A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


February 2020

“Eyb stressed two things throughout the Margarita: to be able to write well and to be disposed to live properly.” 

Albrecht von Eyb (who has a few more than the usual variations of his name [see Cerl Theasurus] Including  these: Albertus, de Eiib Albertus, de Eyb EDIT16-ID:CNCA22577 Albertus, de Eyb, Schriftsteller, Übersetzer, Jurist Albertus de Eiib Nome su edizioni... Continue Reading →

First Printed edition of “One of the earliest printed books on the ars memorativa or mnemotechnics” . . ca.1480

367J Petrus de Rosenheim. (1380-1432). Nom probable : Petrus Wiechs [incipt Roseum memoriale divinorum eloquiorum] /   [Köln] : [Southern Germany :, about 1480-90?] or [Cologne? :, about 1483] or [Ludwig von Renchen?], 1483 Deutschland (Oberrhein?).  $12,000  Quarto (190... Continue Reading →

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (480-524)

Edward Gibbon  in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  stated that  A consolation of Philosophy  is  "A golden volume not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully." And C. S. Lewis, in "The Discarded... Continue Reading →

‘ERESIE’ I choose with my own human reason…

The guilt of heresy is measured not so much by its subject-matter as by its formal principle, which is the same in all heresies: revolt against a Divinely constituted authority. Heresiology "Why Is Contemporary Scholarship So Enamored of Ancient Heretics?"... Continue Reading →

Can writing save your life? — biblonia

Writing has saved many mental lives, though it has also probably helped some lose theirs. Writing dissident tracts during a totalitarian regime led to many deaths. Writing propagandist works during a totalitarian regime may have saved some lives. In those... Continue Reading →

¶ Rainerius de Pisis — Pantheologia (1473)

via ¶ Rainerius de Pisis — Pantheologia (1473)

Updated! A Dozen Early Modern Books by Women

Author INDEX J.B. 346J Mary Barber 377J Mary Barber 373J Madam De Bellefont 572G Susanna Centlivre 347J Susanna Centlivre 357J  Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon 348J [Martha Hatfield].362J Mary De La Riviere Manley 122F Katherine Philips 103G Mary Pix  376J... Continue Reading →

Welcome to my office!

Today I had to take pictures for the not so silent partner the IRS. So since they have invited themselves into my sacro spatio, I have decided to give everyone a look! My office is small and packed full of... Continue Reading →

Amusements serious and comical!

  309J Tom Brown Amusements serious and comical calculated for the meridian of London. By Mr. Tho. Brown. London : Printed for John Nutt, near Stationers-Hall 1700.         Sold Octavo 7 ½ X 4 ¼ inches Bound... Continue Reading →

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