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image of THE HISTORY OF THE WARRES OF THE EMPEROUR JUSTINIAN IN EIGHT BOOKS. OF THE PERSIAN, II. VANDALL, II. GOTHICKE, IV

THE HISTORY OF THE WARRES OF THE EMPEROUR JUSTINIAN IN EIGHT BOOKS. OF THE PERSIAN, II. VANDALL, II. GOTHICKE, IV

by PROCOPIUS of Caesarea

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Charles Agvent
Published
1653
Condition
Front endpaper lacking, early owner name on recto of engraved title, which along with both covers is detached from the text bloc
Edition
First Edition
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$625.00

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London: Humphrey Moseley, 1653. First Edition. Hardcover. Front endpaper lacking, early owner name on recto of engraved title, which along with both covers is detached from the text block. Covers and spine very dry and worn, with some loss of leather. Binding is poor, contents fairly clean and Very Good. Overall a Good copy of a scarce book in… Read more
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image of THE RUSSIAN IMPOSTOR: OR, THE HISTORY OF MUSKOVIE, Under The Usurpation of Boris and the Imposture of Demetrius, Late Emperors of Muskovy

THE RUSSIAN IMPOSTOR: OR, THE HISTORY OF MUSKOVIE, Under The Usurpation of Boris and the Imposture of Demetrius, Late Emperors of Muskovy

by [MANLEY, Sir Roger]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1674
Condition
Title page darkened with some wear at the edges, rest of text just a tad darkened; preface lacking. Light rubbing to spine tips
Edition
First Edition
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$1,250.00

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London: by J[ames]. C[otrell]. for Thomas Basset, 1674. First Edition. Hardcover. Title page darkened with some wear at the edges, rest of text just a tad darkened; preface lacking. Light rubbing to spine tips but binding Near Fine. Overall Very Good and uncommon. Octavo (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") bound in 3/4 brown morocco leather and brown boards with a… Read more
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image of ALPHABET DE L'IMPERFECTION ET MALICE DES FEMMES. Reueu, corrigé & augmenté d'vn Friant Dessert pour les Courtizans & Partisanes de la Femme Mondaine. Dédié à la plus mauuaise du monde

ALPHABET DE L'IMPERFECTION ET MALICE DES FEMMES. Reueu, corrigé & augmenté d'vn Friant Dessert pour les Courtizans & Partisanes de la Femme Mondaine. Dédié à la plus mauuaise du monde

by OLIVIER, Jacques

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Charles Agvent
Published
1619
Condition
Margins trimmed close occasionally affecting a running head or page number but not the text; small stain on two facing pages. Sl
Edition
Third Edition
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$2,500.00

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Paris: Petit-Pas, 1619. Third Edition. Hardcover. Margins trimmed close occasionally affecting a running head or page number but not the text; small stain on two facing pages. Slight cracking to joints. Near Fine and scarce. Duodecimo (3-1/8" x 5-1/4") bound in full 18th century calf with the insignia of Montgomery stamped in blind to the front board, recent… Read more
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image of THE ANATOMY OF THE BODY OF MAN: WHEREIN IS EXACTLY DESCRIBED EVERY PART THEREOF, IN THE SAME MANNER AS IT IS COMMONLY SHEWED IN PUBLICK ANATOMIES...

THE ANATOMY OF THE BODY OF MAN: WHEREIN IS EXACTLY DESCRIBED EVERY PART THEREOF, IN THE SAME MANNER AS IT IS COMMONLY SHEWED IN PUBLICK ANATOMIES...

by VESLING, Johann

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Charles Agvent
Published
1677
Condition
Light marginal dampstains, some foxing and soiling; one plate with corner margin tear, affecting only the border of the plate an
Edition
Second Edition
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$3,750.00

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London: George Sawbridge, 1677. Second Edition. Hardcover. Light marginal dampstains, some foxing and soiling; one plate with corner margin tear, affecting only the border of the plate and not the image. Front cover a little loose but secure, binding rubbed with some edgewear. Very Good. Large quarto (7-1/2" x 11-3/4") in contemporary calf; A4 D-N4 R4 S2; [8],… Read more
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image of DESCRIPTION DE L'AFRIQUE, CONTENANT LES NOMS, LA SITUATION & LES CONFINS DE TOUTES SES PARTIES, LEURS RIVIERES, LEURS VILLES & LEURS HABITATIONS, LEURS PLANTES & LEURS ANIMAUX; LES MOEURS, LES COUTUMES, LA LANGUE, LES RICHESSES, LA RELIGION & LE GOUVERNEMENT DE SES PEUPLES. AVEC DES CARTES DES ETATS, DES PROVINCES & DES VILLES, & DES FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE, QUI REPRESENTENT LES HABITS & LES PRINCIPALES CEREMONIES DES HABITANS, LES PLANTES & LES ANIMAUX LES MOINS CONNUS

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Amsterdam: Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom et van Someren, 1686. First Edition. Hardcover. Some ink ownership markings on verso of engraved title-page and on title-page, some light intermittent foxing to text, a few plates with very mild chipping or minor damage. Near Fine example of this beautiful book. Large quarto (9" x 14") bound in 19th century black morocco leather-backed… Read more
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image of AUSSFUHRLICHE GESCHICHT DER IN DEM AUSSERSTEN WELT-THEIL GELEGENEN JAPONESISCHEN KIRCH

AUSSFUHRLICHE GESCHICHT DER IN DEM AUSSERSTEN WELT-THEIL GELEGENEN JAPONESISCHEN KIRCH

by [JAPAN] CRASSET, Jean

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Charles Agvent
Published
1738
Condition
Nineteenth century signature to front fly leaf and early signature to title, some very light staining in various places througho
Edition
First Edition
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$3,125.00

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Augsburg: Franz Antoni Alger, 1738. First Edition. Hardcover. Nineteenth century signature to front fly leaf and early signature to title, some very light staining in various places throughout (mostly only visible in margins); expected soiling to binding. A clean and attractive Near Fine example. Quarto (8-1/2" x 12-1/2") with two parts bound together in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over… Read more
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image of SPIEGEL VAN DEN OUDEN ENDE NIEUWEN TIJDT, BESTAENDE UYT SPREECK-WOORDEN ENDE SIN-SPREUCKEN, ONTLEENT VAN DE VOORIGE ENDE JEGENWOORDIGE EEUWE, VERLUSTIGT DOOR MENIGTE VAN SINNE-BEELDEN, MET GEDICHTEN EN PRENTEN DAER OP PASSENDE

SPIEGEL VAN DEN OUDEN ENDE NIEUWEN TIJDT, BESTAENDE UYT SPREECK-WOORDEN ENDE SIN-SPREUCKEN, ONTLEENT VAN DE VOORIGE ENDE JEGENWOORDIGE EEUWE, VERLUSTIGT DOOR MENIGTE VAN SINNE-BEELDEN, MET GEDICHTEN EN PRENTEN DAER OP PASSENDE

by [EMBLEM BOOK] CATS, J[acob]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1632
Condition
Bookplate of Victor De Guinzbourg on front pastedown and early signature on original front endpaper. One leaf with closed tear,
Edition
First Edition
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$2,500.00

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The Hague: Isaac Burchoorn, 1632. First Edition. Hardcover. Bookplate of Victor De Guinzbourg on front pastedown and early signature on original front endpaper. One leaf with closed tear, another leaf with old marginal paper repair of a short closed tear, mild and even age-toning but contents excellent with plates well struck with dark impressions. Near Fine copy of this… Read more
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image of TRATTATO DELLE PIANTE & IMMAGINI DE SACRI EDIFIZI DI TERRA SANTA DISEGNATE IN JERUSALEMME SECONDO LE REGOLE DELLA PERSPECTTIVA...

TRATTATO DELLE PIANTE & IMMAGINI DE SACRI EDIFIZI DI TERRA SANTA DISEGNATE IN JERUSALEMME SECONDO LE REGOLE DELLA PERSPECTTIVA...

by AMICO, Bernardino [Jacques Callot]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1620
Condition
Small Ex libris of Sefik E. Atabey on front pastedown; ink stains on the title page and last leaf with some slight transference
Edition
First Callot Edition
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$4,375.00

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Florence: Pietro Cecconcelli, 1620. First Callot Edition. Hardcover. Small Ex libris of Sefik E. Atabey on front pastedown; ink stains on the title page and last leaf with some slight transference to other pages. Small hole from ink in last leaf affecting one letter, small hole in the title page blank margin from ink, piece excised (2-3/4" x 4-3/4")… Read more
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image of ATHANASII KIRCHERI, SOCIETATIS IESU. MAGNES SIVE ARTE MAGNETICA OPUS TRIPARTITUM. QUO UNIVERSAMAGNETIS NATURA, EIUSQUE IN OMNIBUS SCIENTIJS & ARTIBUS USUS, NOVA METHODO EXPLICATUR, ETC

ATHANASII KIRCHERI, SOCIETATIS IESU. MAGNES SIVE ARTE MAGNETICA OPUS TRIPARTITUM. QUO UNIVERSAMAGNETIS NATURA, EIUSQUE IN OMNIBUS SCIENTIJS & ARTIBUS USUS, NOVA METHODO EXPLICATUR, ETC

by KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Charles Agvent
Published
1654
Condition
Two small institutional stamps on the title page with an early annotation. Worming to the title and first few pages as well as t
Edition
Third, and best, Edition
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$9,375.00

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Rome: B. Deuersin, & Z. Masotti, 1654. Third, and best, Edition. Hardcover. Two small institutional stamps on the title page with an early annotation. Worming to the title and first few pages as well as the last few of the index and the binding, extensive on a few pages; the rest of the text fine. Folio (8-1/2" x… Read more
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THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST-INDIES

by CHARDIN, Sir John

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Charles Agvent
Published
1686
Condition
Minor soiling and wear, Near Fine
Edition
First Edition in English
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$5,625.00

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London: Moses Pitt, 1686. First Edition in English. Hardcover. Minor soiling and wear, Near Fine. Folio (7-3/4" x 12-1/8") bound in later calf leather recently and sympathetically rebacked with a gilt-decorated spine preserving the original morocco spine label; [xviii], 264, 331-417, [9], 154, [6] pages. Complete with the frontispiece portrait of the author, an additional engraved title-page, a… Read more
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HISTORIAE NATURALIS DE QUADRUPEDIBUS. [bound with] DE PISCIBUS ET CETIS. [bound with] DE EXANGUIBUS AQUATICIS. [bound with] DE AVIBUS. [bound with] DE INSECTIS. [bound with] DE SERPENTIBUS

by JONSTON, Johannes

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Charles Agvent
Published
1657 & 1665
Condition
A book that usually suffered from much use, this copy is certainly above the average normally encountered. One plate bound upsid
Edition
Second Edition
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$9,375.00

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Amsterdam: J. J. Schipper, 1657 & 1665. Second Edition. Hardcover. A book that usually suffered from much use, this copy is certainly above the average normally encountered. One plate bound upside down; small tape stains on a handful of plates; one plate with a neatly repaired tear; another plate with slight loss of image. Generally clean and crisp, handsomely… Read more
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image of [HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London

[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London

by GERARDE [GERARD], John

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Charles Agvent
Published
1636
Condition
Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank
Edition
Third Edition
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$9,375.00

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London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third Edition. Hardcover. Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank outside corner of the first dozen or so pages, not close to the text; title page with small repairs. Some old dampstaining, mostly marginal and mostly rather… Read more
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THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD. IN FIVE BOOKES...

by [RALEIGH] RALEGH, Sir Walter

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1634)
Condition
The text is generally clean with good margins. One leaf--Kk3--with clean tear with no loss. Overall a very attractive copy in Ne
Edition
Fourth Edition
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$3,750.00

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(London): (G. Lathum & R. Young), (1634). Fourth Edition. Hardcover. The text is generally clean with good margins. One leaf--Kk3--with clean tear with no loss. Overall a very attractive copy in Near Fine condition. Folio (8-1/2" x 12-3/4") bound in recent paneled two-tone calf leather with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label; [60], 184, 181-555, [1], 512, 517-669, [1],… Read more
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image of IATRICA: SEU PRAXIS MEDENDI. THE PRACTICE OF CURING BEING A MEDICINAL HISTORY OF MANY FAMOUS OBSERVATIONS IN THE CURE OF DISEASES, PERFORMED BY THE AUTHOR HEREOF. WHEREUNTO IS ADDED BY WAY OF SCHOLIA, A COMPLETE THEORY, OR METHOD OF PRECEPTS, WHEREIN THE NAMES, DEFINITIONS, KINDS, SIGNS, CAUSES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND VARIOUS WAIES OF CURE ARE METHODICALLY INSTITUTED, DIGESTED AND REDUCED TO VULGAR PRACTICE, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OF THE CHOICES OBSERVATIONS OF OTHER FAMOUS MEN....

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London: Th. Dawks, 1681 (1684). Second Edition. Hardcover. The portrait and two title pages (one dated 1681, the other 1684) expertly extended at the inner margin; endpapers renewed. Five pages with small tears and no loss except for one page number. Fine, attractive copy with minor defects only. Quarto (7-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in contemporary calf with modern… Read more
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image of ORLANDO FURIOSO and I CINQUE CANTI

ORLANDO FURIOSO and I CINQUE CANTI

by ARIOSTO, Lodovico

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Charles Agvent
Published
1603
Condition
Some of the impressions are weak, but most are quite presentable. Trimmed at the top close to the text and plate lines, affectin
Edition
Early Printing
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$1,562.50

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Venice: F. Valgrisi and N. Moretti, 1603. Early Printing. Hardcover. Some of the impressions are weak, but most are quite presentable. Trimmed at the top close to the text and plate lines, affecting one line of text in the dedication; other margins quite adequate. Vellum soiled. Very Good or better. Large octavo (7" x 10") bound in early… Read more
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