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COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. Published according to the true Originall Coppies. The second Impression by Shakespeare William

London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be fold at the signe of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard, 1632. Second Folio edition. Allot title-page 4, Effigies leaf C as is correct, with the watermark in the Effigies leaf. Engraved…

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SCHATZBEHALTER ORDER SCHREIN Der Wahren Reichtümer des Heils by [Schatzbehalter] Fridolin Stephan

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 November, 1491. First Edition of this very rare and important work. With 96 full-page woodcuts, 2 of which are hand-coloured [and five repeated] by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, three very large opening initial…

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COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never before Printed in Folio... by Shakespeare William

London: for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685. The fourth folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, the title-page is in first state, without Chiswell’s name in the imprint. Portrait frontispiece after Martin Droeshout with ten line poem b…

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London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. 2 volumes. FIRST EDITION: 'No printing record of the first edition has survived, but it is probable that the press run was either 500 or 750 copies' (Richard B. Sher, 'Early editions of Adam Smith's books in B…

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OMNIA PLATONIS OPERA [In Greek] Edited by Marcus Musurus (c.1470-1517). -Timaeus Locrus, in Greek [Hellenistic paraphrase of the Timaeus in Doric dialect]. - DIOGENES Laertius (1st half of the 3rd century A.D.). Vita Platonis, in Greek. by Plato

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andreas Torresanus, September, 1513. The Editio Princeps, the First Edition of the Works of Plato in Greek. Folio (312 x 194mm), beautifully bound in its contemporary limp vellum binding, with hand calligraphy to the spine…

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BIBLIA LATINA [With the tractate of Menardus Monachus] by [Bible in Latin]

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July, 1477. Very Early Printing of the Bible and only the second Latin Bible printed by Koberger, 51 lines and headline, double column, canon marginalia in the Gospels. With manuscript headlines in red, a beautiful opening…

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WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales and Professor W. Walter Skeat's editions of the other works [edited by F.S. Ellis, printed on the colophon leaf] by [Kelmscott Press] Chaucer Geoffrey

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fin…

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PLANTAE SELECTAE... by [Botanical] Trew Christoph Jakob

Augsburg, 1750-1773. 10 parts, bound as one. FIRST EDITION, one of the greatest eighteenth-century botanical works. Ten engraved titles, heightened in red and gold, 81 (of 100) magnificent hand-colored engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann E…

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COLLECTION DE COSTUMES SUISSES DES XXII CANTONS, peints par J. Reinhard de Lucerne by Reinhard Joseph

Basel: Birmann & Huber, 1819 [1823]. 46 finely hand-colored engraved costume plates, each with a leaf of descriptive letterpress. 3 plates showing Whatman watermarks (plate 8: 1811; plate 36: 1823; and plate 41: 1819) 4to, beautifully bound in late 1…

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ULYSSES by Joyce James

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936. First authorized English edition; one of 100 copies signed by Joyce (of a total edition of 1000) printed on mould-made paper bound in vellum. 8vo, luxuriously bound in a beautiful designed binding by Eric Gil…

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JANE EYRE: An Autobiography. Edited By Currer Bell by [Brontë, Charlotte] Bell Currer (Pseud)

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1847. 3 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION of the great masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte. 8vo, in very attractive bindings of full tan calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between raised gilt decorated bands, th…

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BRAT’YA KARAMAZOVY [In Russian, Cyrillic] by Dostoevsky Fyodor

St. Petersburg: Pateleevyi Brothers, 1881. 2 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION. Both half-titles present. 8vo, in later half brown morocco over brown boards, the spines with raised bands and gilt lettering in Cyrillic, edges marbled, now housed in a quart…

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BOOK OF HOURS, Latin and French, Use of Rome by [Book of Hours Latin and French, Use of Rome]

Paris: Germain Hardouyn. (Colophon: "ont este imprimees a Paris pour Germain Hardouyn demorant entre les deux portes du Palais a lenseigne de Saincte Marguerite., [1518]. First of the edition. Printed on vellum and beautifully illuminated with forty ha…

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HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLANDE COMPILED BY VENERABLE BEDE, Englishman. Translated Out of the Latin to English by Thomas Stapleton Student in Diuninite. by Bede The Venerable (673–735 AD)

Antwerp: John Laet, 1565. Five books in one volume. A VERY RARE COMPLETE COPY, the First Edition of Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum translated into English. Provenance: Montanus, 1602 -- Sir Roger Twysden, 1648, and Sir John Saunders Sebright (ar…

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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Meunier, Charles; Binding] Hugo Victor

Paris: Émile Testard, 1889. 2 volumes. Limited issue of the Édition Nationale, one of only 250 copies printed on Japon of a total edition of only 1000 copies. Illustrated with large engraved pictorial head-pieces by Luc-Olivier Merson each provided i…

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