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  1. 2 works in one vol., 8vo; woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut headpieces and initials, ink inscription to upper margin of p9, some leaves toned, scattered light foxing; later full vellum over boards, minor evidence of worming to covers, covers slightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy; 156, [2]pp.

    £6,500
  2. First edition in Latin; folio (45 x 32.5 cm); 325 of 326 leaves (lacking final blank), calligraphic woodcut title, 1809 woodcut illustrations from 645 blocks by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, some with contemporary hand-colour, occasional light toning to leaves, partly washed, some minor finger-soiling; 19th century full red morocco by Petit, inner dentelles gilt, spine with six raised bands, gilt lettering to second and third compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; an excellent example of this important work.

    £75,000
  3. Second edition in English; folio, (33 x 22.5 cm); woodcut vignette to title, inscription to title upper margin 'Jno Poley de Boxted 1711', contemporary neat annotation to front blank (a short biography of Augustine), occasional dust-soiling; near-contemporary speckled calf, blindstamped initials 'W.P.' to front board, some light wear, lacking rear endpaper, front free endpaper wormed and soiled to margins, front hinge cracked, otherwise a remarkably fresh example; [20], 861 [i.e. 860], [4]pp.

    £9,500
  4. Fourth edition; small folio, (25.5 x 17.3 cm); [170] leaves of 172, lacking first and last blank, text printed on 34 lines, title page supplied in manuscript, initial spaces with guide letters (printed and manuscript), neat repair to first two leaves, slight worming to prelims, Italian inscription on front pastedown, leaf k slightly loose, pagination supplied in manuscript; eighteenth-century full vellum over boards, manuscript lettering to spine, light soiling to boards, otherwise a very good copy of an important work.

    £9,500
  5. First edition; 4to, (20.3 x 15.5 cm); woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, some light marginal waterstains, title page slightly browned; later full calf, gilt lettering to spine on red and black morocco labels, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt, some light rubbing to extremities, red speckled edges, housed in a modern brown card slipcase, overall an excellent copy; [16], 268, [4], 269-547 [i.e. 549], [3]pp.

    £9,500
  6. Second edition; 4to, (20.1 x 15.7 cm); four-line incipit printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, table in two columns, printed marginalia, some leaves browned, occasional light dampstaining, scattered light foxing, Latin inscription to e6v; later full vellum over boards, some light rubbing and soiling to boards, otherwise a very good copy; collation: a-c8 d-e6 (a1r translator's preface addressed to Hieronymus de Leonardis, a3r text, e5r colophon, e5v table of contents, e6v blank), 36 leaves total.

    £10,000
  7. Fourth edition; 4to, (20 x 15.3 cm); headings printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, printed marginalia, occasional light dampstaining, some foxing; later full vellum over boards, light wear and soiling to boards, otherwise a good firm copy of a scarce work; collation: a-f8 (a1r author's preface, text, f8v colophon), 48 leaves total.

    £22,500
  8. First edition thus; 4to, (21.5 x 15.5 cm); woodcut publisher's device to title, woodcut headpieces, woodcut historiated initials, some worming to front free endpaper and title, scattered light toning to leaves (mostly marginal); contemporary vellum, gilt device stamped to covers, gilt lettering to spine on a black ground, some material loss to lower spine label, some soiling and warping to boards, edges toned, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; [84], 843, [1] pp.

    £1,750
  9. 12mo (135 x 80 mm.); engraved title possibly after Romeyn de Hooghe, 7 engraved plates, first plate with some loss to fore-edge margin, later ownership markings and labels to front pastedown and fly-leaf, stitching pulling with some separating to contents; contemporary calf, rebacked in old sheep, with later spine label, rubbed, edge wear, upper hinge pulled with some wear to head of spine; [A1 engraved title], A2-[I10] pp.3-212pp., final blank.

    £200
  10. Small 12mo (137 x 70 mm.); 4 copper-engraved plates, title-page laid down, slight insect damage to head of gutter of some ff.; contemporary vellum; 527pp.; A1-Y12.

    £180
 

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