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Rare XVIth Century Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

In addition to the many rare and collectible modern books available on Biblio, we are also proud to present our booksellers' collection of antiquarian books printed in the 16th Century. Many of these featured books are printed in Italian, French, and Spanish, and many of them contain intricate and very rare illustrations. There was a greater variety in how books were bound, so many of the books offered here are bound in leather or cloth, which adds to their value and scarcity. Many books and ephemera printed in the 1500's are unique and one of a kind, and many contain fascinating glimpses into the cultures and lives of those present in that tumultuous period of history. Because of their age and delicacy, these books are quite fragile and require great care when handling. Be sure to read the book descriptions carefully and feel free to contact the bookseller directly should you have any questions about treatment or preservation, as you want to protect your investment as much as possible.

Horae in Laudem Beatissime Virginis Marie. Secundum Consuetudinem Ecclesiae Parisiensis

Paris: Simon du Bois for Geoffrey Tory, 1527. Tory, Geoffrey. Octavo. 140ff. With twelve woodcut illustrations from thirteen blocks, Tory's "pot cassé" device on title page and colophon, and each page with a four-piece border in twenty-six distinct comb...

From Bromer Booksellers


De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres by Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius

[Cologne?]: [Johannes Solter], 1533. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to [190.5mm x 311.15mm]. First Edition containing all three works. Full leather binding with gilt device on front and rear board. Red morocco spine label and raised ban...

From Minotavros Books


Opus de conscribendis epistolis by Erasmus, Desiderius

Antwerp: Antwerp: Jan van der Loe, 1543. Full leather. Very Good. Octavo; 211 (i.e. 197) leaves plus [3]pp (Tabula), lacking title page and with usual misfoliations. In later period-style full unlettered morocco (lightly worn) with four raised spine b...

From Lyppard Books


Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberümbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs by [PFINTZING, Melchior] [1481-1535]

[Colophon on A8v:] Nuremberg: Johann Schönsperger, [1517]., 1517. folio. 353 x 248 mm. [ff. 290, incl. blank P5]. xylographic title. 118 large woodcuts in the text. A very nice tall copy bound in 19th century antique-style blind-stamped morocco by Clarke...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan, 3 tomes in one. by SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN

SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN, "Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan" 1 tome, Cologne 1700– 1701. First edition. Very good. Very rare édition originale de 1700. Souvent réédités, malgré saisies et interdictions, les Mémoires de Mr d'Artagnan sont dus à la plu...

From Skarstedt Rare Books


Dialectica, nunc recens Hermanni Raiiani Vuesdalii scholiis illustrata.accessit muic Joanni Murmelii isagoge in decem Aristotelis praedicamenta. by Caesarius Joannis

Venetiis: Franciscum Laurentinum Taurinensem. [Dialettica-Prima Edizione] (cm.16) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo al dorso.-- cc. 189 (numerate dalla nona). Carattere corsivo e rotondo, minuscolo ed elegante. Alcuni schemi e diagrammi n.t. Prima ...

From Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia



Venetiis: Apvd Aldvm, 1503. Two volumes bound in one. [268;190] leaves. Thick octavo (165 x 98 mm). Full red morocco, spine heavily gilt extra, gilt Aldine anchor device on each board, a.e.g. (unsigned). Italic (preface) and Greek letter. Aldine anchor d...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Hermit: by Peter Longueville

A charming early publication of a popular tale relating a fictitious British hermit's escape and life on a deserted island off the coast of Mexico. The book remained anonymous until 1727 when a rare edition containing a dedication signed Peter Longueville...



... De duplici copia, verborum ac rerum commentarij duo, by Erasmus, Desiderius

Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, 1514-1515. First edition of some material. Hard Cover. Very Good/Several related works of Erasmus collected in one binding, including the first edition of Parabolae sive similia (a reported 1513 edition of Parabolae was...

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


Metamorphoseon libri XV. Denuo Collatis probatissime fidei exemplaribus quam accuratissime emendati. by Ovidius N.P

Lugduni: Haered. Seb. Gryphii. [Classici-Manoscritto] (cm.17) Tutta pergamena originale guasta da restaurare.-- pp. 411 + cc. 2 bianche. Marca tipografica al frontis. Capilettera ornati. Carattere corsivo assai elegante. Edizione rara derivata da quella d...

From Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia


The Actis And Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be the rycht excellent, hie and mychtie princeis Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis, viseit, correctit, and extr by SCOTLAND. LAWS & STATUTES

[Edinburgh: Robert Lekpreuik, 28 November, 1566., 1566. folio. ff. [14], ii-cxxii, cxxiiii-cxlv, [1], cxlvi-clviii, [2], clix-clxviii, [2], clxix-clxxxii. lacking initial blank & blank c4. woodcut title. woodcut initials. black letter. 19th century ru...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


Sextus Pompei Festi De Verborum Significatione Libri XX. Et in Eos Josephi Scaligeri Iulii Caesaris Filii Castigationes Nunc Primum Publicatae by Flaccus, Marcus Verrius; Scaliger Joseph

Paris: Petrum Santandreanum, 1575. First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Very Good. Bound in 3/4 black modern calf in antique style (leather over marbled boards, 4 raised bands to spine) very slight wear to leather and boards. Internally there are a few light da...

From Pazzo Books


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