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Date of the auction: 27.10.2020

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Albertus Magnus (before 1200-1280) Compendium Theologicae Veritatis. Strassburg: [Johann Prüss], 1489. Folio, a2-8, b8, c-g6, h8, i-o6, p5 (lacking title [a1] and two blanks, b6 & p6); table by Thomas Dorniberg, text in gothic letter, two columns throughout, rubricated in red and blue. [bound after

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Alvarez, Francisco (fl. circa 1727) Breve Tratado de Reloges Solares. Madrid: en la Oficina de Lorenço Francisco Mojados, 1727. First edition, ¶4, ¶¶4, A-E4, title and each leaf of text printed within a border of typographical ornaments, illustrated with twelve folding plates, a mix of large and

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Andreae, Antonius (c. 1280-1320) Quaestiones Super XII libros Metaphysicae Aristotelis. Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 24 December 1481. Folio, a2-8 (lacking a1), b-g6/8, h-k6, l8 (l8 final blank & present); 75 of 76 leaves; text printed in double columns in gothic type throughout, not

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Aristotle (385-323 BC) Rhetorica seu Arte Dicendi Libri Tres, Graecolat. London: Edward Griffin, 1619. First English printing of Aristotle's Rhetoric, quarto, A-Z4, Aa-Ii4 (A1 & Ii4 both blank & present), title page printed within large woodcut compartment, large woodcut arms on verso of title

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Arredondo, Martín (1598-1670) Obras de Albeyteria, Primera, Segunda, y Tercera Parte Aora Nuevamente Corregidas, y Añadidas. Madrid: por Francisco de Hierro, 1723. Folio, title page printed in red and black within typographical ornament border, large woodcut printer's device, ¶6, A-Z6, Aa-Ii6; two

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Auenbrugger, Leopold (1722-1809) Inventum novum ex percussione thoracis humani ut signo Abstrusos Interni Pectoris Morbos Detegendi. Vienna, J.T. Trattner, 1761. First edition, first issue (without errata printed on verso of F8), octavo, A-F8; bound in tree calf, neatly rebacked, small ownership

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$3,200 - US$5,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Augustine, of Hippo, Saint (354-430) Of the Citie of God. London: Printed by George Eld, 1610. First edition in English, folio, A4 (lacking the first blank A1), A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Zzz6, Aaaa-Iiii6, Kkkk3 (lacking final blank Kkkk4, sig Yy misbound); ex libris Harvard College Library, de-accessioned

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Baillie, Robert (1599-1662) A Dissuasive from the Errours of the Time: Wherein the Tenets of the Principall Sects, Especially of the Independents are Drawn Together in One Map. London: Printed for Samuel Gellibrand at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard, 1645. First edition, first issue, with

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Balthasar de Porta (fl. 1487-1499) Expositio Canonis Missae. [Leipzig : Gregorius Böttiger (aka Werman), about 1495]. Editio princeps, quarto, aa-dd6, 24 of 24 leaves; text in gothic letter, including a set of large caps, large woodcut initial and display face on title page, long list in a

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bede, Saint, the Venerable (673-735) Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum. Cambridge: Excudebat Rogerus Daniel, Celeberrimæ Academiæ Typographus,1643. First edition in Anglo-Saxon, folio, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, 4A-4D4, 4E6, (without Ttt3 [501/502], ?blank between the last leaf of text and the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Belais, Rabbi Abraham (1773-1853) The Dust of the World: a Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes. London: Printed for and to be had of the Author, Mitre Square, Aldgate, 1850. First edition, large quarto, author frontispiece portrait, text in Hebrew and English in parallel columns; bound in full

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828) The Fables of Aesop and Others. Newcastle: Printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick & Son, 1818. Limited edition, royal copy, signed by Bewick on special limitation page with printed thumbprint, "his mark," for John Stanton, illustrated throughout with fine wood engravings

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bianchini, Giovanni; Nicolaus Pruckner; [and] Georg Peurbach Luminarium atque Planetarum motuum Tabulae octoginta quinque, omnium ex his quae Alphonsum sequuntur quam faciles. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, August 1553. Folio, first appearance of Prugner's expanded edition of Bianchini's original work

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$3,200 - US$4,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bible, English, Authorized. Pentateuch, King James Royal "She" Bible. London: R. Barker, 1613, 1611. Second folio edition fragment, A-T6, U2; 116 leaves, text in gothic letter in two columns, large woodcut head-pieces, the second issue, with the following typographical errors present in the "She

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bible, Latin. Biblia cu[m] co[n]cordantiis veteris [et] novi testamenti [et] sacrorum canonum. [Lyon: Jacobus Sacon for Anton Koberger in Nuremberg, 18 May 1518.] Folio, lacking final blank (DD2), text on title page printed in red with large woodcut compartment in black featuring a full-length

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bible, Pentateuch, Hebrew and Latin. Hebraicus Pentateuchus Latinus. Venice: Ex Officina Iustinianea, 1551. Quarto, a-z8, A-Z8, AA10; title page printed within ornate woodcut compartment, woodcut compartment headpieces for the beginning of each book, large woodcut of a temple (which may be The

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780) An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. [Philadelphia] America: Printed for the subscribers by Robert Bell, 1772-1773. Quarto, [pi]1 (lacking general title), [A]4, B-Z4, Aa-Mm4; contents organized into five separate

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Blaeu, Willem Janszoon (1571-1638) Institutio Astronomica de usu Globorum & Sphaerarum Caelestium ac Terrestrium. Oxford: Printed by W. Hall for John Forrest, 1665. Second edition (identical to the first 1663 edition with old title cancelled, removed, and replaced with a new one), A-Z8, Aa8

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures. France, mid-15th century. Quarto format manuscript in Latin on parchment, eighty-six leaves; Use of Rome, decorated with sixteen large full page miniatures depicting: 1) Saint Anthony the Great [7r], 2) Saint Sebastian [8r], 3) Saint Barbara [9r], 4) the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Borjes, Juan Álvarez (fl. circa 1680) Practica y Observaciones Pertenecientes al Arte de Albeyteria. Madrid: Por Juan Garcia Infançon, 1680. First edition, quarto, title page printed within a border of type ornaments, ¶4, ¶¶4, A-Z4, Aa-Bb4, Cc2, A-F4; one nearly full-page text woodcut illustration

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Boswell, James (1740-1795) The Life of Samuel Johnson. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, two large quarto volumes, with stipple engraved portrait of Johnson by Heath after Joshua Reynolds, and two additional full-page engravings; page 135 line 10 with

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Sammelband of Thirteen Tracts. Including I: Of the Mechanical Origine of Heat and Cold. London: Printed for E. Flesher for R. Davis, Bookseller in Oxford, 1675-1676. [bound with] II: Experiments and Observations about the Mechanical Production of Tasts; III: Experiments and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Bruni Aretino, Leonardo (1369-1444) Epistolarum Familiarium Libri VIII. [Venice: Damianus de Mediolano, de Gorgonzola, in part by Petrus de Quarengiis, Bergomensis], 15 June 1495. Folio, a8, b-i6 [56 of 56 leaves], text edited by Antonius Moretus and Hieronymus Squarzaficus; printed in single column

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime & Beautiful. London: Printed for R. & J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition, octavo, A-M8, N4; half-title present, bound in full contemporary tan sprinkled English calf, original marbled endleaves; binding

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Burns, Robert (1759-1796) Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech in Edinburgh, 1787. Octavo, third edition overall, first London edition, with half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece, and "stinking" instead of "skinking" on page 267; A8

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Burton, Robert (1577-1640) The Anatomy of Melancholy. London: Printed for H. Cripps and are to be sold at his Shop in Popes-head Allie and by E. Wallis at the Hors shoo in the Old Baley, 1660. Folio, seventh edition, corrected and augmented by the author; [pi]1, (§)4, A-Z6, Aa-Ll6, Mm4, Nn-Zz6

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Burton, Robert (1577-1640) The Anatomy of Melancholy. London: Printed for H. Cripps and are to be sold at his Shop in Popes-head Allie and by E. Wallis at the Hors shoo in the Old Baley, 1660. Folio, seventh edition, corrected and augmented by the author; [pi]1, (§)4, A-Z6, Aa-Ll6, Mm4, Nn-Zz6

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Caesar, Caius Julius (100 BC-44 BC) Commentarii. Venice: nelle case de' figlivoli di Aldo [Sons of Aldus], 1547. Octavo, A10, B-Z8, AA-HH8, II10; illustrated with five full-page woodcut illustrations and two double-page woodcut maps, bound in 18th century Italian parchment over boards, 6 x 4 in

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Case, John (d. 1600) Thesaurus Oeconomiae, seu Commentarius in Oeconomica Aristotelis. Oxford: Ex officina typographica Iosephi Barnesij, & veneunt Londini [by Joan Broome] in Coemiterio D. Pauli, ad insigne Bibl., 1597. First and only edition, quarto, ¶4, ¶¶2, A-R8, S-T4; typographically printed

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 27 Oct 2020

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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616) The History of Don-Quichote [Quixote]. The First [and Second] Part. London: Printed [by William Stansby] for Edward Blount, [1620]. Second edition of part one, first edition of part two; two quarto volumes bound together; incomplete, volume one lacking

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 27 Oct 2020