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Fascicule XXVII may 2021 Printed books 1501-1600

YOU CAN view this through you web browser to get the link button to work. TO DOWNLOAD FASCICULE XXVII 1) Push the Download button xxvii-c2a7-16thc.-2Download xxvii-c2a7-16thc.-1Download TO DOWNLOAD FASCICULE XXVII Check the button above. Below you will find some images... Continue Reading →

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Three Important Books in Early Astronomy Two Sacroboscos 1500 & 1518 And Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

At the turn of the century from 1480 to 1531 more than half a dozen different commintaries on Sacrobosco’s Sphera were printed yet among them all this one is arguably the most influential and important one, compiled by Francesco Capuano,... Continue Reading →

“All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings.” Edmund Waller

108F Edmund Waller 1606-1687 Poems, &c. Written upon several Occasions, And to several Persons: By Edmond Waller, Esq; Licensed, May 18, 1686. Roger L’Estrange. The Fifth Edition, with several Additions Never before Printed. Non ego mordaci distrinxi carmine quenquam, Nulla... Continue Reading →

The First printed tribute to Gutenberg with a date.(1440)

307J Eusebius of Caesarea 260-c. 340   Eusebii Caesariensis episcopi chronicon id est temporum breuiarium incipit foeliciter: quem Hieronymus praesbiter diuino eius ingenio Latinum facere curauit: et vsque in Valente[m] Cesarem Romano adiecit eloquio. Que[m] et Prosper deinde Matheus Palmerius... Continue Reading →

The “Praeparitio” is a gigantic feat of erudition.

945G     Eusebius of Caesarea                  c. 260-c. 340 Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter.                [ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473]                          $18,000 Folio 10 ¾  x 7 ¾  inches. [a]12, [b-o]10, [p]8      One of... Continue Reading →

Devises héroïques et emblêmes de M. Claude Paradin, reveues et augmentées de moytié [par François d’Amboise].

534J Claude Paradin 1510-1573. Devises héroïques et emblêmes de M. Claude Paradin, reveues et augmentées de moytié [par François d'Amboise]. A Paris chez Jean Millot en l'ille du Palais au coing de Harlay vis à vis les Augustins  1614 Price $3,000... Continue Reading →

Παμβοτανολόγια: Sive Enchiridion botanicum. Or a compleat herball 1659

Isagoge Mostly I like to think I choose the books which I write about by, discriminating attention to their content or their expression there of. This Bolg comments on a very nice book which has both, and I find it... Continue Reading →

Παμβοτανολόγια: Sive Enchiridion botanicum. Or a compleat herball 1659

Isagoge Mostly I like to think I choose the books which I write about by, discriminating attention to their content or their expression there of. This Bolg comments on a very nice book which has both, and I find it... Continue Reading →

Petrus de Rosenheim: THE first very rare edition of the Herastichon 1502, And more properly the : Ars memorandi.

Above is the first leaf from the first edition of 1502,  which begins Hexastichon Sebastiani Brandtin memorabi \ les euangelistarx figuras In 1502 there are two 'first' editions of the printed Ars memorandi, first edition, has first line ending "Brantn... Continue Reading →

A Hand full of Favorite books from this the . first Covid 19/20/21- year .

Ok maybe a big armful, or a large table full, or let's just say five of my favorite books all with lots of images and long long descriptions. 353J Alberto da Castello Rosario della gloriosa Vergine Maria 1585469J   Rabanus Maurus. De Laudib[us] sancte Crucis... Continue Reading →

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