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Acta Eruditorum Anno MDCXCII publicata.

By: Mencke, Otto; Leibniz; Gottfried; Grosse, Johann; Gleditsch, Johann Friedrich; Bernoulli; Nuck; de Vries, Grotius, et al

Price: $799.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Georg, Johann, 1692

Edition: First Edition


[ii], 570, [28] pp. Indices. 13 folding plates. In heavy cream card of the time, printed spine label, 3 sewn bands front and back. End papers renewed at the time of binding, some worming to the first few leaves, title page remounted, one leaf remounted, paper is browned, there are some foxing spots, and some humidity marking throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked. The plates are clean and unmarked, as well, with some of the same browning but not as heavy as the ... View more info

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Acta Eruditorum Anno MDCXCIII publicata.

By: Mencke, Otto; Leibniz, Gottfried; Johann Friedrich; Bernoulli; et al

Price: $699.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Georg, Johann, 1693

Edition: First Edition


[ii], 545, [46] pp.. Indices. 6 folding tables In heavy cream card of the time, printed spine label, 3 sewn bands front and back. End papers renewed at the time of binding, paper is browned, there are some foxing spots, and some humidity marking throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked. The plates are clean and unmarked, as well, with some of the same browning but not as heavy as the text. Acta Eruditorum was founded in 1682 in Leipzig by Otto Mencke, who became ... View more info

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Beati Roberti Arbressellensis : ordinis Font-Ebraldensis conditoris vita, transitus, epitome vitae, elogia, miracula.

By: Robert, of Arbrissel

Price: $399.00

Publisher: Rouen, Maurry, 1668


[48], 224 pp. In size a 12mo but a small quarto. Entirely in Latin, handsome head and tail pieces, sharply printed, wide margins. Handsome full dark brown calf binding with blind ruling and florets, some scuffing and wear to the front and back covers, spine has five raised bands with gilt compartments, label still clear, bottom of spine worn and chipped with some loss to leather. Marbled paper end papers, front papers have a scar where it appears an old sticker was re... View more info

Image for Comitiologia Ratisbonensis De Anno 1654: Das Ist, Was Bey Selbigem Reichstage Zu Regenspurg Item, Was Daneben Bey Der Wahl Des Rom. Konigs Ferdinand Iv...anzumercken Sich Erzeiget Hat...; Item Unpassionirte Gedancken, Wider Des Hippoliti De Lapide... Von Dem Hochloblichsten Hause Oesterreich...und Uber Andere...anschlage, Etc.

Comitiologia Ratisbonensis De Anno 1654: Das Ist, Was Bey Selbigem Reichstage Zu Regenspurg Item, Was Daneben Bey Der Wahl Des Rom. Konigs Ferdinand Iv...anzumercken Sich Erzeiget Hat...; Item Unpassionirte Gedancken, Wider Des Hippoliti De Lapide... Von Dem Hochloblichsten Hause Oesterreich...und Uber Andere...anschlage, Etc.

By: Von Hagen, Gottlieb (1595-1658)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Bremen, Erhard Bergers, 1657


[20], 418, [1] pp. Folding plate. Errata page. No blanks. In German Fraktur. Vellum boards are age darkened with wear at corners. Bottom front corner bumped. With brown leather spine applied at a later date, paper spine label mostly gone, leather spine has a few small holes and general wear. Endpapers have numerous pencil notations, title page has some marked out old owner inscription and red pencil notations, a crack in the paper from the fore-edge not affecting text, p... View more info

Histoire Des Negotiations De Nimegue Par Le Sieur De St. Disdier.

By: Saint Disdier,( Alexandre Toussaint de Limojon) De

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris, Claude Barbin, 1680


1680. 10 lvs + 330 pp + 10 lvs Tables des Matieres. Suivant la Copie, imprimee. In French. 3.25" x 5.75" Title page colophon of Chez Barbin, handsome decorative initials and head & tail pieces in the preface and first page of the history. The story behind the negotiations to end Louis XIV of France's "Dutch War" (1672-1678) during the Treaties of Njimegen (1678-1679), known in French as Nimegue and obviously published immediately after the Treaties we... View more info

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La vie de Cassiodore, chancelier et premier Minister de Theodoric Le Grand & de plusieurs autres Rois d'Italie : ensuite Abbe de Viviers. Avec ur Abrege de l'Histaire des Princes qu'il a servis ; & des remarques sur ses ouvrages

By: de Sainte-Marthe, Denis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris, Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1695

Edition: Second Edition


1695. Pagination is 18 lvs, 422 [19] pages, all present as called for. The book is in quite good antiquarian condition. It is a lovely 12mo measuring 4" x 6.5" fully bound in glorious tree-calf leather with red spine label with gilt. Just a bit of wear at corners and joints. Interior has marbled end papers, first and last blanks a little foxed . Red and black title page has some foxing and a nice old hand has written in the author's name, interiors are clean ... View more info

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Les Proverbes Anciens Flamengs et Francois Correspondants de Sentence Les Uns Aux autres

By: Goedthals, Francois

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Antwerp, Plantin, 1568

Edition: First Edition


143 pp, but lacking 123-128. Handsome buff morocco with the embossed stamp of Keir House, interior has book plate of Keir House, along with bookplates of William Stirling-Maxwell and Victor de Guinzbourg, all collectors of proverbs. Some minor rubbing and wear to leather covers, light rubbing at corners and spine, red end papers, some minor age spots to title, paper lightly toned throughout, occasional mild marginalia. The missing text pages were obviously not present ... View more info

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M. F. Quintiliani DECLAMATIONES CXXXVII. Quae Ex CCCLXXXVIII Supersunt, Diuque Latuere, Nunc Demum P. Aerodii

By: Quintillian; Pierre Ayrault, editor

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Paris, Frederick Morell, 1563

Edition: First Edition


The first edition of this collection of “declamations” – rhetorical exercises – attributed to Quintilian and edited by the Pierre Ayrault (1536-1601) , the well known French jurist. Condition of this first edition is good antiquarian. It is a quarto measuring 8.5” x 6.5” bound in vellum. Vellum is normally aged, smooth and nice, spine label is faded and lightly damaged, front board is forward. Pagination is [4]-220-[12]. Paper is clean and crisp, printing is ... View more info

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Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis Incunabula 1480

By: Nonius Marcellus

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: Parma, [Printer of Hieronymus], 1480


The book is a quarto (in 8s) measuring 11.25” x 8”, bound in old vellum with some old repairs, new morocco spine label, end papers and blanks renewed. This copy is lacking the index leaves at the front but the text is complete, pages numbered 2-132, collation b2-8, c-q8, r6, s6, with author and date at the colophon. (a1-b1 are the missing index and blanks). First leaf has some staining and worming, occasional mild foxing or aging throughout, leaf o2 is darkened, mar... View more info

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Rhetoricorum Ad C. Herennium. Lib. IIII. De Inventione Lib. II. Topica Ad Trebatium Lib. I. Oratoriiae Partitiones Lib. I Coline Edition

By: Cicero, M. T.

Price: $799.00

Publisher: Paris, Simon De Colines, 1545

Edition: First Edition


This is a scarce early printed edition of three famous works dating back over 450 years to 1545. It comes from the famous house of Simon de Colines, one of the great printers of Renaissance Europe, famed for his beautiful typefaces, superb craftsmanship and as one of the most important innovators of book design. It appears to have come from an old Carmelite monastery. Two of the works printed are by the great Roman statesman Cicero, and one now thought to be by another, ... View more info

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Sammelband of Eight Anti-Catholic Tracts Printed in England during the Restoration between 1679-1687

By: Croft, Herbert; Gilbert, John; Wake, William; Benigne, James; Johnstone, Joseph; Payne, William; Stratford, Nicholas;

Price: $825.00

Publisher: London, 1679

Edition: First Edition


A collection of anti-Catholic and pro-Church of England tracts printed during the Restoration, at the end of Charles II's reign and beginning of James II. Bound together and cased in new dark blue buckram by the Law Society. Contents are: The Legacy of the Right Reverend Father in God, Herbert Lord Bishop of Hereford: to his Diocess. Or, A Short Determination of all Controversies We have with the Papists, by [Herbert Croft], London: Charles Harper, 1679. [viii], 126 pp.... View more info

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Sermones De Laudibus Sanctoru[M] Fratris Roberti De Litio Ordinis Mino[Rum] Episcopi Aquinat[E]n[Sis]. Incunabula

By: Caracciolus, Robertus

Price: $3,500.00

Publisher: Basel, Kesler, 1490


Sermones de Laudibus sanctoru[m] Fratris Roberti de Litio ordinis mino[rum] Episcopi Aquinat[e]n[sis]. Basilee imp[r]essum : p[er] Nicolau[m] Kesler ..., M. Ccccxc [1490] (Sermones de laudibus sanctorum. , Caracciolus, Robertus, Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 26 Feb. 1490) With title page and colophon page with date and printing information, 398 pages. This is a rare incunable folio -dating back to 1490, WITH SCARCE TITLE PAGE - the hard to find Basel edition of the works of ... View more info

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The Marrow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers, and Other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, Which Have Flourished in the Church since Christ's time, to This Present Age. Faithfully Collected Out of Several Autors [sic], and Orderly Disposed, According to the Centuries Wherein They Lived. Together With t

By: Clark, Samuel

Price: $799.00

Publisher: London, William Du-gard, 1650

Edition: First Edition


This book is in good antiquarian condition. It has been handsomely rebound in 3/4 leather, marbled boards, endpapers renewed It is a small octavo and measures 5.25” x 7”. It is packed with numerous engraved portrait plates, the portrait area on page 320 blank as issued. Pagination is as follows [32], 352, 363-378, 389-500, [8] pages, the gaps represent numbering errors when the book was printed, as per bibliographic references, but the book is complete. The pa... View more info

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Thesaurus Proverbiorum Italico-Bergamascorum Rarissimorum...nunquam Antes Stampatorum...italicae Linguae Amanitium Ad Aperiendum Oculos Editorum

By: Bolla, Bertolameo Bartolomaeo.

Price: $1,999.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, J. Saurium, 1605


70 leaves, unpaginated, renewed end papers and blanks. In octavos. With the bookplate of Col. Victor De Guinzbourg, who was in counterintelligence prior to WWII and, according to his family, used a number of different names -- he also happened to collect books of proverbs, the book passed to Robert Easton after his death. Very attractively bound in modern 3/4 leather with gilt ruling, dark blue marbled boards, five raised bands to the spine with gilt florets in the panel... View more info

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Verhael, van de Nederlantsche Vreede. Handeling.

By: Aitzema, Lieuwe van (1600-1669)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: The Hague, Jan Veely, 1650

Edition: First Edition


1650, 1st edition. 2 volumes in 1, [2 blanks] 610 pp [2 blanks] [2] 610 pp [4 blanks]. In quarto. Contemporary vellum binding with manuscript title to spine, covers are in good condition, yapp edges with front cover bottom edge with small lack, top corner back cover has a scar. Interior front end paper has label from Kimbolton Castle as well as small owner book plate. Red and black title page, light browning and mild foxing throughout, paper otherwise clean and sturdy,... View more info