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  1. 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
  2. First edition; 4to (20.8 x 16 cm) 62 ll. ink stains to edges, slight warming to last two leaves, brief hand-written inscriptions in old ink to some pages in Hebrew and Latin; modern contemporary-style blind tooled panelled morocco. A lovely copy with particularly wide margins.

    £6,750
  3. Fourth edition, blank title page variant; small folio (285 x 200 mm). Former owners signatures to opening leaf, including 'Saul David... Segal Ish Mortara'. Opening leaf margins professionally repaired, slight worming and some staining to a few leaves, edges stained red. Modern exquisitely blind-tooled calf boards, gilt title in English to spine, housed in a custom slip-case. 132 ll.

    £27,000
  4. First edition; 4to, a wide margined copy; unpaginated. Title within architectural arch; title and three closing leaves remargined, stained in places, slight worming to a few edges. Modern blind-tooled panelled calf, English title to spine. Text in Hebrew. [196 ll.]

    £8,750
  5. First edition, 4to bound in sixes, (310 x 220 mm). Signatures of ownership, a few written glosses and some censor's strikeouts in old brown ink, with censor's signature to last page of the book. Occasional staining and browning and very minor worming to some pages, one page supplied from another copy. Marbled edges, later calf binding in contemporary style. A fine copy. [12], [281], [10] ll.

    £5,500
  6. folio, (48 x 13 cm), Theatrum: 70 double-page engraved maps; rebound later Dutch gilt vellum, the covers with thin panels at the edges, the central panel with gilt-tooled arabesques in the corners and the central figure of Atlas carrying an armillary; the spine and covers remboitaged from different bindings;

    £50,000
  7. First edition; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, photographic dust-jacket, rubbed and chippped on extremities, ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, oterwise a fair copy and internally fine.

    £65
  8. Folio in eights, 320 x 200 mm., [6],392,[1],[8], woodcut initials, 17th century ownership inscription, underlinings and occasional marginalia in ink, title dust-soiled and browned at edges with some chipping and one corner clipped, scattered staining heavy in places, a few worm holes and tracks with minor loss to text in a few places, rebound in modern calf-backed marbled boards.

    £450
  9. First edition; 4to, (290 x 200 mm); an uncut copy. Title within historiated woodcut border surmounted by coronet. Illustration of hand (relating to calendar) on l. 14v, illustration of cow's lung (relating to dietary laws) on l. 92v. Signature of Samson Cohen Modon of Mantua to title page. Old Latin signatures to last leaf. Opening three and last four leaves trace wormed and stained, upper portion of title-page remargined. Modern blind-tooled maroon morocco, gilt English title to spine; housed in custom slip-case. [128 ll.]

    £6,750
  10. Second edition. 2 parts in 1 volume, small 8vo (14.5 x 10.5 cm)., 1st part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 106 engraved plates including 2 folding panoramas (1 with small hole with loss to image), 1 with overslip; 2nd part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 79 engraved plates including 1 folding panorama, 2 with overslips, plate 26 signed'H. R.', plates 63 & 64 'execudit de Franco', occasional light waterstain, occasional light soiling, generally in excellent condition, contemporary vellum, lightly shaken.

    £6,750
 

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