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Amsterdam: Henricum Wetstentium, 1685. Engraved title depicting a court jester on a pulpit before his congregation. , 152 pages. Slim 16mo, early vellum-backed marbled boards with morocco spine label (binding well-rubbed but sound and attractive; ownership inkstamp on verso of title which has offset on recto, otherwise a rather clean copy with wide margins). Amsterdam: Henricum Wetstentium, 1685. An early edition of this uncommon book. Translated into English as "In Praise of Folly," these are satirical treatises on Catholic Church.....
Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1972. Edited by I. P. Sheldon-Williams. With Collaboration of Ludwig Bieler. Frontis. 252 pages, thin 8vo, green cloth; small discreet ink stamp on title page. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1972. A very good(+) copy. Scriptores Latini Hiberniae Volume IX.
Boston: Marshall Jones, 1925. 50 tipped in color plates. Small folio, deckled edges, full brown crushed morocco, heavily git spine and covers, inner dentelles, silk moire end papers and fly-leaves (front hinge beginning to separate), t.e.g. Boston: Marshall Jones, 1925. Autographed Limited Edition. Very good (+). Number 38 of only 225 numbered and signed copies. Bookplate.
Venice: Heredis Nicolai, Pezzana, 1772. Volumes I & II (out of four). Title page vignettes, Volume I title in red & black; minor worming & foxing; llibrary mark eradicated from the bottom of each title page. Folio, contemporary limp vellum; stained. Venetiis: Heredis Nicolai Pezzana, 1772. First edition of Guerra's edition of the Luxemburg Bullarium, one of the most famous editions of papal bulls.
Philadelphia: Le Cercle du Poele, 1861. Pictorial half-title in red and blue pasted to the recto of the third blank preceding the title page; extra illustrated by the addition of an original photograph of one of the purported authors: Michael Heffernan and a carefully cut engraving of William Maginn, the other suspected author. Short 4to, contemporary three quarter green calf, spine gilt, rebacked at an early date, preserving the original spine; some general wear, otherwise a fine copy. Philadelphia: Privately.....