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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. pp. 437 (ix). Roman letter, with Italic. Society of Jesus device to t-p, small engraved arms of Navarre pasted at end of ‘privilege’, printer’s woodcut compass device to last. Light age browning, the odd small ink spot, a good copy in slightly later mottled calf, arms of the marquis Josep de Margarit i de Biure gilt to covers, edges speckled red. Rebacked, gilt spine, expertly remounted, minor repair to corners. The odd early annotation. The gilt arms belong to the Catalan patriot Josep de Margarit i de Biure (1602-85), member of a baronial family from Girona. Josep fought as a gene... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Two works in one, ff. (xii) 328 (xvi) 47 (xliii). Italic letter, occasional Roman and Greek. Printer’s device to t-p and recto of last. Light age browning in places, heavier to pre-penultimate gathering, some slight marginal foxing, tiny worm trails to lower outer corner of first few ll., faint water stains to some margins, small ink spot to fol. 317 obscuring a few letters, occasional contemporary marginalia. A very good, well-margined copy in handsome contemporary probably Bolognese goatskin, traces of ties, a few wormholes to covers, blue edges faded. Blind-tooled to a triple-ruled ... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 4 unnumbered ll., A4. Roman letter. Very light age browning, t-p and verso of last dust-soiled, a couple of light marginal spots. Avery good copy in modern boards, the odd early marginal annotation. Very good copy of the first edition of a pamphlet on clerical celibacy. Purportedly written by St Ulrich (890-973), Bishop of Augsburg—an authorship now identified as 'Pseudo-Ulrich'—'Epistola' first appeared in C11 Germany during debates on clerical celibacy raised by Gregory Vii. The addressee, named 'Pope Nicholas', was probably Nicholas II, supporter of a controversial... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 15 unnumbered ll., A-D 4 , lacking D 4 (final blank). Woodcut initial. T- p a bit dusty, very rare marginal spotting. A very good copy in modern boards, the odd early annotation. Very good copy of this scarce theological pamphlet on the effects of ‘ecclesiastical custom’ on Christian conscience. Ruard Tapper (or Tappart, 1487-1559) was a Catholic theologian, dean of St Peter’s Church and chancellor of the university at Leuven; he was also an eminent, notoriously ruthless inquisitor. Delivered as a lecture at Leuven in 1520, ‘Questio’ focuses on the concept of ‘consuet... continua a leggere
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    • ALDUS, 1575
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. Three works in one, pp. (xvi) 320 (vi) 37 (i) (ii) 57 (i), second with half, third with separate t-p. Italic letter, with Roman, little Greek. First and third t-ps with Paulus Manutius’s woodcut portrait to recto and arms of Emperor Maximilian II with Aldine device to verso; woodcut portrait of Muret within oval cartouche, grotesque headpieces, decorated initials and tailpieces. A few ll. lightly browned, upper margins a bit trimmed, occasional slight marginal foxing, tiny worm trail to inner gutter of a few gatherings. A good copy in contemporary vellum, spine in four ... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. (xvi) 274 (xiv). Roman letter, with Italic. Attractive engraved t-p illustrating lesson in the anatomical theatre of the University of Padua, flanked by two allegorical female figures; printer’s device to second t-p; 23 fine engravings of dissected bodies, blood vessels and organs; decorated initials, head- and tailpieces. Marginal ink spotting in a few places. Illustrations in very good impression, gutter of second reinforced. A very good copy in contemporary vellum. Ex-libris of ‘J[ohannes?] Fabris(?) Rect. de (?) 1730’. A very good copy of the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION of thi... continua a leggere
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    • SILVAN OTMAR, 1522
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. 8 unnumbered ll., A-B4. Roman letter. Woodcut frame with leafy tendrils to t-p. T-p a little dust-soiled, old repair to gutter of first couple of ll., faint waterstaining to upper outer corner, the odd thumb or ink mark. A very good copy, with wide margins, in modern boards, early inked numeral to t-p, manicula and marginal annotation. Very good copy of the first edition (?) of this important contribution to the debate on clerical and monastic celibacy by Ulrich Zwingli and signed by other ten reformed religious. Zwingli (1484-1531) was a leader of the Swiss Refo... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 14 unnumbered ll., A-B4 C6. Roman letter. T-p with decorated head- and tailpiece. Very light age browning, faint waterstaining to blank upper outer corners, a little light spotting, gutter of last reinforced. A very good, crisp, well-margined copy in boards, early inked numeral to t-p. First edition of this very scarce pamphlet on the theology and customs of the Jubilee, designed for the benefit of laymen journeying to Rome for its celebration. Most were probably discarded on its completion. Bernardus de Lutzenburgo (d. 1535) was a Dominican friar and the author of se... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (xxx) 463 (xxxi). Roman letter, some Italic. Printer’s device to t-p, decorated initials. Intermittent light age yellowing, small worm trail to first five ll. affecting a few letters, couple of wormholes to outer margins of last few gatherings, faint water stain to outer margins of couple of final ll. A very good, clean copy in contemporary half German pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, brass clasps, blind-tooled to a panel design, outer border with roll of floral tendrils, centre panel with rolls of fronds and rose at head and foot. Spine in five compartments, rai... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Small 4to. ff. 235 [234] (vi). Roman letter, large Gothic to t-p, double column. Woodcut of Justice to recto and large woodcut from Alexander Grammaticus’s Doctrinale (1513) to verso of t-p; c.30 small woodcuts in text of rural scenes (some repeated); decorated initials. Lower blank half of last leaf replaced, upper margins slightly trimmed, occasional minor yellowing. A fine copy, on high-quality paper, in C19 polished calf, double gilt ruled border, gilt arms of Victor Spitalieri de Cessole family to covers, silk bookmark, marbled pastedowns, a.e.g. Spine in six double gilt ruled compartm... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. [xiv], 284, [xx]. [par.]4, 2[par.]4, A-2P4. Black letter, some Roman, Greek and Italic. Woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut arms of Edward Seymor (the dedicatee) on verso, several woodcut initials, two historiated. Early autograph of William Finch on title, marginal annotations in his hand, bookplate of Cornelius Hauck on pastedown. Title fractionally dusty with pen trials and minor ink spots, waterstaining in lower parts of some leaves, a few running titles fractionally shaved. A good copy, in fine 19th-century calf by Riviere, covers bordered with a double g... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio, ff. [i], 10, 29, 28, 44, 8, 12, 32, 25, 53, 19, 11, 21, 10, 8, 33, 12, 8, 30, 10, 19, 84, 51; [xl] (separate foliation for each year) A-5A⁶, ²A-F⁶ ²G⁴. Black letter, some Roman.  Title within elaborate woodcut border, floriated woodcut initials, “Tho. Burman” in a near contemporary hand at head of title page with his price to side, extensive marginal notes in his very neat and minuscule hand, letter of accounts in C19th hand loosely inserted. Title page, first and last two leaves a little dusty, browned and chipped at foredge,  rust spot on A2, front flyleaves backed, rear fly-leaf r... continua a leggere
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    • ROBERT BARKER, 1633
    • Libreria: Sokol Books Limited (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (iv) 18. A-C⁴. First leaf blank but for signature-mark "A" in part of a woodcut frame, lacking last blank C4. Large Italic letter. Woodcut ornament on t-p, at heads of dedication and text, full page cut of Royal arms on t-p verso, note in a near contemporary hand explaining the contents of the work on “A”. Light age yellowing, recto of first leaf dusty, the odd thumb mark or spot, cut a little close in upper margin just touching page numbers. A very good copy crisp and clean in modern boards. In 1618 James I, travelling back from Scotland to London ‘Found that his... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. 3 parts in one. pp. [xvi], 469, [iii]; 67, [v]; 139, [xiii]. [A-2G8, 2H4; a-d8 e4; A-I8 K4.] Preface in Roman letter, text in Italic. Large woodcut Aldine anchor & dolphin device with legend ‘Aldus Iunior’ on 1st and 2nd titles and at end of first two parts, Aldine woodcut device (without ‘Aldus Iunior’) at the end of third part, miniature woodcut portrait of Aldus Manutius the Elder, within architectural border, on verso of first and second titles, early ownership inscription on 1st title “Michaelii Pasini” 1628, 1632, several others crossed out, occasional marginal notes and underlin... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. ff. 149 [i]. Lettre Bâtard in double column. Title in red and black with large grotesque initial, partial border made up of eleven small woodcuts of devotional scenes, some in white on black criblé, full page woodcut on verso of title, fine full-page woodcut of Christ in Glory on verso of A4, two small text woodcuts, first quire printed in red and black, small woodcut white on black criblé initials, occasional marginal manuscript annotation in a slightly later hand, bookplate of Miss Audrey Ridsdale on pastedown. Light age yellowing, some light mostly marginal spotting, a few quires wi... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. (cxxiv), 414, (x), 415-574 dbl. cols., (xvi). πa-p⁴, q², A-Z⁴, a-2g⁴, ⁴2g⁴, 2h-2s⁴. Roman and Greek letter in various sizes. Woodcut printer’s device on on all three titles, fine grotesque woodcut initials and headpieces, bookplate of W.J. Corfield on pastedown, C.W. Dyson Perrins’ and William Foyle’s below. Very light age yellowing. A fine copy, crisp and clean, with large margins, many deckle edges, in a splendid contemporary English binding by Vincent Williamson of Eton College, of polished calf over pasteboards, covers double blind and double gilt ruled to a panel design, stopp... continua a leggere
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    • P. VAN WAESBERGE, 1627
    • Libreria: Sokol Books Limited (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. 28; A-C4, D2. (English part only, of five). Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut tail piece, engraved armorial bookplate of Allan Heywood Bright signed by Alf Downey, on pastedown, mss note on the rarity of the edition tipped in on fly. Light age yellowing, a few minor marginal marks or stains. A very good copy, crisp and clean with good margins in fine C19th three-quarter dark calf over marbled boards, covers gilt ruled, spine with raised bands, richly gilt with small tools in compartments, a little rubbed at extremities. The english translation of Cats's first book Sinne-en minneb... continua a leggere
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    • P. VAN WAESBERGE, 1627
    • Libreria: Sokol Books Limited (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. pp. (viii), 35, (i), 315, [i]; 28; 91 (iii); 46, (ii blank); 48 [iii unnumbered ll.] 49-55, [i]. Roman and Italic letter. Fine engraved allegorical title by J. Matham after van de Venne, Sinne- et minne-beelden with 52 engraved emblems by J. Swelinck after A. van de Venne, each accompanied by 5 pages of text in Dutch, Latin and French (partly in verse), with partial English translation in following section, ‘Emblemata moralia' with 43 engraved emblems, verses in Latin and Dutch, quotations from various sources at foot of each emblem in both works. Galathee with four... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. [xii] 653, [xxvii]. *4, **2, a-z4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Qqq4. (Qqq4 blank). Roman letter, some Italic. Printer’s woodcut rabbit on title, grotesque woodcut head-pieces, floriated and grotesque woodcut initials, woodcut tail-pieces, small woodcut table in text, C18th engraved armorial bookplate on verso of title ‘Ex Bibliotheca Publica Collegii Divio-Godranii’. Light age yellowing, occasional very light marginal spotting, small hole on title touching just frame of woodcut device, minor waterstain to lower outer blank corner on a few quires, t-p fractionally dusty. A very good, crisp co... continua a leggere
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. ff. 173 (iii). Black letter. Floriated woodcut initials, contemporary annotations on a few leaves, early autograph on fly of ‘Anthony L Laws’?, further early inscriptions below, stubbs from an early mss vellum leaf. Blank lower outer corner of D1 torn, very minor waterstain in upper blank margin in places, the odd marginal thumb mark. A very good, clean copy in entirely unsophisticated contemporary calf, covers bordered with a triple blind rule, small fleuron gilt at centres, spine with raised bands, blind ruled in five compartments, traces of ties, tear from tail of lower compartment,... continua a leggere
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