This Holy Quran counts 279 pages and is bound in red leather.
The entire cover is beautifull decorated with golden mounting.
The text in this book is written in Fârsi, Persian.
It is resting on a ivory bookstand made of recycled Piano keys.
A unique miniature.
Price on request.
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The sketches in this travelsketchbook are the only sketches survived, Rembrandt drew these on grounded parchment with a Silver stift.
In the 17th century notebooks like this were often used. The Silver stift was also part of the closure of the book.
Silver mounting with eyelets are located on both sides of the cover. When the book is closed, the pen slides through the 4 eyelets so the book stays closed.
The book is bound in leather with a gotic binding. A traditional bookbind technique used in the 16 th and 17 th century.
The silver mounting with the initials R and S and date 1633 plus the closure is made by martin Niemeyer of NDesign
This travel sketchbook by Rembrandt with 5 of his sketches and Silver mounting € 545,-
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Miniature Mappe Monde: Width 2,2 cm – height 3 cm. Bondi size Mappe Monde: width 3,4 cm – height 5,1 cm
A miniature facsimile of a World Atlas by Guillaume de L”Isle published in Paris. The original Mappe Monde is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Centre of the Stanford University Library.
The book consists of 13 sections of 8 pages and contains 44 maps / cards. The maps are printed across two pages. Some maps are horizontal or vertical fold out maps. The pages are gently stained to give the book an old look.
The book is handbound in ultra thin leather and comes in different colors.
Some of the books are embossed with gold foil. This book is available in two measurements.
The price of both books is € 225,-
The book with closure costs € 295-
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This Wilhelmina pop-up book, ‘ Van Prinsesje tot Koningin’ is a replica of a book published in 1898 for the occasion of the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina (in 1898).
The book tells the story of the life of Queen Wilhelmina from baby untill her coronation. The book contains four double pop-up illustrations and is bound with a pamflet-stitch.
This full color edition is sold with a numbered certificate, a limited edition 100 pieces.
The story is told in Dutch.
The price of this book is € 35.- postale charges not included.
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This manuscript contains 54 gouaches of tulips, 12 drawings, drawn by Pieter Holsteijn the younger and Pieter Schagen, which were added to the book at a later stage. Also 7 watercolors of carnations and two drawings of other flowers.
Bound in a leather binding, with a gold embossed tulip on the front cover and spine. The original Tulipbook of P. Cos is owned by the University Library of Wageningen Special Collections department.
The booklet is available in two sizes.
Miniature book: height 2.2cm and width 1.6cm.
Bondi size: height 6.4cm and width 4.5cm.
Both books come in two versions:
– leather bound with gold-colored embossed tulips on on the spine and the front of the cover € 69
– bound in dark brown bookbinding linen, with in tulip illustration on the front of the cover.€ 49
Printed sections are available for the experienced bookbinder.
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This pop-up book contains six fragile three-dimensional pop-up scenes with accompanying stories. The stories in this book are told by Uncle Bob who, after visiting the Zoo with his 6 nephews and nieces, promises to tell each child a story of their favorite animal and how they ended up in the Zoo.
For this miniature facsimile the text of the stories are being abridged by Mrs. C. Hamilton from London, and is readable with a magnifying glass.
The book is handbound, all the pop-up parts are handcut. It has a red cloth spine and pictorial paper covered boards,
The Model Menagerie is available in two measurements and both have a limited edition of 75 compies.
Also available in size , height 1,85 inch by Width 2,44 inch.
1 copy of the larger version
2 copies of the smaler version.
The price of both pop-up books is € 275,-
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A fairytale by the brothers Grimm
This book is issued by a well-known coffee brand, to encourage customers to buy their products.
Piggelmee, Het tovervisje, ( in Dutch ) is full color offset printed. The book is sewn with a pamflet stitch and comes in a cassette with the illustration of the coverpage of this book on the frontside.
The price of this book is € 23.-
This book is also available as a kit.
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A wonderful first edition of “La mode Illustreé” from 1874, a French fashion magazine published in Paris.
A weekly that appeared on Sunday with beautiful etchings of fashion, styling-details and hairstyles for women.
The magazine is slighty coloured through the years. But is hardly damaged because the ladies handled their favourite fashion magazine with great care.
“La Mode Illustrée” costs € 7,50 Postale charges not included.
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Sizes: Height 1.708, Width 0.551
The first three books of the complete works of Vergilius Maro (70 v.Chr.-19 v. Chr.) in Latin. Bound in Olive-green- or chalkwhite leather, with a white golden lorgnet in the cover. The lorgnet is designed and made by Jens Torp.
The book contains 88 pages.
The Koninklijke Bibliotheek of the Netherlands gave their full support for using the original engraved titelpage for this book.
Jan Minell (1625-1670) and Pancratius Maasvicius (1658-1729) were responsible for the design and engraving of the titelpage. The original book is published by Drukkerij Wetstein in Amsterdam in 1730.
The price of this edition is € 260,-
Also available with a yellow golden lorgnet by Jens Torp.
For experienced bookbinders the 12 sections are available to bind the book yourself € 11.50,-
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Height 0.507″, Width 0.351″
This book is a facsimile edition of Bloem-Hofje written by C. Van Lange in 1674 and made by B. Smidt as master trial.
Like the original, it is bound in a light brown leather and has goldleaf stamped lines and flower motifs. On the spine it has goldleaf stamped circles.
It contains 25 pages. The text was printed in double spreads on one side of the paper. The bookblock is concertina folded and pasted together to give the appearance of normal pages.
The 18 karat golden flowershaped clasp is designed and made by M Niemeijer of N.Design.
Benedikt Smidt was a printer from Middelburg. He moved to Amsterdam and produced this mini miniature as a show-piece to become Master Bookbinder.
This tiny book has a limited edition of only 20 copies. two numbers still available
The price of this special miniature book is € 725,-
Temporarily no copies ready made.
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Size: Height 2.1 cm Width 1.7 cm
In the 17th century, Dirck de Bray as an apprentice bookbinder, wrote his short lessons in bookbinding. This book is an 17th century illustrated guide for binding leather and parchment books. He describes the art of bookbinding and illustrated the text with drawings of the various stages of the binding process.
The hand sewn book block has twelve sections. The color of the leather cover is varies.
Price: € 74,-
For experienced bookbinders the 12 sections are available to bind the book yourself € 15,-
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1,65 cm hoog en 1,4 cm breed.
Height: 1,65 cm witdh: 1,4 cm
Songs of Shakespeare. ‘Red roses on white.’ This book is a serie of 5 and contains 10 songs of Shakespeare from different plays he wrote;
‘Oh mistress mine, ’When Daffodils begin to peer’ and ‘It was a Lover and his Lass.’
The size of this book is even smaller than a stamp! The embroidered cover consist of moor than 6600 stitches designed and done by Rachel Roet.
This serie is sold out.
Songs of Shakespeare is also available leather bound.
The spine of the book is tooled with the title ‘Shakespeare’. A floral frame en the initials W and S is embossed on the front of the cover.
This charming book costs € 54,-
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An autograph book from 1645, where one would invite friends to write in. The common language to write in those days was Latin. Or sometimes people would draw drawings applicable to the owner of the Liber Amicorum.
On the picture you see the original titel page. In the centre of the garland a poem is written. This miniature facsimile has the same title page But the poem is written in on the second page to be able to write the name of this miniature’s owner.
In the poem the owner humbly invites his illustrious friends to add something to his autograph book, so that if they pass away, he would have something to remember them by.
The price of this book is € 70,-
1 copy in stock
This book with the exclusive closure designed and made by Jens Torp cost € 200,-
1 copies in stock