A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


July 2022

A female autobiography. Ecstasy and distress

Madeleine Vigneron (1628-1667) La vie et la conduite spirituelle de Mademoiselle M. Vigneron. Suivant les mémoires qu'elle en a laissez par l'ordre de son directeur (M. Bourdin). [Arranged and edited by him.]. Paris: Chez Pierre de Launay, 1689.    ... Continue Reading →

180 Woodcuts of devotional Catholic Icons. 1584 ROSARY

The rosary is an incredibly rich practice of prayer that developed slowly, evolving over the centuries. The first recorded use of the word “rosary” did not appear until 1597. (???.) But the roots of the rosary are found far earlier.... 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 →

Early Books for July!

Here is a link to a PDF of fascicule XXXVII or a QR code...

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 →

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 →

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 →

Four British Histories

For Longer descriptions please follow this link :;rlkey=hakb6l816qo0opb2xo9n9aawv  530J.  Thomas Beard, -1632. The theatre of Gods judgements: wherein is represented the admirable justice of God against all notorious sinners, great and small, specially [sic] against the most eminent persons... Continue Reading →

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