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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. BARTOLI, Pietro Santi.

    Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum ac veteris...

    Rome, sumptibus ac typis edita a Joanne...

    Revised edition (first c. 1685, with...

    £2500

  3. BEVER, Thomas.

    The History of the legal polity of the...

    London, Strahan and Cadell, 1781.

    Sole edition of a legal history conceived...

    £1500

  4. [CICERO, Marcus Tullius.]

    Commentarii Philippicarum Marci Ciceronis...

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

    Rare edition, attractively printed and...

    £950

  5. DASSIER, Jean and Jacques-Antoine.

    ‘An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals...

    London, c. 1795-1800.

    An exceptionally fine illustrated manuscript,...

    £8500

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

    Περι βίων, δογμάτων και...

    [Geneva,] Henri Estienne, 1570.

    First Estienne edition of The Lives...

    £1400

  7. EPICTETUS.

    To tou Epiktetou encheiridion. Ex editione...

    Glasgow, Foulis, 1751.

    The first miniature Foulis edition of...

    £900

  8. FREEMAN, Arthur.

    Catullus Carmen 17.6 and Other Mysteries....

    London, The Author, 2020.

    This partly historical, partly philological...

    £15

  9. GAY, John.

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

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

    First edition of Gay’s last ballad...

    £400

  10. HOMER, and Alexander POPE (translator).

    The Iliad of Homer. Translated from the...

    McCulloch, P. Stuart, 1795.

    First American edition of Pope’s rendering...

    £850

  11. HORACE.

    Opera omnia.

    Paris, A. Mesnier [printed by Didot fils...

    A scarce Miniature Book. “One of the...

    £600

  12. HORACE.

    Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera cum novo commentario...

    Paris, Didot, 1855.

    The deluxe issue of Didot’s Horace,...

    £900

  13. JUVENAL and PERSIUS.

    D. Junii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci...

    Rennes, apud Josephum Vatar, collegii...

    Scarce pocket-sized edition of the satires...

    £125

  14. [KRAG, Niels, editor.]

    NICOLAUS, of Damascus. Ex Nicolai Damasceni...

    [?Heidelberg], Pierre de Saint-André, 1593.

    First edition thus. Comprises observations...

    £300

  15. LACTANTIUS, L. Coelius, and Onorato FASCITELLI (editor).

    [Opera:] Divinarum institutionum lib. VII,...

    Lyons, Jean de Tournes and Guillaume Gazeau,...

    First edition of Lactantius’ works...

    £1500

  16. LUCRETIUS.

    De rerum natura libri sex.

    Paris, Hiérosme de Marnef and Guillaume...

    Rare pocket edition of Lucretius, a...

    £600

  17. MABLY, Gabriel Bonnot, Abbé de.

    Observations on the Romans. Written originally...

    London: Printed for R. Griffiths … 1751.

    First English edition of this Roman history...

    £875

  18. MARTIAL.

    M. Ualerii Martialis epigrammata. Opera,...

    Cuneo, typis Ioannis Baptistae Benentini, 1705.

    Scarce pocket edition of Martial’s...

    £175

  19. MILBANK, Augustus Sussex.

    A Treatise upon the political & social...

    [Richmond, M. Bell for] London, Messrs...

    First and only edition of a rare Yorkshire-printed...

    £125

  20. NEPOS, Cornelius.

    De vita excellentium imperatorum. Interpretatione...

    Paris, Frères Barbou, 1726.

    An attractive later Delphin edition (first...

    £275