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. ALBERTUS Magnus (trad. attr.; or Hugh RIPELIN).

    Compendium theologicae veritatis.

    Venice, Gabriel de Grassis, 14 June 1485.

    An extensively annotated copy of the...

    £7500

  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. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  6. BACON, Francis.

    Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica,...

    London, R. Daniel, impensis Octaviani...

    First edition, second issue (with the...

    £1250

  7. BARTOLI, Adolfo.

    Scenari inediti della Commedia dell’arte....

    Florence, Sansoni, 1880.

    Rare first edition, one of only 350...

    £500

  8. BASIL, Saint, and Janus CORNARIUS (editor).

    [Opera, Greek] Απαντα τα...

    Basel, Hieronymus Froben and Nicolaus...

    Editio princeps of St. Basil’s...

    £3200

  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. BENTLEY, Richard.

    A Dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris,...

    London, Printed by J. Leake, for Peter...

    First edition, the separate issue, of what...

    £750

  12. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  13. [BIANCHI, Isidoro.]

    Compendio della vita e miracoli della B....

    Cremona, per il Feraboli, 1805.

    Second edition (first Rome 1804) of...

    £350

  14. [BIBLE.]

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

    [Geneva, Jean de Tournes?], 1607.

    First edition of the Protestant Bible...

    £4750

  15. [BIBLE.]

    Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti...

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

    An attractive Plantin Bible, bound in...

    £1250

  16. [BIBLE.]

    The Holy Bible containing the Bookes of...

    Cambridge … Printed by John Field Printer...

    The fine Field–Ogilby folio Bible,...

    £16000

  17. [BIBLE.]

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

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

    First complete edition of the Bible...

    £5750

  18. [BIBLE – GREEK NEW TESTAMENT.]

    Της Καινης Διαθηκης Απαντα....

    Londini, Ex Officina, Jacobi Tonson &...

    Interleaved and heavily annotated copy...

    £1600

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

    Passionis dominice sermo historialis notabilis...

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

    Revised edition of Biel’s sermon on...

    £5500

  20. BLACKBURN, Henry.

    Randolph Caldecott: a personal memoir of...

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

    First edition of a memoir detailing the...

    £10