[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] Catalogues 43-45 § 64 § 65 § 67 § 73-75 § 77 § 78 § 80 § 82 § 83 § 85 § 87 § 89 § 97-99 § 102 § 106 § 107 § 109 § 110 § 112 § 114 § 115 § 119-121 § 123-127 § 130 § 132 § 134-142 § 144-151 § 153-170 [Stock lists: numbered series:] 2 § 3 § 6 § 8 View larger
Davis & Orioli (London)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] Catalogues 43-45 § 64 § 65 § 67 § 73-75 § 77 § 78 § 80 § 82 § 83 § 85 § 87 § 89 § 97-99 § 102 § 106 § 107 § 109 § 110 § 112 § 114 § 115 § 119-121 § 123-127 § 130 § 132 § 134-142 § 144-151 § 153-170 [Stock lists: numbered series:] 2 § 3 § 6 § 8

London, Davis & Orioli, 1926-1967
Seventy-seven catalogues (21 cm), as issued, in the publisher’s wrappers. - A good run comprising seventy-three catalogues and four stock lists. J. Irving Davis (1889-1967) and Giuseppe “Pino” Orioli (1884-1942) commenced bookselling together in Florence in 1910-1911, and in 1913 established premises in London, where they inaugurated a “new series” of catalogues. Though the name of the firm remained unchanged, Davis soon became sole proprietor, with Orioli residing in Italy, where he worked mostly as a publisher. The firm’s last catalogue (no. 170) was issued in 1965; Davis died on 1 May 1967 (obituary by H.A. Feisenberger, in The Book Collector, Autumn 1967, pp.369-371). The residue of Davis’ stock was offered by Sotheby’s in 1968-1969 (principal sale on 2 December 1968, 305 lots); the remainder was sold there on 2 April 1985 (519 lots). ¶ Many catalogues in the present group are from the reference collection of Hellmut Feisenberger (1909-1999), Davis’ junior partner in the firm from c. 1935-1947, editor of sixty catalogues (nos.64-125). Feisenberger recorded on the catalogue covers items of interest, in pencil or pen; occasionally he corrects a collation, or supplies additional provenance details, or identifies a purchaser - as for example in Catalogue 140 (item 16a), where he writes: “from me / sold to him £37.10”. Paper stocks available during the War generally were of poor quality; in some catalogues, the pages edges are browned, and in one (Catalogue 89) the entire leaf has browned. Staples are often rusted; specific faults are mentioned below.
Subjects
Literature, English - Booksellers' catalogues
Medical books - Booksellers' catalogues
Occultism and science
Printing - Europe, 1455-1500 - Booksellers' catalogues
Private libraries - Melzi (Gaetano, Conte), 1783-1851
Private libraries - Norman (Herbert John)
Private libraries - Power (d'Arcy, Sir), 1855-1941
Science books - Booksellers' catalogues
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Davis & Orioli (London)
Davis, J. Irving, 1889-1967
Orioli, Giuseppe ("Pino"), 1884-1942
Owners
Feisenberger, Hellmut Albert, 1909-1999
Melzi, Gaetano, Conte, 1783-1851
Norman, Herbert John
Power, d'Arcy, Sir, 1855-1941
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 43] Incunabula : Medicine and early printed books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1926]
    (20.5 cm), (2) 49 (1) pp., 1 illustration (wrapper). 613 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding. Wrappers not entirely fresh; a few pencil marks.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 44] Early printed books: Literature, Science, and Medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1926]
    (20.5 cm), 44 pp. 513 + 1 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Offering both the 1465 and 1466 Fust & Schoeffer editions of Cicero (the former a Dresden duplicate; the latter was ex-Sotheby’s, 12 June 1917, lot 421); and a manuscript of “Epitoma In Trogi Pompei Historia”, written and illuminated for Georges, Cardinal d’Amboise (now Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 123, via Roderick Terry and Philip Hofer collections). ¶ Extracted from a binding; a few pencil marks.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 45] Manuscripts and early printed books from the 15th to the 18th century

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1927]
    (20.5 cm), (2) 50 pp., 1 illustration. 699 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Among the Addenda is a holograph manuscript of Leon Battista Alberti, “Elementi di matematica” (ex-Fairfax Murray collection; now Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 4221). ¶ Pencil annotations on upper wrapper; a few marks in margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 64] Rare books on science, medicine : early printing : with an appendix of Italian literature

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1933?]
    (21.5 cm), 40 pp. 480 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Lower wrapper spotted.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 65] 500 rare books : including interesting medical works, fine incunables and an important addenda containing the first edition of St. Augustine's Confessions

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1933]
    (21.5 cm), 53 pp. 519 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The first edition of Saint Augustine’s Confessions is the Baron Achille Seillière copy. ¶ Wrappers dust-soiled.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 67] 125 choice books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1935]
    (21.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations (on wrappers). 125 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 73] Rare books : including the undescribed first edition of Peregrinus, De Magnete, the first edition of Copernicus, a Jenson printed on vellum, an unpublished manuscript of Lavoisier, rare scientific books, Incunabula and Italian literature, etc

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1936?]
    (21.5 cm), 38 (2) pp., illustrations (on wrappers). 174 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The “undescribed edition” of Raymundus Lulius, De virtute magnetis, was printed at Rome, by Marcello Silber, not after 1520 (item 1, £200).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 74] Rare books : including the first edition of Galenus, fine books with coloured plates of fruit and flowers, rare type specimen books, medicine, science and early printing

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1936?]
    (21.5 cm), 35 (1) pp., 1 illustration (on wrappers). 362 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 75] Incunabula, woodcut books, early science & medicine, etc.

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1937?]
    (21.5 cm), 46 (2) pp., illustrations (on wrappers). 175 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Item 1 is a Italian manuscript of c. 1450 with eleven miniatures (Peintures mystiques et Symboliques) in an old velvet binding, formerly in the Étienne Antoine Benoit Rouard collection (his sale, Paris, 17 February 1879, lot 105; then Morgand & Fatout, Bulletin, 1881, no. 5121).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 77] Rare books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1937]
    (21.5 cm), 40 (4) pp., 3 illustrations (on wrappers). 406 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Wrappers dust-soiled.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 78] Rare books on science and medicine : including mediaeval manuscripts, autographs of Newton, Pasteur, Freud, first editions of Agricola, Boyle, Descartes, Galenus, Galileo, Gilbert, Jenner, Lavoisier, Paré, Volta, etc., and a remarkable series of first editions of Vesalius

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1937]
    (21.5 cm), 81 (3) pp., 1 illustration (on wrappers). 667 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Among the scientific and medical incunabula (items 16-42) is a copy of the 1485 Ratdolt Alhazen, printed on vellum, from the library of Georg Ratzenberger (d. 1537); notable later books include the 1543, 1555, and 1568 editions of Vesalius; the 1552 Geminus; and the 1502 first edition of the Speculum Lapidum of Camillus Leonardus, printed on vellum, illuminated, and in its original Venetian binding (said to be the dedication copy to Cesare Borgia). ¶ Wrappers dust-soiled.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 80] Recent purchases : including the following important books : Newton's own copy of Beyer's [sic] Star Atlas : The Sweynheym & Pannhartz Ovid, 1471 : Kepler's Astronomia Nova, 1609 : An incunable Herbal printed at Louvain in 1485 : Bembo, De Aetna, printed by Aldus, 1495 : The first edition of Seneca in Spanish, 1491 : the first book printed in Canada, 1776

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1937]
    (21.5 cm), 40 pp., 1 illustration (on wrappers). 375 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The copy of Bayer’s Uranometria (1655) has Newton’s handwriting on every chart and was formerly in the library of James Musgrave. The 1471 Ovid is the Pembroke copy, with Cesarini arms in volume I and Maffei arms in volume II (in the 1914 Pembroke sale it realised £150; it is offered here for £100). The copy of the 1495-1496 Bembo De Aetna contains the corrections introduced in Aldus’s shop (item 242, £140); it was purchased by Stanley Morison in April 1940 for £100, a few years after he designed the Bembo font (the copy is now Cambridge University Library, Inc.4.B.3.134[4580]).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 82] Rare books : including a large collection of medical books and an appendix of medical and scientific autographs

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1938]
    (21.5 cm), 35 (1) pp. 453 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 83] 200 rare books : including a magnificent manuscript Book of Hours, the first printed book on arithmetic, the first editions of Aristotle's works and the Aphorisms of Hippocrates, the first modern work on architecture by Alberti, a dated 1469 book, two books printed by Jenson in Roman type, rare Florentine woodcut books, and uncut copy of Redouté, Les Roses, and a series of autograph letters by Volta.

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1938]
    (21.5 cm), 41 (3) pp., 2 illustrations (on wrappers). 200 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Margins browned.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 85] Rare books on many subjects : including a large collection of books on the history of science

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1938?]
    (21.5 cm), 31 (1) pp. 385 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 87] Rare books : recently acquired

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1939]
    (21.5 cm), 34 (2) pp. 390 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Margins browned.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 89] Old medical and scientific books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1940?]
    (21.5 cm), 56 pp. 678 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - “Our first war time catalogue” (Foreword). Item 1 is a collection of 140 medical pamphlets published between 1770 and 1805, bound in 23 volumes, by a professor of medicine at Montpellier, Jean Baptiste Timothé Baumes (1756-1828). ¶ Wrapper dust-soiled.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 97] Rare books : recently purchased, with an appendix of Victorian "Penny Dreadfuls" and popular periodicals from the library of Dr Norman

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1941]
    (21.5 cm), 36 pp. 412 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - “A further selection from the library of Dr H.J. Norman” (items 295-412).
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 98] Historical books on genetics, evolution and heredity : from the collection of Professor R.C. Punnett, F.R.S. : including a few books from our own stock

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1941]
    (21.5 cm), 24 pp., 1illustration (wrapper). 241 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 99] Rare books : including early Spanish books, Italian literature, medicine and science : with a selection of books on witchcraft from the library of Dr Norman

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1941]
    (21.5 cm), 39 (1) pp., 1 illustration (on wrappers). 435 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Contains a collection of books printed in Spain, or by Spanish authors (items 1-48), of which the most precious is the Huth copy of Chrysoloras, Erotemata, Alcalá de Henares 1514 (item 10, £65). Also offers H.J. Norman’s collection of books on witchcraft and magic.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 102] Incunabula, illustrated books, classics of science and other choice books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1941]
    (21.5 cm), 32 pp., 2 illustrations (on wrappers). 134 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 24) the second dated edition of the Catholicon (Günther Zainer, 30 April 1469), obtained from an Austrian monastery; also (item 110) the only recorded copy of an Italian version of the Penitential Psalms, ending “Laus. Deo. Joannes dictus Florentinus Impressum Brixie”, which has since been credited to the press of the “Printer of Dati, Lettera delle Isole”, and dated c. 1495 (now National Library of Scotland, Inc.246.5).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 106] Old & rare books : including very valuable early Spanish books, Italian books on the history of art, engravings by Callot, 16th century printing and a large collection of early medical and scientific books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1942]
    (21.5 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. 665 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Upper wrapper misprinted “No. 105” (corrected in pen).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 107] Medical books from the 16th to the 20th century : including a large collection of books on the history of medicine and an unusual section of travel books written by doctors

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1942]
    (21.5 cm), (2) 69 (1) pp., 2 illustration (on wrappers). 875 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Lower wrapper torn, with minor paper losses (text unaffected).
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 109] A selection of very choice books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1943]
    (21.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 155 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Occasional pencil mark in margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 110] English literature : and books in Latin by English writers, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1943]
    (21.5 cm), 40 pp., illustrations. 464 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 112] A Choice collection of books printed before 1500 : and an Italian Renaissance manuscript

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1943]
    (21.5 cm), 36 (2) pp., illustrations. 143 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The 15th century Italian manuscript advertised in the title is Suetonius Tranquillus, “De vita XII Caesarum”, preserved in a 17th century binding decorated with the arms of a Cardinal of the Cibo family (ex-Aldenham sale, Sotheby’s, 22 March 1937, lot 329).
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 114] Choice books : including fine illuminated manuscripts, early illustrated books, 18th century French books in contemporary morocco bindings, important engraved works by Blake, Goya, Piranesi and others, a complete set of Muybridge's celebrated "Animal Locomotion", etc.

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1944]
    (21.5 cm), 34 (2) pp., illustrations. 146 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 115] Books in English literature

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1944]
    (21.5 cm), 56 pp. 798 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Annotations on cover, in ink and pencil.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 119] Rare books : including a large collection of books on art and architecture, incunabula, works on Renaissance history in Italy, old medicine and science, and a long run of the Philosophical Transactions

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1945]
    (21.5 cm), 49 (1) pp. 688 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Pencilled annotations.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 120] Old and rare books in English literature

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1945]
    (21.5 cm), 44 pp., 1 illustration (on wrappers). 576 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The wrapper illustration is of an oil painting of Laurence Sterne, author of Tristram Shandy, a replica of Reynolds’ portrait, measuring 5 feet × 4 1/2 feet (in frame). It may be the picture attributed to “Holme, pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds” which was once in Beriah Botfield’s collection at Norton Hall (Catalogue of Pictures in the Possession of Beriah Botfield, Esq. at Norton Hall, 1848, p.19, as 5 feet 5 1/2 × 4 feet 8 inches), was lent by Botfield in 1857 for an exhibition at the British Institution (128), and is now at Jesus College, Cambridge.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 121] Fine Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1945]
    (25 cm), (2) 62 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-XII), illustrations. 205 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The compass chart in Philip Moore, A fourtie yeres almanacke, with a prognostication (1567; STC 484) is illustrated on the wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 123] Rare books : including a valuable collection of books on the history of medicine, chiefly from the library of the late Sir D'Arcy Power, a collection of works by Joseph Priestly, books on London, engravings by Canaletto, Tiepolo and Callot : old atlases, the great encyclopaedia of Diderot and D'Alembert, etc.

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1946]
    (21.5 cm), 60 pp. 918 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes purchases from the library of Sir D’Arcy Power (1855-1941), from the sale conducted by Sotheby’s 9-11 June 1941. ¶ Large piece of upper wrapper lost, lower wrapper detached; otherwise well-preserved.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 124] Old and rare books on many subjects : including some rare medical books mainly on the theory of generation and embryology

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1946]
    (21.5 cm), 34 pp., illustrations. 477 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 125] Classics of science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1946]
    (26 cm), 136 pp., folding frontispiece, 10 leaves of plates (pls.I-XX), illustrations. 444 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes Berengario’s Commentary on Mundinus (1521), the 1500 Latin edition of the Fasciculus medicinae attributed to Johannes de Ketham, Servetus’ De Trinitatis erroribus (Hagenau 1531), first editions of Ambroise Paré, and Vidus Vidius. Illustrated on lower wrapper is Alexander Read, The Manuall of anatomy (1638), in an elaborate binding incorporating the arms of Charles I. ¶ Occasional pencil annotations in margins.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 126] Rare books : including early English literature, medicine and science, works on printing and bibliography, old books on law : a unique collection of illustrated song covers, etc.

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1947]
    (21.5 cm), 48 pp., 553 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The “unique” collection of illustrated song covers, consisting of some 2000 song-titles published 1820-1890, was assembled by “Alderman Pelton”. ¶ Wrapper worn across back, with minor paper loss.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 127] Rare books : including early English literature, medicine and science, works on printing and bibliography, old books on law : a unique collection of illustrated song covers, etc

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1947]
    (21.5 cm), 54 pp. 751 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The wrapper for catalogue 126 was mistakenly reprinted: here, “126” is here corrected in pen, and “A unique collection of illustrated song covers, etc.” is ruled-through in blue ink.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 130] A clearance catalogue of interesting books at reduced prices

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1947?]
    (21.5 cm), 76 pp. 1372 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Cover extensively annotated by Feisenberger.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 132] Rare books & Manuscripts : early books on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1948]
    (21.5 cm), 72 pp., [2] leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), illustrations. 243 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes a well-travelled French manuscript of Bishop Haymo of Halberstadt’s Commentary on the Pauline Epistles (item 60, £310), formerly in the Ashburnham and Barrois collections, which Davis evidently purchased in a sale conducted by Kundig, Geneva (23-24 June 1948, lot 25), and sold to W.S. Foyle. The manuscript returned to the market in the Foyle sale (Christie’s, 11 July 2000, lot 24), and was seen thereafter with H.P. Kraus (Sotheby’s sale of the Kraus stock, 4 December 2003, lot 306), again in Sotheby’s (29 June 2007, lot 37), with Sokol Rare Books in 2008, and Les Enluminures in 2010 (Catalogue 15, item 16). ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 134] Rare books : important works on science and medicine, clearance section of interesting books at reduced prices

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1949]
    (21.5 cm), 78 (2) pp., illustrations. 822 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Cover annotated by Feisenberger; occasional mark in margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 135] Being an interim bulletin of recent acquisitions : mediaeval manuscripts, Incunabula, lace and calligraphy books, rare English, Spanish and Italian literature, and works on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1949]
    (21.5 cm), 24 pp., illustrations. 130 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes manuscripts acquired in the sixth session of the Harmsworth sale (15 October 1945): pseudo-Bonaventura, Meditationes (lot 1939; eventually Huntington Library, HM 55658); William of Pagula, Oculus Sacerdotis (lot 2053; now University of Pennsylvania, Ms Codex 721); John Wycliffe, Sermones Dominicales & Quadragesimales (lot 2134).
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 136] Valuable books recently purchased : a large collection of books on medicine and science : a clearance list of books at greatly reduced prices

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1949]
    (21.5 cm), 86 (2) pp., illustrations. 1071 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The wrapper illustrations are (item 30) a Book of Hours (Use of Amiens) with covers lettered “Jehanne Cordelle / en elle a riche don” (now British Library, c129i4) and (item 42) the 1546 Aldine Petrarch in a Venetian binding, elaborately gilt, with edges gilt and inscribed “Arde me maggiore fiamma”. ¶ Cover annotated by Feisenberger.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 137] A large collection of books on medicine and science : a clearance list of books on various subjects

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1949]
    (21.5 cm), 60 pp. 866 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Two annotations by Feisenberger in pencil.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 138] Part I: Italian books from a famous library; Part II: Rare books in general; Part III: Important medical and scientific works

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1950]
    (21.5 cm), 78 pp., illustrations. 276 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The Italian books are mostly 16th century and “come from the famous library formed by Count Melzi, of Milan” (foreword).
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 139] Rare books : Books on science & medicine : All the books in this catalogue are recent acquisitions

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1950]
    (21.5 cm), 42 pp., illustrations. 192 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ A few annotations by Feisenberger in ink.
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    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 140] Recent acquired rare books and early works on medicine and science : a clearance list of English literature, medicine and science

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1950]
    (21.5 cm), 70 pp., including 1 plate (item 77), illustrations. 732 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 12) the first French translation of Don Quixote (Paris 1614); a group of ten drawings (item 36a) by E.A. Petitot for the Descrizione delle Feste celebrate in Parma (1769). ¶ A few annotations by Feisenberger in ink.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 141] Incunabula, mss., rare books. : important works on medicine and science

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1951]
    (21.5 cm), 82 (2) pp., folding frontispiece, 2 leaves of plates (after pp.10, 74), illustrations. 347 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The frontispiece reproduces one of the maps in a hand-coloured copy of the 1490 Ptolemy (item 46, £465). ¶ A few annotations by Feisenberger in ink; inserted leaf of his notes. Wrappers not entirely fresh.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 142] Rare and important books and manuscripts : important medical and scientific books : books on various subjects, including lesser works on medicine and science

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1952]
    (21.5 cm), 79 (1) pp., illustrations. 663 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes a 12th century Italian manuscript of “Divi Pauli Apostoli Epistolae” (later in the collections of Estelle Doheny and J.R. Ritman; offered by Les Enluminures, catalogue 2012, item 4). ¶ Inserted leaf of Feisenberger’s notes.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 144] Recently purchased books and manuscripts : including many important early works on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1952]
    (21.5 cm), 79 (1) pp., illustrations. 484 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Reproduced on lower wrapper is a 15th century Italian manuscript of Pliny the Younger’s “Liber illustrium virorum” (apparently from the Dyson Perrins collection). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 145] Rare books : important works on science and medicine : miscellaneous books selected from our stock

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1953]
    (21.5 cm), 69 (1) pp., illustrations. 405 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 146] Rare books recently purchased : early works on science and medicine : a large collection of works in the Romance languages : varia

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1953]
    (21.5 cm), 63 (1) pp., frontispiece (items 22, 12), illustrations. 545 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 147] Catalogue 147

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1953]
    (21.5 cm), 47 (1) pp., illustrations. 445 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The cover is misprinted “Catalogue 146”; “146” was later overprinted “147”. Includes (item 2) a 15th century Italian illuminated manuscript of Nonius Marcellus, “Proprietate Sermonis”, from the collections of De Marinis, St. John Hornby, and J.R. Abbey (sold in 1955 to L.C. Witten, and by him to Thomas Marston; now Yale University, Marston MS 55). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 148] Catalogue No. 148

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1953]
    (21.5 cm), 53 (1) pp., illustrations. 353 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 149] Catalogue No. 149

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1954]
    (21.5 cm), 37 (1) pp., illustrations. 247 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 150] Rare books : including a superb Renaissance MS : a Catalan MS of Ramon Lull : a complete set of Piranesi : the original edition of Goya's Caprichos : important early books and rare books on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1954]
    (21.5 cm), 64 (2) pp., 1 leaf of plates (pls.I-II), illustrations. 318 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The advertised Renaissance manuscript is Polybius’ “Historiae” (translated by Nicolaus Perottus), illuminated in Florence c. 1465, formerly owned by Ashburnham, Cockerell, Chester Beatty, Yates Thompson, and C.S. Ascherson (later by J.R. Abbey, his sale 1 December 1970; sold thereafter by Breslauer to Martin Bodmer, now Bodmeriana MS 139); the Catalan manuscript is Ramon Llull, “General de totes les sciencies”, c. 1375 (sold to Ellery Sedgwick; his gift to Harvard, now Houghton Library, MS Catalan 12). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper, occasional annotation in margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 151] Catalogue 151

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1955]
    (21.5 cm), 59 (1) pp., illustrations. 304 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Ink annotation on upper wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 153]

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1955]
    (21.5 cm), 75 (1) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV; pl.V on lower wrapper), illustrations. 295 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 1, £350) a manuscript of Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s “Architettura”, c. 1500, from the library of the Irish Count George Noble Plunkett (re-offered in Sotheby’s, 26 January 1959, lot 95). Items 66-67 are two manuscript ducal commissions in Venetian bindings: one was granted by Doge Loredano to Girolamo Moro, and is dated 1510 (now San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library, De Bellis Collection, La. 13); the other was granted by Doge Andrea Gritti to Girolamo Zani, 1528, and had been acquired by Davis in the Chandon de Briailles sale (Paris, 2 December 1954, lot 14; the Ms is now untraced). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper and in some margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 154] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1956]
    (21.5 cm), 72 (2) pp., illustrations. 480 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 155] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1956]
    (21.5 cm), 63 (1) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-III; one verso left blank), illustrations. 398 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Illustrated on the wrapper is a finely-bound ducal commission, granted by Doge Marino Grimani to Francesco Loredano (ex-Costabili and Clumber collections). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper and in some margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 156] Important early books : including a collection of very rare Italian books of the 15th and 16th century, as well as early works on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1957]
    (21.5 cm), 62 (2) pp., illustrations. 240 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper and in some margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 157] Early science and medicine : books form sixteenth century presses : a selection of Italian literature : and items for collectors on special subjects

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1957]
    (21.5 cm), 37 (1) pp. 530 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 158] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1957]
    (21.5 cm), 75 (1) pp., illustrations. 389 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Offered as item 46 is a 13th century manuscript of Pope Gregory I, “Moralia in Job” (probably ex-Hoepli, catalogue 83, 1893, item 57). ¶ Ink annotations by Feisenberger on upper wrapper and in some margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 159] Early manuscripts and books : including a number of rare Spanish and Portuguese books of the 15th and 16th centuries : early works on science and medicine

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1958]
    (21.5 cm), 66 (2) pp., illustrations. 465 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - This catalogue contains a celebrated manuscript of Vincent of Beauvais (item 96, £75), sold in April 1958 to the collector Thomas Marston of New Haven, CT, and subsequently “discovered” by the bookseller Laurence Witten as the codex from which the Vinland Map had been removed. The combined evidence of Ms and map eventually convinced Paul Mellon to purchase them both for Yale (now Yale University, Beinecke Library, MS 350 and 350A). Item 18 (£115) is a manuscript of Leonardo Bruni Aretino’s Lives of Cicero and Demosthenes, apparently sold to C. A. Stonehill in 1958, by them to Thomas E. Marston, bequeathed by Marston to Yale, but sold by Yale at Sotheby’s, 9 December 1974, lot 46, where acquired for the Newberry Library (MS 97.3). Only belatedly was it noticed that the manuscript is inscribed by Bernardo Bembo on inside back cover, and there are marginalia in his hand.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 160] Rare books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1958]
    (21.5 cm), 94 (2) pp., illustrations. 584 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Item 1 (£760) is a 15th century Italian manuscript of Cicero’s “Orationes Philippicae” (formerly William Morris and Michael Tomkinson collections, ex-Sotheby’s, 11 December 1956, lot 14). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on cover: “told me 18/X [1958] sold extremely well (x marked = sold)”, his marks in margins.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 161] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1959]
    (21.5 cm), 63 (1) pp., 1 plate (inserted after p.4), illustrations. 233 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 2, £185) a manuscript made for Borso d’Este, duke of Ferrara, the greater part of which is a collection of “Dicti morali” drawn from sacred and secular authors (purchased by Curt Bühler in May 1959, his bequest to the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1985; now Morgan Ms B.31). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper; wrappers not entirely fresh.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 162] Rare books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1959]
    (21.5 cm), 94 (2) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), illustrations. 367 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 163] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1960]
    (21.5 cm), 80 (2) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV; pl.V on lower wrapper), illustrations. 276 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 63) the only recorded copy of a Processionarium ad usum Caesaraugustanum, printed at Zaragoza, by Georgius Coci, Leonardus Hutz and Lupus Appentegger, about 1502 (GW M3554210). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper; item clipped from pp.79-80.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 164] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1960]
    (21.5 cm), 85 (1) pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), illustrations. 337 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on cover.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 165] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1961]
    (21.5 cm), 96 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV), illustrations. 327 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 24) the dedication copy to Alfonso d’Este of Bartholomaeus Riccius, Epistolarum familiarium (Ferrara 1562), in an binding with covers lettered “Alf Atestio Ferr Pr” and B R D D (Bartholomeus Riccius dat dicat); item 69 is the 1536 Dante in a binding for the Roman bibliophile Jerónimo Ruiz. Item 75 is a four-volume manuscript of Charles De Brosses, “Lettres sur l’Italie” (returned to the market in the Pierre Jammes sale, Sotheby’s, Paris, 12 October 2010, lot 49). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper; item clipped from pp.51-52.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 166] Rare Books and early Mss

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1962]
    (21.5 cm), 56 (2) pp., illustrations. 183 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 43, £750) a 15th century Italian manuscript of Andrea Domenico Fiocco, “De romanorum magistratibus” (ex-Sotheby’s, 11 December 1961, lot 170; sold to Curt H. Reisinger, 1962; presented by Reisinger to Harvard, now Houghton Library, MS Typ 0496). Item 79 is a large illuminated manuscript on vellum of Petrarch’s “Sonetti e canzoni” (ex-Galletti collection, Florence). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper; slip with his notes inserted.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 167] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1962]
    (21.5 cm), 91 (1) pp., illustrations. 311 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Advertised on the wrapper (price £3100) is a 15th century Italian manuscript Book of Hours (use of Rome), in a binding with the arms of a Spanish bishop, apparently Ruiz de Huidobra (ex-Dyson Perrins sale, 29 November 1962, lot 122; resold by Sotheby’s, 5 July 1965, lot 204). Includes (item 3, £1050) Andrea da Barberino, Guerino il Meschino ([Venice: Printer of Valla Elegantiae], 1483), one of four known copies (appears in Sotheby’s, 14 June 1966, lot 80; acquired by Breslauer, sold to Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, Inc.fol.8143b). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 168] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1963]
    (21.5 cm), 52 pp., [2] leaves of plates (inserted after pp.16, 36), text illustrations. 181 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - An advertisement on the wrappers states “We have recently acquired a series of nineteen illustrations of the Divina Commedia of the late 15th or early 16th century… We do not anticipate publishing another catalogue for some time, therefore if anyone is interested would they kindly write us for further details”. The drawings were published by Lamberto Donati, “Commento ad una serie di disegni del XVI secolo illustranti la Divina Commedia” in La Bibliofilía, volume 65 (1963) pp.151-188; they were acquired by H.P. Kraus, and presented to the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1966 (Acc. no. 1966.12:1-20). ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on upper wrapper; occasional mark in margins.
  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 169] Early printed books & manuscripts : important scientific & medical books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1965]
    (21.5 cm), 104 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Annotated by Feisenberger on cover.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 170] Rare Books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1967]
    (21.5 cm), 108 (2) pp., illustrations. 430 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 2] Interesting books on a variety of subjects

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1960?]
    (21 cm), 32 (2) pp. 171 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Reproduced from typescript.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 3] Interesting books on a variety of subjects

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1961?]
    (21 cm), 52 pp. 233 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Reproduced from typescript.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 6] Rare books : part one – A to K

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1961]
    (21 cm), 72 pp. 334 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Reproduced from typescript. Lacking List 6, Part two (L-Z), published 1962.
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  • Davis & Orioli (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 8] Rare books

    London, Davis & Orioli, [1964]
    (21 cm), 43 (1) pp., illustration (wrapper). 328 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains books with a maximum value of about £45.
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