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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Le Calendrier de Vénus

Authors

Uzanne Octave

Description
viii-237pp-[3], relié, couverture illustrée par Daniel Vierge imprimée en couleurs. Édition originale tirée à 100 exemplaires en tirage de luxe sur divers papiers (parchemin, Japon, Chine, Renage, Whatman). Celui-ci, l'un des 15 sur Chine, est l'exemplaire personnel de l'auteur. Sous la justification, les mots autographes : « exemplaire sur chine de l'auteur » sont écrits au crayon par Octave Uzanne qui signe. Il contient le s particularités suivantes : l'illustration du premier plat de couverture est en deux états supplémentaires sur Chine, un état en noir avant la lettre, un état en bistre avec la lettre ; une encre originale signé de A.(lbert) Lynch ; le frontispice décliné sur 10 tirages différents – deux clichés d'impression retouchés à l'encre dont un en inversion, un tirage avant la lettre sur papier rose, le même en sanguine sur Chine, un troisième en sépia sur Chine, un quatrième en noir sur Chine, trois tirages en noir sur vergé avant la lettre, le tirage définitif sur Chine – ; un portrait de l'auteur rehaussé aux crayons de couleurs contresigné en bleu par Octave Uzanne ; un portrait gravé par Paul Avril de l'auteur, probablement réalisé spécialement pour cette édition. L'exemplaire est en outre enrichi d'une eau-forte originale de F. Courboin d'après Félicien Rops sous forme de compliment adressé par Octave Uzanne pour 1892 et du bulletin d'abonnement pour sa revue Le Livre Moderne. Octave Uzanne, grand amateur de reliures, a fait paré son exemplaire d'une demi-reliure à coins en maroquin lavallière, plats de papier caillouté 'œil de chat'. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons ornés de filets, fleurons et fleurs mosaïqués dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin bleu, lieu et millésime dorés en queue. Rares doublures et gardes volantes réalisées en estampes japonaises (Zeshin et Kyosaï notamment), doubles gardes de papiers peignés. Tête dorée, non rogné, couv. conservée. [V.Champs]. Exempt de rousseurs, ce qui est rare sur un tel papier. Provenance : Octave Uzanne (ex-libris multiples et vente), Isidoro Fernandez (ex-libris)
Publication place:

Publisher

Edouard Rouveyre

Date of publication:

1880

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

probablement le 16/12/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-22

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

View of the Boiling Spring in Iceland Called the Great Geyser [&] View of the Boiling Spring in Iceland Called the New Geyser

Authors

J. Baynes. C. Hullmandel

Description
Pair of lithographs of Geysers in Iceland made from drawings by Sir Thomas Stanley.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1820

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

May 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-20

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Observations on Modern Gardening

Authors

WHATELEY Thomas

Description
[viii] + 257pp. Ist edition untrimmed in original boards, new spine and label. Reinforced at the inner hinges but sympathetically done. Ownership possibly initially Anthony Eyre (1727-1788) of The Grove with his bookplate. In 1762 he purchased the manor and estate of Grove in Nottinghamshire, adjacent to his other properties at Rampton, Treswell and Headon, from Mr William Levinz. He undertook alterations to Grove Hall and made it his principal residence. Authorship written in pen on title page. Whateley wrote this book while living in the Mansion House in Nonsuch Park. Close on the heels of George Mason's Essay on Design in Gardening, Whateley's Observations provide the most comprehensive work on the theory and practice of English landscape gardening in the naturalistic taste before Horace Walpole's brief Essay on Modern Gardening (1782). Further it includes descriptions of key landscape gardens of the day that are hailed for the exactness.They include Stowe, Hagley, Peterfield, Painshill, Claremont and Esher Place etc.
Publication place:

Publisher

T Payne

Date of publication:

1770

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

on or around 18th November 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-07

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

THE LANDSCAPE GARDENING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE of the late Humphry Repton Esq., being his entire works on these subjects: a new edition, with an historical and scientific introduction, a systematic analysis, a biographical notice, notes, and a copiou

Authors

LOUDON J C

Description
8vo, xxxi, 619 pp., [4, advertisements]; engraved portrait, 253 wood-engraved text illustrations; original publisher's brown diamond grain cloth, blocked in blind and the spine lettered gilt; spine just a little faded, new endpapers, else fine. The first collected edition of Repton's writings, edited by John Claudius Loudon, with his customary attention to detail, and practicability.
Publication place:

Publisher

printed for the authors

Date of publication:

1840

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

on or around 18th November 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-12-07

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Sinclairs Notizbuch

Authors

Hesse Hermann.

Description
Limited and signed edition, # 1014 of 1100, signed by Hesse with H Hesse
Publication place:

Publisher

Rascher

Date of publication:

1923

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

end of Sept 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-11-21

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Accordez-moi une audience et je vous réciterai les vers d'un poète inconnu avec une telle éloquence que vous me voudrez de suite Roi mais je le refuserai

Authors

SURVAGE, Leopold -- PIEUX, Léonard (baronness Hélène d'Oettingen 1887-1950).

Description
Contemporary printed illustrated wrappers. First and unique edition of one of the most remarkable early 20th century illustrated books. This very rare work, entirely engraved, is illustrated with 13 full-page woodcuts in colour (one folding).Printed in 110 copies, all on China paper.
Publication place:

Publisher

SIC

Date of publication:

1919

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

28/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-11-03

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Exposition Céramique Vallauris 1959

Authors

Picasso

Description
Signed 9/175.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1959

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Madoura, 81 rue d'Antibes, Cannes

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed in pencil and numbered 55/100
Publication place:

Publisher

Galerie Madoura

Date of publication:

1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Un demi-siècle de livres illustrés

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original zincography in 3 colors. Signed with red crayon.
Publication place:

Publisher

Galerie Matarasso

Date of publication:

1956

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Affiches Originales des Maîtres de l'Ecole de Paris

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original lithograph in 4 colors.
Publication place:

Publisher

Maison de la Pensée

Date of publication:

1959

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Exposition Vallauris

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed in pencil and numbered 154/175
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Toros in Vallauris in 1957

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color linocut. Signed with red crayon.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

July 1957

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Galerie Louise Leiris ... dessins 1959-1960

Authors

Picasso

Description
Original color lithograph.
Publication place:

Publisher

Mourlot

Date of publication:

1960

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Poster: Sala Gaspar

Authors

Picasso

Description
Black and white lithograph.
Publication place:

Publisher

Sala Gaspar... Dibujos de Picasso

Date of publication:

January - February 1961

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

24 September 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

La Sphere des deux mondes, composee en Francois, par Darinel, pasteur des Amadis.

Authors

BOILEAU DE BOUILLON, Gilles.

Description
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ff. (iv) 57 (i.e. 58), (ii) . π⁴ A-M⁴, N4(N2 folding+'N3′), O-P⁴ last blank. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut printer's device on title, another on verso of last, woodcut initials, historiated woodcut tailpiece, typographical ornaments, 28 small woodcut illustrations in text, 19 full page maps, one folding. Age yellowing, t-p slightly dusty, two small tears in lower margin just touching imprint with no loss, some marginal soiling in places, the odd ink splash or mark, outer upper corner torn to map of Tunis with minor loss, tiny single worm hole in first four quires. A good copy in modern limp vellum antique, yapp edges remains of ties, spine with morocco label gilt.
Publication place:

Publisher

Iehan Richard, au Soleil d’Or

Date of publication:

1555

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

The strange and delectable History of the discoverie and Conquest of the Provinces of Peru...

Authors

ZARATE, Augustin de

Description
FIRST EDITION. 4to. ff. [viii] 88 (1-12 unnumbered) [iv]. Black letter. Title within woodcut frame, flanked by Moses with the two Tablets of the Law, and King David (McKerrow and Ferguson 117), 7 half-page woodcut illustrations, including of the 'Riche Mines of Potossi', local animals, construction work for a new city, and a horned man (two repeated), woodcut initials throughout. Blank fore-edge of A3 restored, one leaf holed at gutter with loss of a few letters, general age-yellowing, a few leaves lightly browned, some running titles and outer edges a little shaved. A good copy in blind tooled diced Russia c1800, covers with gilt lozenge, neatly rebacked, a.e.g. Contemporary marginalia, ex-libris of Boies Penrose on fly, gilt leather ex-libris of Rt. Hon. Thomas Grenville on upper pastedown, 17thC shelfmark in blank upper portion of title.
Publication place:

Publisher

Richard Ihones

Date of publication:

1581

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Memoralia ex variis utriusque Iuris Doctoribus collecta.

Authors

COTTA, Catellano

Description
8vo, pp. (40), 942, (50). Neat Roman letter, little Greek, large woodcut initials. Original paperflaw affecting one letter on p. 175, tiny rust spots to pp. 269-273. Very crisp copy in English contemporary calf, blind-tooled boards, double-panelled, fleuron in central frame and fleur-de-lis ornaments to corners, red morocco label, slightly worn, minor losses on the edges, repair to head and foot of the spine, front joint and spine a bit cracked. Endpapers from a contemporary English-Latin Black Letter dictionary. Modern book plate on front pastedown and of the great Bridgewater Library on title verso, early shelf marks on title.
Publication place:

Publisher

Jean Frellon

Date of publication:

1556

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

An exposition of certaine difficult and obscure words, and termes of the lawes of this realme. Newly amended and augmented, both in French and English, for the helpe of such young students as are desirous to attaine to the knowledge of the same.

Authors

RASTELL, John

Description
8vo. ff. [iv], 196, double column. English in Black letter, French in Roman letter. Small typographical ornament on t-p, engraved bookplate of Edward Jackson Baron, on pastedown. Light age yellowing, small closed tear at gutter of title, title and verso of last a bit dusty. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties.
Publication place:

Publisher

Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers

Date of publication:

1615

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/10/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-10-06

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Historia delle guerre civili di Francia (...) Nelle quale si contengono le operationi di quattro rè, Francesco II. Carlo IX. Henrico III. & Henrico IV. cognominati il Grande.

Authors

Davila, H.C.

Description
2 in-folio maroquin rouge du temps à l'emblème de la toison d'or frappé or au centre et aux angles des plats
Publication place:

Publisher

"nella Stamperia reale"

Date of publication:

1644

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2016-09-16

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Handwritten Civil War Diary of Arminius Wesley Bill

Authors

(Arminius Wesley Bill)

Description
The cover reads "Personal history during the Civil War. Arminius Wesley Bill DIARY Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865. Three years and ten months." Also on the cover is a color drawing of two crossed flags and the quote "The flag I love shall float on high, and cover my coffin when I die." The book is heavily annotated with hand-drawn maps and newspaper articles.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

between mid-April and June 6, 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-08-25

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Bucaniers of America

Authors

EXQUEMELING (A.O.).

Description
"Second English" edition, [actually the third] corrected and enlarged with two Additional Relations, viz., the one of Captain Cook, and the other of Captain Sharp. 2 vols. in 1. 3 maps (the folding map torn and repaired) & 8 plates (one folding plate with a small piece missing just touching the engraved surface), with further coastal profiles in the text. Small 4to. Contemporary speckled calf, re-backed, plum coloured label to spine . [xii], 47, 80, 84, [12], [xvi], 212, [24]pp.
Publication place:

Publisher

Crooke

Date of publication:

1684-1685

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

21/05/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-06-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

[Traité des eaux de Spa] A treatise concerning the medicinal Spaw waters... Translated out of French into English.

Authors

NESSEL (Matthieu).

Description
8vo (184 x 110mm.) viii, 56pp., parallel text in English (Roman) and French(Italic), binding of modern half calf over marbled paper boards, correction on p.vii of physicans to 'sick' (translation of 'maladies'). London: printed by J. Downing; and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1714.
Publication place:

Publisher

Printed by J. Downing

Date of publication:

1714

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

21/05/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-06-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

An Authentic Account of Commodore Anson’s Expedition: Containing All that was Remarkable, Curious and Entertaining, during that long and dangerous Voyage... taken from a private Journal.

Authors

[ANSON (George).].

Description
First edition. 8vo. Period style half calf over marbled boards, title page a little dusty, untrimmed. 60pp. London, M. Cooper. 1744.
Publication place:

Publisher

M. Cooper

Date of publication:

1744

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

21/05/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-06-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Duellum epistolare: Gallie & Italiæ antiquitates summatis complectens. Trophæum Christianissimi galliarum regis Francisci huius nominis primi. Item complures illustrium virorum epistolae ad dominu(m) Symphorianu(m) Camperiu(m).

Authors

CHAMPIER, Symphorien (ca. 1474-1539) and BARLANDUS, Hadrian (Adriaan van Baerland, 1486-1538).

Description
Dialogi XLII. Ad profligandam è scholis barbariem utilissimi. Louvain, Pieter Martens van Alst, March, 1524.<span style="line-height: 15.4px;">8vo. (40) leaves. Title within an ornamental woodcut border including the printer's device. </span> 8vo. (96) leaves. Title printed in red and black and a full-page woodcut at the end showing the author with his patron and his wife kneeling in prayer. <span style="line -height: 15.4px;">Contemporary blind-stamped calf with lettering on the panels, a bit rubbed, a few small repairs, but a very fine genuine copy with several old entries of ownership on the title-page, among them that of the Order of the Friars Minor Recollect of Ypres (Belgium).</span> <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">Binding. The two works are bound together in a blind-stamped calf binding made by the Flemish Jacob Clercx de Geel from Antwerp active from about 1510 to 1537. He was succeeded by his son Gheert who was married with Abraham Ortelius' sister Anna. Gheert used the same panel with the first name of his father erased. In the same period, Jan Tys from Mechelen used a panel with the same design and the same text border but with his own name (cf. Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Exposition de reliures du XIIe siècle à la fin du XVIe: 5 avril - 28 juin 1930, Bruxelles, 1930, no. 192; S. Fogelmark, Flemish and Related Panel-Stamped Bindings. Evidence and Principles, New York, 1990, pp. 145-151, and J.B. Oldham, Blind Panels of English Binders, Cambridge, 1958, p. 16, AM.7, plate VII). On each cover there are two impressions of a panel divided into two rectangles each occupied by three animals (above: dragon, rabbit, dog; below: cattle, eagle, deer) enclosed within the curves of a vine branch. These are surrounded by a frame with the inscription: "Ligat[us] per man[us] / jacobi &middot; clercx &middot; qui &middot; petit &middot; a &middot; malis &middot; / erui &middot; et &middot;semper / protegi &middot; per &middot; manus &middot; domini" and at each angle a fleur-de-lys (see for a similar binding with the same panels, E.P. Goldschmidt, Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings, London, 1928), I, p. 209, no. 104). Between these two panels is another panel figuring dancing peasants and a piper (cf. P. Verheyden, De Boerendans op Vlaamsche Boekbanden, in: "De Gulden Passer", 20, 1942, pp. 209-237). This seems to be the only surviving specimen of the two panels in combination with the frieze of dancers signed by Jacob Clerx (see also L. Indestege, Boekbanden iut vijf eeuven. Catalogus van de tentoonstelling, Gent, 1961, no. 141).</span> "Jacques Le Clerc, relieur en 1513, décorait ses reliures avec des plaques à froid, composées de rinceaux fleuris, renfermant des animaux chimériques accompagnés de filets, et d'une légende dans laquelle il faisait figurer son nom gravé dans le métal. Ce genre, très spécial à l'époque, fut adopté par beaucoup de relieurs en même temps; et s'il y a parfois dans les détails de l'ornementation quelque différence, le parti-pris reste toujours le même. Ces plaques étaient généralement répétées deux fois sur le même plat et reliées entre elles par des motifs gravés séparément. On lit sur cette reliure de Jacques Le Clerc : Ligat' Per Man' Jacobi Clerici Qui Petit A Malis Erui Et Semper Protegi Per Manus Domini. Ce qui se traduit ainsi : Relié par les mains de Jacques Le Clerc qui demande à être protégé des méchants à présent et toujours par les mains du Seigneur" (L. Gruel, Conférences sur la reliure et la dorure des livres. Paris, 1896, p. 40). <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">I:) VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of this collection of 42 short dialogues covering a wide range of topics and conversational situations mainly centered on student life and written in a distinctly humanist classical Latin. The work has an immediate success and only five months later a second edition appeared with thirteen new dialogues. It was mostly used in Northern European schools and was reprinted many times at Antwerp, Cologne, Paris and Lyon until the middle of the century (cf. E. Daxhelet, Adrien Barlandus, humaniste belge, 1486-1538. Sa vie, son oeuvre, sa personnalité, Louvain, 1938, pp. 169-180). In the dedicatory letter to his pupil Charles de Croy (1507-1564, later bishop of Turnai), he pays reverent tribute to Erasmus and Mosellanus as his literary models.</span> The early sixteenth century brought the beginning of serious humanist engagement both with Latinity and pedagogy and the first two decades of the century had seen the appearance of the most influential colloquy collections as Erasmus' Colloquia familiaria (1518), Mosellanus' Paedologia (1518), Hegendorf's Dialogi pueriles (1520) and Barlandus' Dialogi. The possibility of the dialogue genre led Barlandus to use the colloquies increasingly as a vehicle for the critical and often satirical and polemical discussion of the major preoccupations of his age, moral and religious topics far beyond the horizon of the schoolroom. His Dialogi are of great interest not only as examples of the Latin used in the schools, and the methods of teaching it, but also as a source of information concerning school and university life in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries (e.g. the alehouse was an undesirable place for schoolboys: one who spends an evening drinking is threatened with expulsion for a repeat offence). The Dialogi are historical documents of great value to those who would picture not only the various aspects of student life at that time, but of culture generally (cf. T. Brüggeman & O. Brunken, Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Vom Beginn des Buchdrucks bis 1570, Stuttgart, 1987, cols. 919-920). "Avec Barland, la simplicité du genre s'altère. Le nouveau venu veut paraître capable de mettre de l'agrément et de l'esprit dans nos dialogues, soit parce que l'exemple d'Erasme avait porté des fruits, soit plutôt parce que la Flandre était plus polie et d'une civilisation plus brillante" (L. Massebieau, Les colloques scolaires du seizième siècles et leurs auteurs, 1480-1570, Paris, 1878, pp. 131-132 and further pp. 133-157). "In Barlandus Gesprächen lebt etwas von dem Geiste des Erasmus, den er ja auch neben Mosellanus als sein Vorbild bezeichnet und dessen Dialoge er gegen die Angriffe der Feinde in Schutz nimmt. Dieser erasmianische Zug offenbart sich namentlich in der Neigung zu satirischen Ausfällen, welcher in einer grossen Zahl von Dialogen, die sich von ihrem Zwecke einer Verbesserung des Unterrichts weit entfernen, nachgegeben ist. Gegen zwei Stände trug Barlandus einen unversöhnlichen Hass in seiner Brust, gegen den Adel und gegen die unwürdige Geistlichkeit" (A. Bömer, Die lateinischen Schülergespräche der Humanisten, Berlin, 1897-1899, II, pp. 126-127). Adrianus Barlandus, a native of Baarland on Zuid-Beveland (Netherlands), became a pupil of Pieter de Schot at Ghent at the age of eleven. He continued his studies at the University of Louvain, probably in 1501. Having studied at the College of the Pig, Barlandus received the degree of Master of Arts in 1505 and began teaching Latin. In 1509 he was appointed professor of philosophy. In June 1510 he was elected procurator of the Dutch nation, a position he hold again in 1516, 1530, 1532, and 1538. He also served terms as quodlibetarius in 1512 and 1520 and as dean of the faculty of arts in 1518 and 1531. He became one of the most ardent supporters of Erasmus and the new learning at the University of Louvain. In autumn 1516 he composed a catalogue of Erasmus' writings for his Brother Cornelius. In 1518 he was offered the chair of Latin in the new Collegium Trilingue, but resigned in November 1519, partly because the friction with the faculty of arts, of which he was still a member. In 1526 he was appointed to the chair of eloquence, a post he held until his death. For the use of his students he composed a Compendiosae institutions artis oratoriae (1535) and De amplification oratoria (1536). Barlandus was a prolific writer and published a collection of elegant sayings in 1524, several historical works, among them De Hollandiae principibus (1519), De rerum gestarum a Brabantiae ducibus historia (1526), numerous paedagogical and moralistic works such as De ratione studii (1525) and Institutio christiani hominis (1526). His merits as a teacher and Latinist were especially recorded in Erasmus' Ciceronianus (1528) (cf. H. de Vocht, History of the Foundation and Rise of the Collegium Trilingue Lovaniense, 1517-1550, Louvain, 1951-1955, I, pp. 267-271). <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">Biblioteca Belgica, B-262; Index Aureliensis 113.075; Universal STC, No. 37239 (two copies: Ghent and Brugge); Nijhoff-Kronenberg, no. 2360; A. Bömer, op. cit., II, p. 114, no. 1; R. Adam & A. Vanautgaerden, Thierry Martens et la figure le l'imprimeur humanistse, (Tournhout, 2009), p. 230, no. 256; E. Daxelet, op. cit., p. 159; K. Heireman, Tentoonstelling Dirk Martens: 1473-1973, (Alost. 1973), M239; R.F. Seybolt, Renaissance Student Life: the 'Paedologia' of Petrus Mosellanus, (Urbana, IL, 1927), p. XII.</span> <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">II:) EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION of Champier's most interesting work, a significant document for the development of cultural nationalism among Renaissance intellectuals. Champier was in Italy three times: in 1506, in 1509 and in 1515. During his last travel he spent some time at Pavia, where he was admitted to the 'collegium artistarum et medicorum'. The speech by Pietro Antonio Rustico, lecturer on logic and medicine, held on that occasion and printed toward the end of the volume, shows how proud Champier was about this honor. Rustico also alludes to Champier's family-ties in Italy, which he sees in the Campeggi families of Bologna and Pavia. At the end of the speech Rustico enumerates and praises the hitherto books published by Champier, important as an early bibliography. The main part of the volume consists of a 'epistolary duel' with Girolamo da Pavia, an Augustinian monk from Asti, with whom he had for five years an intensive correspondence through the Lyonese publisher Balthazar de Gabiano (cf. P. Jodogne, La correspondence de Symphorien Champier avec Jérôme de Pavie dans le 'Duellum epistolare', in: "The Late Middle Ages and the Dawn of Humanism Outside of Italy", G. Verneke & J. Ijsewijn, eds., Den Haag, 1972, pp. 44-56).</span> In the Duellum Champier defends the French culture against the pretended superiority of the Italian claimed by some scholars, namely Sabellico, Foresti and Battista Mantovano. He also sees in many Italian writers detractors moved only by jealousy and malice and mentions Valla, Merula, Poggio, Pico and Girolamo Balbo. Fierce of his Lyonnais origins he praises the antique origins of his native city on the authority of Berosus, which however was rightly questioned by Girolamo da Pavia (cf. R. Cooper, Symphorien Champier et l'Italie, in: "L'Aube de la Renaissance", Genève, 1991, pp. 233-246). The volume contains furthermore various letters by Champier to others, e.g. a letter to Erasmus (Ep. 680a), in which Champier intervenes in his favor in the latter's dispute with Lefèvre d'Etaples over Psalm 8; a letter to Lefèvre d'Etaples followed by Champier's commentary on the Definitiones Asclepii (first published with Lazzarelli's translation in 1507), expressing his attitude to the Hermetic writings. But the book also contains letters addressed to Champier, mainly from other scholars and physicians, among them Alessandro Benedetti and Robert Cockburn, bishop of Ross (cf. A. Broadie, James Liddell on Concepts and Signs, in: "The Renaissance in Scotland: studies in literature, religion, history and culture", A.A. MacDonald, et al. eds., Leiden, 1994, p. 82; and J. Durkan, Robert Cockburn, bishop of Ross and French humanism, in: "Innes Review", IV, 1953, pp. 121-2.). The volume closes with Catalogus preceptorum, patronorum, familarium et auditorum, in which Champier lists his teachers, patrons, friends and students. The few libraries, which hold a copy of this work and the few scholars who mentions it in their articles, all pretend the work to be printed either at Basel or at Venice. It was in fact printed at Lyon, where the two printers Johann Froben and Jean Divineur were active for several Lyonese publishers such as (in the present volume) Luxembourg de Gabiano, Jacques Giunta and François Fradin. They even printed another work containing letters by Champier Duellum epistolare (1519) (see J. Baudrier, Bibliographie lyonnaise, VI, Lyon, 1904, p. 98; XI, Lyon, 1914, pp. 89-90). Symphorien Champier, was born into a bourgeois family at Saint-Symphorien-sur-Croise, near Lyon and studied at the University of Paris before 1495, when he matriculated at the medical school of Montpellier, which granted him his doctorate in 1504. He taught liberal arts in Grenoble and took a doctorate in theology in 1502. In 1509 he was appointed physician to Antoine Duke of Lorraine, who brought him to Nancy. Champier followed the duke several time to Italy, where he was involved in the battles of Agnadello (1509) and Marignano (1515). During his stays in Italy he won recognition as an academic teacher from the University of Pavia. In 1519 he became an alderman in Lyon, and for the last twenty years of his life he was at the center of the cultural Renaissance of that city, while simultaneously promoting the study of medicine by helping to found the College of the Holy Trinity and sponsoring translations of, and writing commentaries on, the works of Hippocrates and Galen. In the 1530s he was involved in a controversy on the merits of Greek and Arab medicine with the German physician Lorenz Fries and also with the botanist Leonhard Fuchs. Michael Servetus, who was his student, wrote a defense of Champier against Fuchs, In Leonardum Fuchsium Apologia. Defensio pro Symphoriano Campeggio (1536). Champier became more and more hostile to Arabic medicine and in Clysteriorum campi contra Arabum (this work was ironically put by Rabelais in his library of Saint-Victor), he even goes so far to advise his readers to refrain from reading the Arabs. With over fifty titles to his credit, Champier was a very prolific author, editor and compiler. His most important writings were in medicine, pharmacy, philosophy, and occultism, but he also worked in theology, history, biography, genealogy, poetry, patristics, and many other fields. The famous scholar printer Etienne Dolet remarked in his Commentariorum linguae latinae (Lyon, 1536): 'From the schools of the physicians these rushed to the battle: Symphorien Champier, Jacques Dubois, Jean Ruelle, Jean Cop, François Rabelais, Charles Paludan. From all sides this serried band of doctors made such inroads into the camp of the barbarian that, wherever they stood, no place was left to the enemy' (cf. B.P. Copenhaver, Symphorien Champier and the Reception of the Occultist Tradition in Renaissance France, The Hague, 1978, pp. 45-86; and R. Cooper, Les derniers année de Symphorien Champier, in: "Réforme, Humanisme, Renaissance", 47, 1998, pp. 25-50). <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">Adams, C-1323; Index Aurelienis 135.510; Universal STC, no. 145128; P. Allut, Etude biographique sur Symphorien Champier, (Lyon, 1859), pp. 201, no. XXVII ("un des livres les plus rares de Champier"); J. Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise, vol. VI, (Lyon & Paris, 1904), p. 98; A. Pettegrew & M. Walsby, Books Published in France before 1601 in Latin and Languages other than French, Leiden, 2011, p. 385, no. 60685.</span>
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Jean Phiroben & Jean Divineur for Jacques François Giunta

Date of publication:

1519

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no

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26/05/2016

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2016-06-01

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

De Chyromantia libri III authoris ciusdam vetustissimi per Joannem DRYANDRUM restituti Marpurgi, anno MDXXXVIII

Authors

TIBERTI, Antioco (1445-1500 ca.)

Description
8vo; 18th-century full vellum over boards, spine with label and gilt title; 138 [i.e. 139], (5, of which the last is a blank) pp. With four full-page chiromantic hands and several zodiacal and planetary illustrations in the text. Some light browning, but a very good copy. <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">RARE SECOND EDITION (the first printed in Bologna in 1494 is extremely rare and is virtually impossibile to find on the mark et) of the first comprehensive treatise on palmistry. All the most famous subsequent authors on the subjects are somehow indebted to Tiberti (cf. G. Sabbatini, Bio-bibliografia chiromantica, Reggio Emilia, 1946, pp. 92-94).</span> This edition, which was reprinted in 1541, does not bear Tiberti's name on the title-page. The original dedication by Tiberti to Ottavio Ubaldino, earl of Mercatello, is followed by a new dedication addressed by the editor Johannes Dryander to the Mainz nobleman Johann Furderer de Richtenfels. The text of the two Mainz editions differs significantly from that of the first Bologna edition, a thing that can only be explained by the fact that Dryander had not access to the first edition or to the manuscript used as a basis for the first edition; he probably had at hand only a defective manuscript and on several occasions he had to intervene to complete the incomplete text. Tiberti defends palmistry and tries to prove it as a science. In the arrangement of the seven planets on the lines of the palm, he significantly deviates from his predecessors, creating a new system that had a long-lasting influence on his successors. The work was later put in the Index. Antioco Tiberti was born into a noble Cesena family. After completing his studies in France, he came back to Italy, published his treatise on palmistry, which made him famous, and had the temerity to go to Rome at the invitation of Pope Alexander VI to defend his case. He did it so well that he was exiled, but not convicted. In 1498 he went to Rimini, where he was arrested by order of Pandolfo Malatesta. While he was in prison, the latter visited him to learn about his future. Tiberti predicted him that he would lose his lordship and would die in exile and in extreme poverty. Later, during an attempt to escape, Tiberti was captured and beheaded (his corpse remained unburied for almost a year). Shortly after Malatesta was ousted by Cesare Borgia and died in exile and extreme poverty as predicted. The only source about Tiberi's life is an eighteenth-century manuscript (Diatribae caesenates) written by a certain G.B. Braschi and now preserved at the Malatestiana Library of Cesena. <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">VD 16, T-1255; Wellcome, I 6305.</span>
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Ivo Schoefer

Date of publication:

1528

First edition:

no

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26/05/2016

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2016-06-01

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Cinq cahiers écrites par une petite fille entre sept ans et demi et dix ans et leurs commentaires.

Authors

BONAPARTE (Marie).

Description
4 volumes brochés (couvertures originale imprimées) et 5 cahiers en toile noire dans une boîte avec titre. Exemplaire no 353 de 500 sur vélin.
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Imago

Date of publication:

1939 - 1951

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

Mars-avril 2016

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2016-05-04

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Von den Ausserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien

Authors

WERNER, Abraham Gottlob

Description
Von den Ausserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien. Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht, 1774. 8vo. With 8 folding plates. Contemporary half-calf over boards.
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Siegfried Lebrecht

Date of publication:

1774

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no

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2016-05-04

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Historia Ioannis Magni Gothi

Authors

Johannes Magnus

Description
Vellum
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Publisher

Ioannem de Mariam

Date of publication:

1554

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

2006-04-16

Date of theft report:

2016-04-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Les Trois dames de la Kasbah

Authors

Pierre LOTI

Description
Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs finement orné de caissons doré et date au talon. Triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture bleue conservée. Reliure signée DAVID. Portrait de l'auteur en 3 état. Intérieur très propre avec quelques transferts[nbsp]de couleurs sur la page de texte en regard.
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Publisher

Calmann-Lévy

Date of publication:

1884

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Salon Paris

Date of theft report:

2016-04-22

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Commentarii in VI libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia.

Authors

Mattioli, Pietro Andrea

Description
The celebrated edition with the large woodcuts very splendidly coloured by a contemporary hand. Bound in 2 volumes, 18th century full calf with gilt labels. In very good general condition. - Lost in transit in the Netherlands.
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F. Valgrisi

Date of publication:

1583

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

15.03.2016

Date of theft report:

2016-03-22

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Moby Dick

Authors

Melville

Description
Faded royal blue volume housed in a protective beige colored box or jacket with a black band on the spine against which the title was embossed in gold or silver lettering. The container was clearly of more recent vintage than the volume (perhaps mid-20th century.) Inside the box there was a program from a 1951 centennial commemoration of the publishing of Moby Dick that took place at the Princeton University Library. The Title page indicated that the volume was a first edition published by Harper & Brothers in New York and Richard Bentley in London 1851. Also, on either the inside front cover or the first right hand page, the following was inscribed in pencil: No. 27 Christmas Present to Henry From His Mother
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Publisher

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no

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between February 6,2016 and February 17,2016

Date of theft report:

2016-03-22

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Elements. Latin. Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi : in artem Geometrie incipit quā foelicissime

Authors

Euclid

Description
[Elements. Latin.] Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi : in artem Geometrie incipit quā foelicissime. Erhardus Ratdolt, 1482. [138] leaves : ill, ; 29 cm. (fol.)
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Erhardus Ratdolt

Date of publication:

1482

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

4 February 2016

Date of theft report:

2016-02-16

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Cary's new and correct English atlas : being a new set of county maps from actual surveys

Authors

Cary, John

Description
Cary, John: Cary's new and correct English atlas : being a new set of county maps from actual surveys. London, printed for John Cary, 1793.
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Publisher

printed for John Cary

Date of publication:

1793

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

before 04/02/2016

Date of theft report:

2016-02-04

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