Antiquarian & Collectible

Criteria:
  • Category = Antiquarian & Collectible
  • 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing by H.C. Martin 1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS & Color Sketches 1928 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING Old School Sign Writing
    H.C. Martin

    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

    The definitive book on the old school art…

    (more)

    1000 PRACTICAL SHOW CARD LAYOUTS ..and Color Sketches by H.C. Martin

    Published by The Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1928. First edition. Hardcover, red pebbled cloth with embossed white printing on the front cover, 10.75" x 8", 240 pages, illustrated with 93 full page b&w plates of various show card examples. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a touch of light wear to the corner-tips and spine-ends, internally a penciled 1929 former owners name and address on the ffep, light wear to the fore-edge from thumbing, some tiny spotting here and there otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a bright and solid copy of this scarce 1928 trade publication.

    The definitive book on the old school art of hand lettered sign writing, invaluable to anyone in the graphic arts. A fascinating collection of practical advice and sample sign layouts, this H.C. Martin scarce first edition is one of the most influential sign writing books ever published, a testament to the power of visual promotion it's filled with concepts, ideas, layouts, graphic elements, lettering styles, and instructs the show card writer how to advertise their services and add value to their business.

    Show cards are advertising signs that are hand lettered and placed in shop windows or near displays to promote retail sales or events. An offshoot of sign painting, show card writing proliferated in the late 19th century and quickly became the marketing tool of choice. Show card writing became a lucrative profession, with trade schools opening and instructional books published in the early 20th century. Interestingly, show cards are ephemeral and rarely preserved and thus largely absent from the cultural record. Show card manuals are thus an invaluable resource for understanding the practice of show card writing. Show card manuals educate the student on all aspects of the industry, from the proper materials to letter formation, color schemes, and layout. Show card writing remained a significant aspect of the sign painting trade well into the twentieth century, despite technological advances in printing these signs evoke a certain nostalgia and humanity that computerized, machine made signs can never inspire.

    Harold C. Martin (b. 1890-?) Display sign artist, author, creator of the art deco alphabet Modern Thick and Thin.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $485.00
  • 13th Century MANUSCRIPT CHESS PROBLEMS Finely Bound Limited Edition FLORENCE, ITALY 1910 by Edited by James F. Magee 13th Century MANUSCRIPT CHESS PROBLEMS Finely Bound Limited Edition FLORENCE, ITALY 1910
    Edited by James F. Magee

    GOOD COMPANION (BONUS SOCIUS): XIIIth CENTURY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF CHESS PROBLEMS to which is added a short narrative of Jacobus Cessolis and the two French champions Philidor and La Bourdonnai. Edited by James F. Magee.

    ILLUSTRATED with a COLOR FRONTISPIECE and 38 REPRODUCTIONS taken from the ORIGINAL 13th CENTURY MANUSCRIPT on 27 PLATES, mostly double-page, 1 folding. Beautifully printed plates.

    Published in FLORENCE, ITALY: Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina under the Direction of L. Franceschini, 1910. Second Edition (first published in 1663).

    Copy 239 of a Limited Edition. "Only a limited number of volumes of this edition has been printed. This book is No. 239".

    Contains reproductions of the Latin chess problems vellum manuscript known as "Bonus Socius" (circa…

    (more)

    GOOD COMPANION (BONUS SOCIUS): XIIIth CENTURY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF CHESS PROBLEMS to which is added a short narrative of Jacobus Cessolis and the two French champions Philidor and La Bourdonnai. Edited by James F. Magee.

    ILLUSTRATED with a COLOR FRONTISPIECE and 38 REPRODUCTIONS taken from the ORIGINAL 13th CENTURY MANUSCRIPT on 27 PLATES, mostly double-page, 1 folding. Beautifully printed plates.

    Published in FLORENCE, ITALY: Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina under the Direction of L. Franceschini, 1910. Second Edition (first published in 1663).

    Copy 239 of a Limited Edition. "Only a limited number of volumes of this edition has been printed. This book is No. 239".

    Contains reproductions of the Latin chess problems vellum manuscript known as "Bonus Socius" (circa 13th Century), which is likely based on Jacobus de Cessolis (13th century). The book includes a history and a description of the manuscript, and short biographies of Philidor and La Bourdannais, all with relevant illustrations by James Magee, chess player from Philadelphia.

    A fine printing of the original handwritten vellum work, finely bound in sturdy calf leather covered wooden boards with five brass buttons and metal clasp brackets on both the front and rear covers (the clasp strap is clipped so the book is lacking its locking piece), leather covered spine with gilt titling, top edge gilt, 7x10 inches (17x25.5 cm), 68 numbered pages plus the many unnumbered plates.

    GOOD Condition: Rubbing to edges, spine folds, corner tips and spine ends, the spine covering is chipped for 3/4 inch at the top and a bit at the bottom, and is cracking at places along its folds, but is holding well; internally, the front inner hinge is cracking but holding well, ghost of a label removed from the upper corner of the front pastedown, light foxing to endpapers, mild toning to pages. A solid, complete, very presentable copy.

    RARE 1910 Limited Edition printing in a fine binding.

    Checkmate in the 13th Century.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $850.00
  • 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…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $165.00
  • 1565 Alejo Venegas de Busto AGONY OF DEATH - WARNINGS & CONSOLATIONS WHEN APPROACHING DEATH Spanish Mysticism by Alejo Venegas de Busto 1565 Alejo Venegas de Busto AGONY OF DEATH - WARNINGS & CONSOLATIONS WHEN APPROACHING DEATH Spanish Mysticism
    Alejo Venegas de Busto

    Agonía del tránsito de la muerte con los avisos y consuelos que cerca de ella son provechosos, Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.

    (Agony of the Transition to Death with Helpful Warnings and Consolations when Approaching Death, with Brief Descriptions of Obscure Sentences and Words, by Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.)

    ALCALA DE HENARES [Spain], Andrés de Angulo, Diego de Sancta Cruz, M.D.LX.V (1565). Sixth edition.

    Hardcovers (19th century Spanish binding), 3/4 red leather (spine and corners) and red textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, marbled endpapers, small 4o, 6x8 inches (14.5x20 cm). Pagination: ff. [8] CCXVI (i.e. [8], 216 leaves numbered in Roman numerals). Illustrated with intricate woodcut crests on…

    (more)

    Agonía del tránsito de la muerte con los avisos y consuelos que cerca de ella son provechosos, Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.

    (Agony of the Transition to Death with Helpful Warnings and Consolations when Approaching Death, with Brief Descriptions of Obscure Sentences and Words, by Maestro Alejo Venegas de Busto.)

    ALCALA DE HENARES [Spain], Andrés de Angulo, Diego de Sancta Cruz, M.D.LX.V (1565). Sixth edition.

    Hardcovers (19th century Spanish binding), 3/4 red leather (spine and corners) and red textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, marbled endpapers, small 4o, 6x8 inches (14.5x20 cm). Pagination: ff. [8] CCXVI (i.e. [8], 216 leaves numbered in Roman numerals). Illustrated with intricate woodcut crests on titles.

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed and have some scrapes, most noticeably on the leather corners, still the covers are solid, doing their job well, and quite attractive. Internally, the title page and the subsequent couple of leaves have a little professional conservation at top margin that affects a bit of the title page image and a couple words at the top of the following two leaves; there is the ghost of the removal of a bookplate on the front free-endpaper, the title page has some early marginalia that has been lined out and there is some relevant scholarly ink marginalia on the latter pages related to the description of obscure words in that part of the text; overall solid, tight, bright, clean and clear. A nice copy.

    COLLATED page by page with a 1565 copy in the Austrian National Library (the pages of THIS copy are much whiter and brighter).

    About MAESTRO ALEJO VENEGAS DE BUSTO (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Alejo Venegas de Busto, b.Toledo 1497 or 1498, d.Toledo, 1562, was a Spanish Renaissance writer, humanist, lexicographer, and considered a Spanish mystic.

    His best known work is the AGONY OF THE TRANSITION TO DEATH... (Toledo, 1537), an ascetic, mystic work that he dedicated to Doña Ana de la Cerda, Countess of Melito, on the occasion of the death of the writer's great protector, her husband Count Diego de Mendoza. This work derives specifically from the Praeparatio ad Mortem (1534) by Erasmus. The second edition appears in Toledo in 1540, the third in Toledo, 1543, the fourth in Zaragoza, 1544, the fifth in Toledo, 1547, the sixth in Toledo, 1553 and the seventh in Alcalá, 1565. Beginning in the third edition Venegas added his Brief Declaration of the Sentences and Obscure Words. The book has continued to be reprinted and was edited in the 19th century by Eugenio de Ochoa (Paris, Beaudry, 1847) and in 2001 by Marc Zuili (Paris, L'Harmattan, 2001). Various parts of this work have appeared in numerous other publications, including works on Spanish and Christian Mysticism.******

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $2,500.00
  • 1565 CICERO Sententiae Insigniores + ISOCRATES Oratoris Philosophi Clarissimi by CICERONIS / CICERO and ISOCRATIS / ISOCRATES 1565 CICERO Sententiae Insigniores + ISOCRATES Oratoris Philosophi Clarissimi
    CICERONIS / CICERO and ISOCRATIS / ISOCRATES

    M. Tullii CICERONIS (Marcus Tullius CICERO): SENTENTIAE INSIGNIORES, ET PIA APOPHTHEGMATA...

    [bound together with]:

    ISOCRATIS Atheniensis (ISOCRATES): ORATORIS & PHILOSOPHI CLARISSIMI...

    Publisher: VENETIIS (VENICE): Apud Nicolaum Beuilacquam, 1565 [and] 1569.

    Two works in one. CICERONIS: [48], 504 pages; ISOCRATES: 33 pages, Bound in hardcovers, later leather-backed marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, speckled edges. (12mo) 3x5 inches (7x12.5 cm). Illustrated with a printer's device on each of the two title pages, and some engraved title letters.

    The first volume is a collection of half a dozen compilations of classical aphorisms of Cicero, mostly compiled by Petrus Lagnerius, edited by Bogarutius a` Bogarutiis.

    The short 33 page work of ISOCRATES at the rear is ESPECIALLY…

    (more)

    M. Tullii CICERONIS (Marcus Tullius CICERO): SENTENTIAE INSIGNIORES, ET PIA APOPHTHEGMATA...

    [bound together with]:

    ISOCRATIS Atheniensis (ISOCRATES): ORATORIS & PHILOSOPHI CLARISSIMI...

    Publisher: VENETIIS (VENICE): Apud Nicolaum Beuilacquam, 1565 [and] 1569.

    Two works in one. CICERONIS: [48], 504 pages; ISOCRATES: 33 pages, Bound in hardcovers, later leather-backed marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, speckled edges. (12mo) 3x5 inches (7x12.5 cm). Illustrated with a printer's device on each of the two title pages, and some engraved title letters.

    The first volume is a collection of half a dozen compilations of classical aphorisms of Cicero, mostly compiled by Petrus Lagnerius, edited by Bogarutius a` Bogarutiis.

    The short 33 page work of ISOCRATES at the rear is ESPECIALLY SCARCE.

    Condition: Scattered faint foxing, small area of worming to last four leaves with minimal loss to text, first title page has some paper repairs, previous owner's signature at the bottom of the front free endpaper, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $500.00
  • 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,…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $500.00
  • 1657 DEVOTIONS TO BABY JESUS First Edition BOUND in VELLUM Rare French Book by Joseph Parisot 1657 DEVOTIONS TO BABY JESUS First Edition BOUND in VELLUM Rare French Book
    Joseph Parisot

    EXPLICATION DE LA DEVOTION A LA SAINTE ENFANCE DE JESUS-CHRIST NOSTRE SEIGNEUR. Divisée en Trois Parties. La Premiere Contient les Motifs & Excellence de la Devotion. La Seconde, sa Nécessité et Utilité. La Troisième, le Recueil de Ceux qui l'ont Pratiquée.... Par le Père Joseph Parisot.

    (EXPLANATION OF THE DEVOTION TO THE HOLY INFANCY OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. Divided into Three Parts. The Premiere Contains the Motives & Excellence of Devotion. The Second, its Necessity and Utility. The Third, the Collection of Those who practiced it.... By Father Joseph Parisot.)

    TOME PREMIER Qui Contient La Première et Seconde Partie. (FIRST VOLUME, containing Parts I and II). A Second Volume, containing Part III, was published subsequently. This is for…

    (more)

    EXPLICATION DE LA DEVOTION A LA SAINTE ENFANCE DE JESUS-CHRIST NOSTRE SEIGNEUR. Divisée en Trois Parties. La Premiere Contient les Motifs & Excellence de la Devotion. La Seconde, sa Nécessité et Utilité. La Troisième, le Recueil de Ceux qui l'ont Pratiquée.... Par le Père Joseph Parisot.

    (EXPLANATION OF THE DEVOTION TO THE HOLY INFANCY OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. Divided into Three Parts. The Premiere Contains the Motives & Excellence of Devotion. The Second, its Necessity and Utility. The Third, the Collection of Those who practiced it.... By Father Joseph Parisot.)

    TOME PREMIER Qui Contient La Première et Seconde Partie. (FIRST VOLUME, containing Parts I and II). A Second Volume, containing Part III, was published subsequently. This is for the First Volume, with Parts I and II, only.

    AIX (Aix-en-Provence, France): Charles David (printer to the King, the Clergy and the City). M.DC.LVII (1657).

    Collated with a copy held in the Collection Jésuite des Fontaines at the Library of Lyon, that was digitized online. (This copy is in MUCH better condition than the copy in Lyon which was heavily water-stained and browned throughout.)

    Full Vellum Covers, three raised spine bands, 6x8 inches, 2126 pages + an errata page. At the rear is added the Title-Page and the Table-of-Contents of the Second Volume (a Publisher's teaser, I suppose).

    This 1657 book is in VERY GOOD condition, the vellum covers have yellowed and have some areas of browning especially on the rear cover, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding tight, there is a two line ink statement on the front free pastedown that I believe indicates this book came from Beaucaire, France; the inner text pages are lovely, there is some light toning to some of the early and latter pages, light shorelining to the upper part of the first 50 or so pages, a torn blank bottom margin to a prelim page (not affecting text), a thumbprint size tear to the front blank margin of a few middle pages, and a rare spot here and there; overall the inner pages are quite amazingly well-kept, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy of this rare work on why one should worship Infant Jesus.

    RARE, becoming almost impossible to find.

    Ah, the innocence of Babies, even Baby Jesus...

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $600.00
  • 1669-1680s ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK LUCIDO SPARAPANI et al TRENTO, ITALY by Lucido Sparapani 1669-1680s ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK LUCIDO SPARAPANI et al TRENTO, ITALY
    Lucido Sparapani

    ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT Accounts Book kept by LUCIDO SPARAPANI. Handwritten Italian text. Dates appear to be from 1669 to the 1680s. Possibly Trento, Italy.

    Contains 156 leaves completely filled with handwritten text. The leaves are hand numbered in two sections 1-71 and 1-85, with some blank leaves between the sections. Contemporary plain pasteboard covers, three cord binding, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm).

    The names I was able to identify include: Giuseppe Brunelli, Felice Vergelli, Andrea Pittore, Francesco Benigni, Giovanni Cortini; but there are more.

    Condition: Surprisingly GOOD condition, the pages are firm and well bound. The handwriting is sharp and clear but the small calligraphy and the iron in the ink makes it rather difficult to read (especially if, like me,…

    (more)

    ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT Accounts Book kept by LUCIDO SPARAPANI. Handwritten Italian text. Dates appear to be from 1669 to the 1680s. Possibly Trento, Italy.

    Contains 156 leaves completely filled with handwritten text. The leaves are hand numbered in two sections 1-71 and 1-85, with some blank leaves between the sections. Contemporary plain pasteboard covers, three cord binding, 5x7.5 inches (13x19 cm).

    The names I was able to identify include: Giuseppe Brunelli, Felice Vergelli, Andrea Pittore, Francesco Benigni, Giovanni Cortini; but there are more.

    Condition: Surprisingly GOOD condition, the pages are firm and well bound. The handwriting is sharp and clear but the small calligraphy and the iron in the ink makes it rather difficult to read (especially if, like me, you don't read Italian). The covers have wear and a piece missing at the bottom of the pine. A wonderful, very presentable copy.

    My research shows that the SPARAPANI family was a renowned family of nobility from the Trento province of Italy. The family held a number of noble titles. The family was apparently affluent, socially connected, and produced many notaries.

    I found that LUCIDO SPARAPANI wrote a book about Saint Vittorino in 1701 titled:

    "Notizia compendiosa della vita di S. Vittorino confessore, descritta dal conte Lucido Sparapani da Camerino nell'anno 1701. A cui furono aggiunti il panegirico composto per il sudetto santo, la narrazione della traslazione del suo corpo, e molti componimenti poetici..."

    (Compendium of the life of St. Vittorino confessor, described by Count Lucido Sparapani from Camerino in the year 1701. To which were added the panegyric composed for the aforementioned saint, the narration of the translation of his body, and many poems.)

    Because of the difficulty I have with Italian and the handwriting, there are likely errors in my description. Please correct me when you find them.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $3,600.00
  • 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…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $1,300.00
  • 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,…

    (more)

    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).

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $800.00
  • 1684 HISTORY of ECCLESIASTICAL REVENUES & CHURCH FINANCES / HISTOIRE de l'ORIGINE & du PROGRÈS des REVENUS ECCLÉSIASTIQUES by JEROME à COSTA pseudonm of RICHARD SIMON 1684 HISTORY of ECCLESIASTICAL REVENUES & CHURCH FINANCES / HISTOIRE de l'ORIGINE & du PROGRÈS des REVENUS ECCLÉSIASTIQUES
    JEROME à COSTA pseudonm of RICHARD SIMON

    HISTOIRE de l'ORIGINE & du PROGRÈS des REVENUS ECCLÉSIASTIQUES - Où il est traité selon l'ancien et le nouveau Droit de tout ce qui regarde les Matières Bénéficiales, de la Régale, des Investitures des Nominations et des autres Droits attribués aux Princes. Par Jerome à COSTA [Richard SIMON].

    FRANCFORT, Chez Frederic Arnaud, M. DC. LXXXIV (1684). FIRST EDITION. Text in French.

    (The first English edition was published in 1685, under the title: The HISTORY of the ORIGINAL and PROGRESS of ECCLESIASTICAL REVENUES - Wherein is Handled According to the Laws, Both Ancient and Modern, Whatsoever Concerns Matters Beneficial, The Regale, Investitures, Nominations, And Other Rights Attributed to Princes. Written in French by a Learned Priest and now done into English.)

    (more)

    HISTOIRE de l'ORIGINE & du PROGRÈS des REVENUS ECCLÉSIASTIQUES - Où il est traité selon l'ancien et le nouveau Droit de tout ce qui regarde les Matières Bénéficiales, de la Régale, des Investitures des Nominations et des autres Droits attribués aux Princes. Par Jerome à COSTA [Richard SIMON].

    FRANCFORT, Chez Frederic Arnaud, M. DC. LXXXIV (1684). FIRST EDITION. Text in French.

    (The first English edition was published in 1685, under the title: The HISTORY of the ORIGINAL and PROGRESS of ECCLESIASTICAL REVENUES - Wherein is Handled According to the Laws, Both Ancient and Modern, Whatsoever Concerns Matters Beneficial, The Regale, Investitures, Nominations, And Other Rights Attributed to Princes. Written in French by a Learned Priest and now done into English.)

    Contemporary calf covered boards, five raised spine bands, leather spine title label, gilt designs on spine, edges stained speckled red, 3.5x6 inches. Pagination: [4], 346, [10] pages, including an Index. Publisher's woodcut device on the title-page plus two engraved initial letters.

    A pseudonymously published work on the history of Church Revenues and Finances. Simon, an accomplished Hebrew scholar, was later lauded by the New Catholic Encyclopedia as the "father of Biblical criticism".

    GOOD Condition: The covers' leather is rubbed, the front hinge is split but holding well with the cord binding, overall the covers remain sturdy and attractive; internally, there is a small old French bookseller's label (Victor Pineau / Libraire / Beauvais) and a handwritten number on the front pastedown, a previous owner's signature and an institutional blind-stamp on the title page, offsetting to the margins of the endpapers and early leaves, otherwise complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, presentable copy.

    About RICHARD SIMON (from Wikipedia): "Richard Simon, b.1638 d.1712, was a French priest, a member of the Oratorians, an influential biblical critic, and orientalist and a controversialist."

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $250.00
  • 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,…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $1,100.00
  • 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.…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $425.00
  • 1707 CONQUISTADOR CORTÉS & the SIEGE OF MEXICO in 1519 w/ NINE ENGRAVED PLATES by Ferndinandes Cortes 1707 CONQUISTADOR CORTÉS & the SIEGE OF MEXICO in 1519 w/ NINE ENGRAVED PLATES
    Ferndinandes Cortes

    Account of the SIEGE OF MEXICO by FERNANDO CORTEZ in 1519, with 9 ENGRAVED PLATES..

    Title: HELDHAFTIGE REYS-TOGTEN TE LAND, Door FERNANDES CORTES in NIEUW-WPANJE, Ter Belegering der Koninklijke Hoofd-Stad MEXICO, Van Tlascala oncernomen in 't Jaar 1519.

    (HEROIC OVERLAND JOURNEY, By FERNANDES CORTES in NEW SPAIN, to ATTACK the Royal Capital MEXICO, Tlaxcala, in The Year 1519.)

    TE LEYDEN (LEIDEN), PIETER VANDER Aa, Boekverkoper (Bookseller), [1707]. First Dutch edition. TEXT IN DUTCH.

    An early Dutch translation of the Spanish work first printed in Madrid, 1601. Also published by Pieter Vander Aa as part of his monumental work: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen na Oost en West-Indien (Collection of the Most Memorable Sea and Land Voyages to the…

    (more)

    Account of the SIEGE OF MEXICO by FERNANDO CORTEZ in 1519, with 9 ENGRAVED PLATES..

    Title: HELDHAFTIGE REYS-TOGTEN TE LAND, Door FERNANDES CORTES in NIEUW-WPANJE, Ter Belegering der Koninklijke Hoofd-Stad MEXICO, Van Tlascala oncernomen in 't Jaar 1519.

    (HEROIC OVERLAND JOURNEY, By FERNANDES CORTES in NEW SPAIN, to ATTACK the Royal Capital MEXICO, Tlaxcala, in The Year 1519.)

    TE LEYDEN (LEIDEN), PIETER VANDER Aa, Boekverkoper (Bookseller), [1707]. First Dutch edition. TEXT IN DUTCH.

    An early Dutch translation of the Spanish work first printed in Madrid, 1601. Also published by Pieter Vander Aa as part of his monumental work: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen na Oost en West-Indien (Collection of the Most Memorable Sea and Land Voyages to the East and West Indies).

    FOLIO, 9x13.75 inches (23x34.5cm), 96 numbered double columns (48 pages) + 5 page "Register" at the rear. Bound in modern marbled paper covered boards with a printed title label on front cover.

    ILLUSTRATED with NINE ENGRAVED PLATES. The plates are in-text and measure 5x6.5 - 5.5x7.25 inches (12.5x16.5 - 14x18.5 cm).

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are solid and attractive; the bound in pages have light foxing here and there, overall bright, clean and unmarked. One of the nicest copies of this book and map that I have seen.

    Identified by Palau (Palau 114311).

    About CORTES (from Wikipedia):

    Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca, b.1485 d.1547, was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

    About Pieter van der Aa, Engraver and Publisher (from Wikipedia):

    ******Pieter van der Aa, b.1659 d.1733, was a Dutch publisher and engraver best known for preparing maps and atlases, though he also printed editions of foreign and illustrated books. He also printed many maps...His ambition to become Leiden's most famous printer was fulfilled in 1715 with his appointment to head printer for the city and its university...His Dutch collection of travels to the East and West Indies were published as improvements of earlier printings.******

    About PALAU, Bibliographer (from Wikipedia):

    ******Antoni Palau Dulcet, b.1867 d.1954, bookseller and bibliographer, best known as the author of an indispensable Manual del librero hispano-americano (Handbook of the Spanish-American bookseller). In its second edition it consisted of 28 volumes published between 1948 and 1977 and seven volumes of indices between 1981 and 1987 by Agustín Palau Claveras with: Alphabetical title materials, corrections and additions connections, a total of 35 volumes.******

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $500.00
  • 1710 Du Cange GLOSSARIUM AD SCRIPTORES MEDIAE INFIMAE LATINITATIS - 3 Volumes A-Z Complete by Charles du Fresne, sieur DU CANGE 1710 Du Cange GLOSSARIUM AD SCRIPTORES MEDIAE INFIMAE LATINITATIS - 3 Volumes A-Z Complete
    Charles du Fresne, sieur DU CANGE

    GLOSSARIUM AD SCRIPTORES MEDIAE INFIMAE LATINITATIS in quo Latina Vocabula novatae significationis, aut Usus rarioris, Barbara & Exotica explicantur, eorum, Notiones & Originationes reteguntur...Charles du Fresne, sieur DU CANGE.

    FRANKFURT (Francofurti ad Moenum, Ex Officina Zunneriana), 1710. (First published in 1678 and expanded with successive editions.)

    THREE LARGE VOLUMES, complete as issued (A-C, D-N, O-Z).

    3 Large Hardcover Books, cloth covered boards, gilt lettering and design on spines, 8.5x14 inches (22x35.5 cm), frontispiece engraving in Volume I. Pagination: Vol. I A-C: (7) ff., 88 pp., (then in 2 columns) coll. 91 to 185, coll. 1 to 1462; Vol. II D-N: Vol. III O-Z: (1) f., 925 coll., (2) ff., 870 coll.; 1735 coll., 11 engraved plates, (2) ff., 91 pp.

    (more)

    GLOSSARIUM AD SCRIPTORES MEDIAE INFIMAE LATINITATIS in quo Latina Vocabula novatae significationis, aut Usus rarioris, Barbara & Exotica explicantur, eorum, Notiones & Originationes reteguntur...Charles du Fresne, sieur DU CANGE.

    FRANKFURT (Francofurti ad Moenum, Ex Officina Zunneriana), 1710. (First published in 1678 and expanded with successive editions.)

    THREE LARGE VOLUMES, complete as issued (A-C, D-N, O-Z).

    3 Large Hardcover Books, cloth covered boards, gilt lettering and design on spines, 8.5x14 inches (22x35.5 cm), frontispiece engraving in Volume I. Pagination: Vol. I A-C: (7) ff., 88 pp., (then in 2 columns) coll. 91 to 185, coll. 1 to 1462; Vol. II D-N: Vol. III O-Z: (1) f., 925 coll., (2) ff., 870 coll.; 1735 coll., 11 engraved plates, (2) ff., 91 pp.

    Condition: All volumes have foxing and age toning, all pages are a bit tightly bound at the gutter making the words at the gutter edge sometimes difficult to read; the inner rear hinge of all volumes is split but holding. Volume I has paper repairs to its frontispiece and title page; the following two leaves are loose, creased and chipped at their left edges, the second of the two leaves with chips affecting words at the binding edge; the last leaf of text is loose but complete, and a blank endpaper is also loose; both the front and rear hinge of this volume are split but holding; still a complete Volume I with all pages except those noted remaining tight and well bound. Volumes II and III are both complete and well bound, with the expected foxing and age toning as noted above. The covers of all volumes are in good condition, with some rubbing and a few bumped corners, they look lovely on the shelf.

    A complete 3 volume set of this important 1710 edition of Du Cange's Latin Glossary.

    About DU CANGE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, b.1610 d.1688, was a distinguished French philologist and historian of the Middle Ages and Byzantium.

    Du Cange's most important work is his Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infimae Latinitatis (Glossary of writers in medieval and late Latin, Paris, 1678, 3 vol.), revised and expanded in later editions. This work is still consulted frequently by scholars today. Du Cange's pioneering work distinguished medieval Latin and Greek from their earlier classical forms, marking the beginning of the study of the historical development of languages.

    Du Cange is one of the historians Edward Gibbon cites most frequently in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In one footnote he calls du Cange "our sure and indefatigable guide in the Middle Ages and Byzantine history."******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This set of books 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 us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $400.00
  • 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…

    (more)

    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.******

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $175.00
  • 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,…

    (more)

    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.******

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $300.00
  • 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…

    (more)

    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.******

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $60.00
  • 1719 VOLTAIRE - ODIPE TRAGEDIE / OEDIPUS TRAGEDY Rare Second Edition
    VOLTAIRE

    ODIPE TRAGEDIE par MONSIEUR DE VOLTAIRE (OEDIPUS TRAGEDY by VOLTAIRE).

    PARIS: Pierre Ribou and Jacques Ribou, 1719. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented with a suite of letters by Voltaire, [bound in at the end as the "augmented" part of this edition].

    OEDIPE was Voltaire's first play, written at the age of 25 The play was first performed in Paris at the Comédie Française on November 18, 1718.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound, 1/2 vellum and decorated paper covered boards (likely early 20th century), edges stained red, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), [viii] + 130 pages.

    GOOD condition: the covers are attractive and quite sturdy, an artistic fine binding imho; the front and rear blank endpapers are part of the rebind; the bound…

    (more)

    ODIPE TRAGEDIE par MONSIEUR DE VOLTAIRE (OEDIPUS TRAGEDY by VOLTAIRE).

    PARIS: Pierre Ribou and Jacques Ribou, 1719. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented with a suite of letters by Voltaire, [bound in at the end as the "augmented" part of this edition].

    OEDIPE was Voltaire's first play, written at the age of 25 The play was first performed in Paris at the Comédie Française on November 18, 1718.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound, 1/2 vellum and decorated paper covered boards (likely early 20th century), edges stained red, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), [viii] + 130 pages.

    GOOD condition: the covers are attractive and quite sturdy, an artistic fine binding imho; the front and rear blank endpapers are part of the rebind; the bound in text is complete from the title page through the last page, page 130; the title page and last page have some age toning and soiling, there is some minor worming here and there to the blank bottom page margins (not touching text), and there are a couple spots of foxing to a few pages; otherwise the inner pages are amazingly bright, tight, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A presentable, beautifully bound copy of this 1719 second edition of Voltaire's Oedipus.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $320.00
  • 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…

    (more)

    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.

    (less)
    View cart More details Price: $700.00