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Informing publications by the League of Arab states

[ARAB INFORMATION CENTER]. OMRAN, Abdel-Rahim.

Public health & welfare in the Arab states. Past, present and future. Information paper number 8.
New York, The Arab information center, 1959
(2) LANDAU, Rom. The Arab heritage of western civilization. Information paper number 20.
New York, The Arab information center, 1962.
(3) HADAWI, Sami. Palestine in the United Nations. Information paper number 24.
New York, The Arab information center, 1964.
Publishers green wrappers.

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Second edition (1 year after the first, both very rare) of a classic on falconry and hawking by King Henri IV’s falconer

ARCUSSIA, Charles d'.

La fauconnerie ... Divisee en trois livres. Avec une briefve instruction pour traitter les autours, sur la fin de l'oeuvre, ...
Paris, Jean Houzé, 1599. 8vo. With Houzé's woodcut device, 6 full-page engravings of birds of prey (12.5 x 8.5 cm) plus 3 (of 5) repeats and all on integral leaves. Red goatskin morocco, signed in the foot of the front turn-in by M[arcel] GODILLOT (active as bookbinder 1938-1975), with wide gold-tooled turn-ins and gold fillets on board edge.

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€ 18,000
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First edition of one of the most important natural history books of the Renaissance

BELON, Pierre.

L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & naifs portaicts retirez du naturel: escrite en sept livres.
Paris, Guillaume Cavellat (colophon: printed by Benoit Prévost), 1555. 7 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a woodcut portrait on the back of the title-page (apparently of the dedicatee King Henri II, though copied in other books as a portrait of the author), large woodcuts of the skeletons of a man and a bird on pp. 40-41, plus 158 woodcuts (157 birds, 1 bat) in text. Contemporary blind- and gold-tooled calf (rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down).

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€ 29,500
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A famed narrative of travels in the Holy Land, with an early work describing the discovery of Cuba

BUCHARDUS (BROCARDUS).

Descriptio Terrae Sanctae exactissima, ..., libellus divinarum scripturarum studiosis, multo utilissimus.
Including: MARTYR D'ANGHIERA, Peter. De Novis insulis nuper repertis, & de moribus incolarum earundem.
Antwerp, Joannes Steels, 1536. Small 8vo (14.5 x 10 cm). With 2 woodcut initials and Steels's woodcut device at the otherwise last blank page. Modern blind-tooled calf.

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Texts of original documents concerning Charles VIII’s hunting and falconry 1485-1486: compiler’s presentation copy

CHARLES VIII, King of France, [compiled by Emmanuel Victor POURROY de l’Aubérivière, Comte de QUINSONAS].

Comptes de la venerie et fauconnerie du Roi Charles VIII. ... 1485-1486.
Lyon, printed by Louis Perrin [for the compiler], 1860. 8vo (24 x 16 cm). With the title-page in red and black with the coat of arms of the compiler, 4 chromolithographed plates showing 3 stained-glass portraits and an architectural elevation, all drawn by P. Giniz and lithographed in Paris by Engelmann & Graf, 2 double-page etched views drawn by J. de Montchalin & Le Bon de Maupetit and engraved by J. M. Fugère, and a lithographic facsimile of a letter written and signed by Margaret of Austria. Half grey-brown cloth (ca. 1900?), top edge gilt, with the publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in.

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