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. ARISTOPHANES.

    Comoediae ex optimis exemplaribus emendatae...

    Strasbourg, Jean-Georges Treuttel (colophon:...

    [with:]
     
    --- Comoediae in Latinum...

    £400

  2. AVGERINOS, Hypatios.

    Πονηµατα δραµατικα. [Ponemata...

    Trieste, Loyd, 1849.

    Very rare first edition of Avgerinos’...

    £1500

  3. CAESAR.

    Caii Julii Caesaris invictissimi i[m]peratoris...

    (Colophon) Venice, Agostino Zani, 17 August...

    A handsome copy of the first illustrated...

    £4000

  4. CHANDLER, Richard.

    Travels in Greece: or an Account of a Tour...

    Oxford: ‘Printed at The Clarendon Press...

    First edition. The classical scholar, traveller,...

    £2500

  5. DIOGENES LAERTIUS.

    [Greek title] De vitis, dogmatis & apophthegmatis...

    [Geneva], Henri Estienne, 1570.

    First Estienne edition of The Lives of...

    £1400

  6. EPICTETUS. [DU VAIR, Guillaume, translator].

    Le Manuel d’Epictete.

    Paris, Abel L’Angelier, 1591.

    Rare first edition of this translation...

    £1800

  7. HERODIAN and ZOSIMUS.

    ΗΡΩΔΙΑΝΟΥ ΙΣΤΩΡΙΑΝΟΥ...

    [Geneva]. Excudebat Henricus Stephanus...

    First edition thus, dedicated to Philip...

    £1500

  8. HORACE.

    Opera omnia.

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

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

    £600

  9. ISOCRATES.

    Orationes et epistolae gravitatis et suavitatis...

    Paris, Michel de Vascosan, 1553.

    A handsome Latin edition of twenty-one...

    £750

  10. JUVENAL.

    Satyrae [with commentary by Domizio Calderini].

    Vicenza, Henricus de Sancto Ursio, Zenus, 1480.

    A heavily-annotated copy of the only edition...

    £6000

  11. [KRAG, Niels, editor.]

    NICOLAUS, of Damascus. Ex Nicolai Damasceni...

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

    First edition thus. Comprises observations...

    £400

  12. 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

  13. MELA, Pomponius.

    Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.

    [Venice, printer of Pomponius Mela, 1477].

    Second edition, very rare. This is the...

    £35000

  14. NEPOS, Cornelius.

    De vita excellentium imperatorum. Interpretatione...

    Paris, Frères Barbou, 1726.

    An attractive later Delphin edition (first...

    £275

  15. PAUSANIAS.

    [Title in Greek.] Graeciae descriptio accurata......

    Leipzig, 1696.

    Brunet IV 455; Graesse V 177.

    £300

  16. PAUSANIAS.

    Weitere Beiträge zur Texteskritik des...

    Bern, Druck von B. F. Haller, 1876.

    £20

  17. PLINY, the Elder.

    C. Plini secundi des wijdt-vermaerden natur-kondigers...

    Amsterdam, [Christoffel Cunradus for]...

    One of several Dutch editions of selections...

    £800

  18. STOBAEUS, Johannes.

    [Graece et Latine]. Sententie ex thesauris...

    Basel, [printed by Oporinus for Froschauer,...

    Second, ‘in every respect preferable’...

    £2250

  19. TYRTAEUS and CALLINUS.

    Les chants...traduits en vers par Firmin Didot.

    Paris, Firmin Didot, pere et fils, 1827.

    One of only 100 copies - all hors de commerce...

    £6000