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BOETHIUS, De consolatione philosophiae
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BOETHIUS. De consolatione philosophiae, commentary ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. - Compendiosa consolationis resumptio. Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1487. Chancery 2° (275 x 205mm). Engraving of a classical scene mounted on front flyleaf. Text with commentary surround, gothic type. Rubricated in blue and red. Two sets of pinholes visible. (Without first and final blank leaf, M7 lower margin replaced.) Modern three quarter burgundy morocco, spine lettered in gilt, red edges. Provenance: Sheen, Carthusian monastery (19th-century inscription).
Item number: 04231
BREYDENBACH, Bernard von. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. [Speier], Peter Drach, 29 July, 1490.
*** The first illustrated travel book ***
BREYDENBACH, Bernard von (1454 - 1497). Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. [Speier], Peter Drach, 29 July, 1490. 2d Ed in Latin. Folio.
Half pigskin over wooden boards with 2 brass clasps, 120 leaves including the 18 additional leaves needed to extent the folding views (Venice, Parenzo, Corfu, Modon, Candia, Rhodes and Jerusalem). Some small wormholes at the end with a slim worm trace (up to 3 cm) affecting the last 10 leaves, repair at the view of Jerusalem reinstating a small area (15x13mm). Complete, 2nd Latin edition with the original Mainz woodcuts in a fine condition.
Item number: 21443
Sprenger J. & Institoris H.
SPRENGER J. & INSTITORIS H. Malleus maleficarum. Nürnberg, Anton Koberger, 17.I.1496. 4to (216 x 150mm), 159 (of 160, lacking final blank) leaves, numbered I-CLIII, double columns, 43 lines plus headline, Gothic letter, 3- to 5-line initial spaces with numerous Lombard initials in red and rubrication. Dark brown modern calf with contemporary blind tooled front cover and a fragment of the original back cover. Two brass clasps.
Item number: 15405