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Illuminated Homilies on John

Illuminated Homilies on John John Chrysostom, 1470 CHRYSOSTOM, John (c.349-407). Homiliae super Johannem. Translated by Franciscus Griffolinus. Rome: Georgius Lauer for the Monastery of St. Eusebius, 29 October 1470. A beautifully illuminated first edition of Saint John Chrysostom’s homilies on the

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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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Beautifully illuminated incunable of the Natural History

Beautifully illuminated incunable of the Natural History Pliny the Elder, 1479 PLINY THE ELDER (23-79 CE). Historia naturalis. Edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Treviso: Michael Manzolus, 1479. A beautifully illuminated incunable edition of Pliny’s “encyclopedia of all the knowledge of the ancient

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First printed treatise on the pulse

First printed treatise on the pulse Gilles of Corbeil, 1484 CORBEIL, Gilles of (fl. 1200). De pulsibus. Padua: Matthaeus Cerdonis, January 1484. First edition of the first printed treatise on the pulse. Gilles of Corbeil, also known as Aegidius Corboliensis, was a French physician and humanist

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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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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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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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Ancient astronomy, by Aldus

Ancient astronomy, by Aldus Aratus et al., 1499 ASTRONOMY – ARATUS (c.315-240 BCE); FIRMICUS, Julius (4th century); MANILIUS, Marcus (1st century); et al. [Scriptores astronomici veteres.] Venice: Aldus Manutius, 17 October 1499. Aldus’s illustrated compendium of ancient astronomical texts—“there

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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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First Greek book printed at Rome

First Greek book printed at Rome Pindar, 1515 PINDAR (c.522-c.443 BCE). Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia, in Greek. Rome: Zacharias Kallierges for Cornelio Benigno, 13 August 1515. The first Greek book printed at Rome, first edition of Pindar with scholia. Pindar was “the brightest star in the

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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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Two major works on twilight

Two major works on twilight Pedro Nunes & Ibn Mu'adh, 1542 NUNES, Pedro (1502-1578) and IBN MU'ADH, Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad (989-1079). De crepusculis liber unus, nunc recens & natus et editus. Item Allacen Arabis vetustissimi, De causis crepusculorum liber unus. Latter text translated by Gerard of

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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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First English edition of The Dance of Death

First English edition of The Dance of Death Boccaccio & Lydgate, 1554 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). A Treatise excellent and compendious, shewing and declaring, in maner of Tragedye, the falls of sondry most notable Princes and Princesses. Translated by John Lydgate. London: Richard Tottel, 10

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First English edition of the complete works

First English edition of the complete works Thomas More, 1557 MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght, Sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England, written by him in the Englysh tonge. London: John Cawood, John Wally and Richarde Tottell, 1557. The first edition in English of the

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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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Rabelasian monster book

Rabelasian monster book Ps.-Rabelais, 1565 RABELAIS, François, Ps. (c.1494-1553). Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel, ou sont contenues plusieurs figures de l'invention de maistre François Rabelais. Paris: Richard Breton, 1565. The first edition of this mysterious series of grotesque illustrations

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Münster's Cosmografia

Münster's Cosmografia Sebastian Münster, 1575 MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552). Cosmografia. Cologne: heirs of Arnoldo Byrckmann, 1575. An early Italian edition of “the first modern” work of cosmology (Hodgen). Münster was a cartographer, historian, and linguist who combined his expertise to create

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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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Hunting and falconry

Hunting and falconry Jacques du Fouilloux et al., 1582 [DU FOUILLOUX, Jacques (1519-1580); Jean DE FRANCIERES (d. 1488), et al.]. Neuw Jag und Weydwerck Buch. Das ist ein grundtliche Beschreibung vom Anfang der Jagten. Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerabend for Johann Feyerabend, 1582. First edition in

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Le diverse et artificiose machine

Le diverse et artificiose machine Agostino Ramelli, 1588 RAMELLI, Agostino (c.1531-1608). Le diverse et artificiose machine ... nelle quali si contengono uarij et artificiosi mouimenti, degni di grandissima speculatione, per cauarne beneficio in ogni sorte d'operatione. Composte in lingua italiana

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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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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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The Earth a Magnet

The Earth a Magnet William Gilbert, 1600 GILBERT, William (1544-1603). De magnete, magneticisque corporibus, et de magno magnete tellure; Physiologia nova, plurimis & argumentis, & experimentis demonstrata. London: P. Short, 1600. First edition of “the first major English treatise based on

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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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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 definitive mapping of lunar libration

The definitive mapping of lunar libration Johannes Hevelius, 1654 HEVELIUS, Johannes (1611-1687). Epistolae II. Prior: de motu lunae libratorio, in certas tabulas redacto ... Posterior: de utriusque luminaris defectu anni 1654. Danzig: Andreas Julius Moller for the author, 1654. Hevelius's

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The wave or pulse theory of light

The wave or pulse theory of light Christiaan Huygens, 1690 HUYGENS, Christiaan (1629-1695). Traité de la lumière. Leiden: Pierre vander Aa, 1690. First edition of Huygens’s groundbreaking wave or pulse theory of light. Although Huygens first developed his theory in the 1670s, he did not publish

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Binomial theorem

Binomial theorem Isaac Newton, 1711 [NEWTON, Isaac (1643-1727).] Analysis per quantitatum series, fluxiones, ac differentias: cum enumeratione linearum tertii ordinis. London: Pearson, 1711. The Hill copy of Newton’s first independent treatise on the higher mathematics, containing the earliest

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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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Foundational study on the measurement of light

Foundational study on the measurement of light Johann Lambert, 1760 LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich (1728-1777). Photometria sive de mensura et gradibus luminis, colorum et umbrae. Augsburg: Christoph Peter Detleffsen for the widow of Eberhard Klett, 1760. First edition of the foundational study on the

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Discovery of oxygen

Discovery of oxygen Carl Wilhelm Scheele, 1772 SCHEELE, Carl Wilhelm (1742-1786). Chemische Abhandlungen von der Luft und dem Feuer. Introduction by Torbern Bergman. Uppsala and Leipzig: M. Swederus for S.L. Crusius, 1777. [Bound with:] Bemerkungen der Kuhrpfälzischen Physikalisch-Ökonomischen

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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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First Spanish Edition of The Wealth of Nations

First Spanish Edition of The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, 1794 SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). Investigación de la Naturaleza y Causas de la Riqueza de las Naciones. Valladolid: Viuda e Hijos de Santander, 1794. First edition in Spanish of The Wealth of Nations, translated by Josef Alonso Ortiz, who has

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First American edition of Wealth of Nations

First American edition of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, 1789 SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789. The first American edition of “the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought” (PMM). Originally

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA Vintage photograph, 1963 MITOCHONDRIAL DNA – [NASS, Sylvan & Margit NASS-EDELSON.] Gelatin silver photograph using electron microscopy, [Stockholm University, Wenner-Gren Institute for Experimental Biology] c.1963. 193 x 298mm on a 277 x 356mm board mount (stains and wear), old

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Rare Map of West Africa

Rare Map of West Africa Carel Allard, c.1690s ALLARD, Carel (1648-1709). Effigies ampli regni auriferi Guineae in Africa siti, extensum inde ad insulis Atlanticis, vulgo dictis, de Cabo Verde. Amsterdam: C. Allard, [c.1690s.] Highly decorative Golden Age Dutch map of West Africa, with old manuscript

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The Quadrupeds of North America

The Quadrupeds of North America John James Audubon, 1845 AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) and BACHMAN, Rev. John (1790-1874). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-46[-48]. The first edition of Audubon’s folio Quadrupeds, the most ambitious of all color-plate books

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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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Callot's exquisite miseries of war

Callot's exquisite miseries of war Paris, 1633 CALLOT, Jacques (c.1592-1635) and MAROLLES, Michel de (1600-1681). Les grandes misères de la guerre. Paris: Israël Henriet, 1633. Arresting and influential etchings depicting the Thirty Years War—“one of the most beautiful works of Callot” (Lieure

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New World Navigation & Discovery

New World Navigation & Discovery The first account in Spanish, 1519 ENCISO, Martín Fernández de (ca 1470-1528). Suma de geographia que trata de todas las partidas y prouincias del mundo: en especial delasindias. Y trata largemente del arte del marear: juntamente con la espera en romance: con el

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Voyages to the New World

Voyages to the New World Columbus, Vespucci, et al, c.1515-1523 [FRACANZANO DE MONTALBODDO, Antonio (fl. 1507-1522).] Sensuyt le Nouveau Monde & navigations: faites par Emeric de Vespuce Florentin ... Translated by Mathurin de Redouer. Paris: [Veuve de Jean Trepperel] c.1515-1523. Exceedingly rare

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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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Himalayan Plants

Himalayan Plants Magnolias, poppies, etc., 1855 HOOKER, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911). Illustrations of Himalayan Plants chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F. Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service. London: Lovell Reeve, 1855. First edition of one of the greatest Victorian flower

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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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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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The History of the Indies

The History of the Indies López de Gomara, 1569 LÓPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco (1511-1564). Histoire generale des Indes Occidentales & terres neuves. Paris: Bernard Turrisan, 1569. First French translation of López de Gomara’s classic text on the Spanish conquest of the Americas, first published in

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With rare original wrapper and ads

With rare original wrapper and ads Aboriginal Portfolio, 1835-36 LEWIS, James O. (1799-1858). Aboriginal Portfolio. Philadelphia: J. O. Lewis, 1835-1836. The first edition, containing 72 hand-colored portraits, an original wrapper and three advertisements. Scarcer than McKenney and Hall's History of

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First edition of "the grandest color plate book"

First edition of "the grandest color plate book" McKenney & Hall, 1836-44 McKENNEY, Thomas L. (1785-1859) and James HALL (1793-1868). History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836; Frederich W. Greenough, 1838; Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1844. First edition

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