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Image for Vocabularius Breviloquus: A single sheet from a Theological Dictionary by Johann Reuchlin printed at Basel, Switzerland by bookseller Johann van Amerbach in1487

Vocabularius Breviloquus: A single sheet from a Theological Dictionary by Johann Reuchlin printed at Basel, Switzerland by bookseller Johann van Amerbach in1487

By: Reuchlin, Johann

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Basel, Switzerland, Johann van Amerbach: 1475

Seller ID: 010839

Condition: Very Good


A single sheet from a Theological Dictionary by Johann Reuchlin printed at Basel, Switzerland by bookseller Johann van Amerbach in 1487. Vocabularius Breviloquus, a Latin lexicon first printed in 1475 ran through many editions. The author Johann Reuchlin, Count Palatine by Imperial and Papal Authority (sometimes called Johannes; (1455 - 1522) was a German-born Catholic humanist and a scholar of Greek and Hebrew, whose work also took him to modern-day Aust... View more info

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The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri

By: Rosenwald, Lessing

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress,: 1961

Seller ID: 003872

Condition: Near Fine


A comparison of three versions of perhaps the oldest recommended reading list, printed in Florence in 1494, includes original texts, translations, appendices and notes. Tan cloth binding with brown titles, clean and tight. 10 inches tall, 123 pages. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II  </b>

...The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II

By: Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts:, Harvard University Press,: 1956.

Seller ID: 006226


Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust jacket light toning, no flaws. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. The Arden Shakespeare is a long-running series of scholarly editions of the works of William Shakespeare. It presents fully edited modern-spelling editions of the plays and poems, with lengthy introductions and full commentaries. View more info

Image for …<b>The Iliad of Homer.</b>

The Iliad of Homer.

By: Translated by Ennis Rees

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library, [Random House]: Copyright 1963.

Edition: The Modern Library, No. 166.

Seller ID: 005819


Spine style and endpages those of Modern Library c1963 - 67. No titles on inside of jacket. Bindings tight and square. No flaws to book. Text clean. New Mylar sleeve protecting price-clipped dust jacket with the price of $2.45 has minimal handling wear. Note: From the library of Rod McKuen with slip lad-in. View more info

Image for ...<b> Moliere Comedies </b>

... Moliere Comedies

By: Translation of Donald M. Frame

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,: 1985<br>

Seller ID: 007872


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.This edition contains: The School for Husbands; The School for Wives; The Misanthrope; The Imaginary Invalid; The Would-Be Gentleman; The Miser; and Taruffe or, The Impostor. He wrote in the 17th century.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Leatherette. View more info

Image for ...<b> The Confessions of Saint Augustine </b>

... The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: Translation of Edward Bouverie Pusey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,: 1982.

Seller ID: 007873


Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titlesThe work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever wri... View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Pennsylvania, Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 010583

Condition: New


Red faux-leather boards with raised spine bands; title and decorations stamped in gilt; all edges gilt. Illustrations of Edward Ardizzone.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for ...<b>Candide or Optimism.</b>

...Candide or Optimism.

By: VOLAIRE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut:, Heritage Press,: [no date c 1950].

Seller ID: 003960


Giftable. Book is unread without flaw, slipcase has minimal handling. Sandglass collector notes included. Translation: Richard Aldington, Introduction: Paul Morland. View more info

Image for <b> The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America  </b>[Argonaut Press #7]

The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America [Argonaut Press #7]

By: Williamson, James A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 7.

Seller ID: 009549

ISBN: 9060727029

Condition: Fine


This Argonaut Press issue is considered the essential source-book for Cabot and his voyages. Numerous documents have been discovered in the Italian, Spanish and English archives that provide new insights into these events and era. Includes: John and Sebastian Cabot, voyages in 1497 and 1498, Anglo-Portugese voyages from Bristol, North West voyage, voyages of 1517, 1521, 1527, 1536, English expeditions to North America. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto;... View more info

Image for <b>The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century  </b><br>[Njal Saga] [Iceland] [ Vikings] [Northmen]

The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century
[Njal Saga] [Iceland] [ Vikings] [Northmen]

By: [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland:, Edmonston and Douglas,: 1861.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007518

Condition: Very Good


The English translation of the Icelandic Njal Saga, which was written down in its present form by the year 1200 AD. The first 200+ pages provide a historical background and description of the culture, government, religion, customs, etc. of the Icelandic Northmen (volume I). The remainder of the work contains the Saga, which was an oral tradition of even remoter antiquity. Njal (ca. 930-1011) was burnt alive in his home, one of the last in a series of man-sl... View more info

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...The Works of William Shakespeare. Volumes 1 - 4 [of 8]

By: [Shakespeare] Henry Irving & Frank A. Marshall - Editors

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Blackie and Son,: 1888.

Seller ID: 004488


Dark brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges. Stamped gilt spine titles, Bright intricate front decoration, And facsimile signature. Top edge gilt. Light handling wear. Some bump/push to corners and spine tips. Minor handling wear. Bindings generally firm Some hinges open but solid. Text clean, two column Introductions and notes full page. Hint of toning. Previous owners name in each on first blank page. Volume 1 has a long gift inscription. 9.75 inches t... View more info