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January 2022

Lyptzck [Leipzig]

ISTC has 1429 hits for Leipzig. Jacobus de Gruytrode Lyptzck [Leipzig] : Gregor Böttiger, [Werman] 1495.   $12,000 Quarto  12 x 9 cm. Signatures: a8 b-p6 q8.[Errors in foliation: lxxxviiii-xcviii foliated xc-xcviiii, with xc as cxi, xciiii as cxv] Blank initial spaces. Bound in half... Continue Reading →

Gutenberg, Columbus and a few other important 15th century guys

A note on Gutenberg, with the comment "a divine invention, and one quite apt for displaying human stupidity" (trans.) Baptistae Fulgosi. 1453-1504 De Dictis Factisq[ue] Memorabilibus collectanæ Camillo Gilino latina facta. Milan, Giacomo Ferrari, 22 Juin 1509.     Price $6,500 Imprint from... Continue Reading →

Boethius 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 →

The sea-mans kalender 1661 No other copy of this edition listed.

                544J. John Tapp active 1596-1615. The sea-mans kalender: or, an ephemerides of the sun, moon, and certain of the most notable fixed stars. as also a table of the longitude and latitude of all the most eminent places of the world:... Continue Reading →

Memory Italian style! Dolce’s rewriting of Congestorium artificiose memorie..

DOLCE, Lodovico.1508-1568. & Host von Romberch, fl. 1485-1533. ; Congestorium artificiose memorie.. Dialogo Nel quale si ragiona del modo di accrescere, et conseruar la memoria. Venezia, Heredi di Marchiò Sessa, 1575. Price SOLD Octavo: 13 x9.5cm. Signatures: A-P⁸ (P7 a blank) Bound... 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 →

The history of the execrable Irish rebellion

Borlase, Edmund [compiler] (1620–1682) The history of the execrable Irish rebellion trac’d from many preceding acts, to the grand eruption the 23. of October, 1641. and thence pursued to the act of settlement.                                                                                                                                          London, England: Henry Brome, Robert Clavel, and... Continue Reading →

The history of the execrable Irish rebellion

Borlase, Edmund [compiler] (1620–1682) The history of the execrable Irish rebellion trac’d from many preceding acts, to the grand eruption the 23. of October, 1641. and thence pursued to the act of settlement.                                                                                                                                          London, England: Henry Brome, Robert Clavel, and... Continue Reading →

The Letters of Ficino 1497

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino represent an essential core of his thought and influence as a chief architect of the Platonic and Hermetic revival, the philosophical and revelatory center of the new learning that was revamping religious vision and humanistic... Continue Reading →

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