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Tercia pars operum Johannis de Gerson doctoris chritianissimi

Tercia pars operum Johannis de Gerson doctoris chritianissimi by GERSON, Johannes de

1494 Jean Gerson INCUNABLE Medieval Catholic Poem Mysticism Josephina Incunabula An extremely rare volume from the 1494 printin...

$5,999.00
Diomedis doctissimi ac diligentissimi linguae Latinae perscrutatoris De arte grammatica opus vtilissimum.

Diomedis doctissimi ac diligentissimi linguae Latinae perscrutatoris De arte grammatica opus vtilissimum. by DIOMEDES, Grammaticus

1491 1st ed Diomedes Grammar Latin Rhetoric Phocas Donatus Honoratius INCUNABLE Rare, complete 1491 first edition work of Latin ...

$5,950.00
A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admirality, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausability of a North-West Passage

A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admirality, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausability of a North-West Passage by Ross, John

London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised ba...

CAD $7,250.00
The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus

The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus by Bernard Randolph

Randolph's famous record of his travels in the Peloponnese in the 1670's and 80's, including the Aegean Islands, Crete and Rhode...

$5,000.00
Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum Cum Integris Notis Jani Gebhardi, Henr. Ernstii, & Jo. Andreae Bosii...Curante Augustino Van Staveren

Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum Cum Integris Notis Jani Gebhardi, Henr. Ernstii, & Jo. Andreae Bosii...Curante Augustino Van Staveren by Nepos, Cornelius

Lugduni Batavorum: Samuelem Luchtmans, 1734. Hardcover. Very Good. 5.5 x 8.1 Inches. Full vellum binding. Gilt stamp of Univer...

CAD $2,500.00
DIONIS NICAEI RERUM ROMANARUM A POMPEIO MAGNO AD ALEXANDRUM MAMAEAE EPITOME Authore Ioanne Xiphilino. [and same in Greek above this Latin title]. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA

DIONIS NICAEI RERUM ROMANARUM A POMPEIO MAGNO AD ALEXANDRUM MAMAEAE EPITOME Authore Ioanne Xiphilino. [and same in Greek above this Latin title]. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA by Cassius Dio (in the Epitome of Joannes Xiphilinus the Younger)

Paris (Lutetiae): Robertus Stephanus Cum privilegio Regis, 1551. Hardcover. Very Good. Nice Estienne printer's device on t...

£1,410.00
Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar

Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar by LUCAN

London: William Bentley, 1650. Hardcover. Translation by Thomas May. Two volumes. 24mo. Rebound in half black calf with marbled...

$1,500.00
Pompei; Piccoli Bronzi del Real Museo Borbonico.descritti e disegnati da Carlo Ceci

Pompei; Piccoli Bronzi del Real Museo Borbonico.descritti e disegnati da Carlo Ceci by Ceci, Carlo

[Naples; stamperis di Salvatore Piscopo], 1858. Oblong Folio. 2nd edition. (lacks the descriptive text used as title page usual...

$1,500.00
Orationvm Pars 1

Orationvm Pars 1 by M TVLLI CICERONIS

Printed and Published by Nikolas Brylinger [Officina Brylingeriana] 1579 Basel, 304pp Woodcut printer’s device to title, t...

£1,000.00
Polybii Diodori Siculi Nicolai Damasceni Dionysii Halicar Appiani Alexand Dionis et Ioannis Antiocheni excerpta ex collectaneis Constantini Augusti Porphyrogenetae Henricus Valesius nunc primum Graece Editit [.]

Polybii Diodori Siculi Nicolai Damasceni Dionysii Halicar Appiani Alexand Dionis et Ioannis Antiocheni excerpta ex collectaneis Constantini Augusti Porphyrogenetae Henricus Valesius nunc primum Graece Editit [.] by CONSTANTINE PORPHYROGENITUS

Paris: Mathurini Du Puis, 1634. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. pp. [14], 853, [19], 126. Title in red and black with small crow...

$1,300.00
L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani opera, quae quidem extant omnia...

L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani opera, quae quidem extant omnia... by Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320)

Basileae: per Henricum Petri, [colophon: 1563]. 4to (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [12] ff., 559, [21] pp. North African apologist Lacta...

$1,250.00
Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium.

Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium. by Conti, Natale [Natalis Comes]

First illustrated edition. Patavii, apud Petrumpaulum Tozzium. Extypographeio Laurentij Pasquati. 1616. [Imprim. Typographum Cam...

£950.00
[Binding] Epitome rerum romanarum cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non numismata et antiqua monumenta . . . In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibiotheca Cl. Salmasii

[Binding] Epitome rerum romanarum cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non numismata et antiqua monumenta . . . In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibiotheca Cl. Salmasii by FLORUS, L[ucius] Annaeus, c. 74 AD - c. 130 AD [Claude Saumaise, Joannes Georgius Graevius, Johan Heinrich Wetstein]

Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: apud H. Westenium, 1692. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Fine. So-called second edition of "by far th...

$1,235.00



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