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  • A Description of Tangier, the Country and People Adjoyning.
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    $3,000 - $4,000
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    A Description of Tangier, the Country and People Adjoyn...

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    $3,000 - $4,000
  • A Necessary Doctrine and Erudicion for Any Chrysten Man, set furth by the Kynges Maiestye of England. &c.
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    $3,000 - $5,000
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    A Necessary Doctrine and Erudicion for Any Chrysten Man...

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  • Acosta, Jose de (1540-1600) Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
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    $8,000 - $12,000
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    Acosta, Jose de (1540-1600) Naturall and Morall Histori...

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  • An Olde Thrift Newly Revived. Wherein is Declared the Manner of Planting, Preserving, and Husbanding Yong Trees of Divers Kindes for Ti
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    An Olde Thrift Newly Revived. Wherein is Declared the M...

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  • Antoniszoon, Cornelis (b. 1499) The Safeguard of Sailers, or Great Rutter. Containing the Courses, Distances, Soundings, Floods, and Eb
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    Antoniszoon, Cornelis (b. 1499) The Safeguard of Sailer...

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  • Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430) Of the Citie of God: with the Learned Comments of Io. Lod. Vives.
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    Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430) Of the Citie of God...

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  • Ávila y Zuniga, Luis de (c. 1490-c. 1560) The Comentaries of Don Lewes de Auela, and Suniga, great Master of Acanter, which treateth of
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    Lot 7

    Ávila y Zuniga, Luis de (c. 1490-c. 1560) The Comentari...

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  • Bacon, Francis (1561-1626) Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries.
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    Lot 8

    Bacon, Francis (1561-1626) Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natura...

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  • Balcanquhall, Walter (1586?-1645) A Large Declaration Concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland.
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    Lot 9

    Balcanquhall, Walter (1586?-1645) A Large Declaration C...

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  • Bale, John (1495-1563) The First Two Partes of the Actes or Unchast Examples of the Englysh Votaryes.
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    Lot 10

    Bale, John (1495-1563) The First Two Partes of the Acte...

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  • Barleti, Marin (c. 1460-1512 or 1513) The Historie of George Castriot, Surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albanie.
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 11

    Barleti, Marin (c. 1460-1512 or 1513) The Historie of G...

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  • Boemus, Johann (c. 1485-1535) The Fardle of Facions, Conteining the Aunciente Maners, Customes, and Lawes, of the Peoples Enhabiting th
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    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 12

    Boemus, Johann (c. 1485-1535) The Fardle of Facions, Co...

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  • Böhme, Jakob (1575-1624) Mysterium Magnum; [bound with] Durant Hotham's (1617-1691) The Life of Jacob Behmen; [and] Böhme's Four Tabl
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    $4,000 - $5,000
    Lot 13

    Böhme, Jakob (1575-1624) Mysterium Magnum; [bound with]...

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  • Boorde, Andrew (1490?-1549) The Breviary of Healthe, for All Maner of Sickenesses and Diseases the which may be in man or woman, doth f
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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 14

    Boorde, Andrew (1490?-1549) The Breviary of Healthe, fo...

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  • Botero, Giovanni (1540-1617) Observations upon the Lives of Alexander, Caesar, Scipio. Newly Englished.
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    Lot 15

    Botero, Giovanni (1540-1617) Observations upon the Live...

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    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Certain Physiological Essays and Other Tracts; Written at Distant Times, and on Several Occasions.
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 16

    Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Certain Physiological Essays ...

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  • Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Experiments and Considerations about the Porosity of Bodies.
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    Lot 17

    Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Experiments and Consideration...

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  • Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours.
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 18

    Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Experiments and Consideration...

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  • Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Short Memoirs for the Natural Experimental History of Mineral Waters.
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    $2,500 - $3,500
    Lot 19

    Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) Short Memoirs for the Natural...

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  • Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) The Aerial Noctiluca: or Some New Phoenomena, and a Process of Factitious Shelf-Shining Substance.
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    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 20

    Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) The Aerial Noctiluca: or Some...

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    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Brathwaite, Richard (1588-1673) Natures Embassie: or, the Wilde-Mans Measures: Danced Naked by Twelve Satyres.
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    $10,000 - $12,000
    Lot 21

    Brathwaite, Richard (1588-1673) Natures Embassie: or, t...

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  • Brinkelow, Henry (d. 1546) The Complaynt of Roderyck Mors, Somtyme a Gray Fryre.
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    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 22

    Brinkelow, Henry (d. 1546) The Complaynt of Roderyck Mo...

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  • Bromhall, Thomas (fl. circa 1658) A Treatise of Specters. Or, an History of Apparitions, Oracles, Prophecies, and Predictions.
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    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 23

    Bromhall, Thomas (fl. circa 1658) A Treatise of Specter...

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    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Browne, William (1590-c. 1645) Britannia's Pastorals. First and Second Books.
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    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 24

    Browne, William (1590-c. 1645) Britannia's Pastorals. F...

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  • Buchanan, George (1506-1582) Ane Detectiovn of the Duinges of Marie Quene of Scottes, Touchand the Murder of hir Husband, and hir Consp
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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 25

    Buchanan, George (1506-1582) Ane Detectiovn of the Duin...

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    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Bunyan, John (1628-1688) A Holy Life, the Beauty of Christianity: or, an Exhortation to Christians to be Holy.
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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 26

    Bunyan, John (1628-1688) A Holy Life, the Beauty of Chr...

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    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Bunyan, John (1628-1688) Differences in Judgment about Water-Baptism, No Bar to Communion.
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    Lot 27

    Bunyan, John (1628-1688) Differences in Judgment about ...

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  • Buoni, Tommaso (1574-1607) Problemes of Beauty, Love, and all Humane Affections, with a Discourse of Beauty by the Same Author. Transla
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    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 28

    Buoni, Tommaso (1574-1607) Problemes of Beauty, Love, a...

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  • Burghley, William Cecil, Baron (1520-1598) The Copie of a Letter Sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza Ambassadour in France for
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    $12,000 - $15,000
    Lot 29

    Burghley, William Cecil, Baron (1520-1598) The Copie of...

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  • Burton, Henry (1578-1648) Or an Unmasking of the Mystery of Iniquity, Folded up in a Most Pernitious Breeve or Bull, sent from the Pope
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 30

    Burton, Henry (1578-1648) Or an Unmasking of the Myster...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Calvin, Jean (1509-1564) Foure Sermons of Maister Iohn Calvin, Entreating of Matters Very Pofitable for our Time, as may bee seene by t
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    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 31

    Calvin, Jean (1509-1564) Foure Sermons of Maister Iohn ...

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    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Camões, Luís de (1524-1580) trans. Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666) The Lusiad, or Portugals Historicall Poem.
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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 32

    Camões, Luís de (1524-1580) trans. Sir Richard Fanshawe...

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  • Campion, Edmund, Saint (1540-1581) Two Histories of Ireland. The One Written by Edmund Campion, the other by Meredith Hanmer, Dr. of Di
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 33

    Campion, Edmund, Saint (1540-1581) Two Histories of Ire...

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  • Cartwright, John, of Magdalen College, Oxford (fl. circa 1599) The Preachers Travels. Wherein is set downe a true Iournall, to the conf
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    Lot 34

    Cartwright, John, of Magdalen College, Oxford (fl. circ...

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  • Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (1624?-1674) The Life of the Thrice Noble, High and Puissant Prince, William Cavendishe, Auth
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    $7,000 - $10,000
    Lot 35

    Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle (1624?-1674) ...

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  • Cervantes, Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616) The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: and his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha.
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    Lot 36

    Cervantes, Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616) The History ...

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  • Coignet, Matthieu, sieur de La Thuillerie (1514-1586) Politique Discourses upon Trueth and Lying.
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    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 37

    Coignet, Matthieu, sieur de La Thuillerie (1514-1586) P...

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  • Colonne, Guido delle (c. 1287) The Life and Death of Hector. One, and the First of the Most Puissant, Valiant, and Renowned Monarches o
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    $2,500 - $3,500
    Lot 38

    Colonne, Guido delle (c. 1287) The Life and Death of He...

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  • Conestaggio, Girolamo (1530-c. 1616) trans. Edward Blount (1562-1632) The Historie of the Vniting of the Kingdom of Portvgall to the Cr
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    $2,500 - $3,500
    Lot 39

    Conestaggio, Girolamo (1530-c. 1616) trans. Edward Blou...

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    $2,500 - $3,500
  • Contarini, Gasparo (1483-1542) The Common-Wealth and Government of Venice.
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 40

    Contarini, Gasparo (1483-1542) The Common-Wealth and Go...

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    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Cornwallis, Sir William (1579-1614) Essayes.
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    $3,500 - $4,500
    Lot 41

    Cornwallis, Sir William (1579-1614) Essayes.

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    $3,500 - $4,500
  • Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617) Coryats Crudities; Hastily Gobled up in Five Moneths Trauells.
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    $12,000 - $15,000
    Lot 42

    Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617) Coryats Crudities; Hastily ...

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    $12,000 - $15,000
  • Cosin, Richard (1549?-1597) An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall, of Late Times by Some chalenged, and a
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 43

    Cosin, Richard (1549?-1597) An Apologie for Sundrie Pro...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Cotgrave, Randle (d. 1634?) A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues.
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 44

    Cotgrave, Randle (d. 1634?) A Dictionarie of the French...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Cotton, John (1584-1652) God's Mercie Mixed with His Iustice, or His Peoples Deliverance in Times of Danger, Laid Open in Several Serm
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    $2,500 - $3,500
    Lot 45

    Cotton, John (1584-1652) God's Mercie Mixed with His Iu...

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    $2,500 - $3,500
  • Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) A Confutatio[n] of Unwritte[n] Verities.
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    $6,000 - $9,000
    Lot 46

    Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) A Confutatio[n] of Unwritte...

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    $6,000 - $9,000
  • Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion for the Synguler Commoditie and P
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    $12,000 - $18,000
    Lot 47

    Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) Catechismus, That is to Say...

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    $12,000 - $18,000
  • Crouch, Nathaniel (1632-1725) The Surprizing Miracles of Nature and Art.
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    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 48

    Crouch, Nathaniel (1632-1725) The Surprizing Miracles o...

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    $2,000 - $3,000

Auction Description

Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale by Skinner
Preview Times July 18, 12PM-5PM July 19, 12PM-7PM July 20, 9AM-12PM The July 20th Skinner rare book sale will be a rare opportunity to see 200 examples of early English printing in Boston. An English incunabula edition of Higden’s Polychronicon is included, along with a selection of rare Elizabethan literature including a Shakespeare Fourth Folio and Shakespeare source material published during the bard’s lifetime. Also in the sale are several early books on the education of children, and a selection of practical works on swimming, worms, the evils of long hair, surveying, fowling, painting sun-dials, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, and a group of early compendia of folk remedies and recipes. Contact Us 508.970.3293 books@skinnerinc.com Read more
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1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

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