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1654 De Re Vestiaria Ancient ROME Costume Clothing Illustrated Octavio Ferrari Ottavio Ferrari's "De Re Vestiaria" is considered one of the best, and certainly most important studies of the costume of Ancient Rome. Originally published in 1642, this work consists of impressive, full-page engravings depicting Roman clothing by artists Giacomo Ruffoni and Giovanni George. Item number: #7281 Price: $750 FERRARI, Ottavio Octavii Ferrarii De Re Vestiaria Libri Septem Quatuor postremi nunc primum prodeunt: reliqui emendatiores & auctiores. Adiectis iconibus, quibus res tota oculis subiicitur. Patavii: typis Pauli Frambotti, 1654. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages; o [18], 261, [1] o 16 engraved plates 路 References: Colas 1655; Cicognara 1647; Vinciana 4472 路 Language: Latin 路 Binding: Vellum; tight & secure 路 Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with ... Read more

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Oeuvres de Mancini-Nivernois

MANCINI-MAZARINI, Louis Jules

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1796 Literature FABLES 8v SET Complete Works of Louis Mancini-Mazarini French Louis Jules Mancini-Mazarini was an 18th-century French diplomat and author who is best remembered for his 'Fables'. These fables along with a number of other poems and letters were first published collectively in 1796. This complete 8 volume set features a fine frontispiece portrait by Saint Aubin in the first tome. Item number: #6381 Price: $750 MANCINI-MAZARINI, Louis Jules Oeuvres de Mancini-Nivernois A Paris : De l'imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1796. First edition. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages; 8 volumes in 7 路 Language: French 路 Binding: Leather; tight & secure 路 Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm) 路 RARE with auction and price comparisons as high as $2,000 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 reservation! 6381Photos available upon reques ... Read more

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1893 1ed Old Rabbit Voodoo Black Americana SLAVERY Missouri Indian MAGIC Sorcery Mary Alicia Owens (1858-1935) was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Much of her early writing was published under the pseudonym 'Julia Scott.' She studied and recorded the stories and myths of various ethnic groups in Missouri, including the Musquakie Indians (who made her an honorary tribal member in 1892), emancipated African blacks, and European gypsies. She wrote widely on the culture of blacks in Missouri, and on voodoo practices of ex-slaves. 'Old Rabbit the Voodoo and other Sorcerers' is a collection of African-American folk tales; much of the text is written in stereotypical Southern black dialect. This piece features a colorful cover with illustrations throughout. Item number: #5273 Price: $499 OWEN, Mary Alicia Old Rabbit, the voodoo, and other sorcerers London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. First Edition Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o [xv], 310, [2] o illustrations throughout 路 Binding: ... Read more

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Oliver Twist

DICKENS, Charles

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1838 1st ed Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Cruikshank Illustrated 3v English Lit "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." 鈥 Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist A rare early printing of Charles Dickens' famous novel 'Oliver Twist'. This, Dickens' second novel, tells the story of an orphan, his escape from the orphanage, and his involvement in gang crimes. This three volume, 1838 edition is illustrated with 24 charming illustrations by the famous George Cruikshank. See below for notes on edition points. Item number: #6489 Price: $1500 DICKENS, Charles Oliver Twist London : Richard Bentley, 1838. 1st edition, early printing Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o 3 volumes o Vol 1 鈥 331, [3] o Vol 2 鈥 307 o Vol 3 鈥 315 o Illustrated with 24 engravings by George Cruikshank 路 References: Smith I, 4; Eckel, 59-61; Gimbel A 27; o Edition notes: 搂 title page states "by Charles Dickens" rather than "by 'Boz'" 搂 title shorted to 'Oliver ... Read more

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1551 1ed ALDINE Aristotle Meteorology Weather Comets + Byzantine Olympiodorus "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." 鈥 Aristotle 'Meteorology' is one of Aristotle's most famous and important treatises. While the majority of his works stem from philosophy, this one is strictly from a scientific viewpoint 鈥 a view in which Aristotle sought to collect and describe all of the major weather patterns and properties including water evaporation, earthquakes, tornadoes, lightning and thunder, and wind and fire. This work is thought to be one of the earliest on hydrology as well as an early work on the earth being a sphere! In the 5th-century, Byzantine astrologer Olympiodorus the Younger wrote a commentary on Aristotle's 'Meteorology'. In his commentary and notes, he mentions a comet that he observed in the year 565. This commentary is notable because it is the only ancient commentary on meteorology that has survived in its entirety. It is curious though, th ... Read more

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1531 Purstinger Onus Ecclesiae OCCULT Demons APOCALYPSE Witches Witchcraft FOLIOBerthold P眉rstinger was a 15th-century German theological writer and Bishop of Chiemsee. After serving in that See, P眉rstinger published a number of writings that focused on religious doctrine and Catholic teaching. He wrote a treatise on the Catholic mass and another on the practice of Communion; however, his most important and impactful work was 'Onus Ecclesiae' or 'Burden of the Church'.'Onus Ecclesiae' is a Catholic exposition on the abuses that the 15th and 16th-century church endured, focusing on the rise and ever-common presence of demons & sorcery in the physical world! While the title of the work is not indicative of the contents, the engraved title page should be 鈥 a view of Satan wreaking havoc on a church! Apocalyptic literature had been popular within the church since the 3rd century, and P眉rstinger's 'Onus' is a substantial defense against the evil, warnings against the end of the world.Item number: #5363 Price ... Read more

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1655 4 Works of Galileo Astronomy Floating Bodies Hydrostatic Physics Science "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." 鈥 Galileo Galilei Few names are as synonymous with astronomy as Galileo. Known for his astronomical discoveries and physics studies, Galileo is unquestionably one of the most important scientists to ever live. He published a number of landmark books including 'Discourse on the Floating Bodies'. This work was highly influential in the developmental studies of hydrostatics and buoyancy. In 1655, Bolognese publisher Dozza printed the complete works of Galileo including ''Floating Bodies'. Other works in this book include Galileo's astronomical discoveries of the Sun's rotation, sun spots, phases of Venus, physics experiments and philosophical doctrines, as well as defense of Archimedes' theories. Each work was published with its own title page, so it is not uncommon to find these works individually. This second edition includes impressive woodcut il ... Read more

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1590 HUGE FOLIO Works of ARISTOTLE Greek Philosophy Laertius Geneva Stagiritae "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."鈥 AristotleAristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist who is regularly considered the 'Father of Western Philosophy.' His extensive writings cover a variety of topics from physics and zoology to metaphysics and psychology; and while many of his original thoughts have since been outdated or developed, he laid the foundation for a number of schools of thought, many of which were not expounded upon until the Enlightenment in the 18th-century.This volume from the 1590 Geneva edition includes works such as 'Sophistical Refutations', 'Prior Analytics', and Diogenes Laertius's 'Life of Aristotle' from 'Eminent Philosophers'.Item number: #5426Price: $1250ARISTOTLE峒埾佄瓜兿勎肯勎晃肯呄 蟿慰峥 危蟿伪纬蔚喂蟻委蟿慰蠀 韦峤 危峥澄断屛嘉滴轿 = Operum Aristotelis Stagiritae philosophorum omnium longe principis ...Aristotelous tou Sta ... Read more

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1614 HUGE FOLIOS Saint Ambrose of Milan Miracles Roman Empire St. Augustine 5in2 "No one heals himself by wounding another." 鈥 Ambrose of Milan Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, is the most important ecclesiastical father of the 4th-century and has continually been an influence both in Milan and throughout the Western world even though he has been associated with persecutions of non-Christians. Ambrose's works were primarily exegetical in nature, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the church and theology. He wrote on faith, offices of the church, the Holy Trinity and its mysteries, the virgin Mary, miracles, Creation, ethics, funeral processions, hymns, letters, and commentary on New Testament Gospels. This 1614 edition was published in Paris by Grand Navire and is complete five volumes in two large tomes. This set is considered to be exceedingly rare 鈥 a scarce printing of the works of Ambrose. Item number: #7024 Price: $1250 AMBROSE, Saint Opervm Ambrosii Mediolanensis Episcopi Parisis ... Read more

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1640 1ed Catholic Orders Rituals of Most Holy Annunciation NUNS Prayer Monastics This mid-17th-century liturgical work was collected and written by the nuns of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation. Also known as the Turchine, these Genoese nuns worked under the Rule of Saint Augustine by Pope Clement VIII. "Ordini, Riti e Cerimonie" is a handbook or manual designed to aid in the practice of orders, rituals, and ceremonies performed by the Holy Annunciation. It includes prayers and hymns as well as direction for monastic living. Item number: #7280 Price: $499 Catholic Church Ordini, riti e cerimonie concernenti al culto diuino et ogni altre che si pratticano dalle monache dell'Instituto della Santiss. Annonciata dette volgarmente le Celesti: fondate l'anno MDCIV. In Genova: Genova: Per Gio. Maria Farroni, Nicolo虁 Pesagni e Pier Francesco Barbieri(IS), Farroni, Giovanni Maria & Pesagni, Nicolo虁 & Barbieri, Pier Francesco, 1640. First edition. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o [ ... Read more

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1667 King Louis XIV France LAW Ordinances Versailles Sun King 3v French Crimes "There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself." 鈥 King Louis XIV of France The "Ordonnances de Louis XIV" was the official orders on taxes and other international tariffs. This collection includes everything on the criminal interrogations, legal procedures, asset curators, preparing public surveys, liquidation after damages and lawsuits, and much more. Item number : #6429 Price: $550 France Ordonnances de Louis XIV, roy de France et de Navarre鈥 Paris: chez les Associez, par ordre de sa Majeste鈥, Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes o Ordinances of 1667 搂 Published in 1668 o Ordinances of 1670 搂 Published in 1670 o Ordinances of 1673 搂 Published in 1703 路 Language: French 路 Binding: Leather; tight & secure 路 Size: ~5.75in X 3.5in (16cm x 9cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority ... Read more

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1808 1st Oriental Field Sports INDIA Big Game Hunting Bengali Elephants 2v SET 'Oriental Field Sports' is the best and most important accounts of outdoor sports, games, and hunting in India from the early 19th-century. According to the preface, this work depicts the customs, scenery, costumes, and animals of 'a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire.' According to Schwerdt, this book is "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence". This impressive set is filled with 40 engravings done by Samuel Howitt. Illustrations include views of big game animals, animal fights, elephants in battle, and various hunts! An impressive work! Item number: #6735 Price: $1500 WILLIAMSON, Thomas Oriental field sports : being a complete, detailed and accurate description of the wild sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger, the leopard, the bear, the deer, the buffalo, the wolf, the wild hog, the jackall, the ... Read more

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1787 FAMOUS Paston Family Letters Medieval England Politics Henry VI John Fenn John Fenn was an 18th-century English man of letters who is best remembered for his collecting and editing several important Medieval letters. These letters, including those of the Paston family, describe the political and social schemes of Medieval England, specifically during the times of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III. This rare 1787 edition of Fenn's 'Letters' includes beautiful colored engravings as well as folding family trees. Item number: #6800 Price: $750 FENN, John Original letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III by various persons of rank or consequence: containing many curious anecdotes, relative to that turbulent and bloody, but hitherto dark, period of our history, and elucidating, not only public matters of state, but likewise the private manners of the age : digested in chronological order, with notes, historical and explanatory, and authenticated by engravings of autograp ... Read more

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1666 Stillingfleet Origines Sacrae Anglican Doctrine Pagan Rituals Mythology Edward Stillingfleet was a 17th-century British theologian known for his defensive views on Anglicanism. He published his apologetics in his work 'A Rational Account of the Grounds of Christian Faith', but what makes this work so valuable is his extensive descriptions of pagan rituals 鈥 Phoenician, Egyptian, Chaldean, Greek, and other 'heathen' mythologies and practices. Stillingfleet uses biblical accounts of miracles and Old Testament prophecies to classify origins and characteristics of God. Item number: #6568 Price: $499 STILLINGFLEET, Edward Origines sacrae, or, A rational account of the grounds of Christian faith, as to the truth and divine authority of the scriptures ... London : Printed by R.W. ; For Henry Mortlock, 1666. Details: 路 Collation: Complete with all pages o [36], 619, [1] 路 Language: English 路 Binding: Leather; tight & secure 路 Size: ~7in X 5.75in (17.5cm x 14.5cm) Our Guaran ... Read more

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1869 SIGNED Iron Clad Ships British Military Tactics Navy Illustrated Naval Edward James Reed (1830 鈥 1906) was a British Naval architect known as the Chief naval Constructor for the Royal Navy. His tenure oversaw the transition from wooden to iron clad ships, and he continued designing warships for other countries, many of which, the British Royal Navy purchased. A rare, mid-19th-century printing of the "Our Iron-Clad Ships" gives a thorough and in-depth look into the transition, creation, and necessity of iron-clad ships for the British Navy including; early European iron-clads, different sizes, remarks of sailing capabilities, armor thickness, naval guns, ship structure, steam power, sea sailing capacity, dimensions, costs, turret ships, rams, and ship conversions into iron-clads. This work features 15 illustrations and is signed by the author!Item number: #5320Price: $499REED, Edward JamesOur iron-clad ships: Their qualities, performances, and cost; With chapters on turret ships, iron-clad rams etc.Lo ... Read more

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