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  1. 132861detail
    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in... Learn More
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  2. 122920

    Opera.

    London: 1733-37 [i.e. 1757]

    First edition of Pine's Horace, second printing of 1757 from the same plates. A tour-de-force of bookmaking, Pine's Horace is entirely engraved, both text and illustration, and liberally supplied with initials, head- and tailpieces and vignettes. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English... Learn More
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  3. 132634comp
    First Zukofsky edition of Catullus, this the publisher's copy inscribed for him by the Zukofskys under their preface, "Tom Maschler's copy as ever, Celia Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky in his hand, May 20, 1969". These translations are a significant feature of the experimental output of American poet Louis Zukofsky, who with his... Learn More
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  4. 132587detail
    First edition of one of the most important books in the history of classical studies, in which Wolf applied recognizably modern philological methods to the "Homeric Question", the long-standing debate about the authorship and composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The subjects Wolf addressed dominated Homeric scholarship... Learn More
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  5. 132174
    The magnificent Paris edition of the works of St Cyril of Alexandria produced by the consortium of printers and booksellers formed in November 1582 to publish the works of the church fathers. The text is founded on the translation from Greek into Latin of Gentian Hervetus. Cyril of Alexandria (c.378444) was bishop of Alexandria... Learn More
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  6. 131795
    The first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, the second overall following the German Insel Verlag facsimile of 1913-14; one of 1,000 unnumbered copies. The Gutenberg Bible was the first complete book printed from moveable type, published in Mainz in 1455. This facsimile was derived from the Insel Verlgag facsimile,... Learn More
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  7. 118772
    First editions of these two landmark studies of the Arabic language. From the library of Pierre Dippy (1622-1709), Maronite dragoman to King Louis XIV of France and chair of Arabic and Syriac at the Collège Royal in Paris from 1667 to his death, the title pages inscribed "Ex libris Pierre Dippy" in a contemporary hand (the... Learn More
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  8. Alcorani textus universus.
    First edition of Marracci's Qur'an, "the greatest pre-modern European work of Qur'anic scholarship" (Burman). The second volume, "Refutatio Alcorani", comprises the second obtainable edition of the original Arabic, a Latin translation considered "by far and away the best translation of the Qur'an to date" (Hamilton), and... Learn More
    £10,500

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  9. 124662
    First edition. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was perhaps the most important English typographer of the 18th century, whose typeface remains in use today. Preceding the private press movement by over a century, Baskerville took considerable care in every aspect of the design and production of his books, with the aim of creating... Learn More
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  10. 67473
    First and only edition of this uncommon treatise on ancient shipbuilding, drawn from classical and Biblical sources, illustrated with a beautiful, etched frontispiece by de Hooghe. Born in Tönningen, Schleswig-Holstein, around 1630, Meibom was a Danish philologist and polymath scholar probably best known for his work on... Learn More
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  11. 121113
    First edition of one of the earliest printed works devoted to finance, one of the first to carry printed signatures, and the author's first printed text. Written during the Council of Basel, this treatise presents Segovia's contribution to the debate surrounding the theory and practice of census in medieval theology and... Learn More
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  12. 121292
    Second Aldine edition, following the first of 1514. The Aldine Quintilian was part of a series of Latin and Greek classics published by this press. This edition is dedicated to Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), the Italian geographer and travel writer. Learn More
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  13. 116811
    First edition of the Italian philosopher, historian, and jurist's fullest statement of the verum factum principle, the first book in the unrealised series of three outlining his anti-Cartesian philosophical system. The second and third books, Liber Secundus Physicus and Liber Tertius Moralis, were never completed for unknown... Learn More
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  14. 117992
    First edition, large paper issue, with the errata and list of subscribers, in a scarce and handsome Eton binding by Ingalton. This is William Herbert's first book, a collection of poetry in Latin and Greek, edited at the age of 17 whilst a student at Eton. Herbert went on to serve as MP for Hampshire and Cricklade, later... Learn More
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  15. De generibus ebriosorum, et ebrietate vitanda:
    The German humanist scholar Eobanus Koch (Coccius) (1488-1540) was considered the foremost Latin poet of his age. His prose work "On the species of drunkards" is a mock-quodlibetical speech that applies the scholastic method of argumentation, first printed anonymously in 1515. His first bestseller, the satire was reprinted... Learn More
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  16. Grammatica linguae persicae.
    First and only edition. Dombay (1756-1810), an Austrian born at Vienna, studied oriental languages at the Maria-Theresa College before being sent to Morocco as an interpreter, subsequently serving in Madrid and Zagreb. He finished his career as a councillor of the secret chancellery and interpreter to the Emperor's court.... Learn More
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  17. Analecta Arabica.
    First and only Arabic and Latin text edition of three interesting and varied Arabic manuscripts. Each has prefatory material in Latin and the first two parts also have an extensive Arabic-Latin glossary. The three parts are: "Institutiones juris Mohammedani circa bellum contra eos qui ab islamo sunt alieni. E duobus al-Codurii... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 92362

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  18. Memorabilium Gaudentii Merulae
    First edition published in France, the third and most extensive overall. Gaudenzio Merula (1500-1555) was born of a humble family in Borgolavezzaro, near Novara. He held teaching appointments in Milan, at the Academy in Novara, and subsequently at Vigevano and Turin. In 1554 he was charged with Protestant heresy, first before... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 63754

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  19. De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim ad codicum veterum fidem recensuit et annotatione explanavit Georg. Ludovicus Spalding A.M.
    Large paper copy, from the libraries of two notable English collectors, of the best edition of Quintilian on rhetoric, the outstanding work of the German philologist Georg Ludwig Spalding. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820... Learn More
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  20. 48939
    Large paper copy of the famous edition of Sallust by the short lived Gottlieb Kortte (1698-1731), whose installation as professor of jurisprudence at Liepzig in 1726 Bach hailed in the allegorical cantata "Vereinigte Zwietracht". Kortte's edition of Sallust was first published in 1724. Samuel Charles Smith (usually styling... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 48939

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  21. 24410
    An attractively bound set of Billuart's highly-regarded Latin commentary on Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica", first published between 1746 and 1751. A famous preacher, Billuart defended publicly in Maastricht the doctrine of the Real Presence, silencing his Calvinist opponents by his incisive logic and extensive learning.... Learn More
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