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April 2019

The Life and Errors of John Dunton

294J John Dunton The life and errors of John Dunton : late citizen of London ; written by himself in solitude. With an idea of a new life ; wherein is shewn how he'd think, speak, and act, might he... Continue Reading →

The Paradoxical Project (or the Athenian Sport)

Some men by fixing on a false Delight Instruct, and by mistaking set us right.   265J  John   Dunton            1659-1733 Athenian sport: or, two thousand paradoxes merrily argued, to amuse and divert the age: as a Paradox in praise... Continue Reading →

The Holy History ,written by a Jesuit translated by a Recusant. & rare.

I really liked the condition of this book so I bought it , then I discovered it is quite rare.. It is on microfilm and on line (EEBO)., But very rare otherwise. I could only find one that was really... Continue Reading →

And For Spring Mystical Science 1658

295J Alfonso GIANOTTI,  S.J. Mysticum heliotropium Hoc Est Selectae Industriae Ad Unionem Cum Deo consequendam. Ingolstadt: Joannes Ostermayr, 1658.        $3,300 16mo ( 3.86 x 2.24 inches), [8] leaves, 267, [5] pp. Two title pages, one engraved, the other... Continue Reading →

Fascicle XIX {W-O-W} How lucky we have been! So many wonderful books .

  As a person who has  dedicated their adult life to  the rare book world, I truly never anticipated ever being  be able to offer such such  important  and beautiful books. I have been selling rare & early (pre seventeen... 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 →

Gregory the Great. Moralia in Job 1496

Saint Gregory has exercised in many respects a momentous influence on the doctrine, the organization, and the discipline of the Catholic Church.   To him we must look for an explanation of the religious situation of the Middle Ages; indeed, if no account were taken of his work, the... Continue Reading →

Augsburg Confession 1530

The History of the First English Essayist : Cornwallyes NOT Bacon

815F      Sir William Cornwallis d. 1631 Essayes, by Sr William Cornwallyes, the younger, knight. Newlie corrected. London: Printed by Thomas Harper for I. M., 1632           $3,500 Octavo  5 ½ 5 x 3 ½. [A3] missing A1 blank, B-Z8, Aa-Oo8. This... Continue Reading →

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