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Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberümbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs

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 t...

$120,000.00
L Annaei Senecae Cordvbensis Tragoediae

L Annaei Senecae Cordvbensis Tragoediae by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger)

Antwerp: Martinum Nutium , 1589 This is an extremely rare early copy of Seneca's tragedies, which include Medea and Oedipus....

£250.00
Dialectica, nunc recens Hermanni Raiiani Vuesdalii scholiis illustrata.accessit muic Joanni Murmelii isagoge in decem Aristotelis praedicamenta.

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

Venetiis: Franciscum Laurentinum Taurinensem, 1559. Libro. ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. [Dialettica-Prima Edizione] (cm.16)...

€290.00
Memoires de Mr d

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 édit...

€3,550.00
Metamorphoseon libri XV. Denuo Collatis probatissime fidei exemplaribus quam accuratissime emendati.

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

Lugduni: Haered. Seb. Gryphii, 1559. Libro. modesto esemplare. Rilegato. [Classici-Manoscritto] (cm.17) Tutta pergamena original...

€360.00
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

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-cl...

$7,492.50
Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen

Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen

Frankfort am Main: Johann Feyerabends, 1599. Amman, Jost. Small quarto. (iv), (148)ff. First and only edition. Brunet calls thi...

$12,650.00
The First Part Of The Life And raigne of King Henrie the IIII. Extending to the end of the first year of his raigne. Written by I.H

The First Part Of The Life And raigne of King Henrie the IIII. Extending to the end of the first year of his raigne. Written by I.H by [HAYWARD, Sir John] [1564?-1627]

London: Imprinted by John Wolfe, 1599 [i.e. Bernard Alsop and T.Fawcett, 1629?]., 1629. small 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 149, [1], [blank ...

$1,600.00
Apolinarii interpretatio Psalmorum versibus heroicis / Metaphrasis tou Psalteros dia sichon heroicon [graecé]

Apolinarii interpretatio Psalmorum versibus heroicis / Metaphrasis tou Psalteros dia sichon heroicon [graecé] by Apollinarius ( Bishop of Laodicea)

Paris: Apud I. Bene-natum, 1580 [pp. 8] - pp. 200 - 256p / Binding rubbed at corner and spine. Hinges are cracked. Inside page...

CAD $795.00
Histoire de Barlaam et de Josaphat, Roy des Indes, composee par Sainct Jean Damascene, Traduicte de Grec en Français, par F. Jean de Billy, Prieur de la Chartreuse de Gaillon.

Histoire de Barlaam et de Josaphat, Roy des Indes, composee par Sainct Jean Damascene, Traduicte de Grec en Français, par F. Jean de Billy, Prieur de la Chartreuse de Gaillon. by Jean Damascène (Saint; 0650?-0749?): Auteur présumé du texte; Billy, Jean de (1530-1580): Traducteur

Rouen.: Chez Jean Osmont, dans la Cour du Palais, 1600 580 pages - (10p), Reliure en cuir, dos à 5 nerfs avec pièc...

CAD $1,000.00
Le imagini de i dei de gli antichi nelle quali si contengono gl

Le imagini de i dei de gli antichi nelle quali si contengono gl'idoli, riti, ceremonie, & altre cose appartenenti alla religione de gli antichi by Cartari, Vincenzo

First ILLUSTRATED edition. Very good copy. Very scarce Valgrisi edition. Complete [36], 566 [i. e. 560] pp. 88 full-page engrave...

€2,500.00
Horae in laudem beatissime virginis Marie. Secundum consuetudinem ecclesiae parisiensis

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 bl...

$41,250.00
The Hermit:

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 t...

$500.00
A Collection of Ten Leaves from The Workes of Geoffrey Chaucer, 2nd Collected Edition , 1532 ( 1542 )

A Collection of Ten Leaves from The Workes of Geoffrey Chaucer, 2nd Collected Edition , 1532 ( 1542 ) by Chaucer, Geoffrey

London: William Thynne, 1542. A collection of ten leaves ( A2 and A3 from Preface, Folios 181, 236, 373, 374, 376, 380, 381 ) fr...

$2,500.00



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.

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