A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


May 2013

The First Printed Illustrations of the Constellations!

If  ideas were easy, everyone would have them.   The "Poetic astronomy by the most renowned Hyginus, a most useful work,"  Is such an idea that everyone can have, there is nothing so available to everyone as the sky.   In a... Continue Reading →

Finding medical practitioners in early-modern Britain.

Finding medical practitioners in early-modern Britain..

Index Librorvm Prohibitorvm

Every one should have a copy of this book! As those who are tuned into everything relating to the antiquated technology known as the book, probably know: there is a move to ban  Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young... Continue Reading →

337G          Novari, Giovanni Maria & Barbato, Horatio. Tractatvs de miserabilivm personarvm privilegiis, in qvo complvres singvlares materiae ad earum fauorem in vsu forensi quotidianae, & frequentes, tum iuxta iuris communis, quam municipalis regni dispositionem, supremorum totius orbis tribunalium, placita accuratè,... Continue Reading →

Tools of the trade

Tonight, I decided to clean up, cataloging old books can be messy, un-packing , reading photographing, researching all leads to lots of stuff lying around. So here is a look at the making of the 'sausage'. First there is the... Continue Reading →

. Rhetoribus Collegii Societatis Jesus Antvverp

In 1980 I published my first poem in a non 'student edited" journal, of course I didn't ascribe my success to my University or even my Religion but such was 1980. Here is a class publication from the Jesuit College... Continue Reading →

Jesuit Astronomy…calling Descartes “Enthusiast”

It seems that in the seventeenth century the Jesuits are on the point of trying to negotiate the academic and scientific changes in the world outside of the Catholic Church and Church tradition. The Ratio Studiorum,which was a document to... Continue Reading →

What contribution to the religious debates of the period does Renaissance writing offer?

What contribution to the religious debates of the period does Renaissance writing offer?.

‘ERESIE’ I choose with my own human reason…

The guilt of heresy is measured not so much by its subject-matter as by its formal principle, which is the same in all heresies: revolt against a Divinely constituted authority. Heresiology "Why Is Contemporary Scholarship So Enamored of Ancient Heretics?"... Continue Reading →

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