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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. ABSTEMIUS, Laurentius (i.e. Lorenzo ASTEMIO, or sometimes BEVILACQUA).

    De quibusdam locis obscuris.

    Venice, Bernardino Benagli, [n. d., but...

    Editio princeps, indeed the only...

    £7000

  2. ALBERTI, Leon Battista.

    El Momo. La moral e muy graciosa historia...

    Alcalá de Henares, Joan Mey Flandro, 1553.

    First edition in Spanish of Alberti’s...

    £3800

  3. ALBERTUS de Padua.

    Evangeliorum quadragesimalium opus aureum...

    Venice, Jacob Pentius de Leucho, May 1523.

    First edition, in a contemporary Venetian...

    £2000

  4. [ANON., possibly a Jesuit author.]

    Tragedia di Santa Caterina detta d’Alessandria...

    [Italy, early seventeenth century.]

    Remarkably interesting early Italian...

    £3750

  5. ANTIPHONAL.

    Common of Martyrs; a complete folio leaf.

    Italy, Bologna, late 13th century.

    A complete leaf from a late thirteenth-century...

    £1800

  6. ANTONINUS OF FLORENCE, Saint.

    Summa theologica [Pars II].

    [Venice, Franciscus Renner de Heilbronn,...

    First edition; a large, crisp copy of...

    £22000

  7. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

    First Delphin edition of the works of Apuleius,...

    £350

  8. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  9. 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

  10. [BENEDETTI, Giovanni Battista.]

    Difesa de’ missionarii cinesi della Compagnia...

    ‘.In Colonia. Per il Berges’, 1700

    First edition of this substantial defence...

    £950

  11. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible...

    £5750

  12. BLACKBURN, Henry.

    Randolph Caldecott: a personal memoir of...

    London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle,...

    First edition of a memoir detailing the...

    £10

  13. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950

  14. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  15. [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

  16. BRUNFELS, Otto.

    Precationes Biblicae sanctoru[m] patrum,...

    Strasbourg, Johannes Schott, 1528.

    First edition, rare. The earliest...

    £3800

  17. 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

  18. CAESAR, Caius Julius.

    Rerum gestarum commentarii XIV … omnia...

    Frankfurt, Georg Rab for Jacopo Strada,...

    First Strada edition of Caesar’s Commentaries,...

    £1650

  19. CALLINI, Bartolommeo.

    Arrolandosi sotto le insegne di Gesù Cristo...

    Vicenza, Tipografia Paroni, 1802.

    Unrecorded broadsheet celebrating the...

    £350

  20. CAMPBELL, George.

    A dissertation on miracles: containing...

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

    First edition. This dissertation, expanded...

    £850