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November 2016

An attack on tyrannicide while at the same time defending the Jesuit Order

855G Thomas Pelletier active 1598-1628. De l'inuiolable et sacrée personne des rois :contre tous assassins et parricides qui ozent attenter sur leurs Majestez. Paris : François Huby 1610           SOLD Octavo 6 x 4 inches A-Q8 First... Continue Reading →

The School Of Recreation

Being a person of divers interests, it is not all that often that I (or even you gentle reader) find an early modern book which discusses more than a few of them, but alas today I have a book to... Continue Reading →

The School Of Recreation

Being a person of divers interests, it is not all that often that I (or even you gentle reader) find an early modern book which discusses more than a few of them, but alas today I have a book to... Continue Reading →

Le journal des savants 1681-1699

Journal Des Sçavans  : The First Scientific Journal   After a bit of incubation on the shelf, I have decided to work my way through these Fourteen Volumes.  I am offering this set  for        … Source: Le... Continue Reading →

New Voyages to North-America. Containing an Account of the Several Nations of that Vast Continent

877G Louis Armand, Baron de Lahontan (9 June 1666 – prior to 1716) New voyages to North-America. Containing An Account of the several Nations of that vast Continent; their Customs, Commerce, and Way of Navigation upon the Lakes and Rivers;... Continue Reading →

Willis and the famous copper engraving of the base of the brain

Clarissimi viri Thomaeillis … De anima brutorum, quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiva est, exercitationes duae : quarum prior philosophica, ejusdem naturam, partes, potentia, & affectiones t… Source: Willis and the famous copper engraving of the base of the brain

Illuminating Incunabula: report of a two-day workshop with Falk Eisermann

Echoes from the Vault

Early last week, on 16 &17 November, incunabula expert Falk Eisermann visited St Andrews to give a two-day workshop on early printed books in Europe. Dr Eisermann is head of the incunabula division at the Berlin State Library since 2007 and enjoys an outstanding reputation amongst scholars of early printed books.

Dr Eisermann works through on of St Andrews' copies of the 1481 Koberger edition of Duns Scotus with the workshop attendants. Dr Eisermann works through on of St Andrews’ copies of the 1481 Koberger edition of Duns Scotus with the workshop attendants.

poster-1The workshop, entitled Illuminating Incunabula – What we can learn from early printed books, addressed various issues such as describing incunabula, finding information in catalogues and online tools and – most importantly – working with rare books in hand. The workshop brought together 15 participants who learned about terminology and digital tools for the work with incunabula. St Andrews holds around 160 of these early books printed before 1501 and the library has finished cataloguing all items…

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Bloggers of the World Unite: Rare Book Bloggers and the Links They Build

Echoes from the Vault

This is a collaborative post by Brooke Palmieri and Daryl Green and can be found cross-posted on both of their blogs (8vo and Echoes from the Vault)

This whole thing started when Brooke pulled back a bookplate and revealed Hartmann Schedel’s very neat hand-writing…

In August 2011 Brooke Palmieri [BP] wrote an entry over at her blog, 8vo, about a discovery she made while cataloguing a book for Sokol Books Ltd: an unassuming copy of an incunable on the authority of the pope that turned out to have been owned and heavily annotated by one of the premier among chroniclers and bibliophiles of the 15th century, Hartmann Schedel (best known for his “Nuremberg Chronicle”).  The discovery dovetailed with the release of Sokol’s Catalogue 59, where it caught the attention of Daryl Green [DG], Acting Rare Books Librarian (Rare Books Cataloguer at the…

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The First Printed Illustration of a Dinosaur Fossil

Plot, Robert (1640-1696) The Natural History of Oxford-shire, Being an Essay toward the Natural History of England. By Robert Plot, LL.D. Oxford: And are to be had there: And in London at Mr. S. Millers, at the Star near the... Continue Reading →

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