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La Hypnerotomachia di Poliphilio

by COLONNA, Francesco

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Published
1545
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First thirteen leaves with lower outer corners renewed, most other leaves with smaller marginal conservation, occasionally touch
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Venice: Sons of Aldus Manutius, 1545. First thirteen leaves with lower outer corners renewed, most other leaves with smaller marginal conservation, occasionally touching or affecting a few letters. A very handsome copy, the cuts in fine condition. Folio (29.1 x 19.4 cm). Roman type, occasional Greek and Hebrew type. 170 fine woodcuts (9 full-page), printer's device on title,… Read more
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Amores, edente Petro Scriverio, inscripti Th. Graswinckelio, equiti

by BAUDIUS, Dominique (1561-1613)

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Published
1638
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Covers somewhat bowed, several internal leaves with careful pen underlining, a handsome, well-preserved copy
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Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1638. Covers somewhat bowed, several internal leaves with careful pen underlining, a handsome, well-preserved copy. 12mo (144 x 85 mm). [12], 518, [1] pages. Woodcut vignette on title, full-page engraved portrait of Badius on **6v. Contemporary vellum over pasteboard. Provenance: Arthur Atherly (1772-1844), English Member of Parliament (bookplate); Edward Heron-Allon (1861-1943), English polymath, writer, scientist and… Read more
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Concordantiae bibliorum

by CONRADUS DE HALBERSTADT [CONRADUS DE ALEMANIA (active 1342-1362)]

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Published
1474
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$40,000.00

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Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, 1474. Folio (410 x 292 mm). Gothic types, 3 columns, 66 lines. Collation: the following gatherings all have stamped signatures a: [a-i^10 k l^8 m^10]; stamped signatures b: [2a-d^10 e^8+1 f^10 g-l^10]; stamped signatures c: [3a-h^10 i^12]; stamped signatures d: [4a-h^10 i^8 k^12]. 415 leaves (of 417, lacking preliminary and terminal blanks). 9-line initial "Q" in red and yellow on first page of text,… Read more
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Epistolarum ad Atticum, ad Brutum, ad Quintum Fratrem, Libri XX

by [ALDINE PRESS] CICERO, M. Tullius (106-43)

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Published
1521
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Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani, 1521. Aldine 8vo (161 x 94 mm; 63/8 x 33/4 in.). Collation: aa-bb^8 a-ss^8 tt^4. 3- and 4-line printed guide letters. 18th-century red roan-backed marbled boards, smooth spine gilt-lettered and -ruled, all edges gilt. Some rubbing to joints and extremities, lower margin of ss8 renewed, an occasional pale foxmark, but generally very clean… Read more
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Vicenza: Giacomo Amadio, 1668. 2 parts in one volume, thick 8vo (215 x 158 mm; 81/2 x 61/4 in.). [16], 466, [6] pages; [12], 376 pages. Two etched and engraved titles and 15 folding plates by Jacopo Ruffoni. Contemporary vellum. An entirely original copy, unrestored, the binding worn and with losses; intermittent dampstaining throughout, several closed tears to folding… Read more
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Le diverse et artificiose machine ... Nellequali si contengono varij et industriosi movimenti

by RAMELLI, Agostino (circa 1531-after 20 August 1608)

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Published
1588
Condition
From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$52,500.00

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Paris: The Author, 1588. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (375 x 252 mm). Text in French and Italian, in roman and italic types respectively. Engraved title within architectural frame, engraved portrait of the author on verso of title, title and portrait by Léonard Gaultier, 194 engravings, of which 174 full-page and 20 double-page [numbered… Read more
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image of Les images ou tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates, sophistes grecs et les statues de Callistrate. Mise en Francois par Blaise de Vignere Bourbonnois, enrichis d'arguments et annotations, reveus et corrigez sur l'original par un docte personage de ce temps en la langue grecque, et representez en taille douce en cette nouvelle edition. Avec des epigrammes sur chacun diceux par artus Thomas sieur d'Embry.; Translated by Blaise de Vigenère (1523-1596)

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Paris: Abel l'Angelier...et le veuve M. Guillemot, 1615. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (415 x 272 mm). Elaborate engraved title by Jasper Isac, depicting architectural and garden perspectives with putti and angelic musicians; 66 large (230 x 180mm) engraved and etched classical subjects by Isac, L. Gaultier and Thomas de Leeu after Antoine Caron… Read more
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L'Adamo, sacra rapresentatione

by ANDREINI, Giovanni Battista (1578-1650)

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Published
1613
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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Milan: Geronimo Bordoni, 1613. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (221 x 165 mm). Engraved title, portrait, one engraved head-piece, one full-page and 38 half-page engravings by Cesare Bassano after Carlo Antonio Procaccini. 17th-century mottled calf, gilt spine. Short repaired tear in title and portrait, portrait slightly short, generally a very attractive copy in a… Read more
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HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin. Horae in Laudem beatissimae virginis Mariae, ad usum Romanum

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Published
1549
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$50,000.00

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Paris: Regnault and Claude Chaudiére, 1549. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (230 x 158 mm). Collation: a-y8. 176 leaves. Roman types, printed in red and black. Ruled in red. Renaissance woodcut title-border of termini and festoons, printers' device (Colines' Time with his scythe); 14 FULL-PAGE WOODCUTS, combining illustration and architectural frame on a single… Read more
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Anfang, Ursprung und herkommen des Thurniers in Teutscher nation

by RÜXNER, Georg (fl. 1530)

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Published
1532
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$24,000.00

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Simmern: Hieronymus Rodler, 1532. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (319 x 216 mm). 220 leaves. Gothic type. Title with large woodcut initial A and arms of Charles V on verso. One folding woodcut plate of a tournament (between fols. 33 and 34), two full-page and 246 smaller coats-of-arms and 39 half-page woodcuts including repeats.… Read more
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Opus Regale

by VIVALDI, Giovanni Lodovico (d. 1540)

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Published
1511
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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Paris: Jean Barbier for François Regnault, 1511. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (142 x 210 mm). Title printed in red and black, 7 metalcut illustrations and borders. Contemporary English limp blind-tooled calf, boards removed, early manuscript pastedowns preserved; cloth folding case. Back cover detached. Provenance: early manuscript annotations, extensive at beginning and end; William… Read more
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Prima [-secunda] pars promptuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum

by ROUILLÉ, Guillaume (circa 1518-1589)

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Published
1553
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$70,000.00

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Lyons: printed for the author, 1553. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Two parts in one volume, 4to (243 x 168 mm). First title-page illuminated in gold and colors incorporating the coat of arms of Philip II and Mary I (slightly rubbed). 828 medallion portraits, vignettes and initials equally illuminated. Ruled in red. Contemporary beige velvet.… Read more
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Dit es dleven ons liefs heeren Ihesu Cristi met addicien van schoonen moralen en geesteliken leeringhen en deuoten meditacien

by LUDOLPHUS de Saxonia (d. 1377)

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Published
1503
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1503. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Small folio (254 x 184 mm). Collation: A8 a-f6 g4 h-z 8 8 A-Z Aa-Gg6. 336 leaves. 41 lines, double columns. Gothic types. Title in nine lines (the first a xylographic block) over a cut of Salvator Mundi flanked by two blocks… Read more
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De generatione Christi, sive defensorium inviolatae castitatis B.V.M.

by FRANCISCUS DE RETZA (circa 1343-1427), falsely attributed to

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[Basel: Lienhart Ysenhut, circa 1490]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (210 x 155 mm). 29 of 30 leaves (lacks first blank or title, see note above). 32 lines. Gothic types. 2 full-page woodcuts and 51 woodcuts in text (each circa 75-62 mm). Rubricated in red. Blue morocco gilt. Lower blank margin of a2 and… Read more
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HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin. Horae in laudem beatissime virginis Marie: secundum consuetudinem ecclesie parisiensis

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Published
1527
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$42,000.00

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Paris: Simon Du Bois for Geoffroy Tory, 1527. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (196 x 139 mm). Collation: a-r8 s4. 140 leaves, bâtarde type, title printed in red and black, initials and headings printed in red throughout, printer's "pot cassé" device (Bernard, no. 9) on title and on verso of last leaf, each page… Read more
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Glossae ex illustrissimis auctoribus collectae

by SALOMON (891-920), Bishop of Constance and Abbot of St. Gall, attributed to

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[Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra, circa 1474]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Royal folio (402 x 268 mm). 287 leaves (of 288, lacking first blank). 55 lines, double-column. Roman type. 12-line woodcut white-vine capitals; spaces for 2-line initials and for one 13-line initial. Printed paragraph marks. Leaves 2/5 and 2/6 disjunct as usual… Read more
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New Kreüterbuch

by FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566)

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Published
1543
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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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Basel: Michael Isengrin, 1543. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (377 x 242 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, large Isengrin device on final recto, full-page woodcut portrait of Fuchs on title verso, 517 botanical woodcuts by Viet Rudolph Speckle after Heinrich Füllmaurer and Albert Meyer, woodcut portraits of the three artists at end, woodcut… Read more
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Lettres Choisies

by BALZAC, Jean-Louis Guez de

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Published
1656
Condition
Modern ink gift inscription on verso of title, lacks front free endpaper
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$250.00

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Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1656. Modern ink gift inscription on verso of title, lacks front free endpaper. 12mo. 404pp. Engraved title. Contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering on spine. Provenance: Princes of Liechtenstein (bookplate). Willems 1193; Copinger 186; Brunet I, 633; Berghman 1408; Berghman Supplement 332; Rahir 1216; Tchemerzine I, 427.
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