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image of THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING: IN TWO ESSAYS: I. THE SUBSTANCE OF DR. MIDDLETON'S DISSERTATION ON THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING IN ENGLAND. II. MR. MEERMAN'S ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST INVENTION OF THE ART with AN APPENDIX TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING CONTAINING THE ADDITIONAL REMARKS WHICH HAVE BEEN INSERTED IN THE SECOND EDITION with SUPPLEMENT TO THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING

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London: W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774 and 1776 and 1781. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered foxing, small piece of blank upper corner of first title torn off. Neat repairs to leather with some edgewear. Very Good. Three small quarto (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") volumes bound in one in contemporary calf with later rebacking in lighter leather and new endpapers;… Read more
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image of L. FLORI DECADUM XIIII. TITI LIVII PATAVINI. EPITOME

L. FLORI DECADUM XIIII. TITI LIVII PATAVINI. EPITOME

by FLORUS, Lucius. LIVIUS, Titus [LIVY]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1554
Condition
Lacks original endpapers and final two blanks; slight aging of text, faint water stains to margins of some pages at end. Near Fi
Edition
Early Edition
Item Price
$312.50

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Lugduni [Lyons]: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1554. Early Edition. Hardcover. Lacks original endpapers and final two blanks; slight aging of text, faint water stains to margins of some pages at end. Near Fine. Small octavo (2-7/8" x 5") in 19th century vellum-backed and cornered marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-lettered morocco spine label, all edges gilt; woodcut on title page… Read more
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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

Seller
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
Item Price
$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]

Seller
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

Seller
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
Item Price
$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 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]

Seller
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
Item Price
$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 A DISCOVERY OF INFINITE TREASURE, HIDDEN SINCE THE WORLDS BEGINNING. WHEREUNTO ALL MEN, OF WHAT DEGREE SOEVER, ARE FRIENDLY INVITED TO BE SHARERS WITH THE DISCOVERER G.P

A DISCOVERY OF INFINITE TREASURE, HIDDEN SINCE THE WORLDS BEGINNING. WHEREUNTO ALL MEN, OF WHAT DEGREE SOEVER, ARE FRIENDLY INVITED TO BE SHARERS WITH THE DISCOVERER G.P

by PLATTES, Gabriel

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1639
Condition
Small catalog sticker on spine, trimmed along fore-edge with minor loss to title page, some soiling, else Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$5,625.00

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London: J[ohn] L[egat] to be sold by George Hutton, 1639. First Edition. Hardcover. Small catalog sticker on spine, trimmed along fore-edge with minor loss to title page, some soiling, else Very Good. Small quarto (5-1/8" x 7") in later polished blue morocco leather-backed boards; A4, a4, B-P4, Q2. [2, blank], 33, [1], 92, [1 errata], [1 blank]… Read more
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image of DE RE METALLICA. LIBRI XII. QUIBUS OFFICIA, INSTRUMENTA, MACHINAE, AC OMNIA DENIQUE AD METALLICAM SPECTANTIA...

DE RE METALLICA. LIBRI XII. QUIBUS OFFICIA, INSTRUMENTA, MACHINAE, AC OMNIA DENIQUE AD METALLICAM SPECTANTIA...

by AGRICOLA, Georgius

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1621
Condition
Very Good in a serviceable binding
Edition
Third Latin Edition
Item Price
$10,625.00

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Basil: Ludovici Regis, 1621. Third Latin Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a serviceable binding. Folio (8" x 12-1/2") bound in library buckram; irregularly paginated: [10], 502, [58] pages. Illustrated with 273 woodcuts, many full and half page, some signed with the monogram "RMD," and generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl.1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring. Previously… Read more
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THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD. IN FIVE BOOKES...

by [RALEIGH] RALEGH, Sir Walter

Seller
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
Item Price
$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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DE ZEDEN DER WILDEN VAN AMERIKA

by LAFITAU, Joseph-Francois

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1731
Condition
Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$3,125.00

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The Hague: Gerard Vander Poel, 1731. First Edition. Hardcover. Some light toning throughout; upper joint split, covers bowed and soiled. Very Good. Two folio (7-3/4" x 12") volumes bound in one in contemporary full Dutch vellum, covers tooled in blind with large central blocked arabesque, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, early manuscript titling to the second… Read more
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image of LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE PISCIUM EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT QUAE IN TOTA PISCIUM HISTORIA CONTINEANTUR, INDICAT ELENCHUS PAGINA NONA ET DECIMA. POSTREMO ACCESSERUNT INDICES NECESSARIJ

LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE PISCIUM EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT QUAE IN TOTA PISCIUM HISTORIA CONTINEANTUR, INDICAT ELENCHUS PAGINA NONA ET DECIMA. POSTREMO ACCESSERUNT INDICES NECESSARIJ

by RONDELET, Guillaume [RONDELETIUS, Gulielmus]

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1554/1555
Condition
Woodcut of fish on page 238 of first part pasted over with another woodcut, Y4 in first part and g2 & n3 in second all sligh
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$12,500.00

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Lyons: Matthiam Bonhomme, 1554/1555. First Edition. Hardcover. Woodcut of fish on page 238 of first part pasted over with another woodcut, Y4 in first part and g2 & n3 in second all slightly defective at fore-edge (repaired with loss of a few letters, some supplied in manuscript), H1 of second part defective at foot (no loss) and H6 (final… Read more
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image of ALGEMEINE GESCHICHTE DER LANDER UND VOLKER VON AMERICA

ALGEMEINE GESCHICHTE DER LANDER UND VOLKER VON AMERICA

by [SCHROTER, Johann Friedrich; CHARLEVOIX, Pierre-Francois-Xavier de; LAFITAU, Joseph-Francois] BAUMGARTEN, Siegmund Jakob

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1752 - 1753
Condition
Text and plates very clean. Tasteful early twentieth century bookplate on front pastedowns. Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

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Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752 - 1753. First Edition. Hardcover. Text and plates very clean. Tasteful early twentieth century bookplate on front pastedowns. Near Fine. Two quarto (7-3/4" x 10") volumes bound in early full vellum with gilt lettering and rules on the spine. Illustrated with 8 maps (5 folding) and 59 full-page engravings (6 folding), many of… Read more
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image of SYMBOLORUM & EMBLEMATUM EX RE HERBARIA DESUMTORUM CENTURIA UNA COLLECTA bound with three others

SYMBOLORUM & EMBLEMATUM EX RE HERBARIA DESUMTORUM CENTURIA UNA COLLECTA bound with three others

by [EMBLEM BOOK] CAMERARIUS, Joachim

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1590 [1605]
Condition
Minor dampstaining at the upper gutter extending toward the center of the page in some instances but usually quite light and nev
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$8,125.00

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Nuremberg: [Typis Voegelinianis], 1590 [1605]. Hardcover. Minor dampstaining at the upper gutter extending toward the center of the page in some instances but usually quite light and never touching any emblem. Near Fine example of this lovely book. Small quarto (5-1/4" x 7-3/4") bound in full recent antique calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering. Bound with… 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

Seller
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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