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

    Repertorium statutoru[m] ordinis cartusiensis...

    [Colophon:] Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1510.

    First printed edition of the Statutes...

    £8000

  2. GUILELMUS ALVERNUS.

    De fide et legibus.

    [Augsburg, Günther Zainer, c. 1475-6].

    First and only incunable edition of...

    £5000

  3. [INDULGENCE.] 

    Letter of Indulgence (in Catalan),...

    [Lerida, Heinrich Botel, c. 1498.] 

    Extremely rare incunable indulgence...

    £34000

  4. [JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE, ascribed author.]

    Lavacrum conscientie [omnium sacerdotum].

    [Colophon:] Cologne, Heinrich Quentell, 1504.

    Rare edition of this popular late medieval...

    £750