Continental

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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. ABBEVILLE, Claude d’.

    Histoire de la mission des peres capucins...

    Paris, François Huby, 1614.

    Second edition, enlarged and revised...

    £30000

  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. [ALTAR CARDS.]

    Two altar cards with Latin text and images...

    ‘A Paris, chez I. Baudemont’, second...

    Two seemingly unrecorded hand-coloured...

    £2750

  4. ANTONIUS de Vercellis. 

    Sermones quadragesimales de XII mirabilibus...

    Venice, Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis,...

    A remarkable copy of the first edition...

    £8500

  5. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  6. [AQUHORTIES College.]

    Abstract of the Rules and Regulations for...

    [At foot:] Edinburgh: Printed by J. Moir,...

    Broadside rules for the newly established...

    £850

  7. ARISTIDES, Aelius. 

    Orationum tomi tres, nunc primum latine...

    Basel, Peter Perna and Heinrich Petrus, 1566. 

    First edition in Latin, a remarkable...

    £2750

  8. Aristotle: From Antiquity to the Modern Era.

    Preface by Martin J. Gross. Essays by Benjamin...

    Lewes, D. Giles Ltd for the Martin J....

    Aristotle’s influence towers over western...

    £30

  9. ARNIGIO, Bartolomeo. 

    Rime dell’Arnigio per la ill[ustre] signora...

    Brescia, Giovanni Battista Bozzola, 1566. 

    First edition of Bartolomeo Arnigio’s...

    £1750

  10. AUGUSTINUS TRIUMPHUS [i.e. AUGUSTINUS de Ancona]. 

    Summa de potestate ecclesiastica. 

    Augsburg, [Johann Schüssler,] 6 March 1473. 

    First edition of this highly important...

    £30000

  11. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, R. Daniel, impensis Octaviani...

    First edition, second issue (with the...

    £1250

  12. BARTOLI, Adolfo.

    Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte....

    Florence, Sansoni, 1880.

    Rare first edition, one of only 350...

    £500

  13. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  14. 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

  15. BEISNER, Monika.

    Dante Alighieri: La Commedia in 100 tavole.

    Turin, Attini, 2021.

    Limited edition, one of 500 numbered...

    £60

  16. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  17. [BIANCHI, Isidoro.]

    Compendio della vita e miracoli della B....

    Cremona, per il Feraboli, 1805.

    Second edition (first Rome 1804) of...

    £350

  18. [BIBLE.]

    La Bibbia. Cioè, i libri del Vecchio,...

    [Geneva, Jean de Tournes?], 1607.

    First edition of the Protestant Bible...

    £4750

  19. [BIBLE.] 

    Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis Sixti V. Pont. Max. iussu...

    Cologne, Balthasar von Egmondt, 1659. 

    An attractive pocket size Vulgate Bible...

    £1950

  20. [BIBLE – GREEK NEW TESTAMENT.]

    Της Καινης Διαθηκης Απαντα....

    Londini, Ex Officina, Jacobi Tonson &...

    Interleaved and heavily annotated copy...

    £1600