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Wise Blood

O'CONNOR, Flannery

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First Edition, Advanced Review Copy in Dust Jacket of the Author's First Book O'CONNOR, Flannery. Wise Blood. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Stated first edition, advanced review copy with the review copy slip tipped in at the front endpapers. The slip is stamped "May 19, 1952 $3.00." Octavo (8 x 5 3/8 inches; 203 x 135 mm). [1]-232 pp. Publisher's full yellow cloth, spine stamped in brown. In publisher's dust jacket. Jacket with the tiniest ding at the top of front panel, but there is no loss. Fore-edge of text block with a small ding, barely affecting the edge of the first 20 or so pages. Overall a fine copy in an about fine dust jacket. One other story in [O'Connor's] masterís thesis was revised to become the first chapter of her first novel, Wise Blood, published in 1952. This novel was some five years on the drawing board before OíConnor was willing to release it to Harcourt, Brace. She was committed to draft after draft of her stories and novels, often following circuitous ro ... Read more

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Book of Hours

BOOK OF HOURS

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Evidence Of A Special Early Moment In Parisian Book Production Expressive Of Northern Realism Book of Hours (Use of Paris)† In French and Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment France, Paris, c. 1400-1410 15 large miniatures by the Master of the Bible Historiale MS fr. 159 (as described by Les Enluminures) This beautifully executed and unusual Parisian Book of Hours was painted at the time of the Duke of Berry. The ìrealismî seen in the illuminations represents a special moment in Parisian art, one exemplifying its northern origins.† The miniatures are attributed to one of the artists responsible for the†Bible Historiale†also referred to as the Master of the Bible Historiale fr. 159 (Paris, BnF MS fr. 159).† The female patron who ordered the book appears twice in the miniatures. 224 folios, mostly in gatherings of 8 (i12), complete, pastedowns and two flyleaves at front and back, some catchwords, written in a dark brown ink† in a gothic liturgical script, on 14 long lines, by ... Read more

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The Council of Trent and the Index Librorum Prohibitorum [COUNCIL OF TRENT]. [TALMUD]. Canones Et Decreta Sacrosancti oecumenici et generalis concilii tridentini. Sub Paolo III. Ivlio III. Pio IIII. Pont. Max...Adiectus est Index Librorum Prohibitorum, cum Regu-lis Confectis per Patres a Tridentina Synodo delectos, authoritate sanctiss. D.N. PII IIII. Pont. Max. comprobatus. [Dillingen: Sebaldus Mayer], 1564. First Dillingen edition, published the same year at the Rome edition. With the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Small octavo (6 1/8 x 4 inches; 156 x 100mm). [1]-264; [1]-40 leaves. Historiated initials. We could only find this Dillingen edition three times at auction in the past fifty years, much less than the Rome edition. [bound together with] KROMER, Marcin. Orechovivus, Sive De Conivgio et Coelibatv Sacerdotum Commentatio, Ad Stanislaum Orechouium. Nunc primum edita. Cologne: Apud Maternum Cholinum, 1564. First edition of Kromer's commentary on consanguinity. [1]-101, [1, publisher's dev ... Read more

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The Scarce First Printing of the Council of Trent [COUNCIL OF TRENT]. Canones Et Decreta Sacrosancti Oecumenici Et Generalis Concilii Tridentini. Sub Paolo III. Ivlio III. Pio IIII, Pontificibus. Max. Romae: Apub Paulum Manutium, Aldi F., 1564. Scarce first printing and first folio edition. With no mention of index on title-page, pagination in Roman numerals, the final leaf dated MDLXIII, the undated privilege on verso of title-page and the incorrect catch-word on leaf F4. Folio (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 295 x 210 mm). [1]-239, [1, blank] pp. With large Aldine printer's device on title-page and woodcut initials. We could find only two other copies of this first printing at auction in the past 50 years. Early full pigskin. Boards with some rubbing and soiling. Front free endpaper with repair to outer corner. Old ink notes on front pastedown. Some clean paper repairs to top margin of leaves A2-C2, with no loss of text. Minor worming to bottom margin of A1-B3, and top margins of F6-I4 and R1-V6. Some gene ... Read more

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First Issue of Aitken's Volume II of the "Journals of Congress" Complete the First Congressional Printing of the Declaration of Independence [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE]. [U.S. Continental Congress] Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings in the Year, 1776. Published by Order of Congress. Volume II. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777. First edition, first issue of Volume II of the Journals of Congress with the rare Aitken imprint and the first Congressional printing of the Declaration of Independence (found on pages 241-246). Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 222 x 140 mm). [2], 513, [22, index], [1, blank] pp. Rebacked in old quarter parchment over contemporary drab boards. Pages uncut. Boards with some minor wear. Pages with some occasional and expected toning. Overall a very good copy. "Robert Aitken was licensed by Congress to publish the Journals on 26 September 1776. Volume I of the series comprised reprints of his "Cartridge Paper" edition, the monthly issues which covered the first four ... Read more

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[Homeric Scholia on the Iliad]

DIDYMUS OF ALEXANDRIA

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Editio Princeps and the First Book Printed at the press of the Greek Gymnasium [HOMER]. DIDYMUS OF ALEXANDRIA. LASCARIS, Janus, [editor]. [Homeric Scholia on the Iliad]. Homeri interpres pervetustus, in Greek. Edited by Janus Lascaris Rome: Vittore Carmelio and/or Zacharias Callierges, for Angelo Colocci, at the Press of the Greek Gymnasium [caballini montis gymnasium]. [Not before 7 September, 1517]. Editio Princeps and the first book that was printed at the press of the Greek Gymnasium in Rome. Folio (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches; 265 x 197 mm). [172] leaves. Text in Greek. With "To the Reader" and "Address to Pope Leo X" which is dates 7, September 1517, in Latin. Colophon and register in Greek. This is the Longleat (Beriah Botfield) copy. We were not able to locate any copies besides the present copy at auction in the past fifty years, and only one library on OCLC with a copy. Beautifully bound in early 19th Century straight-grain morocco by Francois Bozerian (His stamp "Rel. F. Bozerian jeune" at botto ... Read more

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America:

OGILBY, John

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First Edition in English of this Classic Early Work on the Americas Including One of the First Views of New York City OGILBY, John, [editor, translator]. MONTANUS, Arnoldus [author]. America: Being The latest, And Most Accurate Description Of The New World; Containing The Original of the Inhabitants, and the Remarkable Voyages thither. The Conquest Of The Vast Empires Of Mexico and Peru, and Other Large Provinces and Territories, With The Several European Plantations In Those Parts. Also Their Cities, Fortresses, Towns, Temples, Mountains, and Rivers. Their Habits, Customs, Manner, and Religions. Their Plants, Beasts, Birds, and Serpents. With An Appendix, containing , besides several other considerable Additions, a brief Survey of what hath been discover'd of the Unknown South-Land and the Arctick Region. Collected from the most Authenntick Authors, Augmented with later Observations, and Adorn'd with Maps and Sculptures, by John Ogilby, esq; His Majesty's Cosmographer, Geographick Printer, and Master ... Read more

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First Edition OTWAY, Thomas. Venice Preserv'd, or, A Plot Discovered. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Duke's Theatre. London: For Jos. Hindmarsh, 1682. First edition. Small quarto (8 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 207 x 157 mm). [8], 72 pp. Modern half black calf over marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine. New endpapers. Edges red. Spine rubbed and cracked. Corners bumped. Back free endpaper almost detached. Damp-stain to title-page. Very good. "This is the most famous product of the Restoration stage and has probably been revived more often than any other play save those of Shakespeare." (Pforzheimer 779) Pforzheimer 779. HBS 64662. $450

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First Edition of this Illustrated Edition OVID. [BENSERADE, Isaac de, translator]. Metamorphoses díOvide. En Rondeaux Imprimez et Enrichis de Figures Par Ordre De Sa MajestÈ, Et dediez  Monseigneur Le Dauphin. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1676. First Edition of this illustrated edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 inches; 277 x 200 mm). [14], 463, [1, blank], [8, table] pp. With engraved frontispiece title-page by SÈbastian Le Clerc after Charles Le Brun. Engraved royal arms on the title-page, two cherub vignettes and 226 engraved illustrations by Le Clerc, Chauveau and Le Pautre. These illustrations are considered to be some of the finest work of Chauveau and Le Clerc. Contemporary mottled calf. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine with black morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine stamped in gilt. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Outer hinges starting and a bit rubbed, but still strong. Board edges a bit bumped and rubbed. Some toning and mild staining throughout. Occasional ... Read more

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Three Letters

OXLEE, John

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First Editions of These Two Scarce Titles OXLEE, John. Three Letters Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of His Grace the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, on the Inexpediency and Futility of Any Attempt to Convert the Jews to the Christian Faith, in the Way and Manner Hitherto Practised, Being a General Discussion of the Whole Jewish Question. London: Hatchard and Son, [1842]. [Together with] OXLEE, John. Three More Letters Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of His Grace the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, on the culpability and unauthorised presumption of the Gentile Christian Church in requiring the Jew to forsake the Law of Moses, before he can be allowed publicly to embrace the Gospel of Christ : containing, also, metaphysical disquisitions on the Godhead, and a confutation of the diabolarchy. London: Hatchard and Son, [1845]. First edition of both titles. Two related ti ... Read more

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Three Letters

OXLEE, John

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First American Edition OXLEE, John. Three Letters Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of His Grace the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, on the Inexpediency and Futility of Any Attempt to Convert the Jews to the Christian Faith, in the Way and Manner Hitherto Practised, Being a General Discussion of the Whole Jewish Question. Philadelphia: Abraham Collins, [1843]. First American edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 210 x 130 mm). [2], ii, [5]-72 pp. Bound without pages 73-104 which contain the "Appendix" [pg 73-95], "Conclusion" [pg 95-96] and "Reviews" [pg 97-104] (Possibly not issued with all copies and not found in the English edition). But text of the "Letters" is complete. A scarce items being that we have found no copies of this at auction in the past 60 years and we could only locate 3 copies at libraries. Full contemporary sheep. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. A few instances of staining throughout ... Read more

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