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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. ANTIPHONAL,

    Common of Martyrs; a complete folio leaf

    Italy, Bologna, late 13th century.

    Another leaf from the same manuscript with...

    £1800

  4. ANTONINUS OF FLORENCE, Saint.

    Summa theologica [Pars II].

    [Venice, Franciscus Renner de Heilbronn,...

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

    £22000

  5. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  6. [ARNOLD, Gottfried.]

    Offenhertzige Bekäntniss, welche Bey...

    [N.p., n.p.]Gedruckt im Jahr Christi 1698.

    Very rare first edition of this work by...

    £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. [BENEDETTI, Giovanni Battista.]

    Difesa de’ missionarii cinesi della Compagnia...

    ‘.In Colonia. Per il Berges’, 1700

    First edition of this substantial defence...

    £950

  10. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible...

    £5750

  11. BLACKBURN, Henry.

    Randolph Caldecott: a personal memoir of...

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

    First edition of a memoir detailing the...

    £10

  12. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950

  13. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  14. [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

  15. BRUNFELS, Otto.

    Precationes Biblicae sanctoru[m] patrum,...

    Strasbourg, Johannes Schott, 1528.

    First edition, rare. The earliest...

    £3800

  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. CAESAR, Caius Julius.

    Rerum gestarum commentarii XIV … omnia...

    Frankfurt, Georg Rab for Jacopo Strada,...

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

    £1650

  18. CALLINI, Bartolommeo.

    Arrolandosi sotto le insegne di Gesù Cristo...

    Vicenza, Tipografia Paroni, 1802.

    Unrecorded broadsheet celebrating the...

    £350

  19. CAMPBELL, George.

    A dissertation on miracles: containing...

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

    First edition. This dissertation, expanded...

    £850

  20. [CANONS REGULAR OF THE LATERAN.]

    Regula et constitutiones Canonicorum Regularium...

    Rome, apud Paulum Bladum, 1592.

    The most complete edition, rare, of...

    £25000