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August 2022

The conversion of a pagan idol, Jesuit emblems Transforming myth into action. Jan David’s Occasio Arrepta Neglecta.

576J Jan David . 1545-1613 Occasio Arrepta Neglecta. Huius Commoda: Illius Incommoda. Auctore R.P. Ioanne David Societatis Iesv Sacerdote. Antwerp: Ex officina Platiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum. 1605. Price $4,500 Quarto, 8 x 6 in. First (and only)edition. +-++4, A-Z4, a-t4... Continue Reading →

Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors 1686

883G Sir Thomas Browne 1605-1682 The Works of the learned Sr Thomas Brown, Kt. Doctor of Physick, late of Norwich.containing I. Enquiries into Vulgar and Common Errors. II Religio Medici: With Annotations and Observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial:... Continue Reading →

Joannis Climaci doctoris spiritualis abbatis in Mo[n]te synai triginta gradus scale celestis nouiter eme[n]dati, ac impressioni traditi.

574J  Climacus, Johannes (approximately 579-approximately 649) Joannis Climaci doctoris                                                              ... Continue Reading →

Where does wisdom come from? Robert Holcot’s answer .

566J  Robertus Holcot. (c. 1290 – 1349) [Super sapientiam Salomonis] Opus preclarissimum eximij d[omi]ni magistri roperti holkot sacre theologie moralissimi at[que] doctissimi p[ro]fessoris ordinis fratru[m] p[rae]dicator[um] sup[er] sapie[n]tia[m] salomonis  qua[m] philo disertissimus collegit .. Jncipit feliciter. Speier: Per me Petrum Drach ciuem... Continue Reading →

Levellers-Wiliam Walwyn and purgers, vomiters, bleedings, glisters, blisters, opium…

582J William Walwyn (1600-1681) Physick for families. Or, The new, safe and powerful way of physick, upon constant proof established; enabling every one, at sea or land, by the medicines herein mentioned, to cure themselves, their friends and relations, in... Continue Reading →

Sanctuarium monacharum. Der Klosterfrawen Heiligthumb

575J  Valerio da Venezia, (Giuseppe Ballardini). (1550-1618) Sanctuarium monacharum. Der Klosterfrawen Heiligthumb ; in welchem von volkomner Haltung der dreyen Closter gelibten, Gehorsam, Armuet und Keuschheit, Item von andern Sachen so einer Closterperson zuwissen und zu üben notwendig und nutz sein,... Continue Reading →

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Pseudo Seneca, in German ca. 1490 with annotations throughout the text.

546J Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D..& Martin of Braga (c. 515–580) {In fact by Martinus Dumiensis, Archbishop of Braga (Bracara).} Seneca de quattuor virtntibus [sic] cardinalibus cū cōmēto. with [German transl. and adapt. M. de Braga.] Leipzig, Conrad Kachelofen, about... Continue Reading →

Henry Suso: Servent to Eternal Wisdom A rare and wonderful copy!

"In the second half of the fourteenth and in the fifteenth century there was no more widely read meditation book in the German language." (CE 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. Cologne: Johann Landen,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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