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Biblio is proud to present our collection of rare, antique, and collectible books available for purchase from our fine and reputable booksellers. Some of the antique books showcased date back to the 15th Century, and others hold significant historical and religious value. Antique books require special care and maintenance to preserve their special characteristics, and many of them are quite delicate. Also featured are particularly special and hard to find collectible books. Though they may not be antique, first editions or first printing of popular books are often quite collectible and rise in value over time. It is important to preserve the quality of these books as well, but they are generally more resistant to damage than the much older antique books.

Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76 by THOMSON, C. Wyville; MURRAY, Sir John; NARES, George S.; THOMSON, Frank Tourle, et al

Her Majesty's Government, 1882-95. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. The number of copies printed was not large and most copies went to institutional libraries during the 19-year publication period. Many existing sets are incomplete. Fifty 33-c...

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Canzoniere et Trionfi by Francesco Petrarca

[Sant'Orso]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 1474. Second edition of this version; the seventh edition in total.Petrarch's poetry in Italian, the Canzoniere and the Trionfi count among the most celebrated and influential works in western literature. In the...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Sociét...

From Skarstedt Rare Books


Darben ve def'an Muhasara ve Muharese-i Kila ve Husun (Fenn-i Muhasara) AND Fenn-i Lagim (Traite de l'attaque et de la defense des places, and the author's other work on mines) 2 vols. by Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban

Printed by Muhammed Rasid in Dar ut Tiba'aa al Ma'mura, possibly in Orta Koy, after the third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika press.The two works were translated from the original French text to the Ottoman Turkish and dedicated to the Sultan by Kons...

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Incipit passio sancti Meynrhadi martyris et heremite

Edited by Sebastian Brant. Basel: Michael Furter, XII. kal. octobris (= 20 September) 1496. First Latin edition.The legend of a Swiss saint and the foundation of Einsiedeln Abbey. This small incunable contains the account of the life of St. Meinrad of Ein...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Spiegel der waren Rhetoric by Friedrich Riederer

Freiburg im Breisgau: Friedrich Riederer, 11 December 1493. – First edition. The first complete rhetoric in German. Friedrich Ried(e)rer's (c. 1450-c. 1510) work has to be esteemed as a landmark in the domain of rhetoric. Comprising ars rhetorica, ars d...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi...

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Forordning om Neger=Handelen (i.e. Decree about the Negro-Trade). [In. Kong Christian den Syvendes allernaadigste Forordninger og aabne Breve for Aar 1792]. - [THE FIRST DECREE IN THE WORLD TO FORBID SLAVE-TRADE] by [CHRISTIAN VII - SLAVE-TRADE]

1792. Kiøbenhavn, Høppfner, (16. Martius, 1792). 4to. The entire volume of "Forordninger...", 1792 bound with the entire volumes of 1790 and 1791 as well in a very nice strictly contemporary brown full calf binding with four raised bands, gilt title-...

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


Descriptive Book of Thieves by City of Cleveland Police Department

Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Fro...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


In Novum Testamentum ab eodem denuo recognitum, Annotationes by Erasmus of Rotterdam

Basel: Johannes Froben, March 1519. The rare first edition of the enlarged annotations in a separate volume. A scholar's copy annotated with the Hebrew learning of Sebastian Münster. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Cathol...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG


A la recherche du temps perdu by PROUST Marcel

Grasset &Nrf, Paris 1913-1927, 12.5x19cm for the first volume & 13x19.5cm for the second & 14.5x19.5cm for the rest, 13 volumes in paper covers, in 7 chemises and slipcases of blue-green cloth. The first edition on ordinary paper with all the characterist...

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Felix Frankfurter Reminisces (*Signed by Graham Greene* with a gift inscription to his former dean and English constitutional law professor Sir David Keir) by Phillips, Dr. Harlan B

Hardcover. Non-Fiction. Memoirs. 310 pp. Secker & Warburg, London (1960). First Edition. First Printing (FPu). Clean, tight copy with no bumped corners and no markings inside or out. Near Fine/ Near Fine. The unique feature of the book, however, is the gi...

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