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Image for Les illustres proverbes historiques, ou Recueil de diverses questions curieuses, pour se divertir agreablement dans les compagnies.

Les illustres proverbes historiques, ou Recueil de diverses questions curieuses, pour se divertir agreablement dans les compagnies.

By: Adrien de Montluc Cramail, comte de prince de Chabanais; Fleury de Bellingen

Price: $825.00

Publisher: Lyon, Andre Olyer: 1664

Seller ID: 9877

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[vi], 228, [x] pp. Includes "Le Ballet des Proverbes. Danse par le Roy, le 17 Fevrier 1654. " Ouvrage tire´ des plus celebres autheurs de ce temps Full leather contemporary binding, corners rubbed, spine head rubbed, bottom spine rubbed and compartment leather partially gone, 5 raised bands, scuffed lack on the rear. Interior no blanks, paper generally aged with some foxing throughout, bottom corner of page 7 torn off affecting text, but otherwise complete and good. Bookplate of proverb collector and reputed WWII spy, de Guinzbourg, this the first iteration as Lt. Col. A curious ... View more info

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[Indulgentiae ecclesiarum urbis Rome & Mirabilia Rome urbis]

By: Anonymous

Price: $10,575.00

Publisher: Rome, Marcello Silber: 1522

Seller ID: 9527

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Very scarce post-incunable edition of the famous marvels of the City of Rome, prefaced as common with work on the indulgences of the churches of Rome. With 7 full page woodcuts, papal arms and large initial. In two parts: [55] (of 56), + [8] ff. a8-g8 (missing a1) plus the 8 leaves of the Mirabilia without signatures or catch phrases. Lacks title. Printing information on g8. Leaves have old hand-inked page numbers continuous through both parts. Small marks and occasional light stains, first leaf has marginal losses at bottom and stronger marks, old neat ink notation at top of leaf, date ... View more info

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Historia Romana, Part II De Bellis Civilibus Incunabula

By: Appianus (Alexandrinus); Appian of Alexandria; Petrus Candidus Decembrius, Translator

Price: $8,750.00

Publisher: Venice, Bernhard Maler, Erhard Ratdolt, Peter Loslein: 1477

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9444

Condition: Good


[211] (of 212) ff (lacks first blank). In limp vellum of the time with remains of ties, renewed end papers. Text in round Roman type, superb 3-sided white vine-on-black border on a2r, woodcut white-on-black initials in two sizes throughout. First text leaf (a2) has contemporary marginalia in 2 old hands and some light staining and has been discreetly remounted. A fine large copy of part II only of the first edition of Appianus; the two parts are very frequently found separately. This volume is noteworthy for its beauty typographically, and for the superb border and initials, among the earlie... View more info

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Super Secundo Libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi Incunabula

By: Aquinas, Thomas; Aquino; Peter Lombard

Price: $8,500.00

Publisher: Cologne, Heinrich Quentell: 1481

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10158

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


337 of 338 leaves. The important first edition of Sept 8, 1481. 2 columns, Gothic type. Many red Lombard initials, red capitals and continuous rubrication throughout. Leather of the time over heavy wooden boards. Top clasp portions present , later metal reinforcements at corners , 6 spine cords , rebacked some time in the last 200 years with hand printed title in top compartment. In good condition . MIssing first leaf with Salvator Mundi, but no text. Top of spine pulled with some tearing to the leather, leather covers have some scraping and wear. Interior paper clean and strong, some very occ... View more info

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Auli Gellii Noctes Atticae, seu Vigiliae Atticae. Quas nunc primum a magno mendorum numero magnus veterum exemplatium numerous repurgauit

By: Aulus Gellius

Price: $565.00

Publisher: Paris, Henri Estienne: 1585

Seller ID: 7917

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This book is bound in full leather; it is complete, with pagination as follows: [6] 23 [1 bl. 3 1 bl.] 587 [1 bl. 74 2 bl.], 16 3 1 bl. 205 [1 bl.] pp. Dark smooth leather with attractive blind stamping, spine appears to have been beautifully repaired. Renewed endpapers, a book plate on the end paper and a red stamp plate on the verso of the first free endpaper, title page has red ruling, a black ink mark at bottom, text clean and unmarked, some quires more browned than others (as is common with this edition), minor foxing but otherwise quite nice, binding strong. This is the very scarce an... View more info

Image for The estates, empires & principallities of the world. Represented by ye description of countries,maner of inhabitants,riches of provinces,forces,government,religion,and the princes that have governed in every estate. With the begin(n)ing of all militarie and religious orders. Translated out of French...

The estates, empires & principallities of the world. Represented by ye description of countries,maner of inhabitants,riches of provinces,forces,government,religion,and the princes that have governed in every estate. With the begin(n)ing of all militarie and religious orders. Translated out of French...

By: Avity, Pierre d'; Grimstone, Edward, translator

Price: $1,875.00

Publisher: London, Adam Islip for Mathewe Lownes and John Bill: 1615

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 9265

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[3] ff, 1234 pp, [1] f. First leaf (a blank) not present, otherwise complete. Small folio measuring 12.25" bound in old vellum with matching renewed calf spine with 5 raised bands, brown morocco spine label. Renewed end papers and first blank. Marvelous engraved title page signed: Ren. Elstracke sculpsit. showing a man from Europe, Africa, Asia and America with various imperial symbols, engraved head and tail pieces throughout. Newly rebound in contemporary vellum with a sensitively handled new spine, binding is strong and secure. Title page has some rubbing and an old red stain, margins... View more info

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Epidemiorum et ephemeridum libri duo

By: Ballonius; Baillou, Guillaume de (1538-1616)

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Paris, J. Quesnel: 1640

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9004

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[xx],273, [xviii] pp. Index. In full vellum of the time which is normally aged and worn, small chip in the vellum at bottom joint, back board vellum is worn away at the bottom edge and corner as well as the bottom part of the rear fore-edge. Entirely in Latin with nice engraved initials. Inside front cover has removed book plate mark, blanks are present. Red and black title page with nice Quesnel engraved mark, title page bit browned and chipped at the edges, some older library notations on title page. Some browning and foxing throughout, occasional older marginalia and some normal wear and... View more info

Image for The Way to Christ Discovered. In these treatises. 1. Of true repentance. 2. Of true resignation. 3. Of regeneration. 4. Of the super-rationall life. Also the discourse of illumination. The compendium of repentance, And the mixt world &c BOUND WITH A consolatory treatise of the four complexions, that is, an instruction in the time of temptation for a sad and assaulted heart; shewing where-from sadness naturally ariseth, and how the assaulting happeneth; hereto are annexed some consolatory

The Way to Christ Discovered. In these treatises. 1. Of true repentance. 2. Of true resignation. 3. Of regeneration. 4. Of the super-rationall life. Also the discourse of illumination. The compendium of repentance, And the mixt world &c BOUND WITH A consolatory treatise of the four complexions, that is, an instruction in the time of temptation for a sad and assaulted heart; shewing where-from sadness naturally ariseth, and how the assaulting happeneth; hereto are annexed some consolatory

By: Behmen, Jacob; Boehme; Bohme, Jakob

Price: $2,999.00

Publisher: London, H. Blunden: 1656

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9151

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Extremely Scarce Early English Edition of Jacob Boehme’s The Way to Christ Bound with a Very Scarce First Edition on the Four Complexions (published 1654). This book is a 12mo measuring 5” x 3”. [4],154;[4]87,[1];[2],60,[2]; [2]; 50; [4]; 47, [1] pp, and [96] pp. It is complete except that printed pages 59 and 60 in the 60 pp listed above have been supplied in very old (and readable) manuscript including catch phrases. Bound in what appears to be original leather boards with the remains of clasps, leather has crackling and wear but has been restored to a nice patina, spine rebacked with... View more info

Image for Ad fratres Carthusiae: sacrae conciones. His additae sunt orationes nonnullae Iodoci Hessi. Item Poemation eiusdem de ordinis Carthusiani origine

Ad fratres Carthusiae: sacrae conciones. His additae sunt orationes nonnullae Iodoci Hessi. Item Poemation eiusdem de ordinis Carthusiani origine

By: Bibaucus, Guilielmus (Willem Bibaut); Hess, Jodocus

Price: $3,475.00

Publisher: Erfurt, Melchior Sachse the Elder: 1539

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9375

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


First edition of a very uncommon early Carthusian German woodcut book, edited by Jodocus Hessus, It contains two portraits of the Carthusian Bibaut. The other 4 full-page illustrations represent the crucifixion, “ecce homo”, and Christ crowned with thorns, all by an anonymous German artist (they are sometimes attributed to Hans Brosamer). The book is a collection of sermons by Bibaut, a Carthusian prior-general (d.1535), edited by Hess, with a selection of sermons by him and his poem on the founding of the Carthusian order.This handsome post-incunable is in good antiquarian condition. ... View more info

Image for Repertoriu[m] generale et succinctu[m]: veru[m]tamen valde vtile atq[ue] necessarium: co[n]tentoru[m] in quatuor collectorijs acutissimi ac p[ro]fundissimi theologi Gabrielis Biel super quatuor libros Sententiarum With medieval manuscript endpapers of Giles of Rome

Repertoriu[m] generale et succinctu[m]: veru[m]tamen valde vtile atq[ue] necessarium: co[n]tentoru[m] in quatuor collectorijs acutissimi ac p[ro]fundissimi theologi Gabrielis Biel super quatuor libros Sententiarum With medieval manuscript endpapers of Giles of Rome

By: Biel, Gabriel; Peter Lombard

Price: $1,875.00

Publisher: Lyons, Johann Clein: 1519

Seller ID: 8898

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A post-incunable edition of Gabriel Biel's most important work, a commentary on the "Sentences" of Peter Lombard, four volumes bound in two, in full vellum, with a large, beautiful medieval manuscript used as part of the binding in the first volume, which also has a woodcut title page printed in red and black. The work is in two volumes, both small folios measuring 11.75" x 8". The vellum is limp, contemporary vellum showing the marks of missing ties. The spines appear to be contemporary, as well, but are crudely attached with handsome old hand-written titles to the spine wi... View more info

Thesaurus Proverbiorum Italico-Bergamascorum Rarissimorum...nunquam Antes Stampatorum...italicae Linguae Amanitium Ad Aperiendum Oculos Editorum

By: Bolla, Bertolameo Bartolomaeo.

Price: $1,498.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, J. Saurium: 1605

Seller ID: 6756

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


70 leaves, unpaginated, renewed end papers and blanks. In octavos. With the bookplate of Col. Victor De Guinzbourg, who was in counterintelligence prior to WWII and, according to his family, used a number of different names -- he also happened to collect books of proverbs, the book passed to Robert Easton after his death. Very attractively bound in modern 3/4 leather with gilt ruling, dark blue marbled boards, five raised bands to the spine with gilt florets in the panels, gilt spine label. End papers are marbled to match the boards, new blanks, the text is clean and bright, just lightly toned... View more info

Image for D. Bonauenturae S.R.E. Episcopi Card. Albanienis. Doctorisq. seraphici In Secundum Librum Sententiarum elaborata dilucidatio. Collectis universis prioribus editionibus quidquid aut elegantiae, aut eruditionis in illis antea sparsim legebatur ; huic uni appositum est totum ; & longe` copiosus, ac emendacius: ita ut vix ampliu`s sit, quod in tanto opere desiderari queat.

D. Bonauenturae S.R.E. Episcopi Card. Albanienis. Doctorisq. seraphici In Secundum Librum Sententiarum elaborata dilucidatio. Collectis universis prioribus editionibus quidquid aut elegantiae, aut eruditionis in illis antea sparsim legebatur ; huic uni appositum est totum ; & longe` copiosus, ac emendacius: ita ut vix ampliu`s sit, quod in tanto opere desiderari queat.

By: Bonaventura; Saint Bonaventure; Petrus Lombardus; Peter Lombard

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Venice, Ad Signum Seminantis: 1573

Seller ID: 9912

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


{16], 670 pp. Two columns, entirely in Latin. Contemporary crisp vellum has come away from the book block at the front joint, vellum is browned around the edges, spine cover has a large lack at the top and a smaller lack at the bottom. Interior has a nice possibly contemporary signature on the blank in brown ink, some humidity marks, old mold and thinning at the back pages, otherwise unmarked. Priced low to reflect condition. Bonaventure made his name lecturing on Lombard's Four Sentences -- this is a nice 16th century edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 670 pages View more info

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Doctrinæ catholicæ, de iis Argumentis de quibus Controversiæ sunt, Expositio. Ex Interpretatione Claudii Fleurii ... Ab eiusdem Expositionis Authore recognita.

By: Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne; Fleury, Claude, Ed

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Antwerp, Naulaeus: 1678

Seller ID: 7428

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The book is a small, tall 12mo measuring 3”x5”, OCLC 257579910, 140 pp plus 1 unnumbered leaf. Bound in full vellum of the time which is smooth and in good condition. Some normal soiling and a half-moon crack on the front, hand-lettered title to the spine. Interior first free endpaper is missing its top corner and has numerous notes, some of them look to be contemporary, this leaf is also glued down to the inside front cover and has bibliographic notes from its earlier stint as part of the great Mendham Collection.Title page is a bit grubby, small humidity stain at the top fore-edge margi... View more info

Image for Canones de Linguae Sanctae Proprietatibus Iique Probatissimis exemplis & in S. Theologia usitatissimis, etiam suffragiis veterum Paraphrastarum ac Interpretum, nec non Rabbinorum commentationibus confirmati & illustrate. Nunc denuo reuisi, aucti, atque emendati. Tertium eduntur. Cum Indicibus nec

Canones de Linguae Sanctae Proprietatibus Iique Probatissimis exemplis & in S. Theologia usitatissimis, etiam suffragiis veterum Paraphrastarum ac Interpretum, nec non Rabbinorum commentationibus confirmati & illustrate. Nunc denuo reuisi, aucti, atque emendati. Tertium eduntur. Cum Indicibus nec

By: Cellarius, Christopher; Christophori Cellari

Price: $465.00

Publisher: Jena, Bibliopolio Bielckiano: 1679

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 7765

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


46 pp, small octavo. The book is in good antiquarian condition. It has a handsome, sensitive modern binding, half leather, with brown leather spine and beautifully marbled hard boards. End papers renewed. Title page has an ink owner name and an ink blot at the top right corner - the ink has made a small hole in the first two leaves. Paper is a bit browned, there are some older underlinings and very occasional marginalia. Type is bright and clear, with a very handsome Hebrew type set amonst the Latin. The book is a slim small quarto measuring 6" x 7.5", 40 numbered pages, [6 pp] ind... View more info

Image for Nicetae Acominati Choniatae magni logothetae secretorum, inspectoris et iudicis veli, praefecti sacri cubiculi Imperii Graeci historia: ab anno M.C.XVII. in quo Zonaras desinit,usque ad annum M.CC.III. libris XIX descripta: quorum ordo praefationes sequitur: iterata editio Graecolatina

Nicetae Acominati Choniatae magni logothetae secretorum, inspectoris et iudicis veli, praefecti sacri cubiculi Imperii Graeci historia: ab anno M.C.XVII. in quo Zonaras desinit,usque ad annum M.CC.III. libris XIX descripta: quorum ordo praefationes sequitur: iterata editio Graecolatina

By: Choniates, Nicetas; Akominatos; Wolf, Hieronymus, Editor

Price: $1,549.00

Publisher: Geneva, Haeredes Eustathij Vignon: 1593

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9431

Condition: Good


[viii], 699 (i.e. 701), [19] pp. Index. In two columns, Greek and Latin, else Latin. With printers colophon on title page and on last blank, with many initials. In old vellum, possibly original, with blind ruling, marks where ties once were on both boards, 4 raised bands to the spine, very faint gilt title in top compartment. Minor wear to covers, minor foxing inside, very tight binding, title page has an extensive note from Lipsius about Choniates in a nice old hand, there is neat underlining in the section on Comnenus. A large 8vo, in nice condition. Hieronymus Wolf (1516-1580) was a Germ... View more info

Image for The Marrow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers, and Other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, Which Have Flourished in the Church since Christ's time, to This Present Age. Faithfully Collected Out of Several Autors [sic], and Orderly Disposed, According to the Centuries Wherein They Lived. Together With t

The Marrow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers, and Other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, Which Have Flourished in the Church since Christ's time, to This Present Age. Faithfully Collected Out of Several Autors [sic], and Orderly Disposed, According to the Centuries Wherein They Lived. Together With t

By: Clark, Samuel

Price: $675.00

Publisher: London, William Du-gard: 1650

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8364

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This book is in good antiquarian condition. It has been handsomely rebound in 3/4 leather, marbled boards, endpapers renewed It is a small octavo and measures 5.25” x 7”. It is packed with numerous engraved portrait plates, the portrait area on page 320 blank as issued. Pagination is as follows [32], 352, 363-378, 389-500, [8] pages, the gaps represent numbering errors when the book was printed, as per bibliographic references, but the book is complete. The paper shows minor age-toning and foxing, the last two pages with ink inscriptions and notes in a very early hand (see photo), s... View more info

Image for Historia Comitiorum Anno M.D. XXX Augustae celebratorum, repurgatae doctrinae occasionem, praecipuas de religione deliberationes, consilia, postulata, responsa, pacis ac concordiae media, pompas, epistolas, et tam Pontificiorum quam Evangelicorum scripta pleraque complectens: ...

Historia Comitiorum Anno M.D. XXX Augustae celebratorum, repurgatae doctrinae occasionem, praecipuas de religione deliberationes, consilia, postulata, responsa, pacis ac concordiae media, pompas, epistolas, et tam Pontificiorum quam Evangelicorum scripta pleraque complectens: ...

By: Coelestinus, Georgius; Celestin, Georg (1525-1579)

Price: $2,875.00

Publisher: Frankfurt an der Oder, Johann Eichorn: 1577

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9266

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[12] [2] ff; 142; [6] ff, 145-302 ff; [10], 139, [1], [8],136, [1] ff. Occasional erratic page numbering but catches and signatures agree, everything is present and in the proper spot. In 4 parts, each part with its own title page. Thick folio, 12.25" in handsome binding with modern leather spine with raised bands and gilt stamping in the compartments, dark brown morocco label, antique marbled heavy boards with a bit of rubbing to the corners. Interior has old reinforcement at gutters and end papers renewed a century ago with ink ownership inscription. Engraved first title page with some o... View more info

Image for Sammelband of Eight Anti-Catholic Tracts Printed in England during the Restoration between 1679-1687

Sammelband of Eight Anti-Catholic Tracts Printed in England during the Restoration between 1679-1687

By: Croft, Herbert; Gilbert, John; Wake, William; Benigne, James; Johnstone, Joseph; Payne, William; Stratford, Nicholas;

Price: $819.00

Publisher: London, 1679

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8660

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of anti-Catholic and pro-Church of England tracts printed during the Restoration, at the end of Charles II's reign and beginning of James II. Bound together and cased in new dark blue buckram by the Law Society. Contents are: The Legacy of the Right Reverend Father in God, Herbert Lord Bishop of Hereford: to his Diocess. Or, A Short Determination of all Controversies We have with the Papists, by [Herbert Croft], London: Charles Harper, 1679. [viii], 126 pp. An Answer to the Bishop of Condom (Now of Meaux) His Exposition ofh the Catholick Faith, etc. by [John Gilbert], London: R... View more info

Image for Remedes Souverains Et Secrets Experimentez.  Avec Plusieurs Autres Secrets & Pafrums Curieux Pour La Conservation De La Beaute Des Dames.

Remedes Souverains Et Secrets Experimentez. Avec Plusieurs Autres Secrets & Pafrums Curieux Pour La Conservation De La Beaute Des Dames.

By: Digby, Sir Kenelm

Price: $264.00

Publisher: Paris, Guillaume Cavelier: 1684

Seller ID: 9906

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


[4], 299, [xxvi] pp. Engraved head and tail pieces. In what appears to be original full calf leather with 4 raised bands. Head and tail of spine quite chipped, joints cracked, board edges quite rubbed and bottom corners very abraded as is the paper at bottom corner. Interior title page has an old ink note, minor foxing and toning, otherwise clean and unmarked. Still quite usable but worn, priced low to reflect condition. The French translation of Kenelm Digby's famous English work. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 299 pages View more info

Image for Dictionarium historicum geographicum poeticum . Gentium, hominum, deorum gentilium, locorum, civitatum, aequorum, fluviorum, finuun, portuum, promontoriorum, ac montium, antiqua recentiraque [ ] fabulas intelligendae, etc.

Dictionarium historicum geographicum poeticum . Gentium, hominum, deorum gentilium, locorum, civitatum, aequorum, fluviorum, finuun, portuum, promontoriorum, ac montium, antiqua recentiraque [ ] fabulas intelligendae, etc.

By: Estienne, Charles; Stephanus, Carolus

Price: $255.00

Publisher: Geneva, Jacob Crispin: 1633

Seller ID: 9884

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pagination is as follows: [8], 1132 col. (i. E 2042) ; Signatures: ) (-4, A-Z8, Aa-ZZ8, Aaa-Sss8. There are numerous errors in numbering of columns; 1999-2004 duplicated, 2005-2042 numbered 1105-1132, as called for in bibliographic references, but the book is complete except for front blank. Full period leather octavo measuring 9 1/4" by 6/1/2". The spine is divided by five raised bands into six compartments. It is in fair to good antiquarian condition; pages and boards show some wear; the leather on the lower right of the front board has been repaired with old leather; hinges starting... View more info