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 [TEXTILE CATALOGUE - SIMPLEX].,  1923-1924 Simplex Buyer's Guide of Standard Merchandise. Compiled and Distributed by Simplex Sampling Association Inc. Eleventh Ave. & 25th Street, New York (1923).
[TEXTILE CATALOGUE - SIMPLEX].
1923-1924 Simplex Buyer's Guide of Standard Merchandise. Compiled and Distributed by Simplex Sampling Association Inc. Eleventh Ave. & 25th Street, New York (1923).
4to. (Size: 23 x 31 cm). Pp. (96). With about 1155 tipped-in original colour textile samples. (One small cloth sample pasted on opposite page).Publisher's light green printed wrappers with cotton tie, embossed colour illustration on front cover. Minor restoration to wrappers. A very attractive and impressive catalogue lavishly illustrated including samples of cloth in various qualities and colours. According to the preface this sample book represents "the very backbone of the American Textile Industry and behind them are the unqualified guarantees of responsible manufacturers and merchants". A handsome copy of a rare survival.
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Book number: 120252
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1167.01 | £UK 896.75 | JP• 129627]
Catalogue: North America
Keywords: North America, textile, sample, trade, cloth, american, design, material,
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[MINGARELLI, GIOVANNI LUIGI]:
Aegyptiorum codicum reliquiae Venetiis in Bibliotheca Naniana asservatae. Two parts in one volume. Bologna, Laelius & Vulpe, 1785.
4to. Pp.,7, ccxix; 6, ccxix - ccclxiii, (1). With 2 engraved title vignettes and 2 full page engravings of specimens. Contemporary Italian speckled stiff wrappers, spine faded. Occasionally some very light staining. A descriptive catalogue of 17 Coptic manuscripts at the time kept at the Bibliotheca Naniana in Venice. The manuscripts are here reproduced page by page and accompanied by palaeographic commentaries. The collection was owned by the two Venetian brothers, Bernardo (who created the Nani Museum) and Admiral Giacopo Nani, and was later donated to the Marcienne Library in Venice. Mingarelli (1722-93) ran the convent of Saint Salvatore in Bologna for many years and published several works related to classical or ancient history. An attractive, large paper copy. Brunet i, 60. Cicogna 4375.
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Book number: 99585
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2100.63 | £UK 1614.25 | JP• 233329]
Catalogue: Egypt
Keywords: Egypt, egypt, egyptian, africa, african, afrique, coptic, koptic, language, langue, manuscripts, codex

 
[FIJIAN BIBLE].
Ai vola tabu sa volai kina na veiyalayalati makawa kei na veiyalayalati vou. London 1938.
Pp. 960, 284. Original black cloth, slightly worn. Old ownership signature on title. A reprint of the revised version of 1902 of the Holy Bible in Fijian.
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Book number: 99912
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 116.7 | £UK 89.75 | JP• 12963]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, fidji, fiji, bible, religious, pacific, pacific islands, söderhavet, exploration

 
[CHINESE WATERCOLOUR MUSICIANS].
[An album with Chinese Court Lady Musicians on pith]. About 1840's.
Oblong folio. Size: 33 x 22 cm. A collection of twelve water colours on pith depicting ladies playing various musical instruments, held within blue silk frames. Original silk brocade covered boards, ties. Some foxing to the plates. A few of the images with tears in margins not affecting the picture. Only one plate with small damage to the lady's face. A beautiful set with exquisite paintings in bright colours. Pith paintings were produced from the early part of the 19th century and onwards, and exclusively for the export market. They were usually created at "factories" in Canton by highly skilled artists, mostly unsigned. Pith is often called rice paper by mistake. It's an unprocessed plant material taken from a shrub native to Taiwan and south China. The highly complex cellular structure makes it highly reactive to moisture and when paint is applied to the pith's surface the cells swell which create a special (deep) effect to the image.
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Book number: 100608
€  4800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5601.67 | £UK 4304.5 | JP• 622210]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chinese, chine, kina, asia, asien, asiatic, water colours, illustrations,

 [FOURRURES MAX - ART DECO CATALOGUE].,  Almanach de la Gazelle. Paris, Crété, au dépens de Madame A. Leroy, Fourrures Max, 1925.
[FOURRURES MAX - ART DECO CATALOGUE].
Almanach de la Gazelle. Paris, Crété, au dépens de Madame A. Leroy, Fourrures Max, 1925.
Tall 12mo. Pp. 85, (1). With four pochoir coloured plates protected by tissue guards. Publisher's decorated boards, embellished in gilt with a stylized gazelle on upper cover, u.e.g., doublure and endpapers with elaborate gilt Art Deco design. With text printed in black and red. An exquisite women's calender published by the famous French fashion house Fourrures Max (with the gazelle as logo) to distribute to their customers. Text by Michel Georges-Michel, Robert de Montesquiou and others. Illustrated headpieces in shades of black, one facsimile plate and four lovely pochoir images highlighted in gold and silver representing the four seasons. First and only edition of this very chic Art Deco trade catalogue.
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Book number: 120243
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1458.77 | £UK 1121 | JP• 162034]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, design, fashion, pochoir, illustrated, almanach, calender, french, france,
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[KATE GREENAWAY]:
Almanach de Kate Greenaway pour 1889. Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1889.
24mo. Lvs (12). With lovely colour illustrations throughout. Publisher's pictorial hard cover, somewhat rubbed, rebound with new endpapers. French ediiton, translated from the English. Printed by E. Evans.
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Book number: 100089
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 175.05 | £UK 134.75 | JP• 19444]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, almanac, almanack, illustrations, illustrated, colour, french,

 
[DE LA FOREST-MOUET, J.]:
Alphabet geographique des empires, royaumes, etats, pays, isles, villes, caps, ... que l'on trouve dans l'histoire ancienne, tant sainte, que profane. Paris, Jean Luc Nyon, 1710.
12mo. Pp. (x), 110, 8, 111 - 135, (3). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands richly gilt, rubbed. Second edition (first 1708). Useful alphabetical listing of Greek and Roman (as well as Biblical) countries and places, providing young students with correct names, locations, dates, etc. A charming copy of a scarce work. Cf Cioranescu 30706.
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Book number: 24028
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1167.01 | £UK 896.75 | JP• 129627]
Catalogue: Europe
Keywords: Europe, geography, juvenile, travel, exploration,

 
[BURMA].
Alphabetum barmanorum seu regni avensis. Rome, typis Sac. Congregationis de Propagande Fide, 1787.
Small 8vo. Pp. xvi (incl. one blank leaf), 64. With text in Pali written in Burmese script within woodcut ornamental border throughout. With one folding engraved plate signed G. Expilly. Near contemporary half calf on tree marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt and with title label. Beautiful decorated endpapers. Bookplate. Second edition (first 1776) of the first work to be printed with Burmese characters. The types were partly recast in this edition, and the text rewritten by Cajetanus Mantegatius and Johannes Percotius. Birrell & Garnett 21. Birrell & Garnett 21. Cordier BI 351. Herbert & Milner: "South-East Asia. Languages and literatures", pp. 9. Smitskamp PO 212.
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Book number: 38002
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 933.61 | £UK 717.5 | JP• 103702]
Catalogue: Burma
Keywords: Burma, burma, burmese, pali, language, alphabet, langue, linguistic, grammar, asia, asiatic, asien, asie, far east. east, eastern,

 
[CHOFFIN, DAVID ÃÁSTIENNE]:
Amusemens philologiques: ou mélange agréable de diverses pieces, Concernant l'histoire des personnes célébres, les evènemens mémorables, les usages & les monumens des anciens, la morale, la mythologie, & l'histoire naturelle. Two volumes. Halle 1755 & 1757.
Pp. (xxx), 480; (xxii), 448, table (30). With titles printed in red and black, 2 engraved frontispieces and 9 engraved plates. Including plates of the coffee, tea and cacao plants. Contemporary half calf, worn, joints cracked. Choffin (1703-73) was a French linguist and professor at Halle. This work was repinted many times. Barbier i,160. Cf Cioranescu 19541.
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Book number: 18024
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 256.74 | £UK 197.5 | JP• 28518]
Keywords: Linguistics general, natural history, coffee, tea, cacao, ethnography, language, langue, linguistic

 [ALEXANDRE, NOÃčL]:,  Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
[ALEXANDRE, NOÃčL]:
Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
12mo. Pp. 503, table (7) + appendix (Latin text) 196, (6). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt and with a red title label, bevelled gilt edges, rubbed, hinges weak, tail of spine with some small holes. Rare first edition, and an Italian edition was published in the same year. The appendix has a separate title: "Documenta controversiam missionariorum apostolicorum imperii sinici de cultu praesertim Confucii philosophi & progenitorum defunctorum spectantia, ac apologiam dominicanorum missionis sinicae ministrorum adversus libros R.R. Patrum Le Tellier & Le Gobien Societatis Jesu confirmantia". The Chinese Rites Controversy was an argument between Roman Catholic missionaries about whether the the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Dominicians and Augustinians contrary to the Jesuits refused any adaptation to local customs and were horrified by the practices of the Jesuits. No√'l Alexandre (1639-1724) was a French Dominician and a renowned professor of theology at Sorbonne. Cordier BS 876-77. De Backer & Sommervogel iii, 1513. Lach & Van Kley (1993:1) p. 386. L√
∂ wendahl 228. Lust 854. Walravens (18987), 126 & 127.
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Book number: 120156
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2334.03 | £UK 1793.5 | JP• 259254]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, jesuit, missionary, missionaries, travel, exploration, religion, religious, chinese rites
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[ARVIEUX, LAURENT DE]:
Arabernas seder och lefnadssätt. Upsala, J. Edman, 1783.
12mo. Pp. xii, 203. Wrappers. Some minor staining. An abridged Swedish edition of d'Arvieux's description of the customs of the bedouins. (First Paris 1717). Translated and published by Samuel √Ėdmann and with additional comments by him. Laurent d'Arvieux was a French diplomat who travelled extensively in the Middle East.
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Book number: 99488
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 256.74 | £UK 197.5 | JP• 28518]
Catalogue: Arabic world
Keywords: Arabic world, arabia, arabic, near east, middle east, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, orient, oriental, islam

 
[SIONITA, GABRIEL & JOANNES HESRONITA ETC.]:
Arabia, seu Arabum vicina: rumqz gentium orientalium leges, ritus, sacri et profani mores, instituta et historia: Accedunt praeterea varia per Arabiam itinera, in quibus multa notatu digna, enarrantur. Amsterdam, J. Jansson, 1633.
16mo. Pp. 297 (pages 270-79 omitted in pag. but text is complete). With engraved title. Old annotation on title. Some light waterstain to last few leaves. Contemporary vellum, slightly rubbed and one corner chipped. First edition of this charming pocket guide to the Arabic world. It covers Mecca, Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus and Jerusalem. It's a compilation of various acccounts devoted to geograhy, history, culture, science, etc. Includes at end "Historia Arabum" by Wolfgang Drechsler and an appendix about the Arabic calender. De la Faye p. 10. Gay 3452. Smitskamp PO 188.
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Book number: 20007
€  550.00 [Appr.: US$ 641.86 | £UK 493.25 | JP• 71295]
Catalogue: Arabic world
Keywords: Arabic world, arabia, arabic, arabien, travel, exploration, explore, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, east, eastern,

 [ART NOUVEAU]., [ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
[ART NOUVEAU].
[ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
Folio. Thirty mounted plates, of which sixteen in colour, on thick card board. As issued loose in original cloth-backed illustrated portfolio with cotton ties. Title page slightly browned but otherwise in excelllent condition. First edition. A collection of various Art Nouveau designs for ceramics, decorative panels, jewellery, furniture, silver and ironworks, jewellery, etc made by renowned artists at the time including Roubille, Brandt, Bacard, Daurat, Bacard and Ségaud. Moreover, there are many textile patterns from this period which dates back to previous centuries. Some of the plates were also published in "Documents de décoration moderne" issued about 1900.
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Book number: 100760
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 875.26 | £UK 672.75 | JP• 97220]
Catalogue: Hungary
Keywords: Hungary, art nouveau, jugend, design, exploration, france, french, decoratif, decoration, konst, art, textiles, textile,
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 [JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):, Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
[JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):
Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
4to. Pp. xvi, 465, (1) and 34 engraved plates: pp. (iv), 502, (1) and 11 engraved plates and two folding tables. Some browning along outer edges and partly with some minor staining. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and title labels. Beautifully rebound to period style by Bernard Middleton. First edition. First two volumes of the scarce Calcutta edition supervised by Sir William Jones (1746-94) who also contributed with several important papers. The Asiatick Researches was the original journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal founded in 1784 by Sir William Jones under the patronage of Warren Hastings. Jones was made the President of the Society and held the post until his death. He was a linguistic prodigy and by the end of his life he knew thirteen languages thoroughly. His important paper "On the Hindus" (here included) proposed the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. Other papers included are: Pearse's "Astronomical Observations in Fort William, and Between Madras and Calcutta"; "Some Account of the Sculptures and Ruins at Mavalipuram" by William Chambers; "Translation of a Sanscrit Inscription, copied from a Stone at Boodha-Gaya by Mr. Wilmot, 1785" translated by Charles Wilkins; "On the Antiquity of the Indian Zodiack" by William Jones; Turner's account on Tibet; and many more. A few papers are devoted to languages and include several linguistic plates. Graham Shaw, Printing in Calcutta to 1800, nr. 128 & 172. PMM 235 ("On the Hindus").
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Book number: 99777
€  6000.00 [Appr.: US$ 7002.08 | £UK 5380.5 | JP• 777763]
Catalogue: India
Keywords: India, india, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, language, langue, lingustic, bengal,
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[KANN, CHARLES ALBERT]:
Australien och dess guldregioner. Tillförlitliga underrättelser för utwandrare till Australien, i synnerhet med affseende på öfwerfart, ankomst, bosättning och guldgräfning. Göteborg, C.F. Arwidsson, 1853.
Pp. (ii, v, one blank), 104. Original cloth-backed boards, small stain to upper cover, somewhat rubbed. Ownership signature (Gustaf Fr. Trotzig) dated 1853. A charming guide book for Swedes heading for Australia, especially to the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales. Comprising several amusing stories of successful gold diggers. It's probably the earliest Scandinavian work of its kind. Charles Albert Kann, Swedish born but lived most of his life abroad including several years in Copenhagen. A Danish edition was published in the same year. We are not sure which of the two editions were published first. Beijbom, Australienfararna p. 46ff. Ferguson 11049a.
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Book number: 45007
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 875.26 | £UK 672.75 | JP• 97220]
Catalogue: Australia
Keywords: Australia, australia, australiana, australien, goldfields, golddigging, travel, exploration

 
[KERTEN, A.F.W.]:
Auszug aus dem Tagebuch eines Russen auf seiner Reise nach Riga. (Riga) 1783.
Pp.192. St.o.t. Contemporary boards, worn. Bibl. Russica K372.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 20047
€  550.00 [Appr.: US$ 641.86 | £UK 493.25 | JP• 71295]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, europe, russia, riga, europa, russie, russland

 
[SCHNITZKER (SCHNITSCHER), JOHAN CHRISTOPHER]:
Berättelse om Ajuckiniska Calmuckiet, eller om detta folkets ursprung, huru de kommit under ryssarnas lydno, deras gudar, gudsdyrkan och prester, huru de stiftas uti 4 uluffer eller folkhopar, deras politique och philosophie, med flera deras lefwernes sätt och seder så wid bröllop som begrafningar. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1744.
Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 68. Modern half vellum on marbled paper boards, title label on upper cover. Rare first edition. Contains the first printed ethnographical description of the land of the Kalmucks. Schnitzker, a Swedish born captain in the Russian Army, accompanied a Chinese embassy to the Kalmyk Aiuk Khan in 1714. His comprehensive account of the Kalmyks comprises information about the life, customs, and beleifs of the people, as well as on the Russo-Kalmyk and Russo-Chinese relations at the time. Includes notes by Johan Gustaf Renat, an officer who lived in this area for 17 years. Printed by Lars Salvius and includes a preface by him. A German translation was issued in 1760 and an abridged Russian edition appeared in 1764. Cordier BS 637. Jarring (1981) pp 69-70. L√
∂ wendahl 430.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 24042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1400.42 | £UK 1076.25 | JP• 155553]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, kalmyk, kalmucks

 [LIGHTHOUSES - SWEDEN].,  Beskrifning öfver svenska fyrarne, med kort underrättelse om fyrväsendets uppkomst och utveckling.+ Tillägg till den år 1872 utgifna beskifning öfver svenska fyrarne. 1:a häftet (all publ.). Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1872 & 1875.
[LIGHTHOUSES - SWEDEN].
Beskrifning öfver svenska fyrarne, med kort underrättelse om fyrväsendets uppkomst och utveckling.+ Tillägg till den år 1872 utgifna beskifning öfver svenska fyrarne. 1:a häftet (all publ.). Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1872 & 1875.
Oblong 8vo. Pp. 163 + add. (ii), 12, (2). With one large folding coloured map and 97 plates (of which 5 in the addendum). Contemporary marbled boards, calf spine, rebacked. Recased with new end papers. Private stamps. First edition. This thorough study on Swedish lighthouses gives an historical background and some general information about regulations and schedules, etc. It's followed by a detailed account of 87 lighthouses giving information about their location, appearance and shape, postition, light range, etc., and with an illustration of each lighthouse. A charming and comprehensive work, the first of its kind in Sweden. Scarce, especially with the addendum.
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Book number: 99738
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1633.82 | £UK 1255.5 | JP• 181478]
Keywords: Scandinavia/Nordic, sweden, swedish, suede, schweden, fyr, fyrtorn,
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[WICHSELL, JÃĖRAN]:
Beskrifning om Rysslands belägenhet / gränssor / landskaper / städer / styrelse / macht / klädseder och andra beskaffenheter nu för tiden. Stockholm, Olof Enaeo, Kongl. Antiq. Arch. Boktr. ÃÖhr 1706.
Pp. (iv), 92. Boards. Bookplate (Carl Jedvard Bonde). Copy of Ericsberg. Scarce Swedish work dealing with Russia and its provinces, towns, borders, government, inhabitants, army, laws, commerce etc. Wichsell was secretary to Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, chancellor to Queen Christina. This work is probably a compilation of various foreign works. Cat. Russica 708. √÷hl√©n & √÷hl√©n 17.22.
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Book number: 99651
€  540.00 [Appr.: US$ 630.19 | £UK 484.25 | JP• 69999]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, russia, russian, russe, europe, european, travel, exploration, history,

 
[FREYGANG, FREDERIKA & WILHELM VON]:
Bref om Caucasus och Georgien, jemte beskrifning öfwer en resa till Persien år 1812. Stockholm 1818.
Pp. (vi), 288. Old annotations on endpaper concerning Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed. Scarce Swedish version of "Lettres sur le Caucase et la Georgie" (1816). Comprises: Frederika von Freygang's letters to a friend in St. Petersburg written during her journey to Moscow, Caucasia and Georgia; Wilhelm von Freygang's narrative of his journey from Georgia to Tauris in Persia in 1812 and; an Appendix containing an abridgement of the History of Persia as from Nadir-Schacks time. Cf Atabey 464. Cf Diba p. 32 (Danish ed.).
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Book number: 100867
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 408.45 | £UK 314 | JP• 45370]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia, persia, perse, persien, caucasia, russia, russian, georgien, georgia, asi, asie, asie, asiatic, travel, exploration, lady traveller

 
[SCHILLING, VON CANSTADT, PAUL LUDWIG (ED.)]:
.... Btschom-ldan-adas-ma-sches-rab-kyi-pha-rol-tu-phyin-pai-sning-po. Das Herz (die Quintessenz) der zum jenseitigen Ufer des Wissens gelangten Alleherrlichst-Vollendenten. Eine tübetische Religionsschrift. Leipzig, Karl Tauchnitz, 1835.
Oblong 8vo. Size: 11 x 23,5 cm. Lvs (8) including one blank. Stereotype printing of Tibetan woodcut plates. Original yellow printed wrappers, chipped at spine and along edges, small tear restored verso of lower cover. Small stamp on front cover. Old ownership signature and a few marginal annotations in pencil. This is a Tibetan translation of the Heart Sutra (In Sanskrit: Prajnaparamita Hrdaya) or the Essence of Wisdom Sutra. It is a very short sutra and the most common recited by Buddhist followers of the world. Schilling von Canstadt (1786-1837) was a renowned orientalist and pioneer of telegraphy. During travels in the 1830's to Mongolia and Siberia he made great collections of Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese books and manuscripts which were placed at the Asiatic Museum in St. Petersburg. The duplicates Schilling donated to the Institut de France, of which the Tibetan material was later catalogued by J. Bacot. See J. Bacot, "La collection tibétaine Schilling von Canstadt à la bibliothèque de l'Institut" (Journal Asiatique, tome CCIV, 1924, pp. 341-48).
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Book number: 100489
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1167.01 | £UK 896.75 | JP• 129627]
Catalogue: Tibet and Nepal
Keywords: Tibet and Nepal, tibet, tibetan, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, religion, religious, sanskrit, buddhism, buddhist

 
[CALENDAR].
Calendrier Perpétuel rendu sensible, et mis a la Portée de tout le Monde: ou nouveau et vrai Calendrier Perpetuel, dont chacun peut se servir comme d'un Almanach Ordinaire, & sans aucun calcul, précédé d'1un traité succinct de tout ce qui a rapport au Calendrier. Par M.G.S.H. a Paris, de l'Imprimerie de P. Fr. Gueffier, 1774.
12mo. Pp. 110, (1) with 6 folding printed plates, one plate with three volvelles and the final calendar section: "Table des fêtes mobiles" with 12 monthly moveable tables (lacking one movable part). Contemporary full red morocco, gilt borders on covers, flat spine gilt in compartments, decorated and lettered in gilt, g. e., inner gilt dentelles. Binding slightly rubbed, mainly the corners. First edition thus. This perpetual calendar makes it possible to calculate dates and days of the week both in the past and in the future. In different sections concordancea are established between the solar and lunar year, days of the week, dates of the holy year, etc. No copy in RLIN. Grand-Carteret p. 131.
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Book number: 34046
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2334.03 | £UK 1793.5 | JP• 259254]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, calender, french, france,

 
[BLIGH, WILLIAM / BURNEY, JAMES]:
Captainens vid engelske ammiralitetet William Bligh's resa i Söderhafvet åren 1788, 1789, 1790. Hans half-årige vistande på ön O-Taheiti och hemresa från ön Timor till England. Part I. (all published). Nyköping, Joh. Pet. Hammarin, 1795.
Pp. xvi, 220. Modern boards, tilte label on spine. A Swedish version of Bligh's famous "Voyage to the South Sea", anonymously translated by Carl Fr. Landell from the German edition (Berlin 1793). The main purpose of the expedition was to introduce the breadfruit plant from the South Sea islands to the West Indies. This narrative was mainly based on Bligh's journal but was written and edited by James Burney. Rare. Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana 96. Ferguson 216. Cf Howgego B107.
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Book number: 44010
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1050.31 | £UK 807.25 | JP• 116664]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, pacific, travel, exploration, tahiti, south sea, voyage

 [CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].,  [Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
[CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].
[Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
Original photograph of Chang, the Giant. Size: 6,4 x 10,8 cm. He is dressed in a Chinese traditional costume, most likely his performace outfit. Chang Woo Gow was born in Fuzhou (Canton) in the 1840's. He was well educated and travelled around the world performing as "Chang the Chinese Giant". His height was claimed to be over 2,4 meter!. In 1878 he retired from stage and settled in Bournemouth, where he operated a Chinese teahouse and a curio store.
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Book number: 100762
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 420.13 | £UK 323 | JP• 46666]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia , asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, photograph, photo, portrait
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 [JIGSAW PUZZLE MAPS]., "Cartes géographique". France about 1860´s.
[JIGSAW PUZZLE MAPS].
"Cartes géographique". France about 1860´s.
Size: 29,8 x 23, 6 cm. A set of three coloured jizsaw puzzle maps, laid on wood, arranged on three levels. Depicting the world ("mappemonde" with double hemisphere); Europe; and France with it's departments. Housed in it's original "Klein- blue" paper box richly decorated in gilt. Published by Aug. Logerot in Paris. This kind of educational puzzle maps were popular in France in the 19th century. In lovely condition.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100593
€  1300.00 [Appr.: US$ 1517.12 | £UK 1165.75 | JP• 168515]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, france, french, frankreich, frankrike, europe, european, pussel, puzzle, game, games, maps, geography, geographical,
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