A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


April 2017

Augsburg Confession 1530

Peter Canisius (another Copy)

Just recently, after I sold a copy of this wonderful book, I purchased another copy , this new copie has some nice features which make it a great copy , it has less browning that the previous copy  and it is certainly 17th century vellum. 650G Commentariorum de Verbi Dei Corruptelis tomi duo. Prior de Venerando Christi Domini […]

The glorious doctour S. Augustine. Newly translated into English.

454G    John Floyd (1572 – 15 September 1649) The meditations, soliloquia, and manuall of the glorious doctour S. Augustine. Newly translated into English. London: Matthew Turner ,1686             £1500   Duodecimo 5 ½ X 3... Continue Reading →

Martin DelRio Satan’s Lawyer!

403G Martino Delrio 1551-1608 Ex miscellaneorum scriptoribvs digestorvm sive pandectarvm Iuris Civilis Interpretatio […] His accesserunt Indices duo: Prior Authorum atque Scriptorum Miscellaneorum, ex quorum libris has notas excerpsimus: Posterior Titulorum Pandectarum in hoc libro explicatorum. [bound with] Ex miscellaneorum scriptoribvs Codicis, Novellarum, Feudorum, necnon etiam Institutionum Iuris Civilis Interpretatio. His accesserunt Indices duo: Prior […]

A short pre-view of books from fascicule VII

798G                Anon The Compleat Sheriff: wherein is set forth, his office and authority; with directions, how and in what manner to execute the same, according to the common and statute laws of this kingdom, which are now in force and... Continue Reading →

Roma vetus ac recens, by Alessandro Donati, S.J.

816G Alexander [Alessandro]: Donati, 1584-1640.   Roma vetus ac recens. utriusque aedificiis illustrata. In multis locis aucta, castigatior reddita, indice locupletißimo, & figuris aeneis illustrata.   Rome , Ex typographia Manelphi Manelphij:1639                          $2,100 Quarto 9 1/4 X 6 3/4 inches l 4 [pi] […]

Four works by Jesuits

841G Fabio Ambrosi Spinola , 1593-1671. Vita del P. Carlo Spinola della Compagnia di Giesù morto per la santa fede nel Giappone : del P. Fabio Ambrosio Spinola dell’istessa compagnia. In Roma : Appresso Francesco Corbelletti, 1628      ... Continue Reading →

Eleven early Books MCCCCLXXVI- to- Millesimo quingentesimosecu[n]do

  In chronological order 1) 723G  SaintBonaventura.  (i.e.”Conrad”of”Saxony)”” Speculum Beatae Mariae Virginis. [Augsburg]: Anton Sorg, 29 Feb 1476                        $11,000 Folio,11 1/4 X 8 inches. First edition 50 leaves a-e10. Like in both BMC copies and in the Augsburg copy first blank leaf is wanting but text complete. Hain mentions also 50 leaves. GKW indicates 51 […]

Early Feminist writing…

Susanna Centlivre     1667?-1723 The Gamester: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the New Theatre In Lincolns-Inn Fields By Her Majesty’s Servants. The Prologue Spoke by Mr. Betterton. Written by N. Rowe, Esq; The Third Edition. London: Printed for J. Knapton, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, E. Curll at the Dial and the Bible, R. Gosling […]

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