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. AVGERINOS, Hypatios.

    Πονηµατα δραµατικα. [Ponemata...

    Trieste, Loyd, 1849.

    Very rare first edition of Avgerinos’...

    £1500

  5. [BARNAUD, Nicolas].

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

    [No place or printer], 1581.

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

    £850

  6. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  7. 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

  8. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible in...

    £5750

  9. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  10. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  11. [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

  12. [BOUCHER, Jean].

    Apologie pour Iehan Chastel Parisien, execute...

    [Paris?], 1595.

    First edition of Boucher’s pseudonymous...

    £250

  13. BUDÉ, Guillaume.

    Commentarii linguae Graecae ...

    [Paris], Josse Badius, September 1529.

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

    £3250

  14. 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

  15. CAMPBELL, George.

    A dissertation on miracles: containing...

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

    First edition. This dissertation, expanded...

    £850

  16. [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

  17. CHARRON, Pierre.

    Les trois veritez. Seconde edition reveue,...

    Bordeaux, Simon Millanges, 1595.

    Second, much enlarged edition of Charron’s...

    £1400

  18. CHERTABLON, M. de.

    La maniere de se bien preparer a la mort....

    Antwerp, George Gallet, 1700.

    First edition with the present text. Romeyn...

    £1800

  19. CHOIR BREVIARY,

    part of the offices for the Feast of the...

    An imposing and richly illuminated leaf...

    £4000