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  • 100 Years of EMIGRATION from LUCCA, ITALY to Everywhere IL PANE DALLE SETTE CROSTE Cento Anni Di Emigrazione ILLUSTRATED Italian Book by Paolo Cresci 100 Years of EMIGRATION from LUCCA, ITALY to Everywhere IL PANE DALLE SETTE CROSTE Cento Anni Di Emigrazione ILLUSTRATED Italian Book
    Paolo Cresci

    IL PANE DALLE SETTE CROSTE : Cento Anni Di Emigrazione, di Paolo Cresci. Con un saggio introduttivo di Gian Mirola. Pefazione di Silvano Burgalassi. (BREAD FROM THE SEVEN CRUSTS : Hundred Years of Emigration, by Paolo Cresci. With an introductory essay by Gian Mirola. Peface by Silvano Burgalassi.) RICHLY ILLUSTRATED ITALIAN BOOK, text in Italian. Published by Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore and Banca del Monte di Lucca, LUCCA, ITALY, 1986. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover book, in dustjacket, in slipcase, 8x11 inches, 318 pages. Fully Illustrated with historic b&w photographs, and b&w and color illustrations and documents. Laid in is the business card of ALDO SPINELLI, President of the Banca del Monte di Lucca. Condition: The book and its dustjacket are…

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    IL PANE DALLE SETTE CROSTE : Cento Anni Di Emigrazione, di Paolo Cresci. Con un saggio introduttivo di Gian Mirola. Pefazione di Silvano Burgalassi. (BREAD FROM THE SEVEN CRUSTS : Hundred Years of Emigration, by Paolo Cresci. With an introductory essay by Gian Mirola. Peface by Silvano Burgalassi.) RICHLY ILLUSTRATED ITALIAN BOOK, text in Italian. Published by Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore and Banca del Monte di Lucca, LUCCA, ITALY, 1986. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover book, in dustjacket, in slipcase, 8x11 inches, 318 pages. Fully Illustrated with historic b&w photographs, and b&w and color illustrations and documents. Laid in is the business card of ALDO SPINELLI, President of the Banca del Monte di Lucca. Condition: The book and its dustjacket are in NEAR FINE condition, light bumps to the cover corners, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Solid and Lovely. In a GOOD slipcase that has wear to its spine ends. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy, and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Thanks.

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  • 111 LARGE MAPS of the RIO GRANDE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY with MEXICO per the 1970 TREATY Scarce Atlas 111 LARGE MAPS of the RIO GRANDE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY with MEXICO per the 1970 TREATY Scarce Atlas

    LARGE ATLAS CONTAINING 111 MAPS of the RIO GRANDE BOUNDARY with MEXICO. Titled: INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY LINE IN THE RIO GRANDE, Delineated in Accordance with the Treaty of 1970 / Approved in Minute No. 278, March 1989. FIRST CENTENNIAL 1889-1989. United States of America - United Mexican States. Published by the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. Faux Leather Covers titled in gilt, both the front and rear covers are present but disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), very large format 22 x 28 inches (56 x 71 cm), contains 111 maps plus a title page and an introductory map, pages printed on one side only. Though the covers are disbound the inner leaves are still bound together well…

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    LARGE ATLAS CONTAINING 111 MAPS of the RIO GRANDE BOUNDARY with MEXICO. Titled: INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY LINE IN THE RIO GRANDE, Delineated in Accordance with the Treaty of 1970 / Approved in Minute No. 278, March 1989. FIRST CENTENNIAL 1889-1989. United States of America - United Mexican States. Published by the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. Faux Leather Covers titled in gilt, both the front and rear covers are present but disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), very large format 22 x 28 inches (56 x 71 cm), contains 111 maps plus a title page and an introductory map, pages printed on one side only. Though the covers are disbound the inner leaves are still bound together well with 4 bolts and leather strip coverings. A large and heavy portfolio of 111 maps. Condition: Covers disbound, as noted above; the title page and a few leaves have some creases; there is edgewear to a couple maps; overall the maps are in VERY GOOD condition, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. 111 large remote-sensing maps of the entire Rio Grande international boundary with Mexico. I don't see a WALL on any of them. This Centennial Edition is Scarce. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This atlas is very large and heavy. It will be expensive to ship, requiring substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 12 Issues FILM A DOBA 1967-1978 CZECH FILM JOURNAL Important Artistic Publicaton During Russian Occupation of Czechoslovakia 12 Issues FILM A DOBA 1967-1978 CZECH FILM JOURNAL Important Artistic Publicaton During Russian Occupation of Czechoslovakia

    Twelve Issues of FILM A DOBA, the CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FILM JOURNAL that was, during the Sixties and Seventies, both a well respected publication of reviews of Czech and International Films, and an important intellectual force during the Russian Occupation. Eleven of these issues are from the 1970s and one is from 1967, all years in which the Czech film industry was highly regarded even while being regulated by the Russians. The twelve issues are from: 1967 (1), 1972 (2), 1973 (3), 1975 (2), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), and 1978 (1). Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8x10.5 inches, approximately 50 to 60 pages each. GOOD MINUS condition, the issues all have a vertical crease down the middle (perhaps delivered that way); some of…

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    Twelve Issues of FILM A DOBA, the CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FILM JOURNAL that was, during the Sixties and Seventies, both a well respected publication of reviews of Czech and International Films, and an important intellectual force during the Russian Occupation. Eleven of these issues are from the 1970s and one is from 1967, all years in which the Czech film industry was highly regarded even while being regulated by the Russians. The twelve issues are from: 1967 (1), 1972 (2), 1973 (3), 1975 (2), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), and 1978 (1). Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8x10.5 inches, approximately 50 to 60 pages each. GOOD MINUS condition, the issues all have a vertical crease down the middle (perhaps delivered that way); some of the issues have bumped/creased spine ends, most have some edge and corner wear; the covers have some soiling; there are some small stains and a bit of writing here and there; a couple of the covers are pulling from the staples; internally, the pages are printed on cheap paper that has browned (this was during the Russian occupation, after all), there are creases and other signs of handling; nonetheless these 12 issues are solid and complete. An interesting look at one aspect of the intellectual and artistic life in Czechoslovakia during the Russian occupation. Early issues of Film a Doba are hard to find. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These 12 issues will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 12 VOLUME SET of ITALIAN COOKBOOKS - DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE Vol 1 - Vol 12 12 VOLUME SET of ITALIAN COOKBOOKS - DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE Vol 1 - Vol 12

    I DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE and I DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE SECONDA SERIE. Twelve Volume Set of Italian Cookbooks in Two Sets of Six Volumes. Volumes 1 to 6 are in an illustrated card slipcase. Volumes 7 to 12 are in a fold open illustrated card box. Published by Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, Italy, 1980 and 1976. Twelve hardcover books, illustrated covers, no dustjackets as issued, 9x12 inches, approximately 64 pages each. TEXT in ITALIAN. Fully Illustrated with Color Photographs. VERY GOOD books, tight, bright and clean. The slipcase and box are worn, with scrapes, some creases and signs of handling, but are still doing their job. From the Estate of ROMANO DELLA SANTINA who owned, and whose children…

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    I DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE and I DOCUMENTARI GUIDE PRATICHE CUCINARE SECONDA SERIE. Twelve Volume Set of Italian Cookbooks in Two Sets of Six Volumes. Volumes 1 to 6 are in an illustrated card slipcase. Volumes 7 to 12 are in a fold open illustrated card box. Published by Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, Italy, 1980 and 1976. Twelve hardcover books, illustrated covers, no dustjackets as issued, 9x12 inches, approximately 64 pages each. TEXT in ITALIAN. Fully Illustrated with Color Photographs. VERY GOOD books, tight, bright and clean. The slipcase and box are worn, with scrapes, some creases and signs of handling, but are still doing their job. From the Estate of ROMANO DELLA SANTINA who owned, and whose children still own, MARIN JOE'S, the Venerable Italian Restaurant in Marin County, California. With these twelve Italian cookbooks covering a wide range of Italian cooking you could open an Italian restaurant and never run out of ideas. That's just what the previous owner did! About ROMANO DELLA SANTINA from whose estate this book was acquired (excerpted from his online Obituary): ******ROMANO DELLA SANTINA, b. 1929 in Lucca Italy, d. 2015 in Marin California. In 1948 Romano immigrated with his wife to America where he joined his uncle, Adolph Della Santina, at Original Joe's II in San Francisco. In 1954, Adolph Santina opened MARIN JOE'S and Romano joined him. Soon he became a partner at Marin Joe's and 61 years later the restaurant is still family owned and thriving. Along with his wife, he leaves behind four children; Paul, Joanne, Tina and Ralph, their spouses, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and also leaving two brothers, family and friends in Lucca, Italy. Romano was a proud Italian American and his involvement in the Italian American community ran deep. In 1984 he was bestowed the highest honor given to an Italian civilian, Cavaliere Dell'Ordine della Republica Italiana.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 12 volume set is large heavy and will be expensive to ship, requiring substantial additional postage.

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  • 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF by Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF
    Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff

    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples…

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    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples at the upper left corner, 25 pages plus title page, pages printed on one side only. GOOD MINUS condition, the pages are creased at all their corners, the title page is creased with some small tears along its left edge, there is wear around the two upper staples including some extra staple holes and staple impressions, the last page has pulled from the staples (i.e. is loose), otherwise a complete, clean, clear copy. SCARCE FIRST REVISED DRAFT of this groundbreaking science fiction short film. It is the only copy I have and the only copy I have ever seen. About the 1990 film 12:01 P.M. (from Wikipedia): ******12:01 PM is a 1990 short film starring Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Jonathan Heap, it originally aired on cable television in 1990 as part of the Showtime 30 Minute Movie anthology series. It was nominated for an Academy Award. It is the first film adaptation of the short story "12:01 PM" by Richard A. Lupoff, which was published in the December 1973 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The major plot device is a time loop or time bounce, and bears great similarity to that of the 1993 film Groundhog Day. Lupoff and Jonathan Heap, director of the 1990 film, were "outraged" by the apparent theft of their idea, but after six months of lawyers conferences and substantial expenses, they decided to drop the case against Columbia Pictures. In the 1990 film, Kurtwood Smith plays Myron Castleman, an everyman stuck in a loop that forces him to constantly relive the same hour of his life over and over, being the only person aware of this. During one loop, he discovers that a scientist named Nathan Rosenbluth has predicted an event that matches his experience. Castleman calls him and explains what is going on, however, Rosenbluth is highly skeptical of his claims. Over the next loops, Myron struggles to get into contact with Rosenbluth again, and in the process becomes frustrated to the point of screaming at his secretary and throwing his suitcase into traffic. Eventually, he does manage to talk to Rosenbluth, who initially dismisses Myron as crazy until Myron describes the transition as the scientist had predicted (including the phrase "Consciousness is an independent variable," which is central to Rosenbluth's theories). The professor sadly informs Castleman that there is nothing that can be done, causing Myron to become hysterical and shoot himself. There is a brief pause until Myron finds himself back at the beginning of the loop, realizing that he is trapped for eternity. This version has NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON DVD IN THE U.S. In the 1993 film the main character keeps reliving the same 24 hour period (which in this case restarts at one minute past midnight, rather than midday as in the other versions). This version differs from the 1990 film in that it features a much lighter and more comedic tone, and that the protagonist ultimately finds a way to correct the time loop over the course of the film. This version was released on DVD in the United States on November 28, 2006.******

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  • 13 SUTTER CLUB Sacramento DINNER DANCE INVITATIONS w/ ART by DR. CHARLES E. VON GELDERN 1953-1959 by Sutter Club 13 SUTTER CLUB Sacramento DINNER DANCE INVITATIONS w/ ART by DR. CHARLES E. VON GELDERN 1953-1959
    Sutter Club

    THIRTEEN (13) SUTTER CLUB of Sacramento. California, DINNER DANCE & PARTY INVITATIONS / ANNOUNCEMENTS from 1953 to 1959. All 13 Announcements have GREAT COVER ART by DR. CHARLES E. VON GELDERN. One invitation is SIGNED by Dr. Von Geldern on the front cover. Single folded heavy stock paper to make four pages. Various sizes. The four from 1953 and 1954 measure 6x7.5 to 6x9 inches. The nine from 1954 to 1959 measure 8.5x10.5 to 9x11 inches. All 13 printed invitations are in GOOD condition, three of the 1953/1954 invites have a horizontal fold across the middle; one of the 1955 invites has some brown staining to the inner middle fold and some toning to the margins, all have some light…

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    THIRTEEN (13) SUTTER CLUB of Sacramento. California, DINNER DANCE & PARTY INVITATIONS / ANNOUNCEMENTS from 1953 to 1959. All 13 Announcements have GREAT COVER ART by DR. CHARLES E. VON GELDERN. One invitation is SIGNED by Dr. Von Geldern on the front cover. Single folded heavy stock paper to make four pages. Various sizes. The four from 1953 and 1954 measure 6x7.5 to 6x9 inches. The nine from 1954 to 1959 measure 8.5x10.5 to 9x11 inches. All 13 printed invitations are in GOOD condition, three of the 1953/1954 invites have a horizontal fold across the middle; one of the 1955 invites has some brown staining to the inner middle fold and some toning to the margins, all have some light signs of handling; overall the invites are bright, clean and clear. Each of the 13 invitation announcements states that the Art Work is by Dr. Charles E. Von Geldern.

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  • 16 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CASSETTE TAPES of LECTURES & SERMONS including EARTH'S LAST BATTLE : ARMAGEDDON 16 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CASSETTE TAPES of LECTURES & SERMONS including EARTH'S LAST BATTLE : ARMAGEDDON

    REDWOOD CAMP MEETING, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS. A collection of 16 cassette tapes. Plastic folding clamshell case filled with 16 cassette tapes of sermons and lectures. These were, perhaps, given (or sold) to the camp participants and listened to at the Seventh Day Adventists Camp Conference that took place in the year 2000. (Though the camp conference took place in 2000 the tapes show that they were recorded mostly in the 1990s. One tape has a date of 2001 that may have been added later?) 16 cassette tapes. I do not know the playing time of the tapes. Tape titles include: MARK OF BEAST VS. SEAL OF GOD; EARTH'S LAST BATTLE : ARMAGEDDON; LOVE GOD & DO…

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    REDWOOD CAMP MEETING, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS. A collection of 16 cassette tapes. Plastic folding clamshell case filled with 16 cassette tapes of sermons and lectures. These were, perhaps, given (or sold) to the camp participants and listened to at the Seventh Day Adventists Camp Conference that took place in the year 2000. (Though the camp conference took place in 2000 the tapes show that they were recorded mostly in the 1990s. One tape has a date of 2001 that may have been added later?) 16 cassette tapes. I do not know the playing time of the tapes. Tape titles include: MARK OF BEAST VS. SEAL OF GOD; EARTH'S LAST BATTLE : ARMAGEDDON; LOVE GOD & DO AS YOU PLEASE; WHO SAID JUDGEMENT IS BAD NEWS; THREE ANGELS & HUMAN NEED; and many more. The tapes all appear to me to be in GOOD condition, though the labels have bubbled. I have tested several and they played fine. I have provided photos that show exactly what tapes are in the folding case.

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  • 1609-1625 FUNERAL RITES, ANTI-JESUIT SATIRE, POPE JOAN - 4 Works bound in 1 Book VELLUM by Johann Kirchmann, Jacob Herrenschmidt, Johann Seyffert (aka Philander Philanax) 1609-1625 FUNERAL RITES, ANTI-JESUIT SATIRE, POPE JOAN - 4 Works bound in 1 Book VELLUM
    Johann Kirchmann, Jacob Herrenschmidt, Johann Seyffert (aka Philander Philanax)

    FOUR SCARCE WORKS, 1609-1625, BOUND TOGETHER IN THIS ONE VELLUM BOUND VOLUME: (1) Johann Kirchmann DE FUNERALIBUS ROMANUM - LIBRI QUATUOR cum APPENDICE. Accessit & Nicolii Rigaltii FUNUS PARASITICUM. (Work in FOUR PARTS plus APPENDIX - ALL FOUR PARTS and APPENDIX ARE PRESENT - the work is COMPLETE - the appendix by "Nicolii Rigaltii" is a satire relating to Catholics, dead bodies and bugs.) LUBECK (Lubeca) : Samuel Jauch (Samuelis Javchii, M.DC.XXV (1625) Pagination [40],737,[35];31pp. With... (2) Jacob Herrenschmidt. ROMANENSIUM DALIA SCELETOLATRICA PHALERIS SUIS ASCITITIIS DENUDATA. hoc est, Dissertatio Brevis ac scholastica convellens prodigiosas Romanensium absurditates in Reliquiarum cultu, Oppoista Jesuitis... WITTENBERG (Witebergae): Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii), M.D.CIX (1609). Pagination: [16],96pp. With... (3) Jacob Herrenschmidt [aka.Nicolas Fabri.]…

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    FOUR SCARCE WORKS, 1609-1625, BOUND TOGETHER IN THIS ONE VELLUM BOUND VOLUME: (1) Johann Kirchmann DE FUNERALIBUS ROMANUM - LIBRI QUATUOR cum APPENDICE. Accessit & Nicolii Rigaltii FUNUS PARASITICUM. (Work in FOUR PARTS plus APPENDIX - ALL FOUR PARTS and APPENDIX ARE PRESENT - the work is COMPLETE - the appendix by "Nicolii Rigaltii" is a satire relating to Catholics, dead bodies and bugs.) LUBECK (Lubeca) : Samuel Jauch (Samuelis Javchii, M.DC.XXV (1625) Pagination [40],737,[35];31pp. With... (2) Jacob Herrenschmidt. ROMANENSIUM DALIA SCELETOLATRICA PHALERIS SUIS ASCITITIIS DENUDATA. hoc est, Dissertatio Brevis ac scholastica convellens prodigiosas Romanensium absurditates in Reliquiarum cultu, Oppoista Jesuitis... WITTENBERG (Witebergae): Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii), M.D.CIX (1609). Pagination: [16],96pp. With... (3) Jacob Herrenschmidt [aka.Nicolas Fabri.] PAPA MULIER SIVE VERA ET INFALLIBILIS NARRATIO DE PAPA IOANNE VIII. foemina, in qua De Coelibatu Sacerdotum contra Franciscum Costerum... WITTENBERG (Witebergae): Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii), M.D.CIX (1609). Pagination: [6],70pp. With... (4) Johann Seyffert (aka Philander Philanax). DE NATURA FINE MEDIS JESUITARUM. In gratiam simplicorum Mortalium quotquot hucusque Politicos istos callidissimos, Atheos, Magos, Veneficios, Regicidas... No Publisher or Place of Publication Stated [Bremen?]: 1619. Pagination: 72pp. (The last few pages are bound in an incorrect and improperly numbered order - as bound and issued - printer's or binder's error - all pages are present.) These 4 works are bound together in CONTEMPORARY VELLUM COVERED BOARDS, blind tooled vellum, handwritten title on spine, 3.5" x 6.25", page edges stained black, FOUR WORKS IN THIS ONE VOLUME, all title pages present. ILLUSTRATED with some engraved Printer's Devices and Tail-Pieces. CONDITION: .Vellum Covers are splitting for 1" at the top of the spine fold, have a 1"x1" piece of vellum missing from the bottom of the rear cover, are soiled / darkened / age toned, the spine has especially darkened making the manuscript spine title difficult to read, and there are remnants of a paper label to the bottom of the spine; nonetheless, the vellum covers are still attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the, front and rear hinges have split exposing the inner spine of the text block; there is a previous owner's name and date on the front pastedown "Ern. Zimmermann / Gerv. 1812"; there is a lovely circular red stamp of "Bucherei Friedelhausen" on the blank page facing the title page; several leaves in the Kirchmann work (the first work) have small pieces missing : the title-page has a small piece neatly cut out (perhaps removing a previous owner's name?); the bottom front margin area of pages 639/640 (Rr8) is torn away, affecting some text; the upper corners of pages 725/726, 729/730 and 731/732 (Zz3, Zz 5 & 6) are torn away, each affecting only a bit of text; there are some early relevant margin notes, in Latin; the pages are lightly browned / aged; there is some foxing, creasing, edge wear, here and there throughout; overall the inner pages of this approximately 400 year'old book are in remarkable shape, still tight, bright, clean, clear and fully legible. FOUR IMPORTANT WORKS - EACH VERY SCARCE ON ITS OWN. Copies of any of these four works are normally found in Rare Book Rooms of Major Universities and National Libraries (e.g. the Austrian National Library).

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  • 1615 CATALOGUE of BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, by Francis Godwin, Bishop of Landaff by Francis Godwin, Bishop of Landaff 1615 CATALOGUE of BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, by Francis Godwin, Bishop of Landaff
    Francis Godwin, Bishop of Landaff

    A CATALOGUE of the BISHOPS of ENGLAND, since the FIRST PLANTING of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION in this ISLAND, Together with a briefe HISTORY of Their Lives, Memorable Actions... Whereunto is prefixed a discourse concerning the FIRST CONVERSION of our BRITAINE unto CHRISTIAN RELIGION. By FRANCIS GODWIN, now BISHOP OF LANDAFF. Printed for THOMAS ADAMS, LONDON, 1615. Leather covered boards, rebacked leather spine with black leather title labels, four raised spine bands, 5.5" x 7.5". Pagination: Title Page, blank verso, (x), 703 pages (the last 2 pages are incorrectly re-numbered 798 and 799 by the printer), Errata Page. Condition: Front and Rear Covers are Detached (present but laid on loosely), the front and rear covers appear to be original, they are…

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    A CATALOGUE of the BISHOPS of ENGLAND, since the FIRST PLANTING of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION in this ISLAND, Together with a briefe HISTORY of Their Lives, Memorable Actions... Whereunto is prefixed a discourse concerning the FIRST CONVERSION of our BRITAINE unto CHRISTIAN RELIGION. By FRANCIS GODWIN, now BISHOP OF LANDAFF. Printed for THOMAS ADAMS, LONDON, 1615. Leather covered boards, rebacked leather spine with black leather title labels, four raised spine bands, 5.5" x 7.5". Pagination: Title Page, blank verso, (x), 703 pages (the last 2 pages are incorrectly re-numbered 798 and 799 by the printer), Errata Page. Condition: Front and Rear Covers are Detached (present but laid on loosely), the front and rear covers appear to be original, they are very worn with splitting along all their edges; the more recent spine backing is quite attractive, with wear at its ends; it holds the text block together well; internally, the title page is soiled and toned, but is still clear and fully legible; there is toning, some soiling including latter pages with dark soiling at the margins, a bit of foxing, some spotting and smudges, light waterstaining and shorelining to some latter pages; margin tears chips and wear to some page edges, and early previous owners relevant marks, notes, additions and annotations, here and there throughout; the title has been etched / burned onto the front page edges (page edges of the closed book); overall the inner pages show some age, use, and wear, but are still complete, with text that is clear and fully legible. An Original almost 400 Year-Old Book, containing an Important History of Christianity and Bishopdom in Britain.

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  • 1651 SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA Oeuvres Spirituelles FOLIO 4 Parts bound in this 1 Volume by LOUYS DE GRENADE / LOUIS OF GRANADA 1651 SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA Oeuvres Spirituelles FOLIO 4 Parts bound in this 1 Volume
    LOUYS DE GRENADE / LOUIS OF GRANADA

    LES OEUVRES SPIRITUELLES du R.P. LOUYS DE GRENADE (SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA). Louis de Granada, translated from Spanish into French by Father Simon Martin. PARIS : Chez JEAN JOST, M. DC. LI (1651). Third Edition, enlarged with the addition of "Passages de la Saincte Ecriture & des Peres, avec des Tables pour les Predicateurs" (Passages of the Holy Scripture and the Fathers, with Tables for Preachers). LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVERS, leather backed spine with speckled paper covered boards, gilt decorated spine, leather spine label stamped in gilt, Folio, 9x14 inches (22x35 cm), title page printed in black and red, with engraved portrait. Pagination: [xxx] pages + 1987 columns (page 6 onwards are numbered in columns, 2 columns per page,…

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    LES OEUVRES SPIRITUELLES du R.P. LOUYS DE GRENADE (SPIRITUAL WORKS of LOUIS OF GRANADA). Louis de Granada, translated from Spanish into French by Father Simon Martin. PARIS : Chez JEAN JOST, M. DC. LI (1651). Third Edition, enlarged with the addition of "Passages de la Saincte Ecriture & des Peres, avec des Tables pour les Predicateurs" (Passages of the Holy Scripture and the Fathers, with Tables for Preachers). LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVERS, leather backed spine with speckled paper covered boards, gilt decorated spine, leather spine label stamped in gilt, Folio, 9x14 inches (22x35 cm), title page printed in black and red, with engraved portrait. Pagination: [xxx] pages + 1987 columns (page 6 onwards are numbered in columns, 2 columns per page, for a total of 994 pages). TEXT IN FRENCH. The spiritual works of the Reverend Louys of Granada, divided into four parts : La Guide des Pecheurs (The Fishermen's Guide); Le Livre de l'Oraison (The Book of Contemplative Prayer); Le Memorial de la Vie Christienne (The Memorial of Christian Life), and le Livre de L'Amour de Dieu (the Book of God's Love); avec la Lettre de S. Eucher (with the Letter of St. Eucher). Condition: The covers are worn, soiled, and scraped, the bottom cover corners are bent and creased, the spine is frayed at its ends and pulling for 1 inch at the top, the spine label has some chips; nonetheless the covers are solid, doing their job well, and are attractive in a Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally, the pages have lightly toned and there is foxing to the first and last few pages, there are some old previous owner's signatures and notes here and there; a few pages have some edge wear and corner chipping; overall the pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy of this important book. The Venerable Louis of Granada, OP (b. 1505 d. 1588), was a Dominican friar noted as theologian, writer and preacher. The cause for his canonization has been long accepted by the Holy See (i.e. he has been declared and accepted as a SAINT by the Catholic Church). Scarce. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1662 SAINT GERTRUDE Virgin Benedictine NUN & MYSTIC Her Life & REVELATIONS / INSINUATIONES DIVINAE PIETATIS, Seu VITA et REVELATIONES, S. GERTRUDIS VIRGINIS et ABBATISSAE Ordinis BENEDICTI 1662 SAINT GERTRUDE Virgin Benedictine NUN & MYSTIC Her Life & REVELATIONS / INSINUATIONES DIVINAE PIETATIS, Seu VITA et REVELATIONES, S. GERTRUDIS VIRGINIS et ABBATISSAE Ordinis BENEDICTI

    SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT, VIRGIN BENEDICTINE NUN and MYSTIC, Her Life and Revelations. Written in Latin. Title: INSINUATIONES DIVINAE PIETATIS, Seu VITA et REVELATIONES, S. GERTRUDIS VIRGINIS et ABBATISSAE Ordinis BENEDICTI. / A mendis quibus scatebant expurgatae studio et labore D. N. C. B. Publisher: Apud Fredericum Leonard (Francois Leonard), PARIS, M. DC. LXII (1662). Pagination: 1-48 Prologium / Prologue and prelim pages; 1-800 Text; [24] Index. Binding: Hardcovers, professional binding, possibly a mid-19th century binding bound in a monastery, leather spine and corners with textured cloth covered boards, 4 raised spine bands, gilt titling and lining to the spine, page edges stained red, marbled endpapers, 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Illustrated with a title page vignette engraving, some engraved title…

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    SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT, VIRGIN BENEDICTINE NUN and MYSTIC, Her Life and Revelations. Written in Latin. Title: INSINUATIONES DIVINAE PIETATIS, Seu VITA et REVELATIONES, S. GERTRUDIS VIRGINIS et ABBATISSAE Ordinis BENEDICTI. / A mendis quibus scatebant expurgatae studio et labore D. N. C. B. Publisher: Apud Fredericum Leonard (Francois Leonard), PARIS, M. DC. LXII (1662). Pagination: 1-48 Prologium / Prologue and prelim pages; 1-800 Text; [24] Index. Binding: Hardcovers, professional binding, possibly a mid-19th century binding bound in a monastery, leather spine and corners with textured cloth covered boards, 4 raised spine bands, gilt titling and lining to the spine, page edges stained red, marbled endpapers, 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Illustrated with a title page vignette engraving, some engraved title letters, and head and tail pieces. Provenance: At some point this book was owned by the FORT AUGUSTUS BENEDICTINE ABBEY, SCOTLAND. There is a lovely bookplate with the image of a saint encircled by the words: "BIBLIOTHECA MONASTRII S. BENEDICTI FORT AUGUSTUS" on the front pastedown. There is also a "Biographica" shelving label below the Fort Augustus Abbey bookplate. The Fort Augustus Abbey opened in the 19th century and closed completely in 1998 At some other point, either before or after finding itself in the Scottish Abbey, it appears the book was in the Jesuit Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. Handwritten at the top of the title page is: "Collegy (Collegium) Societatis Jesu Brux (Buxelles) M.B." GOOD condition: The spine folds are worn and tender but holding, there is wear to the corners and spine ends; the front inner hinge is split but holding, the inner pages are well maintained, a some light age toning, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A Lovely Copy. RARE 1662 BOOK on SAINT GERTRUDE the VIRGIN MYSTIC, with interesting PROVENANCE.

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  • 1667 PARATITLA, SIVE SUMMARIA ET METHODICA EXPLICATIO DECRETALIUM D. GREGORII PAPAE IX Leather Binding by ANDREAE VALLENSIS aka Andrea Desselius Valerius and Walter Driessens 1667 PARATITLA, SIVE SUMMARIA ET METHODICA EXPLICATIO DECRETALIUM D. GREGORII PAPAE IX Leather Binding
    ANDREAE VALLENSIS aka Andrea Desselius Valerius and Walter Driessens

    PARATITLA SIVE SUMMARIA Et METHODICA EXPLICATIO DECRETALIUM D. GREGORII PAPAE IX. Opus novum, Scholae ac Foro, & Decretis Concilii. Tridentini accommodatum. Edito Postrema, A plurimis, quibus ante scatebat, mendis purgata. ANDREAE VALLENSIS, Vulgo DEL VAULX, ANDANENSIS. (Andreae Vallensis, also known as Andrea Desselius Valerius and Walter Driessens, 1588 - 1655, taught Hebrew and established his "Collegium Trilingue" at Louvain University.) Apud Vidaum BERNARDINI MASII sub viridi Cruce, M. DC. LXVII (1667). Leather bound covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs on spine, 7.25x 8.5" (18cm x 21.5cm), pagination: [16], 608, [15]. Front free-endpaper is lacking, rear free-endpaper is present. Condition: Covers are worn and bowing out, but remain sturdy and quite attractive in a Harry Potter…

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    PARATITLA SIVE SUMMARIA Et METHODICA EXPLICATIO DECRETALIUM D. GREGORII PAPAE IX. Opus novum, Scholae ac Foro, & Decretis Concilii. Tridentini accommodatum. Edito Postrema, A plurimis, quibus ante scatebat, mendis purgata. ANDREAE VALLENSIS, Vulgo DEL VAULX, ANDANENSIS. (Andreae Vallensis, also known as Andrea Desselius Valerius and Walter Driessens, 1588 - 1655, taught Hebrew and established his "Collegium Trilingue" at Louvain University.) Apud Vidaum BERNARDINI MASII sub viridi Cruce, M. DC. LXVII (1667). Leather bound covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs on spine, 7.25x 8.5" (18cm x 21.5cm), pagination: [16], 608, [15]. Front free-endpaper is lacking, rear free-endpaper is present. Condition: Covers are worn and bowing out, but remain sturdy and quite attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way; EX-LIB, deaccessioned from the Pacific Theological Seminary, with its old bookplate on the front pastedown, a small shelving label on the spine, and a card pocket and "return by" sheet on the rear endpapers being the only old library marks I could find (though there may be one or two I missed); the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding very well with the 4 string bands; there is an early previous owner's label on the front pastedown "Alex Roussea", and a lovely previous owner's brief inscription at the top of the title page dated 1724 (I can't decipher the name or place); the inner pages are very nice - just some very light foxing here and there, a spot or two, a crease or two - overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely copy of this antiquarian book. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1671 First Edition GUILLELMO DONDINI - HISTORIA de REBUS in GALLIA GESTIS ab ALEXANDRO FARNESIO - with ALL 5 PLATES by GUILLELMO DONDINI 1671 First Edition GUILLELMO DONDINI - HISTORIA de REBUS in GALLIA GESTIS ab ALEXANDRO FARNESIO - with ALL 5 PLATES
    GUILLELMO DONDINI

    HISTORIA de REBUS in GALLIA Gestis ab ALEXANDRO FARNESIO Parmae et Placentiae DUCE III SUPREMO BELGII PRAEFECTO. By GUILLELMI (aka Guillelmo) DONDINI - Bononiensis E Societate Jesu. Roma, 1671. FIRST EDITION. Collated page by page with the 1671 copy at the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY. (The 1671 Austrian National Library copy can be found using a Google Book Search for a 1671 Edition of this book.) In addition to the copies in National Libraries and Museums, this 1671 First Edition is noted in numerous early bibliographic books and materials (e.g. Memoires de la Societe de L'Histoire de Paris et De L'Ile de France, published by H. Champion, 1876). This 1671 First Edition was REPUBLISHED in 1673, 1675, 1676, and many subsequent…

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    HISTORIA de REBUS in GALLIA Gestis ab ALEXANDRO FARNESIO Parmae et Placentiae DUCE III SUPREMO BELGII PRAEFECTO. By GUILLELMI (aka Guillelmo) DONDINI - Bononiensis E Societate Jesu. Roma, 1671. FIRST EDITION. Collated page by page with the 1671 copy at the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY. (The 1671 Austrian National Library copy can be found using a Google Book Search for a 1671 Edition of this book.) In addition to the copies in National Libraries and Museums, this 1671 First Edition is noted in numerous early bibliographic books and materials (e.g. Memoires de la Societe de L'Histoire de Paris et De L'Ile de France, published by H. Champion, 1876). This 1671 First Edition was REPUBLISHED in 1673, 1675, 1676, and many subsequent years (e.g. 1750). Though many believe the 1673 edition is the first edition, IT IS NOT, as a collation with the 1671 Austrian edition and numerous bibliographic citations clearly show. Leather covered boards, spine has five compartments and four raised spine bands, tooled with framing and designs to the front and rear boards and with a design in each of the five spine compartments, 6.5x8". Pagination: Blank Front Free-Endpaper, [2] blank prelim page, [1] Frontispiece Engraving, [1] blank verso, [1] Title-Page, [1] blank verso, [3] "Serenissimo Principi Ranutio II", [1] Printer's / Publishers / "Imprimatur" Colophon page (with the date 1671 in two places), 537 Text, [38] Index, [1] blank verso, [2] blank end paper, Blank Rear Free-Endpaper. Plus 5 fold-open Plates. Illustrated with FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING and FIVE FOLD-OPEN PLATES. All 5 Fold-Open Plates are Present, however they are all disbound and laid-in at their proper place. CONDITION: Covers are split at the front spine fold and tender at the rear spine fold but holding well with the cord binding, covers are bowing a bit, covers are worn through at the corners and places along the edges, have some rubs and scrapes, but are still quite lovely with their tooled leather covers and spine. Internally, there is an early handwritten note pasted on the front pastedown (in Latin-Italian?), there is some foxing, toning and smudging most noticeably on the first and last few pages and very light on most pages, "Bibliotheque (De Lovina?)" is written at the top of a blank prelim page - the page facing the engraved frontispiece page, there is some edge chipping and wear (not affecting text) mainly to the first and last few pages, otherwise the inner pages are still tight bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES are all disbound, all have edge chips and wear (some lightly affecting the image), closed tears to the folds and edges, tape repairs to their blank backsides, foxing primarily to the margins and backsides, and signs of handling; in spite of these flaws the plates are still solid, impressive, and quite lovely. All the plates are laid-in at their proper place. This 1671 FIRST EDITION is almost Impossible To Find, especially in a complete state, with its frontispiece and all five plates present.

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  • 1682 Vellum PIERRE JURIEU - DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE Published by A. Arondeus FIRST EDITION by Pierre JURIEU 1682 Vellum PIERRE JURIEU - DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE Published by A. Arondeus FIRST EDITION
    Pierre JURIEU

    LES DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE AFFLIGÉE - Volume I and II (bound together in this single book), par (PIERRE JURIEU). A LA HAYE : CHEZ ABRAHAM ARONDEUS, Marchand Libraire au Palais, a l'Enseigne du Roy de France, M. DC. LXXXII (1682). This book almost immediately became an important and controversial work that was quickly reprinted, most notably by Chez David Dufour, Ville Franche, who republished the book in several editions also in the year 1682. VELLUM BOUND, small format 3" x 5.25", two parts in this one book (complete), pagination: [4], 182; [2],160 pages. I collated both Volume I and Volume II page-by-page with the copy of each volume held in the Rare Book Holdings of the Bavarian State Library,…

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    LES DERNIERS EFFORTS DE L'INNOCENCE AFFLIGÉE - Volume I and II (bound together in this single book), par (PIERRE JURIEU). A LA HAYE : CHEZ ABRAHAM ARONDEUS, Marchand Libraire au Palais, a l'Enseigne du Roy de France, M. DC. LXXXII (1682). This book almost immediately became an important and controversial work that was quickly reprinted, most notably by Chez David Dufour, Ville Franche, who republished the book in several editions also in the year 1682. VELLUM BOUND, small format 3" x 5.25", two parts in this one book (complete), pagination: [4], 182; [2],160 pages. I collated both Volume I and Volume II page-by-page with the copy of each volume held in the Rare Book Holdings of the Bavarian State Library, Germany. Those rare copies were digitized in 2010. Condition: The vellum covers are yellowed with age, stained, worn through along some of the edges, are peeling at the folds and edges, and have a 1/2 piece missing at the bottom of the spine; the inner rear hinge has completely split, exposing the inner binding and meaning that the vellum covers are almost disbound (a strong tug would remove them from the inner bound text. There is interesting very early writing, in French, on the front pastedown, the rear free endpaper, and on a laid-in slip of paper; there is also a signature on the very last page of text of Volume II. There is a handwritten date of 1712 on the front pastedown, but I don't know if all the writing is from that time or not. The front and rear pastedowns are soiled, creased, and have large tears. The first page of Volume I is soiled, has a dime-size edge chip (not affecting text), a couple hand-written letters "m" and "o.u." and a signature. Overall the inner pages are very nice - light foxing, mostly on the first and last few pages, some soiling, overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Complete TRUE FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING (Published by Chez Abraham Arondeus, La Haye) of this IMPORTANT WORK by PIERRE JURIEU. This true first printing is SCARCE, with copies only to be found in a few rare book rooms of Major Universities and National Collections (see WorldCat).

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  • 1683 JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON Medical Works SEFER OTZAR HA-HAYYIM Hebrew Text 1st by JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON 1683 JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON Medical Works SEFER OTZAR HA-HAYYIM Hebrew Text 1st
    JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON

    JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON. [Hebrew Text:] SEFER OTZAR HA'HAYYIM. [Thesaurus vitae... pous medicum libb. XIII divisum...] VENICE: Vendramin, 1683. First Edition. Hardcovers, paper covered boards with leather covered spine and corners, Folio, 8"x12". Lacks 19 of the 97 leaves of the complete work. Lacks the title page leaf, the first Introduction leaf, leaves 29-32, leaves 61-64, and leaves 87-95. NONETHELESS, this original first printing contains many complete parts and begins with leaf numbered #1. Laid-in is a facsimile copy of the original title page (computer printed). Pagination of this copy (by numbered leaf): 1-28, 33-60; 65-86. Pagination of the Complete Book (for comparative purposes with the copy I am offering): [1 leaf] title-page and verso, [1 leaf] two pages of…

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    JACOB BEN ISAAC ZAHALON. [Hebrew Text:] SEFER OTZAR HA'HAYYIM. [Thesaurus vitae... pous medicum libb. XIII divisum...] VENICE: Vendramin, 1683. First Edition. Hardcovers, paper covered boards with leather covered spine and corners, Folio, 8"x12". Lacks 19 of the 97 leaves of the complete work. Lacks the title page leaf, the first Introduction leaf, leaves 29-32, leaves 61-64, and leaves 87-95. NONETHELESS, this original first printing contains many complete parts and begins with leaf numbered #1. Laid-in is a facsimile copy of the original title page (computer printed). Pagination of this copy (by numbered leaf): 1-28, 33-60; 65-86. Pagination of the Complete Book (for comparative purposes with the copy I am offering): [1 leaf] title-page and verso, [1 leaf] two pages of introduction, 95 numbered leaves. Printed on laid paper, each leaf has the wonderful tangible feel of the pressed printing. Condition: Spine covering mostly torn and chipped away; the front cover is almost completely detached, hanging on by 3 cords; the first leaf is almost disbound; lacks the title page leaf and other leaves as noted above; the title of the work has been handwritten in Hebrew on the front blank endpaper; there are a few old library stamps (deaccessioned from the Prager Israelitische Cultus-Gemeinde Bibliothek, with its stamp on the front free-endpaper); there is light to medium water-staining and shorelining throughout (text is always bright and fully legible beneath); there are some wormholes (touching a few letters); the first numbered leaf has a number of creases, small holes, and edge tears, but remains a solid page with text that is clear and with only a few words affected by holes; the second numbered leaf has its bottom blank margin torn off. This Important and Influential Rabbinical Medical Treatise is VERY SCARCE, even in this partially incomplete state.

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  • 1693 VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM Ecclesiastical History VELLUM Stephanus Baluzius (Étienne Baluze) by Stephanus Baluzius (Étienne Baluze) 1693 VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM Ecclesiastical History VELLUM Stephanus Baluzius (Étienne Baluze)
    Stephanus Baluzius (Étienne Baluze)

    VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM: Hoc Est HISTORIA PONTIFICUM ROMANORUM Qui in Gallia Sederunt AB Anno Christi MCCCV Usque Ad Annum MCCCXCIV. By STEPHANUS BALUZIUS (Étienne Baluze). TOMUS PRIMUS / TOMI PRIMI (Tome One). VELLUM BOUND Ecclesiastical Papal History. VERY SCARCE 1693 FIRST EDITION. PARISIIS (Paris) : Apud Franciscum Muguet Regis, Cleri Gallicani. MDCXCIII (1693). First Edition. The book was reprinted, most notably in 1916 and 1928. Those later editions can be found, but the 1693 first edition is almost impossible to find outside of a few Rare Book Rooms of Major Universities and National Libraries. Vellum Covers, manuscript titling on the spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [1 leaf] front free endpaper, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, [4] Epistola, [16] Prefatio,…

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    VITAE PAPARUM AVENIONENSIUM: Hoc Est HISTORIA PONTIFICUM ROMANORUM Qui in Gallia Sederunt AB Anno Christi MCCCV Usque Ad Annum MCCCXCIV. By STEPHANUS BALUZIUS (Étienne Baluze). TOMUS PRIMUS / TOMI PRIMI (Tome One). VELLUM BOUND Ecclesiastical Papal History. VERY SCARCE 1693 FIRST EDITION. PARISIIS (Paris) : Apud Franciscum Muguet Regis, Cleri Gallicani. MDCXCIII (1693). First Edition. The book was reprinted, most notably in 1916 and 1928. Those later editions can be found, but the 1693 first edition is almost impossible to find outside of a few Rare Book Rooms of Major Universities and National Libraries. Vellum Covers, manuscript titling on the spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [1 leaf] front free endpaper, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, [4] Epistola, [16] Prefatio, [1] blank, [1] PLATE of PAPAL COINAGE, 1,478 numbered columns / 739 pages (text pages numbered by column only, two columns per page), [30] Index and Errata. Collated page for page with the 1693 First Edition Copy in the Rare Book Holdings of the Montserrat Abbey Library. That copy was digitized in 2011. There is a label size bookplate of Jacobi Manzoni at the upper corner of the front pastedown. Jacobi Manzoni / Giacomo Manzoni, was an important Italian book collector. Manzoni was born in 1816 in Lugo, Romagna, into an aristocratic family. He was involved in many aspects of Italian life, but his main pursuit, which he began at a very early age, was collecting books and manuscripts. At the time of his death in 1889, he left a library of approximately 25,000 rare and highly valued volumes. This is one of those volumes. Condition: The Vellum Covers have yellowed and toned, the spine has substantially darkened, there is some peeling and cracking to the covers' edges and 2" of splitting at the top and bottom of the spine folds, the edges and spine ends are shelf worn and rubbed through at places, nonetheless the covers are solid, doing their job well, and attractive in a Harry Potter's Hogwarts Library way. There is a bit of writing on the endpapers, a small bookplate to the front pastedown (as noted above) and a small label with numbers to the rear pastedown; the front free endpaper is creased, the title page has some edge wear and small edge chips, there is light toning and foxing throughout, overall the inner pages are very nice - tight, bright, clean, and unmarked.

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  • 16th & 17th Century JESUITS IN ASIA Two Rare Portuguese Works in One LISBOA 1894 by Jeronymo P.A. da Camara Manoel and Padre Antonio Francisco Cardim 16th & 17th Century JESUITS IN ASIA Two Rare Portuguese Works in One LISBOA 1894
    Jeronymo P.A. da Camara Manoel and Padre Antonio Francisco Cardim

    MISSOES DOS JESUITAS NO ORIENTE nos SECULOS XVI e XVII, by Jeronymo P.A. da Camara Manoel [bound together with] BATALHAS DA COMPANHIA DE JESUS na SUA GLORIOSA PROVINCIA do JAPA~O, by Padre Antonio Francisco Cardim. (MISSIONS of the JESUITS in the ORIENT in the 16th and 17th CENTURIES bound together with BATTLES of the SOCIETY OF JESUS in HIS GLORIOUS PROVINCE of JAPAN.) Two important Portuguese Works on the Missionary Work, Struggles, and Battles of the JESUITS in ASIA. LISBOA (Lisbon, Portugal), Imprenta Nacional, 1894. Hardcovers, leather spine (quarter calf) and marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, spine titled and lined in gilt, 6x9.5 inches. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and one folding plate. Two works bound together in this…

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    MISSOES DOS JESUITAS NO ORIENTE nos SECULOS XVI e XVII, by Jeronymo P.A. da Camara Manoel [bound together with] BATALHAS DA COMPANHIA DE JESUS na SUA GLORIOSA PROVINCIA do JAPA~O, by Padre Antonio Francisco Cardim. (MISSIONS of the JESUITS in the ORIENT in the 16th and 17th CENTURIES bound together with BATTLES of the SOCIETY OF JESUS in HIS GLORIOUS PROVINCE of JAPAN.) Two important Portuguese Works on the Missionary Work, Struggles, and Battles of the JESUITS in ASIA. LISBOA (Lisbon, Portugal), Imprenta Nacional, 1894. Hardcovers, leather spine (quarter calf) and marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, spine titled and lined in gilt, 6x9.5 inches. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and one folding plate. Two works bound together in this one book. Pagination: xiv, 162; [16], 293 pp. TEXT IN PORTUGUESE. This book has a couple of interesting associations. The front pastedown has a dime size BOOKBINDER'S LABEL (Encadernador A. DAVID Lisboa) and an ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE of AYRES D'ORNELLAS. Condition: The covers are worn, with scuffing and scraping to the spine leather and paper covered boards, the front spine fold is tender and starting to split, the covers are worn through at the corners and most of the edges, the spine ends are frayed from pulling and shelf wear; nonetheless the covers remain attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding, the pages are toned, especially at the margins, there is some light foxing here and there, otherwise the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice copy of this book containing two Portuguese works from 1894 on Jesuits in Asia. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1700 THE SUFFICIENCY OF A STANDING REVELATION IN GENERAL, and of the SCRIPTURE REVELATION IN PARTICULAR Ofspring Blackall BOYLE LECTURES Complete in 8 Sermons FIRST EDITION by Ofspring BLACKALL D.D. 1700 THE SUFFICIENCY OF A STANDING REVELATION IN GENERAL, and of the SCRIPTURE REVELATION IN PARTICULAR Ofspring Blackall BOYLE LECTURES Complete in 8 Sermons FIRST EDITION
    Ofspring BLACKALL D.D.

    THE SUFFICIENCY OF A STANDING REVELATION IN GENERAL, and of the SCRIPTURE REVELATION IN PARTICULAR. Both as to the Matter of It, and as to the Proof of It; and that New Revelations cannot reasonably be desired, and would probably be unsuccessful. In Eight Sermons, preach'd in the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, London; at the Lecture Founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq; in the Year MDCC. By OFSPRING BLACKALL, D.D. EIGHT SERMONS IN ONE VOLUME, with SEPARATE TITLE-PAGES, and with Errata at the bottom margin of the last page of each Sermon. These were the eight BOYLE LECTURES for 1700. LONDON: Printed by J. LEAKE, for WALTER KETTILBY, at the Bishop's Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1700. First edition.…

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    THE SUFFICIENCY OF A STANDING REVELATION IN GENERAL, and of the SCRIPTURE REVELATION IN PARTICULAR. Both as to the Matter of It, and as to the Proof of It; and that New Revelations cannot reasonably be desired, and would probably be unsuccessful. In Eight Sermons, preach'd in the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, London; at the Lecture Founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq; in the Year MDCC. By OFSPRING BLACKALL, D.D. EIGHT SERMONS IN ONE VOLUME, with SEPARATE TITLE-PAGES, and with Errata at the bottom margin of the last page of each Sermon. These were the eight BOYLE LECTURES for 1700. LONDON: Printed by J. LEAKE, for WALTER KETTILBY, at the Bishop's Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1700. First edition. Lacking covers though the spine leather covering is still partially present with its five raised spine bands, 4to, 6x7.5". The eight sermons are paginated individually, with the exceptions of numbers 4 & 5 and 7 & 8 that are paginated consecutively. PAGINATION: [2] (title page for this eight sermon book, blank verso), [4] (title page to first sermon, blank verso, author's dedication), 24 (first sermon); 30 (second sermon); [2] (ad and blank verso) 31 (third sermon), [1 ad]; 68 (fourth and fifth sermons); 36 (sixth sermon); 64 pages (seventh and eighth sermons). Condition: Lacking covers, as noted above; lacking the blank endpapers; textually complete including the two first title pages (see pagination above); the first 8 pages and the last signatures consisting of pages 33-65 of the final sermon are disbound (i.e. present but laid on loosely); the first title page is worn and chipped at the edges with a torn bottom corner that affects one word; the second title page (the title page of the First Sermon) is also worn and chipped along its edges, but not affecting text; the inner pages are lightly age toned with heavier toning at the edges; about half of the pages have noticeable shorelining / water staining to their front upper area, covering about 1/3 to 1/2 of the page, but the text is always clear and fully legible beneath; there is some edge wear, corner creases, corner tip loss, and a spot or two, here and there throughout. A great copy for a fine rebinding, being a complete copy with both first title pages, and text that is bright and clear throughout. A Scarce First Edition of this Important Work. You can read about the BOYLE LECTURES on Wikipedia, and elsewhere online.

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  • 1705 CEREMONIAL RITUALS of GUILDS & TRADESMEN - CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER First Ed. by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries) 1705 CEREMONIAL RITUALS of GUILDS & TRADESMEN - CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER First Ed.
    Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries)

    CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER in Welchem Nicht Allein Dasjenige was bey dem Austdingen, Lossprechen und Meister werden nach denen Articuls-Briefen... by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries). LEIPZIG: Groschuffs Buchladen, 1705. First Edition. Text in German. Small Format, Thin Book, nineteenth-century cloth covered boards, paper label to spine with handwritten title, 4" x 6", decorative endpapers. Pagination [2], 174 - 231pp. (58 total pages). Illustrated with a wonderful Engraved Frontispiece of Ceremonial Objects and a Cooper's Dance. This is one part, bound separately, of the 22 parts of Friese's rare works on Ceremonies of various Guilds, Artisans, Apprentices and Journeymen, published as "Der vornehmsten Künstler und Handwercker Ceremonial-Politica..." Each of the parts has a separate title and frontispiece, each is scarce, and each…

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    CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER in Welchem Nicht Allein Dasjenige was bey dem Austdingen, Lossprechen und Meister werden nach denen Articuls-Briefen... by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries). LEIPZIG: Groschuffs Buchladen, 1705. First Edition. Text in German. Small Format, Thin Book, nineteenth-century cloth covered boards, paper label to spine with handwritten title, 4" x 6", decorative endpapers. Pagination [2], 174 - 231pp. (58 total pages). Illustrated with a wonderful Engraved Frontispiece of Ceremonial Objects and a Cooper's Dance. This is one part, bound separately, of the 22 parts of Friese's rare works on Ceremonies of various Guilds, Artisans, Apprentices and Journeymen, published as "Der vornehmsten Künstler und Handwercker Ceremonial-Politica..." Each of the parts has a separate title and frontispiece, each is scarce, and each is normally found separately. Condition: Boards are Sturdy, binding tight, the number "359" is written at the top of the front flyleaf, pages show some light foxing and toning, overall a Very Good copy. SCARCE, especially in the 1705 FIRST EDITION state.

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  • 1712 Vellum VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO / LIFE OF POPE PIUS V with RARE FOLDING PLATE 1712 Vellum VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO / LIFE OF POPE PIUS V with RARE FOLDING PLATE

    VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO SOMMO PONTEFICE DELL'ORDINE DE PREDICATORI Scritta Da PAOLO ALESSANDRO MARREI. Pubblicata Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santità Di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente XI. (LIFE OF POPE PIUS V, by Paolo Alessandro Marrei.) Published by Appresso Giacomo Tommasini, VENIZIA (VENICE), MDCCXII (1712). Text in Italian. Full VELLUM covers, 4 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 6.5x9 inches (16.5x23 cm). Pagination: xxiv, 469, [1] pages. ILLUSTRATED with 2 engraved plates (of 3, lacks the portrait frontispiece). The TWO ENGRAVED PLATES consist of a copper engraved leaf with printed details at the bottom that read "Dominicus Muratori pinacit" and "Hieronymus Rossi incidit"; and a LARGE FOLD OPEN COPPER ENGRAVED PLATE that measures 24 x 19 inches including…

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    VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO SOMMO PONTEFICE DELL'ORDINE DE PREDICATORI Scritta Da PAOLO ALESSANDRO MARREI. Pubblicata Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santità Di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente XI. (LIFE OF POPE PIUS V, by Paolo Alessandro Marrei.) Published by Appresso Giacomo Tommasini, VENIZIA (VENICE), MDCCXII (1712). Text in Italian. Full VELLUM covers, 4 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 6.5x9 inches (16.5x23 cm). Pagination: xxiv, 469, [1] pages. ILLUSTRATED with 2 engraved plates (of 3, lacks the portrait frontispiece). The TWO ENGRAVED PLATES consist of a copper engraved leaf with printed details at the bottom that read "Dominicus Muratori pinacit" and "Hieronymus Rossi incidit"; and a LARGE FOLD OPEN COPPER ENGRAVED PLATE that measures 24 x 19 inches including its white margins, with printed details at the bottom that read "Nic. Dorigny Gallus delin. et sculp. Rome sup. perm. an. 1699." Condition: The VELLUM COVERS are age discolored, rubbed, and show general wear, but remain solid and are attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way; internally, there is an ink blotch / stain to the blank front free endpaper and a large circular ink stain to the last few pages of text and the endpapers (all text is fully legible); the folding plate has some large closed tears but is holding together and could be carefully repaired, though beautiful as is. A solid copy with printing and paper that is early and gorgeous. RARE 1712 EDITION in VELLUM COVERS, especially scarce with its Large Folding Engraved Plate that is usually lacking (because it was often removed and sold / disbursed separately).

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