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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. First edition; 2 parts in one volume, folio, (46.7 x 29.5 cm); half-title, titles in red and black, 62 double-page engraved plates, including additional pictorial title, 5 double-page engraved maps, and 29 engraved illustrations all by Jan Luyken, text a little browned, some slight spotting and soiling, red endpapers; full contemporary green morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, an attractive copy; [xxv], 78; 60pp.

    £3,750
  5. First German-language edition; 2 vols in one, folio, (38.2 x 23.5 cm); woodcut frontispiece, woodcut device on titles, typographical ornaments to title and chapter sections, leaves toned, scattered foxing; contemporary calf over wooden boards, metal corner pieces, clasps missing, rebacked, overall a very good copy of a scarce work.

    £3,750
 

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