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Polemic edition of Augustine's Confessions,
a 1779 prize-book from the Collegium Antonianum in Megen (Noord-Brabant)

AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. Confessio Augustiniana in libros quattor distributa, et certis capitibus locorum theologicorum, qui sunt hodie scitu dignissimi, comprehensa: nunc primum ex omnibus B. Aurelii Augustini libris in unum opus bona fide ac studio singulari redacta per D. Hieronymum Torrensem ...
Dillingen, Sebald Mayer, 1567. 4to. With Mayers full-page woodcut device (a pelican feeding her young with her own blood, with motto "sic his qui diligunt", copied in mirror image from that of Frans Behem in Mainz) on the last otherwise blank leaf, and some fine decorated woodcut initials. 18th century mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, red sprinkled edges. [32], 330, [24] lvs. Full description
€ 1,500
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On the authority and necessity of bishops

BEYER, Guilielmus (Willem). Tractatus de auctoritate, ac necessitate episcoporum. Including: (2) Philippus Rovenius. Tractatus de missionibus ad propagandam fidem.(3) Carolus Borromeus. Aureus tractatus de ratione administrandi sacramentum confessionis, ...(4) Franciscus van Sales. Instructio pro confessariis. ...
Brussels [= Amsterdam], Joachim van Metelen, 1669. 8vo. With a woodcut Jesuit device on title-page, the engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee, Carlo Francesco Airoldi, Apostolic Internuncio to the Spanish Netherlands and future Archbishop, and woodcut tailpieces and initials. Contemporary vellum, red sprinkled edges. [48], 384 pp. Full description
€ 500
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The famous Elzevier Dutch States Bible with 12 double-page illustrations
finely coloured and highlighted in gold

[BIBLE - DUTCH]. Biblia, dat is de gantsche Heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments.
Including: De boecken genaemt apocryphe ...
Leiden, widow and heirs of Johannes Elzevier, 1663. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large folio (43 x 28 cm). With an engraved title-page, 3 letterpress title-pages (the first in red and black, and each with the same Elzevier woodcut tree device with "non solus"), a complete series of 6 double-page engraved maps (the so-called "vrome" (pious) series published ca. 1687) and a complete series of 96 engraved Bible scenes, 16 on each of 6 double-page plates, engraved by Cornelis Danckerts I for Fredrick de Witt in Amsterdam after the series by Mattheus Merian the elder. Further with numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces. All plates coloured by hand and highlighted in gold. 19th-century calf over bevelled wooden boards, sewn on 5 chords with mid-19th-century (1843) silver fastenings. [22], "368" [= 370]; [13], "167" [= 168]; [2], 77 ll. Full description
€ 25,000
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With important provenance

BOCKENBERG, Pieter Cornelisz. Catalogus & brevis historia pontificum Ultraiectensium. Item catalogus & brevis historia antistitum Egmondanorum.
Leiden, Jan Jacobsz. Paets, 1586 (Colophon: 'Extant Goudae, apud Leonardum Theodori Librarium, ad pontem Hornensem'). Small 8vo. [16], 99, [12] [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Beautiful Plantin edition of the letters of Cleynaerts, seeking to bring together Islam and Christian faith

CLENARDUS, Nicolaus. Nic. Clenardi Epistolarum libri duo. Quorum posterior iam primum in lucem prodit.
Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1566. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8to. Both title-pages with Plantin's woodcut printer's mark, Arabic type interspersed. Contemporary vellum with 4 raised bands and a manuscript title on the spine. 112, 258 [= 241], [4] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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1558 declaration signed by the great botanist Dodoens in his capacity as Mechelen churchwarden

[MANUSCRIPT]. DODOENS (DODONAEUS), Rembert. [Declaration of financial and other documents received as incoming churchwarden of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Mechelen].
[Mechelen], 27 December 1558. Oblong 4to (19 x 21.5 cm). A document written in dark brown ink on paper, with the opening words filled in afterwards in light brown ink and the signature in light brown ink. [1] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Drawings made as models for the plates in the complete works of Flavius Josephus

FOKKE, Simon. [12 drawings of Old Testament scenes].
Amsterdam, 1783. Twelve pen and ink wash drawings (each ca. 8 x 6.5 cm) in subtle shades of grey and sepia. All 12 drawings mounted on a single contemporary stiff paper support (44 x 61 cm), neatly arranged in three rows of four, each with a border of lines drawn around it in ink. A contemporary pencil inscription below the lower right drawing reads "S. Fokke Amsterdam 1712-1784". Another in a later hand in the lower right corner of the support reads "S. Fokke". Full description
€ 2,500
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Unrecorded Leeuwarden edition of Habermann's popular vernacular Christian prayer book, bound for the councillor to the Frisian court at Leeuwarden and his wife, with their arms in the sliverwork

HABERMANN, Johan (Hendrik van DIEST, transl. and ed.). Christelijcke gebeden ende danck-seggingen, op 't nieuw tegen 't Hoogh-Duytsche oversien ende ten dienste der gereformeerde kercke verbetert.
Leeuwarden, Lodewijck Cres, 1661. Small 16mo in 8s (10 x 7.5 x 2 cm). Contemporary gold-tooled green parchment with an (impressed?) pebble grain (giving a sort of reptile skin pattern), sewn on 3 green parchment tapes, laced through the joints, bound for the Frisian noble families Van Harinxma thoe Slooten and Burmania, with 2 silver fastenings. 275, [8], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,750
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Revolution in Friesland and troubles in Leeuwarden: the Remonstrance of 1672

HAGIUS, Guilielmus. Afgeparste waerheyt, ofte nodige en naeckte aenwijsinge: Hoe dankbaerlijk de magistraat, enige uyt de vroedtschap, ende alle de praesente bevelhebbers van Leeuwarden tracteren hare gecommitteerden, die sy, tot het instellen en bevorderen van de reformatoire poincten, op den 27sten. Septembris 1672. by dEd. Mog. Heeren Staten van Frieslandt gearresteert, hebben genomineert ende versocht. Ingestelt door G. Hagius.
[Leeuwarden], for Haucke Egberts Heringa, [1673]. 4to. 19th-century blue wrappers. [8] pp. Full description
€ 650
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