A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


December 2016

Sacrobosco’s “Sphere”,1482

898G   Sacrobosco, Johannes de (ca. 1195 – ca. 1256 A.D.); Regiomontanus, Johannes (1436-1476); Peurbach, Georg von (1423-1461) Sphaera mundi [with] Johannes Regiomontanus: Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta [and] Georg von Peurbach: Theoricae novae planetarum. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 1482... Continue Reading →

Kepler’s Most Influential Work.Epitome astronomiæ copernicanæ

889/g  Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) Epitome astronomiæ copernicanæ vsitatâ formâ quæstionum & responsionum conscripta, inque VII. libros digesta, quorum tres hi priores sunt de doctrina sphærica. Habes, amice lector, hac prima parte, præter physicam accuratam explicationem motus terræ diurni, ortusq; ex... Continue Reading →

Do Humans Have Dignity? — The Calvinist International

I recently wrote about Steven D. Smith’s arguments in The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse, and more specifically, about how he demonstrates the vacuity of many of the Western world’s central political buzzwords, such as equality and freedom. In the course... Continue Reading →

Cardano’s Second Great Encyclopedia of Science & Nature

888G Cardano, Girolamo (1501-1576) De rerum varietate libri XVII. Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1557                                              $8,500 Thick octavo: 17 x... 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 →

Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors

883G Sir Thomas Browne 1605-1682 The Works of the learned Sr Thomas Brown, Kt. Doctor of Physick, late of Norwich.containing I. Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors. II Religio Medici: With Annotations and Observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial:... Continue Reading →

Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy: Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655); Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) Petri Gassendi Institutio Astronomica: Juxta Hypotheseis tam Veterum quàm Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt Galil… Source: Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy: Galileo's "Starry Messenger" and Kepler's "Dioptrice"

Saint Augustine (354-430 AD): Two English Translations)

394G Saint Augustine   (354-430 AD) :    translator . John Floyd 1572 – 1649 The meditations, soliloquia, and manual of the glorious doctor St. Augustine. Translated into English. London : printed for Matthew Turner at the Lamb in High-Holbourn, 1686.... Continue Reading →

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