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  1. First 4to edition, 2 works bound in one (28.5 x 21 cm); woodcut titles and initials, richly illustrated throughout including full-page illustrations, library stamp and bookplate to front pastedown, ownership inscription in pencil to front free endpaper, pen trials to final blank page; a large copy with good margins (5 cm), contemporary vellum, gilt morocco title-piece to spine, edges stained blue, annotations to panels, light spotting to margins throughout; leaves: 119, [1]; 52pp; signatures: A-3I4; A-N4.

  2. First edition thus; 12mo (16.5 x 11 cm); deleted ink inscription to front free endpaper, Greek marginalia to a2, light dampstaining to terminal leaves, inner hinges reinforced, scattered light spotting; later vellum over boards, MS lettering to spine, light soiling to boards, lower edge rubbed, red speckled edges; collation: a-c8 d4.

  3. 8vo (20.3 x 15 cm); modern blind-tooled morocco housed in a matching cloth slipcase; some minor staining to leaves, inscriptions in Hebrew in old brown ink to few of the pages; text in Hebrew; 77 ll.

  4. 2 works in one vol., folio (29.2 x 18.8 cm); [Copernicus:] Roman type, occasional Greek type, woodcut device to title and Gg6v, woodcut historiated initials, diagrams, and tables, some browning (as usual), occasionally heavy, some foxing, very occasional early ink and later pencil marginalia, 19th-century Italian inscription to first blank; collation: []6 a-z4 A-Z4 Aa-Ff4 Gg6; [Stadius:] woodcut portrait of the author to title, woodcut initials and tables, some foxing and heavy browning, quire Ff shaved with slight loss to fore-edge, restoration to final blank; collation: A-Z4 Aa-Ff4 (Ff4 blank); rebound in period vellum over boards, boards slightly marked and rubbed, endpapers renewed, red speckled edges, overall a good copy.

  5. Engraved map printed on two sheets, joined, with later hand-colouring. 730 by 490 mm.

  6. First edition; 4to (19.5 x 13.3 cm); black letter, with some Roman and italic, woodcut headpiece to title, woodcut illustrations, including 4 full-page on *1-2, large woodcut floral and historiated initials and other ornaments, title washed and repaired at head with some loss to ornament, some marginal repairs (not affecting text), minor worming to margins, repaired tears to E3 and H2-3 without loss, lightly washed; early-19th-century brown crushed morocco, arms gilt-stamped to covers within panel triple-ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, slightly rubbed; [28], 352, [4], 353-360, [16]pp; collation: A8 B6 C-V8 Aa-Dd8 *2 Ee-Ss8.

  7. First edition; small folio (32 x 21 cm); woodcut device to title, woodcut portrait of Taisnier on verso of title and on kk2v, woodcut initials, numerous woodcuts to text of chiromantic hands, physiognomic portraits, astrological charts, and zodiacal emblems, light foxing, leaves browned (as often), occasional light finger-soiling, ink inscription to first blank leaf; 18th-century full calf, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt in compartments, red morocco spine label with gilt lettering, inner dentelles gilt, light wear to boards and extremities, corners slightly rubbed, red edges, marbled endpapers; [12], 624, [6]pp.

  8. First Italian edition; 2 parts in one vol., 4to (20.9 x 15.4 cm); title within elaborate engraved architectural border, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, 11 engravings, of which 6 are full page, woodcut diagrams to text, very light spotting and soiling to margins, short closed tear to B2; contemporary limp vellum, manuscript lettering to spine, some soiling to boards, light wear to extremities, purple edges, overall a very good copy; collation: A4-M4 (M4 blank).

  9. 8vo; engraved portrait, Pickering's vignette anchor & dolphin device to title-page, slight age-toning, otherwise internally fine; early 20th century half brown morocco by Riviere, gilt panelled spines in six compartments, gilt lettered in other two, top edge gilt.

  10. First collected edition; small folio (28.4 x 20 cm); title within woodcut border with the Queen's arms in top compartment and female figures with olive branches at sides, woodcut initials, black letter, double column, with the inserted leaf between CC5 and CC6, title cut to edge of image and laid in to new sheet, restoration to margins (occasionally grazing but not affecting text), light soiling, slight toning to leaves, scattered minor worming, lacking final blank; 20th-century burgundy morocco gilt, spine with 5 raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, a handsome copy; [36], 88pp, 89-104 (columns), 105-1138, [2], 1139-1458pp.

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