Continental

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Our Continental department specialises in incunabula, Greek and Latin classics, early vernacular imprints, and notable texts from the Renaissance, the Reformation and the early modern era, with a specific section devoted to medieval manuscripts, fragments and illuminations.

We regularly issue lists and catalogues, offering a wide variety of literary, historical and philosophical books printed in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, Eastern Europe and Russia. Woodcuts, early engravings, notable bindings, notable marginalia, rare manuscript or printed survivals, and books with a remarkable provenance are among our keenest interests, and feature regularly in our stock.

 
  1. (a). GOULET, Robert.

    Compendium recenter editum de multiplici...

    Paris, Toussaint Denis, 1517.

    First edition of the first account of...

    £12500

  2. ALBERTI, Leon Battista.

    Momus [or De principe].

    Rome, Jacopo Mazochi, 1520.

    First edition of this political...

    £4600

  3. ALBERTI, Leon Battista.

    El Momo. La moral e muy graciosa historia...

    Alcalá de Henares, Joan Mey Flandro, 1553.

    First edition in Spanish of Alberti’s...

    £3800

  4. ALBERTI, Leon Battista.

    Hecatomphila che ne insegnia l’ingeniosa...

    Venice, Giovanni Antonio et Fratelli da...

    A combined edition of the Ecatomfila...

    £8000

  5. ARISTOPHANES.

    Comoediae ex optimis exemplaribus emendatae...

    Strasbourg, Jean-Georges Treuttel (colophon:...

    [with:]
     
    --- Comoediae in Latinum...

    £400

  6. AUGUSTINE, Saint.

    De civitate Dei.

    Germany, ?Westphalia, c. 1300.

    A handsome bifolium from a large folio...

    £4500

  7. [AUSSOURD, René] DUMAS, Alexandre.

    Les Trois Mousquetaires.

    Paris, Calmann Levy, 1894.

    Edition de grand luxe, number 39, one of...

    £3000

  8. AUVERMANN, Detlev, and Anthony PAYNE.

    The Society of Jesus 1548–1773.

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    This is a catalogue of books by Jesuit...

    £50

  9. AVGERINOS, Hypatios.

    Πονηµατα δραµατικα. [Ponemata...

    Trieste, Loyd, 1849.

    Very rare first edition of Avgerinos’...

    £1500

  10. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, Roger Daniel for Octavian Pulleyn,...

    First edition, edited by William Rawley,...

    £1100

  11. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  12. BEAUMONT, Joseph.

    Psyche: or Loves Mysterie in XX. Canto’s:...

    London, Printed by John Dawson for George...

    First edition. Beaumont was one of the...

    £1250

  13. [BENEDETTI, Giovanni Battista.]

    Difesa de’ missionarii cinesi della Compagnia...

    ‘.In Colonia. Per il Berges’, 1700

    First edition of this substantial defence...

    £1500

  14. [BIBLE.]

    La Bible, qui est toute la Sainte Escriture...

    London, R. Everingham for R. Bentley and...

    First complete edition of the Bible in...

    £5750

  15. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  16. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  17. [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.]

    La Liturgie. C’est a dire, le formulaire...

    A Londres, pour Jean Dunmore & Octavien...

    First edition of this translation, printed...

    £750

  18. [BOUCHER, Jean].

    Apologie pour Iehan Chastel Parisien, execute...

    [Paris?], 1595.

    First edition of Boucher’s pseudonymous...

    £600

  19. CADOGAN, William Bromley.

    The Felicity of God’s Children, considered...

    Reading: Printed and Sold by Smart and...

    First edition, a funeral sermon by the...

    £75

  20. CAESAR.

    Caii Julii Caesaris invictissimi i[m]peratoris...

    (Colophon) Venice, Agostino Zani, 17 August...

    A handsome copy of the first illustrated...

    £4000