A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at

Fascicule #50 will soon be in the mail! 

fifty early printed books (15th & 16th century) many Illustrated on many suprizing subjects !

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704J “One of the most influential documents in the history of medieval scientific attitudes toward women”

704J pseudo Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus de secretis mulierum cum commento. [Venetiis]; [Per Jo. Alvisium de Varisio], 1501. $8,800 Quarto 24 x 14.5 cm. Collation: a-g⁸. 56 leaves. (The text is that of the undated edition of Perugia.) This copy... Continue Reading →

Two JESUIT books on Demonic “obsession” or “speaking in unknown languages and hungering for raw meat” by Thyraeus 1598

To continue my blogs on Jesuits writings on the occult and arcane, today I have a sammelband of two books by Petrus Thyraeus SJ. 682J Petrus Thyraeus (1546–1601) Daemoniaci, hoc est: De obsessis a spiritibus daemoniorum hominibus, liber unus: in... Continue Reading →

Fascicule #50 will soon be in the mail! 

fifty early printed books (15th & 16th century) many Illustrated on many suprizing subjects !

English Women in the 17th century: by, for and about. Four books 1600-1684.

FIRST : #749J.  Nathan Parkhurst 1643-1707. The faithful and diligent Christian described and exemplified. Or, A sermon (with some additions,) preached at the funeral of the Lady Elizabeth Brooke, the relict of Sir Robert Brooke Kt. of Cockfield-Hall in Yoxford, Suffolk.... Continue Reading →

Elizabethan Exorcisms

752J  Darrell, John 1562- 1602 A detection of that sinnful, shamful, lying, and ridiculous discours, of Samuel Harshnet. entituled: A discouerie of the fravvdulent practises of Iohn Darrell wherein is manifestly and apparantly shewed in the eyes of the world. not only the... Continue Reading →

3 Early books for teaching a history of the printed book class.

This Blog is inspired by the two book shows I did last month, these three books seemed to excite many university librarians and their students. One of the books, The Quintilian , prompted Sidney Berger to say: " I could... Continue Reading →

Orinda!!! Katherine Philips: Her Letters & Her Poems

THIS is an re-re- Print of an old blog, but next week or so There will be an NEW ORINDA Blog offering more  copies of books by Katherine Philips In my next montly catalogue  Fascicule no VI I will be... Continue Reading →

I and Canadian booksellers invite you to visit Toronto Friday for the Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair.

Here is a link to the information Page! The 2023 Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair will take place in the beautiful Baillie Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario. October 20 to October 22, 2023  Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada ... Continue Reading →

11PM last night, Packed and ready to leave, the cozy home behind

Zeva and some books I decided not to bring with me.

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