Upcoming Highlights: Early Printed Books—At Auction October 14, 2021

This October’s Early Printed Books sale featuring travel, medicine, and science offers another chance for rare book buyers to travel through time and around the world to shop for historically and culturally significant works and objects. We are pleased to present a curated selection of Renaissance and early modern printing, including scholarly editions of Greek and Latin classics; manuscripts and early printing; a curated selection of medical works; and books that document global contributions to our shared culture.

Lot 21: Sebastian Brant, Stultifera Navis, Nuremberg, 1497. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

Lot 57: Juana Inés de la Cruz, Poëmas de la Unica Poetisa Americana, Barcelona, 1691. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Incunabula & Early Books

Lots 1 to 118

Travel Books

Lots 119 to 134

Scientific Books

Lots 135 to 173

Medical Books

Lots 174 to 218

Lot 42: Galileo Galilei, Dialogo, second edition in Italian, printed clandestinely as the first edition of Galileo’s Dialogo was banned by the Vatican, Florence, 1710. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
Lot 4: Antiphonal Manuscript in wooden boards, Missa de Pentecostes, Spain, 17th century. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 122: Costumes et Plantes de L’Hindousta, two manuscript volumes, India, pre-1842. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.
Lot 133: Charles Hamilton Smith, Views in Northern Africa, a collection of watercolor drawings, 1930s-40s. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

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Lot 17: Bible, New Testament in Greek, Nouum Iesv Christi D.N. Testamentum. Ex Bibliotheca Regia, Paris, 1550. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000.