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  1. First edition; small 4to; text in Italian, woodcut device to title, woodcut headpiece and initials, woodcut diagram to text, contemporary ink inscription to first blank leaf, scattered light foxing; contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in manuscript, binding slightly loose but holding, light soiling and dampstaining to covers, slight worming, lacking ties, a good copy overall; collation: A-V4.

    £2,500
  2. Third Basel edition; 4to; text in Latin, some Greek type throughout, woodcut device to title, larger version on last page, woodcut headpieces and initials, numerous woodcut diagrams to text, illegible contemporary ink inscription to title, scattered light foxing, some browning to leaves, occasional light dampstaining; 18th-century full vellum, gilt lettering to spine on a tan ground, light soiling and warping to boards, blue edges, overall a very good copy.

    £3,750
  3. 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.

    £5,000
  4. 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).

    £3,000
  5. First and sole edition; 2 parts in one vol., 4to (19.5 x 14.5 cm); woodcut publisher's device to titles, woodcut initials, early ink marginalia, ink ownership inscription to front pastedown, occasional light dampstaining, minor worming to rear endpapers; later half vellum over patterned boards, tan spine label with gilt lettering, light soiling and wear to boards, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy; collation: a4, A-H4, a-f4.

    £1,500
  6. First English 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 (McKerrow and Ferguson 81), woodcut initials, black letter, double column, with the inserted leaf between CC5 and CC6, title cut out and laid down, varying degrees of restoration to some text leaves (not affecting text), light soiling, slight toning to leaves, scattered minor worming; later purple morocco gilt, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spine, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, a handsome copy; [36], 88pp, 89-104 columns, 105-1138, [2], 1139-1458pp, [lacking final blank]pp.

    £27,500
  7. 2 works in one vol., folio (27.8 x 19.5 cm); woodcut devices to titles of The Bible, some restoration to inner margin of general title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, numerous woodcut illustrations in text, double-page woodcut plan depicting the temple at Jerusalem, double-page woodcut map of the Holy Land; title of Psalmes within architectural woodcut border, musical notation in text; text in double-column, rubricated throughout, occasional closed tears to lower margin, scattered light foxing and soiling, 17th century ink family notes to endpapers; near-contemporary full black morocco gilt, fillet and roll borders, central device with ornamental thistles, spine with 5 raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt, neatly rebacked, retaining original backstrip, some light rubbing, all edges gilt; [6], 366, 84, [2], 115, [11]; [7], 35, 35-92, [2]pp.

    £18,500
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
 

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