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A Letter from CHRIST to His PROTESTANT Flock!
(A Notable . . . “Conceit”)?   Herman, Nikolaus.  Ein new Mandat Jesu Christi an alle seine getruen Christen in welchem er auffgebeut allen so jm in der Tauff gehuldet vnd geschworn haben, Das sie das verlorne Schloss (Den Glauben an sein wort) dem teuffel widerumb abgewinnen sollen, Gezogen auss heyliger schrifft. [Nürnberg: Wolfgang Heussler, 1546]. 4to (20 cm, 7.75’’). [8] ff.
$950.00
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A PERUVIAN INCUNABLEIn Spanish, Quechua, & Aymara from
the Press ofAntonio Ricardo, primer impressor en estos Reynos del Piru
Acosta, José de; Juan de Atienza (attrib. authors).  Tercero cathecismo y exposicion de la doctrina christiana, por sermones. Para que los curas y otros ministros prediquen y enseñen a los Yndios y a las demas personas. Impresso ... en la Ciudad delos Reyes [i.e., Lima]: Por Antonio Ricardo, 1585. Small 4to in 8s (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [7 of 8], 215 ff., lacking title-leaf (supplied in facsimile) & final blank; 13 ff. supplied from another, shorter, copy.
$50,000.00
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Title-Border & Initials by Hans Baldun Grien
Ex–Donaueschigen Library
Adelphus, Johannes, Jakop Wimpheling (comm.).  Seque[n]tiarum lucule[n]ta interpretatio: nedu[m] scholasticis, sed [et] ecclesiasticis cognitu necessaria. [Strassburg: Knoblouch], 1513. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). CXXXVI, [4], LXXX ff.
$2750.00
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Enhanced by a Fan of St. JohnIn a Contemporary Binding & with78 Woodcuts
Aemilius, Georg.  Evangelia quae consueto more dominicis et aliis festis diebus in ecclesia leguntur. Coloniae Agrippinae: Ad intersignium Monocerotis [Walther Fabritius], 1566. 8vo (16 cm, 6.3"). [176] ff.; illus.
$2250.00
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The Editio Princeps
Aeschylus.  [7 lines in Greek romanized as] Aischylou tragodiai hex. Prometheus desmotes. Hepta epi Thebais. Persai. Agamemnon. Eumenides. Hiketides. [then in Latin] Aeschyli tragoediae sex. [colophon: Venetiis: In aedibvs Aldi et Andreae soceri, 1518]. 8vo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 113, [1] ff.
$9750.00
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Aeschylus from the Royal Printer
Aeschylus.  [title in Greek, transliterated as] Aischylou Prometheus desmotes, Hepta epi Thebais, Persai, Agamemnon, [Choephoroi], Eumenides, Hiketides. Parisiis: Ex officina Adriani Turnebi Typographi Regii, 1552. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). [8], 211, [1] pp.
$1250.00
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Brunet: Belle Édition”Sole Italian EstienneTall Copy
Alamanni, Luigi.  La coltivatione di Luigi Alamanni al christianissimo re Francesco Primo. Parigi: Ruberto Stephano, 1546. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). [2], 154, [2] ff.
$1875.00
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A 16th-Century Tour of Italy Venice Is an Island
Alberti, Leandro.  Descrittione di tutta l'Italia & isole pertinenti ad essa. In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Maria Leni, 1577. 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. in 1. [303], 503, [1(blank)], 69 (i.e., 96), [4] ff.
$2500.00
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Lovingly Read Copy of a BookBoth Praised & Pilloried
by Paulus Manutius
Alcionio, Pietro.  Petri Alcyonii Medices legatus de exsilio. [colophon: Venetiis: In Aedieus Aldi et Andreae Asulani, 1522]. 8vo (20.3 cm, 8"). [70] ff.
$3875.00
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Scroungers” &Their Rights in 13th-Century ARAGON
(Still Scrounging/Foraging in 1542)
Almudevar (Spain).  Manuscript document, on paper. In Latin. Aragon: 5 May 1542. Small 4to (21.9 cm; 8.675"). [5] pp.
$775.00
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Boccaccio's LanguageCatalogued & Cross-ReferencedA Poet's Copy
Alunno, Francesco.  Le ricchezze della lingua volgare. In Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de Figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.875"). 225, [1] ff.
$2500.00
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A Powerhouse Trio on Celibacy & VirginityFrom the Aldine Press at Rome
Ambrose, Saint; Saint Jerome; & Saint Augustine.   De virginitate[,] opuscula sanctorum doctorum, Ambrosii, Hieronymi, et Augustini. Quae sint ex antiquis exemplaribus emendata, & quae varie legantur, in extremo libro ostendimus. Romae: Apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi F., 1562. 4to (21.8 cm, 8.5"). 109, [7] ff.
$2250.00
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Advice on All Sorts of Things
Andrelini, Publio Fausto.  P. Fausti Andrelini foroliuiensis Hecatodistichon. [Paris]: V[a]enundatur a M. Nicolao De Barra, [1519]. 4to (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [30] pp. (final blank lacking).
$2500.00
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Printing for “the Other Side”?
Apostolic canons.  [first four words in Greek, transliterated as] Kanones ton agion apostolon. Canones sanctoru[m] apostolorum. Unà cum latina interpretatione. Parisiis: Apud Andream Wechelum sub Pegaso, in vico Bellouaco, 1556. 4to (23 cm, 9"). 27, [1] pp.
$850.00
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The Best of 16th-Century Italian Satire
Ariosto, Ludovico, & others; Francesco Sansovino, ed.  Sette libri di satire di Ludovico Ariosto, Hercole Bentivogli, Luigi Alemanni, Pietro Nelli, Antonino Vinciguerra, Francesco Sansovino, ed altri scrittori. Venice: Appresso Fabio, & Agostin Zopini fratelli, 1583. 8vo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). [8], 206, [1] ff. (lacking original final blank).
$500.00
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Erotic Letters — Classic Greek
Aristaenetus.  [title-page in Greek, transliterated as] Aristainetou epistolai erotikai. tinà ton palaion heroon epitaphia. E bibliotheca C.V. Ioan. Sambuci. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1566. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). 95, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2750.00
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Two Church Fathers Two Scholar Printers
An Apparatus by Erasmus
Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria.  Athanasii Episcopi Alexandrini sanctissima, eloquentissma que opera ... que omnia olimia[m] latina facta Christophoro Porsena, Ambrosio Monacho, Angelo Politiano, interpretibus, una cum doctissima Erasmi Roterodani ad pium lectorem paraclesi. [bound with another work as below]. Parisiis: Joanne Paruo [i.e., Jean Petit] , [1519]. Folio extra. [6], 255, [66] ff. [bound with] Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea.  Basilii Magni Caesariensium in Cappadocia Antistitis sanctissimi opera plane diuina, variis e locis sedulo collecta: & accuratio[n]e ac impe[n]sis Iodici Badii Asce´sii recognita & coimpressa, quorum index proxima pandetur charta. [Paris: Venundantur eidem Ascensio [i.e., Badius Ascensius, 1520]. Folio extra. [10], 178 ff.
$3850.00
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His Treatise ChrysopoeiaOn Transmutation of Metals into GoldIs Anticipated Here
Augurelli, Giovanni Aurelio.  I. Aurelius Augurellus [poemata]. Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, 1505. 8vo (16.3 cm; 6.375"). [256] pp.
$8250.00
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Early Editions of the FIRST Children's Books
White Knights Library Copies
Baïf, Lazare de; Charles Estienne, ed.  De Vasculis libellus, adulescentulorum causa ex Bayfio decerptus, addita vulgari latinarum vocum interpretatione. Parisiis: Ex officina R. Stephani, 1536. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.9"). 56, [8] pp. [bound with their] De Re vestiaria libellus, ex Bayfio excerptus: Addita vulgaris linguae interpretatione, in adulescentulorum gratiam atq; utilitatem. Parisiis: Ex officina Rob. Stephani, 1536. 8vo. 68, [10] pp. (final blank lacking).
$1900.00
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Celebrating the Pope's Visit to BolognaIllustrations by Guido Reni
Benacci, Vittorio, pub.; Guido Reni, illus.  Descrittione de gli apparati fatti in Bologna per la venuta di N.S. Papa Clemente VIII. & insieme di essa venuta, & dimora di sua beatitudine in detta citta. [colophon: Bologna: Per Vittorio Benacci], 1599. 4to (22.5 cm, 8.8"). [28] pp.; illus. (lacking signature C, including 4 plts.).
$8000.00
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Bernesque Poetry at its Finest
Berni, Francesco; Giovanni Mauro; & Others.  Tutte le opere del Bernia in terza rima, nuovamente con somma diligentia stampate. [Venice?: s.n.], 1540. 8vo (15.1 cm, 6"). 168 ff.
$2250.00
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— BIBLES —

Greek Text after ERASMUS & Ceporinus
  Illustrations after Graf & HOLBEIN 
Bible.  N.T. Greek. 1535.  [one line in Greek, romanized as] Tes Kaines Diathekes Hapanta [then in Latin] Noui Testamenti omnia. [colophon: Basileae: apvd Io, Bebelium {for Johann Schabler, called Wattenschnee}, 1535. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [8], 367, [1] ff.
$2500.00
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Greek Psalms from theBibliotheca Heberiana
Bible. O.T. Psalms. Greek. 1555. Dolscius.   [transliterated from Greek] Davidou prophetper Ioannem Oporinumou kai basileos melos, elegeiois perieilemmenon hypo Paulou tou Dolskiou Plaeos [then in Latin] Psalterium prophetae et regis Dauidis, uersibus elegiacis redditum a Pavlo Dolscio Plauensi. Basileae: per Ioannem Oporinum, [colophon: 1555]. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). [16], 341, [7] pp.
$1250.00
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A Protestant Italian BibleWith Woodcuts
Bible.   Italian. 1562. Brucioli.  La Bibia, che si chiama Il vecchio Testamento, nuouamente tradutto in lingua volgare secondo la verità del testo Hebreo ... Quanto al nuouo Testamento è stato riueduto e ricorretto secondo la verità del testo Greco.... [Geneva]: Stampato Appresso Francesco Durone, 1562. 4to (26.2 cm; 10.375'). [6] ff., 465 (i.e., 467), [1], 110, [18] ff., [1] folding plt. (facsim), [1] folding table (facsim); illus.
$4275.00
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I Consider It a Great Curiosity”
Bible.  N.T. Greek & Latin. Arias Montano. 1572.  Novvm Testamentvm Graece, cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inserta ... [Heidelberg]: Ex officina Commeliniana, 1599. 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.75"). [14], 827, [1] pp. Lacks interior blank (only).
$925.00
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HEAVILY ANNOTATEDThe Gospels & Acts in an Important Edition
Bible.  N.T. Greek & Latin. 1588.  Testamentum Novum, sive novum foedus Iesu Christi, D.N. Cuius Graeco contextui respondent interpretationes duae: vna, vetus altera, Theodori Bezae, nunc quartò diligenter ab eo recognita... [Genevae]: [Henricus Stephanus], 1588. Folio (33 cm; 13"). [6] ff., 555, [1 (blank)] pp., [8] ff. (lacks final blank leaf); lacks vol. II (Epistles, Revelation).
$2500.00
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A Catholic BibleThe Second Edition, REVISED Vervliet, 1600
Bible.   N.T. English. 1600. Rheims. The New Testament of Iesus Christ, faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin, diligently conferred with the Greeke, and other editions in divers languages. Antwerp: By Daniel Vervliet, 1600. Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [18] ff., 745, [1] pp., [13] ff.
$3200.00
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A FORGERY of a Renaissance Rarity
Boccaccio, Giovanni.   Il Decamerone ... nvovamente corretto. et con diligentia stampato. [colophon: Firenze {i.e., Venice}: Li heredi di Philippo di Giunta {i.e,, Angiolo Pasinello for Stefano Orlandelli}, 1527 {i.e, 1729}]. 4to (24 cm, 9.5"). [16] pp, 284 ff.
$1075.00
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A Father of Botany” Going Biblical Adornments by
The Petrarch Master”
Brunfels, Otto; Hans Weiditz, illus.  Precationes biblicae Sanctoru[m] Patrum, illustrium viroru[m] et mulierum utriusq[ue] Testamenti. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud Ioannem Schottum, 1528. 8vo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). 8, [91] ff.; illus. (final illus. & blank lacking).
$4800.00
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Scarce Medical Dissertation from the University of Jena
Buchamer, Jacob; Johann Friedrich Schröter.  Orationes et quaestiones habitae, in promotione clarissimi & doctissimi viri, D.M. Jacobi Buchameri Halensis. Cum ipsi summus in arte medica gradus in academia Genensi decerneretur. [Jena]: Typis Donati Richtzenhan, 1584. 4to (18 cm, 7.08"). [24] ff.
$500.00
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