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SPLENDID EARLY 17TH-CENTURY ETHIOPIAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF THE MIRACLES OF MARY, WITH THREE VIVID FULL-PAGE MINIATURES OF SAINT GEORGE, THE MADONNA AND CHILD AND THE HOLY TRINITY

(ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT). Miracles of Mary [Ethiopian illuminated religious manuscript]. Ethiopia, 1600. Beautiful and complete late 16th- or early 17th-century Ethiopian illuminated manuscript in Ge'ez on vellum of the Ta’amra Maryam (the Miracles of Mary), boasting three glorious full-page miniatures (depicting St. George, the Madonna and Christ Child, and the Holy Trinity), handsomely bound with contemporary blind-decorated morocco over wooden boards. $45,000.

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"ONE OF THE FEW BOOKS THAT HAVE PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY"

CALVIN, John. Institution of Christian Religion. London, 1561.

Exceedingly rare first edition in English of Calvin's magnum opus—"a comprehensive theological system rivaling those of the Middle Ages, particularly Thomas Aquinas"—of paramount importance in ultimately supporting a global "movement for liberty and independence" (PMM), Calvin's first theological publication in a massive folio volume with woodcut-engraved title page, handsomely bound in paneled calf. $45,000.

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"FLEE FAR FROM BABYLON… BEWARE OF THAT GREAT HARLOT, THAT IS TO SAY, THE PESTIFEROUS SEA OF ROME, THAT SHE MAKE YOU NOT DRUNK WITH HER PLEASANT WINE"

CRANMER, Thomas. A Defence of the True and Catholike Doctrine. London, 1550.

Exceedingly rare first edition of the book that brought Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer to martyrdom, the first full-length book to bear his name, in which he repudiates the essential Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. The W.A. Foyle copy, with his Beeleigh Abbey morocco bookplate, and also from the collection of George Goyder, noted collector of the literature of the English Reformation. $35,000.

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FLUDD’S “NEOPLATONIST—CABALIST—ALCHEMICAL INTERPRETATION
OF THE UNIVERSE”

FLUDD, Robert. Mosaicall Philosophy. London, 1659.

First edition in English of Fludd’s “grand synthesis of knowledge,” based on intricate, interwoven theories of mysticism, natural magic, Neoplatonism, alchemy, hermeticism and Paracelsianism, featuring numerous woodcut engravings. $24,000.

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BEAUTIFUL, VERY LARGE (ANTIPHONAL-SIZED) 16TH-CENTURY GERMAN ILLUMINATED PAINTING OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND CHILD

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Painting of the Virgin Mary. Germany, 16th century.

Splendid and very large—antiphonal sized, though not from an antiphonal—16th-century hand-painted illuminated portrait of the Virgin Mary praying over Jesus as a baby, handsomely framed. $22,000.

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BEAUTIFUL, VERY LARGE (ANTIPHONAL-SIZED) 16TH-CENTURY GERMAN ILLUMINATED PAINTING OF SAINT LOUIS, KING LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Illuminated Painting of Saint Louis. Germany, 16th century.

Splendid and very large 16th-century hand-painted illuminated portrait of King Louis IX of France, commonly known as Saint Louis. Handsomely framed. $22,000.

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“LUTHER MADE THE EXPOSITION OF THE PSALMS THE CORNERSTONE OF HIS EXEGETICAL WORK”

LUTHER, Martin. Commentarie Upon the Fiftene Psalmes. London, 1577.

Rare first edition, first issue in English of Luther's classic commentary on the gradual psalms, in a beautiful contemporary vellum binding. $19,500.

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LOVELY LARGE ILLUMINATED PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT QUR’AN, LATE 18TH CENTURY, IN LACQUERED BOARDS

(KORAN). Illuminated Qur'an [Manuscript Koran]. Persia, late 18th century C.E.

Beautiful and imposing manuscript Qur’an, nicely ornamented and in a fine bold hand, very finely bound in wallet-style lacquered boards. $18,500.

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SPANISH MANUSCRIPT EXECUTORIA, WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE PAINTINGS, IN SPLENDID VELVET BINDING

MARIN, Juan Antonio. Executoria de Hidalguia en Forma. Arroyo el Puerco, 1770. Exquisitely illustrated manuscript on vellum, containing genealogical evidence of Spanish nobility and a census of individuals connected to Don Juan Antonio Marin of Arroyo el Puerco. In contemporary velvet binding. $17,500.

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"LORD REBUKE ME NOT IN THY FURY"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Probably Chalons-en-Champagne, France, circa 1480.

Exquisite illuminated miniature from the French Cortanvaux-Elmhirst Book of Hours, an exceptional, large, hand-colored image depicting King David in Prayer, with two lines of Latin text from Psalm 6 in batarde script and one two-line initials beneath the image, beautifully bordered in burnished gold with flowers, strawberries, leaves, and painstakingly rendered birds and owls on three sides. Lovely and most rare. $12,500.

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