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Very prestigious copy of a juridical dissertation, bound by the 'Dissertation Bindery' at Utrecht

BARNAART, Willem Philip. Dissertatio juridica inauguralis de sortis usu et abusu. Quam ... ex autoritate Magnifici Rectoris Jacobi Alberti Vos ... pro gradu doctoratus, summisque in utroque jure honoribus ... submittit Willem Philip Barnaart ... ad diem II. Maji MDCCLXXIV.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg, 1774. Large 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece by S. Fokke with the 'Sol justitiae', the emblem of the Utrecht University at the top. Contemporary mottled calf with two floral gilt borders with gilt centre piece on both sides, spine gilt in compartments, gilt binding edges, marbled endpapers, g.e. (4), 76, (4, the last 2 blank) pp. Full description
€ 950
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Rare early picture Bible with 113 scenes, each with the Familist mystic Hiël’s commentary

BARREFELT, Hendrik Jansen, known as “HIËL” (illustrations by Pieter van der BORCHT). Figures de toutes les plus remarquables histoires, et aultres evenements du Vieil et Nouveau Testament. Avec une brieve exposition allegorique, ou spirituelle de chascune d'icelles histoires, tres utile a toutes sortes de gents.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1613. Large oblong 4to (21 x 27 cm). With 113 Bible scenes printed from 35 (Old Testament) and 48 (New Testament) engraved illustration plates (plate size 10 x 22.5 cm) by Pieter van der Borcht (New Testament plates 7-9, 18-19 & 24-48 include 2 scenes each). 17th-century vellum. [6], 35, [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], 48 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Very rare map of North Holland in 1575

BEELDSNIJDER, Joost Jansz. Vernieuwde Kaart van Noordholland en Westfriesland, benevens het voornaamste gedeelte van Rhynland, en daar aan grenzende Landen.
Amsterdam, Yntema & Tieboel, 1778. (92 x 68 cm). Large hand-coloured engraved map on 2 sheets, decorated with arms, figures and products from the regions shown, and with the title at the foot. Framed. Full description
€ 7,250
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Four rare political tracts

BEN SADDI, Nathan (= Robert DODSLEY). Chronique des rois d'Angleterre, ecrite en Anglois selon le stile des anciens historiens Juifs.
London [= Hanover?], Thomas Cooper [= Johann Wilhelm Schmidt?], 1743. Title in red & black with engraved vignette (a seascape with a sea creature in the foreground), headpieces and tailpieces. 144; [4], XXIV, 191, [1 blank], [2], 192-228; 108; 16 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Beautifully gold-illuminated manuscript leaf with Leviticus 5-8 in Latin

[BIBLE - MANUSCRIPT LEAF]. [Latin manuscript leaf on parchment with (parts of) Leviticus 5-8].
[The Netherlands?], [late 14th century or early 15th century?]. Folio (26.5 x 40 cm). Written in a neat littera textualis in 2 columns of 50 lines. With 3 lombardic initials executed in blue or light pink with white filigree work on a gold ground, with bars in the same colours with white filigree ornamental patterns originating from the initials, with some small twigs springing from them, ending at the head and bottom of those bars in a larger twig with small "flowers" or "buds" in blue, pink or gold. Also with the numbers of the chapters and running heads "LEVI" written in red and blue. [1] leaf. Full description
€ 4,000
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A commentary on and epitome of Laurentius Valla's De Elegantiis

BIENATO, Aurelio. In elegantiarum sex libros Laurentii Vallae disertissimi epithomata nuper recognita.
Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio, for Melchiorre Sessa, 1539. Small 8vo. With Sessas charming woodcut device showing a cat with a mouse in its mouth, with motto "Dissimilium infida societas" below, repeated on the last page. Later half vellum, gold-tooled spine, boards covered with decorated paper. 63, [1] ll. Full description
€ 6,500
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The importance of this book can hardly be exaggerated

BOETHIUS. De consolatione philosophie duplici commentario videlicet Sancti Thome & Jodoci Badii Ascensii cum utriusque tabula. Item eiusdem de disciplina scholarium cum explanatione et quintilianum de officio discipulorum diligenter annotata.
Rouen, [printed by Pierre Olivier] for Jean Macé in Rennes, 1519. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to With Macés large woodcut devices on the 2 title-pages and on the verso of the last leaf, the first title-page printed in red and black. Several fine woodcut initials. Modern vellum, red morocco spine-label. [312]; [64] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Unrecorded post-incunable devotional text on the Virgin Mary

BONAVENTURE. Septem Psalmi illibate christipare virginis Marie pulcerrimi ac devotissimi. Cum letania dulcissima. Ex psalterio seraphici doc. Bonaventure.
[Cologne, Carthusian Monastery of Saint Barbara?, ca. 1516?]. Small 4to. With a large woodcut (77 x 58 mm) on the title-page, showing the Madonna and child on a crescent moon held by angels, with spaces left for manuscript initials (not filled in). Later marbled wrappers. [15], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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