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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Antiquarian and Printed Books and Maps
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1st October 9.30am to 5.30pm. 2nd October 9.30am to 7.30pm. Day of Sale from 9.30am.
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Antiquarian and Printed Books and Maps

(433 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


433 lots | 377 with images

October 3, 2013

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Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Bonaventura (Saint) Vita Christi, device on title,

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Description: Bonaventura (Saint) Vita Christi, device on title, final blank f. present, few small marginal tears, early marginalia, bookplate of Mary Ellen Wood, 20th-century boards, rubbed, head of spine defective, 8vo, Paris, Gaspard Philippe (Jehan Petit's device), 1509. .

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Astrology.- Albohazen. In Iudiciis Astrorum,

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Description: Astrology.- Albohazen. In Iudiciis Astrorum, edited by Bartholomaeus de Alten, double column, title with large woodcut vignette, woodcut diagram, decorative initials and printer's device to foot of final f., lacking final blank, repair to lower corner of title, (just touching minor part of border) and A2 (loss of a few letters), lower corner water-stained, sig. A lower corners little frayed, repair to inner margin of last few ff., loss of part of a few letters on final f., some spotting, modern calf, spine gilt, [Not in Adams], folio, [Venice], [Lucantonio de Giunta], 1520. ***A rare edition of this elaborate system of astrology..

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Alciati (Andrea) Les Emblemes, title with small

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Description: Alciati (Andrea) Les Emblemes, title with small woodcut printer's device, 165 woodcut emblems attributed to Pierre Eskrich, 14 of which are trees, woodcut tail-pieces, water-stained, lightly browned, later mottled calf, moderm gilt and red morocco label to spine, upper joint starting, but holding firm, rubbed, [Landwehr, Romanic, 42; Green 39; cf. Praz pp. 248-252], Lyon, Guillaume Rouille, 1549. ***A rare edition, of which we can not trace a copy at auction. This edition dedicated to James Hamilton, Earl of Arran..

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Alciatus (Andrea) Diverse imprese accomodate a

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Description: Alciatus (Andrea) Diverse imprese accomodate a diverse moralita, title within ornate woodcut architectural border, 169 woodcut emblems within diverse architectural borders and 11 illustrations of trees, title slightly frayed at head and rather closely trimmed at outer edge, A2 short tear with slight loss to border recto and verso, occasional light water-staining to upper corners, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, marked, [Landwehr, Romanic, 54; Green 51; cf. Praz pp. 248-252], 8vo, Lyon, Mathias Bonhomme, 1551. Provenance: 'verus possessor Henry Colborne, ex dono Fookes. ar' (ink inscription to foot of title and verso of final f.); E.F. Bosanquet (20th century bookplate). ***Alciati is acknowledged as the creator of the first emblem book..

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Joachim (Abbot of Fiore) Vaticinia, sive

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Description: Joachim (Abbot of Fiore) Vaticinia, sive Prophetiae Abbatis Ioachimi, fine engraved pictorial title, 2 portraits (1 full-page), 30 emblematic full-page illustrations of popes, 4 other full-page illustrations, woodcut typographic borders to each page and head- and tail-pieces, O3&4 blank, G2 verso and G3 verso a few small ink spots, occasional spotting, contemporary limp vellum, soiled, [Landwehr, Romanic, 415], small 4to, Venice, apud Hieronymum Porrum, 1589. ***Caillet calls the work 'fort rare'. Joachim of Fiore, c.1135-1202, was a mystic, theologian and an esoterist. A group of followers know as Joachimites arose from his writings. Many of these believed that there was an Antichrist already in the world in the form of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. A great number of Joachim's theories were confuted by Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica..

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Ripa (Cesare) Iconologia, 3 parts in 1, title with

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Description: Ripa (Cesare) Iconologia, 3 parts in 1, title with woodcut printer's device, 200 half-page emblems within borders of varying designs, that on L3 being a woodcut frame only, part 3A6 blank, sig.A at end in part 3 bound before 2B, some browning, a few small stains, upper corners of index water-stained, some spoting or light foxing, a few early ink score marks, 20th-century decorative boards, morocco label to spine, rubbed, [Landwehr, Romanic, 624; Praz pp. 472-475], small 4to, Siena, 1613. ***A rare edition..

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Valeriano Bolzani (Giovanni Piero) Les

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Description: Valeriano Bolzani (Giovanni Piero) Les Hieroglyphiques...autrement Commentaires des Lettres et Figures Sacrées des Aegyptines & autres 2 parts in 1, half-titles, fine engraved pictorial title, woodcut portrait of the author, numerous woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, first half-title creased and with 19th-century ink inscription at head and small red library stamp to lower corner, sigs. R and 4D with f. misbound, table at start water-stained, lightly browned, occasional spotting or mostly light foxing, 20th-century buckram, earlier red morocco label to spine, [Landwehr, Romanic, 765; Praz p. 521], folio, Lyon, Paul Frellon, 1615. Provenance: Harry & Caresse Crosby (morocco booklabel and small gilt arms to binding). ***A scarce edition. 'In Valeriano's book hieroglyphs are wedded to the symbolism of medieval lapidaries and bestiaries, and of the Physiologus ascribed to Epiphanius, a collection of symbols suggested by animals' (Praz)..

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Haeftenus (Benedictus) Schola Cordis, sive Aversi

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Description: Haeftenus (Benedictus) Schola Cordis, sive Aversi a Deo Cordis, engraved pictorial title and 55 full-page emblems by Boetius à Bolswert, lacking half-title, occasional water-staining at foot, mostly to inner gutters, a few small stains, lightly browned, contemporary calf, gilt, Jesuit centre-pieces, spine chipped and creased, corners worn, rubbed, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 267; Praz p.361], Antwerp, Hieronymus Verduss, 1629 § Typus Mundi, third edition, engraved title with portrait of Ignatius verso and 32 full-page emblems, colophon f., lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary vellum, slightly soiled, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 815; Praz p.519], Antwerp, apud Vidua Cnobbaert, 1652; and a good copy of Emblèmes ou Devises Chrétiennes, 1697 (Landwehr, Low Countries, 218), 8vo et infra (3)

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Philostratus (Flavius) Les Images ou Tableaux de

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Description: Philostratus (Flavius) Les Images ou Tableaux de Platte Peinture, fine engraved title (trimmed and laid down) and 68 engraved illustrations by Leonard Gaultier and Thomas de Leu after designs by Antoine Caron and Jasper Isac, all but 2 full-page, final blank, 18th century calf, spine gilt, lacking label, rubbed, extremities worn, [see Landwehr, Romanic 587; Praz p.453 for 1615 edition], folio, Paris, chez Claude Sonnius, 1629. ***Landwehr cites two different imprints for this Paris 1629 edition (P.Baillet and S.Cramoisy) but does not mention this one. He also calls for two further plates, not present in this copy but not obviously lacking..

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Drexel (Jeremias) Orbis Phaeton hoc est de

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Description: Drexel (Jeremias) Orbis Phaeton hoc est de universis vitiis linguae, engrvaed pictorial title and 23 full-page illustrations illustrating the letters of the alphabet (u, v and w are counted as one) by R. Sadeler, trimmed at head, affectng the odd headline, some marginal staining at head and foot, some offsetting, occasional spotting, lightly browned, 19th-century green morocco-backed cloth, richly gilt spine in compartments, [Landwehr, German, 253; Praz p.320], Cologne, apud Cornel. ab Egmond, 1631 § Antigrapheus, sive Conscientia hominis, engraved pictorial and 19 emblem plates, small part of upper corner of R1 torn away, affecting a few letters, some offseting, lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, upper cover detached, [cf. Landwehr, German, 260], Antwerp, apud viduam J.Chobbari, 1655; and another Drexel's Infernus, 1674, bound in the remains of a choir leaf, 12mo (3)

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Heraldic.- Petra Sancta (Silvestro) De Symbolis

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Description: Heraldic.- Petra Sancta (Silvestro) De Symbolis Heroicis Libri IX, first edition, engraved pictorial title, portrait of Bishop Carafa by C.Galle after P.P. Rubens, Carafa's coat-of-arms, 7 full-page genealogical trees, 281 emblematic devices within borders of varying designs (each with a motto), illustrations and printer's device to verso of penultimate text f., colophon f., lightly browned, occasional finger-marking or spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked in modern calf with red leather label, corners worn, rubbed, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 633; Praz p. 455], 4to, Antwerp, ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1634. ***With much on heraldry. Petra Sancta is credited with the invention of the hatching method in heraldry..

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Stengel (Georg) Ova Paschalia sacro Emblemate

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Description: Stengel (Georg) Ova Paschalia sacro Emblemate Inscripta Descriptaque, second edition, engraved architectural title with portrait of Ferdinand III of Bohemia verso, 100 egg-shaped emblems and illustrations, some spotting or mostly light foxing, small ink stains to upper corners, contemporary brown morocco, gilt, later ms. title label to spine, head of spine with chip, corners little worn, rubbed, g.e., [Landwehr, German, 554; Praz p.504], 8vo, Munich, N.Henricus, 1635. Provenance: Royal Library of Lichtenstein (bookplate and small ink stamp to foot of title). ***A scarce work in an attractive contemporary binding..

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Jesuits.- half-title, fine engraved pictorial

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Description: Jesuits.- half-title, fine engraved pictorial title by Ph. Fruytiers after Cornelius Galleus and 126 emblems (including the scarce "Leone Belgico" map), large woodcut printer's device to verso of final f., a few stains and finger-marks, occasional spotting, but generally crisp and clean, contemporary calf over wooden boards, covers with gilt arabesque centre-pieces, small repair to foot of spine, joints splitting, but holding firm, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 378; Praz p. 380], folio, Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1640. Provenance: Merlin d'Estreux de Beaugrenier; Wolvenbosch (bookplates) ***Handsomely produced as a centennial celebration of the work of the Low Countries' Jesuits throughout the world..

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Pona (Francesco) Cardiomorphoseos sive ex Corde

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Description: Pona (Francesco) Cardiomorphoseos sive ex Corde desumpta Emblemata Sacra, first edition, engraved pictorial title and 101 oval heart centric emblems, little water-staining to head at start, Z4 short marginal repaired tear, occasional spotting or foxing, 18th-century marbled boards, spine faded, corners worn, rubbed, [Landwehr, Romanic, 610; Praz p. 461], small 4to, Verona, no printer, 1645. ***A rare work, dedicated to Iulio Mazzarino (Cardinal Mazarin). We can trace no copy at auction or in commerce..

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Cats (Jacob) Alle de Wercken, 5 parts in 1, 2

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Description: Cats (Jacob) Alle de Wercken, 5 parts in 1, 2 engraved titles, 3 titles with engraved vignettes, many text-engravings, printed general title loose and frayed, little marking and light browning, contemporary name on paste-down, contemporary vellum, worn, spine defective and partly loose, 4to, Dordrecht, Jacobus Savry, 1659, 1658.

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Vaenius (Otto) Amoris Divini Emblemata, Amoris

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Description: Vaenius (Otto) Amoris Divini Emblemata, Amoris Divini Emblemata, engraved device to title and 60 full-page emblems by Otto Vaenius, text in Spanish, Latin, Dutch and French, small ink marks to a couple of ff., occasional spotting, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 838; de Vries 71; Praz p.526], a good copy, Antwerp, Ex Officina Plantiniana, Balthasar Moretus, 1660 bound with Vaenius (Otto) Emblemata sive Symbola, only edition, title with engraved sundial device, 23 full-page engraved illustrations, each composed of 9 circular emblematic devices, 1 illustration a little faintly printed and so a few words and part of a device supplied in ink in an early hand, lightly browned, [Landwehr, Low Countries, 840; Praz p.526], Brussels, ex Officina Huberti Antonii, 1624, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco label, spine chipped, corners worn, rubbed, 4to. ***Otto Vaenius was born in Leiden in 1556. In 1572, as a result of the political situation he and his family fled to the southern Netherlands. He studied in Liege for a few years under Dominicus Lampsonius, the painter and poet, and then left for a five-year stay in Italy. Upon his return he eventually settled in Antwerp. He associated with many of the leading Dutch scholars of the day and was respected for his broad humanistic learning. He was in every sense a pictor doctus or learned painter. It was this reputation and his prominent role in the early stages of the Counter-Reformation in Antwerp that may have led Rubens to choose him as a teacher. It was in his later years that he began to produce emblem books..

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Description: Hugo (Hermannus) Pia desideria emblematis elegiis, first English edition, engrvaed additional pictorial title and 46 full-page emblems, all inlaid, lacking final blank, [Wing H3349], excudit J[ames]. C[ottrell]. sumptibus Roberti Pawlet, 1677 bound with Hugo (Hermannus) Pia Desideria: or, Divine Addresses, translated by Edmund Arwaker, second edition, 46 engraved full-page emblematic illustrations, advertisement f. at end, lacking additional pictorial title, title laid down, a few marginal repairs, some soiling and spotting, [Wing H3351], small 8vo, J.L. for Henry Bonwicke , 1690, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary calf, spine chipped and repaired, corners worn, rubbed § Ripa (Cesare) Iconologia: or Moral Emblems, engraved additional pictorial title and 381 circular emblems on 81 sheets, sheet 57 trimmed at outer margin, just touching emblems, a few sheets foxed, occasional spotting, contemporary panelled calf, sympathetically rebacked in modern calf, corners repaired, rubbed and scuffed, [cf. Praz p.472-475], scarce, Benjamin Motte, 1709 § Saavedra Fajardo (Diego de) The Royal Politician, 2 vol., translated by James Astry, engraved portrait frontispieces and 103 emblems, vol.2 sig.K misbound, some light browning, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, 1 cover detached, other on the way, chipped, rubbed, [Wing S211; Praz, p 485], for Matt. Gillyflower, 1700; and 4 other 18th- or 19th-century Emblem books, including an Aesop, v.s. (8)

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[Le Jay (Gabriel François)] Le Triomphe De La

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Description: [Le Jay (Gabriel François)] Le Triomphe De La Religion Sous Louis Le Grand Représenté par des Inscriptions & des Devises, first edition, engraved frontispiece and 22 emblematic devices within baroque frames of varying designs, poems in Latin and French, ink inscription to lower margin of frontispiece, some offsetting, occasional spotting, contemporary red morocco, gilt, head of spine chipped, joints rubbed, g.e., [Landwehr 465], 8vo, Paris, Gabriel Martin, 1687. Provenance: James A. Bancker; Edmond L Lincoln (bookplates). ***On Louis XIV's religious triumphs, including the revocation of the Edict of Nantes..

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Apianus (Petrus) Cosmographia, fine woodcut title,

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Description: Apianus (Petrus) Cosmographia, fine woodcut title, numerous woodcut illustrations including 5 with volvelles (2 with parts replaced), folding world map repaired to verso, foxing, browning and staining, some corners becoming brittle, contemporary vellum, upper cover stained, edges worn, [Shirley 96 and cf 82], 4to, Antwerp, haeredes Arnoldi Birckmanni, 1564. ***The world map is Apian's reduced version of the lost map by Gemma Frisius in a truncated cordiform rendering using elements from Mercator's 1541 delineation. South America has notes about cannibals and giants while "North America (labelled Baccalearium in reference to the cod fishing nearby) has shrunk to a slender peninsula lying almost east-west." Shirley 82. In this edition it is the second (of 3) woodblocks cut that is used with "the word Europa [is] now placed horizontally and the titles Angl and Scot appear against the island of Britain." Shirley 96..

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Vasari (Giorgio) Le Vite de' piu eccellenti

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Description: Vasari (Giorgio) Le Vite de' piu eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, e Architettori, 3 parts in 3 vol., second edition, first illustrated and first complete edition, 3 titles within ornate woodcut architectural and figural borders, incorporating the Medici arms at head and a vignette view of Florence in vol. 2&3, large woodcut portrait of Vasari and 144 portraits of artists, all within frames of varying designs of female figures representing the arts, 8 frames left without portrait, woodcut printer's devices, with the stamped last line on K4v of vol.1, the ms. correction on TT3r of vol.1,the printed cancel label correcting the artist's name on 3R4r of vol. 3 and and the ms. correction to 5Y3r (vol. 3), lacking blank 3A1 in vol.3, vol.2 water-stained at foot, occasional water-staining at foot in other vol., some spoting or foxing, a few small stains, 17th-century red morocco, richly gilt with a double panel on covers, spine in seven compartments with six raised bands, later armorial gilt crest (c.1840) on covers, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, g.e., [Adams V296; Cicognara 2391; Mortimer, Italian, 515; PMM 88], 4to, Florence, Giunti, 1568. Provenance: The Madame de la Borde copy (bookplates); Charles Sarolea (bookplate). ***'the first modern history of art' (PMM).Vasari's monumental collection of biographies of the principal Italian artists and architects of the Renaissance. Indeed, Vasari coined the word 'Renaissance'. This second edition, published 18 years after the first, bears a new dedication to Cosimo de' Medici, and is greatly expanded, adding biographies of 28 more recent artists, including Titian, an autobiography and a treatise on artistic techniques..

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Porta (Giovanni Battista della) Della Fisonomia

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Description: Porta (Giovanni Battista della) Della Fisonomia dell'Huomo, 2 parts in 1, Vicenza, Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1615; bound with Della Celeste Fisonomia, Padua, Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1616, together 2 works in 1, woodcut title vignettes and numerous woodcut illustrations to both works, title to second work in red and black, some marginal finger soiling, contemporary vellum, 4to

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Elzevier.- Vitruvius Pollio (Marcus) De

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Description: Elzevier.- Vitruvius Pollio (Marcus) De Architectura Libri Decem, engraved pictorial title, woodcut illustrations, some full-page, title with neat ink shelfmark to head and short marginal tear at foot, , rather browned, some spotting or light foxing, 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, most of backstrip lacking, outer edges worn, rubbed, [Willems 1097; Fowler 417; Berlin Katalog 1817], folio, Amsterdam, apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1649.

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Palladio (Andrea) Les Quatre Livres

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Description: Palladio (Andrea) Les Quatre Livres d'Architecture, first edition in French, translated by Fréart de Chambray, woodcut gneral and part titles, woodcut illustrations, some full-page, occasional light foxing, contemporary calf, spine gilt, extremities rather worn, old claw marks to covers, spine ends repaired and rubbed, [Fowler 218; Millard, French 139], folio, Edme Martin, 1650. ***Provenance: "Ex libris Claudii & Joannis Cavoret fratrum 1684" stamped at foot within architectural title woodcut; "Le Marquis Darvillars" ink inscription on front pastedown and beneath "acheté de l'héritier de M. le Clavaire Boré"..

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Leonardo da Vinci. Traitté de la Peinture, first

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Description: Leonardo da Vinci. Traitté de la Peinture, first edition in French, translated by Roland Fréart Sieur de Chambray, additional engraved title incorporating portrait, letterpress title with engraved vignette, 53 engraved illustrations in text, 2 engraved initials and 2 engraved head-pieces, slight water-stain to some lower corners, occasional soiling, contemporary vellum, folio, Paris, Jacques Langlois, 1651.

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Carracci (Annibale) Galeria nel Palazzo Farnese in

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Description: Carracci (Annibale) Galeria nel Palazzo Farnese in Roma, engraved throughout, dedication, double-page title, 39 plates (?of 40), some with several images to the plate, on 31 double-page sheets, some foxing and soiling, mostly marginal and occasional tears, contemporary vellum, one corner worn, soiled, folio, Rome, [?1657].

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Fréart (Roland) Idee de la Perfection de la

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Description: Fréart (Roland) Idee de la Perfection de la Peinture, first edition, initial blank leaf present, contemporary calf, worn, 4to, Le Mans, Jacques Ysambart, 1662. ***Scarce treatise by the translator of Leonardo da Vinci, only one copy at auction in the last 35 years..

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Vitruvius Pollio (Marcus) Les Dix Livres

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Description: Vitruvius Pollio (Marcus) Les Dix Livres d'Architecture, additional engraved title, 65 engraved illustrations, many full-page, other woodcut illustrations in text, some browning and finger-soiling, contemporary calf, worn, most of backstrip lacking, folio, Paris, Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1673.

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Malvasio (Carlo Cesare) Felsina Pittrice Vite de

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Description: Malvasio (Carlo Cesare) Felsina Pittrice Vite de Pittori Bolognesi, 2 vol., half-title to vol.1, numerous woodcut ilustrations, mostly portraits, and decorations, light water-stain to part of vol.1, but generally crisp and clean, contemporary limp vellum, 4to, Bologna, 1678.

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Rossi (Giovanni Giacomo de) Insignium Romae

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Description: Rossi (Giovanni Giacomo de) Insignium Romae Templorum Prospectus Exteriores Interioresque, first edition, engraved throughout, title and 71 plates, some marginal finger-soiling and foxing, ?contemporary vellum with later marbled paper to covers, rubbed, folio, Rome, [1684].

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Carracci (Annibale) Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi,

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Description: Carracci (Annibale) Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi, engraved throughout, title, dedication and 11 plates by Petro Aquila, foxed and soiled, modern boards, corners and spine worn, half of backstrip lacking, oblong folio, Rome, [c.1690].

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Raphael Sanzio d'Urbino. Psyches et Amoris Nuptiae

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Description: Raphael Sanzio d'Urbino. Psyches et Amoris Nuptiae ac Fabula, engraved throughout, title and 11 plates, last plate torn at fold, foxed throughout, modern upper wrapper only, oblong folio (folded), Rome, Domenico de Rossi, 1693.

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Thomassin (Simon) Recueil des Figures, Groupes,

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Description: Thomassin (Simon) Recueil des Figures, Groupes, Thermes, Fontaines, Vases et autres Ornemens...dans le Chateau et Parc de Versailles, engraved title, portrait of Louis XIV and 218 plates, some folding and/or double-page, a few trimmed close at lower margin, generally clean, contemporary calf, worn, 8vo, Paris, [1694].

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Rossi (Giovanni Giacomo de) Disegni di Vari Altari

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Description: Rossi (Giovanni Giacomo de) Disegni di Vari Altari e Cappelle nelle Chiese di Roma..., engraved throughout, title (frayed and detached) and 45 (of 49) plates, the last trimmed and mounted, some soiling, contemporary calf, worn, folio, Rome, [c.1695]; sold not subject to return.

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Felibien (André) Entretiens sur les Vies et sur

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Description: Felibien (André) Entretiens sur les Vies et sur les Ouvrages des plus Excellens Peintres, 2 vol., second edition, half-titles, engraved illustrations and decorations, one small burn-hole affecting text, modern half calf over marbled boards, 4to, Paris, 1696. ***Ink inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Ce livre appartient à Monsieur Mirabeau il a été payé cinquante francs.".

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Fréart (Roland) Parallele de l'Architecture

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Description: Fréart (Roland) Parallele de l'Architecture Antique et de la Moderne, engraved title, 44 full-page plates, 10 double=page plates and numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials, some foxing, mostly at beginning and end, a few small tears, later half calf, worn, covers detached, lacking lower third of backstrip, Paris, 1702; another edition, "seconde edition", letterpress avant-propos otherwise engraved throughout, frontispiece, title, plates and text, water-stained throughout, a few leaves with marginal defects, one tear repaired, contemporary mottled calf, worn, Paris, Charles Antoine Jombert, n.d. [?c.1760], folio (2)

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Pozzo (Andrea) Rules and Examples of Perspective,

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Description: Pozzo (Andrea) Rules and Examples of Perspective, engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved vignette titles, plate of drawing instruments and 101 plates plus an additional plate bound in before plate 42 (torn and repaired), some slight fraying and a few repairs, some marginal browning and occasional soiling, verso of second title (Latin) repaired, 19th-century inscription to English title, frontispiece and front endpapers creased, uncut, contemporary half calf, worn, covers detached, spine varnished, [c.f. Fowler 252 note], folio, for J. Senex and R. Gosling, [n.d. after 1707].

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Leoni (James) Some Designs for Buildings both

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Description: Leoni (James) Some Designs for Buildings both Publick and Private, licence leaf, titles and text in English and Italian, 27 engraved plates, most folding, contemporary calf-backed boards, worn, covers detached and spine broken, folio, by Thomas Edlin, 1726 [but licence leaf dated 1729-30]. ***This formed the supplement to Leoni's edition of Alberti's The Architecture..., 1726..

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Alberti (Leon Battista) The Architecture...,

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Description: Alberti (Leon Battista) The Architecture..., translated from the Italian of Cosimo Bartoli by James Leoni, engraved frontispiece and 75 plates by Picart, a few folding, contemporary calf, worn, upper cover and first few leaves (including frontispiece and title) detached, folio, 1755.

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Wedgwood (Josiah) Catalogue de Camées, Intaglios,

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Description: Wedgwood (Josiah) Catalogue de Camées, Intaglios, Médailles, Bas-Reliefs, Bustes et Petites Statues, includes Supplement (pp.91-102), one engraved plate printed in blue (?only of 3), and one engraved illustration in text, some foxing, blue glazed endpapers, contemporary red morocco, gilt, joints cracking, 8vo, 1788. ***Provenance: bookplate of the Duke of Sussex. Rare export trade catalogue, including the entire range of basalt and jaspar portrait medallions with the 'modern' portrait subjects which first appeared in the English edition of 1787. The supplement discusses Wedgwood's copy of the Portland Vase..

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Plato. Opera Omnia, edited by Marsilio Ficino,

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Description: Plato. Opera Omnia, edited by Marsilio Ficino, double column, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, endpapers with extensive later ink notes, occasional ink marginalia and underlining, title creased, occasional water-staining, heavier to upper corner of last few ff., occasional worming to margins, heavier to a few ff., affecting the odd letter of a headline or side-note, upper hinge broken, contemporary limp vellum, lower corner of upper cover worn, a few stains, some creasing, [Adams 1450], folio, Lyon, Nathanael Vincentius, 1588.

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Description: [Marnix van Sant Aldegonde (Philips van) The Bee Hive of the Romish Church, translated by George Gilpin, lacks first blank f., but with final one, title frayed & holed and repaired, with a few letters and numbers supplied by hand, and partly loose, small tear to 2O3 slightly affecting text, few other marginal tears, browning and marking, occasional notes, bookplate of Robert Parker, contemporary limp vellum, rubbed and marked, [STC 17447], 8vo, Thomas Dawson, 1598.

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Gregory (Saint, Bishop of Nyssa) Opera Omnia, 2

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Description: Gregory (Saint, Bishop of Nyssa) Opera Omnia, 2 vol. in 1, title in red and black with device, final blank f. present, little light staining, early ownership inscriptions, of an Augistinian monk and library, on title, small label of Markree Library on paste-down, contemporary calf over wooden boards, covers blind stamped with double roll, central panel ruled, spine with later labels and small gilt device, remains of clasps, rubbed, front cover small piece of calf missing, exposing board, ends of spine worn, joints cracking, brass protectors remaining on two corners only, folio, Paris, Marcus Orry, 1605.

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Del Rio (Marton Antonio) Disquisitionum Magicarum

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Description: Del Rio (Marton Antonio) Disquisitionum Magicarum libri sex, 3 vol., titles in engraved borders, folding table in vol. 2, little worming at beginning of vol 1 and end of vol. 3, title of vol. 1 soiled and frayed, small holes, first 2 ff. tipped in, few marginal tears, browned and marked, names on first title and next f., occasional notes, mixed bindings, vol. 1 later vellum, little rubbed & marked, vol. 2 & 3 contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, not uniform, both with central ornament on front covers, vol. 2 remains of clasps, vol. 3 clasps missing, worn and marked, both front covers with loss of pigskin, exposing boards, 8vo, Mainz, Officina Ursellana, imp. Ioan. Iacobi Konig, 1606. ***Early edition, first published 1599-1600, of one of the most influential works on magic of the period..

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James (I and VI, King of England and Scotland).

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Description: James (I and VI, King of England and Scotland). The Workes, first edition, half-title with engraved portrait to verso, engraved additional pictorial title, woodcut full-page arms, small engraved portrait of Prince Charles to head of dedication, woodcut initials, e4 cancelled, A6r&v with cancel slips, without final blank f., head of half-title torn and repaired, little marking, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [STC 14344], folio, Robert Barker & John Bill, 1616.

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Caesar (Caius Julis) I Commentari di Caio-Giulio

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Description: Caesar (Caius Julis) I Commentari di Caio-Giulio Cesare, title with woodcut printer's device, 2 engraved double-page maps, a double-page plan and 39 double-page plates, lighly water-stained thorughout, contemporary calf, head of spine chipped, joints starting, but holding firm, rubbed, title creased, preliminaries with a few small marginal worm traces, a scarce edition, small 4to, Venice, Girolamo Foglietti, 1618. ***Provenance: The Rt. Hon Earl of Galloway (large engraved armorial bookplate to verso of title)..

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Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) De florum cultura

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Description: Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) De florum cultura libri IV, first edition, engraved frontispiece, title and 45 plates, all included in pagination, lacking final blank, sig.U6 with diagonal crease and small tear touching four lines of text, some foxing and browning, contemporary limp vellum, 18th-century rebacking also in vellum, red morocco spine label chipped, [Nissen BBI 620; Hunt 222], 4to, Rome, Stephanus Paulinus, 1633. ***Important horticultural thesis dealing with the contemporary flower garden. The plates include depictions of parterres (7), allegorical compositions (6) and botanical subjects (32)..

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D[onne] (J[ohn]) Poems, By J.D. With Elegies on

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Description: D[onne] (J[ohn]) Poems, By J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death, second edition, woodcut historiated initials, lacking portrait (as often), title with author's surname supplied in ink and with faded ink scribbles, closely trimmed at head and foot, very occasionally touching a sig. letter or catchword at foot, a couple of very small wormholes, affecting part of the odd letter on several ff., lightly browned, a few small stains, 19th-century half calf, gilt spine in compartments and with a red morocco label, rubbed, [STC 7046; Keynes, Donne, 79], 8vo, M[iles].F[letcher], for John Marriott, 1635. Provenance: Sir Hugh Walpole's copy (his bookplate and that of Brackenburn). Thomas Wise (ink inscription dated 1828 to title). ***This edition adds seventeen poems..

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Heywood (Thomas) The Hierarchie of the blessed

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Description: Heywood (Thomas) The Hierarchie of the blessed Angells, first edition, licence leaf laid down, engraved allegorical title with fore-edge and tear repaired to verso, 9 engraved plates included in pagination, final blank leaf present, small ink stamp to foot of title and on dedication leaf, a few repaired tears, foxing and soiling, contemporary calf, rather worn, upper joint repaired, [STC 13327], folio, Adam Islip, 1635.

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Bible, Greek. H KAINH, large paper copy, ruled

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Description: Bible, Greek. H KAINH, large paper copy, ruled throughout in red, half-title, fine engraved pictorial title depicting an angel writing on an obelisk, historiated initials and head- and tail-pieces, final f. blank, lengthy 18th-century genealogical ink inscriptions to front free endpaper and verso of half-title, A1 outer margin professionally repaired, 3A3v 2 lines neatly underlined with a little marginalia in purple ink, 19th century engraved plate of facsimile of a Codex f. bound between 3A3&4, occasional spotting and finger-marking, 18th-century English red straight-grain morocco, gilt, spine in compartments with floral decoration, covers, with outer scrolling border and inner border comprising floral and insect motifs, lacking 2 spine labels, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, g.e., [D&M 4687], folio, [Paris], [Imprimerie Royale], [1642]. Provenance: 'Joseph Haskins of Bristol and Mary Haydon of Dorchester, married in the Island of Jersey the 16th August, 1791'; 'Henry Vicesimus born the 18th July 1792' (ink inscriptions). ***'Magnificent folio' (D&M). This edition is sometimes known as the 'Mazarin edition', as it appeared under the auspices of the Cardinal. One of the earliest productions of the recently founded royal printers under the directorship of Sébastien Cramoisy..

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More (Henry) Philosophicall Poems, woodcut

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Description: More (Henry) Philosophicall Poems, woodcut illustrations, ink annotations, edges browned, 19th-century half morocco, a little rubbed and sunned, [Wing M2670], 8vo, Cambridge, by Roger Daniel, 1647. ***Scarce, only one copy at auction in the last 35 years..

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