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ADDINGTON, HENRY,
Some Account of the Abbey Church
0. 1860. of St. Peter and St. Paul at Dorchester Oxfordshire. Re-Issue. with Additional Notes, and a short Account of the Restoration of the North Aisle by the Rev. W.C.Macfarlane .. Oxford and London, Parker, 1860; xvi, 176, 4 pp. with frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved plates and illiustrations; publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind, t.e.g.; moderately worn, short splits in front hinge, inner hinges split.
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Book number: IS00421
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Catalogue: Architecture
Keywords: Ianweb Oxfordshire Topography Ecclesiastical History Local History Dorchester on Thame Medieval Architectural History Architecture Illustrated Books Wood-Engraving

 
ANON.
Mitteilungen Der Zurischen Gesellshaft
0. 1842. fur vaterlandische Altertumer VI.: Die Stiftung des Klosters Kappel und das Geschlecht der Freiherren von Eschenbach. [Zurich,] gedruckt bei J.J.Ulrich, 1842; 4to; 8pp. with engraved plate, and large folding coloured lithograph; publisher's printed wrappers, printed within a decorative border; scattered light foxing and slight water-stain to lower margin of text and of the plain plate. A monograph on the 12th Century Cistercian monastery at Kappel, but primarily on its contemporary and later connections with the von Eschenbachs and the vicissitudes of that family, including under the names of Schnabelburg or Schwarzenberg. The uncoloured plate is a copper-engraved view of the church by Hegi, The folding lithograph, finely coloured by hand, illustrates the first page of this monograph, according to which the early medieval church was originally famous for its over 60 stained or painted glass windows, though only six survived to the time of this publication. The plate shows all nine panels of a single window, at its centre the Crucifixion.
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Book number: IS002335
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44 US$ 51.49 | JP¥ 5623]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb German Switzerland Swiss History Cistercians Eschenbach Family Stained Glass Medieval History Medieval Stained Glass Zuerich Zurich Rare Antiquarian Art History German History

 
BOUWINGHAUSEN VON WALLMERODE,
Taschenbuch Auf Das Jahr 1800
. für Pferdeliebhaber, Reuter, Pferdezüchter, Pferdeärzte und Vorgesetzte grosser Marställe. Tübingen, Cotta, [1799]; c. 11 x 7.5 cm.; 80, [xvi],96pp.with frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, one double-page, and full-page silhouette portrait; original illustrated boards; boards a little used, rebacked with pale-blue paper; early owner's name (Otto Feuerlein ?) at top of front free endpaper. A rare pocket almanac for people connected with or interested in horses. The frontispiece shows the "Herzogl. Wuertemb. Hauptgestütt, Marbach", the 12 copper-engraved plates show horses turned out for chivalric ceremonies and tournaments, the folding plate the funeral equipage for Duke Friedrich Eugen of Würtenberg, and the silhouette portrait "Müller, Oberreuter in Würzburg".
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Book number: IS002296
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 131.5 US$ 154.48 | JP¥ 16868]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
BROWN, MICHELLE P., (COMMENTARY)
The Holkham Bible Picture Book. 2 Volumes.
. Over 150 pictures painted with exquisite tinted washes forms an entirely unique picture bible and creates a fascinating view of a medieval artist's personal devotion. Half bound in blue leather with buckram sides printed with diaperwork pattern. Separate leather title label blocked with a design by David Eccles in gold, red and blue. Gilded on all three edges, with a ribbon marker. Printed on Swiss made Furioso paper. Presented together with the Commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram bound solander box with a leather title label. Over 150 images, 84 manuscript pages. Book size: 11" x 8". A unique manuscript, recreated in all its original glory in an exclusive facsimile edition limited to 1,750 numbered copies. 'If I make it true and God grants me life, never will you see another such book'. The artist's opening prayer has been triumphantly realised: he has brought popular scenes from the Bible to life in a manner that had never been achieved before nor has been since. Dramatic composition, delicate colouring and a humorous personal touch combine to make this a unique vision of the Bible and of the medieval age which produced it. The Holkham Bible abounds with details from the medieval world, A picture of medieval London , from new developments in technology (a jointed visor, ships depicted with innovatory rudders and bow sprits) to familiar London landmarks in the Middle Ages. The centre of medieval manuscript production was Paternoster Row, beneath the spire of St Paul's (the medieval cathedral spire was taller than Wren's dome), and this is depicted by the artist when the devil tempts Christ to throw himself from the temple. Immediately afterwards Satan takes Christ to a high place, which seems to be the earliest depiction of Hampstead Heath with its newly acquired windmill. The entire book hums with the hubbub of city life, but underneath this delight in bustle runs a sincere dion that reminds the viewer of the enormous appetite for and popularity of sermons, miracle plays and religious frescoes among medieval audiences. Instead of gilding in silver and gold, the artist has chosen to use a form of tinted wash which was popular in earlier manuscripts, but had almost disappeared in favour of heavier ornamentation. The subtlety and naturalistic poses are more reminiscent of the developments in fresco painting which were sweeping Italy than of the stylised figures of medieval illumination. The depiction of drapery, textiles and clothing throughout the manuscript is exceptionally well realised, and there are unusual diamond patterned backgrounds (known as diaperwork) with figurative flowers and oak leaves painted in red. In her Commentary, Professor Michelle P. Brown raises some fascinating suggestions, noting similarities to the needlepoint opus anglicarum for which London was famous. The artist uses time lapsed compositions to enhance the dramatic nature of his story û rather as a film storyboard might do. He frequently conflates events into a single image for dramatic impact and to provide a wealth of naturalistic detail. Hence in the depiction of the Creator, overleaf, elements of the third, fifth and sixth days of the creation are presented as it were simultaneously, producing a sumptuous array of birds, beasts and bushes. Words have clearly been added after the painting was finished the reverse of the normal method of manuscript production. Instead of classical Latin, the captions are written in Anglo Norman, with a strong 'franglais' flavour, since English words and phrases occasionally slip in. This provides Michelle Brown with clues to unravel the secret of the book's making in her Commentary. The artist seems to bring a strongly individual approach to which scenes he chooses to paint. Rather than following any known existing model, he combined a mixture of sources: Scripture, entertaining details from the mystery plays, episodes from an Anglo Norman account of Christ's childhood, and Petrus Comestor's influential twelfth century Historia Scholastica. This mixture gives us such appealing scenes as Christ playing on sunbeams as a child and God telling Noah to hurry up with the Ark so that he is forced to finish the top section in wicker rather than wood. There are moments, almost Chaucerian in their bawdy comedy, designed to appeal to a less than 'aristocratic' audience Jesus tricks his master by doing all his work with a miracle and Herod peeps down Salome's skirt as she stands on her hands, her dance turned into a tumbling acrobatic display.
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Book number: F0140
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 273.75 US$ 321.83 | JP¥ 35142]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Bibliophile Weblists2 Bible Studies Limited Editions Folio Society

 
BURKE, EDMUND,,
The History of Archery.
0. 1958. London, 1958; 232pp. with 12 plates; publisher's cloth, illustrated dust-wrapper. A fine copy.
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Book number: IS002247
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Keywords: Ianweb History of Archery Classical Antiquity Medieval Far East Military History Sport

 
FALLERSLEBEN, HOFFMANN VON,
Geschichte Des Deutschen Kirchenliedes Bis Auf Luthers Zeit
. nebst einem Anhange In Dulci Iubilo, nun Singet und seid Froh: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie. Dritte Ausgabe.Two volumes bound in one, In Dulci Iubilo containing "einer musikbeilage von Ludwig Erk"). Carl Rümpler (verlag), Hannover, 1861; xii + 540pp ("Geschichte..") & 128pp ("In Dulci.."); binder's cloth, gilt-titled; small splits in spine ends, corners bumped & v.sl.worn, waterstain to a few corners, a few spots on occas. leaves, otherwise sound. ASK FOR POSTAL QUOTE [ST].
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Book number: F1406
GBP 24.50 [Appr.: EURO 27 US$ 31.54 | JP¥ 3444]
Keywords: Theology Medieval Literature Mittelalter Church History Hymns German Deutsche Poetry Music Chorals

 
GAMESON, RICHARD,
The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral.
0. 2008. Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200. London, 2008; 414pp. with numerous colour plates; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper; a mint copy.
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Book number: IS002280
GBP 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 27.03 | JP¥ 2952]
Catalogue: Bibliography
Keywords: Ianweb Palaeography Medieval Manuscripts Bibliography Bibliophile Canterbury Cathedral Church History Ecclesiastical History

 
GOECKE, THEODOR ET AL.,
Die Kunstdenkmaler Von Stadt Und Dom Brandenburg.
0. 1912. Mit 2 Karten, 84 Tafeln, 314 Abbildungen im Text [Die Kunstdenkmaler der Provinz Brandenburg Band II, Teil 3]. Berlin, 1912; cxviii, 388pp. with 2 coloured folding maps [one in pocket at the end, plates and plans, some in colour, some folding, and illustrations in the text; publisher's cloth in imitation of half mock-vellum, top edges red; spine a little used, very occasional foxing, rear board sometime slighty affected by damp, folding map at the end a little split along one fold.
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Book number: IS00537
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.75 US$ 77.24 | JP¥ 8434]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Ianweb Ian German History German Topography Art History Travel Medieval Renaissance Architecture

 
HANSON, CHARLES HENRY,,
Stories of the Days of King Arthur.
0. 1884. With Illustrationd by Gustav Dore. London, T.Nelson and Sons, 1884; c. 17.7 x 12.5 cm.; 271pp. withfrontispieceand seven plates with tissue guards present; publisher's cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and gilt, all edges gilt;; binding dull and slight rubbed, one plate very slightly frayed and dusty at edge of outer margins, two or three pale finger-marks. A good copy. The plates are apparently sepia reproductions in reduced format of steel-engravings. On the front pastedown there is a large prize presentatiion bookplate to "Ethel M. Whiting" from Camden School for Girls, dated September 1885, who had written her name and Camden Road address netaly opposite.
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Book number: IS002301
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Illustrated Book Arthurian King Arthur Gustave Dore Medieval Juvenile

 
LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE
Memoires Sur L'ancienne Chevalerie
0. 1781. consideree comme un etablissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle edition, augmentee d'un volume. Three volumes, Paris, 1781; xii, 391, 320, xvi, 456pp.; cont. light green paper-covered boards, spines simply decorated with gilt rules and bay-leaves, gilt meander rule to boards, yellow silk markers; spines faded & rubbed at head and tail, with loss of green paper, extremities also rubbed, including corners (mostly just the tips), small typographical bookplates of Otto A. Hirth, very small 19th. C. oval lib. stamp at foot of title-pages. A key study of the subject which influenced generation upon generation of antiquaries, scholars, and poets, augmented in this edition, including a long essay (c.250pp.) "Memoires historiques sur la Chasse".Some passages in this particular set have been whitened with chalk, making them a little harder to read but not illegible; we could have had these chalk marks removed but, we surmise that they may have been made in preparing a new edition of the work, and did not wish to detract from its historical and bibliographical value. Rare.
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Book number: IS0113
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Rare Antiquarian French Medieval Hunting Chivalry

 
PAULI, R.,
The Life of Alfred the Great.
0. 1900. Translated from the German. Tio which is appended Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Orosius with a literal English Translation, and an Anglo-Saxon Alphabet and Glossary by B.Thorpe. London, George Bell, 1900; x, 582 pp. 32-page publisher's list at the end.publisher's stout brown cloth.; ownership entries on front pastedown and front free endpaper. A very good copy. The frontispiece shows the Alfred Jewel.
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Book number: IS002359
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Keywords: Ianweb Anglo-Saxon History Alfred the Great Medieval History Geography Orosius Medieval Britain Classical Antiquity

 
PFEIFFER, FRIEDRICH,
Das Ross Im Altdeutschen.
0. 1855. Breslau, 1855; [iv], 46, [i], pp.; buckram-backed boards; some foxing, mostly marginal. A rare philological pamphlet on the vocubulary associated with horses and their treatment in MIddle High German. From the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, with its armorial book-plate.
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Book number: IS00858
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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses Philology Linguistics Antiquarian Rare Medieval German Middle High German

 
PFIZER, GUSTAV,
Der Nibelungen Noth
0. 1843. Illustrirt mit Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld und Eugen Neureuther. Die Bearbeitung des Textes von Dr. Gustav Pfizer. Stuttgart & Tuebingen, Cotta, 1843; "4to" [c. 29 x 21.5 cm].; [viii], 430, [ii] pp.; contemporary half finely-ribbed diamond-patterned cloth over plain boards; edges and extremities worn, with slight, inconspicuous loss on hinges,two or three small stains to front board, spotting to pp. [i] - [viii], and very occasional odd further spots (a few on top edge),, marginal embrowning to contents, with a slight indentation in extreme edge of top margins of ca. 40 pp.some pages unopened. First edition of one of the major works of German Romantic book illustration, the text printed throughout within a scrolled rule border, with decorative initials, marginal illustrations, and ornaments incorporated in the text as well as half-page and full-page illustrations. Schnorr took over six of his own designs for his Nibelungen frescoes in the new Muenchener Residenz for this work (hence the printed dedication to King Ludwig of Bavaria) and added new designs and decorations: all are strongly in the tradition established by Peter von Cornelius in a series of etchings published in 1817. This work is widely celebrated, and features in major exhibitions on German illustration of the period, including "Die Kunst der Illustration", Wolfenbuettel, 1986-7, No. 24 (p.59 of the catalogue). (If you are interested in ordering this book, please contact us as its size exceeds our normal costs of consignment.).
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Book number: IS00730
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 93.25 US$ 109.42 | JP¥ 11948]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Ian German Literature Medieval German Romanticism Romantic Wagner Art Illustrated Neureuther Schnorr Von Carolsfeld Antiquarian Rare

 
PSALTER
Kievskaya Psaltyr'. 2 Volumes.
. Vol. 1: G. Vzdornov, Issledovanie Kievskoi psaltiri. Vol. 2. Kievskaya psaltyr' 1397 goda iz Gosudarstvennoi Publichnoi biblioteki imeni M.E. Saltykova-Shchedrina v Leningrade "Iskusstvo", Moskva, 1978; 171, 229, 4pp. with many plates, bound with d/w, folio, very good edition, splendid work Accompanied by The Kiev Psalter of 1397: an analysis. by Nadezhda Toranova. MKA Erin-Lee McGuire. which also includes some coloured illustrations from the facsimile edition. 16 A-4 pages, loose, printed single-sided.[DL1 /5 ].
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Book number: 016496
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 191.75 US$ 225.28 | JP¥ 24600]
Catalogue: Slavic
Keywords: Theology Slavonic-Lot Wim Meeuws Rusrare Slavonic Russian Medieval Russian Bibliography Manuscripts Gospels Psalters Ukraine Kiev

 
SCHLEGEL, FRIEDICH,
Sammtliche Werke.
0. 1846. Zweite Original-Ausgabe. 15 volumes bound in 7, Wien, 1846; with frontispiece portrait; contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, mottled edges; traces of round paper labels at base of spines, foxing, varying from very light to moderate. The second collected edition, with additional material - but with the first two volumes being an 1847 reprinting or reissue of the "Geschichte der alten und neuen Literatur", with that as title to each, instead of "Saemmtliche Werke". Formerly in the possession of Professor E.L.Stahl of the University of Oxford, with his pencil annotations and underlining to the fifth volume, "Kritik und Theorie der alten und neuen Poesie".
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Book number: IS00725
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.25 US$ 193.1 | JP¥ 21085]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Romanticism Linguistics German Romantic Literature Literary Theory Literary Criticism Medieval Classical Antiquity Classics Philosophy German Literature French Literature Antiquarian Rare Collected Editions

 
ST. AMAND, GEORGE,
An Historical Essay
0. 1725. on the Legislative Power of England. Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament , their Ancient Constitution, and the Changes that have happened in the persons that compos'd them .. are related in a chronological order .. London, for Tho. Woodward, 1725; [viii], 198, [xviii], [iv] pp.; contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with bands and simple blind ornament, maroon lettering-piece, antique-style endpapers; corners of boards split and rubbed, with slight loss, first gathering a little loose. A good copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS002145
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 147.75 US$ 173.79 | JP¥ 18977]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb English History Constitutional History Political History Eighteenth Century Medieval Antiquarian Rare Bindings Legal History Law

 
DE LA TAILLE, MAURITO, S.J. (ED.)
Mysterium Fidei de Augustissimo, Corporis Et Sanguinis Christi Sacrificio Atque Sacramento.
. Elucidations L in tres Libro Distinctae. Paris, 1924, editio altera (indexed); lge qto; xvi, 665pp; with frontispieces & b/w plates from paintings, triptychs & stained glass; bookplate & old lib. stamp; text good and sou nd. in new cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine. Scarce [ST].
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Book number: F0391
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 16.09 | JP¥ 1757]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Weblists2 Theology Latin Medieval Christian Mysticism

 
LE THIEULLIER, SMART.
Description de la Tapisserie Conservee a la Chathedrale de Bayeux.
. Publiée d'aprèsle manuscrit original de la bibliothèque de Thomas Tyndal, écuyer, correspondant des mèmes sociétés (=Société Royale & Antiquares de Londres ) Traduite et augmentée de notes par A.L. Léchaudéd'Anisy. Caen: Chez Mancel, 1824. 80 pages. Ex Lib, Flintshire Record Office, cancelled stamps. Large paper copy. Amateurish recasing. First and last few leaves stained and browning. Some internal chipping effecting last 10 pages, not affecting text. edges uncut, Otherwise a fairly good copy. [ Fl DL 4/5 ].
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Book number: 091043
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.44 | JP¥ 703]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Medieval Bayeux Tapestry

 
THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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Book number: IS00474
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 US$ 25.75 | JP¥ 2811]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Russian History Russia Medieval Ancient History Rare Antiquarian Oxford Scandinavia Vikings European History

 
VAKARELIYSKA C. (ED)
The Curzon Gospel (2 Vols)
. 2008, 1344 pp. fine immaculate hardback set . The first full publication of Curzon Gospel, transliterated and annotated. Introduction and commentary accessibly presented for historians and theologians Contains a complete index verborum of all orthographic and morphological forms. An essential tool for the study of medieval Slavic. Offers unique insights into the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church. This pioneering work introduces and presents the first full publication of the text of an unusual fourteenth-century Bulgarian gospel manuscript known as the Curzon Gospel. Volume I is an annotated transcription edition of the manuscript. Volume II is a comprehensive introduction and commentary volume analyzing its linguistic, orthographic, and textual features. The Curzon Gospel c. 1354, is important both for the study of the development of the Bulgarian language and for understanding the medieval Slavic tradition of Gospel transmission. Unlike most medieval Slavic manuscripts, it is reliably datable and serves as a chronological reference point for other gospel manuscripts. Professor Vakareliyska's annotated transcription edition includes modern chapter and verse numeration and a line-by-line comparison of the text with a corpus of twelve other Church Slavonic manuscripts. It has an index verborum of all orthographic and morphological forms in the text and their locations. Professor Vakareliyska has written and designed her commentary volume for a general audience of linguists, medievalists, Byzantinists, and Church historians. She examines the Curzon Gospel's close relationship to the thirteenth and fourteenth-century Dobreisho and Banitsa gospels and, by comparing the three manuscripts, offers a broad reconstruction of their common ancestor. She includes a detailed discussion of the Curzon Gospel's calendar of saints, discussing its relation to the tenth-century Constantinople Typikon and Latin martyrologies, and its implications for the understanding of the medieval Slavic calendar tradition. The book is fully indexed. These volumes offer a unique resource for the study of the medieval Church Slavonic language and Gospel tradition, and the veneration of saints in the Slavic Eastern Orthodox tradition. Cynthia Vakareliyska's work will be treasured by generations of scholars . Winner of the Early Slavic Studies Association 2010 Distinguished Scholarship Award Winner of the 2009 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Best Contribution to Slavic Linguistics prize. Winner of the 2009 Bulgarian Studies Association John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize .(weight 3 KG) OUP's price October 2016 is GBP 310.00 [DL].
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Book number: F1457-4
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 60.25 US$ 70.8 | JP¥ 7731]
Catalogue: Religion
Keywords: History, Theology, Church, Byzantium, Reference

 
VIVET, PIERRE,
Satyres Chrestienes de la Cuisine Papale.
. Imprime par Conrad Badius. MDLX. Avec Privilege. [Geneva, 1857]; 132pp. with facs. wood-engraved title border and vignette; plain glazed wrappers (apparently original); spine chipped with fragments mis sing, two or three lib. stamps, stitching loose. Rare fFacsimile reprint on hand-made paper of this of this satire in verse attacking Papal activities in the 16th century, first published in 1560 by Conrad Badius . see Barbier III, 16806. paper [ST].
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Book number: F0162-D
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 32.18 | JP¥ 3514]
Keywords: Weblists Theology French Literature Medieval Middle Ages Mittelalte R Moyen Age Rare Antiquarian Bibliophile ]

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