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LARGE FOLIO ANTIPHONAL, 1600, WITH MANY LOVELY HISTORIATED INITIALS IN PERIOD BINDING

ANTIPHONAL. Spanish antiphonal. Spain, 1600.

Very striking example of Spanish Church antiphonal, penned in 1600 during the Bishopric of Don Francisco de Reynoso in the city of Cordova for use in the church in the town of Cabra. In original binding retaining metal furniture, with historiated initials and musical staves and text on 199 vellum leaves. $21,000.

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"A DEFINING TEXT FOR RENAISSANCE HUMANISM, INFLUENCING BOTTICELLI, DA VINCI, GALILEO, MACHIAVELLI, MONTAIGNE AND SHAKESPEARE"

(CREECH, Thomas) LUCRETIUS. T. Lucretius Carus. Oxford, 1682.

First edition, first issue, in English of Roman poet Lucretius' On the Nature of Things, a seminal work in Western history, with Creech's controversial Preface, omitted from future editions, along with his "Life" of Lucretius." Creech's translation is heralded for introducing the West to Lucretius' nearly lost masterpiece that offered "key principles of a modern understanding of the world," as well as a "crucial guide" to Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed himself "an Epicurean" like Lucretius and gave the Declaration of Independence "a distinctly Lucretian turn" by naming "the pursuit of happiness" to be a pivotal American right, a splendid copy handsomely bound in full morocco. $13,500.

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“THE FINE BALANCE BETWEEN UNITY AND INFINITE VARIETY”

HAYDN, Joseph. Complete String Quartets. Paris, 1802. Four volumes.

First collected edition, early issue, of Haydn’s complete string quartets, beautifully engraved and bound in handsome contemporary morocco and boards. Haydn was particularly pleased with what he called this “exceptionally beautiful edition of the quartets.” $5000.

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“ONE OF GREATEST MUSICAL PLAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE”

RODGERS, Richard and HAMMERSTEIN, Oscar. South Pacific. New York, 1949.

First edition of the complete piano-vocal score for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, an exceptional association copy, inscribed by Oscar Hammerstein to Broadway actor Dickinson Eastham, who originated the role of Seabee Richard West and was the original understudy for the role of Emile DeBecque: "Merry Xmas '49 to Dickinson Eastham from Oscar Hammerstein" and signed by Richard Rodgers. $4800.

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