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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. by Thomas Latter (1816-1853)

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…

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€950.00


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. by Georg Friedrich Brander (1713-1783)

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-stelle…

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€7,000.00


Onderzoek naar het nut der zendelingen en zendeling-genootschappen (...) eene prysverhandeling, bekroond by Teyler's Godgeleerd Genootschap. by Jacob Haafner (1754-1809)

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-colo…

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€4,500.00


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.)

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. C…

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€1,250.00


Picturesque views by Calvert. by Frederick Calvert (Cork 1793-1852)

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 land…

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€1,500.00


From Fianarantsoa to Mananjara : being notes of a journey made on behalf of the London Missionary. by George Andrew Shaw (1842-1917)

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 mission…

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€1,950.00


Diogenes searching for an honest man with a lamp. by Anonymous (Rembrandt School, possibly Willem DROST)

Dutch mid-17th century drawing, possibly by Rembrandt pupil Willem Drost. Depicted is Diogenes in robes, with his lantern in his left hand and a staff in his right and a group of four figures. Diogenes the Cynic (4th cent. BC) renounced material possessio…

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€4,500.00


[Autograph letter signed] by Guillermo Lobé (1785-1883)

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 …

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€3,500.00


In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […] by Thomas Gunston (?-1683)

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.), Amst…

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€1,750.00


Inventário do Casco, Aparelhos e mais utensílios assim de uso como de sobrecellentes da Real escuna de Sua Magestade o Senor D. Miguel I [...] by Manuel Luis dos Santos (?-1870)

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. M…

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€950.00


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 by Richard William Seale (1732-1775) [engraver]; Malachy Postlethwayt (1707?-1767 ) [author]

"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 [...]. Wi…

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€1,150.00


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. by Padre Sebastião do Rego (1699-1763)

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, n…

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€4,000.00


Tableau statistique, administratif et commercial de la France.

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 pap…

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€2,400.00


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