‘Proverbs and other Moral Sayings’. Some of these latter phrases are still familiar to us today, such as ‘Rome was not built in a day’; ‘a cat may look upon a king’; and ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’. Some,... Continue Reading →
I've always Loved St Jerome!
I was think of the Poison crown...
Philo byzantius. De Septem orbis spectaculis, Leonis Allatii opera nunc primum graece et latine prodit, cum notis. We are all familiar with the phrase “The Seven Wonders of the World” , it is even easy to bring up images of them in our minds,but can you name the seven popularly accepted ones, do they still exist,where […]
A very nice example and explanation of music printing.
Todays book is as much fun to read as Brown's Pseudoxia Epidemica , Like Brown Spencer is battling against superstition, with reason and natural history as his weapon and defense. 940G John Spencer, Dean of Ely 1630-1693 A Discourse... Continue Reading →
942G Michæl (Michaelis Mediolanensis) Carcano ( 1427- 1484) Sermonarium de poenitentia per adventum et per quadragesimam fratris Michaelis Mediolanensis. V enice : Georgius Arrivabenus, 28 Sept. 1496 $9,000 Large Octavo 7 1/4 X 51/2 a-z8... Continue Reading →