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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A Group of four hand-coloured engraved plates by Sepp and Sepp the Younger, of birds nests with eggs. Framed and glazed, overall size: 62.8cm 46.5cm by 3cm.

    £6,250
  8. First edition; 8vo (20 x 12 cm); one large folding plate; bound in contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt coat of arms to the centre and detailed vine borders, spine gilt ruled and title, ex-libris and small French customs sticker to front free endpaper, green ribbon marker, blue silk endpapers, minor foxing throughout, all edges gilt, a near-fine copy; [2] 87pp.

    £4,500
  9. Second edition. 4to, xxiii, [iii], 344, [xiv] index, [2] ads pp., folding plate and 4 folding maps, slight spotting, contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked, original spine richly gilt, with red morocco label, laid down, a fine example.

    £2,250
  10. Set of 14 copper engraved plates, with beautiful contemporary hand colour (each 18 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches approx.), drawn by Gaetano Savorelli and Pietro Camporesi, engraved by J. Ottaviani.

    £37,500
 

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