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The Rare Book Buyer

Many people have old and rare books in their homes that have been passed down in the family.  They might include a well-loved and worn edition of Dickens that may be worth only a few dollars or an unnoticed early colonial printing that could be worth thousands. Whether to raise money or simply because they can no longer […]

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PRINTED 1678: HISTORIOGRAPHY OF TYROL

A UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY WITH 28 MAPS AND CITY VIEWS The Book: Brandis, Franz Adam.. Dess tirolischen Adlers immergrünendes Ehren-Kräntzel, oder, Zusammen gezogene Erzehlung jeniger schrifft-würdigsten Geschichten, so sich in den zehen nacheinander gefolgten Herrschungen der fürstlichen Graffschafft Tirol von Noë an, biss auff jetzige Zeit zugetragen.  Gedruckt zu Botzen [Bolzano] : Bey Paul Nicolaus […]

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STOW’S CHRONICLE WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELIZABETHAN SOURCE BOOKS

A FOLIO EDITION OF JOHN STOW’S CHRONICLE The Book: John Stow; (edited and continued by) Edmund Howes . Annales, or, A generall chronicle of England. Begun by John Stow: continued and augmented with matters forraigne and domestique, ancient and moderne, unto the end of this present yeere, 1631. Londini, Impensis Richardi Meighen, 1631. FOLIO. COMPLETE. […]

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PRINTED 1502: HANDSOME FIRST ALDINE EDITION OF STATIUS WITH THE ORTHOGRAPHIA

WITH THE FAMOUS ANCHOR AND DOLPHIN A major character in the Purgatory section of Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy [P Papinius Statius; Aldo Manuzio; Markos Mousouros; Giovanni Gioviano Pontano] STATIUS. [Opere.] Venice: Aldus, 1502. 3 parts, including ‘Orthographia et Flexus Dictionum Graecarum’, in one volume. Imprint from colophon. Colophon: Venetiis in aedibus Aldi. mense […]

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DATED 1676: IMPORTANT 17th CENTURY AMERICAN DEED

WITH THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE SURVIVING SEAL OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY Indian holding an arrow pointed down in a gesture of peace, with the words “Come over and help us”   [Americana] [Manuscript]  Massachusetts Bay Colony Deed on paper, dated 28 year of the reign of Lord King Charles Second the 8th of November 1676.  […]

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PRINTED 1723: THE MOST IMPORTANT AND ACCLAIMED 18th CENTURY TREATISE ON THE MYSTERY OF CHINESE LAQUER AND VARNISH

AN IMPORTANT TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION, ESPECIALLY IN ITS FRENCH EDITION, TO CHINOISERIE The Book: Bonanni, Filippo. Traitè des vernis : où l’on donne la maniere d’en composer un, qui reffemble parfaitment à celui de la Chine, & plufieurs autres qui concernent la painture, la dorure, la gravure à l’eau forte, & c … Publisher: Paris : […]

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PRINTED 1601. THE MILTON FRIEDMAN OF SALAMANCA

The 5 Volume COMPLETE Collected works in FOLIO of Martín de Azpilcueta, the Canonist and economist, credited as the FIRST to develop monetarist theory With the Wonderful Cat and Mouse Printer Device of the Sessa Printing House The Set: Martin de Azpilcueta D. Martini ab Azpilcueta Navarri… Opera omnia, quae quidem adhuc fideliter habita sunt, atque […]

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HANDSOMELY PRINTED ITALIAN MEDICAL BOTANICAL / HERBAL

68 etched and engraved plates containing 554 plans Giambattista Morandi. Historia botanica practica; sev, Plantarum, quae ad usum medicinae pertinent, nomenclatura descriptio, et virtutes, cum ab antiquis, tum a recentibus celebrium auctorum scriptis desumptae, ac aeneis tabulis delineatae, atque ad vivum ex prototypo expressae, nec non in classes XXV. distributae. (Milan) Mediolani, Apud J. Galeatium, […]

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PRINTED 1578: MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE 16th CENTURY ITALIAN EMBLEM BOOK

WITH TITIAN’S FAMOUS DEVICE OF A BEAR LICKING HER CUBS SIXTY-FOUR (64) beautiful and enigmatic emblematic plates PITTONI, BATTISTA (1520-1583) and LODOVICO DOLCE (1508-1659.) Imprese nobili et ingeniose di diversi Principi et d’ altre personaggi illustri nell’ arme et nelle lettere : con le diciarationi in versi Venetia, 1578. 4to., 27 cm., wide margined and […]

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PRINTED 1481: A HANDSOME AND FRESH KOBERGER INCUNABLE

RARE UNFINISHED UNDERDRAWINGS IN PREPARATION FOR LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS Scotus, Johns Duns.  Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum.  Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1481.  Part III and IV in 1 volume.  FOLIO,  347 mm.  [58], [140] lvs. Parts COMPLETE including initial and final blanks.  Edited by Thomas Penketh and Bartholomaeus Bellatus. Commentary on Petrus Lombardus’ Sententiarum libri quattuor.  […]

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