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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
€ 1,500
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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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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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Rare early pirated edition (1645) of the Dutch States Bible with the complete second series
of Plancius's Biblical maps by Van Doetecom, here in their second and third states

[BIBLE - DUTCH - STATES TRANSLATION]. Biblia, dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Nu eerst, door last der Hoogh-Mog. Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenighde Nederlanden en volgens het besluyt vande Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, inde jaeren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelycke talen in onse Neder-landtsche tale getrouwelijck overgeset. Met nieuwe bij-gevoegde verklaringen op de duystere plaetsen, aenteeckeningen vande ghelyck-luydende texten, ende nieuwe registers over beyde de Testamenten.
Including: [title-page 2A1:] Het Nieuwe Testament, ofte Boecken des Nieuwen Verbondts, onses Heeren Jesu Christi. ...
Including: [title-page †1:] De boecken genaemt Aprocryphe, ...
Dordrecht, Pieter Loymans and Marten de Bot [possibly printed by Thomas Jaspersz. Fonteyn in Haarlem], (title-pages on 2A1 and †1 dated 1645). Folio. With a general engraved title-page (a portico with the crowned coat of arms of the States General at the foot, flanked by the arms of Dordrecht (right) and the maid of Dordrecht holding the arms of Dordrecht (left), all above a view of Dordrecht), 2 letterpress title-pages for the New Testament (with a woodcut decoration) and Apocrypha (with a decoration built up from arabesque typographic ornaments), 7 engraved folding Biblical maps from Planciuss second series engraved by Van Doetecom, in their second and third states by "D.R.M. Mathes" with letterpress text on the back. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with brass cornerpieces, a brass centrepiece on the front board, one brass clasp (of two) and two brass catchplates. [24]; 288; 27; [2], 138; [1 blank], [14], 166; [4], 76 ll. Full description
€ 9,850
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Rare pamphlet on the capitulation of Bonn

[BONN]. Kurtze Relation, was massen die Meuterey unnd unerhörte Verrhäterey, schändtlich Ubergebung der Statt Bon[n] und lieferung des Herren Obersten, Herrn Carlen des heyligen römischen Reichs Erbtruckses, ... auch andern Befelchshabern, sich zugetragen.
"Edenberg" [= Basel?], 1584. Small 4to (18.5 x 14.5 cm). With an arabesque decoration on title-page (plus 1 repeat as a tailpiece) and a woodcut gothic decorated initial. Sewn. [12] ll. Full description
€ 1,250
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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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