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February 2016

The Panther Prophesy: A 17th Century Apocalyptic Vision

Fasciculus geomanticus: Chance? fate?

For those of us who wonder about the, all be it slow, Crashing of the stock market and the growing interest in Fantasy Sports Gambling; Geomancy and its history might be a relevant point of entry into the exploration of the... Continue Reading →

The First English Essayist Cornwallyes NOT Bacon

815F      Sir William Cornwallis d. 1631 Essayes, by Sr William Cornwallyes, the younger, knight. Newlie corrected. London: Printed by Thomas Harper for I. M., 1632           $3,500 Octavo  5 ½ 5 x 3 ½. [A3] missing A1 blank, B-Z8, Aa-Oo8. This... Continue Reading →

Images of the Gods of the Ancients:

523G      Vincenzo Cartari               1531–1569   Imagini Delli Dei De Gl'Antichi Di Vincenzo Cartari Reggiano : Ridotte da capo à piedi alle loro reali, & non più per l'adietro osseruate simiglianze. Cauate da' Marmi, Bronzi, Medaglie, Gioie, & altre memorie antiche;... Continue Reading →

Histoire de Jean de Brienne, Roy de Jerusalem et Empereur de Constantinople.

624G      Joseph-Francois                La Fitau,                 1681-1746   Histoire de Jean de Brienne, Roy de Jerusalem et Empereur de Constantinople. Paris: Charles Moette & Pierre Simon, 1726         $3,000   Octavo   6 ½ X 4 ¼ inches. A-X12, Y1, Z-Bb6. First Edition.... Continue Reading →

‘Adorn’d with Sculptures’ Milton’s Paradise Lost 1688

. . . what in me is dark, Illumine; what is low, raise and support;  that to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, and justify the ways of God to men. (book I, 22–26)  ... Continue Reading →

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