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Stephani Curcellaei opera theologica, quorum pars praecipua institutio religionis Christianae. Cum indicibus necessariis. by De Courcelles, Étienne

Amstelodami: Apud Danielem Elservirium, 1675. Folio (31 cm, 12.2"). [18] ff., 1028, [34] pp. Sole edition of theological works by the => leader of the Remonstrants (who was also a personal friend of Descartes). Courcelles, a minister at Amiens, be...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)


Il Petrarca con nuove spositioni, nelle quali, oltre l'altre cose, si dimostra qual fusse il vero giorno & l'hora del suo innamoramento, insieme alcune molto vtili & belle annotationi d'intorno alle regole della lingua toscana, e vna conserua di tutte le sue rime ridotte co'versi interi sotto le lettere vocali. by PETRARCH, Francesco

1574 Rime of Petrarch Italian Renaissance Poetry Ridolfi & Cambi Petrarca RARE "Books have led some to learning and others to madness." ― Francesco Petrarch Petrarch was a 14th-century Italian humanist known for his discovery of the letters of Cicero...

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Collezione dei monumenti sepolcrali del cimitero di Bologna by Giovanni Zecci

In 2 volumes. All pages tight, a little foxing and age-darkening, a couple of small tears, page edges age-soiled, particularly on top. Monumental sculptures in the cemetery of Bologna, formerly the Certosa – Zecchi's famous and rare work of Bolognese h...

From Setton Book Collection


Vie Militaire et Religieuse au Moyen Age et a l'Epoque de la Renaissance. by Paul Lacroix

Military and religious life in Europe in the middle ages and the Renaissance by noted French bibliographer and author, Paul Lacroix or Bibliophile Jacob (1807-1884). Chapters include Military Orders, Charitable Orders, the Crusades, Chivalry, Heresies, th...

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Epistolarum selectarum centuria prima [–quinta] miscellanea. by Lipsius, Justus

Antwerp: Ex officina Plantiana, apud Ioannem Moretum; viduam & filios Ioannis Moreti, 1605–14. 4to (25.8 cm, 10.2"). 5 parts in one vol. [4] ff., 119, [1] pp.; [121]–213, [3] pp.; [4] ff., 108, [4] pp.; [6] ff., 83, [5] pp.; [6] ff., 11...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)


The Decameron by Boccaccio (Antoine Le Macon, translator)

Paris: Isidore Liseux, 1879. Limited Edition. 12mo. Limited to a thousand copies, plus twenty-five copies on china paper, six volumes translated by Antoine Le Macon, illustrated, bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands,...

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Les conceptions très excellentes et divines de Hierosme Garembert et d'autres dignes autheurs par lui recueillies pour escrire & Deuiser familierement a toutes personnes. by GARIMBERTI, Girolamo

1586 RARE Italian Renaissance CYNIC Sayings Philosophy Garimberti Conceptions Collection of rare cynical conceptions and sayings by Italian philosopher Girolamo Garimberti, published in French. Garimberti was a 16th-century Italian Bishop of Gallese kno...

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Machiavelli's Political Discourses Upon the First Decade of Livy. Interspersed with Various Reflections by Wickliffe, Robert, 1815?-1850. Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527

Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, 1840. Soft Cover. 29 p.; 22 cm. The first text of Machiavelli published in the United States and a very rare book.Early Kentucky printing.   Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Li...

From The Owl at the Bridge


Vindiciae arboris genealogicae augustae gentis Carolino-Boicae, contra sistema authoris geneographi, qui in arbore genealogica ante paucos annos cupro incisa serenissimorum Bojorum principum fundatorem ponit Luitpoldum, et abrupta penitus arbore, negat Carolum Magnum . . by WILHELM, Ignatius Franciscus Xaverius de

Monachii [Munich]: Typis Mariæ Magdalenæ Riedlin, 1730. First Edition. Full Leather. First Edition of an important genealogical work dedicated to Prince-Elector Charles Albert (later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII), tracing the descent of the Wittelsba...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Les essais : de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne. Nouvelle edition, faite sur les plus anciennes & les plus correctes : augmentée de quelques lettres de l'auteur ; ... Avec de courtes remarques ; & de nouveaux indices by MONTAIGNE, Michel de

1724 French Essays of Michel Montaigne France Renaissance Philosophy Humanism "The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself." ― Michel de Montaigne, Essays First published in 1580, the Essays of Michel de Montaigne were a colle...

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Opere Burlesche di M. Francesco Berni con Annotazioni, e con un Saggio delle sue Lettere Piacevoli by Berni, Francesco, 1497 or 8-1535

Milano: Societá Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1806. Hard Cover. viii, 230, [1] pages; 21 cm. "The long series of Italian humorous poets reaches its apex in the Florentine Francesco Berni. The active years of his life were spent chiefly in Rome, in ...

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