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Apian, Peter. Astronomicum Caesareum. Title with coloured woodcut border and big coloroured woodcut. Dedication with engraved coat-of-arms of emperor Carl V. and fullpage-size color woodcut at the end. 36 fullpage-size colored astronomical woodcuts, thereof 21 with in total 61 (of upon 83) moving elements (so called "volvelles") and 27 coloured cords. A lot, partly colored woodcuts in text and 93 figural woodcut-initials (thereof 53 on 11,5 lines). Ingolstadt. [colophon in mirror writing]: In aedibus nostris [Georg and Peter Apian], 1540. Folio. [59] leaves. 2 mounted textbands on fol. G4 recto, mounted correcting-band over two lines on fol. K1 recto. Red maroquin of the 19th century (signed Belz-Niédrée), with gilt spine and covers, and gilt edges. - First Edition, edition B corresponding Schottenloher: The last page with an older coat-of-arms woodcut: an eagle with one head and signature "Insignia Petri Apiani". Our copy without the 12 pearls, which were mounted on the cords. - Inside: Lightly waiterstained on the upper border, in the beginning a little stronger, the first three leaves with smal restorations of the bursting border (outside the text). The last third also a little waterstained on the borders, apart from that just a little browned, all in all in an exceptional condition. - Provenance: Old bookseller mark of the Erasmushaus Basel. - Swiss private property. - One of the most important books of the 16th century and "the most spectacular contribution of the book-maker's art to sixteenth century science" (Gingerich).
CHF 660 000
Apian, Peter. Astronomicum Caesareum. Title with coloured woodcut border and big coloroured woodcut. Dedication with engraved coat-of-arms of emperor Carl V. and fullpage-size color woodcut at the end.  36 fullpage-size colored astronomical woodcuts, thereof 21 with in total 61 (of  upon 83) moving elements (so called "volvelles") and 27 coloured cords. A lot, partly colored woodcuts in text and 93 figural woodcut-initials (thereof 53 on 11,5 lines). Ingolstadt. [colophon in mirror writing]:  In aedibus nostris [Georg and Peter Apian], 1540. Folio. [59] leaves. 2 mounted textbands on fol. G4 recto, mounted correcting-band over two lines on fol. K1 recto. Red maroquin of the 19th century (signed Belz-Niédrée), with gilt spine and covers, and gilt edges. - First Edition, edition B corresponding Schottenloher: The last page with an older coat-of-arms woodcut: an eagle with one head and signature "Insignia Petri Apiani". Our copy without the 12 pearls, which were mounted on the cords. - Inside: Lightly waiterstained on the upper border, in the beginning a little stronger, the first three leaves with smal restorations of the bursting border (outside the text). The last third also a little waterstained on the borders, apart from that just a little browned, all in all in an exceptional condition. - Provenance: Old bookseller mark of the Erasmushaus Basel. - Swiss private property. - One of the most important books of the 16th century and "the most spectacular contribution of the book-maker's art to sixteenth century science" (Gingerich).
ORIENT - Roberts, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. From Drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A. With historical Descriptions by the Revd. George Croly. L.L.D. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. 6 volumes. With 4 engraved frontispieces (thereunder 1 portrait of the author), 6 engraved titles, 238 coloured originial-lithographies, all mounted on card, as well as 2 engraved maps by L. Haghe after D. Roberts and C. Baugniet. London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849. 6 monumental Maroquin with gilt spine and covers, coat-of-arms, gilt edges (sign: "Pilkington, Dublin"; borders a little rubbed, some slight spottings, light scratchings) in: Library furniture, late Art Déco. Trope wood. Rectangular corpus with diagonal leaf on the mounted base. Open front with 6 extensible shelf boards. Metal holders. 81x52x106 cm (the leaf with scratchings and missings in the inlay). - First edition, complete with all engravings. - Inside: Titles and text a little moldy and browned. Some plates a little foxing and glue shadily. Some fingerspots. The plate 'Shrine of the Annunciation' in vol. I cut on the borders, the plate "Cairo looking West" with some ink dots and/ or colour dabbers. All in all in a very good condition. - Provenance: With the exlibris and coat-of-arms of the Earls of Portarlington on Emo Court (Ireland). - Monunumental travelogue from the Orient in custom-built furniture
CHF 224 400
ORIENT - Roberts, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. From Drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A. With historical Descriptions by the Revd. George Croly. L.L.D. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. 6 volumes. With 4 engraved frontispieces (thereunder 1 portrait of the author), 6 engraved titles, 238 coloured originial-lithographies, all mounted on card, as well as 2 engraved maps by  L. Haghe after D. Roberts and C. Baugniet. London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849. 6 monumental Maroquin with gilt spine and covers, coat-of-arms, gilt edges (sign: "Pilkington, Dublin";  borders a little rubbed, some slight spottings, light scratchings) in: Library furniture, late Art Déco. Trope wood. Rectangular corpus with diagonal leaf on the mounted base. Open front with 6 extensible shelf boards. Metal holders. 81x52x106 cm (the leaf with scratchings and missings in the inlay). - First edition, complete with all engravings. - Inside: Titles and text a little moldy and browned. Some plates a little foxing and glue shadily. Some fingerspots. The plate 'Shrine of the Annunciation' in vol. I cut on the borders, the plate  "Cairo looking West"  with some ink dots and/ or colour dabbers. All in all in a very good condition. - Provenance: With the exlibris and coat-of-arms of the Earls of Portarlington on Emo Court (Ireland). - Monunumental travelogue from the Orient in custom-built furniture