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Opera quae quidem extant, omnia e Graeco sermone in Latinum
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Opera quae quidem extant, omnia e Graeco sermone in Latinum

By Lucian of Samosata; Moltzer, Jakob (ed.); More, Thomas (trans); Erasmus (trans); Melanchthon (trans) et al.

Frankfurt: Christianum Egenolphum, 1538. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin, a bit stained, lacking ties, wear at edges, page edges a little stained, but quite sound and attractive overall. Scattered minor browning, staining, minor worm holes, early marginalia. Tear to edges of leaf 142 with loss to some marginalia, chipping to bottom right corner of following pages. Attractively printed with historiated initials. 349 leaves with the rear blank with the printer's device. Graesse L280, Adams L 1611 (1543 reprint). First edition of this Latin translation, it was reprinted in 1543. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046897.

$950.00

Breviarium Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum
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Breviarium Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum

By _

Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana ((Balthasar Moretus), 1620. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary full tooled leather, worn at spine ends with loss to leather at head of spine, hinges rubbed and front board bit tender, one cord detached. Remains of clasps. A bit of browning internally, endpapers stained with notes to front pastedown, first page detached; generally very clean and printed in red and black throughout, illustrated with plates. (62), 1016, clv, (4)pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046896.

$600.00

Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis
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Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis

By Kircher, Athanasius; Kestler, Johann Stephan (ed.)

Amsterdam: Jansson-Waesberge, 1680. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in modern full calf, added marbled endpapers, modest browning, stain in top margin here and there, foxing, old ownership marks to title, Houghton Library stamp to verso. Generally bright otherwise with in text illustration throughout; lacking the added engraved title sometimes present. (6), 248, (8)pp A consolidation of Kircher's scientific peregrinations by his student, Kestler. Graesse IV 22, Brunet 3 669. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046888.

$5000.00

L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Divinarum Institutionum Libri Septem
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L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Divinarum Institutionum Libri Septem

By Lactantius Lucius Caecilius Firmianus

Venice: Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, 1515. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in half polished calf over brown cloth, early notes on title and scattered marginalia in an early hand, some trimmed when rebound, early underlining in red scattered thorugh. Old endpapers retained with notes on the text. Very clean overall, the Greek and Latin glossary at rear. (16) 348 (12) leaves. Without the 48 leaf Tertullianus that often accompanies it. Ahmanson-Murphy 132. First Aldine edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046876.

$1350.00

Sphinx Mystagoga, Sive Diatribe Hieroglyphica, Qua Mumiae, ex Memphiticis Pyramidum adytis erutae
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Sphinx Mystagoga, Sive Diatribe Hieroglyphica, Qua Mumiae, ex Memphiticis Pyramidum adytis erutae

By Kircher Athanasius

Amsterdam: Janssonio Waesbergiana, 1676. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, soiled, back strip reattached, endpapers refreshed; sound overall. Scattered browning, foxing, heavy in spots, dampstain in upper margin here and there, mild offsetting, generally clean internally. Illustrated in text throughout and with 5 plates (2 folding, 1 double page) outside of pagination. (16),72,(6)p. The last of Kircher's works on Egypt - a colleague had discovered an intact tomb in Memphis and brought the contents back to France. He asked Kircher to translate the inscriptions and, in his inimitable fashion, he does so. Though he was uniformly incorrect in his translations, his connections between hieroglyphs and Coptic (rather than Greek, Latin, Hebrew) proved correct. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 046881.

$4500.00

Clavis Scripturae Sacrae, seu de Sermone Sacrarum Literarum
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Clavis Scripturae Sacrae, seu de Sermone Sacrarum Literarum

By Flacius Matthias

Frankfurt & Leipzig: Hieronymi Christiani Pauli, 1719. Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary vellum soiled but sound, scattered mostly minor foxing and browning, endpapers rumpled. Two volumes in one, printed in two columns and numbered by column. 1372, index; 84o with a substantial final index. Two folding tables, extra engraved title and portrait frontis. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046880.

$950.00

Introductio in Universam Geographiam tam Veterem, quam Novam, Multis Locis Emendata..
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Introductio in Universam Geographiam tam Veterem, quam Novam, Multis Locis Emendata..

By Clüver Philipp

Guelpherbyti [Wolfenbuttel, Germany]: Conradi Bunonis, 1667. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin over wooden boards, clasps intact, mild wear and discoloration, front hinge cracked, inner joint likewise, rear board slightly bowed, but sound and attractive overall. Light scattered foxing and staining, some creases and minor paper flaws to maps - quite clean internally. (6), 680, (84) pp with 40 folding maps, 3 plates, and an extra engraved title. Graesse c204 (later ed.) The first modern geography text, it became a standard into the 18th century and perhaps his most famous work though even the first edition (1624) was posthumous. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Geography & Maps; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046874.

$3500.00

Le Galatee, premierement composé en Italien...depuis en François, Latin, Allemand, & Espangnol
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Le Galatee, premierement composé en Italien...depuis en François, Latin, Allemand, & Espangnol

By della Casa Giovanni

[Lyon]: Jean de Tournes, 1609. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary full leather with fleur de lis decoration, tooled spine, leather quite dry and chipped in spots with loss at head of spine, hinges cracked, inner joint cracked as well, but binding sound overall; modest age toning and foxing, old signature to title. Charming edition of Il Galateo in 5 languages: Latin is set in roman, Italian in italic, French in civilité, German in gothic & Spanish in roman. Tiny 8vo, 5" x 3 1/2". (14), blank, 619pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Sociology & Culture; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046861.

$1200.00

Noticia de la Lengua Huasteca...con Cathecismo y Doctrina Christiana...y Copioso Diccionario para Facilitar su Inteligencia
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Noticia de la Lengua Huasteca...con Cathecismo y Doctrina Christiana...y Copioso Diccionario para Facilitar su Inteligencia

By Tapia Zenteno Carlos de

Mexico: Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1767. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Near Fine Condition. Contemporary vellum with ties intact, slight wear and staining to binding, marca de fuego to top edge, generally clean and bright internally; a lovely copy. (10), 128pp. Sabin 94355, Palau VII 11 The first edition of the first grammar and dictionary of Huasteca, a northern Mayan language that continues to be spoken by around 200,000 people in San Luis Potosi and Veracruz. Tapia Zenteno also wrote the Nahuatl grammar Arte novissima de lengua mexicana (1753). Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046853.

$7500.00

Octoginta volumina [Opera]
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Octoginta volumina [Opera]

By Hippocrates

Rome: Franciscus Minitius Calvus, 1525. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Later, but old, full speckled calf, worn at edges. Trimmed a little close at top edge, almost touching the running title in a few spots, dampstain to outer margin through last third of the volume, scattered minor foxing and staining, worming in right margin from 469-559 touching some of the gloss in a few spots. Generally quite clean otherwise. Lacking title, final colophon leaf and ppp1 , pages 722-23 (facsimile of the latter laid in). The editio princeps of the works of Hippocrates in Latin, a year before the first Greek edition by Aldine. DCCXXXIII pp. This in the state without the 1524 date on the final page. An enormously influential work, at the center of classical, renaissance and modern medicine. PMM 55 "He freed medicine from superstition and the influence of priestcraft and derived his sytem from the accumulated empirical knowledge of Egypt, Cnidos and Cos. The clinical descriptions of fevers, phthisis, puerperal convulsions, epilepsy and other disorders have remained classics and no such records were kept again for over a thousand years." Adams H-567, Norman 1076, Haskell F. Norman sale, 110. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046852.

$4500.00

The Athenian Oracle: Being an Entire Collection of all the Valuable Questions and Answers in the Old Athenian Mercuries
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The Athenian Oracle: Being an Entire Collection of all the Valuable Questions and Answers in the Old Athenian Mercuries

By A Member of the Athenian Society (John Dunton et al)

London: Andrew Bell, 1706. Third Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 19th century half leahter over marbled boards, worn but sound, Printed in two columns, scattered age toning, small paper lift to title. 548pp plus index. Volume one of three John Dunton started the Athenian Mercury and Athenian Gazette where he is credited with inventing the advice column. The Athenian Oracle collects the best of these along with some other material. Size: Octavo (8vo). One volume of the 3-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 046828.

$150.00

In Graecorum Epigrammatum Libros Quatuor
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In Graecorum Epigrammatum Libros Quatuor

By Opsopäus Vincentius

Basel: Nikolas Brylinger, 1540. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Early full calf stamped with fleur de lis, lacking ties, well worn, lacking top section of spine strip, corners rubbed with loss, hinges weak, old library label to spine and stamp to title and pocket at rear, Carnegie bookplate, old signature to title, but binding sound overall. Book name penned to page edge - light dampstain early on, but quite clean and fresh internally. (16), 570, (26)pp. An early edition of the Greek Anthology with one of the first attempts at a commentary - it is scarce in libraries (ca. 20 copies in OCLC), rare in commerce (nothing in the auction record). The author wrote an art of drinking (without getting drunk) and the art of joking. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046830.

$650.00

A Physical Directory; or a Translation of the Dispensatory Made by the Colledg of Physitians of London
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A Physical Directory; or a Translation of the Dispensatory Made by the Colledg of Physitians of London

By Culpeper Nicholas

London: Peter Cole, 1651. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary calf worn, hinges a bit weak and cracked, old bookplate and catalog entry pasted inside front cover, chipping to frontis edges, long note in an early hand on verso of frontis, browned and chipped around the edges early on, a few stains and ink marks not affecting sense, scattered finger marks, last few pages stained at bottom margin, notes to rear blank; still, about very good overall and with the often lacking frontis portrait. (12), 184, (18)pp. The third edition of Culpeper's translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, and his attempt to spread medical knowledge beyond the wealthy. The Royal College of Physicians were not amused and reviewed it as "done (very filthily) into English by one Nicholas Culpeper". In 1654 Culpeper changed the title to Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or the London Dispensatory. An important book in the history of British medicine often found in deplorable condition and usually lacking the portrait. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046832.

$1200.00

Dell'Arcano del Mare
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Dell'Arcano del Mare

By Dudley Sir Robert

Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1646. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Two volumes bound as one comprising books 1-4 (of 6). Contemporary vellum, ties intact, bottom panel of spine strip lacking, light soiling, hinges slightly cracked - binding quite sound overall. Lacking all maps but with other plates as follows: In book 1: 20 folding plates with volvelles or other moving elements, 9 non-moving plates, 8 of them folding, 3 tables. Book 2: 4 folding volvelle pl;ates, 9 other plates, 4 of them folding. Book 3: 8 plates, 6 folding and 7 tables. Book 4: 7 plates, 4 of them folding. (4) 56pp; 76pp; (2), 55pp; 39pp. Around a half dozen plates with neat paper repairs, a few with minor tears, a marginal tear on page 20 of book 4, scattered other minor paper flaws, foxing to some text pages and plates - generally a crisp, attractive copy. Lovely volvelle's in book 1, books 3 & 4 are filled with Dudley's ideas on naval architecture with lovely plates and type diagrams of formations. Complete copies sell for many hundreds of thousands of dollars, this copy priced appropriately lower. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Exploration; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046822.

$6500.00

Florilegium diversorum epigrammatum in septem libros [Anthologia Graeca]
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Florilegium diversorum epigrammatum in septem libros [Anthologia Graeca]

By various

Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1503. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. The first 3 books of seven. Later full leather with an attractive modern rebacking, light wear at edges, new endpapers, page edges sprayed, scattered very minor foxing, a few pages with a faint tide mark to the upper right corners, a few early marginal notes, small ink notation crossed out on final leaf. A lovely copy of the first three books of the first Aldine Greek Anthology - in Greek throughout, unpaginated A1v(title) - X8. 168 leaves (of 290 in the entire work) - Ahmanson-Murphy 79. Based on the 1494 edition of Ianos Laskaris, it makes numerous additions and improvements. The typeface, the smallest of the Aldine Greek types, is based on Aldus's own hand and was designed and cut by the Bolognese master punchcutter Francesco Griffo. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3 volumes of the 7-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046839.

$4000.00

Decachordum Christianum
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Decachordum Christianum

By Vigerius Marcus

Fano: Hieronymus Soncinus, 1507. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Early full pigskin, slightly soiled but otherwise fine, morocco lettering piece. Endpapers refreshed, inner joint slightly cracked, title moderately soiled, scattered minor foxing and discoloration. (8), CCXLVI, (16) leaves with the blank leaf at aa8. 10 full page engravings and 33 vignette illustrations (from 27 blocks; 6 repeated). Leaf LXXXIX number LXXXIIII as with other copies but here "corrected" by stamping LXXXIIIIV. Adams V 746, Mortimer (Italian Books) 537 (noting that the blocks "are probably metal". Brunet V 1216The nativity scene was used by Antonio Giunta in his 1511 bible. Soncino founded the first press in Fano Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046841.

$11000.00

Polyanthea, hoc est, opus suavissimis floribus celebriorum sententiarum tam graecarum, quam latinarum exornatum..
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Polyanthea, hoc est, opus suavissimis floribus celebriorum sententiarum tam graecarum, quam latinarum exornatum..

By Nani Mirabelli, Domenico; Amantius, Bartolomaeus

Venice: Ioannem Baptistam Ciottum, & Socios, 1592. Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary vellum, a little bowed, minor wormholes on spine, some mild soiling, old stamps to refreshed endpapers, stamps and ink cross outs to title, a few old ink marks early on, mostly minor foxing, browning, a few light stains, marginal worming towards end - still about very good overall. Lacking the final preliminary leaf, a blank. (14 of 16), 834, (2)pp. Printed in two columns. A popular reference collecting classical works first published in 1503. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Reference. Inventory No: 046807.

$850.00

Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M. Brutum, ad Quinctum fratrem, cum correctionibus Pauli Manutii
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Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M. Brutum, ad Quinctum fratrem, cum correctionibus Pauli Manutii

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Manutius, Paul

Venice: Paulum Manutium Aldi Filium (Aldus), 1559. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full blue morocco by Bradstreet's, all edges gilt, in a velvet lined clamshell box. With the morroco bookplate of famed book collector Henry William Poor who, like J. Pierpont Morgan, was known to favor the small binder in Lower Manhattan. Hinges rubbed and just splitting, very faint wear to binding otherwise. Scattered mostly minor foxing, added endpapers a bit browned at edges, neat marginal notes and underlining in an early hand (or possibly hands) throughout, trimmed touching some of the added marginalia in spots. (4), 332, (16) leaves. Ahmanson-Murphy 572, Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 0. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046783.

$1500.00

Pro Sacerdotum Barbis
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Pro Sacerdotum Barbis

By Valeriano Bolzani Pierio

Rome: Calvum, 1531. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Modern half vellum. 16 leaves, A-D. The first edition of Valeriano's work defending Clement VII's decision to wear a beard in mourning after the 1527 sack of Rome. One of the earliest works on beards - scarce. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046763.

$2200.00

L'Achille et L'enea [with] Delle Lodi Della Poesia D'Omero et di Virginio [and] L'Ulisse di M. Lodovico Dolce
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L'Achille et L'enea [with] Delle Lodi Della Poesia D'Omero et di Virginio [and] L'Ulisse di M. Lodovico Dolce

By Dolce, Lodovico; Menechini, Andrea; Homer; Virgil

Venice: Gabriel Giolito, 1572. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Later but old full vellum over wooden boards with armorial stamp of Clan Stirling, hinge starting but sound, trimmed a bit close on the bottom edge affecting the very bottom of the title pages, scattered minor foxing and browning. Three volumes in one with separate titles, the last title printed in 1573. Portrait and 55 woodcuts in text in vol one, portrait and 20 in volume 3. (28), 544pp; (44)pp; (16), 186, (2)pp; Adams, D-727; Brunet II, 790 Three poetic adaptations of the classics with lovely woodcuts throughout. The last title is the rarest and includes the satiric The Battle of the Frogs and Mice which had been attributed to Homer but is now usually assigned to a later poet. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046739.

$3500.00

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