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Aldine OctavoProvenance & Early Marginalia Too
Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320).  L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Divinarum Institutionum libri septem proxime castigati, et aucti. Eiusdem De ira Dei liber I. De opificio Dei liber I. Epitome in libros suos, liber acephalos. Phoenix. Carmen de Dominica Resurrectione. Item index in eundem rerum omnium. Tertulliani liber apologeticus cum indice. [colophon: Venetiis: In aedibus haeredum Aldi, et Andreae soceri], 1535. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [16], 328, [10], [2 (blank)], 47, [1 (blank)], [44] ff.
$2000.00
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His Works & MoreA Cut of aScholar Reading
Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320).  Lepida Lactantii Firmiani opera accurate graeco adiuncto castigata: Eiusde[m] Nephytomon: Carmina de Phoenice. & Christi resurrectione. Io. Chry. De eucharistia sermo. Lau. Vall. sermo. Phil. ad Theo. adhortatio. [colophon: Parisiis: Pro Ioha{n}ne Petit fidelissimo bibliopola in Bellouisu, Impressi anno Domini. M.cccccix {1509}]. 4to (19.5 cm; 7.5"). A6 B4 a–z8,4 2A4 2B8 C–N4,8 O6 P4; [10], ccxxxv, [1] ff.
$2500.00
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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
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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
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Luther Lectures the AugustiniansLucas Cranach Woodcut Title Border
Luther, Martin.  De abroganda missa privata Martini Lvtheri sententia. [colophon: Wittenberg: Ianvario 1522]. 4to (20.7 cm; 8.125"). [44] ff.
$4750.00
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One of the Very FEWAldine Travel Accounts
Manuzio, Antonio, comp.  Viaggi fatti da Vinetia, alla Tana, in Persia, in India, et in Costantinopoli: con la descrittione particolare di città, luoghi, siti, costumi, et della Porta del gran Turco: & di tutte le intrate, spese, & modo di gouerno suo, & della ultima impresa contra Portoghesi. Vinegia: [colophon: nelle case de figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. 8vo (but horizontal chain lines; 14.5 cm; 5.75"). [180] ff.
[SOLD]
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King-Killing isNOT to Be Indulged In
[Masson, Jean Papire]. Ad Franc. Hotomani Franco-galliam Antonii Matharelli...responsio. Lutetiæ: Ex off. Federici Morelli, 1575. 8vo. AL8; 163, [1] pp., [6] ff.
$950.00

One of the Great 16th-Century ILLUSTRATED HerbalsA Several-TimesWorking” Copy
Mattioli, Pietro Andrea.  Commentarii secundo aucti, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis de medica materia. Colophon: Venetiis: In officina Erasmiana, Vincentii Valgrisii, [1558]. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). 776 of 928 pp.(lacking tile-leaf, 98 prelim., & 50 supp. pp.); illus.
$875.00
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A Swiss Papal Guard'sTravel to the Holy Land
Meggen, Jodocus. Iodoci a Meggen ... Peregrinatio Hierosolymitana. Dillingae: excudebat Ioannes Mayer, 1580. 8vo (15 cm; 6"). 245, [1] pp., [1 (blank)] f.
$2500.00
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A Good BAV Title Macclesfield Provenance
Mela, Pomponius.  Pomponii Melae De orbis situ libri tres, accuratissime eme[n]dati. Lutetiae Parisiorum: [Chrétien Wechel], 1530. Folio (34 cm; 13.25"). [14] ff., 196 p., [1] f., [28] ff. (without the fold. map, if one was actually issued with it).
$1450.00
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The First Corpus Doctrinae16th-Century Binding Date on Front Cover
Melanchthon, Philipp.  Corpus doctrinae christianae. Quae est summa orthodoxi et catholici dogmatis ... Nunc edita ad usum ecclesiae sanctae publicum et privatum. Lipsiae: Cum privilegio Pr. Aug. Elect. D. Sax. (pr. by Iohannes Rhamba), 1572. 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). [22], 888 pp.
$950.00
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Not in BAV An Americanum Nonetheless
Mocenigo, Andrea.  ...Bellum cameracense. [colophon: Venetiis: per Bernardinum Venetum de Vitalibus, 1525. Small 8vo (15.3 cm; 6"). [188] ff.
$1750.00
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He Wrote Beautiful Latin & He Found Protection in the Vatican
Muret, Marc-Antoine [a.k.a. Muretus].  Variarum lectionum libri XV ... accesserunt hac editione hymni sacri, & varia eiusdem auctoris poëmata. Lugduni [i.e., Lyon]: Apud haered. Gulielmi Rovillii, 1594. 16mo (12.1 cm, 4.76"). 621, [67] pp., final leaf blank; 62, [26] pp., final leaf blank.
$700.00
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Inconstancy of ApostasyMultiple Metamorphoses
Nicholls [a.k.a., Niccols, Nicols], John.  A declaration of the recantation of Iohn Nichols (for the space almoste of two yeeres the Popes scholer in the Englishe seminarie or college at Rome) which desireth to be reconciled, and receiued as a member into the true Church of Christ in England ... London: Imprinted by Christopher Barker, 1581. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [98] ff.
$5750.00
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Woodcut Border bySPRINGINKLEE
Nilus Ancyranus  (i.e., Nilus, of Ancyra, Saint; a.k.a. St. Nilius of Sinai).   Beatiss. Patris Nili, episcopi et martyris theologi antiquiss, sente[n]tiae morales e graeco in latinu[m] versae. Nurembergae: Fridericus Peypus, [1516]. 4to (20.3 cm; 8"). [10] ff.
$1750.00
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A BALLI-Printed Broadside — A Mexican INCUNABLE
Notarial form.  Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Balli, before 14 September 1590]. Folio. [1] f.
$1875.00
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By a FranciscanPROTESTANT?
Ochino, Bernardino.  Liber de corporis Christi praesentia in Coenae Sacramento ... cui adiunximus eiusdem authoris Labyrinthos de diuina praenotione, & libero seu seruo hominis arbitrio. Basileae: [apud Petrum Pernam, 1561 or 1563]. Small 8vo (15.5 cm; 6") 2 pts. in 1 vol. I: A–R8; [2] ff., 261, [1 (blank)] pp., [3 (2 blank)] ff. II: a–t8u4; [4] ff., 301 [i.e., 299], [1 (blank)] pp., [2 (1 blank)] ff.
$2875.00
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Early Bilingual Edition of theSibylline Oracles with Their “Portraits”
Opsopoeus, Johannes, ed.  [in Greek, transliterated as] Sibulliskoi chrësmoi, [then in roman] hoc est Sybillina oracula. Paris: No publisher/printer [A. l'Angelier? Compagnie de la Grand' Navire?], 1599. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.6"). [8] ff., 524 pp.; 71, [3] pp.
$2950.00
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Comedias  
Parabosco, Girolamo. L’hermafrodito. Comedia... di nuovo ricorretta e ristampata. Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de’Ferrari, 1560. (13.5 cm, 5.25"). 48 ff. [bound with the same author’s] Il Marinaio. Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de’Ferrari, 1560. 59 ff. (lacking ff. 2 & 3, and final blank). [with] Il viluppo. Comedia nova....Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de’Ferrari, 1568. 59, [1] ff. [with] Il pellegrino. Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de’Ferrari, 1560. 36 ff.
$600.00
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Humanists Tackle Roman SatireExcellent Triple Provenance
Persius Flaccus, Aulus.  A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, obscurissimae alioqui, luculentissima ecphrasi simul & scholiis doctissimi viri Ioannis Murmellii illustratae. Adiecta est epistola Hermanni Buschii, ad intelligentiam Persii multum conducens. [colophon: Antverpiae: typis Aegidij Diest, 1546]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 60 ff.
$1200.00
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The Triumphs
Petrarca, Francesco.  I Triomphi del Petrarca colla supositione di misser Giovanni Andrea Gesvaldo da Traetto. [colophon: Stampato in Vinegia: per Giouann' Antonio di Nicolini & fratelli da Sabbio, 1533]. 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [76] ff.
$750.00
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Neoplatonic Creationism
Philoponus, Joannes Grammaticus.  ... In Procli Diadochi duo de viginti argumenta De mundi aeternitate. Opus varia multiplicique philosophiae cognitione refertum. Lugduni: [colophon: Nicolaus Edoardus Campanus], 1557. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.15"). ab4a–z6A–B6 (-B6); 295, [3 (blank)] pp. (lacking final blank f.)
$1700.00
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Printed in Black & RED Woodcut Initials PLANTIN LEAVES
(Plantin Press).   Offered are a small selection of very attractive leaves from a sadly incomplete and imperfectly identified Roman Missal printed at Christopher Plantin's press in Antwerp, circa 1570. All leaves are 8vo, measuring approximately 197 x 142 mm or 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" (h x w), and each page is printed in double-column format, in black ink with some words or lines in red; amount of printing in red varies from page to page.
Each: $30.00

Anthologia Graeca AldinaBeautiful Copy with Excellent Provenance
Planudes, Maximus, comp.  [First five lines in Greek transliterated as] Anthologia diaphoron epigrammaton, archaiois suntetheimenon sophois, epi diaphorois hypothesesin, eis hepta tmemata dieremene. [then in Latin] Florilegium diversorum epigrammatum in septem libros distinctum, diligenti castigatione emendatum. Cui nonnulla nuper inventa in fine adiecta sunt, una cum indice tam rerum, guam auctorum copiosissimo. Venetiis: Apud Aldi filios, 1550–51. Small 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 288, [12] ff.
$4500.00
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Renaissance HUMANIST Study ofChurch History
Platina, Bartolomeo.  Bap. Platinae, cremonensis, opus de vitis ac gestis summorum pontificum. Coloniae: Apud Maternum Cholinum, 1562. Folio (29.1 cm, 11.5"). [10] ff., 385 pp. [i.e., 399], [1] p.; 98 pp., [13] ff.
$500.00
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Renaissance Humanist Study ofChurch History (2)
Platina, Bartolomeo.  Historia B. Platinae de vitis pontificum romanorum. Coloniae: Apud Maternum Cholinum, 1568. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [24], 454 [i.e., 464], [2], 469–565 [i.e., 535], [1], 98, [2], [32 (index)], 28, 31, [17], 144 [i.e., 146] pp. (pagination erratic).
$975.00
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