In defence of astrology, against Luther, calling Avicenna as a witness
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Fries, Lorenz. Ein kurtze Schirmred der Kunst Astrologie, wider etliche... unverstandene Vernichter, auch etliche Antwurt uff die Reden und Fragen Martini Luthers Augustiners, so er in seinen zehen Gebote[n] unformlich wider dise Ku[n]st getho[n] hat. (Strasbourg, Johann Grüninger, 1520). (Strasbourg, Johann Grüninger, 1520). 4to. (20) pp. (final blank). With woodcut title border. 18th century marbled wrappers.

EUR 7,500.00

Extremely rare first and only edition: a defence of astrology written against the criticisms of Martin Luther, quoting Avicenna and other Arabic scholars. "In 1520 Luther had published a comment to the decalogue, including among the violators of the first commandment also magicians, necromancers, and astrologers. Luther's hostility toward astrology was great; moreover, this anti-astronomical polemic on a religious basis was widespread enough as was the traditional, contrary attempt to show [...] the religious legitimacy of astrology. But, coming from a heretic such as Luther, this new attack on astrology could very easily be turned around. Laurent Fries, a physician and astrologer of Colmar, intervened in defense of the science of the stars with a short work (Ein kurtze Schirmred der Kunst Astrologie ... [A Brief Defense of the Art of Astrology], J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1520) written in the form of a dialogue between Fries himself and Luther. In this work Fries tried to show that astrology was, from a Christian point of view, perfectly orthodox and not therefore, as Luther had maintained, a pagan science" (cf. C. Ginzburg, Il nicodemismo [Turin, 1970], p. 30). Among the witnesses called by Fries in defense of astrology are not only the gospels and the great thinkers of antiquity, but also several of the great Muslim philosophers and physicians, including Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (Rhazes) and 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi (Haly Abbas). - Occasional insignificant browning; some smudging of printer's ink on second and third folio; contemporary correction and marginal note in ink on fol. A2v. Apparently removed from an old sammelband, numbered "37" at the head of the title by an early hand. Not a single copy is known in the trade; only one is listed via VD16 (in the Bavarian State Library in Munich; a variant imprint of the title is in Göttingen).
¶ VD 16, F 2861. USTC 644398. Not in Pegg, Hohenemser, Knaacke, Kuczynski etc.

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[General Staff, India]. Tribal Lists of (1) Muntafik Ajwad (2) Muntafik... Bani Sa'id (3) Bani Hakim. Catalogue No. O.A. 83. Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, 1917. Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, 1917. Folio (210 x 330 mm). (2), 65, (1) pp. Original printed boards, spine reinforced with cloth.

EUR 3,500.00

Annotated tables of the tribes making up "Al-Muntafiq", a large Arab tribal league in southern and central Iraq then in struggle against British occupation. Edited from the Basrah Arab Bureau's confidential British government handbook "The Muntafik" published that same year. - Corners chipped; erased stamps; stamp and handwritten ownership of "Harry J. Almond, Arabian Mission" (American Mission School). Extremely rare; no copies in OCLC or the British Library.

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[Glubb, John Bagot]. Handbook of the Nomad, Semi-Nomad, Semi-Sedentary and Sedentary... Tribes of Syria. G.S.I. (T). Headquarters, Ninth army, February 1942. G.S.I. (T). Headquarters, Ninth army, February 1942. 8vo. (4), XV, (1), 186 pp. With large folding map and two folding tables. Bound in modern navy cloth, lacking original wrappers and four preliminary bank leaves but retaining errata slip (on other, reddish paper).

EUR 4,500.00

This document is the property of H.B.M. Government, and is issued for the information of officers and responsible officials. - Very rare. COPAC lists three holdings in the UK, at SOAS, the British Museum and Oxford. OCLC adds five holdings, at the American University in Beirut, Princeton, Duke University, Monash University and Keio University. - Interior very browned throughout, some marginal chipping to final pages and with a typescript insert (updating the information therein). One of the folding tables is split along the fold. 1947 Aleppo ownership and later inscription on flyleaf.

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The Sultan’s Mosque
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Herz, Max / Lajnat Hifz al-Athar al-`Arabiyah. La mosquée du Sultan Hassan au Caire. Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1899. Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1899. Folio (422 x 522 mm). (8), 34 pp., 20 tables (3 double-sided, 1 coloured) and 9 illustrations within the text. Leaves and plates stored loosely in original decorated dark green cloth portfolio.

EUR 8,500.00

First edition of this fundamental work on the Sultan Hassan mosque in Cairo, built in 1356/59 during the Mamluk era. One of the largest mosques in the world, it is famous not only for its sheer size, but also for its monumental portal, itself a work of art. - Herz (1856-1919), born a Hungarian in Arad County and trained as an architect in Budapest and Vienna, joined the Technical Office of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1882. In 188 he was made head architect of the Cairo "Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe" and head conservator of Arabic monuments at the Egyptian ministry for religious foundations (waqf). His hopes that the publication of the monograph would lead to a commission for restoring the mosque were not to be fulfilled. - Occasional minor edge flaws, but well preserved. Rare: a single copy on the market since 1975.
¶ OCLC 7065880.

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Post-incunabular edition of the travels of Sir John Mandeville, visiting Egypt and the lands of Prester John
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Hese, Johannes Witte de. Itinerarius Joannis de Hese presbyteri a Hierusalem describens... dispositiones terrarum insularum montium et aquarum. Ac etiam quedam mirabilia et pericula per diversas partes mundi contingentia lucidissime enarrans. Tractatus de decem nationibus et sectis christianorum. Epistola Joannis soldani ad Pium papam secundum. Epistola responsoria Pii pape ad soldanum. Joannis presbyteri, maximi Indorum et Ethiopum christianorum imperatoris et patriarche, epistola ad Emanuelem, Rome gubernatorem, de ritu et moribus Indorum deque ejus potentia, divitiis et excellentia. Tractatus pulcherrimus de situ et dispositione regionum et insularum totius Indie, necnon de rerum mirabilium ac gentium diversitate. [Deventer, Jacques de Breda, 1504]. [Deventer, Jacques de Breda, 1504]. 4to. (38) pp., final blank leaf. Rubricated in red ink throughout, Modern full calf in period style.

EUR 45,000.00

A scarce and early edition of this important account of travels in the East. A medieval journey narrative comparable to the Travels of John Mandeville, the "Itinerarius" of Johannes Witte de Hese, a priest of Utrecht, is thought to date to c. 1389. The text circulated in manuscript in the fifteenth century, with the first printed edition being produced in Cologne ca 1490. This postincunabular edition was printed in 1504 in the Dutch city of Deventer by Jacques de Breda. During his eastward voyage Witte travels beyond Jerusalem, observing flying fish in the Red Sea en route to Egypt, then crosses the Sinai desert to visit St. Catherine's Monastery before returning to the Nile. Sailing from Damietta to the coast of Ethiopia, he is briefly taken captive by brigands before journeying onward to the kingdom of Prester John where he marvels at the extraordinary palace there. He also records a visit to the island housing the shrine of St. Thomas. Before returning to Jerusalem, Witte spends more than a year roaming the remotest parts of the seas. Unicorns, pygmies, Gog and Magog, and a whale the size of an island add to the exotic flavour of this seminal text in the development of European travel literature.
¶ Nijhoff/Kronenberg 1217. Röhricht 1389B. Tobler 43.

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First substantial English translation of Ibn Batuta's travels through the Islamic world and beyond
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Ibn Batuta & Samuel Lee (editor). The Travels of Ibn Batuta. Translated from the... abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work. (Including:) Report of the proceedings of the first general meeting of the subscribers to the Oriental translation fund, with the prospectus, report of the committee and regulations. London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J. L. Cox) and sold by J. Murray, Parbury, Allen & Co. and Howel & Stewart, 1829. London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J. L. Cox) and sold by J. Murray, Parbury, Allen & Co. and Howel & Stewart, 1829. Large 4to (32 x 26). "XVIII" [= XX], (2), 243, (1) pp. With various passages including the original Arabic text. Also with a subscription leaf for the Marquss of Landsdowne ("this copy was printed for the most noble the Marquess of Landsdowne"), printed in black and blue, with wood-engraved illustration, in a cast floral border printed in red. Later half calf.

EUR 17,500.00

First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-68/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. - The account known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited. He describes, for example, the city of Aden as follows: "From this place I went to the city of Aden, which is situated on the sea-shore. This is a large city, but without either seed, water, or tree. They have, however, reservoirs, in which they collect the rain-water for drinking. Some rich merchants reside here: and vessels from India occasionally arrive here. The inhabitants are modest and religious" (p. 55). - Endpapers, half-title and subscription leaf foxed, some spots on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy, only slightly trimmed leaving generous margins. Binding very good as well.
¶ Howgego, to 1800, B47.

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Jones [Commander James Felix, I.N.]. Selection from the Records of the Bombay Government.... Memoirs by Commander James Felix Jones, I.N. Bombay, for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857. Bombay, for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1857. Large 8vo. xxii, (2), 500, (folding leaf of appendix) pp. With 27 (of 32) plates, mostly folded and coloured. Modern half calf with marbled paper boards. Red morocco label to gilted spine.

EUR 15,000.00

First edition, very rare. The volume includes seven important historical, archaeological and geographical essays covering Baghdad, the Nahrwan canal and large parts of Kurdistan, the topography of Nineveh and the old course of the River Tigris. Also included are some 30 maps and plates, many in colour, most notably the ground-plan of Baghdad. Felix Jones first saw service on the Palinurus, surveying the northern part of the Red Sea, whilst a later commission found him engaged on the Arabian survey under Haines. In 1839 he surveyed the harbour of Graine of Kuwait and this led to an almost continuous period of service in Mesopotamia and the Gulf, ending in 1862 as Political Agent in the Persian Gulf, in which capacity he planned the British invasion of Persia. - Lacks the large maps of the Katul es Kesrawi and River Tigris. Labels to spine chipped, spine faded, occasional blue pencil markings between pages 259 & 288, and between pages 364 & 368. Generally text and plates very clean and fresh, map at page 136 torn at fold with no loss. - No pocket is present in the rebinding nor are the 3 maps which the pocket should contain. Paper slightly browned, otherwise in good condition.

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Arcana publicata vilescunt
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Jung, C[arl] G[ustav], Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology (1875-1961). Photograph signed ("C. G. Jung") and inscribed "Arcana... publicata vilescunt". N. p., [1959]. N. p., [1959]. 225 x 185 mm. Framed and glazed.

EUR 9,500.00

Showing him in conversation with Hugh Burnett, the plinth of a bust showing behind him, at a tea-table. - The haunting phrase "Arcana Publicata Vilescunt", which may roughly be translated as "secret knowledge when published is made profane", is to be found on the title-page of the first edition of the "Chemical Wedding" of Christian Rosenkreutz (1616), an alchemical allegory by the early Rosicrucian and later Silesian father, Johann Valentin Andreae, and edited by the aptly-named Johann Friedrich Jung. The teasing inscription on this photograph refers to the fact that it was Hugh Burnett's programme, "Face to Face", that brought Jung into contact with a mass audience for the first time. One of the viewers of the programme, Wolfgang Foges, contacted Burnett's interviewer, John Freeman, and asked him to contact Jung to sound him out about the possibility of writing a book explaining his views for the intelligent general reader rather than the specialist. Freeman conducted two interviews to this end with Jung, but was met with a firm but polite refusal. Jung then had a dream in which he was speaking in a public forum to 'a multitude of people who were listening to him with wrapt attention and understanding what he said'. When asked by Foges if he would reconsider, Jung agreed, on the condition that it consisted not just of his own writings but included essays by his closest followers, and was to be edited by Freeman. The result, which was to appear after Jung's death, was "Man and His Symbols", 1964 (cf. Deirdre Bair, Jung: A Biography [2004], pp. 619-620).

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The first Islamic geography
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Katib Chelebi (Haji Khalifa/Mustafa ibn Abdallah). Gihan Numa, geographia orientalis, ex Turcico in Latinum... versa a Matth. Norberg. Pars prima (-secunda). Lund, Berling, 1818. Lund, Berling, 1818. 8vo. 2 vols. VII, (1), 639, (1) pp. 559, (1) pp. Later marbled wrappers.

EUR 7,500.00

Only Latin edition of the first modern geography and atlas of the Islamic world, translated by Matthias Norberg (1747-1826). For his famous universal Islamic geography the Ottoman historian and bibliographer Katib Chelebi (1609-57), one of the principal intellectual figures of the 17th century Ottoman empire, drew on Mercator's and Hondius's "Atlas Minor" as well as other Western sources, making them available to the Islamic world for the first time. It was first printed at the first Turkish press by Ibrahim Müteferrika in 1732. "Of the utmost interest both as the best-known work of Ottoman geographical literature and as the document of a pivotal moment in the history of ideas" (Wolff, Mercator 2.12.a). - Occasional brownstaining due to paper; occasional duststains to margins. Untrimmed, uncut copy of this rare edition.
¶ Brunet III, 8. OCLC 84953456.

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[Kitab alf laylah wa-laylah - German]. Tausend und Eine Nacht. Arabische Erzählungen. Zum erstenmal... aus einer Tunesischen Handschrift ergänzt und vollständig übersetzt von Max. Habicht, F. H. van der Hagen und Karl Schall. Breslau, Josef Max, 1825. Breslau, Josef Max, 1825. Small 8vo. 15 vols., uniformly bound in near-contemporary half calf with gilt spine and red spine labels.

EUR 2,800.00

First printing of this German edition, based on a complete translation prepared by Antoine Galland (1646-1715). The so-called "Galland ms." which he had bought in 1701 is the oldest Arabic text extant (dating from 1450 or later). Maximilian Habicht (1775-1839) lived in Paris for a decade as a member of the Prussian delegation. He knew vernacular Arabic well and separately published an edition of the Arabic text of the "Nights" (cf. Fück). - Slightly browned; bookplates of the Viennese collector Rudolf Jelinek on pastedowns; collector's stamps to titles.
¶ Chauvin IV, 248. Hayn/Gotendorf V, 276. Cf. Fück 157.

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Kleist, Heinrich von. Das Käthchen von Heilbronn oder die Feuerprobe. Ein... großes historisches Ritterschauspiel. Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1810. Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1810. 8vo. 198 pp., final blank. Contemp. half calf with marbled covers, giltstamped blue spine label and appealingly gilt spine. All edges dyed green.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition. - Prettily bound and well preserved: a crisp and wide-margined copy, only slightly browned with very occasional foxing. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "Meinem Freunde Eduard Ludolff für -- / W. Haering / Berl. d. 8ten Novbr. 1821" (probably by the writer Wilhelm Haering, known under his pen name Willibald Alexis, for his school-friend, the lawyer Eduard Ludolff [1797-1857], who squandered his fortune on the arts and artists and later drowned himself); with another ownership, dated 1908 (Achim von Steman?). Acquired from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law.
¶ WG² 7. Goedeke VI, 102, 6. Sembdner 21, 8.

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Kramer, Eduard, architect (1874-1943), student of Otto Wagner. Skizze für die neuen Hotelbauten in Brioni (Sketches... for the new hotels in Brioni). No place, 16. X. 1905. No place, 16. X. 1905. 565 x 175 mm. Facade elevation (pencil with sprayed watercolour background), hand-captioned, signed and dated at lower right. Mounted on coloured paper, with two rings for suspension.

EUR 1,500.00

Extremely decorative architectural drawing, entirely in the style of Kramer's teacher Otto Wagner, in whose specialist school of architecture he had been educated from 1894/5 onwards. As the contemporary mounting shows, Kramer had intended the drawing for presentation purposes from the beginning. Kramer, born in Galicia, worked as a freelance architect in Vienna; he was probably among the creators of what Peter Altenberg termed the "sea of apartment buildings" which sprung up all over Vienna around the turn of the century (cf. M. Pozzetto, Die Schule Otto Wagners 1894-1912 [Vienna 1980], p. 235).

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a unique showcase of Ottoman technical competence: the earliest comprehensive study on the history and theory of Ottoman architecture
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Launay, [Victor] Marie de / Montani Effendi. [Usul-i mimari-î Osmanî]. L’Architecture Ottomane. Ouvrage autorisé par... Iradé Impérial et publie sous le patronage de Son Excellence Edhem Pacha, Ministre des Travaux Publics, Président de la Commision Imperiale Ottomane pour L'Exposition Universelle de 1873, à Vienne. / Die Ottomanische Baukunst [...]. Constantinople, Imprimerie et Lithographie Centrales / Pascal Sebah, 1873. Constantinople, Imprimerie et Lithographie Centrales / Pascal Sebah, 1873. Folio (390 x 518 mm). VII, (1), 81, (4), 82-86, (2) pp.; 58 pp. With 190 lithographed plates (14 in colour). Modern full black morocco gilt, spine in six compartments gilt, remains of original wrapper cover title inset within lower cover.

EUR 18,500.00

First and only edition of "the earliest comprehensive study on the history and theory of Ottoman architecture" (Ersoy, p. 117). Only a few copies of this rare work, produced to the most exacting standards of the day, appear to have been printed. It was produced under the patronage of Edhem Pasha, president of the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The text (in German and French, followed by Turkish) consists of a series of monographs. The entire work was "prepared [...] by a diverse group of artists, architects, and bureaucrats who had close professional ties with the palace. The text begins with a lengthy historical overview that embodies a pioneering attempt to define and represent the entire Ottoman architectural past according to the norms of modern historiography [...] The editor of the whole volume, and the author of a substantial portion of the original text, was the amateur historian and artist Victor Marie de Launay, a 'naturalized' Frenchman who held a secretarial position in the Ministry of Trade and Public Works [...] With a keen scholarly interest in architecture, art, and traditional crafts, Marie de Launay, throughout his lengthy bureaucratic career in the imperial capital, was deeply involved in the representation of the Ottoman state in the world expositions [...] The expertly crafted plates that supplement the text of the 'Usul' include plans, elevations, and section of various Ottoman buildings as well as a rich panoply of decorative details and ornamental patterns, all meticulously depicted in accordance with the academic standards of the Beaux-Arts model [...] Accompanying the monochrome illustrations are fourteen chromolithographic plates (printed in the Sébah studios in Istanbul), skillfully drafted with vibrant and sharply delineated colors. In the superior technical quality and graphic precision of its illustrations, the 'Usul' is duly comparable to its highly acclaimed European counterparts, such as Owen Jones's 'The Grammar of Ornament' (London, 1956), Auguste Racinet's 'L'ornement polychrome' (Paris, 1869), or Jules Bourgoin's 'Les arts arabes' (Paris, 1873). Thus, leaving aside the intellectual scope of its text, the 'Usul' must be considered an artistic specimen in and of itself, conceived as a unique showcase of Ottoman technical competence in the art of publishing" (ibid., p. 117-120). The set is not infrequently encountered incomplete: even the Blackmer copy lacked a plate, and that of William Morris (now in the Calouste Gulbenkian Library) lacked three. - Occasional slight brownstaining (not concerning plates), but entirely complete and finely bound to style.
¶ Blackmer 956. OCLC 5465203. A. Ersoy, "Architecture and the Search for Ottoman Origins in the Tanzimat Period", in: J. Bailey et al. (ed.), History and Ideology [Leiden 2007], p. 117ff. Not in Atabey.

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Le Roy, Jacques. Castella & praetoria nobilium Brabantiae, coenobiaque celebriora, ad... vivum delineata, inquatuor partes divisa: complectens agrum Lovaniensem, Bruxellensem, Antverpiensem, et Sylvae-Ducensem. Leiden, Peter van der Aa, 1699. Leiden, Peter van der Aa, 1699. Folio (285 x 430 mm). Engraved half-title, (8) pp., letterpress title with engraved vignette, letterpress half-title, engraved dedication, 15, (1), 17-71, (1), 73-129, (1), 142 ff., (8) pp. With 5 double-page engraved maps, 185 half-page engraved views in the text, and 22 plates (full-page, double-page, and folding, and foliated as 1 or 2 leaves), as well as an engraved headpiece and armorial tailpiece. (Bound with): L'érection de toutes les terres, seigneuries, & familles titrées du Brabant. Ibid., 1699. (8), 108 pp. With engraved vignette on title page, double-page map of Brabant (same as in first work), engraved dedication, and 7 engraved views in the text. Contemporary full vellum with remains of ties.

EUR 9,500.00

Fourth, expanded edition of this monumental suite of views showing the chateaux, abbeys, and cities of the Belgian province of Brabant, all finely engraved by G. Bouttats, H. Cause, J. Harrewijn, J. Meyssens, L. Vorsterman, R. Whitehand, and others, after F. Bauduin, W. Hollar, J. van Croes and J. van Werden. Includes a general map of Brabant (from Janssonius/Waesbergen) and four detail maps of the various parts (Louvain, Bruxelles, Antwerp, and Bois-le-Duc). Descriptive text in Latin, French, and Dutch. Among the large-scale plates are a plan of Antwerp and a view of the cathedral, St. Michael's Monastery, Eelwijt Castle, etc. Includes, as common, the author's separately published "Érection du Brabant", extracts from the letters patent granting the establishment of the various nobles' seigneuries. - Some slight waterstaining and brownstaining to margins. Dedication and map of the Louvain area loose with some edge flaws; large tears to the folding views of the Groenendael Priory and of Tongerlo Abbey. Binding rubbed and stained. Most views clean and crisp, in good, well-defined impressions. In all a good copy of this much-sought collection of views.
¶ Brunet III, 1002. Bibl. Belgica III, 852/854 (L 108).

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[Magic tricks]. Teufelselixir oder das Ganze der geheimen Magie. Oder... Der kleine Hexenmeister und Memotech[n]ik [!] (Gedächtnislehre). Karten- Physikalische- Chemische Kunststück. Germany, ca 1850s. Germany, ca 1850s. 4to (190 x 232 mm). German manuscript, brown ink on paper. 2 parts in one volume: Title, 25 pp. Title, 26 pp., with an incomplete table of contents on the inside of the lower cover. With numerous pen-and-ink sketches and tables, some lightly coloured in red. Contemporary pink half cloth over marbled boards with handwritten label (as quoted) to upper cover.

EUR 3,000.00

Highly interesting manuscript collection of magic tricks, divided into two parts: card tricks ("Der Kartenkünstler oder 50 leichte Kartenkunststücke") and physical, chemical, sleight-of-hand, and mnemonics tricks ("Physikalische-, Chemische- und Geschwindigkeits-Kunstücke [!] und Memotechnik [!]"). In spite of the title, the first part contains only 31 tricks, with a final number "32" showing that more were to follow before this collection was abandoned. The second part contains 37 effects, including such tricks as "Bosco's famous ball game", "The dead crab", "How to spirit a dollar through the surface of a table", "How to make a coin invisible in one's palm", "The magical Quodlibet", several rope and knot tricks, as well as a joke item such as "How to eat three pieces of sugar and then spirit them under a hat" (namely by putting the hat on one's head). - Binding somewhat rubbed. Occasional slight brownstaining; the final few pages are supplied in a different handwriting. Numerous illustrations explain the knots and loops described.

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14th-century tales of travels in Turkey, the Middle East, Near East, India and the East Indies, including an account of the birth of Muhammad
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Mandeville, John. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile,... Kt. Which Treateth of the Way to Hierusalem: and of Marvayles of Inde, with other Islands and Countryes. London, J. Woodman, D. Lyon & C. Davis, 1725. London, J. Woodman, D. Lyon & C. Davis, 1725. 8vo. XVI, (8), 384, (8) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary calf with giltstamped cover fillets, rebacked to style with giltstamped red label, leading edges gilt. All edges sprinkled in red.

EUR 7,500.00

Rare, reliable 18th-century English edition of the classic (though partly fictional) 14th-century account presented as voyages of Sir John Mandeville through Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Syria, Persia, Arabia, India and the East Indies, published from a 15th-century manuscript in the Cottonian Library (MS Titus C XVI). "This is the completest edition up to date" (Cox). According to the story he set off on his travels in 1322 from Saint Albans in England, returned in 1343, wrote the present account in 1364 and died in 1371. It was originally written in French and is thought to have been compiled from various sources by Jehan d'Outremeuse (1338-1400) or Jean de Bourgoigne (d. 1372) of Liege. It includes many well-known stories and illustrations of monstrous people and animals in exotic lands. The book also includes genuine descriptions of the regions covered and gave many Europeans their first notions of the Near East, Middle East, India and East Indies. The part on Arabia includes an account of the birth of Muhammad (p. 169). - Occasional slight browning, but well-preserved. Provenance: Sold as a duplicate by the Bodleian Library (with the Radcliffe Infirmary's armorial bookplate and cancellation stamp); later in the collection of H. C. Gleave (his bookplate).
¶ Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 12. Cox I, 319. Cf. Henze III, 363 (1883 reprint of this edition). Gay 2128.

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Markham, Gervase. Markham's Maister-Peece, Containing all Knowledge Belonging to the... Smith, Farrier, or Horse-Leech, Touching the Curing of all Diseases in Horses [...] Now the seventh time newly imprinted, corrected and augmented [...]. London, William Wilson, 1651. London, William Wilson, 1651. 4to. (14), 591, (23) pp, final blank. With additional engr. title page (frontispiece), 4 full-page text woodcuts (2 folding) and several smaller woodcuts in the text, as well as 1 folding woodcut plate, latterly backed with cloth. Sumptuous mid-19th-century three quarter morocco binding with gilt spine.

EUR 15,000.00

Extremely rare and early edition of this great English hippiatric manual, first published in 1615, by one of the earliest western owners of and dealers in Arabian horses. A distinctly modern touch is provided by the small woodcut pointing hands scattered about the margins, denoting new cures and "medicines that are most certaine and approved; and heretofore never published". Gervase (Gervais, Jarvis) Markham, as well as his father Robert, a Nottinghamshire MP and Sheriff, was the owner of valuable horses, and "is said to have imported the first Arab. In a list of Sir Henry Sidney's horses in 1589 'Pied Markham' is entered as having been sold to the French ambassador [and it, or a horse of the same name, may have been given to Markham by Sir Francis Walsingham], and Gervase sold an Arabian horse to James I for £500" (DNB). - Variously browned; occasional corner faults (no loss to text). From the library of Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bt. (1800-62), member of an eminent Anglo-Catholic noble family who sat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1835 (his bookplate on front pastedown; a later bookplate is opposite on the flyleaf).
¶ Wing M659. Poynter 20.7. Wellcome IV, 56 (incomplete). Cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, 156. Huth p. 17 (other editions).

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Why do women have two breasts? Two reasons. One, it's prettier that way. Two, if one's not enough - you've still got another!
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Mencel, Franz Wilhelm (resp.) / Honert, Taco Hajo van den (praes.). Dissertatio inauguralis physiologico-anatomica de structura mammarum [...]. Leiden, Janssonius van der Aa, 1720. Leiden, Janssonius van der Aa, 1720. 4to. 32 pp. With a woodcut title vignette, headpieces and initials. Papered spine with manuscript title.

EUR 850.00

First edition. - Very rare anatomical dissertation on female breasts, constituting one of the first monographs on the subject. F. W. Mencel (1697-1773) had not only studied medicine, but also mathematics and physics; he would later serve as physician in his native Magdeburg as well as draw maps and architectural elevations in Prussia before going on to teach medicine in Halle and Zerbst (cf. Jöcher/A.). - In his introduction, the author states that humans at various ages favour different foods, but only at the youngest age can they draw nutrition from the human body alone, "for which purpose the female sex has been given two peculiar organs, which rise as prominences from the chests of young women and have been referred to by anatomists under the name of 'mammae', 'breasts', providing nourishment, called 'milk', to the tenderest of beings. These organs (as such) have not been hitherto dealt with frequently," for which reason he has chosen them as the subject of his thesis. Mencel elaborates on the classical derivation of the term 'mamma' before giving a description of the mammary glands, their different appearance in males and females, and their locale on the body. The author notes that there are usually two such glands, one right, the other opposite, on the left. The reason for this, says Mencel, is both functional and aesthetic: "for one thing, it is prettier that way, and for another, if one of them is injured or cannot produce sufficient milk, the other will serve" (p. 9). He goes on to discuss the varying size, shape, colour, and tissue density of breasts, "not the same in all women, but subject to their age, temper, and region": they develop some time before the first menstrual cycle, then expand (supposedly being bigger among married women than virgins), and are at their largest among pregnant women shortly before childbirth, while they tend to sag among the elderly - and even more so among the women of India and Senegal, where they are reported to droop to the stomach. Even in Europe, however, there are areas (says Mencel) where girls are so well-endowed that their breasts resemble pillows, indeed not little hills but enormous mountains. Mencel points out how it has often been observed that women with large breasts are more libidinous and more exposed to venereal disease, a fact reflective of the adage that "every excess turns into vice" (p. 11), then adds anecdotes about unusually buxom women from Utrecht, Elsinore and other places. Proceeding into anatomy proper, Mencel discusses the veins, arteries and nerves throughout the mammary glands, the milk ducts, and the nipples. Another chapter discusses the movement of the breasts during breathing, their "rise and subsequent fall, alternatingly, as we can observe in girls every day". The reason, he adds, "is not hard to guess, for as the breasts are situated on the thorax, so inhaling causes them to expand, and exhaling to constrict themselves", noting the health risks (including lung constriction) involved in the custom of breast binding (p. 26). After a final discussion of the human milk and lactation, Mencel concludes that much could be added on the subject, in particular about the inflammation of the breast, growths, breast cancer, excessive lactation, breast defects, and similar conditions, but his dissertation purposely omits these, as so many medical men have already written about them that to include them in his thesis would be like once more reheating leftover cabbage, and similarly likely to induce nausea, for which reason he will leave it at that. - Indeed, although Mencel's work is not absolutely the first monograph on the subject, nearly all previous studies had focused on diseases, specifically breast infection or cancer. Moritz Hoffmann had in 1662 published a 32-page dissertation "De naturali ac praeter naturali mammarum constitutione" containing an account of the healthy breast, but the book's second half was entirely concerned with pathology, while Johann Arnold Friderici's more general anatomical disputation "De constitutione mammarum" (Jena 1669) comprised a mere 18 pages. Mencel's dissertation, so frequently couched in a disarmingly coy tone, is thus the most extensive early monograph wholly devoted to the healthy female breast. It was reprinted in Franz Joseph Oberkamp's 1767 collection of excellent Leiden dissertations. - Some brownstaining due to paper; a good copy. Only three copies in the U.S. (National Library of Medicine; Cornell University; Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia).
¶ Waller 6462. Jöcher/Adelung IV, 1388. OCLC 14324433. Not in Blake or Wellcome.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti. La libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana. Architettura del celebre Michelagnolo Buonarruoti. Florence, 1758. Florence, 1758. Folio (300 x 427 mm). Title, frontispiece, 9 numbered plates, engraved throughout. Contemporary papered boards with floral design.

EUR 5,800.00

Extremely rare edition of the plates depicting the fenestration and facade details of the Laurentian Library. The frontispiece (which follows the title page), engraved by Carlo Faucci and dated 1756, is after a painting by Giuseppe Zocchi. - The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, which contains more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books belonging to the private collection of the Medici family, was built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo under the patronage of the Medici pope Clement VII. Renowned for its Mannerist architecture, it was designed by Michelangelo in 1523. When Michelangelo left Florence in 1534, only the walls of the reading room were complete; work was continued by other architects based on his plans and instructions. - Slight brownstaining throughout, but an appealing copy.
¶ OCLC 257591202. Cf. Millard IV, 118. Berlin Catalogue 2690 (s. v. Ruggieri). BAL, Early Printed Books 2114 (1756 first edition, with variant title).

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From Belgium to Palestine and back in 1548
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Millem, Jan de. [A Pilgrimage to Palestine in 1548]. Le chemin... pour aler en Jherusalem. [Northern France], 1548 or soon after. [Northern France], 1548 or soon after. 12mo (100 x 132 mm). Middle French manuscript on vellum. 2 parts: 70+17 pp. on 46 leaves. Brown ink, 14 to 19 (but mostly 16) lines to a page, written space ruled in reddish ink. 19th century half calf binding, black spine prettily gilt; marbled pastedowns.

EUR 35,000.00

Unpublished, hitherto entirely unknown manuscript account of a visit to the Holy Land in the mid-16th century. The traveller introduces himself as Jan de Millem, son of Gilles: "Sensuit le chemin pour aler en Jherusalem et les villes qu'il fault passer pour aller au sainct [?] lieu par le dict de Ian de Millem filz de Gilles, lequel y as este en l'an 1548." He describes his departure from Tournai, now in Belgium, and his itinerary: "Partant de la ville [...] de Tournay fault aller par Audenarde, de Audenarde a Gand, de la cy Anvers [...]". Via Maastricht and Cologne he journeys through Germany to Venice, where he awaits favourable winds before finally sailing for Palestine. Here, he proceeds to give an account of the sights, manners and customs he witnesses in Jerusalem: "C'est la manière de vivre et des habitant di celle ville [...] A Jherusalem ensemble plusieurs aultres lieu sainct de la Terre Saincte [...] Sensuivent les peregrinations quy sont deden la diste cité [...]". - The only other western pilgrim to the Holy Land of the year 1548 known to have left an account of his journey is Pierre le Bouq from Valenciennes, a mere 20 miles south of Tournai (Röhricht 679), and while it is possible that the two travelled together, de Millem's report does not mention his companions. The naturalist Pierre Belon had visited Palestine in 1547 during his tour of the Middle East and Arabia, the famous description of which was published in 1553. - After a blank leaf, the final 17 pages of the manuscript (ff. 37-45) contain an arcane text "Prophétie principallement de Flandre et de Picardie", dated 1571 at the end. This, as the introduction states, is a copy from a text previously written on 1 April 1430 by a "docteur nomme Agatha, lequel devant son baptesme estoit apelle Sabiergles (?), lesquels la coppye fut prise en Judee en la ville de Scarbolle (?)". - First and last leaf a little duststained, otherwise very well preserved in an appealing 19th-century binding. Provenance: First leaf shows handwritten ownership of Jan Robert Le Avesne of Saint-Quentin, Aisne (dated 1573). Also, mottos "Pour ung mieulx" (unidentified) and "Iespere mievlx" (associated with the Van Oyenbrugge family of Malines, well-recorded between 1450 and 1545). Also, ownership of Jerome van Winghe, Canon of Tournai (1559-1637), who bequeathed his 6,000 volume library to the Cathedral of Tournai. As the present volume is not listed in the inventory drawn up by Sander, it must be assumed that it no longer was in his collection when he passed away. Unidentified 19th-century collection stamp on rear flyleaf.

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One of the earliest musical self-instruction books
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Minguet y Yrol, Pablo. Reglas, y advertencias generales que enseñan el modo... de tañer todos los instrumentos mejores, y mas usuales, como son la Guitarra, Tiple, Vandola, Cythara, Clavicordio, Organo, Harpa, Psalterio, Bandurria, Violin, Flauta Travesera, Flauta Dulce, y la Flautilla, con varios tañidos, danzas, contradanzas, y otras cosas semejantes, demonstradas, y figuradas en diferentes Laminas finas, por Musica, y cifra, al estilo Castellano, Italiano, Catalàn, y Francès [...]. Madrid, Joaquin Ibarra, 1752/1754. Madrid, Joaquin Ibarra, 1752/1754. Large oblong 8vo (210 x 155 mm). 6 parts in one volume. Engraved half-title, 6 printed titles, a total of 62 pp. including main title, 23 engraved plates with illustrations, notes, and tablatures. Contemporary limp vellum. Traces of ties.

EUR 15,000.00

Extremely rare, fascinating collection of self-instruction treatises on musical theory and instruments, with the author's engraved illustrations and examples of notes; of great historical interest as well as for the study of instruments. The various parts are entitled: 1) Reglas [...] para tañer la guitarra, tiple, y vandola; 2) Reglas [...] para acompañar [...] con la guitarra, clavicordio, organo, arpa, cithara [...]; 3) Reglas [...] para tañer el psalterio; 4) Reglas [...] para tañer la bandurria; 5) Reglas [...] para tañer el violin; 6) Reglas [...] para tañer la flauta travesera, la flauta dulce, y la flautilla. - Pablo Minguet y Yrol (fl. 1733-75), a native of Barcelona, was active in Madrid for over 40 years, "publishing popular manuals on a variety of subjects from religion to magic tricks". The bibliographical aspect of this work has been called "exceptionally complex": the book was "available in separate parts, some of which were published in several editions, various additions were incorporated through the years, and no two copies seem exactly identical". The book "devotes most space to the guitar, but covers a total of 13 instruments, including the psaltery and the bandurria". While the text consists of a series of elementary rules, the engravings, charts and musical examples are of the greatest interest: the book contains "illustrations of musical instruments [...], diagrams of tablatures, keys and chords" (New Grove). Not a single copy listed in postwar auction records. - Endpapers restored. A few témoins; occasional insignificant fingerstaining to margins, otherwise an immaculate copy of a near-unobtainable work.
¶ New Grove XII, 334. Eitner VII, 3 (unseen). RISM S. 587 (recording merely six copies worldwide, only one in Germany: Hessische Landesbibliothek). Wolffheim I, 846. Wolf, Notationskunde Bd. II (passim).

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The Medicis' Coca-Cola formulas: Italian Baroque soft drink recipes
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[Recipes] - Androfilo Sannatele. Lo scudo ne giorni canicolari, che contiene diverse... acq. concie, ad uso d' Androfillo Sannatéle. Anno 1658. Probably Tuscany, 1658. Probably Tuscany, 1658. Small 4to (117 x 155 mm). Italian manuscript in black ink on paper. Title, blank leaf, (24) pp. Rebound in modern half leather.

EUR 2,800.00

Remarkable mid-17th-century Italian manuscript in the Tuscan dialect, entitled "Shield for the Dog Days" and containing a total of 29 numbered recipes for flavoured and perfumed waters to help the thirsty through the hottest days of summer. The recipes include "acque di Gelsumini" (Jasmine water), "acqua con fiori di melangoli" (water flavoured with blossoms of bitter oranges), "acqua di limoni" (lemonade), "acqua di foglie di cedro" (cedar leaf water), "acqua di fraule" (strawberry water), "acqua di Tubarosa" (tuberose water), but also cocoa drinks ("per far la cicolata") and coffee ("per far cafe"), etc. Also, a recipe "how to lend any water the colour of wine without changing its taste" ("per dare il colore di vino a qualsi vogl' acqua senza levarli il sapore"). The inventor of these recipes, who calls himself "Androfilo Sannatele", could not be identified; the name is likely a professional alias. - Some waterstaining and ink corrosion (loss of page numbers, otherwise well legible). A rare survival.

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Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai, Russian composer (1844-1908). Portrait signed on recto and signed and inscribed... on reverse. St. Petersburg, 11/23 November 1892. St. Petersburg, 11/23 November 1892. 160 x 105 mm. Framed.

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Rist, Johann. Neuer Teutscher Parnass, auff welchem befindlich Ehr' und... Lehr, Schertz und Schmertz, Leid- und Freuden-Gewächse [...]. Lüneburg, Johann & Heinrich Stern, 1652. Lüneburg, Johann & Heinrich Stern, 1652. 12mo. (48), 920 [but: 921], (13) pp. (lacking the double-page-sized engraved title page). Contemporary copy with ms. spine title.

EUR 3,500.00

Only edition. - "Interesting literary-critical introduction by the author. The musical compositions are by Michael Jakobi, Heinrich Pape, and Rist. The 'Nebenbergelein' (857-920) contains poetic tributes from Justus Georg Schottel, Johann Michael Moscherosch, Johann Matthias Schneuber, Nicolaus Peucker, David Schirmer, Christian Brehme, Georg Neumark, Georg Greflinger, Sigmund von Birken, and others" (Jantz). The notes are in letterpress. "Rist's importance for the history of music lies in his influence as a poet of Protestant hymns, works for which he was capable of winning as well-reputed composers as he did for his secular poetry" (cf. Riemann). - Well preserved. Faded contemporary ownership of Henning von Eitzen on title page; later handwritten ownership of "v. Arnswaldt" on the flyleaf.
¶ RISM B I, 1652/5 (only 3 copies). Eitner VIII, 248f. Jantz 2129. Faber du Faur 396. Goedeke 3, 84, 38a. Hansen I, 17.

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Tuscan road building in the early 19th century
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[Roadbuilding in Tuscany]. Nuova strada rotabile dalle saline di Volterra a... Capannoli. [Communità di Lajatico, ca. 1830]. [Communità di Lajatico, ca. 1830]. 2 volumes of hand-drawn and coloured constructional drawings. Small folio (280 x 362 mm each). 4 cloth-backed folding plates (numbered I-IV), calligraphic half-title, 20 pp. of designs on 10 leaves. 5 full-page designs on individual plates (numbered II-VI; lacking the first), calligraphic half-title. Both volumes bound in contemporary quarter leather with green marbled boards; handwritten blue cover labels.

EUR 6,500.00

A set of two ledgers of construction designs for the building of the new carriageway between Volterra and Capannoli in the Province of Pisa, a project which had been authorized by the government in 1825. The course of the road largely coincides with today's Strada Regionale 439. The first ledger (entitled "4. Disegni della Sezione FG. Comunità di Lajatico") contains a map of the 6th section of the projected road, which reaches from the Foscecchia river to the Sterza river, along the banks of the Era and past Lajatico; two cross-section profiles covering the entire distance of this section (together ca. 280 cm in length, with precise measurements given throughout); a cross-section of the bridge across the Foscia river, and a total of 79 lateral profiles of the road construction throughout the various points of the hilly terrain. The second ledger (entitled "7. Carta del generale andamento, profilo e ponticelli") shows the road design in a lateral section as well as designs for four different types of bridges of various heights. - The construction of the carriageway took place from the late 1820s onwards, and similar technical drawings survive in the Archivio di Stato di Pisa (collected in the "Disegni degli ingegneri della Camera di Sopraintendenza Comunitativa di Pisa"). - A fragmentary survival of the original ensemble, which must have encompassed at least ten volumes; but attractively preserved.

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The principal harbours of the Mediterranean
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[Roux, Joseph] / Allezard, Jean Joseph. Recueil de 163 principaux plans des ports et... rades de la Mediterranée. Leghorn, Giacopo Aliprandi, 1817. Leghorn, Giacopo Aliprandi, 1817. Oblong 4to. Coloured engraving of flags (civil and war ensigns) as frontispiece, engraved title page and 163 engaved maps (some lightly coloured). With 2 letterpress pp. of index at the end and a folding engr. plan of the harbor of Odessa (not belonging to this work). Contemprary half calf.

EUR 7,500.00

Pocket-size atlas of the principal harbour installations and bays of the Mediterranean, many of which at the time were still in Ottoman possession. They include numerous ports on the Barbary Coast (Tanger, Oran, Algiers, Tunis, Monastir, Sfax, Tripoli, Bengasi, Essaouira), the Greek islands, and the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean (Beirut, Tyre). - Long the principal route for merchants and travellers between Europe and the East, allowing for trade and cultural exchange between the many peoples of the region, the development of a sea route to the Indian Ocean from the late 15th century onwards made possible the importation of Asian spices and other goods through the Atlantic ports of western Europe and diminished the importance of the Mediterranean route. Only in the second half of the 19th century would it once more become an important passageway for goods and travellers: after the opening of the Suez Canal half a century after the present publication, it enabled ships reach the East the world in record time, with dramatic effects on world trade. - Binding slightly rubbed; handwritten ownership "L. Falciola" on flyleaf. A good, clean copy, formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.
¶ Scheepvaart Mus. 62. OCLC 560616922. Cf. Phillips 196, 3974 & 5172; Zacharakis 1967-2040 (other eds.).

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Schneider, Romy, actress (1938-1982). Autograph letter signed. Mariengrund, i. e. Schönau am Königssee, 24 [?] July 1959. Mariengrund, i. e. Schönau am Königssee, 24 [?] July 1959. Oblong 4to. 1 page.

EUR 3,500.00

To a Mr. Pistorius, forwarding an unidentified manuscript, and concerning a contract for "Lukardis", an unrealized film project of Sheldon Reynolds (starring Gene Kelly and Romy Schneider).

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[South America - Brazil]. Brazilian jungle scene with Indians. No place, [ca 1820]. No place, [ca 1820]. Washed pen and ink drawing over pencil on paper (watermark C & I Honig), coloured in a few places. Mounted on backing cardboard, ca. 515 x 405 mm (leaf size: 555 x 430 mm).

EUR 8,000.00

The present large-format drawing, skilfully elaborated in great detail, must be counted among the products of the early 19th century enthusiasm for Latin America and exotic countries, occasioned by events such as the travels of Alexander von Humboldt or the marriage between the Habsburg princess Maria Leopoldina with Dom Pedro, Crown Prince of Portugal and later Emperor of Brazil, and inspired by several expeditions to Brazil bankrolled or led by European noblemen. To provide an understanding of these newly discovered landscapes, cities and cultures to Europeans, the expeditions' teams would regularly include a number of artists. Thomas Ender and Johann Moritz Rugendas were among the painters who accompanied the explorers, preparing sketches and preliminary drafts which they later turned into lithographs or engravings depicting the exotic scenes they saw. - While the present drawing is not entirely completed (the tip of the cactus at left is merely outlined in ink, and the foliage of the enormous tree at the centre is merely hinted at in pencilled lines), the artistic quality is outstanding, with persons and plants executed faithfully and in great detail, fully consistent with the work of an artist like Rugendas, who travelled South America between 1821 and 1825. - Slight staining and browning in places. Several edge tears, some reaching into the image or reinforced. From a Viennese private collection.

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Splendidly illustrated monograph on mining
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Trebra, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich von. Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge, nach Beobachtungen gesammlet. Dessau & Leipzig, auf Kosten der Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler, 1785. Dessau & Leipzig, auf Kosten der Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler, 1785. Folio (260 x 382 mm). (6), X, 244 pp. With engraved title vignette, 4 engravings in the text, and 8 folding engraved plates (all in original hand colour, some raised with mineral dust). Contemp. marbled boards with green spine label. All edges red.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition of this famous, splendidly illustrated monograph on mining; also the first geological study of Germany's Harz region. Contains details on mineralogy, fossils, lodes, and mines, as well as "some excellent early observations on chemical geology; obviously inclined to afford those slow and inconspicuous changes in the earth crust the importance that they really deserve" (ADB). Also remarkable for the fine vignettes, engraved by G. M. Kraus after drawings by F. H. Spoerer. These vignettes, as well as Goethe's contributions to the entire work, are discussed extensively in Schmid, "Goethe und die Naturwissenschaften", no. 414f. Trebra (1740-1819) accompanied Goethe on his journey over the Harz and remained his advisor in mineralogical matters throughout his life. The plates, some of which are raised with ore dust, are based on drawings now in the Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar. - Binding slightly rubbed and bumped along the raised bands; otherwise a very clean, crisp copy on superior paper. Includes the second illustration to plate V (Vb, mounted); the window in plate 2, providing a view of the lode in plate 3, lacks the flap as usual. Provenance: from the library of Pfannberg castle in Styria, bearing the stamp of the Austrian industrialist Franz Baron Mayr von Melnhof (1810-89, owner of the Donawitz ironworks and the Kapfenberg steel foundry) on pastedown and title.
¶ Hoover 796. DSB XI, 455. Reichardt I, 136. Poggendorff II, 1127. Ferchl 541. Kippenberg 5736. ADB LIV, 708f.

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[Tyrolean legal manuscript - Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria]. Cammer Gerichts Ordnung. [With:] Copia Mandati Serenissimae Claudiae. Probably Innsbruck, after 1641. Probably Innsbruck, after 1641. 4to (155 x 215 mm). German manuscript on paper. 77 numbered ff. (blank lower endpaper foliated "78"). Contemporary vellum with giltstamped red label to upper cover and later ms. title to spine.

EUR 2,800.00

A legal manuscript written in the mid-17th century, containing special legal codes for the Tyrol: "Archduke Ferdinand's new Procedural Code for the Chamber Court for Upper and Anterior Austria (undated), modelled after the 1555 Imperial 'Reichskammergerichtsordnung', and the so-called 'Mandatum Claudianum' governing the execution and revision of judgments, dated 16 June 1641 (printed; the draft of a judicial code sent to Vienna in 1727 was not approved)" (cf. Luschin, Österreichische Reichsgeschichte [1896], p. 383). - Clean and well-preserved throughout; insignificant flaws to spine. Provenance: 1st leaf has armorial stamp of the "Freiherrlich von Rehling'sche Rentenverwaltung Hainhofen" near Augsburg (early 19th century). Later in the collection of the Austrian legal historian and numismatist Arnold Luschin von Ebengreuth (1841-1932), whose etched bookplate is glued to the front pastedown. Subsequently given to Lushin's former student, the legal historian Max Rintelen (1880-1965), by Lushin's heirs ca. 1933 (his pencil signature on the flyleaf and blue ink notes in the volume).

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