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Erasmus, Desiderius.  __Adagia, id est: proverbiorum, paroemiarum et parabolarum omnium, quae apud graecos, latinos, hebraeos, arabes, &c. in usu fuerunt, collecta, absolutissima in locos communes digesta.  Des. Erasmi Roterodami Chiliades, Hadriani, Iunii Adagia, Ioann, Alexandrini Brassicani Symmicta, Ioannis Ulpii Epitome, Petri Godofredi Proverbia, Guilielmi Cantari Proverbia, Victoris Giselini Specimen, adagiorum, Henrici Stephani Animadversiones in Erasmum, Gilberti Cognati Sylloge, M. Grunii Corocottae Testamentum, Polydori Vergilii Adagia, Caroli Bovilli Proverbia, Hadriani Turnebi & M. Antonii Mureti excerpta Adagia, Guilielmi Centii Adagia iuridica, Melchioeii Neipei Adagia … __.  Francofurti: Sumptibus Johannis Wilhelmi Ammonii, Apud Nicolaum Schumannum.  1656.  Full leather.  (12), 776, (158)pp.  4to, In slightly worn original calf.  Re-backed in speckled calf contrast spine, with period blind ornaments, raised bands. Repaired hinges, early owners’ names within, heavy foxing, slight worming (text unaffected).  Otherwise in good condition. $1,000.00  [617675]

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French Antiquarian Books

We are now offering a catalog featuring full-color photos of the personal library of the late Jacques Gres-Gayer, a specialist in French ecclesial and intellectual history who was regarded as the world expert in in the history of the Sorbonne in the 18th century. This offering will be of interest to any collector or institution looking to build a primary- source reference library in the fields of church history, early-modern European history, philosophy, theology, and church-state relations.

In addition to an extensive modern academic library, Gres-Gayer’s scholarly needs required access to an array of primary sources, many of which were not reprinted in any format after the 18th century. Thus, the antiquarian collection he amassed runs quite deep within the narrow time frame of his interest. Subjects include general theological and philosophical writings of the faculty of the Sorbonne, church histories, tracts and documents relating to Port Royal and the Jansenist controversy (including many works by, for, and against Pascal and the Arnaulds), works from the French School and the rise of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as well as many other ancillary works in the contemporary French intellectual scene.

Condition was a prime factor as this was a working library, and as such nearly all volumes are in good to very good condition, most in contemporary leather bindings.

Hard copies of the catalog are available upon request. Here is a link to the online version this catalog:

French Theology Antiquarian Catalog

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Offered for sale by Windows Booksellers, 199 West 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 485-0014  / windowsbooks@academicbooks.com

Pallavicino, Sforza.  __Vera Concilii Tridenti Historia, contra falsam Petri suavis narrationem (3 parts in 1 volume)__.  Antuerpiae.  1673.  Vellum.  296, [22]; 297, [27]; 326, [22]pp.  In slightly worn vellum.  All title pages present, syllabus and index included at the end of each section.  Ex-library, foxing, else very good. $350.00  [295169]


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Our August New Arrivals list is here!   Highlights include more titles from Geoffrey Wainwright’s personal library, some gorgeous French antiquarian titles, and more.

Here’s the catalog:

New Arrivals August 2014


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Our July 2014 New Arrivals catalog is now published.   Some highlights:  more titles from the personal library of British theologian Geoffrey Wainwright, and a special group of antiquarian items.

Here is the catalog:

New Arrivals July 2014

If this format does not work well for you, we are happy to email the catalog, in your choice of .pdf,  Word, or Rich Text format.



Our staff, shown left to right:  Jennifer, Sparky, and Katrina

Our staff, shown left to right: Jennifer, Sparky, and Katrina

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Freshly cataloged, we have for sale a first edition of Noah Webster’s Holy Bible, details as follows:

Webster, Noah.  __The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the Common Version, with Amendments of the Language__.  New Haven:  Durrie & Peck.  Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and A.H. Maltby, New Haven; and by N. & J. White, New York.  1833.  v, xvi, 907pp.  First edition.  4to.  Full leather, with raised bands and marbled end-papers.  Spine beautifully re-backed, and worn leather boards treated by professional bookbinder.   Board edges worn, and corners exposed.  Ex-library, with library stamps on title page.  Moderate to heavy foxing, slight stains.  Overall, in quite good condition, with library stamps on title page being the primary flaw. $4,000.00  [ANT053]








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Our May New Arrivals catalog is hot off the press!   Here’s a link to the catalog:

New Arrivals May 2014

And here’s a glimpse of a few of the items.

New Arrivals Photo

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Offering another treasure unearthed from our Antiquarian stash:

Graff, Joannes Andreas.  __Geistlicher Bien-Stock, Das ist: Ein Angemehme und Heylsame Zusammentragung…__.  Augspurg: Georg Schlüter.  1709.  Vellum.  1027pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, weak hinges. Heavy foxing. Worn tooled vellum cover with metal clasps.  $277.00  [K431481]





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A few treasures from our back room…

[Tirinus, Jacobus].  __R.P. Jacobi Tirini Antuerpiani e Societate Jesu Commentariorum in S. Scripturam, Tomus Secundus, Quo Minores Prophetae et Novum Testamentum Explicantur__.  Antuerpiae: Joannem Baptistam Verdussen.  1719.  Full leather.  791-1291pp.  Ex-library. Folio. Full leather, worn & chipped at spine & edges. Worming to end papers, including half-inch hole through title page & following leaf – a few words lost. Ink notes on title page.  $100.00   [Item K431492]

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Illyrico, Matthia Flacio.  __Clavis Scripturae Seu de Sermone Sacrarum Literarum (2 vols.)__.  Francofurti et Lipsiae: Hieronymi Christiani Pauli.  1719.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  2 vols.pp.  Folios in worn paper boards, original cover peeling away, leaving bare cardboard. Damp-staining throughout. End papers chipped & torn. Vol. II cracked front hinge. Foxing.  $147.00  [K431493]



Larson, Valentin.  __Acervus Tritici Vallatus Liliis. Waitz – Hauffen Umbgeben mit Lilgen. Oder: Lehr- und Geistreiche Cantzel-Reden, über die das Jahr Hindurch Zubegehen übliche Fest- und Fenertäg . . .__.  Augsburg & Gratz: Philipp, Johann & Martin Veith.  1716.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  512pp.  Folio in worn paper boards, creased & cracking spine. Title page chipped & creased, repaired,  adhesive residue covering a few letters of text. Some staining to margins & edges. Foxing.  $177 .00  [K431488]

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We are offering for sale:

Bonaventure, St..  __Doctoris Seraphici S. Bonaventurae S.R.E. Episcopi Cardinalis opera omnia  (10 vols. + indices) / iussu et auctoritate R.mi P. Bernardini a Portu Romatino totius Ordinis Minorum S.P. Francisci Magistri Generalis edita studio et cura PP. Collegii a S. Bonaventurae, ad plurimos codices mss. emendata, anecdotis aucta, prolegomenis scholiis notisque illustrata__.

Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi): Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae.  1802.

Folio, half bound, with marbled boards.  Foxing, ex-library; good otherwise.


Item # 364661




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