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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.


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


In Novum Testamentum ab eodem denuo recognitum, Annotationes by Erasmus of Rotterdam

Basel: Johannes Froben, March 1519. The rare first edition of the enlarged annotations in a separate volume. A scholar's copy annotated with the Hebrew learning of Sebastian Münster. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Cathol…

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


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 Arezzo F&C Edizioni


Dn. Sacratissimi Principis Iustiniani PP.A. iuris enucleati ex omni vetere iure collecti Digestorum seu Pandectarum libri quinquaginta by JUSTINIAN

1575 Corpus Juris Civilis Justinian DIGEST Beautiful FOLIO Byzantine LAW Plantin "Freedom is the natural ability of everyone to do what he likes, unless it is prohibited by law or by force."― Justinian IJustinian's 'Corpus Juris Civilis' is unquestiona…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare 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)


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. Quarto (21 cm), three parts in one volume: I: [6], 73, [6] leaves; II: [56] leaves; III: [4], 57, [7] leaves. Numerous five- and six-line "criblé" wood…

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae Fr. Raphelengius compluribus locis auxit, emendauit, & appendicem dictionum Chaldaicarum addidit. Accessis hac editione index dictionum Latinarum, siue lexicon Latino-Hebraicum. by [Pagnino, Sancte]

[Leiden] : Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Christophorum Raphelengium, 1599. pp.[xvi], 495, [3, blank]; [62, index]. Contemporary calf, re-backed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society. End-papers soiled, but overall a very good copy. An early …

From John Randall (Books of Asia)



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


Der vermaledigsten unfromen Türggen anschleg unnd fürnemen wider die heilgen Cristenheit by Caoursin, Guillaume

Strasbourg: Bartholomäus Kistler, 23 August [1502]. Extremely rare polemic pamphlet about the Ottoman threat. This is the German translation of a treatise by the Franco-Flemish historiograph Guillaume Caoursin (c. 1430-1501). His account of the fictive c…

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Discorso della virtù heroica, et della charità.as Sig. Monsig. il Cardinale Cesareo. by Tasso Torquato

Venetia: Bernardo Giunti. [Giunti-Tasso-Prima Edizione] (cm.20) brossura antica restaurata con foglio di antifonario con musica, sguardie antiche.-- cc. 10. Grande marca al frontis, carattere rotondo, grande capolettera figurato. Edizione originale molto …

From Libri Antichi Arezzo F&C Edizioni



Geneva: Eustache Vignon, 1580. Hardcover. Very good. [16],213 pp. In Latin. 19th-century plain paper-backed marbled boards. 19th-century German booksellers label in front pastedown. Small early inscription, crossed out in early ink, in title page, not a…

From W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera


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