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Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 10.25" x 7", sheet measures 13.75" x 9.5". In very good condition. A fascinating early depiction of ayahuasca, a psychoactive concoction made from the caapi vine (identified here as 'Hayac Huasca') and chacruna (identified here in Quechua as 'Samuna'). This brew has very strong psychedelic properties and is used in shamanic ceremonies throughout the Amazon. Engraved by Antonio Giovanni Faldoni who was based in Asolo, Italy (1690-1770). Rare.
Glasgow: Brown, Son, 1933. Many black & white illustrations and plans with a chart of the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sae as endpapers. 392 pages, small thick 4to, decorative royal blue cloth, one corner of cover bumped and a small label removed from bottom of spine. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, (1933). First Edition. Some pages are a bit way, still a very good(+) bright copy.
London: Bonwicke, 1725. Two volumes bound in one. Illustrated with 400 copperplate engravings on 86 plates. Some top margins of the plates are closely trimmed. Rubricated titles. [24 preface and catalogue of seeds], 419 pages, 5 page index (lacks final leaf). Small thick 4to, full contemporary calf, re-cased with part of the original spine laid down; inner hinges re-enforced. London: Published by printed for R. Borwicke, and R. Wilkin, 1725. Second Edition. Overall a very good copy. The first volume.....