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"Extremely rare" Götz Bible

"Extremely rare" Götz Bible Cologne, 1477-8 BIBLE, in Latin. [Cologne: Nicolaus Götz, about 1477-78]. The Kloss copy of the “extremely rare” second Götz edition of the Bible (Copinger). Nicolaus Götz, a legal scholar in Cologne, published four editions of the Bible in the 1470s; there is some

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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"Hail Columbia"

"Hail Columbia" Joseph Hopkinson, 1838 HOPKINSON, Joseph (1770-1842). Autograph manuscript signed ("Jos: Hopkinson") being a fair copy of the lyrics to his 1798 song, "Hail Columbia," inscribed to George M. Kein, n.p., 22 February 1838. Three pages, 250 x 200mm laid into larger sheets (silked

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.06.2020

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17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe

17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe Manuscript, c.1680s TURKEY – LA CROIX, Édouard de (1640-1704). Contemporary manuscript copy, "Histoire des guerres des turcs contre la Pologne, la Moscovie, l’Allemagne, et la République de Venise. Tome I," n.p., c.1680s. [11], 470 pages, 226 x 169mm

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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A lock of hair & an invitation to dine

A lock of hair & an invitation to dine George Washington, 1781 & 1787 [WASHINGTON, George.] A lock of hair, consisting of approximately 30 strands, formerly housed in a folded sheet of laid paper bearing the text: "[W]ashingtons hair — 1781. & 1787" [With:] manuscript note to Thomas McKean in an

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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A rare autograph letter signed

A rare autograph letter signed Martha Washington, 15 February 1794 WASHINGTON, Martha (1731-1802). Autograph letter signed (“[M] Washington”) to her niece, [Frances] “Fanny” [Bassett], Philadelphia, 15 February 1794. Four pages, 229 x 186mm (partial fold separation affecting signature, silked). A

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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A textile handkerchief broadside

A textile handkerchief broadside On cambric, c. 1820 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – Textile broadside. In Congress July 4, 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. [Glasgow: Robert & Collin Gillespie] c. 1821. An early printing of the Declaration of Independence on a

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Account of Louisiana, Providence imprint

Account of Louisiana, Providence imprint John Sibley, c.1804 [SIBLEY, John (1757-1837)]. An Account of Louisiana, Laid Before Congress... Providence: Heaton & Williams, n.d. [1804?]. The rare Providence edition of a popular compilation on Louisiana, laid before Congress during its consideration of

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Ackermann's Costumes of the Indian Army

Ackermann's Costumes of the Indian Army Rare suite, 1844-1849 ACKERMANN, Rudolf. [Costumes of the Indian Army. London: Rudolph Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, May 1844-June 1849.] Extremely rare suite of Ackermann engravings of the Indian Army. We trace no copies in the auction records

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars

Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars Karlsruhe, 1824 VÖLLINGER, Joseph (1790-1846). Grossherzoglich Badisches Militair. Karlsruhe: Johann von Velten, 1824. The army of the Grand Duchy of Baden in the years following the Napoleonic Wars. Cavalrymen, guards, artillerymen and infantry soldiers are depicted

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson Fine set of first editions TENNYSON, Alfred, first Baron Tennyson (1809-1892). [Works.] London, Cambridge, 1827-1886. The finely bound Foyle set of first editions of Tennyson's works published before 1888, including the early rarities, Poems by Two Brothers, "Timbuctoo," and

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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An unpublished interview

An unpublished interview Bob Dylan, [1965] DYLAN, Bob (b.1941). Typed and manuscript document signed several times within (“Bob Dylan” and “B.D.”), n.p., [1965]. Four pages, not uniform in size but average 215 x 226mm, stapled (light minor soiling). An unpublished interview with Bob Dylan's typed

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Ancient astronomy, by Aldus

Ancient astronomy, by Aldus Aratus et al., 1499 ASTRONOMY – ARATUS (c.315-240 BCE); FIRMICUS, Julius (4th century); MANILIUS, Marcus (1st century); et al. [Scriptores astronomici veteres.] Venice: Aldus Manutius, 17 October 1499. Aldus’s illustrated compendium of ancient astronomical texts—“there

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Appealing to the United States for support

Appealing to the United States for support Sun Yat-sen, November 1918 SUN YAT-SEN (1866-1925). Letter signed to [Paul Samuel] Reinsch, Shanghai, 19 November 1918. [With:] Typed copy of Sun Yat-sen's telegram to President Woodrow Wilson, Shanghai, 16 November 1918. One page, 278 x 216mm (minor rust

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Architettura civile

Architettura civile Guarino Guarini, 1737 GUARINI, Guarino (1624-1683). Architettura civile. Edited by Bernardo Vittone. Turin: Gianfrancesco Mairesse, 1737. First complete edition of an important work on baroque architecture, with the extensive text accompanying the plates. The plates were first

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Attention!

Attention! Prussian soldiers, 1820 LIEDER, Friedrich (1780-1859), and JÜGEL, Johann Friedrich (1772-1833). Darstellung der Konigl. Preussischen Infanterie in 36 Figuren. Berlin: L.W. Wittich, 1820. Prussian soldiers in attention and at ease, after their bloody wars against Napoleon. The artist

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Austrian Army

Austrian Army Vienna, 1823 [HAUSLAB, Franz von (1798-1883).] Darstellung der K.K. Oesterreichischen Armee mit allen Chargen in XXXVI Heften. Vienna: Joseph Trentsensky, [1823]. Handsome edition, with hand-colored lithographs of the Austrian army mounted on blue paper. The work was issued in

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Autograph letter & check

Autograph letter & check Charles Dickens, 1859 DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens") to Mrs White, 16 May 1859, Tavistock House. — Partly printed document signed ("Charles Dickens") and completed in his hand, 30 January 1867. Letter, 105 x 185mm, on Tavistock

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Beautifully illuminated incunable of the Natural History

Beautifully illuminated incunable of the Natural History Pliny the Elder, 1479 PLINY THE ELDER (23-79 CE). Historia naturalis. Edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Treviso: Michael Manzolus, 1479. A beautifully illuminated incunable edition of Pliny’s “encyclopedia of all the knowledge of the ancient

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Binomial theorem

Binomial theorem Isaac Newton, 1711 [NEWTON, Isaac (1643-1727).] Analysis per quantitatum series, fluxiones, ac differentias: cum enumeratione linearum tertii ordinis. London: Pearson, 1711. The Hill copy of Newton’s first independent treatise on the higher mathematics, containing the earliest

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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British officers, 1845

British officers, 1845 Rare suite of lithographs HAYES, Michael Angelo (1820-1877). [The British Army.] London: Henry Graves & Co. and Day & Haghe, 1 December 1845. A very rare series of color lithographs of mounted British army officers. Each plate presents a large central scene, always containing

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Callot's exquisite miseries of war

Callot's exquisite miseries of war Paris, 1633 CALLOT, Jacques (c.1592-1635) and MAROLLES, Michel de (1600-1681). Les grandes misères de la guerre. Paris: Israël Henriet, 1633. Arresting and influential etchings depicting the Thirty Years War—“one of the most beautiful works of Callot” (Lieure

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Central Europe in the Interwar Years

Central Europe in the Interwar Years Autograph album, c.1926-42 AUTOGRAPH ALBUM – Collection of autographs, drawings, musical quotations, photographs, and ephemera from over 100 contributors, including Albert Einstein, Béla Bartók, Max Brod, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Magnus Hirschfeld, Oskar Kokoschka

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Charles Dickens's writing desk

Charles Dickens's writing desk Writing table, mid-19th century DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870) — Mahogany writing table. Mid-19th century, 71 x 126 x 74cm, probably French, with alterations. Rectangular top with rounded corners and banding, inset with a later brown leather writing surface, above two

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Color Portraits of the Madras Army

Color Portraits of the Madras Army Published in Chennai, 1841 HUNSLEY, William. Costumes of the Madras Army. St. Thomas's Mount [Madras/Chennai], [1839-]1841. Very rare suite of Indian color-plates. We can find no record of copies at auction in either RBH or ABPC. In institutional copies that we

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Dali's Alice in Wonderland

Dali's Alice in Wonderland Limited edition, 1969 DALI, Salvador (1904-1989), and DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"; 1832-1898). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press and Random House, 1969. Limited edition, number 2263 of 2500 copies signed by Dali and printed on

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Discovery of oxygen

Discovery of oxygen Carl Wilhelm Scheele, 1772 SCHEELE, Carl Wilhelm (1742-1786). Chemische Abhandlungen von der Luft und dem Feuer. Introduction by Torbern Bergman. Uppsala and Leipzig: M. Swederus for S.L. Crusius, 1777. [Bound with:] Bemerkungen der Kuhrpfälzischen Physikalisch-Ökonomischen

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes

Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes Larmessin, c.1700 LARMESSIN, Nicolas de (1634-1694). 19 engravings from Costumes grotesques [Paris, c.1700]. Plates from Larmessin’s famous suite of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes. Each engraving depicts a tradesperson or street vendor dressed in the

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Extremely rare Medieval sermons

Extremely rare Medieval sermons Strassburg, c.1486 INCUNABULA – Sermones "Parati" de tempore et de sanctis. [Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 'Vitas Patrum', about 1486]. A well-used copy of a very rare incunable collection of sermons, with contemporary marginalia. This medieval compendium of sermon

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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Fallacies of traditional sciences

Fallacies of traditional sciences Phillipus Beroaldus, 1497 BEROALDUS, Philippus (1453-1505). Declamatio philosophi, medici, oratoris. –. De optimo statu et principe. Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 13 December 1497. A rare incunable on the fallacies of traditional sciences, particularly physics and

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Datum: 18.06.2020

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First American edition of Wealth of Nations

First American edition of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, 1789 SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789. The first American edition of “the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought” (PMM). Originally

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 18.06.2020