PRB&M header
16TH-CENTURY BOOKS
[ENCOMPASSING THE REFORMATIONS]
A     B-Bibles     C     D-G     H-L     M-P     Q-Z  
[ ]

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
Click the images for enlargements.

A Letter from CHRIST to His PROTESTANT Flock!
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.
[SOLD]
Click the images for enlargements.

Early Editions of Two Titans, in Greek
Herodotus.  [two lines in Greek, romanized as ] Erodotou logoi ennea, oiper epikalountai mousai [then in Latin] Herodoti libri novem, qvibvs mvsarvm indita svnt nomina ... Basiliae: In officina Heruagiana, 1541 [colophon date]. Median folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [10] ff., 310 pp., [1] f. [bound with] Thucydides.  [three lines in Greek, romanized as ] Thoukydides meta scholion palaion kai pany ophelimon choris hon ho syngrapheus poly aneucheres esti [then in Latin] Thucydides cum scholiis et antiquis et utilibus sine quibus autor intellectu multum est difficilis. Accessit praeterea diligentia Ioachimi Camerarij, in castigando tum textu, tum commentarijs un[am] cum annotationibus eius. Stephanus Schirotius Pannonius lectori. Basileae: Ex officina Hervagiana, 1540. Median folio [12] ff., 225, [3], 177 [i.e., 178] pp., [2] ff.
$5750.00
Click the images for enlargements.

    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
Click the images for enlargements.

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
For our MSS in SPANISH,  click here.
This also appears in the HISPANIC
          MISCELLANY — click here.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

The FIRST Work of Systematic Theology in EASTERN CHRISTIANITY
John, of Damascus, Saint (Joannis Damasceni).  [five lines in Greek, romanized as] Ioannou tou Damaskenou Ekdosis tes orthodoxou pisteos. Tou autou peri ton en pistei kekoimemenon. [then in Latin] Ioannis Damasceni editio Orthodoxae fidei. Eiusdem de iis, qui in fide dormierunt. Veronae: [Apud Stephanum et fratres Sabios], 1531. 4to in 8s (21.5 cm, 8.375"). [8], 150, [4] ff.
$3000.00
Click the images for enlargements.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

Editio PrincepsEstienne Printing
Justin, Martyr, Saint.  [in Greek, romanized as] Tou hagiou Ioustinou philosophou kai martyros, Zēna kai Serēnō, Logos parainetikos pros HellēEx Officina Roberti Stephani nas. Pros Tryphōna Ioudaion dialogos. Apologia hyper Christianōn pros tēn Rhōmaiōn sygklēton [etc., i.e., Opera omnia] ... ex Bibliotheca Regia. Lutetiae: ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, Regiis typis, 1551. Median folio (34.5 cm, 13.5"). [4] ff., 311, [1] pp., [2] ff.
$2000.00
Click the images for enlargements.

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
Click the interior images for enlargements.

Chicken Soup for the HUGUENOT Soul?
L'Espine, Jean de.  Excellens discours de I. de l'Espine angevin. Touchant le repos & contentement de l'esprit. La Rochelle: Hierosme Haultain, 1594. 12mo (13.7 cm, 5.38"). 758 pp., [5 (blank)] ff.
$875.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Humanism & the Early Church
Laurentius Mellifluus?; St. Lawrence, bishop of Novara?   Sancti Laurentii presbiteri Novarum, scriptoris perantiqui, Homiliae duae. [Parisiis]: Prostant apud Michaelem Vascosanum, 1522. 4to (18.5 cm, 7.25’’). [31 of 32] ff., lacks final blank leaf (only).
$875.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Cortés Malinche & Montezuma
López de Gómara, Francisco.  Historia, di Don Ferdinando Cortes, marchese della Valle, capitano varlorosissimo. In Venetia: per Giouanni Bonadio, 1564. 8vo. [8], 354 of 356 ff. (lacking fol. 1 and final blank).
$3500.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Cortés Historia in ItalianSigned American,PROVIDENCE Red Morocco
Lopez de Gomara, Francisco.  Historia, di Don Ferdinando Cortes, marchese della Valle, capitano varlorosissimo. Venetia: Per Francesco Lorenzini da Turino, MDLX [1560]. 8vo (15 cm; 5.75"). [11 of 12], 348 ff. (lacks the title-leaf).
$3200.00
Click the images for enlargements.

TO Part VI . . .  

PLACE AN ORDER   |   E-MAIL US   |   PRB&M HOME

SEARCH OUR DATABASE