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Lux Evangelica Sub Velum Sacrorum Emblematum Recondita in Anni Dominicas Selectu Historia & Morali Doctrine Varie Adumbrata

by ENGELGRAVE, Hendrick

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1655
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Coloniae: Prostant apud Iacobum à Meurs Amstelodami, 1655. Binding with wear at extremites; pale dampstain throughout the text. Volume 1 only: 12mo (15 x 8.8 cm). [8], 683, [29] pages. Text in double-columns. Engraved title signed I.v. Meaurs and 52 engraved emblems in text. COntemporary mottled calf, spine gilt. Provenance: early shelfmark of S. Maurity in manuscript on… Read more
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S. Patricio, qui Hibernos ad fidem Christi convertit, adscripta opuscula: quorum aliqua nunc primùm, ex antiquis MSS. codicibus, in lucem emissa sunt, reliqua, recognita; omnia, notis ad rem historicam & antiquariam spectantibus, illustrata: operâ & studio Jacobi Waræi Equ. Aurati

by PATRICK, Saint (373?-463?); James WARE (1594-1666), editor

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1656
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London: John Crook, 1656. Discreet repairs to joints, a wide-margined copy with shoulder-notes uncropped. 8vo (156 x 106 mm). [24], 151, [9] pages. Title printed in red and black, complete with errata leaf and initial and final blanks. Contemporary English blind-ruled calf, printer's waste endpapers; cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Robert Davies (early signature on title); with Bernard Quaritch… Read more
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Amores, edente Petro Scriverio, inscripti Th. Graswinckelio, equiti

by BAUDIUS, Dominique (1561-1613)

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1638
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Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1638. Covers somewhat bowed, several internal leaves with careful pen underlining, a handsome, well-preserved copy. 12mo (144 x 85 mm). [12], 518, [1] pages. Woodcut vignette on title, full-page engraved portrait of Badius on **6v. Contemporary vellum over pasteboard. Provenance: Arthur Atherly (1772-1844), English Member of Parliament (bookplate); Edward Heron-Allen (1861-1943), English polymath, writer, scientist and… Read more
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Compendi Historici in questa sesta impressione regolati, & accrescinti dall'Autore con aggionta de più memorabili successi di Europa, e Levante sino l'anno MDCLXVIII

by LOSCHI, Alfonso (fl. 1652-1668)

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1668
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Vicenza: Giacomo Amadio, 1668. 2 parts in one volume, thick 8vo (215 x 158 mm; 81/2 x 61/4 in.). [16], 466, [6] pages; [12], 376 pages. Two etched and engraved titles and 15 folding plates by Jacopo Ruffoni. Contemporary vellum. An entirely original copy, unrestored, the binding worn and with losses; intermittent dampstaining throughout, several closed tears to folding… Read more
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Le diverse et artificiose machine ... Nellequali si contengono varij et industriosi movimenti

by RAMELLI, Agostino

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1588
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Paris: The Author, 1588. Folio (375 x 252 mm). Text in French and Italian, in roman and italic types respectively. Engraved title within architectural frame, engraved portrait of the author on verso of title, title and portrait by Léonard Gaultier, 194 engravings, of which 174 full-page and 20 double-page [numbered to 195, numbers 148-149 a single double-page plate], three… Read more
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Paris: Abel l'Angelier...et le veuve M. Guillemot, 1615. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (415 x 272 mm). Elaborate engraved title by Jasper Isac, depicting architectural and garden perspectives with putti and angelic musicians; 66 large (230 x 180mm) engraved and etched classical subjects by Isac, L. Gaultier and Thomas de Leeu after Antoine Caron… Read more
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L'Adamo, sacra rapresentatione

by ANDREINI, Giovanni Battista (1578-1650)

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1613
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Milan: Geronimo Bordoni, 1613. 4to (221 x 165 mm). Engraved title, portrait, one engraved head-piece, one full-page and 38 half-page engravings by Cesare Bassano after Carlo Antonio Procaccini. 17th-century mottled calf, gilt spine. Short repaired tear in title and portrait, portrait slightly short, generally a very attractive copy in a near-contemporary binding. Provenance: From the Collection of Arthur &… Read more
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HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin. Horae in Laudem beatissimae virginis Mariae, ad usum Romanum

by HORAE

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Published
1549
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Paris: Regnault and Claude Chaudiére, 1549. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (230 x 158 mm). Collation: a-y8. 176 leaves. Roman types, printed in red and black. Ruled in red. Renaissance woodcut title-border of termini and festoons, printers' device (Colines' Time with his scythe); 14 FULL-PAGE WOODCUTS, combining illustration and architectural frame on a single… Read more
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Anfang, Ursprung und herkommen des Thurniers in Teutscher nation

by RÜXNER, Georg (fl. 1530)

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1532
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Simmern: Hieronymus Rodler, 1532. Folio (319 x 216 mm). 220 leaves. Gothic type. Title with large woodcut initial A and arms of Charles V on verso. One folding woodcut plate of a tournament (between fols. 33 and 34), two full-page and 246 smaller coats-of-arms and 39 half-page woodcuts including repeats. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, stamped with ornamental… Read more
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Opus Regale

by VIVALDI, Giovanni Lodovico (d. 1540)

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Published
1511
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Paris: Jean Barbier for François Regnault, 1511. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (142 x 210 mm). Title printed in red and black, 7 metalcut illustrations and borders. Contemporary English limp blind-tooled calf, boards removed, early manuscript pastedowns preserved; cloth folding case. Back cover detached. Provenance: early manuscript annotations, extensive at beginning and end; William… Read more
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Prima [-secunda] pars promptuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum

by ROUILLÉ, Guillaume (circa 1518-1589)

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1553
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Lyons: printed for the author, 1553. Two parts in one volume, 4to (243 x 168 mm). First title-page illuminated in gold and colors incorporating the coat of arms of Philip II and Mary I (slightly rubbed). 828 medallion portraits, vignettes and initials equally illuminated. Ruled in red. Contemporary beige velvet. Binding worn at extremities; lacking final leaf of text… Read more
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Dit es dleven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi met addicien van schoonen moralen en geesteliken leeringhen en deuoten meditacien

by LUDOLPHUS de Saxonia (d. 1377)

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1503
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Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1503. Small folio (254 x 184 mm). Collation: A8 a-f6 g4 h-z 8 8 A-Z Aa-Gg6. 336 leaves. 41 lines, double columns. Gothic types. Title in nine lines (the first a xylographic block) over a cut of Salvator Mundi flanked by two blocks of architecture, 149 woodcut illustrations, (some composite, 24 full-page, 125 half-page);… Read more
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De generatione Christi, sive defensorium inviolatae castitatis B.V.M.

by FRANCISCUS DE RETZA (circa 1343-1427), falsely attributed to

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[Basel: Lienhart Ysenhut, circa 1490]. 4to (210 x 155 mm). 29 of 30 leaves (lacks first blank or title, see note). 32 lines. Gothic types. 2 full-page woodcuts and 51 woodcuts in text (each circa 75-62 mm). Rubricated in red. Blue morocco gilt. Lower blank margin of a2 and d6 replaced. Provenance: Fritz Kreisler (his sale Sotheby's Parke Bernet,… Read more
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HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin. Horae in laudem beatissime virginis Marie: secundum consuetudinem ecclesie parisiensis

by HORAE

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1527
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Paris: Simon Du Bois for Geoffroy Tory, 1527. 4to (196 x 139 mm). Collation: a-r8 s4. 140 leaves, bâtarde type, title printed in red and black, initials and headings printed in red throughout, printer's "pot cassé" device (Bernard, no. 9) on title and on verso of last leaf, each page within a four-part woodcut border of flowers, insects, animals… Read more
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Glossae ex illustrissimis auctoribus collectae

by SALOMON (891-920), Bishop of Constance and Abbot of St. Gall, attributed to

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[Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra, circa 1474]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Royal folio (402 x 268 mm). 287 leaves (of 288, lacking first blank). 55 lines, double-column. Roman type. 12-line woodcut white-vine capitals; spaces for 2-line initials and for one 13-line initial. Printed paragraph marks. Leaves 2/5 and 2/6 disjunct as usual… Read more
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Fabulae, in Latin and Italian. Translated and edited by Accio Zucco

by AESOP (circa 620-564 BCE)

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1492
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Venice: Manfredus de Bonellis de Monteferrato, 1492. 4to (211 x 145 mm). 70 (of 72) leaves, a2.7 supplied in facsimile. Gothic type, 40-41 lines, initial spaces with printed guide letters. 64 (of 66) woodcuts within any of five decorative historiated frames; a single woodcut initial. Modern russet morocco. Some spotting and soiling. Provenance: Giambattista Giorno (early ownership inscription); some… Read more
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Lettres Choisies

by BALZAC, Jean-Louis Guez de

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1656
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Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1656. Modern ink gift inscription on verso of title, lacks front free endpaper. 12mo. 404pp. Engraved title. Contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering on spine. Provenance: Princes of Liechtenstein (bookplate). Willems 1193; Copinger 186; Brunet I, 633; Berghman 1408; Berghman Supplement 332; Rahir 1216; Tchemerzine I, 427.
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