Continental Books

ANSALDI, Casto Innocenzi. Casti Innocentis Ansaldi De Sacro Et Publico Apud Ethnicos Pictarum Tabularum Cultu. In Regio Typographeo. 1768. Second Edition.
[8], 330pp, [1]. Contemporary Italian vellum, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Fine, but for chipping to lettering-piece and marking to extremities. The Heber-Mendham copy, with 'Bibliotheca Heberiana' ink-stamp to FFEP, below ink inscription (Dr Gossett's Sale, 7s), and Law Society bookplate to FEP, also with pencilled shelfmarks of the Mendham collection.
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£ 450.00
BUSAEUS, Johannes. Refutatio cavillationum, a stephano gerlaschio tubingensi ubiquista in primum caput Disputationis Moguntinae de Persona Christi eiusque Apologeticum levissime objectrum... Ex Officina Typographica Caspari Behem. 1591. First edition.
[42]pp. Recent plain paper wrappers. Light marking to extremities. Slight marginal worming to first three gatherings, ink numeral to foot of title-page, calf tab and very short tear to margin of terminal leaf.
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£ 200.00
COX, Robert. Das Leben des ehrwuerdigen Joh. Wilh. Fletscher, gewesenen Vicars von Madeley in Shropshire. Gedruckt Und Verlegt Bei H.L. Broenner. 1833. First German Edition.
iv, 140, [4]. Original publisher's wrappers, with printed label to spine. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, creasing to spine.
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£ 75.00
DUCRAY-DUMINEL, M. [Francois-Guillaume]. Victor, ou l'enfant de la foret. Chez le Prieur, Libraire. [1798]. Third edition.
Four volumes. 242, [2]; 257, [1]; 275, [1]; 325pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece to each volume. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to spines, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription of E. Matheiu to head of each title, occasional marginal loss to text blocks.
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£ 250.00
EHRENSTROM, Mariaane L.K.L.d.. Notices Sur La Litterature et Les Beaux-arts En Suede. De I'Imprimerie d'Eckstein. 1826. First edition.
(6), vi, 157pp, (3), 79pp, (3), 111pp. Original blue paper wrap. Entirely uncut, a fine copy
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£ 75.00
GRIMAUD, [Jean Charles Marguerite Guillaume de]. Memoire Sur La Nutrition [-Second Memoire Sur La Nutrition. Supplement Au Memoire Francois Sur La Nutrition]. Chez Jean Martel Aine, Imprimeur Ordinaire... 1787-9. 1787. First Edition.
Two volumes. xii, 211, [5]. viii, 155, [1], 118pp, [2]. Uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf backed boards, spines richly gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. A fine set, but for a handful of minute wormholes, with volumes numbers incorrectly transposed. Internally imacculate, but for very occasional marginal paper flaws.
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£ 325.00
HASENMULLER, Elias. Historia Jesuitici Ordinis, In Qua De Societatis Esuitarum Autore, Nomine, Gradibus, Incremento, Vita, Votis, Privilegiis, Miraculis, Doctrina, Morte, &c. Perspicue Solideq Tractatur.... Excudebat Johannes Spies. 1593. First Edition.
323pp, [1]. Later paper boards, rubbed and worn. 'E Bibliotheca Oelsneriana' inscribed to verso of FFEP, remains of faint circular institional stamp to verso of title. A large copy with good margins, but with some softening to fore-edge at extremities. Small hole to head of A2, causing loss of a single letter to running title of verso. Discrete paper repairs to base of title and A2. Some worming to lower margin. Occasional ink underlining, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 500.00
JUSTINIAN. D. Justiniani, Sacratissimi Principis, Institutionum Libri Quatuor. Additi Sunt Tituli Digestor. De Verborum Significatione et Regulis Juris. Apud Danielem Gaesbeeck. 1674.
[16], 318pp, [26]. With extra-engraved title, and 4pp publisher's catalogue at end. Contemporary calf over wooden boards. Creasing to spine, rubbed, with upper joint and hinge splitting. Bookplate of Rt. Hon. Patrick Hume to FEP, ink inscription of his third son and eventual heir, Alexander Hume to blank-fly, with very occasional ink annotations in an early hand to text.
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£ 200.00
MANARDO, Giovanni. Joannis Manardi Medici Ferrariensis, Omnium Sua Tempestate Medicorum Citra Controversiam Doctoris Eminentissimi Epistolarum Medicinalium Lib. XX.. Apud Petrum Schoeffer, Germanum Maguntinum. 1542. First Schoffer edition.
[20], 469pp, [3]. With signatures [*]-2, [**]-8, A-Z6, Aa-Pp6, Qq-8. Woodcut printer's device to title, repeated to column. Later speckled vellum, with contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Binding browned at spine, some wear to extremities. Several ink-stamps to title and text, including those of the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Sporadic spotting, occasional light damp-staining, else a particularly crisp copy.
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£ 1,500.00
MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis De Secondat. Oeuvres de Montesquieu. Chez Plassan, Regent-Bernard, et Gregoire, de l'imprimerie de Plassan. 1796.
Five volumes. [12], lxxx, 406, [2]; [4], 468, xiv, [2]; [4], 466, iv, [2]; [4], 487, iv; [4], 471, [1], iv. Each volume with half-title, terminal blank to Vols I-III. With frontispiece portrait of the author to Vol I, two maps and 22 engraved plates. A beautifully well margined set, uncut, in handsome contemporary red morocco-backed red paper boards, gilt, with double contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed to extremities, some fading to boards, the occasional tear to boards, else a fine set. Spotting to endpapers. With the etched armorial bookplates of the Portals of Laverstoke to each FEP.
Price
£ 2,000.00
NECKER, M.. De l'importance des opinions religieuses. [s.n.]. 1788. First edition.
[4], 544pp. With half-title Contemporary polished calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed to spine, extremities, else a fine copy. From the Dukes of Devonshire library at Chatsworth, with bookplate to FEP and crowned D to head of spine.
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£ 250.00
RUPPELL, Dr. Eduard. Beschreibung Und Abbildung Von 24 Arten Kurzschwanzigen Krabben, Als Beitrag Zur Naturgeschichte Des Roten Meeres. Gedruckt Und in Commission Bei Heinrich Ludwig Bronner. 1830. First Edition.
28pp. With six lithographic plates. Uncut and unopened, in original publisher's buff wraps. Extremities a trifle chipped. Light spotting to text/plates.
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£ 300.00
TERTULLIAN. Q. septimii florentis tertulliani, carthaginiensis presbyteri, apologeticus, Ad Codices MStos & Editiones Veteres summa cura recognitus, castigatus, emendatus ut et perpetuo commentario. Apud Isaacum Severinum. 1718.
[40], 443pp, [53]. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding plate. Title in red and black. [Bound with:] Jo. laur. mosheim disquisitio chronologico-critica de vera aetate apologetici a tertulliano conscripti... Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Isaacum Severinum, 1720. 64pp. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Remnant of morocco lettering-piece to spine, a trifle discoloured. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, ink-stamp to FFEP of 'The House of the Sacred Mission, Mildenhall, Suffolk', leaves toned, foxed throughout, occasional spotting.
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£ 100.00
TURRETIN, Jean Alphonse. Johannis Alphonsi Turretini, Theologi Genevensis Celeberrimi, Commentarius Theoretico-Practicus in Epistolas Divi Pauli Ad Thessalonicenses. Apud Johannem Brandmullerum. 1739. First Edition.
[8], 560pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. E2-3 remargined, with printed and manuscript side notes affixed, presumably by the publisher correcting printing errors. Walter Bowman's copy, with his ink inscription to blank-fly. Later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Single manuscript note to blank-fly at end.
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£ 150.00
[ASIA], [TURKISH HISTORY], VÁMBÉRY, Hermann. Die Primitive Cultur Des Turko-Tatarischen Volkes Auf Grund Sprachlicher Forschungen. F. A. Brockhaus. 1879. First Edition.
[7], viii, [3], 276pp. Recased in modern boards with original wraps pasted on, rough-cut leaves. Slight wear to edges, corners bumped, some foxing. Title and half title separating, foxing throughout.
Price
£ 200.00