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. ACETI DE’ PORTI, Serafino. 

    Novo paradiso di delitie spirituali, nel...

    Bologna, Giovanni Rossi, 1563. 

    Rare first edition of this devotional work...

    £850

  3. 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

  4. [ALTAR CARDS.]

    Two altar cards with Latin text and images...

    ‘A Paris, chez I. Baudemont’, second...

    Two seemingly unrecorded hand-coloured...

    £2750

  5. ANGELI, Alessandro degli.

    In astrologos coniectores libri quinque...

    Lyons, Horace Cardon, 1615.

    First edition of this thorough attack...

    £1600

  6. ANGLÉS, José. 

    Flores theologicarum quaestionum, in quartum...

    Rome, Giuseppe de Angelis, 1578. 

    Scarce second edition (first Cagliari,...

    £750

  7. ANTIPHONAL,

    with neumes, containing music for the blessing...

    Southern Germany or Bohemia, mid-15th century.

    An unusual and striking antiphonal leaf...

    £4250

  8. ANVILLE, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’.

    Considérations générales, sur l’étude...

    Paris, Galeries du Louvres, 1777

    Two first edition works in one volume...

    £500

  9. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  10. [AQUHORTIES.]

    Abstract of the Rules and Regulations for...

    Edinburgh, J. Moir, [1799?].

    Broadside rules for the newly established...

    £850

  11. [ARCHCONFRATERNITY OF THE MOST HOLY CRUCIFIX.] 

    Distinta descrizione della machina, luminari,...

    Rome, per il Casaletti, 1775. 

    Rare record of a procession made by members...

    £250

  12. ARISTIDES, Aelius. 

    Orationum tomi tres, nunc primum latine...

    Basel, Peter Perna and Heinrich Petrus, 1566. 

    First edition in Latin, a remarkable...

    £2750

  13. 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

  14. ARNIGIO, Bartolomeo. 

    Rime dell’Arnigio per la ill[ustre] signora...

    Brescia, Giovanni Battista Bozzola, 1566. 

    First edition of Bartolomeo Arnigio’s...

    £1750

  15. AUGUSTINE, Pseudo-, et al. 

    Opusculum multarum bonaru[m] rerum refertum,...

    Venice, Pietro Quarengi, 6 March 1512. 

    Uncommon edition of various devotional...

    £750

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

    Summa de potestate ecclesiastica.

    Augsburg, [Johann Schüssler,] 6 March 1473.

    First edition of this highly important...

    £22500

  17. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, R. Daniel, impensis Octaviani...

    First edition, second issue (with the...

    £1250

  18. BARTOLI, Adolfo.

    Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte....

    Florence, Sansoni, 1880.

    Rare first edition, one of only 350...

    £500

  19. [BASKERVILLE PRESS.]

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration...

    Third and final edition of Baskerville’s...

    £1200

  20. BAUMGARTNER, Reinhard.

    Conclusiones ex universa theologia morali...

    [Augsburg], Joseph Antonius Labhart, [1754].

    Only edition of this attractively printed...

    £175