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The Psalter: or Psalms of David: with the Proverbs of Solomon, and Christ's Sermon on the mount. Being an introduction for children to the reading of the Holy Scriptures

By (Bible. Psalms)

Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, for James White, at Franklin's Head, Court-Street, 1796. 1 vols. Sheep backed boards, binding worn. Owner signature on flyleaf, Eliza Boardman, Oct. 1801. Closed tear across last two leaves, minor paper flaws. 1 vols. Evans 30073; Welch 1073.6; ESTC W4721 (NYPL, AAS, both defective)

$5000.00

Mathematics in Economics: Acheivements, Difficulties, Perspectives. Nobel Memorial Lecture 11 December 1975
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Mathematics in Economics: Acheivements, Difficulties, Perspectives. Nobel Memorial Lecture 11 December 1975

By Kantorovich, Leonid Vitalevich (1912-1986)

North-Holland Publishing Co, 1976. 204-211pp. 8vo. Stapled, removed. 204-211pp. 8vo. SIGNED. Signed on upper right of title-page. Kantorovich was a Soviet mathematician/economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1975. He walked across Lake Ladoga in WWII on The Road of Life to determine its reliabilty for trucks.

$450.00

The Life of Erasmus
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The Life of Erasmus

By (Erasmus) [Jortin, John] (1698-1770)

London: Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, in Fleet-Street, MDCCLVIII-MDCCLX. First Edition. Mezzotint frontispiece portrait by Houston after Hans Holbein of Erasmus and six copper-engraved plates of facsimile autographs of Erasmus and his contemporaries. vi, [2], 631 [2, corrigenda and ads][3] leaves of plates;; [1]; [4], 753, [1] [4] leaves of plates)pp. Preface signed: John Jortin. Title pages in red and black. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf, spine laid down. Nice copy. First Edition. Mezzotint frontispiece portrait by Houston after Hans Holbein of Erasmus and six copper-engraved plates of facsimile autographs of Erasmus and his contemporaries. vi, [2], 631 [2, corrigenda and ads][3] leaves of plates;; [1]; [4], 753, [1] [4] leaves of plates)pp. Preface signed: John Jortin. Title pages in red and black. 2 vols. 4to. Volume 2 title page: The life of Erasmus. Vol. II. A different issue than ESTC T146995, which does not have volume statement on title pages and has the second volume dated 1760. THIS ISSUE IS MUCH RARE ACCORDING TO ESTC WHICH LOCATES ONLY 1 COPY (Oxford). ESTC N492961

$1500.00

Missale Romanum ... [bound with:] Proprium Festorum Dioecesis Frisingensis. Romani Missalis dispositioni accommodatum [with:] Missae Sanctorum, quorum officia ex speciali Sanctissimi D. N. Pii Papae Quinti concessione celebrantur. Np, nd. and: Missa ad postulandam gratiam bene moriendi. [2] leaves. (Rome: Reverenda Camera Apostolica, 1706.)
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Missale Romanum ... [bound with:] Proprium Festorum Dioecesis Frisingensis. Romani Missalis dispositioni accommodatum [with:] Missae Sanctorum, quorum officia ex speciali Sanctissimi D. N. Pii Papae Quinti concessione celebrantur. Np, nd. and: Missa ad postulandam gratiam bene moriendi. [2] leaves. (Rome: Reverenda Camera Apostolica, 1706.)

Cologne; Landshut; Rome: Balthasar ab Egmondt; Simon Golowiz, 1702. 10 full-page engraved illustrations of Gospel scenes. [64], 580, cxvii, [3] pages. Text and music printed in red and black; [8], 50, [2] pp.; [11] leaves. Folio. Contemporary brown morocco lavishly gilt-tooled to strapwork design densely filled in with floral and ornamental motifs, rebacked, retaining most of original backstrip; contents toned, marginal reinforcement on several leaves not affecting text or illustrations, Y3, 2D5, and 3A5 trimmed without text or image loss. 10 full-page engraved illustrations of Gospel scenes. [64], 580, cxvii, [3] pages. Text and music printed in red and black; [8], 50, [2] pp.; [11] leaves. Folio.

$7500.00

Five Years of My Life 1894-1899
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Five Years of My Life 1894-1899

By Dreyfus, Alfred

New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1901. First Edition. xiv,[ii], 310 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown and blue cloth. Fine. Laid into a half blue morocco and cloth dropbox with velvet lining, for Garrard & Aspreys. First Edition. xiv,[ii], 310 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

$500.00

A Tale of a Tub, Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind; to which is added An Account of a Battel [sic] between the Antient and Modern Books in St. James's Library [bound with:] A Complete Key to the Tale of a Tub. The Fourth Edition
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A Tale of a Tub, Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind; to which is added An Account of a Battel [sic] between the Antient and Modern Books in St. James's Library [bound with:] A Complete Key to the Tale of a Tub. The Fourth Edition

By [Swift, Jonathan]

n.p. [London], 1724. One of four 12mo editions of 1711 (sequence unknown) probably #4. 8 engraved plates. 310 pp; 36 pp. (Key). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf. One of four 12mo editions of 1711 (sequence unknown) probably #4. 8 engraved plates. 310 pp; 36 pp. (Key). 1 vols. 12mo. Teerink 227 p.176 l. 1 from the bottom : 'studant.', etc

$400.00

Wood's Bible Animals. A Description of the Habits, Structure and Uses of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the Scriptures, from the Ape to the Coral ... To which are added articles on Evolution by Rev. James McCosh, D.D., President of the College of New Jersey, and Research and Travel in Bible Lands by Rev. Daniel March
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Wood's Bible Animals. A Description of the Habits, Structure and Uses of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the Scriptures, from the Ape to the Coral ... To which are added articles on Evolution by Rev. James McCosh, D.D., President of the College of New Jersey, and Research and Travel in Bible Lands by Rev. Daniel March

By Wood, J.G.

Guelph, Ontario: J.W. Lyon, 1877. First Canadian edition, from American sheets. Illustrated with plates and engravings in text. 4,[v]-xxix,[xxx, blank],[2],719 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter brown morocco, spine gilt, cloth sides, over bevelled boards, a.e.g. Presentation copy with inserted ornamental leaf. Very good. First Canadian edition, from American sheets. Illustrated with plates and engravings in text. 4,[v]-xxix,[xxx, blank],[2],719 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. The ornamental leaf is headed "Presented To", and bears an inscription: Rev. Elliott Graselt, M.A., by J.G. Wood. Handsomely illustrated volume, with a notably brief chapter on apes, and elsewhere identifying the hippopotamus as the Behemoth, and the crocodile as the Leviathan, of Scripture (both with full page plates. With James McCosh's lengthy essay On Evolution at pp. 649-671. In Dealing with Darwin (2014), David Livingstone notes "the towering presence of James McCosh, whose temperate tones on the evolution question kept the institution open to biological theorizing and cultivated the creativity of a number of leading evolutionists in the era.".

$450.00

D. Epiphanii Episcopi Constantiae Cypri, Contra octoaginta haereses opus, pannarium, siue arcula, aut capsula medica appellatum, continens libros tres, & tomos siue sectiones ex toto septem

By Saint Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia (Cyprus)

Paris: Carolam Guilliar, 1544. [12], 392 [i.e. 397], [19] pP. Folio. Bound in contemporary dark brown blind-stamped calf over beech boards, spine perished, significant peeling and loss to leather on covers, vellum wastepaper end-sheets, contemporary marginalia, internally very good. [12], 392 [i.e. 397], [19] pP. Folio. Adams E250

$950.00

Biblia latina. Biblia cum concordatijis veteris et novi testamenti...(per Albertum Castellanum venetum ord. praed...explicit
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Biblia latina. Biblia cum concordatijis veteris et novi testamenti...(per Albertum Castellanum venetum ord. praed...explicit

By (Bible in Latin)

[Venice: Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1519. First Giunta 8vo edition. Small woodcut of St. Jerome on title, woodcut printers device in red, with two full page woodcuts (preceding Old and New Testaments), woodcut vignettes and capitals throughout. [30], 532 [i.e. 512], [56] leaves. Title printed in red and black, text in two columns, concordance in three columns, printed in red and black. 8vo. Old calf, three raised bands. First 30 leaves remargined, occasional old dampstain but largely clean internally, chipping to spine. First Giunta 8vo edition. Small woodcut of St. Jerome on title, woodcut printers device in red, with two full page woodcuts (preceding Old and New Testaments), woodcut vignettes and capitals throughout. [30], 532 [i.e. 512], [56] leaves. Title printed in red and black, text in two columns, concordance in three columns, printed in red and black. 8vo. Octavo Giunta bible, profusely illustrated. Panzer VIII, 456, 980; Adams B 995; Isaac 13143; Darlow and Moule 6100. Provenance: "Ex libris Joannis Baptiste Corlinovi Castiglionensis Heredis" (contemporary inscription to final blank)

$2500.00

Anti-Machiavel ou essai de critique sur le Prince de Machiavel, publie par Mr. de Voltaire
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Anti-Machiavel ou essai de critique sur le Prince de Machiavel, publie par Mr. de Voltaire

By [Fredrick the Great]

Brussels: Chez R. Fancois Foppens, 1740. Rae edition, same year as LeHaye edition. xvi, 175, [1]pp. "Préface de l'editeur" est signée : F. de Voltaire, et datée : "A La Haye, ce 12. octobre 1740". 8vo. Mottled contemporary calf, spine darkened, edges red. Minor foxing. Rae edition, same year as LeHaye edition. xvi, 175, [1]pp. "Préface de l'editeur" est signée : F. de Voltaire, et datée : "A La Haye, ce 12. octobre 1740". 8vo. OCLC 965245392

$750.00

The Spirit of the Laws
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The Spirit of the Laws

By Montesquieu, Baron (Charles de Secondat)

New York: The Colonial Press, 1900. Renaissance Edition, #421 of 1000 copies. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters blue polished calf, red title labels, t.e.g. Fine. Renaissance Edition, #421 of 1000 copies. 2 vols. 8vo.

$400.00

Biblia, das ist: die Ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers ..
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Biblia, das ist: die Ganze Göttliche Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers ..

Reading: Gottlob Jungmann, 1805. [iv], 1008, [6 (family records)], 277, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary sheep, red morocco spine label. Clasps lacking, boards lightly scuffed, hinges with old cellotape repair, textblock dampstained, toned and foxed. Bookplate of C. G. Weissman. [iv], 1008, [6 (family records)], 277, [3] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Important German-American Bible. A landmark in American bible printing, this is the first German-American Bible printed outside of Philadelphia, and the first Bible printed in Reading. A significant edition, both in size and scope, this marked the spread of German printers and the more local production of bibles in the Pennsylvania-Dutch back country. With family record leaves accomplished in contemporary manuscript, earliest date 1812. Shaw & Shoemaker 7984; Bötte & Tannhof 1467; O'Callaghan pp. 78-79

$1000.00

Cairo Study-Centre for Arabic, Islam, and Mohammedan Evangelisation. Report of First Session, 1912-13. With prospectus for Second Session, 1913-14 [Cover title]
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Cairo Study-Centre for Arabic, Islam, and Mohammedan Evangelisation. Report of First Session, 1912-13. With prospectus for Second Session, 1913-14 [Cover title]

By (Islam) [Zwemer, Samuel]

Cairo: Nile Mission Press, 1913. 6, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original buff side-stapled wrappers. Some splitting at spine, old crease. Very good. Covers and first and last leaves with institutional blindstamp of Hartford Theological Seminary. 6, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The Cairo Study-Centre was founded in 1912 by the American missionary Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952), who was "the driving force behind Protestant collaborative missions to Muslims in the early twentieth century" (Sharkey, American Evangelicals in Cairo, p 92). The report details the lecture series delivered by Zwemer - one on "Islam, its doctrines and practice," and "The Moselm doctrine of God" - as well as three lectures by his colleague W.H.T. Gairdner, to the 9 students who made up the inaugural class. Gardiner also gave classes on Arabic. "Much interest was displayed, and it is quite certain that if the first year of the Study-Centre has borne no other fruit, it has at least acquainted many with the elements of the problem before Christendom, impressed them with the magnitude of Islam as a subject for study, and created a keen desire to know more, together with a salutory sense of how little was known before" (p 2). The centre merged into the American University in Cairo in 1920. Not in OCLC

$275.00

Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum, juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Romae Editum, Accuratissimè & Ad Amussim Recusum
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Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum, juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Romae Editum, Accuratissimè & Ad Amussim Recusum

By (Bible, O.T., Greek)

Londoni: Excudebat Rogerus Daniel: prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, sub signo Campanae in Cometerio D. Pauli, 1653. The first edition of the Septuagint printed in England. [8], 1279, [1]; 186, [2] pp. plus terminal blank. 1 vols. 4to (signed in 8's) 195 x 143mm. Old vellum, titled and dated in manuscript on the spine. Terminal leaves slightly soiled, two ownership inscriptions on front endsheets, and small Lincoln's Inn release/sale stamp, vellum a bit handsoiled, occasional modest foxing and dusting along upper margins, but a very good copy. The first edition of the Septuagint printed in England. [8], 1279, [1]; 186, [2] pp. plus terminal blank. 1 vols. 4to (signed in 8's) 195 x 143mm. The Uncommon Quarto Printing. The first edition of the Septuagint printed in England (with the Scholia), the scarce printing in quarto format. The text is derived from the Sixtine text, and edited by John Biddle (1615-1662), the Unitarian controversialist who was imprisoned by the Parliamentary Commissioners for his religious views. The SCHOLIA ... has a separate title-leaf, register and pagination. The same setting was imposed in both quarto and octavo formats, the latter with rules separating the columns of text. In regard to institutional representation, the edition in quarto is much more uncommon than that in octavo: ESTC locates 4 copies of the quarto printing in North America, as opposed to 19 of the octavo printing. Occasionally, Daniel's reprint of the New Testament is bound up with the octavo printings to form a complete Bible. Brunet cites that format, but notes the sale of a copy on "Gr. Pap.," presumably a copy in this format. Over the last 35 years, ABPC records sale of one copy in quarto (1999) and four in octavo. ESTC R12599 & R236817; Wing B2718 (octavo edition only); Darlow & Moule 4692; Brunet I:863

$4000.00

Opuscula Varia antehac non edita. Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector invenit
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Opuscula Varia antehac non edita. Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector invenit

By Scaliger, Joseph Justus (1540-1609)

Paris: Hieronymum Drouart, 1610. First Edition. [28], 582, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Nineteenth century quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Fine. First Edition. [28], 582, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The book is a collection of lesser pieces by the great classical scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger. With a dedication to Scaliger's friend, the French historian and bibliophile Jacques Auguste de Thou and a preface by another great classical scholar, Isaac Casaubon With contemporary annotations in margins. Cioranescu 20451; Ebert II, 274; Pfeiffer, History of Classical Scholarship 1350-1850; Wiliamowitz-Moellendorff, History of Classical Scholarship

$900.00

The Holy Bible  containing the Old and New Testaments
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The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments

By (Bible)

New York: American Bible Society, 1855. Royal 8vo. Bound in full contemporary morocco, a.e.g. With "S. Augusta Brown" (1825-1909) stamped in gilt on the upper cover. With two examples of embroidered Berlin wool work laid in, one with initals "SAB Oct. 29, 1859" and the other an alter scene. Royal 8vo. Sophia Augusta Brown's Bible, Wife of John Carter Brown. The bible of Sophia Augusta Brown (1825-1909), wife of John Carter Brown, herself an active bibliophile who helped her husband build his library and oversaw its stewardship after his death. Sophia Augusta was 34 and John Carter Brown 61 when they married, after a brief courtship, on June 23, 1859. That event is recorded in the family record between the Old and New Testaments, as are the births and marriages of the couple's three children--John Nicholas Brown, Harold Brown, and Sophia Augusta--the marriages of the two sons, and the death of John Carter Brown "dearly loved Husband & Father" on June 10, 1874. The younger Sophia Augusta Brown married banker and businessman William Watts Sherman (1842-1912), whose Newport, RI house is an architectural landmark. The daughter of Patrick Browne, an Anglo-Irish jurist and member of Her Majesty's Council of the Bahamas, and Harriet Thayer of Providence, a direct descendant of Roger Williams, Sophia Augusta Brown was "an indomitable force in an era when women were discovering a role for themselves in the charitable sector ... For Sophia Augusta, perpetuating her husband's mission through the sound management and enhancement of his collection was her way of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and understanding among peoples ... From her sons' earliest age, Sophia Augusta ensured they would develop an appreciation for the care, condition and housing of books ... John Nicholas and Harold often accompanied their mother to booksellers and private collectors. At an early age, they were shown priceless works: a Columbus letter, the papers of Leonardo daVinci, a note by Galileo ... On his trips to Europe [as an adult], John Nicholas was expected to report back ... with his assessment of the books he encountered ... When he turned 22, in 1883, Sophia Augusta entrusted him with the care of the library" (Sylvia Brown, Grappling with Legacy: Rhode Island's Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse, 2017). While her husband was still alive, Sophia Augusta oversaw the construction, in 1862, of the fireproof library wing in the Nightingale-Brown House which remained the site of the library until it was relocated to its current home at Brown University, at the impetus of John Nicholas Brown's will.

$7500.00

El Cantar de Cantares de Salomon
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El Cantar de Cantares de Salomon

By (Printed on Cork) Leon, Fr. Luis de

San Felice de Guixols [Gerona]: José María Viader, 1946. One of 17 lettered copies printed on cork for collaborators, this is letter "Q" for Don Juan Enrique Fau Ardura, El Editor, from an edition of 467 total copies. Eight plates hand-colored and gilt by Juan Ribot, illuminated page borders and initials by Germán Viader. 151, [3] pp. PRINTED ON CORK. 4to. Publisher's incised leather covers. Some wear and splitting to cork leaves, as usual. In publisher's cork slipcase. One of 17 lettered copies printed on cork for collaborators, this is letter "Q" for Don Juan Enrique Fau Ardura, El Editor, from an edition of 467 total copies. Eight plates hand-colored and gilt by Juan Ribot, illuminated page borders and initials by Germán Viader. 151, [3] pp. PRINTED ON CORK. 4to. Hand Illuminated Throughout. A magnificent and fragile production, printed on cork and hand-illuminated throughout.

$3000.00

De re sacramentaria contra perduelles haereticos libri decem, duobus tomi comprehensi : quibus omnia et singula legis evangelicae sacramenta consensione universitate adstruuntur, defenduntur, vindicantur ; simul et gravoires quaestiones ad disciplinam, historiam et moralem pertinentes.
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$300.00

Illustrations of The Book of Job in Twenty-One Plates Invented and Engraved by William Blake
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Illustrations of The Book of Job in Twenty-One Plates Invented and Engraved by William Blake

By Blake, William

London: J.M. Dent & Co. and G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Facsimile issued in 1000 copies. Originally Published by the Author, 3, Fountain Court, Strand and Mr. J. Linnell, 6, Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square March, 1826. 1 vols. Folio. Brown wrappers, printed label. Some light wear. Blake, William. Facsimile issued in 1000 copies. Originally Published by the Author, 3, Fountain Court, Strand and Mr. J. Linnell, 6, Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square March, 1826. 1 vols. Folio.

$400.00

Drawings for the Bible
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Drawings for the Bible

By Chagall, Marc

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960. First American edition. "This double number of Verve contains the drawings made by Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on Biblical themes which he had not dealt with in his illustrations for the Bible reproduced in Verve 33/34.". Text by Gaston Bachelard. With 24 original lithographs in color printed by Mourlot Frères and 96 reproductions in black and white heliogravure by Draeger Frères. 1 vols. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket: Good. Triangular pieces of jacket missing on top of left and right corners as well as a piece from the top/center of the front cover removing 'Marc'. Original pictorial boards, spine chip, corners rubbed, else fine. Original $30.00 retail price on jacket flap. Very handsome copy. Chagall, Marc. First American edition. "This double number of Verve contains the drawings made by Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on Biblical themes which he had not dealt with in his illustrations for the Bible reproduced in Verve 33/34." Text by Gaston Bachelard. With 24 original lithographs in color printed by Mourlot Frères and 96 reproductions in black and white heliogravure by Draeger Frères. 1 vols. Folio. Chagall's inspiration for Drawings for the Bible began with his visit to the Holy Land in the spring of 1931. He drew upon his intense spirituality, and faith to select certain biblical scenes to illustrate. In particular, he chose moments of powerful encounters between God and humanity, which is exemplified even more so with his vibrant color palette. "Chagall's ties with the Bible are very deep indeed; the forms that people its (the Bible's) world are a part of his own inner life, part of the living Jewish heritage, and thus are archetypes of a greater, more intensive world.". atalog raisonné: Mourlot 230-277, Cramer 42, Sorlier 75

$4250.00

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