A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


December 2019

“Lavacrum Conscientiae,” by Jacobus de Gruytrode

Teaching spotlight: Art in Medieval Books

The fist Published Irish Author: Richard FitzRalph. (circa 1300-1360)

First edition of the second published work by the author of the first book by an Irishman to be printed (1483 Defensorium Curatorum ) and consequently, for example, his theory of dominion was still being discussed in the sixteenth century.... Continue Reading →

Oecolampadius : Riots 1528

363J Johannes Œkolampadius (1482-1535) Wjderlegung der falschen gründt, so Augustinus Marius Thuomb predicant z°u Basel, z°u verwenen das die Mess ein Opffer sey, eynem Ersamen Radt do selbig überantwort hat. Basel: Joannem Fasbrum Juliacensem 1528 (Basel 21 Martii). (all the... Continue Reading →

Hrabanus Maurus -Knots of memory.

354J Hrabanus Maurus.   784-856? Magnencij Rabani Mauri De Laudib[us] sancte Crucis opus. erudicione versu prosaq[ue] mirificum. Cum antiqviate avctoris <annis abhinc prope octingentis abbatis primum fuldensis, archiepiscopi postea moguntini. tum noitate scriptionis memorabile. Qvo figvris sive imaginibvs XXVIII. multi fedei... Continue Reading →

Werner Rolewinck 1485

With a reference to the invention of printing (in 1454) on the verso of Folio 64. 359J  Werner Rolewinck    1425-1502 Fasciculus temporu[m] omnes antiquo[rum] chronicas strictim complectens felici numine incipit. Prologus. Venice : Erhard Ratdolt, 8 Sept. 1485              $16,000 Folio (275... Continue Reading →

A work in Spanish by a Portuguese-born writer published in Milan Espeio de principes y ministros

Volume primero del espeio de principes y ministros ... e nel qual se comprenden varios documentos, advertimientos y sentençias neçessarias al buen govierno del prinçipe y ministros seglares y ecclesiasticos ...   357J Martin de Carvallo Villas Boas Milan :... Continue Reading →

The Wise Virgin!

362J  James FISHER and  [Martha HATFIELD]. The wise virgin: or, A wonderfull narration of the various dispensations of God towards a childe of eleven years of age; wherein as his severity hath appeared in afflicting, so also his goodness both... Continue Reading →

An Impressive Set of the Works of Gassendi

Pierre GASSENDI  (1592-1655). Opera omnia: in sex tomos divisa, edited by Henri-Louis Habert de Montmor [ca. 1600-1670]. Lyon: Laurent Anisson and Jean Baptiste Devenet, 1658.     $20,000 6 volumes bound in 3 heavy folio volumes, 36 cm. Volume One: Books 1... Continue Reading →

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