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    • GABRIEL GIOLITO DE'FERRARI, 1561
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. pp (xxxii) 363 (iii). (lacking last blank) Italic letter. Woodcut device on title, head of title with woodcut ornament, larger device on recto of last leaf, charming historiated woodcut initials, headpieces and ornaments, “FF. 300 de Giovanni Romani da Casalmaggiore an 1780” on fly “De Capuccin di Casalmaggiore” in slightly earlier hand, in lower blank margin of title. Age yellowing, some browning to a few leaves, minor marginal foxing in places, minor occasional marginal water - stains, the odd marginal ink stain and thumb mark. A good copy, in contemporary vellum ... continua a leggere
    • VICENZO SABBIO, 1600
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION, Folio. Pp (xviii) 412 (iv). Italic letter within printed double-line border,numerous printed mathematical calculations in text. Title within elegant architectural border, large medallion portrait of the author aged 48 at foot, contemp ms '40' beneath. Fine engraved portrait of the dedicatee Christopher Papa of Nuremberg with woodcut initial and ornamental headpiece in next, further woodcut initials and ornaments. Contemp. printed correction slip pasted to contents table, very occasional early ink marginalia and corrections, prob of Antonio Orsetti, his contemp. autograph on f... continua a leggere
    • THO. COTES FOR IOHN BELLAMIE, 1635
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Second edition. 4to. [viii] 83 [iv], with the foldout map of New England, often lacking. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials, head-pieces. Light age browning, title page a little dusty, frayed outer corners, repair to blank inner margin with no loss, occasional ink smudges, especially at sig. F, and last. clean and well margined copy in C17 English calf, covers double-ruled in blind and stamped in each side with fleuret in pyramid formation, spine expertly rebacked. SECOND EDITION, corrected and enhanced with new information edition absent from the first "Until 1634 there was no sin... continua a leggere
    • EX OFFICINNA ULDRICI BALCK, 1631
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 12mo. pp. [xxiv], 216. Italic letter, prefaces in Roman. Title within fine engraved border, Venus to the left, Cupid to the right, putti above holding a laurel wreath over an allegorical ‘muse’, small woodcut and typographical headpieces, woodcut initials, “Prudentia - vira - defensio 1632” in contemporary hand on t-p, autograph of C.J.J. Hamilton on fly, early note in Latin concerning the text on fly, engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Charles J.J. Hamilton Bart. on pastedown, traces of early stamped ex-libris with monogram on rear pastedown. Light age yellowing, small tear ... continua a leggere
    • N. OKES FOR RICHARD CLOTTERBUCK, 1637
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 25 unnumbered ll. . * A-E4 F3. (without last blank). Woodcut initials, typographical and woodcut head and tail pieces, engraved portrait frontispiece of Welby, trimmed and mounted (probably from the 1794 reprint). Title and verso of last dusty, light age browning, upper margin cut close, running headline just trimmed in places, the odd marginal mark. A good copy in excellent C19 blue morocco gilt by Ramage, covers triple gilt ruled to a panel design gilt fleurons to outer corners, spine richly gilt in compartments, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. A rare and most i... continua a leggere
    • PER GIO. IACOMO CARLINI, & ANTONIO PACE, 1599
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FINE ARMORIAL BINDING FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (xii) 27 (i). Italic letter with some Roman. Woodcut arms of Austria on title, a larger version on verso, large woodcut grotesque initials and head and tail-pieces, typographical ornaments, woodcut printers device on verso of last. One quire lightly browned, very minor occasional spotting. A very good copy in magnificent contemporary Italian red morocco gilt, covers gilt ruled to a panel design, outer dentelle roll, second panel filled with charming gilt floral roll incorporating grotesque heads, central panel with the large gilt arms of Cardina... continua a leggere
    • NICOLAS COUTEAU POUR GALLIOT DU PRE, 1529
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus, ff. [ii], 232, I4 bound before I3. Lettre Bâtarde in double columns, Latin text in side notes, woodcut white on black and grotesque initials, title-page printed in red and black with large grotesque initial L in Vérard style, Gailot du Pré's woodcut architectural title border in four parts, Gailot du Pré's name and shield with horse in lower block (Renouard 263 lower portion), two large half page woodcut illustrations with a further 30 woodcut illustrations in text in various sizes, 'Maurus de Gounel, Genus?' in contemporary hand on title, autograph 'Constantine' in slig... continua a leggere
    • GEORGE ELD., 1610
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION 4to. ff. [70] (A2, B-S4), (one recorded copy has a folding plate). Roman and Italic letter, side-notes, head- and tail-pieces, woodcut initials. T.p. and last a little dusty and slightly foxed, minor wormhole and dampstain to upper and lower corners of first 30 ll. light age browning, with occasional oil splashes and light water stain to final gatherings, generally good and well-margined copy C19 English calf gilt, some wear to joints, Modern bookplate on front pastedown, a.e.g. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of the FIRST ENGLISH WORK ON CROP IRRIGATION, prefaced by ten entertaining p... continua a leggere
    • APUD VALERIUM DORICUM, 1533
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Folio ff (iv) 93 (i) last blank. Roman letter, woodcut initials t.p. with printer's device of Pegasus, full-page woodcut of Phoebus/Apollo with his lyre surrounded by musicians and scene beneath of author presenting his pupils with violets, two full-page woodcuts depicting Guidonian hands, 13 full-page woodcut diagrams including music, 9 half-page diagrams concerning mode and tempo, and extensive woodcut music throughout. T.p margins restored, faded contemp. ex libris erased at head and case no. at either side of device, a few fore edges with small repair (no loss); a good, cl... continua a leggere
    • SEB. GRYPHIUM, 1547
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FINE LYONESE BINDING 16mo. pp 517 (xxv), final 3ll. blank. Italic letter, printer's graffia device on t.p. woodcut initials, ruled in red throughout. Light age gilting, with an oil stain to blank inner margins in places. C17 autograph 'Thiballier' at foot of t.p. A good clean copy in contemp. dark brown calf, slightly glazed, covers with double ruled borders gilt enclosing intricate interlacing ribbons, tooled in gold with gouges and dots, spine with three raised and two semi-raised bands, gilt hatched and dotted, gilt diagonal line borders indented at head and tail, a.e.g. Lower joint crac... continua a leggere
    • EX OFF. DAVIDIS SARTORIUS, 1584
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo, 2 works in 1. pp (xvi) 253 (iii), (xii) 224 (iv). Italic letter, some woodcut initials, printed ornament to both t.p.s and typographical borders to verso of last. First t.p. with early autograph ‘M. Joannes Stadleri Ingo, Haliensis’ at head (doubtless a student of the author), faint C19 lib. stamp in blank, baroque bookplate of the Virgin and Child over arms of the Fundationis Baldauficae on pastedown, ex libris of Helius Reckh on ffep, handsome armorial book plate ‘1612’ of Mgr Johann Stadler Ecctes Halensis on verso. Occasional early correction to text, a few marginal... continua a leggere
    • EX OFFICINA KNOBLOCK PER GEORG MACHAEROP, 1544
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. pp. [xxiv] 454. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials, numerical diagrams throughout. T.p. and verso of last slightly dusty, slight dampstaining to blank margin of final gathering. Contemporary ms ex libris in English italic hand to t.p. "T. Liliat' with Greek inscription, C18 armorial bookplate of William Constable F.R.S - F.A.S. on pastedown. A clean and well-margined copy in C17 tan calf, triple-ruled panels in blind with roll-stamped floral motif to one side on covers, richly gilt spine in five ruled compartments with raised bands, C18 paper shelfmark pasted to spine, a handsom... continua a leggere
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    • WYNKYN DE WORDE, 1521
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    • Note Bibliografiche: A WONDERFUL COPY Folio. Ff (xxiv) 264 (misnumbered 260). Black letter, double column; woodcut initials in various styles (grotesque, naturalistic, etc.) decorative typographical tailpieces. Title within border of woodcuts, depicting Moses (Hodnett 491) and Aaron with followers (Hodnett 492) at the sides, the Pope enthroned with a bishop, friar, king, and laity supplicant before him, beneath (Hodnett 535), a church to the side. On the verso, a most expressive full-page cut of the Crucifixion (Hodnett 465), a fine large cut of the Trinity (Hodnett 451), another smaller with different imagery ... continua a leggere
    • APUD JOANNEM BICKMANNUM & WERNERUM RICHWINUM, 1562
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. folio, [xii], 624, [vi] : * , A-Z , Aa-Zz , AA-ZZ , aa-kk , (lacking kk4 blank). Italic letter. Woodcut printers device of Abraham about to sacrifice his son, large woodcut portrait of the author on verso of title, repeated on verso of last, 1713 small woodcuts illustrating hands for palmistry, seven small cuts of allegories of the planets, repeated, 41 cuts of human physiognomies,76 astrological tables, and one full page table, fine floriated initials. C19th book-plate on pastedown, autograph of ‘T. Chardin’ Paris 1872’ beneath, title page with faded illegible autograph da... continua a leggere
    • APUD GULIEL ROUILLIUM SUB SCUTO VENETO, 1567
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. pp. [xvi] 488 [xlviii]. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, printed side-notes, woodcut printer's device on t.p. of eagle and snakes, full-page woodcuts on pp 165-6 of wounded human figures and surgery, half and full page woodcuts throughout of surgical tools, three diagrams of the human skeleton pp 406-410. Light age yellowing, upper margin trimmed without loss. A good a clean copy in C17th vellum over boards, initials "P B A C" stamped in black on upper and '1665' on lower cover, remains of green ties, a.e.r. Attractive edition of a popular surgical text... continua a leggere
    • H.L. FOR MATTHEW LOWNES, 1611
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, variant issue. Folio, pp. [iv] 363 [xix] + [x] 56 [ii] + 16 (cxxxvi) lacking one blank. Double column, Roman letter, general title within elaborate woodcut border incorporating an arcadian Shaepard and Amazon (Mckerrow and Ferguson 212), sep. titles with printer’s various devices to 2nd part of Faerie Queen and each of the following texts. Epitome of each canto within elaborate woodcut border, 12 large woodcuts illustrating each months activities to Shepherd’s calendar, extensive ornamental head and tail-pieces. Contemporary autograph of Anthony Rudd, Bishop of St. ... continua a leggere
    • WILLIAM BROME, 1584
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to in 8’s. pp. [xxviii] 352 [iv] 353-560 [xvi]. Black letter, Roman and Italic, with side-notes, woodcut historiated initials, head- and tail-pieces, 4 unnumbered pp. of full-page woodcut engravings between 352-353, 5 pp. of woodcut astrological diagrams on pp 397-401. Light age browning, t.p. slightly dusty and repaired at head with some loss to ornament, repairs to margins of a few ll. throughout with no loss to text, occasional light foxing, a good, clean copy in early c19 crushed morocco, covers gilt-stamped with arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet within panel... continua a leggere
    • HORACE CARDON, 1617
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION, 8vo., pp. (xvi) 148 (xii), last balank. Roman letter, small woodcut printer's device on t-p, three printed diagrams in text. Intermittent, mostly very light, waterstain, couple of marginal repairs, 3 paper flaws to privilege leaf, two affecting a couple of letters, third repaired with loss of a few letters, repair covering some more; a perfectly respectable copy in modern boards. First edition of the principal work of the Genoese Jesuit Giovanni Baptista Scortia (1553-1627) who spent a great part of his career as a professor at the Academia Patavina. The current work is the f... continua a leggere
    • IMPENSIS HAEREDUM CLEMENTIS BERGERI BIBLIOPL., EX OFFICINA TYPOGRAPHICA JOBI VVILHELMI FINCELII, 1638
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. folio. ff. [341]. -1[eng. t-p.], [:]4, A-Z6, 2A-2Z6, 3A-3K6. Last blank. Greek letter in three columns. Printed title in red and black, fine full page engraved architectural title, Evangelists to the sides, putti above with olive branches, scenes from the New Testament in roundels at corners, portrait of the author below, woodcut initials, typographical headpieces, ‘Edw: Gul: Stillingfleet’ and shelf mark in ms. on fly. General paper browning and spotting as usual (poor quality paper), heavier in places. A good copy in contemporary vellum over boards, yapp edges, a.e.r., a li... continua a leggere
    • APUD GEORGIUM FERRARIUM, 1592
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION 4to pp (viii) 90 (xxii). Roman letter, title in red and black with woodcut vignette of Saints Peter and Paul, woodcut initials and headpieces, four woodcut portraits of cardinals wearing the scarlet biretta with their arms, appropriately coloured in red, early underlining and marginal pen marks. T.p. foxed (a few small holds on blank), age browning to a few ll, light marginal foxing, small oil splash to blank fore edge of a final ll. Still an attractive copy in C17 vellum over boards, Autograph of J. T. Coleridge, Torrington Square, 1830' on fly. First and only early edition ... continua a leggere
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