A discussion of interesting books from my current stock A site


James Gray

I have been selling books printed before 1700 from since 1991 years. Please feel free to contact with any early book questions, I'll try and answer them.

Tomorrow is The JULY Virtual book Show

The Most Successful Book-Huntress in the World

The Bookhunter on Safari

Clara Millard“Miss Clara Millard, an English woman, has the enviable reputation of having created a new work for women, and of demonstrating that by persistent effort the business may be made successful.  She calls herself a book hunter, and whatever the volume is that may be needed to complete some portion of the library, she will find it, and she has shown marvelous aptitude and skill in tracing out rare volumes.  In one instance she secured for a New York banker a copy of Browning’s ‘Pauline’ of which before her discovery only seven copies were known to be in existence.  It is true that the work can by no possibility become one in which many may engage, for it requires some qualifications, such as acquaintance with literature and libraries, which cannot be picked up in a moment; but the fact that she has made her special business so successful is evidence…

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To a T. Humours and conversations expos’d

342 J  Attributed to James Wright The Humours and conversations of the town expos'd in two dialogues :  the first, of the men, the second, of the women.   (THE Humours and Constitutions OF THE TOWN, EXPOS'D: IN A DIALOGUE Betwixt... Continue Reading →

Another virtual book show! July 7!


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  Having some how ending up with a vow of Silence now for the last 100 Days  (of the 29,000 days I expect to live)  I have not rested or thought deeply about much, rather I have tried to Insert... Continue Reading →

Albrecht Dürer

392J. Albrecht DÜRER 1471-1528, Translator Giovanni Paolo Gallucci,; 1538-1621?   Di Alberto Durero pittore, e geometra chiarissimo. Della simmetria dei corpi humani. Libri quattro : Nuouamente tradotti dalla lingua Latina nella Italiana, da M. Gio. Paolo Gallucci Salodiano. Academico Veneto. Et... Continue Reading →

Dürer and perspective

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Book show this week starting tomorrow!

This week there are two book shows and both are virtual! The first is the ABAA show  It begins Thursday tomorrow at 10 AM! The next is the London 'Firsts" show (ABA/Ilab) begins Friday   Email_preview-18 Link to  ABAA Book... Continue Reading →

“Popish Midwife” Elizabeth Cellier , English Catholic Midwife 1680

409J   Elizabeth Cellier fl 1668-1688 Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered... Continue Reading →

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