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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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"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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“TO JIM BARNES CHRISTMASTIDE 1944 FROM FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT”

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer. Washington, D.C. December, 1944.

Limited edition, number 60 of only 100 copies, President Roosevelt's final Christmas Book, inscribed by FDR for presentation to close friends: "To Jim Barnes Christmastide 1944 from Franklin D. Roosevelt" with his penned "60" on the colophon page. Roosevelt died in office less than four months later. Especially "difficult to obtain today… FDR's Christmas Books are prime collector's items… nearly all of them were distributed exclusively to close friends of the family" (Halter, 194). $26,000.

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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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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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“NO OTHER WORK BEFORE HAD EVER ATTEMPTED… SUCH A GRAND SWEEP OF HUMAN RELIGIONS”

(PICART, Bernard) [Bernard, Jean Frédéric]. Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations. London, 1731-39. Seven volumes bound in six.

First edition in English of one of the most spectacular illustrated works of the 18th century, complete with 223 large folio copper engravings, 32 double-page or folding, depicting the religious ceremonies of numerous faiths and nations, including Jewish and North American Indian rites. “No other work before had ever attempted, in word and image, such a grand sweep of human religions” (The Book that Changed Europe, 1). $11,000.

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