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Image for Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

By: Anonymous. [Anastasius Scriptor]

Price: $1,850.00

Seller ID: k180228l


n.p. n.d. 4to, illuminated vellum wrappers; 52 leaves; stitched binding. Pen and ink calligraphy, illuminations with watercolor head and tail pieces, and in-text illustrations all on hand-made paper. The artist/author is unknown. Clean, tight and unmarked interior. Covers torn and chipped on all edges. Date unknown but probably from late 1950’s - early 1960’s. View more info

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[Leaf Book] Illustrated French Book of Hours; 16th century - two-sided original, ornamental

By: Book Club of California

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Book Club of California: 1926

Seller ID: s19111c

Condition: Near fine


5-1/2”x8-1/2 printed both sides with brilliant hand illumination, refined decorative borders and historiated or inhabited surrounds. 29 lines of text each side . In 1926 Edgar Walter presented the Club with about forty leaves of an early 16th century printed Book of Hours. These were sent to life and honorary members, institutions, and those of the membership who were particularly interested in early printing. The distribution was at the discretion of Albert M. Bender. The leaf was unaccompanied by any legend but with a letter of transmittal on Club stationary and signed by Bender -- prese... View more info

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A Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix

By: Buck, Charles

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 150304


Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the religious world from the birth of Christ to the present day. Woodward's new edition published from the last London edition, t... View more info

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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460….. Books 1-4. [Stories of the City of Florence from the year 1410 to 1460. Written in the same times …

By: Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti: 1579-1580

Seller ID: 150305

Condition: Good.


Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 1st edition. Small 4to, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine.[38] 829 [1] pp. Text in Italian. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this Historia Florentine; he died in Florence in March of 1466. The history ex... View more info

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Common Sense: or, Natural Ideas Opposed to Supernatural

By: d'Hohlbach, Baron

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 1248


8vo, full-calf, 204 pp. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (8 December 1723 – 21 January 1789) was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He is best known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770), which presented a core of radical ideas that prompted the Catholic Church in France to threaten the crown with withdrawal of financial support unless it effectively suppressed the circulation of the book. The list of people writing refutations of the wor... View more info

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Encyclopedia Ecclesiastica / Prompta Biblioteca

By: Ferris, F. Lucci

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Frankfuert, Apud Van Duren: 1784

Seller ID: 1932


The complete title is "Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, necnon ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica", an 8-volume encyclopedia of religious knowledge. The first edition of this work appeared at Bologna, in 1746. A second edition, much enlarged, also a third, were published by the author himself. The fourth edition, dating from 1763 seems to have been published after his death. This edition, 20 years later, contains the additions which the author had made to the second edition and also other enlargements (additiones ex aliena manu) inserted in their respective... View more info

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THE LAST THIRTY DAYS OF CHRIST. [Inscribed Copy]

By: Hartmann, Sadakichi

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Privately printed: NY: 1920

Edition: 1st edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Hartmann to minister/writer Paul Jord

Seller ID: k190719l

Condition: Poor


1st ed. 8vo, brown boards, 109 pp, No. 53 of 3000 numbered copies. With an inscription by Hartmann to Paul Jordan Smith -- “from [as Bernard Shaw expressed it] ‘the man who writes about the last 30 days of Christ when the first day Him has not yet dawned upon Earth.” Smith was an American Universalist minister who also worked as a writer, lecturer and editor. However, he is most well known for originating the hoax art movement Disumbrationism. Giving himself the Russian-sounding pseudonym Pavel Jerdanowitch, Jordan-Smith painted a small group of crudely Postimpressionist canvases that he... View more info

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"Syphils sive Morbus Gallicus" [Excerpt from the 1573 edition of his collected works “Opera omnia...."

By: Hieronymi Fracastorii [ Girolamo Fracastoro ]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Venice: I[J]untuas: 1573

Edition: 2d edition

Seller ID: k190203f

Condition: Fair


2d, ed., 8vo, contemporary vellum. First published in 1530, this is an excerpt from the scarce second edition of Fracastoro’s works which utilized a different and more readable translation than the first edition of 1530. [Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, p. 379.] Condition: Fair -- pp. 170-215 of a larger volume, but with the colophon and registratum present at rear. The text block is generally clean with occasional foxing and toning or browning; front hinge cracked; covers intermittently stained, rubbed, peeled at extremities, endpapers browned. Contains the complete text ... View more info

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J.A. Danzii [hebrew lettering], sive, Interpres Ebraeo-Chaldaeus : omnes utriusque linguae idiotismos dexterè explicans : ad genuinium Scripturae Sacrae sensum ritè indagandum accommodatus.

By: Johann Andreas Danz [J.A. Danzii]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Jena: Bielck [Ienae: In officina Bielckiana], 1745

Edition: 5th ed.

Seller ID: k190114i

Condition: Good


A Hebrew/Aramaic grammar, with latin text by Johann Danz -- German theologian and Hebraicist. Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Jena. He was considered by contemporaries to be the greatest Hebrew scholar and his several works on Hebrew grammar, including this one, remained standard works for nearly a hundred years. (Jewish Encyclopedia). 12mo, vellum covered boards. 361 pp plus another 60 or so pages of indices. Good condition: a clean, tight copy overall but age-toned, light foxing throughout. Title hand-written on spine in black ink. View more info

Historia Templariorum. (History of the Templars)

By: Nicholas Gurtler (Nicolai Gurtleri)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: 1703

Seller ID: 0002


Amsterdam: F. Van der Platas, 1703 - 12mo, vellum. 448 pp. Second edition of this history of the Order of the Templars (1119-1314), written in 1691 by a Protestant theologian, scholar, professor of theology, rhetoric and history. Includes an index of authors cited and subject index. Vellum binding is intact, but soiled and with a slight bow to front cover. Ink title on spine. Pencil notations on ffep. Title page in red and black, engraved vignette. Text block is tight but many pages are age-toned or foxed; not enough to detract from a generally sound appearance. Several small tears in end pa... View more info

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The Song of Songs Which is Solomons being a reprint and a Study by Elbert Hubbard.

By: ROYCROFTERS. HUBBARD, ELBERT.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York The Roycroft Printing Shop: 1896

Edition: 1st thus

Inscription: Signed by Elbert Hubbard

Seller ID: k190719c

Condition: Near Fine


8vo, 1st thus. 72pp. [2] 1/4 gray cloth at spine with gray paper over boards; gilt titles. Gray endpapers; deckled edges.. The first book published by the press. No. 547 of six hundred copies printed. Signed by Elbert Hubbard on the limitation page. A near fine, bright copy: corners very lightly rubbed but no other edge-wear; front hinge lightly cracked but fully intact. Some light toning to the spine but no stains or markings; a tight, square copy -- as good as any we have seen. View more info

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Diario / The Journal of Padre Serra translated by Ben F. Dixon

By: SERRA (Padre Junipero)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Diego, Don Diego's Libreria: 1964

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17121604

Condition: Very Good-Near Fine


The Journal of Padre Serra, From Loreto, the Capital of Baja California, to San Diego, Capital of the New Establishments of Alta California in three months and three days March 28 to July 1, 1769. Including San Diego's Great Water Rights Document Now Published for the First Time. 1st ed., 8vo, softcover, 108 pp. Illustrations & map. Inscribed on title page by translator Ben F. Dixon. A very good-near fine copy: a darkened band 1” wide along back spine; light fade line along front spine. No tears, chips, or markings other than Dixon’s signature and date. View more info

Image for Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Interprete Theodoro Beza / Together with “The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others”

Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Interprete Theodoro Beza / Together with “The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others”

By: Theodoro [Theodore] Beza; Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, etc.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London/Ludgate: Rob Young / G.M. for the Companie of Stationers. : 1640

Seller ID: cr191112d

Condition: Fair


Two significant 17th century religious works in one pocket-sized volume. First, a Latin translation of the New Testament. Theodore Beza was a French Reformed Protestant theologian and scholar, who played a principal role in the Reformation, succeeding John Calvin as spiritual leader of the Republic of Geneva. As well as a number of important contributions to historical and theological writings, he also made an important contribution to Biblical scholarship publishing both a Greek and Latin version of the New Testament. This work, a later edition of his Latin New Testament is is noted for the ... View more info

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Sequel to the Kreutzer Sonata

By: Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. [Leo Tolstoy]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Crowell & Co: 1899

Seller ID: 081703


First separate American edition. Tan stapled wrappers with black lettering on front cover. 5"x7" inches. 16pp. This is a sequel to the original Kreutzer Sonata, originally published in 1889. An absolutely pristine copy. The publication of The Kreutzer Sonata set off an explosive debate in Europe, America, and Asia on matters that were then called the “sexual question” and the “woman problem.” These debates stirred widespread condemnation from all sides, as well as fervent admiration. The Kreutzer Sonata was censored or forbidden in some countries as “indecent literature.” In thi... View more info

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Eugenic Marriage, The. Volumes I-IV Complete

By: W. Grant Hague, M.D.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: The Review of Reviews: 1914

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17122301


12mo. Half leather over marbled boards. Tight, square binding. Four of four volumes. Very good; some fading at extremities and spine, several small nicks to spine ends, end papers toned. Internally clean and tight. View more info

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[Napoleon's Oraculum] The Book of Fate

By: [Hirchenhoffer, H. ]

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London, M. Arnold : 1833

Edition: 23d edition

Seller ID: k180226g

Condition: Good


The Book of Fate / Formerly in the Possession of Napoleon Later Emperor of France and Now First Rendered Into English from a German Translation, of an Ancient Egyptian Manuscript, Found in the Year 1801, by M Sonnini, in one of the Royal Tombs, Near Mounty Libycus, in Upper Egypt. 23rd edition. 8vo. Maroon boards. Fold-out frontispiece with Oraculum charts, "Questions which may be put to the Oracle." The Oraculum was discovered in one of the Royal tombs of Egypt during an 1801 French military expedition and, at Napoleon's request, was translated by the German scholar. It was Napoleon's most c... View more info

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Nativity. The Genealogy and Nativity of Christ with the offerings of the wise men. (#31/50 hand colored copies)

By: [MacWeeney, Leslie]

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Dolmen Press: 1955

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k181227b

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 16mo. ¼ vellum, gray boards. Black titling on spine spinese. Limited to a total printing of 350 copiesthis is one of only 50 copies hand-colored and signed by the artist. (#31/50] The text is from the Douai version of Saint Matthew's Gospel. A near fine copy of this very scarce Dolmen press item. A 1” crease runs along the upper right front corner; otherwise pristine. Contains three line drawings by MacWeeney plus a small graphic on the title page. The larger edition was issued in red cloth boards with a matching slipcase. We do not know if this hand-colored smaller edition was i... View more info

Image for Leabhar Na nUrnaighe comhchoitchionn Agus Inhiniostralachd Na sacraimeinteadh Agus Reachda & Deasgnaith Na H-Eaglaise Do Reir Usaide a N-Aglais Sasanach Agus Eirionach Aontuighthe Maille Rs an T-Saltair No Psalmuibh Dhaibhi, Ar Na Bpunnchadh Mar [The Book of Common Prayer and Psalms of David in Irish Gaelic]

Leabhar Na nUrnaighe comhchoitchionn Agus Inhiniostralachd Na sacraimeinteadh Agus Reachda & Deasgnaith Na H-Eaglaise Do Reir Usaide a N-Aglais Sasanach Agus Eirionach Aontuighthe Maille Rs an T-Saltair No Psalmuibh Dhaibhi, Ar Na Bpunnchadh Mar [The Book of Common Prayer and Psalms of David in Irish Gaelic]

By: [Psalter in Irish Gaelic] Church of England and Ireland

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dublin: M. Goodwin, Baile Atha Cliath: 1825

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190218f


1st ed., thus. 8vo, grey cloth. Pp. (10), 478. The Book of Common Prayer and Psalms of David in Irish Gaelic. Good: Covers soiled, chipped, and rubbed -- with rebacked spine and new endpapers. Text block is clean and tight overall, with some age toning but very little foxing. Some staining to fore-edge. View more info