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1600 La Spagnolas Comedia ANDREA CALMO
1600 La Spagnolas Comedia ANDREA CALMO

Price: £560.00

A scarce, Italian edition of La Spagnolas Comedia by Andrea Calmo. Bound in marbled paper-covered boards. Scarce. Andrea Calmo, 1510 - 1571, was an Italian playwright, actor and poet. There is a lack of reliable information concerning Calmo's...

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1606 Of the Church by RICHARD FIELD First Edition
1606 Of the Church by RICHARD FIELD First Edition

Price: £1,999.99

A very scarce first edition of Richard Field's Of the Church. Bound in vellum. First edition. Very scarce. Richard Field (1561-1616) was an English ecclesiological theologian associated with the work of Richard Hooker. Field...

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1611 Gesta Dei per Francos Sive Orientalium Expeditionum J Bongars On Crusades
1611 Gesta Dei per Francos Sive Orientalium Expeditionum J Bongars On Crusades

Price: £1,400.00

The first and only edition of this fascinating early history of the Crusades from Jacques Bongar. A primary source and this is the only edition.The two maps and plates are bound in the smaller second volume here not seen. However,...

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1620 JOSEPH HALL Honour of the Married Clergie SCARCE!!
1620 JOSEPH HALL Honour of the Married Clergie SCARCE!!

Price: £719.99

Full early calf leather binding. A very scarce copy of Hall's work with engraved title page and decorative head and tail pieces and illuminated initials. Not seen at auction anywhere since 1982. Includes in Latin and English the...

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1627 A Concordance to All the Bookes of the Old Testament Very Scarce
1627 A Concordance to All the Bookes of the Old Testament Very Scarce

Price: £395.00

An extremely scarce Biblical concordance from the seventeenth century.Similar to a Biblical dictionary, this contains alphabetically arranged passages from the Bible, intended for easy reference.'Allowed by Avthoritie'.Collated complete.  Including...

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1633 DU BARTAS Works POETRY Reversed Calf SCARCE
1633 DU BARTAS Works POETRY Reversed Calf SCARCE

Price: £1,099.99

Reverse calf leather folio binding with blind embossed borders to the boards. A scarce copy. The works of Du Bartas including his divine weeks along with other translations by Sylvester of works by Henry Smith; Guy du...

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1636 Via Regia ad Geometriam Geometry Peter Ramus Maths William Bedwell
1636 Via Regia ad Geometriam Geometry Peter Ramus Maths William Bedwell

Price: £895.00

A very scarce seventeenth-century work on mathematics and geometry. Illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams in the text. Translated from the Latin of Peter Ramus by M. William Bedwell. Missing the frontispiece. Petrus...

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1643 The Copy of A Letter Written to Mr Alexander Hinderson Presbyterian Drury
1643 The Copy of A Letter Written to Mr Alexander Hinderson Presbyterian Drury

Price: £475.00

An extremely scarce seventeenth-century pamphlet, concerning the affairs of the Palatinate. This work is of particular significance to early Scottish Presbyterian history. Though the publication date on the title page is 1643, there...

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1643-58 3vol Divi Thomae Aquinatis Ioannis Wiggers Scarce Theology
1643-58 3vol Divi Thomae Aquinatis Ioannis Wiggers Scarce Theology

Price: £680.00

Two uniformly bound volumes from the seventeenth century, containing Johannes Wiggers' commentary on the works of Thomas Aquinas. Containing:In Tertiam Partem: Divi Thomae Aqvinatis Commentaria Ioannis Wiggers Diestensis S. Theol....

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1651 JOSEPH HALL Susurrium cum Deo LEATHER Religion
1651 JOSEPH HALL Susurrium cum Deo LEATHER Religion

Price: £179.99

Early full calf leather binding with blind tooled borders to boards. The second edition with engraved head and tail pieces and illuminated initials. A scarce copy of this sought after title. Joseph Hall (July 1,...

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1651 Markham's Maister-Peece Smith Farrier Horse-Leech Very Scarce
1651 Markham's Maister-Peece Smith Farrier Horse-Leech Very Scarce

Price: £2,100.00

A very scarce seventeenth-century copy of this work on equestrian care from Gervase Markham. Illustrated with two full-page illustrations, decorative head-and-tail pieces, and two marginal diagrams.Seventh edition, according to Copac.Unfortunately,...

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1652 Nicolas Rigault Viri Eximii Petri Puteani Pierre Dupuy Scarce Vellum Latin
1652 Nicolas Rigault Viri Eximii Petri Puteani Pierre Dupuy Scarce Vellum Latin

Price: £275.00

A very scarce copy of this tribute to the life of the French classicist Pierre Dupuy (1582 - 1651), otherwise known as Puteanus. Nicolas Rigault, or Rigaltius (1577 - 1654) was a scholar of the classics and librarian to Louis...

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1654 English Commonwealth History scarce
1654  English Commonwealth History scarce

Price: £499.99

Pamphlet bound in grey paper covered boards with blue cloth covered spine. Scarce. Collated complete. A Latin translation of: "A true state of the case of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the dominions thereto...

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1656 The Reports of Judge THOMAS OWEN Law scarce
1656 The Reports of Judge THOMAS OWEN Law scarce

Price: £499.99

Bound in full leather. Scarce. Thomas Owen (d. 1598), judge. He was admitted in 1562 to Lincoln's Inn, where he was called to the bar in 1570 and made a bencher in 1579. Owen was JP for Shropshire from about 1583 and for most...

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1670-85 PARLIAMENT Proceedings Bills Scobel Doddridge
1670-85 PARLIAMENT Proceedings Bills Scobel Doddridge

Price: £2,279.99

Bound in full leather. Contains four volumes. Very scarce. Collates complete. Henry Scobell (c1610 - 1661) was an English Parliamentary official, and editor of official publications. He was clerk to the Long Parliament, and wrote...

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1678 2Vol Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Eminentiss Cardinalis Casaris Baronii Sponde
1678 2Vol Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Eminentiss Cardinalis Casaris Baronii Sponde

Price: £730.00

This is a scarce two volume set of this history of the Church.Three volumes bound in two.In Latin.Henricum Spondanum, otherwise Henry Sponde or Henri de Sponde was a convert from Calvinism and Bishop of Pamiers. After studying humanities...

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1688 Jacques Boileau Remarques Sur Le Traite Historique De L'Etablissement 1stEd
1688 Jacques Boileau Remarques Sur Le Traite Historique De L'Etablissement 1stEd

Price: £295.00

Boileau's history of the church in France and the prerogatives of the bishops of Rome. Boileau was a priest and doctor of theology at the Sorbonne. He was vicar of the diocese of Sens for twenty five years. He wrote several...

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1693 RIDPATH Answer to Scotch PRESBYTERIAN Eloquence
1693 RIDPATH Answer to Scotch PRESBYTERIAN Eloquence

Price: £799.99

Very scarce anti prespyterian work.  Bound in grey paper covered boards with blue cloth covered spine. Very scarce. Collates complete. George Ridpath (d 1726), journalist and pamphleteer. Soon after the revolution of 1688...

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1694 The Compleat Herbal of Physical Plants John Pechey Scarce
1694 The Compleat Herbal of Physical Plants John Pechey Scarce

Price: £1,200.00

A very scarce first edition of this medicinal work by John Pechey.Collated: CompleteJohn Peachey was a medical writer who published several works on diseases and medicine, and who practised medicine in the city of London.

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