Paris, ‘chez Pierre Sintonct, rue S. Iacques à la Syreine, de l’imprimerie de Pierre du Pont’, [c. 1650].
A CATALAN INDULGENCE FOR THE REPAIR OF THE CATHEDRAL OF LÉRIDA Letter of Indulgence (in Catalan), incipit ‘A Honor …’ granted by Luis de Mila, Bishop of Lérida.
Lérida, Heinrich Botel, c. 1498.
PLAUTINE PLAYS FROM THE LIBRARY OF AN ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT Plautinae viginti comediae emendatissimae cum accuratissima ac luculentissima interpraetatione doctissimorum virorum Petri Vallae Placentini ac et Bernardi Saraceni Veneti.
Venice, Simone Bevilacqua for Marco Firmiano, 17 September 1499.
GOTHIC CHRONICLES AND MIRROR FOR PRINCES Le rozier historial de France contenant deux roziers. Le p[re]mier rozier contient plusieurs belles rozes e boutons de instructions … pour roys, princes … et gens de guerre … Le seco[n]d rozier autreme[n]t croniques abregees contient plusieurs belles rozes … extraits … de la maison de Fra[n]ce et de Angleterre.
Paris, [Gilles Couteau for François Regnault], 26 February 1522 [i.e. 1523].
PALLADIO’S VITRUVIUS De architectura libri decem, cum commentariis … multis aedificiorum, horologiorum, et machinarum descriptionibus, & figuris, una cum indicibus copiosis, auctis & illustratis.
Venice, Francesco Franceschi & Johann Criegher, 1567.
RARE MEDIEVAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA Aureum roasariu[m] theologie ad sente[n]tia[rum] quattuor libros pariformiter quadripertitu[m], ex doctrina doctoris Subtilis, suo[rum]q[ue] sequaciu[m] Sa[n]cto[rum] etia[m] Thome Aq[ui]natis Bonave[n]ture q[ue] ac multor[um] solido[rum] doctor[rum] …[– Secu[n]dus … – Tertius… – Quartus liber rosarii theologie aurei ad Sente[n]tia[rum]…].
Hagenau, Henri Gran, 9 September 1503 [– 14 May 1504; – 2 August 1507; – 2 December 1508].
GRANDIOSE GARDENS Li giardini di Roma con le loro piante, alzate e vedute in prospettiva, disegnate ed intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda. Nuovamente dati alle stampe ...
Rome, Gio. Giacomo de Rossi, [early eighteenth 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.
‘HALF MAN, HALF MONKEY, OWN’D BY NEITHER RACE’ [DENNIS, John, and George DUCKETT?]
Pope Alexander’s Supremacy and Infallibility examin’d, and the Errors of Scriblerus and his Man William detected, with the Effigies of His Holiness and his Prime Minister, curiously engrav’d on Copper.
First edition, very scarce in commerce, of an exhilaratingly spiteful attack on Pope in the wake of the publication of the Dunciad variorum, comprising seven different satirical texts, three in verse, issued in quarto to match ‘the least pompous Edition of the Dunciad’.
GIZZI [or GITTIO], Andrea Giuseppe.
Lo scettro del despota, overo del titolo, e dignità dispotale, discorso istorico, politico, e giuridico.
Only edition of this extraordinary and rare study of legal, ceremonial, and political roles of the despot, a class of prince akin to a king and beneath an emperor in the power structures of both the Byzantine world and Renaissance Italy, and thus a title used both in Venice and throughout the Balkans and Greece. The work of the Neapolitan nobleman Andrea Giuseppe Gizzi (or Gittio), and dedicated to Silvestro Valiero, Doge of Venice (and thus a despot himself), Lo scettro del despota draws on legal and historical sources ranging from the ancient (Aristotle, Justinian) to the medieval and modern (Aquinas, Molina, de Soto, Botero, and others) to present a full survey of the origins and uses of the title (and related titles such as infante – the ‘despot’ originally referred to the heir-apparent of the Byzantine emperor), the ways in which the role diverges between West and East, the ceremonials attached to the title, and its use throughout Italy, and especially in the Kingdom of Naples (it was not until the next century that the term acquired the negative connotations it has today). Of particular interest is the Catalogo degli autori cited in the margins; this takes up an entire quire and lists some 350 sources, and can reasonably be said to be the earliest bibliography on the subject.
MASONIC BINDING BY JOHN LOVEJOY [COMMON PRAYER.]
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England, together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.
A splendid copy of the Good and Harding Book of Common Prayer, in a striking masonic binding by John Lovejoy.