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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.



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


[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


In Novum Testamentum ab eodem denuo recognitum, Annotationes by Erasmus of Rotterdam

Basel: Johannes Froben, March 1519. The rare first edition of the enlarged annotations in a separate volume. A scholar's copy annotated with the Hebrew learning of Sebastian Münster. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Cathol...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG

€32,000.00


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 twenty-six distinct comb...

From Bromer Booksellers

$37,500.00


[Title in Greek:] SOPHOCLIS TRAGAEDIAE SEPTEM CVM COMMENTARIIS by Sophocles

[Venetiis: in Aldi Romani Academia mense, 1502. [196] leaves. Octavo. Full 19th century straight grain red morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g. Greek letter. Aldine anchor on verso of terminal leaf. Bookplate of Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton (17...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$30,000.00


LE TERZE RIME [DIVINIA COMMEDIA] by Dante Alighieri

[Venetiis: in Aedib Aldi, 1502. [252] leaves. a-z8, A-G8, H4. Small octavo. Full green French morocco, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Set in Italic. Aldine anchor on colophon. One raised band nicked, careful sympathetic restoration of upper ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$25,000.00


Der vermaledigsten unfromen Türggen anschleg unnd fürnemen wider die heilgen Cristenheit by Caoursin, Guillaume

Strasbourg: Bartholomäus Kistler, 23 August [1502]. Extremely rare polemic pamphlet about the Ottoman threat. This is the German translation of a treatise by the Franco-Flemish historiograph Guillaume Caoursin (c. 1430-1501). His account of the fictive c...

From Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG

€18,000.00


THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire by MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO

Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved head and tailpieces....

From Paul Foster Books

£12,750.00


... De duplici copia, verborum ac rerum commentarij duo, by Erasmus, Desiderius

Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, 1514-1515. First edition of some material. Hard Cover. Very Good/Several related works of Erasmus collected in one binding, including the first edition of Parabolae sive similia (a reported 1513 edition of Parabolae was...

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

$14,000.00


Sphere text una Cum Additionibus non Aspernandis Petri Ciruelli D(Arconcensis) ... Questionibus Petri de Alice by SACROBOSCO, Johannis de

Paris, Joannis Petit, 1515.En folio. 78 ff. [i.e.76]. Encuadernación en pergamino moderno. Tipografía gótica a dos tamaños y texto a dos columnas. Marca del impresor Petit en la portada, xilografía de esfera armillar en verso de a5 rodeada por Astron...

From Grupo Editorial Rosa Maria Porrúa

$11,200.00


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


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


In Hoc Volumine Habentur Haec. Cornucopiae, sive linguae Latinae comentarii diligentissime recofniti: atque ex archetypo emendati by PEROTTI, Niccolò [1429-1480]

[Colophon on Y7v:] Venice: In Aedibus Aldi, Et Andreae Soceri, November 1513 [but dated May 1517 on K8r]., 1517. folio. ff. 80 (the last blank), cols. 1436, [1 leaf]. italic letter. text in double columns. initial spaces with guide letters. Aldine woodcut...

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

$7,242.30


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