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. ALBERTUS de Padua.

    Evangeliorum quadragesimalium opus aureum...

    Venice, Jacob Pentius de Leucho, May 1523.

    First edition, in a contemporary Venetian...

    £2000

  3. ANTIPHONAL.

    Common of Martyrs; a complete folio leaf.

    Italy, Bologna, late 13th century.

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

    £1800

  4. ANTONINUS FLORENTINUS.

    De censuris et De sponsalibus et matrimonio.

    Venice, Johannes de Colonia and Johannes...

    A beautiful copy of the first edition...

    £9500

  5. ANTONINUS OF FLORENCE, Saint.

    Summa theologica [Pars II].

    [Venice, Franciscus Renner de Heilbronn,...

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

    £22000

  6. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  7. BARTOLI, Adolfo.

    Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte....

    Florence, Sansoni, 1880.

    Rare first edition, one of only 350...

    £500

  8. BARTOLI, Pietro Santi.

    Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum ac veteris...

    Rome, sumptibus ac typis edita a Joanne...

    Revised edition (first c. 1685, with...

    £2500

  9. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  10. 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

  11. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  12. [BIANCHI, Isidoro.]

    Compendio della vita e miracoli della B....

    Cremona, per il Feraboli, 1805.

    Second edition (first Rome 1804) of...

    £350

  13. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible...

    £5750

  14. [BIBLE.]

    Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti...

    Antwerp, Jan Moretus ‘ex officina Plantiniana’,...

    An attractive Plantin Bible, bound in...

    £1250

  15. [BIBLE.]

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

    [Geneva, Jean de Tournes?], 1607.

    First edition of the Protestant Bible...

    £4750

  16. [BIBLE – GREEK NEW TESTAMENT.]

    Της Καινης Διαθηκης Απαντα....

    Londini, Ex Officina, Jacobi Tonson &...

    Interleaved and heavily annotated copy...

    £1600

  17. BIEL, Gabriel, and Florentius DIEL (editor).

    Passionis dominice sermo historialis notabilis...

    [(Colophon:) Mainz, Friedrich Heumann,...

    Revised edition of Biel’s sermon on...

    £5500

  18. BLACKBURN, Henry.

    Randolph Caldecott: a personal memoir of...

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

    First edition of a memoir detailing the...

    £10

  19. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950

  20. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600