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The Humanist Frame

The Humanist Frame

by Huxley, Julian

La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

by Guido da Pisa

BOOK DESCRIPTION: FIFTEENTH-CENTURY COPY OF GUIDO DA PISA'S HISTORY OF ROME, IN ITALIAN. In Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Tuscany, Florence(?), c. 1440-1460. Dimensions 260 x 182 mm., 83 folios, lacking nine leaves, horizontal catchwords, written in brown ink by two different scribes in Italian cursive mercantesca script in single column on 38 lines, penwork initials. BINDING: ORIGINAL dark brown calf over wooden boards blind-tooled with fillets, twisted rope and x-form motifs,... Read more
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$52,000.00
The humanist frame

The humanist frame

by Huxley, Julian (1887-1975) [editor]

London : Allen & Unwin , 1961. First Edition. Near fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Includes previous owner's inscription.. Physical description; 432 pages ; 25 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographical references. Contents; The humanist frame / Julian Huxley -- Body, brain, mind and soul / Russell Brain -- Human animal / C.H. Waddington -- Science is human / J. Bronowski -- Democratic... Read more
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$26.34
Free Inquiry 1999 Spring, vol 19 no. 2

Free Inquiry 1999 Spring, vol 19 no. 2

by Staff

1999. Free Inquiry 1999 Spring, vol 19 no. 2 by Staff, Population Bomb, God, Science and Delusion, What postmodernism is doing to the Left, religion of Adolf Hitler.
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$2.80
The Humanist Frame

The Humanist Frame

by Julian Huxley

Hardback. New.
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£28.78
Abbreviatio...Supra Decades Blondi

Abbreviatio...Supra Decades Blondi

by PIUS II, Pope. 1405-1464

[Rome]: D.D.L.D.S.P.V. [= Oliverius Servius], 1481. 18th-century gilt-ruled red morocco (scuffed), spine and labels gilt, board edges and turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, pink silk marker. First Edition: the first appearance in any form of Flavio Biondo's (1392-1463) immensely influential Decades, covering a thousand years of European history, from the sack of Rome in 410 to the mid-15th century. It revolutionized the writing of history by prioritizing the manuscripts chronologically and geographically... Read more
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$28,750.00
Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi; Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi; Vita Sancti Hieronymi; Vita sancti Pauli; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment

Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi; Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi; Vita Sancti Hieronymi; Vita sancti Pauli; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment

by Pseudo-Eusebius of Cremona, Pseudo-Augustine, Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, Jerome

ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON PARCHMENT, Northern Italy, c. 1440-1470. 203 x 153 mm. 70 folios, complete (collation, i-vii10), remnants of quire and leaf signatures, flourished vertical catchwords, written in a humanist minuscule on 30 long lines (justification, 147-149 x 95-100 mm), horizontal lines ruled very lightly in ink, single vertical bounding lines ruled in lead, prickings remain in top and bottom margins on some leaves, rubrics and paragraph marks in pale red, two-line red or blue... Read more
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$58,000.00
The Humanist Frame.

The Humanist Frame.

by Huxley, Julian. Edited By

London.: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1962. 432pp. DW has slight shelf wear.. Second Impression.. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£6.50
Lettere di molte valorose donne,

Lettere di molte valorose donne,

by Lando, Ortensio; Lucrezia Gonzaga?

Venice: Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1548-49. First edition. Very Good. Octavo (16cm); 161 [2] leaves (lacks final blank X4). Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf. Woodcut initial H on f.2 populated with racquetball players, and woodcut initial D on f.3 by the figure of a woman petting a boar. Italic and Roman type. In c.1800 polished vellum with gilt tooling on spine and gilt-lettered black and red title labels. Old paper repairs to corner of first four leaves. Endleaves... Read more
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$2,000.00
Summa Roselle de casibus conscientie

Summa Roselle de casibus conscientie

by SALIS, Baptista de (Trovamala); Ottmar NACHTGALL, editor

Strassburg: Johann Knobloch, 1516. Folio (309 x 212 mm). [10], 265, [1 blank] leaves. Double column. Title printed in red and black within large woodcut border by Hans Baldung Grien showing Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I enthroned, holding scepter and orb, within a pillared hall, at his feet the imperial arms, signed with the artist's monogram (Hollstein 257; Johnson, German Renaissance Title-Borders, no. 3). Title somewhat soiled and with a few short marginal tears, occasional browning. Contemporary... Read more
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$6,500.00
Elucidarius scriptuarum

Elucidarius scriptuarum

by JERUNG, Heinrich. d. before 1470

Nürnberg: Friedrich Creussner, 1476. English gilt red morocco (c. 1820) decorated with floral and geometric rolls (rubbed, minor scuffs), spine gilt with rolls of birds, scallops and thistles, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt over red. ONLY EDITION of this imposing posthumously published humanist Bible dictionary, compiled by the mid-15th-century Nürnberg theologian. The roughly 6300 entries give definitions, etymologies and citations to the Bible, and often to Ovid, Juvenal, Virgil and Lucan. I have... Read more
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$43,700.00
The Humanist Frame

The Humanist Frame

by Julian Huxley

Paperback / softback. New.
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£21.55
Free Inquiry [31 issues of the magazine]

Free Inquiry [31 issues of the magazine]

by Kurtz, Paul, ed

Buffalo, NY: Council for Democratic and Secularism Humanism, 1991. Magazine. 31 issues of the quarterly magazine, spanning the period from Spring 1981 to Summer 1991. Issues present are Volume 1 Number 2, Volume 2 Numbers 1, 2, and 3, Volume 3 Number 2, Volume 4 Numbers 2, 3, and 4, Volume 5 Numbers 1, 3, and 4, Volume 6 Numbers 1, 2, and 3, Volume 7 Numbers 2 and 4, Volume 8 Numbers 1-4, Volume 9 Numbers 1-4, Volume 10 Numbers 2, 3, and 4, and Volume 11 Numbers 1, 2, and 3. All have worn wraps and... Read more
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$60.00
Petri Bembi Epistolarum Leonis Decimi Pont. Max. Nomine Scriptarum Libri XVI

Petri Bembi Epistolarum Leonis Decimi Pont. Max. Nomine Scriptarum Libri XVI

by BEMBO, Pietro. 1470-1547

Lyon: D. de Harsy for S. Vincent, 1538. Contemporary limp vellum (stained, spine damaged), overlapping edges, contemporary gothic lettered manuscript title in a cartouche on the front panel with the owner's initials and arms on the sides and below, manuscript spine title, evidence of four ties. Second Edition. Employing Bembo to draft and send these five hundred eighty-one chronologically arranged letters, Pope Leo X addressed Raphael, Lucrezia Borgia (with whom Bembo had a notorious affair), rulers... Read more
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$2,530.00
de priscorum proprietate verborum

de priscorum proprietate verborum

by MAIUS, Junianus. c. 1435-1493

Treviso: Bernardus de Colonia, 1477. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin, central saltire bearing a ropework roll (front) and repeated blooms (rear), the four triangles have Kopfstempel, roses and graceful wandering vines, evidence of clasps and catches, vellum manuscript sewing guards; the author's name JUNIANUS is in manuscript at the top of both covers, on the lower edge of the book block and twice on the upper edge. Second Edition. A CHIEF SOURCE FOR CALEPINUS. Poliziano used it in his classes and for... Read more
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$12,938.00
Adversariorum Subsecivorum Libri II

Adversariorum Subsecivorum Libri II

by PITHOU, Pierre. 1539-1596

Paris: J.Borel, 1565. Contemporary limp vellum (soiled, small lacunae on spine), old title label (perished), evidence of four pigskin ties. First Edition. This is the scholar, lawyer and book collector's first book. These forty essays treat ancient and medieval texts and concern Druids, law, medicine, oaths, grammar and theater. They present variant readings, emendations and corrections based on manuscripts in his own library and in those of other bibliophiles. Lyonese printer Claude Senneton is a... Read more
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$1,668.00
En damus C. Plinii Secundi divinum opus cui titulus, Historia mundi....

En damus C. Plinii Secundi divinum opus cui titulus, Historia mundi....

by Pliny the Elder (Plinius Secundus, Gaius); Desiderius Erasmus; Ermolao Barbaro

Basel: Johannes Froben, 1525. Very Good. Folio (37 cm); [18] leaves, 671, [143] pages. Woodcut printer's device, the double-headed caduceus designed by Holbein, on title page, on verso of p. 671, on the title page of the index, and on the final page. Holbein's detailed chiaroscuro woodcut initials throughout. Bound in vellum over boards, titled in manuscript on spine. Old jottings in manuscript on upper board (apparently an Italian and Latin vocabulary list including the names of foodstuffs).... Read more
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$4,500.00
Anthologia Graeca Planudea, in Greek

Anthologia Graeca Planudea, in Greek

by GREEK ANTHOLOGY

Florence: Lorenzo (son of Francesco) di Alopa, 1494. Median 4to (226 x 162 mm). A-Ω AA-KK8; [ΛΛ]8  (A1r blank, A1v Greek alphabet and diphthongs, title and table of contents, A2r-KK8v text; [ΛΛ]1r Lascaris' verse epilogue in Greek, [ΛΛ]1v-7v editor's dedicatory letter to Piero de' Medici in Latin, [ΛΛ]7v Latin colophon, [ΛΛ]8 blank). 280 leaves. Types: 5a and 5b:114Gk (text) and 116R (dedication). 28 lines. Spaces for initials. Irregular line-endings. Occasional light foxing, small marginal... Read more
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$60,000.00
A. Persii Satyrarum liber I.D. Iunii Iuvenalis Satyrarum lib. V.  Sulpiciae Satyra I.

A. Persii Satyrarum liber I.D. Iunii Iuvenalis Satyrarum lib. V. Sulpiciae Satyra I.

by Persius & Juvenal; Pierre Pithou, ed

Paris: Mamert Pattison, at the press of Robert Estienne, 1585. Very Good. Octavo (17 cm); [10], 302, [10] pages. Estienne device on title page. Foliated woodcut initial and ornamental headpiece at beginning. In c17 polished calf, double-ruled in gilt on boards; five raised bands on spine, with gilt floral tools in the compartments. All edges gilt. A fine copy with some wear to corners and joins of binding; a few scattered underscorings and marginalia in an early hand. References: Schreiber, 258;... Read more
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$750.00
Humanistic Judaism:  Coming of Age:  the Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Humanistic Judaism: Coming of Age: the Bar & Bat Mitzvah

by Journal for the Fourth Alternative

1982. Humanistic Judaism: Coming of Age: the Bar & Bat Mitzvah by Journal for the Fourth Alternative, Winter 1982, vol x #iv, paperback, 88 pages.
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$2.40
The Essays of Montaigne volume 1 only with an introduction by Gide and an accompanying handbook to the essays which includes the notes upon the text by the translator and a series of comments on the essays

The Essays of Montaigne volume 1 only with an introduction by Gide and an accompanying handbook to the essays which includes the notes upon the text by the translator and a series of comments on the essays

by Montaigne, Michel de, translated by George B. Ives, introduction by Andre Gide, comments by Grace Norton

New York: Heritage Press, 1946. Hardcover. xlvi, 816p., introduction, very good Heritage Club editionin faux marbled boards, brown cloth spine and gilt in plain gray shipping slipcase, Sandglass newsletter laid-in with some toning. The handbook and comments would be found in the missing volume two.
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$15.00
SECRETS: Humanism, Mysticism, and Evangelism in Erasmus of Rotterdam, Bishop Guillaume Briconnet, and Marguerite de Navarre

SECRETS: Humanism, Mysticism, and Evangelism in Erasmus of Rotterdam, Bishop Guillaume Briconnet, and Marguerite de Navarre

by Vance, Jacob

Leiden: Brill, 2014. First printing. Cloth bound in fine condition except for bump to top of front board.. 180 pages.
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$93.50
Humanist Alternative:  some definitions of humanism

Humanist Alternative: some definitions of humanism

by Kurtz,Paul

1973. Humanist Alternative: some definitions of humanism by Paul Kurtz, Prometheus Books, paperback, 1973, 190 pages,
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$4.00
The Pattern of the Future

The Pattern of the Future

by Comfort, Alex

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1949. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Price clipped DJ is edgeworn and age-toned. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Book cloth is slightly wrinkled. 53 pages. Four BBC Talks on Religion and Humanism given by poet, Alex Comfort in 1949. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$28.00
Expositio in epistolas Pauli, illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin with frontispiece miniature possibly by a son of Jean Budé

Expositio in epistolas Pauli, illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin with frontispiece miniature possibly by a son of Jean Budé

by HAIMO OF AUXERRE

A BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED COPY OF THE COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL BY HAIMO OF AUXERRE COMMISSIONED BY Jean II Budé. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, France, Paris, c. 1460-1480 and c. 1500. Dimensions 278 x 105 mm. 193 folios, catchwords, guide words, numerous small initial in red and blue, TEN LARGE DECORATED INITIALSin blue or red and gold accented with foliage and flowers, LARGE FRONTISPIECE MINIATURE with acanthus leaf border and bas-de-page the arms of Jean Budé. BINDING: Late... Read more
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$125,000.00
Essays of a Humanist (Pelican Books)

Essays of a Humanist (Pelican Books)

by Huxley, Julian

Penguin Books, Middlesex, Britain, 1964. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. preface by author,acknowledgements and index. Photographic card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A collection of the author's essays, setting out the facts and principles of Evolutionary Humanism. For, as the rear panel blurb states "... His important 1962 Galton Lecture on 'Eugenics In Evolutionary... Read more
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AU$9.10