SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY CENTRAL AFRICA Istorica descrizione de’ tre’ regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola situati nell’ Etiopia inferiore occidentale e delle missioni apostoliche esercitatevi da religiosi Capuccini ... il quale vi fu’ prefetto e nel presente stile ridotta dal P. Fortunato Alamandini ...
Bologna, Giacomo Monti, 1687.
EROTIC FABLES or, the Lady’s two Questions resolved. Question the first; why Men have not much to boast of their Greatness, nor Women of their Beauty, in certain very interesting Parts? Resolved in the History, political, natural, and moral, of a primitive Commonwealth. Question the second. Wherefore is it that both Sexes are so eternally dear Lovers of that same? Resolved in a Story, intituled the Female Embassy. Taken from the Priapeian Collection of the Chevalier Marino. By Dr. B –––.
London: Printed for J. Lamb … 1765.
ARCHITECTURE AND PERSPECTIVE, LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED La pratica della perspettiva … opera molto utile a pittori, a scultori, & ad architetti.
Venice, Camillo & Rutilio Borgominieri, 1568 [-69].
EXTREMELY RARE PATTERN BOOK WITH A SUITE OF EIGHT ETCHINGS BY HOLLAR Barlow’s Birds and Beasts in sixty-seven excellent and useful Prints, being a Collection of the chief Works of that eminent Master; and engraved by Himself, Hollar, Place, &c. All drawn from the Life, shewing in their natural and peculiar Attitudes a vast Variety of Birds, Fowls and Beasts. London, Printed for, and sold by, Carington Bowles. [Price half a Guinea sewed]. .
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.
AN ‘ENGLISH’ ROMANCE, THE ROXBURGHE COPY L’Histoire Palladienne, traitant des gestes & genereux faitz d’armes et d’amours de plusieurs grandz princes et seigneurs, specialement de Palladien filz du roy Milanor d’Angleterre, & de la belle Selerine sœur du roy du Portugal: nouvellement mise en nostre vulgaire Françoys …
Paris, Estienne Groulleau, 1555.
La moderna filosofia convinta d’inganno nelle sue promesse di felicità libertà ed uguaglianza ragionamenti tre ...
First and seemingly only edition of this attack on the false promises of the philosophes, by the Torinese Dominican friar Enrico Caravadossi.
DODGY AGENTS AND PODIUM TANTRUMS:WAGNER IN LONDON [WAGNER, Richard.]
Wagner Festival. Royal Albert Hall, May 1877. Selections from the German texts of Der Ring des Nibelungen, Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger, etc. With English versions by Dr. Hueffer, Alfred Forman, Esq., J. P. Jackson, Esq., and John Oxenford, Esq.
First edition, very rare, an attractive volume collecting the separately-issued programmes for the initial run of six concerts during the first Wagner Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in May 1877, with a general title-page. The texts are printed in German and English in parallel – the first appearance of the texts in English.