A discussion of interesting books from my current stock A site


November 2021

‘Description of medicinal Simples, commonly made use of in the Diseases of Horses

W Gibson. 1680?-1750. The farriers dispensatory :  in three parts. Containing I. A description of the medicinal simples, commonly made use of in the Diseases of Horses, with their Virtues and Manner of Operation, distributed into proper Classes, &c. II. The preparations... Continue Reading →

Finem Novembris five new books

Nicolas CAUSSIN S.J., (1583-1651); Estevan de AGUILAR Y ZUÑIGA Corte Divina, o Palacio Celestial. Primero y segundo tomo, que son diez, y onze de lCorte Santa. Escriviola en lengua latina ... N. Causino ... y en la Española, el Doct..E. de Aguilar... Continue Reading →

The Art of Memory

[Ars Memorandi] 529J. Johannes Host von Romberch (c. 1480-c. 1533)  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 →

“Popish Midwife” Elizabeth Cellier , English Catholic Midwife 1680

409J   Elizabeth Cellier fl 1668-1688 Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered... Continue Reading →

Founder of Experimental biology ! Francesco Redi;  (1626-1697)  & Women with Microscopes! 1671

470J Francesco Redi;  (1626-1697)  Smarrito  Francisci Redi, patritii aretini, Experimenta circa generationem insectorvm :  ad nobilissimum virum Carolvm Dati. Amstelodami : Sumptibus Andreae Frisii,  1671. Price $1,800 Duodecimo 13½ x 7½ cm. Signatures: *⁶ A-O¹² P⁶. The frontispiece is a Woman scientist looking through a... Continue Reading →

Some serious considerations on marriage. Wherein (by way of caution and advice to a friend) its nature, ends, events, concomitant accidents, &c. are examined. Conjugium Conjurgium

Seymar, William. (William Seymar is a pseudonymous anagram for William Ramsey.) Cf. Halkett and Laing Conjugium conjurgium: or, some serious considerations on marriage. Wherein (by way of caution and advice to a friend) its nature, ends, events, concomitant accidents, &c. are... Continue Reading →

THE Most IMPORTANT ENGLISH book of the 17th Century.. (if there wasn’t the Shakespeare Folios.. But Wait.. THE KJV is …. certainly more read today)

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 →

An alphabetical method, I. Directions…. 1696

543J. William Salmon 1644-1713 The family-dictionary; or, Household companion: Containing, in an alphabetical method, I. Directions for cookery, in dressing flesh, fowl, fish, herbs, boots, &c. Seasoning, making sauces, bills of fare, art of carving, &c. II. Making all sorts of... Continue Reading →

Mechanica Hydraulico-Pneumatica

402J, Gaspar Schott 1608-1666 Mechanica Hydraulico-Pneumatica Ad Eminentiss: S.R.I. Principem Joannem Philippum Electorem Mogunt: Auctore. P. Gaspare Schotto. Soc. Jesu.  ["The appendix to Schott's work contains the first published report of Guericke's experiments with the vacuum pump. Guericke had communicated... Continue Reading →

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