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. BEISNER, Monika.

    Dante Alighieri: La Commedia in 100 tavole.

    Turin, Attini, 2021.

    Limited edition, one of 500 numbered...

    £60

  2. BOETHIUS, Severinus.

    [De consolatione] Duplex commentatio ex...

    [Lyons, Claude Davost for Simon Vincent, 1506.]

    Annotated copy of a scarce edition of...

    £7000

  3. [CARTHUSIANS.] 

    [GUIGO DE CASTRO, compiler.]  Repertorium...

    Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1510. 

    First printed edition of the Statutes...

    £8000

  4. [GRADUAL.]

    Vast historiated initial ‘A’ cut from...

    Italy (Umbria), end of thirteenth century.

    A spectacular initial on the scale of...

    £20000

  5. HOMILIARY,

    in Latin, with parts of Augustine’s Sermones...

    Germany, 11th century.

    The first leaf here contains parts of sermon...

    £1750

  6. [HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR.]

    Royal order in French authorising payment...

    Paris, 30 March 1415.

    A royal order to pay officials involved...

    £1750

  7. [INDULGENCE.] 

    Letter of Indulgence (in Catalan),...

    [Lerida, Heinrich Botel, c. 1498.] 

    Extremely rare incunable indulgence...

    £34000

  8. ITALY – MONTEPULCIANO.

    Notarial register of Mei, notary public...

    Italy (Montepulciano), September – November...

    Fragments from a notarial register of Montepulciano...

    £2000

  9. [JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE, (attr.)]. 

    Lavacrum conscientie [omnium sacerdotum]. 

    [Colophon:] Cologne, Heinrich Quentell, 1504.

    Rare edition of this popular late medieval...

    £750

  10. JOHN DE BURGH.

    Pupilla oculi.

    England, c. 1400.

    John de Burgh’s Pupilla oculi...

    £1750

  11. TYRE, William, Archbishop of, and Giuseppe OROLOGGI (translator).

    Historia della guerra sacra di Gierusalemme,...

    Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562.

    First Italian edition of William of...

    £2800