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Giardino di Agricoltura di Marco Bussato da Ravenna. Nel Quale Con Bellissimo Ordine si Tratta di...
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Giardino di Agricoltura di Marco Bussato da Ravenna. Nel Quale Con Bellissimo Ordine si Tratta di Tutto Quello, Che S'Appartiene a Sapere a un Perfetto Giardiniero

by Bussato Marco

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Used - Fair Condition
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Venice: Giovanni Fiorina, 1592. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Fair Condition. Early vellum, worn and stained. Lacking first blank and A1 (the first text page but otherwise complete). [4 leaves], 52 (of 53) leaves, 4pp table, 2 blank leaves. Rear blanks are worn. Light dampstains throughout, heavier in spots, but not obscuring any text or illustration. Wear and short tears in the margins to the early pages. 20 woodcuts, mostly of grafting methods (one plate repeated 3 times), and 12 vignette illustrations of the months. A passable copy of a rare and important gardening work. Graesse I 581, Brunet 6466. There were editions in 1593, 1612 and 1781. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Gardening; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041984.
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Fishbelly (The Long Dream)
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Fishbelly (The Long Dream)

by Wright Richard

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
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Paperback
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Paris: Julliard, 1960. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. An advance copy (with s.p. on the rear cover) of the limited edition (though not on Marais paper) with plain covers and an interview and portrait of Wright. Lacking a glassine wrapper, but likely to have never had one. Light wear and age toning, inscribed by Wright to Françoise Sagan and additionally signed by the translator Helen Bokanowski. Slight browning to covers, but an attractive copy and a terrific association of two giants of 20th century literature. With an announcement for the book, a bit worn, laid in. Wright lived in Paris from 1946 until his death in late 1960 - he became in French citizen in 1947. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 042255.
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Hieroglyphica, Seu de Sacris Aegyptiorum, Aliarumque Gentium Literis Commentarii
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Hieroglyphica, Seu de Sacris Aegyptiorum, Aliarumque Gentium Literis Commentarii

by Valeriano Piero Giovanni

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Early Edition
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Hardcover
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Lyon: Paul Frelon, 1602. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in modern calf with the original boards preserved, endpapers added, paper repairs to the edges of the title page. 1602 edition of the first Renaissance dictionary of symbols written under the influence of the rediscovered Hieroglyphica of Horapolla, itself a work of scattered and questionable scholarship. (14), 644, (44), 47, (2), blank. Lacking front blank, otherwise complete with engraved woodcuts of symbols, scenes, mythological beasts, gods, and geometric shapes, throughout. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042357.
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Pisa Illustrata Nelle Arti del Disegno
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Pisa Illustrata Nelle Arti del Disegno

by Da Morrona Alessandro

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Second Edition
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Hardcover
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Livorno: Giovanni Marenigh, 1812. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Baccio Baldini. 3 volumes attractively bound in later limp green vellum over the original blue-gray wraps. Light browning to page edges and original covers, offsetting from the frontis, small section with a dampstain at the end of volume 2, including to a section of the Inferno plate and the two following plates. Some miscreases and light browning to some plates, but generally quite clean. The second edition of this history of Pisa, with many more plates (32 versus 16) than the original 1787 edition. 32 plates, many folding, plus the frontis including two impressions of 15th century plates, Baccio Baldini's Inferno, after the Camposanto fresco in Pisa, and St. Jerome Penitent, also attributed to Baldini. Both strong impressions and remarkable. xxiv, 507, [3]; xxiii, [1], 559, [3]; xvi, 589, [3] pp, plus errata leaves in each volume. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Baccio Baldini.… Read More
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Fleches: Derriere le Miroir Special Number 173
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Fleches: Derriere le Miroir Special Number 173

by Calder Alexander

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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Paris: Maeght, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Loose as issued in lithograph wrappers, board chemise and slipcase. Wear along slipcase edges and joints, splitting at the corners. A few faint surface marks to chemise, occasional slight age toning internally, but otherwise unmarked. The special issue limited to 150 copies, this number 132 signed in pencil by Calder. 8 lithographs, 6 internally (2 double page) and the front and rear covers. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 043266.
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Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne. Edition Nouvelle, Prise Sur L'Exemplaire...
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Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne. Edition Nouvelle, Prise Sur L'Exemplaire Trouvé Apres le Deces de L'Autheur

by Montaigne Michel de

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Early Edition
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Hardcover
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Leiden (i.e. Geneva): Jean Doreau, 1602. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 18th century acid calf, front hinge split and front board a little loose, scrape to one board. Place of printing obscured on title and Leyden written above - a false imprint, almost certainly Geneva. Old signature to title, scattered annotations and underlinings to text neatly in an early hand, mild browning, small paper repair to the preface, generally quite clean. (lxxii), 1031pp with the preface by his "fille d'alliance" Marie de Gournay, and the analytical table which is sometimes lacking, and the integral blank at d8. Bookplate of General J. Doreau and a letter laid in from a bookseller about the purchase of this book and other Jean Doreau editions. Graesse V4 579, PMM 95 (1580 1st edition), Brunet V3 434. First published in 1580, the third book was added in 1588, the last edition during Montaigne's lifetime. "Montaigne devised the essay form in which to express his… Read More
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The Queen's Closet Opened [with] The Compleat Cook
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The Queen's Closet Opened [with] The Compleat Cook

by M.W.

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
Eleventh Edition
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Hardcover
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London: J. Phillips, 1710. Eleventh Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary paneled calf, worm, cover detached, front endpaper worn and torn, final page detached and chipped, wear to Compleat Cook title; mild browning, generally quite clean. 2 works in 1. (vi), 240; (2), 138, (10). Cagle 837/840Originally published in 1655, the Queen's Closet is divided into the Pearl of Practice, which consists of medical recipes, and The Queen's Delight, which is confectionery - The Queen's Delight has a separate title page. All of the recipes were supposed to have come from the kitchen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I and it includes a list of the luminaries that the recipes were gleaned from. Fascinating, as this was originally published during the interregnum, just 6 years after Cromwell had done away with Henrietta's husband at the Palace of Whitehall. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000147.
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Prima Pars [et Secunda] Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum a Seculo Hominum
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Prima Pars [et Secunda] Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum a Seculo Hominum

by Rouille Guillaume

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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Lyon: Guillaume Rouille, 1553. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, darkened, worn at corners, old inscription to front blank, dampstain to upper right corner early on and lower margin towards the end, modest browning and foxing, crease to center of last 30 pages. 2 volumes in one, each page with medallion portraits and a brief biography of celebrated figures from Adam to Henry II. (viii), 172, (4)pp; 247, (8)pp. Graesse V 458, Adams P2161, Bib. Lyon. IX 205. Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045324.
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De la signification des notes hieroglyphiques des Aegyptiens
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De la signification des notes hieroglyphiques des Aegyptiens

by Horapollo; Jean Martin (trans., asscr.)

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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Paris: Jacques Kerver, 1543. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Rebound in 17th or 18th century sponged calf, recently rebacked, edges stained red. Trimmed a bit close affecting the title, running title and occasionally just touching the plate edges, title repaired in the gutter with manuscript replacement of lost text; light scattered stains, foxing, generally quite clean internally with 197 woodcuts on 104 leaves, a6v and a8v with cancelled cuts pasted over, as usual. Mortimer 314., Brunet III 344 ("edition recherchée a cause de jolies gravures"). "The finest of these cuts are by an extremely skillfuyl artist, probably one of the artists of the 1546 Kerver Hypnerotomachie and have been attributed to Jean Cousin or Jean Goujon...Kerver was the first to commission the emblematic woodcuts and to print the Horapollo text itself in the form of an emblem book." The first French addition, preceded by the Aldine in Greek (in an edition of Aesop) and two Latin editions. Size:… Read More
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The Tempest
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The Tempest

by Shakespeare William

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Condition
Used - Near Fine Condition
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Roslindale, Massachusetts
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London: William Heinemann and Doubleday, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Vellum). Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Rackham, Arthur. Vellum backed boards. Very slight discoloration to boards - just about fine, in a very slightly age toned jacket Number 314 of 520 (1-260 for the U.K., 261-520 for the U.S.). 21 color plates, one of which did not appear in the trade edition. Latimer 61 Size: Quarto (4to). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt in good condition. Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Signed by Illustrator. Inventory No: 046869.
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Cruydt-boeck, volghens sijne laetste verbeteringhe; Met Bijvoeghsels achter elck Capitel, uyt...
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Cruydt-boeck, volghens sijne laetste verbeteringhe; Met Bijvoeghsels achter elck Capitel, uyt verscheyden Cruydt-beschrijvers

by Dodonaeus, Rembertus (Rembert Dodoens)

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Third Edition
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Hardcover
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Antwerp: Plantijnsche Druckerije van Balthasar Moretus (Plantin-Moretus), 1644. Third Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary blindstamped vellum, light soiling, some wear at spine ends, brass clasps, a sound and a lovely binding. Worming and a small stain in the inner margin of the first 40 or so leaves, more or less uniform browning to most of the pages. (34),1492,(60)p. Bibl. Belg. D121The third and final Dutch edition of Dodoens' magnum opus printed by the Plantin-Moretus press. The most complete edition with the sections on American and West Indian plants and drugs from the 1608 abd 1618 editions and some 14 added woodcuts. Nearly 1500 woodcuts overall including countless herbs and medicinal plants but also mushrooms, cacao, tobacco, papyrus, apples, etc. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Botany; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046949.
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The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: together with the other works of England's arch-poët,...
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The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: together with the other works of England's arch-poët, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected

by Spenser Edmund

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
Early Edition
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Hardcover
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London: H[umphrey]. L[ownes]. for Mathew Lownes, 1617. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary calf rebacked and recornered, marbled endpapers added, hinges reinforced with cloth tape but binding quite sound overall. Lacking the general title and Faerie Queen part two title but with separate title pages for most of the individual parts and an old manuscript Faerie Queen title tipped in at the beginning. Light tide mark occasionally in bottom right corner, heavier in last dozen or so pages. Scattered minor browning, small marginal repair to C3, right edge of Foure Hymnes Title replaced - generally very good or better internally. Faerie Queen colophon dated 16012. ESTC S122304 with points B3r stanza 1 begins "Young Knight"; R3r catchword "And". Lacking blank at end of Faeirie Queen; a confusing book to collate, but collates as follows: 363pp, (10), 56pp, blank, (4), 5-16, (14), blank, (26), (22), (14), (10), (14), (12), (10), (6), (10), (8)pp.Faeries Queen, The… Read More
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De Re Culinaria Libri Decem - De Tuenda Valetudine - De Facultatibus alimentorum Tractatus
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De Re Culinaria Libri Decem - De Tuenda Valetudine - De Facultatibus alimentorum Tractatus

by Apicius; Platina; Paulus Aegineta

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Used - Very Good Condition
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Early Edition
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Hardcover
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Lyon: Sebastian Gryphius, 1541. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full 18th century calf, rubbed, hinges splitting but held by cords, lacking the lettering piece. Title stained, light marginal dampstain at beginning and end, paper edges browned, tiny worm trails in the margins, small tear in the margin of the first page, but clean overall. 314, (xiv) pp including the printer's device at the end. Bitting 11, Vicaire 31, Cagle 32, Simon 123. Collects not only Apicius's Roman cookery, the most important single work for our knowledge of ancient cookery, but also Platina's De honesta voluptate et valetudine (largely a collection of the recipes of the great 15th century chef Maestro Martino da Como), the first printed book of recipes (Rome 1474-5) and the first early modern cookbook , as well as the Byzantine physician Paulus Aegineta's work on health and diet. A fine trio on early food and diet. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo.… Read More
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Lo Scalco alla Moderna
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Lo Scalco alla Moderna

by Latini Antonio

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Used - Very Good Condition
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Second Edition
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Hardcover
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Naples: Domenico Antonio Parrino and Michele Luigi Muzio, 1694. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, soiled, worn in spots, but sound. Pastedowns torn, old signatures on front blank and an old inscription to verso of portrait. Plates torn and a little rumpled, repairs on verso of cutlery plate, but negligible loss; scattered minor browning - still a very good copy of the second edition of Latini's rare cooking manual, a reprint of the 1692 first edition with just an updated title page (even the 1692 colophon remains). (14), 606, (8) with a one page errata at rear and 3 folding plates of cutlery, how to cut fruit and an elaborately laid table. Notaker 919.1 (1692 1st ed.), Cagle 1153, Vicaire 492 The second volume was published in 1694 and covered fasting food and sweet dishes. Latini worked his way up from the bottom as a cook, eventually becoming steward of Cardinal Antonio Barberini. Lo Scalco alla Moderna is filled with upper class recipes for soup,… Read More
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Declamatio Philosophi, Medici, Oratoris
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Declamatio Philosophi, Medici, Oratoris

by Beroaldo, Filippo (Beroaldus, Philippus)

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Used - Very Good Condition
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Early Edition
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Hardcover
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Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 1497. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Attractively rebound in a ca. 15th century parchment manuscript leaf. The first part, complete unto itself, of a two part incunabula first published in 1497. The second part, not present, is a political tract entitled De optimo statu et principe. The Declamatio is a dialogue between a philosopher, a physician, and an orator each arguing the primacy of their profession. In a 1/4 morocco slipcase and chemise. 12 (of 40 in the two part work) leaves. With a 1497 date in the colophon unchanged from the first edition, but thought to possibly be printed after 1500. Goff B474, ISTC ib00474000. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Medicine & Health. Inventory No: 047152.
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