont la clef n'est pas donnée" (Rosenthal). First published in 1654. - Very slightly browned; slight dampstains in the lower gutter, 19th century handwritten ownership "M. Cowper" to title. The appealing binding has been professionally repaired at the hinges and reinforced from the inside. Front pastedown has engraved armorial bookplate of William (Clavering-)Cowper, after 1723 the 2nd Earl Cowper (1709-64), with his motto "Tuum est" (Franks 7108f.). Later in the Kenelm Digby collection of the physician K. Garth Huston (1926-87).
¶ Wing C 185. Rosenthal 6033. Rubin p. 9, no. 14 (this copy, described as a "very good copy"). OCLC 1394897. Cf. Lowndes 343 ("1651" in error). Not in Caillet or Dorbon.

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[Carniolan legal manuscript]. Schönleben, Johann Ludwig, historiographer and theologian (1618-1681) (ed.). Varia Statum Politicum, Judicialem, et Oeconomicum Carnoliae Concernentia.... Conscripta per Anonymum circa annum 1590. Descripta manu scribae, et famuli Joannis Ludovici Schönleben St. Theol. Doct. Proton. Ap.lici Archidiaconi Inf. Carn. Anno MDCLXXIX. [Probably Laibach, likely 1620s, with additions to 1681]. [Probably Laibach, likely 1620s, with additions to 1681]. Small folio (205 x 300 mm). German and Latin manuscript on paper. (2), 188 (but: 186, omitting 88); (15); (4), 25; (32); (9 blanks); 4 ff. (ca. 530 written pages). With a contemporary sanguine portrait of Emperor Leopold I on the front pastedown and a receipe for aloe pills, dated 1679, written on the lower. 17th century vellum.

EUR 8,500.00

A collection of mainly German (and a few Latin) legal texts, assembled thus in the 1670s by the Carniolan protonotary apostolic and sometime Jesuit J. L. Schönleben. His title page (as quoted above) is followed by a single, frayed leaf of contents covering folios 1-62, so that at least two further leaves of contents may be assumed to be lacking at the beginning. This is followed by the first and earliest part of the collection, foliated to leaf 188 and written in an earlier 17th century hand, containing the common law of the Duchy of Carniola. Because this section incorporates large parts of the so-called Private-Law Treatises of Bernhard Walther (the "father of Austrian law" who in the mid-16th century collected the Lower Austrian customary law), the present manuscript served as an important source for Max Rintelen's 1937 edition of the Treatises (cf. references below). As a form of oath on f. 5r refers to Emperor Ferdinand II, this section can be dated to no earlier than 1620; occasional textual amendments in Schönleben's later hand suggest that it was closely studied by the scholar. - The remainder of the collection is written in a different single, later scribal hand, likely by an assistant of Schönleben's, containing copies of rare legal codes and mandates: "N. ainer Ersamen Landschafft in Crain verpesserte Landschrannen Ordnung" (copied from the book printed in Graz in 1565); "Neu-auffgerichte Bergkwerchs-Ordnung über all Eisen-, Pergk- und Hammerwerch deß Fürstenthumbs Crain" (copied from the book printed in Laibach in 1587, with a facsimile of the title page traced in ink on now browned translucent paper), various addenda ("Lebensberueff Formular", "Generale ratione ecclesiasticorum bonorum de dato 1. Januar 1587", "Cassatio privilegiorum a privatis concessorum"); a long collection of the decrees of the apostolic visitation of Laibach in 1621 (extracts of which were published in 1862 based on this MS; cf. below); the milling ordinances issues by Emperor Maximilian II in 1572; instructions issued to the verderer of Crain by Emperor Ferdinand III in 1650, and numerous similar mandates mostly issued in the 17th century (but also including a Papal bull from 1122). The end is brought up by the copy of a communication of a Laibach Capuchin monk concerning the traditional Good Friday penance procession (dated 1 June 1681), a tax list for 1633-75, and a curious, extensive and apparently unpublished polemical version of the Lord's Prayer levelled against the King of Sweden ("Des Khinigs in Schwöden Vatter Unser"), juxtaposed line for line with the received text of the prayer: "Ach Khinig du khanst noch nicht recht betten / Ich glaub nit daß auf Erden Einmall / Ein solcher Khirchenrauber gewesen sey alß / Du stilst, raubst, bringst mir schaden [...]". - Provenance: 1) autograph ownership of the Carniolan jurist and historian Johann Gregor Thalnitscher von Thalberg (Dolnitscher, in Slovene: Janez Gregor Dolnicar, 1655-1719), dated 1679, on the pastedown, and his printed bookplate, dated 1680, on the title page. Thalnitscher, who obviously received the book during Schönleben's lifetime, has been called "the spirit of cultural rebirth in the Baroque in Ljubljana". He was keenly interested in the arts, and it is likely that the gifted portrait of Emperor Leopold I (here called "Semper Augustus Princeps Carniolae") under his handwritten ownership is his own work. 2) Private collection of Baron Anton Codelli (fl. 1850s), director of the Historical Society for Carniola. 3) Acquired by the Historical Society for Carniola from Codelli in 1856. 4) Traded to the Austrian legal historian and numismatist Arnold Luschin von Ebengreuth (1841-1932) in 1880, as confirmed by a signed and sealed statement issued by the Society (represented by their secretary, August Dimitz) mounted on the reverse of the title page: "Bestätigung daß die Handschrift 'Tractate Walters, Landschrannenordnung für Krain etc.' vom historischen Verein für Krain im Tauschwege an Herrn Prof. Dr. Arnold Luschin v. Ebengreuth gegen 'Rosolenz Anti-Rungius Gründlicher Gegenbericht etc. Gräz 1607' und mehrere Familie Khisel betreffende Archivalien überlassen wurde. Laibach, 29. März 1880". 5) Given to Lushin's former student, the legal historian Max Rintelen (1880-1965), by Lushin's heirs ca. 1933 (cf. his signed note in blue ink on the reverse of the title page: "Von Luschins Erben erhalten"); his visiting card (as lecturer in Königsberg, 1909) is loosely inserted. - Spine and extremeties professionally repaired. Interior very well preserved and clean throughout; entirely complete save for the table of contents; the extant leaf of contents frayed at the edges with some loss to text (professionally repaired).
¶ Von dem historischen Vereine für Krain im J. 1856 erworbene Gegenstände, in: Mittheilungen des historischen Vereins für Krain 11 (1856), p. 111 no. LXXV. A. Dimitz, Decreta visitationis Apostolicae Ecclesiae ac Diocesis Labacensis a Fre Sixto Carcano Ep.o Germanicense Visitatore Apostolico peractae ao. 1621, in: Mittheilungen des Historischen Vereins für Krain 17 (1862), pp. 11f., 30-32. A. Dimitz, Geschichte Krains von der ältesten Zeit bis auf das Jahr 1813 (Laibach 1874), p. 251 note 1. M. Rintelen, Bernhard Walthers privatrechtliche Traktate (Leipzig 1937), Ms. LK (p. XVIII).

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Celan, Paul, German-language poet (1920-1970). Autograph poem signed ("Unkel Paol"). No place, "zum 9. Juni 1960". No place, "zum 9. Juni 1960". Oblong 8vo. 2 pp.

EUR 7,500.00

An attractive and touchingly humorous poem for Jakob Demus (born on 9 June 1959), the son of the art historian and writer Klaus Demus, one of Celan's closest friends. Jakob would go one to become a celebrated artist, noted for his diamond drypoint etchings. One of his earliest teachers was the graphic artist Gisèle Celan-Lestrange, who married Celan in 1952.
¶ Paul Celan, Die Gedichte aus dem Nachlaß, ed. B. Badiou, J. C. Rambach and B. Wiedemann (Frankfurt am Main, 1997).

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Clénard, Nicolaus. Peregrinationum, ac de rebus Machometicis epistolae elegantissimae. Accessere... autem supra priorem editionem aliquot epistolae ut amoenae ita salsae, sed citra gentis alicuius offensionem. Leuven, (Reyner Velpius for) Martin Rotarius, 1551. Leuven, (Reyner Velpius for) Martin Rotarius, 1551. 8vo. (166) pp., final blank f. With several Arabic interspersions in the text. Modern half calf with marbled covers, spine gilt with red label. All edges sprinkled in red.

EUR 7,500.00

Second, significantly expanded edition of 24 travel letters by the Dutch educator and enthusiast of Arabic Nicolaes Cleynaerts (Clénard, 1493-1542), who visited Spain, Portugal and Morocco during the last years of his life, sending Latin letters "dated variously from 1535 to 1541" (Weber) to friends in his native Belgium: "He moved from Louvain to Salamanca and then to Fez (in 1540), so as to expand his knowledge of the Arabic language. In Granada he undertook a translation of the Qur'an. His letters to Latomus (1510-96) date from this time, when he was preoccupied with Qur'anic studies" (cf. Göllner I, p. 416); "his missives give a narrative of his journey to Morocco and provide critical commentaries on Islam" (cf. Göllner II, p. 18). Latomus's first collection, published in 1550, had comprised no more than 14 letters (while a "fragmentary publication" of Clénard's letters "concerned with the teaching of Latin" had appeared as early as 1546). "Notably the letters to Latomus of July 1539 and of April 1541 contain quotations in Arabic in a barely readable version of the original script" (Smitskamp, PO 248). Clénard had become acquainted with Islamic theology in Granada, learning Arabic from a local Moor, and endeavoured to familiarize Christianity and Islam with each other more closely. In Morocco he was welcomed by the Sultan, but his opposition to the slave trade, in which the Portuguese consul in Fez was involved, resulted in a cabal that forced him to flee back to Spain, and he died in the Alhambra soon after. His letters bear witness to the Spanish, Portuguese, and Moroccan history of his age and preserve his thoughts about the common ground between the Muslim and Christian faiths. - Some insignificant browning; an appealing copy. Rare: in 1999 the Burrell copy, the only copy in auction records, commanded £1,400 in spite of poor condition.
¶ Adams C 2160. BM-STC Dutch 54. Göllner 903. Weber II, 142. Pettegree/Walsby, Netherlandish Books 8448. Riant 3531. Chauvin (Clénard), p. 170f. Cf. Brunet II, 99 (other eds.).

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Collingwood, William. Trigonometrical Survey of a part of Mesopotamia. From... Hillah to the Ruins of Niffer with the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. London, J. & C. Walker, 1862. London, J. & C. Walker, 1862. 101 x 71 cm. Constant ratio linear horizontal scale, ca. 1:150,000. Signed by Collingwood.

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Impressive, early, large-scale map of central Iraq, showing the area between Al Hillah (100 km south of Baghdad) to the ruins of the ancient Sumerian city of Nippur. Indicates sand hills, canals, old river beds, tracks, cultivated areas. Includes inset plans and views of Tel Ibrahim, Zibbleyeh, Nejmi, Niffer, and the Niffer Mounds. - Some paper defects and edge damage restored. Rare; copies are known in no more than two public collections (Bodleian; British Library). Personal copy of the cartographer William Collingwood, signed by himself as well as by Cdr. W. B. Selby, R.I.N. - Selby began his distinguished surveying career in 1837 when, as a midshipman, he embarked on the expedition first to lay navigation buoys in the mouths of the Indus River and then to chart some coastal areas in the Horn of Africa. By 1846 he was back working off the mouth of the Indus, having made his reputation in Mesopotamia (in 1840-41), and thereafter achieved considerable acclaim for his numerous other surveys, including those during the military expedition to Persia in 1856, before returning to England at the end of 1862. He was succeeded as Surveyor of Mesopotamia by his protégé, Lt. William Collingwood (a distant cousin of the Admiral), who had already done much valuable work in the region, including the large-scale, though surreptitious, mapping of Baghdad in 1855, described by him as follows: "The survey of the city of Baghdad was completed entirely by myself and under very unpleasant restrictions [...] The Turkish Government were not to know anything about it [...] and I was left to survey the town as best I could, and under such difficulties that at times I had to note bearings and paces all over my white shirt, where best I could get the pencil at the time [...]". During this same expedition, Collingwood also surveyed the Shatt-ul-Arab, the city of Bussorah (also by stealth) and much of the country between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and he was undoubtedly one of the most gifted and productive R.I.N. surveyors of his day.
¶ OCLC 863254646.

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Collingwood, William, R.I.N. surveyor (fl. 1840s-1860s). Journal of a voyage from London to Bombay. On board the "Oriental", 1846. On board the "Oriental", 1846. 8vo. English ms. in blue ink on paper. 69 pp., interleaved with pink blotting paper. With several coloured ink sketches. Bound in red morocco with inscribed cover "Journal of the proceedings on board the ship Oriental from London to Bombay". Marbled endpapers, inscribed "W. Collingwood. Journal Book".

EUR 3,500.00

A passage journal kept aboard the ship "Oriental" from London around Africa to Bombay between 6 January and 30 May 1846, written in a neat and clear hand with occasional coloured ink sketches. The varied content includes weather observations, poetry, and day-to-day commentary: "March 31st 1846 Tuesday: A large shoal of porpoises playing about the bows the mate went out on the dolphin striker to harpoon one but was unsuccessful [...]", "May 11th 1846 Monday: This morning we sighted Coëtivy, it is a low rocky shore sprinkled with Cocoa nut trees etc., before 12 it was out of sight [...]" (includes a panoramic sketch of the coastline). - Lieutenant William Collingwood, a distant cousin of the Admiral, was an R.I.N. surveyor who did much valuable work in Iraq, including the large-scale, though surreptitious, mapping of Baghdad in 1855. During this same expedition, Collingwood also surveyed the Shatt-ul-Arab, the city of Bussorah (also by stealth) and much of the country between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and he was undoubtedly one of the most gifted and productive R.I.N. surveyors of his day. - Binding slightly rubbed at extremeties; in good condition altogether.

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Darwin, Charles, English naturalist (1809-1882). Autograph letter signed. Down Farnborough Kent, 8. [VIII. 1850]. Down Farnborough Kent, 8. [VIII. 1850]. 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium.

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An important letter which underscores Darwin's belief in the scientific significance of the study of Cirripedia (barnacles). To Nathaniel Thomas Wetherell: "I fear that you will think me a sad trespasser on your kindness & forbearance, when I tell you that I have not actually completed my description of Loricula; but I shall do it directly & write now to obtain your permission to take (myself) your specimen to Mr. James De C. Sowerby to [be] drawn for publication by the Palæontographical Society.- I have received Mr [John Wickham] Flower's specimens, & some from Denmark but none are related to the Loricula, which is as perplexing as ever to me.- Immediately that Mr Sowerby has with your permission figured the Loricula (& I shall take it up in a fortnight) it shall be returned to you. - Is there any safe place where I could leave it in London for you, or shall I return it by a messenger? - I believe I did once before ask you, whether you have any other fossil Cirripedia. - To save you the trouble of answering, I will assume, without I hear to the contrary that Mr Sowerby may figure it. - With my best thanks | I remain dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin | I assure you that it has not been idleness which has delayed me, but numbers of specimens of other fossil Cirri[pe]des". - We are able to date this letter precisely because August 1850 was the only month with a 'Thursday 8th' in the period between the Palaeontographical Society's decision to publish Fossil Cirripedia and the publication of the first volume of this work in 1851, in which Loricula pulchella is described (Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 81-6). - James de Carle Sowerby drew all the figures of the specimens in the first volume of Fossil Cirripedia. At the time of writing, Darwin does not seem to have known that George Brettingham Sowerby Jr had described and figured this particular specimen in 1843. However, since that time Wetherell had cleared away more material from the specimen, revealing features not seen by G.B. Sowerby Jr, and a new drawing was made for Darwin's description (Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 81). (Darwin Correspondence Project). - Published by the Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge, as Letter no. DCP-LETT-1267. - Slight damage to paper (no loss to text) and in some parts professionally restored.

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Dvorák, Antonín, Czech composer (1841-1904). Portrait signed with autograph musical quotation. Vysoká, 7. VII. 1901. Vysoká, 7. VII. 1901. 165 x 110 mm. Framed.

EUR 9,500.00

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Ehrenfest, Paul, Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist (1880-1933). Autograph postcard signed, and with some mathematical calculations. Leiden, [12 February 1916]. Leiden, [12 February 1916]. (Oblong) 8vo. 2 pp. With autogr. address; signature repeated in sender identification.

EUR 4,500.00

In German, thanking the mathematician David Hilbert for sending him his latest scientific treatise, and mentioning his current preoccupation with Einstein's theory: "[...] At the moment I am extremely impatient to get to know your proof of Theorem I [...]". - Small loss of singular letters through punched holes, otherwise in good condition.

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Ermakov, (Dmitri Ivanovich). [The fire on the oil field in Baku]. Baku, Azerbaijan, 1880s. Baku, Azerbaijan, 1880s. Albumen print, titled and numbered "7349" in the lower edge of the negative. 101 x 147 mm.

EUR 3,500.00

Impressive document of a fire at the oil field owned by Branobel, the company operated by the brothers Ludvig and Robert Nobel which in the late 19th century produced fifty percent of the world's oil. - The Russian photographer Ermakov trained as a military topographer and took part in the Russo-Turkish War before setting up his photographic business in Tbilisi. He travelled extensively as far as Iran and took part in several archaeological expeditions in the Caucasus, leaving a series of unique photographs.

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