A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY COMMONPLACE BOOK, WITH AN UNRECORDED WORK ON FRIENDSHIP Tragedia di Santa Caterina detta d’Alessandria [with:] Dell’Amicizia [and several other texts].
[Italy, early seventeenth century.]
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.
RARE GOSPEL EXEGESIS IN A CONTEMPORARY VENETIAN BINDING ALBERTUS de Padua.
Evangeliorum quadragesimalium opus aureum nunquam alias impressum.
First edition, in a contemporary Venetian binding, of the Lenten Gospel exegesis by one of the greatest Augustinian theologians to live on the cusp of the fourteenth century.
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.
ALEKSANDROVA, Zinaida and Dmitry GORLOV.
Мишкины соседи [Little Bear’s neighbours].
First edition. A very nice copy of this collection of verses for young children, composed by one of the most prolific Soviet children’s poets, and illustrated by one of the most prolific of Soviet children’s artists. The tales tell of the lives of a selection of farm and wild animals, including a calf, a foal, a fox, a wolf-cub and the little bear of the title.