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1615 D Ludovici Blosi Opera Quaunt Varia Erviditione Louis de Blois
1615 D Ludovici Blosi Opera Quaunt Varia Erviditione Louis de Blois

Price: £450.00

An extremely scarce collection of the works of Louis de Blois, Flemish monk and mystical writer. In Latin. Illustrated with illuminated capitals, decorative head-and-tailpiece, and an engraved title page. Blosius's works, which...

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1623 Annales Ecclesiastici ex XII Tomis Ecclesiastic Annals Caesaris Baronii
1623 Annales Ecclesiastici ex XII Tomis Ecclesiastic Annals Caesaris Baronii

Price: £695.00

A scarce copy of this history of the first twelve centuries of the Christian church from Italian cardinal and historian Caesar Baronius. Second edition.  It was first published between 1588 and 1607 as a response...

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1693 3vol Thomas Sanchez Disputationum De Sancto Matrimonii Sacramento
1693 3vol Thomas Sanchez Disputationum De Sancto Matrimonii Sacramento

Price: £600.00

A scarce early copy of Thomas Sanchez' seminal work on the institution of marriage in the Catholic church. With vignette illustrations to Volume VII. Tomas Sanchez (1550 19 May 1610) was a 16th century Spanish Jesuit and famous...

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1693 Ammianus Marcellinus Cum Notis Ingeris Jacobus Gronovii Roman History
1693 Ammianus Marcellinus Cum Notis Ingeris Jacobus Gronovii Roman History

Price: £695.00

A very scarce copy of this seventeenth-century edition of the histories of Ammianus Marcellinus, edited by Jacobus Grovonius. In Latin. At Rome, Marcellinus wrote a history of the Roman empire from the accession of Nerva to...

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1699 Harmonia Evangelica Jean Leclerc Joanne Clerico Essays on the Gospel Scarce
1699 Harmonia Evangelica Jean Leclerc Joanne Clerico Essays on the Gospel Scarce

Price: £450.00

A very scarce copy of Jean Leclerc's dissertations on the gospels. First edition. With additional engraved title page in Greek, and decorative head and tail pieces. Jean Le Clerc, also Johannes Clericus (1657-1736) was a Swiss...

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1700 Opera Medici Theodore Turquet de Mayerne Scarce Medical Text
1700 Opera Medici Theodore Turquet de Mayerne Scarce Medical Text

Price: £1,200.00

A scarce medical work from the eighteenth century, containing notes and discoveries made by Thedore Turquet de Mayerne. Sir Thodore Turquet de Mayerne (September 28, 1573 March 22, 1654 or 1655) was a Swiss-born physician who treated...

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1715 Junii Juvenalis et A Persii Flacci Satirae Ludovicus Prateus Satirical Poem
1715 Junii Juvenalis et A Persii Flacci Satirae Ludovicus Prateus Satirical Poem

Price: £145.00

A collection of satirical poems from Juvenal and Persius, two Roman poets. Roman Satura was a formal literary genre rather than being simply clever, humorous critique in no particular format. Juvenal wrote in this tradition, which...

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1717 2vol Scarce Commentarii Historico Dogmatici LAURENTIUS COZZA St Augustine
1717 2vol Scarce Commentarii Historico Dogmatici LAURENTIUS COZZA St Augustine

Price: £1,275.00

An extremely scarce copy presumed first edition of Cozza's dogmatic histories on the heresies of St. Augustine. Lorenzo Cozza (1654 1729) was an Italian friar Minor Observantist, Roman Catholic Cardinal and theologian. In his...

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1724 Documenti Arimmetici lessandro Maria di S Matteo Romano Scarce Italian
1724 Documenti Arimmetici lessandro Maria di S Matteo Romano Scarce Italian

Price: £350.00

A very scarce work on mathematics from Alessandro Maria di S. Matteo Romano. In Italian. Intended for use in teaching. Bound in its contemporary vellum binding. With decorative bookplate of 'Festina Lente' to front pastedown. ...

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1725 Cicero Epistolarum ad Quintum Fratrem in Latin Letters to Quintus
1725 Cicero Epistolarum ad Quintum Fratrem in Latin Letters to Quintus

Price: £295.00

An uncommon copy of this collection of letters from Marcus Tullius Cicero to his brother Quintus and to Brutus   Cicero, a Roman statesman, lawyer, political theorist, philosopher, and Roman constitutionalist, lived from...

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1735 Peter SCHYLLBERG Swedish Theologian Latin scarce
1735 Peter SCHYLLBERG Swedish Theologian Latin scarce

Price: £159.99

Disbound volume in Latin. Peter Schyllberg was a Swedish professor and bishop. He was born in 1669 in Synnerby and died in 1743 in Skara, and was buried in Uppsala. Schyllberg became a professor in Uppsala and in 1736...

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1737 Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Phytanthoza Iconographiae Index Multiple Language
1737 Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Phytanthoza Iconographiae Index Multiple Language

Price: £500.00

An extremely scarce Seventeenth Century index to Johann Wilhelm Weinmann's definitive botanical work.Indexing the 1737 edition of Phytanthoza-Iconographiae, the work is written in both German and Latin, with the detail of the text...

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1737 Samuel Pufendorf De Officio Hominis et Civis Scarce Moral and Civil Law
1737 Samuel Pufendorf De Officio Hominis et Civis Scarce Moral and Civil Law

Price: £195.00

A scarce copy of this work on natural law and civil law by Samuel Pufendorf. In Latin. With decorative head-and-tail pieces, vignette title pages and frontispiece engraving of the author. Taking up ideas put forward by Hugo Grotius,...

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1738 2vol Della Istoria d'Italia Libri XX Francesco Guicciardini Scarce History
1738 2vol Della Istoria d'Italia Libri XX Francesco Guicciardini Scarce History

Price: £4,700.00

A very scarce copy of this groundbreaking history of Italy from Francesco Guicciardini. In Italian. Francesco Guicciardini (6 March 1483 22 May 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolo Machiavelli,...

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1742 Les Avantures de Telemaque Francois Fenelon French Fine Binding
1742 Les Avantures de Telemaque Francois Fenelon French Fine Binding

Price: £495.00

An absolutely beautifully bound copy of Franois Fnelon's Adventures of Telemachus in the original French. Fnelon (1651 1715) was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as...

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1745 Commentarii Duo de D N Jesu Christi Lambertini Benedictus XIV
1745 Commentarii Duo de D N Jesu Christi Lambertini Benedictus XIV

Price: £145.00

A scarce first edition of this commentary on the life of Jesus Christ and his mother by Pope Benedict XIV. In Latin. In two parts. Pope Benedict XIV (31 March 1675 3 May 1758), born Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, was...

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1752 Account Duchess Rochechouart Illness Anonymous French Language Pamphlet
1752 Account Duchess Rochechouart Illness Anonymous French Language Pamphlet

Price: £50.00

A very scarce Eighteenth Century French pamphlet.Detailing the occurences that took place during the illness of the Duchess of Rochechouart, who is noted to have died from her ailments afterward.

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1752 Velazquez Ensayo Sobre Los Alphabetos De Las Letras Desconocidas First Ed
1752 Velazquez Ensayo Sobre Los Alphabetos De Las Letras Desconocidas First Ed

Price: £770.00

A relatively scarce edition of Ensayo Sobre los Alphabetos de las Letras Desconocidas que se Encuentran en las mas Antiguas Medellas y Monumentos de Espan~a by Don Luis Joseph Velazquez. First edition. In Spanish. (Essay on the...

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1758 Vita del Proposto Lodovico Antonio Muratori Gian-Francesco Soli Italian Bio
1758 Vita del Proposto Lodovico Antonio Muratori Gian-Francesco Soli Italian Bio

Price: £420.00

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1766 De la Diferencia Entre lo Temporal y Eterno Juan Nieremberg Jesuit Scarce
1766 De la Diferencia Entre lo Temporal y Eterno Juan Nieremberg Jesuit Scarce

Price: £190.00

A scarce copy of this religious text by the Spanish Jesuit and Mystic Juan Eusebio Nieremberg. Nieremberg was highly esteemed in devout circles as the author of De la aficin y amor de Jesus (1630), and De la aficin y amor de Mara...

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1771 Troussel Elemens Du Droit Ou Traduction Du Premier Livre Du Digeste Scarce
1771 Troussel Elemens Du Droit Ou Traduction Du Premier Livre Du Digeste Scarce

Price: £395.00

A very scarce edition of Elemens du Droit ou Traduction du Premier Livre du Digeste avec des Notes Historiques sur le Droit Romain et sur le Droit Francois by M. Troussel. Two parts bound in one. In French. Elements on the Laws...

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1782 Il PASTOR FIDO Drama GUARINI Italian TRAGICOMEDY
1782 Il PASTOR FIDO Drama GUARINI Italian TRAGICOMEDY

Price: £295.00

A decorative edition of this famous Italian work with the fascinating provenance of diplomat Sir Thomas Francis Wade. Bound in leather with gilt decoration. With some decorative head and tail pieces. In Italian. With the...

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1792 2vol Istoria Della Sagra Passione Luigi della Palma Scarce
1792 2vol Istoria Della Sagra Passione Luigi della Palma Scarce

Price: £295.00

A very scarce history of the Festival of the Passion. In Italian (translated from the original Spanish).First Italian edition.With vignette title pages. Complete in two volumes.

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1792-97 6 Vol Istoria del Concilio di Trento Scritta by Padre Sforza Pallavicino
1792-97 6 Vol Istoria del Concilio di Trento Scritta by Padre Sforza Pallavicino

Price: £425.00

A complete collection of 'Istoria del Concilio di Trento Scritta' or 'The History of the Council of Trent' by Padre Sforza Pallavicino. Pietro Sforza Pallavicino (or Pallavicini) (1607, Rome - June 5, 1667, Rome), was an Italian...

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1793 Cicero Orationes Quadam Selectae Delphini in Latin Political Speeches
1793 Cicero Orationes Quadam Selectae Delphini in Latin Political Speeches

Price: £130.00

Selected speeches written by Cicero on behalf of certain important figures, and expressing his opinions on affairs of state during his life. Of his speeches, eighty-eight were recorded, of which fifty-two survive. Including biography...

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1806-10 13 Vols Works from the CLASSICI ITALIANI Series
1806-10 13 Vols Works from the CLASSICI ITALIANI Series

Price: £350.00

A uniformly bound collection of works from the Societa Tipografica de'Classici Italiani series of important Italian poetry and prose. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With the armorial crest of the Hon....

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1807-8 3vol Rime by Gabriello CHIABRERA
1807-8 3vol Rime by Gabriello CHIABRERA

Price: £199.99

A complete set of Chiabrera's Rhymes Complete in 3 volumes Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering Nameplate belonging to Charles J. Bewlay of Carleton Hall to the front pastedown. Gabriello Chiabrera...

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1808-09 3 Vols RACCOLTA di Prose Italiane
1808-09 3 Vols RACCOLTA di Prose Italiane

Price: £99.99

A Collection of Italian prose with a discourse from Tagliazucchi on teaching children. Uniformly bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Three Volumes.

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1808-09 3Vols RACCOLTA di Prose Italiane Italian Prose
1808-09 3Vols RACCOLTA di Prose Italiane Italian Prose

Price: £125.00

A selection of eminent Italian prose collected for the Classici Italiani series. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Three Volumes. With the armorial crest of the Hon. George Agar-Ellis on the front...

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1809 Le Maitre D'Espagnol Ou Elemens De La Langue Espagnole Scarce Third Edition
1809 Le Maitre D'Espagnol Ou Elemens De La Langue Espagnole Scarce Third Edition

Price: £79.99

A very scarce early edition of Le Matre D'Espagnol, Ou lemns de la Langue Espagnole, A L'Usage Des Francais by J. L. Barthelemi Cormon. Third edition. In French. A volume on mastering the elements of the Spanish language...

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1809-1813 4 Vols Osservazioni Lingua Italiana CINONIO
1809-1813 4 Vols Osservazioni Lingua Italiana  CINONIO

Price: £259.99

A finely bound edition of the scarce Classici Italiani edition of Observations of the Italian Language, collected by Cinonio. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. With the armorial binding of the Hon. George Agar-Ellis. Complete...

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1818 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne In French PORTRAITS First Edition
1818 Lettres de Madame de Sevigne In French PORTRAITS First Edition

Price: £225.00

A collection of letters written by and to Madame de Svign, the French aristocrat and socialite famed for her witty and lively writing. First edition. Volume one only of two. Can command up to 1000 complete. Mme de Svign corresponded...

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1819 5vol L'art De Verifier Les Dates L'ere Chretienne French Treatise History
1819 5vol L'art De Verifier Les Dates L'ere Chretienne French Treatise History

Price: £495.00

The first edition of this important French historical treatise. This work, originally penned by the French historian and Benedictine, Francois Clement (1714-1793), was completed and published after his death by the genealogist and...

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1819 Choix Des Meilleurs Morceaux De Massillon French Sermons Oratory
1819 Choix Des Meilleurs Morceaux De Massillon French Sermons Oratory

Price: £34.99

A collection of the oratory of Jean Baptiste Massillon. Massillon (1663 1742) was a French Catholic bishop and famous preacher who was Bishop of Clermont from 1717 until his death. A popular preacher, "he laid little stress...

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1819-20 A Catechism in Hebrew and An Entrance into Hebrew Grammar C Bayley
1819-20 A Catechism in Hebrew and An Entrance into Hebrew Grammar C Bayley

Price: £79.99

Two works in Hebrew on religious instruction and on Hebrew grammar. Containing A Catechism; That Is To Say, An Instruction to be Learned of Every Person Before he Be Brought to be Confirmed by the Bishop and An Entrance into the...

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1821 Alberto Nota Commedie Third Volume Full Calf Gilt Detailing
1821 Alberto Nota Commedie Third Volume Full Calf Gilt Detailing

Price: £65.00

The third volume of the Italian librarian and magistrate's comedies.Nota graduated from the University of Turin and entered the judiciary during the era when the city was under French control in the early 19th century. He was removed...

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1821 Biblioteca Portatile Latina Italiana e Francese Classe Latina
1821 Biblioteca Portatile Latina Italiana e Francese Classe Latina

Price: £39.99

A copy of 'Biblioteca Portatile Latina, Italiana e Francese: Classe Latina'. Contains a series of Horace's Epistle's, Ode's and Satires. In Italian and Latin.

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1821 Des Maladies Contagieuses des Btes a Laine SCARCE
1821 Des Maladies Contagieuses des Btes a Laine SCARCE

Price: £400.00

First EditionA full leather hardback with gilt framed boards and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine.Adrien de Gasparin was a famous agronomist and this work (here in the first edition of 1821) won the prize of the Royal Society...

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1821-1844 19vol L'Art de Verifier Les Dates Jusqu'a Nos Jours First Ed Scarce
1821-1844 19vol L'Art de Verifier Les Dates Jusqu'a Nos Jours First Ed Scarce

Price: £1,200.00

A scarce, first edition set of this continuation of the great chronological work Art de vrifier les dates. An interesting and important work that uses a series of chronological tables to accurately date a wide range of...

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1825 2vol Fables Inedites De La Fontaine Note Fabulists Robert Illustrated First
1825 2vol Fables Inedites De La Fontaine Note Fabulists Robert Illustrated First

Price: £995.00

A scarce first edition of the Unpublished Fables of the XIIth, XIIIth and XIVth Centuries and The Fables of de la Fontaine. Preceded with a notice on the Fabulists by A. C. M. Robert to first volume and with illustrated half titles...

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1825 Lo Specchio Della Vera Penitenzia HANNIBAL in Italian Jacopo Passavanti
1825 Lo Specchio Della Vera Penitenzia HANNIBAL in Italian Jacopo Passavanti

Price: £74.99

An instructional and moralising novel from the fourteenth century. Jacopo Passavanti (Florence, 1302 approx  - 1357) was an Italian architect and writer. He was a teacher of theology an, popular preacher. He held several...

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1828-9 3vol Albrechts von Wallenstein des Herzogs Friedrich Forster Scarce
1828-9 3vol Albrechts von Wallenstein des Herzogs Friedrich Forster Scarce

Price: £250.00

A scarce Germany history of the life and correspondence of Albrecht von Wallenstein. Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (24 September 1583 25 February 1634), also von Waldstein, was a Bohemian military leader and politician,...

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1830 2vol Aeschyli Persae ad Fidem Manuscriptorum Charles James Blomfield Scarce
1830 2vol Aeschyli Persae ad Fidem Manuscriptorum Charles James Blomfield Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce Latin edition of this work edited by Charles James Blomfield.This work provides the original text in Greek of the ancient greek tragedies The Persians and Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus with notes in Latin...

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1833-4 2vol DICTIONAIRE FRANCAIS-ITALIEN et Italien-Francais Alberti Villeneuve
1833-4 2vol DICTIONAIRE FRANCAIS-ITALIEN et Italien-Francais Alberti Villeneuve

Price: £150.00

A gorgeous early language dictionary. New edition. Contains in addition the words of ordinary language, their definitions and their various meanings, which are found in other dictionaries already published. With armorial bookplates...

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1835 Latin Language Chronicle Of Melrose Presented To The Bannatyne Club
1835 Latin Language Chronicle Of Melrose Presented To The Bannatyne Club

Price: £110.00

A scarce latin language edition of The Chonicle of Melrose, with an introduction by the Rev. Joseph Stevenson.Including several facsimiles of the original document, the work was printed to be presented to the Bannatyne Club, and contains...

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1840 Oeuvres Completes de Boileau Despreaux Oeuvres de Malherbes Et J B Rousseau
1840 Oeuvres Completes de Boileau Despreaux Oeuvres de Malherbes Et J B Rousseau

Price: £59.99

The complete works of Nicolas Boileau-Despraux, preceded by the works of Franois de Malherbe and followed by the poetic works of Jean-Baptiste Rousseau. With a portrait of Boileau to frontispiece. Nicolas Boileau-Despraux (1636...

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1842 Vte Walsh Souvenirs et Impressions du Voyage lovely calf binding
1842 Vte Walsh Souvenirs et Impressions du Voyage lovely calf binding

Price: £44.99

A characterful binding of this tract, containing Christian youth literature by the Viscount Walsh.Viscount Walsh was notable as the editor-in-chief of 'the Echo of Young France,' a literary review with Christian...

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1844 3vol Historia de Inglaterra Leon Galibert Pelle Illustrated in Spanish
1844 3vol Historia de Inglaterra Leon Galibert Pelle Illustrated in Spanish

Price: £150.00

An illustrated history of England in Spanish. Illustrated throughout with many engraved plates, including one folding map. Part of the Panoram Universal: Europa series. bookplate of Angeles Magnetvita to front pastedowns....

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1846 2Volin1 C Cornelii Taciti Opera Quae Supersunt Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem
1846 2Volin1 C Cornelii Taciti Opera Quae Supersunt Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem

Price: £70.00

The works of Cornelius Tacitus.Two volumes in one.In Latin. Tacitus was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire considered one of the greatest Roman historian, known for the brevity of his prose and his insights into politics....

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1846 Arundines Cami Sive Musarum Henricus Drury Third Edition Scarce
1846 Arundines Cami Sive Musarum Henricus Drury Third Edition Scarce

Price: £30.00

A Latin collection of poetry from Cambridge. Editio tertia (third edition).Henry Joseph Thomas "Harry" Drury (27 April 1778 5 March 1841) was an English educator, classical scholar, and friend of Lord Byron.Featuring a decorative...

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1846 Gospel of Matthew in Isubu West Africa Cameroon John Merrick Very Scarce
1846 Gospel of Matthew in Isubu West Africa Cameroon John Merrick Very Scarce

Price: £450.00

The Gospel of Matthew in the near-extinct West African language of Isubu. Translated by Joseph Merrick (August 1808 22 October 1849), a Jamaican Baptist missionary who, assisted by Joseph Jackson Fuller, established the first...

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1850 Cicero Orationum Selectarum cum Delectu Commentariorum Cicero's Speeches
1850 Cicero Orationum Selectarum cum Delectu Commentariorum Cicero's Speeches

Price: £79.99

A scarce edition of this collection of speeches written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, written on behalf of certain important figures, and expressing his opinions on affairs of state during his life. Of his speeches, eighty-eight were...

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1853 La Gerusalemme Liberata Torquato Tasso Quarta Edizione
1853 La Gerusalemme Liberata Torquato Tasso Quarta Edizione

Price: £70.00

A handsomely-bound copy of Torquato Tasso's popular La Gerusalemme liberata.In Italian.Fourth edition.  La Gerusalemme liberata is an epic poem which tells a largely fictionalised version of the First Crusade in which Christian...

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1859 2Vol Émile de Bonnechose Histoire de France History French Language
1859 2Vol Émile de Bonnechose Histoire de France History French Language

Price: £75.00

A leatherbound two volume set of de Bonnechose's Histoire de France. mile de Bonnechose (1801 - 1875) was an historian and poet, whose piece 'La Mort de Bailly' won the French Academy prize. Histoire...

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1862 Grammar of the HAUSA Language J F SCHON SCARCE
1862 Grammar of the HAUSA Language J F SCHON SCARCE

Price: £220.00

A scarce first edition of Schon's pioneering work on the Hausa language. Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 25 million people, and as a second language by about...

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1864 O Full Trye un Pertikler Okeawnt Greyte Eggshibishun E' London Ormerod
1864 O Full Trye un Pertikler Okeawnt Greyte Eggshibishun E' London Ormerod

Price: £99.99

A book on the Great Exhibition of London in 1862, written in the Lancashire dialect. First published as a series of letters in the Rochdale Observer; first edition thus. With many illustrations and a dictionary to the rear. This...

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1864-67 2vol Works of Carsten Hauch Fortoelling om Haldor Minder First Editions
1864-67 2vol Works of Carsten Hauch Fortoelling om Haldor Minder First Editions

Price: £55.00

Two first editions of works by Carsten Hauch.In the original Danish.Carsten Hauch was a Danish poet, playwright and novelist. After a few early failures with poetry and drama, Hauch found success in novels, after which his works of...

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1865 9vol Catecismo de Perseveranca da Silva Barboza Portugese Scarce CATECHISM
1865 9vol Catecismo de Perseveranca da Silva Barboza Portugese Scarce CATECHISM

Price: £495.00

A summary of the principles of Catholicism, from the origins of the religion to the time of the series' publications. With reference to the social, political, dogmatic, historical, moral, liturgical and philosophical influences...

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1866-1867 2Vol Carl Baggers Samlede Baerker Biography Poetry Works Danish
1866-1867 2Vol Carl Baggers Samlede Baerker Biography Poetry Works Danish

Price: £150.00

The collected works of Carl Baggers.In two volumes.In Danish.Carl Christian Baggers was a Danish author and poet, and a friend and confidante of Hans Christian Andersen.

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1867 2vol Paris Guide La Science L'Art La Vie French Travel Tourism Illustrated
1867 2vol Paris Guide La Science L'Art La Vie French Travel Tourism Illustrated

Price: £150.00

An uncommon set of this guide to Paris as outlined, illustrated and recommended by some of greatest French writers and artists of the century. With an introduction by Victor Hugo. Each volume is preceded by several pages of facsimile...

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1868 Dizionario FRANCESE-ITALIANO Cormon Manni
1868 Dizionario FRANCESE-ITALIANO Cormon Manni

Price: £29.99

A nice French-Italian dictionary from the nineteenth century. Composed in the footsteps of Cormon and Manni. Revised edition, corrected and reordered by Gemello Gorini Four thousand technical terms taken from the great dictionary...

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1872 Edinburgh High School FRENCH Conversation Grammar Charles Henri Schneider
1872 Edinburgh High School FRENCH Conversation Grammar Charles Henri Schneider

Price: £25.99

A copy of this Victorian guide to the rules of the French language. Twenty-Second Edition. 'Arranged on an entirely new plan, with questions and answers'. With a publisher's catalogue to the front and rear. Charles Henri Schneider...

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1873-1874 7Vol The Novels and Tales of Carsten Hauch First Thus Danish Portrait
1873-1874 7Vol The Novels and Tales of Carsten Hauch First Thus Danish Portrait

Price: £160.00

A scarce set of the novels of Carsten Hauch.In the original Danish.The first collected edition, published the year after his death.Complete in seven volumes.With a frontispiece portrait of the author to the first volume.Carsten Hauch...

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1873-4 4vol MENSCHLICHE TRAGIKOMODIE Sittengeschichte
1873-4 4vol MENSCHLICHE TRAGIKOMODIE Sittengeschichte

Price: £99.99

Fascinating works by Johannes Sherr, The Human Tragi-Comedy and Culture and Social History. in the original German. With bookseller's labels of C. Boysen, Hamburg to front pastedowns. Armorial bookplates of Baron William Schroder...

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1877 3vol Technologisches Worterbuch in Deutscher Franzosischer und Englischer
1877 3vol Technologisches Worterbuch in Deutscher Franzosischer und Englischer

Price: £125.00

A tri-lingual dictionary of technological vocabulary. In French, English and German. Rebound by the Birmingham Medical Institute. With a foreward by Karl Karmarsch. The first volume is German to French and English, the seond...

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1880-82 3vol La Vie Privee des Anciens Rene Menard History Anthropology Uncommon
1880-82 3vol La Vie Privee des Anciens Rene Menard History Anthropology Uncommon

Price: £330.00

A lovely set of this historical French work of anthropology, focusing on societies of antiquity including the Ancient Egyptians and Persians. In three sections; "Les Peuples dans l'Antiquit", "La Famille dans l'Antiquit", and...

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1881 Karl Gjellerup Arvelighed Og Moral en Undersogelse Scarce Danish Essay
1881 Karl Gjellerup Arvelighed Og Moral en Undersogelse Scarce Danish Essay

Price: £18.00

A scarce work by Danish author Karl Gjellerup.In the original Danish.Karl Gjellerup was a Danish poet and novelist who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1917.

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1884 Alexander L Kielland Fortuna Roman A Novel Danish Realism Satire
1884 Alexander L Kielland Fortuna Roman A Novel Danish Realism Satire

Price: £30.00

A first edition of this novel by Alexander L Kielland.First edition in Danish.Alexander Kielland was a Norwegian realist writer of the 19th century, known as one of the Four Greats of Norwegian literature. Fortuna is the second in...

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1886 & 94 2 Books in 1 by F PRAETORIUS Georg STEINDORFF
1886 & 94 2 Books in 1 by F PRAETORIUS Georg STEINDORFF

Price: £129.99

Scarce copies of Praetorius and Steindorff's books on grammar. Bound in half calf with pebbled cloth boards and gilt lettering. Ethiopian and Coptic Grammar. In German. First editions. Scarce. Part of the Porta Linguarium...

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1886 Joh. Lange Haandbog Der Danske Flora Half Calf
1886 Joh. Lange Haandbog Der Danske Flora Half Calf

Price: £75.00

An early work of the notable Danish botanist, providing a guide to the flora of his native land.Johan Lange had a distinguished academic career in Denmark, eventually becoming a professor of the Royal Vetinary and Agricultural University. He travelled...

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1887 Beschreibung der Vasensammlung von Hermann Winnefeld Vases
1887 Beschreibung der Vasensammlung von Hermann Winnefeld Vases

Price: £29.99

A list of the Classical vase collection of archeologist Hermann Winnefeld. In German. With folding plate to rear.

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1888-91 11Vol Skrifter af Carit Etlar Danish Literature Novels Carl Brosboll
1888-91 11Vol Skrifter af Carit Etlar Danish Literature Novels Carl Brosboll

Price: £200.00

An attractive set of the works of Carl Etlar.Eighteen works in eleven volumes forming an incomplete set of twenty-four works, usually bound in twelve or thirteen volumes. This set lacks volumes containing works 4/5 and 21-24.Volumes...

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1889 Emile Zola La Terre
1889 Emile Zola La Terre

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La Terre (The Earth) is a novel by mile Zola, published in 1887. It is the fifteenth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. The action takes place in a rural community in the Beauce, an area of central France southwest of Paris. The...

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1890 Katalog der Zoologischen Sammlungen German Zoological Catalog Very Scarce
1890 Katalog der Zoologischen Sammlungen German Zoological Catalog Very Scarce

Price: £49.99

A systematically organised catalogue of the zoological collections at Karlsbau. Documenting all the specimens held by Karlsruhe Zoo, which opened in 1865 and is one of the oldest zoos in Germany. Written in German. Very scarce. ...

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1890 Mastro Don Gesualdo Giovanni Verga Macmillan Bowes Binding Scarce
1890 Mastro Don Gesualdo Giovanni Verga Macmillan Bowes Binding Scarce

Price: £495.00

A very scarce edition of Giovanni Verga's last major work. Giovanni Carmelo Verga (2 September 1840 27 January 1922) was an Italian realist ('Verismo') writer, best known for his depictions of life in Sicily.  He developed...

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1892 I Promessi Sposi Stori Milanese Del Secolo XVII Alessandro Manzoni
1892 I Promessi Sposi Stori Milanese Del Secolo XVII Alessandro Manzoni

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Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed, one of the most famous Italian-language novels. Sixth impression. Set in northern Italy in 1628, during the oppressive years under Spanish rule, it is sometimes seen as a veiled attack on Austria,...

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1893 INSTITUTIONES Theodicaeae sive theologiae naturalis Josephus Hontheim
1893 INSTITUTIONES Theodicaeae sive theologiae naturalis Josephus Hontheim

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This scarce fascinating exploration into education theories, looks at Plato's principles of natural theology. For Plato, what brings people closer to the world of Ideas is education. He was referring to...

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1896 Holger Drachmann Digte Poetry Danish Attractive Binding Scarce
1896 Holger Drachmann Digte Poetry Danish Attractive Binding Scarce

Price: £68.00

An attractively bound copy of the poems of Holger Drachmann.With ammonite patterned boards and web patterned endpapers and pastedowns.Second Edition.Holger Drachmann was a Danish poet and dramatist, a leading figure of the Modern Breakthrough,...

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1899 2vol Gweithiau Morgan Llwyd O Wynedd Thomas E Ellis
1899 2vol Gweithiau Morgan Llwyd O Wynedd Thomas E Ellis

Price: £79.99

A collection of the works of Morgan Llwyd In Welsh. Morgan Llwyd (1619 3 June 1659) was a Welsh Puritan preacher, poet and prose writer. Complete in two volumes.

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1901 A Manual of Pushtu G Roose-Keppel Qazi Abdul Ghani Khan Very Scarce
1901 A Manual of Pushtu G Roose-Keppel Qazi Abdul Ghani Khan Very Scarce

Price: £135.00

A very scarce linguistic guide to Pushtu from G. Roos-Keppel and Qazi Abdul Ghani Khan.Including publisher's advertisements to the front and rear. With two large folding vocabulary charts in a pocket to the rear pastedown.

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1902 Scenes de Courtisanes de Lucien P Louys Classical Erotic Barbier Binding
1902 Scenes de Courtisanes de Lucien P Louys Classical Erotic Barbier Binding

Price: £375.00

An absolutely beautifully bound copy of this classical work of French erotica. Penned by Pierre Lous (1870 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known...

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1903 4Vol C Hauch Samlede Romaner Og Fortaellinger Total Works Second Edition
1903 4Vol C Hauch Samlede Romaner Og Fortaellinger Total Works Second Edition

Price: £40.00

Four volumes of the romance novels of Carsten Hauch.Four volumes of seven.Second editonCarsten Hauch was a Danish poet, playwright and novelist. After a few early failures with poetry and drama, Hauch found success in novels, after...

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1903-1909 7vol Patres Apostolici Apostlistic Fathers in Latin
1903-1909 7vol Patres Apostolici Apostlistic Fathers in Latin

Price: £525.00

A scarce collection of the writings of the Apolistic Fathers. In Latin. The Apostolic Fathers are a small number of Early Christian authors who lived and wrote in the second half of the first century and the first half of the second...

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1904 Gabriel Scott Tante Pose En Julefortaelling Fra Gamle Dage Danish Novel
1904 Gabriel Scott Tante Pose En Julefortaelling Fra Gamle Dage Danish Novel

Price: £50.00

A fourth edition of this novel by Gabriel Scott.Gabriel Scott was a Norwegian poet, novelist, playwright and children's writer. This work, translated as 'Aunt Bag', was the basis of the film Tante Pose, which was a popular norwegian...

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1909 2vol Geschichte Des Hellenistischen German History Hellenism Julius Kaerst
1909 2vol Geschichte Des Hellenistischen German History Hellenism Julius Kaerst

Price: £54.99

A historical work by Julius Kaerst. Kaesrt (1857-1940) specialised in Hellenism, or the study of Ancient Greece, and these volumes outline the history of that study. Text in German. Volumes titled: 1. "Die Grundlegung...

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1910 Alexander Snyckers Franzosische Deutch Diskontpolotik German French Economy
1910 Alexander Snyckers Franzosische Deutch Diskontpolotik German French Economy

Price: £115.00

A scarce German language edition of this book on French and German economics.Translated as German and French Discount Policy, the book takes especially into consideration the development of the Bank of France, and was written by German...

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1910 Lafcadio Hearn Kokoro German Language Hints Echoes Japanese Life ghoststory
1910 Lafcadio Hearn Kokoro German Language Hints Echoes Japanese Life ghoststory

Price: £80.00

A scarce German language edition of Hearn's collection of Japanese ghost stories.With beautiful mottled illustrations on the front and back pastedown as well as a great deal of illustrative plates and vignettes throughout,...

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1911 Gabriel Hanotaux Jeanne D'Arc First Edition French Language History Joan
1911 Gabriel Hanotaux Jeanne D'Arc First Edition French Language History Joan

Price: £170.00

A leatherbound copy of Hanotaux's Jeanne D'Arc. With black and white vignettes throughout depicting the life and legacy of Joan of Arc. A French language work, the piece looks at the cirumstances surrounding Joan of Arc's birth, call...

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1912 Sanskrit Reader First Edition Charles Rockwell Lanman Vocabulary and Notes
1912 Sanskrit Reader First Edition Charles Rockwell Lanman Vocabulary and Notes

Price: £29.99

A first edition introduction to the philology, text and vocabulary of Sanskrit. Includes the story of Nala and Damayanti and many other Sanskrit fables from Hitopadesha, hymns from Rigveda and Brahmanas legends of the Vedas all...

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1913 L'Arte Della Legatura alla Corte Degli Estensi Giuseppe Fumagalli
1913 L'Arte Della Legatura alla Corte Degli Estensi Giuseppe Fumagalli

Price: £290.00

An illustrated work on the art of book binding. In Italian. Illustrated throughout with many tissue-guarded plates. Covering the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.With a catalogue of valuable ligatures in the Biblioteca Estense in...

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1916 Anna Lenah Elgstrom Stjarnan vars Namn ar Malort chronicles stories SWEDISH
1916 Anna Lenah Elgstrom Stjarnan vars Namn ar Malort chronicles stories SWEDISH

Price: £95.00

An attractive second edition collection of five short stories by Swedish author and activist Anna Lenah Elgstrom, entitled "The Star whose Name is Wormwood". Printed in the original Swedish. Elgstrom introduced expressionism...

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1918-1924 9Vol Collection of Works of Svend Fleuron Animals Danish Novels
1918-1924 9Vol Collection of Works of Svend Fleuron Animals Danish Novels

Price: £245.00

A collection of eight works by Danish writer Svend Fleuron.Eight works in nine volumes.With decorative end pieces to Af En Vikings Saga.Works are:Haren Den Graa (1918)Det Rode Kobbel ( 1918)Det Tuder Om Natten (1919)Ib Fidelius...

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1921 Georg Herman Jette Gebert Roman Translated by Mathilde Stefansson-Lutken
1921 Georg Herman Jette Gebert Roman Translated by Mathilde Stefansson-Lutken

Price: £33.00

An Danish translation of this novel by German author Georg Hermann.His most successful novel, the work follows a cultivated Jewish-German family in the 1840s.Georg Hermann was a Jewish German writer, whose works were on the blacklist...

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1921 Knud Hjorto Faust Limited First Edition Limited Short Fable Danish
1921 Knud Hjorto Faust Limited First Edition Limited Short Fable Danish

Price: £60.00

A scarce first edition of this short work by Knud Hjorto.A short fable about a man who dies and is given the chance to live his life again.In the original Danish.Limited first edition print run of 1500.Knud Anders Hjorto was a Danish...

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1922 Julius R Haarhaus Maculatrualia Et Eventyr For Bogvenner Illustrated 1st
1922 Julius R Haarhaus Maculatrualia Et Eventyr For Bogvenner Illustrated 1st

Price: £90.00

An attractively bound copy of this work by Julius Haarhaus.First Danish edition, limited to 850 copies.Julius R Haarhaus was a german writer whose stories and novels often deal with Rhenish history and a hunter's life. This work, subtitled...

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1923 Os Criminosos na Arte e na Literratura Enrico Ferri Portuguese Very Scarce
1923 Os Criminosos na Arte e na Literratura Enrico Ferri Portuguese Very Scarce

Price: £50.00

A very scarce copy of this critical work on the role of criminals in art and literature by Enrico Ferri. Translated from the original Italian into Portuguese by Joao Moreira D'Almeida. Enrico Ferri (1856-1929) was an...

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1924 2vol The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Coloured Plates
1924 2vol The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Coloured Plates

Price: £125.00

A German translation of the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio.Illustrated throughout with nineteen coloured plates. Limited to 350 copies. The Decameron (Italian: Decamerone), subtitled Prince Galehaut (Italian: Prencipe Galeotto), is...

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1925 A Carranca da Paz Agostinho de Campos Portuguese Leather Scarce
1925 A Carranca da Paz Agostinho de Campos Portuguese Leather Scarce

Price: £40.00

A very scarce copy of this historical work by Agostinho de Campos in Portuguese.  'A Carranca da Paz' is part V of a VI-part series discussing Europe and Portugal's involvement in World War I. Agostinho de Campos...

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1925 GERMAN Travel Russian Expedition KOZLOW Filchner
1925 GERMAN Travel Russian Expedition KOZLOW Filchner

Price: £145.00

A yellow, cloth hardback, with pictorial front board.  This is a German text on a Russian expedition from 1907-1909.  this volume is illustrated throughout, withphotographs and maps, including one folding map.  ...

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1929 Diego Sanchez de Badajoz Recopilacion En Metro Del Bachiller
1929 Diego Sanchez de Badajoz Recopilacion En Metro Del Bachiller

Price: £130.00

A reproduction of the 1552 first edition of this collection of lyrical and dramatic compositions by the Spanish Renaissance poet Diego Sanchez de Badajoz, from the Selbourne collection.The original manuscript from which this edition...

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1930 5Vol Dan Andersson Samlade Skrifter Works Memorial Edition Swedish Poetry
1930 5Vol Dan Andersson Samlade Skrifter Works Memorial Edition Swedish Poetry

Price: £180.00

A set of the works of Swedish poet and author Dan Andersson.Complete in five volumes.The memorial edition.In the original Swedish.Volumes are:Kolar Historier; inledande essay av Torsten FogelqvistVisor Och BalladerRomanerPosthuma NovellerEfterskord...

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1930 Andree Mannen Med Vilja Och Mod Haglund Angstrom in Swedish Scarce
1930 Andree Mannen Med Vilja Och Mod Haglund Angstrom in Swedish Scarce

Price: £69.99

An account of the life of  S. A. Andree, the first Swedish balloonist, who led the 1897 Arctic hot air balloon expedition, The balloon expedition was an ill-fated effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition...

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1930-1 5 Vols. Nordiska Bibliotek Nudita Litteratur Bojer Jensen Hemmer S-Graner
1930-1 5 Vols. Nordiska Bibliotek Nudita Litteratur Bojer Jensen Hemmer S-Graner

Price: £240.00

Five volumes from the Vert Hams Nordic Libraries collection, all of contemporary Nordic fiction.Yttersta Domen translates as 'The Last Judgement', and was Carl Svenson-Graner's only work of note. It is in Swedish.Himmerlandshistorier...

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1932 Expositio Regulae FF Minorum Francisci Assisiensis Bulsano Franciscan Order
1932 Expositio Regulae FF Minorum Francisci Assisiensis Bulsano Franciscan Order

Price: £69.99

A study of the rules of the lives of the Friars Minor, the most prominant group of Franciscan monks. Containing answers to questions about Franciscan life, as well as a brief history of the order.  It comprises three separate...

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1933 VILDGAES Novel by MARTHA OSTENSO leather DANISH
1933 VILDGAES Novel by MARTHA OSTENSO leather DANISH

Price: £24.99

Leather bound with gilt lettering to spine and paper covered boards. Bound with the original paper wrapper to the front. Danish translation of a novel by Martha Ostenso. Martha Ostenso (17 September 1900 - 24 November 1963) was...

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1942-43 2vol Riccardo Bacchelli Mollen Paa Floden 1812-1848 1849-1872 1st Danish
1942-43 2vol Riccardo Bacchelli Mollen Paa Floden 1812-1848 1849-1872 1st Danish

Price: £90.00

A two volume set of this epic novel by Riccardo Bacchelli.Two of three volumes.The first Danish edition.Riccardo Bacchelli was an Italian writer. This is his most famous work, a sweeping family epic that follows the experiences of...

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1945 Por Que Te Engana Tu Marido Florez Novel in Portugese
1945 Por Que Te Engana Tu Marido Florez Novel in Portugese

Price: £34.99

A humorous Portugese novel entitled Why You Fool Your Wife by W. Fernandez Florez. In Portugese. Wenceslao Fernndez Flrez (1885 1964) was a popular Spanish journalist and novelist of the early 20th century. Throughout his career,...

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1947 Vicki Baum Marion Lever Marion Alive Novel Attractive Binding in Danish
1947 Vicki Baum Marion Lever Marion Alive Novel Attractive Binding in Danish

Price: £80.00

An attractively bound copy of this novel by Vicki Baum.In Danish.Vicki Baum was an Austria writer known for her 1929 work 'Menschen im Hotel', which was an international success and turned into a 1932 film and a 1989 broadway musical....

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1948-1959 3vol Z'Basel An Mim Rhy by Ulrich Graf Illustrated by Fritz Baumann
1948-1959 3vol Z'Basel An Mim Rhy by Ulrich Graf Illustrated by Fritz Baumann

Price: £79.99

A charming little set published by the Department of Education, Basel. Consisting of three beautifully and profusely illustrated children's books; the first focused on pronunciation, the second on short stories and the third on...

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1949 2 Vol in 1 Dansk Litteratur Fra Saxo til Kaj Munk Svend Norrild First
1949 2 Vol in 1 Dansk Litteratur Fra Saxo til Kaj Munk Svend Norrild First

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this comprehnsive history of Danish literature.In Danish.Two volumes in one. Complete.Covering nearly 1000 years of Danish literary history from Saxo Grammaticus, a Danish historian theologian and author c1150,...

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1950-7 2vols SPANISH Poetry Ramon Jimenez & Espectador
1950-7 2vols SPANISH Poetry Ramon Jimenez & Espectador

Price: £129.99

Two soft leather bound volumes with gilt detailing to the spines and front boards. Juan Ramn Jimnez Mantecn (Moguer, Spain, 24 December 1881Santurce, Puerto Rico, 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the...

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1956 Titulos del Reino Concedidos por los Monarcas Carlistas Spanish Heraldry
1956 Titulos del Reino Concedidos por los Monarcas Carlistas Spanish Heraldry

Price: £175.00

A rather nicely bound Spanish work on the the titles granted by the Carlist monarchs. "The Carlists were the traditional wing of the Spanish society of the time, encompassing the so-called "apostolic" traditionalists and, especially,...

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1959 Armeria Patronimica Espanola Spanish Cadenas Heraldry Scarce First Edition
1959 Armeria Patronimica Espanola Spanish Cadenas Heraldry Scarce First Edition

Price: £115.00

An attractively bound work on patronymics in Spanish heraldry. A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor. In the original...

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1960 Los Titulos Nobiliarios Y Su Regulacion Legislativa Titles Nobility Spanish
1960 Los Titulos Nobiliarios Y Su Regulacion Legislativa Titles Nobility Spanish

Price: £99.99

A handsomely bound work on the legislation pertaining to titles and nobility in Spain. In the original Spanish. Written by Manuel Taboada Roca (1905-2007), a Gallacian lawyer and the brother of the Count of Borraxeiros. First...

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1965 Antonio de Capmany Libro del Consulado del Mar Aragon First Edition
1965 Antonio de Capmany Libro del Consulado del Mar  Aragon First Edition

Price: £140.00

An attractive copy of this history of the Consulate of the Sea (Consolat de Mar), which regulates maritime and commercial activity in the Mediterranean. In Spanish. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph. Published...

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1965 Libro del Consulado del Mar Antonio de Capmany Aragon Spanish First Edition
1965 Libro del Consulado del Mar Antonio de Capmany Aragon Spanish First Edition

Price: £130.00

A beautifully bound history of the Consulate of the Sea (Consolat de Mar), which regulates maritime and commercial activity in the Mediterranean. In Spanish. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph. Published to commemorate...

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1968 Pascal Filosofo Cristao Eduardo Abranches de Soveral Italian Scarce
1968 Pascal Filosofo Cristao Eduardo Abranches de Soveral Italian  Scarce

Price: £40.00

A scarce copy of this work on the life of Blaise Pascal by Eduardo Abranches de Soveral in Portuguese. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy...

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1972 2Vol Opere Scelte GIUSEPPE BARETTI Italian + illus
1972 2Vol Opere Scelte GIUSEPPE BARETTI Italian + illus

Price: £29.99

Cloth bound with attractive gilt design to spines. Part of the Classical Italian series edited by Mario Fubini. In two volumes complete, and illustrated with lovely black and white photographic plates. Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti...

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c1880 8Vol Leconte de Lisle Ancient Greek Translations Euripides Sophocle French
c1880 8Vol Leconte de Lisle Ancient Greek Translations Euripides Sophocle French

Price: £1,900.00

An eight volume set consisting of six volumes of Leconte de Lisle translations with two Eugne Talbot translations of the major Ancient Greek texts into French. Euripide includes: 'Hkab', 'Orests', 'Les Phoinissiennes', 'Mdia',...

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c1895 8vol Memoires De Madame La Duchesse D'Abrantes Souvenirs Historiques
c1895 8vol Memoires De Madame La Duchesse D'Abrantes Souvenirs Historiques

Price: £89.99

Mmoires de Madame la Duchesse d'Abrantes. Souvenirs Historiques sur Napoleon, la Revolution, le Directoire, le Consulat, l'Empire et la Restauration by the Duchesse d'Abrantes. Eight volumes of a ten volume set. In French. Memoirs...

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c1896 Sagesse Humaine FRENCH Quotations
c1896 Sagesse Humaine FRENCH Quotations

Price: £39.99

Full vellum binding with attractive floral design to front board. Each page is also decorated with a lovely purple floral border. French text. Large collection of quotations from a range of authors on a variety of subjects including...

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c1910 Diloy Le Chemineau by Mme De Segur Play Drama Illustrated by H Castelli
c1910 Diloy Le Chemineau by Mme De Segur Play Drama Illustrated by H Castelli

Price: £19.99

A play by the Countess of Segur in the original French. With 90 monochrome illustrations by H. Castelli. Nouvelle edition.

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c1911 Comune Di Venezia Case Sane Economiche e Popolari
c1911 Comune Di Venezia Case Sane Economiche e Popolari

Price: £69.99

A scarce text, 'City of Venice Economics and Health of the population'. Illustrated throughout with a number of fold-out diagrams and plans. Includes case studies of construction projects such as the compound of 7 houses...

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c1914 GERMAN Der Arme Spielmann GRILLPARZER Illustrated
c1914 GERMAN Der Arme Spielmann GRILLPARZER Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A pocket sized volume, with yellow paper covered boards.  This is a German language text, written in black letter script.  Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (January 15, 1791 January 21, 1872), an Austrian dramatic poet,...

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