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image of Astronomicon Libri Quinque lul. Caes. F Recensuit, ac pristino suo restituit. Eiusdem Ios. Scaligeri Commentarius in eosdem libros,_Castigationum explicationes. Lectiones variae e Ms Bibliothecae Palatinae, et aliis, cum Notis F. Ivni Biturigis

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Heidelberg: In Officina Sanctandreana, 1590 A fair copy of the unauthorised 2nd edition of Manili's Astronomicon with Scaligeri's commentary. This edition was completed with an additional section of notes by Francisco Ivni Biturigis and was issued without Scaligeri's approval (he issued his own 2nd edition shortly afterwards). The work is in 3 parts: the original Astronomicon in 5 books; Scaligeri's… Read more
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image of The First and second volumes of Chronicles ....[with] The Third volume of Chronicles, beginning at duke William the Norman, commonly called the Conqueror; and descending by degrees of yeeres to all the kings and queens of England in their orderlie successions: ...

The First and second volumes of Chronicles ....[with] The Third volume of Chronicles, beginning at duke William the Norman, commonly called the Conqueror; and descending by degrees of yeeres to all the kings and queens of England in their orderlie successions: ...

by Raphael Holinshed, William Harrison, now augmented by John Hooker [alias Vowell Gent] and others...

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Published
1587
Condition
Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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$16,288.60

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At London printed in Aldergate Street at the signe of the Starre: John Harrison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham and Thomas Woodcocke, 1587 A good copy of the 2nd edition of Holinshed's Chronicles. This edition lacks the extensive woodcuts found in the 1st edition but has beautiful initial capitals and head and tailpieces. Volumes I and II are bound… Read more
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image of Acta Pacificationis quae coram sac. caesareae maiestatis commissariis, inter Seren, Regis Hispaniarum & Principis Matthiae Archduchis Austriae ...

Acta Pacificationis quae coram sac. caesareae maiestatis commissariis, inter Seren, Regis Hispaniarum & Principis Matthiae Archduchis Austriae ...

by Aggaeus Van Albada [editor]

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Published
1580
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$1,133.12

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Antverpiae [Antwerp]: Ex officina Christophori Plantini Architypographi Regii, 1580 An extremely scarce original copy in soft cover vellum binding, printed and published by Christopher Plantin and with his printer's device on the title page. This work is a contemporary account of events in the Netherlands during the period of armed rebellion against the rule of Philip II of Spain and… Read more
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image of Magna Charta cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere, animo tenendis, nunc demum ad vnum, tipis aedita, per Richardum Tottill

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Fleetestrete, within Temple Barre, at the Signe of the Hand and Starre, London: Richarde Totteli, 1587 A good to very good copy of Richard Tottel's 1587 publication of Magna Charta with associated statutes. Richard Tottel (spelt in a variety of forms including Tottill and Tottell) was an English publisher specialising in legal publications, for which he was granted a patent… Read more
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image of Quaestiones novae in libellum de sphaera Ioannis de Sacro Busto

Quaestiones novae in libellum de sphaera Ioannis de Sacro Busto

by Hartmanno Beyer

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Published
1549
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$991.48

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Francoforti: Ex officina Petri Brubachii, 1549 An extremely rare work. Johannes Sacrobosco’s Tractatus de Sphaera, first written around 1230 and first printed around 1472, set the framework for European understanding of astronomy for 400 years. Based on the work of Ptolemy Alfraganus, and using more recent Arabic sources, he presented a vision of the heavens as a series… Read more
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