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  • 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO

    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these…

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    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these have been removed from about half of the issues.

    ILLUSTRATED with PLATES, including one tipped in color plate at the beginning of each issue.

    Text in JAPANESE, but the rear wrapper of each issue gives a brief English description of the plates within.

    These copies were presented "With the Compliments of PROFESSOR YUKIO YASHIRO", with his presentation card laid on top of the first issue. (Yukio Yashiro, b.1890 d.1975, was a Japanese academic, art historian, Botticelli scholar and Director of the Institute for Art Research in Tokyo. - Wikipedia.)

    GOOD Condition: The glassine overwrap was removed from about half the issues, the glassine on the other issues has yellowed with age (it can easily be removed if desired); the spines have some wear and chipping; there is light dampstaining to the wrappers and on some of the inner pages of a few issues; overall the issues remain tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Fifteen presentable copies. Great references.

    A sampling of articles in the first few issues: Tthe Technique of Shitogwa (Finger-Drawing); Antonio Fontanesi and His Works in Japan; Panel Paintings of Kichijoten Shrine of Joruriji Temple; Five Hundred Arhats, by Ikeno Taiga; Study on Portraits of Goto Yujo and His Descendants; Study on the Biography of Uragami Gyokudo; Landscape of Four Seasons on Su Tung-P'o's Poems, by Shih-T'ao; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Yashiro Yukio; Ise Monogatari Painted by Sotatsu.

    About the Bijutsu Kenkyu Journal of Art Studies:

    Published since 1932, the Bijutsu Kenkyu journal, edited by the Department of Art Research, has published monograms, research notes, explanations of plates, book reviews, exhibition reviews, and materials for art research, primarily pertaining to Japanese and East Asian classical art, but also European and American art that relates to modern and contemporary Japanese art. In its early years it was published monthly, but is now published three times a year.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of 15 issues is 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 us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1572 BISHOPS' BIBLE - 1st & 2nd BOOK OF MACCABEES - COMPLETE ORIGINAL FOLIO LEAVES with ENGRAVED MAP 1572 BISHOPS' BIBLE - 1st & 2nd BOOK OF MACCABEES - COMPLETE ORIGINAL FOLIO LEAVES with ENGRAVED MAP

    THE FIRSTE [AND] SECONDE BOOKE OF MACHABEES (First and Second Book of Maccabees).

    Published by [R. Jugge], [London], [1572].

    Two complete books from the Second Folio Edition of the Bishops' Bible. A handsome, large printing. Includes a map on verso of leaf cv, captioned: "The description of the holy lande, conteyning the places mentioned in the foure Euangelistes, with other places about the sea costes - wherein may be seene the wayes and iourneyes of Christe and his Apostles in Iudea, Samaria, and Galilee: for into these three partes this lande is diuided."

    Recent hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, paper title label, recent front and rear endpapers. Covers measure 400x280 mm (16x11 inches).

    Contains 28 ORIGINAL LEAVES from…

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    THE FIRSTE [AND] SECONDE BOOKE OF MACHABEES (First and Second Book of Maccabees).

    Published by [R. Jugge], [London], [1572].

    Two complete books from the Second Folio Edition of the Bishops' Bible. A handsome, large printing. Includes a map on verso of leaf cv, captioned: "The description of the holy lande, conteyning the places mentioned in the foure Euangelistes, with other places about the sea costes - wherein may be seene the wayes and iourneyes of Christe and his Apostles in Iudea, Samaria, and Galilee: for into these three partes this lande is diuided."

    Recent hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, paper title label, recent front and rear endpapers. Covers measure 400x280 mm (16x11 inches).

    Contains 28 ORIGINAL LEAVES from the 1572 Bishop's Bible, lxxvii-cv, consisting of the First and Second Book of Maccabees. The bound in original leaves measure 391x267 mm (15 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches). Printed on rag laid paper, text in two columns, black lettering, woodcut initials, plus the wonderful engraved map on the last page.

    There are rebound leaves from the 1572 Bishops' Bible held at the University of Iowa that, with some diligence, can be found online.

    Condition: BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, NEAR FINE. A few spots, a small bit of toning here and there. I have never seen pages from the Second Folio 1572 Bishops' Bible in such lovely, bright, clean condition. The binding is solid and attractive, worthy of the pages it holds within.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1712 SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA of TEXTILES, GARMENTS and FOOTWEAR Illustrated / WAKAN SANSAI ZUE by Ryoan Terashima 1712 SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA of TEXTILES, GARMENTS and FOOTWEAR Illustrated / WAKAN SANSAI ZUE
    Ryoan Terashima

    ILLUSTRATED SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA, This Volume on TEXTILES, GARMENTS, CLOTH, CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR.

    WAKAN SANSAI ZUE, by Ryoan Terashima.

    Published in Japan, circa 1712 (presumed first edition). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    This is ONE VOLUME from the Illustrated Sino-Japanese encyclopedia published in 1712 during the Edo period. The entire work consisted of 105 volumes in 81 books. This book contains chapters 27-30, describing and depicting textiles, clothing, footwear and headwear.

    Blue paper covered flexible boards, stab-stitched, paper label on front cover 102 pages. Illustrated with b&w drawings.

    FAIR condition: The covers are worn, with scrapes, areas worn through the blue paper, and much chipping to the original paper labels; otherwise these original covers are still sturdy and doing their job. Internally, there…

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    ILLUSTRATED SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA, This Volume on TEXTILES, GARMENTS, CLOTH, CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR.

    WAKAN SANSAI ZUE, by Ryoan Terashima.

    Published in Japan, circa 1712 (presumed first edition). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    This is ONE VOLUME from the Illustrated Sino-Japanese encyclopedia published in 1712 during the Edo period. The entire work consisted of 105 volumes in 81 books. This book contains chapters 27-30, describing and depicting textiles, clothing, footwear and headwear.

    Blue paper covered flexible boards, stab-stitched, paper label on front cover 102 pages. Illustrated with b&w drawings.

    FAIR condition: The covers are worn, with scrapes, areas worn through the blue paper, and much chipping to the original paper labels; otherwise these original covers are still sturdy and doing their job. Internally, there is worming throughout, heaviest at the gutter area and the bottom margin, but also with worm holes and long worm lines on the face of some pages; nonetheless the pages are quite legible (except maybe some characters) and the drawings and printing are sharp and clear.

    An original 1712 volume of the Wankan Sansai Zue.

    About WAKAN SANSAI ZUE (from Wikipedia)

    ******The Wakan Sansai Zue (Illustrated Sino-Japanese Encyclopedia) is an illustrated Japanese leishu encyclopedia published in 1712 in the Edo period. It consists of 105 volumes in 81 books. Its compiler was Terashima or Terajima (Terajima Ryoan), a doctor from Osaka. It describes and illustrates various items and activities of daily life. As seen from the title of the book (wa), which means Japan and (kan), which means China), Terajima's idea was based on a Chinese encyclopedia, specifically the Ming work Sancai Tuhui ("Pictorial..." or "Illustrated Compendium of the Three Powers") by Wang Qi (1607), known in Japan as the Sansai Zue. Reproductions of the Wakan Sansai Zue are still in print in Japan.******

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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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  • 1713 Francois Douaren SACRED RIGHTS of the FRENCH CHURCH / DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS Latin Text by Francois Douaren, FRANCISCI DUARENI 1713 Francois Douaren SACRED RIGHTS of the FRENCH CHURCH / DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS Latin Text
    Francois Douaren, FRANCISCI DUARENI

    DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS LIBRI VIII (Books I - VIII) in quibus quiquid ad plenam juris pontificii cognitionem necessarium est, breuiter dilucide explicatum continetur. Item pro libertate ecclesiae Gallicae adversus Romanam aulam defensio Parisiensis curiae, Lucouico XI Gallorum regi quondam oblata... LIBRI VIII, by FRANCISCI DUARENI (aka Francois DOUAREN, Francois DUAREN, Francois DUARENUS). Published ANNO M DCC XIII (1713). Publisher and place unstated. TEXT in LATIN. VELLUM covers, red and brown striped page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [2], 515, [9] pages. Interesting Previous Owners: There is a blind stamped Name and Address of "A. M. STORACE (Alfonso Maria Storace), Tomaso 16, Napoli (Naples)" on the front free endpaper. Alfonso Maria Storace wrote, among other things,…

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    DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS LIBRI VIII (Books I - VIII) in quibus quiquid ad plenam juris pontificii cognitionem necessarium est, breuiter dilucide explicatum continetur. Item pro libertate ecclesiae Gallicae adversus Romanam aulam defensio Parisiensis curiae, Lucouico XI Gallorum regi quondam oblata... LIBRI VIII, by FRANCISCI DUARENI (aka Francois DOUAREN, Francois DUAREN, Francois DUARENUS). Published ANNO M DCC XIII (1713). Publisher and place unstated. TEXT in LATIN. VELLUM covers, red and brown striped page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [2], 515, [9] pages. Interesting Previous Owners: There is a blind stamped Name and Address of "A. M. STORACE (Alfonso Maria Storace), Tomaso 16, Napoli (Naples)" on the front free endpaper. Alfonso Maria Storace wrote, among other things, a book titled: Ricerche Storiche Intorno al Comune di s. Antimo (Historical Research of the City of Sant'Antimo, Italy), which was published in Naples, Italy, in 1887. There is a circular ink stamp on the front pastedown showing that this book once was in the Library of Rev. L. KUENZEL (LESTER HENRY KUENZEL, aka Reverend L. Kunzel, Father Lester H. Kuenzel). He wrote, among other things, "A Manual of the Ceremonies of Low Mass" which was published in New York in 1930. And there is also a small, recent bookplate on the front pastedown with the letters "SAG". Condition: Remnants of a shelving label on the spine, spine lettering has rubbed away, some yellowing and soiling to the vellum covers, inner hinges cracked but holding, inner pages are toned, some quite heavily, but the printing is always legible. Overall a complete, solid, presentable copy of this book from 1713. About FRANÇOIS DOUAREN (from Wikipedia): ******François Douaren (also sometimes spelled Duaren; Franciscus Duarenus; Francisci Duareni) b. 1509 d. 1559,

    was a French jurist and professor of law at the University of Bourges. After studies in Paris under Budé and in Bourges, Douaren worked as an advocate for the Parlement of Paris. In 1538, he was called to teach at Bourges. Following a bitter dispute with Baro, he abandoned the chair for Paris until Baro's death in 1550, after which Douaren returned to teach at Bourges. Like his compatriots Jacques Cujas, François Hotman and Hugues Doneau, Douaren was one of the leading representatives of the legal humanist school of thought within the science of Roman law on the European continent. These 16th century French law professors applied the philological methods of the Italian humanists to legal texts. It was their aim to arrive at a historically more accurate understanding of the texts of the Roman Corpus Iuris Civilis. In addition to numerous commentaries on the Corpus, Douaren wrote a leading commentary on the Roman law of obligations, Commentarius de pactis (1544), which greatly influenced modern theories of obligations. His 1544 programme of studies, De ratione docendi discendique iuris epistola, was the first statement of the mos gallicus, the French Humanist approach to higher education. Its core contents - language studies, introductory classes on the base of the Justinian Code, a methodical approach based on the laws of the Corpus - came to be introduced at most European legal faculties.******

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  • 1714 A KEY to the MEMOIRS of the AFFAIRS of SCOTLAND First Edition Booklet 1714 A KEY to the MEMOIRS of the AFFAIRS of SCOTLAND First Edition Booklet

    A KEY TO THE MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.

    LONDON: Printed for J. MOOR in Cornhill; and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1714. First edition, first state, without the added 3 page Key to the Appendix that was in later states.

    Thin Booklet, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm), 19 + [1] pages.

    Both this First State and the Second State with Appendix are held in the Oxford Bodleian Library, which is searchable online.

    The first state is described in the Bodleian Library as: "A Key to the Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland / London : printed for J. Moor / 1714 / 19,[1]p. / 8? ".

    The later state is described as: "This edition…

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    A KEY TO THE MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.

    LONDON: Printed for J. MOOR in Cornhill; and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1714. First edition, first state, without the added 3 page Key to the Appendix that was in later states.

    Thin Booklet, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm), 19 + [1] pages.

    Both this First State and the Second State with Appendix are held in the Oxford Bodleian Library, which is searchable online.

    The first state is described in the Bodleian Library as: "A Key to the Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland / London : printed for J. Moor / 1714 / 19,[1]p. / 8? ".

    The later state is described as: "This edition includes 'A key to the appendix'. In this edition, the last line p.3 reads 'H---n', and the sig. A is under the 'm' in 'Hamilton'; there is a list of errata at foot of p.19 / 1714".

    Note that the first state has the sig. A under the 'a' in 'Hamilton', and there is NO list of errata at the foot of page 19.

    FAIR condition. Apparently bound with other booklets at some point as there are remnants of a leather spine still attached to the spine. Pages are toned with age and there is some scattered light foxing. Still a complete, original, fully legible booklet, with its original price of 6 d.

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  • 1719 ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of CHINA / MOROKOSHI KINMO ZUI - SIX JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS by Sen'an Hirazumi 1719 ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of CHINA / MOROKOSHI KINMO ZUI - SIX JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS
    Sen'an Hirazumi

    MOROKOSHI KINMO ZUI. Text by Sen'an Hirazumi. Illustrated by Morikuni Tachibana.

    An ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of CHINA.

    Complete set of FOURTEEN VOLUMES plus an INTRODUCTORY VOLUME bound in SIX WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS, ink on paper.

    Published by Onogi Ichibe, [Osaka, Japan], 1719.

    Six Books containing 14 volumes. TEXT in JAPANESE, except for an Introductory Volume of Text (including a Preface) which is in CHINESE.

    Six Books, paper covers, 6.25x8.75 inches (22x16 cm), stab stitch binding, paper title labels. Book 1: Introductory Volume including Preface. Book 2: Volumes 1-4, Book 3: Volumes 5-6, Book 4: Volumes 7-9, Book 5: Volumes 10-12, Book 6: Volumes 13-14. The books have been carefully collated to assure that all 14 volumes are present and…

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    MOROKOSHI KINMO ZUI. Text by Sen'an Hirazumi. Illustrated by Morikuni Tachibana.

    An ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of CHINA.

    Complete set of FOURTEEN VOLUMES plus an INTRODUCTORY VOLUME bound in SIX WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOKS, ink on paper.

    Published by Onogi Ichibe, [Osaka, Japan], 1719.

    Six Books containing 14 volumes. TEXT in JAPANESE, except for an Introductory Volume of Text (including a Preface) which is in CHINESE.

    Six Books, paper covers, 6.25x8.75 inches (22x16 cm), stab stitch binding, paper title labels. Book 1: Introductory Volume including Preface. Book 2: Volumes 1-4, Book 3: Volumes 5-6, Book 4: Volumes 7-9, Book 5: Volumes 10-12, Book 6: Volumes 13-14. The books have been carefully collated to assure that all 14 volumes are present and complete.

    FAIR condition: Wear, rubbing and scraping to covers with some loss, worming mainly to the upper margins but pages here and there with worming on the images as well, some staining and soiling to a few pages; overall a complete set of these 6 books / 14 volumes, with text that is fully legible and images that are bright and clear.

    This over 400 year old 1719 Illustrated Encyclopedia of China is RARE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Asian Art, holds a set of this 1719 work. The Smithsonian holds a later 1802 edition.

    About the Morokosh Kinmo zui (from a University of British Columbia website):

    ******The Morokoshi Kinmo zui, also called "Enlightening Illustrations of China", was first published in 1719 during the Tokugawa Period. It has since been replicated and reproduced many times. The Morokoshi Kinmo zui contains hundreds of black and white woodblock prints that encompass everything from Chinese cultural elements, architecture, regional Chinese plants and animals, and even types of humans.

    The Morokoshi Kinmo zui is made up of 14 volumes that include: (1) Astronomy, (2) Geography, (3) Architecture, (4-5) People, (6) Martial Arts, (7) Instruments - weapons and tools, (8) Machines, (9) Instruments - agriculture and arms, (10) Ceremonial costumes and precious stones, (11-12) Botany and horticulture, (13) Birds and wild animals, (14) Fish, reptiles, and insects. These volumes are collected into a series of books (five plus a book of explanatory text), with each book containing anywhere from one to three volumes. Page layout varies from volume to volume, but all contain woodblock printed images accompanied by text.

    The Morokoshi Kinmo zui was created as a way to educate Japanese children on the important elements of Chinese culture, geography, flora and fauna. More importantly, the creation and reproduction of these encyclopedias within Japan allowed Japanese children to pronounce and learn the names of Chinese cultural elements.

    The Morokoshi Kinmo zui was produced in a time where Kinmo zui (Japanese Illustrated Encyclopedia) were a common item of production. During the Edo Period, commercial book publishing was on the rise, and the popularity of previous encyclopedias such as Kanzai Nakamura's (1629-1702) version of Kinmo zui (Japanese Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1666) paved the way for the publication of other encyclopedic works.

    The words and images of the Morokoshi Kinmo zui are produced by woodblock printing, and all images found in the volumes were created by Tachibana Morikuni. Morikuni belonged to the Kano school of Japanese art which began in the Tokugawa Period.******

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  • 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE by Richard Steele 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE
    Richard Steele

    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD…

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    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD STEELE (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet): ******Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 - 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Steele became a Whig Member of Parliament in 1713, for Stockbridge. He was soon expelled for issuing a pamphlet in favor of the Hanoverian succession. When George I of Great Britain came to the throne in the following year, Steele was knighted and given responsibility for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. He returned to parliament in 1715, for Boroughbridge. While at Drury Lane, Steele wrote and directed the sentimental comedy The Conscious Lovers, which was an immediate hit. However, in 1719 Steele found himself in agreement with Lord Oxford regarding The Bill Of Peerage, and wrote: A LETTER TO THE EARL OF O--D, CONCERNING THE BILL OF PEERAGE. This pamphlet and Steele's subsequent speeches caused him to fall out with Addison and, in 1724, he retired to his wife's homeland of Wales, where he spent the remainder of his life.******

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  • 1723 WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER - 2 Folio Volumes with 133 PLATES by John Dart 1723 WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER - 2 Folio Volumes with 133 PLATES
    John Dart

    WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER.

    Two Folio Volumes. Filled with plates illustrating the funeral monuments of Westminster Abbey.

    LONDON: Printed & sold by James Cole engraver in Hatton Garden... (et al) [1723-1727]. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 10x16 inches (26x40 cm). Pagination:

    VOLUME I: [2] blank front leaves, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [2] Dedication, [2] Preface, [5] Coats of Arms of Subscribers, [1] engraved portrait of the author John Dart, XLII Westminster Abbey a Poem, IV List of Subscribers Names, 195 pp., [1] Errata, [1] blank leaf.

    VOLUME I ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 70 plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and…

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    WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER.

    Two Folio Volumes. Filled with plates illustrating the funeral monuments of Westminster Abbey.

    LONDON: Printed & sold by James Cole engraver in Hatton Garden... (et al) [1723-1727]. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 10x16 inches (26x40 cm). Pagination:

    VOLUME I: [2] blank front leaves, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [2] Dedication, [2] Preface, [5] Coats of Arms of Subscribers, [1] engraved portrait of the author John Dart, XLII Westminster Abbey a Poem, IV List of Subscribers Names, 195 pp., [1] Errata, [1] blank leaf.

    VOLUME I ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 70 plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and initials.

    VOLUME II: [2] blank front leaves, [1] fold-open frontispiece, [1] title page, [1] subscribers names, [2] subscribers coats of arms, 146 pp., [4] Names of Persons buried in this Church, XLIV Lives of the Abbats of Westminster, 24 pp. History of St. Peter's, XVI Appendix, [1] blank rear endpaper.

    VOLUME II ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 63 Plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and initials.

    CONDITION: The pages and plates of both volumes are all present and suitable for rebinding, but the bindings are in poor condition and the books need to be rebound. The books are split into many sections, with many loose signatures, pages, etc. The front and rear boards are original and present but worn with peeling leather. The spines have split at numerous places and are in disrepair, and their leather coverings are chipping and flaking easily. The front and rear boards could be used in a rebinding with a new backing.

    VOLUME I Condition of Pages and Plates: The first and last few pages have edgewear, soiling and some spotting, as do some pages here and there. The gutter edge of many pages of this volume have browned because clear tape (that browned with age) was applied to that edge to try and keep the pages bound in, some old tape still remains in many places, and there are brown tape ghosts on the blank rear endpapers. There is toning and foxing mainly to the pages facing the plates and the blank verso of the plates and to the first and last few pages, but some here and there throughout as well. Some (perhaps 1/4) of the plates have browned, and have dark areas in the margins. (Perhaps smoke damage from long ago? But no smoke smell, just the nice old paper.) A few of the plates and the pages facing them are heavily foxed. Despite the flaws to some of the plates, all the plates present, and are quite rare.

    VOLUME II Condition of Pages and Plates: The pages and plates of this volume are in good condition. A few pages have some tape and/or tape browning at the left edge; there is a bit of foxing throughout but nothing significant on the pages or plates; there is no significant browning of the plates or margins; there is some offsetting, spotting, soiling, and edgewear to the first and last few pages. The fold-open frontispiece is splitting at the bottom of the fold, has some old tape repair on the backside, is toning and has some shorelining on the gutter margin. There is a pagination error following page 99, the facing blank backside of a plate is counted as a page. I have collated this book and all is present. Though many sections, signatures, and pages are loose, the volume is complete, and the plates are bright and clear.

    There is a large old signature and inscription dated 1782 on a blank prelim of each volume and a very small one at the top of the title pages: "Given to me this day by my Mother / (?) Stephenson Junior / 10th April 1782".

    These 300 year old books are complete including 133 plates. Despite their flaws these books are well deserving of preservation.

    PLEASE NOTE: These heavy books will be expensive to ship internationally.

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  • 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL by NOTAIRE ROYAL 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL
    NOTAIRE ROYAL

    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner…

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    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner wear, and a few closed tears at the edges of some of the folds. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible.Would look great framed. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c by George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c
    George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani

    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment…

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    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment has broken off (i.e. is missing), there is an edge piece of vellum missing from the second compartment (the compartment with the hand-written title) that partially affects one letter, and there is some cracking to the spine vellum; the front and rear vellum covers have some soiling, age toning, and spotting; overall the vellum covers show wear, but are still quite attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally very nice, some age foxing, corner creasing, toning and soiling here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A quite impressive copy. An Important 289 year-old book by an Renowned SCOTTISH Writer and Scholar. With its vellum binding, the book looks impressive on and off the shelf. A snippet about GEORGE BUCHANAN (from a much longer Wikipedia article): ******George Buchanan (February 1506 - 28 September 1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. Brown says that Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of resistance to royal usurpation gained widespread acceptance during the Scottish Reformation. Brown says the ease with which King James VII was deposed in 1689 shows the power of Buchananite ideas.******

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  • 1731 MASTRIUS *4 VOLUME SET* DISPUTATIONES THEOLGICAE / THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARIES by Bartholomæi Mastrii, Batolomeo Mastri, Bartholomaeus Mastirius 1731 MASTRIUS *4 VOLUME SET* DISPUTATIONES THEOLGICAE / THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARIES
    Bartholomæi Mastrii, Batolomeo Mastri, Bartholomaeus Mastirius

    R. P. F. BARTHOLOMAEUS MASTIRIUS DE MELDULA : IN QUATOR LIBROS SENTENTIARUM. R. P. F. BARTHOLOMÆI MASTRII DE MELDULA : Ordinis Minorum Conventualium S. Francisci Theologi DISPUTATIONES THEOLOGICÆ... Quibus ab adversantibus, tum Veterum, tum Recentiorum jaculis : SCOTI THEOLOGIA VINDICATUR. (Bartholomæi Mastrii, Batolomeo Mastri, Bartholomaeus Mastirius) VENETIIS (VENICE), Typographia Balleoniana, MDCCXXXI (1731). FOUR VOLUMES (COMPLETE IN THESE 4 VOLUMES).

    Four Large Format Hardcover Books, leather covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt designs in spine compartments, spine labels lettered in gilt, 4tos, 9x13.5 inches (23x34 cm). Pagination:

    [xx], 474; [xvi], 428; [xx], 392; [xxviii], 480 pages. These 4 volumes were deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, ESOPUS, New York. CONDITION: Ex the Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary Library,…

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    R. P. F. BARTHOLOMAEUS MASTIRIUS DE MELDULA : IN QUATOR LIBROS SENTENTIARUM. R. P. F. BARTHOLOMÆI MASTRII DE MELDULA : Ordinis Minorum Conventualium S. Francisci Theologi DISPUTATIONES THEOLOGICÆ... Quibus ab adversantibus, tum Veterum, tum Recentiorum jaculis : SCOTI THEOLOGIA VINDICATUR. (Bartholomæi Mastrii, Batolomeo Mastri, Bartholomaeus Mastirius) VENETIIS (VENICE), Typographia Balleoniana, MDCCXXXI (1731). FOUR VOLUMES (COMPLETE IN THESE 4 VOLUMES).

    Four Large Format Hardcover Books, leather covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt designs in spine compartments, spine labels lettered in gilt, 4tos, 9x13.5 inches (23x34 cm). Pagination:

    [xx], 474; [xvi], 428; [xx], 392; [xxviii], 480 pages. These 4 volumes were deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, ESOPUS, New York. CONDITION: Ex the Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary Library, as noted above, with library labels at heels of spines, library labels and marks on preliminary pages, and library pockets with cards affixed to rear endpapers. The covers are worn, with scrapes, rubs and leather that is peeling at various places, nonetheless the covers remain sturdy and attractive in a Hogwarts Library way; internally, there is light damp staining to the pages, mainly confined to the margins, some light toning and foxing, and some signs of general handling and use; overall the pages remain complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, very presentable, four volume set. This 1731 edition is SCARCE. About BARTHOLOMEW MASTRIUS (from Wikipedia): ******Bartholomew Mastrius (Bartholomaeus, Bartolomeo Mastri) (b.1602 in Meldola, d.1673 in Meldola) was an Italian Conventual Franciscan philosopher and theologian. He acquired a profound knowledge of scholastic philosophy and theology, being deeply versed in the writings of Duns Scotus. As a controversialist he was harsh and arrogant towards his opponents, mingling invective with his arguments. His opinions on some philosophical questions were fiercely disputed by many of his contemporaries and especially by Matthew Ferchi and the Irish Franciscan John Punch. He was one of the most prominent writers of his time on philosophy and theology. His works shed light on some of the difficult questions in Scotistic philosophy and theology.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 4 volume set is large and very 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 ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1734 Vellum JUDICIAL WORKS / LEGAL WRITINGS of Joannis Yanez Parladorii in LATIN by JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII / JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO 1734 Vellum JUDICIAL WORKS / LEGAL WRITINGS of Joannis Yanez Parladorii in LATIN
    JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII / JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO

    JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII in REGIO VALLISOLETANO Prætorio Advocati OPERA JURIDICA, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo: QUOTIDIANARUM DIFFERENTIARUM Sesqui-Centuria; et QUÆSTIONES PRACTICAE-FORENSES Duodeviginti cum Tribus Epistolis ad Filios Scriptis. QUAE OMNIA, ET RERUM PONDERE, ET SERMONIS ELEGANTIA EXORNATA... (JUDICIAL WORKS of JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII /

    JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO) COLONIAE ALLOBROGUM [i.e. GENEVA]: Sumptibus Fratrum De Tournes, NOVA EDITIO, CAETERIS LONGE ELEGANTIOR & EMENDATIOR (New Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Corrected), M. DCC. XXXIV (1734). FULL VELLUM BOUND with five spine cords, two leather ties at the front, 9x14 inches (23x35 cm). Pagination: [20], 424, [42] pages. Title page is printed in red & black, and has an engraved woodcut illustration. Text in Latin, printed in two columns. Illustrated with engraved head and…

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    JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII in REGIO VALLISOLETANO Prætorio Advocati OPERA JURIDICA, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo: QUOTIDIANARUM DIFFERENTIARUM Sesqui-Centuria; et QUÆSTIONES PRACTICAE-FORENSES Duodeviginti cum Tribus Epistolis ad Filios Scriptis. QUAE OMNIA, ET RERUM PONDERE, ET SERMONIS ELEGANTIA EXORNATA... (JUDICIAL WORKS of JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII /

    JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO) COLONIAE ALLOBROGUM [i.e. GENEVA]: Sumptibus Fratrum De Tournes, NOVA EDITIO, CAETERIS LONGE ELEGANTIOR & EMENDATIOR (New Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Corrected), M. DCC. XXXIV (1734). FULL VELLUM BOUND with five spine cords, two leather ties at the front, 9x14 inches (23x35 cm). Pagination: [20], 424, [42] pages. Title page is printed in red & black, and has an engraved woodcut illustration. Text in Latin, printed in two columns. Illustrated with engraved head and tail pieces. GOOD Condition: The Vellum covers have some soiling, rubbing, and darkening, wear at the corners and spine ends, and one of the edge fold overs is unfolding; overall the covers are attractive and still doing their job well. Internally, there is an early signature in elegant script on the blank verso of the title page, the blank free endpapers are lacking, the last two leaves have bio predation to their front edge (not affecting text), and the last 10 leaves have bio predation to the upper corner area (not affecting text), the printed text is toned / browned as normal, there is light foxing throughout, there are a few ink smudges, spots, corner creases, and the like, here and there; otherwise the inner pages remain tight, clean and unmarked, with printing that is clear and fully legible. A complete, solid, nice copy. JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII

    / JUAN YANEZ PARLADORIO was a Spanish lawyer active in the latter 1500s. His legal writings on civil, fiscal and commercial law made him known throughout Europe. RARE 1734 Edition of this Important Legal Work. 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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  • 1735 WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH - A SERIES OF WISDOM & POLICY : REVIEW of FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS & TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST by WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH 1735 WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH - A SERIES OF WISDOM & POLICY : REVIEW of FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS & TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST
    WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH

    A SERIES OF WISDOM AND POLICY Manifested in a REVIEW of our FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS and TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST. Being a Complete Answer to POLITICKS on BOTH SIDES, &c. In a LETTER to a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. Author unstated but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH. LONDON: Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M DCC XXXV (1735). Paper item, 5x8 inches, 73 pages. Illustrated with a head piece, engraved first letter, and a tail piece. Condition: Disbound, the first and last leaf are almost loose, the first page has a couple numbers written at its top margin, some circular label ghosts, and has its bottom corner torn out (not affecting any text), the first…

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    A SERIES OF WISDOM AND POLICY Manifested in a REVIEW of our FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS and TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST. Being a Complete Answer to POLITICKS on BOTH SIDES, &c. In a LETTER to a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. Author unstated but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH. LONDON: Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M DCC XXXV (1735). Paper item, 5x8 inches, 73 pages. Illustrated with a head piece, engraved first letter, and a tail piece. Condition: Disbound, the first and last leaf are almost loose, the first page has a couple numbers written at its top margin, some circular label ghosts, and has its bottom corner torn out (not affecting any text), the first and last page are soiled and toned, all pages are toned at the margins, there is some foxing here and there, but overall the inner pages are nice, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA

    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed…

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    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used along top edge for mending. (2) 1769 Handwritten banking memo. Single sheet of paper with miscellaneous notes and calculations. Writing on both sides. Reference to a purchase of 21 oxen on April 2nd, 1769 in the amount of one hundred and ninety three pounds twelve shillings by a William Jones. "Received of WM. JONES One Hundred and Ninety Three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full for 21 oxen Delivered him April 2nd 1769..." Signed by EBENEZER CANFIELD. Ledger notes include: "28 oxen Brought Down Between WM. JONES and JOHN SMITH..."; "MOSES MARTIN bought 2 at..."; "CHARLES MOORE'S horse came Nov 27, Took away March 26th..." Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and faded with age, ink has gone through to other side of paper in places; creased from folding; hole through center of both pages; tape used to attempt to mend tears and holes. (3) 1796 Small Handwritten bank note dated February 5, 1796. Writing on one side only. "Received Feb 5th 1796 of MR. ANTHONY C. (MARNIS ?) four pounds two shillings and six pence in full for [illegible]." Signed by WILLIAM & JOS (JOSEPH) GRAY. Paper in GOOD CONDITION, creased along edges and corners. (4) 1764 Half-page Handwritten bank note dated July 21, 1764. Writing on one side only. "Received of MR. WILLIAM JONES July 21st, 1764 by the hands of your Overseer the sum of three pounds two shillings on Account". Signed by JOHN SAYRE & COMPANY. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; crease marks from folding; holes along creases; paper loss along right edge; tape repairs on blank backside.(5) 1737 Half-page probably from a banking book, dated 1737 in the top left corner. Writing mostly on one side, a column of numbers on backside. Handwritten page is presumably from a banking ledger, recording amounts and transactions. Nice list of Colonial American Names. List of names with sums: JOHN GRIFFEY, MATTHIAS CARTE, PETTER PETERSON, JOHN (RANSON?), THOMAS CLAYTON, JOSEPH GRIST, GEORGE GRIST, JOHN (RAILIE?) Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and darkened with age; creased from folding; discoloration; tape used to mend tears, tape has discolored paper. (6) Undated Half-page probably from a banking ledger, no date. Writing on one side only. "DR. MATHEW JONES, ESQ. in (acct?) with RICH. (RICHARD) LLOYD. Ledger contains dates and transaction details. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, discolored with age; creased from folding. (7) 1787 Handwritten banking memo dated May 10, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Balance Due WILLIAM JONES..."; "Settled this 10th day of May 1787 By us - WILLIAM JONES, DANIEL (BURCHALL?)". Paper in POOR CONDITION, faded with age; heavy creases from folding; clear (now darkened) tape used to reinforce creases. (8) 1787 Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Received of WILLIAM JONES the sum of seven pounds being the fees & expense in full for surveying two tracts of land one on STONEY CREEK and the other in MILLFORD (MILFORD) TOWNSHIP". Signed by GEORGE WOODS. There is a written note on the backside that mentions a DR. WILLIAM H. DELANY and a (DR.?) TOBIN. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creased from folding; tape used to mend tears. (9) 1796 Handwritten large-page ledger document--dated 1796

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