Kultur- und Sittengeschichte

Cultural and Moral History

Important annotated Josephus Incunable

JOSEPHUS, Flavius - De antiquitate judaica. De bello judaico. Contra Apionem. Venice, Reynaldus de Novimagio, 31 March 1481; 10 May '1400' [i.e. 1481]. Folio [Binding 320 x 215 mm; Pages 302 x 210 mm]. 232, 120 leaves (including all blanks). Rubricated in red and blue. With extensive contemporary, handwritten annotations and an eight-page manuscript, comprising the missing passages of Contra Apionem. Bound in contemporary wooden boards, clasps and leather spine renewed.

EUR 18.500,-

The first book printed in Frankfurt am Main

MURNER, Thomas - Ludus studentum Friburgensium. Frankfurt am Main, Beatus Murner. 1511. 4to [binding 196 x 143 mm; textblock: 194 x 131 mm]. Vellum binding mit golden ornament on the front cover. With 10 woodcuts, out of which one is a rotating Volvelle and 2 are expandable.
EUR 39.000

The anti-Islamic writings of Denis the Carthusian

Denis the Carthusian - Contra Alchoranum & sectam Machometicam libri quinque. Cologne, Peter Quentel, 1533. 8vo [153 x 99 mm] 18th century morocco with gilt floral ornaments on spine, gilt border on both covers, inside dentelles, all edges gilt. (16), 628, (i.e. 626), (2) pp.

EUR 4500,-

Sammelband mit dem ersten offiziellen Gesangbuch für Zürich

TOSSANUS, DANIEL - Betbüchlein Oder Ubung der Christlichen Seel... Sampt einer vorgesetzten Summarischen Histori... Neustadt an der Hardt, 1601. 419, (1) S. und (EGLI, RAPHAEL) - Kirchen gesang Der gemeinen und gebreuchlichen Psalmen, Festgesangen... Zürich, Johann Wolff, 1605. Titel, 323 (v. 325) S., (4) Bl.
EUR 3500,-

Portraits of ancient gods and hermetic writers

Mussard, Pierre - Historia deorum fatidicorum, vatum, sibyllarum, phoebadum, apud priscos illustrium; cum corum iconibus. Praeposita est dissertatio de divinatione et oraculis. Cologny near Geneva, Pierre Chouet, 1675. Contemporary half-leather. 4to. With 50 full-page engravings.
EUR 550,-

Erstes deutsches Buch über Schnupftabak

PRADE, Jean le Royer de - Tabacks-Historie, in welcher insonderheit vom Schnup-Taback eine außführliche Beschreibung/ als von desselben Zielung/ Zubereitung/ auch Würckungen ; und welcher Gestalt/ absonderlich der Schnup-Taback auß demselbigen möge bereitet werden ... / In französischer Sprache beschrieben durch Mons. de Prade. Ins Teutsche übersezzet von G. K. M. D. Frankfurt am Main, Daniel Paulli / Johann Georg Drullmann, 1684. Halbleinen um 1900; Schmal-8vo, 120 Seiten, 10 Bll
EUR 1200,-

Reference book of an 18th century heraldist

Wappen Buch 1706. Germany, 1706-1782. Folio [32,7 x 20,6 cm]. 64 (of 74) leaves. With 645 mounted coat of arms (including 112 drawings) and 94 seals. Various sizes: from 25 x 20mm to 380 x 580mm. Contemporary vellum.
EUR 2500,-

Commedia dell’Arte

XAVERY, Gerard Joseph - Het Italjaansch Tooneel Voortreffelijk in 16 verbeeldingen uytgevoert, Verrijkt met Nederduytsche en Fransche vaarzen. - Bound with: Het nieuw geopend Italiaans Toneel, vertonende de wonderlijke ziekte bezwangerheid en baring van Arlequin: benevens de opvoeding van des zelfs Jongen Zoon. Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk II, c. 1740. Folio [360 x 255 mm]. Contemporary vellum binding. Engraved titles, 16 engraved plates (each).
EUR 4500,- .

First German edition of a work on formal gardens by Baroque French architect Alexander le Blond

LE BLOND, Alexander and DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, Antoine-Joseph - Neueröfnete Gärtner-Akademie oder: Die Kunst Pracht-und Lust-Gärten samt dererselben Auszierungen und Wasserwerken wohl anzulegen Mit drey-und dreyssig kupfer-Taffeln versehen und aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersesset von Franz Anton Danreitter. 4to [183 x 118mm]. Augsburg, 1753. Original half leather with spine label and gold ornaments on spine. (13) 368 (2) pages. 1st German edition. With engraved frontispiece and 36 other copper engravings.
EUR 1200,-

„The central work of the entire history of music“ (Leonard Bernstein)

WAGNER, Richard - Tristan und Isolde. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Hans von Bülow. Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, (1860). Contemporary cloth with blind embossed ornaments on both covers and gilt title on front cover and spine. folio (330 x 275 mm). Title, 250 pages. Engraved throughout. Plate number 9942, priced "10. Thlr." on title.
First edition of the piano vocal score.
EUR 5500,-

Habsburg Heraldic Manuscript

DRIESTEN, Joseph-Emanuel van - Les trente deux quartiers généalogiques de Sa Majesté Francois-Joseph I (Charles). Empereur d'Autriche, Roi Apostolique de Hongrie, Roi de Boheme etc. (Paris, 1885-1907). Folio [325 x 255mm] (8) pp., 23 numb. sheets, XI, (3) pp. With manuscript title, 6 (3 full page) pen drawings and 63 (1 full page) gouache drawings of coat of arms. Contemporary undecorated linen binding.
EUR 950,-

Photo album of prize-winning stud horses

SCHNAEBELI, Heinrich - Album berühmter Deckhengste. Berlin, Schnaebeli, c. 1895. Oblong 4to [340 x 250 mm]. 22 original albumen prints, c. 155 x 210 mm. Mounted on original boards. Original richly decorated cloth.
EUR 1800,-

Armorial Manuscript with Papal coat of arms

DRIESTEN, Joseph-Emanuel van - Armorial Général des Papes (Paris), 1911(-1914). Folio [330 x 255mm] (36) pp. With manuscript title, 1 full page and 124 smaller gouache drawings coat of arms. With two tables of contents. Contemporary undecorated linen binding.
EUR 900,-