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I have been selling books printed before 1700 since1991. Please feel free to contact with any early book questions, I'll try and answer them. Jamesgray2@me.com

Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice” Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy

Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655); Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) Petri Gassendi Institutio Astronomica: Juxta Hypotheseis tam Veterum quàm Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt Galilei Galilei Nuncius Sidereus; et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice. Tertia editio prioribus Correctior. London: Henry Dickinson, 1683                                     […]

Half price or less SALE Price DEFERED BILLING on Early Books

  Author INDEX 1) 430J Francis Bacon  2) 405 J Adrien Baillet  3)  312J Jacobi Balde  4)  431J  Petri Godofredi 5) 419J Giles Jacob 6) 103G Katherine Philips 7) Sold  8) 331j.#781  Theolophilus Polwheile 9) 736G Antoine Varillas  •)§(• 1)... Continue Reading →

(Price reduced)The first published catalogue of the Cottonian Library

Maybe no other book I have in my current stock is more like the Internet than this one? I can spend hours upon hours reading (looking) through this book, An example is this entry: This is entry ” NERO D IV. In modern form Cotton MS Nero D IV (still the same 300 years later.. […]

181J Psalterium Latinum. A early fifteenth century Manuscript Psalter  surrounded on every page by an untitled 18th century English History manuscript

181J Psalterium Latinum. A early fifteenth century Manuscript Psalter  surrounded on every page by an untitled 18th century English History manuscript.                                  Tours, France circa... Continue Reading →

[Book of hours [manuscript] : use of Sarum]

LITURGY Use of Sarum [Book of hours [manuscript] : use of Sarum] Duodecimo: 11 x 8 cm Flanders or Northern France (St. Omer?), ca. 1455–1470, Bound in its original binding of calf over wooden boards sewn on alum tawed cords. .Many... Continue Reading →

Half price or less SALE Price DEFERED BILLING Early Modern Books by Women/ about them.

Author INDEX 1) 415J #779 . Anon.), Waring, Robert 2)  342 J Attributed to James Wright 3) 346J   J.B.   4) 377J Mary Barber 377J 4)  Mary Barber 5) 347J Susanna Centlivre  6) 357J Susanna Centlivre 7) 849G#780  Etherege, Sir... Continue Reading →

Half price or less SALE Price DEFERED BILLING Early Modern Books by Women/ about them.

Author INDEX 1) 415J\ #779 . Anon.), Waring, Robert 2)  342 J Attributed to James Wright 3) 346J   J.B.   4) 377J Mary Barber 377J 4)  Mary Barber 5) 347J Susanna Centlivre  6) 357J Susanna Centlivre 7) 849G\#780  Etherege, Sir... Continue Reading →

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Book Owners Online: a new online resource

I will be spending lots of time here!

Europe's printed and hand-written books in the spotlight

Book Owners Onlinehttps://bookowners.online – is a new, freely available online database aiming to build a directory of historic book owners, to help answer questions like “whose is this inscription or bookplate in front of me?”, or “how do I find out if someone owned books, what kind, how many, where they might be today?”

By putting together information about many owners, it also provides opportunities to develop better understandings of any particular private library within a broader contemporary context. It’s an electronic publication of the Bibliographical Society, in partnership with the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at University College London (where the database has been developed, and is being hosted); getting it to its current state has been funded by the Society, and the Lyell Electors at the Bodleian Library.

It may be observed that we already have online quarries for provenance research. It’s true…

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Book Owners Online: a new online resource

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