A discussion of interesting books from my current stock A site


July 2018

Cyril Edwards (Interview)

via Cyril Edwards (Interview). Avery important book which has evaded too many English speakers

The “Praeparitio” is a gigantic feat of erudition

an extended description!

Belgian Biblestudents - Belgische Bijbelstudenten

945G     Eusebius of Caesarea                  c. 260-c. 340

Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter.               

DSC_0263 2[ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473]                          $18,000

DSC_0005 3Folio 10 ¾  x 7 ¾  inches. [a]12, [b-o]10, [p]8      One of the earliest editions most likely the Second, (editio princeps : Venice 1470)  This copy is bound in a modern binding of half  period exposed quarter sawn beech boards and bound in quarter dark goatskin and tooled in blind.

This copy contains the fifteen books of the “Praeparatio evangelica,” whose purpose is “to justify the Christian in rejecting the religion and philosphy of the Greeks in favor of that of the Hebrews, and then to justify him in not observing the Jewish manner of life […] The following summary of its contents is taken from Mr. Gifford’s introduction to his translation of the “Praeparitio:

“The first three books discuss the…

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Fascicule XII July MMXIII (500 year old books)

Fascicule XII July MMXIII To download a copy of this fascicule click below. A down loadable printable copy of fascicule XII OR Microsoft Word - F-XII∞.docx 1) 832g  manuscript breviary                       ... Continue Reading →

Two manuscripts in one.

  2) 181J    Psalterium Latinum.   A fifteenth century Manuscript Psalter Surrounded on every page by an untitled 18thcentury English History manuscript. Tours, France circa 1430 $95,000  Quarto: 19.5 X 14 cm.  171 parchment leaves plus 1 unsigned with vertical catchwords. A... Continue Reading →

Das Narrenschiff / Ship of fools

Das Narrenschiff

The ship of fools is an allegory, originating from Book VI of Plato's Republic, about a ship with a dysfunctional crew: Plato. "VI". Republic. Translated by Jowett, Benjamin. Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a... Continue Reading →


174J   Niocola de Orbellis  (ca 1400-1475) Eximii doctoris magistri Nicholai de orbellis super sentencias compendium per utile, elegantiora doctoris subtilis dicta summatim complectens. Rouen : Martin Morin, for Jean Alexandre, 1497   [about 1500]          $13,000 Octavo, 61/2 x 4 inches Signatures:... Continue Reading →

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