A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


December 2022

Happy Holidays

“Happy is he who has discovered the causes of things and has cast beneath his feet all fears, unavoidable fate, and the din of the devouring Underworld.”  VIRGIL I look forward to the New Year and bring old books to... Continue Reading →

Three Books Printed by Johann Zainer in Ulm and Two Leaves printed by Günther  Zainer in Augsburg. part 1.

Albertus de Padua (1282-1328): and Pseudo-Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl (1360-1433) Goff A340 Hugo Ripelin Argentinensis (1210-1270) and Thomas Dorniberg (1440-1497) Goff A233 Peregrinus of Opole (1260-1327) Jacobus de Voragine (1229-1298) & Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl (1360-1433) Goff P267 In one of the most... Continue Reading →

Three Illustrated books of Natural history: Physical curiosities, Women with Microscopes!  Kircher’s museum in the Collegio Romano

Physica Curiosa (Physica curiosa, sive Mirabilia naturae et artis libris XII. comprehensa; Mirabilia naturae et artis libris XII. comprehensa) 1667 Gaspar Schott 563G Gaspar Schott 1608-1666 P. Gasparis Schotti Regis Curiani E Societate Jesu, Olim in Panormitano Siciliæ, nunc in... Continue Reading →

The first book In Irish type printed by Typis Sacræ Congreg. de Propaganda Fide

380J   Francis Molloy. fl 1660 Lucerna fidelium, seu, Fasciculus decerptus ab authoribus magis versatis, qui tractarunt de doctrina Christiana : divisus in tres partes. Romæ : Typis Sacræ Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, M DC LXXVI [1676]     $5,500... Continue Reading →

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