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Prophecies on the Ottoman Empire

Prophecies on the Ottoman Empire Ps.-Antonio Torquato, 1552 TORQUATO, Ps.-Antonio (15th century). Prognosticon de eversione Europae, & alia quaedam. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1552. Unusual collection of works on the Ottoman Empire and Asia, second edition. The first treatise here is a popular

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Autograph letter & check

Autograph letter & check Charles Dickens, 1859 DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens") to Mrs White, 16 May 1859, Tavistock House. — Partly printed document signed ("Charles Dickens") and completed in his hand, 30 January 1867. Letter, 105 x 185mm, on Tavistock

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Medieval astronomy and meteorology

Medieval astronomy and meteorology Duke Leopold of Austria, 1520 LEOPOLD, Duke of Austria (13th century). Compilatio ... de astrorum scientia Decem continentis tractatus. Venice: [Jacobus Pentius, for] Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis, 15 July 1520. Second edition of the Compilatio by the

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Extremely rare Medieval sermons

Extremely rare Medieval sermons Strassburg, c.1486 INCUNABULA – Sermones "Parati" de tempore et de sanctis. [Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 'Vitas Patrum', about 1486]. A well-used copy of a very rare incunable collection of sermons, with contemporary marginalia. This medieval compendium of sermon

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Physiognomaniacal treatise on distillation

Physiognomaniacal treatise on distillation Giovanni Battista Della Porta, 1608 DELLA PORTA, Giovanni Battista (c.1538-1615). De distillatione lib. IX. Rome: Camera Apostolica, 1608. The first edition of Della Porta's physiognomaniacal treatise on distillation. This work, an expansion of the

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Robert Fludd's mystic masterpiece

Robert Fludd's mystic masterpiece Oppenheim, 1624 FLUDD, Robert (1547-1637). Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia. –. Tractatus secundus de naturae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheim: Hieronymus Gallerus for Johann Theodorus de Bry

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Machines & inventions

Machines & inventions Jean-Gaffin Gallon, 1776-78 GALLON, Jean-Gaffin (1706-1775), editor. Machines et inventions approuvées par l'Académie royale des sciences. Paris: Antoine Boudet, 1776-78. An important publication on scientific instruments approved by the Académie royale des sciences. This

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Fallacies of traditional sciences

Fallacies of traditional sciences Phillipus Beroaldus, 1497 BEROALDUS, Philippus (1453-1505). Declamatio philosophi, medici, oratoris. –. De optimo statu et principe. Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 13 December 1497. A rare incunable on the fallacies of traditional sciences, particularly physics and

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Great humanist exposition of Aristotle

Great humanist exposition of Aristotle Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples, 1501 LEFÈVRE D’ÉTAPLES, Jacques (c.1450-1536) and ARISTOTLE (c.384-322). In hoc opere continentur totius philosophiae naturalis paraphrases. Paris: Wolfgang Hopyl, 1501. First edition of the great humanist’s exposition of

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Heron mechanicus

Heron mechanicus Conrad Dasypodius, 1580 DASYPODIUS, Conrad (1530-1600). Heron mechanicus. Strasbourg: Nicolaus Wyriot, 1580. First edition in Latin of a description of the famous astronomical clock in the cathedral at Strasbourg. Designed by the mathematician Christian Herlin, it was finished after

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First collected edition

First collected edition Paracelsus, 1589-90 PARACELSUS, Theophrastus (Bombast von Hohenheim, Philippus Aureolus; 1493-1541). Erster [– Achter] Theil der Bücher und Schrifften, des edlen, hochgelehrten und bewehrten Philosophi unnd Medici. Edited by Johannes Huser. Basel: Conrad Waldkirch, 1589-1590

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"Extremely rare" Götz Bible

"Extremely rare" Götz Bible Cologne, 1477-8 BIBLE, in Latin. [Cologne: Nicolaus Götz, about 1477-78]. The Kloss copy of the “extremely rare” second Götz edition of the Bible (Copinger). Nicolaus Götz, a legal scholar in Cologne, published four editions of the Bible in the 1470s; there is some

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One of the first women listed in the Index

One of the first women listed in the Index Olympia Fulvia Morata, 1562 FULVIA MORATA, Olympia (1526-1555). Divinae orationes, dialogi, epistolae, carmina, tam Latina quam Graeca. Basel: Pietro Perna, 1562. The rare second—and earliest obtainable—edition of the writings of the Protestant polymath

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Architettura civile

Architettura civile Guarino Guarini, 1737 GUARINI, Guarino (1624-1683). Architettura civile. Edited by Bernardo Vittone. Turin: Gianfrancesco Mairesse, 1737. First complete edition of an important work on baroque architecture, with the extensive text accompanying the plates. The plates were first

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Views of Rome

Views of Rome Giovanni Battista Falda, 1665-1669 FALDA, Giovanni Battista (1648-1678). Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche, et edificii, in prospettiva di Roma moderna. Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, 1665-[1669?]. An important work of Italian architecture—“one of the best books of views of Rome

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Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes

Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes Larmessin, c.1700 LARMESSIN, Nicolas de (1634-1694). 19 engravings from Costumes grotesques [Paris, c.1700]. Plates from Larmessin’s famous suite of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes. Each engraving depicts a tradesperson or street vendor dressed in the

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Visscher's Map of New England and New Amsterdam

Visscher's Map of New England and New Amsterdam Amsterdam, c.1684 VISSCHER, Nicholaes (1618-1679). Novi Belgii novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula. Amsterdam: N. Visscher, [c.1684.] Early map of northeastern North American and New England, with an important view of New Amsterdam on the

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A textile handkerchief broadside

A textile handkerchief broadside On cambric, c. 1820 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – Textile broadside. In Congress July 4, 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. [Glasgow: Robert & Collin Gillespie] c. 1821. An early printing of the Declaration of Independence on a

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Mid-19th Century Manhattan

Mid-19th Century Manhattan Color Aquatint, 1849 PAPPRILL, Henry (1817-1896), after HILL, John Williams (1812-1879). New York from the Steeple of St. Paul’s Church Looking East, South and West. New York: Henry J. Megarey, 1849. Color aquatint of one of the most attractive 19th century views of New

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Gregory's Dialogues

Gregory's Dialogues Gregory I, c.1484 GREGORY I (c.540-604). Dialogorum libri quattuor. [Louvain:] Johannes de Westfalia, [c.1484]. Rare incunable edition of Gregory’s Dialogues, published by the first printer in the Low Countries. Pope Gregory I’s wildly popular Dialogues recount the lives and

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Henri IV sammelband

Henri IV sammelband Paris & Lyon, 1594-1606 HENRI IV – Arrest de la Cour de Parlement contre Iehen Chastel escholier … pour le parricide. Du 29 Decembre 1594. Paris: Mamert Patisson, 1595 [Bound with:] [PITHOU, Pierre.] De iusta & canonica absolutione Henrici IIII. Paris: Mamert Patisson, 1594

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Miniature dos-à-dos binding

Miniature dos-à-dos binding New Testament and Psalms, 1633-5 MINIATURE BOOK – The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. London: Robert Barker, 1633 [Bound with:] The Whole Booke of Psalmes. London: Company of Stationers, 1635. Miniature embroidered binding, in Fortuny silk pouch

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The History of Peru

The History of Peru Antonio de la Calancha, 1653 CALANCHA, Antonio de la (1584-1654). Histoire du Peru, partie principale des Antipodes, ou Nouveau Monde. Toulouse: François Boude, 1653. First edition of the French translation of Calancha’s history of Peru and its native peoples. Calancha, an

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The Alhambra

The Alhambra Owen Jones, 1842 JONES, Owen (1809-1874) and Jules GOURY. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra. London: Owen Jones, 1842-1845. First edition of this superbly printed, pioneering work. Owen Jones's Grand Tour, which included Constantinople and Cairo, sparked his

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17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe

17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe Manuscript, c.1680s TURKEY – LA CROIX, Édouard de (1640-1704). Contemporary manuscript copy, "Histoire des guerres des turcs contre la Pologne, la Moscovie, l’Allemagne, et la République de Venise. Tome I," n.p., c.1680s. [11], 470 pages, 226 x 169mm

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British officers, 1845

British officers, 1845 Rare suite of lithographs HAYES, Michael Angelo (1820-1877). [The British Army.] London: Henry Graves & Co. and Day & Haghe, 1 December 1845. A very rare series of color lithographs of mounted British army officers. Each plate presents a large central scene, always containing

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Color Portraits of the Madras Army

Color Portraits of the Madras Army Published in Chennai, 1841 HUNSLEY, William. Costumes of the Madras Army. St. Thomas's Mount [Madras/Chennai], [1839-]1841. Very rare suite of Indian color-plates. We can find no record of copies at auction in either RBH or ABPC. In institutional copies that we

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Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars

Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars Karlsruhe, 1824 VÖLLINGER, Joseph (1790-1846). Grossherzoglich Badisches Militair. Karlsruhe: Johann von Velten, 1824. The army of the Grand Duchy of Baden in the years following the Napoleonic Wars. Cavalrymen, guards, artillerymen and infantry soldiers are depicted

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Dali's Alice in Wonderland

Dali's Alice in Wonderland Limited edition, 1969 DALI, Salvador (1904-1989), and DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"; 1832-1898). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press and Random House, 1969. Limited edition, number 2263 of 2500 copies signed by Dali and printed on

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From the library at Gad's Hill

From the library at Gad's Hill Candlestick, mid 19th-century DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870) — Victorian Sheffield plate single light candlestick. Mid 19th-century, 100 x 45mm, upturned border with gadrooned rim above a pierced cross circular base on three ball feet; housed in later presentation box

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