[Stock catalogues, Early books & manuscripts series] 1002, 1025, 1099, 1101, 1111, 1141, 1145, 1170, 1173, 1178, 1184, 1189 (issued in two volumes), 1198 § 1201, 1210, 1216, 1292, 1327, 1354, 1359, 1363, 1373, 1378 § [Stock lists, "Early books & manuscripts", dated series:] 1994-2010 (thirty-one volumes) View larger
Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

[Stock catalogues, Early books & manuscripts series] 1002, 1025, 1099, 1101, 1111, 1141, 1145, 1170, 1173, 1178, 1184, 1189 (issued in two volumes), 1198 § 1201, 1210, 1216, 1292, 1327, 1354, 1359, 1363, 1373, 1378 § [Stock lists, "Early books & manuscripts", dated series:] 1994-2010 (thirty-one volumes)

London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1980-2010
Twenty-three catalogues [Numbered series] in 24 volumes (24 cm), as issued, in publisher’s wrappers.

Offered with [Stock lists, “Early books & manuscripts”, dated series:] 1994-2010, thirty-one volumes, as issued (produced by centre-folding cover and A3 photocopied sheets; 30 cm). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copies.

Subjects
Emblem books - Booksellers' catalogues
Printing - Europe, 1455-1500 - Booksellers' catalogues
Private libraries - Stirling Maxwell (William, Sir), 1818-1878
Private libraries - Wodhull (Michael), 1740-1816
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)
Owners
Biblioteca del Cigarral del Carmen (Toledo)
Kerr, William G.
Severne, Cecily Mary, died 1981
Stirling Maxwell, William, Sir, 1818-1878
Wodhull, Michael, 1740-1816
  • This collection contains

  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1002] Printed books and manuscripts

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1980
    (24 cm), 88 pp., illustrations. 154 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Penmarks, annotations in margins.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1025] Printed books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1982
    (24 cm), 108 (4) pp., colour frontispiece, illustrations. 186 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Occasional, discreet penmark in margin.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1099] Books from the library of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816)

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1988
    (24 cm), 32 (2) pp., colour frontispiece. 85 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Except for item 22 (the Servetus Bible, Lyon 1542, from J.P.R. Lyell’s library), all the books were collected by Cecily Severne, a descendant of J.E. Severne, who in 1886 had consigned Wodhull’s library to Sotheby’s sale room. They “represent her pick of those Wodhull books which appeared on the market from 1924-1976” (Introduction). ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1101] Early printed books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1988
    (24 cm), 52 pp., [2] leaves of colour plates, illustrations. 75 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1111] Incunables [title from p.1 of text]

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1988
    (27 cm), 44 pp., [4] leaves of colour plates. 64 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1141] German Books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1993
    (24 cm), 131 (1) pp., illustrations. 300 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1145] Italian books : XV-XVIII centuries

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1991
    (24 cm), 84 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 155 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Advertisement loosely inserted, “A collection of Machiavelli: First and early editions”. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1170] French books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1993
    (24 cm), 104 pp., illustrations. 174 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1173] The Low Countries

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1993
    (24 cm), 72 pp., [2] leaves of colour plates, illustrations. 113 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Minor shelf wear.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1178] Continental books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1993
    (27 cm), 90 (2) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 81 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 14) a group of three Fanfare bindings from the library of Michel d’Asquier (1598-1664) of Vienna, later subsumed in the Schönborn-Buchheim library (dispersed by Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 50, Königstein, 14 April 1993, lots 248-250). The three volumes are described by Anthony Hobson, “Three Bindings à la fanfare and the origins of the fanfare style” in The Arcadian Library: Bindings and provenance, edited by Giles Mandelbrote and Willem de Bruijn (London & Oxford 2014), pp.177-190. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1184] The age of Enlightenment

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1994
    (24 cm), 103 (1) pp., illustrations. 146 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1189] Italian books § [Supplement:] 20th century Italian literature

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1994
    Two volumes (24 cm), 101 (3) pp.; 12 pp., illustrations. 141; 52 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Minor shelf wear.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1198] Greek and Roman texts

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1994
    (24 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 65 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1201] European literature

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1994
    (24 cm), 70 (2) pp., illustrations. 142 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Minor shelf wear.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1210] One hundred important books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1995
    (24 cm), 108 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 100 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Minor shelf wear.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1216] Italian books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1996
    (24 cm), 92 pp., illustrations. 156 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1292] German books : a selection from five centuries

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2001
    (24 cm), [180] pp., [8] leaves of colour plates, illustrations. 200 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1327] Emblem and allegory

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2004
    (17.5 × 23.5 cm), [68] pp., illustrations. 53 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1354] Italica

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2007
    (24 cm), [148] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 160 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1359] Illustrated books

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2007
    (24 cm), [60] pp., illustrations (most in colour). 28 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1363] The library of W.G. Kerr, Part 2 : Books from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2008
    (24 cm), [104] pp., illustrations. 137 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “The Library of W.G. Kerr, Part 1: Gastronomy” was issued as Quaritch List 2008/02. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1373] Wars, empires, faith : Statecraft and politics in early modern Europe, 1500-1800

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2008
    (21 cm), [116] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 80 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “The present catalogue is a companion to our Catalogue 1345, Rights of War, Rights of Peace: the rise and fall of empires and republics, the origins of nations and peoples, 1500-1800, also compiled by Anthony Payne, which was issued in 2007” (postscript). ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1378] Incunables & manuscripts

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2009
    (24 cm), [72] pp., illustrations (most in colour). 28 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1994] Early printed books : Spring short list

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, [1994]
    (30 cm), [36] pp., illustrations. 44 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes (item 23, £30,000) Edmée Maus’s copy of the 1538 Lyon edition of Holbein’s Dance of Death series bound with the 1539 Lyon edition of Holbein’s Old Testament illustrations (ex-Christie’s, 24 November 1993, lot 46, £17,250; here £30,000).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1995] Recent acquisitions : first editions of Homer, Petrarch, Dante, Rabelais, Palestrina, Montaigne, Ramus : Spring 1995

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1995
    (30 cm), [32] pp., illustrations. 40 items; priced. Publisher’s printed green wrappers. - Includes (item 7, £24,000) the 1607 Brussels edition of Don Quixote, from the collections of Arthur Charlett (1655-1722) and Jean-Félix Peeters-Fontainas (1891-1975), with their bookplates; and (item 15, £77,000) the partially uncut Mansfield-Ascherson copy of the 1488 Florence Homer.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1995] Continental books : Summer 1995

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1995
    (30 cm), [54] pp., illustrations. 46 items; priced. Publisher’s printed red wrappers. - Includes (item 4, £30,000) the first illustrated Bible published in Italy (Venice 1489) from Kloster Ettenheimmünster (ex-Bute sale, Christie’s, 15 March 1995, lot 254); and (item 28, £15,000) Mersenne’s Harmonicum instrumentorum (Paris 1636), a presentation copy from the author to Claude Hardy (translator of Zarlino; BnF Ms fr 1361), which preserves nine leaves in signatures R and V cancelled in other copies.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1996] Early Continental books : Evelyn's Polyglot Bible, Tory's first book as imprimeur du roi, unique first edition of the ballads of the Cid, Horace Walpole's copy of the first German medal book, A presentation Lipsius to de Thou, First editions of Plato and S. Augustine, a medieval MS herbal : Spring 1996

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1996
    (30 cm), [48] pp., illustrations. 44 items; priced. Publisher’s printed blue wrappers. - Includes (item 22, £15,000) a manuscript “De viribus herbarum, part 12th-century and part 15th-century (ex-Christie’s, 29 November 1995, lot 6).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1996] Early books & manuscripts : Cervantes with Pepys' "bookpile" bookplate, Tuscan medieval MS poetry, expulsion of the Jesuits from Moscow, Dürer's Pirckheimer border, unique Brescia imprint on vellum, William Morris' Postilla, MSS of Giraldus Cambrensis and Edmund Spenser on Ireland, the Harley copy of the first English treatise on art, music in 16th century Denmark, the history of the troubadours, civilité printing in Paris, Sadoleto's first book, the first critical edition of Vergil 1475 : Summer 1996

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1996
    (30 cm), [60] pp., illustrations. 41 items; priced. Publisher’s printed orange wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1996] From Homer to Ronsard : Classical, medieval & renaissance texts; first editions of Homer, Plato, Avicenna, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Politian, Erasmus; the decipherment of Roman inscriptions; early German law; the Return of Martin Guerre; Holbein; the history of the Maghreb; an original woodcut by Altdorfer; the Greek Anthology; Nicholas of Cusa's first appearance in English : Winter 1996

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1996
    (30 cm), [68] pp., illustrations. 61 items; priced. Publisher’s printed green wrappers. - Includes (item 8, £6000) a copy of the Syriac version of the Psalms (Paris: Antoine Vitré, 1625), bound for presentation to the dedicatee, Dominique de Vic, latterly in the libraries of René Choppin and Jean Fürstenberg (ex-Christie’s, 26 June 1996, lot 44, £2990).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1997] Early books : Koberger's first book, the Apocryphal New Testament, Roman law transformed into European law, the abdication of Charles V, Gongorism in Lima, incunable printing in Sicily, Pomeranian and Breton imprints, a contemporary account of the court of Tamerlane in Samarkand, Prester John, Pirckheimer's Juvenal, humanism in Poland, Michelangelo's Sonnets, the prototypographer of France, Petrarch's coronation, Tritheim and the beginning of library science, first illustrated Vergil printed in Italy : Spring 1997

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1997
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 58 items; priced. Publisher’s printed orange wrappers. - Includes (item 6, £60,000) four works of Bartolus de Saxoferrato published at Venice 1480-1485 bound uniformly in “interim” vellum wrappers (ex-Sotheby’s, 1 July 1994, lot 44). Loosely inserted is “Spring Bulletin: Addenda” (5 stapled leaves, continuing item numeration: 59-60).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1997] Early books: Becket's Life and Letters, Estienne's catalogue of publications, the history of the Maghreb, the first dated bookplate, Roman law from the library of Ulrich Fugger, first editions of Herodotus, Plato, Avicenna, Erasmus, source for Tirent lo Blanc, the Koran and Luther, Hus and Wyclif, the Fioretti of St. Francis, control of the sea-route to China and Japan, the Ovid of Henry Prince of Wales, the scholastic theory of usury as midwife to modern economics, runes and Scandinavian archaeology : Autumn 1997

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1997
    (30 cm), [68] pp., illustrations. 50 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The copy (item 20, £9000) of “The Little Flowers of St. Francis” (Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, 26 May 1489) was perhaps bound at Monte Senario, the “Cradle” of the Servite Order. ¶ Ink annotation on cover and another opposite item 23.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1998] Early books : First book in Anglo-Saxon; Camoen's lyric poetry; Russia in the 1520s; Daphnis & Chloe; Koberger's first book: an introduction to Plato; Savonarola from his own monastery library; The Kisses of Johannes Secundus; the origins of scepticism; Horace's Odes, a renaissance MS; Vergil in French, illustrated; an eye-witness account of the conquest of Peru; Zwingli's manifesto; the first book printed by machine; Plotinus, Boethius, and Dionysius the Areopagite; Celestina: the first edition of the modern novel; the history of handwriting : Summer 1998

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1998
    (30 cm), [68] pp., illustrations. 52 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes a Sammelband (item 36, no price given) containing the first complete edition of La Celestina (Saragossa: Jorge Coci, 1507), bound in Spanish calf with added insignia of the Lyonnese bibliophile Benoît Le Court. The volume, sold to La Biblioteca del Cigarral del Carmen de Toledo, subsequently received much attention; see Julián Martin Abad, “Otro volumen facticio de raros impresos españoles del siglo XVI (con La Celestina de 1507)” in Pliegos de Bibliofilia, volume 4 (1998), pp.5-19; Patrizia Botta & Víctor Infantes, “Nuevas bibliográficas de la Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (Zaragoza, Jorge Coci, 1507)” in Revista de Literatura Medieval, volume 11 (1999), pp.179-208; and facsimile edition, Un volumen facticio de raros post-incunables españoles, edited by Julián Martín Abad (Toledo: Antonio Pareja, 1999).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1998] Early books : Presentation Galen; the earliest version of Aristotle's Politics; Cosmas the Indian Voyager; Becket's correspondence; Erasmus: first edition of Julius excluded from Heaven; Hamlet's Polonius; first editions of Homer and Plato; the Pre-Socratics; the 1607 Don Quixote with a bookplate designed by Pepys; Gaza's Greek grammar, one of the earliest books from the Aldine press; medieval hagiography: a 13th century manuscript of Gregory's Dialogi; Michelangelo and the spiritual poetry of Vittoria Colonna; Ben Jonson's Pausanius; Catalan literature: Muntaner's Chronicle, source for Tirant lo Blanc; incunable Roman law from Ulrich Fugger's library; a medieval cartulary from Northamptonshire : Winter 1998

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1998
    (30 cm), [72] pp., illustrations. 59 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes (item 7, £34,000) the cartulary of the Braybroke family of Northamptonshire, from the Phillipps and A.L. Shane collections (acquired by Quaritch in the latter’s sale, Christie’s East, 24 June 1998, lot 404).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 1999] Early books : Cervantes' first appearance in print; first edition of Thucydides; Hroswitha and the origin of modern drama; the first bilingual dictionary; Cary's Dante, first and second issue; Maimonides in the original Judaeo-Arabic; the first Sanskrit grammar; the "Magdeburg Centuries" and modern ecclesiastical history; Luis de Leon and the theory of language; Kenelm Digby's Juvenal; Gay's Pindar; the earliest illustrations of Homer; Nebrija as hymnologist; Lützenburg's List, precursor of the Index; Palestrina's Requiem; Ochino's first book; Rig's Spill, forerunner of the picaresque novel; the Estienne Plato; Alberti's political thought; the first dated book printed in Spain : Spring 1999

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1999
    (30 cm), [72] pp., illustrations. 60 + 1 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The copy (item 23b, £46,000) of Johannes Grammaticus, Comprehensorium (Valencia: [Lambert Palmart], 1475) was returned to the market, at Christie’s, 29 November 1999, lot 153 (realised £46,000 inclusive). Also offered is the apparently unique copy of Pedro de Soto, Summa de doctrina Christiana (Antwerp: Juan Steelsio, 1554), in a vellum binding with the emblematic supralibros (Inconcussa manet) of María Manrique de Lara y Mendoza (1538-1608), whose Spanish books are mostly preserved in Roudnice Lobkowicz Library, Nelahozeves Castle, Czech Republic.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2000] Early Books : The discovery of the Codex Sinaiticus; Sir Julius Caesar's Dante; the manuscript Estate Book of Cardinal de Bourbon, 1571-2; the Golden Bull of Charles IV; first English edition of Erasmus's Apophthegmes; the prophecies of Joachim of Fiore; the doctrines of the Bogomils; Ockham's political theory; Charles Prince of Wales' Prayer Book; a Venetian filigree binding; Panizzi's first book; Tirant lo Blanc; the labours of Hercules: the first Spanish illustrated book; Biondo and the first history of the Middle Ages; the first illustrated Odyssey; daily life at the court of Louis XIV: the finest surviving run of the original issues of Loret's La Muse historique : May 2000

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2000
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 69 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes (item 4, £4000) Bessarion’s Orationes de gravissimis periculis (Rome 1543) in a black morocco binding attributed to the Pflug and Ebeleben shop in Bologna (ex-René Choppin, G.J. Arvantidis, Librairie George Heilbrun); and (item 53, £14,000) the 1516 Aldine Metamorphoses in a Venetian filigree binding (ex-Corfield collection, sold Sotheby’s 10-11 June 1904, lot 466).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2000] Early books : Unrecorded incunable Aesop with unique cuts; Alfonso X and the first history of Spain; Syriac bibliography; the burning of Luther's books; Augustine's Confessions and other MSS from a medieval monastic library; Pascal on education; Bowdlerized Boccaccio; the origins of Epicurean philosophy; King Manuel's announcement of the capture of Malacca; conversational French in Tudor England; globes: building and using them; Ivan the Terrible's religious beliefs; female portraiture in the Renaissance; Catherine of Siena, her first letters; Barlaam & Josaphat; Brasca's pilgrimage to Jerusalem; Isaac of Nineveh, desert father; Provençal poetry and the Troubadours : Autumn 2000

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2000
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 69 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The “unrecorded Aesop” (item 4, price on application) is a fragment (82 leaves) of an unsigned edition in folio format, here assigned by Martin Davies to Lyons: Printer of “L’Abusé en Court”, c. 1482-1484.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2001] Early books : source of The merchant of Venice; a dated renaissance MS of Aristotle's Ethics; Spenser's History of Ireland; first editions of William of Ockham, Nicholas de Cusa and Descartes; Hroswitha and modern drama; origins of Russian law; astronomical treatise by the friend and mentor of Copernicus; the bull convoking the Council of Trent; Sanskrit grammar; Linacre reinterprets Galen; primer of old church Slavonic printed in the Ukraine; rule book of the Augustinian nuns at Weiher; Savonarola from his own monastery shelves; the original edition of the Romancero General; the suppression of Wycliffism; fifteenth-century printing in Lérida: an indulgence for the restoration of the Cathedral; Menasseh-ben-Israel on the immortality of the soul : August 2001

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2001
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 70 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
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    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2001] Early books : First edition of Plato; Cardinal Charles de Bourbon's MS estate book; the evils of dancing; Dionysius the Carthusian on the Koran; the Praise of Folly: first edition with Erasmus' commentary; dedication copy of Estienne's Greek dictionary to Heidelberg University; Macrobius and his world map; first edition of Machiavelli's Discorsi; Reynard the Fox; a Catalan poet in Naples; The rehabilitation of Joan of Arc; a bill of exchange signed by Columbus' banker; first book printed in Deventer; De Amore Dei: an unrecorded medieval text; the first New Testament in Ethiopic : November 2001

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2001
    (30 cm), [64] pp., illustrations. 45 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The “unrecorded medieval text” is “De amore dei”, found in a 14th-century Italian vellum manuscript, with treatises on the Seven deadly sins and Four Cardinal virtues, which was formerly in the libraries of the Rt. Hon. John Burns and William Foyle (latter’s sale, Christie’s, 11 July 2000, lot 25).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2002] Early Books : Aristotle and Avicenna: the beginnings of biology; Barlaam and Josaphat: the story of Buddha; Greek New Testament, ancient and modern; the eruption of Mount Etna in 1669; the introduction of the Gregorian calendar; Grotius' escape from prison in a bookchest; the first book printed at Toledo; the first illustration of a bookcase; Pope Leo X writes to Charles V; Serbian liturgy from a Cyrillic press in Venice; Einstein on Lucretius; the complete Luther; memorial tributes to Gutenberg; medieval romance: St Patrick's Purgatory; the first printed work on wrestling; Ockham's political thought; satire: the "Craftie Cromwell" plays; Guicciardini on the battlefield at Parma; Neoplatonism: first edition of Plotinus; Scaliger on Theophrastus bound for Prince Henry : May 2002

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2002
    (30 cm), [96] pp., illustrations. 79 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2002] Early books : The Glossed Bible: a 12th century bestseller; a Breviary for the Duke of Ferrara; The Adagia: first edition of Erasmus's first book; Cicero from the library of Giorgio Antonio Vespucci; Crescenzi and modern agriculture; the arrival of the Cathars; Grosseteste and the scientific method; Petrarch renounces medievalism; Wyclif's first appearance in print; the beginning of the Oxford University Press; News from India; Cato's Distichs: a child's education from the Middle Ages to Benjamin Franklin; Jakob Sturm and the foundation of the gymnasium; a catalogue of relics from Bologna; Montaigne and Marie de Gournay; Astronomy from the friend and mentor of Copernicus : October 2002

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2002
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 78 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
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    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2003] Early books : poets & playwrights : March 2003

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2003
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 70 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2003] Early books : Erasmus, Colet, and the founding of St. Paul's school; First book printed in Toledo; The Bible in Spain: the censor at work; 400 years of Daphnis & Chloe; First modern Greek dictionary; Valla as Renaissance philosopher; Natural history for Prince Henry; Wyclif's thought; First pocket Vergil; Plant life of the Nile; Agrippa and Renaissance magic; The morality of dance; Grosseteste and the scientific method; Heidelberg University and Gutenberg; Definitive utopia; Renaissance banking; On the telescope and the rainbow; Espinosa's Libro de oro; The home life of Conrad Celtes : July 2003

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2003
    (30 cm), [92] pp., illustrations. 84 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2004] Early Books & Manuscripts : Peiresc's Guicciardini; the case for Palafox's canonisation bound for the King of Spain; a Catalan history; Ray in a royal Restoration binding; unique Imitatio Christi; Michelangelo and Cellini: the relative merits of painting and sculpture; Polyphemus writes to Galatea; the treasure of Saint-Denis; Evelyn's Herbert (and his binding instructions); Fletcher of Saltoun's Machiavelli; a pontifical from Collio; Hilprand Brandenburg's Augustine (and his bookplate); unrecorded academic verse from Marburg; the history of Spanish art; Greek geography; cryptography for Rudolf II : Autumn 2004

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2004
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 62 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 6, £27,500) St Augustine’s commentary on the Psalms (Basel 1489) with bookplate of Hilprand Brandenburg and his presentation inscription to Carthusian monastery at Buxheim (ex-Sotheby’s, 24 May 2001, lot 71). ¶ Short tear in wrapper.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2005] Early books & manuscripts : Wycliffite sermons from Bohemia, A medieval cartulary from Devon, Unique Troyes imprint, Cardinal de Bourbon's abbatial estates, The study of body language, Valuing diamonds, An unrecorded binding for Pope Julius III, Erasmus in German and English, The doctrines of the Bogomils, Beer and brewing in Prague, Luther on the stage, The first book printed in Toledo, La Boétie's first appearance in print, Michelangelo's sonnets, and Cellini on the merits of sculpture and painting, The iconography of musical instruments, Ruben's first illustrated book, The source for Shakespeare's Hamlet, Straparola's Nights and Grimm's Fairy Tales : Autumn 2005

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2005
    (30 cm), [88] pp., illustrations. 67 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. ¶ Ink annotation on cover; otherwise unmarked.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2005] Early books & manuscripts : Wyclif on logic: a new manuscript, a complete Acta Sanctorum, the Aldine Boccaccio, Castiglione's first book, the first Japanese embassy to Europe, the introduction of Hindu (or "Arabic") numerals and the transformation of mathematics, a vellum leaf from the Mainz Catholicon, Calvin's reaction to the Council of Trent, Luther's reaction to Islam, Hroswitha: the first modern dramatist, Learning to read: a unique school-book destined for the New World, prison welfare in 16th century Spain, the second known copy of the first English Protestant Primer, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's only original letter from Turkey, the first printed digest of English law with a Middle English MS poem, Valla rewrites Aristotle : Spring 2005

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2005
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 69 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2006] Early books & manuscripts : Bacon on the export of gold and silver, the story of Buddha, Beowulf in English translation, Tyndale's New Testament, The new Testament in Spanish, the Carthusians and the first book printed at the Grande Charteuse, The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, the Troy legend in Spanish: unique complete copy, Euler as musical theorist, Soncino prints for the stage, Le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche, mathematics and the introduction of "Arabic" numerals, Marco Polo, "The Wonders of Rome": the Renaissance Baedeker, the beginnings of Russian poetry, the workings of the Renaissance theatre, Valla as philosopher, Herbert and Crashaw bound for John Evelyn : May 2006

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2006
    (30 cm), [92] pp., illustrations. 63 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2006] Early books & manuscripts : Tyndale's New Testament for the pocket, The Aldine Boccaccio, Spanish binding for Queen Maria Christina of Bourbon, A bookplate designed by Samuel Pepys, Crescenzi: the beginnings of modern agriculture, The liturgy of exorcism illustrated, First German poet laureate at home, The dangers of dancing, A history of Hungary for Maria Theresa, First illustrated editions of Terence and Hroswitha, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu writing from Turkey, Arabic printing for the Greek Church, Dürer's "Pirckheimer border", Orlando Gibbons and the hymn book, The invention of stereotype, The doctrines of the Bogomils, The art of the tautogram, Francis Fry and the bibliography of the Bible, The first complete Plato, The interpretation of Roman inscriptions : October 2006

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2006
    (30 cm), [100] pp., illustrations. 74 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes (item 26) an unsigned octavo edition of Coniuratio malignorum spirituum from the De Marinis collection (his sale by Hoepli, 1925, lot 53), here assigned by Martin Davies to the Roman press of Antonio Blado, and dated c. 1517 (detailed description and census of known copies). ¶ As new.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2007] Early books & manuscripts : Manuscripts of Aristotle and S. Augustine, first edition of Erasmus' Adagia: the last copy in private hands?, Tirant lo Blanc: “the best book in the world”?, first English Beowulf, Browne's Religio Medici, first book from the Plantin Press, Milton's schoolmaster on spelling reform, motets for the Hapsburg Court: a complete set, a new Sarum Hours, Beckford's Petronius, the first printed Breviary from the press of Nicolaus Jenson, Mandeville's Travels in Spanish, two years of concert programmes from 18th century London, Pico della Mirandola and Politian in the original vellum, the first biography of Ivan the Terrible, Piacenza en fête : February 2007

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2007
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 54 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The manuscripts of Aristotle and Saint Augustine are respectively the Drury–Phillipps–Abbey–Tenschert–Ritman Nicomachean Ethics in the translation of Leonardo Bruni, written by Silvestro Balsamo in 1456 (ex-Sotheby’s, 19 June 2001, lot 19); and a miscellany of texts (including Augustine’s Confessions) written c. 1460 by Cornelius Clinghe of Middelburg, probably for the Canons Regular at Elseghem (ex-Van Stockum, 14 June 2000, lot 1176). The copy of Erasmus’s Adagia (Paris 1500), “apparently the last copy remaining in private hands”, is the Giuseppe Storck-William Stirling Maxwell copy (ex-Stirling Maxwell sale, Christie’s, 20-23 May 1958, lot 804, to Quaritch, £1550; reappeared in Sotheby’s, New York, 3 June 1997, lot 101, $120,000); no price is stated (at the 2007 New York book fair, Quaritch asked £200,000). Catalogue noticed in The Book Collector, Summer 2007, p.255. ¶ Faint stain in lower margin of 2 leaves.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2007] Early books & manuscripts : The Erasmus Aristotle, pawnshop banking in 15th century Padua, Marco Polo, a Spanish baroque novel from Sardinia, the introduction of Arabic numerals, first English Don Quixote, Dante in Hebrew, De Thou's annotated Plato, dedication manuscript of the Phaedo in French, presentation binding for Charles I as Prince of Wales, a 16th century Winchester almanac, the first Iliad in print, the burning of Luther's books, Alberti on love and politics, first printed collection of Russian poetry : Summer 2007

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2007
    (30 cm), [88] pp., illustrations. 690 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Contains (appendix for item 57) Martin Davies, “The first French translation of Plato’s Phaedo: dedication manuscript”, in which Davies speculates that the manuscript “was made for presentation to Charles de Valois between 1541 and 1545” but probably not delivered, since it does not bear his heraldic insignia. The manuscript had been in Christie’s sale, London, 28 June 1972, lot 30, and more recently with Martayan Lan, New York (Catalogue 36, 2005, item 223). Quaritch re-offered it in Catalogue 1378: Incunables & manuscripts (2009); by June 2010, the Ms had passed into the stock of Les Enluminures, Paris & Chicago (Catalogue 15: France 1500: the Pictorial Arts at the Dawn of the Renaissance, item 21, USD$120,000).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2007] Early books & manuscripts: Origin of the Modern Calendar, Michelangelo as Poet, Greek Studies in Renaissance France, rhetoric for children, Plantin's first book, first edition of Erasmus' Adagia, illustrated Mandeville, Lefèvre's New Testament in French, definitive Duns Scotus, Augustine's Confessions with a monastic medieval provenance, bookplate designed by Samuel Pepys, binding for Pius V as dedicatee, St. Francis of Assisi's Psalter, Daphnis and Chloe, presentation Theocritus from Lord Spencer to Gaisford : Autumn 2007

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2007
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 58 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - The Roman binding ornamented with the insignia of Pope Pius V is on a copy of Martin de Azpilcueta, Tractatus de reditibus beneficiorum ecclesiastocorum, published by Giulio Accolti, 1568 (ex-Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 16 August 2007, lot 37, £550; here £3000). ¶ Faint stain on 3 leaves.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2008] Early Books : including Books from the Library of Dr Bent Juel-Jensen : The Pied Piper of Hamelin, definitive Montaigne, Boccaccio from Thomas Hoby's Library, The Edda, and the Study of Runes, Spanish America's finest 17th century poet, Tycho Brahe's Copenhagen and his poetry, a Cicero first for Lord Pembroke, The Shepherds of the Pegnitz, the Erasmus Aristotle, Valla's challenge to Aristotle, the philosophy of Erigena, In defence of women: an address to the future Winter Queen, motets for the Hapsburgs, the origin of the Venetian prepaid letter sheet, Ancona advertises its relics, the Golden Horn of Gallehus, source for Hamlet : February 2008

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2008
    (30 cm), [80] pp., illustrations. 60 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers. - Includes the “unique” Adolphe Audenet-Morgand-André Simon copy of Cato’s Distichs, rendered in French verses by Pierre Grosnet, and published at Troyes by Jean Lecocq, c. 1531 (now Newberry Library, PA6273.F7 G8 1531).
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2009] Early books & manuscripts : Chinese for Charles II, St. Patrick's autobiography, Latin America's finest 17th century poet, a demand for more censorship, a Catalan Pilgrim's Progress, the preservation of libraries, an Erasmian prayerbook, Turkish secular songs transliterated into Greek, the Ass's Debate: the earliest witness to the text, the Irish College at Salamanca, Louis XIII on a royal visit to Aix, Bossuet for presentation, Baskerville's first book in a binding by Edwin Moor of Cambridge : Spring 2009

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2009
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 56 items; priced. Publisher’s printed yellow wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2010] Early books & manuscripts : Bookselling in St. Petersburg, Hardyng's Chronicle and Thomas More's Life of Richard III, Coronelli's Globes, on the Spanish Inquisition from Richard Ford's library, Isaac Newton's Pindar, pocket Psalters in a dos à dos binding, an Erasmus prayerbook, first law dictionary, On the astrolabe by an English Arabist: recycling an incunable, On the conduct of ladies: Plantin's first book, introducing Homer to the Renaissance, Straparola: his first book of fairy tales, a book from Don Quixote's library, Columbus as Ulysses February 2010

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2010
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 62 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

    [Stock lists, "Early books", dated series: 2010] Early books & manuscripts : Norman law in medieval England, the introduction of "Arabic" numerals and the transformation of mathematics, Virgil in Greek for Catherine the Great, Rinuccini: the origins of opera, 15th century printing from Lérida, the first Aldine Iliad, Raymond Sebond in Spanish, the origin of modern banking, Benlowes and Quarles: unrecorded verse, the Golden Horn of Gallehus, first illustrated Don Quixote, a Peruvian metallurgist translates Petrarch : Summer 2010

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2010
    (30 cm), [84] pp., illustrations. 63 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 38, £82,500) a manuscript copy of the “Summa de legibus Normanniae”, written c. 1300 and in use in England at an early date (now Harvard Law School Library, MS 220). The illustrated edition of Don Quixote is the one published at Brussels in 1662 with sixteen plates by Bouttats (ex-Peeters-Fontainas collection, his sale by Sotheby’s, 18 May 1978, lot 116, £400; here £30,000). ¶ Ink annotation on p.[28].
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