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1600 Joachim Fiore Vaticinia Italian Prophecy OCCULT Dragon Monsters AntichristJoachim of Fiore was a 12th-century Italian monastic known for his mystical teachings and visions. His prophecies enraged 12th-century Italy, though that did not stop his works from being widely popular. In fact, even in to the 16th-century, Fiore's works, along with the prophecies of other seers and monastics, were published together. Many of his prophetic visions revolved around the end of the world, end times, and the notion of an 'antichrist'. Such commentary is featured in the work 'Vaticinia'.This 1600 bilingual edition of 'Vaticinia' features a Fiore biography by Gabriel Barrio, descriptions of the prophecies of Anselm and Palmerio, illustrations of Girolamo Porro's prophetic wheel, as well as commentary on the prophecies of Pascal Regiselmo. This edition is also filled dozens of full-page emblematic engravings depicting unicorns, monsters, dragons, and other mythical creatures!Item number: #5624 Price: $2950FIORA, Joachim V ... Read more

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1540 Vegetius De Militari Roman Art of Military War Siege Tactic Gaetano Italian Vegetius was the name of a relatively unknown Roman author, whose 4th-century treatise on military principles was the preeminent work on warfare during the height of the Roman Empire. This work focuses on the importance of training soldiers before battle, employing strategy into combat, maintaining supplies, organizing a camp, and how to follow leadership. This book contains the best description siege craft in the Late Roman Empire such as the use of an onager, a machine that was originally thought to not be invented until the middle ages! This 1540 Italian translation of 'Art of Military' was taken from the original Latin by Tizzone di Gaetano. Item number: #6414 Price: $950 VEGETIUS, Flavius Renatus Vegetio de l'arte militare, ne la commune lingua novamente tradotto per Tizzone di Gaetano. In Venetia : Per Comin de Tridino de Monferrato, M D XL. [1540] Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [8], 87 leav ... Read more

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1720 1ed Brussels Massacre Belgium Sacrament of Miracle Judaica Jews A rare historical account of the Sacrament of Miracle by Petrus Cafmeyer. The Sacrament of Miracle, also known as the Brussels Massacre, was an anti-Semitic riot in Brussels in 1370 in which a number of Jews were killed and banished from Brussels in connection with a host desecration at the synagogue. Christians claimed that a Jew stabbed a host and was not harmed – an event that lead to the establishment of the Cult of the Miracle. This rare 1720 first edition was written by Petrus de Cafmeyer and published in Brussels. Illustrated with 21 fascinating engravings depicting scenes from the massacre. Item number: #5673 Price: $550 CAFMEYER, Petrus de Venerable histoire du trés-saint Sacrement de Miracle : notablement ameliorée & augmantée en cette nouvelle Edition de plusieurs preuves, témoignages & circonstances curieuses ... : le tout tiré de plusieurs autheurs ... A Bruxelles : Chez George De Backer, 1720. First edition. D ... Read more

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1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the tale of the conflict between the chu and han after the Qing Dynasty before Liu Bang united China in 202 BC as the emperor of the Han Dynasty. It was translated into Japanese and in turn helped shape Japanese literature away from the stylized Chinese verse of scholarly attention and began considering the more mundane, as literature as well. This was done by entertaining and educating the natives of Japan about the world, specifically China, who were banned from leaving the mainland during that time period. Pastreich writes, "Such Chinese historical novels may have appealed to Japanese readers because they covered the details of Chinese history in a lively and accessible manner, going beyond the digested and sanitized description of history to the messy detail ... Read more

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1893 Vikram & the VAMPIRE Sanskrit Folklore India MAGIC Illustrated Hindu Occult An incredible and fascinating collection of tales and Sanskrit folk legends from India by Richard F Burton. While the stories included are all adapted by Burton and not original to his imagination, they have endured time and remain popular today. This collection features the famous Baital Pachisi, a Hindu perspective on vampires originally written, or told, in the 11th-century. According to 'The Encyclopedia of Vampires,' "In his translation, Burton included 11 of what he judged to be the best of the 'baital' tales. They deal with Indian customs, manners, and religious, and magical practices. At the end of each tale, the 'baital' poses questions that are like riddles." Item number: #5778 Price: $550 BURTON, Richard F Vikram and the vampire : or, Tales of Hindu devilry London : Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [xxi], 243 o Illustrated with 16 plates and 17 vignettes by E ... Read more

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1877 Jules VERNE 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea French Illustrated Sci-Fi CLASSIC "The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite." ― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea One of the most popular and famous works of French literature is Jules Verne's "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." Verne accurately describes features on Captain Nemo's submarine ("The Nautilus"), which was considered ahead of its time as submarines were in their infancy. This French edition of Verne's masterpiece is illustrated with charming illustrations by Hildibrand. While undated, this 1877 edition features the two elephants at the top corners of the front cover, indicative of earliest Verne editions. Item number: #7053 Price: $750 VERNE, Jules Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. Illustré de ... dessins par de Neuville et Riou gravés par Hildibrand Paris: Bibliotheque d'education et de recreation, J. Hetzel, [1877]. Detai ... Read more

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1682 Life of Francis Xavier JESUIT Missionary Miracles Catholic Italian Massei Saint Francis Xavier was a 16th-century monastic, known for his miracles and most notably the patron saint of missionaries and founder of the Jesuit Order. Xavier is often portrayed in art performing one of his many miracles, most of which are miracles of healing. At the end of the 17th-century, Giuseppe Massei published an account of the life of Francis Xavier – a work which describes the state of Catholicism in Rome in the mid-1500s as well as providing details on the miracles of Xavier. Item number: #7218 Price: $750 MASSEI, Giuseppe Vita dis. Francesco saverio apostolo dell' Indie della Compàgnia di Giesù In Roma: Per Ignatio de' Lazari, 1682 Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [20], 428 o Signatures: []⁴, []⁶, A-3G⁴, 3H² · Language: Italian · Binding: Vellum; tight & secure · Size: ~8.75in X 6.25in (22cm x 15.5cm) · Very rare with no other example for sale w ... Read more

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1803 1st ed Robert Percival Voyages CEYLON Dutch Torture MAPS 2v SET Sri Lanka Robert Percival was an 18th-century Irish army officer who is best known for his extensive voyage to the Island of Ceylon, or Sri Lanka. This voyage, which began in 1797, was an important voyage as it brought new discoveries to Great Britain prior to Britain's rule of the island. Percival specifically outlined manners and customs of locals, as well as climate and natural science discoveries. According to the DNB on this work, Percival "notices the effects of the Portuguese and Dutch rule, which looked as if it tried to counteract as much as possible the natural advantages of the island. He gives various instances of Dutch cruelty and treachery, and attempts to characterize three classes of 'natives' – the Cingalese, the Candians, and the Malays. The pearl fishery, the town and forts of Columbo, the salt works of the island, the staple commodity of cinnamon, above all, the inland capital of Candy, are noticed in other chapters. ... Read more

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1790 1st ed Vaillant Africa Voyages Hottentot Ethnology Zoology Birds Giraffe 2v François Le Vaillant was an 18th-century French explorer known for his descriptions of animals and birds in Africa. In 1780, he began a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope with the Dutch East India Company. While there, he collected various specimens of animals and plants, and encountered local natives, the Hottentot people. These two volumes include views of the Hottentots and their villages, as well as birds, and large African mammals such as giraffes. This first edition is famous for its inclusion of uncensored depictions of Hottentot men and women within the 12 full-page engravings. Item number: #5711 Price: $950 VAILLANT, François Le Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique : par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 et 85 A Paris : Chez Leroy, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, vis-à-vis celle de la Parcheminerie, no 15, MDCCLXXX [1790]. First edition. Details: · Collati ... Read more

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1722 1ed Bacqueville French Voyages America CANADA Iroquois Indians Illustrated Bacqueville de La Potherie was an early 18th-century French author who is best remembered for his book 'History of North America'. In this book, Bacqueville chronicles each of the famous French expeditions to the Great Lakes region and the southern Mississippi River region of America. According to Sabin, "This work relates entirely to Canada and the Iroquois Indians; the plates comprise the earliest views taken in Canada". This first volume is written in the form of letters and is considered the most trustworthy of all the volumes of this work. Per Streeter, ""Bacqueville's account is in the form of letters, one of them describing the Cartier expedition and summarizing the next century and a half… The work contains much on the relations of New France with the English colonies and with the Indians." It also features impressive full-page engravings of maps, ships reaching the New World, and Native American Indian costumes and can ... Read more

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1806 Voyages Captain James Cook Australia Hawaii Astronomy Illustrated MAP 7v "Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it." – James Cook James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for these three major world voyages. The initial reason for his expeditions was to seek clarification and discover unknown regions in the Southern Hemisphere, mainly Australia and the surrounding islands. While on this excursion, Cook and company were able to discern many astronomical mysteries, meet local tribes, helped develop means of determining longitude lines, and find several important sea routes. This early 19th-century collection of the works of Cook include his accounts from all three voyages, 6 full-page engravings, and a folding map of the voyage routes. Item number: #7051 Price: $950 COOK, James [Voyage du capitaine Cook] A Paris, chez J.E. Gabriel Dufour, Libraire, 1806. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages; 7 volumes o 1 – 'Relation d'un voyage autour ... Read more

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1859 1ed McLintock Voyage in Arctic Seas Narrative John Franklin Expedition MAPS Sir John Franklin was a 19th-century British Royal Navy officer most-remembered for his explorations of the Arctic. His final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845, became an important journey in describing the arctic regions of the world even though it ended in mysterious disappearance. Reports on the excursion were published by a number of authors including that of Francis M'Clintock. In 1857, at the request of Franklin's wife, Captain M'Clintock set out on a voyage to discover the reasons for Franklin's disaster. 'The Voyage of the Fox' provides an account of M'Clintock's voyage in search for Franklin and crew, filled with incredible illustrations of encounters and discoveries. Item number: #5749 Price: $750 M'CLINTOCK, Francis Leopold The Voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic Seas; A narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions London : John Murray, 1859. First edition. Details: ... Read more

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1834 Pacific Voyages D'Urville Australia Magellan Cook Anson Vancouver MAPS Jules Dumont D'Urville was a 19th-century French explorer who is best known for his voyages in the South Pacific and Antarctica. He was responsible for naming a number of new species of plants, as well as creating maps of islands he explored. The complete works of D'Urville's voyages were published in various languages following his death, including this French edition.. This set is beautifully illustrated with views of plants, landscapes, native people to New Zealand and Tasmania, animals, shipwrecks, Tahitian tribal dances, Asian architecture and ruins, as well as a folding maps of the World and of the Pacific Ocean. Item number: #6961 Price: $599 D'URVILLE, Jules Dumont Voyage pittoresque autour du monde : resumé général des voyages de découvertes de Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Lapérouse, G. Bligh, Vancouver, d'Entrecasteaux, Wilson, Baudin, Flinders, Krusenstern, Por ... Read more

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The vanity of arts and sciences.

AGRIPPAE, Henri Cornelius

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1676 1ed Agrippa Occult Philosophy WITCHES Demons Magic Witchcraft Incertitudine An incredibly rare 1676 1st English printing of Henri Cornelius Agrippae. Agrippa was an early 16th-century scholar who specialized in occult writings. Many of his works dealt with dark magic and the practice of occult arts; however, it is known that he argued against the persecution of witches. One of his most important works was "Incertitudine" or "Declamation of Arts and Sciences" which was a satirical account of the disappointing state of science during the 1520s. It was an important contributor to skepticism and philosophers such as Montaigne, Descartes, and Goethe. According to Jones, this book is "one of the great classics of skeptical literature." "Incertitudine" covers a wide variety of occult topics including alchemy, astronomy, theurgy, magic rituals, summoning gods, discovering one's psyche, mysticism and the cabala, Abraxas stones and charms, general magic and natural magic, dreams and dream interpreting, dangers ... 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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1801 1ed Vancouver Voyage to North Pacific Canada Alaska Illustrated Navigation Rare first edition on the most important voyage of the North Pacific! In 1791, Royal Navy officer George Vancouver set out on an expedition to North America's Pacific Northwest, exploring western Canada, Alaska, and parts of Northwest United States. The specifics of this voyage were published in 1801 by Stockdale, in an impressive six-volume set, which is often considered to be the most accurate account of the Pacific Northwest. According to Howes, of all modern expeditions to the Pacific, Vancouver's is one of the most important. In this work Vancouver also describes Alaskan and Canadian natives, nautical and astronomical wonders, and encounters with Spanish missions. Item number: #6317 Price: $950 VANCOUVER, George A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world : in which the coast of North-west America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's command, principall ... Read more

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1777 1st ed Captain James Cook Second Voyage Forster Antarctica Arctic Australis "Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it." – James Cook James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for this three major world voyages. His second voyage, which was supported by the British government, was set out to circumnavigate the world by means of going as far south as possible. This voyage, which is significantly less reported on than his third and final voyage, took Cook to locations such as Easter Island, Tahiti, and the Arctic Circle – Cook became the first to cross the Arctic Circle. Perhaps the most important discovery from this voyage was proving that no continent existed between New Zealand and South America – a common theory amongst centuries of European navigators and historians. This first edition, an unsupported and unofficial account, was written by Georg Forster, the son of an historian who published the contents of his father's journals and notes regarding Coo ... Read more

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1726 1st ed George Shelvocke Voyage Round the World California PIRATES America George Shelvocke was an early 18th-century English Royal Navy officer known for his book 'A Voyage Round the World' – an account of his privateering in the Americas. In 1719, Shelvocke and fellow captain John Clipperton, set sail on the Speedwell to loot Spanish ships and settlements along the Pacific Coast of America. This book tells of his adventures, shipwrecks, island marooning, and plundering Spanish ships. Many scholars agree that Shelvocke's 'Voyage Round the World' was a "self-justifying" book for years of piracy. In addition to details of the voyage, Shelvocke discusses his discoveries including native Californian people, natives hunting deer and seal, spear fishermen, and native cattle ranchers. This book includes full-page engravings as well as folding world maps! According to Cowan, "Shelvocke has the fullest accounts of California, the natives and other features, of any of the old voyagers." Item number: #5681 Pr ... Read more

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1748 1st ed Henry Ellis Voyage to Hudson Bay Northwest Passage ESKIMOS Canada Henry Ellis was an 18th-century voyager who sought to find a northwest passage from the Hudson Bay. The expedition, however, proved that no such passage existed. And while Ellis and the crew felt that the excursion was a failure, ultimately, it proved to be quite valuable in that it provided information about the life and culture of Eskimos, observations of the behavior of the sea and the tides, and, of course, that no Northwest Passage existed. This work also includes a historical perspective on the first 23 English voyages that all attempted to discover the Northwest Passage. Item number: #6450 Price: $950 ELLIS, Henry A voyage to Hudson's-Bay : by the Dobbs galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a north west passage ; with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country. Together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is ... Read more

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