A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


June 2022

Guillermus Altissodorensis, c.1150-1231 Free will, natural law and censor of Aristotle.

The first medieval theologian to develop a systematic treatise on Free will,the Virtues, and the Natural law. 586J   Guillermus Altissodorensis, c.1150-1231 (sometimes also called William of Beauvai or Auxerre) Summa aurea in quattuor libros sententiarum :  a subtilissimo doctore Magistro Guillermo altissiodore[n]si... Continue Reading →

Nine Pharmacopoeias 1650-1721

538J Bate, Pharmacopoeia Bateana: or, Bate’s dispensatory: 1694 2) 583J Digby,  Touching the cure of wounds by the powder of sympathy: 1658 3) 504J Gibson, The Farriers Dispensatory : 1721 4) 559J Halfpenny, The gentleman’s jockey, and approved farrier: 5)... Continue Reading →

Five actually rare, rare books.

#1 Rosario , This edition is represented on OCLC by only two copies worldwide. 1 US copy Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. (SJU Alcuin Arca Artium Rare BookBX2163 .C37 1585) 353J Alberto da Castello (ca. 1460-1522) Rosario della gloriosa Vergine Maria... Continue Reading →

A postilla by a Mystic Hermit Printed by Johann Zainer in Ulm with two Leaves printed by Günther  Zainer in Augsburg.

564J. Albertus de Padua (1282-1328): and Pseudo-Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl (1360-1433) Expositio evangeliorum dominicalium et festivalium. Add: Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel: Concordantia in passionem dominicam. Ulm : Johann Zainer, 'about' 15 June 1480.   (The colophon reads circa festum sancti Viti)    Price $21,000 Certainly... Continue Reading →

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