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Ta ek ton palaion kai panton sophon komikon… Vetustissimorum sapientissimorum comicorum quinquaginta.

by [HERTEL, Jacob]

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Basel: [Johann Oporinus], [1560]. 8vo, (lxiv), 769, (xxxi). Roman, Italic and Greek letter, printed side notes. Floriated and historiated woodcut initials. Light age yellowing, occasional spotting, very light marginal water stain slightly affecting gatherings a-d. A beautiful copy in French [?] calf c.1600, panels bordered with single gilt rule and central floral device, tooled bands to spine with central gilt fleurons, a. e. g.; spine and corners expertly restored. Ownership inscriptions probably reading “Garzoni Thomaso” [?], on front free endpaper, and “Gismond [?]”, on title page; profusely annotated in Latin and Greek throughout by a contemporary hand. Rare second edition of this collection of quotations of about 50 ancient Greek authors, such as Menander, Philemon, Apollodorus, Eupolides, Cratinus and many others, with facing Latin text, edited by Hertel. The date appears in the preface. Jacob Hertel (1536-1564) was a deacon and teacher in Basel and died at 28 of plague. He wrote… Read more
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1) Edinburgh: [s.n.], 1618 2)Edinburgh, Excudebat Andreas Hart, anno 1618. FIRST EDITION, second issue. Folio. 1) [x], 44 -[138], 137-289, [i]. 2). pp. 18, [2].  A-B C_. [Leaf of Latin verses normally between pp. 44-5 placed as prelim, outer margin restored] Italic letter with some Roman and Greek, text within box rule. Woodcut portrait of James I with his arms below as frontispiece, (backed with tear to lower outer corner, touching box rule, replaced in ms.) large historiated initial on first leaf, with large grotesque headpiece with James I arms above, woodcut floriated initials many grotesque and floriated woodcut head and tail-pieces, typographical ornaments, “A reissue of STC 140 (Edinburgh: Thomas Finlason, 1618) with cancel title page and dedication printed by A. Hart; three preliminary leaves cancelled and replaced by two. In this reissue line 3 of title reads ""to the high and mighty prince"". Page 109-12 are a cancel bifolium printed in London by the Eliot’s Court Press. … Quire M… Read more
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Tabulae Gregorianae Motuum Octavae Sphaerae ac Luminarium [with] De Corrigendo Ecclesiastico Calendario

by MOLETI, Giuseppe

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Venice: Petrum Deheuchinum, 1580. FIRST EDITIONS, large 4to., 2 works in one, ff. (viii) 50, 88 +37 (i). Roman letter, woodcut initials and ornaments, couple of astronomical diagrams in text. 88 ll. of astronomical and mathematical tables in first work, within printed line border, 13 of the ecclesiastical and solar calendar in second, the former printed in red and black. Jesuit library stamp and ms case mark in blank portion of t-p, early ms price at head, deaccession label on fly, marginal wormtails to final ll., well away from text. A splendid copy, with wide margins on very thick paper, crisp and clean in contemp. limp vellum, lacking ties. Moleti (1531 - 1588) studied mathematics at the Jesuit college in Messina where he was a pupil of Maurolico, and published several works on geography and astronomy prior to his appointment as scientific tutor to the young prince of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga. His important Dialogue on Mechanics discusses the problem of the speed of falling bodies of different… Read more
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Tabule & Theoremata quorum hic est index ... In calce huius libri seorsum annexe sunt tabulae Elisabeth Reginae nuper castigatae & in ordinem redactae per L. Gauricum ..

by ALFONSO X, King of Castile and Leon

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Venice: Lucantonio Giunta, 1524, November. FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. 2 parts in one. ff. 123, (i) 27, (i). A-P8, Q4, a-c8, d4. Roman letter. Title page in red and black, Giunta’s small fleur de lys device in red on first t-p, repeated in black on recto of last leaf of first part, and on second part title, small woodcut initials, woodcut tables throughout, two large circular woodcut diagrams depicting the solar cycle, contemporary detailed marginal annotations in places, armorial bookplate ""Mannington Hall"" (seat of Lord Walpole) surmounted by an earl's crown with motto ""Fari quae sentiat"" on front paste-down. Light age yellowing, occasional light water stain, the odd mark or spot. A good copy, crisp and clean in contemporary limp vellum, pig skin ties and ball catches. An attractive copy, beautifully printed by Lucantonio Giunta, of the work which underpins Alfonso X's ""lasting scientific fame"" (DSB); the first edition with an additional table by the astronomer and mathematician Luca… Read more
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Taxe cancellariae apostolice et taxe sacre penitentiarie itidem apostolice

by CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Paris: Venundantur Toussaint Denis, 1520. 4to. ff. [iv] XLII. [pi] a4 a-k4 l2. Gothic letter. Title with woodcut arms of Pope Leo X and the kingdom of France at head and woodcut printer’s device of St. Denis holding his severed head, autograph and inscription “Octb. 9 1624. De nuo imprima Londinii in perpetu Papa infamiam. Thoms Goade” on title autograph Mathew Lownes? beneath, C17th bibliographical notes on front pastedown, and in pencil in Mendham’s hand below, part of errata lightly crossed through in ink, occasional marginal annotations in a neat C16th hand. Title page fractionally dusty, some minor light water-staining, the odd mark or spot. A very good copy in English speckled calf c1600, covers blind and gilt ruled to a panel design, fleurons to outer corners, large strap-worked lozenge gilt at centres, spine gilt ruled in compartments (small loss at head), joints cracked and worn, all edges sprinkled red. Extremely rare, important and most interesting work, the first edition printed… Read more
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The Temple. Sacred poems and private ejaculations.

by HERBERT, George

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[Cambridge]: T. Buck, and R. Daniel, 1634. 12mo. [viii], 192, [iv]; [par.] , A-H__, I_. Roman letter, entirely ruled in red. Title-page within ornamental typographical border, floriated woodcut initials, typographical and woodcut head and tail-pieces, engraved armorial bookplate of Henry, Duke of Kent on front pastedown 1713, Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey (b. 1781) Wrest Park engraved armorial bookplate, on fly, Robert S. Pirie on verso. Light age yellowing, cut a little close in upper margin just touching a few running headlines. A very good copy, crisp and clean is stunning slightly later (circa 1650) English red morocco, covers bordered with a double gilt rule, richly worked to a panel design, outer panel with gilt triangular foliate border and corner-pieces, with small gilt thistle tools, large ornate gilt floral corner-pieces, central panel composed of two gilt foliate sprays and four gilt corner pieces, all richly worked with small, and pointillé tools, spine with raised bands, densely gilt in… Read more
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Thaumatographia Naturalis

by JONSTON, John

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Amsterdam: Apud Guilielmum Blaeu, 1632. FIRST EDITION. 12mo [xii] 501 [iii]. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, t.p. with printer’s device of an orrery. Light age browning, otherwise a good clean copy with C17 annotations, in contemporary English calf, covers triple-ruled in blind, spine remounted, a.e.r. FIRST EDITION of Jonston’s most popular work on “admiranda” or wonders of nature organised into ten categories (heaven, earth, and topics relating to meteors, ‘fossils’ or minerals, plants, birds, quadrupeds, insects and ‘bloodless’ animals, fish, and humans). The work draws heavily from classical sources such as Aristotle, Pliny, and Seneca, but also from the more recent work of Aldrovandi, and in the section on plants includes descriptions of the flora and fauna of the New World, as well as tobacco. Each section is headed by a useful index to its contents, and the work concludes with a poem in praise of Jonston by the Bohemian poet Venceslaus Clemens. John… Read more
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Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum

by ADRICHEM, Christian van

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Cologne: Mylius, Hermann (I.), 1628. Folio. pp. (xii) 286 (xxviii). Roman letter, with Italic, 12 maps (double-page or fold-out). Attractive engraved architectural t-p with allegorical figures and biblical scenes; 7 fold-out and 5 double maps of Palestine and the allotments of the tribes of Israel; decorated initials and grotesque tailpieces. Light browning in places, intermittent light marginal oil stains, occasional spots, small paper flaw to blank section at p. 93, tiny marginal loss at p. 125, gutter of first fol. repaired. Maps generally in very good condition, occasional light spotting, slight marginal soiling or fraying with minor loss mainly at folds to 1, 8, 9 and 12, light browning to 6, 7, 8 and 11, slight offsetting to 4 and 5. A good, well-margined, very large copy in contemporary vellum over pasteboards, spine in five compartments, raised bands, contemporary inked lettering, early shelfmark label at foot, upper joint a bit loose. C17 pasted printed ex-libris ‘Ex Biblio. Miss. Sti… Read more
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Theatrum orbis terrarum, Parergon, Nomenclator

by ORTELIUS, Abraham.

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Large folio, three parts in one, separate t-p to third, Theatrum: ff (xii), 100 double-page numbered plates of one or more maps; Parergon: ff. 101-102, plates 103-114; Nomenclator: pp. 77 (ix), lacking final blank. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut floriated and historiated initials, handsome engraved allegorical first t-p with the personifications of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, title of Parergon within border with strapwork and foliage, printer's device to second t-p, full-page portrait of author engraved by Philip Galle (1537-1612), and 112 double-page plates including 145 geographic maps (varying dimensions), all in splendid contemporary hand-colouring with extensive gold and silver details. Lighy age yellowing, browning to a few ll., light foxing to initial ll., small early repair to three ll. probably relating to early autograph or library stamp, one with three words replaced in early manuscript. Intermittent marginal soiling mainly to lower outer blank corners, light see through to blank… Read more
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Theatrum Diabolorum

by FEYERABEND, Sigmund (ed.)

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Frankfurt: Peter Schmidt, 1575. Large fol., ff. [6], 568, [12]. Black and Roman letter; black-and-red title, some decorated initials; large printer devices on title and colophon (oval border and personification of respectively demoniac Vices and Fame); few light browned pages, margins occasionally foxed. A very good copy in elegant contemporary German brown calf over thick-wooden bevelled boards; blind-stamped in black, double fillet, with four rolls of portrait medallions, interlacing flowers and glyphs and floral central panel; remains of clasps; a bit rubbed, some leather lost on front lower board, chipped corners and spine; red edges with early title inscription, early shelf mark gilt on spine; on title, contemporary ex libris of Arnold III, count of Bentheim-Tecklenburg-Steinfurt-Limburg; on front pastedown, early eighteenth-century engraved bookplate of Ambrosius Franz of Virmont-Bretzenheim. Second expanded edition of this very influential encyclopaedia of diabolical literature in the… Read more
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Theatrum anatomicum

by BAUHIN, Gaspard.

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[Frankfurt am Main]: heirs of T. de Bry & Matthäus Becker, 1605. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. (xvi) 1314 [i.e. 1308] (iv), (viii) 198 (ii), (xlvi), plates included. Engraved architectural t-p with female figures of anatomy and medicine (?), author’s engraved portrait to verso (small hole and repaired worm trail), engraved arms of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt to verso of first, 131 handsome full-page engravings of dissected bodies, organs and limbs, decorated initials and ornaments. Uniform light age browning, ink splash to lower inner corner of second part touching couple of plates, single small worm hole to last few ll. A very good copy in contemporary vellum, traces of ties, yapp edges, triple blind ruled, lettered spine, institutional arms 1613 with Latin motto, monogram ‘SRD’ and ‘1619’ all gilt to upper cover, C19 bookplate on front pastedown, casemark ‘BBB 1’ and C18 arms of Ignaz Dominik S.R.I., Count Chorinsky and Baron Ledske to fly. A very good copy, in fresh… Read more
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Theatrum Botanicum or the Theater of plantes.

by PARKINSON, John

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London: printed by Tho. Cotes, 1640. FIRST EDITION. Folio. pp. [xx] 1652, 1663-1755, [iii]. [[A] , (a) , B-4L , 4M , 4N-7I .] Roman letter, some Italic. Magnificent full page eng. title by Marshall (Johnson 77), (here placed as frontispiece) upper compartment comprising two landscape scenes with allegorical female figures representing Asia and Europe (mounted on a rhinoceros and drawn in a chariot respectively) surrounded by their local fruits and flora, full length portraits of Adam (with spade) and Solomon, lower compartment with medallion portrait of the author flanked by allegorical figures of Africa and the Americas (mounted on a zebra and lama respectively) surrounded by cactii, palms etc, printed title within box rule, more than 2700 woodcuts of plants, floriated woodcut initials, grotesque woodcut head and tail-pieces, typographical ornaments. Autograph of Jo. Hyphantes (John Weaver?) in a near contemporary hand on printed t-p., early autograph at head of engraved t-p of Robert Parker, just… Read more
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Theatrum mundi, et temporis..

by GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo

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Venice: Giovanni Battista Somasco, 1588. FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. [16], 478, plus additional leaf after Mmiv and final folded table, final gathering misbound; decorated initials and tail-pieces, printer’s device on title; 144 astronomical illustrations, of which 31 (out of 51) with volvelles, very few skilfully restored with possible integrations from another exemplar; light foxing and little stains to margins in places. A good copy in contemporary vellum, early title inked to spine; couple of minor stains to front, spine chipped at tail; eighteenth-century Italian ms filling verso of title and other blank portions of text; early ink stamp of private library with crowned monogram ‘EME’ on title and verso of last leaf. First issue of the princeps of this beautifully illustrated book, commonly regarded as the most charming celestial atlas of the sixteenth century. This copy also retains the additional folded table ‘Canon sexagenarius’ at the end. Giovanni Paolo Gallucci (1538-ca 1621) was a… Read more
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Theorica musice

by GAFURIUS, Franchinus

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Milan: Philippus de Mantegatiis, Cassanus, for Johannes Petrus de Lomatio, 15 Dec 1492. Small folio. 68 unnumbered ll., [*]4 a8 b-i6 k8. Roman letter. Handsome woodcut t-p of musician at the organ, full-page woodcut divided into 4 scenes showing Iubal, Pythagoras and Phylolaus playing instruments, several full-page or smaller woodcut diagrams on notation and music theory. T-p and blank verso of last dusty, latter ink spotted, t-p and last two ll. strengthened at gutter, upper outer blank corner slightly holed, few small marginal worm holes to first and last few ll., very light oil stain to lower outer corner of large figurative woodcut, small water stain at lower gutter of last four ll. A very good, crisp copy, on thick paper, in a C14 (probably German) rubricated vellum gradual leaf over boards (C20), a bit dust-stained. C20 bookplate of Alfred Cortot and tiny monogram WH to front pastedown, Cortot's small initials stamped to lower margin of t-p, the odd C16 annotation and contemporary to verso of… Read more
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Theorique and practise of warre

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[Middelburg: Printed by Richard Schilders], 1597. FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. pp. [viii], 165, [iii]. [A-Y .] Roman letter. Large round woodcut ornament on title, historiated and white on black criblé initials, large grotesque tail-pieces, typographical head-piece. Contemporary English autograph on t-p with price below, Manuscript monogram of William Herbert (1718-1795) with page reference to his augmented edition of Ames’ Typographical antiquities, at foot of t-p, engraved armorial bookplate of the Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) with his ms shelf mark, autograph of Robert Davies on fly, Elizabeth Davies’ ex dono inscription to Edward Hailstone (1818-1890) below, his gilt armorial leather book label on rear pastedown, William O’Brien’s ex legato label dated 1899, stamp of Milltown Park library on fly, repeated on t-p. Light age yellowing, t-p fractionally dusty, minor mostly marginal spotting in places, small water-stain in upper outer corner of a few leaves at end, the odd mark or spot. A very… Read more
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Theotimus, sive De tollendis & expungendis malis libris, iis praecipue, quos vix incolumi fide ac pietate plerique legere queant, Libri Tres

by PUTHERBEI, Gabrielis

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Paris: Ioannem Roigny, 1549. 8vo. pp. [xlviii], 283, [v]. a , e , i , a-s . Roman and Italic letter, some Greek. Floriated woodcut initials and headpieces, “Ex bibliotheca Iacobi demonthiers supremo Parhis senati Advocati. Ex dono dicti Putherbei” in contemporary hand at foot of t-p, Captain Michiels, name stamp on title, ms autograph dated 1749 “Medio tutissimus ibis”on rear fly, bookplate, engraved by L. Fruytiers of “I. G. M.” on pastedown with same motto, ms note concerning the author on fly in C18th hand, occasional ms underlining in red crayon. Light age yellowing, t-p a little dusty and spotted. A good copy, crisp and clean in slightly later speckled calf rebacked, corners restored. Rare first edition of this important work defending the censorship of ungodly books by the Cistercian Monk Gabriel Dupuyherbault, including biting attacks on authors, notably Rabelais, who were thought to threaten public morals. In doing so he made a bitter enemy of Rabelais who castigated him in the… Read more
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Thesauri latinitatis purae compendium

by BENTZIUS, Johannes

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Strasbourg: Exudebant haer. Bernh. Iobini, 1596. 8vo. pp. (xvi) 666 [i.e., 696] (lxxxiv) + 96 blank ll. Roman letter, with Gothic, occasional Italic, double column. Woodcut printer’s device to t-p, decorated initials and ornaments. Lightly browned, a few ll. and edges a bit dusty, two tiny worm holes to first two gatherings occasionally touching a letter, small ink (?) smudge to lower outer blank corner of 2R5-6. A good copy in elegant contemporary vellum, yapp edges, traces of ties and of green, black and red paint to boards, double blind ruled to a panel design, outer border with blind-stamped tendrils, centre panel with blind-stamped cornerpieces and lozenge-shaped centrepiece, all with gouges and interlacing ribbons, raised bands, title inked to spine, all edges red and gauffered. C18 sketched map of a region of northern Germany inked to front pastedown, ex-libris of Hermann Levy to ffep, another with longer note dated 1852 to first blank leaf at rear, C19 armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph… Read more
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Thesaurus exorcismorum.

by [WITCHCRAFT].

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Cologne: Sumptibus haeredum Lazari Zetzneri, 1626. 8vo. pp. (xxiv) 1232 (xlii). Roman letter, with Italic. Woodcut printer’s device to t-p, woodcut initials and headpieces. Title a little dusty, paper a bit softened, upper edge trimmed, affecting running title in places, water stain to upper outer corner of 2S-2Y 8 and (lighter) last few gatherings. A good copy in contemporary calf, double blind ruled, raised bands, wanting fly. Later autograph ‘J. Van Kempen’ to front pastedown, contemporary annotation (mostly illegible male names) to verso of last. A good copy of the second edition of this important collection of six popular treatises on exorcism written by Franciscans, originally published separately in the 1580s-90s. First printed in 1608 and republished after the codification of exorcism in the ‘Rituale Romanum’ (1614), it became ‘the most authoritative collection of exorcisms of the Renaissance’ and ‘the undisputed reference for the ritual of Catholic exorcism’ (Maggi,… Read more
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Thesaurus artificiosae memoriae.

by ROSSELLI, Cosma.

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FIRST EDITION. 4to, ff. (xvi) 145 (i). Italic and Roman letter, woodcut floriated initials, headpieces with angels and masks, typographical ornaments. Printer's device to t-p, one double page plate and several full-page diagrams and illustrations depicting the circles of hell, celestial spheres, the human body, a tree, animals, alphabets, a sign language. T-p a bit dusty, slight age yellowing, light browning to one gathering, intermittent light waterstain mainly to lower blank margins, small wormholes to upper blank corner of a few central gatherings. A very good, exceptionally wide-margined, untrimmed copy in contemporary limp vellum, three ties preserved. Early C15 manuscript stubs from 'Summa totius artis notariae' by Rolandino de Passaggeri (c. 1215-1300), early numerical annotations to fly, ms. autograph "Franco dei Franci" and "Al suo carismo et l(?)" (ruled through) to verso of rep. Loosely inserted paper (probably temp. WWII) with ms. text of 'Ananizapta', a spell against death popular in the… Read more
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Thesaurus Oeconomiae.

by CASE, John.

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FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to. Pp. (xii) 278 (x). Roman letter, Italic letter. Large woodcut printer's device to tp, floriated and historiated head and tail pieces and initials. Foldout typographical table before A1, small tear at fold. Attractive C15 manuscript in English hand of De Vita Honestate Clericorum used as flyleaves front and back. Slight age yellowing, light water stain to fly and first couple of leaves, worm trails to gutter pp. 127-240. A good, clean copy in handsome contemporary blind-tooled Oxford calf, large central arabesque within blind-ruled panel, small tools in each corner, diagonal blind lines over stitches on spine and board edges adjacent to spine, very slightly rubbed.
Handsomely bound and rare treatise by the Aristotelian writer and Englishman, John Case (d. 1600). Case was a chorister at New College and Christ Church Oxford before being awarded a scholarship at St John's in 1564. At university Case acquired a reputation as a disputant. The English antiquary Anthony Wood… Read more
Item Price:
£8,075.00
£8.95 shipping to USA
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