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. [AUSSOURD, René] DUMAS, Alexandre.

    Les Trois Mousquetaires.

    Paris, Calmann Levy, 1894.

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

    £3000

  2. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  3. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible in...

    £5750

  4. [CANAPE and CORRIEZ]. RÉGNIER, Henri de.

    La Sandale Ailée.

    Paris, Société des amis des livres modernes,...

    Limited edition, Comte Foy’s copy, number...

    £3500

  5. DE LA FONTAINE, Jean.

    Le quatrième livre de Contes et Nouvelles.

    Paris, Xavier Havermans, 1930.

    Volume IV only of the four volume set of...

    £3500

  6. RICCI, Giovanni and PORTA, Ercolano.

    Storia della missione francescana e del...

    Bologna, Stabilimenti tipografici riuniti,...

    First and only edition of this history...

    £450

  7. [SAMBLANX]. [BAUDELAIRE]. POE, Edgar.

    Vingt Histoires Extraordinaires. Illustrées...

    Paris, Le Livre de Plantin, 1927

    First edition of Baudelaire’s celebrated...

    £4000