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. AUGUSTINE, Saint.

    De civitate Dei.

    Germany, ?Westphalia, c. 1300.

    A handsome bifolium from a large folio...

    £4500

  2. AUVERMANN, Detlev, and Anthony PAYNE.

    The Society of Jesus 1548–1773.

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    This is a catalogue of books by Jesuit...

    £50

  3. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, Roger Daniel for Octavian Pulleyn,...

    First edition, edited by William Rawley,...

    £1100

  4. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  5. 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

  6. [BENEDETTI, Giovanni Battista.]

    Difesa de’ missionarii cinesi della Compagnia...

    ‘.In Colonia. Per il Berges’, 1700

    First edition of this substantial defence...

    £1500

  7. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible in...

    £5750

  8. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  9. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  10. [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

  11. [BOUCHER, Jean].

    Apologie pour Iehan Chastel Parisien, execute...

    [Paris?], 1595.

    First edition of Boucher’s pseudonymous...

    £600

  12. 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

  13. CAMPBELL, George.

    A dissertation on miracles: containing...

    Edinburgh, for A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1762.

    First edition. This dissertation, expanded...

    £850

  14. [CHANDIEU, Antoine de la Roche de.]

    De vera peccatorum remissione, adversus...

    Morges, D. Bern for Jean le Preux (colophon:...

    First edition, rare. This work, bearing...

    £650

  15. CHARRON, Pierre.

    Les trois veritez. Seconde edition reveue,...

    Bordeaux, Simon Millanges, 1595.

    Second, much enlarged edition of Charron’s...

    £1400

  16. CHERTABLON, M. de.

    La maniere de se bien preparer a la mort....

    Antwerp, George Gallet, 1700.

    First edition with the present text. Romeyn...

    £1800

  17. CRUSO, Timothy.

    Twenty-Four Sermons preached at the Merchant-Lecture...

    London: Printed by S. Bridge, for Thomas...

    First edition, published posthumously,...

    £450

  18. DINKELSBÜHL, Nicolaus de.

    Tractatus hoc volumine contenti: I. De...

    Strassburg, J. Schott, 1516.

    First edition of the Tractatus octo,...

    £4500

  19. DONNE, John.

    LXXX Sermons … London, Printed for Richard...

    London, 1640-1649.

    First editions of the first two collections...

    £7500

  20. DRYDEN, John.

    Religio Laici or a Layman’s Faith. A Poem …

    London, Printed for Jacob Tonson … 1683.

    First edition, second issue (with a few...

    £400