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The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden by Virgil, John Dryden

London : Jacob Tonson, 1697 A good copy in contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, title page in red and black inks, and 91 (of 101) full page engravings. This is the first illustrated edition of Dryden's famous translations of Virgil'...

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L'Alcoran De Mahomet by Quran

1685 QURAN Koran Islam Mohammed Mahomet Du Ryer BANNED Muslim Alcoran A rare, 17th-century printing of the Quran in French. This highly desirable Islamic text was translated by Andre du Ryer, known for his accuracy in French translations. Du Ryer transla...

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De Re Militari Romanorum Liber. Opus Posthumum. by Salmasius, Claudius (1588-1653)

Leiden: Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Apud Johannem Elzevirium, 1657. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition, quarto; (12), 244pp. In early full morocco (somewhat worn, spine rubbed), gilt single fillet to board margins, four raised spine ...

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Biblia Sacra, Vulgatae ed., Sixti V. Pont. Max. jussu recognita et Clementis VIII. auctoritate edita. by Holy Bible

1691 BIBLE Biblia Sacra Vulgate Latin Sixtus V Clement VIII Carteron Apocrypha A rare, late-17th-century Vulgate Biblia Sacra published in Lyon by Claude Carteron. This edition includes books of Esdras and Manasses, which are not always included in Vulg...

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Tes Kaines Diathékes ápanta by Holy Bible

1633 RARE Greek New Testament Bible Blaeu ed Beza & Stephanus Elzevier Kaines A highly rare and desirable 17th-century Greek New Testament Bible published in Amsterdam by Willem Blaeu. This example is the famed pirated edition, printed the same year as t...

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The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: with annotations and parallel Scriptures : to which is annex'd the harmony of the Gospels : as also, the reduction of the Jewish weights, coins and measures, to our English standards: and a table of the promises in Scripture by Holy Bible

1690 1st ed Holy BIBLE Nonconformist Church of England Samuel Clark FOLIO Samuel Clark was a 17th-century English Bible annotator who, at the approval of other Nonconformist ministers such as George Whitefield, published his edition of the Holy Bible in ...

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Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan, 通俗漢楚軍談. つうぞくかんそぐんだん。 by Unknown

1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the ...

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Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium. by Conti, Natale [Natalis Comitis; Natalis Comes]

First illustrated edition. Patavii, apud Petrumpaulum Tozzium. Extypographeio Laurentij Pasquati. 1616. [Imprim. Typographum Cameralem. 1615. Patauij ex Typographia Camer. 1616] Small Quarto. Title page in red and black, (5), (5) Catalogus, (28) Index, 61...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


A Feast for Worms; Pentelogia; Hadassa (or the History of Queen Ester); Job Militant; The History of Sampson; Sions Sonnets sung by Solomon the King and paraphrased; Sions Elegies, wept by Jeremiah the Prophet and Paraphras'd by Francis Quarles

A compilation of Quarles' works. The overall title page with details of the publisher is missing, but there is a dedication to King Charles I which was clearly specially written for the work, which makes it likely that it was published in the 1630'...

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Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

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Les provinciales, ou, Les lettres ecrites par Louis de Montalte [pseud.] a un provincial de ses amis, et aux rr. pp. jesuites. by PASCAL, Blaise

1685 Blaise Pascal Provincial Letters Witchcraft Sorcery JESUIT Philosophy Magic"I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."― Blaise Pascal, The Provincial LettersThe "Provincial Letters" by Blaise Pascal are...

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Titi Livii Patavini Historiarum ab Urbe Condita Decas Prima by Livius, Titus [Livy]

Cadomi [Caen, France]: Joannem Cavelier, 1696. Hardcover. Very Good +. [2], 671, [1] p.; 13 cm. Signatures: A-2E12 (12mo). Contemporary vellum. Printer's emblem? on title page. Woodcut head piece and initial. Inscriptions on title page and fina...

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