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Date of the auction: 27.03.2020

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Petrarca (Francesco) Canzoniere e Trionfi, [Northern Italy], Printer of...

Petrarca (Francesco) Canzoniere e Trionfi, 158 ff. (of 176), 30 lines (variable), Roman type, initial spaces with guide-letters, other initials set into inner margin, the odd early ink fingerpost or instance of annotation, stained, upper inner gutter wormed or with repairs / holes, 1 f. upper margin

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Mnemonics.- Petrus de Rosenhaym. Roseum memoriale divinorum eloquiorum...

Mnemonics.- Petrus de Rosenhaym. Roseum memoriale divinorum eloquiorum, collation: [a-f8], 48 ff. (the first blank), 32 lines, Gothic type, initials, paragraph-marks and initial-strokes in red, initial blank loose, library blind-stamp to lower corner of second and final f., blank with small repaired

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Mnemonics.- Petrus Ravennas. Phoenix seu De artificiosa memoria, [Venice...

Mnemonics.- Petrus Ravennas. Phoenix seu De artificiosa memoria, with additional verses by Verses by Antoninus Aegidius Canisius, Johannes Antonius Plebanus, Marcus Picardus, Hieronyums Butigella and C. Lycinius, collation: a-d4, 16 ff., 28 lines, Roman type, author's other alias (Pietro Tomai or

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Dionysius, Halicarnassensis. Antiquitates Romanae, Treviso, Bernardinus...

Dionysius, Halicarnassensis. Antiquitates Romanae, translated by Lampugninus Biragus, collation: [110, 2-78, 8-98, 10-238, 24-378, 386], 300ff., 37 lines, Roman type, large initial spaces with guide-letters, final f. blank, 16th century marginalia in first two quires, some staining, mostly to outer

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Eusebius Caesariensis. Chronicon, in an English binding, Venice, Erhard...

Eusebius, Caesariensis. Chronicon, translated from Greek into Latin by St.Jerome, with continuations by Prosper Aquitanus (to 448), Matthaeus Palmerius Florentinus (to 1448), and Matthaeus Palmerius Pisanus, edited by Johannes Lucilius Santritter, collation: [*12] a-v8 x10, c.130 ff. (of 182), plus

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Dictionary.- Calepinus (Ambrosius) Calepinus. Ad librum. Mos est putidus...

Dictionary.- Calepinus (Ambrosius) Calepinus. Ad librum. Mos est putidus & novus repertus, collation: a10 b-x8 y10 z8 &8 Ɔ8 Rx8 A-Z8 Et8 Cõ8 Ru8 2A-2C8, double column, woodcut decorative initials, early ink notes to final verso, lacking 2 ff. from sig. a, first and last ff. repaired with some loss

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Euripides. Euripidis tragoediae septedecim, Sir Robert Peel's set...

Euripides. Euripidis tragoediae septedecim, 2 vol., collation: Ν-Ξ8, Ο10, Π-P8 Σ10, Τ-Υ8, Φ6, Χ-Ω8, ΑΑ-ΒΒ8, ΓΓ6, ΔΔ-ΖΖ8, ΗΗ6, ΘΘ-ΙΙ8, ΚΚ10, [χ]4; ΛΛ8, ΜΜ10, ΝΝ-ΡΡ8, ΣΣ10, ΤΤ8, ΥΥ6, ΦΦ-ΧΧ8, ΨΨ4, ΩΩ8, ΑΑΑ-ΒΒΒ8, ΓΓΓ6, ΔΔΔ-ΖΖΖ8, ΗΗΗ6, ΘΘΘ-ΚΚΚ8, ΛΛΛ4 (Δ4, Φ6, ΗΗ6, ΣΣ10, ΥΥ6 blank), Greek, Roman and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Gerson (Johannes) De statibus ecclesiasticis; De signis ruinae ecclesiae...

Gerson (Johannes) De statibus ecclesiasticis; De signis ruinae ecclesiae sermo; Declaratio defectuum virorum ecclesiasticorum; De modo vivendi omnium fidelium, collation: A-D4, 16 ff., Gothic letter, initial spaces with guide-letters, some spotting or staining, 20th century boards, small 4to (185 x

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Pulci (Luca) Epistole di Luca de Pulci al magnifico Lorenzo de Medici...

Pulci (Luca) Epistole di Luca de Pulci al magnifico Lorenzo de Medici, collation: A-K4, Gothic type, title within a four-piece woodcut border, some light foxing (mostly marginal), bookplate of Adolfo Tura, vellum over boards by Gozzi of Modena, gilt, covers with medallion bearing inscription 'Torre

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) Tragoedia, [Florence], [Hiers of Filippo Giunta...

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) Tragoedia, collation: a-z8, &8, A-D8, woodcut decorative initials, initial spaces with guide-letters, D8 blank, a2r (opening of preface) richly decorated with initial in gilt and blue and an unidentified coat of arms at foot incorporating 2 red lions or leopards separated by

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Leone (Ambrogio) Novum opus quaestionum, first edition, [Venice...

Leone (Ambrogio) Novum opus quaestionum, collation: a4, A-P4, Roman type, title in red and within woodcut frame printed in blue, woodcut diagrams, woodcut printer's device to verso of penultimate f., final f. blank, marginal water-staining, fragments of medieval manuscripts used in binding

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Card game.- Berni (Francesco) Capitolo del gioco della primiera col comento...

Card game.- Berni (Francesco) Capitolo del gioco della primiera col comento di messer Pietropaulo da San Chirico, collation: A-K4, italic type, woodcut initial incorporating a portrait, small section of foot of title repaired, stained, 18th century vellum, 8vo (135 x 89mm.), no place, no printer

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Hebraica.- Pagninus (Sanctes) Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ, first edition...

Hebraica.- Pagninus (Sanctes) Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ, collation: *a-*i4 a-z, A-Z, aa-zz, AA-ZZ, aaa-zzz, AAA-ZZZ, Aa-Zz, AAa-ZZz, AAAa-KKKk4, text in Hebrew and Latin, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, occasional early ink marginalia, outline of a hand in ink

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides. Tragoediæ selectæ, [Geneva], Huldrich...

Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides. Tragoediæ selectæ, 2 parts in 1, collation: [*]2, a-z, aa8; A-Z, 2A-Z, Aa-Nn8 Oo4 Pp2, Greek and Roman type, woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut decorative initials, aa7&8 blank, water-stained at foot, mostly marginal, some spotting, or light foxing, lightly

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Sophocles. Tragoediæ Septem [graece], [Geneva], Henri Estienne, 1568.

Sophocles. Tragoediæ Septem [graece], 2 parts in 1, collation: *4, a-z, aa-zz, aaa-kkk4 lll2; A-Z, Aa-Gg4 Hh2, text in Greek and commentary in Latin, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials and head-pieces, with blanks ggg4 and Hh2, closely trimmed at head, marginal

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Catullus (Gaius Valerius) Catulli, Tibulli, Properti, Paris, Mamert...

Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius. Catulli, Tibulli, Properti, 2 parts in 1, collation: à8 A-R8 S2, a-q8 r6, titles with woodcut printer's devices, woodcut decorative initials and head-pieces, S2 blank, r5 privilege f., lacking final blank, occasional spotting, 19th century vellum, gilt, spine richly

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Portraits.- Giovio (Paolo) Elogia virorum literis illustrium, Basel, Petrus...

Portraits.- Giovio (Paolo) Elogia virorum literis illustrium, collation: );(6 a-s6 t8, first sig. misbound, Basel, Petrus Perna, 1577 bound with Giovio (Paolo) Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium, collation: α4 a-z aa-Ll6, lacking final blank, Basel, Petrus Perna, 1575, together 2 works in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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[La Peyrère (Isaac)] Praeadamitae..., first edition, engraved map of Holy...

[La Peyrère (Isaac)] Praeadamitae...quibus inducuntur prii homines ante Adamum conditi, 2 parts in 1, first edition, woodcut device on title, head- & tail-pieces and initials, engraved map of Holy Land (trimmed close to border), title lightly soiled, a few ink markings and underlinings, cropped with

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Courtesy & Manners.- [Courtin (Antoine de)] Nouveau Traité de la Civilité...

Courtesy & Manners.- [Courtin (Antoine de)] Nouveau Traité de la Civilité qui se pratique en France, parmi les honnestes gens, first edition, half-title, title with engraved vignette of flying angel, woodcut decorations and initials, errata leaf at end, lightly browned, contemporary ink initials

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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[?Rose (Toussaint)] Le Secretaire des Courtisans, ou L'Art d'écrire...

[?Rose (Toussaint)] Le Secretaire des Courtisans, ou L'Art d'écrire poliment sur toutes sortes du sujets, engraved frontispiece of a secretary at court executing a commission, title in red and black with woodcut ornament, a few leaves soiled or slightly defective at lower outer corner or margin

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Women.- [Lambert (Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles, Marquise de...

Women.- [Lambert (Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles, Marquise de)] Reflexions Nouvelles sur les Femmes, third edition, half-title, lightly browned, old ink stamp to margin of first leaf of text, colour-printed armorial bookplate of Jules de Moulin to rear pastedown, contemporary sheep, spine

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Hegel (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich) Encyclopädie der philosophischen...

Hegel (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich) Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaftenim im Grundrisse, presentation copy inscribed to Philip Marheineke "Dem Herrn Dr. u. Professor Marheinike als Zeichen seiner innigen Hochachtung und Freundschaft der Verfasser" ["To Dr and Professor Mahrenikien as a mark

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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[Smithson (James, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution...

[Smithson (James, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, 1765-1829)].- Hotel de Hungerford, Rue Caumartin, Paris, Tenu par Sailly, letterpress bill of fare with priced list of dishes and wines in three columns, sheet 36 x 32 cm (14 ¼ x 12 ½ in.), border of printer's ornaments, old folds

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Genet (Jean) Le Condamné a Mort, first edition, Fresnes, 1942.

Genet (Jean) Le Condamné a Mort, first edition, lightly browned, loosely inserted as issued, original pink paper wrappers, original glassine dust-jacket, overall an excellent copy, 8vo, Fresnes, 1942. ⁂ Scarce, none of this edition on Library Hub. This was written whilst Genet was in prison in

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Cambridgeshire, Silverley.- Reginald Arsic have granted land in the village...

Cambridgeshire, Silverley.- I, Reginald Arsic of Silverley have granted and confirmed by this charter to Geoffrey son of Ranulf of Silverley of five acres of arable land in the village of Silverley, witnesses: John de Gysnes, John le peyteum, Ralph de Coggeshal and others, 3 small wormholes, 60 x

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Essex.- Charter, I, William de Watevile grant to John de Valla and Alice...

Essex.- Charter, I, William de Watevile grant to John de Valla and Alice his wife, of a tenement in the village of Hamsted [Hempstead] for the sum of four shillings, witnesses: Andrew de Helyng, Phillip de Codree, John de Bosto and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 16 lines, in light brown

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Suffolk, Burgate.- Agreement between John de Swyneford, John de Whelnetham...

Suffolk, Burgate.- Agreement between John de Swyneford, John de Whelnetham & Walter Oliver of a tenement in Burgate, for 14 shillings payable at Lent, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 31 lines, indented chirograph at head, a few small holes, folds, slightly browned, lacks seal, 210 x 170mm., 1318

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Wells, Somerset.- Charter, Thomas de Merkesbury [Marksbury] son of Thomas...

Wells, Somerset.- Charter, Thomas de Merkesbury [Marksbury] son of Thomas Merkesbury grants to Hugh de Somerton and Matill his wife a messuage in Wells, witnesses: Roger de Middelton, Edmund de Mellesleygh and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 11 lines, in light brown ink, very fine green wax

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Cambridgeshire.- Charter, grant by Alex de Alshornestone and Johanna his...

Cambridgeshire.- Charter, grant by Alex de Alshornestone and Johanna his wife to Henry Honeman of Ashelee [Ashley] of 12 acres of land in Ashley near the land of the Prior and Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, witnesses: William Coleman, Robert de cheap and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 22

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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Medieval Seal Matrices.- Seal matrix inscribed Simon de Creci, legend...

Medieval Seal Matrices.- Seal matrix inscribed Simon de Creci, legend surrounding an image of a stag with foliage, bronze seal matrix, 25mm, [14th century]; and 9 other medieval seal matrices, all bronze, v.s., v.d. (10 pieces). ⁂ Provenance: First mentioned Cresci family of Blyth, Lincolnshire

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Mar 2020