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  1. 12mo., title within woodcut border, first section interleaved with contemporary blank leaves (ýas issued, for notes &c.), contemporary silk endpapers with contemporary vanity mirror within metal frame inset to front pastedown, text-block cleanly separated from binding, contemporary silk binding with elaborate silk brocade decorations and inlaid mother-of-pearl oval centrepiece to each cover, superficial loss to silk at spine and a few other places, but overall a very good example, gilt edges.

    £850
  2. Bound in an attractive contemporary red morocco, with gilt ornaments to covers and spine, endpapers with a gilt geometrical pattern.

    £600
  3. 12mo., engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title, 2 plates, xylographic decorations, contemporary geometrically-patterned endpapers, contemporary red morocco, gilt, lacking pin to be inserted into fore-edge but flap present, sympathetically repaired in matching leather at spine-head and one corner.

    £400
  4. A group of four engravings by J. Mulder, P. Sluyter and D. Stoopendaal after Merian, with later hand-colour, of flowers, fruits and insects from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensium. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 38.2cm by 53.2cm.

    £8,000
  5. Engraving of a Pineapple by J. Mulder, P. Sluyter and D. Stoopendaal after Merian, with later hand-colour, from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensium. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 40cm by 53.2cm by 4.5cm.

    £2,500
  6. Small 12mo (137 x 70 mm.); 4 copper-engraved plates, title-page laid down, slight insect damage to head of gutter of some ff.; contemporary vellum; 527pp.; A1-Y12.

    £180
  7. 12mo (152 x 80 mm.); half-title, title with woodcut device, 3pp. printer's advertisements at end, some foxing, wormholes affecting lower margin of earlier ff.; contemporary vellum with contemporary patterned paper to boards, manuscript title to spine; xx, 409pp., 3pp.; [a1-a2],a3-a10,A1-[S2].

    £200
  8. 2 vols, 12mo (185 x 115 mm); engraved frontispiece to each vol. and a further 11 plates including 2 folding, mild, marginal corner creases to some leaves, small pinholes to lower corner of p. 156 and one corner chipped to p. 38 in vol. i, printer's error omits pagination of pp. 265 - 268 in vol. ii but text still complete, all in all exceptionally clean and bright; modern half calf over marbled boards gilt, lettering pieces to spines, most attractive; x, [2], 237, [1]; [6], 299, [1] pp.

    £150
  9. Second edition, 5 vols, 8vo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp. 349, 368, 375, 354, 375; contemporary calf, flat spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, black morocco numbering roundel to fourth, gilt ruled, citron edges; slightly scuffed; overall a very good set.

    £375
 

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