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Opera

Opera

by Lactantius Firmianus, Lucius Coelius

Libri Stampe e Carte Geografiche; Milano; 21 Dicembre  2004;  Sale MI233

Libri Stampe e Carte Geografiche; Milano; 21 Dicembre 2004; Sale MI233

by Sotheby's

Milan: Sotheby's, 2004. 128 pp. 631 lots, illustrations in Black and White. A light bump to the upper fore edge corner, and rubbing to front wrap, otherwise fine. Some highlights: Lot 614, Vesuvio: Recueil de Toutes les Vues Qui Existoient dans le Cabinet du Duc de la Tour et Qui Representoient les Incendies du Mont Vesuve Arrives jusq'a Present. Napoli: Nicolas Gervais, 1805, sold for 4,200 Eur; Lot 616 Viaggi,Della Valle, Pietro. Viaggi di Pietro Della Valle il pellegrino...la Turchia, la Persia, e... Read more
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$14.00
De generatione Christi, sive defensorium inviolatae castitatis B.V.M.

De generatione Christi, sive defensorium inviolatae castitatis B.V.M.

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

[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 d6 replaced. Provenance: Fritz Kreisler (his sale Sotheby's Parke Bernet, 27 January 1927, lot 141); purchased from Maggs Bros., 1966. EXTREMELY RARE EDITION... Read more
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$25,000.00
Single incunable leaf "fol. CCXXI," of German Chronicle by Guilelmus de Gouda, "Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen"

Single incunable leaf "fol. CCXXI," of German Chronicle by Guilelmus de Gouda, "Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen"

by DE GOUDA, Guilelmus (16c.)

Cologne: Koelhoff, 1499. Paperback. Very Good+. With half page battle scene and text for Gregory XI and Charles IV. (Size: 285 x 195mm).
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$250.00
De consolation philosophiae [with] de disciplina scholarium

De consolation philosophiae [with] de disciplina scholarium

by Boëthius, Anicius Manlius Severinus ; Waleys (Wallensis), Thomas (commentary: attrib. to Thomas Aquinas)

Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1491. Early Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Later, likely 19th century, paper boards, spine worn. Staining and browning, mostly early on, scattered stains elsewhere, some discoloration and worming in the inner margin, minor loss of at the bottom in the gutter of the first few leaves, repair to bottom margin of second leaf, scattered early marginal notes early on. Mostly clean otherwise and still very good overall. Extracted from the first complete... Read more
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$5,000.00
DE REFORMATIONE VIRIUM ANIMAE

DE REFORMATIONE VIRIUM ANIMAE

by (INCUNABULA). GERARDUS DE ZUTPHANIA

[Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1492. FIRST EDITION. 145 x 100 mm. (5 3/4 x 4"). [60] leaves. Single column, 27 lines of text (including headline) in gothic type. Pretty 18th century marbled calf, covers with double gilt-rule border enclosing frame of floral tools, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with volute centerpiece and curling cornerpieces, black morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut frontispiece of Adam and Eve, one four-line maiblumen initial with marginal extension the... Read more
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$9,880.00
Quadripartitium.  Centiloquium cum commento Hali

Quadripartitium. Centiloquium cum commento Hali

by PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius

Eighteen woodcut diagrams in the text, numerous woodcut initials, & a woodcut printer's device on recto of final leaf. Rubricated throughout in red. Gothic type, 66 lines & headlines. Two columns. 2 p.l., 152 numbered leaves. Folio (310 x 210 mm.), cont. blindstamped pigskin-backed wooden boards (spine a little rubbed, some unimportant worming at front & back), orig. or early clasps & catches. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for O. Scotus, 20 Dec. 1493. Second edition, enlarged... Read more
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$75,000.00
Leaf from Postills Super Psalterium

Leaf from Postills Super Psalterium

Book. Good. No Binding. Leaf from Postilla Super Psalterium, Hugo de Sancto Caro. A beautiful, large folio leaf from one of the most famous early printers, Anthoni Koperger. Printed in Nuremberg in 1498, this remarkably well preserved leaf shows the fine and clear gothic type and the early printer's attempts at conforming to the manuscript appearance by the simulated rubrications. Koberger, the godson of Albrecht Durer and contemporary of the equally famous Aldus was one of the more enterprising... Read more
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$100.00
EXPOSITIO IN LIBROS POSTERIORUM ARISTOTELIS

EXPOSITIO IN LIBROS POSTERIORUM ARISTOTELIS

by PAULUS VENETUS

Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 11 August, 1486. 327 x 216 mm. (12 7/8 x 8 1/2"). 116 (of 118) leaves, lacking initial and terminal blanks (two additional leaves tipped in at the back containing a manuscript table of contents in a late 15th or early 16th century hand). Double column, 70 lines of text in gothic type. Original oak boards backed by modern white pigskin, raised bands, remnants of clasps. Lacking original pastedowns. In a marbled paper folding box backed with green morocco. Neat,... Read more
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$9,880.00
Summa de virtutibus et vitiis [single leaf]

Summa de virtutibus et vitiis [single leaf]

by Paraldus, Guilielmus

Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1479. First Edition. Disbound. Near Fine Condition. Single leaf from the second volume of Paraldus's work on vice printed in two columns in a fine gothic type. Minor rubrication, ca. 11" x 7 3/4". ip00084000, Goff P84 Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Incunabula. Inventory No: 046320.
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$125.00
Vitae XII Caesarum. [single leaf from the 1493 edition]

Vitae XII Caesarum. [single leaf from the 1493 edition]

by Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

Venice: Damianus de Mediolano, 1493. Very Good Condition. 11" x 8", printed in Roman letter with commentary surrounding the text. Light dampstain, one small marginal mark, browning in spots. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Incunabula; Inventory No: 044864.
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$75.00
Epistolae. (Ed: Theodorus Laelius) [single incunable leaf]

Epistolae. (Ed: Theodorus Laelius) [single incunable leaf]

by Hieronymus

Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1489. disbound. Very Good Condition. Single leaf from the Epistolae, leaf LXXXVI, 2 columns in gothic type, slight darkening at edges, 24 stamped on bottom corner. Wide margins, ca. 12" x 8 3/4" Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Incunabula; Inventory No: 046612.
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$125.00
Pharsalia [single incunabula leaf from the 1493 edition]

Pharsalia [single incunabula leaf from the 1493 edition]

by Lucanus Marcus Annaeus

Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 1493. Very Good Condition. Single 12" x 8 1/2" leaf in Roman letter with text surrounded by commentary. Light browning at edges, one tiny wormhole to text. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Incunabula; Poetry. Inventory No: 044999.
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$150.00
Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae

Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae

by Angelus de Clavasio

Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 1492. Very Good Condition. Single leaf, light loss where removed at one edge. Leaf x5 printed in two columns in gothic type with one red initial. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Incunabula. Inventory No: 045625.
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$125.00
VITAE IMPERATORUM, SIVE DE VITA ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM

VITAE IMPERATORUM, SIVE DE VITA ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM

by (INCUNABULA). CORNELIUS NEPOS

Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 8 March 1471. EDITIO PRINCEPS. 280 x 190 mm. (11 x 7 1/2"). [54] leaves (first and last blank). Single column, 31 lines in Jenson's elegant roman type. Fine early 20th century brown crushed morocco by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with blind-tooled frame and large central ornament, raised bands, spine panels stamped with floral tool, gilt titling, turn-ins ruled in blind. In a fleece-lined brown cloth slipcase. With a six-line opening initial in (now... Read more
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$49,920.00
Legenda aurea

Legenda aurea

by VORAGINE, Jacobus de

An Early Copy of the Most Popular Dominican Work, with a Provenance from a Great Dominican Convent VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea. Italy (Venice?): 1300. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Small quarto (8 x 5 9/16 inches; 203 x 142 mm.). 281 leaves, plus one blank leaf at front and two blank leaves at end (fols. 279 and 281 apparently conjoint with two blank vellum leaves, fol. 280 on a stub between the foliated leaves). Apparently complete. Two columns of thirty-four lines. Written by... Read more
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$125,000.00
Bibliothecae Academicae Ingolstadiensis Incunabula Typographica

Bibliothecae Academicae Ingolstadiensis Incunabula Typographica

by UNIVERSITAET BIBLIOTHEK, INGOLSTADT

...illustravit Sebastianus Seemiller. 4 p.l., 192 pp.; xvi, 174, [10] pp.; 2 p.l., 196 pp.; viii, 160, [21] pp. Four vols. in one. Large 4to, early 19th-cent. calf (rebacked, occasional foxing, light dampstaining in outer margins of early leaves of Vol. IV), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Ingolstadt: J.W. Krüll, 1787-88-89-92. The rare and excellent catalogue of the incunabula at Ingolstadt in Bavaria, described by Buzas as the first satisfactory catalogue of incunabula ever... Read more
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$2,500.00
A Leaf from the Twelve Books of the Orations of Quintilian

A Leaf from the Twelve Books of the Orations of Quintilian

Ephemera. Good. No Binding. A Leaf from the Twelve Books of the Orations of Quintilian, with annotations by various scholars. Printed by Pierre Vidoue and published by Jean Petit at Paris in 1527. The leaf here shown is interesting because of the variety of type faces, the large clean roman text being strikingly set off by the diminutive roman annotations and the bold running titles in lettre de forme. Approx. 8.5x13..
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$100.00
[EPISTOLAE]. PISTOLE DEL MORALISSIMO SENECA

[EPISTOLAE]. PISTOLE DEL MORALISSIMO SENECA

by SENECA, LUCIUS ANNAEUS

Venice: Sebastiano Manilio, and Stephanus and Bernardinus di Nallis, 14 April 1494. First Edition in Italian. 320 x 205 mm. (12 1/2 x 8"). 6 p.l., 170 leaves. Single column, 42 lines, roman type.Translated by Sebastiano Manilio. 18th century sprinkled calf, joints renewed, raised bands, spine compartments with gilt quatrefoil, later red morocco label. Moss II, 591; Goff S-382; BMC V, 545; ISTC is00382000. The leather used for rejointing now beginning to lift, short crack at head of front joint, paper... Read more
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$8,840.00
HOROLOGIUM DEVOTIONIS. [bound with]  BERNARDUS CLARAEVALLENSIS.  SPECULUM DIVINI AMORIS. [bound with] GERARDUS DE ZUTPHANIA.  DE SPIRITUALIBUS ASCENSIONIBUS

HOROLOGIUM DEVOTIONIS. [bound with] BERNARDUS CLARAEVALLENSIS. SPECULUM DIVINI AMORIS. [bound with] GERARDUS DE ZUTPHANIA. DE SPIRITUALIBUS ASCENSIONIBUS

by (WOODCUTS - INCUNABULAR). (SAMMELBAND). BERTHOLDUS

[Basel: Johann Amerbach not after 1490]; Cologne: Heinrich Quentel, 1505; [Basel: Johann Amerbach and Johann Petri, not after 1490]. Only Separate Edition of "Speculum Divini Amoris.. 150 x 100 mm. (5 7/8 x 4"). Bertholdus: [65] leaves (lacking final blank); single column, 30 lines in gothic type. Bernardus: [80] leaves; single column, 26 lines in roman type. Gerardus: [68] leaves; single column, 29 lines in gothic type. Three separately published works in one volume. Pleasing period pigskin, upper... Read more
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$20,280.00
Concordantiae bibliorum

Concordantiae bibliorum

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

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, 7- to 8-line initials in red for each letter of the alphabet,... Read more
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$40,000.00
Expositio Umberti Generalis Magistri ordinis Predicatoru[m] super Regula[m] beati Augustini episcopi.; Expositio Hugonis de Sancto Victore super eande[m] regulam Beati Augustini

Expositio Umberti Generalis Magistri ordinis Predicatoru[m] super Regula[m] beati Augustini episcopi.; Expositio Hugonis de Sancto Victore super eande[m] regulam Beati Augustini

by DE ROMANS, Humbert & DE SANCTO VICTORE, Hugo

Hagenau: Johannes Rynman, 1505. First. hardcover. very good. [238], 2 blank, [42] pages. Short slim 4to, contemporary vellum with older and more recent manuscript titles on spine and cover. Hagenau [France]: Impensis ... Joannis Rynman ... per Henricu[m] Gran, 1505-1506. First edition. Scarce. A very good copy with some early in notations in the margins.<br/><br/> Imprint from colophon: Expositio Hugonis de Sancto Victore super regula beati Augustini, una cum Expositione magistri Umberti,... Read more
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$1,250.00
Four incunabula leaves (XV, LV, LVI, LX) from the from the &quot;Postilla Super Psalterium&quot;

Four incunabula leaves (XV, LV, LVI, LX) from the from the "Postilla Super Psalterium"

by HUGO DE SANCTO CARO (d. 1263) -- ANTON KOBERGER (c. 1440-1513)

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1498. Paperback. Very Good+. [31 January 1498]. The "Postilla" was the commentary on the Psalms written by Cardinal Hugh, of Saint-Cher (c. 1200-1263) also known as Hugo de Sancto Caro. Double column of 72 lines. Printed marginalia. Beautiful large format by the Koberger press, only slight marginal toning or stains in upper right margin. (Size: 320 x 220mm).
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$375.00
Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus

Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus

by (SMITH, Joseph)

Finely engraved coat-of-arms on title. Title printed in red & black. 4 p.l., xliii, dxix (i.e. dxvii), [1], cccxlviii (i.e. ccclii), [3] pp. Thick large 4to, orig. publisher's vellum over boards, fleuron in gilt in center of covers with gilt fleurons in each corner, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Typis J.B. Pasquali, 1755. Third edition and the first complete edition of the catalogue of Smith's magnificent collection of... Read more
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$3,000.00
SIngle incunable leaf from a Dutch &quot;Golden Legend&quot;

SIngle incunable leaf from a Dutch "Golden Legend"

by JACOBUS DE VORAGINE (1230-1298)

1485. Paperback. Very Good+. Leaf CCXXVII. Double column, 43 lines, paragraphs marks in red. (Size: 255 x 190mm).
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$275.00
Legenda aurea [single leaf]

Legenda aurea [single leaf]

by Jacobus de Voragine

Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedingburg (Georg Husner), 1486. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Single leaf from the 1486 edition of the Golden Legend, light stains, some rubrication, tear to one corner, small wormtrail touching some letters. Printed in two columns in gothic type. ISTC ij00117000, Goff J117 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Incunabula. Inventory No: 046319.
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$150.00