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001

A lavishly illustrated study of Roman funeral rites and superstitions surrounding death in the classical world; or, SIC TRANSIT GLORIA CORPI.


KIRCHMANN, Johann [& Romeyn de HOOGHE]. De Funeribus Romanorum (+ 2 bound-withs)


Lugd[unum] Batav[orum]: Apud Hackios, 1672

$1000

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014

A vast assemblage of ruins...beheld with astonishment and rapture by the curious, the learned, and the elegant; or, the only prescription for Ruinophilia.


BUCKE, Charles. Ruins of Ancient Cities; with General and Particular Accounts of Their Rise, Fall, and Present Condition


London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside. [Colophon: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars] MDCCCXL [1840]

$120

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003

A popular guide to Anglican ceremony with 25 plates illustrating events and individuals commemorated throughout the liturgical year; or, Biblical theater before Charlton Heston.


NELSON, Robert. A companion for the festivals and fasts of the Church of England: with collects and prayers for each solemnity


London: printed and sold by the booksellers in town and country, MDCCXXXVII [1737]

*The only illustrated edition. No copies recorded in the U.S. (via ESTC and WorldCat)*

$400

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013

A comprehensive guide to surgical practice, complete in 8 volumes.


MONTEGGIA, Giovanni Battista. Istituzioni Chirurgiche


Napoli: 1814 [1815], Presso Domenico Sangiacomo Stampatore dell'Istituto Politecnico e Militare

$850

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005

An antiquarian Sammelband containing two essays on classical marbles; or, twofer lapidary musings.


NIXON, John. Marmor Estonianum seu Dissertatio de Sella Marmorea Votiva Estoniae in Agro Northamptoniensi conservatâ (1744) [ BOUND WITH ] An Essay on A Sleeping Cupid, Being One of the Arundelian Marbles (1755)


Londini: Typis J. Bettenham; Exemplaria prostant apud R. Manby & H.S. Cox (1744); London: Printed for R. Manby... MDCCLV [1755]

$385

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020

A riotous example of antiquarian Orientalism and travel writing, figuring the Exotic and the Sublime in decayed obelisks, sand-swept ruins, and fawning natives; or, the original Indiana Jones.


FURNISS, William. Waraga, or the Charms of the Nile.


New York: 1850

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002

An influential Neo-Latin river poem; or, the antiquarian precursor to I-Spy with a speaking swan as guide.


LELAND, John. KYKNEION AEMA=Cygnea Cantio


Londini: 1658

$700

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020

Two beautifully illustrated volumes from one of the earliest and most consequential scientific periodicals of the 17th and 18th centuries.


L'Academie Royale des Sciences. Histoire de L'Academie Royale des Sciences. Année M.DCCXXII.


A Amsterdam: 1736

$500

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