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1790 1st ed Vaillant Africa Voyages Hottentot Ethnology Zoology Birds Giraffe 2v François Le Vaillant was an 18th-century French explorer known for his descriptions of animals and birds in Africa. In 1780, he began a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope with the Dutch East India Company. While there, he collected various specimens of animals and plants, and encountered local natives, the Hottentot people. These two volumes include views of the Hottentots and their villages, as well as birds, and large African mammals such as giraffes. This first edition is famous for its inclusion of uncensored depictions of Hottentot men and women within the 12 full-page engravings. Item number: #5711 Price: $950 VAILLANT, François Le Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique : par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 et 85 A Paris : Chez Leroy, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, vis-à-vis celle de la Parcheminerie, no 15, MDCCLXXX [1790]. First edition. Details: · Collati ... Read more

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Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

VALLANCEY, Charles

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1780 Vallancey History of IRELAND Collectanea Hibernicis Illustrated MAP Ruins Charles Vallancey was an 18th-century British military surveyor known for his excursions to Ireland. He published an important collection of essays and reports on his findings in Ireland under the title 'Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis'. This work outlined much of the history and antiquities of Ireland, filled with illustrations of ruins, artifacts, castles and temples, and city views. Other notable contents include descriptions of ancient topography, discussion on laws, and findings of ancient musical instruments. Item number: #5703 Price: $750 VALLANCEY, Charles Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis Dublin: Wogan, 1781/1780. Details: o Collation: Complete with all pages § 3 Volumes · Vol 1 – 636, 24 o A chorographical description of the county of West-Meath o first institution of corbes, erenachs, and termonlands o An account of two ancient instruments lately discovered. o A critico-historical dissertation ... Read more

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1532 1ed Valturio De Re Militari Illustrated WAR Woodcut Artillery Guns Military Roberto Valturio was a 15th-century Italian engineer known solely for his treatise on military history. 'De Re Militari' focuses on all aspects of warfare, but divides the work into main topics – the qualities and virtues of a good leader, ancient Roman military styles, religious customs and beliefs during war, battlefield tactics and maneuvers, location for encampments, use of scouts and explorers, defensive vs offensive weapons, artillery, naval warfare and types of boats, and even a section on astrology and use of stars to guide through battle. This unbelievable, pristine first edition is filled with 85 incredible woodcut engravings of various types of artillery and siege weapons, trebuchet, ballista, catapults, flags, battering rams, and war tools – even elaborate, fantastical weapons such as an enormous mobile siege tower designed to look like a dragon! This work was highly influential and oft referenced, as is eviden ... Read more

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1801 1ed Vancouver Voyage to North Pacific Canada Alaska Illustrated Navigation Rare first edition on the most important voyage of the North Pacific! In 1791, Royal Navy officer George Vancouver set out on an expedition to North America's Pacific Northwest, exploring western Canada, Alaska, and parts of Northwest United States. The specifics of this voyage were published in 1801 by Stockdale, in an impressive six-volume set, which is often considered to be the most accurate account of the Pacific Northwest. According to Howes, of all modern expeditions to the Pacific, Vancouver's is one of the most important. In this work Vancouver also describes Alaskan and Canadian natives, nautical and astronomical wonders, and encounters with Spanish missions. Item number: #6317 Price: $950 VANCOUVER, George A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world : in which the coast of North-west America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's command, principall ... Read more

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Histoire De Loüis XII.

VARILLAS, Antoine.

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1688 1st ed History of Louis XII King of France Naples Italian WARS Varillas 3v First edition of Antoine Varillas' History of Louis XII. A well-recognized member of his community, Varillas was a histographer and librarian for the Royal Library in France. Upon retiring, Varillas dedicated himself to writing a complete history of the life and reign of King Louis XII of France, for whom little was written at the time. Unfortunately, his writings received little recognition. As a result, his scholarly reputation was negatively impacted. Initially having high hopes, his works failed to reach the status he had desired during his lifetime. It was not until much later that the public would show interest in his writings. Item number: #7160 Price: $750 VARILLAS, Antoine. Histoire De Loüis XII. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin, au Palais, sur le second perron de la sainte chapelle. M. DC. LXXXVIII. Avec privilege du roy, [1688]. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages; o Vol. I – [44], ... Read more

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1855 1ed RARE Sportsman's Portfolio American HUNTING Fishing Illustrated Moose One of the earliest illustrated American books on hunting! 'The Sportsman's Portfolio' is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable mid-19th-century manual designed to provide strategy to American hunters. Published in paperback, this work is rarely found in good condition, let alone complete in all regards. This short book features impressive full-page engravings of each animal along with a description of the animal and its habitat. It includes descriptions on Snipe shooting, trout and pike fishing, moose and bison hunting, and many other types game sports. Item number: #6696 Price: $1950 various The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports. Boston: M.M. Ballou, 1855. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 20 engravings w/ descriptions · References: Phillips, p. 355; Henderson pp. 228-229; Goodspeed, p. 350; Van Winkle Sale 710; Wetzel p. 217 · Language: English · ... Read more

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1898 1ed US Army & Navy Spanish-American War CUBA Hawaii Philippines Photographs A rare and desirable first edition printing of 'The United States Army and Navy'. This 1898 references is beautifully illustrated with over 200 photograph illustrations and engravings depicting the American Navy and Army in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Hawaii, and even some locations in Florida – notable locations of the Spanish-American War. Item number: #6472 Price: $350 various The United States army and navy including Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Hawaii. History, biography, description, illustration, geography, statistics. More than 200 expert photographic views with appropriate explanatory text. A complete encyclopedia portfolio. Chicago, Donohue, Henneberry & Co. [©1898]. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o ~160 unnumbered pages o Illustrated with over 200 photo illustrations and wood engravings · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~12 ... Read more

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1853 Life of John Wycliffe Church of England English Philosophy Robert Vaughan John Wycliffe was one of the most important and influential English church reformers whose 14th-century philosophical views shaped what would become Protestantism. In the 19th-century, Robert Vaughan published an account of Wycliffe's life and work focusing on the state of the Christian church, influences of Judaism, notable prayers, denouncing pagan customs and rituals, and the necessity of religion in politics. Vaughan also describes the role of the Pope and the feuds between Catholics and the Church of England. Item number: #6894 Price: $399 VAUGHAN, Robert John de Wycliffe : a monograph, with some account of the Wycliffe mss. in Oxford, Cambridge, the British Museum. London : 1853. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [iv], [4], 583 o Illustrated with 8 engravings · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20.5cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. ... Read more

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1540 Vegetius De Militari Roman Art of Military War Siege Tactic Gaetano Italian Vegetius was the name of a relatively unknown Roman author, whose 4th-century treatise on military principles was the preeminent work on warfare during the height of the Roman Empire. This work focuses on the importance of training soldiers before battle, employing strategy into combat, maintaining supplies, organizing a camp, and how to follow leadership. This book contains the best description siege craft in the Late Roman Empire such as the use of an onager, a machine that was originally thought to not be invented until the middle ages! This 1540 Italian translation of 'Art of Military' was taken from the original Latin by Tizzone di Gaetano. Item number: #6414 Price: $950 VEGETIUS, Flavius Renatus Vegetio de l'arte militare, ne la commune lingua novamente tradotto per Tizzone di Gaetano. In Venetia : Per Comin de Tridino de Monferrato, M D XL. [1540] Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [8], 87 leav ... Read more

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1838 1ed Adventures of Richard I of Normandy Veinant Medieval EPIC Incunable Auguste Veinant's 'Sesuyt le Romant de Richart' is a rare collection of medieval poems, anecdotes, chronicles, and stories taken from ancient manuscripts from the 15th- and 16th-centuries. The title and frontis depict Richard I, third Duke of Normandy known as the most important 10th-century Norman ruler. Item number: #5307 Price: $750 VEINANT, Auguste Alexandre Sẽsuyt le romant de Richart filz de Robert le diable q̃ fut duc d'Normendie A Paris : De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, rue de Vaugirard, no. 9, 1838. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 34 unnumbered pages · Language: Latin · Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure · Size: ~6in X 4.75in (15.5cm x 12cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 5307Photos available upon req ... Read more

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1830 History of Orleans FRANCE Geography Illustrated MAP French Architecture 2v'Histoire de la Ville d'Orleans' is a rare, 19th-century work on the history of Orleans, France. Written by a member of the French Society of Antiquities, Vergnaud-Romagnesi, this work depicts the earliest times in France, descriptions and plans of cathedrals, and is beautifully illustrated with engravings of iconic Orleans landmarks and architecture. The most impressive attribute of this work; however, is the large folding city plan of Orleans!Item number: #5323Price: $499VERGNAUD-ROMAGNESI, Charles-FrançoisHistoire de la Ville d'Orléans : de ses édifices, monumens, établissemens publicsOrléans : Impr. de Rouzeau-Montaut aîné, 1830. First editionDetails: Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumesVol. 1 – vi, xii, 2405 platesVol. 2 – [4], 241-693, [5]3 platesLanguage: FrenchBinding: Leather; tight & secureSize: ~7in X 4in (18cm x 10cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfac ... Read more

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1672 1st ed Life of Jesuit Francois de Borgia Society of Friends Saint Ignatius Saint Francis Borgia was a 16th-century Spanish Jesuit priest who is often considered the most influential Jesuit following the founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He led a humble and quiet life noted for his prayer and supplication, even though he held important roles of the ever-expanding Jesuit order. A century after Borgia's life, Jesuit author Antoine Verjus published a biographical sketch of Borgia.A rare first edition on one of the most influential Jesuit leaders.Item number: #5582Price: $499VERJUS, AntoineLa vie de s. François de Borgia. : Dediée au RoyA Paris. : Chez Denys Thierry, ruë saint Jacques, à l'enseigne de la ville de Paris., M. DC. LXXII. [1672]. First edition.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages[8], 686, [2]Signatures: *⁴ A-4R⁴.Language: FrenchBinding: Leather; tight & secureSize: ~9.75in X 7.25in (25cm x 18.25cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfactio ... Read more

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1877 Jules VERNE 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea French Illustrated Sci-Fi CLASSIC "The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite." ― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea One of the most popular and famous works of French literature is Jules Verne's "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." Verne accurately describes features on Captain Nemo's submarine ("The Nautilus"), which was considered ahead of its time as submarines were in their infancy. This French edition of Verne's masterpiece is illustrated with charming illustrations by Hildibrand. While undated, this 1877 edition features the two elephants at the top corners of the front cover, indicative of earliest Verne editions. Item number: #7053 Price: $750 VERNE, Jules Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. Illustré de ... dessins par de Neuville et Riou gravés par Hildibrand Paris: Bibliotheque d'education et de recreation, J. Hetzel, [1877]. Detai ... Read more

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1696 EMBLEMS Verrien French EMBLEMATA Illustrated Medals & Crests Monogram Art Nicolas Verrien was a late 17th-century French engraver and monogram designer. Aside from his illustrations and monographs, Verrien published a book entitled simply 'Collection of Emblems' in which he describes the manner in which he identifies emblems, executes his artistic plan, and how to provide a proper motto to support the figure. First published in 1685, this work would see numerous reissues into the 18th-century, including this 1696 second edition. These scarce 17th-century printings include thousands of illustrated figures. In 1696, Verrien changed the name of this work from the 1685 title of 'Livre Curiux et Utile' to the title of the present work. (Saunders, p.86). Illustrations in this book include emblems, figures, family crests, monograms, medallions, and more, each with explanations. Item number: #5165 Price: $550 VERRIEN, Nicolas Recueil d'emblêmes devises, medailles, et figures hieroglyphiques, au nombre de plus ... Read more

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1755 Five Orders Architecture VIGNOLA Italian ART Michelangelo RARE French ed The most successful architectural textbook ever written! A rare printing of Vignola's 'Five Orders of Architecture' Giacomo da Vignola was perhaps the most important 16th-century architects. Originally printed in 1562, 'Regola,' as it is often called, was highly successful mainly due to its effectiveness in teaching. It was designed to aid builders and designers in the realization of their architectural projects. It focuses on all five of the major orders (or styles) of architecture – Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Roman. (Fabrizio) This 1755 French edition includes all 54 expected full-page engravings. Item number: #7133 Price: $599 VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzi da Le nouveau Vignole ou Règles des cinq ordres d'architecture [Paris]: 1755 Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 54 full-page engraved plates · References: Fabrizio, Classici che Hanno, 107; Fowler 359; Cicognara 417; · Languag ... Read more

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1729 Vogl Ratisbona Ratisbon Regensburg Politica Benedictine Monastics Emmeram Coelestine Vogl was a 17th-century Benedictine monk from the St Emmeram monastery in Regensburg, Germany. His only known literary contribution was his 1661 treatise 'Mausoleum Sancti Emmerami', an important work on the local monastic history of Regensburg (i.e. Ratisbonne). This 1729 German edition features impressive folding engravings including views of Regensburg and the mausoleum of the cathedral. Item number: #5798 Price: $550 VOGL, Coelestinus Ratisbona politica. Staatisches Regenspurg. Das ist: Erster Theil dess erneuerten Mausolœi ... S. Emmerami, welches Cœlestinus ... in Druck hervor gegeben, anjetzo aber ... mit Einmischung der bayrischen Denckwürdigkeiten vermehrt, mit schönen Kupfferen geziert, und in das Staatisch- Clösterlich- Kirchisch- und Heilige Regenspurg abgetheilt durch Anselmum Abbten daselbst Regenspurg, Johann Baptist Lang, 1729. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [20], 82 ... Read more

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1749 1st ed Voltaire Zadig Book of Fate Philosophy Babylonian Metaphysics RARE "Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." ― Voltaire 'Zadig, or The Book of Fate' is a rare 18th-century philosophical novel by Voltaire. Originally written in French, this work tells the story of an ancient Babylonian philosopher who seeks to discover destiny through religious and metaphysical studies. This work was known to have influenced Edgar Allan Poe in his 'Murders in the Rue Morgue'. This 1749 printing was the first English edition and features a beautiful gold-leaf fore edge. Item number: #6519 Price: $750 VOLTAIRE Zadig : or, the book of fate. An oriental history, translated from the French original of Mr. Voltaire. London: Printed for Iohn Brindley, 1749. First English edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [2], xi, [1], 238 · Provenance: Bookplate o Sum Caroli Whibley · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tig ... Read more

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1718 Dutch Joost van den Vondel Gulden Winkel Poetry Illustrated Emblemata RAREJoost van den Vondel was the considered the most important and prominent 17th-century Dutch poet and playwright. In addition to his literary works, poems, sonnets, and plays, he published a popular work of illustrated emblems, 'Gulden Winkel' or 'Golden Shop'. Little is known of this extremely rare, early 18th-century edition. Item number: #5430Price: $1500VONDEL, Joost van den Toonneel des menschelyken levens; of, De vernieuwde gulden winkel : waar in door poëtische, historische, morale, en schriftuurlijke leeringen, den mensche vertoont werd, hoedanig hy zijn leven, handel, en wandel, zediglijk, eerbaarlijk en vermakelijk zal overbrengenAmsterdam: by Jan Graal, 1718.Details: Collation: Complete; 4 works in 1'Gulden Winkel'Amsterdam: by Jan Graal, 1718.[8], 148, [2] pages75 engravings'Vorstelijcke Warande der Dieren'Amsterdam: Gysbert de Groot[6], 125, [1] leaves125 engravings 'De Helden Godes des Ouwden Verbonds'Amsterdam : Gysb ... Read more

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