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. DINKELSBÜHL, Nicolaus de.

    Tractatus hoc volumine contenti: I. De...

    Strassburg, J. Schott, 1516.

    First edition of the Tractatus octo,...

    £4500

  3. [INDULGENCE]. MILÁ, Luis de, Cardinal.

    Letter of Indulgence (in Catalan), beginning...

    Lérida, Heinrich Botel, c. 1498.

    Printed at Lérida, the second city of...

    £34000

  4. [MANTUANUS, Baptista].

    [MANTUANUS, Baptista]. De patientia aurei...

    Brescia, Bernardinus de Misintis, 30 May 1497.

    First edition of Mantuanus’s work containing...

    £10000