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ALBERTI, LEON BATTISTA. 1404-1472.

I dieci libri de l'architettura. Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1546. *8, **4, a-z8, A-H8. Woodcut printer's device to title-page and to colophon, woodcut initials. 8vo (159 x 105 mm). Modern full brown calf. Blank leaf **4 is a replacement, several leaves with minor repairs in the margins, title-page

Los #: 3000

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AQUINAS, THOMAS, SAINT. 1225?-1274.

In octo physicorum Aristotelis libros commentaria ... bound with: In libros Aristotelis de coelo et mundo commentaria.... Venice: Iuntas, 1551. †6, ††6, A-X8, Y-Z6 (including final blank); †8, a-m8 (lacking m8, probably blank). Text in two columns, woodcut diagrams, pictorial initials. Folio (311 x

Los #: 3001

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BECK, JOHANN JODOCUS. 1684-1744.

Tractatus de juribus Judaeorum, Von Recht de Juden. Nuremberg: Johann Georg Lochners, 1731. [10], 603 pp. Frontispiece engraving, woodcut head- and tailpieces. 4to (201 x 163 mm). Contemporary full tan calf. Some toning, covers somewhat dry, rubbed around board edges and at joints. First edition of

Los #: 3002

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[BIBLE IN ENGLISH.]

The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New. London: Robert Barker, 1613. A-B4, C6, D4, A-Z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Zzz, Aaaa-Llll6, Mmmm5. Two titles with elaborate woodcut borders, woodcut head- and tailpieces, woodcut initials. Folio (398 x 271 mm). Contemporary pasteboard, remnants of brass

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[CHRONICON PASCHALE.]

Chronicon Alexandrinum idemque astronomicum et ecclesiasticum.... Munich: Annae Bergiae, 1615. A-Hhhhhh4. 4to (195 x 146 mm). Contemporary full vellum. Some marginalia, a few stray marks, but generally internally clean, covers with light wear, lacking ties, an excellent copy. First printed edition

Los #: 3004

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ERASMUS, DESIDERIUS. 1466?-1536.

Colloquiorum familiarum opus. Basel: Matthew Harscher, 1554. a-z8, A-Z8, Aa-Dd8. 16mo (119 x 74 mm). Period armorial calf gilt, all edges gilt. Pages ruled in sepia, some early marginalia (including to title-page), corner dampstain to first 100 pages, some dustsoiling, joints cracked, binding worn

Los #: 3005

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FLORUS, LUCIUS.

De fatti de Romani. Dal principio della Città per insino ad Augusto Cesare. Venice: P. de Ravani, 1546-47. 88 ll. BOUND WITH: Libro di Sesto Ruffo. Venice: A. Milanese, 1544. [12 ll.] * Libro di Messala Corvino. Venice: A. Milanese, 1544. [12 ll.] * Eliano. Del modi mettere in ordinanza. Venice: G

Los #: 3006

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GIUSTINIANI, AGOSTINO. 1470-1536.

Castigatissimi annali ... della eccelsa & illustrissima Republi. di Genoa. Genoa: Antonio Bellono, 1537. [14], CCLXXII leaves. Extra-illustrated with 12 folding engraved plates and 1 folding document facsimile. Folio (280 x 200 mm). Old vellum. Browned, some stains, several leaves remargined or with

Los #: 3007

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GRATIANUS, THE CANONIST. DIED C.1150.

Single leaf from: Decretum. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 1472. Folio (487 x 330 mm). Vellum leaf, 50 lines in double column and surrounded by commentary, printed recto and verso in black and red, rubricated with initials and paragraph marks in alternating blue and red. Tiny burnhole catching one letter

Los #: 3008

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[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT–16TH CENTURY.]

PHILIP II, KING OF SPAIN. 1527-1598. Spanish illuminated manuscript on vellum. Carta Executoria de Hidalguia in favor of Francisco Rodriguez, incorporating an account of a suit in 1583 for restitution of property to Rodriguez with testimony of Rodriguez and the alcades. Villaescusa, Province of

Los #: 3009

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[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT--17TH CENTURY.]

Qur'an. Arabic manuscript on glazed paper. India (possibly the Deccan), circa 1650. 384 leaves. 279 x 145 mm. Written space 210 x 105 mm, 14 lines per page in a bold naskhi script on full gold grounds throughout, margins ruled in multicolored filet borders, sura headings in white within a heightened

Los #: 3010

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[JONI, ICILIO FEDERICO, ATTRIB. 1866-1946.]

A pair of "tavolette" wooden book covers, 380 x 280 mm each, tempera and gilt on carved wood, with remnants of calf binding, painted roughly in the manner of Giovanni di Paolo, both covers gilt and with framed panels carved and set with gilt floral and foliate decoration over a painted black field

Los #: 3011

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[JUDAICA.]

Mears, Abraham [a.k.a. Gamaliel Ben Pedahzur]. The Book of Religion, Ceremonies, and Prayers; of the Jews, as Practised in their Synagogues and Families on all Occasions: On their Sabbath and other Holy-Days throughout the Year. London: J. Wilcox, 1738. xiv, 96, 291, [5] pp. 8vo (192 x 120 mm

Los #: 3012

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[KORAN IN ENGLISH.]

The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English immediately from the Original Arabic ... by George Sale. London: C. Ackers, 1734. [6] iii-ix, [3], 508, [16]. With folding map, three engraved tables, two of which are folding, and folding plate of Mecca. 4to (236 x 191 mm

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NANNI, GIOVANNI. 1432-1502.

2 volumes: 1. Sacerdotis chaldaici, antiquitatum libri quinque. Witteberg: Martin Henckel, 1612. *8, A-Z, Aa-Oo8, Pp4. Some toning, several instances of marginalia, several leaves with loss to margins. * Bound with: Bogan, Zachary. Homerus Hebraizon: sive, comparatio Homeri cum Scriptoribus Sacris

Los #: 3014

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PANVINIO, ONOFRIO. 1529-1568.

De ludis circensibus, libri II. Padua: Petri Marie Frambotti, 1681. [8], 148, [16], 147, [1] pp. Engraved title-page, 30 engraved plates only, engraved headpiece, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces and woodcut medallions in the text. Folio (368 x 245 mm). 19th century tan speckled calf over

Los #: 3015

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POLIZIANO, ANGELO. 1454-1494.

Omnium Angeli Politiani operu[m] (quæ quidem extare novimus).... Paris: Iodocus Badius Ascensius, 1519. 2 parts in 1 volume. Translated by Jacobus Tusanus. [8], clxii; ciii leaves. ã8, A-S8, T-X6; a-n8. Title-page printed in red and black within architectural border, central printer's device

Los #: 3016

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RUSCELLI, GIROLAMO.

Tre discorsi ... a M. Lodovico Dolce. Venice: Plinio Pietrasanta, 1553. A-Z, AA-II, LL-OO4. Woodcut printer's device to title-page and woodcut initials. 4to (197 x 140 mm). Modern decorated paper boards, title-page with lower margin trimmed, first signature possibly supplied from another copy, else

Los #: 3017

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[WITCHCRAFT.]

Webster, John. Untersuchung der vermeinten und so genannten Hexereyen. Halle: 1719. Frontispiece engraving. [2], 56, 116[ie. 611], [97] pp. Two ownership signatures to title-page. Bound with : Wahrlieb, Gottfried. Deutliche Vorstellung der Nichtigkeit derer vermennten Hexereyen und des

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BELLICARD, JEROME CHARLES. 1726-1786.

Observations upon the Antiquities of the Town of Herculaneum, Discovered at the Foot of Mount Vesuvius.... London: D. Wilson & T. Durham, 1753. vii, [1], 236, [3] pp. 42 engraved plates. 8vo (200 x 119 mm). Later quarter calf and marbled boards. Offsetting, marginal loss on F3, some overall wear to

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BRY, THEODOR DE & BRY, JOHANN THEODOR DE.

[The Great Voyages.] Frankfurt & Oppenheim: De Bry, 1590-1625. Part 1 only: Admiranda narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae ... Anglico scripta sermone, a Thoma Hariot. Frankfurt: 1590. a4, b6, c4, d6, *2, A6, B-C8, D5, E8, F6. Engraved title, large engraved coat-of-arms to

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BYRD, RICHARD E. 1888-1957.

1. Skyward. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Blue cloth; dust jacket. Edge-worn jacket with some tears and small losses. First edition, presentation copy. Inscribed and signed on the frontispiece verso: "Congratulations and best wishes / R E Byrd." 2. Photograph Signed

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[CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND.]

Ogier, [Pierre Mathieu], engraver. L'Amerique septentrionale. [France, 1702?] Copper-engraved map, 140 x 190 mm, fine. Depicts California as an island with indented coastline with several bays and other place names; the Mississippi far to the west of its actual course and flowing into the Gulf at

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[COOK, JAMES, CAPTAIN. 1728-1779.]

[Hawkesworth, John & others.] Storia de'viaggi intrapresi per ordine di S.M. Brittannica dal Capitano Giacomo Cook. Naples: La Nuova Societa Letteraria e Tipografica, 1784-5. 13 volumes. 8vo (191 x 119 mm). Contemporary vellum over boards, tan calf gilt-lettered spine labels. Some faint foxing

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COVENS, JEAN AND MORTIER, CORNEILLE.

Mer de Sud ou Pacifique contenant l'isle de Californie les costes de Mexique, du Perou, Chili, et le Destroit de Magellanique, &c. Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, [after 1690]. Copper-engraved map in two sheets joined with early and later hand-coloring, 692 x 604 mm. Some tears in margins, tears from

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DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, BERNAL. C. 1492-1581?

The True History of the Conquest of Mexico. London: J. Wright, 1800. Engraved frontispiece map. viii, 514 + [1 errata] pp. 4to (262 x 205 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled, red morocco lettering-piece. Bookplates of Robert Clive and Elton Puffer, faint spotting to title and frontispiece, joints

Los #: 3025

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FRY, JOSHUA AND JEFFERSON, PETER.

A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the Whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. London: for Robert Sayer & Thomas Jeffreys, 1775. Hand-colored copper-engraved map in four sheets, each divided into six sections and mounted to linen

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GARNIER, MARIE JOSEPH FRANCIS. 1839-1873.

Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectue pendant les annees 1866, 1867, et 1868 par une Commission Francaise presidee par M. le Capitaine de Fregate Doudart de Lagree.... Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 2 volumes in 1 (atlas volumes only). Illustrated with 12 maps, 2 of which are double-page; 9

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GILPIN, WILLIAM. 1724-1804.

2 titles: 1. Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England; Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland. London: for R. Blamire, 1788. 2 volumes. 24 (of 30) plates, most of which are hand-tinted aquatints, the

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GREENE, ROBERT.

A New Mapp of the World. London: Robert Greene, [after 1676]. Copper-engraved map with early hand-coloring (554 x 443 mm), framed. Side margins cut to platemarks, dampstaining to lower margin, very briefly affecting image, evenly toned, a few stray spots. California as an island. A very rare

Los #: 3029

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Datum: 27.06.2006