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A COLLECTION OF 37 PRINTED LEAVES FROM BOOKS PRINTED IN AUGSBURG, 33 FROM INCUNABULA by (INCUNABULAR LEAVES - AUGSBURG). ZAINER, GÜNTHER, JOHANNES BÄMLER, ANTON SORG, and others, Printers

Augsburg, 1470-1523. All leaves in archival mats, housed in a (slightly scuffed) linen clamshell box measuring 520 x 365 mm. (20 3/8 x 14 1/2"). 14 LEAVES WITH WOODCUTS, THE MAJORITY OF THESE COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. A couple of leaves a little b…

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$13,000.00


(INCUNABULA). ANTEROTICA, SIVE DE AMORIS GENERIBUS by HAEDUS, PETRUS

6 p.l., 97 leaves (without final blank). Single column, 25 lines, roman type. New unlettered limp vellum in the style of the period. Front pastedown with bookplate of José Lorenzo Cossío. With numerous marginal annotations in two different early hands.…

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$12,500.00


LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI [AND OTHER POEMS] by (BINDINGS - JEWELLED). (ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - MODERN). [SANGORSKI, ALBERTO, Illuminator]. KEATS, JOHN

[London], 1928. 313 x 248 mm. (12 1/2 x 9 7/8"). 21 pp., [1] leaf (colophon). SUPERB TERRA COTTA-COLORED CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, INLAID, AND BEJEWELLED, BY RIVIERE & SONS (stamp-signed on front turn-in), upper cover with border of inlaid turquoi…

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$130,000.00


THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, IN FIVE BOOKS . . . WHEREUNTO IS ADDED . . . THE LIFE AND TRYAL OF THE AUTHOR by RALEIGH, SIR WALTER

London: Printed for T. Basset, 1687. 392 x 247 mm. (15 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 2 p.l., xxxii, [26], 41, [1], 813, [45] pp. Pleasing contemporary sprinkled calf, covers paneled in blind with fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, original tan morocco label. With woo…

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$3,328.00


THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [bound with] HYMNS. ANCIENT AND MODERN by CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Cambridge: Printed by C. J. Clay & Sons; London: William Clowes and Sons, ca. 1890. 146 x 87 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). [340] leaves; 588 pp. DELIGHTFUL ONLAID, MOLDED, AND PAINTED VELLUM BINDING BY THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART NEEDLEWORK, upper cover with raised…

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$988.00


A COLLECTION OF 30 EPHEMERAL ITEMS FROM THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT AND THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS by (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS)

London and Campden: Guild of Handicraft and Essex House Press, 1892-1906. Mostly octavo. Paper wrappers or unbound as issued. Printer's flower device, woodcut initials, and woodcuts of Essex House. One leaf a bit soiled and with short marginal tear, one…

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$1,560.00


THE SONG OF SONGS, WHICH IS SOLOMON'S by (RICCARDI PRESS). FLINT, WILLIAM RUSSELL, Illustrator

London: [Printed at the Riccardi Press for] Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1909. No. 61 OF 500 COPIES. 260 x 194 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 5/8"). 6 p.l., 16, [1] pp. Pleasing olive brown crushed morocco by Bumpus (stamp-signed on front turn-i…

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$2,340.00


USE OF ROME by A LOVELY LITTLE ITALIAN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN

Italy [Florence], ca. 1470. 125 x 85 mm. (5 x 3 1/4"). 246 unnumbered leaves, COMPLETE; single column, 11 lines, in an elegant gothic rotunda script. Contents: Calendar (f. 1r); Hours of the Virgin, "secundum consuetudinem Romane curie," with Matins (f. …

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$114,400.00


DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA by CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818. First Edition with Smirke Plates. 222 x 137 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/8"). Four volumes.. Attractive contemporary purple straight-grain morocco, gilt, covers framed by gilt rules with leafy cornerpieces, raised bands, spine…

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$1,560.00


(LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB). ULYSSES by JOYCE, JAMES. HENRI MATISSE, Illustrator

ONE OF 250 SPECIAL COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. Introduction by Stuart Gilbert. Publisher's original brown buckram, embossed in gilt and titled on front cover and on flat spine, the decorations from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton. In the publi…

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$24,000.00


THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS by BIBLE IN ENGLISH. (BINDINGS - VICTORIAN)

Oxford: Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co, 1838. 137 x 79 mm. (5 1/2 x 3 1/4"). [528] leaves. VERY PRETTY NAVY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, covers with gilt-rule border, intricate cornerpieces of small floral and botanical tool…

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$2,028.00


THE COMPLETE WRITINGS by (BINDINGS - FINELY BOUND SETS). LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, 1904. Edition de Luxe. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. 222 x 146 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 16 volumes. Last three volumes (containing "Letters") edited by Charles Eliot Norton. VERY HANDSOME DARK GREEN MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY …

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$1,976.00


THE WORKS by SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

London: George Routledge and Sons, [ca, 1875]. 260 x 178 mm. (10 1/4 x 7"). Two volumes. Edited by Charles Knight. Extremely pleasing contemporary light tan three-quarter calf, raised bands, spines elegantly gilt in compartments with lily cornerpieces s…

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$416.00


VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE CONSTANTINOPLE ET DES RIVES DU BOSPHORE. [A PICTURESQUE VOYAGE TO CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SHORES OF THE BOSPHORUS] by (FACSIMILE PUBLICATION - EARLY PRINTED BOOKS). MELLING, ANTOINE IGNACE

Bern: Ertug & Kocabiyuk, 2002. No. 46 OF 50 SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES (of a total edition of 350). 670 x 508 mm. (26 3/8 x 20"). 3 p.l., 10 pp., [63] leaves. Publisher's scarlet morocco by Buchbinderei Burkhardt AG, covers with gilt-rolled border, cornerpi…

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$11,440.00


THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. [and] A COMPANION TO THE ALTAR. [with] A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID by (BINDINGS - 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH)

Edinburgh: printed by the assigns of Alexander Kincaid, 1788, 1785. 178 x 108 mm. (7 x 4 1/4"). [216] leaves. VERY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH CRIMSON MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with single fillet outer border and entwined feather and bead gilt…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$1,300.00


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