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The 17th century was a brilliant time in the literature of the Western world, with notables like Shakespeare, John Donne, Ben Johnson, and Miguel de Cervantes. Browse the scarce early works of these and other authors from the 1600s, curated by our professional booksellers. You'll find broadsides, books, ephemera, art, almanacs, prints, and more!



Paradise Lost, A Poem by Milton, John

Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Hardcover. Poor. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Poor. Approx. 13'' by 8.25''. Full leather binding, spine with raised ban…

From Bird's Books

£450.00


Gallen. 1682. A New Almanack for the said Year, beign the second after Leap-year. Containing the Lunations, eclipses, aspects of the Planets, and daily disposition of the Air. With Directions to such as use Marts or Fairs…Travellers that coast the kingdom. by GALLEN, Tho

1682 RARE Gallen Almanac Gunpowder Plot England Tobacco Astronomy Comets PlagueThe Gallen Almanac was a recurring almanac in 17th-century England. This 1682 edition features charts and chronological lists beginning with the creation of the world describin…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


COMTE DE GABALIS, OU ENTRETIENS SUR LES SCIENCES SECRÈTES. RENOUVELLÉ & AUGMENTÉ D'UNE LETTRE SUR CE SUJET [bound with:] LA SUITE DU COMTE DE GABALIS, OU NOUVEAUX ENTRETIENS SUR LES SCIENCES SECRETES, TOUCHANT LA NOUVELLE PHILOSOPHIE. OUVRAGE POSTHUME by [Villars, Abbé de (Nicolas-Pierre-Henri de Montfaucon)]

Cologne: Pierre Marteau, [ca. 1691 and ca. 1703.] 16mo. Two volumes in one. 155;[2],150pp. In French. 18th or early 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt spine rules, gilt leather label. First title page printed in red and black with ar…

From W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

$800.00


THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHCRAFT: PROVING, That the Compacts and Contracts of WITCHES with Devils and all Infernal Spirits or Familiars, are but Erroneous Novelties and Imaginary Conceptions. by SCOT, Reginald.:

London, Printed for A[ndrew] Clark, and are to be sold by Dixy Page at the Turks-Head, 1665.. Also discovering, How far their Power extendeth in Killing, Tormenting, Consuming, or Curing the bodies of Men, Women, Children, or Animals, by Charms, Philtres…

From Roger Middleton

£9800.00


DE BETOVERDE WEERELD ["The World Bewitched"] ... [in four books; bound with:] ARTICULEN TOT SATISFACTIE AAN DE EERW. CLASSIS VAN AMSTERDAM, VAN BALTHASAR BEKKER, OVERGELEVERD DEN 22 JANUARY 1692 by Bekker, Balthasar

Amsterdam: Daniel van den Dalen, 1691. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 1691-1693. Four books and one pamphlet in two volumes. Quarto. [4],[4],[16],138,[2];[8],262,[2];11; [8],32,188,[2];[6],277,[3] pp., including portrait frontipiece and facing des…

From W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

$3250.00


Gazophylacium linguae Persarum triplici linguarum clavi, Italice, Latine, Gallice by Ange de Saint-Joseph

First Extensive Persian Dictionary, Compiled by Carmelite Missionary to Persia and Arabia Encyclopedic Entries for Many Religious and Geographical Terms with Additional Emphasis On Pharmacology Entries in Persian, Latin, French and ItalianFolio; 24 x …

From Archway Books

$1750.00


Sphere of Gentry by Morgan, Sylvanus

Not Given. Good. 1661. Hardcover. Rebound copy of original four books, with some missing components. The portrait of King Charles I noted in other copies is missing. A previous (early) bookseller noted "Imperfections", including missing "…

From Range & River Books

$920.00


Practicarum observationum, tam ad processum iudiciarium, praesertim imperialis camerae, quam Caesarum decisiones pertinentium, libri duo, item De pace publica et proscriptis sive bannitis Imperii. De pignorationibus liber I. by Gaill, Andreas

A classic of Law books. Parchemin hard cover. Title is handwritten on the spine. There is a fold out engraving of the author, Andreas Gaill, at the beginning of the book. Hanwritten bookplate on the title page: "Ad usum Jacobi A…

From Olivier Collection

€330.00


Indiculus Universalis Rerum Fere' Omnium, Quae in Mundo Sunt, Scientiarum Item, Artiumque Nomina, Apte, Breviterque Colligens by [Francois Antoine Pomey]

Limoges: Pierre Barbou. Good; Boards splayed, leather cracked and worn, outer joints cracked, some . minor foxing, pages toned, letterpress "C" on front pastedown, neat . inscription in Latin on title page (en bibliotheca collegig minimorum . ca…

From Old Saratoga Books

$200.00


THE SECRET MIRACLES OF NATURE: In four books. Learnedly and moderately treating of generation, the parts thereof; the soul, and its immortality; of plants and living creatures; of diseases, their symptoms and cures, by LEMNIUS, Levinus.:

London, printed by Jo. Streater, and sold by Humphrey Moseley, John Sweeting, John Clark, and George Sawbridge, 1658.. and many other Rarities not treated of by any Author Extant... Whereunto is added one Book containing Philosophical and Prudential Rul…

From Roger Middleton

£1500.00


THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS by Shakespeare, William

London: Jacob Tonson & Edmund Curl, 1709. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS was published in 1709 by Jacob Tonson & edited by N…

From Cedar Tree Antiques

$40000.00


The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety: or an Impartial Survey of the Ruines of Christian Religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. by Richard Allestree

London: T. Garthwait, 1667. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Full calf leather binding with slight damage to foot of spine. Variant vignette to title page depicting burning of St. Pauls (by W. Hollar and dated 1666). Lacking the t…

From Tarrington Books

£500.00


NATURAL MAGICK, in twenty books. by PORTA, John Baptista.:

London, printed for Thomas Young, and Samuel Speed and are to be sold at the Three Pigeons, and at the Angel in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1658.. 1, Of the causes of wonderful things. 2, Of the generation of animals. 3, Of the production of new plants.…

From Roger Middleton

£3800.00


De monstris et Monstrosis, quam Mirabilis, Bonus et Iustus in Mundo Administrando, sit Deus, Monstrantibus by Stengel, Georg

Ingolstadt: Gregorium Haenlin, Sumtu Ioannis Wagneri, 1647. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Bound in full vellum with yapp edges. Two paper labels hand lettered, plus faded early hand lettering on spine. Remnants of ties on front and rear covers. […

From Minotavros Books

CA$6000.00


Thomae Smithi Angli De republica Anglorum libri tres:quibus accesserunt chorographica illius descriptio, aliique politici tractatus by Smith, Sir Thomas

Leiden: Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1630. Later printing. Hardcover. Contemporary full vellum with wallet edges. Very good/Near fine. 404 pages. 24mo, 11 x 5 cm, [*1-*24,A1-Z24,Aa1-Cc8], first published posthumously in 1583. A trusted Protestant counsellor…

From Royoung bookseller, Inc.

$320.00


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