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    • PHILIPPUS DE MANTEGATIIS, CASSANUS, FOR JOHANNES PETRUS DE LOMATIO, 15 DEC 1492
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    • Bibliographic details: Small folio. 68 unnumbered ll., [*]4 a8 b-i6 k8. Roman letter. Handsome woodcut t-p of musician at the organ, full-page woodcut divided into 4 scenes showing Iubal, Pythagoras and Phylolaus playing instruments, several full-page or smaller woodcut diagrams on notation and music theory. T-p and blank verso of last dusty, latter ink spotted, t-p and last two ll. strengthened at gutter, upper outer blank corner slightly holed, few small marginal worm holes to first and last few ll., very light oil stain to lower outer corner of large figurative woodcut, small water stain at lower gutter of las... Read more
    • DEL ROSSI, 1691
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. Large folio. Ff. (i) 56 (i). Some Roman, mainly Italic. Tp ornamental engraving with swags surrounding text, 40 full page engraved anatomical illustrations of osteological and myological body parts and figures in a variety of contexts and poses, 56 plates in total. Foxing to ffeps and tp, lightly to edges throughout, slight age yellowing. Impressive and beautifully engraved, good and clean with exceptional margins. In recent half morocco over marbled boards. "This remarkable posthumous work combines delicately rendered engravings by Charles Errard (1606-1689) and François And... Read more
    • [MICHAEL LANZENBERGER], 1600
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    • Bibliographic details: Small 4to. pp. (xxvi) 604 (x). Gothic letter. All pages within richly decorated woodcut border with grotesques, saints, biblical scenes and escutcheons. T-p in red and black also within woodcut border with arms of Saxony, large woodcut arms of Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg (with Lucas Cranach, probably the Younger, monogram) to t-p verso, 18 half-page woodcuts mainly of biblical scenes, decorated initials. T-p dusty, usual age browning, upper margins a bit short, the odd damp mark. A very good copy in a superb contemporary calf binding decorated with lacquer paint, double blind ruled to a pan... Read more
    • SEBASTIANO COMBI, 1612
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    • Bibliographic details: 4to. ff. (viii) 82 (i), lacking final blank. Roman letter, with Italic. Woodcut printer’s device to t-p, 19 full-page woodcut illustrations of plants, instruments and horticultural occupations within typographic frame, decorated initials, head- and tailpieces. T-p a little soiled, light waterstaining to upper gutter of a few ll., occasionally to outer or lower margins, some ll. a bit thumbed, a few lightly browned, small worm trails to lower inner corners and at gutter of a few gatherings, just touching the odd letter. A good copy in contemporary vellum (holed) over pasteboards, spine sligh... Read more
    • APUD GEORGIUM FLEISCHMANNUM, 1597
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. Folio. pp. (iv), 1772 col. pp. [xxxiii]. _, A-4G , 4H-4M . Roman and Italic letter in double column. Woodcut printer’s device on title, floriated and historiated woodcut initials, woodcut tailpieces, engraved archiepiscopal armorial bookplate on pastedown, various C19th ecclesiastical library stamps on title, early ms exlibris of ‘Bartholomew [?]’ below with bibliographical reference above, further autograph of [?] towards head. Light age yellowing, some browning and spotting, the rare marginal mark or spot. A very good copy in contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, remains of... Read more
    • LAZZARO SCORIGGIO, 1622
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. Pp. [xvi] 504. Italic letter, some Roman. Title within fine engraved architectural border with coat of arms, couple of small repairs to edges. C19 stamp of the ‘Biblioth. S. Caroli. Borr. – Semin. Phil.’. Couple of early mss on rear pastedown, one probably a binder’s price, library labels on front pastedown. Mostly light age browning, a bit heavier at beginning and towards end, light marginal foxing to some leaves, small stain to lower margin of one gathering. A perfectly acceptable copy in modern half leather over paper patterned boards c.1700, a bit worn, all edge... Read more
    • ROGER WARDE, 1591
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. 4to. Pp. [xii] 368 [ii], error in pagination 78-81, text uninterrupted. Black letter, some Roman. 7 folding woodcut plates, plate preceding p. 185 is backed, old repairs to plates preceding pp. 187 and 253, repaired tear in first of two plates preceding p. 189, all repaired without loss. Ornate woodcut decorations, as well as typographical figures of military formations. T-p slightly dusty. Light mark on A2, text not obscured. Blank upper outer corner of pp. 189, 191 torn, very light yellowing, upper margin a bit short. Small oil stain pp. 359-end, text not obscured. A very g... Read more
    • [COLOGNE, EUCHARIUS CERVICORNUS, 1536]
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo. 208 unnumbered ll., A8, a-Bb8. Roman letter, little Gothic. Author’s woodcut portrait to t-p, a few decorated white-on-black initials. T-p a little age yellowed, small tear from fore-edge, slight yellowing, light water stain in final gatherings, vellum slip from rubricated C15 Dutch ms. used as spine lining just visible, penultimate gathering slightly loosening at foot, small mark to lower outer blank corner of last two ll. A good, unsophisticated copy in contemporary Netherlandish calf, panel-stamped, double ruled, border of tendrils, urns, cherub at head and two interlacing wyverns a... Read more
    • HIERONIMO SONCINO, 1518
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo. 94 unnumbered ll., A4 B-I8 K4 L-Z8 AA8 BB10. Italic letter, little Roman. T-p thumb marked at lower and outer margins, small tear from lower gutter, occasional thumb marks, minor ink stain to lower edge of M1, the odd marginal spot. A very good, well-margined copy in most unusual, unsophisticated contemporary calf, lacking ties, C15 rubricated ms. used as spine lining just visible, double blind ruled, outer border with interlacing ropework in blind, centre panel with blind-stamped fan tools to corners, four forming a circular centrepiece, surrounded by fleurs-de-lis, mudejar tools, and... Read more
    • VALERIO AND LUIGI DORICO, 1544
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Folio. pp. (xii) 122 (ii). Italic letter, little Roman or Greek. 23 superb full- and half-page woodcut ancient monuments, statues, building plans and a double-page map of Rome signed by G.B. Palatino, large woodcut printer’s device to last, decorated initials. All edges untrimmed, slight yellowing, very light water stain to outer edge of first six ll. and last gathering, minor paper flaw to outer edge of F6, two rust marks on last four ll. An extremely good, fresh copy, on thick, high-quality paper, in contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, two small repairs, cou... Read more
    • JOHN DAWSON FOR NATH: BUTTER AND NICH: BOURNE, 1632
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITIONS THUS. Small 4to. 2 works in one. Pp. (viii) 90, 44; (vi) 40. Roman letter, some Italic. Some woodcut head-pieces and initials. In first work four folding woodcuts; one folding woodcut in second. Marginal sale stamp on title page of H.M. Stationary Office, armorial bookplate of Royal Military College on front pastedown, armorial bookplate of Thomas Francis Fremantle on end paper. Light yellowing, small repair to upper margin of title page, good margins. In C19 morocco, gilt edging to covers, aeg, spine with gilt bands and title. [WILLIAM WATTS OR SIR THOMAS ROE].\nThe Svvedish... Read more
    • [VENICE, PER GIOVAN PADOVANO], 1550
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    • Bibliographic details: Small 4to in 8s. ff. (viii) 167 (i). Roman letter. T-p within handsome woodcut border with female figure (Venice) and background marine scene, sundry apparatus, fireworks and furnaces, large printer’s device to last recto otherwise blank, 83 half-page metallurgical woodcuts, decorated initials. T-p a little soiled, small oil stain to fore-edge of first gathering, slight yellowing, light water stain extending from gutter in first and last two, lower outer blank corner of B8 cut away, occasional finger-soiling, smudged early pen trials to few margins and last verso, scattered ink splashes to ... Read more
    • EDWARD HUSBANDS, 1643
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. Pp. (iii) 2-6. Black letter, some Roman. Typographic woodcut border to tp, ornamental woodcut headpiece, floriated initial. A nice, well margined copy. Disbound. "This attractive ordinance from Parliament was published during the time of political unrest arising from the beginning of the English Civil War. It calls for the preservation and organisation of books, papers, manuscripts, court proceedings and other records taken or expropriated from wider London and Westminster. It is an attempt to save important documents from being ruined, destroyed or sold off which ... Read more
    • IOANNES BATMAN, 1545
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    • Bibliographic details: Small 8vo. 2 parts in 1, ff. 166; (ii) 117 (viii). Roman letter. T-ps within architectural woodcut border, 96 small woodcut scriptural scenes, decorated initials and ornaments. First t-p a little dusty at margins, traces of former repair, B1 repaired in gutter, slight age yellowing, outer margin of first gathering a bit soiled, light water stain to lower outer corners of gatherings A, N and T, intermittent to second part. A good copy in c1700 Bohemian deerskin over bevelled boards, blind ruled to a panel design, raised bands, spine gilt, morocco label (with small loss), all edges gilt and g... Read more
    • APUD HAEREDES EUSTATHIJ VIGNON, 1594
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo. pp. (lviii) 340 [i.e., 358] (xv) (i) + folding plate. Roman letter, with Italic, little Greek or musical notation. Woodcut printer’s device to t-p, 7 full-page woodcut scenes with Brazilian natives and landscapes, folding plate with woodcut battle scene, decorated initials and ornaments. Very light browning, extremely small worm trail a blank gutter of first two gatherings, the odd marginal spot, t-p and plate a little dusty. A good, clean copy in contemporary vellum, yapp edges, lower board repaired towards fore-edge, ms. ‘Philip Griffin Warnford March 1785’, his ms. crested monogram ... Read more
    • ALDUS, 1524
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo. 2 parts in 1, ff. 92, 97 (i), including blank π3-4. Greek letter, with Italic. Woodcut Aldine device to t-p (hand-coloured) and last versos. Sight browning and use soiling, upper edge dusty, occasional thumb marks and ink splash, light water stain to lower blank margin of some later ll. A good copy in contemporary German pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, one brass clasp, remains of second, double blind stamped to a panel design, outer border with rolls of tendrils in blind, centre panel double cross-hatched in blind, large blind-stamped fleurons, C19 gilt-lettered morocco labels, a.... Read more
    • JOHANNES TRECHSEL, 5-20 APR. 1497
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 178 unnumbered ff., 88 a-n8 o10 A8 B6 C-H8 I10. Gothic letter, double column. 7-line initials supplied in red, at start of books in red and blue with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic penflourishing (e.g., herons) and animal figures (e.g., unicorn, owl, dragon), 3-line initials supplied in red; woodcut printer’s device to last. T-p and last a bit soiled at margins, marginal early pen trials or ink smudges to couple of ll., slight yellowing, light oil stain to upper margin of first two gatherings, minor water stain to upper or outer edge in a few places, extreme upper outer ... Read more
    • EBERHARD ZETNER, 1626 2) MAGDEBURG, ANDREAS BEKEL FOR LEVIN BRAUNS, 1609
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo, 2 works in 1, pp. (xvi) 118 (ii); 37 (1), plus 15 leaves (pp.65-92) from Paracelsus’s Lapis vegetabilis (Strasbourg, G.A. Dolhoff, 1681). Gothic letter. I: large woodcut arms of Johann Heinrich Cocheim to )?(8, II: t-p in red and black, woodcut vignette with John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica, woodcut printer’s device within typographical border on A5 and last verso, woodcut arms of Magdeburg and VDMIA (‘Verbum divinum manet in aeternum’) to C4 verso. Small water stain at upper gutter of first and last few ll., I: t-p dusty, trimmed affecting imprint, uniform light browning, the odd ink sp... Read more
    • IN OFFICINA FROBENIANA, 1524
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION. 2 parts in 1, ff. [144]. Hebrew letter, with Roman, musical notation (3pp.), last few ll. with parallel Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic and Roman text, in double column. Printer’s device to t-p and last verso, decorated initials and ornaments. T-p with faded marginal stamp, first four ll. a little finger-soiled at margins, slight browning, occasional minor marginal spotting, lower outer blank corner of a3 and s8 torn, small marginal oil stain to b1. A good copy in contemporary Polish or Bohemian full calf, lacking ties, blind ruled to a panel design, upper cover: rolls of fleurons and... Read more
    • FRANCISCI BOLZETTAE, 1647
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    • Bibliographic details: Large 4to. Pp. (xxxii) 204 (xxiv) 188 (xvi). Roman letter, little Italic. Woodcut printers device on tp, title in black and red. Ornamental woodcut head and tail pieces, floriated initials, fine half-page eng portrait of author. Large eng portrait of Petrus de Marchettis by G. Giorgi, 1647, followed by 9 full page medical engravings by Georgi. Minimal foxing to some margins, light water stain to last leaf of table and following blank and blank upper outer corner of about 20 leaves, a few thumb marks. A good clean well margined copy with engravings in clear strong impression. In contemporary... Read more
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