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October 2021

Hrabanus Maurus 784-856

Hrabanus Maurus 469J   Rabanus Maurus. 784-856?  Magnencij Rabani Mauri De Laudib[us] sancte Crucis opus. erudcione versu prosaq[ue] mirificum. edited by Jacobus Wimpheling. Phorçheim. [Pforzheim : In ædibus Thom[ae] Anshelmi., 1503.     $24,000 ChanceryFolio 31 x 21cm. signatures: Aa6 Bb4... Continue Reading →

How Do You remember?

529J. Johannes Host von Romberch (c. 1480-c. 1533) [Ars Memorandi]  Congestorium artificiose memorie V.P.F. Joãnis Romberch de Kyrspe. Regularis obseruantie predicatorie: omnium de memoria preceptiões aggregatim complectens: opus oĩbus theologis: predicatoribus & confessoribus: juristis: iudicibus procuratoribus: aduocatis & notarijs: medicis:... Continue Reading →

How Do You remember?

529J. Johannes Host von Romberch (c. 1480-c. 1533) [Ars Memorandi]  Congestorium artificiose memorie V.P.F. Joãnis Romberch de Kyrspe. Regularis obseruantie predicatorie: omnium de memoria preceptiões aggregatim complectens: opus oĩbus theologis: predicatoribus & confessoribus: juristis: iudicibus procuratoribus: aduocatis & notarijs: medicis:... Continue Reading →

One thousand five hundred years ago, situations unchanged.

471J  Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (480-524) Sancti thome de aquino super libris Boecii de consolatione philosophie co[m]mentum cum expositione feliciter incipit. Lyons: Guillaume le Roy, 1484 ( not after 24 December 1484).  Price: $22,000. Chancery folio (296 x 210mm). signatures :a-x⁸... Continue Reading →

Of – POWDERS, MAGNETS, ATOMS, MECHANICS

Of the Curing and Causing of Wounds xxxJ Gideon Harvey (1640?-1700?.) Casus medico-chirurgicus 1685538J George Bate Pharmacopoeia Bateana in English 1694xxxJ. Gideon Harvey  The vanities of philosophy & physick: 527JBA.   Walter Charleton The magnetick cure of wounds. 1650445J       Kenelm Digby  The Cure of Wounds By... Continue Reading →

Three Important Books in Early Astronomy Two Sacroboscos 1500 & 1518 And Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

At the turn of the century from 1480 to 1531 more than half a dozen different commintaries on Sacrobosco’s Sphera were printed yet among them all this one is arguably the most influential and important one, compiled by Francesco Capuano,... Continue Reading →

“All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings.” Edmund Waller

108F Edmund Waller 1606-1687 Poems, &c. Written upon several Occasions, And to several Persons: By Edmond Waller, Esq; Licensed, May 18, 1686. Roger L’Estrange. The Fifth Edition, with several Additions Never before Printed. Non ego mordaci distrinxi carmine quenquam, Nulla... Continue Reading →

The First printed tribute to Gutenberg with a date.(1440)

307J Eusebius of Caesarea 260-c. 340   Eusebii Caesariensis episcopi chronicon id est temporum breuiarium incipit foeliciter: quem Hieronymus praesbiter diuino eius ingenio Latinum facere curauit: et vsque in Valente[m] Cesarem Romano adiecit eloquio. Que[m] et Prosper deinde Matheus Palmerius... Continue Reading →

The “Praeparitio” is a gigantic feat of erudition.

945G     Eusebius of Caesarea                  c. 260-c. 340 Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter.                [ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473]                          $18,000 Folio 10 ¾  x 7 ¾  inches. [a]12, [b-o]10, [p]8      One of... Continue Reading →

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