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Announcing peace between the Catholics and protestants of Antwerp

[ANTWERP]. De religions-vrede: gheaccordeert ende gepubliceert binnen Antwerpen den XIIen Junii, MDLXXIX.
With: (2) Religions-vrede, ou accord de religion, consenti et publié en Anvers le XIIme de Juin MDLXXIX.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1579. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With a different woodcut coat of arms of Antwerp on each title-page. 17th-century half parchment, recased with new endpapers in the 19th-century. [1], [1 blank]; [8] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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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
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Works by Beza and Gwalther translated into Dutch for the first time

BEZA, Theodorus (Théodore de Bèze); Willem Vinck DIRKSZ (transl.). De wet Godts moralisch, oft der seden, ceremonialisch oft der ceremonien, ende politisch oft der politien.
Rotterdam, widow of Jan van Ghelen (III), 1611. With the title-page in red and black with Van Ghelens woodcut armorial device (with its own cartouche but also placed in a separate woodcut rectangular scrollwork frame with allegorical figures) and the words "Wet Godts" in the title printed from a woodcut in red gothic lettering with decorated capitals. Further with woodcut headpieces, woodcut initials and a larger version of Van Ghelens woodcut device, dated 1583, on the last (otherwise blank) page, both devices with his mark flanked by his initials IG on a shield supported by greyhounds.
(2) GWALTHER, Rudolph; Willem Vinck DIRKSZ (transl.). Tien sermoonen, over Jonam den propheet des Heeren.
Rotterdam, widow of Jan van Ghelen (III), 1611. With the same 2 woodcut devices on the title-page and at the end, that on the title-page without the additional frame. Further with a woodcut headpiece (again with Van Ghelens mark and initials) and 2 woodcut decorated initials (one gothic and the other roman, the latter with Van Ghelens mark and initials on a shield supported by greyhounds). 2 works in 1 volume. Folio in 8s. Modern half vellum. [14], [2 blank], [12], 45, 45-46, 45-50, 62, 52-131, [1 blank]; [6], [2 blank], 50, [2] pp. Full description
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With the 6 large Daniel Stoopendaal maps

[BIBLE – DUTCH - KEUR]. Biblia, dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments.
Dordrecht, Jacob and Pieter Keur; Amsterdam, Pieter Rotterdam and Pieter Rotterdam the younger, 1714. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large folio (42.5 x 27.5 cm). With engraved general title-page, a series of 6 engraved double-page folding maps by Daniël Stoopendaal (his larger set) and a series of 24 (of 25) engrave plates, with 6 engraved Biblical scenes each, by Dirk Jonkman. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with brass clasps, anchor and catch plates, and corner pieces. Full description
€ 3,500
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Calvin's commentary on the Pauline Epistles, one of his few works translated into Dutch before 1572

CALVIN, Jean. Uutlegghinghe ... op alle de Sendbrieven Pauli des Apostels: ende oock op den Sendbrief tot den Hebreen. Met een schoon register.
Emden, Gillis van der Erve and Willem Gailliart, 1566. Folio. With Van der Erve's woodcut device on title-page and several woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, each board in a panel design with 4 different rolls, engraved brass catchplates (remains of straps but clasps lost), later(?) brass decorated corner and centre pieces, each with a boss, rebacked. The rolls show (from outside to inside) decorative crests and foliage, 4 half-length portraits with mottos, and 4 nude putti, 1 with a saint's halo. [6], "464" [= 462], [16] ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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Seminal work of Protestant theology

CALVIN, Jean. Institutio Christianae religionis, ... Quae ad superiores edtiones hâc postremâ, omnium emendatissima locuplettisimáque, recèns addita sunt, statim post ipsius authoris epistolam ad regem Christianiss. Subiecta ad lectorem admonitio breviter indicat.
Geneva, Johannes le Preux, 1592. Folio. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary vellum, with large blind-tooled centre piece. [24], 312, [31] ll. Full description
€ 2,500
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Important biography of one of the leading figures of the Protestant Reformation

CAMERARIUS, Joachim. De Philippi Melanchthonis ortu, totius vitae curriculo et morte, implicata rerum memorabilium temporis illius hominumque mentione atque indicio, cum expositionis serie cohaerentium.
Leipzig, (colophon: Ernst Voegelin, 1566). Large 8vo (19.5 x 12 cm). With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary pigskin, richly blind-tooled in a panel design, monogrammed and dated "I.V.S | 1566", by the Swabian bookbinder Wolfconrad Schwickart. [20], 423[=424], [2 blank], [18] pp. Full description
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