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Editio PrincepsReconstructing the Pre-Socratic Philosophers
Empedocles, et al.  [Two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Poiesis philosophos. Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiuncta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit ho theologos. Item, Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae. [Geneva]: Excudebat Henr. Stephanus, 1573. 8vo (17.1 cm; 6.75"). 222, [2 (blank)] pp.
$3750.00
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A Really Elaborate ApologyColumbus, Too!
Foglietta, Uberto.  Uberti Folietae clarorum Ligurum elogia. Genuae: Ex officina Hieronymi Bartoli, 1588. 4to (24.5 cm, 9.6"). [8], 265, [3] pp.
$875.00
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Well-Read & StudiedHOLBEIN Title-Page
Forteguerri, Scipione (Carteromaco); Hans Holbein, illus.  Scipionis Carteromachi Pistoriensis Oratio de laudibus literarum Graecarum. [colophon: Basileae: apud Joannem Frobenium, Mense Martio, 1517]. 4to (21.2 cm, 8.3"). [14] ff.
$1750.00
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Literary Bad Boy Gets Cleaned Up;  Remains Popular
Franco, Niccolò; Girolamo Giovannini da Capugnan, ed.   Dialoghi piacevolissimi di Nicolò Franco da Benevento. Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1590. 8vo (14.8 cm, 5.8"). [8], 148 ff.
$750.00
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French N.T. with Marlorat Notes & anILLUSTRATED CALENDAR
(French Calendar).  Calendrier Historial, & Lunaire. La Lune est nouuelle à l'endroit du Nombre d'or: & nous aluons 9. ceste annee 1566. Lyon: Pour Antoine Vincent, 1566. 8vo (12.1 cm; 4.75"). [16] ff.; illus. [bound with] Bible. N.T. French. [1564]. Geneva. [Le nouveau Testament, c'est à dire, la nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. Reueu & corrigé de nouveau sur le Grec par l'aduis des Ministres de Geneve. Auec annotations reueuës et augmentées par M. Augustin Marlorat]. [Par Antoine Vincent, 1564; colophon: A Lyon: Par Symphorien Barbier]. 12mo. [30], 824, [24] pp. Lacks t.-p.
$3250.00
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EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY
inLate 14th-Century France, Spain, Portugal, & England
Froissart, Jean.  Le premier [second, tiers, qvart] volvme de l'histoire et croniqve de Messire Iehan Froissart. Lyon: Par Ian de Tovrnes, imprimevr dv roy, 1559–61. Folio extra (35 cm; 13.75") 4 vols. in 1. I: [10] ff, 462 pp., [17] ff. II: [6] ff, 314 pp., [3] ff. III: [6] ff., 363, [1] pp., [2] ff. IV: [6] ff., 350 pp., [3] ff.
$1200.00
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Epic Romance ofAlexander the Great
Gautier de Chatillon, Philippe.  Alexandreidos Galteri poetae clarissimi, libri decem. [colophon: Ingoldstadtii: in officina sua Alexander Weissenhorn], 1541. 8vo (15.8 cm, 6.2"). [8], CXVI, [4 (1 blank)] ff.
$4350.00
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ALDINE Attic Nights . . .
Gellius, Aulus.  Auli Gellii noctivm Atticarvm libri vndeviginti. [colophon: Venetiis: in Aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, mense Septembri 1515. 8vo (17 cm; 6.625"). [32], 289, [51] ff. (errors in foliation, but complete).
$3000.00
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GESSNER with a Little Help from His Friends (Melanchthon & Amerotius)
Gesner, Konrad (a.k.a. Gessner, Conrad).  Lexicon graecolatinum postremo nunc supra omnes omnium hactenus accessiones, ingenti vocabulorum numero, per viros multa assiduaq[ue] lectione Graeca exercitatos, ita auctum & emendatum, ut uixsit, quod desiderare amplius linguae eius studiosus possit. Una cum indice vocum Latinarum ac phraseon, qui loco Latinograeci dictionarii exhibetur. Praeterea accedit nunc primùm nomenclatura Graecolatina, vocum tàm facultatum maiorum quàm aliarum etiam disciplinarum, omni generi literaturae haud inutilis futura. In super de mensibus & eorum partibus, quibus etiam nominibus variè appellari soleant, paulò quàm antea copiosior exegesis. Ac denique farrago libellorum quorundam Graecam linguam concernentium: quorum elenchum suo loco reperies. Basileae: [colophon: Ex Officina Hieronymi Curionis, impensis Henrichi Petri, 1554]. Folio (32.5 cm; 12.85"). [4 of 18] ff., 1526 columns, [1] p., [92] ff.
$900.00
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PAY orI'll Tell the Truth About You
Giovio, Paolo.  Pauli Jovii Novocomensis episcopi Nucerini Illustrium virorum vitae. Quibus nunc accesserunt Turcarum imperatorum vitae, eodem autore, ex Italico in Latinum conversae, cum genuino indice. Basileae [i.e., Basel]: Per Henricum Petri et Petrum Pernam, 1567. 8vo. 2 vols. in 1. (891 [i.e. 893], [3] pp. (pp. [895–96] blank); 482 [i.e., 472], [104] pp.).
$1450.00
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His Masterpiece
Granada, Luis de.  Introduction [sic] del symbolo de la fe, en la qual se trata de las excelencias de la fe, y de los dos principales mysterios della, que son la creacion del mundo, y la redempcion del genero humano, con otras cosas anexas a estos dos mysterios, repartidas en quatro partes ... de nuevo ... corregida y emendada en esta tercera impression. Salamanca: por los herederos de M. Gast, 1585. Folio. 4 parts in 1 vol. I: [10] ff., 188 pp., [2] ff. II: 221, [1] p., [1] f. (lacking pp. 3–18). III: 153, [1] pp., [1] f. IV: 126 pp., [1] f.
$1500.00
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Aldine Editio Princeps
Gregory, of Nazianzus, Saint.  Gregorii Nazanzeni theologi Orationes lectissimae XVI. [colophon: Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, 1516]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). [8], 311, [1] ff.
$2450.00
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First Appearance:
  NEW TESTAMENT Thoughts
from theGreat Dialogist
Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604; Tornacensis Alulphus, ed.   Gregoriana super nouum testamentum. Parisijs: Bertholdus Rembolt, 1516. 4to (22.2 cm, 8.75"). [6], 142 ff.; illus.
$2000.00
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Early Study of Tuscan Literature from theGiunta Press
Gualteruzzi, Carlo; Vincenzo Borghini, ed.  Libro di novelle, et di bel parlar gentile. Nel qual si contengono cento nouelle altrauolta mandate fuori da Messer Carlo Gualteruzzi da Fano ... Con aggiunta di quattro altre nel fine. Et con una dichiaratione d'alcune delle voci piu antiche. In Fiorenza: Nella Stamparia dei Giunti, 1572. 4to (22.5 cm, 8.875"). [28], 153 (i.e., 165; 79–88 repeated), [3] pp.
$2250.00
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The Life of the Courtier Guevara, in Italian
Guevara, Antonio de; Vincenzo Bondi, trans.  Aviso de favoriti, e dottrina de cortegiani, opera non meno vtile, che diletteuole. In Venetia: Per Comin da Trino di Monferrato, 1562. 8vo (15.6 cm, 6.1"). 205 (i.e., 207), [1] ff.
$750.00
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A Meistersinger on theState of the World, 1520
With aGreat Woodcut by Urs Graf
Hass [or Has], Kunz.  Das ist yetz der gemain vnd new gebrauch. in welchem das volck der welt zu dissen gezeiten gantz seer beladen ist. [Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1520 (?)]. Small 4to (18 cm; 7"). [8] ff. (last blank).
$3250.00
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Turnèbe Tackles Hephaestion
Hephaestion.  [title in Greek, transliterated as] Hephaistionos Alexandreos encheiridion peri metron kai poiematon. Eis to auto scholia. Parisiis: Apud Adrianum Turnebum typographum regium [colophon: Excudebatur Lutetiae Parisiorum], 1553. 4to (22.7 cm, 9"). [4], 95, [9] pp.
$1800.00
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    Narrow Escape!Dangerous Publication
     Surreptitiously Printed & a Pseudonym Used
Hotman, François.  De furoribus Gallicis, horrenda & indigna Amirallij Castillionei, nobilium atq[ue]; illustrium virorum caede, scelerata ac inaudita piorum strage passim edita per complures Galliae ciuitates, sine vllo discrimine generis, sexus, aetatis & conditionis hominum: vera & simplex narratio. Edimburgi [i.e., London: Printed by Henry Bynneman], 1573. 8vo (15.7 cm; 6.125"). CCXII [i.e., 212] pp.
$3250.00
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Royal Household Affairs
Partial Payment for Her Majesty'sTapestry
Isabel I, Queen of Spain.   Document on paper, in Spanish, signed "Yo la Reyna." Granada, 8 May 1501. Folio (31.2 cm, 12.25"). [1] p.
$4000.00
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H. Estienne's FinalFOLIO Text
    Greek, Latin, & Impressive
Isocrates. [two lines in Greek, then] Isocratis Orationes et epistolae cvm Latina interpretatione Hier. VVolfij, ab ipso postremùm regognita. Henr. Steph. in Isocratem Diatribæ VII: quarum van obseruationes Harpocrationis in eundem examinat. Gorgiae et Aristidis quædam, eiusdem cum Isocraticis argumenti. Guil. Cantero interprete. [Geneva]: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, 1593. Folio. [fleuron]4*6**4a–z6aa–mm6nn4; Aa–Ll6; A–C6D4; ad 4a.4b.6 (-b.6, blank); [14] ff., 427, [1 (blank)], 131, [1 (blank)], xxxiiii pp., [1 (blank)], [4] ff., 31, [1 (blank)] pp., [9] ff. (without the final blank).
$2250.00
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A “Golden-Mouthed” Aldine
John Chrysostom, Saint; Giulio Poggiani, trans.  Sancti Joannis Chrysostomi De virginitate liber, a Julio Pogiano conversus. Romae: Apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi F., 1562. 4to (21.8 cm, 8.625"). [8], 64 ff.
$2250.00
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Grynaeus's Edition Three Maps
Justinus, Marcus Junianus; & Pompeius Trogus.  Justini ex Trogo Pompeio historia diligentissime nunc quidem supra omnes omnium hactenus aeditiones recognita, et ab innumeris mendis - vetusti exemplaris beneficio purgata. Huic accessit commentariolus. Basilae: apud Michaelem Isingrinium, 1539. Small 4to. [16] ff., 319, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2875.00
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