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October 2018

George Joye (1495-1553) ! too many Ceremonies

189J      Anonymous; attributed to George Joye (1495-1553)   Our sauiour Iesus Christ hath not ouercharged his chirche with many ceremonies.          [At Zijrik] [i.e. Antwerp : Widow of C. Ruremond?], M.D.XLIII. in Febru. [1543]                                  $11,000 Octavo,   First and only... Continue Reading →

Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury

187J      Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury Cranmer (1489-1556) A Defence of The True and Catholike doctrine of the sacrament of the body and bloud of our sauiour Christ, with a confutation of sundry errors concernyng the same, grounded and stablished vpon... Continue Reading →

The Description of Scotland

222J Hector Boece       1465?-1536        (1465?-1536) Hector Boetius in Latine, and afterward translated into the Scotish speech by John Bellenden Archdeacon of Marrey, and now finallie into English by R.H. Wherevpon is inferred the historie of Scotland, conteining the beginning, increase, proceeding,... 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 →

Myographia nova:description of all the muscles in the humane body

992G John Browne 1642-1700? Myographia nova: or, a graphical description of all the muscles in the humane body, as they arise in dissection: distributed into six lectures. At the entrance into which, are demonstrated the proper muscles belonging to each... 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 →

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) 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 →

Bernonis Abbatis Libellvs, de officio missae.

242G Abbot  Berno Augiensis (of Reichenau). (987-1048) Libellus de officio Missæ, quem edidit Rhomæ [Argentorati] : [In aedibus Schurerianis], 1511       $ 7,500 Quarto  8 X 5 ½  inches A-B8,C6 . This copy is bound in modern vellum... Continue Reading →

“Wherein he is accused of seducing her, by the abominable doctrines of quietism, into the most criminal excesses of lewdness, and under an appearance of the highest mystical devotion”

WOW! I’ve been having a lot fun reading this one, as did many also in the 1730's. I have seen a few copies of 1732 editions in French and one in German   But in English While it went through... Continue Reading →

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