A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


September 2022

Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot , Baronne of Chantal (1572-1641)

Today I have a small collection of works by and about Saint  Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot: First, I'd like to quote the Catholic Saints web page to get us going. Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, born in Dijon, France in 1572, was... Continue Reading →

I need an assistant for the 2022 BOSTON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SHOW! November 11-13•| who has –Enthusiasm, Love of books, some pay!!!

I'm looking for a person comfortable and knowledge of books printed before 1699. Having a facility in languages is a plus. If you are an interested person please see my blogs and catalogues and webpage. There will be about... Continue Reading →

TEN incunabula randomly selected from my inventory: 1)Albertus of Padua, 2)Augustine (pseudo), 3)William of Auxerre, 4)Pseudo Aquinas with Henricus de Hassia, 5) Thomas Aquinas, 6)Beroaldus, 7)Charles VII, 8)Ficino, 9)Holcot, 10 & 11) Orosius, 12)Savonarola, 13) Suso

-) 1 (- 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)  ... Continue Reading →

So…? What is that book? What is it about??

A lot of early books don't seem to give you much from a distance. That might be a major attraction for me, yet at book fairs a lot of book lovers are reluctant to look into or even peek at,... Continue Reading →

1480 Zainer, Compendium theologicae veritatis [with table by Thomas Dorniberg] Annotated by Jacob Hartlieb active 1493-1513.  

 438J  Ripelin, Hugo 1205-1270 (formerly ascribed to Albertus Magnus)  IV438J   Ripelin, 1478.     Compendium theologicae veritatis [with table by Thomas Dorniberg]  Ulm: Johann Zainer, ca. 1478-80). [not after 1480]  [CIBN dates this as not after 1480 from the date of rubrication in Württemberg LB copy (cf. Amelung, Frühdruck)] furthermore a copy in the Klemm collection, at Leipzig has a rubricator’s date: “1481”   ... 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 →

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