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. 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

  2. ANTIPHONAL,

    with neumes, containing music for Holy...

    From a well-written Antiphonal with elaborate...

    £950

  3. AUGUSTINE, Saint.

    St. Augustine, of the Citie of God: with...

    [London,] Printed by George Eld. 1610.

    First edition in English of Augustine’s...

    £12000

  4. AUVERMANN, Detlev, and Anthony PAYNE.

    The Society of Jesus 1548–1773.

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    This is a catalogue of books by Jesuit...

    £50

  5. AVGERINOS, Hypatios.

    Πονηµατα δραµατικα. [Ponemata...

    Trieste, Loyd, 1849.

    Very rare first edition of Avgerinos’...

    £1500

  6. [BARNAUD, Nicolas].

    Le Cabinet du Roy de France, dans lequel...

    [No place or printer], 1581.

    First edition, first issue, of this harsh...

    £850

  7. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  8. 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

  9. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible in...

    £5750

  10. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  11. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  12. [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

  13. [BOUCHER, Jean].

    Apologie pour Iehan Chastel Parisien, execute...

    [Paris?], 1595.

    First edition of Boucher’s pseudonymous...

    £250

  14. BREVIARY,

    including prayers and readings (from Genesis,...

    A fragment of a pocket-sized Breviary of...

    £3750

  15. BUDÉ, Guillaume.

    Commentarii linguae Graecae ...

    [Paris], Josse Badius, September 1529.

    A nice copy of the first edition of Budé’s...

    £3250

  16. 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

  17. CAMPBELL, George.

    A dissertation on miracles: containing...

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

    First edition. This dissertation, expanded...

    £850

  18. [CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de.]

    Don Quixote Von Mancha, Abentheurliche...

    Basel & Frankfurt, ‘Johann Ludwig du...

    First edition, first issue, of the first...

    £15000

  19. [CHANDIEU, Antoine de la Roche de.]

    De vera peccatorum remissione, adversus...

    Morges, D. Bern for Jean le Preux (colophon:...

    First edition, rare. This work, bearing...

    £650