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BANCHIERI, Adriano. La Noblesse, excellence, et Antiquité de l’Asne. Traduict de l’Italien du Seigneur Attabalippa. Paris, François Huby, 1606.

Extremely rare first and only French edition (first Italian: 1592) of this satirical work on the nobility of the ass by one of the major musical theorists of the early Baroque.
$2,450


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EARLY ‘INSTALLATION ART’
OF AN ITALIAN CONVENT:
A 4-DECADE CURATORIAL RECORD
BY METILDE BENVENUTI, NUN:
CUSTODIAN OF THE HOLY PRESEPIO
AT SAN GIMIGNANO IN TUSCANY


BENVENUTI, Metilde / [SAN GIMIGNANO]. . Libbro di memorie appartenenti al presepio. 1750. [San Gimignano], [1739-1770].

$7,850


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THE LIVES OF ANDREA DORIA & CAMILLO ORSINO


CAPELLONI, Lorenzo. Vita del Prencipe Andrea Doria… con un compendio della medesima vita, e con due tavole, l'una delle cose piu generali, et l'altra delle cose piu notabili. Venice, Giolito de’ Ferrari, 1565.

Second and first editions, respectively, of the biographies of two great contemporary Italians: the naval commander Andrea Doria and the Papal prelate and military commander Camillo Orsino. Both works are accompanied by very finely engraved portraits with emblematic borders.
$3,450


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CHASSENEUX, Bathélemy de. Catalogus gloriae mundi. Lyons, (Regnault for) Vincentius, 1546.

Rare second edition (first 1529) of this discursive and illustrated survey of all ranks of society by the Lyonnais jurist Chasseneux.
$7,500


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MEXICAN ANTIQUITIES
IN CONTEMPORARY HANDCOLOR


Dupaix, Guillaume; Castaneda, José Luciano (illustr.); . Antiquités mexicaines. Relation des trois Expéditions du Capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807, pour la Recherche des Antiquités du Pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque… . Paris, Didot, 1834.

First edition, first issue of this monumental work, here in a rare example with fine contemporary hand-colouring.
$175,000


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