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The Letters of Ficino 1497

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino represent an essential core of his thought and influence as a chief architect of the Platonic and Hermetic revival, the philosophical and revelatory center of the new learning that was revamping religious vision and humanistic... Continue Reading →

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1505 Ovid with colored Woodcuts!

560J Ovid 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. With added commentary by  Volsco, Antonio,; active 15th century-16th century, ; writer of Hubertinus,; Clericus Crescentinas,; approximately 1405-1500, ;  Bonisoli, Ognibene,; approximately 1412-1474, ;  Calderino, Domizio,; 1447-1478, ; Zarotti, Cristoforo,; active 1501-1550.  Epistole Heroides Ouidii diligenti castigatio[n]e... Continue Reading →

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Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot , Baronne of Chantal (1572-1641)

Today I have a small collection of works by and about Saint  Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot: First, I'd like to quote the Catholic Saints web page to get us going. Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, born in Dijon, France in 1572, was... Continue Reading →

I need an assistant for the 2022 BOSTON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SHOW! November 11-13•| who has –Enthusiasm, Love of books, some pay!!!

I'm looking for a person comfortable and knowledge of books printed before 1699. Having a facility in languages is a plus. If you are an interested person please see my blogs and catalogues and webpage. https://www.jamesgraybookseller.com There will be about... Continue Reading →

TEN incunabula randomly selected from my inventory: 1)Albertus of Padua, 2)Augustine (pseudo), 3)William of Auxerre, 4)Pseudo Aquinas with Henricus de Hassia, 5) Thomas Aquinas, 6)Beroaldus, 7)Charles VII, 8)Ficino, 9)Holcot, 10 & 11) Orosius, 12)Savonarola, 13) Suso

-) 1 (- 564J. Albertus de Padua (1282-1328): and Pseudo-Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl (1360-1433) Expositio evangeliorum dominicalium et festivalium. Add: Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel: Concordantia in passionem dominicam. Ulm : Johann Zainer, 'about' 15 June 1480.   (The colophon reads circa festum sancti Viti)  ... Continue Reading →

So…? What is that book? What is it about??

A lot of early books don't seem to give you much from a distance. That might be a major attraction for me, yet at book fairs a lot of book lovers are reluctant to look into or even peek at,... Continue Reading →

1480 Zainer, Compendium theologicae veritatis [with table by Thomas Dorniberg] Annotated by Jacob Hartlieb active 1493-1513.  

 438J  Ripelin, Hugo 1205-1270 (formerly ascribed to Albertus Magnus)  IV438J   Ripelin, 1478.  https://data.cerl.org/istc/ia00233000     Compendium theologicae veritatis [with table by Thomas Dorniberg]  Ulm: Johann Zainer, ca. 1478-80). [not after 1480]  [CIBN dates this as not after 1480 from the date of rubrication in Württemberg LB copy (cf. Amelung, Frühdruck)] furthermore a copy in the Klemm collection, at Leipzig has a rubricator’s date: “1481”   ... Continue Reading →

Henry Suso: Servent to Eternal Wisdom A rare and wonderful copy!

"In the second half of the fourteenth and in the fifteenth century there was no more widely read meditation book in the German language." (CE https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07238c.htm) 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. Cologne: Johann Landen,... Continue Reading →

16th century English theology Six interesting books!

598J Walter Travers 1547 or 1548-1635. And translated by Thomas Cartwright.1535-1603. A Full and Plaine Declaration of Ecclcsiasticall Discipline owt off the Word off God, and off the declininge off the Churehe off England from the same.   [Heidelberg] : Imprinted... Continue Reading →

10 Books written by Jesuits from the 17th century.

These ten books are on quite a few subjects.. approaching being on most possible subjects. I'm not going to list them but in the descriptions that follow you will see lots of them mentioned. A list of 10 books by... Continue Reading →

Five 16th century Aldine Titles: Cicero,Lactantius, Lucretius, Martialis, & Sallust.

574j Cicero, 1541 594j Lactantius, 1535 393j Lucretius, 1515 724j Martialis, 1517 496j Sallust, 1567 I 574J Cicero, Marcus Tullius  (106 B.C.-44 B.C.) M. Tullii Ciceronis de De Philosophia.  Prima Pars Id Est, Academicarum quæstionum editionis primæ liber se-cundus, editionis secundæ liber primus, Definibus... Continue Reading →

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