[The gathering of Manna and a Dominican friar reading mass].Swabia, 1475-1500.€ 6,500.00
Circular miniature initial separated into two parts by a curved S-shape in gilt. The upper section represents three Jewish figures gathering manna falling from the heavens during the Exodus. To the right a horned Moses is seen. The lower section shows a Dominican friar celebrating mass before a monstrance and an altar. The manna scene serves as a …
Origine, e fondatione di tutte le religioni, e militie di cavallieri, con …Vicenza, 1614.€ 6,500.00
First edition. Rare treatise on the history of the orders of knighthood, by the Reverend Andrea Guarini, discussing the origin and foundation of all religious and military orders established since the early Middle Ages. The work includes descriptions of the Constantinian Order ("the noblest and oldest", p. 5), the Knights Templar, the Knights of …
A Description of the Chinese Junk "Keying".London, 1848.€ 7,500.00
Exhibition catalogue for the Chinese trade junk "Keying", at anchor for visitors against admission in the London Docklands in 1848. Personalised copy of the Swedish visitor Carl Peter Freidenfeldt, with autograph of and stamped by the Mandarin on board, He Sing.
The "Keying", an impressive 3-masted 800-ton sailing ship, was the first Chinese …
13 original colour drawings in an album.No place Germany or Britain?, 1857.€ 9,500.00
A splendid album of ethnographic portraits, possibly intended as templates for the nine-year-old Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), the sixth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and like her mother a highly accomplished artist at an early age. The meticulous and detailed drawings show representatives …
Über den Bau der Nervenfasern und Nervenzellen beim Flusskrebs.Vienna, 1882.€ 15,000.00
First edition of this very rare pamphlet: Freud's only fifth own publication, offprint from vol. LXXXV, 3rd Dept., January issue. Inscribed and signed on the upper wrapper cover to his schoolfriend, the chemist Josef Herzig: "Seinem lieben Freunde Dr. Jozef Herzig | dVerf.".
"In this paper on the nerve cells of river crayfish, Freud was the …