A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


March 2018

“Popish Midwife” Elizabeth Cellier , English Catholic Midwife 1680

741G   Elizabeth Cellier fl 1668-1688 Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered :... Continue Reading →

The Head of Nile, Melampronoea & Nuncius Sydereus

  150J Attributed to Thomas Baker. The head of Nile: or The turnings and windings of the factious since sixty, in a dialogue between Whigg and Barnaby. London Printed, and are to be sold by Walter Davis in Amen-Corner,, 1681... Continue Reading →

Four Early Boston imprints 1708-1729

Early Boston books are as rare as any books I sell, Most of these books are not represented fifty miles from the Atlantic seaboard, these examples offered here are in original condition, original Bindings, and with all faults never restored.... Continue Reading →

Characters of Distinction between true and pretending Prophets are laid down.            1665

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 →

A Historical look at Conservation

  `124J.  Anon. The game law: or, a collection of the laws and statutes made for the preservation of the game of this kingdom. Drawn into a short and easy method, for the information of all gentlemen, and Caution of others.... Continue Reading →

Seduced and Abandoned: Love-Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier.

  146J.  GUILLERAGUES, Gabriel Joseph de LAVERGNE, vicomte de. Five Love-Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier BOUND WITH Seven Portuguese letters; being a second part to the five love-letters, from a nun to a cavalier.   London: for R.... Continue Reading →

Representation of the life of the Blessed P.F. Iuan de la Cruz first Carmelite.

The emblem of the Carmelites 2R4v. Gaspar de la Anunciación, (O.C.D.); Representacion de la vida del bienauenturado P.F. Iuan de la Cruz primer Carmelita Descalço por el R.P.F. Gaspar de la Annunciacion [sic] religioso de la mesma orden.  En Bruxas : por Pedro van Pée en el Nombre de Jesus, 1678.  ... Continue Reading →


963G Thomaso Porcacchi approximately 1530-1585?, A CURIOUS FORGERY Historia dell'origine et successione dell'Illustrissima famiglia Malaspina descritta da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Aretino et mandata in luce da Aurora Bianca d'Este sua consorte. Presso Girolamo Discepolo & fratelli, Verona, 1585  ... Continue Reading →

Hugh Latimer The First& …. Sermon preached before King Edward, March 8, 1549

"Of all the English Reformers, Bishop Hugh Latimer was the most popular in his time and probably has the greatest place in the affections of posterity.   Although a passionate preacher and a zealot for reform, in a day when religious... Continue Reading →

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