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    • D. FARRI , 1566
    • Libreria: Sokol Books Limited (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Two works in one, ff. 48 + 54 [ii] last two blank. Italic letter. Historiated initials, printer's woodcut device on both titles, "Franco di flamminis" ms. In contemporary hand on second, small ms. armorial device below, extensive marginalia in the same hand in the second work, bookplate of Allardyce Nicoll. Light age yellowing, the odd marginal spot. A good copy in C18 marbles paper wraps. Excellent edition, with Giraldi's important 'guide,' of Speroni's most famous, influential and controversial play, first published in 1546. A versatile and extremely influential man of letters, Sp... continua a leggere
    • APUD FRANCISCUM HACKIUM , 1641
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. pp. [xx], 496, [xliv]. 8 fldg plates. Roman letter, some Italic. Fine engraved title page with border of roundel portraits of famous doctors, Caspar Bartolin’s above, a scene of a public dissection below, 70 fine engraved plates, and eight folding plates, floriated woodcut initials and headpieces, “By the kindness of Morneo Balt.,  S. E. Robinson, West Union Iowa. 1890 on front fly” (genealogical note loosely inserted confirming him as a Physician from West Union). Light age yellowing, minor marginal waterstaining to upper margin in places, very rare marginal spot. ... continua a leggere
    • JOANNES SOTER, 1538
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. pp [284] a-r8 s6. Roman letter, occasional Italic. Woodcut initials, t.p. with printer's device of cherub within wreath, 8 woodcut diagrams of Lullian circles. Contemp. ex libris Antonius Dachselhof of Berne to Lly. Very minor damp stain and spot to t.p, woodcut circle on b5 just shaved at outer margin. A very good, clean and well-margined copy in contemporary limp vellum with 14 original blank unnumbered ll in front and 31 at end, contemp ink title to upper cover and spine, original kid ties. Second edition of Agrippa's (1486 - 1535) commentary on Raymond Lull's (1232-1316) Ars Mag... continua a leggere
    • SUMPTIBUS STEPHANI MICHELSPACHERI TIROLENSIS EXCUSUS, 1614-1615
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITIONS. Two vols in one 4to. 1) ff. (iv), 30, (iv). : 2) ff. 12. Roman and Italic letter, double column, some Greek. First title with fine engraved architectural title page, in beautiful dark impression, arms above [including figure of American Indian] with skeleton, figures representing the venous system at sides, medical instruments below with geographic and distillation instruments, a curtain at centre with title and snake device, floriated woodcut initials, typographical headpieces and ornaments. Light age yellowing, some mostly marginal spotting. Very good copies in contemporar... continua a leggere
    • HENRICI BINNEMANI TYPOGRAPHI, 1575
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION, first issue. 4to., pp. [xvi] 156 + [xii] 207 [xiii]. Two parts in one, text in large fine Roman letter, prefatory matter in italic. Both titles within ornate typographical borders, full page arms of Archbishop Parker on versos, narrow piece of blank margin (upper) cut away from first, removing ms. autograph. Magnificent decorated initial at beginning of dedication, again at beginning of text, final ll. comprising printed tables. First gathering a little loose but sound, else a very good, clean copy in contemp. limp vellum, from the Evelyn library. The chief work of Alexand... continua a leggere
    • 1606, 1617
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. Three works in one. 1): FIRST EDITION, third issue, pp. 63 (1); 2): FIRST EDITION, pp. 58 (2); 3) FIRST EDITION, pp. 58 (2). Italic letter, engraved vase of flowers on title pages, autograph in C17 hand on first, two floriated initials. Occasional spots or marginal mark, very tiny worm hole to first couple on gatherings, a few leaves untrimmed at end, small tear to blank corner of p. 9 in first work and outer margin of p. 21 in last. A very good, crisp and clean copy in contemporary limp vellum, lightly wormed, edges sprinkled red, old label to spine, remains of ties. Case marks in ear... continua a leggere
    • FABIO & AGOSTINO ZOPPINI, 1580
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo, ff. [12], 403, [1], several ll. within gathering CCC misbound; final blank. Roman and Italic letter, printer’s woodcut device on title, floriated and historiated initials. Printing privilege on final recto. Small tear to blank upper margin of title page. A good, clean copy in half vellum over boards c. 1700, early nineteenth-century green and red morocco gilt labels to spine; remains of ties, early ms. marks to front pastedown. Later edition in Italian of Marin Barleti’s Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi (1508-1510) by Pietro Rocca, first printed in 1554. Barleti's work was wid... continua a leggere
    • SIMONE GALIGNANI, 1574
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Folio. (in fours.) pp. (viii) 109 (iii). a4, A-04. Italic letter, index in Roman. ‘Title engraved within an architectural border with figures (Johnson, Engraved title-pages, p.10). Twenty-three numbered engravings, approximately 92x155 mm, by Girolamo Porro... Grotesque ornaments, tail pieces with four satyrs. Large initial A with the slaying of Argos. Grotesque and foliated initials.’ Mortimer.  Contemporary ms. price? ‘Six’ at inner margin of title. Very light age yellowing, worm trail to blank lower outer corner, another on quires G-H in blank outer margin, just touching th... continua a leggere
    • BARTOLOMEO MERLO, 1614
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION small 4to. 12 unnumbered ll., A8 B4. Roman and Italic letter, beautiful four- to seven-lines woodcut foliated initials, traces of antique manuscript pagination on edges; very light water stain to some upper outer corners. A very good copy in near contemporary golden paper wrappers, almost uncut. Only early edition of a very rare collection of celebratory poems, we could trace no copies in the catalogues of the main Libraries. The work, presumably printed on the occasion of a pastoral visitation, is introduced by a dedication from the Augustinian friar Theobaldo Marano to Giova... continua a leggere
    • JEROME, EPISTOLAE, 1480
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio, ff. (iv) 46. Roman letter, a little Greek, guide letters, spaces blank. Extensive early marginalia in at least two early hands (one contemp) throughout, final blank page filled with annotations in Italian (c.1600); uniform light age browning, waterstains to edges of some ll., mostly marginal but slightly affecting the text in places, ancient marginal ink splashes to a couple of ll. A very interesting, not unattractive and well margined copy, if well used at an early date. In modern vellum over boards. A rare edition from an almost equally rare press; the identity of the printer is un... continua a leggere
    • THE SOCIETY OF STATIONERS, 1636
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. Folio. ff [vii], 101. A-S⁶. Black letter, some Roman. Title within fine architectural border, woodcut arms of Charles I of verso of first leaf, those of Stafford on A3, large woodcut initials and grotesque head and tail-pieces, slightly later autograph of “Wm, Conyngham” at head of title with price mark. Minor oil stain to very outer margin of title, rare marginal spot or very minor stain. A very good copy, crisp and clean with good margins in contemporary English or Irish calf, covers bordered with a double blind rule, later red morocco label gilt, all edges red. A very good... continua a leggere
    • HENRI ESTIENNE, 1505
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. ff. [210]. a-p8 q6; a10; a-d8, e4; A-D8, E6. Lettre Batard, some Greek. Title printed in red within beautiful decorative woodcut border in black incorporating the arms of the University of Paris, capital spaces with guide letters, small woodcut diagrams and tables, “Sum Rimoldi van Nyevelaer fuisco discensis medici. Non est mortale quod opto. A° 1605” ms. on title “Nunc Carmelilarum Thenensium. Ex liberali dono R. D Joˆis Hemelarii, Canonici Antwerpiensis Anno 1635. 18 Septemb. orate pro eo” beneath, contemporary marginal annotations, T-p dusty, occasional light dust soiling in upper... continua a leggere
    • STATIONER’S COURT, AND T.W. STEVENS, 1835
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. 68 and 76 full-page plates. Not in Lowndes. Probably the earliest printing of these plates. Light foxing to the plate borders and engraved title page, otherwise very good. Fine, contemporary red half-morocco binding, spine gilt, a.e.g. 19th century owner’s bookplate (William Bakewell, Architect) on pastedown. From the dating in the engravings the book must have been issued in parts between 1834 and 1836. The engraved title page is dated 1836. The engravings, partly on copper, partly on steel, were expressly made from original drawings for this particularly publication. The descr... continua a leggere
    • T. CADELL , 1834
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Crown 8vo pp. 296. FIRST EDITION, proof issue, each engraving signed "proof". Publisher's yellow glazed paper boards with leather title piece lettered "Rogers' Poems. Proofs". Title page expertly restored and hinges repaired with the same quality and colour of the early 19th century paper, interior immaculate. Rawlinson 373-405 X58 continua a leggere
    • JOHN JOHNSON, 1817
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Roy 8vo pp 10(i-x) 96. Fine, modern brown half morocco with gilt lettering and raised bands, marbled endpapers, an elegant volume without foxing.  James Puckle (1667?-1724) published this collection of "characters" in 1711 which ran to several editions until the mid-Nineteenth century. A microcosmography in the Theophrastian sense with an enormous popularity in England. This de-luxe edition with wooden engravings by John Thompson, Branston, Besbit and other Bewick pupils after the designs by Thurston totalled only 735 copies and was printed by John Johnson, the master-printer and later a... continua a leggere
    • CAXTON PRESS BY HENRY FISHER, 1823
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo; 448 p.; illustrated Blue binding in full calf; gold and blind-stamped decorations on sides and back. Includes other texts of a religious nature, including Blair's The Grave. With several full-page engravings on copper. A very nice, characteristic binding of the 1830's. X72 continua a leggere
    • HUMPHREY MOSELEY, 1653
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION in English. 12mo pp. [xxvi] 384 [xxx]. Roman and italic letter, author portrait on frontispiece. Age yellowing, final few ll. stained at margins, lacking final black. A good copy in contemporary deerskin, covers loose and scuffed, spine and edges worn. In a box. Gibson 115. B37 continua a leggere
    • JOHANNIS RAVESTEMIUS, 1662
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 12mo pp (xx) 607 (LXVIII). Roman lettter, fine eng. t-p, early ms 'Liber R. Harby' at head and Mich: Batt a. aR on inner rear board. Light age yellowing, good copy in contemp calf, rebacked, spine remounted, corner repairs. Gibson 135. B47 continua a leggere
    • FOR THOMAS WILLIAMS, 1674
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. pp. 1 engraved portrait + pp. [xxxii] 322 [ xx]. Roman and italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, woodcut initials. Slight age yellowing, light dampstain to final ll, a clean and well margined copy in modern red morocco, covers double gilt-ruled, spine gilt in seven compartments. Gibson 142 B55 continua a leggere
    • WOLFGANG EDER, 1582-1583
    • Libreria: Sokol Books Limited (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION of the second. 12mo. two works in one ff. [x] 178 [ii] : pp. 95 [i]. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut printer’s device on first t-p, small woodcut initials, woodcut and typographical ornaments, “Hic liber est B. Fratris Balthasari heillingmaris in obernaltach” in early hand on pastedown, “Monasterii obernaltain” on t-p. Light age yellowing, cropped a little close at outer margin shaving side notes in places, light occasional waterstaining, round library stamp to t-p. A very good copy in a charming South German? binding of half calf over boards using ms leaf from a C15th Bible ... continua a leggere
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