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August 2017

First Edition of Descartes’ Letters 1682

“Thus, all Philosophy is like a tree, of which Metaphysics is the root, Physics the trunk, and all the other sciences the branches that grow out of this trunk, which are reduced to three principals, namely, Medicine, Mechanics, and Ethics. By the science of Morals, I understand the highest and most perfect which, presupposing an […]

A survey of the cities of London and Westminster

"Because I know that time is always time And place is always place and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place" Ash Wednesday T.S. Eliot. 1930   Before giving a... Continue Reading →

Incunabula

OK so by clicking on the following links, you SHOULD get the index to my most recent Fascicule : # VIII F VIII index and then  the complete catalogue Fascicule no 8INIf that doesn't work please find below the text:  ... Continue Reading →

First ? Edition? Iurisconsulti clariss Antonio Mattei ….

923G  Antonio Mattei    (fl 16th Century) Antonii de Matthaeis rom. iurisconsulti clariss. Prorogationis fori & competentiae, praeuentionis, & iuris reuocandi domum, reconuentionis, et reorum transmissionis. Tractatus. Romae: Impensis Antonii Bladi Asulani, 1547.              ... Continue Reading →

First ? Edition? Iurisconsulti clariss Antonio Mattei ….

923G  Antonio Mattei    (fl 16th Century) Antonii de Matthaeis rom. iurisconsulti clariss. Prorogationis fori & competentiae, praeuentionis, & iuris reuocandi domum, reconuentionis, et reorum transmissionis. Tractatus. Romae: Impensis Antonii Bladi Asulani, 1547.              ... Continue Reading →

Philosphical Gossip, Illustrated!

595GLaertiusDiogenes ca 200 AD Le Vite de Filosofi Cavate da Laertio et Altri. Nelle Quali Vi Sono Sentenze, et Detti Notabili. Adornate de Bellissime, et Vaghe Figure di Gioseppe Salviati, accommodate a' luoghi loro. Opera Non Men Curiosa che giovevole... Continue Reading →

Incunabula

OK so by clicking on the following links, you SHOULD get the index to my most recent Fascicule : # VIII F VIII index and then  the complete catalogue Fascicule no 8INIf that doesn't work please find below the text:  ... Continue Reading →

Katherine Philips 1631-1664

This is perhaps the most famous English collection of poems by a woman prior to 1700. P.W. Souers, in his critical biography of Katherine Philips, asserts for her the right to be historically the first English poetess—“In her, for the... Continue Reading →

Holland’s Pliny: 1601 one of the Most Important Elizabethan Science Books

881G     Gaius Plinius Secundus. (23-79); trans. Philemon Holland Pliny the Elder 1552-1637 The Historie Of the World: Commonly called, the Natvrall Historie of c. Plinivs Secvndvs. Translted into English by Philemon Holland Doctor of Physicke. The first [and second] Tome[s]. London: Adam Islip,1601                     […]

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