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1] BEAUMARCHAIS (Pierre-Auguste Caron de)? ?Le Barbier de Séville, ou la Précaution inutile, comédie en quatre actes. Paris, Ruault, 1775. . A Paris, chez Ruault, libraire, rue de la Harpe. MDCCLXXV. Avec approbation et permission (De l'imprimerie de Clousier, rue St. Jacques.) 46 [2] 132pp., sm8vo., 
?Edition originale du Barbier de Séville, premier véritable succès de Beaumarchais au théâtre, immortalisé en 1816 par l'opéra de Rossini. La pièce avait d'abord été représentée en cinq actes à la Comédie Française le 23 février 1775 mais avait essuyé un échec. Beaumarchais retravailla sa pièce et la réduisit à quatre actes et elle remporta un triomphe à la représentation du 26 février. Lacking the half title    
also contains Cécile, comédie en 3 actes et en prose, mêlée d'ariettes [par Mabille], représentée devant Leurs Majestés, à Versailles, le 24 février 1780 , 74pp.
And: Bouquier: Epitre a Monsieur Vernet, Amsterdam, / Paris, 1773, 31pp., 
And: La docte intrigante ou la femme accorte et de bons sens Comédie. En prose, & en trois actes, imit en trois actes, imitée du Goldoni, no date, but same period, 132pp., preceded by
Discours préliminaire xxivpp., AND Dissertation historique et critique sur le theatre ancient et moderne (1)` pp. xxv to lxxx [  in the 1783 edition this is described as “traduite de l'abbé Chiari”] £ 250.00
In the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris there is  a copy of: “Choix des meilleures pieces du théatre italien moderne, traduites en françois, avec des dissertations & des notes [Texte imprimé], par M. E. B. D. des arcades de Rome, de l'Institut de Bologne, &c. &c. Publication : A Paris, chez l'auteur, rue saint-Jacques, près celle de la Parcheminerie. Morin, imprimeur-libraire, à la Vérité, même maison. M. DCC. LXXXIII  Ouvrage édité par Edme Beguillet, Dijonnais qui se cache ici derrière un pseudonyme. - Contient un discours préliminaire, une "dissertation historique et critique sur le théâtre, ancien et moderne" de Pietro Chiari, une préface et "La docte intrigante, ou La femme accorte et de bon sens, comédie" de Goldoni

2] Hellmut von Rauschenplat  and Hilda Monte: How to Conquer Hitler . A plan of economic and moral warfare on the Nazi home front. Jarrolds, 1940. , 259, [9]pp., no jacket, just the 2 inside flaps preserved loose, text good to very good, edges spotted, the last 8pp. with adverts printed on more inferior war-time paper, browned.  Black cloth binding  rubbed and sl. soiled corners worn.  *** this book gave advice on the economic and psychological war against Hitler. This book had magnificent reviews; the book is a rarity, since most of the edition happened to be in a warehouse at the port when this was destroyed by Nazi bombs, only a few copies survived therefore £ 150.00
Adolf Arthur Egon Hellmuth Freiherr von Rauschenplat (since 1947 Fritz Eberhard; Other pseudonyms  a.o. Fritz Eberhard, Fritz Werkmann, Fritz Kempf, Hans Schneider, von Brockhus, Mutmacher) Fritz Eberhard (2 October 1896 – 30 March 1982) ,a  German journalist, anti-fascist and social democrat and fought in the German Resistance against Nazism. He was a member of the Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund (ISK). After the war, Eberhard was a member of the Parliamentary Council, precursor of the Bundestag, where he was one of the founders of the modern German constitution.
After the Nazi Party seized power in 1933, Rauschenplat was forced to go underground because of an arrest warrant and took the name "Fritz Eberhard". He began heading up the banned ISK in Germany in 1934 and worked on building an independent socialist trade union, the Unabhängigen Sozialistischen Gewerkschaft. He also worked closely with Hans Jahn and the railroad Resistance group organized by the International Transport Workers' Federation and he maintained contact with the Willi Eichler and the exiled ISK leadership in London. During this period, he also wrote articles under a pseudonym for the Stuttgarter Sonntagszeitung until it was banned in 1937. The underground organization of the ISK was crushed by the Gestapo in 1937. Eberhard was able to flee to London, but fell into conflict with Eichler over his advocacy of direct action against Nazi Germany. As a result, he left the ISK in 1939, along with Hilde Meisel and Hans Lehnert. Following his split, he worked closely with Waldemar von Knoeringen and Richard Löwenthal and with the Sender der europäischen Revolution. He also worked as a journalist for several newspapers.  In 1979, Eberhard and Axel Eggebrecht were awarded the Carl von Ossietzky Medal. 
Hilde Meisel (July 31, 1914 – April 17, 1945) was a Jewish German socialist and journalist who published articles against the Nazi regime in Germany. While in exile in England, she wrote under the pseudonym Hilda Monte, calling for German resistance to Nazism in magazines, books and in radio broadcasts. She acted as a courier and repeatedly undertook secret operations in Germany, Austria, France and Portugal, although as a social democrat and Jew, it was extremely dangerous for her to do so. Other code names she used in exile were Hilde Olday, Selma Trier, Helen Harriman, Eva Schneider, H. Monte, Hilda Monte and Hilde Monte. In 1924, Meisel and her sister, Margot joined a German-Jewish youth group with socialist revolutionary ideas, called the Schwarze Haufen, which was part of the liberal German-Jewish Wanderbund-Kameraden. Meisel attended the Berlin Lyceum from 1924 to 1929. She then went to England, where her uncle, the conductor and composer Edmund Meisel, was then living and working in London. In September 1944, Meisel flew to France. The original plan was for her to be dropped near Lyon, but there were skirmishes in the area, so they were landed by light aircraft in Thonon-les-Bains, near Lake Geneva, in a meadow used as a landing field by the British Special Operations Executive. On April 17, 1945, while trying to cross the border illegally from German-occupied Austria into Liechtenstein, Meisel was shot when she made a dash for the frontier at Tisis near Feldkirch. Shot in the thigh, she bled to death while still on the border.

3] Massimina Rosellini (1789-1859)  Commedie pei fanciulli, scritte da Massimina Rosellini, nata Fantastici. 3a edizione. [Il Vaso dei fiori, o sia l'Amor fraterno ; i Golosi ; la Bugia ; la Dissobedienza ; l'Oziosa ; la Spia domestica ; la Puntigliosa.] [Texte imprimé]  Milano : G. Silvestri, 1832 , : In-16, 230pp. ( Collection : Biblioteca scelta di opere italiane ; t. 312 ) Full vellum binding (soiled)  part of red spine tile label missing, ex-libris  Hon. Stuart Knox inside front board     £ 50.00

4] L'Art poétique de Jean Vauquelin, sieur de la Fresnaye (1536-1607) publié par Ach. Gentiy, Paris, Poulet-Malassis, 1862.No. 110 of 355 copies, XXIII, 149pp.,  in red quarter leather binding , 5 raised bands,  gilt lettering on black title labels, hinges, edges and corners worn. Some annotations in pencil in the margins and on one of the blank last pages
Jean Vauquelin de La Fresnaye, né à La Fresnaye-au-Sauvage vers 1536 et mort à Caen en 1607, était un poète français. Jean Vauquelin de La Fresnaye a fait ses études à Paris, puis son droit à Poitiers et à Bourges. Après une jeunesse dissipée, il suivit quelque temps la carrière des armes, combattant dans les guerres de religion sous les ordres du maréchal Matignon et blessé au siège de Saint-Lô en 1574.Puis il fit une carrière de magistrat en devenant, sous Henri III, lieutenant général à Caen et, sous Henri IV, président au présidial de la même ville.
Vauquelin a exposé ses vues dans L’Art poétique de Vauquelin de la Fresnaye : où l’on peut remarquer la Perfection et le Défaut des Anciennes et des Modernes Poésies entrepris en 1574 à la demande d’Henri III, mais non publié jusqu’en 1605, d’un style un peu rude, mais intéressant par les hardiesses d’idées, et où il demande un Parnasse chrétien pour remplacer la mythologie ancienne. Il a écrit, à l’imitation d’Horace, des satires, qu’on nommerait plus justement épîtres, aussi fermement pensées et mieux écrites que l’Art poétique, et dont il a formulé les lois dans le Discours pour servir de Préface sur le Sujet de la Satyre en 1604-5, qui font école. On a encore de Vauquelin des Sonnets religieux et politiques, dont le sentiment est élevé. Les Œuvres de La Fresnaye ont été réunies plusieurs fois après sa mort (Caen, 1605, 1612, in-8°).              £35.00

5] VERHAEREN EMILE - LES APPARUS DANS MES CHEMINS .Bruxelles, Paul Lacomblez, 1891.  First edition. One of the  385 copies on “papier vélin”. The total edition consisted of 400 copies.   Browned text in disbound binding, boards loose, original wrappers preserved, but  front part of wrapper loose, no spine               £45.00
Verhaeren saw the world in its energy and its movement, and his subjects were the modern scenery of work and industry. His first verse had a Parnassian regularity although it did not paint Classical subjects, interpreting instead the intensity of Flemish rustic scenes (Les Flamandes, 1883), or the religious fervor of medieval souls (Les Moines, 1886). In 1900, Le CloîtreCloitre, a drama, modernized the ideal of medieval monastries. Les Soirs (1887), Les Débâcles (1888), and Les Flambeaux noirs (1890) are a violent trilogy of the tragedy of existence. Les Apparus dans mes chemins (1891) has an optimistic conclusion, which is an appeal to courage, St. George and four other saints becoming symbols of a future of joyful acceptance. Les Campagnes hallucinées (1893), Les Villages illusoires (1894), and Les Villes tentaculaires (1895) form a socialist trilogy that exalts human energy. In Les Heures claires (1891) (The Sunlit Hours, 1916), Les Heures d'après-midi (1905) (Afternoon, 1917), and Les Heures du soir (1911) (The Evening Hours, 1917) are love poems that have a poignancy equal to that found in his earlier verse. Les Visages de la vie (1899), Les Forces tumultueuses (1902), La multiple splendeur (1906), and Les Rythmes souverains (1910) are more widely didactic and reflect confidence in the outcome of human efforts. During World War I, the vision of the destruction wrought on his native Belgium inspired Verhaeren to write Les Ailes rouges de la guerre (1916), and he placed his eloquence at the service of the Allied cause. Verhaeren died on November 27, 1916, in a train accident at Rouen.

 6] Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami : denuo recognitum et auctum, Percy Stafford Allen, Helen Mary Allen and Heathcote William Garrod. Compendium vitae P.S. Allen addidit H.W. Garrod. Indices (T. XII) compilavit Barbara Flower; perfecit et edidit Elisabeth Rosenbaum, Oxford, éd. Clarendon, 1906–1958, 12 volumes in 8°: REPRINTED OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1992. 
The volumes had the following  dates of publication: : Vol. I: 1484–1514, XXIV + 615 p. (1906) / Vol. II: 1514–1517, XX + 603 p. (1910) / Vol. III: 1517–1519, XXXI + 634 p. (1913) / Vol. IV: 1519–1521, XXXII + 632 p. (1922) / Vol. V: 1522–1524, XXIII + 631 p. (1924) / Vol. VI: 1525–1527, XXV + 518 p. (1926) / Vol. VII: 1527–1528, XXIII + 558 p. (1928) / Vol. VIII: 1529–1530, XLIV + 515 p. (1934) / Vol. IX: 1530–1532, XXIII + 497 p. (1938) / Vol. X: 1532–1534, XXIV + 440 p. (1941) / Vol. XI: 1534–1536, XXVII + 400 p. (1947) Oxford reissue of the original edition which was originally published between the years of 1906 to 1947. Twelve Volumes (complete) including the Indices (Vol. 12). 8vos., plates.  Original navy blue cloth bindings with spinal gilt titles. Prefaces in English, main body of texts in Latin. This is a tight, fine set which, when complete, is now quite scarce. All volumes in protective glassine wrappers . With only very occasional marginal annot. in pencil.  Percy Stafford Allen (7 July 1869 – 16 June 1933) British classical scholar, best known for his writings on Desiderius Erasmus.      £ 850.00

7] John Dantiscus and his Netherlandish friends: As revealed by their correspondence, 1522-1546 : published from the original documents with introductions and notes by Henry de Vocht (Humanistica Lovaniensia)  Louvain,  Librairie Universitaire; W. Vandermeulen, 1961, XVI,466, [1]pp., orig. wrappers, front detached,  spine frayed.            £ 75.00

Johannes Dantiscus or Johann(es) von Hoefen or (Johann(es)Flachsbinder) also known as Jan Dantyszek was born in Gda?sk (Danzig) in 1485. Von Hoefen was the family name and Flachsbinder an occupation. Johannes took on the nickname Dantiscus in order to show that he was a burgher of Gdansk (Latin: Dantiscum). His father was a Gdansk brewer and merchant and his grandfather a ropemaker, therefore Flachsbinder. He finished his elementary studies at a parish school in Grudzi?dz, and studied first in Greifswald, then in Kraków where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree. During his studies he became associated with the royal court of John I Olbracht and took part in military expeditions against the Turks and the Moldavians. For over 30 years he was a royal diplomat and the royal secretary. Dantiscus, at king's Sigismund I of Poland side, took part in the imperial convention of Vienna in 1515. Johannes became a church canon and a poet. He became bishop of Chelmno and later Bishop of Warmia. He wrote many poems in Latin. Among his many works is the "Life of Johannes Dantiscus" (Vita Joannis de Curiis Dantisci). He died in 1548 at Frombork in Warmia. Dantiscus belongs to the circle of the most outstanding poets. There are thousands of his letters, many in Latin and in several different languages, still in existence 

8] Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Ordinis Noni Tomus Tertius = vol. IX-3: Apologia ad Iacobum Fabrum Stapulensem. Ed. by Andrea W. Steenbeek.   ISBN 10: 0444823859   Elsevier, 1996, VI,250pp., fine hardback, ex-library copy with labels on inside front board and on 2nd e.p.  small library stamp on impressum page, shelf number label on spine £ 45.00
The fiercest quarrel Erasmus became entangled in was with Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples. This centred on a disagreement about the interpretation of Psalm 8, 6, on the relation between man or Christ and the angels. This third volume of the Amsterdam edition of the apologias contains the critical edition of the Latin text of the apologia against Lefèvre d'Etaples. The volume contains an introduction in English and a commentary including an identification of sources quoted, and linguistic, philological, theological and historical background to the Latin text. 

9] Opera Omnia Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Ordinis II-7 Ordinis secundi tomus septimus = vol. II-7: Adagiorum chilias quarta (pars prior) ed. , ed. R. Hoven Centuriam quintam ed. by C. Lauvergnat-Cagniere
Elsevier,1999,  ISBN 0444828346, IX, 338pp., fine hardback , ex-library copy with library labels on e.p.’s and small stamp on reverse of title, shefl number label on spine £ 35.00
The seventh volume of the Adagia (Proverbs) of the Amsterdam edition of the Latin texts of Erasmus gives an introduction in French and a critical edition of the Latin text of the first half of the fourth thousand Adages. The text is accompanied by notes in French that trace Erasmus' sources 

10] Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Ausgewählte Werke in Gemeinschaft mit , Annemarie Holborn, herausgegeben von  Hajo Holborn München, C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbucchandlung 1964, XVIII, 329pp.,  Good ex-library hardback with library labels on f.e.p., lib. stamp on  reverse titl, o/w no markings£ 25.00
 

10] Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Ausgewählte Werke in Gemeinschaft mit , Annemarie Holborn, herausgegeben von  Hajo Holborn München, C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbucchandlung 1964, XVIII, 329pp., 
 Good ex-library hardback with library labels on f.e.p., lib. stamp on  reverse titl, o/w no markings£ 25.00

11] Collected Works of Erasmus: volume 73: Controversies, Apologia de "In principio erat sermo" ; Apologia de loco "Omens quidem" ; De esu carnium ; De delectu ciborum scholia ; Responsio ad Collationes
Ed. and translated by Denis L Drysdall , University of toronto Press, 2015, XLVI, 293pp., 
ISBN10: 1442648945, ISBN13: 9781442648944 fine hardback in fine d/j £ 65.00
Among the most important of Erasmus' contributions to Christian humanism were his Greek text, new Latin translation, and annotations of the New Testament, an implicit challenge to the authority of the Vulgate and one that provoked numerous responses. This volume of the Collected Works contains translations of four of Erasmus' responses to his critics, written between 1520 and 1532 and directed primarily to his Franciscan and Dominican contemporaries at the university in Louvain. Three are connected to his Annotations on the New Testament. The fourth, a letter to Christopher von Utenheim, bishop of Basel, deals with pastoral questions such as fasting, abstinence, and the celibacy of priests. Though they mostly deal with philological rather than doctrinal matters, these debates were no less important to Erasmus' work. Carefully and extensively annotated by the translator, Denis L. Drysdall, invites the reader to examine Erasmus' own explanations of his philological method and its theological significance. 

12] Collected Works of Erasmus: volume 56: Annotations on Romans.  edited by Robert D. Sider
University of Toronto press, 1994, XVIII,480pp., fine hardback in d/j
The Annotations of Erasmus are designed for those who wish to take the study of the Bible seriously. Erasmus himself declared as much: his Annotations were not written, he implied, to provide pleasant diversions or popular entertainment. They were a work of genuine biblical scholarship. They brought to bear on theological issues of the day the light of Scripture interpreted from its own historical and literary contexts -- often with disturbing clarity. They are, moreover, replete with that Erasmian irony that so effectively exposed the personal and institutional follies of all parties in the early years of the Reformation. Erasmus wrote annotations on all the New Testament books, but among them all the annotations on Romans must hold a special place. The Epistle to the Romans has been understood as the classic theological statement by the Apostle to the gentiles of the terms on which Divine grace embraced all human beings. Besides, centuries of reflection have made Romans a focus of debate on central theological issues -- for example, the relation of the Divine Persons, the predestination of the saints, the doctrine of justification. To such problems the sometimes tortured syntax of the Greek has often obscured the clarity sought from the divine Apostle. Erasmus understood that all discussion of Romans must rest upon a sure grasp of the author's intent. His task, therefore, in the Annotations on Romans was to clarify the text of the Epistle, and so to illuminate the vision of Paul.
Collected Works of Erasmus: Spiritualia and Pastoralia, Volume 69, edited by John W. O'Malley and Louis Perraud, 1999, 666pp.,  XXXI, 456pp., fine hardback in d/j ( a few pencilled annot on one page) £ 45.00
The ten pieces in this volume are among the twenty selected for inclusion in volumes 66-70 of the Collected Works of Erasmus,

13] Il Ciceroniano o dello stile migliore.  Testo latino critic, traduzione italiana, pref. introd. E note a cura di Angiolo Gambaro. CXII, 363pp.,  good hardback in d/j, nme on f.e.p.La Scuola Editrice, 1965 £ 29.50

14] The following 8 titles available as a lot for £ 30.00

Dorey, T. A. ( Ed.). Erasmus. Chapters by Margaret Mann Phillips, A. E. Douglas, J. W. Binns, B. Hall, D. F. S. Thomson, T. A. Dorey, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.,X,163 [1] pp., . [Studies in latin literature and its influence]. - ISBN 0710068050. -  publisher s hardcover in d/j £ 9.00
Stefan Zweig, Erasmus and the right to heresy. Souvenir Press,  1979, [6]387pp., hardback in d/j. inscr. on  f.e.p.  Illustrated dust jacket.  
P.S. Allen: . Selections from Erasmus, principally from his Epistles. Clarendon press, 1908, 160pp.,3 plates,  hardback, text yellowed. First edition.  
The same in the  reprint of the 2nd edition 1918, New York, A.D. Caratzas, 1983, 
Augustijn, Cornelis; Grayson, J.C. [Translator] Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence (Erasmus Studies) . Univ of Toronto press, 1995, 240pp., illustr. Very good paperback
G.S. Facer, (ed. )  Erasmus and his times. A A Selection from the Letters of Erasmus and His Circle. Bristol classical press- Bolchazy-Carducci, 1988 VIII,142pp., paperback
M.A. Screech: Erasmus Ecstasy & the Praise of Folly. Penguin books  1988 (Peregrine  XXIV,267pp., browned text. Paperback 
M. Mann Phillips: Erasmus and the Northern renaissance. Boydell Press/Rowman & Littlefield, revised and  illustrated edition  1981,VII, 173pp., hardback in d/j/

15] MACDONALD, George, At the Back of the North Wind. London, Strahan & Co., 1871; viii, 378 pp., 13 pp. advertisements, with illustrations by Arthur Hughes; publisher's purple cloth, spine and front cover illustrated in gilt and black; neatly recased, spine laid down and minimally worn at extremities, boards somewhat dull and faded, the gilt on the picture inset in the front cover also faded, and partly rubbed away, rear board lightly stained or discoloured, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. * First issue of the first edition of Macdonald's most-loved children's book. £ 600

16] FIELDING, Henry (and others) Examples of the Interposition of Providence in the Detection and Punishment of Murder ... with an Introduction and Conclusion both written by Henry Fielding Esq.. London, for A. Millar, 1752; 12mo (c. 12.5 x 7.5}; iv, 94pp.; publisher's original unlettered sheep; joints worn, head of spine chipped. * Very good copy.  The work was intended to reduce and pre-empt the crime of murder by demonstrating that  guilt can't be kept secret and that through the workings of Providence truth will out and guilt be revealed. It draws on various sources, including Nathaniel Wanley's "Wonders of the Little World" (1677), Thomas Beard's "The Theatre of God's Judgments" (1597), and John Reynolds' "The Triumph of God's Revenge...".(1635)., and the compression of the narratives, though thought to have been presided over by Henry Fielding, may be by Sarah Fielding or William Young, Henry Fielding's authorship being confined as the title-page states to the introduction and conclusion..  The litle work or compendium was priced at "Bound one Shilling, or Ten Shillings a Dozen to those who give them away". It is now very rare.    £ 385.00

17] SWIFT Jonathan, The Works. Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates. With Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes, Historical and Explanatory by John Hawksworth. 12 volumes, London, Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Hitch ..., 1760; contemporary (probably publisher's original) calf, spine with raised bands and simple gilt rules, gilt numbering; slight silver-fish damage to the corners of approx. five endpapers and the extreme outer corner of first two leaves of Volume IX.. * An excellent  set , though further volumes were published. The title-pages are printed in red and black, and there are fine plates by and after J.C.Müller in Volume I, engraved maps to "Gulliver", and four pages of engraved music at the end of Volume VII. The bindings are almost immaculate. There is no obvious sign that there were ever lettering pieces in the upper compartments, though it's possible that there were.       £ 375.00

18] JOSEPHUS, Flavius, Historien Und Buecher... vom juedischen Krieg ... alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar ... verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affects a few letters. * The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later  English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.      £ 1150.00