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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. APULEIUS (Julien FLEURY, editor).

    Lucii Apuleii Madaurensis Platonici philosophi...

    Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1688.

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

    £350

  2. 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

  3. BERGK, Theodor (editor).

    Poetae Lyrici Graeci … Editio altera...

    Leipzig, Reichenbach for Williams & Norgate...

    Second enlarged edition, presented by...

    £200

  4. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  5. BRATHWAITE, Richard.

    Natures Embassie: or, the Wilde-mans Measures:...

    [London,] Printed for Richard Whittaker. 1621.

    First edition of a substantial collection...

    £13500

  6. CATULLUS, TIBULLUS, PROPERTIUS.

    Carmina.

    [Milan, Philippus de Lavagnia] for Johannes...

    A handsome copy of the second edition...

    £40000

  7. CELSUS, ‘Aurelius’ [Aulus] Cornelius.

    Aurelii Cornelii Celsi de re medica libri...

    Leiden, ex officina Plantiniana, apud...

    Important Plantin edition of the De...

    £1750

  8. [CICERO, Marcus Tullius.]

    Commentarii Philippicarum Marci Ciceronis...

    Paris. Thomas Caseus for Jean Petit, [1514].

    Rare edition, attractively printed and...

    £950

  9. DASSIER, Jean and Jacques-Antoine.

    ‘An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals...

    London, c. 1795-1800.

    An exceptionally fine illustrated manuscript,...

    £8500

  10. DIO CASSIUS.

    Dione historico delle guerre et fatti de...

    Venice, Niccolò Zoppino, March 1533.

    First edition of Dio’s Roman History...

    £2750

  11. DIOGENES LAERTIUS, [and Henri ESTIENNE (editor)].

    Περι βίων, δογμάτων και...

    [Geneva,] Henri Estienne, 1570.

    First Estienne edition of The Lives...

    £1400

  12. EPICTETUS.

    To tou Epiktetou encheiridion. Ex editione...

    Glasgow, Foulis, 1751.

    The first miniature Foulis edition of...

    £900

  13. FLORUS.

    Lucii Flori rerum ab urbe condita liber...

    [Venice, in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri,...

    Florus’s epitome of Roman history,...

    £750

  14. FREEMAN, Arthur.

    Catullus Carmen 17.6 and Other Mysteries....

    London, The Author, 2020.

    This partly historical, partly philological...

    £15

  15. FULBECKE, William.

    An Historicall Collection of the continuall...

    London, Printed for William Ponsonby. 1601.

    First edition. Fulbecke’s Historicall...

    £5250

  16. GAY, John.

    Achilles. An Opera. As it is perform’d...

    London: Printed for J. Watts ... 1733.

    First edition of Gay’s last ballad...

    £400

  17. GIBBON, Edward.

    The history of the decline and fall of...

    London, printed for W. Strahan & T. Cadell,...

    First editions of all six volumes of...

    £14000

  18. GIRALDI, Lilio Gregorio. 

    De Deis gentium varia et multiplex historia,...

    Basel, Oporinus, 1548. 

    First edition of the most important...

    £2500

  19. GROVES, John.

    Greek and English dictionary, comprising...

    London, for Cowie, Jolland & Co., 1838.

    Seventh edition of Groves’s popular Greek–English...

    £150

  20. HOMER, and Alexander POPE (translator).

    The Iliad of Homer. Translated from the...

    McCulloch, P. Stuart, 1795.

    First American edition of Pope’s rendering...

    £850