Leo Cadogan Rare Books

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods.

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About

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. The business was established in 2007. Leo Cadogan (owner) entered the book trade straight out of university, in 1997. Before setting up on his own, he worked for two of London's finest antiquarian firms, and was manager of the antiquarian department of an important London bookshop. He also took time to do postgraduate studies in the Renaissance, gaining an MA and a reading ability in medieval European law.

We are members of the UK's ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the PBFA (the UK's Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association). We abide by their codes of conduct and ethics, whose coverage includes the proper description of books.

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Sale list for February 2018

For the rest of this month, a 25% discount (net, +P&P) is offered on all of the 135 items listed here, when ordered directly from us. This increases to 30% for settlements on receipt (by wire or credit card). Images of all remaining available can be seen at https://goo.gl/MSiaAD 


A short list for January 2018

A short list of ten items, subjects include seventeenth-century fashion, English and Irish in Spain, women religious, a papal conclave, astronomy, medicine and mathematics. 


Autumn Miscellany

12 items on subjects including medicine, Mexico, fashion, and Oliver Cromwell.


A Short Miscellany of New Acquisitions

Ten newly-acquired items dating from 1559 to the early nineteenth century. Included are a novel, a collection of popular ballads, pamphlets relating to mathematics and the arts and book trade history, books with religious illustration, poems by and for nuns, and a book belonging to a community of English monks in Northern Europe. 


10 BROADSIDES, 1479-1516, FROM THE FIRM OF JACQUES ROSENTHAL

Items predominantly from Katalog 92 (c. 1931) from the firm of the famous antiquarian bookseller Jacques Rosenthal (1854-1937) in Munich.


Science, Medicine and Technology

A list of twenty items, including an astronomical wall calendar from 1542/3, a price list for Barcelona druggists, a report from 1777 from a doctor to the Spanish army in Brazil, and a popular ballad on parachute-jumping.


BOOK OF THE MONTH

[Duhan, Laurent:] Brevis Introductio ad phisicam

Illustrated lecture notes from the university of Paris, 1701, covering classes on physics by Laurent Duhan (1656-1726), the author of the popular textbook 'Philosophus in utramque partem'. 

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