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Recent Arrivals from Artem / Rare Books

image of Virgo Maria mystica sub solis imagines emblematicè expressa

Virgo Maria mystica sub solis imagines emblematicè expressa

by Jan de Leenheer (1642-1691)

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Published
1681
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$3,011.06

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Scarce emblem book with 26 original plates by Bouttats Jan de Leenheer (1642-1691). Virgo Maria mystica sub solis imagines emblematicè expressa. [Brussels], s.n., 1681. 4°, [40], 110, [2] pp., with an engraved frontispiece, full-page coat-of-arms, woodcut title-vignette, 26 full-page engravings and woodcut head- and tailpieces. On the title the words Virgo and Maria are arranged in the shape of a cross. 19th century half blonde… Read more
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image of Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales, ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles […]

Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales, ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles […]

by Robert de Berquen (1636-1713)

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Published
1661
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$14,476.25

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Jewelry as a sign of colonial dominance: wearing the wealth of the West and East Indies Robert de Berquen (1636 – 1713). Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales, ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles […]. Paris, Christophe Lambin pour l'auteur, 1661. 4°. [16], 1-80, 79-112 pp. With an engraved portrait of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans by Larmessin dated 1664 facing the… Read more
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image of Raisonnement sur la perspective, pour en faciliter l'usage aux artistes. Dédié aux mêmes

Raisonnement sur la perspective, pour en faciliter l'usage aux artistes. Dédié aux mêmes

by Ennemond Alexandre Petitot (1727-1801); J.B. Jourdan [editor]

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Published
, an XI [1802]
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$3,763.83

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Rare French Republican edition of Petitot's artists' manual Ennemond Alexandre Petitot (1727-1801); J.B. Jourdan [editor]. Raisonnement sur la perspective, pour en faciliter l'usage aux artistes. Dédié aux mêmes. Paris, Cn. Jourdan, printed by J.M. Eberhart, an XI [1802]. 4°. [4], 12 pp text, an engraved title-page and 9 full-page engraved plates on separate leafs, on wove paper. Later half calf with red sides and blue… Read more
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image of Inventário do Casco, Aparelhos e mais utensílios assim de uso como de sobrecellentes da Real escuna de Sua Magestade o Senor D. Miguel I [...]

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Meticulous description of the new royal yacht and private fleet of the king of Portugal Manuel Luis dos Santos (?-1870). 1) Inventário do Casco, Aparelhos e mais utensílios assim de uso como de sobrecellentes da Real escuna de Sua Magestade o Senor D. Miguel I. [...] mandou riscar, desenhar, e construir para seu Real e immediato serviço, pelo engenheiro constructor do Arsenal… Read more
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image of A new and correct map of the coast of Africa from Cape Blanco [...] to the Coast of Angola [...]. With explanatory notes of all the forts and settlements belonging to the several European powers

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"Vast quantities of the choicest Negroes upon the whole coast" Richard William Seale (1732-1775) [engraver]; Malachy Postlethwayt (1707?-1767 ) [author]. A new and correct map of the coast of Africa from Cape Blanco [...] to the Coast of Angola [...]. With explanatory notes of all the forts and settlements belonging to the several European powers. [London], J. & P. Knapton, 1753. Engraved and… Read more
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$1,331.82
image of In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […]

In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […]

by Thomas Gunston (?-1683)

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Published
July 6th 1683
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$2,026.68

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Will of an early Barbados sugar plantation owner, 1683. Thomas Gunston (?-1683). In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […]. Saint George, Barbados, July 6th 1683. Folio (40x32 cm.), Amsterdam watermarked laid paper sheet, folded 4 times. Manuscript in ink. [2] pp. Thomas Gunston,… Read more
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[Autograph letter signed]

by Guillermo Lobé (1785-1883)

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Published
June 18, 1827
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$4,053.35

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Confidential diplomatic letter, laying out the opportunities for a new Dutch-Cuban sugar trade company Guillermo Lobé (1785-1883). [Autograph letter signed]. Havana, June 18, 1827. 4to. 13, [3 blank] pp. Ink on laid paper, with a watercolour drawing on a larger 4to loose wove paper sheet dated 1827. Important confidential manuscript letter by the Dutch-Spanish diplomat Guillermo Lobé, in which he lays out the commercial and… Read more
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image of Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla, y de Leon, ultimo deste nombre.

Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla, y de Leon, ultimo deste nombre.

by Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548-1596)

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Published
1582
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$13,318.15

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First book on hunting in America and Spain Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548-1596). Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla, y de Leon, ultimo deste nombre. Seville, Andrea Pescioni, 1582. Folio (29x19 cm). 2 parts in 1 volume. [6], 91, 23 (as 1-13, 9, 17-25), [1 blank] ll. With the woodcut arms of… Read more
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image of Disputatio prima [- quarta] privati juris collegii continens paratitla libri primi Institutionum Imperialium, quam in alma electorali Universitate Moguntina sub praesidio nobilis clarissimi & consultissimi domini D. Joannis Godefridi Schweickardt, juris utriusque licentiati, ejusdemque in praefatâ Universitate Professoris extraordinarii, nec non supremae theologicae laureae candidati, excercitii gratiâ publicè propugnabit Franciscus Christophorus Antonius Pfister Bambergensis jurium auditor. In Collegio Schenckenbergico sub horam octavam mane, die Junii, Anno 1723 [- 1724].

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Collection of unrecorded juridical dissertations that mark the return of law at Mainz University Franz Christoph Anton Pfister [candidate]; Johann Gottfried Schweickardt (before 1713 - after 1738) [chair]. 1) Disputatio prima privati juris collegii continens paratitla libri primi Institutionum Imperialium, quam in alma electorali Universitate Moguntina sub praesidio nobilis clarissimi & consultissimi domini D. Joannis Godefridi Schweickardt, juris utriusque licentiati, ejusdemque in… Read more
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image of The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language.

The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language.

by Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.).

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Published
1814
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$1,447.63

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Wilson's first published Sanskrit translation, the first publication of the Meghadūta in the West Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.). The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language. Calcutta printed: London reprinted, Black, Parry, and Co., 1814. 8°. XXII, 23-175 pp. Later half calf, marbled sides.First English translation of the Meghadūta, the… Read more
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image of Vida do Veneravel Padre Joseph Vaz, da  Congregação do Oratório de S. Filipe Neri da Cidade de Goa, na India Oriental; Fundador da laboriosa Missão, que os Congregados desta Casa tem à sua conta na Ilha de Ceylão.

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Goa priest's biography of India's earliest saint and 'Apostle of Ceylon'; this copy with important provenance Padre Sebastião do Rego (1699-1763). Vida do Veneravel Padre Joseph Vaz, da Congregação do Oratório de S. Filipe Neri da Cidade de Goa, na India Oriental; Fundador da laboriosa Missão, que os Congregados desta Casa tem à sua conta na Ilha de Ceylão. Lisbon, José Antonio… Read more
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image of Tableau statistique, administratif et commercial de la France.

Tableau statistique, administratif et commercial de la France.

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Published
1824
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$2,779.44

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Extremely structured statistical overview of France in 1824 Paris, Belin-Leprieur, printed by Imprimerie de Jules Didot aîné, June 1824. Plano (69x100 cm.). Letterpress text, engraved title and illustrated with an engraved ornamental border on thick paper without watermark. € 2.400 Impressively large and very rare French broadside table providing a detailed overview of the statistics on population, geography and economy of the 57… Read more
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image of A note on Boodhism and the cave temples of India, addressed to F. Mouat, Esq. Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and secretary to the Council of Education.

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On the origin of Buddhism and the ancient Buddhist Ajanta Caves (India) Calcutta, Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1844. 8°. 21, [1 blank] pp. Blank paper covers. A rare treatise on the origins of Buddhism, based on the recent… Read more
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image of Onderzoek naar het nut der zendelingen en zendeling-genootschappen (...) eene prysverhandeling, bekroond by Teyler's Godgeleerd Genootschap.

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Rage against missions: a landmark anti-colonialist treatise Haarlem, Joh. Enschedé en Zoonen & J. van Walré, 1807. 4°. [4], X, [2], 27, [1 blank], 296 pp. With two engraved medallions on the first title-page. First edition of a landmark Dutch anti-colonialist and anti-missionary treatise. This controversial and heavily criticized work marks a shift in thinking about the Western influence around the world. It… Read more
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$5,211.45
image of A collection of ornamental designs, applicable to furniture, frames & the decoration of rooms in the style of Louis 14th - on 24 plates, chiefly after Thos. Chippendale.

A collection of ornamental designs, applicable to furniture, frames & the decoration of rooms in the style of Louis 14th - on 24 plates, chiefly after Thos. Chippendale.

by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779); Matthias Lock (1710-1765).

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Published
1830
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FIRST EDITION
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$1,447.63

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English Rococo furniture models [London, John Weale, ca. 1830]. Folio (33x26 cm.). 24 leaves with 24 numbered engraved plates. Green morocco with gilt title on spine. Large model book for carpenters giving designs for highly rococo tables, mirrors, chimney-pieces, and cartouches. The designs were made by the two leading artists in mid-18th century wood carving and design: Thomas Chippendale and Matthias Lock. This… Read more
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image of Picturesque views by Calvert.

Picturesque views by Calvert.

by Frederick Calvert (Cork 1793-1852).

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Published
1823
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$1,737.15

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Calvert's rarest print album London, Hodgson & Co, 1823. Oblong 4° (24 x 16,5 cm.). With 24 soft ground etched plates and title. Original publisher's half morocco with printed front cover. With original tissue guards. Very rare plate album by Irish landscape painter Frederick Calvert, complete with 24 "picturesque views" and in the original binding. Calvert moved to England in 1815 and, besides… Read more
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image of The Cities of Gujarashtra: their topography and history illustrated, in the journal of a recent tour; with accompanying documents.

The Cities of Gujarashtra: their topography and history illustrated, in the journal of a recent tour; with accompanying documents.

by Henry George Briggs (1824-1872).

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Published
1849
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$5,500.98

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Bombay-printed description of Gujarat and beyond ombay, printed at the Times' Press, by James Chesson, 1849. Folio (29x23,5 cm.). [14], 408, VIII, [2], IX-XXIV pp. Illustrated with several plans of palaces. First edition, printed at Bombay, of a very thorough, lengthy description of "Gujarashtra" (present-day Gujarat, India). One of the very few copies of this Bombay-printed first edition: WorldCat records only 1 copy,… Read more
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image of Kurze Beschreibung einer ganz neuen Art einer Camerae Obscurae; G.F Branders kurze Beschreibung der neu abgeänderten und mit mehreren Zusätzen versehenen Camera Obscura. Nebst einem Unterricht, wie man sich derselben bedienen soll.

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The origin of photography: two important illustrated camera obscura manuals Georg Friedrich Brander (1713-1783). 1) Kurze Beschreibung einer ganz neuen Art einer Camerae Obscurae ingleichen eines Sonnen Microscops welches man bequem aller Orten hin-stellen und ohne Verfinsterung des Zimmer gebrauchen kann womit auch allerley Objecte auf eine sehr leichte Art in einer selbst beliebigen Grösse gezeichnet und aufgerissen werden können. Augsburg, Eberhard Klett… Read more
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image of Rula de vivos para los Reynos de Indias, y bienio de 1818 y 1819.

Rula de vivos para los Reynos de Indias, y bienio de 1818 y 1819.

by Pope Pius VII (1742–1823); Francisco Yáñez Bahamonde (1741-1832).

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Published
1817.
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$2,663.63

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One sheet, plano (30 x 43 cm.), on laid paper with watermark, printed on one side. With 4 woodcut seals, a woodcut border. Signed "Francisco Yáñez Bahamonde" by hand in ink at the foot. Housed in a folding cloth chemise, gilt titled spine. Important but little known signed Crusade Bull concerning the Spanish colonial territories for the years 1818-1819, titled Rula… Read more
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image of From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary.

From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary.

by George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917).

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Published
1874
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$2,258.30

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12°. 11, [1 blank] pp. Later half morocco with marbled sides and gilt lettering on spine. Only known copy of a British missionary's account of his foot journey from inland Madagascar to the coast. The author, George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917), was a missionary of Tamatave, Madagascar. In the present work he describes in detail the sights and surroundings, the various… Read more
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