[Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1472]. The Rare, Complete Nicolaus de Lyra Postilla, 1472. Nicholas de Lyra’s (c... Read More about Postilla super totam Bibliam
Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1551. First Gryphius edition. Gryphius' Appianus, 1551. Read More about De ciuilibus Romanorum bellis historiarum libri quinque. Eiusdem libri sex--Illyricus, Celticus,...
London: Arthur Humphreys, 1907. Later edition. Part of the Royal Library Belles Lettres Series. Read More about Nero
London: printed for J. Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1790. First edition. Read More about Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes, and Fabulous...
London: William Pickering, 1828. Diamond Classics. Printed in beautiful Greek diamond type by C. Corrall. Read More about Novum Testamentum Graecum
Venezia: Antonio Pinelli, 1609. A gathering of Latin translations: The Vulgate printed after an edition printed in Antwerp in 1605; the translation from the Hebrew by St. Pagnini after the Lyon edition of 1528; and the Septuagint after the edition of Rome, 1508.Scarce in institutions: OCLC locates 3 copies in..... Read More about Biblia Sacra. Vulgata Editione, translat. ex Hebrae Sanctis Pagnini; Romana ex Setuag. &...
Basilaea [Basel]: Nicolaum Bryling [Nicolaus Brylinger], 1557. Brylinger published the only 16th century edition of Luther’s Bible in Switzerland, published one of the earliest Greek and Latin diglot Bibles, and published a series of 8vo editions of the Bible with diglot and Greek-only text which was popular with students. Darlow..... Read More about Biblia Sacrosancta ad Hebraicam veritatem, & probatissimorum ac manuscriptorum exemplarium...
Lugduni: Apud Haered. Seb. Gryphi, 1558. Published by Sebastian Gryphius, a German bookseller and printer who settled in Lyon in the 1520s. Described by Febvre and Martin as the "Prince of the Lyon book trade" in the 1540s, he supported local humanist culture and used the italic type developed by..... Read More about Testamenti Novi. Editio Vulgata
Ulm: Johann Zainer, [c. 1480]. An Incunable of the Utmost Rarity. Johann Zainer the Elder (fl. 1472-93) established the first printing press at Ulm, where his first book is dated 1473. This pocket psalter by Zainer is undated; the colophon gives only the printer’s name and the city in which..... Read More about Psalterium [with] Commune sanctorum
Oxonii: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1707. The first eight books only of the famous edition of the Septuagint, here in the same type as the folio version, but issued in octavo format “to prevent the book from being piratically printed in Germany.” (Darlow & Moule). The volume contains the first eight..... Read More about Vetus Testamentum juxta Septuaginta Interpretes Tomus I [of 4]. Continens Octateuchum … Summa...
[Geneva: Pierre de Saint-André, 1574]. The general title in this copy is supplied from another edition entirely, the octavo Biblia Sacra published in Lyon by Jean de Tournes in 1554. The New Testament title bears the imprint Francis Estienne, 1567, as found in copies of the Biblia Sacra published in..... Read More about Biblia sacra Veteris et Novi Testamenti, iuxta vulgatam editionem maiori quam antehac unquam...
Madrid: Joaquín de Ibarra, 1767. Ibarra bible. Read More about Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis
Lugduni [i.e., Lyon]: Antonius Gryphius, 1588. This early edition of Ovid's Heroides is bound with several other Ovidian texts, including the "Amorum libri III," the "de arte amande libri III," and the "de remedia armoria libri II"The Heroides, Ovid's poems in the form of imagined letters by the women of..... Read More about Heroidum Epistol. Amorum libri III. De arte amande libri III. De remedia armoria libri II. [Ed. A...
London: Printed for D. Browne, R. Knaplock, B. Tooke, G. Strahan, J. Tonson, S. Ballard, W. Mears and F. Clay, 1720. Sixth edition, revised and carefully corrected“De Officiis”. Read More about Tully's Offices in Three Books. Translated in English by Sir R[oger] L'Estrange
A Lampsaque [Paris]: chez tous les Marchands de Nouveautés, 1802. Erotic Acrobatics of Gods and Mortals. The engravings show the erotic play of Graeco-Roman deities and mythological figures, such as Mars and Venus, Jupiter and Juno, satyrs and nymphs, as well as of mortals such as Antony and Cleopatra, Messalina..... Read More about Les Amours des Dieux Payens [L'Arétin d'Augustin Carrache]. … Tome Premier [Second
London: Bell & Dalady & York Street, 1866. Read More about The Orations of Demosthenes on the Crown, and on the Embassy
Cambridge: Privately Printed, 1875; 1868. Revised edition; first edition. With presentation ALS from Dix to Dexter A. Hawkins bound in.General John Adams Dix (1798-1879) entered the U.S. infantry in 1812, and served various military and political posts through the years leading up to the Civil War, including postmaster of New..... Read More about Dies Ir [AND] Stabat Mater
London: John Murray, 1861. First edition. The most celebrated work by Paul Du Chaillu (1835-1903), the explorer whose travels in Central Africa documented the existence of the "Monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." This first expedition into Central Africa, supported by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, commenced in 1856..... Read More about Exploration and Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the...
Amsterdam: Apud J. Wetstenium, 1750. Read More about Epicteti Enchiridium cu Cebetis Thebani tabula accedunt Demophili Similitudines & Democratis...
Basel: Johann Froben, January; March; and March, 1520. First collected editions. First collected editions of these “Paraphrases” of the letters of Paul, which were undertaken shortly after Erasmus’s revolutionary edition of the Greek New Testament of 1516. As part of that monumental reconstruction of the New Testament, Erasmus’ intention was..... Read More about Paraphrases Des. Erasmi Roterodami in epistolas Pauli ad Rhomanos, Corinthios & Galatas …...
Amsterdam: Apud Martinum Schagen, 1731. First Dutch edition of the Cannegieter edition. A noted edition of the fables of this Latin writer. Some 42 fables are generally attributed to him. Read More about Fabulae, cum commentariis Selectis Albini Scholiastae Veteris, notisque Integris Isaaci Nicolai...
Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1646. Anti-Catholicism in Scotland in the Early Modern Period. The Latin version of Patrick Forbes's (1564-1635) major work, An Exquisite Commentarie upon the Revelation of Saint John, translated by his son John Forbes of Corse (1593-1648). The work is deeply anti-Catholic and Puritan, insisting that the ritual in..... Read More about Commentarius in Apocalypsin, cum appendice, in qua sunt, Tractatus apologeticus, de legitima...
Paris: Charles Barrois, 1810. First edition. Madame de Genlis Teaches Mythology -- with Colored Plates. A remarkable, ingenious, and beautiful book by the famous pedagogue Genlis, who created these beautiful drawings herself as a means of instructing the young in mythology. Each plate represents the attributes of a deity with..... Read More about Arabesques mythologiques, ou Les attributs de toutes les divinités de la fable ... Ouvrage fait...
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1808. Third American edition. Read More about The Grecian History, from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great
Cambridge: John Field, 1665. Second edition of the Septuagint printed in England; variant B, with misprint in Greek title and sun and cup transposed in motto on title. A handsome copy of the second edition of the Septuagint printed in England (following the first of 1653), and the first edition..... Read More about He palaia diatheke kata tous Hebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex versione Septuaginta...
Basile: Excudebat Henricus Petrus, March, 1543. Second Petrus edition. A Rare Herodian, 1543. Rare edition of the 3rd century historian's account the chaotic period immediately following Marcus Aurelius' death through the brief reign of Gordianus III. The scholarly printer of Basle, Henricus Petrus, had first printed Herodian's text in 1535..... Read More about Herodiani Imperatorum Romanorum prclare gestis Lib VIII. Greci & Latini [title page in Greek...