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Manuscripts

17th-century manuscript lectures from the Old University of Leuven

CHARNEUX, Henricus de / MELIS, Petrus - Physica et Metaphysica Data in Porco sub Eruditissimo Domino... scripta ab Edmundo Goossens Thenensi Anno 1679. Old University of Leuven, 1679. [212 x 164 mm] Engraved title page with manuscript title, 484 ll. With 19 text drawings, 15 whole-page drawings and 10 (2 fold. and 1 with folding part) engraved plates.
EUR 5500,-

18th-century manuscript lectures on physics

LACOUR, (?). - Cours abrégé de Phisique générale, particuliere et experimentale a l'usage de M. Guillaume Henri Godart, phisicien et pensionnaire du College royal de St. Louis. Metz, 1775. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to Title, 219, 391 (i.e. 381) pp. With 44 text drawings.
EUR 1800,-

The newly discovered, unpublished watercolor drawings for Jean Baptiste de Lamarck’s first book Flore Francaise

BULLIARD, Jean Baptiste Francois (* 1752 Aubepierre-sur-Aube; † 1793 Paris) and LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste de (* 1744 Bazentin-le-Petit; † 1829 Paris) - 467 original watercolour drawings on 239 leaves, with handwritten descriptions and notes. n.d. (c. 1776-1778). Contemporary leather with blank spine label. 230x297 mm.
This very important manuscript represents the previously unknown botanical drawings for Lamarck's Flore Francaise and demonstrates the hitherto fameless cooperation between two of the foremost French botanists from the 18th century.
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Folio manuscript world atlas by a young lady

CROUZET, Hortense - Atlas Géographique composé de 11 Cartes. Dessiné par Mlle. Hortense Crouzet eleve de l'Institution de Mlle Roullet pour le concours des prix de l'année 1824. France, 1824. Manuscript Title, 11 folded manuscript maps with outline color. 365 x 245 mm.
EUR 1850,-

A German emigrant in America

BARDENWERPER, Johann Theodor Friedrich Hermann (1820-1887) - Manuscript diary and travel memories from 1839-1842. Philadelphia, 1842.
Important eyewitness account from a German emigrant about his emigration and his stay in America in the years 1839 and 1842.
EUR 5500,-

Important manuscripts on firearms

AUDOIN, E. - Mecanismes d'Armes. Pistolets automatiques. / Revolvers. France, 1936-1937. 2 volumes. Folio. With 327 drawings. Contemporary half leather bindings.

These exceptional manuscripts contain an important source of information on firearms from the second half of the 19th and early 20th-century. Both volumes include descriptions of 148 firearms of the most important contemporary manufacturers.

EUR 15000,-