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1583 Holy BIBLE Biblia Sacra Latin Vulgate Louvain University Antwerp PLANTIN "At the time of the Council of Trent, when the Vulgate was declared 'authentic,' the Roman Church possessed no duly authorized edition which was accepted as a standard. [The first] and the second Louvain revisions were practically accepted as authorized editions until the publication of the Sixtine Bible of 1590." (D&M 6129) This 1583 printing is a reissue of the original 1574 edition, revised by members of the Louvain University faculty and published by the famous Plantin Press. This Bible was published with the help of King Philip II of Spain Per Voet: "One of the most impressive and beautiful editions of the Plantin Press." Item number: #6966 Price: $1500 Biblia Sacra Biblia Sacra. : Quid in hac editione à theologis Louaniensibus præstitum sit, paulo pòst indicatur. Antverpiæ : Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [16], 799, [9], [32] · References: Da ... Read more

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1795 Atlas of Delisle de Sales Primitive World MAPS Mythology Fossils VesuviusA rare collection of 18th-century mythological, astrological, and geographical maps and illustrations attributed to Delisle de Sales, a French philosopher. Engravings includes views of the celestial sky, a world map, eruption of Mt Vesuvius, caves, fossils, and much more.Item number: #5192 Price: $750SALES, Jean Baptiste Claude DelisleRecueil de cartes géographiques et d'estampes pour l'histoire philosophique du monde primitif.[Paris : Gay et Gide, 1795.]Details: Collation: Complete with all pages31 engraved platesLanguage: French Binding: Leather; tight & secureSize: ~10in X 8in (25.5cm x 20.5cm)Rare with no other example for sale worldwideOur Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 5192Photos available upon request.

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1820 Sallust Catiline Conspiracy WAR Ancient Rome Jugurthine Africa Delphini 2v "No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests." ― Sallust An important 17th-century edition of Sallust's "Conspiracy of Catiline". This work contains 1st-century BC history of Catiline who attempted to overthrow the government. Catiline is portrayed as a hero for his desire to expose corruption in the Greek Senate, even though he had ambitions of political leadership. This book tells of Roman and Greek military battles, the Jugurthine War, and the Roman aristocracy. This edition is the collected works of Sallust from the series 'Scriptores latini in usum Delphini.' Item number: #6614 Price: $250 SALLUST, Gaius Crispus C. Crispi Sallustii Opera omnia, ex editione Gottlieb Cortii, cum notis et interpretatione in usum Delphini, variis lectionibus, notis variorum ... et indicibus locupletissimis accurate recensita. Londini : curante et imprimente A.J. Valpy, 1820. Details: · Coll ... Read more

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1677 Sallust Catiline Conspiracy WAR Rome Jugurthine Africa ALDUS Latin Hackiana "No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests." ― Sallust An important 16th-century edition of Sallust's "Conspiracy of Catiline". This work contains 1st-century BC history of Catiline who attempted to overthrow the government. Catiline is portrayed as a hero for his desire to expose corruption in the Greek Senate, even though he had ambitions of political leadership. This book tells of Roman and Greek military battles, the Jugurthine War, and the Roman aristocracy. This work, published in 1677 by Hackiana, includes various Sallust works including: · Conspiracy of Catiline of Sallust · On the Jugurthine War · 'Histories' fragments o Sertorius wars, Lucullus campaigns, Pompey victories. · Sallust orations This particular edition includes commentary by notable 17th-century figures including Aldo Manutius and selections from Jan Gruter. Item number: #5751 ... Read more

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1692 German Monsters Satanic Rituals Judas DEMONS Dragons Abraham Sancta ClaraAdolf Hitler Nazism Regime Anti-Semitic PropagandaAbraham a Sancta Clara was a 17th-century German clergyman known for his eccentric Augustinian views. His sermons were popular, not only because of content, but because he was known to be entertaining and satirical in his delivery. His main book, "Judas Der Ertz-Schelm" is a German personal devotional which discusses moral doctrines, as well as Bible history and ecclesiastical poetry, focusing on Judas Iscariot and his betrayal of Jesus Christ. This title was extensively used by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime as a supplement to their foundational philosophies. This 1692 example is complete with the full-page bizarre engravings of demons, monsters, dragons, and Satanic rituals!Item number: #5330Price: $750SANCTA CLARA, Abraham aJudas Der Ertz-Schelm/ Für ehrliche Leuth/ Oder: Eigentlicher Entwurff/ und Lebens-Beschreibung deß Iscariotischen Bößwicht : Worinnen underschiedliche ... Read more

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1687 1ed History of Poland Ottoman Empire Polish WARS John III Sobieski Sandrart A rare, late 17th-century account of the state of Poland into the wars with the Ottoman Empire. This work, written by Jacob von Sandrart, is often considered one of the best works of Polish history, and this first edition is considered exceedingly rare. While this example lacks the illustrations and maps, it still proves to be an excellent source of various Polish wars, the reigns of notable monarchs, and the role of the House of Vasa. Item number: #6977 Price: $599 SANDRART, Jacob von Des Königreichs Pohlen Lands- Staats- und Zeit-Beschreibung/ Aus den besten und neuesten Scribenten/ auch desselben Königreichs eignen Land-Rechten alles gründlich und kürtzlich biß auf diese Zeit/ nebenst des jetzigen Königs Joannis III. Verrichtungen und grossen Thaten Sultzbach: Abraham Lichtenthaler, 1687. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [2], 356 · Language: German · Binding: ... Read more

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Shiburoku (Zen Buddhism)

SANJIN, Shunyou (editor)

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1698 Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Zen Buddhism Enlightenment Poems Ox JAPAN A rare, 17th-century Japanese woodblock Zen Buddhist Manual, presumed to have been originally written in China by the famous Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien] in the 12th century. This traditional tale, 'The Oxherding Pictures,' is an illustrated woodblock series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a monk's progress toward enlightenment! This edition was widely spread in Japan, which can be seen through the heavy use of furigana, Japanese sound characters next to the Kanji (meaning characters) for easier reading in the commentary sections. Item number: #7081 Price: $499 SANJIN, Shunyou (editor) Shiburoku (Zen Buddhism) Japan: Genroku. 11 [1698] Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 10 woodblock illustrations · Language: Japanese · Binding: Softcover; tight & secure · Size: ~10.25in X 7.5in (26cm x 19cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe ... Read more

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1793 1ed OPHTHALMOLOGY Ocular Eye Surgery Portuguese Medicine Lisbon Brazil 'The first Portuguese textbook of ophthalmology'!(Becker) Joaquim Jose de Santa Anna was an 18th-century Portuguese eye surgeon and oculist who published a the most important Portuguese treatise concerning eye health and medicine. 'Elements of Ocular Surgery' was a work which displayed instructional techniques of eye operations as well as medical philosophies of the time. This 1793 first and only edition includes impressive illustrations of surgical instruments and a view of a surgeon operating on his patient. Item number: #5787 Price: $950 SANTA ANNA, Joquim Jose de Elementos de cirurgia ocular offerecidos a sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. João Principe do Brazil por Joaquim José de Santa Anna, lente oculista do Hospital real de S. José desta Corte Lisboa, Na officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, M. DCC. LXXXXIII. [1793]. Details: · Collation: complete with all pages o VIII, 279, [1] o Signatures: pi⁴, A-2M⁴ ... Read more

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1811 1ed Confession of Napoleon Bonaparte Maury Kleber Sarrazin Napoleonic War A rare, early 19th-century printing of Jean Sarrazin's Confession of Bonaparte. This work is a set of imaginary dialogues and discussions between Napoleon, Marshal Berthier, and abbe Maury. Sarrazin was a French general during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars; however, in 1810, he went to the British and told them French secrets and weaknesses of Napoleon. This book is the result of many of the faults and short-comings of Napoleon and the French army. Item number: #6504 Price: $399 SARRAZIN, Jean Confession of General Buonaparte to the abbé Maury, &c. &c. dedicated to General Kleber by General Sarrazin ... and ornamented with a portrait of Gen. Kleber, painted at Paris by Guérin, and engraved at London by Heath. Tr. from the French. London : Printed for the author, by R. Juigné, and solld by N.L. Pannier, 1811. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [viii], 306 · Language: ... Read more

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1773 Wurttemberg German Holy Roman Empire Sattler COINS Protestant Reformation Christian Sattler's 'History of the Duchy of Wurttemberg' is a rare 18th-century historical account describing the politics of one of the major territories of the Holy Roman Empire. This region was notable for its long-lasting survival, especially during the Protestant Reformation. This 1773 account is important for its inclusion of illustrated coins and medallions featuring portraits of famous figures as well as flags and coats-of-arms. Item number: #7245 Price: $499 SATTLER, Christian Friedrich Christian Friderich Sattlers ... Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtenberg unter der Regierung der Herzogen. Theil 6 Mit 69. Urkunden und einigen Kupfern bestärket Ulm: Stettin, 1773. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [12], 232; 225, [11] o 6 engravings - 3 folding plates · Language: German · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~8.5in X 7.25in (21.5cm x 18.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast ... Read more

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The watchmaker's hand-book

SAUNIER, Claudius

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1881 Saunier Watchmaker's Handbook Illustrated Clocks Watches Horology Sundials Claudius Saunier's 'Watchmaker's Handbook' is one of the most notable 19th-century books on modern horology and watch-making. Saunier published this work to enhance the skills and opportunities for the ordinary 'watch-jobber' and repairman in hopes of reducing the number of poorly made watches in 19th-century France. Originally written in French, this work provides explanations of practical methods of watchmaking, necessarily skills, and an imploring of a knowledge base rooted in geometry, mathematics, and art instruments. This rare 1881 English edition was published by Tripplin and Rigg, illustrated with numerous wood and copper engravings. Item number: #6319 Price: $499 SAUNIER, Claudius The watchmaker's hand-book London : J. Tripplin, 1881. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [xiii], 482 o Illustrated with 14 leaves of plates · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · ... Read more

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1821 1st ed Impressions of Animals Silver Buttons Engravings Illustrated HUNTING 'Impressions of a Series of Animals' is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable book of animal engravings by Abraham Cooper. These small illustrations were taken from a unique set of silver buttons that were sold for shooting coats. Publisher J.H. Burn published these designs with a quotation under each plate. (Gilbey, p. 161). The animals noted on these buttons include · The woodcock · The setter (dog) · The mallard · The pointer (dog) · The hare · The greyhound · The grouse · The fox · The pheasant · The stag · The partridge · The foxhound Item number: #6705 Price: $1950 SCOTT, John [engraver] Impressions of a series of animals, birds, &c. illustrative of British field sports: from a set of silver buttons, London, J.H. Burn 1821. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 17 engraved leaves o These pages ... Read more

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1830 1ed Demonology & Witchcraft WITCHES Fairies Magic Evil Walter Scott Letters'"Having adopted our present ideas of the Devil as they are expressed by his nearest acquaintances, the witches!" – Walter Scott, Letters.One of Walter Scott's final works, 'Letters on Demonology' encompasses everything of Scott's interests – witchcraft and the supernatural. According to Todd & Bowden, Scott's interest in witchcraft and demonology lead to other subjects including fairies, elves, ghosts, magicians, Scandinavian satyrs, and even astrology! Item number: #5337Price: $550SCOTT, WalterLetters on demonology and witchcraft, addressed to J.G. Lockhart, esq.London : John Murray, 1830. First edition.Details: Collation complete with all pages: [4], [ix], [1], 402Language: EnglishBinding: Leather; tight and secureSize: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservat ... Read more

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1811 1ed Vision of Don Roderick Sir Walter Scott English Poetry Visigoths Spain "My hope, my heaven, my trust must be, My gentle guide, in following thee." – Sir Walter Scott 'The Vision of Don Roderick' is one of Sir Walter Scott's lesser-known poems based on the 8th-century legend of Roderick, the last Visigoth King and his meeting with a Spanish oracle. An extremely rare 1811 first edition of Scott's poem. Item number: #5609 Price: $499 SCOTT, Walter The vision of Don Roderick: a poem Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne for John Ballantyne, 1811. [i.e. 1812]. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o ix, [3], 122 [i.e. 128] · Provenance: Bookplate o Sir Horace David Cholwell St Paul, 1st Baronet (1775 – 1840) was an English soldier and Member of Parliament. · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~10.5in X 8.5in (27cm x 21.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfacti ... Read more

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1685 King Alaric Visigoth Sack of ROME Heroic Poem Scudery Illustrated French Georges de Scudéry was a 17th-century French author who published a number of historical novels including 'Alaric', a story of the 5th-century King of the Visigoths. Scudery writes this work of historical fiction describing the Visigoth attack and subsequent sack of Rome in 410AD. Published in 1685, this edition was a counterfeit printing of the original Paris edition published in 1654 by Courbe. It features 11 full-page engravings and, per the title of the work, was dedicated to the Queen of Sweden. Item number: #5718 Price: $499 SCUDERY, Georges de Alaric, ou Rome vaincue Poëme heroïque. Dedié a la serenissime reyne de Suede. La Haye, Chez Jacob van Ellinckhuysen, 1685. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [34], 340, [10] o 11 full-page plates · Language: French · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free ... Read more

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1856 Life of Mary Jemison Seneca Indians Native American Witchcraft Torture War"The BEST resume on the history and life of the Seneca Indians!" (Field)Mary Jemison was an 18th-century American frontierswoman who is most-remembered for being raised by the Seneca Indian tribe after being captured from her home in Pennsylvania. The account of her captors and life with the Seneca was recorded by James Seaver in his 'Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison'. This book is undoubtedly the most reliable source on the life of Jemison. In addition to the life of Jemison, this book describes the labor and torture experienced by Native American women in Seneca tribes, various dialects of Iroquois tribes, Indian battles with the British, Seneca witchcraft and evil spirits, as well as punishments for witchcraft.Howes:"One of the most authentic and interesting of captivity narratives, told by one who spent a long life among the Seneca and was the first white woman to descent the Ohio."Field:"This well written narrative, p ... Read more

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1696 1ed Palmyra Antiquities of ROME King Solomon Alexander Great Coins Seller Abednego Seller's 'Antiquities of Palmyra' is a rare, charming, history of the middle east, focusing primarily on Syria, Arabia, and the Holy Land. Seller provides descriptions of middle eastern idolatry and superstitions, commentary on merchants, and finely illustrated engravings of coins and sculptures through the times of King Solomon, Hadrian, Alexander the Great, and Roman Emperor Valerian. Rare first edition! Item number: #5836 Price: $750 SELLER, Abednego The antiquities of Palmyra : containing the history of the city, and its emperors, from its foundation to the present time : with an appendix of critical observations on the names, religion, and government of the country and a commentary on the inscriptions lately found there. London : Printed for S. Smith and B. Walford ..., 1696. Details: · Collation complete with all pages: o [48], 382, [2] · References: Wing S 2448; Arber Term Cat. II, 601; · ... Read more

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1864 1ed Alabama & Sumter Navy Battles Blockades Civil War Confederate Semmes Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) was one of the most famous confederates during the war and was reviled as a pirate by Northerners long after the war ended, because with the Sumter he took 17 Northern ships, and with the Alabama 55. He published a collection of memoirs and war reminiscences describing his service in the navy during the Civil War; however, his works are primarily looked at as a defense of his actions during the Confederacy's inevitable loss, or 'Lost Cause'. 'The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter' was compiled from the diary and other documents of Captain Semmes. It contains descriptions of events which took place during the Civil War following the battles, routes and blockades of the ships Alabama and Sumter. Item number: #5628 Price: $399 SEMMES, Raphael The cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter: from the private journals and other papers of Commander R. Semmes, C.S.N., and other officers. New York.: Carelton Publ ... Read more

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The Cat in the Hat

SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel]

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1957 TRUE 1st/1st Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss +Early DJ Children Illustrated RARE'The Cat in the Hat' is one of the most iconic and well-recognized children's books of the 20th-century. Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, this book tells the story of a cat who teaches mischievous children tricks and games as their home is wrecked! 'The Cat in the Hat' follows the concept of many Seuss books – perpetual rhymes schemes with nonsense words used to teach reading skills.This incredibly rare first printing is highly desirable as well as highly valuable. In fact, Ahearn's 'Collected Books' values this book with original dust jacket at $7,500. See below.Item number: #5271Price: $750SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel] The Cat in the HatNew York: Random House, 1957. TRUE First printing!Details: Collation: Complete with all pages61pReferences: Ahearn p. 594; Younger & Hirsch First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books no. 7First edition points, per Ahearn & Younger and Hirsch'First edition' not statedBound in 1 signature instead of 3i ... Read more

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How the Grinch stole Christmas!

SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel]

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1963 TRUE 1st ed How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr Seuss Children IllustratedTrue first edition of the Classic Christmas tale!'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' is one of the most iconic and well-recognized children's books of the 20th-century. Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, this book tells the story of the Grinch who tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents? 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' follows the concept of many Seuss books – perpetual rhyme schemes with nonsense words used to teach reading skills. It was published as a book by Random House in 1957 and, at approximately the same time, in an issue of Redbook. The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas.Item number: #5270Price: $550SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel] How the Grinch stole Christmas!New York: Random House, 1957. TRUE First edition 1st printingDetails: Collation: Complete with all pages58pIllustrat ... Read more

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