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Rare XVIth Century Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

In addition to the many rare and collectible modern books available on Biblio, we are also proud to present our booksellers' collection of antiquarian books printed in the 16th Century. Many of these featured books are printed in Italian, French, and Spanish, and many of them contain intricate and very rare illustrations. There was a greater variety in how books were bound, so many of the books offered here are bound in leather or cloth, which adds to their value and scarcity. Many books and ephemera printed in the 1500's are unique and one of a kind, and many contain fascinating glimpses into the cultures and lives of those present in that tumultuous period of history. Because of their age and delicacy, these books are quite fragile and require great care when handling. Be sure to read the book descriptions carefully and feel free to contact the bookseller directly should you have any questions about treatment or preservation, as you want to protect your investment as much as possible.



Harvard Classics 5 Volumes by Various

5 volume set. 2269 p. Includes illustrations. The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles E...

From Vancouver Bookseller

CA$150.00


Horae in Laudem Beatissime Virginis Marie. Secundum Consuetudinem Ecclesiae Parisiensis

Paris: Simon du Bois for Geoffrey Tory, 1527. Tory, Geoffrey. Octavo. 140ff. With twelve woodcut illustrations from thirteen blocks, Tory's "pot cassé" device on title page and colophon, and each page with a four-piece border in twen...

From Bromer Booksellers

$37,500.00


De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres by Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius

[Cologne?]: [Johannes Solter], 1533. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to [190.5mm x 311.15mm]. First Edition containing all three works. Full leather binding with gilt device on front and rear board. Red morocco spine label and raised ban...

From Minotavros Books

CA$13,500.00


Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberümbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs by [PFINTZING, Melchior] [1481-1535]

[Colophon on A8v:] Nuremberg: Johann Schönsperger, [1517]., 1517. folio. 353 x 248 mm. [ff. 290, incl. blank P5]. xylographic title. 118 large woodcuts in the text. A very nice tall copy bound in 19th century antique-style blind-stamped morocco by Clarke...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)

$120,000.00


Opus de conscribendis epistolis by Erasmus, Desiderius

Antwerp: Antwerp: Jan van der Loe, 1543. Full leather. Very Good. Octavo; 211 (i.e. 197) leaves plus [3]pp (Tabula), lacking title page and with usual misfoliations. In later period-style full unlettered morocco (lightly worn) with four raised spine b...

From Lyppard Books

£350.00


Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan, 3 tomes in one. by SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN

SANDRAS DE COURTILZ, GATIEN, "Memoires de Mr d'Artagnan" 1 tome, Cologne 1700– 1701. First edition. Very good. Very rare édition originale de 1700. Souvent réédités, malgré saisies et interdictions, les Mémoires de Mr d'Artagnan sont dus à la plu...

From Skarstedt Rare Books

€3,550.00


Dialectica, nunc recens Hermanni Raiiani Vuesdalii scholiis illustrata.accessit muic Joanni Murmelii isagoge in decem Aristotelis praedicamenta. by Caesarius Joannis

Venetiis: Franciscum Laurentinum Taurinensem. [Dialettica-Prima Edizione] (cm.16) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo al dorso.-- cc. 189 (numerate dalla nona). Carattere corsivo e rotondo, minuscolo ed elegante. Alcuni schemi e diagrammi n.t. Prima ...

From Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia

€290.00


The Actis And Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be the rycht excellent, hie and mychtie princeis Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis, viseit, correctit, and extr by SCOTLAND. LAWS & STATUTES

[Edinburgh: Robert Lekpreuik, 28 November, 1566., 1566. folio. ff. [14], ii-cxxii, cxxiiii-cxlv, [1], cxlvi-clviii, [2], clix-clxviii, [2], clxix-clxxxii. lacking initial blank & blank c4. woodcut title. woodcut initials. black letter. 19th century ru...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)

$7,492.50


[Title in Greek] ... EURIPIDIS TRAGŒDIÆ SEPTENDECIM, EX QUIB QUÆDAM HABENT COMMENTARIA ... by Euripides

Venetiis: Apvd Aldvm, 1503. Two volumes bound in one. [268;190] leaves. Thick octavo (165 x 98 mm). Full red morocco, spine heavily gilt extra, gilt Aldine anchor device on each board, a.e.g. (unsigned). Italic (preface) and Greek letter. Aldine anchor d...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$40,000.00


The Hermit: by Peter Longueville

A charming early publication of a popular tale relating a fictitious British hermit's escape and life on a deserted island off the coast of Mexico. The book remained anonymous until 1727 when a rare edition containing a dedication signed Peter Longueville...

From MORRIS ART SALES

$900.00


Metamorphoseon libri XV. Denuo Collatis probatissime fidei exemplaribus quam accuratissime emendati. by Ovidius N.P

Lugduni: Haered. Seb. Gryphii. [Classici-Manoscritto] (cm.17) Tutta pergamena originale guasta da restaurare.-- pp. 411 + cc. 2 bianche. Marca tipografica al frontis. Capilettera ornati. Carattere corsivo assai elegante. Edizione rara derivata da quella d...

From Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia

€360.00


Le imagini de i dei de gli antichi nelle quali si contengono gl'idoli, riti, ceremonie, & altre cose appartenenti alla religione de gli antichi by Cartari, Vincenzo

First ILLUSTRATED edition. Very good copy. Very scarce Valgrisi edition. Complete [36], 566 [i. e. 560] pp. 88 full-page engraved copperplates. Ex libris. Few contemporary marks/annotations. ...

From Caelestica Rare Books

€2,500.00


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