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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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[[GHEZZI, Pier Leone / FREY, Jacob / WESTERHOUT, Arnold van et al.]] CLEMENT ALBANI XI / GUIDI, Alessandro. Sei omelie di nostro Signore papa Clemente Undecimo Esposte in versi da Alessandro Guidi. . Rome, Francesco Gonzaga, 1712.

Extremely rare first edition of this luxuriously illustrated anthology of extracts from papal sermons delivered between 1703-09, in Latin prose and facing Italian verse: an unusual example of Baroque ecclesiastical culture from the pontificate of Clement XI.
$2,250


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VIENSSENS’S COPY OF DESCARTES’ LES PRINCIPES


DESCARTES, René [VIEUSSENS, Raymond]. Les Principes de la Philosophie. Escrits en Latin, par René Descartes. Et traduits en François par un de ses Amis. Revues, & corrigez en cette derniere Edition. Paris, Bobin & Le Gras, 1668.

Scarce edition of Descartes’ magnum opus, bearing the manuscript ex-libris of Raymond Vieussens (1635-1715), Royal Physician to Louis XIV and an important anatomist in his own right.
$11,500


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JUDITH VS. DAVID, LUCRETIA VS. CATO,
TOMYRIS VS. CYRUS:
ARE WOMEN MORE HEROIC THAN MEN?
WITH 16 FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS


DU BOSC, JACQUES. La femme heroique, ou les heroines comparées avec les heros en toute sorte de vertus. Paris, Chez Antoine de Sommaville and Augustin Courbé, 1645.

Large paper copy of the rare 1645 first edition of The Heroic Woman – “one of the most important feminist works of the seventeenth century” (A. Dixon, p. 44) – written by the prolific Franciscan Jacques Du Bosc (d. 1660) and enriched with 18 full-page copperplate engravings/etchings by François Chauveau (1613-76).
$4,850


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A FINE ARTS BOOK FROM OLAFUR ELIASSON


ELIASSON, Olafur. Your House. New York, Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, 2006.

Conceived by the Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) as part of the Contemporary Editions series at the Museum of Modern Art, Your House is one of the more intriguing achievements in 21st-century book arts.
$18,500


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