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. ANTONINUS FLORENTINUS.

    De censuris et De sponsalibus et matrimonio.

    Venice, Johannes de Colonia and Johannes...

    A beautiful copy of the first edition...

    £9500

  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. 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

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

    Summa de potestate ecclesiastica. 

    Augsburg, [Johann Schüssler,] 6 March 1473. 

    First edition of this highly important...

    £30000

  9. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, R. Daniel, impensis Octaviani...

    First edition, second issue (with the...

    £1250

  10. BARTOLI, Adolfo.

    Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte....

    Florence, Sansoni, 1880.

    Rare first edition, one of only 350...

    £500

  11. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  12. 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

  13. BERGK, Theodor (editor).

    Poetae Lyrici Graeci … Editio altera...

    Leipzig, Reichenbach for Williams & Norgate...

    Second enlarged edition, presented by...

    £200

  14. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  15. [BIANCHI, Isidoro.]

    Compendio della vita e miracoli della B....

    Cremona, per il Feraboli, 1805.

    Second edition (first Rome 1804) of...

    £350

  16. [BIBLE.]

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

    [Geneva, Jean de Tournes?], 1607.

    First edition of the Protestant Bible...

    £4750

  17. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible...

    £4500

  18. [BIBLE – GREEK NEW TESTAMENT.]

    Της Καινης Διαθηκης Απαντα....

    Londini, Ex Officina, Jacobi Tonson &...

    Interleaved and heavily annotated copy...

    £1600

  19. BIBLIA LATINA.

    A single folio leaf (389 x 281 mm.), containing...

    [Mainz: Printed by Johann Gutenberg &...

    A fine single paper leaf from the first...

    £100000

  20. [BIBLICAL MEDITATIONS – CHINESE.] 

    聖經廣益 [Sheng Jing Guang Yi]. 

    Beijing, Shou shan tang, c. 1734. 

    First edition, very rare, a translation...

    £15000