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Date of the auction: 14.10.2021

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Aesop (c. 620-564 BCE) Fables with his Life in English, French & Latin. London: Printed by William Godbid for Francis Barlow, to be sold by Ann Seile, 1666. Additional Images Folio, small paper issue, illustrated with engraved title and 109 of 110 etched vignettes by Francis Barlow (c. 1626-1704

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Alamanni, Luigi (1495-1556) La Coltivazione & le Api del S. Giovanni Rucellai. Florence: Filippo Giunti, 1590. Octavo, woodcut printer's devices used on title page, colophon leaf, and on the final leaf (blank but for printer's emblem on verso), text in italic type single column throughout; bound in

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Amelot de La Houssaye, Sieur Abraham-Nicolas (1634-1706) The History of the Government of Venice. London: Printed by H.C. for John Starkey, 1675. Additional Images First edition in English, octavo, translated from the French original, Histoire du Gouvernement de Venise, by Lord Falconbridge (c

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Antiphonal Manuscript in Wooden Boards. Missa de Pentecostes. Spain, 17th century. Folio-format manuscript on parchment, consisting of leaves numbered 4 through 130 (lacking the first three leaves, the text supplied in a later hand on smaller-format wove paper; also lacking three internal text

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Aretino, Pietro (1492-1556) La Prima [-Seconda] Parte de Ragionamenti. Stampata, con buono licenza (toltami) nella nobil Citta di Bengodi, ne l'Italia altre volte piu felice [i.e. Amsterdam, circa 1620]. Octavo, false Italian imprint, according to ESTC S120620, the collation of the present work

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Aretino, Pietro (1492-1556) La Prima [-Seconda] Parte de Ragionamenti. Stampata, con buono licenza (toltami) nella nobil Citta di Bengodi, ne l'Italia altre volte piu felice [i.e. circa 1650?]. Octavo, one of many copies of this title bearing the same false Italian imprint and date, this example

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Aristaenetus (fl. circa 5th or 6th CE) Epistolae Graecae. Cum Latina Interpretatione & Notis. Tertia Editio Emendatior & Auctior. Paris: Marcum Orry, 1610. Third edition, octavo, text printed in Greek and Latin on facing pages, bound in full contemporary parchment over boards, title page with

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Ars Memorandi; Johannes Host von Romberch (c. 1480-c. 1533) Congestorium Artificiose Memorie. Venice: Melchior Sessa, 1533. Second edition, octavo, A-N8, illustrated with twenty-three text woodcuts, Sessa's woodcut printer's device on final leaf with register, some slight water staining to contents

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Art Collection Catalogues, Four Examples. [Including]: Valentiner's The Henry Goldman Collection, New York: Privately Printed, 1922, oversized quarto, copy number 141 of 200, bound in contemporary half red morocco, front joint cracked, 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.; Baker's Catalogue of the Petworth

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Benigni, Fortunato. Author's Presentation Copy with ALS. Lettera Sugli Scavi Fatti nel Circondario dell'Antica Treja. Macerata: Presso Francesco Mancini Stampatore Dipartimentale, 1812. First edition, engraved vignette to title, with inscription, "Mandato in dono dell'Autore ad Andrea Vici," below

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Berenger, Richard (1720-1782) The History and Art of Horsemanship. London: Printed for T. Davies & T. Cadell, 1771. Additional Images First edition, large quarto, two volumes bound as one, engraved frontispieces present in both volumes, illustrated with fifteen full-paged plates (in addition to

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Berthault, Pierre (1600-1681) Liber Singularis de Ara. Nantes: Petrus Doriou, 1636. First edition, octavo, bound in 18th century full olive morocco, inner gilt dentelles, gilt lettered spine with decorative band tooled at head and tail, blue paste-paper endleaves, contemporary signature to title, 6

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, English, Miniature. The Thumb Bible. Verbum Sempiternum. London: Longman & Co., 1849. Third edition, facsimile reprint, 64mo, bound in publisher's blind-stamped leather, lacking clasp, spine repaired with an external coating of glue, many signatures detached, 2 1/8 x 2 in. [Together with

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, German, trans. Martin Luther (1483-1546) Biblia das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Deudsch. Wittemberg: Hans Lufft, 1582. Additional Images Folio, title in red and black within border, illustrated with full-page woodcuts of the creation of Eve (appearing twice) and a portrait of the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, Illustrated, French & English. Pictures of the Old and New Testaments, Showing the Most Nottable Historys, in 150 Copper Platis. [sic] Amsterdam: Reinier & Osua Ottens [ca. 1750]. Quarto, half-title and title in English and French, illustrated with engraved title and 151 full-page plates (the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, Illustrated, Italian. Historia del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo, Rappresentata con Figure in Rame. Venice: Per Antonio Bosio, 1688. Three 12mo volumes illustrated by Domenico Rossetti, with engraved title in the first volume, full-page arms of dedicatee, and 130 text engravings; two printed in

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, New Testament, Greek. Nouum Iesv Christi D.N. Testamentum. Ex Bibliotheca Regia. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1550. Folio, editio regia, edited by Robert Estienne, with alternate readings culled from sixteen different manuscripts printed in the margins; the definitive edition; with Estienne's

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, Psalms in English. trans. George Wither The Psalmes of David Translated into Lyrick-Verse. [Amsterdam?] Imprinted in the Neatherlands [sic]: Cornelis Gerrits van Breughel, 1632. 16mo, lacking title page A1 supplied in excellent facsimile, bound in full very dark blue or black pebbled morocco

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bible, Psalms in English. trans. William Alexander (1567-1640) The Psalmes of King David translated by King James. London: printed by Thomas Harper, 1637. Octavo, A-Z8 (Z8 blank & present); engraved arms of Charles I by William Marshall (circa 1617-1650) bound opposite engraved title; small engraved

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Bodin, Jean (1529-1596) De la Demonomanie des Sorciers. Paris: Jacques du Puys, 1580. Additional Images First edition, quarto, bound in full 17th century French speckled calf, spine gilt-tooled (small chunk missing from top spine compartment, front joint starting to split), headlines trimmed, last

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Brant, Sebastian (1458-1521) Stultifera Navis. [Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, after 1 March 1497]. Reprinted in Nuremberg from the edition of Basel: Johann Bergmann de Olpe, 1 March 1497. Octavo, A8, b-s8, t1 (lacking final three leaves: t2, t3, & t4 containing the register); text printed in gothic type

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Budé, Guillaume (1467-1540) De Asse, et Partibus eius, Libri V. Lyon: Sebastian Gryphius, 1551. Additional Images Octavo, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of last leaf, bound in full contemporary parchment over boards, diagonal corner trimmed away from title with loss of one letter, some

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Buonaventura, Federico (1555-1602) Anemologiae Pars Prior. Id est Affectionibus, Signis, Cavsisque Ventorum ex Aristotle, Theophrasto, ac Ptolomeo Tractatus. Urbino: Apud Bartholomaeum, & Simonem Ragusios Fratres, 1593. First edition, quarto, part one only, (part two published with its own title

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Capiferreus, Franciscus Magdalenus (d. 1632); Council of Trent. Elenchus Librorum Omnium tum in Tridentino. Rome: Impressores Cam[erales], 1632. 12mo, [bound with] the broadside, Decretum Sacrae Congregationis, Rome: Ex Typographia Rev. Camere Apost., 1633, tipped in inside the back board, folded, a

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616) The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: and his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha. London: Printed by Thomas Hodgkin and sold by William Whitwood, 1687. First illustrated edition in English, folio, illustrated with full-page engraved frontispiece

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Children's Chapbooks, Two 18th Century English Examples. Including: Richard Johnson's (1734-1793) The Hermit of the Forest and the Wandering Infants, a Rural Fragment Embellished with Cuts, London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery, 1794, 16mo, single signature, title, 5-30, lacking the preliminary

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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David, Joannes (1545-1613) Occasio Arrepta Neglecta Huius Commoda: Illius Incommoda. Antwerp: Platin Moretus, 1605. First edition, quarto, engraved title page, divisional title with engraved printer's mark; illustrated throughout with twelve engraved emblems, bound in full contemporary parchment

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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De Rossi, Giovanni Bernardo (1742-1831) Bibliotheca Judaica Antichristiana qua Editi et Inediti Judaeorum adversus Christianam Religionem Libri Recensentur. Parma: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1800. First edition, large octavo, bound in half parchment and marbled paper boards, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. De Rossi

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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De Rossi, Giovanni Gherardo (1754-1827) Scherzi Poetici e Pittorici. Parma: Bodoni 1795. Octavo, illustrated with Etruscan-style etched title and forty full-page plates, uncolored; bound in contemporary mottled half leather and marbled paper boards, 8 x 5 in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Oct 2021

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Dell'Ottonaio, Giovanni Battista (1482-1527) Canzoni, o Vero Mascherate Carnascialesche. Florence: Torrentino, 1560. First separate edition with revisions and additions, octavo, woodcut printer's device on title and last leaf, text in single column in italic type throughout, some minor toning to

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 14 Oct 2021