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Illustrium virorum vitae
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Illustrium virorum vitae

By Giovio Paolo

Florence: Laurentii Torrentini, 1549. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Old, dry and worn leather, hinges cracked and inner joint repaired with tape, rear board detached, minor soiling and foxing, esp. to title, generally a nice, clean, wide margined copy. Pagination jumps from 176 to 179; complete. [8], 176, 179-440, [2] pp. Adams G-663 Giovio (1483-1552) was a physician, war chronicler and author of an interesting book on Roman fish. This, his book on illustrious men was reprinted a number of times in the 16th century. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046366.

$1200.00

Collection Convertis du XXieme Siècle: 29 issues
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Collection Convertis du XXieme Siècle: 29 issues

By various

Louvainne: M&L Symons, 1953. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 30 pamphlets in the series (1-30 but with issue 1 repeated and lacking number 22) of notable converts to Catholicism. Each around 16pp, illustrated covers, light wear, old library stamps to first page. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 046352.

$150.00

Varii Sermoni di Santo Agostino, et D'Altri Catholici, et Antichi Dottori, Utili alla Salute Dell'Anime
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Varii Sermoni di Santo Agostino, et D'Altri Catholici, et Antichi Dottori, Utili alla Salute Dell'Anime

By Vascovo Galeazzo

Venice: Gabriel Giolito, 1567. Early Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Later boards, title soiled and final page soiled and browned, title with minor repair in gutter, scattered minor finger soiling and foxing, mostly very clean. An early edition of Vascovo's collection of sermons by Augustine and others translated into Italian. [28], 448pp Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 046179.

$350.00

De Vita Apollonii Tyanei
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De Vita Apollonii Tyanei

By Philostratus, Lucius Flavius; Beroaldo, Philippo (edited and scripted); Rinuccini, Alamano (trans.)

Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 1501. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Vellum). Very Good Condition. Later, ca. early 19th century, vellum backed boards. Worn at edges, old private library label to front cover. Library stamp to title and first page, scattered foxing and occasional staining, most in red (from candle wax?) not obstructing legibility meaninfully. Scattered early underlining and marginalia - generally a clean, attractive copy. (2), 93 leaves. The first Latin edition of the possibly apocryphal biography of Apollonius of Tyana, magician, Pythagorean philosopher and traveler. It describes his travels in Italy, Nubia, Mesopotamia and India. The Aldine edition was published shortly after (1501-1504) and included Philostratus's complete works, but the Latin translation used was unimproved by Beroaldo. The Rinuccini manuscript translation into Latin was prepared for the Medici in 1475. 4 Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 045685.

$5500.00

Etienne Dolet, le martyr de la Renaissance, sa vie et sa mort
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Etienne Dolet, le martyr de la Renaissance, sa vie et sa mort

By Christie Richard Copley

Paris: Librairie Fischbacher, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. 1/4 blue leather over marbled boards, old library marks to endpapers and half title, small mark from label removal on spine, original wraps bound in. Slight age toning, otherwise clean. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 045647.

$150.00

Biografia de hombres celebres nacidos del pueblo con las epocas de su nacimiento y muerte y noticia de las profesiones en que se han distinguido, o concepto a que deben su nombradia
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Biografia de hombres celebres nacidos del pueblo con las epocas de su nacimiento y muerte y noticia de las profesiones en que se han distinguido, o concepto a que deben su nombradia

By anon

Madrid: Oficina del Establecimiento Central, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary tree calf, spine darkened, corners worn; pencil marks to endpapers, else very clean internally. 3 volumes in 1, each with a separate title. 72pp, 64pp, 77pp Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045561.

$75.00

Sueños morales, visiones y visitas de Torres con D. Francisco de Quevedo por Madrid
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Sueños morales, visiones y visitas de Torres con D. Francisco de Quevedo por Madrid

By de Torres Villarroel Diego

Madrid: Don Joseph Doblado, 1796. Later Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Fair Condition. Contemporary vellum worn, wormed and defective, inner hinge cracked and text block coming loose. Light dampstains through much of the book, dated penned to title, but otherwise clean and good internally. 272pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 045485.

$100.00

The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account Of His Studies And Numerous Works
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The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account Of His Studies And Numerous Works

By Boswell James

London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in modern calf backed marbled boards - volume 1 similar, but not identical, to the other two bindings. Scattered foxing and staining, signature to title, but a clean, bright, ample margined copy overall. The first issue without the added corrections in volume 1. [2],xxxix,[1],*xxxvi,603,[1]; [2],634; [2],711,[1]pp An appealing copy of the second edition of this greatest of biographies. With the frontis portrait, two folding plates, and 22 pages of new material including the first appearance of the 'A Chronological Catalogue of the Prose Works. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045403.

$650.00

La Gallerie Des Femmes Fortes
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La Gallerie Des Femmes Fortes

By Le Moyne Pierre

Leiden: Elsevier, 1660. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Fair Condition. First Elsevier edition, full vellum, inner hinge cracked and text block pulled away from binding, old notes to title and a few spots elsewhere; lacking the frontis and portraits but textually complete. 452pp plus index. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Women & Feminism. Inventory No: 045342.

$200.00

La Fameuse Comedienne ou Histoire de La Guerin, Auparavant Femme & Veuve de Moliere
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La Fameuse Comedienne ou Histoire de La Guerin, Auparavant Femme & Veuve de Moliere

By [Madame Boudin?]

Francfort: Frans Rottenberg, 1688. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Later full burgundy morocco by Zaehnsdorf, hinges cracked and weakening, largish chip to spine, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. First three pages chipped at the edges, small paper repair to page 5, scattered light foxing. 89, (3)pp. The first edition of a notorious book about the former wife of Moliere, a celebrated actress who started the Théatre Guénégaud. She married M. Guerin after the playwright's death which occasioned this embellished story. Despite the fact that it is often considered more a novel than history, much of the information was included in Moliere's various biographies. It went through a number of editions over the years, under a few different names - all the early ones are quite scarce. "la plus complete...et la plus belle" and "à la fin les Portraits en vers des comédiennes d'Hotel Guénégaud, qui manquent dans les autre éditions." Leber library 2245. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045343.

$1500.00

Prima Pars [et Secunda] Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum a Seculo Hominum
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Prima Pars [et Secunda] Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum a Seculo Hominum

By Rouille Guillaume

Lyon: Guillaume Rouille, 1553. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, darkened, worn at corners, old inscription to front blank, dampstain to upper right corner early on and lower margin towards the end, modest browning and foxing, crease to center of last 30 pages. 2 volumes in one, each page with medallion portraits and a brief biography of celebrated figures from Adam to Henry II. (viii), 172, (4)pp; 247, (8)pp. Graesse V 458, Adams P2161, Bib. Lyon. IX 205. Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045324.

$1100.00

Tratado Sobre a Origem, Enatureza do Testamentos...D. João de Bragança
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Tratado Sobre a Origem, Enatureza do Testamentos...D. João de Bragança

By Desa José Antonio

Lisbon: Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1783. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary elaborately gilt red morocco, densely tooled with an array of fleur de lis and other fleurons. Light wear and rubbing, mostly at the corners. Minor worming to endpaper, minor stains to title and a few other spots. Lacking one signature, pages 177-192, otherwise very good internally; sold as a fine binding example. A fine example of 18th century Portuguese bookbinding - more similar to fine 17th century French bindings. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045309.

$650.00

La Légende Amoureuse de Bertran de Born
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La Légende Amoureuse de Bertran de Born

By Straonski Stanislaw

Paris: Honoré Champion, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Cloth). Very Good Condition. Blue cloth backed marbled boards, corners bumped, light age toning internally, old ownership marks to endpaper. A scholarly biography of the 13th century Provençal troubadour. 200pp with a fold out genealogy. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 045301.

$50.00

Vida de D. Joaõ de Castro, Quarto Vice-Rei da India
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Vida de D. Joaõ de Castro, Quarto Vice-Rei da India

By De Andrade Jacinto Freire

Lisbon: Antonio Gomes, 1786. Revised Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, light wear at edges and hinges. Scattered light foxing, endpapers browned, a few small tears at page edges, one touching some text but with no loss - a clean, bright and fresh copy overall. xiiii, 497pp. With 3 plates and a lovely folding view of Diu. A revised edition of the life of the 15th century explorer, humanist and viceroy first published in 1651. His linking of science and navigation are most evident in his detailed observations of magnetism in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045308.

$500.00

Hijos De Madrid, Ilustres En Santidad, Dignidades, Armas, Ciencias Y Artes. Diccionario Historico Por El Orden Alfabetico De Sus Nombres, Que Consagra al Illmo. y Nobilisimo Ayuntamiento de la Imperial y Coronada Villa de Madrid
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Hijos De Madrid, Ilustres En Santidad, Dignidades, Armas, Ciencias Y Artes. Diccionario Historico Por El Orden Alfabetico De Sus Nombres, Que Consagra al Illmo. y Nobilisimo Ayuntamiento de la Imperial y Coronada Villa de Madrid

By Alvarez Y Baena D. Joseph Antonio

Madrid: Oficina De D. Benito Cano, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Four volumes in contemporary acid calf, published 1789-1791, second volume has two tears in the leather where it adhered to the front of volume one, gilt spines, corners bumped, small scratches (Volumes III and IV), hinges and bindings intact. Marbled end papers, damp stain to bottom, right corner of free endpapers through first portions of text (Volumes I and II). Volumes I and IV have second damp stain along outside margin scattered throughout, text unaffected, light worming; still attractive overall and mostly clean. Vol I: [16], 423. Vol II: [8], 435 (401-408 repeated but nothing lacking). Vol III: 436. Vol IV: [4], 466, [1]. Important and much reprinted dictionary of historical figures born in Madrid. Alvarez y Baena, himself a native of Madrid, expanded upon some of the earlier works of Jerome de la Quintana, Gil Dávila and Leon Pinelo. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045278.

$950.00

Personal Aspects of Jane Austen
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Personal Aspects of Jane Austen

By Austen-Leigh Mary Augusta

London: John Murray, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Original green cloth, corners slightly bumped, spine rubbed. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 044856.

$60.00

A Memoir of Jane Austen. Third Edition to Which is Added Lady Susan and Fragments of Two Other Unfinished Tales by Miss Austen
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A Memoir of Jane Austen. Third Edition to Which is Added Lady Susan and Fragments of Two Other Unfinished Tales by Miss Austen

By Austen-Leigh J.E.

London: Richard Bentley, 1872. Third Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Original green cloth, corners worn, hinges lightly rubbed; a nice, sound copy. Originally published in 1870, Lady Susan and the other material was added in the 1871 second edition. x, 364pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 044857.

$200.00

The Dickens-Kolle Letters
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The Dickens-Kolle Letters

By Smith Harry

Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. One of a very few copies printed entirely on parchment, this copy inscribed to Harry Smith from the Bibliophile Society. Full parchment, a bit soiled but sound. With the negatives from the frontis portrait and letter laid in. Title page slightly rumpled, otherwise uncut and fine internally. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 044321.

$600.00

Les Negotiations de Monsieur le President Jeannin
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Les Negotiations de Monsieur le President Jeannin

By Jeannin Pierre

Amsterdam: Andre de Hoogenhutsen, 1695. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf elaborately tooled on the spine, over wooden boards - large section of leather lacking from the front board, but otherwise sound. 2 volumes in one, scattered age toning to pages, small wormhole in rear margin, quite clean and bright overall and attractively printed copy. Jeannin was a prominent statesman and President of the parlement of Burgundy. (20), 468, 537, (7). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 044317.

$250.00

Mémoires sur La Bastille, et Sur la Détention de Linguet
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Mémoires sur La Bastille, et Sur la Détention de Linguet

By Linguet Simon-Nicholas Henri

Paris: La Librairie Historique, 1821. Later Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Original wrappers, worn at corners, spine rubbed and chipped. Moderate foxing. 251pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 044021.

$50.00

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