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

Editio Princeps of Froissart’s chronicles

FROISSART, Jean - Chroniques. Volume 1 (of 4). Paris, Antoine Vérard, n.d. (c. 1495). Folio [307 x 233 mm]. 275 (of 280) ll. With printers mark. Modern leather binding.
FIRST EDITION of the first volume of the greatest and most famous chronicle of French and English medieval history.
sold

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

Satire on tobacco smoking

BIRKEN, SIGMUND VON; BALDE, JAKOB - Die Truckene Trunkenheit. Eine aus Jacobi Balde Lateinischem gedeutschte Satyra oder Straff-Rede wider den Mißbrauch des Tabaks. Samt einem Discurs von dem Nahmen, Ankunfft, Natur, Krafft und Würkung dieses Krauts. Nürnberg, Michael Endter, 1658. 8vo [123 x 70 mm]. (8), 256 pp., including engraved title. Later vellum binding.

EUR 2500,-

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,-

The first scholarly printed Quran

MARRACCI, Luigi - Alcorani Textus Universus. - [vol. 2:] Refutatio Alcorani. 2 volumes bound as 1. Padova, Typographia Seminaria, 1698. Folio (363 x 250 mm) Contemporary leather binding
EUR 9500,-

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,- .

„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,-

Constantine Photo Album

LEROUX, Alexandre - Constantine. Algeria, c.1880. Oblong-folio [355 x 470 mm] 18 pages. With 25 large photographs. Original blindstamped cloth with leather spine.
EUR 1200,-

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,-