SOUTHEY’S COPY, WITH A LONG NOTE Altare Christianum: or, the dead Vicar’s Plea. Wherein the Vicar of Gr. being dead, yet speaketh, and pleadeth out of Antiquity, against him that hath broken downe his Altar. Presented, and humbly submitted to the consideration of his Superiours, the Governours of our Church.
London, Printed by Richard Badger. 1637.
THE BRAVE KNIGHT, ‘WIZARDS AND EVIL POWERS’ GONZAGA, Curzio.
Il Fido amante, poema eroico.
First edition of an Italian Renaissance heroic poem in thirty-six cantos, much appreciated by Tasso and published the year after the first authorized edition of the Gerusalemme liberata.
WITH EXTENSIVE AND HIGHLY CRITICAL MARGINALIA SISMONDI, Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde de.
De la richesse commerciale, ou principes d’économie politique, appliqués à la legislation du commerce ... Tome premier [- second].
First edition of Sismondi’s original and important work, this copy filled with highly critical marginalia by a contemporary reader, who concludes his annotations with the cutting comment: ‘Voila bien le plus mauvais livre qui existe en France sur l’administration commerciale. Fasse le ciel qu'il soit le dernier.’ Occupying the margins of over 280 pages, these annotations represent an extraordinary engagement with Sismondi’s text, and certainly merit further research.
[CHINESE ARTS DEALER.] ISKANDRIAN-HUPEDEN, A.
[Cover title:] ‘My Treasure Box’ [Title-page:] ‘Some selected objects of Chinese Arts at present on Sale. We solicit enquiries…’.
A charming and insightful trade catalogue compiled by a female Chinese arts dealer, covering porcelains, cast bronzes and irons, stone and wood sculpture, lacquered figures, furniture and screens, pottery and embroidery. The colours and dimensions are often described in the text, and the final page lists the dates of Chinese dynasties from 1122 BC and the reigns within the final Ching (Qing) dynasty.