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October 2018

Trouble of mind and the disease of melancholly

252J.  Timothy Rogers (1658-1728) A discourse concerning trouble of mind and the disease of melancholly : in three parts : written for the use of such as are, or have been exercised by the same. London : Printed for Thomas Parkhurst,... 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 →

The Primitive Origin of Mankind EVOLUTION in 1677!

825G Matthew Hale The Primitive Origin of Mankind considered and examined according to the light of nature. London: William Godbid for William Shrowsbery, 1677           $ 2,800 Folio 12 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches a-4,b2,B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Bbb4,Ccc2. First edition. This copy is bound in full later calf. This copy has the book […]

1512 Dante Alighieri 99 wood-cuts !

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Opere del Divino Poeta Danthe con svoi Comenti : Recorrecti et con ogne diligentia novamente in littera cvrsiva impresse. In bibliotheca S. Bernardini. [With the commentary of Cristoforo Landino. [Venetia] In bibliotheca. S. Bernardini, [1512] {[Impressa in... Continue Reading →

The 1611 King James “The Great He Bible.”

Fewer than 200 original printings of the 1611 are known to exist (and out of that number, fewer than 50 are complete “He” variants. FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHORIZED VERSION Arguably the most important book ever published in English. KNOWN... Continue Reading →

Scholastic Philosophy

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Law, Politics, and Philosophy

 

Introduction

Putting aside its religious and salvific significance to the faithful, and to those who once lived and died for it, Christianity has played a very important role for the longevity of human knowledge and culture. During the period called the Dark Ages, following the collapse of the once glorious Greco-Roman civilization, the entire western civilization entered a state of economic turmoil and social anarchy. As implied by the term “Dark Ages,” there was both a bankruptcy in human knowledge and culture. The brutish barbarians sacked into ruins the proud Roman states and colonies, including their important cultural sites, and destroyed almost all the works of the great Greek and Roman thinkers, as they were lost and burned into ashes. The ignoble vandals ravishingly placed human civilization at the verge of destruction.

A sudden spark of light was initiated by the Christian Carolingian Period. This period, spearheaded by Charlemagne…

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ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF SCHOLASTIC PHILOSOPHY

Worth a read! a nice introduction

Law, Politics, and Philosophy

I. Introduction

Most people look at Christianity only as an instrument for spiritual salvation. But little do they know, Christianity has been an instrument for the longevity of human knowledge and culture. In the period called the Dark Ages, following the collapse of the once glorious Greco-Roman civilization, the entire western civilization entered a state of anarchy. As implied by the term “Dark Ages,” there was both a bankruptcy in human knowledge and human spirituality. The brutish barbarians sacked into ruins the proud Roman states and colonies, including their important cultural sites. As a result almost all the works of the great Greek and Roman thinkers were lost and burned into ashes. The ignoble vandals ravishingly put human civilization at the verge of annihilation.

A sudden spark of light was initiated by the Christian Carolingian Period. This period, spearheaded by Charlemagne, aimed at reviving education and religion. The so-called Medieval…

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At the Boston ABAA Book show Next week: The 1611 King James “The Great He Bible.”

Fewer than 200 original printings of the 1611 are known to exist (and out of that number, fewer than 50 are complete “He” variants. Please Visit me at the NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019 - NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019 Hynes Convention Center Booth... Continue Reading →

TWO ERASMUS BIBLES 1548 & 1560.

186J Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam(1466-1536) The First Tome (and second) or Volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus  upon the newe testament.      Enpriented at London in fletestete at the signe of the sunne by Edwarde Whitchurche, the last daie of Januarie,... Continue Reading →

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