We have numerous books of that era about the anabaptists, but this one was literally handled by one or more of them. The dates of composition of the books range from the 7thcentury quran leaf palimpsest and the early 8th century st cuthbert gospel, to a 21stcentury holograph manuscript of j. Particularly scarce and soughtafter books, some dating back to the 15th century, and others who hold significant historical and religious value. A 16th century book that belonged to pragues jewish community before world war ii and was considered lost before it surfaced at a new york city auction has returned to the czech republic. You can also read each book individually with the help of six perfectly placed clasps. Rare 16thcentury mesoamerican codex goes online at the library of congress. Nov 18, 2015 he began seriously collecting books in the late 1950s while stationed in germany, where he came across a rare 17th century work by donne, according to his obituary in the new york times. Antiquarian book collectors are not exclusively interested in first editions and first printings, although they can be. Value of a 14th century medieval manuscript rare book buyer. In our antique malta books section, you will find rare books from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Items are placed in the rare books collection for many reasons, including age, scarcity, condition, or source of acquisition. Material in the collection covers every area of the history of medicine and the health sciences in the united states and europe, and. Rare manuscript found reveals massive lost world of 16th.
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Here within are found books rare and ancient, starting with the earliest printed works encompassing incunabula, 15th century and 16th century volumes. From urine tasting to bloodletting, an unusual 16th century. Extremely rare 16th century book everyone should see mr. Jan 16, 2018 a 16th century book that belonged to pragues jewish community before world war ii and was considered lost before it surfaced at a new york city auction has returned to the czech republic. Whether you have a cramp or need to talk to a spirit, this rare manuscript has you covered rare spellbook manuscript details how witchcraft was done in the 17th century quartz skip to. The earliest printed book in the list is a southern song annotated woodblock edition of the book of tang printed c.
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Rare books collections at the lutheran school of theology. Extremely rare 16th century book everyone should see mrmehra. List of most expensive books and manuscripts wikipedia. Rare spellbook manuscript details how witchcraft was. For the 20th century, public policy papers at the seeley g. Catalogs are printed in full color with detailed descriptions of all items for sale.
This 1550 edition of the works of machiavelli is one that i have been asked to value many times. Documentation of religious practices, doctrine, and missionary activities is provided by 16th and. Major holdings are in the scheide library and the rare books division. Erasmus edited the greek new testament, first edition 1516, and clashed with luther on the freedombondage of the will. Nov 27, 2017 rare 16thcentury mesoamerican codex goes online at the library of congress.
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This is the fourth edition of the workes, following the first of 1532, which included the first printed appearances of a number of chaucers verse and prose pieces, among them the book of the duchess and the legend of good women. What makes this small old book extremely special, aside from the fact that its a 16th century relic, is that its a marvelous example of sixfold dosados binding, a type of ancient binding in which six books are conjoined into a single publication. Browse and buy a vast selection of 16th century books and collectibles on. We can help you find the 16th century books you are looking for. Rare manuscript found reveals massive lost world of 16th century books.
The codexs provenance can be traced to the 19th century. Rare 16th century book returns to prague jewish community. Home about us faqs upcoming events starting a collection 16th century 17th century 18th century 19th century 20th century. Late 15th or early 16th century beautiful book casket in wrought iron one of the most important voyages of exploration of the 19th century, the first book published by darwin and his fieldwork basis for his origin of the species fine copy in the contemporary green cloth, with a fine provenance. Oct 31, 2007 books published during the 16th century are always intriguing this one especially so, because it was produced by an anabaptist family, said lois b. Unfollow 16th century books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. All items 16th century manuscripts foreedge painting rare, limited edition signed, 1st edition, etc 17th century beautifully bound 19th century books for knowledge 18th century classics incunable antiques art. From urine tasting to bloodletting, an unusual 16th. Rare bibles for sale from 1539 to 1884 felix rare books. Antiquarian book collecting may be roughly defined as an interest in books printed prior to 1900 and can encompass interest in 19th, 18th, 17th, 16th, and 15th century books. Charles agvent has been buying and selling rare books, manuscripts, and autographs in a variety of fields since 1987. The great wing bibliography of books printed in great britain and british america, and englishlanguage books printed in other countries, covers the years 16411700.
Mudd manuscript library reflect official and dissenting views on topics such as censorship and state control. A handsome set of these 7 books from a classic oxford series on english literature. Books published during the 16th century are always intriguing this one especially so, because it was produced by an anabaptist family, said lois b. This is a mid16thcentury uncertified copy of the courts thcentury decision. Files are large and the site takes some time to load but for many of us this may be the closest we are ever going to get to this rare 16th century herbal. His 1516 and 1518 editions of the greek new testament are part of the lstc rare books collection. Our rare books collection totals over 10,300 volumes, in all subject areas, and is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century english and american literature and history, as well as religion and the history of the book.927 1231 1208 136 765 78 38 235 590 1236 470 568 1232 1166 463 434 986 1352 1331 1355 1405 571 348 1101 887 310 1231 1334 1180 485 998 718 83 201 610 756 1286 1405 634 1242